Amused / Not A Muse (2019)

by The Smile Case

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The Smile Case follow up their last full length with a surprise album drop titled 'Amused/Not A Muse' This release features 11 tracks that tackle the subjects of irreconcilable relationships, devastating breakdowns in communication, substance abuse, sobriety & healing. This anxiety fueled Diazepam-pop driven rollercoaster definitely sounds better with a pair of headphones. Ready to be amused?

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released November 29, 2019

all songs written, performed, recorded, mixed & mastered by The Smile Case

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...is an anxiety fueled rollercoaster that sounds better with a pair of headphones and 5mg of Diazepam. Ready to be amused?

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Track Name: Amused
i see me in you
i'm so amused
is this what it is like to have a muse?
make a spark
blow a fuse
i see you in me
i'm so amused

i see me in you
i'm so amused
is this what it is like to have to lose?
break a leg
make the news
i see you in me
i'm so amused

you're so not a muse

i see me in you
i'm so amused
is this what it is like to be twenty two?
mute the flame
make a wish
i see you in me
i'm so amused
Track Name: Pinery Shores
He fucks off on Fridays
and comes back on Sundays
All holier than Hell
The professor asks 'are you a clown or a tourist?'
To this day i never knew what he meant

Ursula will not return my calls
I wonder if it was something I said?
My tongue always cramps up
She's got me speaking in cursive
Maybe it was something I said

He fucks off on Fridays
To the conventions across the river
All holier than Hell
The airwaves might be affecting our minds
And I don't mind
I always wake up dead
The airwaves might affecting our minds
There is something in the river
I don't mind
I wake up dead

Ursula will not return my calls
I wonder if it was something I said?
My tongue always cramps up
She's got me speaking in cursive
Maybe it was something I said
Maybe it was something I said?
Track Name: Old Neighbourhood
He knocking on all the doors of all the people he used to know
And no one is home because it's not the 80's anymore
He out at the table
The lighter is getting hot
Everyone knows he won't spot
Oh it's that time of year again

Where I just want to find all my friends
I just want to find all my friends

Everyone is out to get me
And the cops are here
And the old man is trying to kill me
I see them peeking through the blinds
Well I don't mind

Well the joke is on them tonight
Well the joke is on them tonight

The joke is on you
The joke is on you

It's all over when they walk through the door
Hit the lights
Hit the floor
It's all over when you know
It's all over when they come through the door
It's all over when they come through the door
It's all over
It's all over the floor
Turn off lights
It's that time of year of year
When everyone can't be yours
When everyone can't be your friend again
Track Name: Midwestern Hospitality
How can you sleep at night?
Knowing that I can't sleep at night
You?
No I?
You grew distance
No I grew distance and cold
And I felt like I
You were starting a family with a war

I knew from the first moment I saw you that you were dangerous to me
I knew from the first moment I saw you that you were dangerous to her

Really missing the Midwest
Or maybe I just miss Lindsey
She always let me sleep on her couch
Her hospitality was the best
She took me out for breakfast and I took the train to Chicago
Alex got me brunch
We never talked about the past
Sam let me sleep in her basement
After that Kimya Dawson in-store
We stayed up all night in the kitchen
They let me play my playlists
They weren't pissed

It isn't here
You must have dreamed you put it there
It isn't here
You must have dreamed you put it there

How can you sleep at night?
I can't sleep at night
How can you sleep at night?
I can't sleep at night
How can you sleep at night?
I can't sleep at night
Track Name: Stay Finally
Here we are
Sitting on the grass
With each other
Finally
At last

Why?
Oh why did you?
Let's just stay
Finally I found the words to say
I just wanted to stay
I just wanted to stay
I just want to stay
Just wanted to stay
Just wanted to stay
Just wanted to stay
Just wanted to stay
Just wanted to stay
Just wanted to stay
I just want to stay
Wanted to stay
Got to say
Track Name: Cracked Sidewalk
Is this where we end?
Track Name: Elbow Room
Ever drive and wonder if you are the only one on empty
I know I'm not the only one with bags under my eyes
Ever drive and wonder if you're actually on TV
I know I'm not the only one who thinks this is a joke

You complain about elbow room
The perfume lingers in the bathroom
Four of us getting high
And only one complaining about elbow room

Ursula lives in the Chemical Valley
Met her smoking in the alley
Only a couple hours from home
She says she's always shakey
And that we should meet up

Blurry and out of focus
A camera without a zoom

You complain about elbow room (is this a joke?)
The perfume lingers in the bathroom (is this a joke?)
Four of us getting high (is this a joke?)
And only one complaining about elbow room
You complain about the lack of adequate space
You complain there is no move to maneuver
The four of us getting high and only one complaining about elbow room

she's always shakey
she's always shakey and that...
and that she says she's always ready to get high

You complain about elbow room
Track Name: Never Be As Cool
Oh you think you're so hip
You'll get old one day
Lose your health
Break a hip when you try to dance to all those dusty records on your shelf
I'm thinking theoretical
I knew the day I sat there and sorted your vinyl alphabetical

That I could never be as cool as you wanted me to
Be...
Never be as cool as you wanted me to

Oh you think you're so in
Innocence will only get you so far man
Break a sweat when you try to list all those awesome things you've done
I'm thinking hypocritical
I knew the day I met you that you'd be nothing short of radical

I will never be as cool as you
I will never be as you wanted me to
Yeah I wanted you too
Yeah I wanted you
And I...
And I...

Oh you think you're so hip (and I...)
Oh you think you're so hip (and I...)
Oh you think you're so hip (and I...)
Oh you think you're so hip
Track Name: Girls On Chemicals
Girls on long boards at shows
Some kids never grew up in the 90's and it really shows
Girls on chemicals at shows
Some kids never wipe their nose and it really shows

Girls sitting bored at shows
Some kids never know how to rock the mic and it really shows

I find these things come with time
Track Name: Meet Me At The Library
You are just words on a page
Corners dogeared and aged
Thumbing through the yellow stains
Falling through the yellow stains

And I...
I've been writing a preface

Story of my life
How could you do that to me?
That to me
Do that to me

Oh you are just broken fragmented paragraph
Make a graph
Post some numbers
Get some facts

The pie is never full

Oh I'm on my way
and I have nothing left to say
Nothing left to say
Track Name: Disconnect
I don't know what else to say
Other than the lines been disconnected
Maybe it's been this way for years
And no one is protected
I don't know what else to do
I don't know what else to say
Other than the lines been disconnected
And maybe it's me
And maybe it's you
It's just the image we projected
I don't know what else to say
Other than the lines been disconnected

Maybe it's me
Maybe it's you
It's just the image we projected
And it's the results I projected
And I don't know what else to say
Other than the lines been disconnected
Maybe it's been this way for years
And no one is protected
Don't know what else to do
Don't know what else to say
Other than the lines been disconnected
The lines been disconnected

Maybe it's me
Maybe it's you
Maybe it's just the image we projected
And no one is protected
Maybe it's the image we projected (we've all been ejected)
It's the image we projected (we've all been ejected)
And the lines been disconnected (we've all been ejected)
And the lines been disconnected (we've all been ejected)
And the lines been disconnected (we've all been ejected)
And the lines been disconnected (we've all been ejected)
And the lines been disconnected (we've all been ejected)
And the lines been disconnected....
Track Name: Pinery Shores (acoustic)
He fucks off on Fridays
and comes back on Sundays
All holier than Hell
The professor asks 'are you a clown or a tourist?'
To this day i never knew what he meant

Ursula will not return my calls
I wonder if it was something I said?
My tongue always cramps up
She's got me speaking in cursive
Maybe it was something I said

He fucks off on Fridays
To the conventions across the river
All holier than Hell
The airwaves might be affecting our minds
And I don't mind
I always wake up dead
The airwaves might affecting our minds
There is something in the river
I don't mind
I wake up dead

Ursula will not return my calls
I wonder if it was something I said?
My tongue always cramps up
She's got me speaking in cursive
Maybe it was something I said
Maybe it was something I said?

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