Play Pretend (EP)

by Bad Songs Done Quick

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when you play pretend pretend doesn't always end I'm back and I'm pissed! You suckers put up with this? You showed me how to get ahead is just to lie You can't handle the truth It doesn't go down smooth So let me make it easy for you to decide Distortion! Saturation! I'll compress the information Until it's something that you'll never forget I'll make it big, make it simple Say it over and over, 'til you can't get it out of your head Fingers crossed behind my back that you wont twig My max-bombast is bluster, Bark I muster, Mark my words Are only that By now you have heard that I've got the best words It is an art to deal bullshit And when my mask is slippin' I say dog you trippin' I never hid that I was hiding it Because everybody knows that this is just for show To turn a fabrication to a fact I'm hoping that you buy my never-ending lies Love means never having to say "I take it back" Fingers crossed behind my back that you wont twig My max-bombast is bluster, Bark I muster, Mark my words Are only that
2.
After You 02:49
I see you coming from across the room You step to me and I will step to you The wrong foot forward is a grave mistake My heart is beating like an 808 Let me tell you now! We're getting closer and then we lock eyes I think I'd like to try you on for size We close the distance to the doors ahead We reach the threshold and we both stop dead After you No, after you No, after you You see that we'll be stuck here for eternity If we can't undo We can't undo And so we must repeat And now your trapped here in absurdity With me You plant your feet but I will try once more Cuz I was raised to always hold a door Now we'll be stuck forever and a day "I'll hold the door" is all that I can say "Hold the door!" It's getting awkward but I stand my ground I don't need anybody else around I'll try my hardest now to be polite: You'll never know what I am like inside ... if you get me now... After you No, after you No, after you You see that we'll be stuck here for eternity If we can't undo We can't undo And so we must repeat And now your trapped here in absurdity With me After you No, after you After you or never After you No, after you After you for forever
3.
I am King! And therefore I am Law! You proletariat, you petite bourgeoisie Easy livin' bein' up here at the top Where we make the rules We break the rules But we don't stop And if you think of comin' at us with a show of force Know we got the means to put you down with no remorse Unless we lost support And as a last resort You smashed the gates and trashed the place And ruled it by the sword Mosis: Because the gate keepers got no gates to keep And now everybody's in it if they want to be I know everybody's suffered and they've had it tough But they don't anticipate that you've had enough Cozzybones: You're at the pinnacle, the first percent Living life in luxury and opulence Hedonism paves the way to decadence If you'd seen it coming you'd a built a bigger fence Mob is coming for ya drag you through the street Parade you and display you till the spectacle is complete No eyes, no hands, no tongue, no feet To the pain, motherfucker, because death's too sweet Now the people got the power Now the righteous have their hour Always sweet and never sour Ascend atop the ivory tower But now something has just occurred to me We must prevent a repeat of this history Underhanded vipers trying to take my seat I put em down, an keep em down, I rule by any means Because the gate keepers got no gates to keep And now everybody's in it if they want to be I know everybody's suffered and they've had it tough But they don't anticipate that you've had enough These are extreme days now When the machine breaks down It's a regime change But everything's the same now
4.
Elevator Men 03:09
I don't think that we see eye to eye So why don't you pick on somebody your own size I reach for the top and stretch the truth I got more sole than you do in my shoes Life had left me trampled underfoot, Underwhelmed, perpetually overlooked Now I walk a hundred stories tall When I get a lift I'm up above it all We are elevator men And it's high time we ascend Walking tall like we're the greatest We are elevator men And there are times we must pretend That we are larger than life made us
5.
Excuse Me 03:01
Could I get ten seconds of your time To tell you of this offer you will surely not decline This is your lifetime opportunity Sign then you'll be mine from here until eternity Don't you think you deserve to be rich? Or power, profit, skill, success? Then I've come well equipped To set you up for life, then The Beyond Just sign this binding document right on the line in blood Step one is for you to sell your soul The modest price of never growing old Excuse me but I've got some doubts I'd truly like to help you out but I don't think I should How could I put it so you'll be convinced? I wouldn't bother pouring closely over the fine print Yes, I'd own everything in your life But living on forevermore is surely worth the price Step One is for you to sell your soul The modest price of never growing old You're mind, your flesh, your bones they will be mine If you pledge your life until the end of time Excuse me but I've got some doubts I'd truly like to help you out but I don't think I should Excuse me but I need to know If you're the devil in nice clothes then my life's on the hook
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Now Get Out 03:04
I remember falling. I remember falling But oddly nothing after or before They said I'd made a miscalculation which I realised right before I hit the floor I remember ticking. I remember talking. I remember hearing ocean rushing in my ears and Then I woke up and it was August and The life that I had known had disappeared and I sunk into quicksand and The harder that I fought The tighter I was gripped and I never could get out ... until ... Very slowly I found my voice and Soon I started making choices of my own Then I was moving Then I was standing and I decided to get back the life I'd known First came talking and Then came walking and Now I'm beltin' out with everything I've got I can't quite run yet but I'm not done yet because By now I've learned much more than I'd forgot And I won't get the years back I can't undo the things I've done But I have started moving forward Now get out there and run Because you won't get the years back You can't undo the things you've done You gotta start moving forward Now Get Out There And Run
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I'm tired of your stories, they go nowhere and they're boring and they're all about the things you used to do because your easy to remind of back when you were in your prime and someone famous knew someone who once knew you and I have heard them all before and every time there's something more that you've embellished or sometimes you take away until your memory of days gone by is something I don't recognize and further from the truth with every day so aren't you tired of talking about the good old days and tired of talking about the good old ways and tired of saying how it used to be and the way it is so please I'm tired of hearing about the good old days and tired of hearing about the good old ways and tired of watching you go on and on and on, so just stop.

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Written and Recorded April 10 - June 5 2017
for Nur Ein XII - nurein.songlander.com

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released June 12, 2017

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