Kinda Like Fireworks

by The Sexy Accident

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1.
I like to hear your voice so near and sultry way down the line my undiscovered country My girlfriend thinks I'm working late on writing but what we do is so much more exciting Yeah she's gone to bed alone and I've got you here on the phone I hear your breath becoming calm and peaceful deep in the night can it be right to need you? and in the morning you'll be gone your cell phone can't stay charged that long but when she goes to bed at ten I know that I'll call you again Let's just sleep together it doesn't matter whether you're spinning through my mind 'cuz I can stop this ride at any time baby it's not cheating if it's only fleeting there's nothing to regret we haven't even touched each other yet who would have guessed a site as dumb as Myspace could have been blessed with seven pics of your face yeah Santa Cruz is a nice place and I could use a change of pace I guess with just a little tweak my job could take me there next week Let's just sleep together it doesn't matter whether you're spinning through my mind 'cuz I can stop this ride at any time baby it's not cheating if it's only fleeting there's nothing to regret we haven't even touched each other yet yeah I know about the tricks the risks you run with point and click and I'll be rightly called a prick I just hope that you're a chick Let's just sleep together it doesn't matter whether you're spinning through my mind 'cuz I can stop this ride at any time baby it's not cheating if it's only fleeting there's nothing to regret we haven't even touched each other yet
2.
Stall 03:43
you spoke your mind tonight one at a time the words came raging in your hopes declined again last straw, said it before, no more try again how long can you stall? how long can you stall? quick fix, no change at all back down, try to relax, but you're wide awake this dream needs time to take but I don't have the spine for a big mistake how long can you stall? how long can you stall? when you were mine you were so shy that you would hide at your boyfriend's place but now your fame makes me to blame for all of the years that we stayed in place how long can you stall? how long can you stall?
3.
My Girl 02:34
my girl doesn't watch tv 'less it's a movie by the Coen brothers my girl likes to paint and dance wouldn't give a glance to no dudes in sports bars my girl is at home asleep 'cuz she's gotta keep Toby blowin' bubbles my girl doesn't mind a bit puts up with my shit when I get in trouble she's almost everything I need forgives me all of my misdeeds how did I land with all the world? how come I get to call her my girl sure knows how to cook not just by the book likes to make me wobble my girl knows just what she needs 'specially when she reads vampire romance novels she's almost everything I need forgives me all of my misdeeds how did I land with all the world? how come I get to call her
4.
when I drove you home from the airport on that day even if I'd known all the things that you would say I still would tell you that I love you in that way 'cuz I don't lie to you no matter what you say and oh for honesty such a price I'm gonna pay 'cuz you've asked not to hear how I choose to spend my days will you ever come back? I didn't have a plan I thought I wanted to be friends but in retrospect it seems I'm doing this again 'cuz you are not the first that I've wanted to adore next time I feel this thirst will I lock the door? and as I twirl around all these questions in my brain I wish that you were here to help me think things through as friends will you ever come back?
5.
you make my mouth water you make my heart flutter in fact whatever you wear is too much and I get jealous of things that you touch sometimes you make it real hard when I walk can't get a grip on myself when you talk I want to unbutton reveal your bellybutton look I keep telling myself "we're just friends" but this rush to the head never ends and when you tell me about other guys I try to keep the despair from my eyes I know I'm flirting with disaster but when you're near my heart beats faster I hope these days will never end I hope you'll always be my friend sometimes I think you know and so I take it slow but it's impossible to pull the breaks when just a minute with you's all it takes to get me dreaming again of your mouth and all the things I would do further south I know I'm flirting with disaster but when you're near my heart beats faster I hope these days will never end I hope you'll always be my friend
6.
Hey You 02:51
hey you, I don't care what you're doing hey you, I don't care who you're screwing don't start with your stories unless they're true hey you, I don't care where you're going hey you, I don't care who you're blowing I guess that you'll never be really mine yeah you've probably met some guy you're just waiting to decide but I can't let you go 'til you finally tell me that it's so you still won't promise to return when can I expect to learn just who made you stay living sixteen hundred miles away? hey you, why do you keep on calling? hey you, I can tell that you're stalling you just need somebody to hold your hand hey you, won't you pay me a visit? hey you, that's not somebody, is it? don't dare fuck around or I'll make you pay yeah you've probably met some guy you're just waiting to decide but I can't let you go 'til you finally tell me that it's so you never promised to be true but I expected more from you how can you choose to stay living sixteen hundred miles away? I hope you never call again then maybe we can still be friends I know that made no sense so I'll try to stick to present tense I would have given you the world or something equally absurd just who made you stay living sixteen hundred miles away?
7.
on Friday night we pack the car as soon as you get home your hair's a mess from waitressing and I've been here alone but come the morning and all of that we'll leave here with the bills just seven hours if we cut across the Pennsylvania hills and as we drive we'll talk about the places that we'll go first Central Park then every single record store we know and don't you worry, SoHo without money can be hard we've got no cash, but I've got this brand new credit card so let the day come now we'll pay for gas somehow 'cuz only a morning drive can make us feel alive the years have passed and suddenly we spend our nights at home and our weekends maintaing all the things that we now own but when we find a moment here or there to spend on maps we plan out road trips to coincide with our son's daily naps so let the day come now we'll pay for gas somehow 'cuz only a morning drive can make us feel alive
8.
Lonely Days 03:51
you know I love to hear your news but lately it's been so hard to hear you're in your bed with some married dude and I can't find a way to lift you clear yeah I know it's not the same but I thought that I could tame your lonely days the night I talked you through to sleep I thought that I could help you keep from falling further down with him I guess the slope was just too steep yeah I know it's not the same but I thought that I could tame your lonely days
9.
when the weather changed, I'd walk you home from a distance of thirty feet and though you knew my name I never found a way for us to really meet one day I finally plucked the courage up to ask you to the eighth grade ball "I'd like to rent a tux and take you out!" you smiled and then you let me fall "I'm going dancing with my friends I just don't need a new boy" and on the night we would have stormed the town I'm playing Zelda in my room it's getting late, I've taken Gannon down your bedroom light should switch on soon "I'm going dancing with my friends I just don't need a new boy" then one day in the new grocery store I see you picking out some bread a million years since you last let me down but then you saw me stopped and said "the night I went without you to the ball I should have gone with you instead my best friend stole the boy I'd loved all fall I wouldn't care if she dropped dead" "I'm going dancing with my friends I just don't need a new boy"
10.
Skies 03:56
when you said "this is my favorite place in Kansas" I didn't have the heart to say "we're in Missouri" but as the windows cycled by around our table in the sky I knew that you would be the one to bring my face into the sun again and you said "I've got five giant older brothers. don't mess around 'cuz they each weigh a thousand pounds or more" I laughed and swore to never give them cause to swarm and as we sped around the rink I finally found the nerve to speak I'd go anywhere with you it doesn't matter what we do come on now and fly with me there are so many Skies to see and when you got your first big offer I knew it was too strong to keep you in this town for long we packed your things on Halloween between the ghosts and ghouls I couldn't help but make a scene and as we drove you lost your voice but as we checked your bags you said you'd call me from Detroit I thought I'd drive home in the rain but as you left the ground I booked my seat on the next plane I'd go anywhere with you it doesn't matter what we do come on now and fly with me there are so many Skies to see the greatest gift I'll ever prize was the welcome in your eyes I'd go anywhere with you it doesn't matter what we do come on now and fly with me there are so many Skies to see

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This Kansas City-based band's second LP is just as driven by catchy melodies and smart, real-life lyric-writing as their first, 2006's Tourism. But they're tighter: a forceful, even fiery power-pop trio.

The band's singer/songwriter/guitarist, Jesse Kates, sings with a devotion and sensitivity that's sometimes surprising; his voice will rise above the rock, catch air. His guitar will too, alternating between lightness and crunch.

The songs switch too from the rough to the gentle, by telling stories sad and sweet. Within them people make mistakes, hurt each other, and express their love, through road trips and a shared knowledge of each other's eccentricities. This musical and lyrical balancing of hurt and tenderness is to the album's benefit, making it a very human sort of rock 'n' roll album.

- Dave Heaton, The Big Takeover

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released March 25, 2008

Written by Jesse Kates. Performed by Jesse Kates (guitar, singing), Patrick Fent (bass) and Daniel Torrence (drums).

Photos by Timothy Hughes and Forester.

Recorded and mixed in analog by Greg Norman at Electrical Audio, Chicago, over a period of four days.

Mastering by John Golden.

Love always to Stephanie and Tobias.

Thanks to Doug, Clay, Billy, Dan, Mark, Chuck, Malc and Chris. And to Brigid - I made this for you.

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Mercurial pop of brains and heart "driven by catchy melodies and smart, real-life lyric writing." (The Big Takeover)

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