WRETCHED PINUPS (LP)

by Swimsuit Addition

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credits

released February 28, 2015

all songs written & performed by swimsuit addition
recorded, produced, & mixed by mike martello
cover photo by krista burton
illustration by kriss stress
design by becca nisbet

jen - vocals, guitar, bass
sam - vocals, bass, keys
becca - vocals, guitar, keys
sarah - vocals, percussion

mike martello - additional keys on "wretched," "i turn to art," and xylophone on "talk is cheap"; additional vocals on "uncanny valley"


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released on tape in 2014 (via Berserk Records)
and vinyl in 2015 (via Berserk Records)

reissue on tape in 2015 (via 1980 Records)

(c) 2014/2015

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"some apocryphal-Halloween-scare-story bubblegum that's full of broken glass and will fuck your shit up if you aren't careful." -- Miles Raymer, Chicago Reader

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Track Name: Atheists
I don't care about anything
but these moments we share
Right or wrong, it's not up to us
Who considers all your prayers?

I only know what's on the walls
I only think about what's real
Until it's time to be revealed
Yr dogma is a spinning wheel

I don't think "god" would notice "me"
if "I" looked "him" in the eye
I don't think "god" will notice "me"
even when "I" "die"

I don't know a thing about
a thing about a thing
Methodical molecules
Are bodies our machines?

Am I the only one?
Am I the only one?

(Not here!!)
Track Name: I Turn to Art
I'm like a faceless doll
with dismembered parts
after you broke my heart

na na na na

I turn to art
LIFE IS HARD

Cutting out the magazine pages
pasting shapes
creating new faces

na na na na

I turn to art
I like it hard

You're the prettiest thing I've ever seen
She's the prettiest thing you've ever seen
Track Name: TNT
Your mouth is misguided
in a beautiful way

It's like TNT, baby

Your heart is lopsided
in a meaningless way

It's like TNT, baby

Let's lay down and watch it burn
Let's watch all the fireworks
It's like you said, a candlewick
heavily leans to an edge
and your fingertips commit
to wax as you unbury it
Being with you is so strange
I become more passionate

Your eyes are disguised
in a typical way

It's like TNT, baby
It's like TNT buried within me

Let's lay down and watch it burn
Let's watch all the fireworks
It's like you said, a candlewick
heavily leans to an edge
and your fingertips commit
to wax as you unbury it
Being with you is so strange
I become more passionate
Being with you is so strange
I become more passionate
Track Name: Tiara
Weary mother held her daughter's hand
Let it go child struggled to stand
Baby took her very first steps
On a platform in a corset

YOU'RE JUST SO FUCKIN' PRETTY
I WANNA EAT YR FACE

It was 17 years ago
when mother danced in her last show
Now she is behind the curtain
sewing sequins, deeply certain

She wants to wear No. 5 perfume
Track Name: BOP IT
FUCK IT! SUCK IT! LICK IT! TRICK IT!
TUCK IT! TUG IT! LOVE IT! SHOVE IT!

FUCK IT! SUCK IT! LICK IT! TRICK IT!
TUCK IT! TUG IT! LOVE IT! BOP IT!
Track Name: Will You Plug Us In?
Now that you think you've lost her
You feel dew drops and thunder
All the way to them floodgates
Your wild dendrites cause earthquakes

A when the power runs out, will you let us in?
And when the power runs out, will you plug us in?

Behind you wild creatures
sneak tacitly, undisturbed

Unkind spirits been let out
howling growling crawling
up the walls

Give up the nostalgia of being sad
Stand up take off and never look back
Give up the comfort of being mad
Stand up take off never look back

And when the power runs out, will you let us in?
And when the power runs out, will you plug us in?
Track Name: Sandman
I need

the rise and fall
of your breath

to get to sleep


help me



all night
just to catch

my dreams




I lust for slumber

cast your dust
on me, friend

I need it

just to be


here
peacefully

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I'll start with nothing again
Beg myself to begin
And I'll have to pretend
that this is not the end

Sandman he does, he knows
he knows all your dreams
but he does not know
of the universe inside your mind
the one that's in your bones

Was it written on your palms
to pick me up and put me down
Was it written in the stars
that this would be our very start?

Sandman he does, he knows
he knows all your dreams
but he does not know
of the universe inside your mind
that one that will unfold
I see constellations in your eyes
and they are so bold, there is something
behind them, something I already know

I abide by rules of three
Think destiny's your heart's decree
Now you tell me you tell me
what we could do differently



humor me!
Track Name: Talk is Cheap
The lava is burning
through tiny holes
it drips from the ceiling

My palms are so sweaty
I am like the horny desert's wet dreams

You talk but your talk is cheap
You talk but your talk is cheap

Tossing, turning sheets are flirting
In the heat they wrap their arms around me
I want to float away in tow
In my dreams I climb under the parachute

You talk but your talk is cheap
You talk but your talk is cheap

Oh try to try to let it go
Try to try to let it go
Try to try to let it go
Try to try to let it go

My heart's beating, colors bleeding
But my guts are aware we know it's there

(Shut up)

You talk but your talk is cheap
You talk but your talk is cheap

Oh try to try to let it go
Try to try to let it go
Try to try to let it go

Gee - Oh - My - God
Gotta get get away
Oh Aye Double U A Why?
Because I said so

Gotta gotta get away
Gotta gotta get away
Track Name: Teeth
This tiny tumbling crumb
left minimal residue
I raise an eyebrow
and bite my thumb at you
Chew it good
it left a bruise
Savor my tongue
cuz blood was my muse

Finally realized I don't need you
For what we are is what we will
I'm getting pretty for myself
Not you and no one else

A cavalcade of grain
may navigate squirrels
Shovel-nosed moles
burrow holes under this world
Tigers pose, monsters brood
Snarls and riddles
Somersaults will do

Light the path but watch your fingers
Seize the sacred lore, it lingers
on and on and on and on

Roll up this ball of thread
it is a cosmic knot for you
and lift a finger and now what to do?
Gather some steam, dust off your feet
Untangle this dreamscape
with your teeth
Track Name: The Uncanny Valley
hours ago
I was a new breed

flesh painted
like skinned knees

All on my own
the future unfolds

I'm wide-eyed
like a baby

This time I finally got it figured out

I am a fairytale
I am so refined
I am made of glue
I am drawn of lines

I was a doe
in my last life
I was the hunted
scared of my own
shadow, not surprised
I've been waiting.