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My first band. I played drums and sang with two high school buddies named Ian. It screams 1993. But sometimes I listen and think "Hey, that wasn't too bad." Sometimes. These are the best recordings I could find.

Releases:
Irony (Cassette)
Demo(lition) (CDR)
Record (Mp3.com CDR)

Shows:
Exit 177 era:
11/11/2000?, Jimmy Z's, Everett, WA with some rock bands
9/17/1999, The Gutter, Seattle, WA, private party
7?/?/1998, some kids house somewhere, private party
12/19/1997, Monroe Boys and Girls Club, Monroe, WA, with Skantraceptives, Mind Candy, Skacepticons
Happythoughts era:
8?/?/1996, Miss Carnation's House, Duvall, WA, private party
12/31/1995, some house in shoreline, wa, private party
12/30/1995, The Ballard Playhouse, Ballard, WA, with The Investigators, Less Than Jake, Bumpin Uglies
7/22/1995, Scout Hall, Silverdale, WA, with Brainsick, Tourette Syndrome, The Jack Trippers, Pucker Factor, The Deviants
7?/?/1995?, The China Club, Ballard, WA, with someone
6/9/1995, Greg's House, Shoreline, WA, with Shutdown
4/21/1995, 533 Madison, Fairfield, CA with Deep Stream
4/19/1995, The Phoenix Theater, Petaluma, CA with Fifteen, Ground Round, Bum Magnet, The Catnips
3?/?/1995, Shorecrest High School Theater, Shoreline, WA with other untalented high schoolers
1/13/1995, Shorecrest C-Hall Boys Bathroom, Shoreline, WA, private party. sort of.
12/31/1995 to 1/1/1995, some house near oak tree, Seattle, WA, with Six Day Affair
12/11/1994, University Presbyterian Church?, Seattle, WA, private party for the upc kids
10/31/1994, Shorecrest High School "Student Activity Center", Shoreline, WA, fun school activity or something.
10/29/1994, Angie's House, Shoreline, WA, private party
10/8/1994, David's House, Shoreline, WA, private party
10/2/1994, Jamie B's house, Shoreline, WA, private party
9/16/1994, Shorecrest High School "Student Activity Center", Shoreline, WA, show for students promoting an upcoming dance that got cancelled.
9/10/1994, Don's House, Shoreline, WA, private party
8/20/1994, Boarderline Skateboards, Lynnwood, WA with Ohnalim, Spitting Dolly
11/13/1993, Bill's House, Shoreline, WA with saidchild, Spearhead, Zeb's Band(?)

Songs:
20/20 Vision
[No recording available]
A break up song.
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I remember when you said you knew me.
You said you saw right through me.
You didn't even know that
I loved another girl.

Lost your mind so many times that
You don't realize that
I've left you behind
While you stand there and cry.

Pain in your eyes, don't know why it's so hard to say goodbye.

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Alternative

A song against mainstream "alternative" music.
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target market:
Angst-ridden teens.
Just say something,
it doesn't matter.

Throw away.
Throw away.
Throw away your lie.

Designed for enjoyment,
Devoid of thought,
Cryptic lyrics
hiding nothing.

Throw away.
Throw away.
Throw away your lie.

Earn your money
or sing along,
it's all the same
waste of time.

Throw away.
Throw away.
Throw away your life.

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Casualties
[No recording available]
A song about growing up, maybe?
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A girl I thought I knew so well,
who left me long ago,
told me I had no idea
of what was right or wrong.

Nothing brings me peace anymore.
My mind is filled with turmoil.
I thought you were stronger, too
but I guess I was wrong about you.

A friend I couldn't live without
had her problems.
She found a cheap escape
at the bottom of a bottle.

Nothing brings me peace anymore.
My mind is filled with turmoil.
I thought you were stronger, too
but I guess I was wrong about you.

All the kids I leave behind,
changing for the worse,
no longer will I see them smile
until I close my eyes.

Nothing brings me peace anymore.
My mind is filled with turmoil.
I thought you were stronger, too
but I guess I was wrong about you.

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Chewing Ice

A song about loneliness tied, ironically, to sexual frustration.
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Staring at the ceiling, dreaming.
Dreaming of the time when you and I...
Sll the things I'm feeling, seeming.
Seeming like I've felt it all before.

I'm so alone
(I need somebody to hold).
I would go home
(but I'm not sure where to go).

Resting by the ocean, emotion.
Emotions fill my mind as the tears fill my eyes.
Missing celebration, devotion.
Devotion to a cause that died before it began.

I'm so alone
(I need somebody to hold).
I would go home
(but I'm not sure where to go).

Staring at the ceiling, dreaming.
Dreaming of the time when you and I...
Always reminiscing, wishing.
Wishing I could stop this chewing ice.

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Choose Your Own Adventure

A song about giving up before you begin.
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Is not creating
the same as destroying?
I am guilty as charged.

I don't believe my words affect...
so I cease to speak at all.

Potential wasted.
Point conceded.
I guess I need to change.

I don't believe my words affect...
so I cease to speak at all.

Try again to not give up,
to not give in to wanting
to not be more than limited
belief allows.

Left to choose
I choose not to.

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The Death Of Straightedge

Pretty self-explanatory, really. About kids who lose their edge.
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You tattooed X's on yourself
but then you threw it away, just put it on the shelf.
You condemned their vice
then did it yesterday without thinking twice.

I held it all inside the day I should have cried,
the day that straightedge died.
I held it all inside
the day that straightedge died.

Your hardcore bands were all the rage
but now your rap stars take away all of your taste.
You turn the page of straight edge 'zines
but now you don't recall, don't recall what it means.

I held it all inside the day I should have cried,
the day that straightedge died.
I held it all inside
the day that straightedge died.

Another stupid fad gone bad.
The idea was good but now it's all gone wrong.
Maybe it's time for us to move on.
Perhaps in time we can start it all over again.

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Dialogue

A song about being nice or something.
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The boy said I'll tell you how I know.
My parents told me so.
I know that I am way better than you and your friends,
'cause I know my church is true.

Such a beautiful day
in all these beautiful ways.
Such a beautiful world,
at least that's what they want us to think.

The girl said
see these skies and see these tress?
They will someday belong only to me.
My parents promised me everything my little heart desires.
They are the things I get for free.

Such a beautiful day
in all these beautiful ways.
Such a beautiful world,
at least that's what they want us to think.

we say
it doesn't matter what you have,
it only matters what you give away.
Nothing is worth condemning another human being.
The day will come when we're all gone.

Such a beautiful day
we throw our cares away.
Such a beautiful world,
the time will come...

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Don’s Theme Song

A song about just doing what you like.
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Somedays I sit and daydream,
wander back into the corners of my mind.
Sometimes it makes me want to scream
and I just keep on getting older.

I... don't... care!
I just want to play, I just want to be myself.
I just want to learn, I just want to be myself.

I come home for a while.
I'm not sure I still belong.
I've been gone for quite a while
and now something seems wrong.

I... don't... care!
I just want to play, I just want to be myself.
I just want to learn, I just want to be myself.

There's something wrong with the world today
I know just what it is
but it always stays the same.
Doesn't anything ever change?

I... don't... care!

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Dream

Another song about a girl.
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Sometimes I sit here and wonder why
there are such things as stars in the sky.
I know what it feels like to be all alone
when you won't even talk on the phone...

Life starts again without you here.
I'm already wishing you were near
to light the fire in my eyes,
to hold my hand oh, so tight...

Opened up a new world in my mind.
It fell apart but I still can't hide
all the time I spent just wasting away.
After all, I could've tried to say...

I want you, I need you.
I know that things will never change.
I'd hold you, I'd keep you
but that will always be a dream.
a dream.
a dream.
my dream.

Dreams come and go, that I know
but I thought things weren't moving that slow.
I try to hide my feelings deep inside
but you will always know how many tears I've cried.

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Fashion Show

A song about fads and high school, basically.
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Million dollar hippie with a million dollar face,
hemp around your neck and Phish on your lips.
You act so poor just to follow a fad,
but you're okay, right Mom and Dad?

Now I am different, just like everyone else.
I have to be unpopular to be popular.
I must fit to the t.v. screen,
now I am different, just like everyone else.

Alterna-girl with your freshly painted face,
a No Doubt shirt and bleached blonde hair.
Swirling about at the hippest show,
you wish you could but you can never, ever know.

Now I am different, just like everyone else.
I have to be unpopular to be popular.
I must fit to the t.v. screen,
now I am different, just like everyone else.

Now we try not to preach but we can't pretend
that what we see isn't too harmful.
We cannot change what's in your head
but we can always wish that you were dead.

Now I am different, just like everyone else.
I have to be unpopular to be popular.
I must fit to the t.v. screen,
now I am different, just like everyone else.

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Fruitcake

A song about a girl I was mean to.
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"Do you understand?"
"I'm trying to decide."
We could hold hands,
or just be friends.

It was fun while it lasted
but it shouldn't have gone that far.
We made great friends
but it shouldn't have been more.

Let's go bowling today.
We'll bowl our cares away.
It'll be like old times again,
or at least how it should have been.

I feel like I've corrupted you.
I never said I loved you.
But we were so young back then,
and I never said I didn't care for you.

Let's go bowling today.
We'll bowl our cares away.
It'll be like old times again,
or at least how it should have been.

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Geekgrrl

The only love song I've ever written.
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Minding my own business checking my email.
I've heard of this before but only from some guys in jail.
Her message says it'd be nice for us to get together.
I hope we'll have much more to talk about than the weather.

Emily, Emily, how the heck have you been?
Emily, Emily, its so nice to see you again.
Emily, Emily, I hope this will never end.
Emily, Emily, I hope we'll always be at least friends.

Sitting at home staring out of the window,
sipping cocoa, watching the falling snow.
I've half a mind to pick up this stupid phone,
call you up and relieve this feeling of being alone.

Emily, Emily, how the heck have you been?
Emily, Emily, its so nice to see you again.
Emily, Emily, I hope this will never end.
Emily, Emily, I hope we'll always be at least friends.

We sometimes sit here and reminisce
about the things at home we always wished we missed.
Time flies by until once again
it's time to go back to our other friends.

Emily, Emily, how the heck have you been?
Emily, Emily, its so nice to see you again.
Emily, Emily, I hope this will never end.
Emily, Emily, I hope we'll always be at least friends.

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Goodbye
[No recording available]
A song about a girl.
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I know you don't know that
I know what I feel is true.
I can't stand anymore
of this pain, if you'd just call.

I see the time pass by.
I've waited so long but now I say goodbye.

I watch you walk across the room,
to meet another guy in your life.
Does that smile you show me,
does it mean anything to you?

I see the time pass by.
I've waited so long but now I say goodbye.

Goodbye...

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Grilled Cheese
[No recording available]
Our first song. It's about grilled cheese sandwiches.
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As I sit at home I get hungry
so I tell my mom grilled cheese please.
It bubbles and pops as it sits on the stove.
Mom turns up the heat to brown the bread.

Grilled cheese,
feels good.
Grilled cheese,
nutritious for me.

I wish I could eat grilled cheese every day,
I know it would make me popular
but there's not enough cheese in this big crazy world
and there's not enough cows to make milk for...

Grilled cheese,
feels good.
Grilled cheese,
nutritious for me.

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Heartless

Probably our first emo song.
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Such a beautiful girl in such an ugly world,
if you only had the time I'd give you all I could.

I don't know why but when I see you cry, I feel like crying too.

Like the lonely, sad, I sit here and cry.
If I only knew some way to share my love with you.

I don't know why but when I see you cry, I feel like crying too.

Now you have the time to listen to me whine
and it's lovely just sitting here with you.

I don't know why but when I see you cry, I feel like crying too.

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The Hippie Song

We'd spend some practices just screwing around and doing covers and dumb songs that never fit. Here's a weird hippie song where I yell something nonsensical that I think a hippie would say.
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This song goes out to Santa Cruz, 'cause they smoke a lot.

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Hopeless
[No recording available]
A song about a girl I could never get to fall in love with me.
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Look across the room and I see you in the crowd.
Face i've memorized but try not to think about.
Never took the time to try and figure it out.
Just what is it that I am dreaming about?

They've all told me
that it is hopeless
but there's something I just can't ignore

Painted pictures of perfection are floating about.
All the things I dream of sharing only with you.
I've tried so hard to forget what I have found
'cause it's not my style to go moping about.

They've all told me
that it is hopeless
but there's something I just can't ignore.

Everything you do just drives me over the edge.
I see your smile at me but why is it there?
Sometimes I wish that you could just be my friend
but usually I wanna hold you in my arms and tell you
all the things I've dreamt of saying,
all the things I couldn't ever say...
if I got the chance.

They've all told me
that it is hopeless
but there's something I just can't ignore

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John Thomas And Me

A silly, silly song about weiners.
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Well... John...
Thomas and I like to play outside.
John Thomas and I like to go ride bikes.
I bring John Thomas wherever I go,
I must take him because he can't survive alone.

We love our John Thomas,
his one good eye, it keeps good track of us.
He leads us all over town
and it seems he's never down.

Well... John...
Thomas, John Thomas wants to be a big star
but I'm thinking he won't get far.
He's got a problem that holds him back:
no matter how hard he tries he always stays attatched.

We love our John Thomas,
his one good eye, it keeps good track of us.
He leads us all over town
and it seems he's never down.

Well... John...
Thomas and I hang out all day
and I'm hoping, hoping, hoping that he'll always stay.
Gals may come and gals may go
but my John Thomas will never follow.

We love our John Thomas,
his one good eye, it keeps good track of us.
He leads us all over town
and it seems he's never down.

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Leave Her Alone

An anti-domestic violence song.
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He comes home from his job.
She has tried to keep things just how he likes it
but he can't be satisfied
so he throws her up against the wall while she thinks...

Leave me alone,
leave me alone.
Why can't you see
what you've done to me?
Just leave me alone.

He hits her again.
She is wondering why she hasn't left yet.
He can't stop yelling
or hitting her and kicking her while she says...

Leave me alone,
leave me alone.
Why can't you see
what you've done to me?
Just leave me alone.

She catches his hand.
She looks at him and sees no real man.
He's not trying to understand
so she takes a knife and ends the vows while she screams...

Leave me alone,
leave me alone.
Why can't you see
what you've done to me?
Just leave me alone.

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Looking

I think this is about a girl.
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I look around but all I see is unreality.
I look for a place to be but I can't see
anything anymore.
It's all unclear today.

I want to hold you in my arms today.
I wish you could hear my cry.
time is slowly passing me by.
I know that I must never fall.

I look around but I still can't see
what it is I want to see.
I'm looking for another face in the crowd.
I've seen it all inside my head.

I want to hold you in my arms today.
I wish you could hear my cry.
time is slowly passing me by.
I know that I must never fall.

I look around and see you there.
you speak to me with gentle words.
I've waited so long, I've waited so long
and now my time has finally come.

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Love Of Hatred

Ian K. wrote these lyrics as one of our first songs. Full of early high school conflict.
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when I talk to you why do you turn and walk away?
Do you know how worthless I feel?
Respect is all I need from you,
please don't walk away I don't need your rejection now.

Love the way you hate me,
hate the way you love me.
Don't keep walking away
I might have to say...
(Love the way you love me,
hate the way you hate me.)

You say that I don't care because I don't buy you things.
(Please don't leave me.)
I'm not rich so all I can give you is my love.
(How could you stay away?)
You brush me off unless you want something from me.
(Please don't walk away.)
Please don't turn away I don't need your rejection now.
(I couldn't stand it if I lost you now.)

Love the way you hate me,
hate the way you love me.
Don't keep walking away
I might have to say...
(Love the way you love me,
hate the way you hate me.)

It is over I refuse to be abused.
(In another time, another place I)
Your inconsiderate act will get you in the end.
(could have told you what I can't tell you now:)
But until then you can suffer in your own hate.
(I love you so, I love you so, I love you so.)

Love the way you hate me,
hate the way you love me.
Don't keep walking away
I might have to say...
(Love the way you love me,
hate the way you hate me.)

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Maile(tion)

A fifteen-style ditty about a summertime love. Ian K. wrote these as well.
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Sunset's behind us,
kites fall from the sky,
laying in the tall grass,
as I stare into sea green eyes.

Your sea green eyes.

Did we lose the feeling from so many years ago,
tried to turn back the clock but time goes so slow.
Did we lose the feeling from so many years ago,
tried to turn back the clock but time goes so slow.

Feel your hair,
running through my fingers,
you seem so far away now,
will I ever see you again?

See you again.

Did we lose the feeling from so many years ago,
tried to turn back the clock but time goes so slow.
Did we lose the feeling from so many years ago,
tried to turn back the clock but time goes so slow.

I can't be right for you,
but at two in the morning I don't care,
so when I'm gone and far away
would you stop sometime and think of me.

Just think of me.

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Marin

First year of college crush song.
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Butterfly
passed me by
once again.

All I want is more than you can give.

All alone.
So far from home.
Guess i'll ask you to a show.

All I want is more than you can...
All I want is more than you can give.

You said no.
I bet your boyfriend told you that you couldn't go.
I guess I'm not surprised.

All I want is more than you can...
All I want is more than you can...
All I want is more than you can give.

Shed a tear.
Disappear.
Say goodbye.

All I wanted was more than you could...
All I wanted was more than you could...
All I wanted was more than you could...
All I wanted was more than you could give.

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Memories
[No recording available]
A song about leaving a girl, I guess.
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Going to the park at night,
just to hold each other tight
and to watch the sky through the trees
we'll always share these memories.

Thinking of your smiling face,
thinking of that special place.
All you've said is in your eyes.
We'll always share these memories.

When you're all alone,
thinking that you'll never know,
just remember we
will always share these memories.

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Mother
[No recording available]
An environmental song!
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Slowly she falls away.
Neglect has torn her away.
Her scarred face is painful to see
but no people stand in her way.

Our mother earth she tells us how to live.
Our mother earth she tells us what to give.
She shows us what we're doing wrong.
She told us how to write this song.

We treat her badly now.
If only we could find out how
to right the wrongs we try to hide,
to change something deep inside.

Our mother earth she tells us how to live.
Our mother earth she tells us what to give.
She shows us what we're doing wrong.
She told us how to write this song.

The people disappeared
but it wasn't them that she feared.
It was the things they tried to do,
unlike the kids like me and you.
We found out what was going wrong
and put it into a song.
They listened, they changed their ways
and we all lived to see today.

Our mother earth she tells us how to live.
Our mother earth she tells us what to give.
She shows us what we're doing wrong.
She told us how to write this song.

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Nice Guys Never Win

Just so you know, we wrote this before Green Day wrote "Nice Guys Finish Last." We name-drop some Seattle ska refereneces in this one.
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Nice guys never win.
Nice guys never win.
Nice guys never win.
So I guess i'm trying to be a loser.

He brought a flower up to her door.
She smiled and said she wanted more.
He went a got a whole bouquet
and she just laughed and then she turned away.

Nice guys never win.
Nice guys never win.
Nice guys never win.
So I guess i'm trying to be a loser.

Skanking at the Investigators show
with Donovan singing "woah oh oh oh oh."
A dumb jock bumps in to me
and gets a kick straight to the knee because...

nice guys sometimes win.
Nice guys sometimes win.
Nice guys sometimes win.
So I guess that I won't be a loser.

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Once Again
[No recording available]
Oh my god, this one rhymes. It's about a girl.
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Once again I've changed my mind
for the seven-thousandth time.
Once again I've lost my way
so I put it off for another day.

Once again you pass me by
but I think I will not cry.
Once again I fade away
'cause I put it off for another day.

Once again I change my mind
for the seven-millionth time.
Once again I've found my way.
I won't put it off for another day.

Once again I try to try.
why I do, I don't know why.
Once again you turn away
so I put it off for another day.

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Polaris
[No recording available]
Ian K. wrote this one about a girl he liked.
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Waiting alone, watching the stars above
wondering if she knows she's the one I'm thinking of.
I want to be with her just to see her smiling at me,
to hold her in my arms and wonder if she feels the same about me.

I look up to the sky
and see Polaris smiling, smiling at me.

Sitting alone, waiting here by the phone
wondering when I'll be able to lose myself in your eyes again,
to hold your ice cold hands, yet they always warm my heart
and when I see you I keep on falling further and further for you.

I look up to the sky
and see Polaris smiling, smiling at me.

So many times in life I've told myself to just give up
and so I never tried to tell anyone how much I cared about them
but now I see with open eyes the beauty that you contain
and now you know how much I care about you.

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Popularity
[No recording available]
I have no idea what this is really about. Maybe about being open and not hating or something?
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I took a road that passed it by.
I look outside and see a cloudy sky.
rage builds inside.
Try not to see me cry.

Open my eyes.
I let them see inside.
You love your hate
but I try to ignore my rage.

They look at him and see perfection.
He took the road that I passed by.
He'll never let them see inside his mind.
The price he paid the day he died.

Open my eyes.
I let them see inside.
You love your hate
but I try to ignore my rage.

We met along the way.
I tried to let him pass me by.
He tried to take my soul
but I could not let me go.

Open my eyes.
I let them see inside.
You love your hate
but I try to ignore my rage.

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The Professional
[No recording available]
Another silly song, this one about Natalie Portman.
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She is a girl
that we all shouldn't like
but we all still
like her.

Natalie Portman,
she is so cool
as Padme or Mathilda,
she makes us drool.

She might be kind of young
but we still go to sleep.
Thinking of her,
and liking her.

Natalie Portman,
she is so cool
as Padme or Mathilda,
she makes us drool.

[Ian J. ad libs his infatuation with Ms. Portman]

She might be called
a fine young diva
but make no mistake,
she won't like you either.

Natalie Portman,
she is so cool
as Padme or Mathilda,
she makes us drool.

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The Same Old Dream
[No recording available]
An emo song about being skeptical of anything good happening.
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I sit in darkness, dreaming of you
and all the things you say and do.
Oh how I wish, I wish I could ignore you
then I wouldn't cry like I do.

If I never get my hopes up,
I'll never be let down.
If I never try to smile
I'll somehow lose this frown.

Once I went and said hello.
why I did, I do not know.
when you said, "Hi how are you?"
I knew that what I felt was true.

If I never get my hopes up,
I'll never be let down.
If I never try to smile
I'll somehow lose this frown.

Now I see you everyday.
You and I go out and play.
I held you once, now what can I do?
All my dreams have finally come true.

If I never get my hopes up,
I'll never be let down.
If I never try to smile
I'll somehow lose this frown.

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Tear

Ian K. wrote this one. I think about hurting someone's feelings or maybe breaking up with a girl.
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Wasn't a big deal but it seemed like the end of the world to you.
Didn't mean anything by what was said.
Don't let me bring you down.
Wasn't a big deal but it seemed like the end of the world to you.
Didn't mean anything by what was said.
Don't let me bring you down.

Put your head on my shoulder.
I'll be here for you. What went wrong?
A million problems encased
in your one single tear.

What was always there came out at once.
Took me by surprise.
I feel the same way sometimes.
Never wanted to hurt you

but we don't always get what we want.
We don't always get what we want.
We don't always get what we want.
We don't always get what we want.
We don't always get what we want.
We don't always get what we want.
We don't always get what we want.
We don't always get what we want.

Put your head on my shoulder.
I'll be here for you. What went wrong?
A million problems encased
in your one single tear.
In your one single tear.
In your one single tear.
In your one single tear.

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Terminate And Stay Resident

My all-time favorite ht/exit 177 song. About a girl I had a crush on pretty much all the way through high school but missed the moment when she liked me in 10th grade.
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I remember the day
you kissed my hand in english class.
I learned that day
that I love the smell of lipstick.
From time to time
I still think of you.

You were my world
but I don't believe
we've ever met.
I don't forget.
I can't forget.
I won't forget.

I wonder what you've done these years,
how school has gone, how life has gone.
Do you remember how
I wrote you books of horrid poetry?
and how I dreamed of you
for three long years?

You were my world
but I don't believe
we've ever met.
I won't forget.

(Ian J. yells)
Today I heard your life hasn't gone that well.
Perhaps that's why you never returned my letters.
But I still thought of you
even though it's been so long.
You were the pedestal
others are measured against.

You were my world
but I don't believe
we've ever met.
I won't forget.

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There Comes A Time

I think this one is about my grandpas dying.
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Survival.
Pain.
Lifetime smoker.
Regret.

Life goes on
without you.
Life goes on
without me.

Old age.
Grand theft.
Handicapped sticker.
Alone.

Life goes on
without you.
Life goes on
without me.

See you for
the last time.
Say goodbye.
with a song.

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Thoughts
[No recording available]
Ian K. wrote this one. It's about a girl.
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Sitting here in indecision about of course, a lovely vision.
My feelings I am sure of, the reasons I am not.
Must be something I'm looking for but over time forgot.

Want to tell you how I feel,
that it's here for now and very real.
The moment's ours so let us grasp it,
maybe we'll find something that will last it.

Maybe it's your lovely smile, beautiful, always shining.
Maybe it's the way you act, with joy and all it's findings.

Want to tell you how I feel,
that it's here for now and very real.
The moment's ours so let us grasp it,
maybe we'll find something that will last it.

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Three Years, Three Months, Eight Days
[No recording available]
I wrote this one when my college girlfriend kissed another dude.
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January twenty-first
underneath the Milky Way
in the woods with the hippies
I fell in love with you.

June fifteenth, 1996
I figured the first time
that I left you'd find
someone to replace me.

Late September that same year
I suppose I was surprised
to find you hadn't changed
your mind about me.

The next two years
were some of the best
times of my life
with you.

Sometime in the past eight months
I guess you forgot that
you used to love me.
the past few days...

it's been hard to sleep.
Every minute seems like torture.
I look at a photo of you
and I can't forget
the last three years, three months, eight days.
I don't want to forget...

I only want you.

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Transparency
[No recording available]
A song about superficial and fake people.
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I met another person.
I know he is so unreal.
I wonder how he can tell me
the same things over and over again.

Oh you are so transparent.
Superficial.
Sometimes I can see just how fake you are.
Sometimes I want to tell you about what you are.

How can you be so unreal?
I can't stand it when you lie to me.
I wonder why you can't ever change.
doesn't it ever trouble your brain?

I see you dancing around.
Don't you realize what it's all about?
Our songs are emotions, something you'll never have
so just quit this never ending act.

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Umm...

A song about not knowing what to say. Written by Ian K.
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Had my eye on you for the longest time.
We had our fun but I couldn't say
all the thoughts running through my mind,
all those words I want to say.

Far away,
far away,
far away,
far away.

Saw you holding each other,
had to walk away to keep from crying.
If I could just get up the nerve
to tell you how I wish things were.

Far away,
far away,
far away,
far away.

You seem to be further and further away
from the love that we never had,
from the romance thats in my head,
what the hell its just a dream.

Far away,
far away,
far away,
far away.

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The Untitled Emo Song

Here's a song that we never got around to putting lyrics to.
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(No lyrics).

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Wishes

I think this was about some folks growing up too fast or something.
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You wish you could be more like me
but I can never see myself upon a pedestal of your lies.
You wish you stood alone
and had a place to call your own but it's all right there inside.

And I
saw your eyes.
They tell no lies,
unlike you.

You wish you were on your own
and had a different home but it's all right there inside.
You wish you were the star
but that won't get you very far in this life.

And I
saw your eyes.
They tell no lies,
unlike you.

You wish you had more friends
to call your own but you can't hear to compromise.
I wish you'd just be you
but you will never change won't even open up your eyes.

And I
saw your eyes.
They tell no lies,
unlike you.

You wish you were the star...

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Wonder
[No recording available]
Another song about a girl that didn't like me.
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Sitting alone at night
watching the starry sky.
a shooting star goes by
and then I close my eyes.

I wonder why
I never even tried to try.
I sit alone here and just sigh
and watch the whole world pass me by.

When I closed my eyes
I saw your face inside my mind.
I thought I knew then what was right.
infatuation clouded my sight.

I wonder why
I never even tried to try.
I sit alone here and just sigh
and watch the whole world pass me by.

I wonder.
I wonder.
I wonder.
I wonder.

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