Music Belongs In The Background

by ALSO

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released 22 February 2011

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Drew Conrad - Vocals, Guitars
Mark Zelen - Bass guitar, Keyboards
Scotland Stephenson - Drums

Recorded & Produced by ALSO with Warren Riker in Los Angeles, CA

Engineered and Mixed by Warren Riker with Assistant Engineering by Mitch Willard, Assen Stoyanov, Aaron Ruber, and Dan Leo

Mastered by Richard Dodd

Illustration by Kim Rosen

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Track Name: I Love You
Shall we wait until
Our last day
Shall we wait until
Our last day
To say I love you
To say I love you
Shall we wait to say
Shall we wait, no way
Nothing nobody scares you
Bruise whatever gets in your way
Nothing nobody scares you
Why is it you seem afraid
To say I love you
To say I love you
Shall we wait to say
Shall we wait, no way
Oh jamais
Oh jamais
Hey, I love you
Hey, I love you
Hey, I love you
Track Name: So Long
Has the love in my heart
Just outdone the hate?
If that's everything I've got
You know I can't wait
You know that was home for so long
You know that was home for so long
The highs are high I cannot lie
The lows well we know where those go
Once I let the bad times in
Haven't come back down since then
You know that was home for so long
You know that was home for so long
Oh it makes my head ache
Oh it makes your heart break
Oh no more should we take
Track Name: Call It Funny
write down your complaint
scratch it from your head
put it in a box
underneath your bed
and wake up angry
and call it funny
why do you want to be wanted
by a world that only means to whore you?
i try my best to be gentle
but i was at the stop sign before you
write down your complaint...
incessantly i think at it:
is my life legitimate?
but in this drive-thru
world of ours
the thought alone
sets one apart
write down your complaint...
and wake up still drunk
and call it funny
will it read in the history books
only that we could not get along?
it seems true and yet it seems a case of
turning up the volume of what's wrong
write down your complaint...
and wake up hopeful
(my god, not again)
Track Name: By Now You Should Know
You know you and me, we are not like that
You know being up-front gets the back
And you know I will never let you go
I will never let you go
Find the lovely souls amongst the waste
Like a subtlety that few can taste
By now you should know
By now you should have guessed
It's impolite to say hello
In Los Angeles
And you know I will never let you go
I will never let you go
Track Name: True
How did you not recognize
All the signs of ruining lives?
What you don't remember being done
Is so much of what I've become
And you know a true friend is
Someone who knows how to hurt you
Someone who knows how to hurt you
The little things here and there
Quickly we think they disappear
But the little things are what make us
Build us up and break us
And you know a true friend is
Someone who knows how to hurt you
Someone who knows how to hurt you
And you know a true friend is
Someone who knows how to hurt you
Someone who knows how to hurt you
But doesn't
You cannot treat a soul like that
Every soul means something
Track Name: Music Belongs in the Background
When did you pack up the dream?
And since then how has it been?
You seem more at ease
Or is that the look of empty?
When did you pocket the dream?
I will leave it better than I found it
I will leave it better than I found it
When did you cancel your concern
Fight fire with fire
Settle back and watch it burn?
You look so cool and mellow
What's that you keep beneath your pillow?
I will leave it better than I found it
I will leave it better than I found it
Track Name: Wilshire Boulevard
Uniformed we met
How could I forget
More holes in my heart
Than Wilshire Boulevard
Everything has changed
For good
Everything has changed
Hoped it could
Everything we've got
Is everything we want
You're a dreamer don't you know
You're a pocket with a hole
Come on and meet the truth
The dreaminess of youth
Sometimes you get so close
To getting your head right, boy
Everything has changed
Oh, it's good
Everything has changed
Dreamt it would
Everything we've got
Is everything we want
Everything has changed
Oh, it's good
Everything has changed
Knew it should
Everything we've got
Is everything we want
Track Name: Aim High
you've got everything
a boy like that could need
a high skirt line a low self-esteem
he treats you well
chats up other girls
but always leaves with you
he's beautiful
he says he loves you
it could be worse
he says he needs you
it's perfectly rehearsed
you don't know how he was raised
he knows no other way
and now he never will girl
yeah, he treats you well
you've got everything
a boy like that could need
a high skirt-line
a low self-esteem
he treats you well
chats up other girls
but always leaves with you
he's beautiful
you give but you never get
Track Name: Mayfly
Fly like the mayfly
Fly like the mayfly
I've only got a second, and so:
You're beautiful and you need to know
So fly like the mayfly
A lifetime is a long time
When you decide to settle
My time, God it flies by
Since I met her
Fly like the mayfly
Fly like the mayfly
I don't expect to be understood
That never did my heart any good
So fly like the mayfly
A lifetime is a long time
When you decide to settle
My time, God it flies by
Since I met her
We take and take and then we
Wonder that we're not happy
What's missing what can it be?
Nothing means more than a kiss
No nothing means more than this
Not one of these shall I miss
Track Name: Unloaded
I've unlooped my belt
and unloaded my gun
I'm worth more than that
I've finally come to understand
this is what it sounds like
when you've got to change
your daydream
this is what it sounds like
when you've got to change
your daydream
how long ought one to pay?
and how long should it take?
I've shelved all the pills
and stoppered the bottle
I'm worth more than that
suicide's mollycoddle
this is what it sounds like
when you've got to change your daydream
this is what it sounds like
when you've got to change your daydream
how long ought one to pay?
and how long should it take?
this is what it sounds like...
what more can a girl expect
Track Name: Frost
How could I have known
What joy it would be to wake?
Could I have known
What joy it would be to wake?