Memoirs of a Dysfunctional Relationship

by Electric Bitters

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released 31 August 2012

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Electric Bitters Champaign, Illinois

Electric Bitters, Champaign, Illinois

"For the depressed, poor appetite, bothered with headaches, fidgety, nervous, and generally out of sorts...you want to purify your blood...you want Electric Bitters."

Rex Bennett: drums. vocals.
Gabe Jackson: guitar. vocals.
Holly Rushakoff: bass. vocals.
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Track Name: Memoirs ...
Insecure. So scared and defenseless
I can see it in your eyes
And your mask, so cool and collected
Such an obvious disguise

It's a lie

Yes it hurts
The stroke of your talons
Drawing blood red lines so bright
Yes it hurts
As you slice through my skin
Teeth bared in false delight

It's a lie

You ain't nothing but the roles you play
I won't be playing along

Count me out
I won't be playing
Won't be playing along

Yeah you know
How to get me excited
How to kiss and where to touch
And you think
I'll be so delighted
You can use me as a crutch

It's a lie

Disrupt and distract
Are the games you play
You drive me crazy
And it makes me want to say

Count me out
I won't be playing
Won't be playing along

I'm gonna leave you high and dry
I really mean it that's goodbye
I'm really leaving that's no lie
I really mean it that's no lie

Bluff and bluster is the game I play
I wish I could go but you know I'm gonna stay
Track Name: Persistence of Memory
I can’t sleep, searching my soul and my mind
Eyes wide, wishing I could relax and unwind
The clock ticks, pushing me forward through time
But nothing changes

I wish I could forget about you
Move on to something that's new
But you’re here
Haunting the empty space
The ghost of your face
Moments that can’t be erased

Sun up, I watch it from my chair
Sun down, I lie in bed and I stare
Day in day out, who really cares
'cause it's all the same to me

I tried to forget about you
All the things you would do
Got lost
In the timeless waste
The future replaced
With the scent and the taste
Of the past

And you haunt me
Track Name: Kallisti
I would claw my eyes out, if it would stop me from seeing you
I would cut my heart out, if it would stop me from caring
Caring about you
It wouldn't change a thing.

And it scares me so
I don't want you to go
But I need you to leave
and let nobody know

It's like a crack in a windowpane
That grows longer with strain
Casting shadows deep within
Dark clouds coming on the wind

If this love is wrong
Then being wrong is all right with me
I've held back so long
This storm is starting to break free

Shattered shards of glass
Scattered from the blast
They cut right through
And they cut me too
And they cut through the old
And they cover the new
With the spatter of the past

And now what's done is done
A new face is turning to the sun
But the stain keeps seeping in
Spreading slowly deep within the skin
Track Name: Stomping Spiders
Nobody questions why
How many spiders have to die
Nobody questions why
Now were stomping on the floor
Because you wanted more
We're stomping on the floor

Can't stop 'til you get what you wanted

Stomping Spiders on the floor
Track Name: Lose Our Cool
i don't know what it is
kittens come running home
alliance with the other side
cagey ways, quick to roam

i abide
lose our cool
your claws in me
my teeth in you

intuition is my friend
darkness has no place to hide
really thought i wouldn't see
stealing past intimacies

i abide
lose our cool
your claws in me
my teeth in you
wrong or right
lose our cool
your claws in me
my teeth in you

lions in line
lies out of line
lions who lie
lines of lies
lions inside
wound to my pride

you don't know how i feel
instincts wild-blinded
beginner's mind
over you in mine

i abide
lose our cool
your claws in me
my teeth in you
wrong or right
lose our cool
your claws in me
my teeth in you

lions in line
lies out of line
lions who lie
lines of lies
lions inside
wound to my pride

lions in line
lies out of line
lions who lie
lines of lies
lions inside
wound to my pride
Track Name: Making Adjustments
I'm leaving for the evening
Got a one way ticket
To the bottom of a bottle, yeah

It is just what it is my friend
Life begins and life will end
No time enough on this world
To comprehend

I don't know why I do the things I do
I can't explain the way I feel to you

It is just what it is, my friend
It's no good trying to pretend
That it all makes sense
'Cause you don't know
And I don't know why
It's so complicated

I'm leaving for the evening
Got a one ticket to the bottom of a bottle
Yeah

I don't know why I do the things I do
I can't explain, I don't know why
It all just makes me want to ...

I got this thing that's in my brain
That's lately causing so much pain
Can you feel it as it grows
and you know it's so overloaded
Every node
It burns so hot it just might explode
And you know
That I've got to
Cool it down
Track Name: To Hell With It
Way long time back now
You almost got everything right
I don't know what went wrong

You wouldn't
You were drunk all the time
Always getting into fights
You just could not get along

Take your share
Then you take some of mine
That's how it's been your whole goddamn life
Why can't you walk the line?

If only you knew now what I knew back then
You wouldn't be on your box again
Trying to make me see
What I already can
I can

chorus
You don't stop
Because you can't, you won't
You don't drop
Because you can't, you won't
You don't stop
because you can't, you won't
You don't drop
because you can't, you won't
Track Name: How Much Is Too Much?
Keep pushing 'til you hit the limit and then it hits you back
Keep pushing 'til you hit the limit and then it hits you back

'Cause I still come running when you call
When you're done I fade into the wall
And I share my everything with you
But your eyes won't touch mine

Won't you see me
I feel like such a crutch
And it makes me wonder
If I can remember how much is too much
(Keep pushing 'til you hit the limit and then it hits you back)

The incremental death of middle age
A conjugal and sedentary cage
The best I had is what I gave
And now you want more?

Everything's got a breaking point
Everything's got a breaking point

Too much
Is never enough
I can push for miles
Under years of smiles
But it still eats me up
(Keep pushing 'til you hit the limit and then it hits you back)

I can't take
This mistake
It's all fake
Makes me ache
Gonna break
And I thought
This was love

Everything's got a breaking point

Everything breaks
Everyone is broken
Every scar still aches
Every scar can still be broken open

See me?
I feel like such a crutch
And I'm not that strong
I've been pushing too long
And its all just too much
All too much

Maybe I'd be better gone away ...