affirms glinting

by frankie cosmos

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15 songs by frank


released May 12, 2014

album title by ron


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Frankie Cosmos New York, New York


UK / EUROPE: clemence@atc-


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Track Name: schmuck in the room
life is long as fuck
and i just wanna stay sharp
how many ways can u call
whatever i do small
the weird sound guy
would never touch a man that way

i'd rather be in the bathroom
with a national geographic
than talk to anyone
haven't you heard

if you can't pinpoint the schmuck in the room
"its all for you"

a kid with a pineapple head
has some kind of hold on my friend
and i dont understand
all i see is phony

"no shoulder" is what the road sign says
i remember how it felt when i was
Track Name: being alive
being alive
i see you in everything
my vocabulary's limited
but i wanna tell it all to you
if i could would you want me to?
bein alive
if i become a piece of dirt
for a dollar can i enter your brain?

being alive
matters quite a bit
even when you
feel like shit

being alive
im collapsing inwardly
your name strikes a match in me
after a drum solo i looked up
called out to me after
"maybe see you later?"

being alive
matters quite a bit
even when you
feel like shit

Track Name: too dark
i wish i had some control
you embarrass me in full
i feel low low low
i dont wanna know how flustered you were

i just wanna hear
you say you were wrong
how easily i become not real
like a bug you brush off your ear
you're just dust, i'm just dust

if your love was strong as my shame
i'd marry you and take your name
but it's not, you'll never get it
so i guess i'll just forget it
too dark

i stand alone
lucky and unknown
do i belong? do i belong do i belong

when i know i'm not the best girl in the room
i tell myself i'm the best you can do
do i belong do i belong do i belong

i drink bad coffee
hope that you'll call me
never look back never look back never look back

when i am bored i crash up on the shore
too dark too dark too dark
Track Name: healthy
i am privileged enough to go to the doctor
but i don't need to go because i FEEL SO GOOD
everyone is healthy
nothing is wrong with me

my head is clear
i have no fear
of dying soon
i am immune
Track Name: i look at me i am happy
when you dont want me i look at my body
its awkward and dirty i feel unsturdy
when you dont hold my hand i totally understand
you just cant walk with ease, i pull it in my sleeve
and when you dont love me i look above me
and i talk to my god even though he's a dog

and i ask him if i'l be ok
and he says that he was once a stray
and that was when we took him home
and loved him and made him our own
and you have done the same to me
which doesnt mean that i'm not free
i dont know what else it means
as long as i dont become we

i can stay ME
i am happy
i look at me
i am happy
i am just me
i am happy
so differently
Track Name: embody
some day in bravery
i'll embody all the grace and lightness

everybody understands me
but i wish nobody understood me
so you could be
the one who did
all the grace and lightness

the world is pretty big
its cool we fit on it
it makes me wanna grow
so i can go see more

sarah is a lightbeam
from the picture jonah sent me
it makes me so happy
she embodies all the grace and lightness

its sunday night and my friends are friends
with my friends
it shows me
they embody all the grace and lightness

florist signs are everywhere
emily is in the air
on tour
with gabby
we'll embody all the grace and lightness
Track Name: the suckers corner
all of the suckers are standing in one corner
and i'm right there with them it's not that we're loners
we all stand together cause in the world
there's suckers and there's jerks
and temptation doesn't strike the sucker
we all just get fucked over
fuck it
suckers should be proud
we're the only good people around
cause temptation doesn't strike the sucker
we all just get fucked over
Track Name: theory of mind
i know now
i was too young to think how
you had had a past
maybe you were affected by that

you called me 4 in the morning
talkin bout 2 abortions
i had just turned 16
i didn't know what you meant

and when i met you
you were the age i am now
your girlfriend has just moved out
of the apartment where
you said so much nothing
the place that we were fucking
was probably sacred for something
Track Name: am i wrong that you want me
am i wrong that you want me
the questions that haunt me
affirms glinting
the love i was hinting

everywhere i look is sadness
all i seem to feel is badness
everywhere i look is sadness
always seems like you're the baddest

look what you do to me
everybody can see
and it shows on my face
in a well lit place

everywhere i look is sadness
always seems like you're the baddest
everywhere i look is sadness
all i seem to feel is badness

am i wrong that you want me?
the questions that haunt me
affirms glinting
the love i was hinting
Track Name: learning (round 2)
i am a car on a patch of grass
i am a hair on a hairless cat
i am the sky that invented blue
i am a love who isn't you

"i see your beauty in other" men
we'll never know just what it meant
i see your beauty in other men
and i try not to dream of them

i feel so bad
i never felt this bad

tour is scary and its hard to stay strong
it might help if i could call you on the phone
and hear a friends voice that isnt my own
being surrounded is like being alone
and there i was on the window sill
outside your room in pleasantville
with your shirt on as a nightgown
looking for a way outta that town

and all i have is you
and you are of no use

i learned how to love from you
to carefully follow from the room
too tired of being strewn along
bored from being done all wrong
you showed me how to make a sound
you taught me that the earth was round
but that i'm round too, can bounce at any time
i bounced from being yours to being mine

and now i'm strong, now i'm strong
thanks for doing me so wrong
Track Name: trigger/TOUR GOOD
what is entailed in being human?
does anyone owe anyone anything?
theres someone i dont hate who
just makes me hate you

i get soapy hearted
remembering your actions i've charted
it all comes down to proof
im loathing i want truth

i start to feel that feeling
it always comes about a week in
i carry equipment
get zen with it

i can leave everyone alone
so they can have their fun
im a social caterpillar
everything i say is filler
and its ok if no one can surmise
im really great inside
im really great inside
Track Name: U
im a sucker 4 u 2
im looking for clues
as to why im alive
and im not gonna lose
i will try til i die
the dark is stronger than the love
a stranger leads me from the tub
the hot one with the rain inside
youve written of it in a lie
as for the shit inside me
i cant feel it hardly
the only scars you can see
are accidents incidentally
right when i
lose my high
its a birthday
we say "time flies"
but its not true
cause time moves slow
it moves for you
to have time to grow
but growth ends too
just like a day
at the end of it all you can do is say
Track Name: pure poison
life is a road
every town is a home
i just wanna be self maintaining
i just wanna stop complaining
i only exist by comparison
i only matter with context
drivin up to garrison
sad is not that complex
outside and inside are the same
you got me feeling soft like rain
i thought there was only
one kind of boring

but some people are pure poison
Track Name: actin weird
my body's sendin out some shit
and i cannot keep track of it
i remember feeling like aliens
we were cottonballs dipped in sand

isnt it weird how we have grown so far apart
now i dont know you at all youre just a name on my gchat bar

joejoe you were in my dream
alive and facing away from me

i can't tell how i feel
everybody's actin weird

Track Name: correctly demo
i don't wanna learn how to love you
i want you to learn how to love me
without a game
i forget how to play
i wanna strip you of
your power and show you the way
(wanna get a coffee with me?)

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