We Were Never Here

by Sweetbleeders

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Recorded at FiveThirteen Recording Studios in Tempe, AZ
Engineered by Mike Hissong
Additional studio work by Catherine Vericolli and
Dominic Armstrong
Mastered by Jordon Zadorozny

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released November 12, 2015

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Sweetbleeders Phoenix, Arizona

Sweetbleeders first emerged on the Phoenix, AZ music scene in 1999 with their brand of alt rock and baroque
pop that is often likened to the music of Califone, Wilco, Rufus Wainwright, The Zombies and Radiohead. Sweetbleeders craft enduring pop melodies and surround them with a variety of musical textures.
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Track Name: Dumptruck
There's a little black lump of coal where her heart should be
and a plan to hang a man by his toes from the family tree
if I say jump, better jump,
better get your ass in line
ain't no one's feelings that matter 'round here but mine

then a little dark thought appears and it starts to grow
( don't believe it )
and you can't seem to get it out, get, get it out, get, get it out
and you're throwing it all away just to get her back
( she's a Dumptruck )
and the victims are the ones that love you if you're gonna launch
another self-sneak-attack

well maybe you're just misunderstood
like so many Dumptrucks in this world
Track Name: Albuterol II
Albuterol and grain alcohol
it's flu season again

gonna try to stay only half-awake
until this feeling turns into something else

the bad boy that you loved, he's only thinking 'bout himself

and while it lasts, isn't everything
such a gas?
in the bright morning, you're gonna have to wake up
and face your stupid past
wishing it weren't true

Guilt's the bitch, let's share it 'cause it wasn't only you

hearts and loves stick in your throat
trapped inside a dreaming ghost
wish that I could hear you, friend
talking on the other end
Track Name: On Their Backs
You can hear it said in Amsterdam
Brooklyn, Prague, or Vietnam
the pocket pussy that you squeeze
won't bring back the honey bees
but you've got more important things on your mind

you can hose 'em down with pesticide
until they start to glow inside
the bright light of eternity
that turns us into dust and weeds
but you've got more important things on your mind
than the fact that you can't relax
until they're on their backs

there's a delegation waiting for to send the soldiers to the shore
and grow their wisdom teeth
with their muscles gleaming in the sun
a superpower is super fun
if you just believe

that fratricide and sistercide
will fill their bursting hearts with pride
and they'll see god is on your side
and that you're really such great guys
you just got more important things on your mind

But the devil is you can't recall
of thinking anything at all
of what the consequences were
for feeling so damn self-assured
that you've got more important things on your mind
than the fact that you can't relax
until they're on their backs
oh you can't relax
until they're on their backs.
Track Name: Some Curiosity
This perfect moment that we captured
won't be around for long
and there's a reason for your hesitation...
it seems a little wrong

...but so right, in other ways
I can't forget this day for days and days

So just relax ( so just relax ) , the moment's passed
and now we know ( we know )
Some Curiosity ( some curious )
should remain a mystery ( a mystery )

So just relax ( so just relax), the moment's passed
and now we know ( we know)
Some Curiosity ( some curious, a mystery )
should remain a mystery
Some Curiosity ( goddamn this curiosity )
should remain a mystery
Track Name: Someway
All quiet now, there's not a sound
it's like someone turned everything off
except your last last words
I can almost see them
floating like smoke rings

I am wishing for a wish
wanting you to come on home
I'll make you more than just a dream
Someway...Someway...
Someway...Someway...

Slower than sea tide moving out
intention and memory are lost
a broken arm and an open dream
it's a long way until I am there

I am wishing for a wish
wanting you to come on home
I'll make you more than just a dream
Someway...Someway...
Someway...Someway
Someway...Someway...
Someway...Someway..
Track Name: Bicycle Sex
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo.
Track Name: Sleeping Beauty
Turn on the vacuum and pull out the hose
I got too much fat here, next to my nose
I want to be pretty for you, my dear

He's a good carver, so I have heard
came down from Harvard, I won't shed a turd
I will be brave while I'm anaesthetized

I'll be a real Sleeping Beauty
won't someone kiss me already?
I wanna wake up, I wanna wake up

Whether you're slender or slightly rotund
nipping and tucking can be lots of fun
It's worth the sacrifice to look so nice

But maybe they slipped there with a knife
while sucking out fat they sucked a life
right out with all the other garbage

you'll be a real Sleeping Beauty
won't someone kiss me?
I wanna wake up, I wanna wake up

Wanna wake up

Come on, Sleeping Beauty

Wake up

Come on, Sleeping Beauty

Wake up

Come on, Sleeping Beauty wake up wake up wake up

I'm so glad we're sharing our apple a day
keeping those quacks and butchers away
we will grow old and ugly anyway
Track Name: We Were Never Here
Nobody's here, don't come knocking
nobody's here, don't come knocking
nobody's here, don't come knocking 'round here

nobody's here, don't come knocking
nobody's home, get off my doorstep
nobody's here, don't come knocking 'round here

I know you think I'm still here
I know you think I'm still here

When I was here, I was a stranger,
when I was here, I was a stranger
when I was here, but I'm a stranger no more

I'm not the one behind the door there
I'm not the one behind the door there
I'm not the one, you're little stranger's gone

I know you think I'm still here
I know you think I'm still here

People you know, are kinda funny
people you know, are kinda funny
people you know, you never know 'em at all

Turns out that you were someone else and
turns out that I was someone else and
turns out that we were never here at all

I know you think that I'm still here
I know you think that I'm still here
I know you think that I'm still here

People you know, are kinda funny
people you know, are kinda funny
people you know, you never know 'em at all
Track Name: No Pain
I'm feeling no pain
I don't even let it in
every feeling's the same
take a deep breath and raise up my chin

Ooh

We'll bury it in the cemetary in this here shoebox,
the backyard's getting crowded
toilet paper shroud will keep you safe and sound
the ground will take you back
to cul-de-sacraments for pets

Be in our backyard
B 'n' R backyard

Birdie, hamster, a rat, snake, a gerbil
guinea pig, kitty cat, doggie, turtle
guppy, goldfish, a horny toad, froggy,
my little bunny ran away

our friends were buried with little ceremony
a shot to the head to put you out of misery
little prayer, little word to put to memory
culling cul-de-sacraments for pets

B 'n' R backyard
Be in our backyard

I'm feeling no pain
I don't even let it in
every feeling's the same
take a deep breath and raise up my chin

Ooh
Track Name: Albuterol IV
Albuterol, how I depend on you.........
Track Name: Back in Time ( Remember the Night Waltz )
You were waiting for someone to sit down and talk with
when out your bright front door, who should appear
but a wearied old countenace such as myself
well I'm here now, and even if it's all wrong

I'm so far from home. I don't even know where I fit in to this picture
of people with goals, and families with aspirations or their expectations,
I don't give a damn what happens right now,
I'm only delighted to see you...excited to be here with you

So you left all your friends that were sucking you into their
troubles and dramas and fights in the yard
I remember the night you said
"Follow your instincts no matter how disgusting they might seem"

we were so far from home, we didn't even know
where we'd fit into this picture
of people with goals and families with aspirations or their expectations
we didn't give a damn what happens right now
but I cant stay, I'm leaving, I guess
but I'll write you.
P.S.

I'm Back in Time with you
Come Back in Time with me
I'm Back in Time with you
Come Back in Time with me
Track Name: Stupid Face
Well...
Are you crazy? Are you nuts?
what makes you think I ain't had enough
of your stupid face and those bad mistakes that are
ruining my life?

Are you serious when you say
we were meant to be together and I should stay
with that stupid face and those bad mistakes that are
ruining my life?

You left me no alternative
I tried to be your friend
but now, I woke up from that stupid dream
it pleases me to say this is the end

are you listening? or are you deaf?
can you really believe you've got any chances left?
take that stupid face and those bad mistakes and stop
ruining my life
oh,
stop ruining my life