Teenage Games

by American Grandma

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released May 1, 2015

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Track Name: We're Sleepy
I don't remember how to sleep
Without you there to dream of
In the moonlight
That filtered into your room that night
Our hearts breathed two sighs of relief

Anyone could try to figure us out
But the truth is,
They don't know.

I saw your eyes
Through the pale blue space between our faces
The space never lasts long
I know you're sleepy but we'd rather talk

I whispered and you shut your eyes and cried
Brought that smile back to life
You laid your head there on my chest and fell asleep
Our hearts breathed two sighs of relief
Track Name: Ruminations
Don't call me
Apparently I am the worlds neediest person
Yet nobody cares to fill my position
And if you do
You really don't

Don't fall for me
I won't fit in with your family
It doesn't matter what I do
About all the flowers
And every loving day i spent with you
Well you can tell your mom it didn't mean shit
You can tell your mom it didn't mean shit

Just leave me
Make your parents happy
Marry a man with money
Who's never been depressed
And let him bore you to death
Track Name: Wedding Bells
We met in bed
I wonder where your parents met
And if one of them made their choice then
Like I did

We were friends
I wanted to find out what you were hiding
In those sad eyes
And I did
It resurfaced last night when they were fighting

You called me
Crying in the yard
You said,
"I'd rather stay here,
her forehead's bleeding pretty hard,"
You said,
"My dad said he was sorry,
and drove off in his car"

We've taken this too far
We've taken this too far this time
We've taken this too far
We've taken this too far
Track Name: Cocaine Party
Have a drink
And come onto me
Like you said you would

Is there a version of you who leaves me?
Who doesn't need me?

Did I see the future that night,
Is my mind right?
Did I see the future that night,
Is my mind right?

Is there a version of you who leaves me?
Who doesn't need me?
Track Name: Teenage Games
So I have it now,
The thing you couldn't give to me
For so long
As though it was wrong

And now we've settled down,
Not looking to play
The teenage games in the halls
So old yet so young

A killer in relations like these
Relying on comfort and ease
Monotony
Whose power is strong

I want you to know that I still
Look at you and think about
The promise that grew in my heart
And how torn apart I was
When I saw
Your tears start to fall

I want to show you what love is
Am I keeping my promise?
Track Name: You Can Hate Me For It If You Want
I don't care anymore
Shouldn't have in the first place
They don't matter at all
The things I used to swear by
And what can I say?
Is it betrayal?
Natural progression?
Either way, everything's changed.

Love can make you unlearn
Every lesson life has shown you
One look and it all gets thrown out the window
I know I'm different now,
But have you ever torn yourself in half?
How does the world expect people to go on like that?

I know I'm different now
I know I'm different now
I know I'm different now

Love can make you forget
The promises you made to yourself in the past
It can make you break them
It happens so fast
I've grown a lot,
And you can hate me for that if you want

I know I'm different now
I know I'm different now, but

Love can make you unlearn
Every lesson life has shown you
One look and it all gets thrown out the window
I know I'm different now
Track Name: Blinders
It grew in a young room
Fifteen when I saw you

I put the blinders on as I do
When I've made up my mind
And my mind was you

Romance, a synonym for destruction

A habit so unkind
When I've made up my mind
And my,
And my mind was you
And my,
And my mind was you

You say that it fucks me up
And it's true
Nostalgia compels me to say
It stains me blue

I put a smile on like I do
When it's in my head
I feel fourteen again
When I'm lying in bed

And my,
And my mind was you
And my,
And my mind was you

A brief lapse in the life we have
And I'm alright
I put the blinders on as I do
When I've made up my mind
Track Name: It's Too Late Now
This conditioning
Almost made me believe
That time means quality
I should have opened my eyes at
The failing relationships around me

The years did nothing
But allow my resentment to grow
Until it was too late to let it all go

Here you are
Where you'll always be
Letting me down and then relying on me

Oh you're missing out
On the same things you're always
Crying about
How do you feel now?

I asked you to come
And you never showed
You say you hate being alone
Being alone

Here you are
Where you'll always be
Letting me down and then relying on me
Letting me down and then relying on me
Track Name: Downbeat Anthem
A dark expanse
A snapshot of summer romance
And the things that hide
Until the darkness in me
Comes out sometimes

A yearning for
The blue room where we sweat it out
Electric touch
On the bed

I wish I could lie to you
But I can't
My gentle understanding
Won't ever mean danger
And it's what you want
But I don't think I can

You're crying now
I don't want anyone else
And why would I leave?
Your skin so pale
Your walls so pink
I think I've been here before
But I don't want you to cry anymore
So put your hands in mine
And melt away until you feel fine

I wish I could lie to you
But I can't
My gentle understanding
Won't ever mean danger
And it's what you want
But I don't think I can
No I don't think I can