SAD 4 SAD

by anna ladd

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released September 21, 2015

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Track Name: Anna Ladd - market frankford whine
a couple months from now i'll still be avoiding karaoke
i'll make excuses on excuses - ray's is just a bit too smokey
or my head hurts or i'm tired or my legs won't take me far
because i feel like an impostor at the bar

the cicadas are pounding on my window
might as well be pounding on my head
on the skull that encases this self loathing brain
and its alcohol influenced dread

oh the bar, the bar, the bar
i would meet you there tonight but my legs are trapped in tar
maybe i'm in a sinkhole and just can't reach my phone
you won't find me tonight at the bar

maybe i am useless at being twenty one
and engaging in the mostly harmless youthful type of fun
maybe i am boring and a little bit bizarre
but i feel like an impostor at the bar

i wish i didn't have to think so much
and could just sit down and have a beer with my lunch
but nothing is that simple when you have a beer with me
i'll tell you that i can't because i am lost at sea

oh the bar, the bar, the bar
i am a missing person in a runaway car
but my tired sober brain is struggling to think
of any more excuses for why i cannot drink
oh tonight, tonight, tonight
please just let me go and let me leave without a fight
an explanation or a story or another bad excuse
for why my friday night does not involve some booze
because sometimes i take things too far
and i feel like an impostor at the bar
because sometimes i take things too far
and i feel like an impostor at the bar
Track Name: Anna Ladd - i only care when it's convenient
i have a mouth i have a brain i have a body
i have eyes and i have teeth and i have claws
meet me at the top of the food chain
with the men who bring you down without a pause

i hate the beefy, the aggressive, the harassment
things i have experienced firsthand
i reject your thick juicy steak near my mouth
but it's only the supply to my demand

how can i say that i am opposed to violence
uncomfortable with the masculine and lewd
how can i say that i am opposed to violence
when it takes place every day in my food?

oh i want to use my mouth for something more
than biting down on something that has bled
oh i want to use this body for good
connect the dots between my stomach and my head

i have a mouth i have a brain i have a body
i have eyes, i have teeth, i have claws
i am defined by what i do with these parts
the sum of what i put between my jaws

how can i say that i am opposed to violence
uncomfortable with the masculine and lewd
how can i say that i am opposed to violence
when it takes place every day in my food?
Track Name: Anna Ladd - guys bein' dudes
telling me what to wear
or how i should do my hear
or that we could make a pair
just guys bein' dudes

grabbing me on the street
though we have yet to meet
from the safety of your backseat
just guys bein' dudes

and what about that clown
who demands i take this frown
and turn it upside down
just guys bein' dudes

GUYS BEING DUDES
IS NOT AN EXCUSE
GUYS BEING DUDES
IS NOT AN EXCUSE

no one things you're funny
don't ever talk to me
what worse could there be
than guys being dudes?
Track Name: Coping Skills - Baptism on the BSL
Spent my last few dollars on subway fare
So I could say I'm getting there
An eternity on the train floor
Damned for passing through your front door

I'm not getting anywhere

You're a serpent waiting with baited breath
A traitor who will not repent
Poisonous apple, ultimate temptation
Destroyer of the perfect civilization

I'm not getting anywhere

I'm not better, and I'm not worse
Bound forever to this curse

Tear my body limb from limb
Sew me up in virgin skin
I want to be born pure again
Track Name: Coping Skills - An (Almost) Craigslist Reality TV Show
Numb legs, you still made it to the bathroom
Choke up all the poison kept inside you
How'd it taste the second time around?
It's the only thing that comes out of your mouth

Paint a pretty picture for the whole world to see,
But I can hear what happens behind closed doors

Numb hands, you still made it to the box of wine
Pick up and knock you down every time
How'd it feel falling flat off your chair?
The scars from this place won't always be there

Bitterness seeps into your bones from the wood-paneled walls
Tell yourself every day it's anything but your own fault

Numb brain, I still made it to the mattress
Lock up myself inside a fortress
I will leave this place and never come back
I will leave this place
Track Name: Coping Skills - Gals Bein' Pals
Holding back my hair
As I throw up everywhere
We really make a good pair
Just gals bein' pals

Defending me on the street
From the dudes I don't wanna meet
Isn't that so sweet?
Just gals bein' pals

And what about that friend
On who I can always depend?
Together to the end
Just gals bein' pals

No better pals than other gals

I could endlessly reminisce
On why I love ya like a sis
What's better than this?
Just gals bein' pals