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MOBO Presents: The Perfect Cast EP featuring Modern Baseball

by Modern Baseball

Hey you, that's no way out. You can't find help in a bottle or a cut. They'll choose the wrong way to remember you. They'll find the wrong words to say... Hey man, whatcha thinking about? Not to be blunt, but haven't heard from you in days. Are you okay? You can talk to me. Do you have anything to say? It’s fun to be all talk, but I won't be here forever. Rough time to be a lost soul, I'm sure, but we feel the same. Death won't bring friends and flowers to your grave. You don't know how to behave, when we're so far. Hey man, whatcha up to now? That's so typical Bren, all you sing about is girls. Take a stand man, you can find voice that's not haunted by old flings. Hey kid, think you got a sec? I can call you. I just wanted to check in. It's been a lifetime since we spoke last, I have a thousand things to say... Let's go we can't lose another day in your old room. Caught you wasting away on accolades for songs you wrote, paralyzed by change, but scared to death that you might stay the same...
Downstairs, halfway dead, suckin down coffee from a black old fountain. Is your home where you lay your head or where your fake swordfish is mounted? Eyes-cross, habitually I would leave the room prematurely with a tiny little pile of dark roast grounds where I once stood just enough there to keep me safe. Rained-out, wrapped right up in our metaphorical overpriced ponchos. Endless rides home, circling the block for the whisper of a word we didn't know how to use in a sentence. Saw you. Went home. Drank myself silly in the basement alone, and the spiders were showing off a sense of humor on the ceiling, spinning letters together. I read “ we keep you safe." Lost art, lost boy watching a grown man drink a 211 at 11 a.m. Our old joy! But everything is changing even faster than it was back then. You hold me. It feels like I am finally closing my eyes after a year and a half long day, and I am tired as hell. Listen close, do you know that you keep me safe?
It's not fair. All is wrong, again. I'm not right; content with regret. And it's so late. And I'm so tired, again. Yet, wide awake. Forget what you said... Catch me wasting away, or whatever. Spend all my time, confined to home. Forget what you said, why bother? I'll never forget you said... This Is all so surreal. What is this place? So many mirrored faces, but not a single name. And "it's alright", I sing it everyday; one thousand times, one thousand ways. Catch me wasting away, or whatever. Spend all my time, confined to home. Forget what you said, why bother? I'll never forget you said. "You'll be face to face with forever, if you spend all your time alone. Do you remember what you said when we met? I'll never forget you said.” You and I were made to feel this way, when worlds collide will you be there with me?
Didn't watch your ex’s set. I just left and thought about you; like when your teeth graze those lips, when you begin to smile. Later, you took my hand. You lead us to the doorway, but you let go of me once you saw all your friends. And I've known you forever. At least that's what I tell Jake, when I'm too drunk to walk home, when your brother is away. You suggested I write a song about the first time we met, but I can't seem to remember where or when. Couldn't watch your ex's set. Instead I wrote this song about you. Thought, "would you show your kids, if you found the time was right?" You'd tell them where and when. You never thought I'd leave the east coast. We were young and full of sin. And I too dumb to understand. Yet I've loved you forever. At least that's what I tell Holt, when I'm too drunk to lie, too drugged to be alone. You suggested I write a song about the first time we met, well I don't wanna remember there or then. So, is this the hook you wanted? Is it stuck inside your head? Can you sing it with your friends, or alone? So, am I what you needed? Say you love me to my face, grin and gossip, walk away and then go... "So is this the hook you wanted? To sing about me to my friends? Well you're just stuck inside your head, all alone. You were all I needed. Said I loved you to your face, but you just laughed and walked away."
Are you hearing me? Are you "Embracing Facts?” Say things you understand, that way you’re catching my drift. Will you stay with me? Will you sleep here tonight? Just don't walk away when I say “crush.” Are you here with me? Or are you out in Space, orbiting? Think you know everything we got coming? Will you stay with me? Please don't walk away. Can't wrap my head around this. I don't wanna understand. You and I have come such a long way, for us to start again.
I'm just not the same, and I'm never gonna be again. Pissing contest in the parking lot, I wonder if I'll win. I'll just point and blame to the bottles under the third bench. It's not hard to hoax a smile in front of your friends. I spend a lot of time reading up on things I do, I spend the other time with you. I'll just moan and complain, about how I'm over "all this." Two short of a Joinerbomb, they'll grin and gossip. I spend a lot of time reading up on things I do. The quarrels with myself are turning into feuds. Investigate your tone of voice for subtle clues. Are you the one who change me? Am I the one who changed you? You're just not the same as when we met I don't know you anymore. Can you take me back to the time when your clothes took up my drawers? Of all the horrid things: your stupid smile; I saw your face when I said why'd you have to go and change, ruin what we made, destroy everything. I'm just not the same.





released October 23, 2015

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered in Philadelphia, PA
Produced by Modern Baseball
Engineered by Jacob Ewald and Ian Farmer at The Headroom
Mixed by Matt Schimelfenig at Miner Street Recordings
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe at Maniac Mansion
Artwork by Beau Brynes
Original Photo by Jessica Flynn
Calligraphy by Perry Shall

"The Waterboy Returns"
Additional lyrics written by Cameron Boucher
Tambourine by Andrew Dole

"Alpha Kappa Fall Of Troy The Movie Part Deux (2 Disc Directors Cut)" originally released as "Alpha Kappa Fall Of Troy The Movie Part Deux" February 3rd, 2015 on "Strength In Weakness" via Lame-O Records

To Matt, we have been swooned by your creative ear. Thank you for all the hard work you put into this release; your imprint will forever give us a big ol’ smile. Thank you for making this something special. 

Thank you to Lame-O Records; our families and friends.
The MOBO Team:
Andrew Ellis, Stevie Hopkins, Matt Malles, Talia Miller, Jason Parent, Perry Shall, Tom Taaffe, Kyle Thrash.
Our family at Run For Cover Records.
Beau Brynes, Matt Schimelfenig and Ryan Schwabe.
All the friends who have accompanied us on the road.
Everyone who has helped and supported us along the way.
Thanks y’all.

A special thank you to Eric Osman, Emily Hakes, Jessica Flynn, Jake Katz, Jacob Overholt, Curtis Fairbrother & Cam Boucher.


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