Manic Pixie Dream Boy

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1.
San Diego 02:23
What have punks really done for the world? Oh, the denim jacket business is booming But there’s still a war going on from shore to shore And there’s punks that are being drafted Into the armies of the working fucking masses And you say you hate conformity But you’re not really showing that to me You’re showing me that you’re desperate and lazy Just like me We cry when we need to be fed We cry when we want to be held We cry when our complex emotional ropes get all tangled up Like my N64 controllers did back when I was a kid It’s depression not conviction that’s consumed us Punks not dead, it’s just lying in bed But what have punks really done for the world? Sure maybe you've clocked in a lot of reblogs on tumblr But that is nothing to be proud for
2.
We’re starting over and over and over and over and over and over again We wish stability could be offered to me and you and me and you But we are not the same kids that we were when we were in high school We've got responsibilities to our families and our friends and ourselves Like if I don’t go to a doctor, I might wither away and die Like if I keep eating junk food, I might feel like I’m gonna die Like if I don’t reach out to my friends, I'll feel like I want to die I’ve got to reach out to my friends or I’ll want to die We’re starting over and over and over and over and over and over again It’s a chance to recreate ourselves again and again and again When you are a vagrant, you’re always lonely or maybe that’s just me When you are a vagrant, you’re always lonely or maybe that’s just me That's just me
3.
G, C, Am, F I told my doctor today, that things are getting worse Taking all these medications isn’t helping my outbursts I told my doctor today that I am not a man I am not a woman, hell, I don’t know what I am I told my doctor today that I need to leave, Need to find a scene where the people are more friendly Where I don’t have to be anyone but me Where I don’t have to scream alone G, F, C Where no one has to be judged For anything but what they’ve created or destroyed Where no one has to be judged For who they are or where they came from Am, C, Am, D/A Because that shit is way too petty To even bother acknowledging meaning
4.
I wake up with this muggy feeling in my head like I wish that yesterday, oh yesterday, I had been found dead From an overdose on vitamins and prescribed medications I wanted to be healthier, well I guess I overcompensated And tomorrow I hope I can be better for you I hope that I can smile and do nothing that bothers you And I hope I am not broken and I hope one day the pieces of this vase Can be put together into their perfect stable place But I am sad most of the time But you can't see it, cause I keep it inside And I am sad most of the time But you can't see it, cause I keep it inside I am sad most of the time But you can't see it, cause I keep it inside And I am sad most of the time But you can't see it, cause I keep it inside But something in the stars at night makes me feel like one day I might Never have to prescribe to another medication for the rest of my life
5.
Philadelphia 01:50
Depreciate the value, then bring it to my barbecue You have no clue what you do to me dude You make my knees weak, you make my heart ache Then you shove it in my face and blood is all I taste And I will feel better after you leave I need you out of my life to maintain my sanity, my sanity Appreciate my value, then don’t come to my barbecue I really hate what you do to me dude You bring out my worst sides, you make me feel like I need to lie When I see you with other guys, I want to shove fucking knives in my eyes But I will feel better after you leave I need you out of my life to maintain my sanity Because I am not broken, I just need a break From all the bending and the turning that your wild soul brings Your soul brings
6.
What is unstable and what is real? This is a question that I ask myself on a daily basis Are my emotions genuine or are they just the result Of my neural passages sending my chemicals back and forth Who am I? Is it that guy? The one that's standing there smiling, staring the stranger in the eye Who am I? Is it that guy? Lying in bed for the third night in a row, saying he wants to die Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Cause I’m caught in between two completely separate identities Who can’t agree on anything Cause I’m caught in between two completely separate identities And I can’t even decide on which one’s me No, I can't even decide on which one's me No, I can't even decide on which one's me
7.
I’m in love with a feminist girl I’m in love with her self respect She’s stronger than me, she’s stronger than me I wish I could be, I wish I could be, I wish I could be A feminist girl
8.
Annapolis 01:50
It felt so, so lonely moving back to Maryland from Chicago I miss the tall buildings, the pretty faces I’ll never see again, again And I know, wherever I go, I’ll always be alone Just a sad punk kid with a bunch of sad sounding songs It felt so, so lonely hitchhiking from Maryland to Chicago I sat in the back of a truck with people that didn’t speak any English Only Spanish, I don’t speak Spanish, I don’t speak Spanish But they left me on the side of the highway With a 50 pound pack on my back, I walked five miles in the rain To my brothers place in Annapolis I thought I was running away from a life I didn’t wanna lead But I was just running away from a brain I didn’t wanna think
9.
I think to be a good person You’ve got to admit that you’re often wrong I think to be a good person You’ve got to admit that you’re often wrong And I am wrong all the time I am wrong all the time I am wrong all the time I am wrong all the time You’ve got to back down from the argument And reevaluate your reasoning Before putting yourself in their shoes And deciding on what is right and just and I fuck it up all the time Yes, I fuck it up all the time Yes, I fuck it up all the time Yes, I fuck it up all the time But there's redemption in the mirror And on the faces of your friend and family It’s never too late to say sorry For the moral missteps that you’ve made But I forget that all the time Yes, I forget that all the time Yes, I forget that all the time Yes, I forget that all the time You’ve got to call your friends more often
10.
Amaj7no3 (xx799x) E5 (x799xx) C#5 (x466xx) A5 (577xxx) B5 (799xxx) I hate having to say I’m sorry So I try saying nothing at all I could’ve kissed you, I should have kissed you Oh god, I wish I wouldn’t have kissed you You said I was too charming That I had to stay away And if your heart were a bowling ball My pins were lanes away I’m sorry that all I said was ok I’m sorry I made you stay awake so late And I’m sorry fossil fuels were wasted on me I’m sorry that this is the man who I have grown up to be And if your heart were the exit home My speeding van was highways away I pumped the breaks, I spun the wheel too tight Our silly little crushes cooked in the woods all night And I know you didn’t need it, but I'd hope you would understand That when you said you liked me I was shocked into submission And sometimes I need to feel loved And sometimes I need to feel desired And sometimes I just need someone like you And sometimes that is all the time
11.
You've got to love yourself the way you love your favorite song You've got to love yourself the way you love sleeping in til 2pm You've got to love yourself the way you love pita chips with hummus You've got to love yourself the way you'd love anyone else Because you deserve it, yes you do You deserve to be satisfied, happy, and successful too You've got treat yourself the way you'd treat your grandmother You've got to treat yourself the way you’d treat your favorite author You've got to treat yourself the way you'd would treat a perfect stranger With respect and innate forgiveness You've got to give yourself a break and trust me when I say this We all screw up sometimes We all accidentally cross the line We all make fools of ourselves But hey man, at least we’re still alive And I assure to each and every one of you That love can conquer any single thing that’s troubling you You've got to love yourself the way you love everybody else x3 Because you deserve it, yes you do You deserve to be satisfied, happy, and successful too
12.
London 01:46
I’ve been shoplifting too much lately I've been gambling my own sense of security Because we live in the kind a society Where that’s the kind of shit ya gotta do to feel free I’ve been arguing with my Mom about the morality Of stealing from big box stores She says that it’s wrong and I say mom you’re kinda dumb But I know I’m an ungrateful little brat, I’m sorry Mom We talk all about how we hate the system We talk all about how we hate capitalism But we still buy their products, yeah we still want their products, We still need their products and we talk about their products We still take pictures of their products with our iPhones And post it on Instagram And pay our monthly data plans And pray that becoming part of the system doesn’t kill us Cause there’s a government in your head telling you to stay in bed Yes there’s a government in your head telling you to stay in bed So smash the state, so smash the state, so smash the state Smash the fucking state
13.
G, C, Am, D There’s no such thing as talent So scream what you feel and offer what you think Cause nothing you can make will be wrong Ignore the advertisements You don’t need to be skinny. the image ain’t worthy Just be a fucking good person But don’t be so blasé You’re indifference is ugly, gonna make you feel ugly Gonna eat you all up inside Am, D, G, C And it's destructive and painful To see gods made out of the jaded and cynical And it’s depressing to see The future shaped out by the loudest and the angriest Am, D Now I’m not saying you can’t be angry I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be mad I’m just saying that it will temporarily blind you From all the beautiful and positive things G, C, Am, D Like how all the people on the street Live amazing, unique, sentient lives There are libraries full of books Full of friends, full of nick nacks and nooks Full of significant others that you haven’t met yet That could make your life the opposite of a living heck You’ve gotta take ahold of your life You've gotta make it better before you die You’ve gotta make a sense of this mess Prioritize what you love and fuck all the rest You’re a whole entire human soul Express who you are, before you don’t have the chance anymore

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released March 22, 2014

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Human Kitten Tucson, Arizona

acoustic songs about isolation, crisis, pain, growth, & learning to be alive after years of anticipating death

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