Better Out Than In

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A catchy slice of indie pop, marinated in anti-depressants and big production. The lighter side of the Skittish discography.

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released July 20, 2018

Jeffrey Noller: Writer/Producer/Performer

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Skittish is folk rock...with thorns.

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Track Name: My Imagination
A little ambiance
From a smoke machine
Doors swing open and i enter like im royalty
You never noticed but, now you’re mesmerized
You throw your arms around me kiss me like I saved your life

Its just my imagination

For you I’d change my life
Be that rugged tough guy type
Hey, do you love me?
If you want debonaire
(I’ll) Wash my shirt and comb my hair
Hey, do you love me…now?

I’ve Never been the type
To speak openly
But I see ya and I wanna make you breath heavy
I picture saving you from danger
My muscles bulging from a torn white tee shirt

Its just my imagination

You speak like angels sing
And tell me the most charming thing
Hey do you love me?
I like you cause you’re weird
Sing your songs and grow your beard
Hey, do you love me?

Is it just my imagination?
but you’re in front of me
how could someone so perfect, be so very very nervous?
And I’m surprised, to recognize, the words you say
“For you I’d change my life
Be that sexy vixen type”
“I like you cause you’re weird. Sing your songs and grow your beard.
Hey do you love me now?”
Track Name: Shaky Truce
Tangled up in the day job safety net
Able and likely to be driven just before bed
To change or rearrange it
Rob a bank or make a movie
Let’s plan a great escape
Let’s splice some DNA
The rest of my life starts tomorrow

I’ve been so good
Workin’ with what I have
Now I’ve earned myself a little bit of bad

I may be ugly, but I’m S M R T
Broke, but what I want is all free
Fighting for a piece of sanity
Damn it hurts, but man, its worth it
I made a shaky truce
With a part of me I never wanted to
Good mornings come from boring nights

I’ve been so good
Workin’ with what I have
Now I’ve earned myself a little bit of bad

You’ll need some pain if you want joy
Create, destroy, create, destroy
Tell me who you care for, bleed for
Tell me who you gonna live and die for
One beer I’m bold, one bowl I’m brilliant
One more snort and I could be president

I’ve been so good
Workin’ with what I have
Now I’ve earned myself a little bit of bad

Let’s shake on it
So far, so good
Cause I’ve been known to get to scheming
Dreaming up a lust for leaving
Lovely like the falling snow
Fast forgetting about the cold
Wallet, keys, phone, and I’m good to go
Track Name: Don't Count Me Out
I was swimming
In a room of people I don’t know
Some had names that I had heard before
..Avoided them

I was nodding
When the social cues would tell me so
Half an hour more and I can go
re-charge at home

Pills and potions blur the edges
Part the crowd and you’re in focus

I was waiting by the window
I waiting on the perfect joke
For you, only you

I was happy
Maybe more like I was comfortable
watching life like movies come and go
Not tonight

I know you cant fix me normal
but every villain needs a hero
everybody here’s an extra
everybody’s celluloid and light
But you
Don’t count me out, don’t count me out,
don’t count me out I’ll try again
Track Name: Nights Like These
Its nights like these that make me wish the stars would be out forever
Its right that we should bounce all around only to end up together
I don't know why we waited
Seeing you now, I can't hide my silly grin
and no more playin’
I’d rather be keeping you warm than trying to win
Its nights like these that make me wish the stars would be out forever
Its right that we should bounce all around only to end up together
I don't know why we waited
Seeing you now, I can't hide my silly grin
and no more playin’
I’d rather be keeping you warm than trying to win
Constellations turnin
Midnight hour burning
Oh we try to stay up
A touch that once was nothin’
Now its all I’m wantin’
Oh never letting go
Its nights like these that make me wish the stars would be out forever
And its right that we should bounce all around only to end up together
I'll be on your side
Track Name: We're All Crazy
Back when we were at ‘boy meets girl’
Outsiders in an inside world
Hesitation, at the notion, maybe I, am the strange one here
Now I welcome you to my head
Wipe your shoes and excuse the mess
I Made a spare key to my psyche just for you
And I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours

Oh what would you do, if you knew you’re thinking what I’m thinking?
Oh the walls around, all come down, you thinking what I’m thinking?
No one has it figured out, it’s true
We’re all crazy

Back when I was losing baby teeth
I could make a living in my sleep
And I was in, all in, ask no questions
Simply play along and let the benefits keep coming
now I’m the driver of a speeding car
leaning into every turn real hard
the horizon is approaching rapidly
and I cannot stop to ask the way

Oh what would you do, if you knew you’re thinking what I’m thinking?
Oh the walls around, all come down, you thinking what I’m thinking?
No one has it figured out, it’s true
We’re all crazy

I let my mind wander and I’m still waiting for it to come back to me
You let your mind wander lay down your defenses and breathe
Track Name: Dependent Co
I’ll sit with you out on a ledge
You bring me my medicine
I woke up in the Laundromat
You were up at the Kitty Kat, calling me out
Slow dancing to a cell phone song
Three street lights seem to hum along
We keep it entertaining, even when its raining
Here at Dependent Co.
Can’t imagine without you
Ain’t it tragic, but ain’t it sweet?
Saw it up on the silver screen, took it as truth
Slow dancing to a cell phone song
Three street lights seem to hum along
We keep it entertaining, even when its raining
We’re Dependent Co.
I’m gonna take you by the hand now
We’re gonna ride this Zeppelin
Only one more drink now
…maybe one more cigarette
Slow dancing to a cell phone song
Three street lights seem to hum along
We keep it entertaining, even when its raining
Here at Dependent Co.
Track Name: Reverie
Bless your soul
You were lying there like nothing else could ever go wrong
To have a place to be yourself can help a little bit
Compare yourself to others and you’ll only feel like shit
It’s a mood thing babe
It’s a mood thing
We take it all in stride, cause its all that we know
Wonder to yourself aloud where, where did those days go?

Skipping all the cracks in the sidewalk of trouble
Digging in the dirt with a small plastic shovel
It’s a rainstorm reverie. And I love it

We take it all in stride, cause its all that we know
A girl becomes a bride, and she stands in the snow
Wonders to herself aloud “where did those days go?”

Moonlight makes a poetry of motion (but)
Life will come for us in the morning
It’s a shame. It’s a cryin’ shame.

Smell of the pines as we’re free in the forest
Stompin’ on the plants like a big brontosaurus
Smoking out back with the rebels of a small town
Running through the streets while everybody sleeps sound
It’s a rainstorm reverie. And I love it
Track Name: Love Lies Bleeding
Far too numb to feel the fear creep
Heart beat pounding in my ear, beat, beat
Evening lends it’s blackened lace, too
Searching scanning every face for you, you
You haunt this little heart
Tear my world apart
Love lies bleeding, not too late to make that season go
The days are gone, they’re gone
You wore white for me
You were right to be
Stay with me, they’re coming soon
Footsteps from the other room
A faucet drips another Nile
Reasons stick to ceiling tiles
Who are you to offer up truth?
You haunt this little heart
Tear my world apart
Love lies bleeding, not too late to make that season go
The days are gone, they’re gone
For the love that you make
For the time that it takes
For those days you forgot
For the bedrooms of fire
We were here before…
You haunt this little heart
Tear my world apart
Love lies bleeding, not too late to make that season,
Not too late to keep that feeling
The days are gone, they’re gone

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