Shag Dissatisfaction

by Grayson James

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Taking risks for a change.

Big thanks to Blake Panter and Wes Ashworth for giving me guidance on this project.

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released July 12, 2016

Written, Recorded and Produced by Grayson James Harris
art by Christian Meyer

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Track Name: Bowie Knife
i could never dream of the blood on your nightstand
i guess it's just a thing that we'll have to paint white again
i've learned all the patterns from the way you speak
all the monotone melodies that trickle through your teeth

i know about the guy who had broken your heart
you said you never loved him but you might have loved a part
i have never stopped feeling like you're gonna leave
i guess it's just another relational instinct

i feel i've been stabbed with your daddies' bowie knife
the one in the case that lights up at night
he got it in a gas station in west texas
he swears he found it in an old guys' mansion

i never thought i'd see you cry that way
where you can't stand on your feet and your body shakes
those stupid little candles in mason jars
i'm gonna burn my wrists and close up the scars

i feel i've been stabbed with your daddies bowie knife
the one in the case that lights up at night
he got it in a gas station in west texas
he swears he found it in an old guys' mansion

everyone is growing up in marginal ways
and you say that i'm growing up just the same
while you're wanting someone who's happy with a desk job
to bring home the bacon and keep their hands soft

I could never dream of the blood on your nightstand
i guess it's just a thing that we'll have to paint white again
i've learned all the patterns from the way you speak
all the monotone melodies that trickle through your teeth
Track Name: Rings
Save your pennies for when you'll really need them
you'll be feeding ramen to a newborn in the fathers' mothers' kitchen
your boyfriend needs a new job like he's ever had one before
take that knife in your arm and shove it right into his core

listen to me now, I've got a feeling
that your parents aren't proud and they don't like what you're doing
but now you, you got a kid and they're upset
cuz their dad is gone and their, their mom's a wreck

but aren't we all
aren't we all
you say it like you mean it
but I know that you're just seeking some love
Track Name: Shih Tzu
Come here with your black eye liner
you're a dime in disguise with your peter pan collar
i know what your name is, i don't think it fits you
i wanna take you out, buy you a nice ass shih tzu

spend all my money on cologne and socks
maybe then you'll give me a shot
give me a pet name you know that I'll love it
I'll come running to you whenever you're callin'

when you got a lot to say and you don't know how to say it
you got a dead end job and a baby on the way sit down
drink the air let it fill you
pray to god that your parents won't kill you

spend all my money on a place in town
maybe then you'll give me a shout
living with your mother, isn't it poignant?
when you're 33 and your girlfriend is pregnant

I could go to jail so don't tell them
what's the sentence for this now, am i a felon?
i got a baby and a girlfriend outside
i might be twice her age but she's almost my height
Track Name: Glock
I wish I was on my couch again
too many strangers in the way
the party got way out of hand
I swear this happens every day

so how are we gonna get them out
should we fire a gun or just throw the rounds
I'll call the cops on my own house
you'll light a flag and release the hounds

ashes on my shoulders
falling from the sky as the house smolders
the fire got way out of hand
burning a flag one second and the next I'm fleeing the land

So how are we gonna take them all
there's like 80 of them and we lost the glock
maybe we should just sprint off
until you twist your knee and fall

patriotic sobriety
is what they want for you and me
red and white and blue and green
help start a fire in our fantasies

burn it all burn it all burn it all down
i'm tired of waiting to see this place fall to the ground
kill them all kill them all kill them all now
they've seen way too much and they are sure to make a sounds

burn it all burn it all burn it all down
burn it all burn it all burn it all down
burn it all burn it all burn it all down
i'm tired of waiting to see this place fall to the ground
Track Name: Rest
Love's not always...
I'm not the same...
You're just instrumental
Crisis is existential

Love's not always

Now you're dead, now you're dead
In the body you laid to rest
Now you're dead, now you're dead
In the body you laid to rest
Track Name: FOIA
take a step back
you better know your role
lock yourselves in your home
it's not safe anymore

there is so much
that i wanna tell you
but there's so little truth
and i can see the men in suits

welcome to the
united states
welcome to the
capitalist age

make a request
fill out a form
then wait for the lords
to give you some more

FOIA
the acronym is loose
cuz' they'll only let you
see what they want you to

welcome to the
united states
welcome to the
capitalist age
Track Name: Hibernation
I think I'm Christ
But never loving or nice
And it's not right
and it's not right

late Friday night
the teenagers fight
and it's not right
and it's not right

and it's not right
its not right
and its not right

It's all on me, I'm burning leaves
I'm not a man, I'm not a man
Track Name: Meditation
Back at the center again,
with you and all your friends
again again again
your fingers twitch and play with your hair

you're better now than you were three years ago
but that's not saying much
you'll try and try to claw your way to the opening at the top of this stone prison
for the rest of your short life

so listen to me now
I've got a feeling
That your parents aren't proud
and they wish they knew what you were doing

and they wish they knew if you were okay
and they wish that they could hug you again
but they won't
for a very distinct and crucial reason that I could not possibly outline here

we're not that far off
it's not that unreachable distance but it is utterly heartbreaking
to watch you pass to the next landscape
slowly and predictably and in a timely manner

you are dying and I am dying and we are all dying
you are dying and I am dying and you are all dying
you are dying and I am dead
and our dreams are the dirt covering our heads

so take this book and read all that you can
in it are stories about the world and man
about this man holding your arms
plucking at your hands and taking advantage of your situation

so who are you really?
a corpse or a fallen deity?
i guess we'll find out soon enough
when you've double checked the will and drained all the blood

I guess it's time to check the will and drain all the blood

because its a lovely existence if you leave the underground
and if you get to the top and never fall back down
oh it's a lovely existence to be here with you
with nothing but fire and filth and a few days of food
Track Name: TRDT (Bonus Track)
I want to be radio friendly for you
get some air time on 101.2
become a local twitter rap god
get a following of hipster mascots

pay a few blogs to talk about me
then your mom will wanna meet me
maybe pitchfork will give this a three
but at least i tried to be contrived baby

i wanna a little more street cred
cuz' coming from a suburb has weakened it
maybe i should drop out of high school
or buy an ugly necklace with some fake jewels

can i just have a little respect?
i'm trying real hard but they still detect
the little part of me that loves my physics class
it's killing me cuz i shouldn't wanna pass, but

gotta stay hard for these streets
gotta stay real for my G's who
really just make fun of me
when i walking away in my true religion jeans

I didn't choose this life
well actually i take that back
because i clearly recall seeing weezy
and thinking "i wanna be that"