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Guitars Forever

by The World Record

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1.
Thank you for the invitation We're sure your show will be very nice Gonna see if we can make it but hey maybe We can offer you some advice No, we're not trying to talk down at you It's from the goodness of the whole of our heart But we can tell just by looking at you That you better quit before you start In the meantime I need some mean time To wipe out any good will building up Check the score, we're #1 Turn 'round now back where you're from Wrote this tune, soon everyone's gonna Check the score and see that we're #1 Yeah you make a decent stand-in Typically boring of course And anyone who asks yeah well we feel We've got to give them our full report In the meantime I need some mean time To break down the defenses of our enemies Check the score, we're #1 Turn 'round now back where you're from Wrote this tune, soon everyone's gonna Check the score and see that we're #1 One less person in dress rehearsal One less hopeless dreamer Check the score, we're #1 Turn 'round now back where you're from Wrote this tune, soon everyone's gonna Check the score and see that we're #1
2.
Gtrs4ever 03:20
All this sunny attitude walks the line To foreign places that you can't find Something else is calling, you're left behind Lonely silhouettes stand on the pier Only cardboard cutouts as you draw near Something else is calling, I'll leave you here Out on the sand there's someone waiting Guitar in hand, won't stop complaining Debating if there's anything in this world worth saving It's getting kinda tough to get noticed here Where the sideshows constantly interfere Something else is calling, it's drawing near So travel out beyond where the cement dissolves Plant your feet and feel the world revolve Something else is calling so take the call We toiled up the ridge when we heard the chord And the setting sun revealed a reward A vast expanse of promise, pain, and perfect summers We'll move inside when it gets hotter My California sons and daughters A lovely place with board games and the best bands playing Guitars forever Fall upon your knees and kiss the earth
3.
Serious 03:37
Low riding in a red el dorado Just a kid under all the bravado Top down with a half avocado In headphones looking like mr roboto Admiration was on full display wow You were doing things in a new way now Gathered 'round and we all heard you say how Everybody's always wearing their stay out Oh go tell your movers We are the losers As the horizon swallows you whole Shook your fist at the sun, that's enough, stop Sitting sizzling on the bench at the bus stop That's about the time you knew that it must stop Telegram said if you think this is tough stop Don't matter who's here See you at new year's Don't matter who's here Stop stop disappearing No it's ok, do what you must now I'm giving up on what hasn't been And I feel a fade to serious now It's gonna be a while before I can get free I'm busy doing things that I don't care to be It's gonna be a while before I can make it out I'm stuck here doing things that I don't care about Stop stop disappearing No it's ok, do what you must now I'm giving up on what hasn't been And I feel a fade to serious now It makes me sad... It makes me fade, I feel a fade to serious now
4.
Get Up, Star 02:49
Get up star It's time to find what you are You're gonna knock 'em down You're not messing around But these are longer days When all you want is to play Get up star I'm gonna find what you are You're gonna tip your hand Show me what you planned But there's no way When all you want is to play Just bear down Get up D Come on, get up D It's a mystery but it's easy You just bear down, bear down Bear down, sink down Sink beneath, a slow decay Pillow softly giving way Making sure it's gonna be ok No matter what they say But they say bear down, bear down, bear down kid And get up star I finally found what you are You just knocked 'em down With the best sound around Don't rely on me 'Cause you got all that you need
5.
The hands move 'round The groundskeeper keeps the ground My heart beats up and down but mostly down I was sheltering a note containing everything A missive that was intercepted by the referee On a see saw swell I'm not well When she kicks so hard I fall too far The word gets 'round Keep ear to playground The letter grown to legend With the author in detention And there she stands Impatient look, extended hand I'll acquiesce to her demands because she can demand On a see saw swell I'm not well When she kicks so hard I fall too far We're on the see saw And I guess she likes to make me feel afraid Have you ever seen The way girls drag stuffed animals by the leg Have you ever seen A bulldog dressed in high heels and a bra That's not the limit of humiliation Here on the see saw See saw swell, I'm not well Well there she stands Impatient look, extended hand I'll acquiesce to her demands because she can demand On a see saw swell I'm not well When she kicks so hard I fall too far On a see saw swell I can't tell It's a brand new life On a see saw swell
6.
I won't tell what you told I won't share what I know I will grow old and no one will know No one will know And the mice in the walls Bating breath heard it all And chased down the hall But I caught them all Yeah I stopped them all Ha ha ha Going down incomplete Had a dream, fell asleep My teeth came unglued And you were there too You were there too So take your time take a breath A fractured mind needs a rest And you were the best, you were the best You were the best Take your time take a breath A fractured mind needs a rest And you were You were pressed against the outside in the gloom Looking through into a room Reaching rays between the shutter gates To catch you in that state of mind Not a bid for sympathy Driving out of the city I've got your heart I want on top Tear you apart
7.
So bored, the atmosphere could swallow me up Made plans, contemplating not showing up Think I can figure out what I'm gonna get Perfect in all but one important aspect Maybe you begin to mess around I leave you crying like a lonesome hound The candle wax will fill the tabletop But just say it, say it, oh but just say it It's not what it seems, we're compelled to move forward In miserablese this is only the foreword We've got 90 days so come on let's not dawdle Let's run off and marry, let's bury our troubles Went out for want of something better to do Sucked in by the fact that you were sucked in too Somehow my friends have got me calling you up Say no, 'cause if you don't it won't ever stop Maybe you begin to mess around I leave you crying like a lonesome hound The candle wax will fill the tabletop But just say it, say it, oh but just say it It's not what it seems, we're compelled to move forward In miserablese this is only the foreword We've got 90 days till the chemicals stop flowing Let's run off and marry in spite of what we're both knowing Maybe you begin to mess around I'll leave you crying like a lonesome hound The candle wax will fill the tabletop And there'll be no one there to clean it up We'll figure out that we have had enough We'll figure out how to divide our stuff We'll keep on talking too and never stop But just say it, say it, come on and just say it It's not what it seems, we're compelled to move forward In miserablese this is only the foreword We've got 90 days till the chemicals wear out Let's run off and marry and then tear our hair out
8.
You think you're ready You think you've grown up Watch out for love You think you're prepared to accept Another person's view of the world Watch out for love You're ready to open up You're ready to change your ways You're ready to stop seeing your friends So you woke up with butterflies You'd better take a few days Watch out for love It's no surprise, it's been a while And you had your guard down anyway Watch out for love You're ready to start again You're ready to get it right You're ready to get it wrong in completely new ways Yes, yes You met someone special You want to be sure So get on the phone and ask... Do you like movies Do you like museums Do you like dancing Do you like video games Do you like singing loud in the car Do you like pets Do you like music Do you like seeing your friend's band play Do you like driving nowhere Do you like ice cream You're still a beginner You'll always be a beginner But take a chance Try not to hurt anybody And watch out
9.
Oceans are small And I want to see the lights fall Strip away pretend Wash away everything I'm taking everybody down if I go down You won't catch me thinking of no one I want everybody here just to know that You'd better cross your fingers for me Stuck on the interstate High up on stilts that break Underneath a monoxide blanket We seek relief but cannot take it I'm taking everybody down if I go down You won't catch me thinking of no one I want everybody here just to know that You'd better cross your fingers for me We won't be here again, understand As I take it further than I had planned We'll stare into the burning sky I'm taking everybody down if I go down You won't catch me thinking of no one I want everybody here just to know that You'd better cross your fingers for me
10.
Cosmetic 02:51
I've taken all, all I can take I'm ankle deep in you Fallen into tiny pieces on the floor It's such a bore I'm sweeping up around your writing desk The stapler sits in the middle of it all It is a symbol of all my struggles Every day you leave me here with nothing else Solvent bottle and a rag that's supposed to help And all that I can do is cosmetic Tomorrow it will be the same I thought we talked about your habit Taking things out, never putting them away Am I just a slave? Be careful now In all these books, so much wisdom And you caress every page but I'm ignored To say that I'm bored is understatement Every day you leave me here with nothing else Solvent bottle and a rag that's supposed to help And all that I can do is cosmetic Tomorrow it will be the same Mabel, you're taking too long You've got three more offices to do on this floor Mabel, keep your mind on your work Sometimes I don't know what we're paying you for I dug around, look what I found Romantic note in another person's hand Well isn't that grand The truth is out I've taken all, all I can take And you could eat off every surface I can do nothing more for you I'm out the door Every day you leave me here with nothing else There are others in the world who could use my help Oh all I ever do is cosmetic Tomorrow I'll be back again
11.
Advance 00:39
One two three Advance on the grave with me Everybody
12.
Bouncing down the steps This far from a mess Staying up on fumes, not depressed Kid Siamachy It's addressed to me I see what you mean, but You don't impress me With the big words In your webster letter No, you don't impress me With the big words In your webster letter High reality, come crashing in on me And I don't really need reminders You call me Mr Saturnine What's that even mean You don't impress me, no You don't impress me With the big words In your webster letter No, you don't impress me With the big words In your webster letter It's a monition to a moke she says to me That's on page 23 And I'm the one accused of apostasy We might as well be speaking different tongues You don't impress me You don't impress me With the big words In your webster letter No, you don't impress me With the big words In your webster letter Oh, take it down from the shelf Comb through the words All by yourself, what I deserve Take care in every line like it matters It might matter in another world, not here You don't impress me with your big words
13.
On March St 03:10
Fading light Long shadows On March Street All around The grownups Play dress up Traffic noise And voices Grow distant Studying a menu in a restaurant window Leaning in close to decide whether you'll go And plenty of time on March Street On March Street Warm and snug inside Eavesdrop on another booth And laugh at the punchline Avoid each other's eyes Forks and knives The check arrives Holding hands saying wait for a minute Breeze picks up and you find yourself in it Caressed from all sides on March Street Staying out walking on not sure where you're heading Everything feels just like the beginning With plenty of time on March Street On March Street

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released June 12, 2007

Andy Creighton
Aaron Ballard
Randy Guss

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Ted Schumacher - trumpet on 1 and 3
Will Courtney - gtr, vocals on 3

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