Better Out Than In

by skittish

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1.
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?”
2.
Shaky Truce 02:53
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Dependent Co 02:44
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.
7.
Reverie 03:52
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
8.
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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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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