Cool & Pretty

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Ryan Vieira - bass, scream
Becca Kotula - violin
Morgan Murphy - vocals, guitar
Shawn Durham - drums
Becca Willis - guitar, glass cup

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released March 10, 2017

Recorded at Headroom Studios in Philadelphia, PA. Produced by Joe Reinhart. Mixed and mastered by Kyle Pulley. Art by Averill Nolte.

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Track Name: Kilgore Falls
i won't
see you in forever
and i'm dying to tell you
just how i feel

because i'll be fine tomorrow
but today counts for everything
and nothing seems real

let's spend $5 and go to the park
it's such a nice day outside
we'll count all the centipedes and dogs
that pass us by

all my songs are just letters
and i hope they reach you someday

let's spend $5 and go to the park
it's such a nice day outside
we'll count all the centipedes and dogs
that pass us by
Track Name: Basketball Court
tom told me he liked a woman
with meat on her bones
i think he was talking about me but
i don't really know

tom told me he liked a woman
with meat on her bones
i know he was talking about me but
i was 11 years old

why
can't i take my shirt off on the basketball court?
i wanna run around in big mesh shorts
what is it about my body that makes my head hurt?
my hips are wider than my waist, my hips are wider than my waist

i threw some rocks in the river
they meant nothing to me then
he took a quick video he's
probably deleted since

i won't ever see him again
but i remember what he said

yeah

i think about that in mysterious ways
i spend the time trying to know what to say
i lay in bed and waste half the day
he told me i was cool and pretty
he told me i was cool and pretty
he told me i was cool and pretty

anything else
am i anything else
am i anything
else
am i anything else
am i anything?

am i anything else
am i anything else
am i anything else

tom told me he liked a woman
tom told me he liked a woman
tom told me he liked a woman
but what did he know?

tom told me he liked a woman
tom told me he liked a woman
tom told me he liked a woman
but what did he know?
Track Name: Abbreviation
we feel ghosts
when we're alone
and i am a ghost
in this home

i'm too small
to hold my own
and you're towering
towering over me

i'm a small
and unversed thing
and you are the gas
that makes the birds sing

and i'm falling fast asleep
and what does it mean
to believe in me

you're always some abbreviation of a whole thing

i know you're
hurting
but we're skirting
aroooooooooooouuunnnd
the conversation
Track Name: Flea
why'd you kill me?
my body was perfect
free of all defects
i latched on to you

what's my job here?
i hatched from a pearl
carried up from a draft
onto your
windowsill

what's the deal here?
you were my blood meal
a lukewarm human
moving thru the house

and why'd you stop me?
i could've made hundreds
no i could've made thousands
no i could've made millions

why'd you drown me?
light a tiny buoyant candle
let it float in the bathtub
my family here with me

what's the point of
looking back at some things?
i was born on a tuesday and
i died the next week

full of blood
i stuck to your fingers
when you think of this small death i hope
you're afraid to speak

and i loved you my one and only blood meal
i hid in your leg hairs
and you disappointed me
Track Name: Talk to Sue
Buster
we got you
from a pet shop of questionable morals

we couldn't
quite fathom
the horrors you'd seen
missing three fourths of your tail
they gave you to us for free

Buster
we couldn't
settle on a new name
so we kept the one you came with
but never think of those first eight months of your life as totally aimless

because now we talked with Sue
and we're glad to have you
you're glad to have us too

Buster
i was born to
praise your name
never go
away
just
stay right here

there's no rhyme structure
good enough for you
so i won't even try

if there's nothing that you wanna do
for the rest of your life well that's fine, that's fine
Track Name: Follow Thru
oh make it easy
i pray to you
god bless this mess
that has followed thru

your mom wrote
a poem to save her life
there was
nothing she could do
she turned the lights out inside

when
did i start staring
in
the mirror at night
wondering what i look like?
i will fall whenever you want me to hit the ground

no honey
those men are too big and scary
and if you were taken away
i don't know what i'd do

no sweetie
those boys are to rough and impatient
they know not what they do
it's in their nature to hurt you
it's best if you stay away

i
will come home
i
will keep my dresses pressed
i
will do your dishes
i will let you know if i am in distress

my
skin is crawling
i
feel my clothes
i
feel myself
i feel myself
i know i'm here
i know i know i know i

no honey
those men are too big and scary
and if you were taken away
i don't know what i'd do

no sweetie
those boys are to rough and impatient
they know not what they do
it's in their nature to hurt you
it's best if you stay away
away away away away
away
away
away
away
away

i will fall whenever you want me to hit the ground

oh make it easy
i pray to you
god bless this mess
that has followed thru
Track Name: Trash Day
we live by the trains
and watch them go by
the noise rattles my plants
but darlin i don't mind
just make your place where you need to
i will follow you close behind

our lights are always
yellow and warm
you know we're a symbol to the travelers
our fridge is always empty
bellies cold
but chin up
there's plenty to be had out there

the earth beneath our feet
has never felt as sweet
than on
this trash day

and who's our audience?
and what's the ambiance?
is this
the cost of living?

i won't preen
i won't pry
i'll sit here on the roof
i'll be sick
i'll be sad
i'll play dead if i need to
and i might
well i might
well i might
and i might
well i might

sometimes
a sacrifice is not what it takes
to keep a family alive
and you can try
for the rest of your life
to find time
but there's some things you'll never fix
on that list

the earth beneath your feet
has never felt as sweet
than on
this trash day

and who's our audience?
and what's the ambiance?
is this
the cost of living?

i won't preen
i won't pry
i'll sit here on the roof
i'll be sick
i'll be sad
i'll play dead if i need to
and i might
well i might
well i might
and i might
well i might
Track Name: Space
my head is spinning
from this cold medication
it is springtime
today i had a vision
of me falling flat on my face
into a bed of mulch
and falling asleep
and dreaming of a place
where two people make it work
well my ribs still hurt
from a nighttime coughing fit
i had when i was night-teen
i touch the fracture gingerly
this body will stumble and struggle
continuously
but i will forever
make
it
work


i wanna go to space
i wanna make a big scene
i wanna leave my trace
on this little world

i wanna turn to sand
i wanna be a better man
i wanna spend my time
taking back what's mine

i wanna go to space
i wanna get in trouble
i wanna see my face
plastered over town

i wanna know my role
i wanna be a better girl
i wanna tell someone
but no one's here to tell

my head is spinning
from this cold medication
it is springtime
today i had a vision
of me falling flat on my face
into a bed of mulch
and falling asleep
and dreaming of a place
where two people make it work
well my ribs still hurt
from a nighttime coughing fit
i had when i was night-teen
i touch the fracture gingerly
this body will stumble and struggle
continuously
but i will forever
make
it
work
Track Name: Cranberry Juice
my mother was
fourteen
when the doctors scared her
back to life
where would her organs go
if time had passed her by?

i woke up
at 4am
craving
cranberry juice
the heat trapped in the back of my throat won't go away
i subsist off of select colors of complimentary
saltwater taffy
make it last until the hotel staff finds me

i am a fortunate consequence
of a bad situation
i am a fortunate consequence
of a bad situation

and i know that i'm alive
i don't know why
well maybe i had died a long time ago
but i don't know

my mother's belly
full twice more
than there's
waking proof
the will to carry on was born inside us

my brother and i
played in
the brambles
that overran
our
backyard

and they're gone now
but we're still around
carrying our secrets like
whispers to the ground

i am a fortunate consequence
of a bad situation
i am a fortunate consequence
of a bad situation

and i know that i'm alive
i don't know why
well maybe i would have died a long time ago
but i'm still here
Track Name: Zora Fight Song
i'm a proud warrior
tho you must leave me on the shore
would you heal my heart
to get me back to her?

the moon may fall
or stay safe in the sky
but her children
are on their way home

and there'll be times when she will sing
and forget my name
two syllables
lost to the water
i hope time remains a tepid thing

i'm a proud warrior
tho you must leave me on the shore
would you heal my heart
to get me back, to get me back, to get me back to her?

doo doo doo da doo doo doo doo da dooo doo doo doo da doo doo doo doo da doo da dooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhooohhohohhoooooo
Track Name: Joan
John you know you're the only one i've ever
wanted to take the train for
the Hudson parts its' ways for us
and if we talk real careful
if we sip real slow
your family back home will forget you

John you know the days are getting long for these old bones
i find myself drifting out to space
and you know if i had the time i'd pray for you
everyday
if i was a god loving woman

but i don't believe
in anything
because you won't let me believe in you

so i guess it's best to blame me
i guess it's best to frame me
and fire me for things that aren't true

i've been living on my own
but i find that you're the song
i sing all the time when i'm blue

what have you done to me?
what have you done to me, oh my god, what have you done?

John you don't need to
come inside
just stay right there by
the front door

thanks for coming to pick me up
it's too cold of a day
and my muscles are all sore

all i can offer
this christmas is my company
i'm sorry
i don't have nothing more

but i'll never get rid
of anything
in case you ever want something back

i know it seems a mess but
i really try my best
to clear a path when i hear you're in town

i've been living on my own
but i find that you're the song
i sing all the time when i'm blue

what have you done to me?
what have you done to me, oh my god, what have you done?