Swallow Your Plans

from by King Toad

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about

I wrote this song way back in 2002 (I think) and recorded a quick, sloppy version to 4 track. I'd been meaning to record a "proper" album version for a long time, and recorded a few different versions for "Bad Guy!" Apparently this is the one I liked best. An alternate version of the song (same music, different lyrics & vocals) was released earlier in the year under the title "Parachute Jumper" for the Bette Davis "Three On A Match" LP. 3oam.bandcamp.com

lyrics

You watched the cars come & go
They moved along in rows as the daylight quickly waned
You felt the cold on your face
Held your scarf in place & quickly buried the day's remains

They'll find you standing there
You squint your eyes & think
You never will be left behind again

You're out there on your own
20 years from home
I will be standing on the corner in the rain

The dim light shines in the hall
As you watch your body fall
Through the doorway toward the kitchen sink and
The water falls into your hands
You swallow all your plans and
Everything you hate will drown in your mouth

Nobody follows me home
I will remind you that
I never will be left behind, and when

You're out there on your own
Shouting through the phone
I will be standing on the corner in the rain

And when you're on the window ledge
Moving closer towards the edge
I will be hiding in the corners of your brain

You want the lightning, not the thunder
You're scared to move because you might go under
Where were you when you woke up today?
When you woke up today?
When you woke up today?
Or did you wake up today?

And I go ahhhh.....

You're out there on your own
All your thoughts are overgrown
I will be burning my umbrella in the rain

And when you hear the final call
They need someone to take the fall but you said
You would never be that way again, no no
Not that way again, no no
Not that way again, no no
No no no

credits

from Hooray for the Bad Guy!, released October 10, 2011
Toad done did: organ, acoustic guitar, bass, vocals, percussion, clarinet, programming

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King Toad Iowa City, Iowa

Making a noise and multi-tracking it since 199something, mostly here in my room/s in Iowa City, IA.

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