First Songs

by Bridge Underwater

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Originally released as Some Songs (2005-6?), Five Songs (2005-6?), and Five More Songs (2005-6?) through Last.Fm.

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released 06 June 2006
Pat Mellon, Tascam 4-track

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Track Name: Fancy Pants
I thought I knew you.
I thought you were my best friend.
I thought I knew you.
I could not believe what you said:

Just tell me that I’m beautiful and we can be friends.

And now my bones break
From all of you words.
And now my bones ache
From this spinning world.

And now my bones break
From the pressure applied.
And now my bones break
From the words that you hide.

Just tell me that I’m beautiful and we can be friends.
Track Name: Nightmare Ladies And The One I Love
Wake from your heartache.

I tried so many times
To tell you what’s inside
In a line or a silly poem
Or when I had you alone.

And I know that I’m contrived
when I use words to justify
All of these whats and whys,
I think that I could just die.

This is the reason we live
Don’t let anybody kid.
Audience go shake your head.
I think I’ll go ahead.

Wake from your heartache.

You took me into your heart and into the trees.
Will you stay with me?
We’ll build a fire to burn this town,
and we’ll ride out to never be found.

They’ll never come after us.
We’ll float away on some magic bus.

Will you come with me?
Hurry. Swiftly.
Please come with me.
Say you will.

Wake from your heartache.
Track Name: Cloud
I liked the way
You fell down the stairs.
It reminded me
Of a movie I once saw.

You were always there
When I needed someone to listen.
… Made me smile.

Today I saw the rain
Fall down so hard.
It was so beautiful.
You should have been there.

Now my belly growls
For food and love.
I still sing pointless songs.

I’d like to climb a mountain
To sing to the sky.
I’d sing a song for you,
For you and I.

I’d ask the clouds
To come on down
And take us away.
Track Name: 05
Snow drifts down
from the dull, dark clouds
and it’s only me
on this lonely walk.

The night pours out
from every inch
that I see
And it swallows me.

I’ve never been one for conversation,
But you bring the best out in me.
Now when the snow falls down
I think of you dressed in blue.

O, what’s a boy to do?
Too cute to be common
and too clever to ignore.
O, how you make my head spin.

I’ve never been one for conversation,
But you bring the best out in me.
I can fall down. I can lash out,
And you’re there to save me.
You’re there to save me.
Track Name: That They
Today I awoke
to a different body
I wasn’t feeling
quite myself.

I am still haunted
by those days in December
When the wind was cold enough
to freeze your heart.

I stood above you
all alone,
and I thought to myself
I need you.

I sing for the sinners,
and I sing for the saints.
What a deadly combination.
It makes me want to faint.

But if they all got together
and decided to play cards,
I think that they would see that
they are not that far apart.

I will never forget
where I came from,
But I have no idea
where I’m going.

I can only hope
that my feet will stick
to this ground
As the world spins
round and round.

I sing for the sinners,
and I sing for the saints.
What a deadly combination.
It makes me want to faint.

But if they all got together
and decided to play cards,
I think that they would see that
they are not that far apart.
Track Name: Here it is, Folks
The times they are a-changing,
And I am changing too.
The people are rearranging,
And I don’t know what to do.

The words that I have tried to find
To express my state are lost.
So I float on by with a smile inside
And a mind that’s like a wall.

I’m trying
To keep my head
Up above the clouds.

To roll past the
Green pastures
And sing out loud.

Now my feet beg me,
“Please somewhere unknown.”
My bags are packed and ready,
And I am ready to go.

Time to say goodbye
To the ones I love.
I’m sorry it’s like this,
But I have my ticket,
And the train is about to blow.

I’m trying
To keep my ahead
Up above the clouds.

To roll past
The green pastures
And sing out loud.
Track Name: I'm All Out Of...
I tried to be a friend to you.
I tried to not let you down.

But you keep going on your way.
(Yes, you keep going on.)

The sun is coming up today,
And I feel inflatable.
Track Name: 3 and a 4 Ok Ok
The call, the call that you let out
When you were there just waiting there

And everyone was singing loud
And you were there being proud

Around, around the Christmas tree
You dance with me and laugh with me

We fall apart into the floor
We fall apart and are no more

I’m too busy thinking now
That I was the cause
For all your pain I’m sorry, babe.
I promise I will behave

And here it is the end of the cliff.
So I’ll move out and fall down.
Track Name: Lost at Sea
Lost at sea for too many days
Floating on this big blue maze
All alone with these thoughts in my head
You don’t know if I’m alive or dead

I left you for the sea so long ago
I can say that that was a big mistake
Rocking back and forth every night
I look for land but it’s not in sight.

When I sleep I dream of you
And I hope that my dreams come true
I can see us holding hands
Laughing loudly and making plans

I wish I were on solid ground
No more rocking, no more rolling around
But all I have is the deep blue sea,
And it’s constantly laughing at me

It knows I’m tired. Yes, it knows I’m dead.
All I want to do is go to bed.
Back to my dreams that keep me company.
Back to thoughts that make me happy.

All I want to do is to go to bed.
All I want to do is to go to sleep.
All I want to do is to dream of you.
Track Name: Falling Thru the Now
The world is burning,
And I can’t seem to get away.
My feet are falling from the things
That you constantly say.

I feel it inside my hands now
Something I never had.
You are the one to be me.
I cannot be around.

Subconscious subduing me.
I feel it inside my skull.
Each step I take is tattered.
How am I here at all?

Here I am.
Track Name: Movable Music
There’s some stars in my eyes,
but that comes as no surprise.
Wounds that bloom on my skin
burst into flaming fins.

I’m feeling down, so down.
Can’t move or get around.

Heat so hot it burns my teeth.
Melt into a golden wreath.
Place it upon your holy head.
Sleep with it in your bed.

Pederastic
priests are dancing
in the street
they’re late romancing.

I’m feeling down, so down.
Can’t move or get around.

Spiders crawl from your nose.
Next stop to no one knows.
I can’t take your plastic ways.
I let you go to fly away.

I’m feeling down, so down.
Can’t move or get around.
Track Name: In the Sun
The words you say
to me my friend
Don’t make sense
when I look at them.

But I still try
to make amends
And think that we’ll
come out in the end.

Ahead of
the times you think
We’re made of tin
like a kitchen sink

To fall, to live,
to die, to love.
Which one is it
or all of the above?

A beard she grows
under the light
Don’t make sense,
but it’s allright

And you don’t like
my words of glee
Angry at me
I’m happy

But we can try
to hold our tongues
Don’t drop yours
on to the rug

A laugh, a wink,
a fist, a smile.
Take your coat off
stay a while.

Where is your sunshine?
Track Name: Lizard Love
My sad, brown shoes
Collect dust in your room
Where we danced and once cried
Thinking of each other’s lies.

I can’t move now
from this rock
Called curling tongue
and Lizard Love.

When I woke up
Angel-eyed on the floor
(I was) Drunk from the kisses
You gave to him in his yard

On a day when suns burn
brightly, sadly
Singing to the one I love.

I can’t loose you now.
I can’t say goodbye.

Now that I’m wrong
(My) Splintered soul (is) on the rug
Chasing all of the dreams
That we sowed in the seams

Of our glowing lights
up in the sky
That burnt and banged
into the night.

When your eyes pumped
Perfect blue across the room
I caught ill from the sight
Of your mind touching mine

In a cloud of cliché
teenage poems
With verbs that do not
bring it home.

I can’t loose you now.
I can’t say goodbye.
Track Name: Trying Your Best
It would be nice
if my brother didn’t have to lie.
It would be nice
if we didn’t have to say goodbye.

It would be nice
if mama told me not to play with fire.
It would be nice
if my heart was open for hire.

It would be nice
if my bones were still operating.
It would be nice
if my mind was cooperating.

When I die I don’t think
that I’ll talk to you.
When I die I want my soul
to be shampooed.

How many moons
until I can be just who I want?
How many moons
until I can’t shake the final jaunt?

Now listen to me
I don’t mean to be preoccupied.
I was just thinking,
and this is what my brain did cry.

But the birds are still singing.
Outside my heart beats with every street.
That alone gives me reason to smile
For just one moment in the sun.
Track Name: Evening News
I don’t know why
you sing the blues.
Could it be your head
or the evening news?

Well I’ve got to know
which way to go from here.

Could I help you out
with a hand or a hug?
Could I be your friend
and show you love?

Will the story end
with a kiss or a death?
Will you take my hand
or breath your final breathe?
Track Name: Dream Sequence With An Alien
Dear, alien,
please take my hand
Though you are green
and I am white.

I believe in love
at first sight.
I want you now
to be my bride.

We’ll live on Mars
And drive fancy cars.
Many eggs hatch
Children grow up

Please alien
will you sing me a song?
I don’t know where you’re from
But I want you to stay
With me now
as I fall into your hands.
Track Name: Cloudy Thump Dance
Rocks are falling all around.
You can’t bite the headaches.
I’m still waiting to make time.
Throw a penny for a dime.

All the pants are broken.
Collars bloom when they sleep.
I can’t shake this cold cough.
Die in sleep from a bite

All my doors are open
Slip yourself into my house
Light a fire broken
Everything again

Hole in head is growing
Pour myself right into you
Cut fingers and they are smoking
------

Drink beer belly growing
------
Turn the page

I can’t nine to five or six.
Now I think I hate these words.

All my doors are open
Slip yourself into my house
Light a fire broken
Everything again

Rocks are falling all around
You can’t bite the headaches
I’m still waiting to make time
Throw a penny for a dime

All my doors are open.
Slip yourself into my house.
Light a fire broken
Everything again
Track Name: Fantasy Stretch
When I was younger so long ago
I used to run I used to follow
Then I got older and lost my head
The world was round and I was dead

Soon I kept quiet and watched the waves
I watched them die and I was raised
From the sordid segments of a sunburn soul
I found nothing, and I was whole.

Waves keep coming,
and I can’t breathe.
I’m dying to find some energy.
Sick of scrofulous monotony.

Wake up!

Dogs like men
keep marching on
Into the dark
and into the dawn.
No time to rest until we’re dead.

Move on!

I can’t take the headaches.
Birthday plates, broken glass.
Your namesake on my chest plate
Means that you are my lass.