Straight Cheerful

by String Figures

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about

Straight Cheerful (two things we sure aren't)

drunken live demo, only available until we release our first album this spring!

credits

released August 3, 2018

Aubre O'Sullivan: guitar and vocals
Nico Aldape: bass
Dan O'Brien: drums

Thanks to Live Wire Lounge for recording our concert
Special thanks to Sam Saltiel for cover art

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String Figures Chicago, Illinois

Chicago punks doing our best to not be depressed. Music for sad trans anarchists.

ALBUM COMING THIS SPRING

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Track Name: Burn
Coffee and cigarettes
All the reasons I still draw breath
And the holes in my lungs and burned fingers will attest
That yeah I'm a total mess
Roll a spliff and let's have some fun
Like my mouth's not around a gun
Yeah there's things that I tell no one
Like just where I'm coming from

Just let it all burn
Run across the ocean
Never to return
You know I'll never learn

I'm smoking Leaves of Grass
Keeping up is no easy task
And I thought you would never ask
Why I don't drink but I'm filling my flask

Just let it all burn
Run across the ocean
Never to return
You know I'll never learn

Burn it all, let it fall right down while I skip town
Hop a train, go off in the rain you'll never see me again
Burn it all, let it fall right down while I skip town
Hop a train, go off in the rain you'll never see me again

Just let it all burn
Run across the ocean
Never to return
You know I'll never learn
Just let it all burn
Run across the ocean
Never to return
You know I'll never learn
Track Name: Kurt Cobain
Been mixing vodka with xanax every night just to make it through to the morning
Sitting up eyes wide just waiting for the hit or the sun
Don't know why I tried I swear I was in a daze for those days
Out of body out of mind

I flipped a self-destruct switch and my mind's coming down all at once
And I'm freaking out, and I don't think there's a way out
Like a young Kurt Cobain I swear I don't even know why I do these things to myself
But the greenhouse looks really nice

I'm lying in my bed shaking in and out of myself
Side effects got me fucked up straight to hell
Cancelled plans, days I slept through just to not feel the pain
Or anything at all

I flipped a self-destruct switch and my mind's coming down all at once
And I'm freaking out, and I don't think there's a way out
Like a young Kurt Cobain I swear I don't even know why I do these things to myself
But the greenhouse looks really nice

I had a poster of him on my wall as a kid right next to Starry Night
Didn't realize what those two shared 'til just tonight
Now I wish I didn't know but I've gone too far so now it's time to
Sober up before I'm back in a hospital gown

I flipped a self-destruct switch and my mind's coming down all at once
And I'm freaking out, and I don't think there's a way out
Like a young Kurt Cobain I swear I don't even know why I do these things to myself
But the greenhouse looks really nice
I flipped a self-destruct switch and my mind's coming down all at once
And I'm freaking out, and I don't think there's a way out
Like a young Kurt Cobain I swear I don't even know why I do these things to myself
But the greenhouse looks really nice
Track Name: Useless Lesbian
She's been flirting with you for months
And you've failed to say a word
Tells you she is looking for a girl like you
You just say me too
Wish I could say it was something about this girl
Met her at this party but you're leaving for home

Cause you are a useless fucking lesbian
Can't flirt to save your life
Babe we're all useless fucking lesbians
How will we ever find our wives?

You're gonna hang out alone but it turns into a group
But she's still making eyes and staying so close to you
Texted heart eyes fly, you know there's no lie that she is interested too
But how could she be interested in you

Because you are a useless fucking lesbian
Can't flirt to save your life
Babe we're all useless fucking lesbians
How will we ever find our wives?

There are three other girls in your life right now
You'd give anything for them to rail you
But your bed's empty, nothing new
Your head's the one screwing you
The girl in front of you's driving you mad
But your nights are still so sad
When the search ends you'll be glad
Is there anything I need to add?

Oh that you are a useless fucking lesbian
Can't flirt to save your life
Babe we're all useless fucking lesbians
How will we ever find our wives?
Oh hon you are a useless fucking lesbian
Can't flirt to save your life
Hon you're a useless fucking lesbian
How will we ever find our wives?
Track Name: Live a Little Louder
Do you have to call me mister when you hand me my estrogen
Do you have to stare me down every time I go out I'm just trying to live
You treat me like a deviant so that's just what I'm gonna be
I'll lean into it and be the queer I've always wanted to be, so

Live a little louder honey, smile so bright
Love a little stronger baby, 'til they see the light
Live a little louder honey, smile so bright
Love a little stronger baby, 'til they see the light

I know it's hard when you can't leave the house for fear of being seen or heard
But your voice is beautiful and yours even if it gets you sirred
You'll be safe and loved someday by the people who care about you most
As for the rest and what they say don't give a fuck or be disturbed, just

Live a little louder honey, smile so bright
Love a little stronger baby, 'til they see the light
Live a little louder honey, smile so bright
Love a little stronger baby, 'til they see the light
Live a little louder honey, smile so bright
Love a little stronger baby, 'til they see the light
Live a little louder honey, smile so bright
Love a little stronger baby, 'til they see the light
Track Name: Come Away Death
Come away, come away death
And in sad cypress let me be laid
Fly away, fly away breath
I am slain by a fair cruel maid

My shroud of white all stuck with yew
Oh prepare it, oh prepare it
My part of death no one so true
Did share it

Come away, come away death
And in sad cypress let me be laid
Fly away, fly away breath
I am slain by a fair cruel maid

Not a flower, not a flower sweet
On my black coffin let there be strewn
Not a friend, not a friend greet
My poor corpse where my bones shall be thrown

Come away, come away death
And in sad cypress let me be laid
Fly away, fly away breath
I am slain by a fair cruel maid

A thousand sighs to save
Lay me oh where
Sad true lover never find my grave
To weep there

Come away, come away death
And in sad cypress let me be laid
Fly away, fly away breath
I am slain by a fair cruel maid
Come away, come away death
And in sad cypress let me be laid
Fly away, fly away breath
I am slain by a fair cruel maid
Track Name: Ember
Slide your hands to his warmth
Feel the heat, move back and forth
Kiss them in the alleyway, graffiti paradise
Again underground by the train, meeting their gorgeous eyes

And they're different girls crowding round my bed tonight
And everyone else taking off my clothes and turning off the lights
Yes please I need a light, let's get stoned and fuck all night
Pull my hair and hold me tight
You know just how to do it right
Oh yeah you do me right
Light the fire in my eyes
You know just how to satisfy me

Yeah

Take me to the movies kiss me when we get back home
Slide into my arms and tell me I am not alone
I'm bored of getting coffee let's just go back home I'll play
Guitar for you and only you at least just for today

Cause they're different girls crowding round my bed tonight
And everyone else taking off my clothes and turning off the lights
Yes please I need a light, let's get stoned and fuck all night
Pull my hair and hold me tight
You know just how to do it right
Oh yeah you do me right
Light the fire in my eyes
You know just how to satisfy me

Yeah

Pack a bowl and lose your shirt
Depression makes it hard to flirt
I don't want to only be friends
So let's stay up til 4AM
Pack a bowl and lose your shirt
Depression makes it hard to flirt
I don't want to only be friends
So let's stay up til 4AM

And they're different girls crowding round my bed tonight
And everyone else taking off my clothes and turning off the lights
Yes please I need a light, let's get stoned and fuck all night
Pull my hair and hold me tight
You know just how to do it right
Oh yeah you do me right
Light the fire in my eyes
You know just how to satisfy me

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

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