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Songs and dreams written and performed by Dude Magnets:
William 'Gateway Pawn' Cantrell -- bass
Ernie 'JobTV' LoBue -- drums
Scott 'America's Thrift Store' Sapp -- guitar and vocals

Recorded by Raymond 'Crazy Ray' Hitmaker at Hitmaker Studios in Elberton, GA.

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released January 25, 2014



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Track Name: Heroine Addict
I'd rather not be kissed but held slowly in your arms
I'd rather not be kissed but held slowly in your arms

Can't take it all at once
Let the feeling last forever
Can't take it all at once then gone
Need to feel so safe and secure

Been needing someone to make my world smaller
I want knowing everything surrounding me

I'd rather not be kissed but held in your arms forever
Track Name: Goddess Complex
If you leave town let me follow, got nothing left to do
And you could be my next vessel I just go through as people figure out decisions I can't make
Lead me around, I won't feel so fake

Good god, goddess complex I just never outgrew
If you'd sit from where I see these fields and streams surround you.

I didn't say I was special, how do I come off to you?
Well, you know, they say, "the sky stays blue no matter what we do"
"But what about the rain?"
It's like we don't get to say, "give me another chance another day"

Good god, goddess complex -- I'm exhausted watching you
And it's not every day I dress so well
If you leave town let me know
I'd love to change with you
And I try to find you somewhere, but you're everywhere around
Track Name: Eating and Sleeping
Am I alive or just eating and sleeping?
I swear some days it gets too hard to tell
If turning pages stop to slow down to let me know to leave my shell

In my house are all the right things
Even let in a little sunlight
Far too often I sing to myself about the times I really tried to be someone
I thought I was being
But I only got in the way of who I was seeing

Now and then I get to somewhere
On my way back it starts to rain
Then there's no way out my own skin
The rain just washed away all that's changed about me
And who I could be
If I had any place to go from, I wouldn't know

So I wait around the roads to see if they'll move me to where I'm supposed to be
But I'm only seeing what's going by
Might as well lie on my back and reach for the sky
Forget I even bothered to really try to go outside and see all that I'm not doing
Track Name: Sad Clown
Didn't drink enough tonight, so he's feeling down
Doesn't know what to do when his friends aren't around

He tries to be funny to get through the day
And when I see him lately he's got nothing to say

But he keeps on going and we like him around
I'm getting used to falling down

You ask me about my sad, sad smile
But it's not that hard to do...
Track Name: Greener
I look around myself but where have you been?
In other people will I see you again?
I don't think so...
Just take me with you

Just anywhere at all
You'd know I'd come if you'd ever call
Who knows what we could be
At least I won't be lonely anymore
But you said times aren't the same from the day we parted ways
As if it all matters when there are pieces but no pattern

In your eyes, can't you see how all the parts of you are part of me?
When I fall apart, so do you
And together we put back together all the things we never said.

Just can't hide an unlocked door and besides me, well, who would you wait for?
It's not what I'm making up once you've taken giving up.
Your belief, 'it's all a dream,' intent on listening to all of your dreams,
As the memories fall by the wayside for me to sing out in a band, Sinking in the quicksand

I still hear you swearing at me
I still feel you breathing into me
Track Name: Classic
You ask me what I'm doing when you run into me on the town
And I've never had an answer for you and your friends who think it's strange I'm out by myself
Really I'm just like you without all the questions that I didn't think through
Don't mean to put you off -- I'm going it alone
It's just how it works out these days
When it's so hard to know what's worth my time when I'm getting no good signs
Just so much along the way with words I want to save for the right times
Before I dissipate with so many of the things I've gotten used to
I'd crawl out from underneath but who would be there, waiting for me?

Good for those who can stay out and pretend
And love is a long line of lonely men
Life is a long, long line for lonely men

And if I keep on waiting, someone will come up along beside me,
Well, that's what I tell myself, but why can't I be needed?
I know someone's been sad like me,
We can agree to share the lead,
And then I, too, say to you, "I'm your manic dream"

I know we'll both make it happen
And what you see in me I see in you

I'm always drinking water after talking in my sleep
About anyone I know and used to know
And I'm sure you'd love to meet them