Big Bill & Basketball Shorts- Split CS

by Big Bill & Basketball Shorts

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I'm so excited I can't finish my food, I bite my lip when I think about you All my dreams are leaking into daytime, I'm trippin out when I think about you All the shit I'm lacking in my life, I forget about when I think about you I'm alright with dyin, I'm alright with dyin, I'm alright with dyin when I think about you Girl you make it easy to be satisfied All I wanna do is play with you all night Though you're not the one for me You make me temporarily happy Gnats and flies are buzzin round my eyes, I got rotten vision when I think about you Elevator stingers in the tips of my fingers, I get up too fast when I think about you There was something I been meaning to do, I just blow it off when I think about you I'm alright with dyin, I'm alright with dyin, I'm alright with dying when I think about you
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If you're afraid (be afraid) If you're afraid (it's okay) It's okay to be afraid Get with the goblins Get with the goblins You're not supposed to be a god nah nah You're not supposed to be a god nah nah nah When you got no place you can hide Put your enemy on your side If you feel like you're gonna die Put the enemy on your side
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Wipe the sweat from the holy brow I'm gonna pray to the holy cow I'm gonna drink from the holy teat I'm gonna grow big big white teeth I'm gonna juice you Listen once, listen twice, I'm gonna give you some life advice Follow follow follow follow follow your thirst If you never do it'll only get worse
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I like you less I like myself less I love you I guess post-coital tristesse la petite mort let's have some more Every misstep is a stepping stone
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Someday I will die But I still got a lot I wanna try I never saw Paris, I never saw the Louvre I never thought it would ever end so soon Let me stay Oh, oh, oh Let me stay Someday I'm gonna go But I still got a lot I wanna show Have you ever looked up at the big white moon Did you ever think that it would end so soon
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My uncle was a monkey He never loved nobody He spoke a monkey language He crossed an Arctic land bridge We are the very first humans High school (I never heard of that) World War (I never heard of that) Wal-Mart (I never heard of that) Heaven (I never heard of that) Do you know where we came from? Do you know where we're goin? High school, World War, Wal-Mart, Heaven
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I wanna be your little bitch I wanna die in a little ditch Knock the eyes right out of my head Neck stuck in the fence until I end up dead They say it's a lie (but it's not a lie) Sometimes in your life you find it but mostly you just walk behind it I wanna be where you have been I wanna ride in your mini-van I wanna see what you have seen I wanna climb in your family tree They say it's a lie (but it's not a lie) Sometimes in your life you see it but mostly you pretend to mean it Freedom of mind will be mine but not until I'm over the hill Freedom of mind will be found but not until I'm deep in the ground Freedom
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On Fleeting Youth Records' first official release, two emerging bands from Austin, Texas unleash their contagious debut EPs.

The A-side features foursome Big Bill's A Hard Day's Bill EP, a “fast, frenetic, infectious, and off-kilter” unveiling where spurts of new wave, 70s punk, surf punk, and alternative rock commingle with oddball vocals and lyrics. Lead singer Hot Salad's distinct voice sounds like Violent Femmes' frontman Gordon Gano bugged out after a high-voltage shock, and is easy to fall in love after you recover from the initial jolt. Combine this with the band's darting rhythms and you'll hear why Austin Town Hall calls Big Bill “weird...irresistible...one of the freshest bands we’ve ever posted about in the Austin scene.”

Basketball Shorts gets the party going on the B-side with their fun and energetic Total BS EP, which features sing-a-long party anthems about celebrity drinking fantasies (Peter Venkman), undelivered pizza (East Side Lies), and the brutal reality of ending up at a party with no beer (Six Pack None the Richer). Basketball Shorts capture the fun, vital energy of the Austin house party scene where the trio has played non-stop to crowds eager to drunkenly shout back their catchy choruses.

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released October 29, 2013

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