The Better Parts Of You

by Bad Ideas

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Bad Ideas' second EP

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released July 11, 2014

Recorded in 2014 at Greenmount Studios, Leeds.
www.greenmountstudios.com
Produced, engineered and mixed by Jamie Lockhart, Lee Smith and Rob Slater.
Mastered by Bob Cooper.
www.bobcooperproducer.com

All songs written by Sam Cook and arranged by Bad Ideas.

"I Prefer You..." music video by WeTheConspirators and Nicholas Lee-Shield
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"Clumsy Hands" music video by Steven Haddock.
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Released digitally by Paper+Plastick (US) and Uncle M Music (DE).
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Published by Bomber Music.
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Copyright © 2014 Bad Ideas.
Copyright ℗ 2014 Bad Ideas.
Any unauthorised duplication, re-recording or broadcast will constitute an infringement of intellectual copyright and is prohibited.

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BAD IDEAS

(2011 - 2016)


Borrowing their name from the lyrics of an old Alkaline Trio song, BAD IDEAS is a

British punk rock group that owes as much to the youthful swagger of 90’s Brit-pop groups and guitar led indie bands as it does trans-atlantic punk rock.

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Track Name: I Prefer You Way Beyond Inebriated
Just who are you talking to? Oh, If I were you... and I am so forget it - I'm happy now. Ohhh, I never get what I want. Ooohoo, I'm not your brother, fool. I'm the other you, and I'm here for some credit - It's overdue. Ohhh, listen to me, I'm your truth.

It's gonna be me and you for a long time. It's gonna be me and you all my life.

Guess who? Did I trouble you? Were you sleeping there? Asleep in the afternoon? Sooo, you're lazy too! I know you've been around this tune a few times today - I think it should stay, I think it should stay! Ohhh, you'll hate me soon!

If I'm honest, I never really liked you. If Im honest, I never really liked you.

I believe it's time we put some distance between you and me.
I can see that I’ve been kind of foolish in keeping company.
I prefer you way beyond inebriated.
To be honest I'd prefer somebody else.
Track Name: Clumsy Hands
I know you never asked me to, but I sold all the better parts of you. I sold your lungs to the
drunks - wouldn't take your liver. I sold your legs with a grin to the shortest bidder. I sold your
home, I sold your bones to build my keep. I stole your wine, I drank your time to help me sleep. I
stole your home, I sold your bones to build my keep. I stole your wine, I drank your time...

When I found the bird that was singing, I tried to capture it for good. I broke his wings and
cracked his ribs, and spoiled his lungs. Damn my clumsy hands again. God damn my clumsy
hands. Damn my clumsy hands again. God damn my clumsy hands.

I know you never, you never had no proof... the parts of me you kept in salt water ever belonged
to you. I'll wage a bet, all I have left you couldn't tell... my stolen parts you kept in jars upon your
shelf. I'll wage a bet, all I have left you couldn't tell... my stolen parts you kept in jars...

When I found the bird that was singing, I tried to capture it for good. I broke his wings and
cracked his ribs, and spoiled his lungs. Damn my clumsy hands again. God damn my clumsy
hands. Damn my clumsy hands again. God damn my clumsy hands.
Track Name: Birds Head South
If I'd have chose I'd live close to the sea. Can't you and me, up and leave all this rain and run? Had me believe a certain age would come - have me relieved from nerves, a youthful tongue has me undone. Birds head south, and hide away for the winter months. Birds head south and we stay cold.

Is the coldness coming when the warm months aren’t yet done? If younger eyes could see me now, my younger legs would run.

Borrowed clothes, less and less do they fit me. And borrowed sleep has left me weak and oh, no longer fun. We never found a lock to fit this key. What was the need, when we were free all along? Birds head south, and hide away for the winter months. Birds head south, and we stay cold. Birds head south, and hide away for the winter months. Birds die young, and we get old.

Is the coldness coming when the warm months aren’t yet done? If younger eyes could see me now, my younger legs would run.
Track Name: Kathleen's Advice
I dish it out like its going cold. Don't listen. I wouldn't breathe too close, too close. Grow up, succeed and settle down. Listen to me, you think before you open your mouth, your mouth. Its more than I... More than I did.

Kathleen, you know what you're doing with me. 'Cause I'll do what I do with or without you. Kathleen, you have no advice for me, but keep it clean and do as you will do.

Stick at it son, you're doing fine, just listen to your own advice, advice. You know the waters better than... travellers, stop to drink and leave as fast as they can, they can. It's all that I... All that I did.

Kathleen, you know what you're doing with me. 'Cause I'll do what I do with or without you. Kathleen, you have no advice for me, but keep it clean as do as you will do.

It's easier to say something than nothing at all. Leave your tongue to the cats, and let them face the wolves. It's easier to say something than nothing at all. Leave your tongue to the cats, and let them face the wolves.