today is boring

by rushmore beekeepers

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1.
i was just waiting for something bad to happen today wasn’t disappointed seeing you with someone new maybe someday we can be friends but right now all you do is remind me of how lonely i am maybe someday i’ll see just why it was you left me but this is not the time for thinking i made you the answer to everything i wanted to know i made you the answer to all the things i never believed now i find i’m still lost everything seems so interesting to you everything seems so sad to you
2.
02:40
it’ll take a pretty bright star to light up my sky it’ll take a pretty big heart to heal mine it’ll take a girl with patience and time it’ll take a girl who’s all mine drown me in your deepest well of love and bad poetry burden me with your insecurities love me and i will hate you i only need what doesn’t come to me i saw the flaming sword today i saw the first seal break today i hear the trumpets, they are coming for me i hear your voice but you’re not calling for me i see your face but you’re not bleeding for me
3.
i’m tired, you’re drunk i’m sick of being in love i’m weary but true of heart your smile never fails to bring me down you’re here, i’m lost but i’m never lonesome anymore there are words i used to want to share with you but i know now they’re wrong there are thoughts i used to want to compare with you but as soon as i’m asleep they’re gone your driving was a constant reminder that i’d never be able to keep up with you your dress code always let me know that i’d never have enough money for you i wish i had some kind of goal that would impress you wish you felt like i had something more to offer you i’m not your small town boy you’re not my uptown girl i’ve got to stop wasting my time with you
4.
the stars shine in beautiful blue light and i feel better than i have for some time bruce springsteen sings to me and i feel allright though i’m all alone i’m not alone ‘cause he’s here on my home stereo stereo and i wonder what i would do if i didn’t have you everytime i got dumped she says she doesn’t like you but i like you bruce i’ve got a girl, there’s no way it’ll last that’s fine ‘cause i’ve got nebraska i’m a young man for hire oh baby i’m on fire and you should like bruce springsteen “thunder road” “tenth avenue freeze out” “badlands” i’m on fire oh baby
5.
you’ve got a lot a lot of nothing to say you’ve got a lot in your brain, okay and i don’t think of all the things i don’t think about when i think about what i’m gonna say oh yeah walking to the bookstore walking down the street by now your house is only a block away i’ll keep on walking like i always do hoping i’ll get the nerve to talk to you but i don’t have any nerve and you don’t get the good things you deserve and you’ve got a lot of nothing to say and i’ve got a lot of nothing to say you never get much done by talking anyway walking down the street on my way to see you walking down the street such a long walk to you we barely miss each other we’re people on the street if i saw you i’d be happy but would that mean anything give bad directions, no road map for the heart but we’ve been right from the start
6.
never would have called you if i thought you were going to answer the phone but here i am, caught in another awkward conversation and i don’t want to see you again we’ve been apart now, longer than we were together but i’m still not over you and i wish i could say i’m doing fine without you but i’m a mess and goddamn i wish i could get over this just tell me you’re not alone and i’ll be okay if i shut my eyes tight enough maybe you’ll go away ‘cause i don’t want to see you again should’ve kept a tighter grip or just let you go but i didn’t know what to do and there was no room in the middle so i let you do all the work should be happy i’m not the bad guy this time should be happy it was you who kissed me goodnight and if you ever hear me say something nice it’s probably a script i wrote a long time ago and i’m doing fine, if that’s what you want me to say
7.
02:51
there’s a line of semis headed into town filled with things i don’t need there’s a bulldozer and a bunch of dirt where the old corner store should be we’re growing there’s a bunch of new houses going up and faces i don’t know they all look the same to me guess it’s just my small town mentality the girl i love wears designer clothes i’m going to have to go to school and get a real job so i can keep up with her there’s a line of cars headed into town they all want a nice quiet place to live they’re gonna fill it up with people and bitch about the bands that were here first and the kids who grew up here and the college students who live here and the poor people who live here i want a better place i want a bigger house build me a bigger house with a good view to spoil my good view
8.
guess i’ve overstepped my boundaries as your friend, your guy, your whatever you made it clear now you ask why we never talk anymore do i really seem that distant do you miss our conversation because since you set the record straight i’m nothing more than what i have to be i’m a rock but i’m not your anchor and i’ll stay this way forever because i don’t know what you expect of me you were sure to tell everyone i was single went out of your way to say we were not a couple the bachelor life has been good to me we could be apart it’d be easier that way we could be apart because we’re already that way
9.
driving home tonight i wish i could ride this stretch forever the headlights and the streetlights are all i need and i don’t want to hear a thing and i don’t want to be a part of anything i just want to be alone with my telephone off and my lights off and my four-track on singing this song and wishing i was somewhere else glad i missed you today but i wish i had hardwood floors, just like yours i’d sing to them and they’d listen to me i’d sing myself to sleep with some recycled melody and some words i’d pretend you wrote for me and some birds would sing and scold me for loving and hating so effortlessly drive by your house tonight i go by five times the streets are filled with cars and some sense of purpose i should go home
10.
03:31
i’ll write this letter to you address, stamp, and throw it away to keep it safe if these words ever reach you in your happy lonely place please return it because i know i mean it there’s a place in my heart for you even if you don’t want it don’t hold your breath if you’re waiting for a sunnier day you know i’d be allright if i could come home to you every night i’d work hard to see that everything is the way we want it to be i wish i knew you in high school i would’ve won your heart when we were both young and stupid now i’m not as naive as i used to be these few years have beaten me and the beatles no longer interest me and i’m sure you were always too smart for me there are pages i’ve written for you filled with every thought i’ve ever had about you and every word is true and i will wait for you to decide
11.
she reads palms like an acid queen and double parks in handicapped spots and speaks her mind like a bug in the pants and never says hello sleeps with a jerk who tucks in his shirts comes over and tells me to leave sings a song that’s oh so sad but she’ll end her night with anyone but me i’m waiting for the right girl but she doesn’t seem to want to answer my classified ad monday’s masochist would write me letters tuesday’s girl would stomp my flowers wednesday’s beauty would call me five times a day thursday’s lady would steal my records friday’s baby’s in love with someone else saturday she’s in love with everyone else sunday’s my day for regretting wasting all the weekdays
12.
so beautiful out tonight wish i could be standing here with you instead of talking on the phone with you these are words better said to your face and ended with a kiss stood on a hill talking to you watching all the people and the cars and i swear nothing’s ever seemed so great before i played tonight and pretended i was singing to you and i loved all the people there and i hoped my somebody could be you if you hear me now know my intentions are good i want to be the one for you there’s a light tonight out in the sky i wish i could send this song to you there’s some hope tonight there’s some love tonight and i know it’s all because of you
13.
you said our love was like nuclear war mutually assured destruction but i have trouble believing you’re in the shape that i am the way you talked about your freedom and i said i was okay but i’m sure you knew i was lying and sure you’re sad but that won’t bring you back to me the rose i gave you was blooming as you told me this just wasn’t working and i held back my comment on how poetic that was and i’m doing okay or i told you i was so maybe you wouldn’t feel sorry for me but i cried in front of you i find it too damn hard to lie to you but i’m always okay
14.
driving up the highway you could see nothing for miles i remember maybe i made it up there was a time there was nothing past the mountain sad to see how easily we gave it up can’t see the stars at night can’t see past the city lights i’m sure to god they seem awfully bright big city much too soon big city, there’s no room for you and a small town it’s still a small town

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released October 22, 2004

All songs written by Zach Fountain.

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rushmore beekeepers Tulsa, Oklahoma

Indie folk/electro folk duo RBK (Zach Fountain and Amanda Hawkins) layer guitar, autoharp, and mandolin with keyboards and electro beats while covering the pivotal themes in life: love, loss, adventure, and occasionally the apocalypse.

Based in OK and AZ, the solo/duo act plays shows brimming with emotion, banter, and forgotten lyrics at coffee shops, bars, and houses across the USA.
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