Growing Up In The Multiverse

by The Headies

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1.
(Dan Robinson) I’ll be okay for awhile, but then I’ll think about the way that you smile. I’ll be okay and doing well, but then I remember the way that you smell. I’ll be okay, at least I guess, but then I think about the way that you dress. And I know (I know) I’ll never ever be okay again. They may say that I got it all, But I may burst into tears at every last call. The truth is that I’m all alone. I think I’m in love, but I can’t tell you Who it is. It’s someone that I think we all know. Maybe if I’m cool then all my dreams’ll come true. You deserve a boy who can handle just how special you are. I’ll be okay, I understand, but then I think about how you held my hand. I’ll be okay, don’t even care, but then I remember your lavender hair. I’ll be okay, maintain my cool, but you’re so unattainable. And I know (I know) I’ll never ever be okay again. They may say that I got it rough, But when I’m down and out is when I’m hangin’ tough. The truth is: today is the day. I think I’m in love, but I can’t tell you Who it is. It’s someone that I think we all know. Maybe if I’m cool then all my dreams’ll come true. You deserve a boy who’s enveloped in a beam of white light.
2.
(Todd Purse) Does it break your heart with no one to come home to? You turn on the lights and there’s only ghosts to greet you. Or is everything the way that it’s always been? I thought this distance was obvious, but in this case no one seemed to notice. It’s just the hatred, man it’s killing me. I’m moving on, but I still love you. You’re breaking ground that I can’t handle. I gotta do what’s best for me. It’s not that you’re not family, I just can’t see the world you see. So don’t be offended if I don’t come home tonight. It’s not that you’re not family, I just can’t see the world you see. So don’t be offended if I don’t come home tonight. I got a headache. I guess from not eating. We’ll take care of that when I get home. I’d guess you’d say I’m used to the beating. Let’s not talk about that. Slowing down. Blowing up. Watching TV under heating ducts. Demonstrating how to get by on dumb luck. I can’t recall the last time I did anything at all. I can’t pretend to understand any of my friends. I just embrace the mystery, no matter how it ends. No matter how it ends.
3.
Unicorn Horn 01:32
(Billy Frolic) I don’t believe, I don’t believe in faith. I’m glad you do, I think that’s great. I can’t maintain my hold, When the world it is so cold. But I know. At least I thought I did but I don’t. I don’t know anything at all. Ain’t nothing never happened for no reason. Don’t bring that shit up during Jesus Season. We’ve all got our trees to grow. To be nailed to don’t you know? Well I know. At least I thought I did, but there ain’t nothing to learn here kid. And there’s a choir, or really just one man, and he’s not singing anything at all. He won’t sing anything at all. He won’t sing anything at all. He won’t say anything at all. He won’t look at us at at all.
4.
(Dan Robinson) The Ska Princess sleeps on two-tone pillows. We knew each other ever since we was little. We were in love, but the chemicals wear off so fast. (Oh no.) Showed her my book “The Sayings of Buddha”. I lent her my Diamond Sutra. Now every Neon and re-run’s tearing me apart. (The tallest buildings make me so sad). Maybe this summer I’ll see you at the pool. I know you so well, but you look brand new. Photo booth beauty I can’t bear to look away. But baby we know all of life is cessation and pain. I’ll be goddamned. I’m so sorry but my motor skills are failing. My heart’s haunted and alien. I’m no good, I’m no good, I knew it all along. I wanna feel the sadness of leaving this planet. You were my best times and I already had it. My life from now on will be sad and tragic, But It’ll be awesome too. I’ve got newly evolved neuroses, a twenty-first century brain. Sometimes I’m scared to death I’ll never be happy again. I’m reverse paranoid, everyone’s conspiring To love me but yeah I know that that don’t mean a thing. Not human. But I dunno what I am. Ms. Bliss’s solo agent with a heart defiant? The sole survivor of my nervous system’s riot? She’s who I’d usually talk to about things like this BUT! She said she wished she’d never met me. And that she hates all our happy memories. And when she left she quit taking her anxiety pills. That’s pretty personal info. Quantum girlfriend, she is as she’s observed. All I got’s the chemical and these raw fucking nerves. Wrestling tigers is a-tearing me apart. Your bangs ethereal but only i can break my heart.
5.
Run! 00:59
(Todd Purse) Sitting alone in my room and I’m feeling spastic. So it goes. So it goes. All alone and my phone, yeah it’s always buzzing. So it goes. So it goes. WelI I know that I’m nice. Isn’t that just nice. NICE!. Something don’t feel right. So just run, they all run I’m just used to it. It’s okay, i think you can catch up to them. So just run, they all run, I refuse to learn I think that you can catch up to them. So just run.
6.
Zoey and Me 02:21
(Dan Robinson) I used to be cool. Until I met you. Now I’m spellbound and wide-eyed dumb, hooked, I don’t know what to do. I’m having the time of my life. Wouldn’t it be nice. If maybe I was yours and you were mine? If the world ended tonight, that would be cool. Just as long as you hold me tight, and whisper what you love me too. You’re so beautiful. We’re so magical. Let’s show each other our seams. And baby, we’re in each other’s dreams. I used to be cool. Until I met you. Now I’m hellbent and wide-eyed dumb, hooked, I don’t know what to do. I’m having the time of my life. Wouldn’t it be nice. If maybe I was yours and you were mine? I can’t stop breaking the fourth wall I’m compelled to tell you everything I feel. I’m so damned excited I want it again and more next time, I like you for real. Everything feels so good, just for this moment, This moment right now me and you. It’s golden and glowing and new. Its all I’ve ever wanted to do. And I don’t think that I can say goodbye when I say goodnight.
7.
(Dan Robinson) I don’t go to school, but stillI I hang around down in Newark. I don’t drink, but every night I shut down the bar. Just to be where you might be. It’s creepy, but it’s romantic if you like me. And you like me. I know because you texted me <3. We’re sleepwalkers baby, And there’s no difference between real and dreams anymore. So let’s close our eyes and hold each other tight and dream some more. At sunrise I’ll drive home and decode metaphors. Ever since that mischief night Some seven hundred days ago I just can’t get right. You’re just like me. We’re bonded to each other chemically. We’re sleepwalkers baby, And there’s no difference between real and dreams. We’re down all day and up all night. And we’re running round and we’re telling lies. And we’re breaking hearts and we’re starting fights. And we’re doing everything exactly right. We’re down all day and up all night. And we’re making friends and we’re walking lines. And we’re holding hands and we’re ripping tights. And we’re doing everything exactly right. Right?
8.
(Todd Purse) Livin’ is easy when you’re fucking dumb. I wanna sit and stare at my tv. It’s always easier when you’re home alone To love and hate everything. I’m just a raw fucking nerve and everything hurts. I can’t believe what I just heard, it could be the worst. I’m just a raw fucking nerve and everything hurts. I can’t believe what I just heard, it could be the worst. I’m getting scared of what this short wave light is doing to me. I’m getting paranoid from getting too much sleep. I don’t respond well to your act. I don’t respond well to your act. I don’t respond well to your act. I don’t respond. It’s hard to remember that we are just wondering How it works when we are all just one damn thing? I don’t respond well to your act. I don’t respond well to your act. I don’t respond well to your act. I don’t respond.
9.
(Todd Purse) Flashing lights as I drive down the Northeast Extension tonight. Nothing but failure’s on my mind. The air is tight, the water’s dense The Man of Tomorrow takes his last breath. Driving south, driving south, driving south to die tonight. Flashing lights as I drive down the Northeast Extension tonight. In a lot of ways a lobotomy would be nice. Caffeinated anxiety’s gotta-gotta-gotta hold on me. Wanna slip away into the green.
10.
(Billy Frolic) After the rush came the crush. After the break came the flush. Before those days the had ideals. To those ideals they clutched. But then, one day the sun came up. And the Earth stretched out like it was not. Like that scene from back in Beetlejuice When dead Alec and Geena leave the house. How can one ever leave the house? [Intensifies screaming.] Do I know what’s wrong? Do I know what’s right? How do I define this hectic life? We gotta go, baby there ain’t much time. We’re all alone now and somebody’s got to fight. Get yourself a good pen knife. Is this real life? Are we still here? Or did I fall off long ago with you my dear? Say it ain’t so. Sad that it is. In their malaise this Laissez-faire is for the kids. Take that in place of a nuanced argument. That guy from TV? the one who fell from space? Sure he survived, but that shit’s written all over his face. As he tumbled violently, I thought, “Man can I relate.” Man can I relate. Man can I relate. Don’t forget to write. Burn up a note each night. Babe you’re out of sight. I said babe you’re out of sight. I wanna be alright. I want us to be alright. And if that means we gotta fight, then shit, I guess we gotta fight. But there’s no subtle silence seeking supple violence. There’s no subtle silence seeking succulent violence. There’s no subtle silence in the succulence.
11.
Fan Fiction 01:24
(Dan Robinson) I can’t not think about it. Even if I make myself sick. Is it an illusion? Is it a magic trick? Is it a scary story? Is it all just pretend? A whole generation gone with the wind. I fell through the mirror. I was abducted. Acted like I was pushed. But actually I jumped in. I don’t wanna do to you what I did to them. (I don’t wanna be evil again). Don’t wanna do now what I did back then. (I don’t wanna be evil again). My brain’s the enemy. I don’t like him he don’t like me. Sometimes I wish the world had really ended that night. Trapped in time, surrounded by love, low on Miller Bent Lite. But without bent light and without square noir You wouldn’t know who I am, I wouldn’t know who you are. And it was worth it all. I fell through the mirror. I was abducted. Acted like I was pushed. But actually I jumped in. I can’t not think about it. Even if I make myself sick. Is it an illusion? Is it a magic trick? Is it a scary story on which the world depends? A whole generation gone with the wind.
12.
(Dan Robinson) It was a Snow White scenario. She was asleep when she kissed them boys, she didn’t even know That I was poppin’ witches and i was droppin’ hints. And her glass coffin’s covered in my fingerprints. We were down by the crick, And I was thinking I should take a pic. But that was just a dream, and now I guess I’m waking up again. I lived the high life, didn’t work for me. So I rearranged reality. I’m absolutely haunted, Singin’ Shangri-La la la la la. I’m absolutely haunted, got everything I ever wanted. I’m absolutely haunted, got everything I ever wanted. The world is not enough. OMG what a romantic dream.

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released April 3, 2020

The Headies are
Dan Robinson - Vocals, guitar, keyboards
Billy Frolic - Guitar and vocals
mc Ben - Bass
Todd Purse - Drums

Recorded at Noisey Little Critter in Downingtown, PA
Engineered by Mike Bardzik
Mastered by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering
Produced by Dan Robinson and Mike Bardzik
All songs copyright Danthology Music (BMI)
Published by Madison Underground Press
Layout and design by Todd Purse

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