Year of the Dubs

by Doctor Dinosaur

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released July 13, 2011

All songs by Doctor Dinosaur. Album art by Adam Gilliland. Mixed and Engineered by Tim O'Sullivan at the Hobby Shop.

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Track Name: Moments
I saw you just outside my window
I heard you singing Journey songs
I heard you say, “Tim, don’t be lame, just come along”

But you see hell is empty, the devils are here
I think i’ll stick with the losers, they have no fear
When the night time comes they’ll be sincere
I can’t say that for the drunks round here
You see we laugh like sinners but cry like saints
Still breaking out from how we’re made
When I think of the days where we first felt pain, I know
I know we’ll still fall in love but...

I have my moments, I have my fucking moments

But you see my cute neighbor I tell her stories
But she doesn’t get me like you get me
You want me, you got me, a beast and a beauty
I like ghost stories, I don’t like parties

But you see hell is empty, the devils are here
I think i’ll stick with the losers, they have no fear
When the night time comes they’ll be sincere
I can’t say that for the drunks round here
You see we laugh like sinners still cry like saints
Still breaking out from how we’re made
When I think of the days where we first felt pain, I know
I know we’ll still fall in love but...

I have my moments, I have my fucking moments
Track Name: Mullarkey DJs Black Monday
Everynight I lay
Under the weight of days
that I wish you would say
Would come to an end

And as my record skips
It reminds me of how you kissed
Like a favorite song I wish
Would play again and again

& I don't need your phonecalls
or letters to say

I know we were something
Oh god we were something
and I'll always know
How you look under stars
I know we were something
Oh god we were something
and I'll always know
that my love was real

When you lay your head
In that lovely bed
My side is empty and
cold, just like your's

And I wish I could be
That sense of peace that you need
But I'll wait patiently
Like the moon waits for the stars
Track Name: Distance and Time
I could see you on the corner on a Saturday night
Your grey eyes glow in the diner lights
Your cold, young face how it lingers
If you would only say one thing to me
I’d tell you about this town in the way I see
We’ve got a tank of gas and the rest of our lives, dear

I would wait for you, I would wait for you
As long as I have to

My heart is tearing at the seems
I only see you in my dreams
When I wake, I feel empty
The space in my bed where you would sleep
When a state line you would leap
Now it seems 400 miles long

And I would wait for you, I would wait for you, I would wait for you
As long as I have to

Babe you are, so far away from me

In the heat of the day we’ll never meet
But the cool of the nights are bittersweet
The taste of your lips, how it lingers
If I could only ask one thing of you
Baby please, let’s see it through
Please tell me it’s not a one time thing, girl

I would wait for you, I would wait for you, I would wait for you
As long as I have to, as long as I have to, as long as I have to

Babe you are so far away from me
Track Name: Jekyll and Hyde
Everyone is happy but me, tonight
My name’s Dr. Jekyll
My name’s Mr. Hyde
I won’t make it alive

I saw the breeze of the ocean carry the ghosts of old lovers
Into the ports of seaside towns
I saw the cracks on the highway like the lines in your face
They said, “you were once, but you’re not welcome here”

Everyone is happy but me, tonight
My name’s Dr. Jekyll
My name’s Mr. Hyde
I won’t make it alive

I saw the roads turn into mountains
And small towns create distance
Between me and where I’ve been
I saw the cracks in the highway like the lines in your face
They said, “you were once, but you’re not welcome here”

Everyone is happy but me, tonight
My name’s Dr. Jekyll
My name’s Mr. Hyde
I won’t make it alive

There’s two sides of me, I don’t know who you’re gonna see

I heard you saying that you want more, but I told you I would be there

I heard you saying that you want more
Told you I would be there
Told you I would love to give you more
Track Name: God Save the Scene
Do you remember back when we’re just some kids?
Hangin’ out, seein’ shows was all we did
Do you remember what it’s like to feel something?
Do you recall when we lost all that we know?
Dead men on a walk to our last show
Do you remember? Now that our dreams are lost
But if the scene is dead

I’ll be workin’ with the buried
If the scene is dead
I’ll be crusin’ cemeteries
If the scene is dead
I’ll be killin’ all the livin’

Do you recall when we met 6 years ago?
Wall to wall in the back of a Skrappy’s show
Do you remember what it’s like to feel alone?
Do you recall a time when we’ve had enough?
Are you ready to simply give it up?

I’ll be workin’ with the buried
If the scene is dead
I’ll be crusin’ cemeteries
If the scene is dead
I’ll be killin’ all the livin’
Track Name: Pete Seeger
You were born in 1919
In Manhattan long ago
It seems like an eternity
Now that I'm old enough to know
That through the years that you did sing
and play a banjo right and true
your words would come to haunt me and you

I was born 50 years later
A little late to have a son they'd say
Well you taught me love through music
You even taught me how to play
But now that I am 16
And hanging out in a different scene
The music that you taught me, well it ain't me

I'm gettin' drunk with Henry Rollins
While Ian Mackaye shakes his head
H.R. teaches me how to sing
While Mike Ness shows me how to dress
And believe when I tell you dad
That I love you all the same
But punk rock is drivin' me insane

Well I traded in your old banjo
For a brand new six-string guitar
I pierced my nose, I wear ratty clothes
I even stole my mother's car
That folk rock shit
I've had enough of it
I'm tired of playing games
No more hippy sing-a-longs
And punk rock's to blame

I'm gettin' drunk with Henry Rollins
While Ian Mackaye shakes his head
H.R. teaches me how to sing
While Mike Ness shows me how to dress
And believe when I tell you dad
That I love you all the same
But punk rock is drivin' me insane
Track Name: The First and Last Time
That first summer we fell faster than the shooting stars
That we watched from my roof, when we thought with our hearts
And I choked on all the promise of the August air
I saw the hearts that you broke, they took months to repair

You only see what you want to see
I’ll be who I wanna be

I think you took much more than you gave to me, more than you gave to me
And after all this time it still gets to me, you still get to me
You said I think too much well I’m alone without my thoughts
No matter where I go, I’ll be ok I know

I never know what I want, I never know what I’m after
But I said all the things just to make it go faster
I ask for too much in the love that I get for free
Thanks for ignoring me, I’ll be who I want to be
Track Name: Hardcore Dancing
When you find yourself alone
Better find some help alone
I will turn around and simply walk away from it all
Leave a mess, don’t clean it up
Hope no one will know the boy passed out on the floor

It’s been a long, long time
Should’ve seen this comin’
It’s been a long, long time
When you hit the ground runnin’
No more hardcore dancing at The Living Room
When you’ve got no one left to hurt
Better find something to do

Now the kids they're on their own
Words won't break their sticks and stones
So I just turn around and simply walk away from it all
Leave a mess, don’t clean it up
Hope no one will know the boy passed out on the floor

It’s been a long, long time
Should’ve seen this comin’
It’s been a long, long time
When you hit the ground runnin’
No more hardcore dancing at The Living Room
When you’ve got no one left to hurt
Better find something to do

You've got no one left to hurt
Better find something to do
Track Name: Cinderella Noir (Don't Ask Me)
Cinderella, don’t get too blue
I know that work is hard, I’m coming for you
And I said...

We could go out on the town
Put on your dress and take my hand
As long as you understand

Just Don’t ask me (Don’t ask me)
Don’t ask me (Don’t ask me)
If I trust you, I’m lonely with or without you
Don’t ask me (Don’t ask me)
Don’t ask me (Don’t ask me)
If I love you, I’m lonely with or without you

Cinderella, let’s take our time
But don’t you make a wish that goes past tonight
And I said...

We could go out on the town
Put on your dress and take my hand
As long as you understand

Just Don’t ask me (Don’t ask me)
Don’t ask me (Don’t ask me)
If I trust you, I’m lonely with or without you
Don’t ask me (Don’t ask me)
Don’t ask me (Don’t ask me)
If I love you, I’m lonely with or without you

I’m not writing fairytales, I’m writing penny dreadfuls
I don’t think I’ll be alright in the end

I could take you out, but just tonight
I could show you love, but just tonight
Track Name: Burning Skies, Summer Nights
Last night I dreamed
that I stared into the sea
and saw the waves crash down on you

Soaking wet
you fell into the sand
In piles of leaves I tried to save

I know
I can never save them all
So I'll go
Deeper into those waves
Until I find them again

Mountains roared
As clouds of baby birds
Began to spit out
melodies

and as I drowned
I could still hear the sound
of howling whales
as they buried me

I know
I can never save them all
So I'll go
Deeper into those waves
Until I find them again

You are my burning skies
You are my summer nights

Last night I dreamed
that I stared into the sea
and saw the waves crash down on you

And as I drowned
I could still hear the sound
of the waves
as they buried me

And I know
I can never keep them all
So I'll go
Deeper into those waves
Until I find them again

You are my burning skies
You are my summer nights