The Seasons EPs Vol. 3: Sundry Summer

by Coed Pageant

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third installment of The Seasons EPs

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released August 4, 2012

Written, recorded, & produced at The Palace Flophouse in Urbana, IL. Mixed by Nathan Fry & COED PAGEANT. “©” 2012.

With: Nathan Fry, trumpet (4). Coed Pageant Singers (4).

Cover photo and design by COED PAGEANT. Edited by Eric Strubinger.

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Track Name: The Summer I
the summer i got out of college
the engine sputtered threateningly
then it stalled out on the highway
where anxious winds blew through the trees

they blew me down to southern florida
i slept outside a baptist church
took a bus to oklahoma
so lovesick my stomach hurt

i ended up in new york city
where i didn’t sleep at all
i just walked in and out of people
until another engine stalled

when it’s early
your tank is full of gas
but to get you anywhere
it’s gonna have to last
when it doesn’t
lust for comfort wins
and you’ll always find your way back home
somehow

the summer i got out of college
i didn’t know what i should do
and in a broke cutlass ciera
i swore i wouldn’t follow you

and i didn’t follow you to phoenix
but i was there when you got home
bored and beat and broke and lonely
callin’ on your telephone

after phoenix i broke the promise
and i went everywhere you were
every time your feel got restless
my engines would start to sputter

when it’s late
your tank is too low
to get you anywhere you really wanna go
just ride it off
you’re better off
just turn around and go back home

the summer i got out of college
i longed for adventure i never found
took some steps in some directions
felt the fear then turned around
Track Name: Fritz's Restaurant
waiting for you to get off work outside fritz’s restaurant
can take all night
but if i do it right
then the light reflecting plus the rhythm of my headphones can hypnotize me
until you come out
and then i forget all about it

when the world burns
when the building crumbles to the ground below our feet
things could be better
but they could be worse

and when you find out everything about me
if you find mostly bad news
i hope you don’t get bitter
i hope you don’t get the blues
Track Name: Broke Forever
it was mid-july
we were sleeping in ’til afternoons
and staying up ’til mornings
we were staying out all night

and feeling for the first time that burden of permanence
that sting of reality
but still insisting we were alright

’cause if we push through it now
we’ll learn to live with the sleeplessness
and the ability to function
when we feel like we could die

and if it works right now
why can’t it work later?
why can’t it work forever?

i was working part-time shifts
pouring coffee
you were seating tables
for the angry overpaid

and if we complained too loud
no one ever seemed to notice
we would toast another night
to justify another day

and we were broke back then
like we’re broke right now
like we’ll be broke forever
but somehow always work it out

and if it works right now
why can’t it work later?
why can’t it work forever?
why can’t it always work out?

i’d get off work at ten
and go way outside fritz’s restaurant
for you to finish sweeping
punch the clock and come outside

and we’d ignore all our friends again
in favor of something intimate
we’d go kiss beneath the railroad bridge
and i’d wonder if we’d survive

’cause we felt good then
but would it feel good tomorrow?
would it feel good forever?
would it last until we die?

if it works right now
why can’t it work later?
why can’t it work later?
why can’t it work forever?

why can’t it work forever?
why can’t it work forever?
why can’t it work forever?
why can’t it work?