Soup For My Girlfriend

by The Original Crooks and Nannies

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Andy Emitt Picking a favorite track is like picking a favorite freckle on yr lover's back: they're all weird and endearing. Favorite track: Perpetual Mild Illness.
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credits

released February 4, 2015

Madeline Rafter- guitar, keys, saxophone and vocals
Sam Huntington- guitar, bass, drums, beats, keys and vocals

Addidional bass keys and backing vocals by Ryan Ficano.
Additional guitar by Mark Cochi.
Trumpet by John Rafter.
All songs written by The Original Crooks and Nannies
Recorded and Engineered by Mark Cochi of RDR Location Recording.
Mastered By Fred Kevorkian of Kevorkian Mastering.
Artwork by the Crooks.
Photography by Mary Verrelli

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Track Name: Stuffed Animals
Hard stuffed animals
Hard to swallow not to follow me
Follow me home
I talk in my sleep
Share my secrets with dirty sheets
Did I say that out loud?
There's not too much I can say you don't already know

Limp plans, active hands
Scary drawings in the closet
Underneath stacks of magazines
There's not too much I can say you don't already know
There's not too much I'll tell you you don't already know

Sleeping hand in a bowl of lukewarm water

Look around, hear the sights, see the sounds, watch a movie
Watch a movie
A documentary
Punch a hole in my TV
Look around, hear the sights, see the sounds, drink a 40
Drink a 40
One for you and one for me
Good old OE
Good OE

Look around, break into your neighbor's house
Steal a couch
Sit on the front lawn, wait for the cops to come

Make a List of things we could do
Then look at all the things we could do
Track Name: Movie
It was a half-baked joke
You crack a smile
But without wrinkles under your eyes
Just look at yah, and notice the
Lack of wrinkles under your eyes
So pass the time, and pass the wine
And I'll meet you in the bathroom line
Exchanging stares in our underwear
Now close the door, it's party time

[Chorus]
Real Groovy, like a sci-fi movie
Real dumb, like a low budget rom-com
Real life, Jesus Christ!
There is nothing in the air tonight
And I'm getting real sick of this shit

A little stoned, we take a walk
I know that I look best in the dark
You're ugly, but I'm uglier
Let's draw draw self-portraits in the dirt
You know your life will never be
A buddy cop comedy with a strong female lead

[Chorus]

It's not nice, there's been a murder in the garden
It's alright, it's just a passed out pedestrian
A Horror flick on the nose
For all the stupid songs you wrote
It's alright
Track Name: Animals
[Chorus]
Keep your thoughts to yourself
Your hands off the glass
Just like the animals
Keep your limbs in the ride
Your teeth in your mouth
Just like the animals, just like the animals
You'll scare the animals, scare the animals

Bummer, a bummer, an extended summer
Like thinking you've made friends with an absolute stranger
Fine, I guess I'll talk to you about your savior
Bummer, a bummer, a mid distance runner
As in I make it half way to my next spot
Before I stop and throw up

[Chorus]

Worn long johns and a tee-shirt for six fucking days
I'm bored, I'll count all the boards in the floor
It's boring as hell, you should be here
That's a long note to hold

I could go out to your slumber party
But I don't feel like dressing up pretty
I could go out to your slumber party
But I hate all of your favorite movies
I could go out to your slumber party
But I don't know you and you don't know me
I could go out to your slumber party
But I don't know you

Thoughts to yourself
Your hands off the glass
You'll scare the animals
Scare the animals
Your limbs in the ride
Teeth in your mouth
Just like the animals
Like the animals
Track Name: Tangerine
Unwrap the tangerine
Take responsibility
For the mess I'll leave
Leave for you to clean
Hear that building call
Draw your face right on the wall
With my hall wall chalk
But the Rain will wash it off

[Chorus 1]
Put your passion in your pocket for a while
Remember how to breath
Watch it all resolve itself without your help

It's stressful to free
It's freeing to be stressed

Will you please leave the room
You know I love you baby
But your hogging all the air
And I can't think in here

[Chorus 2]
I know that it's your party
But I'm crying anyway

[Chorus 1]

[Chorus 1]

[Chorus 2]

I know that it's..
It's stressful to be free
It's freeing to be stressed
Track Name: Half Asleep
Waste my days
Half asleep, Oh no
And I don't try, no
I just don't try at all
It's getting so old
Like they say, no/know
Out of the fire, into the frying pan

[Chorus]
But I decided it's not fair
And I won't be there
Sometime soon
And I am counting up and down
Lying around

Come and go
We die even though
There's so much left to learn
Our arms fall
Off and we grow out in both directions
Often giving more affection
Often finding a reason to actually fucking care

[Chorus]

Smudged perspective, clean my glasses
When I see my friends, and they've all left town
I'll cry
I'll cry

[Chorus]

You don't need me
You can call somebody else
And it's alright
Often wondered, will we all go to hell?
Often wondered, when we all go to hell
Who will be here?
Track Name: Perpetual Mild Illness
I realize, my body doesn't work quite right
I'm not surprised, well actually I am
But not by the fact that it doesn't work quite right
But more-so, by the fact that it works at all
I know I've got lungs
Because they ache a bit
I know I've got a nose
Becuase I'm constantly annoyed by the fact that I can't breath through it

[PRE-Chorus]
I know I've got lungs
Because they ache a bit
I know I'm meant to be and artist
Because I feel like shit
All the time

It rained all night, and the fan was on
Perfect for sleeping
Perfect for catching my death
Nauseous and a bit out of breath

[PRE-Chorus]

[Chorus]
I act like dead weight
Because I love you
Rain on your parade
When I'm out in the cold
Bored of feeling physically old

I'm hyper aware that my jaw has weight
And it's always an effort to hold it up
I'm hyper aware of your tongue in my mouth
The feeling I get from holding my breath for too long
Hold me, hold me
Hold my jaw

[Chorus]

I can taste my own mouth
I can smell my own nose
I can feel my own fingertips

[PRE-Chorus]
Track Name: Gardens
You say that when it comes to fear of dying
That you're a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10
And you say craft beers are pretentious
Let's make some friends we'll never talk to again

Do you remember the Alamo?
Because I sure don't
Give Texas back to Mexico
But you know they won't
Yeah, they sure won't

[Chorus]
So many things are beautiful
I don't know where to start and
Cement could crack your skull
So I'll pass out in the garden

Alphabetic movie collection
What a living room
Step outside for a lucky strike
Strike one, strike two

[Chorus]

So many things are beautiful
So many things are beautiful

I will pass out
I will pass out in the garden

So many things are beautiful
So many things are beautiful
Track Name: Small Intestine
[Chorus]
I'm not who you thought I was
Just yesterday
I'm not who you thought I was
Just paper mâché

Take a nap to combat a cold
And call me after work
It's dead, it died
I murdered my pride
Please call me after work

[Chorus]

Quiet party, cocktail dress
Fancy finger food
I'll wait 'til the orchestras done
To dance around the room

I'm not okay

Do you know what I'm made of?
My small intestine can stretch across your studio apartment

I'm not who you thought I was
My small intestine can stretch across your studio apartment

Do you know what I'm made of?
My small intestine can stretch across your studio apartment

I'm not who you thought I was
I'm not gonna stretch across
Track Name: You're Done Doing Nothing At All
I've heard a sunset
The audible gasp when the audience dies of excitement
I've got coffee table books
They support my cup of coffee quite nicely
But I don't read, no I don't read anymore

Feeling fragment, not quite a sentence
One long winded way to say I'm fucked
But I'll save myself some time if I don't think too much

Cut and remove all these stupid organs
They've potential, they can do something more rewarding
Bodily autonomy it's killing me to see you feel this way
But I will give you space, I will give you space
If you'll bury me with the parts of myself that I say I hate

I am a cup on a coaster
And you, you're on my nerves
Nervous, I've never been another person
But I can see the appeal

You can relate, there are parts of me you hate
I can relate, there are parts of me I hate

Use it
Or I swear to god I'll fucking lose it
Whats keeping you alive
Lie, Liable, your guilt is undeniable
You've got one day to decide

Well, I mean if thats alright
I'd hate to make you do something rash
But I suggest you get off your ass
And jump around or walk downtown
I don't care, just give me a call
Once you're done doing nothing at all
Track Name: Navy Blue
Chorus]
Same room, Same view
I'm sorry baby you're so blue
But navy sure looks good on you
It goes: cold toes, old shoes
I know there's hope for me and you
Cause happy always comes in twos

Clean up, run a mile in my Reeboks
Sort of random brand to name drop
I don't even wear those shoes
And just detox, all the shit that you don't want
All of that should just get gone
Until theres only you

[Chorus]

Come home, call it a night and go
You're looking so day-glow
You need some sleep
And you know, how I've been loving you so
Why would I just stop now?
You need to trust me

Me and you, navy blue

You need to trust me
Trust me

[Chorus]
Track Name: Oldest Relative
I'll watch the pot
Hands on the clock
I know that everything is inevitable
Pull up a chair for the boiling over

I'm feeling weird
Backwards and queer
But I know that my diet of motor oil
Will keep me going when I get too old to rely solely
On the energy my body produces

Old is relative to the people you're with
And the things that you've lived through
I'm relatively far from the earth

I used to wish that my cells would stop reproducing with myself
But now I'm content with my bodily functions
Because positive thinking isn't lying to yourself

Lies are relative to your narrowing sense of what is real and fake
I wish I had a little more perspective
But I'm relatively close to you
Theres only one month left until you sleep in my bed
But there is a month and one day
Until you slip through my sweaty hands

Until then

I'll take care of myself
Like I take care of my car
I'll ask somebody else
To do it for me

Do it for me
Would you do it for me?
Track Name: Inflation
Who cares what you have to say?
You are reaching far beyond your reach, man
Who cares what you have to say?
You don't speak for anyone that I know

I know, I know
I am too heavy for the fireside
I know, I know
I am too heavy for the fireside chat

Chop wood for a later date
Theres no telling when you're gonna need that
Info at the back of the parade
We've got pamphlets, flyers, and statistics

Big feet, Big foot
Grow up and terrorize a tiny town
Big feet, Big food
Grow up and terrorize a tiny town
I know, I know
I am too heavy for the fireside
I know, I know
I am too heavy for the fireside chat

[Chorus]
I know how to float on my back
Lifejacket, empty bathtub

Look back on what you have just wrote
Something slanted, it is not worth reading
Small cup, at least it is half full
I have prepared more than I have eaten

Eat up, Eat up
You are gonna need the energy
Eat up, Eat up
You are gonna need the energy
I know, I know
I am too heavy for the fireside
I know, I know
I am too heavy for the fireside chat

I know inflation
I know the housing market
I've got a firm handshake
Constant eye contact

[Chorus]
Track Name: Cigarette Breaks
Sun goes down
And it gets dark around me
Half drawn shades
I can't see anything

To properly lie to anyone else
You should start with yourself

[Chorus]
I love you like cigarette breaks
Calm me down and help with shaking

You scare me
But I can scare myself just as easily

To give love to anyone else
You should start with yourself

[Chorus]

I love you like cigarette breaks
Think about you at my work place