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Alien Pains

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Alien Pains is an homage to Guided By Voices' 1995 album Alien Lanes.

Mixed and mastered with Samur Khouja at Seahorse Sound Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

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released April 2, 2018

All songs written by: Robert Pollard

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Track Name: Always Crush Me
Full head of nothing
Fail to see the difference
Fail to feel the mercy
Off to join the flagstaff

Always crush me
Picture my amazement
When it doesn't always pain me
And I will reproduce faster

Commitment trailblazer
Your trail is quite a puzzle
And you are such a daredevil
And you are such a collector

Always crush me
Picture my amazement
When it doesn't always pain me
And I will reproduce faster
Track Name: Closer You Are
Chain smoke rings like a vapor snake kiss
She says she don't know why

The closer you are, the quicker it hits you
The closer you are, the quicker it hits you
Now you can see the boys dreaming
The closer you are, the quicker it hits you

You play the heavy
It's a real slick movie move
Stoned at the Alamo tonight

The closer you are, the quicker it hits you
You try to be nice and look what it gets you
Now you can see the boys dreaming, scheming

I get up at seven o'clock
And drive myself up to the lookout rock

The closer you are, the quicker it hits you
Track Name: Game of Pricks
I've waited too long to have you
Hide in the back of me
I've cheated so long, I wonder
How you kept track of me

You can never be strong
You can only be free
I never asked you to be fair
But you owe it to me

I entered the game of pricks
With knives in the back of me
Can't call you or on you no more
When you're attacking me

I'll climb up on the house
Weep to water the trees
And when you come calling me down
I'll put on my disease

You could never be strong
You can only be free
You never asked for the truth
But you owe it to me
Track Name: Striped White Jets
Send in striped white jets
In through stained glass ceilings
Color them white or red

Don't let anyone find out
Or expose your feelings
Cover your head instead

And penetrate this dark heart
And as the wound is healing
Crawl to the other side

Where things are new in brilliant blue
And striped white jets come speeding through
And we must not forget

The sudden pain of birth and greed
And what's expected of this superbreed

Those who dream to touch the sun
Those who run
Who always run

Perfect striped white jets
In their hangars, bleeding
Cover them all in black

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