Songs for Disabled Girls {EP}

by Free Parking!

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released July 4, 2012

mixed by Jesse Nebling.

lyrics by Brendan Steere, except for Defy which was written by Steere/Nebling.

Jesse Nebling -- guitars and backing vocals on Defy (Oh I Know).
Cody Gunther -- drums on Dead Bands of the 90s
John Paul Decker -- backup vox on Dead Bands

blame Brendan for everything else.

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Free Parking! Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania

Free Parking! is a five-piece alternative rock band, originally from Pennsylvania - now based in Seattle or LA or wherever.

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Track Name: Jack Who Lives at Home
Little star of track and field, your brand's upon my soul
Iron will and iron legs, you'll conquer every goal
Every day after the meet, you leave with boys in tow
If you keep it up like this, I'll never have a go

I've got you runnin' round my head
Gaht gaht gaht

Conference calls upon the phone
Someone calling in from Rome
I am Jack, who lives at home

You've got a grip on story, man : your script is very bold
Every person has an arc and every beat, a tone
But your dialogue? It sucks. Your characters just drone.
If you keep it up like this you'll never have a go

But I got her runnin' round my head
Gaht gaht gaht

Conference calls upon the phone
When they come, I'm not at home
I don't even feel alone
I am Jack, who lives at home

Little star of track and field, your brand's upon my soul
I will keep you safe from all the men who want you sold
I will keep you locked away inside my heart
But I've got you running 'round my head...
Track Name: Defy (Oh I Know)
Just because you smile doesn't mean you're happy
Just because we talked doesn't mean you heard a thing at all

Oh, I know...

Just because you laughed doesn't mean I'm laughing
You wave your hands around and conjure words out of thin air

Oh I know...

Just because you smile doesn't mean you're happy
Just because you talk doesn't mean you said a word at all

Oh I know...

Why do you gotta be so cruel?
Taking your frustrations out on me
Always getting what you want
Take in a deep breath and let it be
Track Name: Hanako
In a past, malignant winter,
I knew the cruelty of your kids
The way they drew back when I offered my hand
hurt me more than their ignorance did
I became so cold and distant,
raising up walls to prevent the worst
They all lied when they said being different is beautiful
Lonliness is only a curse

Then you tore down the walls, brick by brick, tree by tree
You treated me as human as I always knew I should be
And when the time does come to show you,
I know that you will finally see
I'm not a bird in a cage to be pitied
I am for you if you are for me.

Sometimes I'll need some space
Sometimes I'll need to cover up my face
I am not some broken machine
I am not someone's cheap fantasy
I'm a person with flaws and desires and dreams
And I think I've found someone who's worthy of me

And I hope, I hope that when you will finally see
I'm not a bird in a cage to be pitied
I am for you if you are for me.
Track Name: Dead Bands of the 90s
Love of mine, you make it hard to tell the truth
And in your eyes I see the dead bands of the 90s
Playing hits from our youth
I know it's true:
I love you

I'll find my way out of this bottle through the bottom
And I'll find my way around you
Oh, you were prom queen, you were something
Now I'm lost inside this humming and
I'll find my way around you.

Love of mine, vintage of 2002
Is it true that you're in Scotland, now?
How different is the food?

And if you see the Goo Goo Dolls on center stage
You know they're playing for you
Every tune

And I know every single word to Eve 6's "Here's to the Night"
And I would sing it when I thought of you
I know it's true...
Track Name: Arms to Hold You
Find it, hold it, keep it
Know it deep inside your head
Trap it, mold it, wield it
Show it next to you in bed
I'll be here for you

Wake up in the morning with your breath upon my shoulder
Dress you up and take you to the bench beside the water

Would it kill you to smile?
I've got arms to hold you
You could bear me a child
I've got arms to hold you

And if time does change you into something older, don't get colder
Track Name: My Girlfriend is a Serial Killer (B-sides)
Hey (hey) hey, Miss American Girl
Cover up your eyes and take over the world
No one has to see what you do inside your dreams

Hey (hey) hey, Miss American Kid
No one in the world knows the things that you did
Cover up the bodies in the pit behind your house

I'm stuck up late, I'm reading Matheson again

And if you want me now, then just show it
In that special way you do
And if you love me so, then just hold me close
And I will give my heart and sell my soul to you
And you can do with it whatever you want to

Hey (hey) hey, Miss American Girl
You were not created to survive in this world
Sooner or later you know the police will come

Hey (hey) hey, Miss American Death
I can taste the bodies' decay on your breath
Slither up in darkness and kiss me with your tongue

But no one knows the deaths are all related
She can't help herself when she's frustrated
And it's a cruel, cruel world, I know
I just want her to make it home
Track Name: Summertime (B-sides)
I took a trip down to the shore with all my friends
Spent four hours in a van and listened to The Bends
Your seatbelt was buckled right next to mine
Our hands would brush over the bumps/You smelled like summertime

If it's so, let's go pro
Let's get everyone we know
In a car, we'll go far
We can kiss under the stars
Wherever we want to.

We can wander over to the arcade
I'll never forget your face as we walked through crowded streets

Your sun dress will knock me out.
Your blue jeans will knock me out.
Your two piece will knock... me... OUT.
Your smile will knock me out.
Track Name: Tasukete (B-sides)
Help me Tiffany.