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by Desaparecidos

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It's night but I can't stay asleep like you do, straight through till morning when you pour my coffee and say "Baby, all that caffeine causes bad dreams Where all your anxieties are unleashed." Well lately my days aren't much better I can't concentrate when I'm at work I just think and think until my head hurts of the payment plans I'm making I just wanted to provide for you But if you want to make a run for it my love I'd cover you And if you need money for bills, my lover, I could cover you Cause I sold some shit I'm saving up We can get that house next to the park I'll get more hours at my dad's shop, yeah we'll plan for everything And we'll enroll in that middle class Get a compact car full of discount tags If you're feeling trapped or too attached remember we wanted that And if you need money for bills this month my love I'd cover you And if you have to lie to everyone, well I would cover up for you Cause we're growing older, growing up just like our parents before us With your new job at the coffee shop we are ready for anything And we'll graduate that middle class Get a nicer car full of shopping bags So if you're feeling sad, kind of detached, remember we wanted that, remember we wanted that Yeah I sold some shit, I'm saving up We can get that house next to the park With the extra hours I picked up we will pay for everything
Mañana 03:24
What you learned, what you read in their books, all they offered What you saw when they told you to look, a final offer Well today we are giving birth to a new future Yes, today we are giving birth to our own future We will learnWe will loveWe will work to change each other We will spreadWe will cover the earth like air and water We will learnWe will loveWe will work to change each other We will spread. We will cover the earth like air and water Tomorrow is blank We'll just fill it in with our own answers If we are stopped, we'll just start again That is the new offer That's it That's it That is our final one
Well traffic is kind of bad They're widening Easy Street to fit more S.U.V.s They're planting baby trees to grow to shady peaks A little shelter from the sun or the upper tax bracket Here on the cul-de-sac, we are not giving back until the community repents Cause we can't afford to be generous There are closing costs and a narrow margin So go earn your degree and we'll take you out to lunch You can work for us but you have eat 'em all up One more mouthful and we will be happy then One more mouthful and we will be happy then Out west they are moving dirt to make a greater Omaha Another franchise sold so there are even more restaurants per capita And they all have got a drive-thru, I mean who's got time to dine Although the floors are clean and the color scheme, it compliments me every time So no one starves in this cattle town The semis pass making squealing sounds And it's ALL U CAN EAT and they will never get enough They'll be feeding us They'll be feeding on us One more mouthful and they will be happy then All those golden fields, lovely empty space, they're building drug stores now until none remains I have been driving now for 100 blocks, saw 50 Kum and Go's, 60 parking lots One more mouthful and they will be happy then Yeah, One more mouthful and they will be happy then Yeah one more, one more, one more, one more Just one more Just one more Just one more Just one more
I'm growing out my hair like it was when I was single It was longer than I'd known you I had no money then I had no worries then at all Such a high standard of living I just feel like I am dying I would start an argument but you can barely even talk But there is always good reason for your silence You have to take care of some business So I fix your plate and I stay out of the way And you will stay like that forever, right in front of your computer You'll look up one day but you won't recognize me So now you want to change You read a letter from a lawyer Want to take me out to dinner Want to bury me under a mound of shopping bags Like it would really make a difference or make up for your disinterest I'm a bill you pay I'm a contract you can't break And it is like I'm under water or on an endless escalator I just go up and up but I don't ever reach the top And it reads just like the bible, twenty centuries of scandal, I guess it all depends on how you interpret it The word is LOVE The word is LOSS The words are DAMAGED GOODS That is what I am A lifetime gets chalked-up to an experience, coincidence, we are chained to the events That's it
He hides in his suit like a Snake in the grass His sales-pitch-fork-tongue-hissed Now the Wolves wear their name tags, they are hunting in packs Herding their prey up the aisles and back They're smiling Their teeth are showing While the Doctors and Lawyers like Vultures descend They swoop down to the scene of the car accident to pick the victims to pieces Then there is the sly silver Fox makes his money tele-scamming Notch Babies He says, "The end is near, buy my policy I'll make you young again I'll make you young again." Loan sharks will circle Until they can make sure it's paid Take the cash from my hand Hear the register sing and the roar of the Lion logo on the screen He's hungry I should buy some popcorn So I exit the dark feeling blind in the sun And the Bobcats look tired They ate their fill of asphalt because we need more parking with so many up at the pulpit Rams and Bugs The news cameras capture Guerilla warfare Eagles into buildings crash landed Despair is all that there is now In a cubical cage that smells like a Rat, whose smile gets bigger along with your debt Don't take it personal It's just business
$$$$ 05:10
Propped up at the pulpit, a speech to please the polls, with coca-cola trickling down my throat Well, would you save all of your bottles if l promised a refund? It's gonna come I swear. I swear. I swear I swear that it is If you've got a special interest, there is influence I could sell Like water takes the shape of where it is held I'm overflowing with ambition but I got to keep in mind the bottom line is the dollar signs And big, bright lights Inequality franchised The next location is mine We're gonna lower costs It's a work of art, our giant, golden arch I'm gonna start a factory the size of a country I'm gonna teach them all to work for liberty Oh but I'm not one for handouts No, they got to pay their dues They can make our shoes And then we'll walk on you Always on the move We heard that business will boom if some people are removed I know there's all body types but we have just one size I don't care if it's tight It's the dollar signs and the big, bright lights Inequality franchised Every location is mine You just do your part Form a line Let's march under the golden arch March! March! March! March!
Hole In One 03:08
The man at the bank said "Let's not talk percentages You work a fourteen hour day and still have two mortgages You asked the state for aid and they gave you an ad campaign that didn't help." So you took your family and joined in the urban sprawl Now you can't see the stars as well but you're near the mall You don't know where you stand no more In line at some convenient store that is way too long You used to work your land, fed thousands of mouths Now you eat their shit for the money Now you emptied your heart to fill your bank account Well I should talk I'm just the same You can buy my records down at the corporate chain I tell myself I shouldn't be ashamed but I am Adolescence made her an activist Now she is the one who does all the lecturing "Those assholes got their eighteen holes! You should have told them to dig one more! Your dream is dead!" She won't eat their food or wear their clothes She always wants to know where her money goes, but will shell it out for filling up her nose So run it up. I'll run my mouth, but never mind the shit that I sing about because I'd sell myself to buy a fucking house Twelve thousand square foot, four car garage Tennis court and swimming pool in the back yard I know it can seem like a lot but that is why I pay someone to clean it up We're gonna clean it up. My big house


Desaparecidos is a 5-piece rock band fronted by Bright Eyes singer/songwriter Conor Oberst (vocals, guitar) and featuring Denver Dalley (guitar), Landon Hedges (bass, vocals), Ian McElroy (keyboards), and Matt Baum (drums). Matt and Ian are familiar to many of you from the various incarnations of Bright Eyes' touring band of which they played in.

Oberst may be better known for his confessional songwriting and storytelling, but Desaparecidos is nothing of the sort. Indeed, similar vocal melodies and song structure are present, but the guitars are loud and distorted, the bass is pounding, and the drums and keyboards round out this hi-energy, pop-rock band without the lyrical focus of personal relationships. Oberst screams out observational commentary about urban development, the sacrifice of human value for the dollar bill, and the new American Dream.

Setting out to capture the rawness of the band, the record was recorded over one week at Presto! Recording Studio in Lincoln with producer Mike Mogis. Bright Eyes fans will love it, but it'll also appeal to anyone who's ever dug At The Drive In, The Pixies, Weezer, Dinosaur Jr., etc.


released February 11, 2002

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