Blame the Boredom, Blame the Basements

by The Nico Blues

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Booking: booking@thenicoblues.com
Management: Peter Garea - pjgarea@thenicoblues.com
Contact: thenicoblues@gmail.com

Shows/Happenings: www.thenicoblues.com
Connect: www.facebook.com/thenicoblues

copyright 2010 Tiny Giant Records

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released July 13, 2010

Written and Produced by The Nico Blues
Engineered and Mixed by Skylar Adler
at Zen Studios, Winter 2010
Mastered at Tangerine Mastering by Andreas Meyer
Artwork by Adam Abada

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The Nico Blues New Jersey

The Nico Blues are a last wave rock band from New Jersey. Our NEW EP "Die Happy" was released on Wednesday, February 29. Visit our official website below to find out where we are playing next. We are members of the Tiny Giant Artist Collective.

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Track Name: Three's A Crowd
I guess that I disappeared
Doing what I want
But now it's all clear
That I don't know what I want.

I've got nothing to sell
and I've got nothing to prove
I've got nothing but time,
And three's a crowd in my mind.

Now only time will tell
If anything is right
And if all is well..
I'm not expecting anything.

I've got nothing to share
and I've got no one to spare.
I've got nothing but time,
and three's a crowd in my mind.

The signs had said you were open
but I can't proceed with caution.
The signs had said you were open
but I guess I got what was coming.

If a thousand miles don't seem too far
when you're singing for sidewalks
and playing for empty bars.
It's your actions not your words that define who you are
When you're signing for sidewalks
and playing for empty bars.

It's never too far.
It's not too far.
Track Name: Folk Song # Two
Managed to get a grip today
Another reason for me to stay
Held myself together
Fastened with glue
Long enough to walk past you in my shoes.
Find your bullet and bite it just as hard
As you would a chance at stardom.

But how I use a silent tounge
Observes the science of how talking's done

And I won't make a move
Just long as I'm standing near you.

Courage is used to fight despair
I tried it once but it got me nowhere.
Now my connections are tangled in my brain
Out of sync emotions can make it rain
Find your moment, and stare into her eyes
Sing your thoughts, but have your alibis.

But how have you been holding my worth
Inside those palms of all that make it hurt.

And I will not refuse,
Just long as I'm admiring you.

Salvaged a glimpse of progress
I'm caught off guard and she had to guess.
Stuck between decisions, should I love or should I fade?
She knows the answer before it's made.
Find conclusion but don't seek it out too quick.
Try not to fall if you're unsure you fit.

But how have you fallen that far behind..
And I am so far ahead of my time?

And I will not dispute,
Just long as I'm following you.
Track Name: Living Proof
I feel that I'm nearly alive
It's almost like the very first time
Catch me if I get too high
But I'm not coming down for anyone anytime soon.

Oh, anytime soon...

And I want to be living proof.

I feel like this time it's just right.
Hanging on a limb but wound up so tight
I'm a danger but you shouldn't be alarmed
Cause I ain't causing any harm to anyone anytime soon.

Oh, anytime soon...

And I want to be living proof.

I feel that I'm nearly alive
It's almost like the very first time
Living as carelessly as I care to be
But I'm not changing anytime soon...

Oh, anytime soon...

And I want to be
Yes I want to see
Oh, I want to feel like living proof.
Track Name: Unprofessional
If this were a confessional
I'd still be willing to lie.
Cause I'm so unprofessional
Will be til the day I die.
You see, the problem it's not me
I'm just a sucker, a face.
There is no truth in what I claim to be
Even if I left without a trace
I could still be replaced

(This is not for you)

Standing around, just bought a frown
What I say to that is to try it again
While we can
What are your thoughts?
Can you do it all, if you can at all
Or are you just talk?

You say the world's a different place now
I think you look at it all wrong.
There are just younger faces now
Looking out for where they belong,
before they're dead and gone.

Standing around, putting me down
What I say to that is you're making a scene
I get no relief from your thoughts.
Settle the score, who wants some more with our talk?

This is not for you,
It's for us.

Things won't always be easy.
We'll fight like Lou Reed and John Cale
If we could see this through feasibly then how could we fail?
Even if we don't prevail.

You're walking away, you're done for the day
What I say to that is you're wasting my time
I'm feeling confined to your thoughts.
We're falling apart, right from the start
And you're gone.
Track Name: Exit 6
I'm thinking in the darkness when a woman comes to mind,
Wearing golden colored hats, and some sequins that shine.
She mentions my kindness and my love for everything
I tell her I'm not like that
As I exhale a smoke ring.

She knows I'm only funnin'
Turns around and starts runnin'
How does she know?
She's figured out my true means
I looked around and saw nothing
Where did she go?

I never liked her tricks, they always leave me tied.

I'm worshipping your witness and the bellies that do laugh
Now don't go disappearing and change yourself on my behalf
You redefine a goddess
Slightly off and yet aligned
She laughs at my appearance and cries
"You're wasting your time"

I'm sick of playing games
I'm bored of it, it's all the same
Tell me, was I near?
Piss away in that direction
I'll wait in that sweet reflection, you can find me there
On Exit 6 off Route 95.
Track Name: The Gents and The Jesus Freaks
Got a lot of things to say that mean nothing to me
Been a lot of things today but none of them are becoming me
Been trying for so long to settle out this beggar's debt.
Been a lot of things today and I'm sick to my stomach with regret.

It's safe to say
You can't live without
Never been what you're about.

I had a lot of thoughts to think but there was nothing left to say
You were gone with one drink, there was always something in your way
Been trying for so long to settle out this beggar's debt
Been a lot of things today and I'm sick to my stomach with regret.

It's safe to say
You can't live without
Never been what you're about.
Track Name: Story With A Purpose
Head in the clouds and I can't find my feet
I'm thoughtlessly devoted, beyond my belief.
I try to fight it off, diverting the cost
A quiet little me shot down by Mr. Boss.

Was it worth it?
You tell me.
Was it worth it?
Not how it oughta be.

Head in the clouds and I'm shrouded in mystery
Speaking aloud though no one is listening
I try and I try but I know it's lie
Got this feeling there's a hole.
Got this feeling there's a hole inside of me.

Was it worth it?
You tell me.
Was it worth it?
Not how it oughta be.

How should it be?

Find it in you to look through what you see
And to prove it to you, that I'm not so discreet.
Will I get a chance to scream and be heard?
Cause I'm god damn sick of giving up my turn
Tell me, what do you learn?

Do what you want.

Find it in you to look through what you see
And to prove it to you, that you feed off your greed
Will I get a chance to scream and be heard?
Cause I'm god damn sick of giving up my turn
For you.
Track Name: Don't Forget to Breathe
When I talk about love
I'm always led astray for a soft eyed girl to look my way
When I talk about faith
and it's all subjective, still depending
What is your perspective?

What I see is the wreck of me
And a hole in the sky where my spirit would die
But I won't grieve for what I try to believe
Keep on speaking my thoughts so I don't forget to breathe.

Down, down
Screamed the right wing man
Special interest at heart and a pen in his hand
And he was cool, cool, cool for a while
When the network news reported on the story with style.

When you talk about all the effects
you forget to mention
It's a killer's cause masked with good intention
And it will burn burn like the stars and the sun
When you look at yourself and you realize what you've become.
Track Name: Adjust Accordingly
Overshot my curiousity
It seems I have no boundaries
I'm stuck inside the tank of your memories
Oblivious to become what I pose to be.

Underwhelming sense of who I'm not
I'm breaking down the walls of common thought
To throw away all that I've been taught..
In hopes of getting back to where I started.

Hey look a carousel is haunting, taunting
Cracked paints and broken belts and their causing solace
But who am I not to realize I have turned into those I despise?

Why must this happen now?
Why can't it wait until I allow it to be?
And you nod your head as I lie in bed and worry myself to sleep.
I have no say. I have no say.
So you tell me to adjust accordingly.