Hypothetical Love

by Banzai Cliff

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1.
TOO YOUNG TO DIE [Youth] The outcasts drop out of school. Rif-fraff, man those kids are cool. Taught me "the badder the better." Followed it right down to the letter. The youth group. Anxiety. Punk rock Tooth & Nail Cds. Backsliding on the double. I'm in so much trouble. I’m too young to die I feel like I’m running out of time [Love] The love clock. 5am. I think I’ll just go back to bed. Love’s intensive. I’m "so introspective." The shoe drops. She's out of steam. Fire underneath my feet. She departed. I’m so broken-hearted. But I’m too young to die I think I love you I think I’m running out of time Man, it sucks getting old. I try to let it go. We listen to heavy metal And drink until the lights start to settle. We’re all sentimental And drink to make it feel a little better. [Adulthood] A crisis every day. I hoped this all would go away. I’m a creep floating aimlessly. The watch-hand, waving farewell. Everything has gone to hell. I’m stressing Getting older is so depressing. I’m too young to die I think I’m running out of time
2.
Roshambo 03:57
ROSHAMBO Avoid direct eye contact And don’t let your feelings show I’m over analytical Every decision’s a roshambo Who’s gonna miss me when I’m gone? I will live unendingly Well I guess there's still the tick-tick-tick-tick I guess it’s just all in my head Nothing ever really makes sense Another wasted day hungover (I swear i'm gonna get sober) I guess it’s just all in my head Nothing ever really makes sense Yesterday was drunk and stoned Tomorrow is a roshambo Avoid direct eye contact And please don’t cause a scene I’m feeling misanthropic Or is it maybe just the weed? Well I guess it’s just all in my head Nothing ever really makes sense Another wasted day hungover (I swear i'm gonna get sober) I guess it’s just all in my head Nothing ever really makes sense Yesterday was drunk and stoned Tomorrow is a roshambo I guess it’s just all in my head I guess it’s just all in my head I guess it’s just all in my head I guess it’s just all in my head I guess it’s just all in my head I guess it’s just all in my head I guess it’s just all in my head I guess it’s just all in my head
3.
Danielle 04:42
DANIELLE I lost my virginity Listening to a Modest Mouse CD I was 18 She was 23 (I think) I fucked it up Like with every other girl She poked a hole Even she could never fill Darling, darling, not yet This isn't how I wanted things to end I remember everything Like how I’d always mis-pronounce her name I fucked it up Like with every other girl She poked a hole Even she could never fill Darling, darling, not yet Don't shake the sheets off Don't go I never felt a part of it You were an island This isn't how I wanted things to end Not yet Donny, Donny, Danielle
4.
Man of God 04:21
MAN OF GOD This life is unpredictable but I feel at ease in the end times Your love is hypothetical I never felt a thing but it’s all right I took so many stances in my youth but now that fire in my belly is gone I tried to walk that straight and narrow path Could never hack it as a Man of God We’re all biodegradable and that’s okay with me 'cause it's the end times Move over just a little more I’ve got a new tattoo of your mother (Was she your mother?) I took so many stances in my youth but now that fire in my belly is gone I tried to walk that straight and narrow path Could never hack it as a Man of God It’s Tuesday, Sunday’s so far away And I don’t feel at home in this place I don’t believe. So I don’t believe I’ll stay.
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6.
Boy Afraid 03:13
BOY AFRAID I think I’m gonna fuck it up I’ve never been very good at this stuff I ask her to stay and then she pushes away And I fall a little deeper in love I think I'm gonna reign it in I don’t feel comfortable in my own skin Thank god for the small talk, baby I’ll try to keep up I don’t know what shirt to wear Or how I should do my hair How do I get your attention? I don’t know / what you might say Or how to ask you on a date I’m a boy afraid I’m a boy afraid I think I’m gonna fuck it up I’ve never been very good at this stuff I ask her to stay and then she pushes away And I fall a little deeper in love I fall a little deeper in love I fall a little deeper in love I fall a little deeper in love I fall a little deeper in love I fall a little deeper in love I fall a little deeper in love I fall a little deeper in love I fall a little deeper in love
7.
My Charms 03:36
[sober] I tell you jokes I tell you jokes because I like to make you laugh And yeah I'm goofy You know I get my sense of humor from my dad But you don’t care You're just perpetually unamused And you don’t care about the things that I do Are my charms wasted on you? [drunk] I stay out late I stay out late because Iknow it makes you mad I'm a button pusher You know I get my anger issues from my dad But you don’t care Your face is buried in your phone display And you don’t listen to a thing that I say But I still love you anyway My charms are wasted you And I reek of all the shit you put me through I guess I let myself be wooed My charms are wasted on you And your girlfriends too, I know I’m sensitive about it I know I’m sensitive about it [angry] I’m not very romantic I’m not very romantic I wish you weren't so pedantic But I guess that's your shit You don’t care There’s derision in your every glance Man, you never really gave me a chance But I still love you anyway My charms are wasted you And I reek of all the shit you put me through I guess I let myself be wooed My charms are wasted on you And your girlfriends too, I know I’m sensitive about it I know I’m sensitive about it I know I’m sensitive about it
8.
Sorta Stupid 04:18
SORTA STUPID Whoa. I've never felt so uncertain But I’m keeping my cool For when you go away I don’t want to pull back the curtain Girl, I don’t wanna know If you don’t wanna stay I loved how deeply you loved me And I wanted it to work out of vanity I've always been lonely And I only stuck around because I was weak And I still don’t know why I didn’t do it I shoulda tapped out but she beat me to it I still don’t know why I didn’t do it Sometimes love just makes you sorta stupid Sometimes love just makes you sorta stupid Whoa. I've never felt so uncertain I’m keeping it cool In case you pull away My indecision is my burden I stumble into these things But don’t know how to stay I loved how deeply you loved me And I wanted it to work out of vanity I've always been lonely And I only stuck around because I was weak Needles and pins while your heart’s caving in I know your struggle I'm hoping it works it out, and I’m full of doubt But I’m willing to snuggle Sometime love just makes you sorta stupid Sometime love just makes you sorta stupid
9.
It's not right but I did it Everybody's got a limit It’s not right but I did it And the whole time I was thinking of you It's not fair but I did it I made my bed, and I’ll sleep in it It hurt like hell there for a minute But the minutes feel so long But just stay with me Even if I say that I want to be Alone It's not right but I did it No use saying that I didn’t It’s not right but I did it And I know you felt it too It's not cool but whatever Fuck man nothing is forever I’ve been with dancing with the devil But I’d rather be dancing with you Honestly, I don't what comes over me When the urge to prove something comes knocking at my door But just stay with me Even if I say that I want to be Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone Alone This Comedy of Errors is my life story But I feel every single solitary thing So I throw a cold one back And try to hold my heart in tact For you It's not right but I did it Everybody loves a villain You’re all stressin and I’m chilling But I wish that I was chilling with you It's not right but I did it Come on man don’t make me relive it I fucked things up there for a minute But I want to start all over with you I want to start all over with you It's not right but i did it
10.
ALARIC, YOU ALMOST HAD IT Stilicho's head tumbled to the floor We got scared and started looking for somebody to call They were supposed to be the civil ones Hail the holy sons of eternity Hail the holy sons of eternity Alaric, You were are only hope there for a minute Alaric, You almost had it We are at your pleasure (this time) Guess we're in this together We don't have the leisure It's now or never Alaric, please give us asylum Alaric, You were are only hope there for a minute Alaric, You almost had it We are at your pleasure (this time) We don't have the leisure Alaric, please give us asylum They were after us They were after us You proved it You had control But then you just had to go and let the fever take you away The writing was on the wall (We could have had it all) Hail the holy sons of eternity Is this the culmination of history? Alaric, You were are only hope there for a minute Alaric, You almost had it
11.
EVERYTHING IS ASININE I just don’t care anymore Haven’t felt good tug at my chest for way too long I just don’t care anymore But I still need your everlasting love I just don’t care anymore Nothing really matters and everybody’s dumb All that stress just to end up six feet down So just give me your blind and hopeless love Girl, it’s freaky In my head And I’ll admit it honestly: I’m worried and upset I don't believe in anything I hope it doesn't stick Cause I never want to be a jaded dick Everything is asinine Everything is asinine (Except you) You’re the only thing that doesn’t make me want to puke (Except you) You’re the only thing that doesn’t make me want to puke I just don’t care anymore And I wish I felt the way I did when I was young I just don’t care anymore But that doesn’t mean I’m unemotional Girl, it’s freaky In my head And I’ll admit it honestly: I’m worried and upset I don't believe in anything I hope it doesn't stick Cause I never want to be a jaded dick Everything is asinine Everything is asinine (Except you) You’re the only thing that doesn’t make me want to puke (Except you) You’re the only thing that doesn’t make me want to puke You’re the only thing that doesn’t make me want to puke You’re the only thing that doesn’t make me want to puke I just don’t care anymore Guess I'm getting older or I’m faded or I’m bored I just don’t care anymore But I still need your everlasting love I just don’t care anymore I just don’t care anymore I just don’t care anymore I just don’t care anymore

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Our debut album. Rickety punky pop songs about fucking up, and also anxiety, and also, in one instance, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.


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released March 9, 2018

Nicky Koch: vocals, shitty guitar, synth
David Ulrich: guitars, drums, bass, background vocals, percussion, drum machine, bells, whistles

Additional BGV on Too Young: Bill Gross, Andrew Victor, Colin Holloway
Additional BGV on Strange Things: Owen Staszewski
Bass on Too Young: RJ Gilligan

All songs written and arranged by Nicky Koch
All songs produced, mixed, and recorded by David Ulrich
All songs mastered by Mikey Young
Recorded at Caveboy Studios in beautiful Philadelphia, PA over the winter of 2016
Artwork and layout by Danielle Kinoshita
Cover and rear photos by Rob Williamson

All songs published by Accidental Hesher (ASCAP)
© Tank Beach Tapes 2018

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