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by Model Trains

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released April 5, 2016

art by khrysta lloren
recorded at nightmare house

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Model Trains Calgary, Alberta

songwriting project of one teague clements

i've been recording for years so genre is pretty variable

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Track Name: raspberry smirnoff 2
lol
Track Name: die in debt
and if i die in debt, it all just disappears, right?
so i'll borrow twenty million
i know i can keep this shit run airtight
and i can make it up because i will not be afraid
whoa-oh
fuck my kids anyway

feel free to stay in bed for the rest of your life
there's no need to fight
once you admit it's real, you're one step closer to failing
now you're waiting for the bus in august
and godspeed you it's fucking hailing

honestly i'll starve to death in the street
it was my choice now it's my responsibility
that probably won't happen
but maybe it should

if i borrow enough, can i change my station?
i'm sure that i can work it off cause the terror is strong motivation
enough to protect the next two or three generations
of the bloodline provided i selfishly give in
to instinct and move past mutual masturbation

they've said that there's a place for when you get old
don't trust the things you're told
the pressure of the bet is too much, fold your hand ashamed
as people tell you you're a coward cause they all wish they'd do the same

they'll get you desperate, then you'll wanna be a rube
that's when they'll make their move
you'll stay polite once you're back up on your feet
as you barely make ends meet
yeah, you'll barely make ends meet
Track Name: frankly...
frankly
and i'm flattered
it just seems like it's not fun
for you to be enamored in something
that you can't control
feeling
comes on latent
and if i squint hard
i can see
something romanticizable in me
just like back in the day

so let the record show
this could be heaven
and we'd never know
if we don't give it a go
but it's the very same with everyone you know
so it doesn't mean anything at all

gestures
come on too strong
come on blatant
"come on eileen"
sweet sentiments are the rounded up versions
of what we really mean
so come
a little closer
then you'll get it
then you'll see
i'm the jagged rocks you throw yourself against
to get your body in the sea

and we've been overstimulated
so you've got standards to live up to
and once you meet them
i'll hate myself for it
it'll be so pretty though
apparently it's all i can do
mutually-assured self-destruction

my brain has been fucked from birth
by things i cannot identify
i do not know how to empathize
only how to self-punish when i
get the things that i want and i think
it's probably awful in a million ways
that the world's greatest ethicist could only describe
and i'm left with this absence of feeling inside
but it's not complete
not enough to subside
any lasting thought that i'd
thrown away the one chance that i ha-
FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU
springtime imprint me on someone please
give me a codependent identity
on some pretty lady or some pretty boy
give me somebody to shape as my own then destroy

so just
come over
let's do it
now get out
Track Name: reprieve
closing down the coffee shop
micheal buble lead us out
to white lights in parking lots at shopping malls
warm air blow in from the south
march provide me all the restlessness
while you still can't go outside
kids who are too poor to like their breaks
fester in like something's died

and you should know
your friend and i don't talk anymore
you should know
the subject is still pretty fucking sore

we wasted all our time
we wasted our whole lives
all through the night
all of our time

the wheels are spinning way too fast
hold on tight before these things become unreal

all the advice that you give me is too hard to take
i'll never let you keep me from falling in the next mistake
again
Track Name: so a buddhist monk walks up to a hotdog stand
it's somebody somewhere's birthday
so happy birthday
whoever you are
i stole
that line from an oracle
who was pumpin from a radio
in 2004
and when
the sky turned black and grey
the kids all ran away
back into the motel to rent videos
july mornings at a manmade lake
somewhere in saskatchewan
some watering hole

and somewhere there's a better place
i wouldn't put money on it but
it's more home than here
we'll be perfect, we'll be in shape
we won't be scared to be cliches
at least not any more

and now
you're 17 years old
you're beautiful, you're egoless
you've got the time
to work out all your shit without the strain
you're allowed,
and you can be all emotion all the time
and you can't buy
cigarettes to fight your hunger pains
unless you're a cute girl
or a friend of cute girls
we're all basically cute girls anyway
you've got all these ideas
they're all blatant fuckin ripoffs
yet somehow you feel like they're ok

cause you haven't had a thought of your own
to break through and make things ambiguous yet
so when i come into work
don't treat me like i'm stupid
i'm just sad, you'll have a reason soon too, i bet

because THERE
ARE BETTER DAYS COMING I SWEAR
AND I DON'T WANNA SEEM LIKE I DON'T
CARE
AND I DON'T WANNA SEEM LIKE I DO
I DON'T WANNA LOOK LIKE ANYTHING
MAKE ME ONE WITH EVERYTHING
AND PUT ME BACK IN MY OWN SHOES
SHOES