City Slackers

by Basic Bitches

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released June 15, 2017

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Track Name: We All Moved To The City Now We Can't Afford To Live
We all moved to the city now we can't afford to live
I've got air in my body I just can't afford to breathe
'You're in the place that you wanted to be
to live the life that you wanted to lead'
Oh yeah but we all moved to the city now we can't afford to live

We all moved to the city we've been broke since we moved in
I've got clothes on my body I've been wearing since 16
'You're in the place that you wanted to be
to live the life that you wanted to lead'
Oh yeah but we all moved to the city now we can't afford to eat

And they'll say 'you've gotta try'
And they'll say 'you'll never know'
Til you try to survive
In the place they tell you all your dream reside

We all moved to the city we've been laughing since we did
And our life is a party and we've never gonna leave
'You're in the place that you wanted to be
to live the life that you wanted to lead'
Oh yeah and we all moved to the city now we can't afford to leave
Track Name: Summer In The City (Too Bad My Friends Left Town)
Too bad my friends left town, 'cos I've got no one to talk to
Too bad my friends left town, there ain't nothing to say
And you can laugh all you want to, I know you will anyway
'Cos they had 25 reasons to go and I had only one to stay

'Cos I spent all my money
And I'd do it again
To have someone to talk to
Oh I don't care if you don't like me, I just need someone to say my name.

Too bad my friends left town, it's about 88
Too bad my friends left town, if you can find any shade
Summer in the city ain't pretty when you can't afford to pay
To run your air conditioner for more than 25 minutes a day

And how many times can you go to the movies
Just to avoid other human beings,
I don't know

Summer in the city sucks
Track Name: Mass Shootings And Donald Trump
Mass shootings and Donald Trump
Mass shootings and Donald Trump
Are you sure you wanna move to America?
Are you sure you wanna move to America?

And I heard they shoot on sight if you walk in the wrong bathroom
And no that doesn't sound quite right
But I heard it on the TV
So it must be true

Mass shootings and Donald Trump
Mass shootings and Donald Trump
Are you sure you wanna move to America?
Are you sure you wanna move to America?

And I heard you have no right to expect basic healthcare
And no that doesn't sound quite right
But I heard it on the TV
So it must be true
Track Name: Come On Brenda, It's The 90s For Chrissakes
Don't wanna hear you can't do what you wanna do
'Cos you're not that strong
Don't wanna hear you can't do what you wanna do
'Cos you know that's wrong
And you can go but you know
And you can go but you know

Don't you wanna show the world they're wrong?
Don't you want it said to everyone?

'Cos you know, when you go
That you take all my hope
And you know, when you go
You can't reap what you sew anymore
Track Name: Creatures Of The Night
Let them say what they wanna say about you
Let them say what they wanna say all day
Pay them bitches no mind, 'cos you know it's your time
When the lights are low and they all run to hide from you

'Cos you know it's true, the night belongs
To the ones they shun when the morning comes
And that's you

People say what they say 'cos they don't know you
People say what they say 'cos they're afraid
Pay them bitches no mind, you'll catch them some other time
When the lights are low and they all run to hide from you

'Cos you know it's true, the night belongs
To the ones they shun when the morning comes
And they know it's true, the night belongs
To the ones they shun when the morning comes
And that's you
Track Name: Lonely Teenage Heart
I didn't know better, thought you were waiting for me
One day you'd know and you'd, come round and save me from my
Lonely teenage heart, my lonely teenage heart

I wanted nothing more, than to have your arms around me
I didn't know more, was even out there for my
Lonely teenage heart, my lonely teenage heart

And I know, you were the one for me
One day I'd make you see
None of these other girls
Can hold a torch to me

I didn't know better, thought you would come and find me
One look and you'd know, you were the one to tame my
Lonely teenage heart, my lonely teenage heart

I wanted nothing more, needed someone to help me
I need some cure, to stop the quaking in my
Lonely teenage heart, my lonely teenage heart

And I know, you were the one for me
One day I'd make you see
None of these other girls
Can hold a torch to me

Come on and save me from my lonely teenage heart.
Track Name: That Girl
That girl never wanted you like I did, you can tell by her eyes
They're looking at that guy over there
Well this girl doesn't care if it hurts so bad you have to go home and cry
It's about time you knew how that feels

And I don't care if you've never felt the pain until now
And I don't care if you're sorry for the way things turned out for us

That girl never wanted you like I did, you can tell by the spite
In her eyes as she tells you where to go
Well this girl doesn't care if it hurts so bad your world is turned on it's side
It's about time you knew how that feels

And I don't care if you've never felt the pain until now
And I don't care if you're sorry for the way things turned out for us

I don't mind that you're not mine.
Track Name: Comes The Dawn
We've all got bills to pay, we've all got things to say
And we're still drinking at two
Three AM confidants are sometimes all you've got
To show you you can pull through
I'll keep you occupied, won't tell you life is kind
But if you need to unwind
I'll tell you things to know, I'll show you where to go
Where people drink to the dawn

But comes the day you're all alone
The people you knew don't know where you've gone
Now you know, when time is called
I'll be here to guide you home

We've all got bills to pay, we've all got things to say
And we're still drinking at four
Five AM confidants are sometimes all you've got
To show you what life is for
I'll keep you occupied, won't tell you life is kind
But if you need to unwind
I'll tell you things to know, I'll show you where to go
Where people drink to the dawn

But comes the day you're all alone
The people you knew don't know where you've gone
Now you know, when time is called
I'll be here to guide you home

And when the sun brings the day
I don't want to go home
'Cos I don't want it to feel this way
Track Name: Fighter
I was a fighter, not a lover, and I thought it did me well
'Cos I had a fire in my belly, felt like I could conquer hell
And anyone who tried to love me would only feel my wrath
Because to love is but a weakness and my fury lit my path

I was a fighter, not a lover, and I thought that's all you need
Got the measure of my opponent by their capacity to bleed
But I live by a code, I don't cheat and I don't lie
'Cos if everything in love and war is fair, then nothing's fair in life

There were boys who turned my head of course
There were girls who stole my heart
But I was never what they're looking for
I could never play the part

And there's only so far you can go in the spirit of never being alone
Before you realise some people are better on their own

I've been a fighter and a lover, now I'm neither truth be told
But I still don't understand which one was better for my soul.
Track Name: Cross Your Eyes And Jump
First you say you've got plans to make
You've got bills to pay that you know won't pay themselves
Then you say you've got things you wanna do
Don't you know they'll do nothing on that shelf

Well I know you wanna go, I know you want to go
Sometimes you've gotta cross your eyes and jump
Don't you know that you owe it to yourself

To get out
And do it soon.
Track Name: Hey Kid
Hey kid you've got your head screwed on
You know the things they told you just aren't right
That road they sent you down leads nowhere fun
And you can feel it deep down inside

Well they can give you everything you want
But they will never give you what you need
And hey kid you know the time is right
If only you could make them see

That what they want, ain't what you need to hear right now

Oh kid, you'll find you know which walls to climb

Hey kid you've got your head screwed on
You know the things they told you just aren't nice
That road they sent you down leads nowhere fun
And you can feel it deep down inside

Well your mama didn't raise no fool
And you tell whats wrong from right
And hey kid you know the things you love
Are always gonna be worth the fight

'Cos what they want, ain't what you need to hear right now

Oh kid, you'll find you know which walls to climb
Track Name: Through The Wall
I wanna see you, I know you want it too
I wanna see you, I know you want it too
Don't wanna hear you through the wall no more

Boy I can feel you, I know you want it too
Boy I can feel you, I know you want it too
Don't wanna hear you through the wall no more

People say that I don't know what I'm feeling
People say that you're only in my head
But I know what I hear, I can hear you breathing
Every time I put my face to the wall, hear my call

Boy I can hear you
Track Name: Shove It
I'm gonna go to the beach and I don't care what you think
I'm gonna go to the beach and I don't care what you think
I'm gonna go to the beach and I don't care what you think
And you can shove it, if you think I give a damn what you think about it

Gonna cut my hair and I don't care if you stare
Gonna cut my hair and I don't care if you stare
Gonna cut my hair and I don't care if you stare
And you can shove it, if you think I give a damn what you think about it

And you can go far

Don't dance to the beat and I don't care what you think
Don't dance to the beat and I don't care what you think
Don't dance to the beat and I don't care what you think
And you can shove it, if you think I give a damn what you think about it