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boomerang kids

by Scary Bear Soundtrack

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1.
we locked ourselves in the bathroom at the prom after-party hidden from the cool kids who were so drunk and ordinary if we ran the world, we’d do it differently so we made a pact to fight mediocrity while everyone sleeps we’d escape this town we’d take your mother’s car, make something of ourselves we’d cross the line we’d break the barrier rage against time but you forgot when we were ten we played pretend to be mom and dad one day it didn’t end saw you years later, you were looking good waiting at the dry cleaners dropping off your suit remember when we spent all night on the roof we said we’d never stay in this neighbourhood but you gotta buy a house cus you’re a grown man you know what life’s about the investment plan you gotta buy a car to drive out from your home to get to the store to the rest of the world you gotta get a wife you gotta have a kid get a lot of stuff like all the cool folks did when we were sixteen we had a dream but you forgot everybody does you gotta go to work to pay for car repairs to pay for child support to pay the bank when you were twenty-one, you made a plan i don’t remember how i got where i am
2.
burning out 04:31
when we started we had stars in our eyes we were gonna make things right they hooked us in with line after line we thought that we were gonna shine but our plans were eventually dropped the hammer came down from the top now we’re waiting around and watching the clock all those dreams that we forgot i’ve lost my fire and i’m burning out i’m disillusioned from this grinding down it makes sense, i guess, to be this way to force my fervor to fade the system strives to stay the same and weed out any chance for change don’t let the bastards grind you down don’t let these doubts eat you inside out when you start, you’ll have stars in your eyes you know you’re gonna make things right don’t you let them make you throw the fight remember you’ve got an axe to grind
3.
ran into the boys while they smoked outside the Wild Wings i was running some chores and errands for my mom the car radio and dad’s beer is all we need to throw ourselves a party when we’re sixteen we once got kicked off the Berry-Go-Round for goofing off, we were standing on the rails i just wanted to make the world stop spinning they say that we must wait our turn and we should just do as we are told but time has played a trick on me with zits and wrinkles all at once we all went to college like our parents said we should took out student loans because the payback would be good came back home with that paper in hand but the game had changed, they said the market wasn’t doing well dad said it’s fine, they’ve left my room the same no one minds while I get back on my feet these months somehow both crawl and fly by we boomerang back ran into the boys, they were still outside the Wild Wings mom said i should go out for some air the car radio and dad’s beer is all we needed to throw ourselves a party when we were sixteen but now we’re twenty six and we’re still here now we’re twenty six and we’re still here now we’re twenty six and we’re still here and now we’re thirty six and we’re still here coddled, complacent entitled and unsure the want ads are vacant we’re supposed to wait our turn
4.
interlude 02:11
5.
pyongyang 06:02
i looked it up on Google maps i want to take a peek at this country no one's ever seen the famous hermit regime the barbed wires of the DMZ were the closest i'd ever been to envisioning a unity since the walls came down in Berlin and if we ever get to go back home i'm gonna drop everything i'm gonna run to the streets and dance and cry and shout and sing i've got a family i'd like to meet if they're still alive my halmuni left at seventeen and now she's eighty-five i want to hear them sing Arirang i want to climb Kumkang's peak i want to reach the city of Pyongyang and dance with them in the streets fly by in an airplane we'll drop radios and leaflets saying hope will come one day fly by in an airplane we'll drop radios and leaflets saying hope will come one day so we'll send zines to North Koreans whatever they may need resolution and skinny jeans the fight to be free
6.
you saw me at the bar where you were drinking my black hair and my exotic being you reeked of cheap cologne and asian fetishes you hit me with your gaze so male and colonialist you asked me where i’m from, i said Waterloo my honest answer wasn’t good enough for you "tell me where you're from, where you're really really from." i’m finding your stupid seduction burdensome and i’m not impressed by your Japanese mainly because I’m not Japanese so take out your foot from your mouth keep your mouth shut you told me once you spent 8 months hanging out in Itaewon singing karaoke and drinking soju with other English teachers like you now you think you know everything about the world that i live in you don’t know it but i heard you throwing around those ugly words but you’re not racist you assure me you hooked up with an asian once in university so somehow your sexual history makes you entitled to insult me surprise. the object speaks against your narrow narratives of the periphery tired of your tedious talk, reducing me to your exotic other designed to stroke and fodder your superiority passed down by your forefathers defined to mock and smother my identity
7.
safe 04:10
i thought i was ready to go back things were still the way they left my flat closet forced open and emptied clothes scattered, sheets rip off my mattress i can't bring myself, though i try, to clean the mess they left behind but they didn't take the ring you gave to me and i've still got my memories i've still got you, waiting for me, safe across the sea the cop asks, what did they take do i recall what stood in that empty space? the guitar that i played to sing songs about you the camera that caught my moments with you the laptop that brought me closer to you what do i do i've got a list of all that i lost i stop by every single pawn shop dear stranger, i'm sorry life has led you to make the choices you now choose but i'm gonna follow you in your tracks i'm going to go and get it all back
8.
you saw me at the bar where you were drinking my black hair and my exotic being you reeked of cheap cologne and asian fetishes you hit me with your gaze so male and colonialist you asked me where i’m from, i said Waterloo my honest answer wasn’t good enough for you "tell me where you're from, where you're really really from." i’m finding your stupid seduction burdensome and i’m not impressed by your Japanese mainly because I’m not Japanese so take out your foot from your mouth keep your mouth shut you told me once you spent 8 months hanging out in Itaewon singing karaoke and drinking soju with other English teachers like you now you think you know everything about the world that i live in you don’t know it but i heard you throwing around those ugly words but you’re not racist you assure me you hooked up with an asian once in university so somehow your sexual history makes you entitled to insult me

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released March 30, 2019

scary bear soundtrack is:
Gloria Guns
Dannik Curley
Kevin Ledlow
Tiffanie Tri

guest musicians on investment plan & safe:
Trevor Pritchard
Jared Davidson

(c) 2018 Gloria Song. all rights reserved.
lyrics & music written and arranged by Gloria Song except interlude (Kevin Ledlow)
recorded, produced & mixed by Michael Dubue, except for "asian fetishist" which was recorded & mixed by Jules Kuehn
mastered by Philip Shaw Bova
album art by Kyla Hidalgo
band photography by Mailyne Morena

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Scary Bear Soundtrack Ottawa, Ontario

indie synth pop project featuring the works of Gloria Guns. we like: vintage amps ~ synth sounds ~ chorus guitar pedals ~ vocal harmonies, ramen ~ tea ~ irritating the kyriarchy.

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