Truth EP

by Birthday Ponies

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released October 14, 2016

recorded & mixed at sleepless sound studios in philadelphia by adam laub and bob iacono
mastered by ryan schwabe

cover photo by pixelmover
logo by samantha stahl

all songs by birthday ponies, except "psycho killer" originally written by david byrne, chris frantz, and tina weymouth

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Track Name: Truth
when we were seventeen
we believed
that the truth would set us free

but the nice man on the screen
tells me
you can’t trust the things you see

the truth is that we all pretend to know the truth
the fact is that’s the way it’s gotta be
the truth is bought and sold I’m told but not for cheap
it’s harder to afford for you and me

when I turned 23
I believed
that the path was clear for me

but the world would soon remind
we’re blind
in confusion and deceit

and as far as I can tell
true hell
is to take them at their word

'cause no matter where you turn
you’ll learn
you can’t trust the things you heard

the truth is that we all pretend to know the truth
sadly that’s the way it’s gotta be
worth its weight in gold, I’m told, to those agreed
so paint your grimy gravel to a sheen
Track Name: Sway
so you had your whole future figured out
you’d conquer the whole thing and build anew

but worn down by the dull grind, resigned to lie down
seeds sown in the soul’s mud refused to grow

so what?
it’s just a ride
swell terrified, alternating with the tide
and these some-odd years,
you’re afraid they’re passing by
and you’re afraid that you lost your way
it’s alright

some people get only the bitter rind
we don’t have it so bad, I can’t pretend

and all life is a tough grind, at least we know
grow, nurture and chop down and start again

so what?
it’s just a ride
swell terrified, alternating with the tide
and these some-odd years,
you’re afraid they’re passing by
and you’re afraid that you lost your way
it’s all right
Track Name: Headrush
car crash on 95
nobody left alive
a man cries as we crawl by
slightly inconvenienced

I know that I
am to die
when the time comes
same as any other day

come awake
feeling blank
take my place
same as any other

drone
feel alone
heading home
to the blank resolve
that I’ll be happy later

I’ll fly
far and wide
I’ll be fine, yeah
just like in the stories

fall
fall off my bike
hit the sidewalk
and when my skull cracks
I’ll be with all the others
down

so you’re really down on brutal life
well you keep complaining but you seem alright
upper middle class educated and white
if you’re feeling down fucking go outside

a conscious mind is a heavy load
built for a time so long ago
well if you’re scared you can leave right now
yeah if you’re scared you can leave right now

but I’m not ready to go
I’m not ready to go
just now
Track Name: Life
gotta be in love
open up your heart
‘cause love is all we need

gotta live it up
joyful til the end
because this life is all we got

gotta give it all
gotta make your mark
ignite a spark and seize the day

gotta have a dream
never be afraid
‘cause anything’s attainable

a shame
I wanted to go, but oh
I didn’t have the money

said that she was fine
promised me, but I can’t shake the thought it’s not okay

I felt so lonesome yesterday
I thought about the future
looking back on wasted days
I won’t be anybody

yeah!

alas
every time I try, I find
I’m always where I started

I said this is it
sorry but it hurts too much to see you for a while

another winter on the way
another year is gone for me
one day I’ll lose my wits, become
another ugly body

yeah!

gotta be in love
‘cause love is all we need
but man I sure could use some money

I should call a friend
but I could use some drugs right now
they really take the edge off