Bravado

by The Aye-Ayes

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released June 6, 2009

Matt Pincus - drums; Jim Bisbee - bass/vocals; Peter Malamud Smith - guitars/vocals. Engineered by Bob Weir at Brooklyn Bull Studios.

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The Aye-Ayes New York, New York

Matt's on drums, Nate's on bass, Pete's on guitar, Mike's also on guitar

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Track Name: Boyfriend
I don't drink, don't cheat, don't smoke, don't eat
Don't snort, don't even think about it
Tell mama I've been a good boy
Up to this point
You wild child, you wicked child
Girl, you've got a way about you now
Oh, you've got me in a mood to misbehave
It's just the two of us tipping a glass
While the rest of 'em are gone at last
But when I tumble in for the kiss
It's a swing and a miss, ‘cause
Your eyes say yes, but your boyfriend says no
Who really cares what your boyfriend says?
He's mean, he's dim, he's dull, he's grim
He probably votes Republican
Did he cheat on you before?
You should return the favor
And I don't mean to presume, but
Is something lacking in the bedroom now?
Babe, I'll eat you 'til your nose falls off
That's a promise
He's just a cog who wants to be a gear
Oh, I only wanna rock you, dear
But when I tumble in for the kill
Oh, you run to the hills, cause
Your eyes say yes, but your boyfriend says no
Who really cares what your boyfriend says?
I'm not the only one who thinks forbidden fruit tastes sweeter
C'mon now baby, take a taste of me
The sun is shining, birds are flying
And you're in a tight white t-shirt
Well, it's only natural
Your eyes say yes, but your boyfriend says no
Who gives a fuck what your boyfriend says?
I'm not the only one who thinks forbidden fruit tastes sweeter
C'mon now baby, take a taste of me
And let me take a taste of you
Let me take a sweet taste of you
Track Name: In A Bad Way
Ooh, baby, I need your love
Ooh, baby, got me hand in glove
Ooh, baby, she looked so clean
Turned out my baby was a love machine
And I know it's a game
But I want you just the same
Ooh, babe, I need an alibi
Cuz the chance of a glance has got me hypnotized
Ooh, baby, I'd be pleased to meet you
You're the rarest bird, you're such a wild creature
Ooh, baby, I need your love
Ooh, baby, got me hand in glove
Ooh, baby, don't you know I would
Never seen a lady who could look so good
In such a bad way
And I know it's a game
But I want you just the same
When I'm sleeping on the bathroom floor
You're the one who breaks down the door
Johnny's telling me to take my time
But it's the middle of the night, and I'm in a bad way
Track Name: Small Town Girls
Where are you going? What is your name?
Take me there with you
I wanna play your game
Your friends are asking me to the dance
One look from your deep, dark brown eyes, baby
I can't stand a chance
Small town girls, can't you see
What your innocence does to me?
Up on stage, I'm your type
Me and your dad are gonna have a fist-fight
Small town girls
Jimbo, I love you with all of my heart
But I can't understand your demand
For these provincial tarts
Sweet Mary Lou, sweet Betty Sue
I bet they've done more drugs than you
And they're up to no good out in the woods tonight
Small town girls, they're all hype
Art school girls are more my type
Popping pills, dressed in tights
Painting pictures through the night
Art school girls
Some time in the country
A career in the arts
Inside your bedrooms
Are your mysterious hearts
Come all you doe-eyed beauties
Stay with me, I don't care
All you sinister beauties with your black-eyed stares
Small town girls
Art school girls
Track Name: Black Monday
Lost my heart to a peep-show queen
Drowned my sorrows in kerosene
On Monday — ol' Black Monday
And I hid in the shadow of a sycamore tree
So that skinny moon wouldn't shine on me
On Monday — ol' Black Monday
With a gut full of venom and cheap Chinese
I was outside her window on my hands and knees
And I knew that I was in trouble then
Cause that old Black Monday come round again
I was taking a page from ol' Runaround Sue
Gave the barman his wage, and the devil his due
On Monday — ol' Black Monday
Kicked another one back, and I fell to the floor
But like a cartoon cat, I came back for more
On Monday — ol' Black Monday
Now I felt at the time that I wanted to live
So I sucked down the poison they were dosing me with
But I knew that I was in trouble then
Cause that ol' Black Monday come round again
Track Name: On The Run
Someone had a mustache
Decent fake ID
We don't need that shit to get in trouble
Teacher saw us on the roof
Called security
We'll lose those motherfuckers on the double
And if I ever pass my driver's test
I'm taking out my parents' car
And I'm throwing on some Megadeth
And I'm driving around with no place to go
Changing lanes just for fun
On the run
Maybe our lives are almost over
Maybe they've just begun
On the run
When Friday comes around again
I'll leave this joint behind
Go underground with unknown destinations
And I'm dragging Mike on a midnight hike
To buy Pop-Tarts and Nescafe
For that much desired taste of sophistication
And if I ever send that letter
I hope someday I find you, never better
Fifty miles of open road behind us
Horizon's line, there's a state of mind
Where those fools will never find us
Track Name: Love Love Love
Two lonely souls adrift at sea
I cling to you, you cling to me
No sign of land for miles around
You were my friend some time ago
How long it's been, I do not know
But we're dragging each other down
Mistakes are hard to forgive
When you've got one chance to live
Can you live with your decisions?
It could be terror that keeps us together
But we call it love, love, love
Old habits that keep us together
But we call it love, love, love
The rent that keeps us together
But we call it love, love, love, love, love
Two lonely souls on a desert isle
I guess we'll stay right here for a while
I guess we'll be okay for a while
I watch a thousand ships go by
I'm scared to swim, I don't know why
See 'em glitter in the night
Brave, I could go alone to the grave
If I play it safe, we could die alone together
It could be terror that keeps us together
But we call it love, love, love
Old habits that keep us together
But we call it love, love, love
Our parents that keep us together
But we call it love, love, love, love, love
Blue eyes — so beautiful to me
Or were they green? I just can't remember
It could be terror that keeps us together
But we call it love, love, love
Old habits that keep us together
But we call it love, love, love
Bitter exchange in the marketplace
We call love, love, love
Track Name: Spin The Bottle
Great wind's gonna blow by me
Your mouth is full of mystery
Don't even like the taste of beer
But I'll fake it till you
Spin the bottle, let it stop on me
Join the circle, playing truth or dare
Sit across from you, try not to stare
Hoping that my dad runs late
Give you one more chance to
Spin the bottle, let it stop on me
Track Name: Diagram Rock
Give me, give me the beat
And give me some melody
Give me some harmony
Give me some rage
This strange kind of alchemy
Takes what builds up inside of me
And converts it to energy
Which we take to the stage
No more will you tell me what I gotta do
I'm ready to show you if you're ready to rock
This is diagram rock, this is diagram rock
This is diagram rock, this is a diagram
No more will you tell me what I gotta be
I'm ready to show you if you're ready to see
This is diagram rock
Give me, give me the beat
And give me some melody
Give me some harmony
Give me some rage
This band is a battery
Storing pure electricity
To explode my complicity
In the demands of the age
Rock, rock, rock, rock
It's the fire of the gods and we will bring it to you
If you're lacking in courage then bravado will do
I'm a merciless demon, he's a sinister fiend
And our diagram will make you scream
A relatively fast set of arpeggios
Is the best way to articulate my feelings
Good God!
Track Name: Indecision Song
Pete, I bought a ring, and it's the strangest thing
She'll be a part of me and I a part of her
You've been a friend so long, you know when something's right
And something's wrong, and this is right — ain't it?
I can act like I got answers
But there's things that I don't know
Like if we pretend we're grownups now
Does that make it so?
I don't know
But will you tip another with me before I go?
That promise that we made back in seventh grade
You'd always watch my back, I'd watch yours too
After fifteen years, our problems aren't so clear
And there's not much you can do
Cause it's not so hard to want things
That you know will never be
And there are rooms inside this house I share
That my friends will never see
Certainly
But you know how much that promise meant to me
Pete, I bought a ring, and it's the strangest thing
She'll be a part of me and I a part of her
You've been a friend so long
You know when something's right
And something's wrong
And this is right
But something's wrong
I can act like I got answers
But there's things that I don't know
Like if we pretend we're grownups now
Does that make it so?
And if I don't know all the music
Do I go on with the show?
I don't know
But will you tip another with me before I go?
Track Name: Second To No One
Walk beyond the boundaries of your hope
Crystal mountain made of broken dreams
Tread the waters of your illusions
Ain't nothing just what it seems
Walk away and leave me with nothing
Out of touch, you're out of time
Live one life, I'll live the other
Switch the roles, toe a different line
Once stood tall, and you played them all
Now you hit the wall — you were second to no one
Such a man when you hold her hand
But from where I stand, you're still second to me
We were young, having too much fun
We never saw the sun, we were second to no one
Now you're gone and the days grow long
I'll write you one last song — you're still second to me
Those were days of fear and pleasure
Slept on floors, showered in the gym
Now our lives are coming together
But the light is getting dim
Build up walls to keep us safe
And find a body to warm our beds
Head down, meet you at the end
But we're both in way over our heads
Last night I saw you
A glimpse of the soul that once burned
You were up on the stage
Kiss from a girl I will never forget, but
Will you remember me? Remember me?
Second to no one
Second to me
Track Name: The Arms Of Noise
She looked good in monster boots
A little too good for me
Stealing my dreams from a silver screen
Or pictures in a magazine
Oh, but it ain't no secret
Shy child clinging to his mama's skirt
A squashed boneless snail
Or just a worm in the fucking dirt, oh
Crank that dial with the boys
Playing 'til my fingers bleed
Give me power, give me speed
And lift me up on arms of noise
Trying to seize the last thing I need
While the whole world got there first
And I'd have scaled those rungs back when I was young
But my lungs were the seat of a curse
Back of the family album
Blurred in the distance with a distant stare
I had to take that picture to prove I was even there
Weave a circle round him thrice
And close your eyes with holy dread
For he on honeydew hath fed
And drunk the milk of paradise
The arms of noise
Track Name: Not Today
I like girls with lousy posture
I like girls with messy hair
I like girls in yellow dresses
I like girls in underwear
I like girls who kick me out
And I like girls who let me stay
And someday I will choose between 'em
Not today, not today
Someday I will choose between 'em
Not today, not today
Anselm's sitting on my desk
His little feet in little boots
Inside his sixteen-week-old head
A little world is taking root
He beats me in a staring contest
Then his dad takes him away
And someday I will have a baby
Not today, not today
Someday I will have a baby
Not today, not today