39 Summers

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All songs by Matt Casarino
Except “It Only Takes Two to Rock” by Matt Casarino and Jill Knapp
© 2013 Suburban Legends Music (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved.

Released at World Cafe Live at the Queen, May 18, 2013, to a sold-out house (squeeee!).

We made this album for you, with love. Thank you, so sincerely, for letting us share our music with you. <3

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released 18 May 2013

HOT BREAKFAST! is:
Jill Knapp (vocals, percussion)
Matt Casarino (guitar, vocals, other things)
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 produced by Hot Breakfast! with Ray Gagliardino
Tracks 2, 6 produced by Ritchie Rubini
Tracks 7, 9, 11, 12 produced by Hot Breakfast!
All tracks mastered by Eamon Loftus
CD Layout by GMM3/Planet Ten

THIS ALBUM IS 100% AUTO-TUNE-FREE. What you hear is what we played... for better or worse. :)

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Track Name: 39 Summers
now everybody smile on the count of three • there’s another winner for your gallery • add it to the folder labeled “Having Fun!” • spend a couple hours tagging everyone • but you don’t have to worry ‘bout me • I’m not gonna say a word • yeah you don’t have to worry ‘bout me • you’re in charge, I’m just one of the herd • you spent another season tryin’ to smile over reason • tell me what have you got to show • a pain in your back and only 39 summers to go • dance in the middle so they’re sure to see • celebrate another monthiversary • but still no papers and still no vow • and the sun goes down a little earlier now • but you don’t have to worry ‘bout me • I’m not gonna make a fuss • yeah you don’t have to worry ‘bout me • I’m only stating the obvious • you spent another season tryin’ to smile over reason • tell me what have you got to show • a mountain of bills and only 39 summers to go • now don’t you be so sad, you know it’s not just you • but batteries don’t change themselves • and you know, you know what you gotta do • one more social opportunity gone • and one more awkward conversation with mom • but they only know what you let them see • so everybody smile on the count of three • but you don’t have to worry ‘bout me • I’m not gonna make a scene • yeah you don’t have to worry ‘bout me • well don’t look now but it’s Halloween • you spent another season tryin’ to smile over reason • tell me what have you got to show • a lump in your throat and only 39 summers to go • an ache in your wrist and only 39 summers to go • another year down and only 39 summers to go
Track Name: Underground
you may think that you’re so connected • so in touch that you don’t suspect it might collapse around you • you know you’re holding on so tight • look around, man the sky is falling • while you’re sleeping I’ll be crawling to a safer shelter • gotta get away from all this light • you can kill the messenger, the message still rings true • there’s only one thing you can I can do • let’s go underground, underground • jump into the earth without a sound • underground, underground • the world is going up, I’m going down • into the underground • you rely on the infrastructure • don’t believe anything could rupture all this glowing beauty • you know you’re staying on the track • buckle in, man the ride is bumpy • your roller coaster car is jumping off the ragged rails • and you know you’re never going back • don’t you want to get away from all this noise and light • let’s go out of our minds, and out of sight • into the underground, underground • jump into the earth without a sound • underground, underground • the world is blowing up, I’m going down • let the castles burn, that’s none of our concern • you and I can dance the night away • into the underground • and even when it falls apart I wanna be with you • so grab that shovel, you know what to do • we’re going underground, underground • jump into the earth without a sound • underground, underground • just look at all the groovy things I found • we’re going underground
Track Name: Defender
I’ll never make the same mistake • thinking I know the way you feel • I guess I’m naïve or maybe I assumed too much • I never did believe you ever would refuse my touch • but everything’s OK, it’s coming to an end • I am Defender • and I will never hurt like this again • you can’t get to me, you can’t see through me • you get to me anymore • looks like your Juliet’s asleep • she OD’ed on hope and valentines • I know that your eyes are going to turn my way • pretend to empathize until you burn your pain away • but dreamers only dream, believers are let down • I am Defender • protector of this heart you pushed around • you can’t get to me, you can’t see through me • you can’t get to me anymore • close my eyes • keep my cool • don’t play nice • you’re not salvation, I’m not your fool • something has got you so inspired • someone has put you on the prowl • you tell me you’ve been hurt, that you’re the one who understands • and I will use your shirt to wipe your bloodstains from my hands • ‘cause dreamers only dream, believers are let down • I am Defender • protector of this heart you tried to drown • I will remember whenever your temptation has me weak • I won’t surrender to all your charms, your sex and your mystique • you can’t get to me, you can’t see through me • no, you can’t get to me • not anymore
Track Name: Act Surprised
something ‘bout this story’s so familiar • swear to God I’ve heard it once before • this is where he pledges love eternal • this is where the lady’s not so sure • still and all the words are so enchanting • it gives me such a comfort in my soul • here I am re-reading the same chapter • enraptured as the fairytale unfolds • pretending that the ending won’t turn cold • so tell me that you’ll always need me • tell me to look into your eyes • then tell me that you gotta leave me • and I’ll try to act surprised • now I don’t mean to ruin your momentum • and I don’t mean to read too far ahead • I just want to savor every sentence • believing every word the hero said • but warning there are spoilers ahead • so tell me that you’ll always need me • tell me to look into your eyes • then tell me that you gotta leave me • and I’ll try to act surprised • don’t you stray from your design • stay on script, don’t change a line • I’ve been waiting for so long • I want the chance to play along • you’ll tell me how your poor heart bleeds • ‘cause you can’t give me what I need • and then break down and cry • one more kiss, uncertain, then curtain on my storybook goodbye • and I’ll try • tell me that you’ll always love me • tell me to look into your eyes • then tell me that you gotta leave me • and I’ll try to act surprised
Track Name: Gravity
there you go again • disappearing from my sight lines, flying off into the deep • here I’ll stay ‘til then • anchored down by chains of logic, too afraid to take a leap • a place without my earthbound pleasures is just too difficult to see • but don’t be giving up me cause I will see it eventually • and I will be the one defying gravity • can you hear that sound? • it’s the rhythm of your body, it’s the music of your soul • feel it all around • as you let the music leave you and drift out of your control • now do I dare disturb this moment with my uncertain melody? • but don’t be giving up on me cause I will hear it eventually • and I will be the one defying gravity • and you’ll come flying up to find me• and I will take you by the hand • and someday when we land • we will know how freedom feels and we will understand • I will look for you • if you can offer patience to a struggling neophyte • you will hear me soon • if you can stand the noises as I try to get it right • and though for now I’m only crawling afraid of possibility • don’t be giving up on me cause I will feel it eventually • and I will be the one defying gravity • no don’t be giving up on me cause I will be there eventually • and I will be the one defying gravity
Track Name: We Are Not Cool
I’m hanging around, playing in my closet trying to find that perfect look • something sleek and retro chic • a page outside the book • look what I found, here’s my favorite t-shirt when high school was my world • and suddenly I know I’m still that awkward teenage girl • ‘cause I am not cool, I am not cool • I am not cool, not like you • I am not cool, I am not cool • I am not cool, not like you • look at us go, playing at a venue on another Friday night • we’re right in tune, we make ‘em swoon • we’re feeling good and tight • but what do we know, how we gonna deal when we play our final song • ‘cause when it’s time to mingle, we know we don’t belong • ‘cause we are not cool, we are not cool • we are not cool, not like you • we are not cool, we are not cool • we are not cool, just a couple of fools • I know it’s just malarkey, this teenage hierarchy • but how old do I have to be before it doesn’t matter to me • so what do you say, are we gonna make it, did you figure out the score • can we just enjoy the party • without one eye on the door • ‘cause either way, when the night is over you’ll be back at seventeen • hiding from rejection, longing for protection • knowing well that this is not your scene • ‘cause I am not cool, I am not cool • I am not cool, not like you • I am not cool, I am not cool • I am not cool, not like you • we are not cool, we are not cool • we are not cool, not like you • we are not cool, we are not cool • we are not cool, just a couple of tools • I know the reality, the world is run by geeks like me • but I would trade it all away to feel cool for just one day
Track Name: It Only Takes Two to Rock
one is not enough to rock, I’m sorry but it’s true • you cannot rock if you’re just one, I hate to break it to you • so how are you supposed to rock, how many do you need • to dig a hole in fertile soil and plant a rockin’ seed? • should you be three like Rush or four like the Pixies or five like New Kids on the Block • come listen children close to me, you’ll see • IT ONLY TAKES TWO TO ROCK • back when the world was new people crawled out of the sand • they looked around and said “we’ve got to start a rocking band” • so they gathered up guitars, keyboards and horns and basses • what a waste! they never knew that the power of two could melt their faces • I’ll get right to the point • if you think that two can’t tear up the joint • then you’re in for a shock because it only takes two to rock • and then one fateful night when the planets all aligned • the Gods of Rock decreed that these two souls must be combined • then the earth reversed its course as Matt and Jill they joined their forces • the moon eclipsed, the seas caught fire (trust us, dude, we checked our sources) • now here’s some good advice • if they say “I bet they’re soft and nice” • take that bet, it’s a lock, because it only takes two to rock • so take a number all you ladies • come take a ride in our Mercedes • we’ll whip it good just like the 80s • come on cutie (come on cutie) • shake that booty (do your duty) • come on sweetie (come on sweetie) • sign my treaty…break it down, Kevin Niemi-style • a special message from Jill and Matt • so now you know it’s true • we did the math for you • whatever you’re into • when they tell you only big bands will do • well you know it’s a crock, because it only takes two to rock • yes it only takes two to rock • yes it only takes two • only two, me and you, you and me, two not three • and not four, and no more, only two, that’ll do • because IT ONLY TAKES TWO TO ROCK
Track Name: Hole In Your Pants
there’s a hole in your pants, a hole in your pants • I want to be polite and look away, but I can’tz • though you may have a soul made of puppies and gold • all I know is the hole in your pants • there’s a hole in your pants as spacious as France • the placement so provocative, it can’t be by chance • ‘cause the green dragonfly on the skin of your thigh • draws the eye to the hole in your pants • and how dare you make me choose between proper piety • and my need to be amused at your fabric absentee • and how dare you make me stare at the cloth that isn’t there • you’ve a flair for trouserwear that’s tantalizingly bare • as you pose and you prance, I’m caught in a trance • unnerved by my urge to steal one more glance • my resolve going numb • I confess, I succumb • overcome by the dumb little hole • in your pants
Track Name: Maybe You Saw It Too
if you happened to look in the sky at 10:21 Thursday night • a crazy thing happened just south of the moon, a glimmer of coherent light • now I can’t say if it moved from east to west or west to east • but I’m pretty sure it moved and I’m pretty sure it moved me • but oh, so far away • too far to place my faith in tired eyes • but maybe you saw it too • and if you did I’m a little bit closer to you • now I don’t want to post to a blog or call up my rep in DC • don’t want anyone to confirm or deny or ruin this moment for me • ‘cause I can’t say what it was or what to do or what I know • but I’m pretty sure I’m here and I’m pretty sure you’re far away • and oh so far away • too far to place my faith in memory • but maybe you feel it too • if you do I’m a little bit closer • it’s only sixty miles until the edge of space • but I will never get there if I keep this earthly pace • for now I’ll stay on the ground, watching the sun, feeling the spin • and find the perfect vantage point, let the astral show begin • so if you happen to look at the sky at 10:21 Monday night • could be a comet or UFO or only the embers of long ago • but whatever you see I’m pretty sure I’ll see it too • oh, so far away
Track Name: Run
what are you still doing here keeping your face in the light • is it a matter of fear or are you avoiding the night • hear them peek through the blinds • feel them sneaking behind you • can’t you hear them just dying to find you • can’t you hear them conspire • set them on fire and run, run for your life • run for your sanity • run into the night • run where you want to be • and try to save your goodbye • you won’t be back again • run through the bushes and trees, feel them scratch through your skin • run through the fields and streets, let every little bit in • feel the thrill of the race • as they line up to chase you • they’re behind you just dyin’ to outpace you • dying to drag you back in • don’t let ‘em win, you just run, run for your life • run for your sanity • run into the night • run where you want to be • and try to save your goodbye • you won’t be back again • tear out the tag and rip out the hook • leave behind all that you know • stare down the faces that glare from the book • they came for a show, but you can say no • take one last look and go • let your trail go cold • nothing left here can hold you • everything heals, don’t care what they told you • history is written in scars • so don’t fear the dark, just one little spark • then get on your mark and just run, run for your life • run for your sanity • run into the night • run where you want to be • and I’ll try to save my goodbye • I won’t be back again
Track Name: The Garden of Bad Metaphors
in the garden of bad metaphors • we are pandas marching off to war • we are dragons on an ironing board • we are fish in pants • and the dandelions are fighter jets • and the serving boys are marmosets • and the vegetables are Chia Pets • as we start to dance • in the garden, in the garden • on the island of bad similes • we will walk like dogs in dungarees • we will sing like Persian chimpanzees • as we purr like sheep • we’ll be squeaky as a rocking chair • as fragrant as long underwear • as radiant as Sonny and Cher • as we drift to sleep • on the island, on the island • and oh, the pond of bad allegory • reminds me of the story of two spoons and a cow • the first spoon wanted milk, you see • the cow responded “not from me” • the other spoon requested tea • and thus they learned equality • and then they took a bow, just like we’ll do right now (but the song’s not done) • in the sea of bad internal rhymes • there are chimes full of limes perpetrating crimes • sometimes stealing dimes from the happy primes • (that’s a real thing) • we will fly on pie and toasted rye • with a guy and his tie and his lazy eye • waving bye with a sigh playing jai alai • as we start to sing • and we hope you’ll sing along • in the album of bad songs
Track Name: Things
there are things in the way of the things that we say • and I’m not sure what to do • ‘cause the things that clutter up our view • are surrounding me and you • there are things all around, making noise, making sound • and they’re drowning out the song • ‘til the melody and chords feel wrong • and it’s hard to sing along • there are things out of place taking room, taking space • and I’m not sure how to deal • ‘cause the things that have the most appeal • tend to keep us from the real • there are things we can’t see weighing down you and me • some are yours and some are mine • maybe all those things we can’t define • disappear when we combine • after all the words are spoken • after all the things are broken • we just make it up as we go • every thing that we earn, that we share, that we learn • some will fade and some will stay • some will lead us to a better day • when we put the things away