Dull Days

by Sleepy Hahas

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All songs engineered, mixed, and mastered at Suma Recording Studio in Painesville, OH.

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released May 13, 2014

Music and Lyrics © Patrick Michael Butler 2013

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Sleepy Hahas Buffalo, New York

Phil Shore - Piano/Organ
Pat Butler - Guitar/Vocals
Kevin Pryles - Bass

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Track Name: What She Uses to Whisper Sweet Words
The scent of your bedroom follows me home each night
I wash so my mother can’t tell
It’s not there in the morning
So I write in a notebook
What I’d give for a glimpse of the smell
The marks on my shoulder are outlines of what she
Uses to whisper sweet words
And though it might hurt when she digs in so sharply,
It’s still nice to feel loved at all
I helped her find her clothes
For me it was easy,
I knew just what I doing
And I suppressed whatever guilt was growing in my head
And faced my face in the mirror

Words like these rescue me
And I think that we’re finally there
His dark, old, and ugly
Face inside my head
Contributes to her blank stare

“I liked where you touched me but Pat I just don’t know,
We could’ve moved way down south,
With a man in a big house, with five or six figures,
With probably no feeling at all.”
I might have a back yard
But I couldn’t share it
With something as big as your dog
I’d wait maybe 8 years and prove I’m a grown up
And maybe I’d steal your love

Words like these rescue me
And I think that we’re finally there
His dark, old, and ugly
Face inside my head
Contributes to her blank stare

The extent to which I love you
Makes me blush in front of you
So instead I’ll just say it in song.
Track Name: I Hate My Body (and it Hates Me Too)
It’s a crying shame
That I’m a crying man
I’ll hide you out of my heart,
Or do the best I can
Don’t say you know how
Pretend you like to read
You tore out all the pages
The cover’s all you need

I can see I’ll bet your words were slippery
If I fight with you will you fuck with me
I hate your stupid face and your attitude
I hate my body and it hates me too

Now you tied me up
And you ran from me
I begged for ya to stay
You wouldn’t obey me
Yeah you broke my legs
And you ran from me
If I’m all that’s left
Will you stay for me?

I can see I’ll bet your words were slippery
If I fight with you will you fuck with me
I hate your stupid face and your attitude
I hate my body and it hates me too

I’ll sell my body, I’ll sell my soul
I’ll sell my guitars and I’ll sell my clothes
I’ll sell my mother and my father too
I’ll sell whatever brings me back to you

Will you deceive me on a Sunday morning
Skip church and leave me alone, gone
You’re the end times, I’m the verse
I’m the body, you’re the hearse

I can see I’ll bet your words were slippery
If I fight with you will you fuck with me
I hate your stupid face and your attitude
I hate my body and it hates me
I hate my body and it hates me
I hate my body and it hates me too
Track Name: Watch You Die
When you’re driving your car out of town
I hope you crash and burn
Just hang there for a little while
I’ll meet you there
Just to watch you die
Just to watch you die

When you’re feeling at your very worst
I hope it finally sinks in
That all the people of the world
Hope you wrap the noose round your chin
I’ll watch you die
Even kick out the chair like a friend,
On me you can rely

When you’re lying in a hospital bed
I’ll be a friend and pull the plug
I’ll dump you straight down to the seventh ring
Not send you off with a hug
And I’ll watch you die
Because you made me cry
And I’ll watch you die
And I’ll watch you die
Track Name: Red Eyes, Red Skies
Hold, wait for me to shine
I was lost but I don’t mind
Cause I saw it time to time
Colored pins and needles
Plant her in my mind

I see your face upon the sky
Could we really have been that high?
With blood red eyes traverse the night
I tried to hold you as you cried

Hold all the tears inside
You have closed your love, or tried
But you never let it hide
She felt his pain and cried
Woke at once with blood red eyes

I see your face upon the sky
Could it really have been that high?
With blood red eyes traverse the night
I tried to hold you as you cried
Track Name: Dull Days
I find myself writing songs about the girls I barely know
They get inside my head and when they’re there
I swear they won’t let go
The urge to multiply is at odds with my hearts simple wish to die
Come kids lets wrap it up
I’m sure you’ve seen I gave a college try

It makes the dull days hard to live through
Oh, oh I stay up late and I always think of you

Ooo ooo!

If you want cool I’d bet, try the right clothes on
And find a cigarette
I thought that’d be enough in a corner somewhere
Acting like I’m tough
Back home with the look in her eyes
But my parents are back!
Whatever, big surprise!
She’s out front walking home,
And after all I wanted to be left alone

It makes the dull days hard to live through
Oh, oh and that is why I can’t forget you
It makes the dull days hard to live through
Oh, oh I stay up late and I always think of you

Ooo ooo!
Yeah!
Track Name: Little Girl
Oh, she’s like a little girl, a teen
Closer to my brother in age and always trying to prove
She was as old as me
But then she broke my heart and now I’m crying out in the night for my mother’s touch.
I’m not trying to mess around

She’s just a little girl
She’s just a little girl
She’s just a little girl
She’s just a kid to me

Oh, can’t wait till the day she lives with my blood on her hands
Pretend it wasn’t her fault and deny deny deny as best as she can
So hard to be loved, when she love another man but you
But he’s not a man, he’s a boy now,
And she’s just a little girl too
I had a baby girl, whose name can’t understand
But then some half pint punk kid
Snatched her from my hands

She’s just a little girl
She’s just a little girl
She’s just a little girl
She’s just a kid to me

She’s just a little girl
She’s just a little girl
She’s just a little girl
She’s just a kid to me
Track Name: Red Dress
I saw you waiting in a red dress
Your eyes were watery and burning like the salt beneath the sea
I saw you waiting in a red dress
When you looked back it was hard to miss
You staring straight through me
I saw you gazing with a bored look
Don’t be surprised when my eyes
Glaze over like glass

Crease and fold me,
Put me away
But there aren’t pockets in a dress

I saw you floating out your front door
And then I realized I’d never seen one quite like you before
I saw you glowing you were best dressed
I felt I saw your molten, melting, smoldering core

Crease and fold me,
Put me away
But there aren’t pockets in a dress

I saw you burning in a red dress
Your heart was glowing like a candle that you forgot to blow out
And when I called out I could hear you
Echo for a mile
I saw you waiting in a red dress
I saw you tearing up but never even saw you crack a smile
I saw you leaving for the first time
I knew that when I’d see you it would be a while

Crease and fold me,
Put me away
Crease and fold me,
Put me away
Crease and fold me,
Put me away
But there aren’t pockets in a dress

Should’ve seen you in an even gown
But you were waiting to cut holes for your feet
I thought I tasted you were circumspect
It must’ve been a bead of sweat
Saw you dancing out your evening dress,
Realized then that you were better than the rest
I thought I saw a microscopic tear,
While I was grinning ear to ear

I saw you crying in a black dress
I tried to touch you but I couldn’t put my hand through frosted glass
Saw you sobbing in a black dress
I tried to steal your pain but couldn’t steal it like I could the rest

Crease and fold me,
Put me away
Crease and fold me,
Put me away
Crease and fold me,
Put me away
Crease and fold me,
Put me away
Crease and fold me,
Put me away
Crease and fold me,
Put me away
Crease and fold me,
Put me away
Crease and fold me,
Put me away
Crease and fold me,
Put me away
But there aren’t pockets in a dress

I saw you waiting in a red dress
Track Name: Girl Johnny Cash
You say I’m a sinner,
My momma always told me you were not the one
You say you’re a sinner
I’ve been sinning all along
Now hearts have been broken
On that scent that you left I have been choking
You think you’ve been winning,
I’ve been winning all along

Girl Johnny Cash, you taste like cigarettes and ash
All these years have passed, don’t say tonight will be our last
Girl Johnny Cash, some day you’ll learn to love my laugh
Don’t think we won’t last, tonight’s tonight,
The past’s the past

You say I’m a sinner,
My momma always told me you were not the one
You say you’re a winner,
I was winning all along
Now heart’s have been broken
On that rope that you left I have been hanging
You say you’ve been choking
I was choking all along

Girl Johnny Cash, you taste like cigarettes and ash
All these years have passed, don’t say tonight will be our last
Girl Johnny Cash, some day you’ll learn to love my laugh
Don’t think we won’t last, tonight’s tonight,
The past’s the past

And I’m singing, and I’m doing all these things for you now
Living and reliving the glory days like the never passed us by
Singing, and I’m doing all these things for you now
Living and reliving the glory days like the never passed us by

Girl Johnny Cash, you taste like cigarettes and ash
All these years have passed, to say tonight will be our last
Girl Johnny Cash, some day you’ll learn to love my laugh
Don’t think we won’t last, tonight’s tonight,
The past’s the past
Track Name: Gasoline Can Blues
In the cold, in the night, when you need a guiding light,
When there’s room in your bed,
But there ain’t room in your head
And your tongue fights your plan
You yell for me to be your man
Wipe the sweat from your hands
Start to turn the gas can cap

And I’ll spit on the spark, if you get too mean, girl
Won’t light my my cigarette, if I smell gasoline, girl
And I’ll spit on the spark, if you get too mean, girl
If I smell gasoline

Burning through summer nights,
And you’re trying to start a fight
You let your mind take a stand
While crackin knuckles on your hand
When our love it is young
Incending flames is on your tongue
Take a drink from the glass
Turn the embers all to ash

And I’ll spit on the spark, if you get too mean, girl
Won’t light my my cigarette, if I smell gasoline, girl
And I’ll spit on the spark, if you get too mean, girl
If I smell gasoline

You know what I’d do
You know what I’d do
You thought you saw me burn, but I’m anew
The gasoline I drank, is through with you
A waxless candle’s match can’t burn straight through
The flint and tinder’s wet, and staying so

And I’ll spit on the spark, if you get too mean, girl
Won’t light my my cigarette, if I smell gasoline, girl
And I’ll spit on the spark, if you get too mean, girl
Won’t light my my cigarette, if I smell gasoline, girl
And I’ll spit on the spark, if you get too mean, girl
Won’t light my my cigarette, if I smell gasoline, girl
And I’ll spit on the spark, if you get too mean, girl
If I smell gasoline
Track Name: Pictures
We'd laugh about
Me and you
Why I sing the songs I do
What it'd mean to feel again a part of you
More than stupid pictures for me to get off to
Because somewhere deep there's a fire for only you

And I could see you back in my arms
And I could see you back in my arms
Yeah yeah oh oh oh oh

Look likes you're gone
But in the end did I really do any wrong?
If I miss you enough to feel weak cause I can't get along
Cause I miss your heart on those fingers that were long
When I sing to you do you really hear the song?

And I could see you back in my arms
And I could see you back in my arms
Yeah yeah oh oh oh oh

If I had any more then I might go and explode
If I had any more then I might go and explode
If I had any more then I might go and explode
If I had any more then I might go and explode

Looks like I'm wrong
But maybe she'd have stayed of we fucked all along
But in the morning she'd laugh and say "go away"
She gotta get her bed clean for someone later that day

And I could see you back in my arms
And I could see you back in my arms
Yeah yeah oh oh oh oh

If I had any more then I might go and explode
If I had any more then I might go and explode
If I had any more then I might go and explode
If I had any more then I might go and explode
Track Name: Bolero del Fuego
You're the worst incessant temptation
When I kick you out my front door, find a route to redemption.
You burrow underneath my skin,
Telling everybody where I've been.

You're the worst I can't even stand it.
Please just kick me out my front door,
Never ever come back.
I swear this never was my home,
I would never stay here all alone.

Oh girl, you steal attention, I suppose.
Oh girl, in your big screen, famous, selfish pose.
Oh girl, you steal attention, I suppose.
Oh girl, you steal attention.

You faked it, you tore it in two.
You claimed "Lets put hot next to pretty! "
You put you next to you.
Your Siren voices crack my shell.
Of my suburban basement headphone Hell.

When your kids are old, and their town is whack,
Don't forget you were the hair that broke the Buffalo's back.
I'd like to see your faces then,
You'll be working angles like you've never been.

Oh girl, you steal attention, I suppose.
Oh girl, in your big screen, famous, selfish pose.
Oh girl, you steal attention, I suppose.
Oh girl, you steal attention.

Oh girl, you steal attention, I suppose.
Oh girl, in your online, famous, selfie pose.
Oh girl, you steal attention, I suppose.
Oh girl, you steal attention.
Track Name: Nooses
Oooh and it seems that I've found
The right length and unwound
Left it where you did dare
To let your black hood hide your glare
And I know I suppose
She dropped me in her undertow
Then wrapped her hair round me there
Choked out my last bit of air

Who's seen her greed?
She's left and stolen everything
Ooh ooh my pain, her glee
Hang by neck up in a tree
Who's seen her greed?
She's left and stolen everything
Black heels, black skirt, black hood,
Lipstick the color of my blood

Once happy days dulled in the sun
Lost their unexpecting glaze
I'm the kid down the hall
Who let her let his smile dissolve
Once her cold hand touched mine
She'd strung her gallows just in time
When I said, "let's 'hang' out"
I didn't know what this was about

Who's seen her greed?
She's left and stolen everything
Ooh ooh my pain, her glee
Hang by neck up in a tree
Who's seen her greed?
She's left and stolen everything
Black heels, black skirt, black hood,
Lipstick the color of my blood

Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

Who's seen her greed?
She's left and stolen everything
Ooh ooh my pain, her glee
Hang by neck up in a tree
Who's seen her greed?
She's left and stolen everything
Black heels, black skirt, black hood,
Lipstick the color of my blood

Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!
Track Name: Life is Never Good (Until You're Dead)
Oh, watch as my world crumbles
Watch as I'm slowly pulled apart
She sighs and says "I should've warned you"
"Don't be afraid to move on, kid"

And the leaves are slowly changing
And my sense of self is fading
I'm just looking for some place to call my home
I know I'm out of line now
And I'm searching my home for a sign yeah
She said "darling, home's just where you put your things"
She said "someday soon you'll get it"
But what she really meant was
"Life is never good (until you're dead)"

Oh, the ropes are lain neatly in a row
You've tied me limb by limb I know
One shot and the fear in horses shows
And watch as in different ways they go

She said "someday soon you'll get it"
But what she really meant was
"Life is never good (until you're dead)"

She signs with her hands, and she talks with her feet
They say "remember you're mortal"
And that "love cannot see"
I knew once she saw me
I thought love was still blind
But she saw me then another
And she left me behind

And the leaves are slowly changing
And my sense of self is fading
I'm just looking for some place to call my home
I know I'm out of line now
And I'm searching my home for a sign yeah
She said "darling, home's just where you put your things"
She said "someday soon you'll get it"
But what she really meant was
"Life is never good (until you're dead)"
Track Name: Change in Your Pocket (and Sent Straight Through the Laundry)
Won't stand when you sing to me
Won't clap when you dance for me
I'm bored to tears and can't believe
I've waited this long just to see
Them thieve and cop
That robot hop
All booze and sex and side projects

Kill me, please kill me
Change in your pocket and sent straight through the laundry
Kill me, please kill me
Change in your pocket and sent straight through the laundry

Don't feel or believe
And for that matter don't even breathe
I tried to grasp what it's all about
Tried not to laugh but it just falls out my mouth
They'd never let me just forget
Their girlfriends rock, their diapers drop

Kill me, please kill me
Change in your pocket and sent straight through the laundry
Kill me, please kill me
Change in your pocket and sent straight through the laundry
I said kill me, please kill me
Change in your pocket and sent straight through the laundry
Kill me, please kill me
Change in your pocket and sent straight through the laundry

I'm sleepy
I'm sleepy

Kill me, please kill me
Change in your pocket and sent straight through the laundry
Kill me, please kill me
Change in your pocket and sent straight through the laundry
I said kill me, please kill me
Change in your pocket and sent straight through the laundry
Kill me, please kill me
Change in your pocket and sent straight through the laundry

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