Metaphorical Acid

by Birdlips

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released August 26, 2009

Clifford John Usher - vocals, guitars, drums, percussion
Lindsay Pitts - vocals, keyboards, tambourine, drums, percussion
Steve Snider - drums on Comeback Kid
Thomas Orgren - electric bass on Comeback Kid, electric guitar, bass, and additional drums on High On Yourself
Abel Okugawa - Echoplex and recording/engineering on Tracks On Repeat

Comeback Kid, High On Yourself and Ghost Town were recorded and mixed by Thomas Orgren in the summer of 2009. Comeback Kid was recorded in Charlottesville, VA. High On Yourself and Ghost Town were recorded in Vienna, VA. Additional recording at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, VA. Mastered by Nick Anderson at the Tape Room Studio.

Tracks On Repeat was recorded at Monkeyclaus Studio in Nelson County, VA and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Studio in NY.

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Track Name: comeback kid
come back, kid, come back

should've noticed that the sky was getting late
better brace yourself for knuckles on your pate
better watch your back while you're getting home
'cuz the man's got eyes right in your camera phone

come back, kid, come back

called in sick you might've told a little lie
but there ain't no need for needles in your eye
getting beat and it's got you dressing down
you got the world inside you can roll a pretty frown

come back, kid, come back

so this is where you're at, what colors do you see
are we lost between the stars or at the bottom of the sea
are you really falling in, getting swept up by the breeze
that's pouring all around us plucking rhythms from the trees

every moment I am learning how to die
it's a cold gray world and a heavy chested sigh
it's the piece of trash you been kicking 'round the block
when the ground falls through you're sinking like a rock

come back, kid, come back

so this is where you're at, what colors do you see
are we lost between the stars or at the bottom of the sea
are you really falling in, getting swept up by the breeze
that's pouring all around us plucking rhythms from the trees
Track Name: high on yourself
feeling bent and blue
high on yourself
nothing's up to you
high on yourself

the light that casts the shadow we were born into
we all want to see it shine
identify the medicine
turn the poison into wine

we're reaching up for something
some hand to set us free
the castles in the sand we built as children
were swallowed by the sea

it doesn't mean a thing
high on yourself
there's no truth to ring
high on yourself

then we fell into the ocean
swirling in the potion
reeling at the notion
of joining the parade

the sirens wailed and wallowed
our pride and tongues were swallowed
the silenced congregation
and their Providence decayed
Track Name: ghost town
it's a drag along the freeway
you gotta do it just to live
the coffee stains, merge lanes, back pain
you get back what you give

but it's a ghost town
we must be the only one's around
it's a ghost town

there's no time to waste now
we're all getting old
there's lines on our faces
we're lost in the fold

'cuz it's a ghost town
we must be the only one's around
it's a ghost town
Track Name: tracks on repeat
who wants to give in, who wants to fight back
who wants to give up, who wants to give back
who wants to die young, who wants to get old
who wants to raise, who wants to fold

why do you treat me bad, I'm just as lost as you
feel like you been had, well I been had too
track's on repeat, what can we do
I'm down at your feet, begging for a clue

who wants to get stoned, who wants to get laid
who wants to be happy, who wants to get paid
who wants to get rich, who wants to be heard
who wants for something that don't have a word

why do you treat me bad, I'm just as lost as you
feel like you been had, well I been had too
track's on repeat, what can we do
I'm down at your feet, begging for a clue

who wants to yell, who wants to cry
who wants to come down, who wants to stay high
who wants to numb, who wants to feel
who wants to stop wanting, who wants something real

why do you treat me bad, I'm just as lost as you
feel like you been had, well I been had too
track's on repeat, what can we do
I'm down at your feet, begging for a clue

who wants to sleep, who wants to wake up
who wants to believe, who wants to make up
who wants to decieve, who wants to be fair
who thinks they deserve more than their share

why do you treat me bad, I'm just as lost as you
feel like you been had, well I been had too
track's on repeat, what can we do
I'm down at your feet, begging for a clue
I'm down at your feet, begging for a clue
I'm down at your feet, begging for a clue
I'm down at your feet, begging for a clue