Versus

by Eureka California

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1.
No dice Not tonight No dice Not tonight But you’re wearing a shirt all nice And you’ve already picked your favorite line You’ve already turned off all the lights Well you’re going to have to turn them back on Cause the ground won’t swell beneath your feet Plates are pulling west Oh no, they’re pulling east You’re just a puppet tied to a string And you don’t have a compass within reach No dice Not tonight No dice Not tonight Not tonight
2.
Sign my name with an X Sign my name with an X Oh I’ll show you where I hide Cause I guess you couldn’t guess Sign my name with an X
3.
I’m much too slow For a social animal And watching the stars inside The constellations are too hard to recognize And you want to know why I don’t go out I’ll tell you why When I turn on the TV it makes me feel like someone’s home I’m much too stoned For a social animal And watching the stars outside The constellations aren’t the one’s I’ve come to memorize And you want to know why I don’t go out I’ll tell you why When I turn on the TV it makes me feel like someone’s home When I turn on the TV there’s static electricity And me
4.
Sober Sister 02:42
I’m wearing clothes that I found at the bar And I’m sobering up in the back of your car Spending more, more than I got But I’m just one in the crowd I’m just one in the lot Now there’s no one to know And there’s no one to see Ain’t it great when you finally give up on the scene? Everything dies and baby, that’s a fact Well not everything that dies gets to come back And I don’t want to drag this out all night Because I know it will only bore you But I feel like the only living boy in Athens, Georgia And it’s so sad that you never got the chance to see All of the beautiful things you could have seen in me Just before the start of the season I would drink them away for no apparent reason And calling out around the world I’m getting crazy from the heat Summer’s here and the time is right For getting blackout drunk in the street
5.
Ghosts 02:13
Over my shoulder it went With no allegiance in mind And nothing to pledge Oh, the summer came soft And put your shadow in place I’m learning lessons at a criminal pace I’m learning lessons at a criminal pace Over my shoulder it goes Like sinister smiles All grinning and ghosts I’d do away with them all And fight on your team But I only wish you’d say the same things to me I only wish you’d say the same things to me Over my shoulder it ends again Like your sorry excuse for a backbone my friend But don’t call it quits No I’m staying the course And I’ll roll up my sleeves I’ll settle the score Roll up my sleeves and I’ll settle the score
6.
What if this is as good as it gets? What if this is what I get for never reading ahead? Saturday has melted away Sunday to Sunday with wax in my place I’m on a roll with my anchors sinking I’m in a phone booth listening to the dial tone I don’t know where to go So I’m going to take you drinking I feel like one thing bad mixed with something worse or another Can’t find the words to say But I’m still glad you came I’ve been wasting away to the sounds of the Modern Lovers And if you feel you’ve ever been replaced I’ll hang my head and cry Oh I’ve been working a long time Playing the anthem for the years you simply wasted as a company man I want to see this through I want to see real emotion come pouring out of you And recede back into the sea Where the American dream can finally die with me And my liberal arts diploma I’m 28 to life I’m dying on the vine And now I’ve got no time for Eureka California
7.
Never said that I’d stay to the end That was pretend Oh it was only pretend And now it looks like it’s really the end I won’t say ever again I won’t say never again When I’m dead you won’t have to pick up the phone When I’m dead oh you’ll get the whole house to your own You’ll never spend your nights in arguments Trade them in for silence I’m afraid to be afraid again But it’s always the same and it will never change When I go I’ll just be a ghost And I know you don’t believe in those Never said that I’d stay to the end That was pretend Oh it was only pretend And now it looks like it’s really the end I won’t say ever again I won’t say never again When I’m dead we won’t celebrate birthdays No cake, no candles, no wishes made You’ll never say my name in anger or laughter ever again I’m afraid to be afraid again But it’s always the same and it will never change
8.
Caffeine 01:45
Another morning Oh another morning Well I can’t face a single day Go to bed well before the evening But I don’t sleep, I just lay awake Can’t whisper I won’t shout And I’ve run out of things to talk about Feel mislabeled and I feel wasted And I’ll blame it all on dehydration Tomorrow morning Oh tomorrow morning It’s another day that I can’t face Go to bed well into the evening But all my thoughts get caught in the way Can’t whisper I won’t shout And I’ve run out of things to talk about Feel mislabeled and I feel cheap And I’ll blame it all on the caffeine
9.
If you see me on the street I won’t come out for a week And if you call me by my name Oh I may never ever ever come out again I said that this is my stop I think I’d like to get off I’d like to call it quits I think I’m through with this
10.
Don’t you know who you are by now? You oughta know who you are by now Nobody’s waiting in the wings No one’s going to save you before the last scene There’s no Arthur Miller There’s no Carol Reed And all of your other heroes are with Tennessee Williams And they’re pushing up weeds I might see you in better light And I might see you if the feeling’s right We can talk as a much as you’d like Or throw each other out of each others lives I grew a beard to hide my sins I spent all of last year lonely and soaked in gin But I never thought to disappear Everybody had a hard year
11.
The coffee’s gone stale My nerves are worn The night grows colder still does the dawn I’m waiting for hours Not writing goodbyes I’m looking at people but not in their eyes Is this the way the future’s meant to be? It looks a lot like yesterday to me But I see potential in steel and concrete With God and the Devil raging inside of me I’ll never go back I’ll never go back again I’ll never go back I will write mine over Potomac The weight of the world and all you have shown it If these are the moments only we get to keep I’ll remember them softly just like a dream And oh my god it turns out you were right I saw the light gliding right out of sight With both of my eyes And there are some fears of mine That you never can contain Cause sometimes you just want to go Where nobody knows your name

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released March 25, 2016

Jake Ward: G/V
Marie A. Uhler: D

Recorded at Suburban Home in Leeds, UK.
Mastered at Bel*Air Studio in Athens, Ga.

Art: Dan Holliday
Design: Mike Turner

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Eureka California are a psychically-tethered duo playing rock and roll from Athens, Ga.

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