Modern Life

by Terribly Happy

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released April 1, 2016

Produced by Caleb Rose - Creaky Closet Studios

Cover Illustration by Brandon Juarez

Sample in Track 8 from Rodan (1956) copyright Toho Company

Terribly Happy is:
Ky Hamon - Guitar/Vocals
James Wylie - Bass/Vocals
Logan Kiesewetter - Drums

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Track Name: Intro The Dragon
There's something scary going on around here
To take the places of my fears I had when I was fifteen
Oh god, let me be fifteen again

'Cause what's worse than spiders
Are the thoughts my friends' parents verbalize
They don't even realize at all

So I hang with my friends and watch some horror films
And pretend the world out there's not scarier
This basement's the barrier to keep us from our sins

Well, I'm not here to sin
Track Name: Project Juvenile
There's probably a crowd on a hill
In the background of some anime
Where I feel you and I belong
Standing static on repeat, both hearts drawn
Not scared anymore

Sometimes it's just to hard
To fuck with new realities
I'm scared of the loneliness and
Expectations in your head
And maybe we're dead, and this is heaven
All we have to do is stand around
Pretend we've got it figured out
Track Name: Dumpling Head
So strike a match and light the fire
We can sing and dance the night away
Take my hand; we'll run to wherever
Streetlights will light the way to forever

And I know this ain't the same town anymore
So stay here for now until we reach that shore

Come with me like you know you want to
Fix all the inside pain through avenues
Let's run away, get away; honestly, this honest me's
Gotta get through this all
Track Name: Oolong
I guess the timing is always what's wrong
So I'm taking the sum
And I'm changing me up
I'll diet forever and drink all the tea
You can throw at me, and next time it'll work out

Well, I'm sorry things get weird
Try to get myself again to the top by next year

Bad things, the bad thoughts, the goddamn
Fake friends and fake life, I'm changing
Up this time for good, maybe so next time,
I'll know just what was meant
We were innocent

I always run to the shower to cleanse myself for hours
When things get bad, and write songs in my head
About being a psycho killer
Well, you better come by as a good friend
By the end of this forgotten movie
'Cause I can only wash myself so many times
Before I realize my insides were really what was dirty

I'm so sorry things get weird
Disruption of the politics, there's no relationship
We'll start again next year

Bad things, the bad thoughts, the goddamn
Fake friends and fake life, we're changing
Up this time for good, maybe so next time,
I'll know just what was meant
We were innocent
Track Name: Midwest New Wave
In the company of friends
Undateable and falling in love
(With the special thought of not being special enough)
And all these nihilistic teens with
Emotional instability had enough
(With two week long love affairs)
And photographs

In this scene, we're gonna film what happened
But this time, it's gonna actually work out
(So say 'yes' when I say 'action')
Or just walk around
'Cause Lord knows you've got so many options
(Just walk around and try again)
This place is dead

So when I talk about depressing films
To convince myself I'm in one of them
Just to say that all bad things end
And it was always for someone's entertainment
Track Name: Welp.
You're cute as a button, but I'm stupid as fuck
Don't know how I get by; I'm really pushing my luck
I just lay in my bed, watch anime
Play fantasy football, and waste the day away
Lord knows I can't complain

Whatever.
I don't care anymore.

I work five days a week for school and the band
Barely passing my classes so you know where I stand
Now I'm standing here, singing this song
Feeling awkward as hell 'cause no one's singing along

Whatever.
I don't care anymore.
Track Name: Camp Spazlo
So crooked kids, gather around
For a joke before I leave this fucking town
This is arguably the last, my dear
The last summertime before I see things clearly
I got fat over the last semester
You can take me as I am
While I cut off your arm, as well as mine
Then make both arms hold hands
I'm the psycho you always needed

I'm getting sugar high for the last time
Wanna be the cute kid; get you so damn wasted
Off my sweetness (Goodnight!)
I'm a creepy, hollow man. Watch out, kids
I'm a legend in this land, playing games
Going back-and-forth between silly and psychotic

Before they take me to the institution,
Tell her I miss it
It's five years ago, gone forever
Track Name: D.H.S. (Delavan Historical Society)
When do the visuals come?
I think I'm out here on my own
And I'm trying to forget the past and everyone
When will we see this dream
As a tangible thing?
And a future that is possible to achieve

And I know what the hell I'm waiting for
Just a chance to be seen
I'll dematerialize the subjugated thoughts
Under control of my vacant memories
And I promise so many things
Trying to find the best of me
But I just promise forever, and...

We can make it out alive

Let's go now, let's go faster
Go and run from these bastards
We can grow up. Don't have to, don't have to
Don't have to fear
Let's go now, let's go faster
Go and run from these bastards
We can grow up, don't have to fear
Growing old and looking back here

Well, I constantly play dead
Are you scared of all your accidents?
This modern life, it kills my head
One day, you'll understand

And we can make it out alive
Track Name: Rodanne
It's getting late, but I don't feel like driving home
So could I stay so you don't have to sleep alone?
I'll take the couch so you won't to have to leave your bed
But I'll join you if you'd prefer that instead

I just want you to know that if you want me to go,
I won't put up a fight
But I can tell that you're lonely
You're not the only one tonight

My arm went numb, and your hair's in my face
I cannot sleep; I'd almost rather stay awake
Goodnight, sweet girl, and I hope you sleep well
You mean so much to me; I'm sure you can tell

I just want you to know that if you want me to go,
I won't put up a fight
But I can tell that you're lonely
You're not the only one tonight
Track Name: Dead End Semester
I can't tell if we're foreseen or forgotten
Twin-sized lies relayed, recited when you're dead
There's no hell when we come back in new seasons
And I can't help but think that you're the reason
So stay afloat, and change your clothes

We're all losers so shut up and forgive
We're all losers so shut up and forgive

You're so much more than a kinetic cadaver
So much more than what you say in your head
Do they care and does it even matter?
We're getting better at this and I'll always love you

We're all losers so shut up and forgive
We're all losers so shut up and forgive

You're so much more than the prescription they gave you
You'll go farther than you've ever imagined
It's been hell, but, honey, heaven is calling
Just keep existing for me and forgive
Forgive me for always loving you

We're all losers so shut up and forgive
Track Name: Urameshi
I know I'm in denial
I just can't seem to catch a break
I just wanna break away
The days come and go by
I just don't know how much more of this I can take

I'm shouting out into the distance
But no one seems to ever listen
I'm shouting out into the distance
But no one ever listens to me

So take me as I am
I'm more than what you all take me for
I won't take for granted
The little things I've lost sight of before

I'm shouting out into the distance
But no one seems to ever listen
I'm shouting out into the distance
But no one ever listens to me

I'm shouting out into the distance
But no one seems to listen
To a word I've gotta say
It doesn't matter anyway
'Cause even if they heard
They'd never say a word
They never seem to listen
Track Name: Slowking
Do you think it's okay to stay the night 'til I feel better?
Or fake some hope 'til the sun comes up?
Well, you know me, don't you?
If I'm delusional, I'll shoot up a daydream
And never wake up

But there's something that tells me we're better than this

Things get uneasy when the purposes are gone
And the meaning gets too faded to be easily read, so withdrawn
I'm sorry sullen and static is my theme right now
It's just a phase to change, and make it out alive somehow
And I wish college worked out
I wish so many things worked out
I felt so bombed and bummed beyond my own
Pissy words could ever have foretold
So if I drop out, I'm not giving up
You'll see a dead man walk again

Well, I'm not here to sin
I'm here to love, then be forgotten
I'm here to begin
And learn to be a best friend
I swear I'm growing up
Maybe just slowly
Don't measure my worth
And don't try to write my story for me