Mass Amnesia

by Ted Hattemer

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $7 USD  or more

     

1.
If you think there are no fair games For all the weariness and decline Hangs around to remind us we are not counted today Stepped up spoke up but the words were rearranged Mass amnesia bout down and out Tides go back out wind dies down leave you paddling home That's the whole rise on one year's price From an up-tipped ship took a trip back now You get yourself you get yourself back It's how the deck gets stacked It's how the deck gets stacked How the deck get stacked
2.
Front door was open, porch light was blue Radio played softly, we were through Dogs were sleeping, you opened a beer Bedroom light burned out, why are we here It’s hard not to say, gave it away Got in the way, gave up today Landlord’s an asshole, you keep the lease I’ll get my things, and give you release I’m taking the records, and the ones I gave you You never listened, I wished I knew It’s hard not to say, changed in a day Got in the way, gave up today Half empty houses, half of our friends All of those couples, none in the end Last night is over, morning is here Days and weeks, turn into a year It’s hard not to say, gave it away Got in the way, gave up today
3.
July 04:14
Costumes for the weekend, Salvation Army finds July is so damn honest, it's way too hot now to lie And no ones going to show me, that plans are made one at a time See myself on the sofa, believing ghosts can fly And my work becomes the meaning, despite all that I have tried Vines on the back fence were planted by and by As they appear I wonder, will they be there when we die Imagine all that you have done, replaced by all you left behind Costumes for the weekend, Salvation Army finds July is so damn honest, it's way too hot now to lie
4.
Running Home 03:16
Been way out of order on the wrong side of the room Saddest news comes in and we lose Let it all just happen, time alone ain’t nothing new Losing ground to what is not true It’s the way we love We throw away our dreams It’s the way we love You’re somewhere else it seems and I say Who are we running home You and I can argue, our stories are nothing new Can’t remember another you We let it all just happen, time alone ain’t nothing new And talking it through will just never do It’s the way we love You’re somewhere else it seems It’s the way we love We throw away our dreams and I say Who are we running home
5.
Looking out from the window You see the day drift on by Happy hour is a state of mind One that you identify Every day plans are laid ones that take you where they may Understand that one man only brings up what he can Losing time with the smoking Some friends may sympathize Kills the boredom when you’re in between What you thought you’d realized Every day plans are laid ones that take you where they may Understand that one man only brings up what he can Building life on some paper ‘Till the TV sucks you in Things remain when things remain Nothings happening
6.
Bourdain 04:26
Yellow cab was always waiting, cigarettes were for the taking You wrote a dream, got overtaken, and I don’t know why Silver hair your skin was aging, you looked like all we’ve been craving Said your piece, the night was fading and we all said goodbye If you bow out then how do we get by Whiskey, wine, and beer elated, Sun came up, friends forgave you Sleep until it’s all dated beneath a darkened sky Promises the world was baited, collected thoughts and none were jaded You wrote it down and celebrated and now I want to cry If you bow out then how do we get by Shared a dream we all created, the less I know the more I hate it The words were why we all waited, and now I want to cry If you bow out then how do we get by
7.
Lots of things, to do today, but we just sit around November leaves are in the yard, but you don’t make a sound The afternoon slips away, the morning’s underground Take a walk around the block, watch the sky go black Eat a bit, then fall asleep, it’s time I don’t want back Phones don’t ring, the house alone, there’s nothing that we lack I’m okay, I wanna hear you say, I’m just glad that you’re around, in this old town The way the light falls on the chair, the way you feel in bed Or late at night, I’m up alone, or something that I read Coming home, I see you there, I’m happy in my head I’m okay, I wanna hear you say, I’m just glad that you’re around, in this old town
8.
Running out into uncut fields Telling stories that felt so real Walking up to the five-and-dime When the world was, when the world was nine Power was out in the neighborhood Candle lit up my bedroom Times were easy and I was fine When the world was, when the world was nine Crawdad fishing in summer-time Creek swimming past the pines, It’s on my mind Spent a buck at the antique store Never once thought we were poor Fell asleep dreaming I had time When the world was, when the world was nine Autumn came back in the night Down the road you moved out of sight Growing up came just in time When the world was, when the world was nine
9.
Had fun in summer rain Flowed away in a silent way I can’t place it so I’ll be gone All I wanted was to be the one I wanted it but it was always wrong Just wanted to be that one I know that it is only talk I know it won’t Had time with the little ones Followed them into a bigger way I can’t trace where I went wrong All I wanted was to be the one I wanted it but it was always wrong Just wanted to be that one I know that it is only talk I know it won’t Had time fade away from me Drove it down to a darker street I can’t face where I have gone All I wanted was to be the one I wanted it but it was always wrong Just wanted to be that one I know that it is only talk I know it won’t

credits

released January 3, 2020

All vocals, instruments, recording, and mixing by Ted Hattemer

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Ted Hattemer Columbus, Ohio

Member of Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments (drums), Moviola (bass), and other local Columbus, Ohio bands. I play all the instruments on these songs. Enjoy!

contact / help

Contact Ted Hattemer

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

If you like Ted Hattemer, you may also like: