Helicopter EP

by the stragglers

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released October 1, 2011

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the stragglers London, Ontario

Punks with houses. We're fucking role models! Just to clarify, we are not role models but our girlfriends are and we bang them.

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Track Name: A Sad Song (Not at All)
There's a group of people and I'm proud that I know them
And everybody has a different way of pulling
Everyone has a different way of sighing

I didn't need to pay a dime or even stand in line
There's no books and no maps I bet it's all inside
With a little bit of help from a simple car ride

I never lost it or lost touch x2

Only light is a lamp so I can see what I wrote
And I spilled my guts before my rib cage broke
And I turned these used lungs into dress shoes

I wouldn't want to see you lying in a hospital bed
Especially if you lost your sight or your legs
Just sleep on it we'll decide in the morning

And I don't want to hear that someone thinks that this is a sad song
I swear you to you this ain't a sad song
I got through it all

If I had failed then I'd admit yeah I need it after all
If I hadn't quit I'd need it after all
But we're through it now

So nobody better ever say that this is a sad song
I swear to you this ain't a sad song
Not at all, not at all.

I swear to you x2
Track Name: The Amalfi Coast
Bring me a korça
Or I'll settle for singha
That great wall ain't so great
I want the Killing Fields or Athenry
No Use For A...nother cover song

Let's make it a quick good-bye
I swear you're wasting time
That plane won't wait for us
The Amalfi Coast is as close to home as you'll ever get
Your plans are killing me

But now that you're safe it is safe to say you're home
I've been down that road, I know that road is long
Don't start to unpack, you deserve to relax
Though you're cameras cracked, I know we're going back

You always know what's best for me
You killed the flower before the bee

I've been so sick these days
I've traveled all this way
I won't pretend I can surf
At the bar again, he was handsome man
But I got served before my Japanese friend again

I couldn't pronounce her name
I swear it's all the same
My skin will win this one
I lost anther friend, to Korea again
Cause he couldn't adjust to this life successfully

But now that you're safe it is safe to say you're home
I've been down that road, I know that road is long
Don't start to unpack, you deserve to relax
Though you're cameras cracked, I know we're going back

You always know what's best for me
You killed the flower before the bee

Well let me tell ya bout my calling card
I leave wherever I go
I left four in Corfu
And I left one in Seoul

That city sucked the life right outta me
And you can bet there will be
More jet lag in Cairo
Another country to see
Track Name: Just Jump
And you said now this is the time
But I never volunteered to be first in line
All that it would show and you knew it that it would prove you right

And you said so what do you think
And I said to you I don't care about anything
All I wanted to do was to get you off my back that night

And so you pushed and you pushed some more but I never thought I could jump before
With one arms twisted at the water I was looking down

Just jump it's easier said
All you gotta do is quiet the voice inside your head
The ground will throw you off just far enough so you miss the sand

No building, bridge no matter the size
Could erase that suicidal look you had in your eye
All the pressure that you gave and all I wanted you to do was lend a hand

Just jump, just jump, like you jumped before
100 feet to the ocean floor
And I can feel the law of gravity pulling me down

To the water let's go
I couldn't think of a thing to say
Well I thought about revenge and advice you gave me yesterday

And you said this is only for fun
and I said to you I don't care about anyone
I'd have rather thrown you off that ledge then have taken another look

And you said now this is the case
But I grabbed your throat, dug in and spit in your face
I watched your body fall it gave more than the chance I could have took

And in the end, what was it all for
cause I always knew I could settle the score
With panic spreading I was certain things were turning around

To the water let's go
I couldn't think of a thing to say
Well I thought about revenge and advice you gave me yesterday

I couldn't think of a thing to say
Well I thought about your advice but I threw it all away
Track Name: Audacity
I see your knees are scraped enough we should get you home
Know that you can rest in peace and that you're not alone
Keep your scream ready but see if you can hold your own
You've got history with me and I can tell you've grown

Your night life is no surprise

I see your knees are weak let's see if we can dry those eyes
It's fine your eyes bleed from time to time they will soon drip dry
If there's doubt nothing can help it'll soon pass by
You're still beautiful to me and you fit just right

Rest assure...these days will haze over

How could you think that I'd look the other way
Of course I've had quite my share of darkest days
I never thought that they'd have the audacity
Sweet dreams we'll turn your head around

What's the difference that six small pills can make
If you gave me the chance you know I'd say
Do you think I can't match your intensity
I swear I'll tear your face apart

No one could say they'd take your place or there was help nearby
It's safe to say you're not to blame looking through black eyes
And the tears you cried that night formed our own private sky
All the storm clouds know your name and they're on your side

Know for sure...these days will haze over

How could you think that I'd look the other way
Of course I've had quite my share of darkest days
I never thought that they'd have the audacity
Sweet dreams we'll turn your head around

What's the difference that six small pills can make
If you gave me the chance you know I'd say
Do you think I can't match your intensity
I swear I'll tear your face apart
Track Name: The Things I Know
Did you have a good time?
I'd sure call it a party
Even thought I was late
We turned it up we will always make time

Leave your day at the door
We're not talking bout money
You've got a lot on your plate
So stop asking for more

And I swear you were punk
Classic rock is for my father
I know I lost my place
But I still remember
when we took it to the grave

I couldn't tell you were drunk
I bet it takes a lot of practice
Of course I'll always be proud
Just tear yourself from that crowd

And you don't have to tell me time's going by fast
Cause I know
And I can definitely assure you that I've got a lot of things
On the go
Whoa oh oh oh the things I know

This is a rant not a rave
Though the bottle's understanding
You've got all that rage
And it's building up yeah it's almost to the top

Take a pick if you can
And say goodbye to your twenties
You'll be a family man
If she slows you down we will understand

And you don't have to tell me time's going by fast
Cause I know
And I can definitely assure you that I've got a lot of things
On the go
Whoa oh oh oh the things I know

I might not be the same whoa oh oh
We know how fast people can change
We might not look the same whoa oh oh
We know how fast people can change