Awkward

by Todd Allen

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02:25
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02:28
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05:13

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released March 9, 2015

Todd Allen - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin
Daniel Riveroll - Drums, Backup Vocals
Kenny Hill - Upright Bass
Jon Hasz - Cello

All songs written by Todd Allen except 'Do I Ever Cross Your Mind' (Dolly Parton) and 'Caffeine and Nicotine' (Cory Przybylski and John Eddington)

Recorded at Afterhours Studio in Ramona, CA

Main album artwork (the good part) by Mark Laszlo

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Track Name: Static
Blaring thoughts, hearts ringing out
I am up here all on my own or you'd have me think
Midtempo me, such a bore
If I were a playlist, would you like me more
Shelling out the tunes

I'll always be the static in your walls

Hair slicked back, tonight's the night
A button down, I'm looking right
So convincible
All concerned, where's my drink
How's my hair? Am I fuckable?
Posing on the stool

I'll always be the static in your walls

I won't let you bring me down
No, I'm no fool
I'll always be the static in your walls
Track Name: Date Me!
Well, it's kind of hard to impress
With an empty beating, mechanical chest
A blank stare and nauseous breath
A smile and I act like I'm the best for you

Please just remember my name
With flowers I sent and a picture of my face
I would be here till I die
Even if that means I'm on the side line

Maybe, oh maybe I'll find my way out of this open sea
This car crash I am, I'll pick through the broken debris
Come find me, confine me, love me don't let me leave
Be my dream, a nightmare to wake me

I hardly hear your name
The wedding looked so nice
I'm sure you made your family proud
I barely picked up a piece
Smash my face into the glass all night

Oh maybe, oh maybe I'll find my way out of this open sea
This car crash I am, I'll pick through the broken debris
Come find me, confine me, love me don't let me leave
Be my dream, a nightmare to wake me
Track Name: Quarters
I don't know where I am going or where I'll lay my head next
But I will keep on dragging on cause this is all that I've got
I've been in this van since 10 am and I don't know if I can get back to you
And when I reach into my empty pockets, I don't know if I can get back to you

Goddamn, this road gets lonely when you are singing by yourself
Home town please forget my name, see my laugh cause I ain't got a thing
I've been in this van since 10 am and I don't know if I can get back to you
And when I reach into my empty pockets, I don't know if I can get back to you

These cigarettes won't smoke themselves. This bottle won't refill itself.
Throw your quarters and a pile of change,this sidewalk stage will be my cage
I've been in this van since 10 am and I don't know if I can get back to you
And when I reach into my empty pockets, I don't know if I can get back to you
Track Name: Maybe If I
I offer it all to meet decline
With the stupid fucking panic when eyes meet mine
And the caustic cancer, my words do explode
Into a display of vomit relating a void

And maybe if I could close my eyes I would wake in a better place and time
The sun wouldn't shine and let me sleep through the weeks and the years would just pass on by

Age increases, I'll forget my past
To become the jester and the fool at last
And the dollar sign will have a value on her
With the weathered crown, I am through I'm fine

And maybe if I could close my eyes I would wake in a better place and time
The sun wouldn't shine and let me sleep through the weeks and the years would just pass on by
Track Name: Ramble
If I had a soul, would you take it?
As a payment for all the wrong I have done
If I had no soul, would you fake it?
To give me the peace of mind that I don't deserve

Ownership is a state of mind
All things borrowed are returned in due time
Every cell divided creates
Whisked off becoming dust we grow to hate

Are you blind from the city lights?
Hazing up my view from the sky
Feeling much like a childhood toy cast aside as you grew old
Track Name: Bargain Bin
And I could just settle down
Trust enough to get caught up in my head and wrap it around you
We recall those quiet nights
Gazing into each other's eyes when you held no hate for me
That all just crumbled down
Snuck up and side swiped me right along side the head

I'd set, I'd set my soul aflame
For you just to notice me
I'd bruise, I'd bruise my face all night long
For you just to notice me

Cut to me in the air
Waving, gasping and screaming out but no words would appear
Laughing and cackling out
At the expense of the one you used to whisper to
What a fine excuse for you to have a tragedy

I'd set, I'd set my soul aflame
For you just to notice me
I'd bruise, I'd bruise my face all night long
For you just to notice me