Alligator Pears and Dumb Double Dares

by We Few

supported by
/
  • Immediate download of 11-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more). Paying supporters also get unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.

     name your price

     

  • Alligator Pears and Dumb Double Dares (limited release!)
    Compact Disc (CD)

    A limited release of our album, barely contained within a Cee Dee. It will be delivered to you in a sleeve made of denim, with our hand printed cover proudly inked upon the sleeve. It'll be super cool, I promise. Only 15 will be made, and they'll be shipped out on 11/23/2013.

    Includes immediate download of 11-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.

    Sold Out

1.
02:12
2.
3.
4.
5.
01:27
6.
7.
02:34
8.
9.
10.
11.
04:08

about

Over a year's work went into this album, and while working on it, We Few has gone from a two piece, to a solo act, back to a two piece, and then to a five piece band. Gosh, it feels good to finally have this out in the open.

credits

released 02 November 2013
Spencer Malone - lyrics, production, recording, lead vocals, guitar, banjo
Michael Stearns - violin, backing vocals, banjo / melody writing
Chase - bass, love
Schylur Solomon - drums
Jonny Slaughter - trombone, accordion
Caroline Walden - backing vocals
Su - Intermission II violin/vocals
Mike Strain - Backing Vox
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Intermission text
Special thanks to...
Dakota Floyd, Mike Strain, Trey Trainum, Su, Michael Leon, and Randy Jansen for bein' in the band at some point or another. Also, thanks to everyone at Under the Couch, Wonderroot, ATL DIY, and all our friends and family.

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist
Track Name: Rotavator
As a singer it is my job
To get you all to sing along
To think about the things that you could be

But what if all your singing is a lie and a falsity
And all I write is schizophrenic tales of truth and misery
They're told from the perspective of a man who cannot sing
And a man who cannot dream

I'm just a...
Thief of prosperity, yes all I get is misery
truthfully and honestly I don't think that I should live
because my mind, it cries out constantly
it's searching for a lady
who can cure my painful malady
and give me my long earned rest

Just let me fade
Just let me fade
Don't give me dreams to haunt my days
Just let me sing
Just let me scream
Just let me fall into this blissful bit of misery

'Cuz this water tastes like chlorine
Your lips, they look like vaseline
My skin it feels all tingly
And I don't wanna fall asleep

Your eyes are clear and blue tonight
And though they are not here for me
I wanna grab you by the shoulders
and hold you oh so near

But you slip back to your boyfriend
That druggie who holds you oh so near
I've seen him slinging crack to all your
Unfortunate friends

You seem so damn oblivious
And silent about his obvious
Treatment of the people who just wanna be your buds

"Oh, why is everyone leaving me?
Why do they make bets?
On whether I'll show up tonight or not?"

Is what you sat down and said to me
That day that we were eating
Oranges and a bagel by the bench

(2, 3, 4!)

Just let me fade
Just let me fade
Don't give me dreams to haunt my days
Just let me sing
Just let me scream
Just let me fall into this blissful bit of misery
Track Name: Dammit I'm Mad
Sometimes I wish I couldn't see
All this suffering would dissappear
Some days, I wish that I was free
I could show my friends how I feel
I'll do none of these things
I'm just a hunk of flesh
Encased in my fears

Some weeks, I wanna die
And set my thoughts free to finally fly
Some months I feel so god damned out of whack
If I could only sing "Paint it Black" (oh, paint it black!)
I'll do none of these thigns
I'm just a hunk of flesh
Encased in my dreams

You seem to think that this is O.K.
That everyone has these bad days
But mine are chained together
By string and wire and deep seeded fears
Of dying alone
Of crying myself to sleep
of an empty bed
of a lonely heart

some years I struggle to live
my mind ain't too deep
I just wanna be with my friends
but this life, it's the only one you get
so please be nice, share what you have, and never regret

some hopes, they're just that
leave 'em alone, don't get too involved
some relationships, they're in your head
forget that girl, she wasn't right

layin' in bed, I'm a knot of fear
twisted spines and tourniquets
it's not simple to fall asleep
Track Name: Alligator Pears
Do you know how pretty you were on that night that we slept under the firs
with the stars in the sky slowly dancing to a tune that nobody could hear
save for me and you
and still time never came to a stand still

And we're all just space dust drifting on by, I wish we could fly.
And it's all just dreams, and the chemicals beneath that drive what we see.

I'm so sick of living in other people's worlds
Could you grab onto my arm and help me explore ours
Living life's not a spectator sport so let's try
to give the news casters some bullshit to report

and I can't help but think that the cold television that I used to worship
Just like a religion has fucked over my sense of self worth and the ability
to get up in the morning and make some small difference because
we're all just primates looking for food sex and shelter and when the time
come we'll just sit there and swelter unaware of our fears
of death disease and poverty, these things that don't matter
These things we can't see
So break out of your bonds you caged lab animals
Don't look back on this world, or you'll end up another fossil
The thin unseeable shell that protects us from the harsh realities of space
Is slowly dissolving each time we embrace burning the bodies of the past
Coal oil and dead trees, this behavior can't last
Track Name: Swan's Song
What changed my mind about seeing swans two days after I turned twenty
Is my stupid fuckin' fear
Of where we stand

You see your baby blue eyes trip me up, make me feel like I have screwed up
Then I act real submissive

But I'm not, I want to stand tall, to show this world that I won't fall
Just like you do
With every word you speak and rule that you disprove

You found a guy in boston and it makes me feel so rotten
But hey, if it makes you feel awesome
You should enjoy that guy in boston

Do you understand why I don't wanna spend my birthday this year
With a woman who found someone else

I'm sorry. I'm not as strong as I try to seem but somehow, never do.
I'm just jealous (so jealous) of the guy who gets to see you
Track Name: Drainage Problems
All alone, building a new railroad it ain't easy when you're so low
You don't know where to go
Feeling desperate in this tiny town working hard so that people can beat you down so they can spin you round
You struggle to find somebody in your world who can see the same way that you see every day passing, slow but sweet

And you can't keep laying grass onto gravel
It won't work it won't grow there's nothing to grab hold of

Suddenly there she stands a beacon of newness, undiscovered and waiting for you to step in and make a move
You bike together and you go expired food pirating you do those things you always said you wanted to do
You learn how to feel how to think how to be again until one day you find you're one soul in two heads

but you can't keep laying grass onto gravel
It won't work it won't grow there's nothing to grab hold of
But maybe if you take the rocks from this dirt
What will be left will be perfect for a seed to grow
Track Name: Everyday
I would have liked to meet you before it all fell apart
Before the speeding cars and harsh words finally tore you down
If I could meet the one who made it so hard for you to walk
I'd tear him limb from limb without so much as a second thought

Because

Every day I try and every time I get a little lost
Wandering around trying to figure out what's the cost
Of living my life tied to rock in the deep blue sea
I want to hold you to tight and tell you that I will be

Always here and waiting, until you turn me from your shore
You're a tough and mighty lighthouse, please guide me through this storm

I understand that you can't see past the fog in front of your face
But if you would just try to reach out and give me one last sweet taste

I know that we could make it, we could start something real
We both have these stupid problems, consider this the end of my schpiel

I will move on
I will be happy again
I won't have to pretend

I will find what I'm looking for
In the cracks between the walls
In the bricks about to fall

I will move on
I will be happy again
I won't have to pretend



Deep inside of your soul I hear words beating to get out
Thumping on the door of your heart you should let out
Allow the phrases that someone once wrote flow out
I can feel your mind expanding, it's going to explode out

But now I hear the wild calling and I need to just run out.

Sorry.
Track Name: Wonton? Not Now!
Once upon a time i found this city so damned depressing
I couldn't keep my hands from hitting face
The people and the places all seemed so dark and scary
my friends all told me I'd get stabbed riding the marta train

But once I opened my eyes
Once I let it all go
The city showed me a soul that can't be faked

still I look upon my fellow man or woman
and I see them desperate, hungry, and trapped in a church
the training hospital just closed down the last shelter
because it made their walk to work a little bit depressing
So go to hell you hacks and quacks 'cuz we don't need you
we'll just laugh and bring the poor into our house
then we'll subsist on dreams and lonely nights
until we re-awaken with a brand new world view

so please open your eyes
so please open your mind
and let these people help you
set yourself free
don't look away when they beg
and please don't ignore
that little voice in your head
that says "This ain't right"
Track Name: Last Punk Song
I wish I could explain
The things that we did, the mistakes we made
But that time has now passed
Like a season not meant to last
A friendship born of one sided love
Through winter's cold nights

That time I fell off my bike
And my hot heat spilled on the road
It was so soothing and sweet
To know you could see what beats warm in me

But don't leave me my love
I'm too scared to breathe
I'm too scared to sleep
Can't unclench these teeth
Can't break free of this beast
Growing and living between you and me
The ground is cold beneath my feet
Printed like blood on this receipt

I feel like a black sheep
I can't weep
I can no longer dream
When I pass out, you're all I see

But don't leave me my love
I'm too scared to breathe
I'm too scared to sleep
Can't unclench these teeth
Can't break free of this beast
Growing and living between you and me
The ground is cold beneath my feet
Printed like blood on this receipt

We're going to hell
Track Name: Day by Day
I can see the heat simmer
From the dash of my '02 worn down cherokee
I can feel the glue that holds the fan
slowly drip onto my knees

Where the slogan is emblazoned
"Be kind" in a blurred blue ink

The cars ahead they aren't moving
This whole trip is a huge time sink

But still I make it even though I have
Too much work left this week too think
about

And I know everytime I go
I feel a little more distance, a little more lost
Because my childhood's slipping away
I'm slowly losing track, day by day

Can you hear the engine scream
I ensure not, as I crank the volume up high
Too high
I just want my ears to bleed
The pain should be nigh untolerable
Just like last night
I won't forget it
I'll just regret it
And then one day we'll both die

And I know everytime I go
I feel a little more distance, a little more lost
Because my childhood's slipping away
I'm slowly losing track, day by day

And I know everytime I go
I feel a little more distance, a little more lost
Because my childhood's slipping away
I'm slowly losing track, day by day