basement covers

by Catholic School Suicide

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decided to cover some songs that have been helping me cope this year. covered in one sitting with a cheap mic in a rickety basement.

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released June 4, 2017

to angel olsen for unfucktheworld
to cake bake betty for the spine song
to nicole dollanganger for dog teeth
and to daniel johnston for some things last a long time

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Catholic School Suicide Joliet, Illinois

two angsty teenage queer kids with a grocery list of woes

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Track Name: The Spine Song
and you're down
for the count
you are dancing with men
going around and around
and you're scared
and you're sure
that your spine will dissolve
you will fall to the floor
you will take
what you need
and the headaches will come
but at least you can breathe
there's the smoke
fills your lungs
we will wait for the day
we'll rejoice when it comes
on your birthday
you woke up
the snow was on the ground
you opened books and peeked inside
they kissed you on your crown
with pins in your fingers
you held yourself up high
the picture peeled the person
they let themselves divide

you arrive
at the place
it is not what you want
but it is what you chase
so you don't
have to hold
all of the candles
that burn on their own
you will steal
all the smells
that cut through your nose and inside on your cells
when it's time
to escape
you realize you've waited until it's too late
but your birthday
inflated
the bones with which you creak
they stole your shoes and then brought you to
the caverns of their teeth
you pleaded
oh kind sir
please let me say goodbye
your soul ripped from your stomach
you gave an awful cry
a cry

and when I have died
will you use my spine
to swing from tree to tree in search of
places pleasing to the eye?

I said
I'm sorry dear
but you don't listen
no you don't listen
you silly little girl
Track Name: Unfucktheworld
I quit my dreaming the moment that I found you
I started dancing just to be around you
Here's to thinking that it all meant so much more
I kept my mouth shut and opened up the door
I wanted nothing but for this to be the end
For this to never be a tied and empty hand
If all the trouble in my heart would only mend
I lost my dream I lost my reason all again
It's not just me for you, I have to look out too
I have to save my life
I need some peace of mind
I am the only one now
I am the only one now
I am the only one now
You may not be around
You may not be around
You may not be around
I am the only one now
I am the only one now
I am the only one now
I am the only one now
Track Name: Dog Teeth
he handed me a pair of pliers and told me to pull out his teeth, because as long as he had them he would use them to do bad things

you’re cold on the inside, there’s a dog in your heart and it tells you to tear everything apart, my body’s covered in teeth marks, your bite’s worse than your bark, you ruin everything you touch and destroy anyone you love, you’re all over me

he’d sunk his teeth into the flesh of many others, infecting them with whatever was already inside him, he’d broken all their hymens, cut them open and played inside them, he’d hollowed out their bodies so they’d feel just empty as him

you’re cold on the inside, there’s a dog in your heart and it tells you to tear everything apart, you draw blood just to taste it, you hold bones just to break them, you ruin everything you touch and destroy anyone you love, you’re all over me
Track Name: Some Things Last A Long Time
Your picture
Is still
On my wall
On my wall

The colors
Are bright
Bright
As ever

The red is strong
The blue is pure
Some things last a long time
Some things last a long time

Your picture
Is still
On my wall
On my wall

I think
About you
Often
Often

I won't forget
All the things we did
Some things last a long time
Some things last a long time


It's funny
But it's true
And it's true
But it's not funny

Time comes and goes
But all the while
I still think of you
Some things last a long time

Your picture
Is still
On my wall
On my wall

The colors
Are bright
Bright
As ever

The things we did
I can't forget
Some things last a lifetime
Some things last a lifetime
Some things last a lifetime
Some things last a lifetime.