Pushing Pencils

by Of Course Not

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Corey Hodgdon This is such a feel good album! Thanks for all your hard work! Favorite track: Contagious.
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Release date: February 8th, 2013


released February 8, 2013



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Power pop from Joplin, MO. We like our salsa spicy.


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Track Name: The Moon (The Moon)/Catch Me If You Can
I'm well on my way to eclipsing the moon
Should the let me come home, I'll take you
Are you sick? Are you tired of
Living inspired by love of a game?

They don’t let me see the sun ‘round here
Too much anymore
Keep me somewhere safe
Until I’m rotten to the core
And I don’t understand if I’m supposed to
Like it when they tell me
I’m so good at what I do...
How much sense does that make to you?

Baby dontcha know that brain of yours is overrated?
There’s a million carbon-copy-people glad to show ya how to make it
Oh, take it slow, put your hands down, try to simmer
Nothing half as big as Texas needs to sport another lonely Vineyard

My oh my, catch me if you can
I can learn to fly higher than you can

Sleeping on a rainstorm
Dancing on a cloud
I can touch the sky from here
And I can hear the crowd
And I’m under the impression that
You’re only half-rated to the ground
Are you afraid of falling down?
I’m scared of stalling out

Old Mister Sunshine’s smiling
A million miles away
Hey, I’m breaking out
Yeah, I’m escaping now
Fluorescent prison cells
Cardstock paper-chains
Nothing’s keeping me held down
I’m rolling out, you catch me if you can

My oh my, I’d die if life was nothing more
Than pushing pencils, life is short, friend
Catch me if you can!

This alarm clock is my favorite broken thing
I won’t be alive on time until it learns to sing
What’s it like to like to live inside a broken record now?
Shake a leg, boys and girls, I’LL SEE YOU IN SOCAL.

Old Mister Sunshine’s smiling
A million miles away
I miss him more each time I lie
Fluorescent prison cells
Cardstock paper-chains
I swear I’ll live until I die

I can fly! I can fly! (My oh my)
And don’t you try to stay me (Catch me if you can)
I know I’ll live ‘till I die (I can learn to fly)
Someday (My oh my)
We’ll take the sun and (I’d die)
You’ll know we’re born for the skies (If life was nothing more)

Catch me if you can!
Track Name: Last Light
Millions and millions of
Tiny paper pieces on the floor
I'm reaching so high
But it'll take so much more
What would you say if I asked of you
To with me, turn the page?
Of course, I never could
And that's kinda the cause of this rage

I couldnt afford to make it worse
(Its always safer to just hide)
I wanna avoid more wounds to nurse
(I'm gonna keep it locked inside)
Pull me away

Beautiful Girl
Those moon beams dancing off her eyes
And you wouldnt believe that smile
And you wholdnt believe how long of a while
That she, she, she could rob my mind
How easily I'd resign
Abandon judgement every time
For love, love, love!

Time and time again they
knock you down and leave you there
You wanna know which way to turn
Youre lookin for a one that cares
I think that its fate that you'll never know
The answer I long to give
Its twisted in ways you'd never notice!
The story of the life I live

There's still a light left to burn out
(I'm hoping that you prove me wrong)
That nervous hope you might find out
(Take a look inside this song)
Prove me wrong...

Here, but late
Ring it loud
In and out
Send me home
Tired, aloen
Intend none
Allow but one
Never look back
Never look back
Never look back!
Track Name: Contagious
Something tells me first impressions are up
Emerald eyes and I'm stuck
Tear a page from the book
I've got my head in the clouds
You got my heart as it pounds
But honey it's a long ways down

Hey! Lets follow up the smile
There’s poison in your style
Let’s make it worth the while
(And I feel sick now)
Hey! My Mind is running’ late
You’re quick to me, sedate
I’m fighting not to take the bait

Oh, but I can’t let go

You’re so contagious to me
It starts as soon as you leave
Baby I’m falling down
Tryn’a shake this disease
Maybe sooner or later
I wish you would see
What you’re doin’
You’re so contagious to me!

Every place that we called Here
Found a place to disappear
Found a trail of broken things
Leading back to you and me

Oh, and I love the way you kiss like a snake
How all the smiles were fake
My heart won’t bend, but it might break

You put the Sin in Sincere
Just like the Good in Goodbye
And now you’ve undone the Nots
That I could never untie
I’ll start from the end
I’ll find a heart that can rhyme
Like every sun in the West
With every color of mine
(Maybe I was right the first time)
(Maybe I was right the first time)
Track Name: The Zombie Song
There's something that's been on my mind
I told myself I'd ask you sometime
But now the weight's becoming hard to bear
You're the one-in-a-million perfect girl
Make it all better in this cold world
I'm afraid to ruin all the time's we've shared

But before you and I continue
There's something I need to ask you
Oh, I've gotta get it off my chest...

If I foamed at the mouth
If my skin was cold and pale
If my logic all went south
To feed a hunger sharp as nails
Would you close your eyes and squeeze the trigger?
Blow my brains against the wall?
Babe, if I was a zombie, would you shoot me?

It's not a hard question to answer
So why's it eat at you like cancer?
The preachers call it UNCONDITIONAL love...
Oh, love is patient, love is kind
But lovin' a zombie might blow your mind ;)
The two of us could still fit like a glove

I'm pretty sure
That 50 Caliber
Won't ever get inbetween me and you
You can blast away right through my heart!
But it won't ever fall apart!
Because its full of love for you-know-who....

I love you forever.....
But I'm starvin' to death!!
Track Name: Desperate Lullaby
Pull through, let’s find a place for you
Safe and warm, here the storm
Can’t hurt you, baby

Good news, it ain’t called the blues
If you’re not alone, and you’re not alone
I’m here

Hush now, close your eyes, open hearts survive
Good Lord, I’m making a point to turn around
Sweet life, sing in time, desperate lullabies
Still now the flames of the moon can reach the ground
Don’t you let go of me

Live now, try again tomorrow
Shed a tear, but leave it here
Lift that sorrow

Sundown, oh, can you hear them howl?
Can you stand up straight and stare them down?

The Earth cannot shake heard enough
To make her pictures fall
If you don’t remove them
They stay shattered on the wall

Don’t you let go
Find you love again
Track Name: Summer Rain
I wanna go with you
Where ever you're going to
Wondrous things that I once said
Sincerely blind to me
Consumed in the thought of We
I still can remember how good it had seemed

But a well spoken man once said
Keeping your eyes closed shared with bliss

I dont mind the Summer Rain
It feels good to feel good again
I can breathe, it feels better now
Oh, Summer Rain, keep on falling down

Remind me again how I
Managed to balance life
On what I knew was just a matter of time
It crashed and it burned, oh no!
But that was such a long time ago
And Baby, lately, I've been feeling so far from low

You're not here and I'm not contained
It took you so long to say it looked like rain...

I don't mind the Summer Rain
It feels good to feel good again
I can breathe, it feels better now
Oh, Summer Rain, keep on falling down.
Track Name: Stranded
This is my lucky day
Take me far away
If you're playing I'll go first
This is my lucky day
Nothing's gone my way
But I've seen things go worse

Could you stay awake just a little longer?
Feels like I'm drifting (dont you go drifting)
I'll rest for just a while
Don't you disappear, don't you leave me here
Well I feel closer every mile

We're in the same boat now
I'm as happy as I'll ever be
To live inside a tragedy
The same boat now
And as long as this thing's sinking
I'm keeping you with me

I'm drenched from head to toe right now
Freezing from the inside out
It's ironic, but the rain comes down
The one time I don't need it
I need I need I need to know
How can I eat this slice alone?
Let it be, let it be
Your luck just seems to come and go

When's the last time you weren't singing
At the top of your lungs?

Fortune's decided, I'm stranded and I LIKE IT