Leisure Time

by Nathan Duprey

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released April 1, 2007

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Track Name: I Love The Damage
Dust gathers as I soon as I clean it
I’d show you my heart, but I don’t think you’d see it
I fix it but it always breaks
I mostly give, and you mostly take
I like to fly my kite in lightning
Because the rain doesn’t bother me now, not even slightly

So let it flood
I love the damage
Let it flood
I love the damage
I love the damage
Let it flood
I love the damage

I once stole a bottle from a grocery store
And then I got to the bottom so I went back for more
And then the owner called the cops
Something in me loves the chase
Something in me loves to get caught

So let it flood
I love the damage
Let it flood
I love the damage
I love the damage
Let it flood
I love the damage

And like Mohammed Ali I’ll come back stronger
Ten times the riot
Ten times the quiet
Spend all my money
Live out the rest of my twenties in vain, vain, vain

This other time I broke my arm when I was three
My mother and my brother said I thought it was funny
But I now I think it’s better to cry
Cause you never break exactly the same way twice
You never break exactly the same way twice

So let it flood
I love the damage
Let it flood
I love the damage
I love the damage
Let it flood

I love the damage
I love the damage
I love the damage
Track Name: You've Changed
Remember you with stars in your eyes
Just like a winter sky that whispers of warm
(It was raining)
And at the time you were writing for film, and traveling
Every day I swear you will
Find me

And I write songs in my car about where I am and where you are
And I write songs
And I write songs
And I write songs

All I needed was a little bit of love
And just a little bit had always been enough
Just a little shade —
Daddy loves you on holidays
All I needed was a little bit of love
Just a little bit of love
Until you started with this I will always love you shit

I try to sleep but it’s not the same
Without you even dreams are painful and strange
It’s still raining

And I write songs in my car about where I am and where you are
And I write songs
And I write songs
And I write songs

All I needed was a little bit of love
And just a little bit had always been enough
Just a little shade —
Daddy loves you on holidays
All I needed was a little bit of love
Just a little bit of love
Until you started with this I will always love you shit
I will always love you shit
I will always love you shit

And when I see you again I’ll look for ways that you’ve changed
And I’ll hate them all, you should have stayed the same
I’ll pinch myself to be sure I’m awake
I’ll hate myself cause it’s how I get away
I’ll wonder if I dreamed the whole damned thing

All I needed was a little bit of love
And just a little bit had always been enough
Just a little shade —
Daddy loves you on holidays
All I needed was a little bit of love
Just a little bit of love
Until you started with this I will always love you shit

Just a little shade
Just a little shade
Just a little shade
I wonder if I dreamed the whole damned thing
Just a little shade
Track Name: Making It Worse
To this day I can still taste gin
When I hear that fucking song by the Smiths
"Sing me To Sleep" played on repeat
I'm a sucker for pain, I know

But I used to be such a sweet little kid
Like overalls, like corduroys
It's funny to think while I'm circling ads
In the Village Voice for work as a go-go boy

Maybe if I shake it shake it, shake it like a pro
Someone will see, someone will know
Or at least I’ll feel rich, and I won’t be home

I found this great place on 13th and 6th
I just know it would be your favorite
The lady’s real nice, they’re open all night
Sometimes I drink for free

But it used to be we’d take walks in the cold
And look at stars like we’d never get old
But now you’re working for cartoon executives
You’ll be rich one day
I’ll be Tanqueray

Maybe if I chase it, chase it, chase it with a beer
Someone will catch me, someone will hear
I think that I think it just tastes like Christmas cheer

If you should hear this and look to find me
Here’s a hint: I’m somewhere in New York
And I’d like to believe this is my therapy
But that song, it makes everything worse
Track Name: Berlin
It takes exactly the same amount of time
To live as it does to die
You can argue because of heart attacks
And things like that
But it’s true

I never made it to Berlin
I never made it to a recognizable cathedral
Just like many other people

The world is gonna end
I can feel it
I can feel it coming
And maybe we’ll go on
I’ll believe it when I see it on tv

I never made it to Berlin
I never made it to a recognizable cathedral
Just like many other people

I never made it to Berlin
But maybe it’s not even all that great
I’ve got a fear of planes anyway
Track Name: Just Because
Worms in the trees, birds in the valleys
Elephant feet walking through the alleys
Walking through the alleys

Do you think it’s just the time of year
Do you think it’s just because
Do you think it’s just the time of year
Do you think it’s just because

I never did find a light in the shadows
Except for this time
With my best friend and medicine
But never again, never again

Do you think it’s just the time of year
Do you think it’s just because
Do you think it’s just the time of year
Do you think it’s just because


Do you think it’s just the time of year
Do you think it’s just because
Do you think it’s just the time of year
Do you think it’s just because

Maybe it’s just the planets and such
Maybe we’re all just fucked

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