Casual Seizure

by Charlie Foxtrot

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1.
Cut The Line 02:57
Forgive my ignorance But what's the point of this Backwards, convoluted trick We're not getting younger We're just falling under Farther from the carrot on the stick All I ever wanted was the sky And all I've ever gotten was a lie Just borders and frames Numbers and names Let's cut the line and multiply Let's bomb the office parks Cause you're a work of art And I want to spend all my time in you Quit that 6 to 3 And come make the FCC Go red and learn a thing or two All I ever wanted was the sky And all I've ever gotten was a lie Just borders and frames Numbers and names Let's cut the line and multiply All I ever wanted was the sky And all I've ever gotten was a lie Just borders and frames Numbers and names Let's cut the line and multiply
2.
Plastic 02:30
If you weren't my kind of man You wouldn't be no man at all You'd be the cold, grey styrofoam That coats my nursing home The paper flowers on the wall No dollar signs dance in my eyes I don't want what I can't keep You're just another carnivore A well-trained labrador I hope your mom kept the receipt You look fantastic If I sound sarcastic Don't do nothing drastic, it's a ruse Is the world elastic Is it just a casket Tidied up in plastic just for you What sort of fool would carry on? Don't have to keep such company When it splits and shatters Proving nothing matters That's when you'll finally be free And all you ever wanted was it all That's just another lie those fuckers sell you So you'll stay on your side of the wall You look fantastic If I sound sarcastic Don't do nothing drastic, it's a ruse Is the world elastic Is it just a casket Tidied up in plastic just for you
3.
Give up your dreams You know you'll never make it You're as dull as you seem You might as well embrace it Oh I know just what I'd do If I was as useless as you I would sit down in a chair And I'd stay there Chill the fuck out Sell out your soul To the seventh highest bidder Ain't there comfort to know You'll never be a winner You can look back and be free Knowing that's as good as it's ever gonna be You're an old, mid size sedan And you'll never see Japan Chill the fuck out Why be someone else? Be the worst take of yourself Take time to be your own insulting ex-wife Leave your bank account alone It's never gonna grow Maybe things will be different in the next life Chill the fuck out
4.
I want the shine I want the spark I want my place reserved on saturn and the ark I want the lights I want the curves I want the girls to pay to find out where we were I want the flash I want a star I want the newest, fastest, most expensive car I want my mark I want my due I want my tell-all, secret, inside interview But like the magazine man said, well I can't do it on my own Oh tell me what to do Tell me what to do I just wanna be like you Living life enough for two So tell me what to do Oh tell me what to think Tell me what to think I just need a little drink Pastor, plumber and a shrink So tell me what to think How did you get here from such safe arriving The greenest grass and the whitest siding You had it all, was that not exciting? Don't you miss it now and then? Oh tell me what to do Tell me what to do I just wanna be like you Living life enough for two So tell me what to do Oh tell me what to think Tell me what to think I just need a little drink Pastor, plumber and a shrink So tell me what to think Oh tell me what to do Tell me what to do I just wanna be like you Living life enough for two So tell me what to do Oh tell me what to think Tell me what to think I just need a little drink Pastor, plumber and a shrink So tell me what to think Oh tell me what to do Tell me what to do I just wanna be like you Living life enough for two So tell me what to do Oh tell me what to say Tell me what to say I'll be your little protege Laughing at the castaways So tell me what to say
5.
Yesterday's news I was your paper boy You were my muse Don't chew it too long Keep it together man No one knows you're wrong But you're the disease You're the decay Everyday The deeper it gets Everyone bleeds But not all return About time you learned This is it Such a nice spread Drowning in gasoline Realistically dead Isn't it a waste? Stop the kid growing up How does it taste? But you're the disease You're the decay Everyday The deeper it gets Everyone bleeds But not all return About time you learned This is it But you're the disease You're the decay Everyday The deeper it gets Everyone bleeds But not all return About time you learned This is it You're the mistake You're the machine Somewhere between A man and a god Whatever it takes As long as I'm blind I swear I won't mind Everyone's flawed
6.
Hand out, collecting your dollar change Keep it to yourself Toe tapping, making this body wait Like you was someone else But you tell lies, don't ya babe? Half-hearted good-for-nothing Old paperback news No fun destroying something With so much to lose But you tell lies, oh you tell lies Look fast, you're blowing up honey Yeah you're quite the name Six million can't be wrong If they all look the same You're wearing numbers But a house is not a home You bought fall in summer Think you got there on your own But you tell lies, you tell lies Look fast, you're blowing up honey Yeah you're quite the name Six million can't be wrong If they all look the same But you tell lies, oh you tell lies Don't ya babe
7.
Seventeen with an addled mind Not bad for a kid She says “let's leave this world behind” Already thought we did And everybody's telling me to quit while I'm ahead It's true Don't know what to do Every time my mind goes racing it runs back to you It's wrong What's going on Got a craving I've been waiting for so long She's my hopped up bunny All my friends tell me “she's no good” But I'm not gonna bend We're running naked through the woods I'll love her til the end And everybody's telling me to quit while I'm ahead But there's two green eyes in a purple cloud I'd rather do instead It's true Don't know what to do Every time my mind goes racing it runs back to you It's wrong What's going on Got a craving I've been aching for so long She's my hopped up bunny It's true Don't know what to do Every time my mind goes racing it runs back to you It's wrong What's going on Got a craving I've been chasing for so long It's true Don't know what to do Every time my mind goes racing it runs back to you It's wrong What's going on Got a craving I've been tasting for so long She's my hopped up bunny
8.
I'm in love with a girl who hates me So I don't care if she thinks I'm crazy Or finds me hiding in her living room Cause she's the one even if she don't know I'll be there in her wedding photo Even if I'm slightly out of view Whatever gets it over quick I'm the star of a multi-platinum Hit machine with a brand new album Heard they even play us on the moon Push a screaming fangirl off me Sell another million copies Even though I can't carry a tune Whatever gets it over quick Write it down or don't, whatever I won't be here to be your punchline forever Give it up cause I could go all night I'm in love with a girl who hates me So I don't care if she thinks I'm crazy Or finds me hiding in her living room Cause she's the one even if she don't know I'll be there in her wedding photo Even if I'm slightly out of view Whatever gets it over quick
9.
The Only Way 03:01
Wake up It's a brand new day And everybody's a liar Get down It's the only way Don't be an amplifier And everybody fools themselves Into thinking that obsessing over everyone else Will help themselves but it ain't the only way Throw out Sensibility Like it gets you any further Lawyer Taking LSD Just so he won't have to perjure And everybody fools themselves Into thinking that obsessing over everyone else Will help themselves but it ain't the only way Sometimes The only hope Are the ones not feeling hopeful I've tried When the only soap Is pulled from the disposal And everybody fools themselves Into thinking that obsessing over everyone else Will help themselves but it ain't the only way And everybody fools themselves Into believing that obsessing over everyone else Will help themselves but it ain't the only way
10.
Careless 02:29
I thought I thought I thought I knew about you I thought it but I didn't know at all I thought I heard you singing in the back room But it was just the tired voices in the wall I ain't losing sleep for your sighing I'm a busy person too I ain't losing sleep for your fragile, fading face If you're so careless, I don't care about you I thought I felt you coming through the floorboards So I danced until that feeling went away I don't care about your accolades and awards When you won them on the back of DNA I ain't losing sleep for your sighing I'm a busy person too I ain't losing sleep for your fragile, fading face If you're so careless, I don't care about you You're an ornament Trophy wife of the absentee Sacred sacrament They drink from you while you are left hungry I ain't losing sleep for your sighing I'm a busy person too I ain't losing sleep for your fragile, fading face If you're so careless, I don't care about you
11.
All at once I float away Melting into rain Pouring into alleyways So I can't fit down the drain And I can't believe what I'm seeing An honest good feeling Are you some kind of machine? I'm a completely useless fool Cause all I do is dream of you I'm a prick, I'm a cannonball Weighing down the bus But all the world seems so very small When I daydream about us And I can't believe what I'm seeing An honest good feeling Are you some kind of machine? I'm a completely useless fool Cause all I do is dream of you I don't get anything done anymore I just float in the wind and I drip on the floor There's no living without you, just breathing through space I don't need to have eyes if I can't see your face And I can't believe what I'm seeing An honest good feeling Are you some kind of machine? I'm a completely useless fool Cause all I do is dream of you
12.
End Times 01:57
Desert in a hurricane Hot tub jetting acid rain These are end times and it's alright Glass eye looking down the scope Court judge given shorter rope These are end times and it's alright We climbed up to the top and down to the bottom I remember summers as the only one who got 'em We're so holy we're not even whole Typo on a license plate Weinstein gets a second date These are end times and it's alright MD spinning down the pole Baby stealing birth control These are end times and it's alright We climbed up to the top and down to the bottom I remember summers as the only one who got 'em We're so holy we're not even whole That's a heavy bet I'm an idiot I'm so sorry everything's new I'm the smallest thing In the claw machine These end times ending too soon We climbed up to the top and down to the bottom I remember summers as the only one who got 'em We're so holy we're not even whole We were old from the start and down when it mattered Celebrating warnings not to be easily flattered I'm so honest I can hardly hold
13.
Confession: I don't wanna lie Through my teeth and out the side I kinda like my new reflection And direction Salvation comes in many colors So just be nicer to each other My future plans are not regretting The present I'll keep my eyes glued to the window And give my headaches to the pillow I hate that I might leave behind Misspent second-guessing time Saying “yes” to please the biggest With a witness I've heard that you can see much clearer Through a window than a mirror And don't let anyone say different Don't listen I'll keep my eyes glued to the window And give my headaches to the pillow I'm sorry I did not remember My promises to change for better I'll keep my eyes glued to the window And give my headaches to the pillow I'm sorry I did not remember My promises to change for better
14.
You're right I'm wrong So independently The lights the songs You sing so pleasantly What I would give Just for a piece of you The life you live What's more? A counterweight would do The way your words Must taste behind your lips The clay reverts Behaves like politics And all the time Rehearsing what you say Is lost behind That cursed counterweight Just like I said before You're right I'm wrong So independently The lights the songs You sing so pleasantly What I would give Just for a piece of you The life you live What's more? A counterweight would do

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All songs written, performed and recorded by Jackson Fields

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released June 1, 2018

Art by Courtney Klebau

Mixing & Mastering by Jackson Fields

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