Wrong Bomb

by Shy Mirrors

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Gary Sleith I came across this in someone's end of year list and had to check it out due to the Ramones-meets-Superchunk reference, which is pretty spot on! Favorite track: Tears from Cryin'.
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released June 11, 2013

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All songs/recordings by Mike Downey. Shy Mirrors was active from 2010-2016.

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Track Name: Tears from Cryin'
You don't have to apologize if you don't want to
I've spent so many years with a busted halo and I love you
Sometimes it's best left behind
I don't even need to make it right
But I can't stop those tears from cryin'
So push my face down against the pavement
I never saw it
I want to be left alone in the same place, same time and I hate it
Track Name: Lips for Starters
Copper Blue the words came through
but now you're beatin' up on my halo
Star sign a friend of mine but I don't know where'd you go
I don't want to be fine if I can't be with you tonight
I don't want to be without you
Erasers and Sharpie markers
You can skip the colors
Bring back my ripped jeans and your lips for starters
Track Name: Tramming Up
I don't mind when I wake up you're all mine
In the airport
On the South Lawn
Where the tram tops up the tower it takes so long
And I don't care if I get lost you're still there
In the hallway
By the Space Camp
Where they sell the tofu and noodles next to the bus stop
Through the window
Around the lake house
When I plug myself into the outlet and do the dead dance
Track Name: Patients
All I wanna do is be with you
All I wanna talk about is how we're gonna stick around
I put my headphones on and you can feel like there's no one home
Sometimes I get depressed because I miss my friends back home
There's times when I don't have the patience to stick it out
I run away from it all and drink at the bar alone
That summer rain brings me back to you
Track Name: No Brainer
Just wanna talk about the things I said when I was talkin' to you
I don't use my brain
I don't use it
It's always the same
Track Name: Life at Zero
All is fair so I'll braid your hair with the stereo wire
Star sign burned into mine I'm a cheapskate
Burns like a cherry on top at restart
Burns like a cherry on top, the high flame
Starts slow, life at zero, you can fuck me up the telephone pole
You can rock me out on the flagpole
Light the match and leave the house
Tie my laces to the post
Track Name: Wrong Bomb
Nuclear bomb you got it wrong
You let me put your heart in a song
Good at crossing wires and flip your switch because you know I want to
Nuclear bomb you got it right
You let me spill my guts all night over the kitchen floor
I cleaned it up because you know I hate to
I wanted out
Run away, get out of the house today
Television dream I tried to keep my stories straight but I can't think
Parolled and skipping town
I'm too dumb to not hang around
Television screen I think it's weak
You drop the hammer and make me squeak
On house arrest I wanted you and I wanted this to end
Track Name: Cavemen
When the caveman takes a wife
You can do that a couple of times
It gets harder to scrape out from under the bus wheels and make it right
When you deceive every one you know
You can't stop but you sure can go
You get older and break your neck at the skate park
You write the check
That's how it started
I repeat it now
We are cavemen and we never had a clue
Track Name: Service Merchandise
You roll down the conveyor belt now
A storm of bubble wrap and your arms full
You don't wanna go to the movies
You got a slingshot and a bag of ball bearings
I watched you shoot out windows in the parking lot
because I just wanna be near you
It's a boring afternoon in June
and the IHOP parking lot was full
Service Merchandise with a smile
You kept the floor staff busy
You took me aisle to aisle
Around the racks where they keep the tanks
In the back where they stack the crates
Track Name: Vatican Leaks
You switch the lights right out
I guess your way through black hole and I'm gone now
You scratch the message down
I make exceptions so you think it's light out
Past persuasion
Honesty about the way I want to be
Vatican leaks are dripping down on you and me
You put your weapons down
I like the way I put my hands on