Let's Go Swimming

by Christopher Cogott

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released October 19, 2009

Album cover design by KC Advertising

Play Pretend, Suction Cup, and She Already Knows mastered by Jim Mason at www.songmastering.com

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tags: acoustic rock pop

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Track Name: Play Pretend
Play Pretend

Reading by the light from your cigarette glow
Captured a bee in a jar to die slow
Let's go for a walk to buy smoke in a box
Maybe we'll have to talk maybe not
Wasn't that your way to tell me your secret desires

Is it wrong for you to choose or have someone choose for you
Let's talk about war let's talk about making decisions
It's getting dark now and I cannot walk
or even stand though I still can talk
It really amazes me how we continue

Let's say we stay the night
And we can play pretend
Fall out of sight

Now is the time when I realize there's nothing to stay for
Now we can quest as we travel for what we believe in
Just one light guides us takes us away
That's where we'll go and that's where we'll stay
It's just your opinion when you say it's over
Track Name: Suction Cup
Suction Cup

Clinging with some vague tenacity
I ain't seen such big bogosity
How I know I'm gonna slip away
Tumbling falling from this windowpane

Suction cup help me to adhere
Suction cup cautiously I peer
From this local philodendron
And I'm much too near the top to feel secure

Climbing on the dewy rubber tree
Can't conceive of such bogosity
Yes I'm feeling rather hungry now
Gotta catch a firefly and how

Suction cup help me to adhere
Suction cup cautiously I peer
From this local philodendron
And I'm much too near the top to feel secure

Creeping in the total darkness man
For to find a willing one night stand
Then retire to the water
Making fifty sons and fifty daughters baby

Suction cup help me to adhere
Suction cup cautiously I peer
From this local philodendron
And I'm much too near the top to feel secure
Track Name: She Already Knows
My girl wants to know why we don't talk anymore
I say what's the point when you know just what I'm gonna say
I didn't know she had this psychic ability to read my mind
Does she do this to you or is it just me

Cause she already knows
It's like she knows just what I'm thinking
She takes the words right out of my head
She already knows
She already knows

I think it's safe to say surprises are out of the question
You take the fun from everything I could never get you guessing
It's like I got my very own modern day personal Nostradamus
I never get the chance to tell her just how I feel about us

Cause she already knows
It's like she knows just what I'm thinking
She takes the words right out of my head
She already knows
She already knows

Cause she already knows
It's like she knows just what I'm thinking
She takes the words right out of my head
She already knows
She already knows
Track Name: Please Stop
Someone get me off of this ride
It's been going on for a crazy long long time
There's no signs of slowing down
And I'm trying hard to get my feet back on the ground

But it's not easy when you got me spinning around
And I can't think straight anymore
So take my advice now and use the door
And take your problems with you
Don't come to me

Please stop, please stop and go away
And never come back
Don't ever want to see you again
Please stop, please stop and go away
Don't ever come back
Don't ever want to see you again

The sound of your voice slices through my brain
My poor medulla oblongata will never be the same
I can't imagine what would happen if I saw you again
It would probably burn my eyes!

Please stop, please stop and go away
And never come back
Don't ever want to see you again
Please stop, please stop and go away
Don't ever come back
Don't ever want to see you again

Solo

Please stop, please stop and go away
And never come back
Don't ever want to see you again
Please stop, please stop and go away
Don't ever come back
Don't ever want to see you again (2x)
Track Name: The Prisoner's Dilemma
The Prisoner’s Dilemma

Sitting in a room with my head held in my hands
Wondering what you’re doing tonight
I think about you all the time,
Do you think about me too?
I got a pretty good feeling that you do

The good times we had have all turned to bad
Now the dance is over
Our luck ran out, no thanks to you
This wasn’t part of our master plan
And now we have to play the game
You should just be a good sport
And take all the blame

I’m sitting by myself in a world of misery
My minds made up you’re gonna stay here
Instead of me
And I hope you still love me enough
To set me free

Don’t get me wrong, I still like you
But I’ll like you more when I’m out there
I could do all the things we planned
Go to places we’ve never been
And I’ll write you and send you some postcards
To cell block number 3

I’m sitting by myself in a world of misery
My minds made up you’re gonna stay here
Instead of me
And I hope you still love me enough
To set me free

And I’ll write you and send you some postcards
To cell block number 3
Track Name: Time To Panic
Time To Panic

Are you in my head or are you real
What's the deal?
Too many forms of what you are
And what you are is the nightmare
Of my life!

You should go and leave me alone now
If I count to five won't you disappear
1,2,3,4
Fi-yi-yi-yive
You're still here!

It's time to panic
Should I run?
Should I hide? Should I stay inside?
It's time to panic
Are you fast?
Are you slow? Doesn't anybody know?

Won't you tell me what you want
Or why you're even here?
My heart explodes full of fear
Can't run away
I feel you breathing down my neck

You should go and leave me alone now
If I count to five won't you disappear
1,2,3,4
Fi-yi-yi-yive
You're still here!

It's time to panic
Should I run?
Should I hide? Should I stay inside?
It's time to panic
Are you fast?
Are you slow? Doesn't anybody know?
Track Name: Stranded
Stranded

(go back to sleep....I'll be home soon)
I'm stranded but I'm not alone
I got you in my heart
Even though we're worlds apart
I'm stranded and I'm on my own
I'll see you when the week is through
That's when you know I'm coming home to you

I don't like it when I have to leave
The weekends go too fast
You and me we gotta make it last
And then I'm out the door
Driving down the dark and cold lonely road
With the moonlight as my guide

I'm stranded but I'm not alone
I got you in my heart
Even though we're worlds apart
I'm stranded and I'm on my own now
I'll see you when the week is through
That's when you know I'm coming home to you

Fifty two times a year I leave you
That's fifty two more times to say hello

Next time won't you come with me
Cause Friday's are too long away
As I fade into eternity

I'm stranded but I'm not alone
I got you in my heart
Even though we're worlds apart
I'm stranded and I'm on my own now
I'll see you when the week is through
That's when you know I'm coming home to you
(wake up.....I'm home)
Track Name: Spanish Lessons
Spanish Lessons

The big boss comes to tell us
What we didn't want to hear
He said boys and girls I have bad news
And some good news for a few
He said our jobs are moving to another country
And I'll have to let you go
The good news if you want to keep your job
Then you have to let me know

But you'll have to take
Spanish lessons
Spanish lessons
When you meet your instructor
He will tell you what you should do

This will happen in a week or two
Pack your bags get ready to go
Say goodbye to your family and friends
Tell them all you love them so
It's a good thing because we're saving money
Sending jobs so far away
Too bad for you when you soon find out
That your pay is cut in two

And you'll have to take
Spanish lessons
Spanish lessons
When we landed at the airport
This is what he told us to do

You have to learn to dance
You have to learn to dress
If you want to have success
Cause anyone can learn a language
But you have to look your best

You have to cut your hair
And change your underwear
And take a shower twice a day
Cause it gets pretty hot down here
And it's gonna make you sweat

You need to learn to dance
You need to learn to dress
If you want to have success
Cause anyone can learn a language
But you have to look your best
Track Name: '97
'97

We were hanging at our friend’s house bored to death
The only sound was coming from the tv set
That’s when Eddie said “let’s get out of here”
So we left and we went to grab a beer

On the boardwalk it was a hot and humid night
We passed the fortune teller she was such a fright
But it looked really cool inside her air conditioned room
So we went inside to see if we were doomed

Oh fortune teller don’t come up to me
Don’t tell me things that I don’t want to know
Oh fortune teller stay away from me
With your one eye and crumpled hand and vacant empty stare

So we pushed Eddie down now he’s sitting in the chair
His face turned a ghastly ghoulish white
Then she dealt the cards and she gave a toothless grin
It’s not what Eddie wanted to hear (she said)

Beware 1997
Beware ‘97
‘cause you are going to die

That’s when Eddie freaked and he bolted out of there
We all went home and never got that beer
The year back then was 1993
In 4 more years we’ll have to wait and see

Oh fortune teller, don’t come up to me
Don’t tell me things that I don’t want to hear
Oh fortune teller, stay away from me
With your one eye and crumpled hand and vacant empty stare

1997 came and went
Eddie was still alive (he was still alive)
We celebrated on New Years Eve
But the next day we heard that Eddie died

Why oh why oh why
It was 1998 and that’s not what the creepy one eyed lady said
Why oh why oh why
We asked his mom who was so upset
She said he got hit by a ’97 Corvette
Track Name: Not In This Lifetime
Not In This Lifetime

Eyes closed
Many thoughts go racing through your head
Sometimes you wish that this was just a dream
You have this dark cloud that follows you around
I'm telling you it's not as dark as it seems

Can't give up on what you started
Don't let this slip away

In your darkest hour as you cry in your room
What's it gonna take to survive
It's up to you don't let the days pass you by
We have a lifetime and I need you by my side

But not in this lifetime, oh no
Don't want to see you in any pain
Not in this lifetime, not in this lifetime

You think you're running out of time but that's not true
There's many places that we need to explore
Now take my hand hold on tight and open up your mind
Lose that cloud leave it all behind

'Cause not in this lifetime, Oh no
Don't want to see you get hurt again,
Not in this lifetime, not in this lifetime

Not in this lifetime (don't want to see you)
Not in this lifetime (in any pain)
Not in this lifetime (don't want see you)
Not in this lifetime (get hurt again)
(don't want to see you in any pain)
(don't want to see you get hurt again)
Track Name: We Need To Talk
We Need To Talk

Triumphant are the few
He who makes it through
Intricate this seems
Singing in my dreams

Narrow is this winding road
Unaware until we're told
Revelation once again
Elimination is the game

I need more time
Need to cleanse my mind
Save me from my fate
Only you can open up this gate

Now our destination's here
Give into all things you fear
Immunity is all but gone
Struggle 'til the day is done

Help me make it through
Anyone will do
Reflect on all we've done
Doesn't matter if we've won
Track Name: Headphones
Headphones

He's still living at home
He's waiting for the right girl to come along
Afraid to take a chance on his own

His mother tells him she's tired of washing his clothes
Everyday he hears how he has to move on
So he goes into his room and shuts the door

He puts his headphones on
With the music loud he tries to drown out the
Sound of his mother's desperate pleas

She goes to work every morning
Waits at the station alone again
The train arrives to take her away

She stares out the window hopes for a better way
It's the same routine everyday
Right next to her there's an empty seat

She puts her headphones on
Turns the music loud and tries to drown out
The sound of the silence and the city

Then one day he takes that empty seat
She listens to her music tries to look discreet
He asks her “what's that song you're listening to?”

She takes one headphone off
And gives it to him
He has a listen and he's liking what he hears
And now they're sharing headphones
He likes her's and she likes his
He's got a big surprise for mom
They're getting married and she's moving in
(one big happy family)
She's moving in
Track Name: SKULTAR!
Skultar the barbarian
Skultar the barbarian
 
An imposter
With a heroe's name
He's looking for someone to maim
And if he sees you
You best get out of his way
'Cause odds are
He's got nothing to say
 
He's Skultar the barbarian
He doesn't know wrong from right
And he'll never know wrong from right
Don't even give him the time of day
'Cause he's a barbarian
And he doesn't care what time it is
 
All he wants to do
Is cut you in two
On his way to save the world
Or cut off your head
I'm sure it was nothing you said
 
Skultar the barbarian
Skultar the barbarian