The Same Things Every Day

by Several Girls Galore

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about

I recorded this album during winter break of my sophomore year in college. Because of the time constraint, this album is more stripped-down than anything else I've done. Also, most of these songs were written as I went through a period of trying to write simpler, shorter songs, and they were heavily influenced by the nylon-stringed acoustic guitar that I found in my room when I came home for winter break.

"Good & Beautiful" was included on Cooling Pie Records' "Crust Never Sleeps" compilation in May 2009.

These tracks were digitally rehabilitated in June 2013 -- you're listening to an improved version of the original album!

credits

released January 11, 2009

Will Vunderink - guitars, vocals, bass, drums, percussion.

All songs BMI.

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Track Name: January Again
Yeah we're doing okay, yeah we're doing fine
And I'm glad you asked, you know I like that
But a year from now you won't be asking how I've been
Because you're drifting off and you can barely move your mouth
And a year from now I won't even know your name.
Track Name: 21st Century Humans
Hold my hand 'til the end
And tell my friends, they'll understand

I feel so old, so "I told you so"
I'll nod and shake your hand, but I'm not listening

The floors will shake, the roof will cave in
And I hope they understand we all deserve it.
Track Name: Empty Cans & Black Plastic Bags
Waving ribbons in the night
We're forgetting left and right
Oh, misty-eyed I feel so alive, it reminds me of the time I thought I almost died
My heart was pumping lead and I was sweating bullets and I couldn't breathe and then I was fine

Standing on a stack of shingles on a rooftop I have never seen before
Colors collide and words cannot describe the things my eyes are taking in tonight
Oh empty cans and black plastic bags are such true signs of life in their own way
But all they ever bring to mind are elusive words that you can't fucking say

And when we finally checked the time
We were on the wrong subway line
We hardly even thought to care, but we surely had no business being there
And running through 3 a.m. mist, the only thing I thought was "hell, I love this"

And all this nonsense is the time I'll miss, even if we wasted it
And all this nonsense is the shit I'll miss in years, when it will not exist
And I'll remember times like this and wonder, who would ever bring an end to it?
Track Name: The Elevator
When I looked at you, saw you were looking, too
For three hours every day I tried to look away, afraid of what people might say
You said you liked my style and I could only smile
Couldn't think of anything to say, except "thanks a lot," and I like your face

And then three weeks later, by the elevator, I knew you liked me too
I saw it through and through, and I can think like you do

And with a smile you return to your half-home, so alone.
Track Name: Our Kind
When it's least expected, considered circumvented, it comes on strong
As if I wouldn't notice, like I didn't know something was wrong

Oh but I know your kind
Leave me halfway home each time

Slowing down the motions, our mouths ripe for shutting up this year
You're a toy machine gun, making noise but meaning so much more

Oh and I've known our kind
I won't be hollow in my life

I'll recall everything that I've said, I've got it written down inside my head (If you ask me to)
And I'll fall asleep anytime in your bed, it's not a problem if you want me to
I'll recall every word that I've said, I've got 'em written down inside my head (If you ask me to)
And I'll fall asleep anytime in your bed, it's not a problem if you want me to.
Track Name: Untitled Part 2
When I want it the timing's always wrong
And I pretend that doesn't bother me, but how the hell could it not?
When I knew her, her eyes were blue and black
So I gave her what I could, and now she's handing it right back

Ohh
In the end, someone else instead

There's another who scares me half to death, 'cause I was too stupid to recognize I'd be the one to get left
When I see her something hangs above my head
And I watch it in the air, and it's better left unsaid

Ohh
In the end, someone else instead
In the end, someone else instead.
Track Name: And The Bad Boys
I always meant to bring it here for you
Feeling all of history behind your eyes
I think I know, you say I only knew
And that'll leave us here again tonight

Watching drunk girls stumble on
And the bad boys tag along
All the laughing without fun
'Cause it's already all been done

I always meant to bring it here for you
Feeling all of history behind your eyes
I think I know, you say I only knew
And that'll leave us here again tonight

Is this the same place they all praise?
Are we the same things every day?
Track Name: The Tactless Are Talking
I've seen this all before
They'll come running to your door
With praise they'd rather keep
And promises they paid for
You can put on a disguise
But they'll recognize your eyes
Please don't listen to their lies
That's what they're paid for

You've got me in your pocket
I don't dare say a word
When the tactless are talking
I hope I'm not misunderstood

I had a dream last night
I was here in a sense, but nothing was mine
And when I thought I'd died
I only melted away into another life.
Track Name: Good & Beautiful
I am blinded by the clouds that fill the sky
Yeah they're gray below, but so radiant and white above, from my window seat
My mind is befogged by too much food and too much alcohol
And too many time zones blending together so hours don't mean anything

My heart is not racing
My heart is not racing

Have you ever been so excited that you only feel afraid?
Oh, it happens every day

My life is not the same, will it struggle to find meaning?
I sing unpopular refrains, and love the people I'm misleading
I contemplate the autumn chill, and I'm all alone and it's never felt so good
I contemplate the autumn chill, and I'm all alone and it's never felt so good

My being does not plummet and tumble
My being does not plummet and tumble

Too much is good and beautiful for that now
Too much is good and beautiful for that now

Have you ever been so excited that you only feel afraid?
Oh, it happens every day.