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why am i underwater?

by frankie cosmos

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1.
aren’t you your boyfriend’s girlfriend aren’t you your brother’s sister aren’t you your parent’s daughter aren’t you your best friend’s acquaintance aren’t you your hamster’s owner aren’t you your dealer’s stoner aren’t you that band’s girl bassist aren’t you a student faceless aren’t you an ant in the cosmos aren’t you a franklin at starbucks aren’t you elaine from seinfeld aren’t you a kid from the city? hi my name is franklin cosmos and i am in love with ronald and i don’t know exactly who else i am but i know i am person with my own name aren’t you your boyfriend’s girlfriend aren’t you your brother’s sister aren’t you your parent’s daughter
2.
97th street park bench my sweatshirt was all wet and that thing with my leg when i layed inside my bed i am your secret no one would believe it so i will stay a secret i thought it was wonderful stealing drinks from home depot you say you love me and miss me but disappear after you kiss me at my weakest i am sleepless my weakness is your secret i am your secret i was your secret and i will remain a secret
3.
just without you? you wanna stay here though? ok: i made a couple clay apples but i didn’t notice they were clay apples til i took a bite i noticed i took a bite i noticed i asked a boy for an apple juice carton and he brought me back more than an apple juice carton and the only picture that i ever took of him was beside that apple tree in the garden but i didn’t know that tree would i didn’t know that tree would never grow that tree would never grow
4.
zentropy 01:11
i am growing taller by the minute but i don’t a bed without you in it cause every street sign reads: zentropy zentropy i only smoke when i drink and i only flirt when i smoke and i only drink every night and i only love you as a joke and every street sign reads: zentropy zentropy
5.
worst girl 01:48
i’m the worst girl ever i’m the worst girl ever cause when i feel in love with you i know it’s just nostalgia when i feel in love with you i know it’s just nostalgia for the way it was with you before we found out all the stuff about my body i’m the worst girl ever and you don’t make me feel much better when i feel in love with you i know it’s just nostalgia for the way it was with you before we found out all the stuff about my brain my brain i’m the worst girl ever and you don’t make me feel much better
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lost 03:44
i am glad you’re happy even though it means i lost you as a friend and this song is for everyone i lost because i took myself so seriously cause you could be anyone it doesn’t matter to me i’m really glad you’re happy even though it means i lost you as a friend and this song is for everyone i lost because i took myself so seriously cause you could be anyone it doesn’t matter to me i can’t believe i wanted to marry you thank god that dream wasn’t true i thought you were so lucky but i was wrong i only found out when you told me cause i still call you my best friend even when we do not spend every day together i know it’s funny but it’s true cause girl i’m just not over you my baby is a flirt right where it hurts and i’m really glad you’re happy even though it means i lost you as a friend cause you could be anyone it doesn’t doesn’t matter to me
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LOUD HOUSE 01:08
YOU SAY YOU WANNA PAINT BUT THEN YOU JUST YELL AND I GET FIFTEEN TEXTS IN A ROW FROM MY FRIEND WHO JUST LEFT TOWN PLEASE STOP SINGING SO LOUD CAUSE WE SHARE A HOUSE AND YOU SAID YOU WANTED TO PAINT BUT NOW YOU’RE JUST YELLING I DON’T WANNA BE HERE
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you say the stars are made of velvet i say is it really? i say the stars are made of velvet you really had me i am the princess and you are the pea that’s why you sleep under me we sleepwalk into the fog you are the dolly and i am the dog say it to my face otherwise i’ll never realize frankie cosmos is not lucrative greta go back to school you are being selfish if you do not tell me frankie cosmos is not lucrative greta go back to school if you tell me i’ll just think you’re mean and i’ll keep doing it anyway frankie cosmos is my name i forget my game

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a lot of songs are about nothing

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released June 11, 2013

album art by frankie, including drawings by ronnie

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Frankie Cosmos New York, New York

Booking: john@groundcontroltouring.com

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