2015 Demos

by Aaron Kelly

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1.
I won’t forget the time we spent together Now get out of my room I don't pretend to know where I'm going Do you not know where you're going, too Seems like now might be a good time to admit That it's hard as shit He'd put a little bit of cocaine in his coffee And call it vitamin C He cut the body panels off of his Alfa Romeo And reached historically impressive speeds He's not a felon, just a fun-loving man Whom your father may not understand The boys in the band Sleeping in a van Shrugging off the risk Without so much as a contingency plan Can we Frankenstein one microphone stand Lend your hearts, ears, money, and a hand To the band The driving force was loud of course, intelligent beyond remorse Special collector kind He sang Psycho Killer better than a Talking Head And wrote a song about perspective from a skeptical mind He kept me going when the going got rough I don’t tell him that enough We may have finally found the secret to short-term success Keep expectations low We played Chicago Street on Saturday and moved some feet Got all dressed up, and all of you came to the show We played some brand new songs And everyone there sang along With the boys and girls in the bands Sleeping in a van Shrugging off the risk Without so much as a contingency plan Make a little baby dance Lend your hearts to the band We'll be back when we can But we need parts for the van So give your money to the merchandise stand
2.
There's a new girl in the office Her hair is pink and blonde I've only seen her one time Now she's all I want At break time I'll go up there And lean on a vending machine Hoping she gets hungry Stumbles into me Singing, hello, my love Am I in love Armando thinks I'm crazy But I believe in love Just every time it happens I make the wrong move As I wander around the warehouse I wonder what to say It's kind of like meeting Jesus On judgement day Singing, hello, my lord Am I good enough My hands are dirty Hers are clean She wears a braided lapis ring I pack boxes like a doggone machine And she's up there In the cool air With her pink hair Waiting for me I saw her in the hallway And found the courage to try Give a boy a chance This Friday night She just laughed and said fiance Singer in a band I should come see him She don't understand He'll sing "hello, my love We're so in love" Everyday I wonder Why am I alone I haven't found an answer And the story goes There's a new girl in the office I've seen her once or twice Enough to know for sure She's not my type
3.
I never was a frat boy In my seven years at school But I'd still puff up and say dumb stuff Like "Shakespeare was a fool" And I never got a PhD Not an STD or drinks for free But I could find my way Straight to the floor It was $6.99 for thirty beers But all you really needed was ten To steal a bike and or go and get in a fight With some dude who's going to make you regret it I don't regret a lick of it I learned a little but I lived a lot If I could change just one thing I would have sold a little pot So kids who drop out of school Be as wild as you can Learn to break all of the rules Keep an eye on the man Or you'll start keeping score I guess I'm not in college anymore Academically I was challenged But I was finally out on my own Brand new crown, so determined and bound To fail my lonely way back home C, D, F, yes, A, B, no My first year lasted two I was put on probation for procrastination Of having anything to do I'm the first one on my daddy's side To make it all the way to the end That just means I put the money down That I didn't really have to spend A nine to five can keep you alive But it feels like a dead man’s crawl I can’t believe the frequency These student loan collectors call So kids who make it through school Be as wild as you can Learn to break all of the rules Keep an eye on the man Or you'll start keeping score I guess I'm not in college anymore So kids who don't go to school Be as wild as you can Learn to break all of the rules Keep an eye on the man Or you'll start keeping score I guess I'm not in college anymore
4.
I can hear commotion breathing still And can still remember how it felt I can see the motion Of the throw that broke the spirit Of the marriage with a crushing final blow I was just a boy inside my shoes But upstairs I was less and less confused I knew that it was ending And there's no sense in pretending There's anything that anyone could lose Come on too strong Find your self committed To someone you can't live with Looking out for snippets you can lean on Baby, when the thrill is gone I don't remember how they used to treat The other like a prophet or a thief It seemed like love was only A condition of the lonely But still I found it near enough to keep Now I have never thought to settle down The wanderlust inside me's just too loud I can't decide on anything A wedding ring or baby name I'm happy with a night out on the town Come on too strong Find your self committed To someone you can't live with Looking out for snippets you can lean on Baby, when the thrill is gone Now dad is gone and mom is going strong She was by his side when he passed on He said you are my angel, there’s no way that I can thank you She smiled and said our son will write a song (and call it) Come on too strong Find your self committed To someone you can't live with Looking out for snippets you can lean on Baby, when the thrill is gone

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Demos of songs being recorded for Aaron Kelly's debut solo LP. Available November 2015.

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released February 8, 2015

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