Amused, Confused & More Bad News

by The Purrs

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1.
Sister 05:19
Sleep never comes Never shows and never holds me Against the sheets, against my will Again no pill seems to help me So I'll get a room and I'll get a job And I will get myself together Cause all I've got now that you're gone Yeah all I've got is the thought That I can do better than my sister. Down the road I see, there is a town in the distance The heat distorts, the town contorts Sister are you with or against us? And then Buddy said "Man, what's the use? Why you been hanging around for days?" There's nothing to see There's nothing to do. But I just can't seem to get away from my sister. I'll never heal and I'll never fly Not as long as I love them. So I'm kicking free I'm kicking the downs I'm aiming far far far above them I was gonna say that we could still be friends I was gonna say sister I'll miss you But I'm pretty sure, that'd be a lie Yeah I'm pretty sure Yeah I'm pretty sure I will forget you My sister.
2.
I was hanging around I was kicking around somewhere in Chinatown And I was reading about I was reading about that shit I'd been seeing around I'm not afraid of tears I'm not afraid of dying But somehow, somewhere I caught myself a fear of flying I was playing some town I was playing some town somewhere The kids were running around And I was digging the sound I was digging the sound of the band It was a crazy sound I'm not afraid of tears I'm not afraid of dying But somehow, somewhere I caught myself a fear of flying You've got the same fear too What are we going to do? Somehow, somewhere I caught myself a fear of flying
3.
Feeling Fine 04:12
One and One is Two And every day is blue And every night is bad At least that's what you said Come along with me I'm waiting outside your door Go where the groovies go, where the beat is pure. Gotta board and a pedal and an amp and an old guitar Making mistakes? Well that's the breaks when you're a superstar One day soon I'll split in two in half the time Until that day all I can say is I'm feeling fine You can tell yourself everything's a gas Sleeping on the beach, sleeping in the sand Life on the road is OK if your brains Are like summer jobs - short term only Tell the mess in the dress in the flesh that sheís alright Your so called friends at half past ten are no where in sight One day soon I'll split in two in half the time Until that day all I can say is Iím feeling fine Somebody's always pushing it farther Taking things a little bit farther Gotta board and a pedal and an amp and an old guitar Making mistakes? Well that's the breaks when you're a superstar One day soon I'll split in two in half the time Until that day all I can say is I'm feeling fine I'm feeling fine
4.
Lovely boys and lovely girls Are drifting in and out of the colors that are Hung round the world They all act amused They all act confused They all laugh at the slightest mention of bad news. And I'm wishing so hard You would stay here with me Stay here with me, o yeah In black summer heat I happened to meet Some girl that I met at some party the previous week. She took all my time And drank all my wine Then looked at me like I was the one that ought to leave. And I'm wishing so hard You would stay here with me Stay here with me, o yeah
5.
I'm trying like hell to find you You're my case, I've been assigned you But I always end up behind you. Baby, I want you back The impression you left on my pillow That mess you left back in Reno Yeah, I guess you know how to kill slow Baby, I want you back Baby, I want you Is it all part of some deception Trying to lead me in the wrong direction I know peroxide will kill the infection Baby, I want you back So don't say I didn't warn you You're not safe in California It's just a matter of time till I'm on you Baby, I want you back Baby, I want you
6.
I can't seem to find your pad And people can be such a drag I've lost my soul I can't get it back Here it comes again Every day I get more distraught As other bands get sold and bought I took the bait but I couldn't get caught Here it comes again A Century Of Rain O yeah Maybe I should stay for a while The next bar must be at least a mile Yeah - They want me to cry But I'll just smile Here it comes again A Century Of Rain O yeah I've been trying harder I've wasted all this time on fire I've got one more step back then it's the ocean I'm running out of love and devotion I get let down but still hang round in case you'll look my way Soaked to the bone, so far from home just to have a stage
7.
I'm sorry if I'm a little late I guess Iíve only myself to blame Caught drinking on a city train And I refused to cooperate I said, "I love you and that's for sure." She got scared, I got bored Tried to find my way to the show But this ain't my town No, this ain't my town What do I know? Here I am wishing that I could live underground Everyone says I'd be better off lost than found So and so is at the big rock show Don't tell me that I don't want to know Just let me get my drink on please And I promise I'll say your name When I sing Throwing everything I have against a big black wall Watch as nothing sticks, I'm watching it all fall Well no more, no more Throwing everything I have against a big black wall Watch as nothing sticks, I'm watching it all fall My money won't buy me drinks for two But I've got mine and you've got you Somebody asked me where I live And where I stand So I say, "Man, I've got no plans." Here I am wishing I could live underground Everyone says I'd be better off lost than found Throwing everything I have against a big black wall Watch as nothing sticks, I'm watching it all fall Well no more, no more
8.
The Outpost 04:52
Looking through the window of the outpost I can see the universe spinning by And though the city glow is barely there in the distance It only means someone forgot to switch off the light (Hey you forgot to switch off the light) It came out early in our conversation That you & I were drifting apart I'll have another beer and maybe watch a movie What's the difference Dear, when we're drifting apart? Come on and do me a real favor Let go of my life Your time is short, you're beautiful Let my body slide Do you find it hard to take when I say that The world is like some gigantic machine It keeps grinding on no matter what our feelings It doesn't seem to care about you or me or anything Does that seem to negate our meaning? Come on and do me a real favor Let go of my life Your time is short, you're beautiful Let my body slide
9.
Mostly 04:25
Yeah, mostly I believe you when you're telling lies Mostly I just ignore the other guys Mostly I'm just trying my best to get by And mostly it's OK Mostly when I'm missing you I'm by myself Everytime I'm with you I am somewhere else. Mostly I am in my own private hell And mostly it's OK I'm certain I can't tell you why I'm certain I'd fail everytime Tears coming down like rain - Yeah Everytime the seasons change I get this way Wishing I could collect up all my yesterdays I know it's such a drag man, but what can I say Mostly I'm that way Well, I'm probably not the person you want It's probably better if you just go Down the winter lane Find some other place Find some other face - Yeah la la la Down the winter lane Find some other place Don't waste your time on this face Not worth all the trouble anyway - Yeah Mostly I sleep all day stay out all night I try my best to keep these things locked up tight I laugh I smile I keep thoughts like these out of sight And mostly it's OK.
10.
She don't mean nothing to me She don't mean anything I tell myself over and over again Just wait and she'll change It does no good at all I'm waiting for good times to come I come home late at night Afraid of what I don't find I get this strange feeling I miss her And that's no good at all I'm waiting for good times to come I'm waiting for good times to come I spend the hours of my life Drinking bourbon, drinking wine I keep on hoping don't you know I should have given up long ago Sha Boom Sha Boom
11.

credits

released August 1, 2009

Jima: vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, various percussion, and noises
Jason Milne: guitars
Craig Keller: drums
Bob Silverstein: guitars, vocals

Recorded winter of 2008-2009 at Power Flower Studio
Mixed at Avast Studios by Johnny Sangster
Mastering by Ed Brooks @ RFI

Band Photo by Corey Knafelz
Design by Popskull > popskullchicago.com

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