Eject!

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This is an EP I made to raise money for a full length. It's pay-what-you-like but there is no minimum (so yes, you can just put zero).

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released July 22, 2011

All words and music written and recorded by Ben Kernes. Backup vocals by Vanessa Ramstack.

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Track Name: Eject
Spiraling down
Like a fireball outta the sky
This is goin pretty bad
Guess you just gotta decide
It’s like “Stay here strapped in and die”
Or “give up without tryin”

Whatever man, I just think it’s time
To eject, to eject, to eject
(I just think it's time)
To eject, to eject, to eject

That boss man’ll be pissed
At least you know something for sure
Does it really matter though
There’s no way you could want out more
It’s like “is this all for you?”
Or is it just more of you for them?

Just push the button and wait (wait)
To eject, to eject, to eject
(and wait)
To eject, to eject, to eject!

Now a rocket’s pushin your seat
And it’s air under your feet
The wreck’s already gone
Can’t remember what was wrong
Or how anything could be that way
When you’re up here
I don’t know anything that could be bad
When you’re up here

And I’m not fallin down
No I’m not fallin down
Oh I can see the ground
But I’m not fallin down
I’m not fallin down
No I’m not fallin down
Oh I can see the ground
But I’m not fallin down
Oh no
Track Name: Brainstorm
Dreams never seem as sweet
As when they’re outta reach
(Oh oh oh oh oh ohohoh)
But when never turns into maybe
It kinda feels like a tease
(Ah ah ah ah ah ahahahah)

But if I
Just had a little time
I think that maybe I
Could sort everything out
But then again I
Know that’s probably a lie
I just hope whatever’s the matter
Can wait a little while

It’s always up and down
All the time
My insides never make up their mind
(Oh oh oh oh oh ohohoh)
When your first shot’s the only shot
It all just kinda feels like a grind
(Ah ah ah ah ahahahah)


But if I
Just had a little time
I think that maybe I
Could sort everything out
But then again I
Know that’s probably a lie
I just hope whatever’s the matter
Can wait a little while

Cause everything’ll get real
And everything’ll get realer
Everything’ll get real
And everything’ll get realer
Everything’ll get real
And everything’ll get realer
Everything oh everything oh
Ohwoah ohwoah
Track Name: Somehow
Never really liked that
Feeling when you wake up
Already tired enough
To go back to bed
You know I only write
These goofy songs
To keep my head
Away from itself and
To have something to show for all the
Time spent by myself

All the puzzle pieces fit now
But if they hadn’t somehow
Oh if they hadn’t somehow

And as much as
I hate to admit it
I know deep down there’s
A part of me that wanted this
Cause at least I’m done
Being the thorn that’s
Stuck in your foot
All the goddamn time
Now there’s no one left to blame
For yourself

All the puzzle pieces fit now
But if they hadn’t somehow
But if they hadn’t somehow

And I just wish you would have told me
We were just pretending when we
Wrote those stupid letters full of all those things
I thought you meant
And I just wish I could have known you
Any other time than I did
Maybe then I’d have kept it all in context
Track Name: Own
Look at you and me
All scaly and green
Stepping over skyscrapers like rocks

Crawling through the sea
Stretching out like trees
Tentacles all tangled as we go

So I dunno why but now I can't sleep at night
Cause every time I close my eyes I see
Somebody stealing all my old memories
And now I know I'll never get another like you
But don't get me wrong, really, that's a good thing
I hope I never do

At least I count for something on my own
And that's more than you could say in your life

But now it's like my eyes are always stuck in a squint
from all the time spent looking at you
trying to see what I wanted instead of what I got
And now I dunno if I'm being perfectly clear
But just so you understand you were nothing more than
lies I told myself and sloppy priorities

You know at least I count for something on my own
And that's more than you could say in your life
So now you feel like bailing well, go on then, go on then
I'm more than done with wasting my time

So go ahead and chase
whatever whim you think
will fill the void
Define yourself with whoever
you can get to kiss your ass
Fake a personality
with shit you stole from your T.V.
Important part is I got out
So I guess good luck with that
Track Name: Thought You Were Comin'
Storm clouds are always what they seem
Never truly scared, just tryin to see
But when the rain’s coming down
I wouldn’t really know the difference

When I said we’d go running
I just, I kinda always thought that you were coming
But now…

I got no room for empathy
I know I won’t win this with sympathy
And movin on has to be pretty nice
When you got the next one already lined up


When I said we’d go running
I just, I kinda always thought that you were coming
But now…
Now…
(repeat chorus)

(ok) So you say you feel bad but I feel worse
Since I been alone here it’s nothing but hurt
An’ I can’t stand to have you around as a friend
Same way I don’t wanna play with my dog when it’s dead
But it’s like living with a phantom limb
Cause I feel you there, always under my skin
I just really wish I knew how all this worked
How many strained metaphors and clichéd
Words it’ll take until I’m sick of caring
And you can just be someone that I knew

But it’s cool cause I never really cared
I mean the whole thing’s just whatever
Oh I can lie too see
You make it look so easy when
You’re feeding me these see-through lines
I just wish that I could believe
But I can smell em’ rotting in your mouth from here