Headlights EP

by The Early Stuff

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released September 24, 2015

Recorded at Blue Room with Mike Coykendall
Cover photo by Matt Granz
Cover typography by Rob Bonds

The Early Stuff are:

Rich Reece: Drums
Ryan Thomas: Bass/Backing Vocals
Nathan Junior: Guitar/Fronting Vocals
With Bret Malmquist joining soon!

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Track Name: Headlights
Automatic like modern love
Like a flock of seagulls circling up above
You're so romantic when you talk in your sleep
But what I like about you are the secrets that you keep

Headlights pointed out to sea
Oh, if you're a freak of nature
We're on the same team

Red line it to the hotel, well
Have a good night sugar
You know I won't sell you out
In the moonlight with that lunar curse
Well, when I'm outta sight
You know it's even worse

Headlights pointed out to sea
Oh, if you're a freak of nature
We're on the same team
Headlights pointed out to sea
Oh, if you're a freak of nature
We're on the same team

I'll never be your beast
You'll never be my beauty
I'll never rest in peace
That's the newest cruelty

Headlights pointed out to sea
Oh, if you're a freak of nature
We're on the same team
Headlights pointed out to see
Oh, if you're a freak of nature
We're on the same team...
Track Name: Oh Please
Well, how you doing there so and so, nice to meet you
We're in a hurry today
We'll try again next time though and so good to see you
We'll just get out of the way
These rituals that we do they're dark and fading
Swallowed up by the sun
Down where the reaper's waiting there to greet you
With the less fortunate ones

Oh please, don't break it to me gently
No need, you killed me with a smile

Play hard to get if you want to, we ain't even looking
We don't negotiate
Invite us into your kitchen, once you're really cooking
We're used to staying up late
It's all right if you need a while, quality does
Do whatever it takes
We don't care if the oven gets so hot it melts us
Into a fiery lake

Oh please, don't break it to me gently
No need, you killed me with a smile
Oh please, don't let me down easy
No need, you missed me by a mile

We're bound to miss a moment when life is moving so fast
With all the eyes staring back at us from far in the past
We're bound to miss a moment when life is moving so fast
With all the eyes staring back at us from far in the past

These rituals that we do they're dark and fading
Swallowed up by the sun
Down where the reaper's waiting there to greet you
With the less fortunate ones

Oh please, don't break it to me gently
No need, you killed me with a smile
No need, to let me down easy
Oh please, you missed me by a mile
Track Name: Ah Hell
There was a snake in the grass
I killed it with my mower
Time slithers on and I can't get any lower
Can't forget the past
Can't deny the story goes
I fall asleep with my eyes full of crows

Ah Hell, I can't see the bottom the well
Just a big black hole and a shell
Where I used to have a soul
Ah Hell, now I got nothing left to sell

I was a grain of sand
Til I shook with the Devil
Flames went high, I melt down another level
And I hear them scream
Oh, that just makes me laugh
While I lie awake scrawling out my epitaph

Ah Hell, I can't see the bottom the well
Just a big black hole and a shell
Where I used to have a soul
Ah Hell, now I got nothing left to sell

Ah Hell, I can't see the bottom the well
Just a big black hole and a shell
Where I used to have a soul
Ah Hell, now I got nothing left to sell...
Track Name: Painting a Picture
It's all my fault baby I know it is
I get a little lost and fall behind
Wish I could give you just one more kiss
But now I'm painting a picture in my mind

You're as sweet as honey
Drizzled over apple pie
Whip cream with a cherry on top
Underneath a big blue sky

I ride between the tides
Sipping whiskey where my shadow hides
Wish I could give you just one more kiss
I know your internal demons ain't treating you kind

You're as sweet as honey
Drizzled over apple pie
Whip cream with a cherry on top
Underneath a big blue sky
You're as sweet as honey
Drizzled over apple pie
Whip cream with a cherry on top
Underneath a big blue sky

Come on, we might be sorry
If we were to part this way
We try to be friends, but are we
Alright, ok

I see you dancing on the edge of a cliff
And I know bravery is part of your pride
Maybe I'll ride another monster rift
And when you come down you'll be back by side

You're as sweet as honey
Drizzled over apple pie
Whip cream with a cherry on top
Underneath a big blue skyYou're as sweet as honey
Drizzled over apple pie
Whip cream with a cherry on top
Underneath a big blue sky

Yeah I'm painting a picture in my mind
Where we're underneath a big blue sky
Yeah I'm painting a picture in my mind
Track Name: Mental Health
System slow down, yeah I'm caught in a rut
I've been living somewhere between a monk and a slut
No shame in the future, got no pride in the past
No I didn't die young nor did I live fast
I fantasize prophecies foretell
No I don't spend a dime down at the wishing well
I'm weirdly tantalized by neighborhood
Where people act the same exactly as they should

We were born before the drones
We learned sympathy over the phone
And we practiced on our own
While the baby boomers blew up their homes

Don't be so hard on yourself
Don't take it out on anyone else
You don't have to be the selfish elf
Just bang your head for your mental health

Who told you life would be any good
When you're knocking down every single chance you stood
Well I guess I could just lay here and rot
But I get up every day and I give it a shot

We were born before the drones
We learned sympathy over the phone
And we practiced on our own
While the baby boomers blew up their homes

Don't be so hard on yourself
Don't take it out on anyone else
You don't have to be the selfish elf
Just bang your head for your mental health

Well I don't give a shit about fortune or fame
If I fuck this up there's only me to blame
You don't need a credit card to ride this train
But you don't get a view and all the news is the same

We were born before the drones
We learned sympathy over the phone
And we practiced on our own
While the baby boomers blew up their homes

Don't be so hard on yourself
Don't take it out on anyone else
You don't have to be the selfish elf
Just bang your head for your mental health
Track Name: Dark Old Lonesome Road
Down we go, down we go again
That dark old lonesome road
Down we go, beginning to end
That dark old lonesome road

I ain't afraid of changing
I'm the changing kind
I ain't afraid of changing
My poor old worried mind

Down we go, down we go again
That dark old lonesome road
Down we go, beginning to end
That dark old lonesome road

I'm a friend of the uncertain
I look them in the eyes
I'm a friend of the uncertain
And I long to improvise

Down we go, down we go again
That dark old lonesome road