Laugh Tracks

by Grief Thief

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1.
I tried to be a hipster But they said I weighed too much Now I’m thirtysomething Overweight and out of touch The kids that run the hall Don’t talk to me at all The kids that run the hall are so tall I tried to be a salesman But I fell asleep on the job While all my peers surpassed me By shaking hands and knocking on doors The kids that run the hall Don’t bother me at all The kids that run the hall are so tall So Father John Misty, don’t get me wrong I’m into your songs Should I just grow a beard Change my name and start speaking in tongues? The kids that run the hall Don’t talk to me at all The kids that run the hall are so tall <Instrumental Verse> The kids that run the hall Don’t bother me at all The kids that run the hall are so tall So Father John Misty, don’t get me wrong I’m into your songs Should I just grow a beard Change my name and start speaking in tongues? The kids that run the hall Don’t talk to me at all The kids that run the hall are so tall I tried to be a hipster But they said I weighed too much Now I’m thirtysomething Overweight and out of touch
2.
03:39
All I want is a sad girl Who knows that I love her When I’m down, she’s a good friend To her sister and her mother She’s so sweet, yeah she’s darling Until she gets her papers Then she’ll leave, yeah she’ll leave me Her young American savior And I feel so much love You’re never gonna know it all From my head to my heels You’re never gonna know it all All I need is a wet dream That leaves when it leaves me So at night I don’t reach out For a hand that she’s been folding She’s so sweet and conforming Until she gets her papers Then she’ll bleed, yeah she’ll bleed me Strung out American savior And I feel so much love You’re never gonna know it all From my head to my heels You’re never gonna know it All I want is all I had I guess that’s just too bad All I want is all I had I guess that’s just too bad Too bad Too bad Too bad…
3.
06:49
Oh devil, c'mon That shit don't work anymore I have been shielded by his sword I'm in the army of our Lord And He said, "Oh child, hand me your loss" "Cause now you're fucking with a real boss" And He said, "Oh child, carry my cross" "Cause now you're fucking with a real boss" A real boss When King David found out he had a son He sounded horns and named him Solomon When King David found out he had a son He sounded horns and named him Solomon When King David found out he had a son He sounded horns and named him Solomon When King David found out he had a son He sounded horns and named him Solomon The sirens always sing on my street Where the war was brought to my feet But the Lord Hurried them demons past me And the One who’d interceded For the ones who'd yet to believe it Echoed in me "I am devoted to Thee" That's some bullshit You've got a head on your shoulders I know that you're getting older Try me, baby That's some bullshit You've got a head on your shoulders I know that you're getting older Try me, baby That's some bullshit, oh yes That’s some bullshit, oh yes That’s some bullshit, oh yes That’s some bullshit, oh yes From the time that you were born One foot in the grave From the time that you were born One foot in the grave From the time that you were born One foot in the grave From the time that you were born One foot in the grave Foot in the grave Foot in the grave Foot in the grave Foot in the grave Foot in the grave Foot in the grave Foot in the grave Foot in the grave
4.
Bathwater baby Child of the eighties Still it’s a boy that you see Wake me from wet dreams Asleep I’m still sinning You don’t know the truth about me So let’s see Let’s see your heart Let’s see Let’s see your heart Seems your attention Sways my affection Pleasant enough to begin But soon you’ll come looking For the man you mistook me You don’t know the mess that I’m in So let’s see Let’s see your heart Let’s see Let’s see your heart Bathwater baby Child of the eighties Still it’s a boy that you see Wake me from wet dreams Asleep I’m still sinning You don’t know the truth about me So let’s see Let’s see your heart Let’s see Let’s see your heart
5.
03:44
Born once, twice when I was five Didn't know why I was even alive Sick, alone, and terrified Maybe you know what it's like? What do you do as a child? Find out Dad's a pedophile Couldn't find a hotline to dial But now you hear me on the radio, oh-oh And now I'm all up in the videos, oh-oh They say "you've never been in love before" I guess I'm slow But my heart is a sure thing It's gonna blow-oh-oh Oh no We're nowhere near No, we're nowhere near We're nowhere near the end Best never came Though it's probably the same What would we do then? I was born a sinner I was born a sinner I was born a sinner And so were you I was born a sinner I was born a sinner I was born a sinner And so it goes But now you hear me on the radio, oh-oh And now I'm all up in the videos, oh-oh They say "you've never been in love before" I guess I'm slow But my heart is a sure thing It's gonna blow-oh-oh Oh no We're nowhere near No, we're nowhere near We're nowhere near the end Best never came Though it's probably the same What would we do then? We're nowhere near No, we're nowhere near We're nowhere near the end Best never came Though it's probably the same What would we do then?

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released February 24, 2017

Produced, Engineered and Mixed By
Tony Leong

Recorded At
JingleTown Recording, Oakland, CA
Circus Disco Studios, Oakland, CA

Additional Engineers
Lee Bothwick and Brad Dollar

Mastered By:
Stephen Marcussen
Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA

Executive Producers
Ali Ghanavat
Robert Pavlovich

Featured Players

Richard Bivens (lead vocals, guitar)
Jeremy Lyon (lead guitar, vocals)
Zak Mandel-Romann (bass guitar, vocals)
Patrick Monaco Glynn (keyboards)
Omar Cuellar (drums and percussion)

Additional Players

Greg Fleischut (bass guitar on track 1)
Rob Fidel (electric guitar on track 1)
Bryce Freeman (bass guitar on track 2)
Brett Garling (piano on track 2)
Tom Reilly (electric guitar on track 2)
Tony Leong (electric guitar on track 3)

Cover Art Design
Chad Renard

Music and Lyrics
Richard Bivens

All Songs Arranged By
Grief Thief

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Grief Thief San Francisco, California

Grief Thief's disparate influences span decades and genres. From the godfather of grunge Neil Young and the proto-punk genius of the Velvet Underground to the the angular CBGB darlings Television, it’s hard to put a label on Grief Thief’s instantly familiar yet utterly distinct sound. Their hope is you’ll be too caught up in the tunes to give it much thought. ... more

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