don't be sad songs

by eli aranda

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these are songs that i wrote

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released May 10, 2014

scott, jayden, london, tayler, declan, tommy, and konrad
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eli aranda Portland, Oregon

i write about important things, especially the unimportant things

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Track Name: j wants his money back
you were a phantom
you were a ghost
you were a rule unknown to most

and im not sorry, im not sorry at all

you were a choker
you were jewelry
you were a keepsake ring that i kept near me

and im not sorry, im not sorry at all
Track Name: like losing blood
if losing friends was like losing blood
i'd be out of it by now

and if you want to find me, check the bedroom
i've been hiding here for years
if you want to find me, check the backyard
im playing hide, i'm playing hide

if anemia was transmissible
i'd never leave my room

cos losing friends is like losing blood
and i never leave my room
Track Name: when i cut my eye open
i pull the curtain open
i dont like to look outside
all the window lights are off
all the street lamps harsh
is it early in the morning
or very late at night
it doesn't matter
i'm alone and it's dark right now

can you remember
when i cut my eye open?

i stretched out on my bed
tried to will my legs to life
i thought of a picture
someone took of the two of us
you were smiling at the stranger
i was staring at the ground
because i hated how i smiled
even more with you around

can you remember
when i cut my eye open
Track Name: dogboy
it was three days in the summer in my room
where we talked shit about the whole neighborhood
and we walked downtown after the sun went down
but you had to leave cos the cops came around

and i had to walk back in the dark
i said 'can't you come with me?' you said 'just to the park'
and your friends gave you a hard time, and i felt like shit
because i was still a baby, and you'd noticed it

it was the winter that i spent as a wolf
thirsty and starving for just one look
but you wouldn't let me, no i couldn't taste you
but you'd let me tie you up in the basement

and we were both drunk, can i sleep in your bed?
and if i can't do that, can i at least give you head?
but you just said no, so i slept on the couch
and i walked back home with my head hanging down
Track Name: bound and
i had an icicle and you had an eye
and i had an idea how to kill some time

whispering kids, late at night
swapping skins for kitchen knives
you said 'would you tie me up?' and 'i like it when you bite'

is there a part of your body that i forgot to check?
is there a part to my body you like more than the rest?

i'm not a human, and my body ends above the waist
just empty space, but you know how to make me sigh

there was a doorway, and you had two legs
you were bound to end up leaving, it was bound to end this way
Track Name: disappointed
i'm tied up, yeah i can't see
my voice is gone and quietly
my eyes come in, i'm in your room
the sweat sticking your sheets to you

i went outside to catch my breath
to seem less lonely, i walked around
like i was waiting for something
i pretend to be disappointed
Track Name: sad songs
tires on gravel is my favorite sound
the baby rocks getting shoved around
and your hand on my chest is my favorite touch
while i use my fingers as a hairbrush

i don't want to be alone
that's just how things have gone
and i don't want to sing sad songs
but they're the only things that help me move on

a body in water is my favorite sound
the skin and the fluids rolling around
and your hand on my hand is my favorite thought
while we knelt down and gave each other what we got

i don't want to be alone
that's just how things seem to be going
and i don't want to sing sad songs
but they're the only things that help me move on

g d c g em c g
Track Name: idol's chime
your mother said i was so sweet
i would rot through all your teeth
and when she found us wrestling
she had a talk with you

i see the way you read those words
i see the way you read the world
it's a cigarette to you
it's a ten sack and some booze

if you don't care that i dropped out
then i don't care that you do drugs
fuck high school and fuck your mom
i don't care where we belong

i shot a kid, you did some time
we stole a lot, we both tell lies
fuck the cops and fuck your mom
i know just where we belong

i never told you, but i think you know
why i look down, when we pass the school
and i'm sorry for the darker things
you'll never know about

but i'm a human, out of light i'm made
and where there's light, there's always shade
if you don't mind my shadows,
if you don't mind my scars

if you don't care that i dropped out
then i don't care that you do drugs
fuck high school and fuck your mom
i don't care where we belong

it's fucking gross my dreams still are
those fourteen minutes in your car
fuck my age and fuck my life
i don't care where i spend tonight

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