Lyrics

September 29, 2016

Lyrics from “Give Up”, The Callouts

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01 The Rabbit
I never wanted to feel tough / Part of this was just me showin off / I kinda had thoughts not enough / Room to share space then at once / I watch these tapes alone

The rabbit falls asleep / she comes and then he leaves / How bout a little personality / how about a kindness not to breed

I never wanted to feel tough / Part of this was just me showin off / I kinda tried hard not to cough / Didn’t wanna make you stir and stuff / now I watch these tapes alone

The rabbit falls asleep / she comes and then he leaves / How about a little personality / how about a kindness not to breed / The rabbit falls asleep / she comes and then he leaves / How about a little personality / how about a kindness not to breed / Bad choices, run rabbit run / Bad choices, run rabbit run

02 Reverse Clooney
What bus stop could I catch a ride at / run to catch it, describe where I’m at / Tell them I lost my license I can’t find / which way to turn I don’t know which way to go

Can’t let you know (your last day) / Go way too slow (your last day) / Watch out don’t blow (your last day) / No Helen no (your last day)

What if I slip off the stairs at / gun point I quit I can’t form regret / Tell them I lost my license I can’t find / which way to turn I don’t know which way to go

Can’t let you know (your last day) / Go way too slow (your last day) / Watch out don’t blow (your last day) / No Helen no (what would you say)

There’s gum on my seat gum! There’s gum on my seat. (what would you say)

03 Chain Reaction
Be it as it may, Templeton is out of beat, beating like a heart, thumping like it’s on repeat, he didn’t have a clue, saw her frozen on the porch, kickin like a what, kickin like she doesn’t have a / Peter had a day, torn apart in sufferin heat, and sinking like a stone, drowning in his own defeat, he didn’t have a clue, saw her sweatin on the couch, kickin like a what, kickin like she doesnt have a clue

It’s a chain reaction / she didn’t like it much / it’s a chain reaction / she didnt like it much / it’s a chain reaction / we kinda thought so

Be it as it may, Templeton is out of beat, beating like a heart, thumping like it’s on repeat, he didn’t have a clue, saw her frozen on the porch, kickin like a what, kickin like she doesn’t have a / Peter had a day, torn apart in sufferin heat, and sinking like a stone, drowning in his own defeat, he didn’t have a clue, saw her sweatin on the couch, kickin like a what, kickin like she doesnt have a clue

It’s a chain reaction / she didn’t like it much / it’s a chain reaction / she didnt like it much / it’s a chain reaction / we kinda thought so

04 Amelia
Go ahead on I dare ya / Trouble will find a comfortable place / in your life / when you let it / Go on and make a move / and catch the ground as you fall / in the dark, when you let him

Say what again / Say what again / Say what again

Do you like it Amelia? / How did you get that far in the park / in the back / of his car / Go on and make a move / and catch the ground as you fall / in the dark / when you let him, let him, let him

Say what again / Say what again / Say what again

Say what again I dare ya / I’ll cut you down you stand your ground / say what again I dare ya / I’ll cut you down you stand your ground / Say what again, I dare ya, I dare ya, I dare ya.

05 California
Sorry I was careful, sorry you were angry, kinda like it was on tour / Waking up on airplanes, walking to the D train, is it what it was before.

When I wake up / California’s in my rear-view / when I wake up / with you / When I wake up / California’s in my rear-view / when I wake up / with you / We’re leavin tonight / We’re leavin tonight.

What if I was humble / what if you were crazy / kinda like it was before / Taking walks on mountains / talking to the Russians / is it 1994?

When I wake up / California’s in my rear-view / when I wake up /with you …We’re leavin tonight.

06 Hot Tuesday
I fall asleep / don’t recognize / what it means / apologize / I take a knee / and hide the lies / and make it seem, all alright / All alright

You don’t say / you can’t say / ah haha, ah haha

I wanna keep / the shades real tight / but scared in dreams / who is that guy / I find a key / and hide the lies / and hope it seems / all alright / All Alright

You don’t say / you can’t say / ah haha, ah haha

Chemicals in me / you were kind enough to let me know / Chemicals in me / you were kind enough to let me know / Chemicals in me / you were kind enough to let me know / Chemicals in me / you were kind enough to let me go … Chemicals in me / you were kind enough to let me know / Chemicals in me / you were kind enough to let me go … Chemicals in me / you were kind enough to let me know / Chemicals in me / you were kind enough to let me go

07 Underground Giraffe Fight
You know what to do, you wont do it, you know what to do, you wont do it. And you can, but you wont, and you can, but you wont. You know what to do, you wont do it, you know what to do, you wont do it. And you can, but you wont, and you can, but you wont … He knows what to do, he wont do it, he knows what to do, he wont do it, he knows what to do, he wont do it, he knows what to do … You know what to do, you dont do it, you know what to do, you dont do it. And you can, but you wont, and you can … You know what to do, you dont do it, you know what to do, you dont do it. And you can, but you wont, and you can, but you wont …

08 Downtown is Dead
The enemies are much too deep / don’t lie to me I wasn’t sleeping / So far have we come / just to hear / ourselves talk / So far have we come / just to hear / what we’re sayin / so far have we come for what? / The enemies are much too deep / don’t lie to me I wasn’t sleeping

So far have we come, just to hear, ourselves talk / So far have we come, just to hear, what we’re sayin / so far have we come for what?

Downtown is dead tonight / Downtown is dead tonight / Forget about your unseen city lights, whoa / downtown is dead tonight

The enemies are much too deep / don’t lie to me, dont lie to me / The enemies are much too deep / don’t lie to me / dont lie to me

Downtown is dead tonight / Downtown is dead tonight / Forget about your unseen city lights, whoa / downtown is dead tonight

09 Heartfelt Mixup
You were at the counter, counting your change / You would look at your watch, watching me rage / Can it feel like fire, a firing range / oh oh, oh oh / What if I fall in love with you, tonight / What if I wanna kill you, is it alright / I didn’t set out to heal you, couldn’t hold on and feel you / what if I just, just want to be

You would grab that lighter, lighting your flame / You would pass a judgment, judging my pain / Why can’t it feel like fire, a firing range / oh oh, oh oh / What if I fall in love with you, tonight / What if I wanna kill you, is it alright / I didn’t set out to heal you, couldn’t hold on and feel you / what if I just, just want to be. …

Can’t it feel, feel like, fire / Can’t it feel, feel like, fire / Can … it … feel … feel like … fire.

10 Shutter
It’s hard to have a feeling to match / when it’s erased from history / Had to keep the shutter open for / had to wait just a little more

Eventually we all get lost, we get lost sometimes / eventually we all get lost, we get lost sometimes

We walked a bit farther than / farther than we had before / But I’m kinda thinkin this was far / far long for me anymore

Eventually we all get lost, we get lost sometimes / eventually we all get lost, we get lost sometimes

Where we are, where we are, where we are

11 Sweep the Leg
Hey! What you did or what you say / Hey! And plan another getaway / hey, pretend that everything’s okay / Hey!

A let down, you come around / I never thought you’d get this far / a let down, you come around / I never wanted it like that.

Hey! What you did or what you say / Hey! Or turn another girl away / hey, a tickle makes you cough, okay.

A let down, you come around / I never thought you’d get this far / a let down, you come round / I never wanted it like that

Peace, love, epic fail, ah ah ah ah. Peace, love, epic fail, ah ah ah ah. Peace, love, epic fail, ah ah ah ah. Peace, love, an epic fail, ah ah ah ah.


Lyrics from “check your friends” EP, The Callouts
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01 Blue Letter

king of wasted, time was still / always fading, never thrilled / the letters that you wrote, you had never sent / you were by yourself, but that was not the end / the letters that you wrote, you had never sent / you were by yourself, but that was not the end

on earth wasted, years go by / everyone is fading, cause everyone dies / the letters that you wrote, you had never sent / you were by yourself, but that was not the end / the letters that you wrote, you had never sent / you were by yourself, but that was not the end

all honesty, been fading fast / what all could last, could be all mine / whatever i, wanted mine / what all could be, could be just fine

king of wasted, time was still / always fading, we always will / the letters that you wrote, you had never sent / you were by yourself, but that was not the end / the letters that you wrote, you had never sent / you were by yourself, but that was not the end

02 Go All Out

feel the wreck, it’s more than you could have asked for / so you keep it together now, there won’t be an anchor / feel the wreck, it’s more than you could have asked for / so you keep it together now, there won’t be an anchor / i won’t be your anchor

coming home, all alone / coming home, all alone / you and i, all the time, power sign, go all out / you and i, committing crimes, electric eye, go all out / you and i, all the time, power sign, go all out / you and i, committing crimes, electric eye

feel the wreck, it’s more than you could have asked for / so i piece it together now, there won’t be an anchor / i won’t be your anchor

you and i, all the time, power sign, go all out / you and i, committing crimes, electric eye, go all out / you and i, all the time, power sign, go all out / you and i, committing crimes, electric eye

coming home, all alone / coming home, all alone / alone, alone, alone, alone oh oh ohhhh / you and i, all the time, power sign, go all out / you and i, committing crimes, electric eye, go all out / you and i, all the time, power sign, go all out / you and i, committing crimes, electric eye

you and i, go all out (x4) / i won’t be, you’re anchor

03 Cannonball

look what you started it’s all / coming back to me now it’s the fall / that you took when no one’s looking / all washed up and good to be gone / good til the dawn, when the fortune teller went wrong / i was looking after you for once i can’t seem to say no

i don’t know, don’t know what to know / where you come from / i don’t know, don’t know what to know / where you’re come from, what else to know / i don’t know, don’t know what to know, where you’re coming from, what else to know

04 Nothing Left

in all honesty, i’ve been fading fast / what all could last, on my time / whatever i, wanted mine / what all could be, could be mine

you should have seen this coming / you should have seen this coming / we’ve got nothing left, we’ve got nothing left / i was on my time, you were on your time, there was no right time, you were conniving / we’ve got nothing left

don’t wanna know about, all the things you lost / all the things you did, for a cause / whatever i, wanted mine / what all could be, could be mine

you should have seen this coming / i should have just kept, running / we’ve got nothing left, we’ve got nothing left / i was on your time, you were on my time, there was no right time, you were conniving / we’ve got nothing left

i should have just kept, running

05 Partly Not

i was once a bitter thing, walking down your street / who could say i had it all, at all / everyone days everything about me and you cuz it’s true / but what am i to say about, around and around / and i at once was glorified, not afraid to say / but do i really believe it at all

partly not, what am i to say, when i am lacking subtly / partly not, what am i to say, when i am lacking subtly / partly not, partly not, partly not / partly not, what am i to say, when i am lacking subtly

06 We Were Kids

i was heading out for something / and you were all but nothing, and you were wrong, wrong / i was heading out for one thing, and there was all but nothing / and you were wrong, wrong

i was thinking you were real, but there’s something up / forget the past and what we did, we were dumb and we were kids

you were wrong, wrong / i was heading out for one thing, and there was all but something / and you were wrong, wrong

i was thinking you were real, but there’s something up / forget the past and what we did, we were dumb and we were kids

i was thinking you were real, but there’s something up / forget the past and what we did, we were dumb and we were kids / forget the past and what we did, we were dumb and we were kids

07 What Is It For

billy said, that he’ll do anything / to make it happen, but i don’t think so / billy said, he won’t hurt anyone / i was starting to believe him, but he’s just too messed up for once

and then he said i can’t, oh then i asked him “what for” / (what is it for)

and i don’t think so, and i don’t hope so / billy said, he won’t hurt anyone / i was starting to believe him, but he’s just too messed up for once

and then he said i can’t, oh then i asked him “what for” / (what is it for) / and then he said i can’t, oh then i asked him “what for” / (what is it for) / ah, ahhh, ahhhh… whoa, oh oh / and then he said i can’t, oh then i asked him “what for” / (what is it for) / and then he said i can’t, oh then i asked him “what for” / (what is it for)