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All songs written, performed, and recorded by SJB in his room in July 2013

Mixed by SJB

"The idea is, being in the middle of something beautiful and warm, but not feeling it at all. An uncomfortable detatchment. A claustrophobic heat where you are forced to hole up inside and stare your biggest fears in the face. It's not 1998 anymore. Tranquilizers and sedatives got you through the winter. Now the light reveals everything and it's too hot to wear your armour."

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released August 20, 2013

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Stephen James Buckley UK

Stephen writes and records songs in his room. He plays all the instruments.

Stephen releases his music for free on the internet, and occasionally plays live. He has a voice like 7 years bad luck.

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Track Name: Little Boat Out In The Bay
A seaside town on a summer's day
A little boat out in the bay
Slowly, surely drifts away
And everything is not ok

A drop-dead town on a summer's night
Someone steadily dies of fright
The boat was sinking, he held on tight
They sank into the deep together
While people all around enjoyed the weather
Sank into acceptance of never

These days stretch out forever
These nights stretch out forever
No-one's gonna put him back together
And everything is not ok
Track Name: The Fucker Couldn't Swim To Save His Life
She likes her boys handsome and happy go lucky
So she threw that wounded puppy in the river in a bag
The fucker couldn't swim to save his life
The fucker couldn't swim to save his life

She didn't like the bruises and she didn't like the scratches
And she didn't like the way he just couldn't sit still
She didn't like the stitches and she didn't like the scars
And the thought of his face made her feel quite ill

He lay on his back and watched the dust in the sun
As the colours bled out of the sky
All of the drugs and none of the fun
It's an empty high, a long strung out goodbye
The fucker couldn't swim to save his life

In dreams he meets the ghosts of an ideal yesterday
They love him without question in so many different ways
Reminds him of a time they had so much to talk about
Before she just stopped laughing and his breath it all ran out

She didn't like the bruises and she didn't like the scratches
And she didn't like the way he just couldn't sit still
She didn't like the stitches and she didn't like the scars
And the thought of his face made her feel quite ill

He lay on his back and watched the dust in the sun
As the colours bled out of the sky
All of the drugs and none of the fun
It's an empty high, a long strung out goodbye
The fucker couldn't swim to save his life
Track Name: Summr Kissed Me
Skinny weeds in the shadow of trees
Something secret no-one sees
Amongst the drone of the bumblebees
I keep the company of flies

Summr kissed me on the cheek
Then she walked away
I waited round for another week
They told me everything would be ok

Inside looking at pictures of outside looking at pictures of inside looking at pictures...

Faded graveyard of pale cigarettes
Something secret, best forget
The butterflies avoid my net
I'm living out these fictions...
Track Name: All Eyes
Wrong body-type in ill-fit clothes
Camera click and awkward pose
it's been fucked since mid-2000

No comfort, shifting shape
Figure skater doing figure 8s
The told me I could have been great
Once upon a time

July, she's all eyes
I'm in debt to the crumbling numbers
July, long divide again

Hell hides in car windscreens
Shop windows, golden mean
I live in a hall of mirrors

No comfort, shifting weight
Figure skater on a dried up lake
They told me I could have been someone
When I was a boy

July, she's all eyes
I'm in debt to the crumbling numbers
July, she's all eyes
I'm all done and I'm buckling under
July, let's not try again
Track Name: Little Pig
Little pig,little pig, marching solider
Wants to die but just gets older
Daddy was a doctor, mummy was a nurse
They can sew you up but you just get worse
Butterfly stiches all fall out
Skin is shifting inside out
Little pig little pig turning tricks
All fucked up without your fix

A jagged circle of sky
I wanna go outside
I wanna go outside
Does anyone get out alive
Find my place and hide
Find my place and hide
God knows I tried

Little pig little pig, fear and doubt
There are things you gotta live without
Summer's here and it's dead dead dead
'coz the sun doesn't shine in that ugly head
Butterfly stitches serve no end
Little pig poisoned all his friends
Bumblebees in the graveyard drone
Little pig cried all the way home
Track Name: Collect My Prescription
Float through town, all washed out
The best I can hope for is constant doubt
There is no true love
Just make do with the drugs
It's not 1986
I'm never gonna get that fix

Diazepam and Zopiclone
Citalopram and Buspirone
Whatever gets me through the day

Collect my prescription from the pretty pharmacist
She smiles then she notices my fucked-up wrists
There is no true love
Chemistry should be enough
A summer I'll never get back
I was never really all that.