Hypothetical Love

by Banzai Cliff

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about

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


Thanks, buddies.

credits

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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Track Name: Too Young To Die
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
Track Name: Roshambo
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
Track Name: Danielle
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
Track Name: Man of God
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.
Track Name: Boy Afraid
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
Track Name: My Charms
[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
Track Name: Sorta Stupid
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
Track Name: It's Not Right But I Did It
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
Track Name: Alaric, You Almost Had It
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
Track Name: Everything is Asinine
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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