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All songs by Boss’ Daughter
Engineered by Joe Johnston
Produced by Chris Fox and Jesse Williams
Recorded 2/8/15-2/10/15 at Pus Cavern in Sacramento, CA
Mixed and mastered by Joe Johnston and Boss’ Daughter
Photos by Chad Beaudoin and Jamie Locks
Trombone/trumpet/Fender Rhodes by Chris Fox
Backup vocals by Boss’ Daughter and Jesse Williams
Lyrics/tour dates/merch/etc. available at bossdaughter.com
bossdaughterreno@gmail.com

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released October 5, 2015

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Boss' Daughter Reno, Nevada

Punk band from Reno, NV

Chris Fox - Guitar/Vocals
Jamie Locks - Drums
Danny Paul - Bass/Vocals

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  • Oct 27
    Gainesville, FL

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Track Name: Armchair General
I wrote it down
Because that is how I felt
I don't feel that way now
But back then it was so real

The anger left inside
Lingers on a million days
But moving on
Those songs are songs
And everything is fine
Track Name: Drunken Smiles
It's just me and a guitar
A tape recorder and some words
I'll play some chords to fit the mood
And think of you so nothing hurts

Someone has already done this
But that's alright with me
It's just some stupid words
And some chords and melody

Do you remember when everyone
Was here last week?
Drunken smiles on faces
Most everyone was smoking weed

Sometimes I think about
Just how good it could be
With all my friends in one place
Especially you and me

The song needs a second verse
And I don't wanna repeat the first
The chords still play on
I think of you and it just gets worse

I miss you and you miss me too
But that's not enough for me
'cause all I have are these stupid words
These fucking chords and melody
Track Name: Drink About Someone
I want to write about something else

How about that time
When we drank until the sunrise
Got on our skateboards
And drank in the Atlantic sunrise

Leaving the water

We almost stepped on a stingray
And then you fell off your skateboard
You fucked your hand and elbow up
But the show that night was fine

I want to think about someone else

There was that time
When we drank in that abandoned graveyard
Then we bombed some hills
And lit that fire on the train tracks

We laughed as the train came

On that night I remembered
We would be friends for life
Though we drink until the sunrise
The show is always fine

I want to dream about something else
I want to drink about someone else
Track Name: This Song
I should go write that paper
But instead I'll write this song
I have to study for that final
But I sit and play guitar

My sleep is all fucked up
It's freezing in this fucking town
My friends are likely drunk
That's the easy way to think you're warm

Alone in this tiny town
And I still keep fucking up
Mostly alone in this tiny town
And I still keep drinking up
It's five AM and I'm still up
Sleeping is my best friend
With the worst intentions

Distractions keep me sane
Texting drinking writing nothing
Drinking numbs the brain
Don't want to do the shit they want me to

I know I miss my friends
Pictures just don't do them justice
Writing useless words again
But I guess they fucking get me through
Track Name: Song Thirteen
A year ago the pain came from my brain
It still hurts every once in awhile
Thirty years of punishment
Thirty years malnourishment
And now my body is fighting back

I hope my brain isn't just distracting me from itself

I'll awake from the pain in my back
It's the same ill-filling morning as before
Physical more than emotional it attacks the same
Fuck yeah it still hurts

I hope my brain isn't just distracting me from itself

I am at war with my brain
And I think that it's winning
Killing my body with ease
It dies with every drink

I'll get sick again
It all spins around
I'll fall asleep again
And dream everything is fine

Strive for improvement
Try not to let it win
Keep puking keep sleeping

I hope my brain isn't just distracting me from itself

I am at war with my brain
And I think that it's winning
Killing my body with ease
It dies with every drink
Track Name: I'm The DD Today
I've got some shit to do
But why do it today?
I've finally got a bed
And sleep and music and a beer

So I'll drink today away
I'll hardly leave the bed
I'll make some plans that don't pan out
Day drink today

You can come over if you want
But I won't put on a shirt
We'll put a couch in the front yard
And drink until we puke

So we'll drink today away
In the sun in the front yard
And we'll fall asleep before it's dark
Day drink today

I'm day drinking today
Whiskey beer day drink
Track Name: Embrace Impermanence
My friends care if I die
And that's the best thing I could ask for
Among all the shitty people I've found a lot
Who I can trust to be there in the shittiest (fucked up) time of life

So it's to you that I drink to tonight
The ones who are there 'til we die
Now's the time to say it
Thanks and I'll love you 'til I die

When everything falls apart
Cliches all become true
But that's what they offer you until a friend speaks brilliance
And you start (you fucking will) to pull through

I'll pour this second one for you tonight
My friends who always speak the truth
And now's the time to say it
Thanks and I'll love you 'til I die

I'll drink this last round for you tonight
My friends who are there 'til we die
Now's the time to say it
Thanks I'll love you 'til I die
Track Name: Stupid Chords, Stupid Words, Stupid Song
Living alone with no TV or internet
Can make you realize how unproductive
Your life can really be

Sometimes the songs just pour out of you
There's so much that you want to say
To the person that you can't

And I don't have the courage for that
Maybe I'll find it somewhere
I'll keep adding letters
To the words that aren't there

Everything sounds the same
It's all the same

I've heard that before
It's all been done
Track Name: Something About Nothing
On the brink of something
This is about nothing
It's not about you or her
I write this because I don't have it

What it takes to say
What I want to tell them
Not fully sure what that is
Just vague ideas floating around in my brain

I can't formulate them
Mind can't encapsulate them
Can't think of what to say
Forever I'll write about nothing

My thoughts stay on the same thing
Sadness for when y ou leave me
Repition about nothing
Gotta write this about something

There's still a lot more room
To address concern for you
Those words that I can't write
Instead I'll write this pointless rhyme tonight

Never gonna say it
Won't have the chance to play it
For you tonight 'cause you are right
Convictions I can't summarize in song

And when you talk to me
We speak of brilliant things
The evade me somehow
Before I get a chance to put them down

And if they come right back to me
Thoughts constantly escaping me
I'm missing clarity
Lacking pride to say what I want to
Track Name: Untitled
Orion's rising in the sky and
I can sense that it's that time of year
I'll get to drink with all of my friends
In that desert we call home
We'll burn and drink a million warm-flat beers
But I'll be dreaming of the road

To everyone it's so important
The meaning's not the same
But we're all striving for it
This time I don't

To everyone it's so important
The meaning's not the same
But we all struggle for it
This time I don't

This year it's all so odd to me
It feels so routine
That's not how it's supposed to be
On this I feel that I'm alone
I'd rather be out on the road
Drop everything race towards that burning goal

To everyone it's so important
The meaning's not the same
But we're all striving for it
This time I don't

To everyone it's so important
The meaning's not the same
But we all struggle for it
This time I don't wanna go

But I know when we get there
It'll feel like home
It feels like home
Track Name: This Merch Is A Pipebomb
I lost my backpack in El Paso
It contained one important thing
We lost some gear in New Orleans
And we also lost our weed

We drank and smoked on a porch in Nashville
Drank fighting cock with Chris
Only one thing that sucked
Was coming home to out find that

This merch is a pipebomb

Fueled by beer in Austin, Texas
Dave rode the tall bike down the stairs
We played a full basement in Flagstaff
There's fucking awesome people there

In Vegas TBR showed up
We filled that room up with smoke
The Buick made it back to Reno
And I don't think that we went broke

This merch is a pipebomb

Someone stole our merch at the returning show
We lost money to guarantee
Why come home?
Someone found our suitcase in the parking lot
With all our shirts, posters, patches and a note that read

This merch is a pipebomb
Track Name: Married At Thirty
How could you forget something like this?
We Walked along that dark path
Until we found that open park bench
We sat and talked and smiled

It was my birthday
And you were the one who cared
We had a real meal and laughed
As we took in that

It was my birthday
And you were the one who cared
On that spring night downtown

I came up for a visit
And stayed with you
Those times were glorious
We drank wine
Listened to tunes
Conversed about the future

I remember that deal we made

We drunkenly made out
And fell asleep in eachother's arms
I woke to few words I left
And knew I would see you again

I was driving through your town
I stopped by you showed me around
We had such a great evening Mags
With drinks and food and I drove home

I remember that deal we made

The last time I saw you
We were back downtown
We laughed over beers
As I was still sulking in pain
You were the one I thought of all along
We walk through the park with our drunken smiles

It's twelve years later and I still drink of you
The calls have long stopped but the love it grew
Someday I will see you again
We'll laugh and drink and talk about how we have been

I wonder if it's you and do you think the same?
If we saw eachother would we laugh and smile everyday?
Those years are just fading into memories
Drunken pictures only kind of bring you back to me
Track Name: Alone
Enough with the fuck yous for now
Aside from her I am a happy person
I share this shit because
My life is great yours could be too
A friend told me she was amazed
How I'm laid back and driven all at the same time
I guess it just comes naturally
I used to love to sleep
Now I'll stay up and drink and
Write dumb songs and be alone

It's good to be alone

So pick up a guitar and sing a song
Just play the one that means the most to you right now

Fuck everyone else just sing for you
And you may learn it's good to be alone
I'm starting to forget a life and learn
Something new forget the constant reminders
And learn someone new

So pick up a guitar and sing a song
Just play the one that means the most to you right now
Fuck everyone else