The Blurry In Between

by Snail Quail

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released June 5, 2012

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Snail Quail is a punk rock band from Phoenix, Arizona. Check out our website for pictures and blogs and music-s. Yeahhhh party!

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Track Name: Meant To Do
Gotta be doing what you're meant to do
Or you'll end up like smelly goo
And all those people who push you around
They'll make you dizzy and you'll fall down

Gotta be doing what you're meant to do
Or you'll end up like smelly goo
And all those people who push you around
They will steal all of your stability

You can't have your cake and eat it too
I know it sounds stupid but it's true
You can't be doing what you've been doing
And expect something new

It's no fun to play it safe
You end up pent up and locked up
And you just wanna get out

But sometimes you forget the key
That's why you've got to listen my friend
My buddy, gotta be

Doing what you're meant to do
Or you'll end up like smelly goo
And all those people who push you around
They will steal all of your stability

Oh!
It is scary
To do what you're meant to do

Gotta be doing what you're meant to do
Or you'll end up like a knife that has been misused
And all those people who push you around
They will steal all of your mental stability!
Track Name: Radioactive Sister
I remember the time you kicked out
Your radioactive sister
She got that way because of pregnancy hormones

And she laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed
And everybody hated you
And you felt bad 'cause you were worried about
Your young, impressionable, pregnant sister

But then you didn't
'Cause her boyfriend wasn't dealing drugs out of your closet anymore

She always had money for cigarettes
But never had money to pay the rent
But the thing that really irked you the most
Was when the cops came said, "Hey all of you
Better stop that or you're going all to jail"
But they just said, "Hey man, it's just a verbal warning"
Track Name: Fina
I drove down to Fina
But it wasn't there anymore
They replaced it with some other convenience store

I was distraught and I know that was a strange reaction
But my Dad and I would buy popsicles from there
It was my favorite thing to do when I was four

Life, it changes
Places go out of business
I should learn to deal with things like that

And then when I got older
My Dad, he got remarried, and
That was okay
But he acted so bizarre
Our relationship was nothing like it was before

Life, it changes
Relationships go out of business
I should learn to deal with things like that

Maybe it'll all work out
'Cause I'm still even older now
And, I don't know everything
But I know a little something

Life, it changes
We can go to previous places
And they may not be the same
But they might just be okay, yeah

Life, it changes
Relationships go out of business
I should learn to deal with things like that
I should learn to deal with things like that
Track Name: Congratulations
I used to think all the time
If I knew where you were
I could sing some romance
Yeah, and be more mature

But then one summer night
A glowing message in text
Came to me from above
Saying you were married and in love

How I writhe in this hole
With all my stupid things
You moved on long ago, but all I could say was

Congratulations
Should have said what I thought
Congratulations
Yeah, once and for all

It hurts to think all the time
Because my heart wants more
How can I ever find someone as good as her

We write some letters sometimes
But I'm lost in the past
Trying to fix what won't last
As real love slips through my hands

How I writhe in this hole
With all my stupid things
You moved on long ago
But all I could say was

Congratulations
Should have said what I thought
Congratulations
Yeah, once and for all

Tell me something, love
Well I hope there's still some
If this life is a dream can you make it shift like before

All the blurry inbetween
Getting surpressed beneath
Tall summertime trees
Running in sprinkler streams

Playying songs on the bleachers
Hoping you were the one
Far away childhood dreams
Playing songs on the bleachers
Giving amethyst rings
Wish I would have placed it on
Your wedding finger
Track Name: Friend In A Box
I have a friend
Who lives in a box
And when I listen real close I hear her talk

I keep it close
To my heart
It's hard to think that we could ever be apart

I talk to her almost everyday
Sometimes she guesses the things
I could never say

But when I need a shoulder
I have a box
But at least I have a box

Sometimes it's hard
To get away
My friend is dear but I can't always live halfway
One time she peaked out for a bit
It was bliss oh how I miss her pretty face

You should know
I've tried to forget
But there's just some things that are
Too hard to quit

I have a friend
Who lives in a box
And when I listen real close I hear her talk

I keep it close
To my heart
It's hard to think that we could ever be apart

But when I need a shoulder
I have a box
But at least I have a box
Track Name: Weird Egg
She says that I'm a weird egg
But I don't really know
They ask you for your papers but you've got nothing to show

So then you march down
To the military
You know the system's broke
But they'll make you citizenry

If you shoot their guns
And be straight... shooting
It's a civil right that you're paid to take away

In a foreign state
That maybe you would like
If it wasn't filled with filthy pirates
Scurvy, scurvy, scurvy, scurvy

Centralized banking, lobbying parties
Corporate political sponsorship
Big dumb government is all we talk about
Where's your birth certificate
Oh yeah, I made it up

We intellectualize rule of the law
When it's a lot, much more
Simpler than that

Because if I refuse to pay for bullets
Tax payer people will come and raid my house
Point a gun at me
And my black cat
And never consider principles of it

Well I can transpose
And twist around words
Like a bigger sister does to her little baby brother
When she's being sneaky and he's too young to fight
But inside of his mind he knows it isn't right

Weird egg
But I don't really know
It all makes sense to me
But maybe we're too high from pharmaceuticals
And subsidized food
Made from synthesized petrochemicals

I just want to be free
Turn off the TV
Grow a garden and then read a book
And leave people alone who live in other countries
And be proud of my own government again

Instead it's always centralized banking
Lobbying parties
Corporate political sponsorship
Big dumb government is all we talk about
But we never consider principles of it
Track Name: Snail Worm
My Dad lives in Washington
Mom's in San Antonio
Both of them are worms

They squirm around all day
Eating dirt to make their way
Until it rains and then they drown
Unless they get out of the ground

It's no fun to be a worm
Got to watch out for the birds
Got to get into the dirt
Or the sun will dry you up

In a way, everybody's a worm
Everybody's got germs
Living in their intestines too

Your boss is a worm
Your mom is a worm
Your future in-laws are birds
But your girlfriend's a worm

But it's okay
'Cause I've got you and you've got me
Living in this ghetto urban scene

And it's alright
'Cause I speak español
So the vatos should leave us alone

And if they don't
And they cut me in half
Well then there will be two of me for you
'Cause I'm a worm

It's okay
Track Name: Hot Air Balloon
Riding on a hot air balloon
You're looking at me and I'm looking back at you
Blurry eyes make the skies cold
Do you realize I brought it here for you

Riding on a hot air balloon
Dreaming the dream for two

But you couldn't wait for it to fill up

I said please, "Hold my hand
And you'll see how good it is"

Riding on a hot air balloon
You're looking at me and I'm looking back at you
Track Name: Nights
Can you work nights?
Well I don't know, maybe
I'll have something to do that day

Are you available
To waste away your life?
Hopefully I am not that way

My mother says, "Tienes que trabajar,"
But I don't know
"Debes ir al escuela,"
But I don't wanna go to school
Feeling like a useless tool
Who went in debt to learn to be a fool

My father says
That you can be a rebel you have to work for it
But I don't want to work
I wanna travel to stupid places
And meet silly people
Who share my stupid beliefs

Yeah and shut those voices in my paychecks up!

My sail is broken
I'm spinning around
It's broken...
Track Name: Listen
If you understand
I would like to learn
If you want to teach me I would
Listen, listen, listen, listen, listen

If I wear a mask
Would you tell me please
'Cause I try to be honest
But I lie like a disease

Sometimes it feels like I'm going nowhere
Chasing all my dreams
Running around in circle patterns
Getting wrapped up in everything

Mountaintops, mountaintops
Mountaintops here I come
Desert forest, night time dust
Moon lighting the way