I'm home now, and I'm going to pay the bills.

by Slingshot & Custer

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released March 3, 2014

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Track Name: Slingshot - It's Okay
i wrote this song right after i decided i wasn't going to school.
weirdly enough, i'm back in school.

Its okay

Chords: G Em Am C

Its okay to drop out of high school or college
its okay to not know what you want from life
its okay to find yourself at the bottom of a bottle
its okay, its okay

its okay to be unhappy, my friend
its okay and It will pass
its okay to be unhappy, my friend
its just sometimes life kicks your ass

and its okay to fall asleep on the floor
and its okay if you're late for work tomorrow

as long as you're trying to make it out alive
it's okay, you are doing just fine
Track Name: Slingshot - Selfish
Chords - G Am C Em

I wish I could be selfless
But I know that I am selfish
And sometimes I think
Its okay to be that way
Cause it’s kill or be killed
and I sure don’t wanna die
and you probably don’t wanna die
and I wish I had more money
and that’s selfishly thinking
but one day I’ll move
and I’ll have rent to pay

and I’d like to believe
we can help to achieve a common goal
we can live happily in harmony together maybe

and maybe one day
I’ll be as selfless as ghandi
As handsome as elvis
As respected as andy
And as funny as Louis
But right now I think
I’m happy just being
Little old selfish me

But I’d like to believe
We can all help to achieve a common goal
We can live happily in harmony together maybe
Track Name: Slingshot - When
When will the sun rise
and when will the moon fall
the stars they are gorgeous
but I think i've seen it all

and when will these black cats
move out of my path
and when will I stop
spilling all the salt

i'm trying, i'm trying to keep my head up
while adulthood shakes my shoulders
Track Name: Slingshot - For Your Sake, For Mine
Chords - Am C G

I will try to be fun and I will try to be cool
I won't smoke cigarettes or drop out of school
I will try to stay level headed try to be nice
I will try to be interesting for all of my life

for your sake, for mine
I will live I will live I will until the day that I die

And i've heard it said that world won't wait for me
i've heard it said that world won't for me
so I will learn to be my own best friend
yes I will learn to be my own best friend

for your sake, for mine
I will live I will live I will live until the day that I die
Track Name: Custer - 2011
in a dorm room in a classroom it's hard, the snow falls too fast for me to see very far
gettin caught up in things and i don't know how
if only my tenth grade self could see me now
and i'm tryna move forward, tripping over white lies: full time jobs, small apartments, pointless essays, black ties
grow up, grow old before my time telling me to waste the best years of my life

not having much stuff is poverty and not having four walls doesn't make you free
tryna say i need more than i do, when i know all i need in the end is me and you
and some cans of food, a little bit of cash
a banjo, a guitar, and a decent stash of toilet paper (cause that's one thing i can't live without)
there's a difference between caution and doubt

and in the anthems of my youth
there's a great amount of truth
life without cynicism, forgetting criticisms
where optimism and simplicity and love are all we need
in the anthems of my youth
there's a great amount of truth
follow what you believe, though they say that you're naive cause
optimism and simplicity and love are all we need

so i'll wander and live rough, people say i'm tender but it turns out i'm tough
gonna eat some things that grew from the dirt, not gonna worry about changing my shirt

or washing my hair, or looking nice
or my gpa, or my doctor's advice
buying a house, or finding a wife
or what the fuck i'm doing with my life

and if that makes me a dirty hippie, if that makes me juvenile
if that makes me idealistic i suggest you try living that way a while

cause in the anthems of my youth
there's a great amount of truth
life without cynicism, forgetting criticisms
where optimism and simplicity and love are all we need
in the anthems of my youth
there's a great amount of truth
follow what you believe, though they say that you're naive cause
optimism and simplicity and love are all we need
Track Name: Custer - Honey
candlelight in deep, dark pools
flickering and leading me, leading me, leading me
every time i see your face i'm sick

there's eyelashes on my pillow
wishes missed and passed away passed away passed away
every day i wake up and i'm sick

teeth floating in pools of oil
wisdom left along the highway the highway the highway
every day i pass them by and i'm sick

cling to my eyes, pull off the skin from my fingers
the smell of your hair it lingers in my lungs
help me to stand straight honey, please just forget to love me
let me go, let me be mine, while i'm still young

watch hands pointing out the lies
complacent, ticking along along along
every time i hear that song i'm sick

glassy and spiteful staring at me
presenting strangers in my place in my place in my place
that's not my face and i'm sick

cling to my eyes, pull off the skin from my fingers
the smell of your hair it lingers in my lungs
help me to stand straight honey, please just forget to love me
let me go, let me be mine, while i'm still young
Track Name: Custer - Long Long Year
there's mud on my shoes from visiting the dead
where they lie under the snow and languish in my head
there's a need in my veins crying out for something to take
that will make me the man that i am

and i know it's gonna be a long long year
and i know it's gonna be a long long year

there's a knock on my door and i pray that you are there
ready to spill the secrets that live in your long hair
but i know that there are changes that need to come first
and i know the magic potion that will undo this curse

and i know it's gonna be a long long year
and i know it's gonna be a long long year
Track Name: Custer - Prettyboy
5'4 on a good day, curled up in bed on a bad one, on a bad one

peach fuzz and barely that along your jawline, which is too round
and your hairline, too low

tiny hands, tiny fingers, tiny feet, too small to stand tall

prettyboy, with a voice too high, too high, too far to fall
so far to fall

none of your shirts fit right, and they can all see
they're laughing at you and your jaw, and your hands, and your voice

you're not fooling anyone, you're not fooling anyone

look in the mirror and don't feel like dying? who are you fooling
cause you go outside and they all call you ma'am

prettyboy, with a voice too high, too high, too far to fall
so far to fall