If I Were You

by The Pickpockets

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1.
I can't help it if I dream your name I can't help it if I fall in love When I do, when I do Everything falls apart I'm not trying to get you to notice me But I'm not not trying to get you to notice me You said "that painting is upside down" "I'm pretty sure that squirrel was stoned" What a day, what a day Then everything fell apart Tell me the future And I'll believe it Tell me the future and I'll believe you Tell me your future Make me your future Make me your future Make me your future
2.
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This is a story that is writ too small I can't imagine that you'd care at all It doesn't matter what I say It doesn't matter what I do I'll never hear a story from you This is a story that is writ too grand Don't quiz me on it, I don't understand It doesn't matter how I feel It doesn't matter how it seems I can't differentiate my dreams This is a story that is writ just right I recite it word for word every night I wish I wasn't how I am I wish I wasn't how I am I wish I wasn't how I am I wish I wasn't how I am Until I hear different from you
3.
When the drugs wore off Not a thing had changed Just as I suspected When you told me You’d slept with your best friend I silently objected – twice Do you want someone who can recite What you wore last Tuesday night Who can sketch your face On a wet windshield Do you want someone who knows exactly when You cut your hair and grew it out again If you do that person won’t be me We’re like cavemen and dinosaurs We don’t belong together We’re a perpetual motion machine We only work in my dreams You can’t produce energy Out of nothing Maybe I’m too dumb Perhaps it’s something else To me it’s just a meaningless detail I won’t get worked up The next time that we meet About the different ways you think I fail Do you want someone who can’t resist Thoughts of happy coexistence With Sunday brunch And a dog named Butch Do you want someone who can’t deny The emptiness when you say goodbye If you do . . . good luck to you We’re like cavemen and dinosaurs We don’t belong together We’re a perpetual motion machine We only work in my dreams You can’t produce energy Out of nothing
4.
Been spending too much time Inside my mind I’m so afraid of what you’ll find Dig a hole And let me know When it’s safe to go outside I’ve wasted so much time On my own I always wanted to die alone Stuck in place Without grace Tired, burned and lusting for tone Words often fail To tell the tale Nothing’s how it used to be Lights gone dim Patience wearing thin We can’t even finish our own dreams If I were you and you were me Would you be jealous and I s-rene Would you want what I’ve got And feel that life had sold you short Correlation and causality

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The “If I Were You” EP - the first in a planned series of releases - contains 4 songs, ranging in sound and style from moody art rock to an exhilarating punk rush, with time spent exploring dynamics and tension-filled volatility.

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released February 21, 2020

Personnel:
Brian Baseggio: Guitars, Piano, Vox
Allen Duarte: Bass, Keyboard
Kiri Klawitter: Vox, Shaker
Rob Sheehan: Drums

Recorded and Produced by The Pickpockets at Shh Studios
Engineered and Mixed by Brian Baseggio
Cover Art Photo and Design by Allen Duarte
Mastered by Jeffrey Konrad

(p) 2019 Baseggio/Duarte/Klawitter/Sheehan

© 2017 Track 1; Written by Duarte; Published by You're Not Fooling Anybody With These Songs Publishing (ASCAP)

© 2018 Track 2; Written by Duarte; Published by You're Not Fooling Anybody With These Songs Publishing (ASCAP)

© 2009 Track 3; Written by Duarte; Published by You're Not Fooling Anybody With These Songs Publishing (ASCAP)

© 2008 Track 4; Written by Baseggio; Published by Surly Sage Music (ASCAP)

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