The Pleasure Of Being Sad

by Get Set Go

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This album was recorded at Mike TV's home studio in Austin, TX.

This album is the first of a series of albums to be released this year and the next. All songs are registered with BMI and are copyright protected.

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released October 21, 2014

Written, performed, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Mike TV.
Artwork by Lyn Sweet.

Special thanks to the people that help make this music possible. My patrons. I love them all.

Joel Migas, Tim & Micci Klapuch, Heidi Nelson & Curtis Reddoor, Bryan McConnell.

Matthew Widjaja, Branden Smith, Bill Weitze, Jordan White, James Sledge, Tom Merritt, James Thatcher.

Stephen Slusz, James Slinger, MartyCulbert, James Kosmicki, Bret Brizzee, B. L., Brandt Hughes, Sean O'Connor, Bradley Kibota, Patrick Wolfe, RandomComplexity, Sebastian Gonzalez, John Wilganowski, M Elizabeth Eller, Snuffles, Abram Ruiz, jamey lewis, Daniel Mead, Martin Blacker, Nels, Everett Junco, Stefanie Sherwood, Amy Elizabeth, George Brown, Dennis Owens, narferman, Jared, Roy Hemrich, Shiftlock, James Patton, Kaevo Konrad, Nick, Patrick Kohn, Clare, Jonathan Petchni, Greg Beauregard, michael cleland, Pat Woodiwiss, Aaron Garrett, Julie Weiss, Zak Holder, Tim Biggs, Frank Sheehan, Rick Vegas, Michael Jacobs, Joseph Krulewicz, Jason Freshwater, Jo Elste, Gary Swinsburg, Aaron, Lucas Verheij, Scott Shaffer, Jonah Lee Walker

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Track Name: My Doppelgangers & Me
They say your life flashes right before your eyes
Just before you die
It's true.

And this is it, it's happening right now
It's flashing right in front of
you.

Have you had the time of your life?
For this is
the time of your life.

Each decision that you make
Creates another you
that went a different way.

And in some other place, there's a perfect me
That did it all
okay.

Another universe's perfect me.
And I'm just a very flawed copy.

The things I do
Are a mystery to me.
It's a miracle I breathe at all.
I wanna live.
Or at least I think I do.
But most every choice I make is flawed.

Have you had the time of your life?
For this
Is the time of your your life.

Each decision that you make
Creates another you
that went a different way.

And in some other place, there's a perfect me
That did it all
okay.

Another universe's perfect me.
And I'm just a very flawed copy.
Track Name: Invisible
Let's go invisible.
Let's try to disappear.

Let's hold our breath til we fade away.
We will disappear into a better day.
We'll walk unseen amongst our peers
Singing songs that no one hears.

Let's go intangible.
Let's walk through walls.

And nothing will touch us, we'll float through the air
We'll pass through our troubles like they aren't there
And all of our wounds will be made whole again
And our hearts will never be broken.

Let's never die.
Let's live on.

And we will remember, not be remembered
We will carry on singing the songs that we've heard
And our voices will carry through centuries more
Echoing all of the lives gone before.

Don't you want to live with me
in an extraordinary life?

Let's get outta here.
Let's just go.

If we can't turn invisible, or walk through the walls
And if we must live as puny mortals
And if our only power is just being us
Well, that's enough power.

It's power enough.
Track Name: Somedays
Some days it feels like I'm broken
Like nothing I do is right.
And all of my silly decisions
Seem to unravel and unwind
But I know that's not true
Because I have you
And you are the star
guiding me back to safe harbor
in your heart.

Some days I feel like a failure,
Like I'll never get quite there.
Like all of the songs that I'm writing
Are so much empty air
But I know that's alright
Because tonight, you are with me.
And that, my love, is reason enough to sing.

So let me sing a song to you.
Let it be simple.
Let it be pure.
Let me sing my broken heart.

And let our loving be the cure.

Some days I feel like I'm stumbling.
Like I can't bare to stand.
Like the weight of all of my troubles
Has me pinned and unmanned.
But I know that's not true, because I have you
And you are my love.

And sweetheart, you give me strength enough.

So let me sing a song to you.
Let it be simple.
Let it be pure.
Let me sing my broken heart.

And let our loving be the cure.
Track Name: Day By Day
He bought a suit for interviews he'd never go on
It hangs inside his closet, never thought of since he bought it
But when he runs across his friends from college
He will say, "I'm pursuing my dreams...

Day by day. Day by day."

He met a girl he made his wife, they split the bills and rent
They fell in love in August, by November they were spent.
And when her parents visit on the holidays he'll say,
"I'm pursuing my dreams, day by day. Day by day."

The years go by. And so do I.

She doesn't love him anymore, his love for her is gone.
They thought it'd last forever but it turns out they were wrong.
And when he runs across a sympathetic ear he'll say,
"I'm pursuing my...
I'm pursuing my dreams.
I'm pursuing my...
I'm pursuing my dreams.

And when he runs across his friends from college
He will say, "I'm pursuing my dreams, day by day. Day by day."
Track Name: Miles & Miles Of Sand
I have this recurring dream.
Where I'm standing on a beach
With people I can't identify
But I know that I love.
And these people, they are are terrified
Pointing to the horizon
There's a great wave, in the offing
And it's rising.

It's a great and mighty wave.
It's a great and mighty wave.

But I have no fear inside of me
At least no fear of the rushing sea
Because I know exactly what to do.
So I tell my friends, don't be afraid
Just dive into the bottom of the wave
And swim up to the surface before you drown.

And we dive into the wave.
The great and mighty wave.

And in the roiling waters of the sea.
I race to the surface so I can breath
And the wave it rolls on by.
And I pull myself up, on the beach
Hoping to find my loved ones near me.
But there is nothing but miles and miles of sand.

They were swept away.

They're always swept away.
Track Name: A Prayer To Doctor Who
Save us from Fox News.
Save us from Justin Beiber.
Save us from Wall Street.
Save us from the reaper.
Save us, Doctor, if you dare
'Cause we're all dyin' here.
Save us from the crooks.
And save us from Facebook.

Dr. Who, we're calling you.
Dr. Who, we're calling you.
Doctor, good doctor, can you hear us calling?
Civilization is tumbling, it's falling.
Dr. Who, where are you?

Save us from the cops.
Help us save our homes.
Save us from the hate.
Save us from our phones.
Save us, Doctor, if you can
'Cause no one here has any working plan.
Save us from our jobs.
Save us at any cost.

(Amen)
Track Name: Goodbye California
Goodbye, California, oh, you know you broke my heart.
And so I am leaving you, though the leaving's hard.

Did you even notice that we weren't growing closer
That instead we were growing apart.
I don't think you give you damn,

'Cause you don't have a heart.

Goodbye, California, are you sad to see me go?
I can't seem to shake the memories of what we had before.
You and I, alone at night
Drinking wine and getting high
And making plans to conquer the world.
But now I see the naked truth
Those were empty words.

A love like ours seemed very clear.
But I guess you didn't want me here.
I tried to make you happy.
Oh, I struggled so.
Now I must go.

Goodbye, California, oh, I'm leaving you today.
I've packed up all my things and now I'm getting on my way.
Though you'll always be a part of me
the reverse might not be true
But I will always miss you.
I hope I love my future home
As much as I loved you.
Track Name: Child Of God
Once when I was a boy
Of about 9 or 10
I fell in love with the girl
who lived next door.

And every day after school
I would wait by our fence
And we would play til her parents
got home.

And she would sing this song

It still gives me shivers.

Mommy doesn't love me
And daddy doesn't want me.
But I'm a child of God.

There used to be / this kindly old man
Who'd make us hot cocoa
While we sat in his lap.

And he made her sing, the song that she sang
The song that I still hear every day.

He used to stroke her face
While she— sang this song.

One autumn day, she asked me to wait
She asked me to meet her at the top of the hill
And so I went, hoping to spend
Some time with the girl that I loved.

But she never showed, and I know that I know that I had failed her.
Oh she never arrived, for this was the day that she—died.

Every day for the year that we lived in that house
I would her singing in the middle of the night.

I know that I should have been very afraid
But I love the sound of her voice.

And she would sing to me
Now I've be set free,
Here's my song, I sing for you.

Mommy didn't love me.
Daddy didn't want me.
But I'm a child of God.

Mommy doesn't love me
And daddy doesn't want me.
But I'm a child of God.
Track Name: Into The Deep
Down I dig myself, a little deeper than before
I'm digging deeper than I've ever been
So much deeper, I am sure
I'm going down
I'm digging down
I'm going down

Down past all the skeletons that once had things to say
I'm going deeper than the deepest bones
I'm digging past their graves
I'm going down
I'm digging down
I'm going down

I'm so deep no one can follow me.
Oh, the sights I'd see if only I could see.
There I go.
Into the deep.
There I go.
Into the deep.
There I
go.

Down I dig, even deeper still, I don't know where I am
I'm digging deper than I've ever been
As deep as any man has ever gone.
I must stay strong.
I'm going
down.

There will be such a celebration
If I make it home alive.

But home, well, home is where the heart is
And my heart has surely died.
Oh it has died.
Yeah, it is dead.

Down I dig myself, a little deeper I must go
I am digging now because the digging is the
only thing I know
I'm going down
I'm digging down.
I'm going down.
I'm digging down.
Into the deep.