The Big Reveal

by Hot Breakfast!

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released November 14, 2015

©2015 Suburban Legends Music (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved.

HOT BREAKFAST! is:
-- Jill Knapp (vocals, percussion, trumpet, melodica, other stuff)
-- Matt Casarino (guitar, vocals, keyboards, sax, other things)

[] All songs written by Matt Casarino
Except "Going Your Way" & "Dream Sequence" which were written by Matt Casarino & Jill Knapp, and Track 12 "Kids Today (Slight Return)" which was written by Matt, Jill, and Rodney Anonymous, who we love and appreciate.

(TRACK 12 is only available on the physical CD.)

[] Cover painting: "The Big Reveal" by Nathan Hardoin. Pen, watercolor paints and watercolor pencils on paper, ©2015. (Instagram: @nphardoin)
[] Cover photo, playground photo, and magic by Joe del Tufo (joedeltufo.com)
[] Layout by Jill Knapp and Matt Casarino. Ass-saving by Michael Sandler.

[] Produced by Ritchie Rubini | Engineered by Ray Gagliardino
[] Mixed by Ritchie Rubini & Ray Gagliardino at Studio 825, Wilmington DE.
[] Mastered by Tom Volipcelli at The Mastering House (www.masteringhouse.com)

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Matt Casarino and Jill Knapp are Hot Breakfast! - Delaware's premier acoustic dork-rock power duo.

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Track Name: Too Many Choices
You put your headphones on, ready for something new
Time to expand your horizons, you’re tired of tried and true
You got your indie essentials, got your top ten feed
Got your alt-rock mag to tell you what you need
But when it’s time to choose you just retreat
Into the same five records again

Too many choices and I can’t pick one
How will I know where I should get my fun tonight
Too many choices and I can’t pick one
How am I gonna get my nothing done, all right

You sit in front of your screen, you gotta find that show
Cause everyone’s a fanboy and you’re the last to know
But look at all of the sights competing for your eyes
And all the images have got you hypnotized
Until you snap awake and realize
You watched the same old trash again

Too many choices and I can’t pick one
How will I know where I should get my fun tonight
Too many choices and I can’t pick one
How am I gonna get my nothing done, all right

Once I used to have my own ideas
Until I crawled into the new frontier
And once I used to have a master plan
It went away with my attention span
So gimme lots of candy that can medicate my brain
Gimme colors gimme pictures keep me entertained
Oh yeah - oh yeah

Here comes the weekend, we’re rockin’ out, me and you
On your mark, get ready, now tell me what you wanna do

Too many choices and I can’t pick one
How will I know where I should get my fun
Too many choices and I can’t pick one
How am I gonna get my nothing done, all right

Too many choices and I can’t pick one
How will I know where I should get my fun
Too many choices and I can’t pick one
What will I do now that my song is done
Track Name: Someone's Got To Drive Larry Home
Thanks for inviting me, it’s sure nice to get out
I know I tend to hide, but deep inside I’m a social gadabout
This party’s happening, and I owe it all to you
But just when I start to chill I feel the spill of lager on my shoe
It’s Larry, what fun - he’s already wasted and the night has just begun

Oh, no - It happens every time
I turn from partygoer into grumpy chaperone
Oh, no - I’m pouring out my wine
Cause someone’s got to drive Larry home

I hear you saying “Jill, don’t worry ‘bout him now
He’s not your cross to bear, it isn’t fair, he’ll make it home somehow,”
But I can’t celebrate, watching him progress
Besides you realize that he resides a mile from my address
Oh Larry, all right - I guess you found your babysitter for the night

Oh, no - It happens every time
I turn from partygoer into grumpy chaperone
Oh, no - I’m pouring out my wine
Cause someone’s got to drive Larry home

It’s okay, everybody has a role they gotta play
This is my curse, as he goes from bad to worse
I can’t be the wild child, oh no! I gotta be the nurse!

And now it’s getting late, the cool kids have all gone
But of course Larry’s here, he’s pierced his ear, and thrown up
on the lawn
I got him in the car, and got some on my blouse
It’s time to say goodbye, see this is why I never leave the house
Don’t worry - I’m not far - tomorrow morning we’ll come back
to get his car

Oh, no - It happens every time
I turn from party-goer into grumpy chaperone
Oh, no - I’m pouring out my wine
Cause someone’s got to drive Larry home

Oh, no - I’ll never be the one
I can’t just have a good time, no I guess I
should have known
Oh, no - so much for having fun
Cause someone’s got to drive Larry home
Track Name: Living in Black and White
We threw paint on the fire, it was such an eerie sight
Till the call went on the wire we were coloring the night
So we scattered away as we dreamed of fleeting fame
Turned around for one last look and watched their water kill the flame

As we closed our mouths and bit our tongues the fumes made way into our lungs
The smoke rose up and cleared our eyes until we finally realized

We’re living in black and white, living in black and white
Once upon a time I swear you and I declared we’d make it right

So we entered the museum through the velvet-covered chain
Like the largest mausoleum all the bodies well contained
Will we ever hold a candle if we paint outside the frame
Are we artist are we vandal when they cover up our name

And the halls are clean and soil-free but so damn dark that we can’t see

We’re living in black and white, giving in to black and white
Once upon a time I swear
You and I would dare to shed some light

And if you don’t wanna see me, turn around, turn around
And if you don’t wanna hear me, turn it down, turn it down
And if you don’t wanna know you can take your things and go
But I will not tear it down, no I will not tear it down

We threw paint on the fire we hung faces on the wall
We sang every song we knew into the crowded city hall
But the offering we gave them only made them hate us more
And they screamed out “Who are you to leave your footprints on our floor?”

And as they tore our pictures down and threw the pieces on the ground
The colors spiraled down the drain and everything was just the same
Everything was just the same, everything was just the same

No more living in black and white, giving into black and white
Once upon a time I swear you and I declared we’d make it right

Living in black and white
Track Name: Going Your Way
Now and then you're the jester in the lion's den
Held and chained, kept alive to keep them entertained
Even if they grant you pardon
They keep a piece of you behind
But when they close you down
You will find I'm open all the time

I will stand below you when you fall
I will get behind you when you stall
Oooh - And when it's time to walk away
I'm going your way

Now and then you realize you missed the ball again
It's just your fate to get the invitation one day late
Then they tell you you should smile
Like that will turn your clouds to gold
I have some words to tell 'em
Better yet, let's leave 'em in the cold

I'm not gonna tell you what to do
I'm happy to be miserable with you
Oooh - that's what I call a good day
I'm going your way

Sometimes you fight sometimes you flee
Try as you might you're stuck with me

But if you never had a bad day
You'd never know how good it feels
When everything goes right
When all your open wounds have healed

I will stand below you when you fall
I will get behind you when you stall
Oooh You know it's gonna be okay
I'm going your way
Track Name: Get Back in the Bed
Outside there is sunshine and gentle breezes blowing
And endless possibilities now that morning’s begun
And where the day might take us there’s just no way of knowing
There’s just no way of knowing what’s to come

And all we have to do is open up the door
But not before we put our feet on the floor

And get out of the bed where everything is sleepy and warm
Get out of the bed, where nothing’s gonna bring me harm
And you tell me that I’m missing out
Well I don’t have no doubts, you go ahead
I’m staying in bed!

I know what you’re thinking, I’m wasting my potential
I should be out there hyping my accomplishments instead
But if motion always leads you to something consequential
Essentially I’m coming out ahead

And all good dreams are just a pill away
So whaddya say, let’s close the shades on this day

And get back in the bed, my favorite place to run and hide
Get back in the bed, the only place I’m satisfied
And you think I’ve fallen in a trap
You can Capp me right upside the head
But I’m staying in bed!

You go outside you get bit by a dog,
You get stung by a bee or lost in the fog
You get hit by a bus or stuck in a cage
Or get a spike through the head like Phineas Gage

So come on baby don’t you wear no frown,
Come on baby lay your big head down
Come on baby wanna feel all right,
Come on baby don’t you see the light

Well turn it off!

And get back in the bed, I’m following my own advice
Get back in the bed - My lazy dreamy paradise
Go ahead, boost your self-esteem
Tell your running team just what I said

I’m staying in bed, watching Better Off Dead with Murray Head
Tell Uncle Fred I’m staying in bed – yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
Track Name: Hot Breakfast! (featuring Jake and the Stiffs) - New York Drama
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME NEW YORK DRAMA?

Look at you, dancing in your signature apparel
Everyone can see who runs this town
And you’re so cool, easily the hippest fish in the barrel
It’s overcrowded now, it’s time to swim or drown

(M) I wish I thought of that
(J) Hey, all you gotta do is throw your name on the credit
It’s gonna eat at you but only if you let it

Are you ready for some New York Drama? You wanna swim with the big piranha?
Come on, come on, it's time to take a dive

Well hit those bricks, I think you better run a little faster
They’re waiting underneath the Willie B
Show your tricks, show ‘em all the moves you’ve come to master
Come on, you swore to us this was your destiny

(M) What are you waiting for
(J) Hey, you don’t wanna disappoint your fans, now do you
Walk through that backstage door and all of us here can say we knew you

Are you ready for some New York Drama? You wanna swim with the big piranha?
Come on, come on, it's time to take a dive
Are you ready for some New York Drama? You goin’ in, or runnin’ home to mama?
You might not make it out alive

We’ve got a caravan of all your local fans
Break out the cameraman, make history today
Why would you hesitate, have you been playin’ straight
Open the gate and tell the warriors it’s time to play

(M) I wish I thought of that
(J) Hey, all you gotta do is tell ‘em where you found it
Throw in a thanks or two, there’s a million ways around it…hey!

Are you ready for some New York Drama? You wanna swim with the big piranha?
Come on, come on, it's time to take a dive
Are you ready for some New York Drama? You goin’ in, or runnin’ home to mama?
You might not make it out alive

Are you ready for some New York Drama? Throwin’ down in the punk nirvana
Come on, come on, it's time to take a dive
Are you ready for some New York Drama? Why don't I have a pet llama!?
You might not make it out alive (Digga duh DUM!)
Track Name: Nobody Matters But You
Turn on your cell phones, turn on your cell phones
Turn up your loudest and your most obnoxious ring tones
Why should you miss a call from Joe just because you’re at a show?

Let all your children vacate your table
They should get some exercise when they are able
So let the kids play hide and seek ‘cause something’s got them
awfully riled
You deserve some downtime, so let the waitstaff entertain your child

Because nobody matters but you, nobody matters but you
Nobody wants to date you, haters gonna hate you
What’s a golden child to do when nobody matters but you

Gather your girlfriends, go to the city
Put on your high heels everyone just looks so pretty
Shoulder to shoulder, make a wall, no one can get around at all
It’s time for texting, so just stop walking
Why do these people look so mad, look at them gawking
There’s an awning over that door, why don’t you take a break underneath
Use the window like a mirror, let the patrons of the diner watch you
pick your teeth

Because nobody matters but you, nobody matters but you
You were blessed at birth to be the queen of earth
It revolves around you-know-who
Nobody matters but you

Go to the drugstore, buy some essentials
After they ring you up say, "Oops I need some pencils!"
The folks behind you will be fine - hey, that's why they
call it a line
Go back to find them, it takes a while
Make sure no one can get around you in the aisle
And when you find them on the shelf
Head up and hand them to the man
And when he's finally finished bagging
Say, "Wait! I have a coupon for a different brand!"

Because nobody matters but you, nobody matters but you
(J) You can take your place atop the human race
(M) You sit alone upon your padded throne
(J) Nobody wants to date you, haters gonna hate you
What’s a golden child to do when nobody matters but you
Track Name: Ten More Years
Ten more years, I’d do anything for ten more years
To go back in time and feel this feeling
When I was younger, now it sends me reeling
That all of my stumbles
The lost leads, the false starts
The damaged goods, the broken hearts
Have led me right here to you, right now, to you

Let’s get a house, let’s buy a car, let’s go to Rome, let’s get a dog
Let’s go do everything
Let’s get in shape, let’s drink all night, let’s skinny dip, let’s start a fight
Let’s go do anything

Or let’s stay in bed, and feed our head
And let’s agree that’s all we really want to do

Cause now we’re here, all we are is you and me right here
We were clinging to some broken ideal
Some vague little plan of how we thought we should feel
With second-hand standards
I settled in, I compromised then we got strong, and we got wise
But oh did it take so long, it took so long

Look at me and take off the bandage
No open scars, no permanent damage
Embrace it all then shake it off somehow
We’re here right now

Ten more years, oh what I would give for ten more years
Of knowing what I know today
To feel this love, to feel this way
No matter how long it took, how long it takes

Let’s call our friends, let’s sleep all day, let’s change the world, let’s hideaway
Let’s go do everything
Let’s quit our jobs, let’s learn to dance, Let’s give up meat, let’s paint the fence
Let’s go do anything

Let’s start a band, let’s buy a shop, jump from a plane, let’s get tattoos
Let’s sleep outside, let’s climb a tree, let’s write a book, let’s join a gym
Let’s sell the house, let’s buy a boat, live in New York, stay out all night
Let’s take the train, live off the land, go back to school, move to Japan
Let’s sell it all, let’s buy it back, let’s throw a bash, let’s see a show
Let’s hurry up, let’s hurry up, let’s hurry up, let’s hurry up
Track Name: Inside Information
Looks like you had a hell of a night - go find someone to clean this mess
Better take an inventory, anyone have something to confess?

I got inside information but I’m not gonna share
Inside information – I don’t care!

Better call in Nancy Drew, she’s been known to solve a mystery
Get Holmes, get Scooby-Doo, get a clue but don’t get pissed at me

I got inside information that I don’t wanna know
You want some information – go go go!

Considering our history no surprise your eyes are eying me
You gotta cut right to the chase
But I’m no enemy, I won’t hide behind immunity
Something is rotten in your perfect little state
I’ll stand in your lineup but I won’t cooperate – no no no!

The word is on the street, some people don’t know when to quit
It’s rush to judgment day - you got the glove, who will it fit

Oh, I got inside information that I don’t wanna know
Inside information – go go go!

I got inside information but I’m not gonna break
Self-incrimination would be a huge mistake
A fine investigation but I’m not gonna share
Inside information – I don’t care!
Track Name: Kids Today
Kids today - am I right?
They've never worked a day in their life
They don't know it feels to dig in their heels
Or even grow a callous on their hand
Ah, kids today will never understand

Kids today - what the hell?
Their lives are spent inside some safety shell
They're spending their teens just staring at their screens
And living in some virtual wonderland
No, kids today will never understand

Every generation has it better than the last
So everybody's had it worse than you
So you better sit and listen while we tell you 'bout the past
(Really, it's the least that you can do...)

We used to ride our bikes with our heads exposed, played tapes on
giant stereos
We’d walk to school all on our own, no internet, no mobile phones
We paid for music, stood in lines, borrowed books and paid the fines
And we had to scheme if we wanted to see some naked people on TV

Every generation has it better than the last
At least I think that’s how it’s s’posed to be
But I wouldn't call them blessed, they gotta grow up in this mess
I'm grateful they're the young ones, not me

Kids today – am I right?
They’ve never worked a day in their life
They don’t know what it means to give up on their dreams...
And give in to the corporate grind
And know they're running out of time
While singing bitter songs
Screaming "What the hell is wrong
With kids today, with these kids today
Stupid kids today, rotten kids today..."
Track Name: Dream Sequence
In the dark, eager crowds gather and wait down below
They hit their mark thinking they'd rather be part of some other show
Still they're asking for more
How can they dance when I haven't yet finished the score
Now we enter the scene, here comes the big reveal and
It was all just a dream, oh but it feels more real than
La, la da da da, la da da da...
Every line carefully crafted with passion and rage
But every time the actors take over they stray so far from the page
And the story falls apart
Why even try when you can't tell the lie from the art?
Now we enter the scene, here comes the big reveal and
It was all just a dream, oh but it feels more real than
La, la da da da, la da da da...
Isn't it strange, everything changes with just a single word
Motivations double back reality is blurred
Lights fill your eyes and the script is revised and the
truth remains concealed
But this is no dream, I swear, I swear this is real
And the story falls apart
Made up as we go but somehow we still know it by heart
All is quiet on the set, one sound could break the spell and
Here's another vignette, One that I'll never tell and
Now we enter the scene, here comes the big reveal and
It was all just a dream, oh but it feels more real than
La, la da da da, la da da da...