Yeah Okay, I Know

by Christian Lee Hutson

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released 31 January 2014

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Track Name: One, Two, Three
You can't be alone with yourself
You roll your bones and tally sheep
Your desolation though worn so well
Can't be the lone companion that you keep

If you'll say that it's alright with you
Believe me it's alright you'll see
For you to count on me
Get ready, one, two, three

I dare you to cut loose the dark
And separate from lovesick roots
Let me stain your heavy heart
And love willing, it will once again bear fruit

If you'll say that it's alright with you
Believe me it's alright you'll see
For you to count on me
Get ready, one, two, three

A spellbound sap on his approach
I've only come here to confess
That I can't help but go for broke
I won't last on anything less

If you'll say that it's alright with you
Believe me it's alright you'll see
For you to count on me
Get ready, one, two, three
Track Name: Playing Dead
Sitting in some hotel bar in Oregon
I know I shouldn't risk my health
But if I could forget myself
Then maybe I could fix how I've been sleeping

I listen to the way I speak to strangers
It probably isn't worth remarking
But I swear that once I was charming
And now my conversations all get heated

I just made myself laugh to think I once assumed that I knew
Better than my mother, let me shed this awful costume
Undo every word I said that made the ones I love upset
I've spent too long playing dead

I'm old enough to know that I know nothing
Though I celebrate mere speculations
Innocently I believe them
I'm still young enough to trust my feelings

I tell myself to recognize my failings
Useless lies I hide behind
Hell, I'm too shy to meet your eye
I tell myself that maybe I should stay clean

I just made myself laugh to think I once assumed that I knew
Better than my mother, let me shed this awful costume
Undo every word I said that made the ones I love upset
I've spent too long playing dead

It didn't kill me but I don't feel stronger
My gut's in knots from toxic thoughts
My mind's a train that can't be stopped
And I'm not sure I can handle it much longer

I just made myself laugh to think I once assumed that I knew
Better than my mother, let me shed this awful costume
Undo every word I said that made the ones I love upset
I've spent too long playing dead
Track Name: That'll Do
I think I need someone that I can talk to
Suppose it doesn't really matter who
This old dirty windshield affords me a handsome view
But I cost myself someone to show it to

Please send me soon
A brand new tune
Or at least someone
I could sing the old one to
If there's anybody who
Will suffer a fool
That'll Do just fine
Yeah, that'll do

My heart has been hollowed I can't shy away from that
My ambition left to feast upon the fat
Self-diagnosed as a self spoon fed brat
Who can't keep it under his hat

Please send me soon
A brand new tune
Or at least someone
I could sing the old one to
If there's anybody who
Will suffer a fool
That'll Do just fine
Yeah, that'll do

Love drunk or hate struck
Can't scrape by on dumb luck
I know, yeah okay I know
I shouldn't believe
I'll ever be relieved
If it's coming it's sure coming slow

Please send me soon
A brand new tune
Or at least someone
I could sing the old one to
If there's anybody who
Will suffer a fool
That'll Do just fine
Yeah, that'll do
Track Name: I Do Mean Well
I can't keep track of how I lost touch
But it happens I suspect
When walking opposite directions long enough
You do your best to keep me in mind
But the back and forth is useless
Should've cut each other loose, guess you were right

I can't uncomplicate this awful mess
At least as far as I can tell
'Cause I can't keep the simplest promises
Even if I do mean well

I've never been easy to please
And I can't compel the ones I care about
To care to stick around me
I can't sustain this vain song and dance
When you're telling me that soon
I'll realize there's no more room for romance

I can't uncomplicate this awful mess
At least as far as I can tell
'Cause I can't keep the simplest promises
Even if I do mean well
Track Name: No Apologies, Please
Waiting for the wind to bring the rain above
For the slow approaching stillness I'm on the threshold of
To find someone to fill it's just like flipping on the news
It's always disappointing and there's truly nothing anyone can do

So phone me when you get off at the bar if you want
'Cause neither one of us is very difficult to charm
And even though it's natural when you've been brought to your knees
No apologies, please

Eternally the product of my gullibility
My only worth's in the little truth from the fiction sold to me
So you don't have to wonder who it is I'm thinking of
You've been swallowed by the shadow of my legendary former love

But phone me when you get off at the bar if you want
'Cause neither one of us is very difficult to charm
And even though it's natural when you've been brought to your knees
No apologies, please

You misdirect affection and I never will admit
I wanted you to feel stupid and felt insulted when you did
Demand a needless explanation, I guess it's in the regards to
What it was you were expecting, you know no one's a catch at 22

So phone me when you get off at the bar if you want
'Cause neither one of us is very difficult to charm
And even though it's natural when you've been forced to your knees
No apologies, please
Track Name: Mess
Call me to come over
'Cause you say I sound distressed
Well, go on and do your best
I will watch you undress
But I wouldn't hedge your bets

You only want me because I'm a mess

Tell me you love me again
Tell me I'm on the mend
That you've got an ear to lend
But you're an unfair weather friend
With horrible taste in men

You only want me because I'm a mess

Ignorant bliss no amount of
Sweet talk will allow
But you know that by now
I don't wanna tear you down
So please don't come around

You only want me because I'm a mess
Track Name: Ghost To Coast
Sitting on the M train
Listening to a friend who says
"You look like shit, plan some solar assistance
Some place you can decompress and
Get some sun on your face
Beat the winter out your bones

I never cared for the coast but I guess I'm coming home
I'll put both my boots on the table and watch my friends get stoned
But I suppose I'll enjoy all the girls in their summer clothes
I never cared for the coast but I guess I'm coming home

Somewhere in California
I'm staring at the interstate
Think I've had enough I still hate Jimmy Buffet
As much as I love to complain
And I feel so out of place
'Cause my shoes cover my toes

I never cared for the coast but I guess I'm coming home
Could say I grew up in the sun but I've always preferred the cold
I'll probably drown before I ever let myself go with the flow
I never cared for the coast but I guess I'm coming home

Assure me some party requires my attendance
So when I arrive I can quietly pretend it's
December in the east or any season
Any place that's not the beach

I never cared for the coast but I guess I'm coming home
I'll put both my boots on the table and I guess I'll get stoned
And I suppose I do enjoy all the girls in their summer clothes
I never cared for the coast but I guess I'm coming home
Track Name: They're All Gonna Hate Me
There's some country song they asked me to play
I guess they wanna dance
Should've hired someone more upbeat
Not me, I'll kill the crickets only two tunes in
I try to give a shit
But I forgot how to play it
They're all gonna hate me for it

There she is again she's calling me
Swearing this can work
and for a second there I almost believed her
It's a joke with a punchline we've already heard
I think of all our friends
I threw it all away and
They're all gonna hate me for it

Now I'm driving through New Mexico
Three sheets to the desert wind
How could I let myself sink so low
They say you never can go home again
They won't forgive this sin
No chance I'm gonna shake it
They're all gonna hate me for it