Good​/​Old Days

by Ex Okays

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The summation of a transitional phase

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released July 21, 2019

Mixed by Dalton Allison
Mastered by Barrett Guzaldo at Treehouse Records
Art by Calla Flanagan

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Track Name: Brown Boots
They always say it takes some time to grow
to be the one that you’re supposed to be
Your good ol’ neighbor he’s your average joe
that’s all they ever really wanted from me
So come on baby take a chance with risk
that’s all you’re really ever going to be
Some hippie dippie guitar pickin it goes
please oh please just let me take it from here

You're no good, misunderstood
boy, don't you think you know yourself by now
You know that you don't, but you do
I hate you

All you had to say was anything
But now you'd better move on to better things
If you could but you can't

You lay in bed for nearly hours a day
with no regrets about how late up you’ll stay

All you had to say was anything
But now you'd better move on to better things
If you could but you can't
Track Name: Janus
Ill intentions come through that you cover
Just enough for you to like the modern lovers
And enough for me to be more than your friend
I telephone when I know you can't talk
Cause I know that you'll never pick up
Will you always be the one to keep me on hold?

And If I told you I loved you, would you say it back
Or could you please let me show you I'm enough
Cause I can't handle not knowing how you truly feel
About my looks, my ways, my thoughts, my acts, my love

When I'm down, all I do is think back
To the times that I'll never forget
Such as kissing you, holding you, and loving you more
Cause I'm sure that I'll never leave you
And I know that you'll never leave me
So I'll always tell myself it's not so bad

And If I told you I loved you, would you say it back
Or could you please let me show you I'm enough
Track Name: Rainbow Motel
Pull up my socks and pull down my pant legs
Rake my fingers through my hair
Steven Morrissey comes to me in my dreams
I take him out to lunch
Steak and eggs: now it's brunch

Times change
People change
The changing exchanges are changing me

Times change, people tie down the times

Same day every day, unchanging
Languid life with a sanguine epitaph
Rearranging your room, it's something new to do
There goes my Friday night again

Times change
People change
The changing exchanges are changing me
Track Name: Lord Monsoon
This isn't college, this isn't home
This is a travesty, absence of amnesty, out of the safe zone
So I work it out,
but it ain't a job
I'm in absolute misery muscularly and indefinitely

I would try to keep you out
But there are no doors in this house

Don't think twice
Ah but fuck it pick your brain
It don't feel good
But you do it anyway

And the pickings so good
And bloods thicker than wood

So I work it out
But it ain't a job
And nothing's ever tasted so good
As the throes of childhood
With sleep on the side like frozen fries

The Doors score and bore this house
The floorboards plead and screech at the rout

Do not think twice
Ah but fuck it pick your brain
It don't feel good
But you do it anyway

This is not college, no
This isn't home
My only hope

Stained, drained, drowned and torn apart:
Old days start anew
Track Name: OGIES
So late in the game, so early on
Pictured us on a park bench, sitting in the sun
Holding hands and talking

My marks are shit, why don't I care
Priorities fucked and the benefits bare

In the middle of nowhere will be
The only girl I've ever seen

I've never felt like such a god damn fool

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