Street Stains

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In the summer of 2008, Chris took the bus from Brooklyn to Philadelphia every Thursday afternoon to jam with Sean and watch the Olympics. They wrote more than 30 songs.Then they forgot about them until January of 2013. Chris was now living in D.C., and Sean convinced Aaron to cart his Tascam-388 up to Philly for an afternoon of recording. Captured on tape for the ages, these songs were quickly abandoned once more -- until the summer of 2014, when Chris finally recorded the words with Aaron back in D.C. Everybody forgot about the songs one more time before reconvening to mix them in the spring of 2015. And then -- after another two years had vanished into oblivion -- presto! "Street Stains" was released in January 2017 and can finally be forgotten forever.

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released January 24, 2017

Street Stains = Sean McGuinness (the drummer) and Chris Richards (gtr/vox). Recorded by Aaron Leitko intermittently 2013-2015. Mastered by TJ Lipple in 2015. Artwork by Daniele Daniele in 2016.

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Track Name: Street Stains
Grease in the gutter
Gasoline on the ground
You’re somewhere over that rainbow, baby
I keep my head to the ground

Street stains predict the future
What happens next
Street stains predict the future
Right now, I’m not impressed

Dog piss in a puddle
the shape of Florida
I think we should go there, baby,
when revolution comes

Street stains predict the future
What happens next
Street stains predict the future
and it’s a fucking mess
Track Name: A Big To Do
Don’t forget your problems
Don’t forget the world you're living in
Don’t forget the rent check
Don’t forget to take your vitamins

Don’t forget to charge your phone
Don’t forget how to get back home
Don’t forget how to keep your calm
Don’t forget to call your mom

Don’t forget tomorrow
Don’t forget to write everything down
Don’t forget your childhood
Don’t forget to burn it to the ground

Don’t forget to walk the dog
Don’t forget how they did you wrong
Don’t forget what you might not know
Don’t forget to smell the roses

Don’t forget your feelings
Don’t forget everything you believe
Don’t forget your values
Please turn off the lights before you leave
Track Name: The Brain Is a Bruise
The brain is a bruise, that’s why it hurts so bad
Your brain is a bruise, that’s why your world’s so sad
The brain is a bruise from something you never remember
The brain is a bruise, it’s always getting better

Got no idea how it works
When it gets better, it gets worse
My brain is a bruise and it will never trust you, ever
But you keep on pressing down and, man, it hurts

It hurts!

The brain is a bruise and nothing’s a-okay
The brain is a bruise, that’s why it hurts all day
The brain is a bruise, it’s always changing its colors
Your brain is a bruise, it’s not like all the others

Got no idea how it works
When it gets better, shit gets worse
My brain is a bruise and it will never trust you, ever
But you keep on pressing down and, man, it hurts
Track Name: The Party
You’re extroverted for an only child?
Same Myers-Briggs type as Oscar Wilde?
It makes you wonder about the kids you'll be raising?
Oh wow, that’s really amazing!

You can't remember what you did yesterday?
You read that article on MDMA?
You tried it once but the details are hazy?
Oh wow, that’s totally crazy!

Wow! Wow! Wow! Yeah!

You can't decide on where to go on vacation?
You like to travel in developing nations?
You spent your summer surfing African beaches?
Oh wow, I’m totally speechless!

Made some kombucha that you’ll never forget?
You know the banh mi’s all about the baguette?
Your diet might just redefine the word edible?
Oh wow, that’s really incredible!

Wow! Wow! Wow! Yeah!
Track Name: I Wanna Die (In the Summertime)
Back in the summer of ‘69
we were twinkles in a caveman’s eyes
That’s what I can’t believe
I really can’t believe

They built some pyramids and made some art
They had some wars and then they took 'em apart
That’s what I can’t believe
I really can’t believe

They wrote some books and then they sang some songs
They built some cities, things were moving along
I really can’t believe
I simply can’t believe

Summer of ‘69 was far from the best
I think it’s probably ‘cause we didn’t exist
That’s what I can’t believe
That’s what I can’t believe

Hey

And now I’m chilling out with nothing to fear
Summer of '69, you’re killing me here
That’s what I can’t believe
We really can’t believe

Cause I know that I have to die
but can it be 2069?
That’s what I can’t believe

In the future when I’m getting old,
it’s getting darker and it’s freezing cold
and I still can’t believe
I c-c-can’t believe

I know I don't get a say,
but let the record show anyway:
That if I have to die, (and we all have to die),
I wanna die in the summertime
Track Name: No No No
In a stupid, crowded city
Living large, living shitty
Bad ideas keep it busy

I say no no no no no no no no

Never winning, always trying
Peace is selling, who is buying?
Busy searching and destroying

I say no no no no no no no no no

Busy searching and destroying
Peace is selling, who is buying?
Never winning, always trying

I say no no no no no no no no no

Bad ideas keep me busy
Living large, living shitty
In a stupid, crowded city

I say no no no no no no no no no
Track Name: Somewhere Over the Chemtrails
Somewhere over the chemtrails
I can’t see
I feel free
Somewhere over the guardrails
It’s a mess
Somewhere, wind in the top sails
It’s the best
I can’t see
I feel free
Somewhere over the handlebars
Ouch, it hurts
Somewhere over the planet Mars
It’s the worst
I can’t see
I feel free
Track Name: Ice Water and Saltines
Back on ice water and saltines
A steady diet of you-know-what-that-means
When your culture’s illegitimate
you’ll never wonder where the money went

So break out the ice water and saltines
and raise glass to a network of bad scenes
When your town is that irrelevant
you won’t pick up on the ambivalence

I’m dying, I’m dying, I'm dying, I'm dying
I'm dying, I'm dying, I'm dying, I'm dying

I'm dying to tell you all about the wannabes
To school you all about monotony
To sit and brag about the evidence
To tell you all about the benefits

About the boredom and the bitterness
How back then Baltimore was hit-or-miss
Madrid was tough on vegetarians
I can't remember how this story ends
Track Name: The Wait Around
You wait around
and that's no fun
You wait around all night
You feel so dumb

You made it right on time and now you wait around
You found your way just fine and now you wait around
You la-la-lose your mind when you wait around
You kinda lose your life when you wait around

You wait around
You check your phone
You check your phone again
You're on your own

You made it right on time and now you wait around
You found your way just fine and now you wait around
You la-la-lose your mind when you wait around
You kinda lose your life when you wait around

You know your friends won't show
But you wait around, you wait around
You woah-woah-won't let go
So you wait around, you wait around
You feel like you can't fail
So you wait around, you wait around
And now it's time to bail but wait wait wait wait wait wait...
Track Name: (I Need Space) To Be a Jerk
I need space to be a jerk
and everyday I find a way to make it work
I need space to be lazy
Just don’t tell the person that pays me

I need more space for nothing and I want it now
I got no time for patience, don't wanna wait around, man

I need space to be selfish prick
(but not enough to get a reputation that’ll stick)
Yeah, I need space to be a stupid person,
not smart enough to know if it gets better or gets worse
I need space to freak out
And that’s another thing I shouldn’t speak about
Let me out!
Track Name: Hardcore Sensuality
Never mind the rules
Never mind the rage
Never mind the nihilism
Never mind your age
Never mind the styles
Never mind the trends
Never mind the isolation
Cut off all your friends

We’ve been cut off for thirty years
Fucked, unfeeling and bored to tears

Never mind your faith
Never mind the void
Never mind the posturing that made you paranoid
Never mind the mysteries or things you can't believe
Never mind your fear of death
'Cause what comes next is now reflex
You found your hardcore sensuality
Track Name: Really Wanna
I really wanna
Track Name: Better Than Nothing
Scene's so bleak but better than nothing
Reception's weak, it’s better than nothing
More bad moods are better than nothing
Un-Whole foods are better than nothing

All the traffic's stuck
And the lines are long, long
And the weather sucks
All your friends are gone, gone

Picture’s bad it’s better than nothing
Don’t get mad, it’s better than nothing
Service sucks, it’s better than nothing
For a hundred bucks, it’s better than nothing

All the traffic's stuck
And the lines are long, long
And the weather sucks
All your friends are gone

I'm in no position
to speak on the condition
of how you might be living
Just get me outta here
Get me out!
Track Name: We Need to Talk
Talk about your problems, talk about your dreams
Talk about existence and what you think that means
Talk about your favorite book, then your favorite song
Talk about the others and how they got it wrong

Talk about the first time, talk about the last
Talk about your future, then talk about your past
Talk about ambition, and talk about your fears
Talk about the moment that changed your whole career
Talk about the universe and if you think it’s real
Tell me why if not and how it feels

Still so much left to say, and I don’t doubt it
Twenty-thousand days left, let’s talk about it
Talk about tomorrow and what you hope to find
Talk about the things you’ll leave behind
Talk about your childhood, then talk about your death
Talk about what counts and skip the rest