Bedtime Rituals

by brandon lucas green

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brandon lucas green presents
BEDTIME RITUALS

copyright (c) 2015 sophomores music

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released March 31, 2017

all songs written and performed by brandon lucas green
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lyrics for “belly” written by tess cychosz
lyrics for “st. alphonsus” written by brandon lucas green & caitlin glass
additional vocal performance on "trendsetters" and "st. alphonsus" by mary carter

produced by brandon lucas green
mixed and mastered by james palermo
photography by alicia valeri

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Brandon Lucas Green is a songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist living in Boston, MA.

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Track Name: Good Girl 1
this isn’t what i wanted
i don’t know what is good
could i take her out and fuck her?
with guilt i’ll be consumed

she showed what she was made of
she bends and aches before she breaks
i’ve got nothing to give her
but something dark inside her shakes

i don't know how to help her
as she lay there in the litter
red and flowing with the river

she doesn’t know i need her
Track Name: Head On My Heart
hands at your side as you sneak in
we shouldn’t do all that we’re told
strip down until i see your soul
head on my heart
you feel my pulse

the way you send me to the clouds
i never want to live without

mold your hands into my muscles
i never want to live without

like clockwork we comedown in droves
i never want to live without

hands at your side, head on my heart
i never want to live without
you

and after all that we’ve been through
i still can’t write a song for you
Track Name: The Worst Days Of Our Lives
you were the center of my heart
then i let my brain get stepped on
while you lay facedown flowing with the river
i should have known right from the start

that everybody has a weakness
and mine was found at this nadir
but now i can see some direction
ran out of sins i must confess

I've got to get out of the city
before I burn it to the ground
i can’t help thinking it’s worth staying
but what is not lost can’t be found

and i will step into the ocean
a lack of comfort in my way
the future will be full of mistakes
or present's mistakes here to stay

‘cause
this is the best part of the worst days of our lives
this is the best part of the worst days of our lives
this is the best part of the worst days of our lives
this is the best part of the worst days of our lives

and i'll keep rearranging my things
unless you break apart my mould
end the clockwork, ease the tension
and i'll keep coming back to hold you

this is the best part of the worst days of our lives
this is the best part of the worst days of our lives
Track Name: Belly
i was always taught to remember all my manners
but i will fight if you become a barrier
i hear all your words of hate
all they do is motivate
it's impossible for me to pack it up and withdraw

i can’t feel my legs
can’t fill my lungs
can’t hear my thoughts
can’t stop the push
but that's part of it

but i drive it up
i’m not gonna stop til i get what i want
i keep on moving
though it gets harder
i’m pushing it farther ‘cause i know that i oughta
i drive it up

i don't want to be a bloated belly of a seated donkey
idle festering lifeless procrastinating
found out all the ways i can bend and ache before i break
you swallow a pill
ease the pain while you have your fill

but i drive it up
i’m not gonna stop til i get what i want
i keep on moving
though it gets harder
i’m pushing it farther ‘cause i know that i oughta
i drive it up

they tell me that i can change it
i do believe i can change it
i swear to god i can change it
god or no god i can change it
Track Name: Left in Ignorance
back to my home now

oh, how long has it been

don't even remember where i put the keys

i'll sip my coffee
have a drink

take off your shoes

stay awhile

i love your company, i haven't had in years

such a long time
been away

this is so familiar

i wish it were easy to recall your name

i wish you'd look the way i'd tell you

it's not that way

such a long time
been away

this is so familiar
Track Name: Trendsetters
I

they're gonna burn this town
they'll burn it to the ground
why must it be such a problem
to be a little uncool?
but now they're all in school
planning some great destruction

i can't keep up with the trends
i'll follow you instead
isn't that what everyone does now?
they say that E! got the facts
and food network got the snacks
I can't afford that

i never know when to say it but i know how to take it
'cause i can't keep up
i never know when to say it but i know how to take it
'cause i can't keep up

last night a wordless chorus echoed through the basements
i didn't understand it
-- but all in unison
and that meant everything!
if mtv got the hits I must be in the sticks
missed out on sexy violence
if liquor's all we need to save the city
then shove it in my face

i never know when to say it but i know how to take it
'cause i can't keep up
i never know when to say it but i know how to take it
'cause i can't keep up

you never know when to run so they cut you down
it's strength in numbers


II

I'd rather die
than never find out
Track Name: Good Girl 2 / St. Alphonsus
she’s too good for me now
she’s too good for me now

down st. alphonsus where the weak take shape
uphill we climb to drink away the pain
came here to buy all the shit they spew
but all i see are those baby blues

this isn’t what i wanted
you stood up on your own
i’m dreaming i’m inside you but
i know you’re not around
no party can replace you
it’s fleeting like the sun
well, i can lock myself up
where there is only one

if only you were here
then i could be sincere with myself
but you’re too good for me

used to think i was sitting pretty
now i can’t even make my bed

and in my mind i’m anxious
it’s eating me alive
like garbage on the corner
it’s festering, it thrives

if only you were here
then i could be sincere with myself
but you’re too good for me

i can’t force you to love me
but in my mind you do
they say i’m a fool for waiting, but
perception is the truth
Track Name: Ritual
this is not a game; it's a ritual
i need for you to trust me
we know all the things each other do

we came here to do amazing things
but i don’t wanna end this feeling that we’ve brought into the room

but look at those kids up miles above us
don't want another year of bored and nervous
but I can't take my eyes off the rules

so you take me into your room
and you pull me out of my clothes
i mean it when i say
i never want to end this
then I take you into my room
and I pull you out of your clothes
you'll mean it when you say
I never want to end this

is it okay to feel this enlightened?
it feels like i’ve been born a second time
this time i’m in the dirt

so what do other paths give way to?
the curious abandon
if we don’t belong, turn and revert

‘cause this is not a game; it's a ritual
and you and i collapse into the surreal