Kurt Vile Dust Bunnies

You may think that it’s funny now

That I got a headache like a shop vac coughin’ dust bunnies

It’s hard to see when it’s all red

And all you hear are just white noises

This little one she’s a delicate creature

No safety features to hold her down

Girl you’ve been running on all cylinders

Pulling the yard and cutting hard

But no they won’t find us lying down on the ground

And it ain’t at the bar where I am or you are

We’ll take a puff on a cigarette and see what we get

An invigorating fix and a black lung

Don’t know much about history

Don’t know much about the shape I’m in

There ain’t no manual to our minds

We’re always looking baby all the time

But no we won’t find it rolling around on the ground

And it ain’t at the bar where I am, where you are

I took a puff on a cigarette, saw what I get

An invigorating fix and a black lung

You think you’re tired, put your face in my place

We swap faces and I see you’re tired

It’s hard to think with a squashed brain and

Let’s hope that don’t leave a permanent stain

How can you talk over all that racket

What’s there to feel but totally whacked

But we don’t got time to wallow around in it

Though it don’t look so far away from where we are

I wanna put out the cigarette and leave it behind

Hold you real close, take you by the hand

We’ll walk away

Walk away

Kurt Vile Dead Alive

You’re telling me a good man is hard to find well what are you blind?

Well never mind let’s try and have a good time

There was a war of independence if a man’s a hindrance well you know where you’ve got a right to go

Better take a breather till you’re better till you’re breathin till you stop sweatin

Better take a breather till you stop sweatin and knit me a sweater

You’re tellin me a good man is hard to find,

What was that? you better rewind

Cos there’s me mama, I’m showin everybody a good time

You’re always lookin for a few good men well here’s one

Baby, won’t get wasted on a gun

Call me old dog when I’m gone but when I’m back it’s always

Oh man where ya been so long, where ya been so long

And then since then it’s just been alright, a-okay

Ain’t always oh man where ya been so long where ya been so long

In a world that gets me high I’m tied up in all the time

Kurt Vile Pretty Pimpin

I woke up this morning

Didn’t recognize the man in the mirror

Then I laughed and I said, “Oh silly me, that’s just me”

Then I proceeded to brush some stranger’s teeth

But they were my teeth, and I was weightless

Just quivering like some leaf come in the window of a restroom

I couldn’t tell you what the hell it was supposed to mean

But it was a Monday, no a Tuesday, no Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Then Saturday came around and I said “Who’s this stupid clown blocking the bathroom sink?”

All he ever wanted was to be someone in life that was just like

All I want is to just have fun

Live my life like a son of a gun

I could be one thousand miles away but still mean what I say

Then I woke up one morning

Didn’t recognize the man in the mirror

Then I laughed and I said, “Oh silly me, that’s just me”

Then I proceeded to not comb some stranger’s hair

Never was my style

But I couldn’t tell you what the hell it was supposed to mean

Because it was a Monday, no a Tuesday, no Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Then Saturday came around and I said “Who’s this stupid clown blocking the bathroom sink?”

But he was sporting all my clothes

I gotta say I’m pretty pimpin

All he ever wanted was to be a man

But he was always a little too cute to be admitted under marbles lost

He was always a thousand miles away while still standing in front of your face

Then he woke up this morning

Didn’t recognize the boy in the mirror

Then laughed and said, “Oh silly me, that’s just me”

Then I proceeded to brush some stranger’s teeth

But they were my teeth, and I was weightless

Just quivering like some leaf come in the window of a restroom

And I couldn’t tell you what the hell it was supposed to mean

Cause it was a Monday, no a Tuesday, no Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Then Saturday came around and I said, “Who’s this stupid clown blocking the bathroom sink?”

But he was sporting all my clothes

I gotta say pretty pimpin

I woke up this morning, didn’t recognize the boy in the mirror [x6]

Kurt Vile Freak Train

Go ahead tell me hello or fuck you

Whatever introduction suits you

I ain’t tryin’ to fight

I’m just tryin’ to ride this train to make it home tonight

Hey, I don’t get it kid

Are you tryin’ to break my nose

Or just stand around and stare me down in calm?

Where the hell do you get off anyway?

Well, there’s people out there who tell you lies

They get off on giving wrong direction

Well, fabrication’s my best friend

But I ain’t never been so insulted in my whole life

Ridin’ on the freak train, train, train, train

Well, there’s a whole new story there

Let it hang out like you just don’t care

And drag it everywhere, woo

One day I’m gonna get me enough gold to get me

Where I wanna go comfortably

They say sellin’ [?] is a little faster but uh

But now it’s freaks howlin’ woo get off me

There’s a man with hands for every finger claimin’ he’s a folk singer

And he’s raring to bite his nails

Think I’d rather ride the rails

Ridin’ on the freak train

Kurt Vile Wheelhouse

Sometimes I talk too much but I gotta get it out

But I don’t wanna talk, I only wanna listen

My baby talks soft, my ears are always ringing now

Humming a sad song when I’m alone

But you gotta be alone to figure things out sometimes

Be alone, when even in a crowd of friends and not so

Sometimes of whom you just can’t distinguish but

Thank god for the former, yeah

Some bow down a hundred times a day or more

To find a way, to get back down to the temple one day

Find the temple, to bask in the glory of

Roll around on a floor of furry carpet then

Sleep soundly for the first time in forever and

Breathing deep inside

There’s a desert down below the earth’s core

A hidden staircase in the house that you reside in

A little something from the cupboard over there

A little medicine, it’s a medication situation

Some bow down a hundred times a day or more

To find a way, to get back down to the temple one day

Find the temple, to bask in the glory of

Roll around on a floor of furry carpet then

Sleep soundly for the first time in forever and

Breathing deep inside

Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo

Smoke ring for my halo

Angel, demon, human

Oh, the rest have made it

Over and over

Think I could see it now

Think I could see it now

Think I could see it now

Think I could see it now

Smoke ring for my halo

Human, angel, demon

Hundreds have made it

Right under the roof of your house

Thought you could see it then

Thought you could see it then

Thought you could see it then

Thought you could see it then, yeah

Sippin’ from the soda can

Exercises mind

Pacifies the land

Makes a move steady, a jilted man

I feel like layin’ down

I feel like layin’ down

Yeah, and I wanna do it again

Oh, what a mess I guess I’m in

Kurt Vile Runner Ups

Hey old man, how many times we gotta tell you

We don’t want a number, where you been so long?

Hey girl, come on over

That’ll be just fine

If it ain’t workin’, take a whiz on the world

An entire nation drinkin’ from a dirty truck

My best friend’s long gone

But I got runner ups, yeah

When I walk in, my head is practically dragging

Yeah, and all I ever see is just a whole lot of dirt

My whole life’s been one long running gag

Two packs of red apples for the long ride home

Well you know, baby

See you walking till you took a wrong way train

Then you sat down and couldn’t get up

My best friend’s long gone

But I got runner ups

I don’t know if it’s real but it’s how I feel

Don’t if you really came but I feel dumb in asking

You should have been an actor, she’s so domineering

Take two eyed gold earrings for your troubles, man

Visibly dark points of future in a faze

Instead of standing, I’m running around

The sharpest tool in school doesn’t know what’s up

My best friend’s long gone

But I got runner ups, yeah

Kurt Vile Society Is My Friend

Society is my friend

He makes me laugh in a cool blood bay

Society is my friend

He makes me laugh down in a cool blood bay

Oh, society

Oh, yeah

Society is my friend

He makes me laugh down in a cold blood bay, yeah

He stole my lady’s hand

Hey how you doin’ this kids

My hand is not for you to hold

So kiss me with your mouth without closing it all that much

Society is all around

Are you the beautiful sound of all the half pip-squeal

Ecstatic brilliance at it’s finest, that’s my friend

Society is all around

It takes me down

Society is my friend

He makes me laugh down in a cold blood bay, yeah

Society is my friend

He makes me laugh down, down

Kurt Vile Ghost Town

In the mornin’, I’m not done sleepin’

In the evening, I guess I’m alive

It’s alright, can still peel myself off sleepwalking

In a ghost town

Think I’ll never leave my couch again

‘Cause when I’m out, I’m only on my mind

And then again I guess it ain’t always that way

In the mornin’ I’m not done sleepin’

In the evening I guess I’m alive

It’s alright, could still peel myself off sleepwalking

In a ghost town

Think I’ll never leave my couch again

‘Cause when I’m out, I’m only on my mind

Christ was born, I was there

You know me, I’m a ram

I got friends, well, wait where was I?

Well, I am tryin’

When I’m drivin’

I find on dreamin’, dreamin’ two’s and drifting

It’s just these towns, I wanna pull over, open up and stay

And rain drops might fall on my hair sometimes

But I don’t pay ’em any mind

Christ was here, you just missed Him

Now I’m out, goin’ down second

To all the stores to see my friend

If I can’t survive oceans

When I’m drinkin’ I get to joke and

And I’m laughing, falling down

But that’s just fine and I just pick myself up

And walk down ghost town

Rain drops might fall on my hair sometimes

But I don’t pay ’em any mind

Then again I guess it ain’t always that way

Kurt Vile I Wanted Everything

I wanted everything [x3], but I think that I only got most of it

Lord willing and if the creek don’t rise

I’m gonna love ya all the time

I ain’t never gonna go to work no more

Kickin and screamin and

alright, I’m goin out the door

I wanted everything [x3], but I think that I only got most of it

Lord willing and if the creek don’t rise

I’m gonna sit around til I get wise

I ain’t never goin to go work no more

Cos I was an old man and that’s all I ever did

I wanted everything [x3], but I think that I only got most of it