Abs Boy

by Absolute Boyfriend

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03:34
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4.
02:42
5.
03:29

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released September 29, 2016

All songs written, performed, and recorded by Absolute Boyfriend.
Drums on tracks 3 and 5 by Rob Germeroth.
Mastered by Kurt Roy at HeartGold Studios.

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Track Name: Grown-Up Boy
Heard about your new job, I'm happy for you.
You'll move, live a life more desirable.
And I'm a fool to think it isn't my fault.
What's good in hiding the self I used to bring out?

Regressing while watching friends grow with time.

I'm at a disadvantage in knowing how to manage my life. How's your life?
I'm at a disadvantage, too arrogant to manage my life. How's your life?

Grown-up boy inside his childhood bedroom.
Hoping for a life more sizable.
No longer wanting to see what's around the town.
What's good in hiding the self I used to bring out?

Bed ridden, keep hidden, no fun for now.

I'm at a disadvantage in knowing how to manage my life. How's your life?
I'm at a disadvantage, too arrogant to manage my life. How's your life?
Track Name: Places We Love
Everyone I know's begun to move away
And scatter across the USA
And I don't know where I should be

I can't believe they're making me decide
Who I want to keep around in my life
It seems so sad to me

Me ‘n Ian took a drive
To see what's become
Of places we love

And it nearly really felt like
Things were the same
But everybody's gone away

Will you catch me heading towards the coast like them?
Or keeping it bleak in Michigan?
The Lakes are growing dull these days

I don't know the path I'm gonna take
But I know I'm rotting in this old place
I gotta move away I guess

Andrew, can't you see
The things you're dreaming about
Are happening now?

Me ‘n Ian took a drive
To see what's become
Of places we love

And it nearly really felt like
Things were the same
But everybody's gone away
Track Name: Charlie Kang's
Look at me cruising in my mom's SUV
I'm delivering food to all the Chinese kids in East Lansing

But lately I've been getting so lonely
I've got nothing to hold besides the food in my passenger seat

But wait!

Maybe you could ride with me
Maybe spend some time just you and me

Baby, why you gettin' so angry?
You know I didn't mean to say a thing to hurt your feelings

Wait, I'm not working that late
How 'bout when I get off we talk so we can set things straight?

Or hey!

Maybe you could ride with me
Maybe spend some time just you and me

I've been thinking about it babe
I'm just a couple of blocks away
I could swing by your house
With the General Tso's
We could drive all around the town
So baby, what do you say?

Maybe you could ride with me
Maybe spend some time just you and me
Track Name: Bowl Cut
I watch Cookie Monster on the twelve inch screen on all fours.
I hear Michael hum "I got you babe". I sway back and forth.

I watch Elmo dance upon my fish pillow. It looks like
watching Elmo on my TV. Looking back is easy.

Oh I grew up, it's so messed up.
I'm still scared of bees, I am three.
I'll be honest, being honest, really scares the shit out of me.
Track Name: Guy Online
Everyday I photographed my face
Like the guy online I sought to replicate
Everybody goes online
And snaps a pic from time to time
But I don't know
I think that I was onto something sacred

Then, when my computer died
The pixel-painted face
In every picture I'd
Taken was erased
The moments aren't immortalized
The data don't exist
The days keep slipping
Futile to resist

Yesterday I photographed my face
(I'm taking pictures of me, you're taking pictures of you)
From the angle that I learned on Myspace
(coastTOcoast533)
Turn the filters up and down
And maybe I will find out how
To stay alive forever
In this gallery curated

To present my stronger side
And leave out all the rest
The highlights of my life
Are on the internet
The moments are memorialized
The data still exists
Just keep me on your drive
And I’ll persist