Future Me is a Charismatic Man (with many accomplishments)

by Squiggly Lines

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credits

released March 21, 2017

Meg Boni - Additional Vocals on tracks # 2, 5, 9, 12
Jordan Seccareccia - Additional Guitar on tracks # 5, 9
Dan McLay - Bass on Track # 7, Additional Mixing/Mastering
Rob McLay - All of the other things

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Track Name: Complaint Department
Whisper here, whisper there
Whisper in my ear
Indistinct, and I think
You wanted it that way
Mysterious, it's curious
This is all one big play

You call my name
And I complain
I complain you called my name

Water here, water there
And not a drop to drink
Salty seas, an ocean breeze
Miles and miles of blue
If I existed, my guts all twisted
Boy, what I'd say to you

I'd complain
That you called my name
I'd complain you called my name

It's in my nature to whine and wail all night
Doing my best get out of work or a fight
Lying and stealing, there's a bullet I just won't bite

Infinite space, minute interlace
There's a limit to what eyes can see
Talk is cheap, after talking for weeks
One gets sick of their own voice
Get on that horse, stay the course
Ride along, it's a choice

And I won't complain
That you called my name
I won't complain you called my name
I won't complain you called my name
I won't complain you called my name
Track Name: Toonies
Toothless
Naked
Broken
Ruthless
Wicked
Outspoken

Two sides of the same coin
Weight loss in a vacuum
City lines drawn in a way to
confuse my inner ear

Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde
Angels and suicide
Feel the lows, embrace the highs
On the way to paradise

Crawling
Begging
Island
Adornings
Weddings
Softened

Two friends in a rowboat
Paddling in a circle
One says to the other
"I wish you were a figment"

Imagine all the people
No agency of their own
Living life in peace
Going through the motions every single day

Two dollars in the bank
Mortgage on a bicycle
You can't have everything
In the world, so I'll settle for

A toonie in my pocket and
Two eyeballs in their sockets and
The two little guys on my shoulders
Telling me what to do
Track Name: Triskaidekaphobia
Triskaidekaphobia
Took down all the numbers in my home town
And replaced them with fantasies

Triskaidekaphobia
I stay away from your apartment all day
'Cause I wanted something more like 2 or 4 on the door

It's not quite a utopia
Plenty of things that bite and sting
But thirteen doesn't really count

It's like I have myopia
I can see right in front of my face
But I miss you from across the street

Triskaidekaphobia

The world's a Cornucopia
But I'm stuck here eating my own legs

Triskaidekaphobia
I'm not a beggar but it makes me beg

Triskaidekaphobia
Triskaidekaphobia
Triskaidekaphobia
Track Name: Joanna
I went down to Russia
To buy myself a wife
I named her Joanna
And she stabbed me with a knife
I said "Ow Joanna! Why?
Oh, why would you hurt me?
I rescued you from that country
From squalor and poverty"

And she said "oh, oh, oh, you're a bastard"
It's like 'sex slavery' is a term you never heard
And I don't respect your life at all

I went into the bathroom
To find me some gauze
I heard her comin' for me
I never gave her no cause
To act so violently
To scream and yell at me
I gave her all she wanted
She wanted charity

And she yelled "oh, oh, oh, you're a scoundrel
You prey on the unfortunate, and you pick apart their shell
And I don't respect your life at all"

It's been at least a week
Since I first entered here
The room with the toilet
And the doorknob I won't get near
I guess this is where I die
Alone and afraid
Dismembered by my wife
And I never once got laid

She whispered "oh, oh, oh, you're a dickhead
You think you can buy a person like beans or whole wheat bread
And I don't respect your life at all"
Track Name: Thank Me Later
Where do all my secrets go when I die?
All my of omissions and perpetrated lies
I'll leave them to you
And where does all my disgust go when I die?
Mistrust and resentment that so often stops by
I'll leave them to you

I left the lawyers office feeling proud
I willed you everything that I hold so dear
You can thank me later somehow
Thank me later somehow

Last will and testament all signed and done
A sense of accomplishment fills my lungs
Breathe easy
You'll get all the webs spun tight and thick
Possessions will sell at auction quick
So breathe easy

I called you up to tell you the good news
I made some plans for when I cash in my chips
You'll get my old seat with my issues
It comes incomplete with poor reviews

A minute of silence before you respond
"Dummy, I had those things all along

But thank you very much, sweetheart
It's a wonderful gesture, sweetheart
But you don't understand, your actions permeate
the land, and crawl up into everyone's plans"

I ended the call feeling proud
My existence is one big daily gift
You can thank me later somehow
Thank me later somehow
Track Name: For Years
I want to try, I want to build, I want to steal
I want to speak to people's faces and negotiate a deal
So I tried
It didn't fair so well and I failed around the block
Attempts were like chasing down a broken clock
Timeless
Barely holding on to my institution
I held my hands over my ears and made this thin illusion
For you

I led you to believe things that weren't true, I gave into my fears
I lied to you
I lied to you for years

Rationalizations are quite a skill of mine
I'm poor at swaying others, but I can change my own mind
To anything
It'll all be okay, it'll work itself out
I'll push it to the side so it's nothing to think about
No problem

So I led you to believe things that weren't true, I gave into my fears
I lied to you
I lied to you for years

I'm not sure what you expected of me
I suspect it wasn't to lie to your face
I keep on hoping and waiting to see
But nothing seems to fall into place

I thought about putting some effort in to grow
But I had a second thought about my hanging just below
Mediocre
It's not so bad, in fact I think it's kinda nice
I could get used to slipping up and no one looking twice
No batting eyes

So I led you to believe things that weren't true, I gave into my fears
I lied to you
I lied to you for years

I'm not sure what you expected of me
I suspect it wasn't to lie to your face
I keep on hoping and waiting to see
But nothing seems to fall into place

I'm not sure what you expected of me
I suspect it wasn't to lie to your face
I keep on hoping and waiting to see
But nothing seems to fall into place

I'm not sure what you expected of me
I suspect it wasn't to lie to your face
I keep on hoping and waiting to see
But nothing seems to fall into place
Track Name: Nobody Told You
Nobody told when you were young
Why you don't want to stare into the sun
Nobody told you, not even for fun
Not to look down a loaded gun

And you didn't think about it, no you didn't think at all
About how the sausage is made
And nobody told you and you didn't think at all
About how the product is saved

So you took a bite of plastic wrap
And you winced and you grinned, then snuck the helping back

Nobody mentioned while it was relevant
That you shouldn't go crawling in the vents
Nobody mentioned, as it seemed self-evident
That you shouldn't touch the heating element

And you didn't think about it, no you didn't think at all
About where you were placing your hand
And nobody told you and you didn't think at all
About the inferno of the frying pan

So you belted out a terrifying scream
And Mom, ice in hand, came rushing to the scene

-------

Nobody thought to say what they too wondered one day
That you should not drink from a biday
Nobody thought to voice what you never considered a choice
That Nana's funeral is not the time to rejoice

And you didn't think about it, no you didn't think at all
About the humiliation of an argument loss
And nobody told you and you didn't think at all
About the consequences of an overhand toss

So you stare at the wall with a sour look
And you admit you love your brother, despite all that you took

-------
Track Name: Venom
When I die make sure the cops use sharpie
To draw the chalk outline around my body
But don't waste time trying to catch the culprit
And don't waste effort sleuthing for my benefit

You're barely listening,
You know I'm uninteresting,
What were you thinking, being with me?

Pretending to caring
Considering bailing
Flip-flop and flailing
Like an upturned guppy

Reach your hands out to me
I'll reject them venomously
I'll spit in your face, put you in your place
You'll see

My biggest fear is to be left alone
Surrounded by nobodies, playing on my phone
Knowing there's no place to go but down
And that I'll always wear this dummy crown

Of idiots, this city is
A plague, indiscriminate
Inadequate and infinite
A looping parallel

A sea of molasses
A nerd wearing glasses
Intercourse the fastest
Together in hell

Reach your hands out to me
I'll reject them venomously
I'll spit in your face, put you in your place
You'll see
Track Name: Uniforms
I see you on a park bench
Lighting up your incense
I see how this goes
I see you in the tar pits
I've seen your little market
I think you know that I know

You see it's obvious, the lighter, the mist
It's August, that can't be snow
You're in a stupor, fantastic, super,
Must you make it a show?

I see you in a parked car
Through the smoke and hot char
I see how this goes
Bump into you next week
Avert your eyes try to sneak
Past me before I know

You gotta want to make arrests
To be the best cop on this show
You see the man with his Tryptophan
Converting freedom to serotonin

Scrawl on my jacket, scrawl on my uniform
I don't know
Big bold letters, outlined type-face
I just don't know
I mingle and dance with the answers
But they find their way back to the dark

I see you like your brown bags
Waving all your red flags
Do understand how this goes?
You might have a clue
Since your friends are dying too
It's about time to show

That you realize you're hollow inside
You've got no substance left of you
You turn to me and plead and beg
What is it I can do?

Scrawl on my jacket, scrawl on my uniform
I don't know
Big bold letters, outlined type-face
I just don't know
I mingle and dance with the answers
But they find their way back to the dark
I mingle and dance with the answers
But they find their way back to the dark
Track Name: Ling
I lay in bed and stare at the ceiling
Motionless, it is helplessness I'm feeling
I'm worried that it's with the devil I've been dealing
I'm afraid that my moral sense is peeling

I now know what it's like to be stealing
Everything that once made you so appealing
The images of your agony are reeling
In my head you wont stop yelling and squealing

When I took your skin, it was certainly revealing
This destructive path is only just a seedling
Track Name: Oh Dear
Been feeling odd since that lobotomy
It seemed to have altered my psychology
Now I can't understand the economy
I think it has something to do with astrology

And It's been two weeks since the surgery
My wits have become more... bird-ery
I'm squawking at a witness for perjury
But I don't think that the jury is on my side

Holy Jesus Christ
My skull is full of mice, oh dear
And holy fucking hell
My god I need some help, oh dear

I went to the store for some spearmint
And I read the end-user license agreement
I just wondered what all those big words meant
So now I go on chewing gum, confused and ignorant

Holy Jesus Christ
My skull is full of mice, oh dear
And holy fucking hell
My god I need some help, oh dear

I think I left a door open in my cranium
Not very wide, but creatures snuck inside all the same
They bite and tear out all the love I'd like to share
It's them, the rodents are all to blame

Holy Jesus Christ
My skull is full of mice, oh dear
And holy fucking hell
My god I need some help, oh dear
Track Name: Liars
I hear you calling
I see your bright eyes falling
I felt a fissure
In the person you thought you were
You tell me lies
You tell your self lies too

Oh, there no convincing you

You get your fortune
Told to tell you who you are
You go to classes
You stick like molasses to a jar
You got a new job
It pays the same as the one you do

Oh, there no convincing you

But who am I
To judge, I'm guided by a rope
Led by nothing
But a pusher selling dope
And I lie
I lie to everyone I know

Oh, there's no convincing me so