Extinction

by the Warm Fuzzies

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released April 15, 2014

Produced by Davey Staton with Jason Harwell and Jesse Mangum
Recorded and mixed by Jesse Mangum at The Glow Recording Studio, Athens, GA
Mastered by Mark Tulk at Small House Creative, West New York, NJ

Jason Harwell: Guitar, Vocals
Laura Cropp: Synth, Vocals
Jonathan Staton: Bass Guitar
Davey Staton: Drums, Guitar, Synth

All songs written by Davey Staton (BMI) and Jason Harwell (BMI) except "Salad Days" written by Davey Staton (BMI), "Yoo Hoo" written by Jason Harwell (BMI), and "Say What You Mean" written by Jason Harwell, Jonathan Staton, Laura Cropp, and Davey Staton.

"Extinction" and "Planned Obsolescence" paintings by Dan Smith/SeeDanPaint! (www.seedanpaint.com)

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Track Name: Extinction
Feel the tension, the apprehension
As we draw a little closer to our pensions
Every now and again I still like to pretend
That the end is still off in the distance

We're aging in the age of here and now
Fossils in the making making sounds

Days are numbered, clocks are ticking down
We’re headed for extinction when the time runs out
Seize the day, don’t let it pass you by
We’re headed for extinction, but we still have time

Got your attention! We're on a mission!
And I'm making an executive decision
We'll settle down in a bit, but I don't want to quit
Till a comet destroys all existence

We're aging in the age of here and now
Fossils in the making making sounds
Track Name: 1UP
Do your best, this one is hard
Not looking good, your game is off
There's danger up ahead
That's just the way it is
Over and over and over again

Over land, across the sea
Another life is waiting there for me

You made it through the tricky part
But level two is even worse
And farther up ahead
The harder it will get
Over and over and over again

Over land, across the sea
Another life is waiting there for me

Look out! Head’s up!
Move it! Through it!
Then again, and again!
Overcome! You can win!

Over land, across the sea
I will try, but I will die
Another life, it waits for me
The other side, is where I'll be
Track Name: Ordinary Girl
She is rarely seen as more than ordinary at all
Yeah, but I like the way she's looking when she's making her telephone calls

She's got it all
I got it bad
She's holding off
I'm going mad

She's the only one I see
'Cause she's no ordinary girl, yeah
The kind of book I'd like to read
Not like the cover of a magazine

Cool on the surface
I'm so nervous
And I wonder if she don't care
But hey, I got no money
If she hugs me
Then I know that means she does care

She's got it all
I got it bad
She's holding off
And I'm going mad

She's the only one I see
'Cause she's no ordinary girl yeah
The kind of book I'd like to read
Not like the cover of a magazine

Yeah, she don’t know what she’s doing
Yeah, I’m so attracted to it,
And I don’t want to ruin it

She's the only one I see…
'Cause she's extraordinary

She's got it all
Yeah she's got it all
Track Name: Yoo Hoo
I’ve wandered through
These empty rooms
When did this scenic view
Become an empty tomb?
This heart’s a hole
My telephone
Rings a hollow tone
I’m here but not at home

Everything gets better
So apart but so together
Except that we are never ever in the same room

We both pursue
What we want to do
Life is for taking, so
You got to taking hold
Airplane to France
My circumstance
It kept me here at home
I’ll keep the lights turned on

I can’t stand the miles
Continents are made for drifting away
I think it’s time
At least we tried is what I want us to say
Track Name: Oregon
I've been in the woods
Considering the shoulds
And wondering if I could
Without a net

Timbers coming down
Do they make a sound
If I'm the one around
To vouch for it?

I've been thinking over lately
That you and I should waste some time
If I ever get back from Oregon

The guy who pumped my gas
Said to make it last
Cause if you go too fast
You'll pay for it

Running to this state
Another big mistake
The only kind I make
Comes 'round again

I've been thinking over lately
That you and I should waste some time
If I ever get back….

About as far as I could get
From what I really wanted
Afraid of how the way I felt
would change the future moment

There is nowhere I can hide away
Truth is, I don't want to anyway

Ran across the country to the shore
Just to get back where I was before

I've been thinking over lately
You and I should waste some time
If I ever get back from Oregon
Track Name: Say What You Mean
Can we just skip the pleasantries?
I don’t pick up on subtleties
Why do we always have to dance and dance around the thing?
Why can’t you just say what you mean?

Let is all out
Just shoot from the hip, your head and your heart
Loose the arrows, my friend
If it’s real, I can take it
But I need for this to start

This is a plea for clarity
I’m putting my cards down here on the table for all to see

Let is all out
Just shoot from the hip, your head and your heart
Loose the arrows, my friend
If it’s real, I can take it
But I need for this to start

I never did so well
At walking over egg shells
Come on put your feet down
And tell me how you feel now
Let it all out…

Let it all out
Just shoot from the hip, your head and your heart
If we don’t do this right now
Our story’s gonna end before the best part
Let it all out
Loose the arrows, my friend
If it’s real, I can take it
But I need for this to start
Even if it falls apart
Track Name: B-Side
I like the way you talk
I like the way you move
And when I see you walk
I’m telling you the truth
That if I had three wishes
I’d use them all on you

But you don’t have a clue
You’ve never heard my song
You always want to choose
To put the single on
But there’s a different tune
And I’ve been here all along

Flip the record over you’ll be happy to discover
Sometimes the b side shines and besides…
Everybody wants to find the diamond in the rough
Well, I’m waiting here for you
If you look on side two

So if you want to talk, And if you want to move
If you’d care to walk to a slightly different groove
If you want to go, just know that I do, too.

All those other ones, they don’t sound like me
Sometimes a deeper cut is exactly what you need
So flip the record over and you’ll see what I mean
Track Name: Video Games
I won’t mention all the attention
I’m not getting every day
‘Cause I know that you’ve
got some things to do,
Got some plans to make

There is nothing else to do
There is nothing left to say
Gonna stay here in my room
Close the door and start to play
Everything is firmly under control
Inside my video games

Conversations heard in the hallway
Yeah these walls are paper thin
Once you told me love was a hard thing
You’ll never have to tell me that again

I think the hardest part
Is knowing there is not
A button I can press to start this over

There is nothing else to do
There is nothing left to say
Gonna stay here in my room
You won't miss me anyway
Everything is spinning out of control
Outside my video games
Track Name: Next Best Thing
Fire up the band!
The cycle never ends
They're in on all the trends
So folks will tell their friends
Keep your ear to the ground
Breathe it in, blow it out again

Everybody hold on tight
'Cause it's gonna be a real short ride
And when they change their minds
You're the next best thing, all right!

Watch it all ascend
The arrow never bends!
Yeah they're getting lots of hits
And high-fiving with their friends
But when the kids turn around
Trade it in, Throw it out again

It's a shame! It's a shame
Nobody ever grades you on consistency
Oh, but consistently, you've been standing right next to me

Everybody hold on tight
Cause it's gonna be a real short ride
And when they change their minds
you're the next best thing

Fire up the band!
You're the next best thing
Here we go again!
You're the next best thing
Here we go again!
You’re the next best thing in town
Track Name: Identity Crisis
Sometimes, I don’t want to go out
The music’s too dull, and it’s way too loud
Sometimes, it sounds like fun
To be at home with pajamas on

Somebody call the doctor,
‘Cause I think I’m in a crisis
While everything is speeding up,
I’m putting on the brakes

Can’t wait ‘til the sun goes down
I need some life right now
Things aren’t what they used to be
And change comes so frequently
I’m waiting for the roof to cave
Is there enough to save?
What am I supposed to be?
I hope to find out eventually

Some days, I kind of want to freak out
Not really sure what the story’s about
Some folks seem to want to be mad
When what they’ve got isn’t what they had

Somebody call a lawyer
‘Cause I need to confess
While everyone is wanting more,
I’m happier with less

Pictures on the beach
Always on my screen
Everyone’s lying
But maybe we’re trying
Track Name: Salad Days
Bright lights and Friday nights
Hung out at the square
Five bucks and worn out Chucks
Took us anywhere

Those were the salad days
When nothing was in our way
Never again the same
Those were the salad days

Skipped school and broke the rules
Just getting by
Cheap amps and skateboard ramps
Kept us occupied

Those were the salad days
When nothing was in our way
Never again the same
Those were the salad days

In our minds those were simpler times
So let's rewind and see what we find

Those were the salad days
When nothing was in our way
Never again the same
Those were the salad days
Track Name: '92
Don’t want to hear about the west coast
There is nothing new to say
The talk of desert roads
Destinations we don’t know
We won’t go, so it’s pointless anyway

Waves are crashing on the beach
People laughing, slurring speech
Somewhere past the blue horizon
The sun is setting in the east
Shadows growing at our feet
Night is creeping up behind us

Don’t want to talk about the old days
Just some useless memories
Castles in the sand
Were fun to make with our own hands
We should have put them
where the tide could never be

Nothing there but open road
All we had to do was go
Now it’s way too late to make the day grow longer