Ballard Avenue EP

by Blooper

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about

Recorded between June 12 and July 1st at the Princess Apartments in Ballard, Seattle.
All songs by Blooper except "Song to the cynic", by Gerard Love.
Arranged, performed and produced by Blooper.
Mastered by chance.

Artwork by Adriano Santi

Thanks to Jason Unterreiner, Jamie Lee Jacobs, Mike Guanlao and Coyotes, Derek Wu, Hillary Gore, Darrin Ruder and Random, Herbert Gundran, John Enebrad and Neighbors, Dave Bloomfield, Brandon Baker, Katie and Kelly Evans, Butt3rscotch, Ryen Slegr (for the advice), to the inhabitants of a certain yellow house in Portland circa 2007 (for the inspiration), to Ballard Avenue for the inevitable ambient noise and to Gerard Love and Teenage Fanclub (for not suing my poor arse).

This city is weird as fuck.

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released 03 July 2011

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Track Name: Not my style
It's not my style
to call it quits after a little while
I won't give up until I get a smile
from the girl I dream about
waste the hours trying to figure out
a way to ask so there can be no doubt
you wanna hang out?

I don't need a reason
any silly whim will do
I'm wide awake
and trying to find a way to get to you

It's typical
there's nothing happening as usual
sometimes this city's so predictable
but we can't talk about it now
the night is over baby, take a bow
we'll keep on dancing til we don't know how
it's clearer now, it's up to you
we'll dance until the night is through
and watch it all fall down
Track Name: Pike Street
Summertime is over
there's a rain cloud overhead
don't be sad, there's nothing you can do

Look outside your window
see the leaves on trees all dead
in your head the sky's still bright and blue

Don't you feel strange when the season changes
and there's nothing on your mind
the clouds are grey, we're on our way
and running out of time

Nothing lasts forever
and the weather's bound to turn
watch and learn, I'll show you something new

We could stay together
til the weather brings us down
don't you frown, we're gonna make it through

But I confess
I'll settle for less than a cloudy day in spring
We'll find a different song to sing
you never know what autumn may bring
And I'll make amends
with the letters I'll send
and I hope that you'll reply
Don't you leave me stranded, empty-handed
with my back against the wall
Track Name: Leave this town
What's your name?
well I'm sorry that I might forget
I can't believe we never met
in this city

It's up to you
to say the things you wanna say
but I can't spend another day
in this city

If nothing ever happens
we'll just have to disagree
well it's down to you, it's down to me
there's somewhere else I'd rather be tonight

And I've been bad
now it's time to throw the past away
close the door on yesterday
I'm still swinging

You're stuck with me
so what's the point of coming clean
just go outside to live your dream
and don't worry

If nothing ever happens
we'll just have to disagree
well it's down to you, it's down to me
there's somewhere else I'd rather be
It's always so exhausting
when there's nothing to be found
well it's better now with you around
let's pack our shit and leave this town tonight
Track Name: Courtney
I put my blues in cruise control
I was listening to the radio
the same old songs we used to know
well, they sound the same
but don't you think it's strange
the meaning has changed
the years all but passed us by
and we didn't even try to fake it

Well it may seem impossible
but stranger things have happened
I remember your friends told me
it would never work
we're too much of the same
still I'll stand in the rain
and wait for you to come outside
don't even think you can hide from me

I lost my self control, I know
I got carried away in a song
Too much for me to take
don't tell me you're right
oh please tell me I'm wrong

I only wish you'd hear me out
I've got an explanation
well, my actions may defy logic
but really I'm just trying to explain
I got caught in your game
don't ask me to figure out
'cause these things are always so confusing

I lost my self control, I know
I got carried away in a song
Too much for me to take
don't tell me you're right
oh please tell me I'm wrong
Track Name: Song to the cynic
No, you won't leave your mark on me
I'm protected by an honesty
And all the dead people in the world
to scare, to give
You won't leave your mark on me
I feel stupid cause I'm lost at sea
And all the dead people in the world
to scare, to live

And if what you said was true
and it all returns to you
Don't need your false impressions
of the world in you
And if what you said was true
when it all belongs to you
I'll need your sacred blessing
just to talk to you

And you won't leave your mark on me
I'm protected by an honesty
And all the dead people in the world
too late, to live
And you won't leave your mark on me
You won't leave your mark on me