INTERNET WORLD TOUR

by Pompeii Graffiti

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Recorded by Ahren Buchheister at Mount Vesuvius Studios

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released April 9, 2014

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Pompeii Graffiti Annapolis, Maryland

Formed by dorky kids in high school marching band. Still dorky kids.

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Track Name: Gaius
When you close your eyes
What is it that you see?
Those beaches in Spain (you always rave about)
Blue sky and white sand (your feet are burning up)

All I see is darkness
Behind these heavy eyelids
One hundred ways to end it
But I don't have the courage

When you go to sleep
What is it haunts your dreams?
Not passing that test (you studied so hard for?)
Or losing all your friends (to global nuclear war?)

Cuz all I see are monsters
Aliens and zombies
They're killing my whole family
I must watch too much TV

Cuz all I've got is madness
Behind these thick rimmed glasses
One hundred ways to end it
But I don't have the courage
One hundred ways to change it
No, but I don't have the courage
One hundred ways to end it
But I don't have the courage
Track Name: Same Mistakes
I make the same mistakes
Feels like I never learn
Always give way too much
For little in return
I haven't changed a bit
I'm still not over it
I make the same mistakes
I make the same mistakes

I never did grow up
Feels like I never will
My friends are all adults
I'm still a teenage girl
I haven't changed a bit
I'm still not over it
I make the same mistakes
I make the same mistakes

My friends are all a drag
They think I'm such a flake
They want to go to bed
I want to stay up late
Walking the streets alone
Thinking of you till dawn
I make the same mistakes
I make the same mistakes

I never did grow up (I make the same mistakes)
Feels like I never will (Feels like I never learn)
My friends are all adults (Always give way too much)
I'm still a teenage girl (For little in return)
I haven't changed a bit (I haven't changed a bit)
I'm still not over it (I'm still not over it)
I make the same mistakes
I make the same mistakes

I make the same mistakes (My friends are all a drag)
Feels like I never learn (They think I'm such a flake)
Always give way too much (They want to go to bed)
For little in return (I want to stay up late)
I haven't change a bit (Walking the streets alone)
I'm still not over it (Thinking of you?)
I make the same mistakes
I make the same mistakes
Track Name: Nights Are Getting Colder
Anything is better than nothing
You know, I’ll take what I can get
Some Idle small talk
Not quite conversation
No tangled feelings and all that mess

You crack a smile
let out a chuckle
And for the moment I’m alive
I hold my breath
Cuz I can’t handle
Staring into those jet black eyes

The movement of your shoulders
It draws me ever closer
These nights are getting colder
Please hold me a little closer

The movement of your fingers
So graceful on the fretboard
The passion that will linger linger
As the strings begin to miss her

The movement of your shoulders
It draws me ever closer
These nights are getting colder
Please hold me a little closer closer
Please hold me a little closer closer
Please hold me a little closer
Track Name: Heartstrings
You keep tugging on my heart on my heart strings
You know I hate it when I feel when I feel these things
I feel all these feelings

Oh Carol Ann I think I kinda like you
We can roam the halls and find an empty practice room
Cuz I’ve been working on my tone and my technique
I’ve been practicing my lines and delivery
I’ve been working up to asking you out with me

You have exceed all my qualifications
I put on NPR you said you love this station
You're cool and talented and super freaking pretty
When we play together you always act giddy
I'm kinda bankin’ on my hopes that you dig me
Not only for my music skills
Not only for my music skills

What the hell
Am I waiting for
What the hell
Do I have to lose
I picked up
On the social cues
On the social cues

I haven’t wanted to date in over three years
But you invited me to town hall to grab some beers
Just the two of us and AC/DC pinball
Engaging conversation fueled by lust and alcohol
All the signals that my friends said you’d give off
If you were into me
Not only for my music skills
Oh what’s that you say?
Oh, you’ve got a boyfriend


What the hell
Was I supposed to think
What the hell
Was I supposed to do
I misread
All the social cues
All the social cues
All the social......

You keep tugging on my heart yeah my heartstrings
You keep tugging on my heart yeah my heartstrings
You keep tugging on my heart yeah my heartstrings
On my heartstrings
On my heartstrings
Track Name: Jazz Hands For James
Suzy’s got jazz hands for James
When she's back in town it's as if nothing's changed
Her smile never faded
Nor mystique abated
She still has jazz hands for James

He puts on his favorite suit
And goes out to sing the blues
his love never faded
his urges not sated
She's a tempestuous muse

Suzy q
What do you do
To these boys
run them round
Drive them wild
Theyre not your toys

These playthings to you
Are sentient beings
The artistic type
Always riddled with feelings
For girls way out of their league

She's got tricks up her sleeve
When you get sucked in
Don't come crying to me
She's a person, a place, a thing you can’t taste
an odorless poison
her lips soft and moistened
your lymph nodes are swollen
don’t listen to sirens
calling and wailing
On the horizon

She’s his number one fan
And she’ll fuck with his head like no one else can
in her devilish grin
he knows he can't win
Still he’ll try
oh he’ll try
the best that he can
Suzy’s got jazz hands
Suzy’s got jazz hands
Suzy’s got jazz hands
for James
Track Name: White Coat Syndrome
Sit right down
Take a number
Wait in line
For half an hour

"Did you make an appointment?"
"Do you have insurance?"

The Doctor will see you soon

Guy walks in
Buried in his clipboard
Says he's got bad news he's gotta tell you
"You know that scab that you've been picking?"
"Son, what were you thinking?"

The Doctor will see you soon
Attendants prepare the room
The nurses will prod your wounds
The Doctor will see you soon

One of the nurses said
Infection will take the leg
The surgeon will hear you beg
But follows the chart instead

The doctor will see you soon
Sooner or later
Track Name: Pulling Teeth
It's so hard to be with you
It's like pulling teeth just to get the truth out
It's all for nothing
It's all excuses with you
It's too late when he finds out
What you are all about
The run around, it grinds you down
And turns to dust
Like all of us

All the ways you justify
Your off-white, not-quite lies
All the joy that you derive
From seeing a grown man cry

You're a circus mirror
The truth distorts in you
Circus mirror
There's nothing here for you

It's so hard to be with you
It's like pulling teeth just to get the truth out
It's all or nothing
It's all excuses with you
It's always something
It's always someone else's fault
Track Name: Golden Ray of Sunshine
You are a golden ray of sunshine
That lights up any room
And I am a twisted ball of dark thoughts
Cobwebs tangled up in gloom

I am a steaming pile of pretense
And you bleed sincerity
I try my best to cover my emotions
And you sew them onto your sleeve

Part of me wants to spare us both the trouble
Part of me wants to self sabotage
I'm not sure if we can meet there in the middle
But goddamn I better take this shot
Goddamn I better take this shot

When I think of you it makes me sick to my stomach
With nervous energy
Cuz I'm afraid I'm getting what I've always wanted
A girl that invades all my dreams
And makes it hard to fall asleep

You are what feels right to me
The buzzards and worms all have to eat
And some pathetic sea monkey
Gets a piece of red hard rock candy

You are Union Man's daughter
And the rust, it never sleeps
Still you're out there every day amongst the thrashers
Alien, God, or Machines?
Well, come on bring over your bootlegs
We'll fix your tape deck
Bring some Neil Young, and Lucinda
We'll kick our heads back
Onto the carpet
We'll close our eyes and
Live in the moment

You are a golden ray of sunshine