Hot Love

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Hot Love (2006) released on Bedlamb Records. Priced at almost nothing so that you can pay what you want! Buttercup wants you to have this record.

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released May 20, 2006

Produced by Mark Rubinstein
Guitar: Joe Reyes
Vocals: Erik Sanden
Drums: Jamie Roadman
Bass: odie.

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Track Name: Hello, Goodbye
“hello, goodbye” (sanden)

tried to do your best, but you could not
a quiet stroke in a drowning pool
a tangled knot
we get one shot
it sounds so hollow, it’s nothing new
as we follow veins of pain in you
we saw, the pain flows hot

here’s your record under the needle’s cut

hey, we’re not getting high
as we watch you wave goodbye

hello, goodbye

waylaid on a bullet train
why’d the shining, flying sun go away?
it’s your sobriquet
we felt so bright in our newfound light
in our transparent, standard lives
not like, unlike yours

here’s your heart’s chord
pounding out the darkest sounds

hey, we’re not getting high
as we watch you wave goodbye
down, did we let you down?
drowning out a paste-down smile o’er stage fright hands
till you’re gone

hello, goodbye
Track Name: You'll Just Have To Wait
“you’ll just have to wait” (sanden/reyes)

what unseats your heart?
a hand held overlong in the dark?
landscapes grow louder
echoes how your heart beats harder
so the story goes
colors rise as you start to know

here’s another like me
but darker apparently more free
what would unseat your heart?
a hungry glance tips the cart
a bus ride to some place new
a little thought as it forms in you

you’ll just have to wait until we break in two

now is the time to say it all
the room is as quiet as the arctic now
the television racket is off
the music stopped
the heckler has been removed
now I’m listening to you

you’ll just have to wait until we break in two
Track Name: National Spelling Bee Contest
“national spelling bee contest” (sanden/reyes)

baby, who knew how you’d grow?
the queen of 10 million nationally
I saw you passionately fight a war
scary for just a wee girl
video shows you had your reasons
you got your reasons
you had your reasons

b-e-l-l-a-t-r-i-c-e
bellatrice, bellatrice

now you’re 20 years older
and queen of my darker regions
finer feelings, new religion
you move your hand so lightly
sex is language with the way you spell it
the way you spell it
the way you spell it on

b-e-l-l-a-t-r-i-c-e
bellatrice, bellatrice

the battlefield’s neglect
pyrrhic victory
feel your lips reject the spell upon us

b-e-l-l-a-t-r-i-c-e
bellatrice, bellatrice
bellatrice, bellatrice
bellatrice, you’re so mean
bellatrice, you’re so mean
Track Name: You and You Alone
“you and you alone” (reyes)

isn't it a shame
can't get in the game
even when the rules are bent
you give your turn away
and no one is to blame

unless there's a
mirror there to force
your weary eyes to close
so you don't have to bear
the life that you have chosen
and even though you tried
not to hurt a soul
you only save the pain
for you and you alone

isn't that the way
your sadness seems to stay
it takes ahold of every bit
of hope you might have saved
and no one is to blame

unless there's a
door that you can close
and rest against within
away from everything
just like a second skin
and even though you tried
not to hurt a soul
you only saved the hate
for you and you alone

aren't you the best you can be?
or are you someone like me?
who can't feel a thing
whose arms reach to hold
who saved all their love
for you and you alone

wasn't there a day
when you could safely say
that you were part of everything
without a role to play
now all you feel is blame

for everyone whose life you touched
to only run away
to hide there in the dark
and think that that's the way
to cope with what seems now
the only place you'll know
the burden and the pain
of you and you alone

and even though you tried
not to hurt a soul
you only saved the pain
for you and you alone
Track Name: Hot Love
“hot love” (sanden/reyes)

hot love in the blazing sun
your skin, are you winking again?
revive like the desert in rain comes back again

it’s coming back like it never left before
we were only suffering a lack of love

hot love in the summer time
orange hats to keep the rays held back
got love, though it’s sweaty it flows

it’s coming back like it never left before
we were only suffering a lack of love

deep down inevitable return of a summer of love
the pull of tenure on heartstrings
singing again

it’s coming back like it never left before
we were only suffering a lack of love
your inner child smiling like you loved me more
we were only suffering a lack of love
Track Name: We're Easy
“we’re easy” (sanden)

sing into the breeze
sing it’s summertime
feel the heat
it’s summertime
when the side walk glows
it’s only me
it’s only me I know

you see we’re easy
we give what you need
to please, we’re easy
it’s love from you to me to her to you
to him to us to her to you to me

downtown is ready for you now
sing as you bleed
singing anytime it’s an empty high
fall on your knees and sing
I hate him in everything!

you see we’re easy
we give what you need
to please, we’re easy
it’s love from you to me to her to you
to him to us to her to you to me
to her to you to her to me it hurts
the lust in everything
the way it makes the old heart sing
the heat running everything
to her to you to him to us
no more lonely
Track Name: Cool Kids
“cool kids” (sanden)

you made your bed
and now you’ll lie on it
you slept outside
where time was irrelevant
you fashioned your clothes
the kids were looking
up and over with their turned up noses
you’ll lie on it

leaving all the cool kids behind
cool kids won’t mind your loss
your changing magic lives on in my mind
the cool kids behind
you leave them behind

you fashioned your sense
the kids we’re looking at you
up and down with their turned up noses
so you did your trick
the kids were watching it
you made your choice
and it’s permanent
permanent, permanent it’s true

leaving all the cool kids behind
the cool kids won’t mind you’re gone
the cool kids behind
the cool kids won’t find their own way
the cool kids won’t mind you’re gone
the cool kids won’t mind your choice
the cool kids won’t mind you’re gone
the cool kids won’t mind you’re gone
cool kids, cruel kids
cool kids won’t mind you’re gone
Track Name: Contagious
“contagious” (reyes)

welling up like tears
everyday appears
and then recedes
it's choked with weeds

like a vacant lot
pretty soon there's lots
of space for you to
dig your grave

but don't let it kill you
stay immune
keep on humming that same, sad tune

no one could believe
that a tiny seed
could change the face
it takes the place

of a stretch of road
hauling off this heavy load
might suck, but what the fuck

but don't let it kill you
stay immune
keep on humming that same, sad tune
don't let it kill you
Track Name: Anti-Antarctica
“anti-antarctica” (sanden)

it’s been sold
so I hear the bathysphere
drops deep
deeper every single day
with a photo finish
of the last unexplored place

so come to me now
come further south
antarctica
anti-antarctica

if it’s free there’s shock therapy
the l.l.c. comes slouching southward
for a fee
as neocons swallow the key

so come to me now
come further south
antarctica
anti-antarctica

anti-antarctica
the vampire is in the apartment now
can’t shut the front door
he is here, nonchalant
feeding on what we want

come to me now
I want to go south
your winter regions
your antarctica

I want to get high
on the flash of your eyes
your body’s conquest
your antarctica
Track Name: Egypt
“egypt” (sanden)

we slaved, pushed on
eight years of work
with sweat we’d erect
a pyramid of hurt
heavy but in egypt no one’s building in the desert these days *

oh katarina, katarine

the moon was on, I felt like singing
I felt impulsive love burning deep
can we recover?
no longer lovers
no more comfort inside
empty towers echoing

oh katarina, katarine

* from the poem “On the Strength of All Conviction and the Stamina of Love” by Jennifer Michael Hecht
Track Name: Shiyoganai
“shiyoo ga nai” (odie)

sharylin finishes everything she sets out to accomplish
everything is all done with no accomplice
when nothing is left to be done she smiles and says
“it’s allright, it’s just the night, and it happens to be all of the time”
shiyoo ga nai

barrelin’ in her valiant and showing her
greedily appreciative demeanor
leaving just traces of debris in the green room
so nothing is done but it’s right
just smile and say, “it’s alright
if the mighty might won’t let it happen
it’s just the night”
shiyoo ga nai

sheryl she barely
understands anything that I do
so demo nai but then again I too
so nothing is done but it’s right
my smile will say, “it’s alright!”
shiyoo ga nai
ton demo nai
it’s just the night
shiyoo ga nai
shiyoo ga nai
shiyoo ga nai
shiyoo ga nai hey
shiyoo ga nai
Track Name: Johnny Appleseed
“johnny appleseed” (sanden)

johnny took a burlap sack and tied it
johnny had started to row
he said, “maybe momma I won’t make it back.”
momma said, “I don’t want know.”
but if you have got to I don’t even want to know
darlin’ baby give em’ what you’ve got to sow
but I don’t even want to know

how there is soul even in the smallest seed
I’ve seen it I should know

oh! darlin’ baby why do you drive me crazy?
sleeping so lonely in a log with a wolf?

there’s darkness all around in the dawning winter
I can feel it way down in my bones
so when I look out on the golden orchard
I can almost taste the snow

courage is only everything I needed to hold
and self denial
I needed to let it go
but surely you wanted to know

how could a man forgo everything and sleep outside with the wolf?

oh! darlin’ baby why do you drive me crazy?
sleeping so lonely in a log with the wolf?
you’re darker and stranger
I saw it in you, baby
smarter, even god-sized
alone with the truth

so when I look out on that golden orchard
I can almost taste the snow
I can feel it coming down in frozen clouds
clouding over our souls
Track Name: Unlevel
“unlevel” (sanden)

salt upon the breeze
I went out to see
I got so high
I melted my wings
I wanted
I wanted more
I wanted more I want to be new

unlevel, unlevel
not level, unsettled
uh-huh, oh

all the pretty girls say, “please don’t go!”
all the pretty girls, “oh, Ramón.”
they hear wedding bells, an internal hell
I want to run, I want to scratch, I want to be well

unlevel, unlevel
not level, unsettled
uh-huh, oh

be happy, Ramón
be happy alone
be happy
don’t feel the pain float on the breeze

unlevel, unleveled
not level, unsettled
uh-huh, oh
ahh, oh