ANNAPOLITAN

by Pompeii Graffiti

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released August 9, 2013

Ahren Buchheister - guitar, vocals, pedal steel, dobro, mandolin, bass
Robin Eckman - drums, vocals
Tyler Grimsley - bass, vocals
Cara Santin - synth, vocals, melodica, pump organ, glockenspiel

Featuring:
Thom Beall - guitar, vocals (3)
Andrew Clark - hammond b3 organ (3, 8)
Pamela Godfrey Stevens - flute (8)
Aaron Lahey - bass (3)
Bri Ong - vocals (5, 7, 8)
Jennifer Rugolo - violin (2)
Erin Snedecor - cello (2)
Al Tharp - upright bass (7)

Group Vocals:
Ruben Dobbs
Jake Garner
Alison Harbaugh
Kelcey Knutsen
Anastasia Sophia
Morgan Spaner
Songs written between 2011-2013

Recorded at Mount Vesuvius Studios by Ahren Buchheister
Drums recorded at Scoville Sound by Roy Witte, Alex Lakis, Jon Gosnell
Mixed at Hudson Street Sound by Frank Marchand
Mastered at Bias Studios by Mike Monseur
Art and Design by Sugarfarm Productions

All Songs written by Pompeii Graffiti

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Track Name: Ambivalent
You say that you're in love with me /And I'm am just ambivalent
Want to dip your feel full in / And I just want my toes wet
You say that you are passionate / And I'm just tryin' to pay the rent
Girl you want to change the world / Well I’d just like to make a dent

I wanna pick your brain / leave a hollow shell
Show me who you are / I swear I’ll never tell
Here I sulk and pace / and I waste the days
While you act a wench in some Scottish play

Run my fingers through your long red hair,
Touch your ivory skin / but you’re not really there
You’re just a construct on my computer screen
But you and smile and laugh, and you sing to me

You tell me all the things that I want to hear
You’re just out of reach even though you seem near
You are everything that I want to be
What the fucking hell is wrong with me?

You say that you're in love with me /And I'm am just ambivalent
Want to dip your feel full in / And I just want my toes wet
You say that you are passionate / And I'm just tryin' to pay the rent
Girl you want to change the world / Well I’d just like to make a dent

I wanna pick your brain / leave a hollow shell
Show me who you are / I swear I’ll never tell
Here I sulk and pace / and I waste the days
While you act a wench in some Scottish play

Run my fingers through your long red hair,
Touch your ivory skin / but you’re not really there
You’re just a construct on my computer screen
But you and smile and laugh, and you sing to me

You tell me all the things that I want to hear
You’re just out of reach even though you seem near
You are everything that I want to be
What the fucking hell is wrong with me?

You say that you’re in love with him / Yeah, well I’m ambivalent
You say that you just dove right in / I never got off the bench
You say that he is passionate / And all I did was pay the rent
You say that you both change the world / I didn’t even make a dent

Now I want to change the world/ I didn’t even make a dent
Now I want to change the world/ I didn’t even make a dent
Track Name: Uncanny Valley
Take the Voight-Kampff with me
In case we're both machines
Cylons or Nexus six
Circuits with human skin

Maybe the things you hide
Are what I love the most
There's beauty in your eyes
The remains of a ghost

Maybe all androids dream
And count electric sheep
Hey, we're both self aware
Let's test our empathy

Maybe the things you hide
Are what I love the most
There's beauty in your eyes
The remains of a ghost

I watch as your cells degrade
Oh how we count the days
Four years is not enough
But that's it, your flame gets snuffed

Maybe the things you hide
Are what I love the most
There's beauty in your eyes
The remains of a ghost

Hey Mercer
Did that hurt?
We all feel your pain
It doesn't matter
If you are not real
Cuz we are all machines
Track Name: On The Eve Of Impending Doom
Go hang out with your friends
I'll be here as the world ends
All alone in my room
On the eve of impending doom

Please don't wait for the sun to go down tonight
Please don't wait for your life to just turn out right
I called to talk, we got in a fight
If it's not to late, I'll hold you tight
Back in my arms again

They say the worst is yet to come
Talking heads are banging their drums
On the five o' clock news
On this eve of impending doom

Please don't wait for the sun to go down tonight
Please don't wait for your life to just turn out right
I called to talk, we got in a fight
If it's not to late, Baby I'll hold you tight
Back in my arms again
Back in my arms again
Track Name: Boyfriend Application
Chelsea I don’t care about your country
I don’t give a damn if you are in france
And living in burgundy
You’re Insufferable, Infuriating
And somehow you’re still boring
But I knew you back at school
Now you’re bitter dry and cool
Just like the wine you’re pouring


I know you’re self important now
And that you can’t come home
For Pompeii Graffiti shows
Yeah, you’re still a HO, just living in France
Just living in france
You're a ho living in france.
There's lot's of ho's in France

You know au pair is just synonym, another word for nanny
You don’t have to go, telling all the world in
Self indulgent vanity
You are such a Ho
Bet you didn’t know
We didn’t even miss you
Thing have been so swell
If you went to hell
Nobody would notice

Your boyfriend application is driving is really quite inane
Your matching argyle fixation is driving me insane
So please go fucking die
Please go fucking die
I wish you would go die
Please go fucking die

I’m sorry if I bothered you and wasted your precious time but
You’ll spend your whole life searching for something you’ll never find
No, I’m no Carl Sagan, hell I’m nothing of the kind
So I’ll spam your fucking inbox just to waste your precious time

I’m gonna to defriend you,
I'm gonna to defriend you
Gonna fucking defriend you
I'm gonna defriend you
Please go fucking die
Track Name: Perfect Narcotic
Perfect Narcotic

It’s the look in your eyes
That keeps me alive
Feel the knots in my stomach
Tied up so tight
It’s what keeps my heart beating
A perfect narcotic
I just had a taste
And now I can’t stop it

I’m hooked on this feeling
Of life clear and free
Like oxygen that fills my lungs
You’re the air I breathe
Although some people object
I know this is what I need
They can point their fingers all they want
It will never bother me

Will you be there with me when I hit the dirt?
Will you be there with me so I don’t get hurt?
Will you be there with me when I take the fall?
With you right by my side I’ll survive it all

Twisting and spitting up
Stains on the carpet
Shaking and clasping my
Hands in the darkness
I smash all the mirrors
In hopes of catharsis
And pick up the shards
To slit both of my wrists

It’s what keeps my heart beating
The perfect narcotic
I just had a taste
And now I can’t stop it

I hear my phone ringing
And I stop to breathe
My parents are worried
They’ve called the police
I come to my senses
And fall to my knees
Then everything goes black
And I start to seize

Neurons misfire
And I start to convulse
You’re the last thing I see
As my head hits the floor

Will you be there with me when I hit the dirt?
Will you be there with me so I don’t get hurt?
Will you be there with me when I take the fall?
With you right by my side I’ll survive it all

Cuz now I’m strung out, broke, and I’m a mess
Full of these thoughts I can’t express
Cuz my lexicon is limited
These melodies are all stolen

From some song you played a year ago
We were in your car, it was soft and low
It moved me in a special way
I turned and saw tears on your face

You told me all your greatest dreams
And your darkest fears and what they mean
I felt so safe there in your arms
I never thought we would grow apart

Now the memories all fade away
As the Chemicals evaporate
And you’ll return to who you were
And I’ll just learn to be ok
Track Name: The Singularity
Another night another night
Sleeping on the couch again
The lights are out
And she is out sleeping with someone else

My eyes adjust to darkness
And the glowing LCD
One click away from loneliness
Created just for me

It’s a failure to communicate
Information lost in the wave
A transmission sent by mistake
And it’s too little too late

I can’t wait till I can download my mind
All my digital urges and my constant stream of lies
Will disappear and fade away into digital abyss
And when I shed my human skin there is nothing I will miss

So go back go back
It’s a trap it’s a trap
“Don’t let go of my hand” she says
Look away look away
Isn’t it a shame
Running round and round and round
It’s a zero sum game

It’s a failure to communicate
Information lost in the wave
A transmission sent by mistake
And it’s too little too late

I am flashing off and on like a broken TV screen
Waiting for the end of time or the singularity
So Come back come back
Come back home tonight
I’ll broadcast out my love to you
Through all of space and time

It’s a failure to communicate
Information lost in the wave
A transmission sent by mistake
And it’s too little too late
Track Name: Take A Chance On Me
I found you down by the riverside
You were dressed in white and cast aside
By a prince with too much pride
To admit when he was wrong
You said “Oh my god how can this be?
What a cruel fate, my destiny"?
So we talked just you and me
And until the daylight comes

We could laugh and dance
And drink the night away
If you just take a chance on me
And promise that you’ll stay
Cuz I’m not like those other guys
Too god damn scared to live their lives
Please, Cara, don’t you ever change

We walked a while along the shore
Until we came up to my door
I said “please come inside,
Let’s try to get you warm”
You see I’m really good at breaking things
Like promises and guitar strings
And beautiful girls’ hearts
I break them all apart

We could laugh and dance
And drink the night away
If you just take a chance on me
And promise that you’ll stay
Cuz I’m not like those other guys
Too god damn scared to live their lives
Please, Cara don’t you ever change


You said you really loved me
Or do you just need to be loved
Cuz I know sometimes you’re really lonely
And sometimes you’re all of the above


I tried to get over it
And I tried to change
Sometimes words don’t tell all of it
And sometimes things stay the same
I know, I know, I know

I found you down by the riverside
You were dressed in white and cast aside
By a prince with too much pride
To admit when he was wrong

But you and me we have something
And I can feel your heart beating
As your chest rises and falls
Yeah, I though I’d seen it all

Now we laugh and dance
And drink the night away
Cuz you took a chance on me
When I promised that I’d stay
Cuz I’m not like those other guys
Too god damn scared to live their lives
Please Cara don’t you ever change
Please Cara don't you ever change
Please Cara don't you ever change
Track Name: Dark Horse
That night you said to me
That all I'd ever do
Is compulsively
Obsess over you

I was in too deep
But I had no clue
i was naive i failed to read between the lines

And I say to her,

I will be your dark horse
And you will be my black swan
Hanging out in a parking lot
We’ll keep each other warm

When she calls up
She knows that I'll cave in
Get right in the car
And turn the ignition

I hear the engine roar
I feel the motor purr
I feel her coursing through my wretched crooked veins

Go back to sleep my love
We'll sail away together
Cuz only in dreams my dear
Will you be mine forever

And I swear to her

I will be your dark horse
And you will be my black swan
With your hands inside my pockets
We’ll keep each other warm

I will be your dark horse
And you will be my black swan
Hanging out in a parking lot
We’ll keep each other warm tonight

When her teardrops fall
Lit up by halogens
All the pain flows out
She stops making sense
She scrapes her self up off
The cold linoleum
I hear the screams and cries I squirm as I unlock the door
Track Name: Paper Street
In my party days I used to snort cocaine
And that hit would go right to my brain
And mix with chemicals like dopamine
And Alcohol and ketamine
And i was king of the world if you know what that means

Too much sex, rock, drugs and violence
Now I’m in the back of an ambulance
Here’s what happens if you leave it all up to chance
You could have a near life experience

All my friends, they called me a psychopath
But I was having more fun than they would have
They better take me out cuz they won’t take me back
Everything you add you know I’ll just subtract
I see the pain I cause, it just make me laugh

Too much sex, rock, drugs and violence
Now I’m in the back of an ambulance
Here’s what happens if you leave it all up to chance
You could have a near life experience

I am
King of this paper street
It’s holding place for my empty dreams
But it don’t exist it’s a fantasy
The place where madness and boredom meet

Now I am just and old pervert
Yeah a sickly cynical introvert
So society and the psych ward team
Can diagnose what’s really wrong with me
Yeah I am king of the world I think you know what that means

am
King of this paper street
It’s holding place for my empty dreams
But it don’t exist it’s a fantasy
The place where madness and boredom meet

Too much sex, rock, drugs and violence
Now I’m in the back of an ambulance
Here’s what happens if you leave it all up to chance
You could have a near life experience
Track Name: Cliche
You came to me one summer night
A little crush got out of line
And for these past few weeks
I feel like I’m living for the first time

Well all I want are sweet cliche’s
Get in the car we’ll drive someplace
With the windows down and the music loud
And your hand on my knee

If you fall asleep at night
And I can’t be right by your side
I hope you can hear this song
And never feel alone

You said that you’d take care of me
Wanna go sailing and buy me things
And as we sweat between the sheets
In your house

Happiness is so fragile
And I know these feelings come and go
But you could be the one
I just thought I’d let you know

I press my face into your shirt
And try to put thoughts into words
But I can only think of three
That will really work

It’s beautiful it’s horrible
I’m at the door don’t let me go
Just stay with me a little more
Before you take me home

If you fall asleep at night
And I can’t be right by your side
I hope you can hear this song
And never, oh never feel alone

It's beautiful, it's horrible
If you want me now then please say so
Love can be so fleeting
But it feels so meaningful
Track Name: Holly Golightly
What?
Track Name: Selfish Thing
You’ve got the cutest face that I’ve ever seen
You’ve got these perfect hands, why do you waste them on me?
I don’t deserve you but love is a selfish thing

Yeah, I'm strong enough to sweep you off of your feet
And I can help you find your bed when you’ve had too much to drink
You get so anxious but it’s never quite as bad as it seems

Oh my darling, please will you spin with me?
I won’t care, I won’t care, I won’t care what they think
This may destroy us both but our love is a reckless thing


If you’re feeling down
I’ll share in unhappiness it’s all I can do
If you’re feeling lost out there
Jjust know that you’ve got nothing to prove
To anyone else, it’s just me and you
Versus the world, and we’re not going to lose

We can use each other to alleviate some boredom in our lives
Not just video games and masturbation every night
There’s nobody else, it’s just me and you
Versus the world, and we’re not going to lose

let’s pack up our bags and get away from the east
we’ll move to California, get a place by the beach
Goodbye Annapolis, I'm off to live out my dreams

We'll both get jobs and we'llwork from nine to five
When I get off, I’ll pick you up and we’ll go for a ride
Down the coast to San Diego then we’ll come back at night

The earth will shake and and our bodies will hit the floor
We’ll roll around and laugh and tumble all our limbs in a twirl
The city falls and we laugh about the end of the world

We can use each other to alleviate some boredom in our lives
Not just video games and masturbation every night
There’s nobody else, it’s just me and you
Versus the world, and we’re not going to lose
Versus the world, and we're not going to lose