Comfortable Bugs

by Bowman

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released 21 December 2012

Written and performed by Michael Guy Bowman.
Photography and logo by Tavia Morra.

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Track Name: Hard Reset
It's been a long time
It's been a long run
I think I'm ready for some - a little
Hard Reset

This is a new day
I've got a new job
I've got to tell everyone about a
Hard Reset

Hard Reset
Caught you on the rebound
Hard Reset
Caught you on the rebound

This is the right place
This is the right time
I'm telling you right now - this is a
Hard Reset

I'm on a new page
I've got a new beat
I'm so glad to have you on a
Hard Reset
Track Name: 69423
This train will make you feel pain, will make you feel pain
Tick tock trains - running on the fumes now
Turn it on, and how
Got to get high get down get lost come round

This yarn will make you burn barns, will make you burn barns
Big black barns - quite iconoclastic
How long will you last
If you should trip the light fantastic

And I'm not such an innocent kind of guy
'Cause it all comes down to do or die
So I won't pretend that I never get high

69423
Don't you blow your smoke on me

This knot will get you caught, will get you caught
Get your soul bought - keep it on the outside
Take it on your stride
'Cause you can't fall can't look can't run can't hide

This brick will get you sick, will get you sick
Just a big brick waiting in the windows
Every good friend knows
That once they're open they won't get closed

And I'm not such an innocent kind of guy
'Cause it all comes down to do or die
So I won't pretend that I never get high

69423
Don't you blow your smoke on me
I'm not crazy can't you see?
This is where I wanna be

69423
More than just your fantasy
Chain them up, don't set them free
These bright stars belong to me
Track Name: Bad Dudes
Now that you have joined the cause
You act as though you're owed applause
Is this your fight or are these bragging rights?

Don't pretend you really care
All you've changed is what you wear,
What you say, and who you turn away

You think you're bad (so bad)
With the flag that you've been waving (so bad)
With the world you think you're saving (so bad)
Is it a fight that you are craving?
Maybe it's just food

Are you a bad enough dude
To carry a torch, to ignite a feud
To change the whole world when you change your mood
It's hard to conclude
Are you bad or just rude?

Can you honestly afford
To spend your life a sandwich board
Your thick skin is only t-shirt thin

Your enormous sense of pride
Is just another place to hide
Let it go - your life is not for show

You think you're bad (so bad)
With the people you've been taunting (so bad)
And the message that you're flaunting (so bad)
But is the change that you've been wanting
All just attitude?

Are you a bad enough dude
To carry a torch - to ignite a feud
To change the whole world when you change your mood
If I might intrude
I think you're just some prude

You think you're bad (so bad)
It could almost be inspiring (so bad)
But from you it's only tiring (so bad)
If it's attention you're desiring
Maybe you're just screwed

Are you a bad enough dude
To carry a torch, to ignite a feud
To change the whole world when you change your mood
It's hard to conclude
Are you bad or just rude?
Track Name: Looking For A Rock
Please forgive me - I was not privy
The words I needed I'd not heeded
Now I see that I've made a blunder
I'm looking for a rock I can crawl under

I've enforced such a needless course
To a mindless goal that consumed my soul
But now that I've been torn asunder
I'm looking for a rock I can crawl under

Don't ask why it took 'til now
Cast your stones, I'll take my bow
If you think you do no wrong
Then you've been under your rock too long

Judge me as you would judge yourselves
We have all get skeletons on our shelves
If we don't let them fossilize
Our pet rocks will rule our lives

Though it's an impediment
I won't turn to sediment
Before you bring your gavel down
Look at the gravel all around
Track Name: Comfortable Bugs
We're comfortable bugs
And we don't really care what we're giving away
We live to laugh and love and play
Each magical day

We live in the rugs
And the things that we need we keep close at hand
So if you'd like to join our band
You know that you can

'Cause when you climb on the walls and hide in the trees
It's so nice coming down, hanging round in on your knees
In the comfort of friends with time you can spend
Who you'll proudly defend from now 'til the end

We're comfortable bugs living fun-loving lives in a wonderful world
Not a care for tomorrow, no pain, no sorrow, just boys and girls
We're comfortable bugs living fun-loving lives in a wonderful world
Without a care at all

We're comfortable bugs
But we're not really sure quite which way to go
So if you think you're in the know
Come be in our show

'Cause when you climb on the walls and hide in the trees
It's so nice coming down, hanging round in on your knees
In the comfort of friends with time you can spend
Who you'll proudly defend from now 'til the end

Say it again!

We're comfortable bugs living fun-loving lives in a wonderful world
Not a care for tomorrow, no pain, no sorrow, just boys and girls
We're comfortable bugs living fun-loving lives in a wonderful world
Without a care at all
Track Name: I'm Letting Go
All alone amongst the crowd a voice is in my head
"Is there something I'm supposed to do?"
Everybody laughing at the jokes I've never read
Am I still a member of the crew

Tuning to the rhythm of the music in the air
Sounding out the words inside my mind
The decoration fails to make me even care
What was I supposed to find?

I'm letting go
Of the chances I had but was always gonna blow
Of the beautiful people who never said hello
Of the life I'd have lived if I knew then what I know

Every night I sit and wait like something's gonna change
I'll remember how to really smile
The waves of time against my mind leave me deranged
Can I make this worth the while?

Your moves are fly but I'm a fly upon your wall
Look in my eyes and make me real
Teach me to dance when all the world's at the ball
Give me something I can really feel

I'm letting go
Of the chances I had but was always gonna blow
Of the beautiful people who never said hello
Of the life I'd have lived if I knew then what I know
Of the need to pretend that I'm living in a show
Of the notion that I'd stay the same and never grow
Of the great desperation to move against the flow
Of all the errors I knew at the moment they were made
Of the times that I left when I really should have stayed
Of the secret inside that I'm still afraid
Track Name: Three Small Words
Say it isn't so hard to hear the things I have to say
Say that I'm just a fool to think there's something in the way
I can always call you
I could never call you

Say I won't have to wait for some occasion to arise
Say the words I would say to you would come as no surprise
I can never tell you
I can only show you

One small chance - One thin line
No damn way I can conceive to say what's on my mind
I love you - Three small words
Just the dumbest thing I'm sure that you have ever heard
Each time I try to call it feels absurd

Say the truth deep inside your soul will only set you free
Say this kind of exposure makes you just as scared as me
I can hear my own voice
Rehearsing-all-lone-voice

Say if you saw me at my worst you would not turn away
Say there's more to look forward to than wondering what to say
Something I believe in
I'd take such relief in

One small chance - One thin line
No damn way I can conceive to say what's on my mind
I love you - Three small words
Just the dumbest thing I'm sure that you have ever heard
For now I guess the call remains deferred
Track Name: Every Time I Look Into Your Eyes
If the air gets colder
Would you care to smolder
Here between my shoulders
Underneath the skin of my disguise?

When the music's playing
What can be worth saying
Yours will leave me praying
Every time I look into your eyes

For your own protection
Mind your eyes' reflection
Like a strange projection
You will leave your subjects hypnotized

Radiant and dangerous
Though the act is painless
I go nearly brainless
Every time I look into your eyes

Where do all of the walls go
When you walk in the door
You are the "and's" and the "also's"
I am the "either" and "or"
You look to me like an angel
I took to you like a drug
Bizarro heaven or strange hell
We both were comfortable bugs

Like a born romantic
Mine are words pedantic
Left to my own antics
Nothing I have learned at all applies

Things that I hold sacred
Tenderly invaded
I am nearly naked
Every time I look into your eyes

I can't remember the lies
Why is it such a surprise?
Track Name: Roll With The Punches
Who do we know when we know who we are?
Who do we play when we're playing our part?
Why do we keep putting on disguises
Clinging to the cheapest of surprises?

Clothes make the man, but the man makes mistakes
How to survive in a world full of fakes?
Why do we repress our on affections
Living by the code of our rejections?

Is it always so damn hard
To learn to be happy with who you are
To roll with the puches
Admit that our hunches
Are the only truths we know?

Why must our praise be indulged by a score?
How can we love when we live like a whore?
Where did we acquire these convictions
Guided not by joy but our afflictions?

Why call the gaffes when we're all making bluffs?
Who says we're made of immutable stuff?
Why do we keep burying the layers?
Couldn't we admit we're only players?
Track Name: Light Of Apollo
The light of apollo rises and and falls across the sky
The cool of the evening slows your breathing to a sigh
Lost in the lake house on the beaten path
One broken camera snaps a photograph

The pictures are gathered, gently slathered, fixed in place
The walls of the gallery, climbing, towering into space
Beckon you sweetly to forgotten sets
One million memories in a stranger's net

Another golden hour - a needle in the sea
Another giftshop postcard - always close to me
The light of apollo flows through all we see

The faraway beach this tour bus reaches melts away
The thundering ocean casts erosion to the bay
No trace at all outside my shadow box
Printed and pinned up high behind the locks

The dusk and the morning lull you, yawning, to your wrist
The light and the shadows churn as paddles through the mist
Life through a mirror might be forged of dreams
Just one more snapshot rough along the seams

Another golden hour - a needle in the sea
Another giftshop postcard - always close to me
A friend I don't remember - a place we used to go
Someday it will heal us - someday they will show
The light of apollo flows through all we know