The GUBS

by The Gubs

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released November 6, 2019

Recorded and mixed by Derek Johnson and The Gubs
Mastered by Ken Carlson

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Track Name: You Tased My Heart
I was once the kid you didn't know,
staring from a distance, at the basement show.
Now looking everywhere, you can't find me.
Passed out in the snowbank behind the Applebee's

Cuz it was so good from the start,
When did we start growing apart?
You leaned in for a kiss, but instead, you tased my heart.

Searching out my daily dose of volts,
toasters in the bathtub, til I get my jolt.
Chewing on half-strength batteries,
Once a feel-good story is now depravity.

Cuz it was so good from the start,
When did we start growing apart?
You leaned in for a kiss, but instead, you tased my heart.

I'm walking away but get tasered in the back.
You're thinking I'm faking heart attack.
Someone yells "Call the Police!"
Bystanders looking on...
Fade to black, pulse is gone.
Track Name: Blackout Goodbye
You used to get shit-faced and dance on the coffee table,
Displaying the behaviors I enabled.
But every single day, you looked at me and say,
"I gotta detoxify."
But every single night, you'd look me in the eye,
and say your blackout goodbye.

I admire your patience and persistence,
neglecting basic functions of existence.
But every single day, you looked at me and say,
"I gotta detoxify."
But every single night, you'd look me in the eye,
and say your blackout goodbye.

Not fun, not fun, not fun.

You used to get shit-faced and dance on the coffee table,
Displaying the behaviors I enabled.
But every single day, you looked at me and say,
"I gotta detoxify."
But every single night, you'd look me in the eye,
and say your blackout goodbye.
Track Name: Basement Dwellers
If we jump from here do you think we will survive?
Floating, Interstellar
A coin flip's chance we could live or we could die,
or mutate into basement dwellers.
So hard to stop once we begin,
from the outside looking in.
I know wasted, and I think we're wasting away.

Never mind the noise, it's good for growing bones.
Feedback, falsetto
They curse the world through their muted megaphones,
Reverb and Echo.
So hard to stop once we begin,
from the outside looking in.
I know wasted, and I think we're wasting away.

Headless creatures speaking in tongues whisper in my ear,
"We're hi-jacking the next rocket ship outta here."
Bloodless preachers quoting scripture from the bathroom stalls,
"Fuck the World, Fuck it All!"

If we jump from here do you think we will survive?
Floating, Interstellar
A coin flip's chance we could live or we could die,
or mutate into basement dwellers.
So hard to stop once we begin,
from the outside looking in.
I know wasted, and I think we're wasting away.
I know wasted, and I think we're wasting away.
Track Name: I See Satan
I see Satan on the street
Now he's knocking at my door.
I see Satan buying milk
at the checkout at the store.
I see Satan over here
I see Satan over there
He must follow me,
because he's everywhere that I might be
I see Satan everywhere

I see Satan at the park
walking his dogs after dark
I see Satan on the train
cuz Satan is afraid of planes
I see Satan over here
I see Satan over there
He must follow me,
because he's everywhere that I might be
I see Satan everywhere

I see Satan drink Coronas by the pool
skipping all his classes at the Catholic school
I should be concerned but I don't seem to care
I see Satan everywhere

Everywhere I might be,
I see Satan everywhere
Track Name: Fuck, I'm Sorry, I Don't Know
Get away from me
I've been running from you all my life
Nothing left here for me
Navigating shit storms til the day I die
Better days have come and gone
Lost a fight I should've won
You ask a question, and expect an answer
but oh..
Fuck, I'm sorry, I don't know

Get away from me
Get these vibrations out of my head
they distort all I see
Go drop a hex on someone else instead
Better times will never come
Love something, don't love someone
You ask a question, and expect an answer
but oh..
Fuck, I'm sorry, I don't know

Struck by lightning twice in one day
but will conquer the whole fucking world anyway

Stop distracting me
I'm attempting to concentrate
push pins through my skin
anything to help me stay awake.
Better days have come and gone
Lost a fight I should've won
You ask a question, and expect an answer
but oh..
Fuck, I'm sorry, I don't know
Track Name: Twilight Zone
I dream in black and white every time I go to sleep
and now I'm having nightmares at 20,000 feet
Watching spacemen on my tv set
when the meteor smashed right through the roof
Now I'm lost in the Twilight Zone with you

Peeling off the bandages wrapped around my face
praying I'm not a member of the human race
FBI is chasing aliens
and they chased one right into my room
Now I'm lost in the Twilight Zone with you

I'm losing my mind with every plot twist and twisted scene
and when I'm freaking out I can just power down the screen
But wouldn't you know, I got a bit part in this episode
and only you can rescue me

Watching spacemen on my tv set
when the meteor smashed right through the roof
Now I'm lost in the Twilight Zone with you
FBI is chasing aliens
and they cahsed one right into my room
Now I'm lost in the Twilight Zone with you
Track Name: Stolen Wine
I opened up my eyes to see
you in my faintest memories
I think I should go looking somewhere else
We did some drugs
and chased the lightning bugs
through the traffic in the streets

Stuck in time, the angels lament
watching us scratch our names into wet cement
Stuck in time, sharing stolen wine.

You always looked so impressed
stayed on point while I digressed
lonely spirits inside machines
Someway somehow
Can all the heavens help us now
or forget the moments in between.

Stuck in time, the angels lament
watching us scratch our names into wet cement
Stuck in time, sharing stolen wine.

Stolen wine, stolen wine, stolen wine, stolen wine...
Track Name: My Baby's On Bath Salts
My baby's on bath salts
she's a bath salt basket case
She tries to say she loves me
while she's chewing on my face
My baby's on bath salts
she's clinically insane
Not hard to run a marathon
when you don't feel any pain

She disappears from home every night
Every night I pray to God that she's all right
and in the morning she comes home
covered in mud...
Or is that someone else's blood?

My baby's on bath salts
she don't make sense to me
she mutters and she mumbles incoherently
My baby's on bath salts
and now MY brain is cooked
cuz I used to be a hater
but now she's got me hooked
on bath salts!
Track Name: Monkey Brains
I'm waking up, I'm wide awake
I finished lunch, I cleaned my plate
I'm feeling strange, after eating monkey brains
I'm feeling strange, after eating monkey brains

I'm waking up, I'm wide awake
I finished lunch, I cleaned my plate
I'm feeling strange, after eating monkey brains
I'm feeling strange, after eating monkey brains

Monkey brains, monkey brains, monkey brains, monkey brains.
Track Name: Charlene
You keep me guessing ten thousand questions why,
not to address the elephant in the room
I can assume you've reached that point long ago
Cuz this time, you're so far away,
living your cliche under the moon
and then you lost it, and suspected foul play
not a moment too late or too soon
Oh Charlene, is this a dream?
If so, follow me.
Charlene

You keep me up at night, alone but not afraid
I can mutter words and no one listens
Don't tell me that it happens to get any easier
Cuz this time, you're so far away,
living your cliche under the moon
and then you lost it, and suspected foul play
not a moment too late or too soon
Oh Charlene, is this a dream?
If so, follow me.
Charlene
Track Name: Blood
Wading through the wastelands
crops dying in a row
Can't wake you up
from the mattress on the floor
Our friends surround us but they don't know what to do
when the blood starts pouring out of you

My head explodes
with a knock on the front door
Kids selling chocolate
I can't take it anymore!
Our friends surround us but they don't know what to do
when the blood starts pouring out of you

Turn around now and run away
You read the words that you must obey
Never mind, they'll still come after you

Don't question reason
when no one is asking "Why?"
A measured cup of grain
a golf ball in the eye.
Our friends surround us but they don't know what to do
when the blood starts pouring out of you
Track Name: To Live and Die in Portland
I know my way around the streets
even when the ice is starting to form beneath my feet
On the shortest day by the city lights
blizzard's gaining strength throughout the night
What the fuck are we gonna do?
The only fools left are me and you.
To live and die in Portland
To live and die in Portland
Accepting things I don't really understand
To live and die in Portland

Right at home but out of place
you tie a dozen anchors 'round my waist
and when there's nothing left to say,
you push me off the wharf into the Bay.
What the fuck are we gonna do?
The only fools left are me and you,
To live and die in Portland
To live and die in Portland
Accepting things I don't really understand
To live and die in Portland

To live and die in Portland
To live and die in Portland
Accepting things I don't really understand
To live and die in Portland
Track Name: Amongst the Weeds
One the day that I was born
the whole world should have been warned
should've been thrown to the wolves like all the rest
torn straight from my mother's breast
It's true, there's nothing to do,
nothing will ever change
I look to engage you
but you turn and tell me,
"Oh shit. You're the culmination of every deadly disease"
So slit my fucking throat
take a hammer to my knees
bury my rotten heart, bury my soul
amongst the weeds

Won't shoot a gun, cuz I would miss
Instead of blood, veins filled with piss
Never said I'd be an astronaut, president,
or crooked cop.
You're right, I can't keep up the fight,
won't last another round,
my head spins round and round
and you turn and tell me,
"Oh shit. You're the culmination of every deadly disease"
So slit my fucking throat
take a hammer to my knees
bury my rotten heart, bury my soul
amongst the weeds

Headaches won't stop
so they recommend I start to pray
but when I break into their church,
the same people said I could not stay.
So I hopped the fence and their dogs chased me away

Like razor blades on a beach
like a magpie on a leash
memories of digging trenches down
to rabbit holes and sacred grounds
the crime, people walk into the mines
they never miss a step, when they know they all will die
and you turn and tell me,
"Oh shit. You're the culmination of every deadly disease"
So slit my fucking throat
take a hammer to my knees
bury my rotten heart, bury my soul
amongst the weeds

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