Illuminate Your Room

by Bueno

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released August 19, 2016

All songs by Bueno

Produced by Adam Reich & Bueno

Recorded & engineered by Adam Reich at Club Soda, Brooklyn NY except tracks 3 - 5, recorded & engineered by RJ Gordon at The Bakery, Brooklyn NY

All tracks mixed by Adam Reich

Mastered by Mike Tucci at the Engine Room, New York NY

Cover art by Chelsea Birenberg

Released Babe City & Exploding In Sound Records
BCDC 018 / EIS 051


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Track Name: I Got Your Back
why don't you take another crack
you know i got your back
cuz you're my boy
yeah you're m y b o y
a n d
i know you got other ideas
but i have been waiting for years

i know you are already there
( y e a h ?)
and you can't wait to get me
out of your
h a i r

hey man take a fuckin shower
cuz you've been in bed for hours
and i can't abide by that sorta behavior

yea?! oh i'm some sorta slob
but don't you think you're thinking too hard?
Track Name: Oh Lord I'm Confused
so fresh
it looks like you passed the test

and she
don't say much
drinking champagne
and playing the drums

everywhere she goes
the clouds make themselves known
even in her home
the wind rips up her clothes

and me? i'll be there
at my place at the top of the stairs
needle and thread in hand
to mend
everything that's been laid bare
on and on
Track Name: Blown Out
he woke up with his hair already greased
lying naked
tangled in the sheets
walk to the window
open wide

gas stations passed in the present day
in the morning light they're all blown away
their faces have a restlessness that has both passed and still remains

and each step is a dagger in the ground
everything is broken in its wake
everything is broken maybe that's ok
everything is broken
maybe that's ok

blown out in the morning light
even the trash looks alright
in piles and piles
on the corners where we stood once long ago

and i can't change
your face has been lost
in the wasteland of my mind

so smile
and remember the way
those situations were played
Track Name: Wasted Anyway
in empty train stations and parking lots
tomorrow's victims smoke and talk
they can't be taught
they don't wanna know what's coming

and i'm on the beach with them
forgetting who i am
til the sun comes to tell us that we fucked up

people say enjoy the day
i know i would have wasted it anyway

they can't be bothered with "real lives"
cut from the same cloth
cut your ties

she's ungrounded
can't wrap my head around it
the way this night's trying to make me feel
cuz don't you know that i have been ungrounded for years

and it don't get better
it all just goes along
Track Name: I Feel So Raw
i don't think i like the chances
or all these unwanted advances
and i feel like i'm fucking up

and one
by one
the baggage weighs a ton

and i feel like
and i feel so raw
it's only my thousandth flaw

there's all these moral choices
and there's all these disparate voices
the chatter to me
chatter chatter chatter

and one
by one
the baggage weighs a ton
and i feel like

and i feel so raw it's only my thousandth flaw
Track Name: Hizznherz
i can't fuckin stand it you know living like this

there's a world beyond
what we see
a world of perfect
high society
and i wanna go
i wanna go

but i can't fuckin stand it you know living like this

and i know
in my heart of hearts
i will be a part

so girl
let me take you for a ride
why won't you tell me what you like
party every night
or we can stay inside
whatever you wanna do
cuz i'm your girlfriend too
wanna paint my nails?
i don't fuckin care
play some truth or dare
dare you to braid my hair
and as for the truth
i don't think you're prepared
Track Name: Eye on the Cards
living in hotels
elevator to the 33rd floor please
room service every day
i'm always home i'm never away

i pick up the weights and i put them down
i pick up the weights and i put them down
i pick up the weights and i put them down
my body is fit and my mind is sound

i keep one eye on the cards

tokyo, japan
anywhere you wanna send me i will go
but beneath these shades the memory fades
beneath these shades

i keep one eye on the cards
Track Name: Mona (1991 - 2015)
mona woke up in a pile of ash
tried to skip town but she didn't have the cash
at the bus depot in the middle of the nite
she walked til she saw those city lights

and i met her at a house in dc
she was living expensively
that's when she said to me
"hey man write my biography"

after that she was gone for good
no more walking around the neighborhood
but i figured i'd keep my word
and that's the song you heard



1991 - 2015

see what i mean?
Track Name: Burn This Year
when you tell me that everything is alright
it's like a dagger
in my heart

and when you tell me that everything is "just alright"
it's like a dagger
a k n i f e !

everything becomes that way
over seconds and hours gone astray
can't keep up with them all
they're piled up in the corner of my room
makes me difference to me
let's burn another year in effigy

AY! O!
now that it's gone
time to kick it in the void

we had no choice
Track Name: Babyface
the things you send me i will send them away
the soul of a man or woman can't be contained

but man can i be solely
of the things i accepted that i cannot change

well there are cigarette butts and beer cans all over the floor
and no one wants to party here

well i guess i'll see you on the other side of things
in my dreams where you are my bride and i am king

well there is me and you
yeah there's you and i
our quiet dignity will
keep us alive

and the camera refocuses on those who will take our place
the young the nervous the anxious
the b a b y f a c e
Track Name: Illuminate Your Room (Rosebank 4:59AM)
oceans come and oceans recede
i'm talking to you
message received

and you're up late tonight
watching tv

but i can't see what it is
through the window

all i see are the colored lights
the greens, the blues
and the whites

illuminate your room
when you should be sleeping tight
with me
we could be
lonely together

we could waste time forever

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