Songs to Yawn to

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released August 15, 2010

Written, performed, produced by Jason Lymangrover and David Serra

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contact: cheatsheetmusic@gmail.com

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Track Name: Customer Disservice
Paint by numbers everything's grey
Try to go by the book everything comes out the wrong way
Need to circumvent your customer service
Seems to have no ultimate purpose
Squeeze the stress ball but it didn't work
Wait any longer then I will go berserk
Hang up and wait and try again
If there's a time that's better, I don't know when?

You say my call's important so I stay on the line
Your automated voice is blowing my mind
For English press one press one times nine
Muzak blaring at me til I'm out of time
Got to wonder if it's even worth it
Follow the promise of reimbursement
In the rat race and I'm in a haze
Now I'm lost in the number maze
Takin' forever just turn the knob
Yes, I understand that you're doin' your job
Hang up and wait and try again
If there's a time that's better...WHEN?

I have seen (I don’t know) (When?)
better days better days
No More!

Paint by numbers everything's grey
Try to go by the book everything comes out the wrong way
Need to circumvent your customer service
Seems to have no ultimate purpose
Track Name: Community Chance
I’m much too lazy for a suicide
I would have to hide all my photos
And put my stuff out in a bag on the lawn
And come on wind
Come up with an explanation
For my untimely
Permanent vacation

Even ladybugs are poisonous
Cellular phones give you cancer
Is there anything that’s not dangerous?
When you’ve had enough
Nuff of this situation
It might be time
For your resignation

We had a chance to make things better
If we stop now, it’s all over
We had a chance to make things better

Got your cable box
And you got your TV stations
To drown it out
Your exasperation

I’d like to get up but I’ve been here for years
Present keeps turning to future
Time is fragmented like broken mirrors
And, we’re locked in
Caught up in the Desperation
So tag me out
Of this isolation

We had a chance to make things better
If we stop now, it’s all over
We had a chance to make things better

What’s so funny bout
Fear, hate, and alienation
Say your goodbyes
Time for resignation

We can’t stop now, we’ve just begun
In barren lands we have to push on
Just begun
Stop now
Track Name: Variflex Vs. BMX
While you're in your loft
With your Broadway Bros
I'm sneakin' in the back
Of the CBGB show
And for the last nightcap
I catch a brown bag buzz
Climb the fence to tag the train
Just to spite the fuzz

Three cans of
Paint rattle
In my safety-pinned sleeve and
As I hop the
Third rail to
My skateboard I leave the

Deck is Variflex
But the bearings spin real fast
I go right through the Bronx
Where the woofers blast
Hi-fi sound system
Run by a street lamp's wires
Splash past leaky hydrants --
Rubber wheels on fire

Even though
It's so late
A kid's still shooting hoops up
A Spalding,
A milk-crate
Up above his mom's stoop, but

I don't know where to go
I don't know where to go
I don't know where to go
So I'll go home

But after stick up kids
Held me up up in the park
I don't cut through that way
Anymore after dark
But life it ain't worth living
If you're too scared to fight
It's fun to shred the danger -
Skateboarding at night


Skateboarding at night
Skateboarding at night
Whoa oh oh
Skateboarding at night
Skateboarding at night
Whoa oh oh
Skateboarding at night
Skateboarding at night
Whoa oh oh
ohohoh oh oh ohohoh

Show true devotion
Blank generation
Show true devotion
In a blank generation

Skateboarding at night
Skateboarding at night
Whoa oh oh
Skateboarding at night
Skateboarding at night

Skateboarding at night
oh oh oh
Skateboarding at night
oh oh oh
Skateboarding at night
Crash!
Track Name: Whataminuts?
I hold hands with my brain
Feel like I'm losing my mind
Said "Hi, what happened to my brain?"
We're growing all the time

He's watching me fade again
She's watching me fade again
Why you watching me fade again?
Stop watching me fade again

I disintegrate
I disintegrate

Hey hold hands
What happened to my brain?
Split in quarters and halves
We take apart from the grey matter

I think I'm gonna burst
There's something imploding inside
What's the matter now
I gotta figure it out

He's watching me fade again
She's watching me fade again
Why you watching me fade again?
Stop watching me fade again

I disintegrate
I just fade away

And we all keep hanging on
Wonder what we're running from

And we both hang on
Wonder what we're running on
I will trace it back
To foreign lands where you came from
I know we will be in a better place
Before we land this
I know something better will happen
Track Name: Neon Brown
Alcohol caffeine in my bloodstream
Tired and wired combined
Premonition or another nightmare
Best go back to sleep

tired (tired) tired (tired)
wired (wired) wired (wired)
tired t-tired tired... wired w-wired wired

Underused but we don't mind it
Wouldn't know if we even tried it, paranoid
Try to stay off target
Ya know it might suit you better
Score your drugs at Delores Park
Makin' easy deals after dark
What are we talkin' speedballs?
You know I've only got a Bridge Card

You say I have it made
Bury me in the shade
Belly up and face down combined
Easy now

Draped in Technicolor (neon brown)
Draped in Technicolor (neon brown)
Draped in Technicolor (neon brown)
Draped in Technicolor

Nowhere'sville's alright for a while

On the verge of falling apart
We should end this before we start it
Much too tired to keep things steady
But we still have heart

It's getting out of hand
It's time to take that stand
They call you Hambone
Your name is Lincoln
No more now

Draped in Technicolor (neon brown)
Draped in Technicolor (neon brown)
Draped in Technicolor (neon brown)
Draped in Technicolor (neon brown)

Try to piece it together (we just sit and stare)
Try to piece it together (oh we just sit and stare)
It'll be scrapped for sure (oh yeah, we just sit and stare)
Try to piece it together (yeah, we just sit and stare)

We can't try
We're so tired
We can't try
We're so wired

Can we try
to piece it together?
Can we try
to piece it together?
Can we try
to piece it together?
Can we try
to piece it together?

Can we try
to piece it together?
Can we try
to piece it together?
Can we try
to piece it together?
Can we try
to piece it together?
Track Name: Miner 2010er
Gather up your raw materials
And line it up just right
Leave your mark in the vast permanence
Scratches in the earth

Understand that it's only limited
Even though it's all time
Mud, sand and stone, stardust created it
Of course it's gonna come down

Break it in half
What was there is gone
Break it in half
It had to be done

When they say that your lines look too parallel
Put your pencil down
Draw your outlines in eraser dust
Wipe away the results

Atoms make up compound molecules
Stacking minerals
Look at yourself you're all a part of it
And we all break down

Break it in half
What was there is gone
Break it in half
It had to be done

No permanence
Nothing left of it
No permanence
It had to be done

Build a shelter keep us safe from harm
Solid blocks of ice
There's no way to destroy this foundation
The sun won't beat down on us

Break it in half
What was there is gone
Break it in half
It had to be done

We think we'll be here forever
But it's not that way
Sidewind through the landmines
'til we all fall down
Track Name: Slow Rotation
Slow it to slow motion
Until it goes backward
Shift it into reverse (slow it down)
'til it goes backward

Slow it to slow motion
Until it goes backward
Shift it into reverse (slow it down)
'til it goes backward

When the gods are laughing
at you
What do you choose to do?
You can laugh along with them
Or let it roll back down

Push the boulder all the way
And try to beat the hill
And when it rolls back again (rollin down)
It looks like gravity wins

When the gods are laughing
at you
What do you choose to do?
You can laugh along with them
Or let it roll back down

Rollin' down, until it's slowing down
It's rollin' down, until you're slowing down

Another deep breath to keep from cryin'
Another deep breath
Take another deep breath
Another deep breath to keep from dyin'
Another deep breath
Take another deep breath


You'll never keep up
You'll never keep up
You'll never keep up
You'll never keep up
Track Name: Cassette Culture
When you find the plastic's shattered
Pretend it all doesn't matter
Build it up and while you're at it
Rewind into nostalgia

Doesn't really bother me
Analog aesthetic
Doesn't really bother me
I don't mind the static

When you wash your face in a whisky fountain
Slap hands with nervous nightmares
Here we go again
Still so far away

Blot out the sun
Til we go numb
Over and done

Double deck high speed dubbin
In the land of a thousand island
Haven't seen the daylight in so long
Why not? Tomorrow's a new day

Doesn't really bother me
Analog aesthetic
Doesn't really bother me
I don't mind the static

The more I think about it, it should mean nothing
Blank page and empty faces
Puzzle piece together
No locking edge

And the kids won't stick around
Cuz the kids won't stick around
Cuz the kids don't stick around

Oh oh oh oh ooh Whoa oh Whoa

Leavin'now
Leavin'now
Don't wanna go home
Leavin'now
Leavin'now
Don't wanna wait

You've got so far to go
You don't know what your sayin'
There is no reason
Behind the choice your makin'
Track Name: Expansive Ghosts
The following statement's true
The previous statement's false…

A rubber room with no doors
Turn to a ghost, transcend the walls

On my way out
(Your map is gone)
On my way

Trying to stay out
(Where's the lost and found?)
Don't want to stay

We build the tower we're trapped inside
It leans, it sways, it topples down

Push the smoke aside to see the light
It's a different day with the same sound

On my way out
(Your map is gone)
On my way

Trying to stay out
(Where's the lost and found?)
Don't want to stay

So hard to find, so hard to find
So hard to find, so hard to find

It’s not easy when your heart’s on your sleeve and your eyes are pointed at the door

So hard to find, so hard to find (what you're looking for)
So hard to find, so hard to find (what you're looking for)
Track Name: We Finally Win
You can only have so many victories
Looks like we’ve had our run
Time to make a turn around
Or, maybe not

Question mark in a thought bubble
Look out now here comes trouble
Hunger pains and it looks like rain
Rusted shut and washed away

Hold strong now for a couple days
Good things come to those who wait
Yurtle the turtle is walkin’ this way
Lookin’ like a hangnail
Maybe it’s a sign

Struggle but you’re cold
Not worth your weight in gold
Lost in a tailspin, out of control
But you’ll make waves again

Trace back to before
As we live to snore
Traced back to before
As we live to snore

Looks like we missed the bus
No one’s left but us
Destroyed again, we’ll walk now for awhile
If we’re not suspicious things will be okay

Runnin’ out of time
Glasses fogged and blind
There is really nothing left to see
I’ll tell you what you missed again

Seems like long ago
When we got something right
Impossible to tell which way is up in the middle of a storm cloud
Dark as hell inside

Runnin’ out of steam
You had a big idea
It was incomplete and I must have deleted it
But, anyway no one cares

Trace back to before
As we live to snore
Traced back to before
As we live to snore

It’s been a long time
Such a very long time
It’s been a long time
Such a very long time

And, now we finally win!