Let's Pretend

by Rubber Clown Car

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A 17 song compilation of a variety of styles - pop, rock, grunge, jazz, ballads

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released September 21, 2015

All songs Rubber Clown Car except "So This is How it Ends" by T. Pantalones

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Rubber Clown Car Oswego, Illinois

... a mixture of XTC, Bob Mould, the Damned, the Who, GBV, the Replacements, and Matthew Sweet...

... the Beatles on Quaaludes...

Always in search of the perfect pop song we love power-pop, punk, rock, pop, and anything with great lyrics. Formed in 2006 we continue to write and record songs (including selected covers). Pure Pop for Paranoid People.
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Track Name: Let's Pretend
Let’s pretend you’re an astronaut
I’ll pretend I’m the King of Siam
Doesn’t matter who you are now
Won’t matter who I am

You’re only lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely man
These days all are lonely in lonely, lonely land

Let’s pretend we’re someone else
Let’s pretend we’re someone else
Let’s pretend we’re someone else
Let’s pretend we’re someone else for a while

Let’s pretend you’re John, George, Ringo
I’ll pretend I’m a circus clown
We can be anyone we want to
When no one else is around

You’re only lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely girl
These days all are lonely in lonely lady land

Let’s pretend we’re someone else
Let’s pretend we’re someone else
Let’s pretend we’re someone else
Let’s pretend we’re someone else for a while

Let’s pretend you’re a loving father
I’ll pretend I’m your favorite son
We’ll pretend we’re a happy family
Let’ pretend now won’t that be fun?

You’re only lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely man
These days all are lonely in lonely, lonely land

Let’s pretend we’re someone else
Let’s pretend we’re someone else
Let’s pretend we’re someone else
Let’s pretend we’re someone else for a while
Track Name: My Kinda Crazy
Shakespeare’s kisses are what you’ve been missing now
Picnic lunches and picture perfect
Clothesline’s empty for once
Don’t think about it too much

My kinda crazy
That’s just who you are
Face it baby
You’re a star

Hand in hand’s the only plan now
Past is gone, in the rear-view mirror
Unpaid bills but so what
Don’t think about about it too much

My kinda crazy
That’s just who you are
Face it baby
You’re a star
Track Name: Love at Any Cost
Love at any cost
It’s a love forever lost
It’s love at any cost

I’m a man
So why do these things keep on following me?
I’m a man
At least I should be
So why do these things keep on following me?

I can’t trust my heart
I can’t trust my heart
I can’t trust my heart
I can’t trust my heart

Love at any cost
It’s a love forever lost
It’s love at any cost

All this been inside her
Did inside her head
All way home

Love at any cost
It’s a love forever lost
It’s love at any cost
Track Name: She Moves Like Sculpture
*Lyrics on this one were improvised. Your guess is as good as mine…..*
Track Name: Send the Kids to War
Let’s send the kids to war
You know I’d go myself
But I’ve got too many things..
To do around the house
Too many things to do around the house

It’s a job that no one wants
So tell me another pretty lie
Sell it to the boys who have to die
Whisper to the mothers as they cry

Let’s send the kids to war
Especially if they’re poor
I don’t want to see them
Please make them go away

It’s a job that no one wants
So tell me another pretty lie
Sell it to the boys who have to die
Whisper to the mothers as they cry

Let’s send the kids to war
We’ll bring em back one day
Wrapped in the flag
Wrapped in the flag
Track Name: So Strange
I love you, I hate you
You’re so easy to come back to
And even when you lock me out
You never try to take my key

We scream and we fight
But we’ll both be back tomorrow night
Making love or making war
We can’t seem to tell the difference

And Sugar Ray would be proud
If he heard us talking loud
From late at night
To early the next morn

And when the smoke had cleared
Just you and me my dear
No closer than we ever were before

Loving you is hard enough
Loving you means saying no
Loving you is so strange
It means no where else to go
Track Name: Lonely Boy
If I say that I love you it’s under duress
With teeth clenched, under my breath
A kiss is a bite if its not a caress

If I say that I love you
I must be mistaken
And all the other lovers in our lives are forsaken
And all of this time we must have been faking

If I say that I love you I must be insane
There really must be something going wrong in my brain
If I say that I love you I must not know what I’m saying

But I’m not the only
I’m not the only lonely boy
I’m not the only lonely boy

If I say that I love you I’m truly diseased
It comes from spending all my time down on my knees
Begging you again, Baby please…..

If I say that I love you it’s cause you wanna hear it
You know you like it and I know I fear it
You say we’re in love, we’re not even near it

And I’m not the only
I’m not the only lonely one
I’m not the only lonely boy

I’m not the only
I’m not the only lonely one
I’m not the only lonely boy
Track Name: She Just Cries
She wears the mask of a person she don't really know
She's got her dreams for life but it just goes too slow

She wants to hide away where no one else can see
She daydreams of a place where she would like to be

Can I catch you when you’re falling?
Can I climb that wall?
Will you see me if you need me?
Am I there at all?

She sends them off to school and kiss them at the door
See stares into the room there must be something more

She cooks and cleans prepares their meals just their way
But no one understands the way she feels today

Can I catch you when you’re falling?
Can I climb that wall?
Will you see me if you need me?
Am I there at all?
Track Name: D.I.Y Already
Packaged revolution that they're selling at the store
Never run out because are always making more
Why waste time when you’re already bored?

When the music says nothing to you
You keep on trying but nothing gets through
Now you know what you have to do
Do it yourself

In tune, out of tune.
Does it matter anymore?
Two minutes later and they're heading for the door
Why waste time when you’re already bored?

When the music says nothing to you
You keep on trying but nothing gets through
Now you know what you have to do
Do it yourself

And it's easy
So easy
If you wanna know the truth

Easy
So damn easy
Cause when you think about it you've got nothing to lose
Track Name: Go, Go Girl
She’s got a foot of lead and a head to match
Wouldn’t get attention except for that hatchback

Go Go Girl coming in hot
Behind the wheel she’s everything she’s not

Playing fetch with the drug sniffing dogs
Shortening the sleeves of the long arm of the law

Go Go Girl coming in hot
Behind the wheel she’s everything she’s not

Daddy knows people, knows people, knows people
Daddy knows people, knows people, knows people
Oh Yeah!

She’s looking cute in another new mugshot
She asked the judge “Hey bro, is that all you’ve got?”

Go Go Girl coming in hot
Behind the wheel she’s everything she’s not
Track Name: Vampire Polo Hat
Vampire Polo Hat
You can run, you can run away
Vampire Polo Hat
You can run, you can run away

Cheerleading everyone but yourself
Not again
Still bleeding over him
Not tonight not again

It’s quiet on your own
Thoughts come out
Hold them down

It’s safer on your own
But you’re scared
Moon pulls tide

Vampire Polo Hat
You can run, you can run away
Vampire Polo Hat
You can run, you can run away

You can be anyone you want to
Except who you are now
You’re stronger and they all know it
But will they understand?

It’s time it’s getting late
Time to sink or swim
Deep breath and a steady hand
Now you can begin

Vampire Polo Hat
You can run, you can run away
Vampire Polo Hat
You can run, you can run away
Track Name: Destiny's Calling
Do you hate yourself for missing her
Does it make you feel real bad
Do you give her credit for feelings she never had

Do you think about her late at night
When she should be all alone
Do you worry if she's coming back
Do you always check your phone

Do you give her everything she wants
And get nothing in return
Do you keep telling her you love her
And wonder when she'll learn

Does she sing into your microphone?
Hey, she always did that for me
Do you listen really closely
When she tell you how to be

Did she tell you she loves me
Does she look the same?
Does she still have that locket?
Does she know your name?

Did you pass the audition?
Perform your act of contrition?
Was it worth all the hassle?
Did she give you the keys to the castle?

Do you hate yourself for missing her
Does it make you feel real bad
Do you give her credit for feelings she never had
Track Name: Laser Tattoo Removal
I’m tagged so she knows I’m hers
It’s indelible, it’s inevitable
Skin deep or a little more
Very practical, or unintelligible

Cosmic rays from a dozen states
Could never blind me to reality

I’ll love you forever
But if not there’s always…
Laser Tattoo Removal

She’s fine and she knows she’s mine
No chance to think cause it’s written in ink
Art for art’s sake or a big mistake
Needle drop just a little prick

Brain that’s dull from the alcohol
Could never blind me to reality

I’ll love you forever
But if not there’s always…
Laser Tattoo Removal

She’s got skulls
And an interest in the occult
And once you get right in
You’ll never ever get right out

She’s bait and I can’t escape
It’s a spider web, it’s where I’ve been led
It’s a stamp from a rattlesnake lamp
Where it’s been – under my skin
Strange noises from another room
Could never make me run away

I’ll love you forever
But if not there’s always…
Laser Tattoo Removal
Track Name: So This is How it Ends
You know I can never un-love you
But our love never approached the silence of the sun

What did I do wrong what could I have said to make you change your mind

So this is how it ends
Only hindsight can give me what I want

Why were you the only one who knew that it was done
I've been scrambling for scraps of your attention

Why couldn't I see before the depths of your pretension
I was blinded, self-inflicted engrossed with self-deception

So this is how it ends
Only hindsight can give me what I want