The Trigger Happy EP

by The Absurd

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Recorded by Ben Foerg & Josh Loney on a laptop yet again, but this time with two (count 'em) microphones instead of one. So buckle up for the hi-fi experience of a lifetime kids.

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released June 10, 2016

Guitar/Vox - Ben Foerg
Bass - Josh Loney
Drums - Colin Jensen

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The Absurd Los Angeles, California

"That shit makes me want to drop something heavy." - The Brutha Voodoo

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Track Name: Drama
It's comin' faster than a cheetah on the run, you better break out before you get some
Striped, wild and barin' its teeth, like a rabid animal roamin' on the street
You can run, but you can hide 'cuz it all comes rollin' in with the tide
Like a tropical storm, nothin' you can do, but sit back and enjoy the view

Such a pretty life we lead, but it's filled with grit
You're gonna need more than energy to deal with it
No use hopin' for peace around the bend
Clear the path and get the hell outta the way, 'cuz drama's comin' in again

Like a bolt of lightnin' comin' down from the sky, you better find shelter quick or you may die
Bite your nail, suck your thumb, don't be dumb, 'cuz we all get a taste where we come from
You can see it on the horizon and you can't go winnin' what can't be won
So cover your head, strap into your seat and prepare to be beat

Such a pretty life we lead, but it's filled with grit
You're gonna need more than energy to deal with it
No use hopin' for peace around the bend
Clear the path and get the hell outta the way, 'cuz drama's comin' in again
Track Name: Heaven, Hear Me Now
When the lights are goin' down to the edges of the town
And the bar-crawlers have all gone home to sleep
A lone trumpet rings aloud with a melody so proud
And all at once I'm brought to my knees

I cry, Heaven, hear me now
I remembered how to sing
And I'm in love with everything

When the homeless men and women find their place under the bridge
And a hollow echo rings through the streets
A cold, colorless night suddenly fills with light
As a choir enters wearing golden sheets

And the cackles of the college kids give way into a song
As a mad conductor takes my hand and says to come along
And through the clearing of the trees, I hear a symphony
A great orchestra of entities playin' all the music I believe

And I cry, Heaven, hear me now
I remembered how to sing
And I'm in love with everything

Sweet and silent, slow and soft, when all the city's drifted off
And all the world's a blank canvas
A paintbrush and an open mind, a hand was never so inclined
To unwind, reimagine this
Time is nearly standin' still, a beggar never gets his fill
But only hopeless men never try
So I sit still as a shelf and watch the painting paint itself
As the orchestra plays outside

And I cry, Heaven, hear me now
I remembered how to sing
And I'm in love with everything
Track Name: Blackwater
Summon me, sleeping sister of the Westwood
Run through the tall grass and call my name
Put on your best dress and let's go make a mess
In a town where everything is rearranged

Where skyscrapers are underground and the sun is blue and green
Where people all laugh when they mean to cry and say only what they mean
Where windows have no houses and the fathers love their daughters
Ride with me through the blackwater

Slither up close to me, my sweet release
Let a lonely, wandrin' no one have his piece
Like a hot meal on the table tauntin' me
I can only go so long before I feed

We'll drift on with the wind through the rainbow candy streets
Where people only listen when they really mean to speak
Where love is seen like royalty and all the rest is fodder
Ride with me through the blackwater

Whispers from the walls keep me awake
I know it's wrong, but I listen to what they say
Like a moth drawn to the flame
I know what's happening, but I can't change

Float on, float away
Worry yesterday

Into the night we go on a carpet made of air
Where you hear someone walking when nobody's ever there
Where endless dreaming minutes are led like lambs to the slaughter
Ride with me through the blackwater
Track Name: Honolulu
My lonely love is waiting by the staircase, but I'm fading out of view
She calls my name in vain, but I'm on the next plane out to Honolulu
Up in the air, I'm anxious, wondering, what the hell am I supposed to do?
So I drain my drink, try not to think, and sleep until I get to Honolulu

Why do I run?
Why do I go?
She wants my soul
But I can't let go

Help me, help me
Have mercy on my soul
Help me, help me,
Soon I'll be comin' home
To let it show

Some may call it peaceful, but I call the sea as violent as me
And she's been ridin' waves ever since the day she felt the ocean breeze
Her balance is impeccable, I swear nothin's gonna shake this woman loose
So I retreat to the sandy beach to drain my woes and howl at the moon

Help me, help me
Have mercy on my soul
Help me, help me
Soon I'll be comin' home
To let it show

The air here is suffocating me and puttin' me to sleep
The sun is burnin' my skin and I'm too paranoid to think
One more G & T and I might so agreeably find me lumberin' without a clue
What else can I do but pack, start anew and get the hell out of Honolulu?

Help me, help me
Help me, help me
Track Name: Lover, Lay Your Head Down
Lover, lay your head down
Make no apology, no tearful reprieve
These shadows that haunt me will soon fade into the streets
The clouds will bring rain
And the rain will fall down
And I'll be here kickin' the mud and the water around

You say you're in love with a man from a foreign land
But I'm still in love with a woman who won't take my hand
But it's okay, I'll find my own way

Did you expect me to have a graceful descent
From the high I was riding, the feeling that wouldn't relent?
Do not take pity, I know what a fool I have been
So long, darlin', I hope that we meet again

Lay down your head, let your body drift off to sleep
You know I must leave, pay no mind to where I'm going
But it's okay, I'll find my own way
It's okay, I'll find my own way