Ataris Blind And Unkind

You inhale the toxic fumes, I look away, and then resume to… do all the things that I told myself I wouldn’t ever do. Why do I always believe, that I’m in love with everyone I see? And, why did the next one have to be you? Why do you believe that everything I say is true? Why must I always do this? Why do I put myself through this? Love is blind and so unkind… I never can make up my mind! I undo the thought from my head, forgetting all you ever said. Today it’s you, tomorrow someone else, maybe I’m just better off by myself! I forget that it’s just you… and not some person that I’ve always knew! Love is blind… love is a lie!

Ataris Takeoffs And Landings

On this coldest of January nights

We drive out past the runway and watch the planes go flying by

The runway lights are the deepest blue like the colors of your eyes

So close them tight and kiss me one last time

If you could go anywhere right now

Where would you go?

And would you miss me when you get there?

There’s no place that I would rather be

Please don’t let me go falling from the sky

The “fasten seatbelt” sign just needs to go out

If only you could be right here by my side

Home wouldn’t seem so far from here

Passport, customs, carry on, remember

To shut off all of your electronic devices

Fell asleep on Tuesday woke up Monday afternoon

I slept right through your International Date Line

If you could go anywhere right now

Where would you go?

And would you miss me when you get there?

There’s no place that I would rather be

Please don’t let me go falling from the sky

The “fasten seatbelt” sign just needs to go out

If only you could be right here by my side

Home wouldn’t seem so far from here

Please don’t let me go falling from the sky

The “fasten seatbelt” sign just needs to go out

If only you could be right here by my side

Home wouldn’t seem so far from here

Ataris Teenage Riot

3 years gone by and still everyone screws up our name

no matter what you do still some things never change

seen a lot of the world, met a lot of friends

got a lot of fond memories

there’s nothing like playing a basement show

on a saturday night in pennsylvania.

start the show, here we go

jumping in the crowd

we’ve gotta tear this building down.

the cops show up as usual

to try and ruin our fun.

it’s time to show ’em all

just how its done.

gonna have a teenage riot.

they’ll never understand

what it’s like to be a kid today.

gonna have a teenage riot.

let’s blow ’em all away.

another night we’ll be

staying in some crack hotel

and sneaking everyone in

through the bathroom window.

gonna blow up everything in sight

and get chased away into the night

by some crazy bastard with a

shotgun in his hand.

start the show, here we go

jumping in the crowd

we’ve gotta tear this building down.

the cops show up as usual

and try to ruin our fun.

its time to tell them all to fuck off!

Ataris Summer ’79

Our last day of summer, 1979

Gotta live it up one time before it’s over

We will make history tonight.

Out at the drive-in

All of our closest friends, they will be sneaking in

You’ll be spending the whole night

Trying eveything you can to get that girl to notice you.

“We Are the Champions” playing out on the radio station

Everyone sing along with these anthems of our generation.

Cruisin’ down Pacific Coast Highway,

Put the top down, crawl into the back seat.

Let’s create anthems of our own tonight.

Down at the roller rink,

All the cool kids crowded around the air hockey table.

“Hey, my best friend likes you,”

I hear you shout at me as you go skating by.

“We Are the Champions” playing out on the radio station

Everyone sing along with these anthems of our generation.

Cruisin’ down Pacific Coast Highway,

Put the top down, crawl into the back seat.

Let’s create anthems of our own tonight.

Sneak out of your window, darlin’

Let’s live like outlaws, honey

We’ll never look back.

Climb out on this rooftop,

And stare at the city lights below us

This world belongs to us tonight

The kids will keep ragin’ on-

And they ain’t never gonna stop.

“We Are the Champions” playing out on the radio station

Everyone sing along with these anthems of our generation.

Cruisin’ down Pacific Coast Highway,

Put the top down, crawl into the back seat.

Let’s create anthems of our own tonight.

Ataris Your Boyfriend Sucks

You’re better off without him, don’t call him…

He’s breaking your heart.

He’s hanging with your best friend and your waiting there,

It’s tearing you apart.

He lied to you a thousand times,

When I was there he kept you waiting.

And I’m still here waiting there

To catch you if you fall.

I don’t know why I care so much

When I shouldn’t care at all.

Finally got the nerve to tell you

How much you mean to me you said that I was your best friend,

A real sweet guy, but that’s all I’d ever be.

Ataris Hey, Kid!

I wait for the day to come when I’ll wake up and be a star. I dream of a different world… somewhere where we will go far. I bitch about my life. I bitch about the scene. I hate this fucking town and wish that it was all a dream. Bitch, bitch, bitch! That’s all you ever do. Bitch, bitch, bitch! Your ego will destroy you. Bitch, bitch, bitch! That’s all I have to say. Bitch, bitch, bitch! Now I’ll just fade away. Just as long as I act cool then people will suck up to me. They won’t realize that I’m a fake and that’s what I’m always going to be. A dreamer and a kid who changes every day. Someone that has to talk when he’s got nothing to say. Hey kid, it’s a great big world out there that you think you need to see. Hey kid, go on and live that life… But live it without me! Bitch, bitch, bitch! That’s all you ever do. Bitch, bitch, bitch! No one’s more punk than you. Bitch bitch, bitch! Your life is just a trend. Bitch, bitch, bitch! We’ll see who’s happy in the end.

Ataris Sleepy

It’s frivolous, it’s pointless, I’m waiting here in line. I’d buy a cup of coffee but I just wanna kill some time. I’m watching you, now, I’m staring at you. I figure that you notice, but you really don’t have a clue (a clue). Time sure does fly when your just a lonely boy, waiting for someone to come along and ruin your fun. Sitting all alone with that quiet smile on your face. I pretend I’m not interested by staring off into space. Why did I act like I didn’t even care? Now I wish that you could only be there. A game of cat and mouse that curiosity has killed, just call it pointless… call it what you will.

Ataris Ben Lee

I never met someone so jaded

your music’s really over rated

nothing but a lot of pretentious noise

I know that claire danes is your chick

to me you’re just some ugly prick who got lucky

cause he knew the Beastie Boys

and I cant stand it

a lot goes on but nothing happens

but this time that’s not true

i wrote this song for you

to tell you that your 15 minutes of fame are almost up

yea one more thing, Ben Lee you suck

Bob Dylan must be kinda pissed

cause you’ve been writing all his hits

packaged and reprocessed for the world

I’d love to kick you in the face

break your legs and throw you from a train

cause you’re such a fucking girl

and I cant stand it

I guess this song’s come to an end

I’ll say good bye until we meet again

you better stay out of my town

cause if i had way

I’d call up snoop, ice cube, and dr. dre

we’d come and beat you down

Ataris Giving Up On Love

These last few weeks

I’ve been confused

sometimes I wonder if

I’m better off alone.

you fall in love

then break your heart.

you fall in love again

its never ending.

I used to have this friend

who took his fiance

to see billy idol

a couple weeks before

their wedding day.

the chick got backstage

and left my friend outside.

next day he called

from a hotel

asking for a ride.

I guess I’m giving up on love [x3]

’cause it really kind of sucks

uninspired

and growing tired

why am I always

so attracted to drama?

so here I am

grown up at 23

will someone tell me

what it takes to be happy?

I play in my band

and write a lot of songs

about relationships

and how mine went wrong.

maybe I’ll meet that special

girl along the way

then she’ll break my heart

and leave me crying.

Ataris Song For A Mix Tape

today I made you a mix tape

and I decorated it with lots of stars.

it had all my favorite songs.

there was jawbreaker and armchair martian

built to spill and the descendents.

hell I even put one of ours on it.

falling for you was the easy thing to do.

if only somehow I could make you hang around.

today I made you a mix tape

to say exactly how I feel inside

and make you feel it to.

these are the songs that make me smile

and cry myself to sleep at night

when I’m lying without you.

I love you more than I ever loved anyone before.

hey silly girl I’m begging you.

all of these songs they remind me of you

I hope that you like this song.

did you ever listen to the words and melody

do you feel the pain inside

the way that it hurts me?

when your in your room at night

I hope you’ll be singing along.

and make me a tape of your favorite songs.