Songs For Camila​/​Songs for Squares

by The J. Arthur Keenes Band

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Split album between The J. Arthur Keenes Band and Squiggly Lines.

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released 07 November 2013

SQUIGGLY LINES (tracks 1-3, 9):
All songs written by Rob McLay
Rob McLay - lead vocals, guitar, ukulele, percussion
Daniel McLay - guitar, background vocals, drums, bass, keyboards, recording, mixing, etc.

www.facebook.com/squigglylinesmusic


THE J. ARTHUR KEENES BAND (tracks 5-7):
Music & lyrics & all other things by Daniel McLay

www.thejarthurkeenesband.com

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Track Name: Squiggly Lines - Lightning Rod
Little bridge across valley
Seems not that bad, it’s not that bad really
Little girl walks along
And the bridge gives out, the bridge gives out nearly
And I keep my fingers crossed
That the stainless steel, it won’t go soft
At least she won’t get lost
If the marching band play and never stop

Keep your hands on that railing
Death is failing now but it sure is trailing
Please don’t close your eyes
Don’t take them off the cliff you’re scaling
And I keep my fingers crossed
That the stainless steel, it won’t go soft
At least she won’t get lost
If the marching band play and never stop

She is a lightning rod
She is a lightning rod

Counting all the things that could go wrong,
I’m strong but the list is so damn long
I can feel something in the air
A bolt is loose, an engineer that doesn’t care

And I won’t know what to do
If you, you don’t see it coming too

She is a lightning rod
She is a lightning rod
Track Name: Squiggly Lines - Smile In The Dark
Remember two years ago
Our conversations used to flow
And I got to see your smile in the dark
It didn't last a long while but it left a mark

I know the door's long since shut
And our ties long since cut
But I like to think about the past
Even when we were twenty, life went fast

Waiting for the train
In the freezing cold
Our legs side by size
And our arms in a fold
Oh, oh, oh

So today, all I want to do
Is go back in time and renew
We don't even have to be naked
Let's just lay back and talk in bed
Track Name: Squiggly Lines - I Don't Care If It Hurts
I’ve got my fishbowl, my breathing apparatus
I’ll bring my novels assuming that they let us
I’ve got my clothes; one outfit’s all I need
I’ve got my kit, medicine for my misdeeds

I’ve got two legs, useless as they are here
But the Milky Way, is lovely this time of year
I’ve got two eyes; I’ll soak up what I can
I’m bored with home, and I’m a big fan

So I don’t care if it hurts
No, I don’t care if it hurts

No gravity, they say that it’s a blast
But one would think surely the fun can’t last
And I know my health, it’ll be a mess
Just wait for the space madness

Some will die within a week or two
I like my hair, but it might be falling through
Half the crew will get some bone disease
But I can take an ache, pain or sickness with ease

‘Cause I don’t care if it hurts
No I don’t care if it hurts

And I don’t care if it hurts at all
I don’t care if it hurts at all

I’ll miss the air, all fresh and organic
The recycled stuff makes me a touch manic
I’ll miss the chimps, the sea lions at the zoo
But who knows, maybe there’s space lions too

So I don’t care if it hurts
I don’t care if it hurts at all
I don’t care if it hurts at all
No I don’t care if it hurts
I don’t care if it hurts at all
I don’t care if it hurts at all
Track Name: In a Bed
If I could live somewhere
It would be in a bed
We wouldn't wash our hair
Who is there to impress?

If I could live some time
we'd only live at night
It's nothing against the sub
It's always just so bright

If I could live someday
It wouldn't be right now
We'd live improbably
In a very different town
A different century
Track Name: Drown In Tea
I've been treading the line
Somewhere between 3 'o' Clock and 5
I've been wasting my time
Just for the sake of watching it fly
I've been restless
I can't take it
I've been resting
But I just feel more tired

I wanna drown in tea
I'm just a lonely leaf
I'm only here to help you steep
So I'll drown, and I'll smile
In the heat

So what, so what?
What business is it of yours?
You'll drown in smut...
I'll drown in comfort style and taste
It's always worth it for such a waste

I've been pacing the floor
Counting the lines patterned in the wood
The tree was sixty years old
Now he lives here doing all this good
I've been waiting
I've been thinking
I've been thinking of everything I should

I wanna drown in tea
I wanna see green
I'm only here to help you steep
So I'll drown, and I'll smile
In the deep
Track Name: Lucky Break
Everything I put in the oven, babe
It comes out burned
And I fell right out of my favourite shoes
When will I learn

That I'm not
(not one of the lucky ones)

But they made a big mistake
And they gave me a lucky break
Oh, they made a big mistake
And I found you

Well I got ten miles out and guess what baby?
I went the wrong way
And I put my trust in the weatherman
But that day it rained

I'm just not
(not one of the lucky ones)

But they made a big mistake
And they gave me a lucky break
Oh, they made a big mistake
And I found you

Yeah they made a big mistake
And they gave me a lucky break
Oh, they made a big mistake
And I found you
Track Name: Squiggly Lines - Hey You're In My Nightmare
Hey, you're in my nightmare
The room's gone black and you can't find the door
Hey, you're in my nightmare
You've been running 'round in circles, and you can't no more
Hey, you're in my nightmare
You've been in this room so long, what's it all for?

It doesn't seem like anything that you chose
The explanations I give are useless prose

So take a breath and relax
You'll get the feeling back