Discount Store EP

by Dan Bryk

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released July 24, 2007

Produced and mostly recorded by Dan Bryk with help from his friends. "Discount Store" (the song) was mixed by Greg Wells. Originally released on the Urban Myth/Firefly Music labels.

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Track Name: Discount Store
I'm Going To The Discount Store
Yes I'm Going To The Discount Store
Can't Afford What I Used To Afford
And I Hardly Even Noticed

I'm Going To The Discount Store
Yes I'm Going To The Discount Store
Can't Afford What I Used To Afford
And I Hardly Even Noticed

Knowing that the world's an awful great big place
And I am Awful Small
It really shouldn't come as much of a surprise to find
I Don't Really Matter At All

Mom and Dad don't let me waste your time
Mom and Dad don't let me waste your time
I know you've gotta be at work at nine
To Put Food Upon The Platter

Mom and Dad don't let me waste your time
Mom and Dad don't let me waste your time
I know you've gotta be at work at nine
As if it really mattered
Mattered
Mattered that the clock needs punchin'
The man is watchin'
And the union's gone for good
With all this freedom how comes there's no fun
Left in the neighborhood

A&R Woman has central air
A&R Woman has central air
Every day I walk up three flights of stairs
And it's getting hot this summer

Label president has got healthcare
Label president has got healthcare
Every day I walk up three flights of stairs
And it's really hot this summer
Bummer
Bummer that the world's a great big awful place
And frequently unfair
It really shouldn't come as much of a surprise to find
There's just not enough to share

We're going to the discount store
We're going to the discount store
Can't afford what we used to afford
And we hardly even noticed
Track Name: Normal
You're always looking at me sideways
Wondering what galaxy I'm from

What on earth do I need to prove to you?
When everything that you already think is true

I'm not normal
Not a regular guy
If I was run of the mill I wouldn't catch your eye
I'm not normal
And I'm not afraid
To hate sports on TV drinking beer and trying to get laid
That's what I'm talking about
If you were ever in doubt
I'm not the normallest guy in town

You're always laughing at me baby
You think my dreams are far away

But I won't settle for less than I deserve
I can only be a failure if I lack the nerve
And act

Normal
Just like a regular guy
And put my pants on baby one leg at a time
If I was Normal
Would you still think I was strange
To have a steady job and earn a living wage each day
That's what you're dreaming about
If it was ever in doubt
I'd be as normal as the day is long
And I'd even write you
A happy song

I could snicker and sneer and put on airs
But the fact is I need someone who cares
Just not whether we're
Normal
We could be irony-free
And then I'd love you
And you could try to love me too

You'd be the queen of the prom
And then I'd be the king
And I'd love you till you never come down
Normal
I'd date girls my own age
And wear my hair real short
And never ever change my taste
Normal
Just an average joe
And you'd think I was fine
And you'd tell me so
I would know
From the sound of your voice
If there was ever a choice
You'd love the least normal guy in town
So tell me how can I be down?
Track Name: Put That Boy Away
by calamity gardens my school uniform hardens
as they sound the alarm it's all done
and while vanity pardons the insanity warrants
the finale has started for everyone

you better put that boy away before he hurts somebody
it's not funny
you better put that boy away before he hurts somebody
it's not funny but it's true
whatever happened to you
now it's happening to me too

in the mists of suburbia there's a pool by a curb yeah
where a little boy learned his lesson
there was no one to save him from his curious nature
so he followed the man to his basement flat

you better put that boy away before he hurts somebody's little bunny
you better put that boy away before he hurts somebody
cause that somebody is you

that's when i learned what to do
whatever you do to me i do to you
whatever happens to me happens to you
whatever happened to you now it's happening to me too

it takes a village to raise an idiot
it takes a fool to make a fool
whatever i had you've already taken it
now ain't that cool
for a lie that's a pretty good one
and that's what i learned from you

you better put that boy away before he hurts somebody
it's not funny
you better put that boy away before he hurts somebody
it's not funny but it's true
whatever happened to you
now it's happening to me too
it's happening to me too
Track Name: Summer Heroine
Summer Heroine
She's a candy necklace wrapped around your wrist
When it gets too crazy to exist
Give your summer girl a little kiss

Summer Heroine
She's a steady date if you'd like to lose some weight
She smiles and says that everything is great
All you have to do is shoot straight

Summertime and the living is easily avoided if you choose
When you kiss your Summer Heroine
You won't remember when you lose

Summer Heroine
She's an acquired taste
Open arms you will embrace
Tell me what's a little pasty face when she can wrap her arm around your waist

Summer Heroine
She's a hit from hell
Not the shit the drug stores sell
Summer she's the bête and the belle

Summertime and the living is easily avoided if you wish
When you love Summer Heroine
You won't remember what you miss
Track Name: I Miss You
The misery that I endured
It seems so foolish these days
But darling you can rest assured
I'm a changed man these days

Stupid jokes we used to share
They hang around me in the air
And that scent you used to wear
I can still detect it there

I miss you
I do
Though I never planned it
The more that I think of it
It's true

I miss you
I do
I can't understand it
No matter how hard I try
I still miss you

Those I've known since you
Well they liked me in their own way
But when I tried to touch like we used to
They just turned and ran away

All of my senses ache
I've taken to drinking
I wonder did I make a mistake?
Darling I've been thinking

I miss you
I do
Though I never planned it
The more that I think of it
It's true

I miss you
I do
I can't understand it
No matter how hard I try
I still miss you

Darling it's true
Oh how I miss you