The College Tapes (b​-​sides)

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These are b-sides and demos.

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released August 31, 2010

All music composed in 2010 by Free Parking! (Cody Gunther, Trevor Gilleece, Brendan Steere, Jesse Nebling and Bogdan Niemoczynski).

Lyrics to "Lost and Betrayed", "I'll Replace You" by Brendan Steere.

Lyrics to "Our Eyes", and "S.T.E.W." by Jesse Nebling.

Lyrics to "Cold War Kids" by Steere/Nebling. Collaborate, children!

Lyrics to "Launchpad McQuack" by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Lyrics to "Mi Padre" by Pablo Neruda

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Track Name: Lost and Betrayed
Oh I said no
But what’s for sure
I didn’t want you to go
Only so many kinds of sorry I can be ‘fore you blow

Go get a life and get a job and trap another guy
Find an ex-con and give idyllic married life a try

I won’t be stupid Junior Cupid blowing kisses your way
Not Errol Flynn, not Cary Grant, I’m Brendan Steere-Me-Away

But in the end I’m making movies and alone you sit
Wondering what happened to your life? What became of it?

Cuz it was not your fault but mine my dear
You told me many times when you would hold me near
This means nothing at all, it’s just nice to have you here.

Drying up my phone lines
Talking through the night time
From New York, to Nepal
Transatlantic red eye

Feeling so alive I think I must be juiced
You still sittin back at home while I am cutting loose?

You got no brain to go with weight on your chest and ass?
Some people like a girl with personality or class

Because you had me once, and then you threw it away
You traded every girl’s dream for someone who’s twice your age

You were given a life that was complete and new
Thank god you dumped me when you did
And I’m not stuck with you

Because my wings will melt, and I’ll be surely flayed
I’ll get tossed inside what is lost and betrayed
Another bloody mess to add to your cavalcade
Track Name: Launchpad McQuack
I can't be sure but I think I heard you
Crawl through the door
You didn't say a word and I think you tried to go to bed
But instead you went to the floor

You been out drinking with other boys again
Telling them "no we are only friends"
Making out and making noise!

Oh stop pretending that this isn't really ending
I will stop resenting you when you stop resenting me!
Oh oh oh!

I waited up late, maybe a bit too late
Until you came in. Where do I end
and where do you begin?

You been out partying with guys I never met
Drinking beer and smoking cigarettes
Killing brain cells and killing me!
Track Name: Our Eyes
When the stars align in our eyes
I could never look away
All around us fireflies in this sacred place
And I know that I could always trust you
And I know you'd never, let me down

Tonight might be our last chance
To have the time of our lives
So don't live this down

Back and forth we sway through the night
Right under the moon
Every glance a perfect sight
This midnight of June
And I hope you'd never leave this or me
And I hope you'd never, let me down

Tonight might be our last chance
To have the time of our lives
So don't live this down

And I hope you could always trust me
And I know you would never let me down
Track Name: Cold War Kids
I'm not telling you the world would end on Tuesday
I'm not telling you that I'm always right
While the kids are all outside, we'll look up to the sky
I'll tuck you in for that long nuclear night

And now they're rolling out that nuclear parade
I for one just cannot stomach this charade
From New York to the depths of the black sea
This mutual destruction is not for me!

Well I don't think that anyone should live forever
But I was hoping we would make it through the week
While you're saying your goodbyes,
I'll be longing for your eyes
There won't be much earth left for the meek

Cuz now they're rolling up that Hollywood parade
I for one just cannot stomach this charade
From the Kremlin to the depths of the black sea
This worldwide suicide is not for me

(Jitterbug!)

I thought that we would make it through September
Late October at the very least
While you are dying in my arms
I'll be praying they disarm
I'll be holding you through the big sleep

uhhhhhhnononoNO
There's not much here left to say,
But I don't wanna die today
This whole MAD is not for me!!
Track Name: Mi Padre y Manana
Mi amore, mi corazon

Desnuda eres tan simple como una de tus manos
lisa, terrestre, minima, redonda, transparente
tienes lineas de luna, caminos de manzana
desnuda eres delgada como eltrigo desnudo

Desnuda eres azul como la noche en Cuba
tienes enreaderas y estrellas en el pelo
desnuda eres enorme y amarilla
como el verano en una iglesia de oro

Mi amore, mi corazon...
Track Name: I'll Replace You (Acoustified)
Same as I'll Replace You from our album 'Paul'
Track Name: S.T.E.W.
(ooo ooo faster baby, you know how to make it crazy.)

And I don't want you to let me go.

I never wanted to let you go,
but now it's over and you should know
that I am all you ever wanted
and now you want some more.

From A to Z you were just not for me.
Get close to my body and you will see that
there's more to this than just physically.

It's more than your conscious can take.
You say you're real, but you're really just fake;
With a lack of love and a tongue for lust.
I'm standing here in a cloud of your dust,
wondering who I can trust.

Just leave.

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Track Name: Crrrrak'd (radio friendly!)
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