Break Stuff Steal Things EP

by Break Stuff Steal Things

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released May 7, 2011

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Track Name: Aurora Boreality
It's not about the destination
Could dock at any new station
No journey's end to stop the ride
Just wanna see what we can find

We'll make it up there, get away
We'll sail the ocean milky way
I'll close the airlock, you raise the mast
An eager countdown, then avast

So cross the Lite-Brite sky with me
Aurora boreality

We'll swab the decks of space debris
Unfurl the sails in zero G
Freeze-dried ice cream and mugs of Tang
We plundered from Neptune's domain

"Come on down," they told me then
I was a kid of only ten
They wanted me to go to bed
I climbed onto the roof instead

It's not about the destination
Could dock at any new station
No journey's end to stop the ride
Just wanna see what we can find

Discover each star system's charms
Orbit to sleep in the moon's arms
See comets graze the starboard bow
Forget tomorrow, live for now

Climb to the crow's nest, up the rope
Watch from our fun-size Hubble scope
Check the star charts for hidden lands
Abandoned loot and Tom's tin can

Connect the dots from you to me
Aurora boreality

We'll swab the decks of space debris
Unfurl the sails in zero G
Freeze-dried ice cream and mugs of Tang
We plundered from Neptune's domain

Discover each star system's charms
Orbit to sleep in the moon's arms
See comets graze the starboard bow
Forget tomorrow, live for now

So cross the Lite-Brite sky with me
Aurora boreality
Connect the dots from you to me
Aurora boreality
Track Name: Stage Fright City
Too hard by far, so so far, never even tried
Wine glass of Smirnoff by my side, saying not to hide
Rocking the mic, more like the mic rocking me
I'll push on through until I finally break free from

Stage Fright City! (Stage Fright City)
Now's not the time to back down!
Stage Fright City! (Stage Fright City)
They're gonna run you uptown!

Just swing the bat, clutching at the neck of my guitar
Feel like a kid on the roof facing a falling star
No way to triumph without knocking this out of the park
I'll write the way to win my very own story arc

No need for passion 'cause it's fashion'ble to phone the thing in
Gets so intense voicing dissent with lyrical kingpins in

Stage Fright City! (Stage Fright City)
Now's not the time to back down!
Stage Fright City! (Stage Fright City)
They're gonna run you uptown!
Stage Fright City! (Stage Fright City)
Think someone just threw a punch!
Stage Fright City! (Stage Fright City)
Tryin' not to lose my lunch!
Track Name: Calvinball
I'm early twenties and I barely recognize my face
They say I grew up, but I think that I just grew in place
Keep playing Punchbug 'cause I've never gotten in a fight
It's not my bedtime until right around the time it gets light

Skipping breakfast every morning
Drinking coffee close to black
Overdrawn but overdriven
Tell the world I'll pay it back

I want to explore
I want a pirate crew
I want to stay up late and build treehouses with you

We'll sit on statues
We'll count red cars
I'll draw a treasure map and put the X where you are

It's hard to keep up when nobody set the bar for us
Still playing the games that they taught us in back of the bus
I can't be sure if being mature's worth all the bother
Keep treading lightly 'round sore subjects like the floor was lava

I want to explore
I want a pirate crew
I want to stay up late and build treehouses with you

We'll sit on statues
We'll count red cars
I'll draw a treasure map and put the X where you are

I want to play tag
I want to lose
I want to eat Fruit Gushers and then turn your tongue blue

I'm early twenties and I barely recognize my face
They say I grew up but I think that I just grew in place

No need for reasons
Except that it's fun
Can't miss your closed-eyed grin through the scope of my Nerf gun

We've crashed the party
Played hide and seek
I've watched you walk on walltops, cursed myself for being meek

I want to explore
I want a pirate crew
I want to stay up late and build treehouses with you

We'll sit on statues
We'll count red cars
I'll draw a treasure map and put the X where you are
Track Name: Not As Clever
No time to speak my mind
An opening is hard to find
But when I get my head on straight, I'll leave that all behind

Some day I'll find proof
That I'm worthwhile and tell the truth
Until then I'll just enjoy the devil days of youth, what's there to lose?

Never knows best, never knows best
Never knows best, never knows when to quit it
Never knows best, never knows best
Never knows best, adapted screenplay

Never knows best, never knows best
Never knows best, never knows when to quit it
Never knows best, never knows best
I'm not as clever as I think I am

Always had it, this bad habit
In the past, forgotten and fine

Barely going, rarely knowing
What to do to keep it in line

I can't even find a reason
To sail across this sea of landmines

Far too future-obsessed
Leaving others unimpressed
Acting on self-confidence mistook for common sense

Days go on and on
Eventually they'll all be gone
Once that comes I'll have to like the self-portrait I've drawn, can't see beyond

Never knows best, never knows best
Never knows best, never knows when to quit it
Never knows best, never knows best
Never knows best, supporting actor

Never knows best, never knows best
Never knows best, never knows when to quit it
Never knows best, never knows best
I'm not as meta as I think I am

Hard to make a choice
When you don't know your own voice
Sometimes you've just gotta wing it, forget all their noise

In tune and in time
The right reasons will lead to rhyme
With rhythm tight, the perfect chords can lay out your design