Misadventures

by Matthew Danger Lippman

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An album of summer and synthesizers. Recorded January 2011 - May 2011.

Written/produced by Matthew Danger Lippman. Mixing by Matthew Danger Lippman and James Werick.

Cover by James Werick.

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released August 2, 2011

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Track Name: Get Lifted!
You
You look just like a movie screen
While all the boys say you "talk too mean"
You make me want to break a window

And you
Your life is like a curse to me
My girl's a walking obscenity
You sip your gin and smoke your indo

(well guess what?)

We acted odd
We were the Party Squad
Back in the days when no such thing existed

But the days are new
We're looking out to you
To help make right the things that have been twisted

We must get lifted before we start to lose our minds

You
You took me to the party scene
You introduced me to the Party Team
The girls were lost; the boys were rapists

And me
I tried to hit it off with them
But all the shit they pulled, I can't condemn
All my good will - they tried to break this

(I can't take this)

(chorus)

Me
I've realized that things can change
I was your man; now I'm in firing range
Now give me what you know I need

Now me
And you were something of a duo, see
I saw you as a pseudo-deacon teaching me
How to be the kind of man who'd say

That we acted odd, we were the Party Squad
Back in the days when know such thing existed
But the days are know, we're looking out to you
To help make right the things that have been twisted

Get lifted - before we start to lose our minds
Track Name: The Party Scene
You break my heart with your empty glances
You say you're ready for more
But in my heart I know you're just the same as before

Who could blame you? You had your way
And you were happy for the first time
But if we only could reverse time, you'd be mine

I miss you dearly can't you see
That mother's made an introvert of me
And the party scene committee will have to die
When you show up with the evidence they can't deny

And now you're just another one to be counted -
A casualty of the party scene
But you don't know just how much you could mean to me

Maybe later we'll meet again
And we can search for some meaning
But the way that you're leaning is all wrong
Track Name: Misadventures
It's been awhile since I've been here
I'm in Shoshone Park with a can of beer
They say these days are the days of our lives and all
But I only enjoy them with alcohol

So I'll keep drinking till I say something out of place
Get shook up till I lose the feeling in my face
I wanna get drunk and fight my friends
And let the days pass by until the summer ends

And it's so bad, it's a travesty, a crying shame
The way we threw away our innocence to play the game
Middle class disasters who fight the masters
Compete to see who can grow up faster

I'll keep thinking till I come up with a thing to say
To make these nagging thoughts of isolation go away
I think I'll get drunk and fight my friends
And let the days pass by until the summer ends with you

A shaking hand, a shallow smile
Another one joins the ranks
If happiness is a warm gun
Then we're warm guns shooting blanks

I'll tell my friends that I will see them there
When the breeze hits me rolling in the summer air
It's time to get drunk and fight my friends
And sit alone at home until I make amends

And though I feel there's another way to spend my time
I couldn't care enough to change this little life of mine
I'll just get drunk and fight my friends
And let the days pass by until the summer ends


with you
Track Name: My Neighbor Looks Like Christian Bale
My neighbor looks like Christian Bale
Especially when he's drinking
When I tell my friends what he looks like
They ask me what am I thinking

They say he looks more like Mark Wahlberg
But I disagree - he looks more like Christian Bale to me

My neighbor looks like Christian Bale
Especially if you're squinting
But instead of winning Oscars
He works at factories printing

But maybe they're cousins... or something?
But he is kinda pale - maybe he's not related to Christian Bale
Track Name: Tin Ceiling
if only you knew
these days i barely get by
the higher you climb
the less i try

if only we could
get back and land on the shore
but my ship has sunk
and you've walked out the door

tin ceiling

(lost in a sea of lights
nowhere to go
everywhere - i'm looking down
nowhere left to go)

believe me
you still need me
completely

tin ceiling
Track Name: Your Letter's Arrived
you're making it harder on yourself