For Neuroses

by The Kelps

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This album is the result of years of irrational and neurotic behavior finally becoming something beautiful.

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released May 14, 2015

The Kelps are:
Cory Barringer - rhythm guitar, vocals, bass
Tony Reyes - drums, backing vocals, piano
Alison Sharkey - cello, backing vocals, bass
Cameron Betts - melodic guitar, backing vocals, bass

with:
Spencer Hoffman - guitar solos on songs 1, 2, 4, and part of 3, and backing vocals
Tyler Wolter - bass on track 1, and backing vocals
Josiah Gathing - piano on track 1

Engineered and mixed by Dino Dimare, with large portions recorded by Spencer Hoffman. Mastered by David Houston at Moon Studio. Recorded at Alison's loft, an assisted living facility, and the Honyock Record Dungeon.

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Track Name: Hope Not
You've been laying in his bed too long
someone's gonna have to come
and pull the covers off of you
and return you to one you used to say
you'd even die for

Would you die for him?
I don't think so
at least I hope not
Track Name: Art School Boyfriend
Such is the curse of being touched
all I'm left with is a crutch
I've only just woke up
and I see you've sworn your love
to a guy that makes you cry
makes you laugh but so do I
and that is far from all

Then your art school boyfriend
blames it on his poor sense of self worth
poor sense of self worth
still your art school boyfriend

But where did you go, little bird, little soul
would you follow me home if I learned to control you
like he has
he has

Then your art school boyfriend
Nails you to the cross he carries
and then he buries
trust your art school boyfriend
cuts because he loves
like every boy does

So he'll give you a painting
of a blushing bride in waiting
is this how I'm behaving
with my ranting, my drooling, my selfish sick raving
and oh!
how I paint his goddamn face
on my empty thoughts when I'm what you taste

Does your art school boyfriend
know what we did while he was away
but I had stayed?
Tell your art school boyfriend
Track Name: Your Boudoir
I crept into your boudoir
while you were sleeping
tried to keep my breathing down
to a minimum
but I started wheezing

Pungent perfume in your hair
lavender and hints of pear
cover my nose
I regain my composure
I swear that I am there

Swear my intentions are true
I'm not like the last creep
This empty vessel needs you
beautiful bag of red meat

Darling let's give this a try
Let me be your compromise
I crave variety
I blame society
for my nerves

Wake up my love, wake up my love
I said,
Wake up my love! Wake up my love!

But when you finally came to
you looked right through me
I might as well have been
a pile of dirty laundry
There is no excuse to be so
callous to the one you used to know
Track Name: Lay It On The Grave
We've got ourselves a corpse, my dear, all we need's a grave
all we need's a grave
so let's go tonight and save us a spot
near the family plot
and wash our hands of this

Take our love an put it in a pine wood box
put it in a pine wood box and cover we'll it with locks and dirty socks
any old ugly thing
lay it on the grave

We were sitting in the living room when you pulled the plug
when you pulled the plug
and you said you did not love me no more
at least not with a kind
that we used to have

So take our love an put it in a pine wood box
put it in a pine wood box and cover we'll it with locks and dirty socks
any old ugly thing
lay it on the grave

Well we all invited folks to mourn, and you brought your new friend
you brought your new friend
he's the one that's dressed in red and a smile
happy as a clam
'cause he's the better man

Take our love an put it in a pine wood box
put it in a pine wood box and cover we'll it with locks and dirty socks
any old ugly thing
lay it on the grave

I said take our love an put it in a pine wood box
put it in a pine wood box and cover we'll it with locks and dirty socks
any old ugly thing
lay it on the grave
Track Name: For Neuroses
I was just a kid
when I first flipped my lid
'cause all the books
were taken off my shelf
and there I lay
motionless
trying my best to breathe
'cause breathing ain't so easy
when you so bad to leave
wouldn't you know it?

Well I was just nineteen
when my head swallowed me
'cause she assured
that heathen of her love
And there I lay
in her bed
the one we used to share
and Lord know's I'd be furious
if I wasn't so damn scared
of all the places
my brain goes
when it thinks that I'm not there

You're the only thing that's keeping me alive
you're the only thing that's keeping me alive
And I will wallow with you

Hold my head underwater
let the sound of drowning
make me sane
there's no use
why bother?
You know the drill
it's how I will remain

You're the only thing that's keeping me alive
you're the only thing that's keeping me alive
you're the only thing that's keeping me alive
you're the only thing that's keeping me alive