You Better Be

by JellyBones

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Written in basements, recorded in a cold & snowy shed.
Digital download comes with a digital booklet, containing all album artwork - 20 different album covers!

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released July 10, 2012

All songs written & produced by Frank Lintzeris & JellyBones.
Recorded & Mixed by Filip Skrzesinski in a shed, December 2011.
Mastered by Carl Saff.
© JellyBones 2012

JellyBones:
• Frank Lintzeris - vocals, guitars, bass, organs, percussion
• Henry Brennan - guitars, organ
• Geon Tillinghast - drums, keyboards, organs, vocals, percussion
• Ryan Ayers - bass
• Eric Donati - guitar

Guest Appearances by:
• Katie Bendorf of Elephant Gun (violin)
• Matt Engers of Dr. Manhattan (vocals)
• Hanna Azcui (vocals)
• Jaime Kulik (vocals)
• Maren McNamara (vocals)

Album artwork by Peter Clementi (paintings and drawings) & Geon Tillinghast (photos, graphics, and layout)

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JellyBones is the spongey sound of youth spinning happily out of control. They extend a glowing arm to take us down to the basement & through the washing machine, where we'll leave behind the foggy teenage plains & sniff the crisp snows of the Matterhorn ... more

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Track Name: Number One Hit Wonder
So please take me away.
I feel I dont belong.
Because I do good people wrong,
And I'll write some fucking song.

And I know it's hard to break
The links that build this chain.
The words I'm writing down
Only spin my head around.

So please take me away.
I know I dont belong.
And I know I'll do you wrong,
And I'll write some fucking song.

And I know it's hard to break
The links that built this chain.
The chain that binds my brain is driving me insane.

All away my thoughts will go.
All of my troubles soon be dead.
'Cause no one's here to wake me up,
I may as well be dead here in my bed.
Track Name: Wine-O Tek
I can't unfill my head,
It's filled with things you've said.
It's getting hard to think,
I think I need a drink.
Drink, and then I drive.
Go out for the night,
And then I fall asleep with someone next to me.

I carry on my back the burdens of my past.
A me that was before,
A me that is no more.
There's something I have seen.
There's something I must be.
Slipping though my hands,
The things I never had.

Blood's thicker than wine,
But wine's a better time.
Blood's thicker than wine,
But wine's a better time.
Blood's thicker than wine,
But wine's a better time.
Blood's thicker than wine,
But wine's a better time.
Track Name: Ether Flavored Easter Eggs
Everyone is walking over eggshells now.
Our hands cover our moving mouths.
And if anyone you know is out to stab your back,
Just stab right back.
Or scribble with a pen.

How you don't like it.
How you should fight it.
How you despise it.
HOW YOU DESPISE IT.

The grass is always greener on the other side.
Your lips, they move.
They speak no lie.
And if any word you say, it seems to catch my ear...
Why can't you hear?
I've made it very clear.

But you don't like it.
You try and fight it.
How you despise it.
HOW YOU DESPISE IT.

But, you've never tried it.
I think you could like it.
You always fight it.
How you despise it..
Track Name: Practical Botani
So grow, grow, grow around me.
Reach up to the sky.
Until I'm so below you that I can't see your eyes.

Learn, learn, learn your way to move on with your life.
Until I'm so behind you that you can't describe.

Beyond these lines,
There something hides.
Behind these eyes,
There something lies.

So grow, grow, grow around me.
You're stronger than I am.
So, blossom into something I know I never can.

so, find, find, find your comfort,
And hold on to it tight.
You find yourself a lover.
And boy, you treat her right.

Beyond these lines,
There something hides.
Behind these eyes,
There something lies.
Track Name: Every Color of the Spectrum ((WHITE))
Yeah, maybe it's wrong to feel alright,
And maybe I'm used to feelin' blue.
And just like the sun sets in the sky,
I feel I'm landing on the moon.

Maybe I'm wasting up our time.
Tell me, who's happy or amused?
Yeah, maybe I crossed some sort of line
Trying to get my point to you.

But you do what you choose.
I'm confused.
What to do?

Today I am dead,
Tomorrow alive.
Tomorrow I'm red,
And the next day I'm blue.

And Every day I die, and decide
Just what it is that I'm gonna do.

As you do what you do,
I'm confused.
I feel used.

Watch you do what you do.
I'm confused.
What to do?
Track Name: Music For An Escalator
Give me your name, and I'll give you a call..
And write your name in red all over my walls.
Just so I know you let me go.

Give me a car, and we'll go down the road..
And find a place where it never gets cold.
Just you and me.
We'll see some things.

We have the world to tell.
Plenty of things to see.
Something you knew so well...

Take off our shoes, and we'll climb up a tree!
Then climb back down using only our feet!
It could be good, us in the woods.

You should have fun, it's a beautiful day.
With time to kill, only minutes to waste.
Nothing to do.
Just me and you.

We have the world to see.
Plenty of things to tell.
Somethings you knew so well..
Track Name: Gettin' By
I've no thoughts in my head.
Empty this loneliness
Into feelings of regret,
'Til there's just this rotten emptiness.

And I try to feel alright.
Yeah, I try just to get by.

There's a heart in my chest,
And it's beating none the less.
Standing tall through the falls,
It's been beating through it all.

So, I guess I feel alright.
And I guess I'm getting by.
Said, "I guess I feel alright."
Yeah, I guess I'm getting by.
Track Name: Major Psychedelia
And where this tale ends, another one begins...
Another long road, that leads me to all my friends.
And in the winter night, I'm huddled underground.
I am alone, I am afraid to make a sound.

Goodbye blue eyes.
Just you, blue moon.

We walked ten thousand miles inside our dying skin.
Along those paths we walked.
Our hearts, they filled us in.
Along those dusty trails we tread inside our minds,
We found the ugly truth each one of us would hide.

Goodbye blue eyes.
Just you, blue moon.
Track Name: Maggie With a Moustache
There she was, very small.
Barely standing five feet tall.
Stomps her feets, shakes her hips.
But then I seen her upper lip!

Maggie with a moustache!
Maggie with a moustache!
Maggie with a moustache!
Maggie with a moustache!

So I grabbed her hand, and we took a walk.
And I rolled a joint, and we had a talk.
Then we passed a man... I heard him go,
"Hey, what's that THING under that girl's nose?"

Maggie with a moustache!
Maggie with a moustache!
Maggie with a moustache!
Maggie with a moustache!

Well, her eyes were filled with big, blue tears.
All those hurtful words that filled her ears.
So, I took her down to the barber shop.
We chopped it off, and all the tear drops stopped!

Maggie with a moustache!
Maggie with a moustache!
Maggie with a moustache!
Maggie has no moustache!
Track Name: For You
Hey, baby.
Let me take you for a ride.
Yeah, in my car we're gonna fly.
Yeah, we'll be soaring real high.
We'll be soaring real high.

Yeah, baby.
I feel your love inside my veins.
You're sending good vibes to my brains.
You're gonna make me go insane.
You're gonna make me go insane.
You're gonna make me go insane.

Hey, lady.
Prove to me there's no one else.
I wanna keep you to myself,
'Cause we don't need nobody else.
We don't need nobody else.

Yeah, lady.
You give me something in my soul.
You fill my life with rocky roads.
The only thing I'll ever know.
The only thing I'll ever know.
The only thing I'll ever know.
Track Name: John Lennon (I Love You)
What a sweet thing.
Gazing in through mirrors to see.
One million different things to be.
An endless possibility.

While peeking in through this door I've tried to find.
Within a mirror inside my mind,
I've learned that everything's alright.

I'm looking in you.
I am wrapped in golden hair.
Immersed in love, I feel right here.
I want to feel you everywhere.

While smoking tree leaves.
As the white smoke fills your head.
As you drift off into rest,
Lullabys put you into bed.
Track Name: Snowfall
Well.. The snow falls on the ground,
Like the night you went away.
I recall moments now,
Just like yesterday.
I keep thinking to my past.
The decisions that I made.
Not a single one makes sense.
I'm the only one to blame.

Up all night.
I just can't fall asleep,
'Cause I might see your face haunting all my dreams.

I still miss you so,
I never wanted you to leave.
I just can't let go,
I miss you sleeping next to me.
I miss you sleeping next to me.

Well... The snow falls on the ground,
Like those nights that we would lay.
The thought of them alone, it tears my heart away.
It's the silence in the cold,
And the night's cut into day.
& the lonesome of my room only fills me up with pain.
It only fills me up with pain.

Up all night.
I just can't fall asleep,
'Cause I might see your face haunting all my dreams.

I still miss you so,
I never wanted you to leave.
I just can't let go,
I miss you singing me to sleep.
I miss you singing me to sleep.
Track Name: Makin'
Yeah, let's forget the world outside
'Cause life's simpler here with you.
I love your lips,
I love your eyes,
And I love drinking here with you.

I'm singing songs all through the night.
Pour your drinks, and light your smokes.
I'll make love to you all night.
Baby, all of that and more.

To see the look on your face
While I'm makin' your day...
Hey! Hey! Yeah...

I seen a look in your eyes.
In for a pleasant surprise.

Yeah, I don't even know your name...
But I know that you're alright.
And I don't even know your game...
But I'll be playing it tonight.

To see the look on your face
While I'm makin' your day.
Hey! Hey! Yeah...

I seen a look in your eyes.
In for a pleasant surprise.
Track Name: Untitled 1
And I can't seem to see a thing.
I've got two eyes,
But I am blind.

And where I've been, I've seen some things.
I tried to find my peace of mind.

But now I see.
And now I read between the lines.
Up to the stars,
I see the sky.

Walk with bare feet.
Stroll through the street.
And I see your smile,
It's been a while.

Do I miss you?
Those things you do?
All of your lies?
All of the time...

And now I see.
And now I read between the lines.
Up to the stars,
I see the sky.

And now I see.
And now I read between the lines.
Up to the stars,
I see the sky.
Track Name: Moon Baby
You.
You've got me.
Any time you need me at all,
You know I'm free.

I've got you.
Any time I give you a call,
It won't go through.

So can you play today?
Will you send me on my way?
Is it safe to say you'll stay?
Or are you done with all your games?

You should see.
I'll be anything that you want,
If you ask me to be.

I waste my time
Thinking of the life we could have,
If you was mine.

So can you play today?
Or will you send me on my way?
Is it safe to say you'll stay?
Or are you done with silly games?
Track Name: More Like a Crow
I am on the ground.
The world is spinning around.
I am without a home, but I'm not alone.

And in the darkness of night,
I'm looking into your eyes.
I hold your body near,
I hope you don't leave here.

I wanna know what it takes to make it so.
I wanna see exactly what it is you see in me.

I miss my mom and dad,
And all the things they had.
But then I left that home, so now I'm on my own.

I need to pass my time
While spending every dime.
Accepting things I fear,
I wish that you'd stay here.

'Cause I wanna know what it is that made this so.
I wanna see whatever it is you think you see in me.

Things keep moving way too fast
When I want something to last.
And I don't have time to waste,
Because I'm aging every day.

I wanna know what it takes to make it so.
I wanna see exactly what it is you see in me.
Track Name: From Within a Dream
We went out in winter snow
Without our coats, and nearly froze.

Frostbite bit your nose,
And made it's way down to your toes.

The world is frosty,
Your eyes are glossy,
And on our merry way we go...

We traded in our summer breeze
For pretty coloured autumn trees.

And as we buckled at the knees,
The world gave out from underneath.

Red rose cheeks blushing.
Your heartbeat rushing.
I feel it pounding under me...
Track Name: Ode To Winter
Green fades to orange,
Falls to the ground.

Yellow turns brown,
Then fades away.

My skin is warm under the sun..
But as it sets, the cold fills in.

Under my skin,
Down to the bone.

My heartbeat's home.
My ribcage.

Frozen in one place,
I can't be late.
I can't be missing you tonight.

These days seem long,
Minutes drag on.

The months fly by,
Snow fills the lawns.

Children make men out of white snow.
Stacked out like globes.
Stacked three globes high.

We've got six months of being mean
Until the ice melts into green,
And sunlight pours into our eyes.
Bringing our dead bodies to life.
Track Name: A Warm Banana Nut Muffin
Reading words I wish you said.
In my lips, a cigarette.
Rumor spread that my best friend
Woke me up when I was dead.
Lost inside my lucid dream.
Reality surrounding me.
Feel like not floating around,
Soon you'll be leaving out of town.

Well, goodbye.
Yeah, goodbye.

I'm writing words I wish i said.
I'm smoking lots of cigarettes.
Rumor spread, you're my best friend.
You woke me up when I was dead.
You pulled me from my lucid dream.
You kick the shit right outta me.
And now that I'm sticking around,
You be dippin' outta town..

So, goodbye.
I said goodbye.

I wanna go.
Take me so far away.
I have no home.
Gimme a place to stay.