PissGhost (Split W/ Aaron Calvin)

by Tallboys / Aaron Calvin

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This is a split we recorded during March of 2013 with Aaron Calvin. Everyone got sick and drank too much coffee and smoked too many cigarettes.


released April 7, 2013

Ryan Broderick- vox, ukelele, electric guitar
Aaron Calvin- vox, guitar
Bryan Menegus- vox, guitar
Ricky Enderle- bass, accordion, gang vox
PJ Bannon- trumpet
Celia Lechtman- vox on "Pennsylvania"

Engineering, mixing, mastering by Bryan Menegus

Album art by Ana Davis

Rather Not Records 001

Recorded with gratitude at No Hope Saloon



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Track Name: The Tallboys - Lantern Corps
The orange streetlights are making
Halloween outside my car.
And all the stores have closed down tonight
And I think that maybe you and I are quite through
With whatever it is that people like you and me do.
I guess we'll never be happy
With whatever it is we are or have.

As I'm passing the beach any
Birds coming home late would wonder
What someone is doing still out
On the road for at this hour.
I'm just looking for some answers
That I couldn't get from you
Or my magic 8-ball because when I ask it:
"Will you be here tomorrow?"
It keeps saying:
"Ask a professional."
Well sometimes I wish I was a professional
Of anything really.
Just to feel important.

The cool air is coming through my AC
And the world around me
Looks like it's underwater
And I wish I was swimming around there too.
But when the sun chases the fog away
And the moon's bluish white blanket
I'll be back with you.
Track Name: The Tallboys - Jones Beach (originally by Aaron Calvin)
I’m never going back to Jones Beach. The water’s just too warm
You were sitting in your cotton blue dress smiling like the old salty sun.
Smiling like the old salty sun.

Falling for you was like tripping on a crack in the sidewalk
I never fell so fast or so hard in my life.
In my life.

Autumn came and the leaves changed to colors orange and red.
We started getting fucked up all the time and fought till we collapsed.
Yeah we fought till we collapsed.

I’m never going back to Jones Beach. The weather’s just too mild.
But I want to call you on your cellular phone and tell you that I don’t miss you.
Track Name: Aaron Calvin - Pennsylvania
The white trees they call to me
But I’m not going home.

Driving down I-76
The sky collapses onto me.

Pennsylvania knows my name
But she’ll never speak it again.

I was young when I left home
Now I know I’ve always been alone.

You always knew better than me
You took everything you could see.

Pennsylvania knows my name
But she’ll never hear it again.

You’ve been gone for years now.
Track Name: Aaron Calvin - Manhattan And Driggs (originally by The Tallboys)
We sit
At a crowded bar
And I joke
With whiskey breath
We'll probably getting married aren't we?

You say
You didn't hear me.
It's not important
You smile and tussle my hair.

You were always the strong one,
You were strong enough for the two of us.

We go outside
And we share a smoke
We ruin our throats
With everything we do.
Things are good right now,
But not forever.
We share a cab,
And we go home.
Track Name: The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton (Mountain Goats cover)
The best ever death metal band out of Denton
Was a couple of guys who'd been friends since grade school
One was named Cyrus, the other was Jeff
And they practiced twice a week in Jeff's bedroom

The best ever death metal band out of Denton
Never settled on a name
But the top three contenders after weeks of debate
Were Satan's Fingers, and The Killers, and The Hospital Bombers

Jeff and Cyrus believed in their hearts
They were headed for stage lights and lear jets and fortune and fame
So in script that made prominent use of a pentagram
They stenciled their drum heads and guitars with their names

And this was how Cyrus got sent to the school
Where they told him he'd never be famous
And this was why Jeff, in the letters he'd write to his friend
Helped develop a plan to get even

When you punish a person for dreaming his dream
Don't expect him to thank or forgive you
The best ever death metal band out of Denton
Will in time both outpace and outlive you

Hail Satan
Hail Satan tonight
Hail Satan
Hail, hail