Just Call It Laundry

by Sam Bodary

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1.
Make friction with our fingers start a fire Indulge ourselves and perspire Climb till we can't climb higher Then retire I buy the steak that you like from the store Even though it costs a little bit more You know fresh from the counter kind With those intertwining vines Marbled fat but not too much fat Kiss my cheek walk out the door Why can't you stay home? Why do you travel all alone? I'm standing at the window babe please come home. This studio apartment is a living thing I've found It speaks to me when I hit the ground The sound it ricochets like a renegade buckshot round I wake up on that same ground Where you found me when you got home Why can't you stay home? Why do you travel all alone? I'm standing at the window babe please come home. Warm our clammy hands by the fire Put in work, get paid to perspire Climb till we can't climb higher Then retire I know I'm not a spade in this deck I'm not an ace In your chest I trust I have a place But stalled on the Tarmac you found another face You're moving to another place Strike a damp match revive the fire Force an attempt at desire Give up cause you're so tired Then get fired Babe don't you turn your back Don't put your toothbrush in your sack I'll be standing at the window when you come runnin on back. Babe don't you turn your back Don't put your toothbrush in your sack I'll be standing at the window I hope you're coming back
2.
A Waltz 06:37
And the haze is intoxicating with scintillating tribulating water flowing down to where it all disappears. Nothing I've learned yet here has made me regret all the cold days spent foolish ways not following you back. The dark damp mass on floor before you standing in the garage begs for a little warmth. But I wake up the next day with chocolate stained teeth I forgot to do the laundry again. I'm trapped in rooms of purely necessary sundries wondering did I forget to do the laundry again Mahogany, waltz me to sleep Mahogany, tuck in my sheets Whiskey, color my dreams I hope I live to see the day when this big bubble pops and all the mess that rains down on us is thunderbolts and lollipops and crashing waves and failing crops when the last surviving cowboy drops when the moon shines brighter than the sun on the run from the cops who can't tell right from wrong but stop, those loitering punk-ass kids just trying to learn what life is. Cleaning up from the rumble on tumble dry low I'll do my laundry again. Mahogany, waltz me to sleep Mahogany, tuck in my sheets Whiskey, poison my dreams So I trust the girl who says I'm growing old as I want to be before I take my leave and stand bereaved. I'll join the masses in the scores of aftermaths but I may never find a winning path. I can't blame you for that. With excess shame I'll export blame and reach my good hand for my cane, regretting and forgetting the last time I came. Dull my senses with picket fences but where's the sense in that. I forgot to do the laundry again. Mahogany, waltz me to sleep Mahogany, tuck in my sheets Whiskey, silence my dreams
3.
Emerson 02:47
Oh Emerson As your blood drains from your heart Races through your arteries to the crook of your arm Past the metal shuttle and on to the plastic chute Filling up the bag with your name and barcode, that's your poor excuse To rectify your fruitless life as you're running from the truth I know because I do it too
4.
I can't tell Am I going to hell, or are you gonna rot in the ground? And if that's my personal hell, does that mean hell exists? And my heaven, a warm night alone And if there's no shape to the clouds, is that why we see? Because there's no shape to the clouds, that one looks like Tennessee . But if such a coincidence exists, then how should I? Subsist, persist or anguish over why? Or laugh about my countless my failed tries? I don't want to change the world I'll leave that to better, well-dressed people With smarter ideas, rational fears, and College degrees conducive to action I know this won't change the world It seems nothing can these days So I'll join in the parade Marching to remember yesterday But oh god, time's tumbling on Too late, that moment's gone Washed away by another one I can't seem to know the world She's playing hard to get And when our eyes meet we mutually agree To act like we didn't see How could I touch the world? In all it's intricacies With only a couple niceties followed by A no sir, thank you ma'am, yes please But oh god, time's tumbling on Too late, that moment's gone Washed away by another one And I can't tell Am I going to hell, or are you gonna rot in the ground? And if that's my personal hell, does that mean hell exists? And my heaven, my lukewarm cup of tea And if there's really nothing to it, is that why it's so hard? Because there's nothing to it, it's so damn hard. But if such a pestilence exists, then how should I? Subsist, persist or anguish over why? Or complain about this vacancy of sky? I just don't like the world It's nothing personal She just never stops to think She just too damn impulsive for me I'll try to love the world Despite all the rips and tears Despite all the fears over the years And sticky young knives left in the sink And I can't tell Am I going to hell, or are you gonna rot in the ground? And if that's my personal hell, does that mean hell exists? And my heaven, a warm night alone And if there's no bearded man above, is that why he exists? Because there's no bearded man above, that's why he exists. But if such a spectacle exists, then how should I? Subsist, persist or anguish over why? Or complain about nothing till I die?
5.
Remember 03:14
The nest is empty They've all flown away He's works in Texas She writes in LA Isn’t it crazy? We could do something we haven't done in years What a quaint idea my dear Let's go to sea my dear Travel the world Make you my Queen Mary My steady girl Forgetting me On the high seas I love you still please Don’t forget my name Memory's hazy We could have done it all and not remember clear Don't give into fear my dear Who do you trust When you have not a clue You always call doctor He never calls you Isn't it lazy? Waiting around for our lives to disappear? No, I need you here my dear The nest is empty They've all flown away She before he And then he the next day
6.
1938 06:59
Regine Regine I can't see you in the light Well have to sneak out at night But it's all right Regine The city, isn't it luminous? Watch it burn, the work of all the bearded men underground Heat and strife and refracted light How can you say we're fine? Nothing to see, just blue eyes and crossroads wrenched ninety degrees at their knees A mountain of leather and sheets How can you say we're fine? How can you not be terrified? We watch the words engulf the fire and the fire breathe out the smoke and the smoke give way to clouds and those clouds they rain the ink that stains our clothes and ruins our hair, but that we bear that we bear. It stains our clothes and ruins our hair, but that we bear, that we bear. Asher Asher We need to leave be cool calm collected The officer he's watching don't stumble don't speak Asher don't run, Asher, no now you gotta run I'll be right behind Asher run up to the bed I'll lock the door. Don’t worry boy just love me till we're those words floating up and raining down With all the crackling energy Igniting you and me How can you say we're dying? Broken glass in this fast paced marketplace Misplaced you and me Hiding desperately, fending off the Reich Of course I'm terrified No regrets Asher, no regrets Oh Regine I'm so sorry No regrets Asher, no regrets Oh Regine it's all my fault Boy just love me till the end Eye on eye as we accelerate No conqueror can stake a claim They have to wrench us apart Grey clouds thickening, the smoke and fumes disorient me Regine As we fall from grace How do you know we're not flying? I know, I'm terrified, here comes the fire
7.
Tender Truth 03:13
I know, so am I, amazed at all the tiny life, shining through the sheet Still there, that faint red light, even though so far behind, we made it out We ran away from Dresden and we roughed it to Rome Our feet all burned and blistered and our hearts longing for home But home's a ways away so you will have to do Ignore the tender truth Fire burn, smoke sigh, someone turn off the damn moonlight, I don't want to see Just once, just twice, fighting off the lonely nights, what will they think of me? We ran away from Dresden and we roughed it to Rome Our feet all burned and blistered and our hearts longing for home But home's a ways away so you will have to do Ignore the tender truth Fire burn, smoke sigh, love gouge out my wanting eyes, leave the rest to me Just once, just twice, fighting off the lonely nights, what is now will never be We ran away from Dresden we roughed it to Rome Our feet all burned and blistered and our hearts longing for home But love's a ways away so your will have to do Ignore the tender truth

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This EP was made from a single, 36-minute recording of the music that came about during my first semester of college. I enjoyed going about things a little differently this time, and then dressing up my guitar. Because that's fun.

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released January 13, 2014

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Sam Bodary Columbus, Ohio

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