lions and catmen

by Timothy Bracken

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This is Timothy's February Album Writing Month for 2012. All songs written and recorded February 2012.

Timothy Bracken uses ZT Amplifiers. The ZT Lunchbox is the only amp that was used for all electric guitar tracks.

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released March 5, 2012

all instruments and vocals by timothy bracken except:

Tomorrow Night: Written by Timothy Bracken and Vom Vorton, Tomorrow Night vocals and organ by Vom Vorton.

Who Turned Out the Lights: Written by Timothy Bracken and Tim Conway, melodica and electric guitar by Tim Conway.

I Won't Be Back: Written by Timothy Bracken and Peter Case

Good Exposure: Written by Timothy Bracken and Phil Norman. Backing vocals by Phil Norman.

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Track Name: Lady Machine
she's like a wrecking ball the next room
yeah yeah lady machine
she's like a wrecking ball in the next room
yeah yeah lady machine

shiny as a hubcap
smiling through the bubble wrap
everybody stand back
i think that something's gone wrong

you'd better look out now boys
we've made a huge mistake boys

whe's like a wrecking ball in the next room
yeah yeah lady machine

mimicking the human brain and its process
yeah yeah lady machine
we jump the gun and then call it progress
yeah yeah lady machine

you'd better look out now boys
we made a huge mistake boys

she's like a wrecking ball in the next room
yeah yeah lady machine
might we be calling robot control soon
yeah yeah lady machine
Track Name: Who Turned Out the Lights
i don't know what i'm doing here
drown myself down in my beer
with all these creeps out of their heads
crawling home back to their beds

oh no oh no
who turned out the lights
oh no uh oh no
who turned out the lights

no one that i recogniz(s)e
vacant stares filling their eyes
and all my friends left hours ago
but i'm still here drinking alone

oh no oh no
who turned out the lights
oh no uh oh no
who turned out the lights

there's no point in leaving when
empty house closing us in
give us early heart attacks
paint our minds ivory black

oh no oh no
who turned out the lights
oh no uh oh no
who turned out the lights
Track Name: Where's the Bride
holding hands
waiting while
they stand outside
holding signs

in the church
recite the lines
they've got their lives
i've got mine

all I want is the right
who is that man
judging mine

we were stuck
in the mire
now before god
side by side

holding hands
waiting while
they stand outside
holding signs

hear them say
where's the bride
they've got their lives
here is mine

all I want is the right
so who is that man
judging mine

we were stuck
in the mire
now before god
side by side
Track Name: Lost On Me
were you even right
were you a lie
were you only lonely
looking for some guy

was i even right
to say you were mine
i was only lonely
like a suicide

i don't know why
it's lost on me

so every other night
i saw your eyes
and you told me slowly
i should run and hide

so i guess you were right
holding inside
we were only lonely
looking for a ride

i don't know why
i don't know why
i don't know why it's lost on me

can you turn on the light
show me your eyes
were you only lonely
looking for a ride

and if i had the right
to say you were mine
would i be so lonely
like a suicide

i've been waiting
too long to see
if we work out
Track Name: I Won't Be Back
it's a railroad, bill
and we're right on track
to the end of the line
and we won't be back
oh babe what do you think of that
i won't be back
i won't be back

the tracks stretch out
to the mountain's wall
out there at night
no one hears your call
oh babe what do you think of that
we're right on track
and i won't be back

the world is big
and the world is sad
the world don't care
about the dreams you had
oh baby what do you think of that
we're right on track
and i won't be back

oh babe i keep waiting on a call that doesn't come
oh babe i keep waiting on a call that never comes
there's a call that never comes
it'll come someday

'til my hair turns white as snow
til there's no one left here i know
when the river stops to flow
and nobody here remembers my name

you never know
where the days will end
in the arms of love
or around the bend
oh baby what do you think of that
we're right on track
and i won't be back
Track Name: Don't Know Who I Am
everything's a weight
everything's a fight
is it just too late to say i'll be alright

gotta stay awake
gotta stick around
what's it even mean anymore
to say i'll burn it down

i don't give a damn anymore
what could they do to me
i don't know who i am anymore

everybody shake
everybody cry
everybody work
everybody die

i don't give a damn anymore
what could they do to me
i don't know who i am anymore
nothing gets through to me
Track Name: Modern Wave
my, my, don't be shy
can't you kiss yourself goodbye
out here we're all alone
the same as everyone

dear god we know you're here
and you know we're so sincere
out there ain't no home
for anyone lost from you

big boy you just don't know
all the clouds will kill ya slow
long 'fore the bombs went off
you couldn't go out in the sun

dear god we know you're near
and you know we're so sincere
in here we eat from cans
and fall asleep holding our guns

we're the modern men
drowning in a modern-made wave
Track Name: Wasting Daylight
we lost it before we had a clue
how can you cry for a girl you never knew
wasting the daylight
the clouds hang in the sky
stuck on the turnpike
the cars go driving by

so where are you now

but i was never sure
i thought that i was sure
but i was never sure
and now you're gone

just like a poet
completely soft and scared
what could we share but
just being unprepared
wasting the daylight
the clouds come back for more
i thought of when but i never thought what for

so where are you now

but i was never sure
i thought that i was sure
but i was never sure
and now you're gone
Track Name: Hurry Up N Die
Everybody's talking like they're all for sale
I was right behind you and you lost my tail
Oh there goes my baby
Finally time to leave
Hiding what's gone
When you go numb
Everyone's gonna see

So whenever you're free
Of the reasons why
Baby don't worry
I'll hurry up and die

I would my mind is like a new white wall
I don't think about you
Hardly not at all
Not that I think you love me
Never even thought you'd try
Everyone's Gone
They all took some
Everybody leaves you dry

Keep it inside
Baby don't worry
I really don't mind

When you get done
Out in that sun
Everybody sees you cry

So when you fall back
and you can't get through
Baby don't worry
You're gonna die too
Baby don't worry
I'll hurry up and die
Track Name: Louder
who's that calling now
who's that crying out
it's so much louder to me
yeah so much louder to me

trucks and children howl
through the window
how it's so much louder to me

you could say no one's home today
is this right
i just say goodnight
i still say goodnight
Track Name: I Wanted To See You
i wanted to see
i wanted to see you so bad

i never got to
i never have
Track Name: Good Exposure
what did I do
what do I care
and what am I doing
when I see them all stare

what do they know
what's the big plan
and what am I doing when
i hear the door slam
i mean what are they doing when they hear who I am

what is good exposure
put it in my obituary

what am I thinking when I meet them halfway
what did I say
what did I draw
and were they thinking when they saw what they saw
i mean what was I thinking when I saw what they saw

what is good exposure
put it in my obituary

what am I thinking when I meet them halfway

what do I do
what do they know
and what are they thinking
when they watch the big show
i mean what are they thinking
when they pay for that show