The Ideal Situation

by Joey Selvaggio

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HR - 07

My third full album. I continued to push myself as a multi-instrumentalist, and I'm happy to say this album features overall growth from myself and the people who brought this album to life

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released December 8, 2014

Steve Perrino: Recording, Mixing and Mastering
Joey Selvaggio: Drums, Bass, Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics, Photography
Matt McCroskey: Percussion, Lead Guitar on Night Drives (Acoustic)

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Joey Selvaggio Cleveland, Ohio

Columbus based songwriter, frontman of Flashback Humor and owner of Emo, OH. I take CD/tape orders and put out seasonal compilations of Ohio local music!

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Track Name: Night Drives
Hold on,
I don't want you to fall out
Of this vehicle,
Slammed your head against the ground
Wonder how long you were still there,
I wonder if you could hear my last words

Because of this, you'll never know
But I
Don't want to make it out if you don't

It's late,
Roads were bad, I should have known
That something wouldn't go quite right
But I had to get you home
I'm captivated by your charms--
We should've slept in each other's arms
Please sit, please sit so,
Please sit closer to me
If it occurred to me,
That this is the last time we'd ever breathe,
I'd tell you what I felt for you,
Before they sent teams out,
Searching for our bodies

Waited too long to let it show,
(This is my last move)
Well I'll
I'll hold your hand buried in the snow
This is the end

I'm not crying anymore
Track Name: Cat Toast
Drove out,
'Cause I had to see your face again,
You know I'm anything but patient
But don't bet on me ever getting tired of this

So I waited for you
To get out of my head,
But you never left

You captivate me,
Why don't you stay a while?
You know the sunset,
Isn't as beautiful as your smile

Help me,
I'm falling hard without a safety
Net hanging down below to catch me
With any luck you'll be the one who gets to
Take care of that for me

Walking,
Hand in hand along the beach
When you said
That perfect happened that day,
You looked at me, I fell in love,
Held you close 'til the sunlight went away

Our pair is crazy,
A cat with toast on its back,
Fall infinitely,
They say we'll land, but I don't buy that

They say we'll land, but I don't buy that
(Help me, I'm falling hard without a safety...)
You know I love that you've got my back
They say we'll land, but I don't buy that
Track Name: Great White North
Wonder where?
You won't find me there
'Cause I don't care,
Talking to thin air
Missed the date,
You arrived to late
Can't just fix things now,
You don't even know how
Don't be scared, but it's cold out there,
In the great white north

Hope that what you feel will tear you in two
Still paying that damn toll, thanks to you

No love to share, out of hearts to spare,
The land is desolate and bare
Seen you there, the wind blowing in your hair,
Nothing compares
Did my time without doing any crime,
Go away

Hope the things you love will put you through strife
Wish you the best of luck in your precious little life
Track Name: V.F.D.
To drag myself out of harm's way,
Gonna need more than your spare change,
Wouldn't be any help of mine

I never win, don't ask me why,
When all I ever did was try,
Found a way to pass the time;
Gouge out both of my damn eyes

Well I should've known better

Didn't work out the way you planned,
It rarely does, so don't feel bad
In a similar boat as me;
A crew of one, and sinking quickly

Always soaked through when there's no rain,
Nobody else cares, what a shame
The tunnel seems the only way,
Sometimes the light's another train

Well I should've known better

Watch me die,
To pass the time...

Well I should've known bettaaaaaaaaahhh
Track Name: Milk & Eggs, Bitch
Do what suits you
I don't know what suits me anymore
Digging holes in my floor,
Deep enough,
To find, find out everything I need
And you can't take that away from me

So let's play
Your little game
Just as long as it takes
To find out everything
Suck it in,
Don't wait for him
It's he or I,
You can no longer deny

[Scott Pilgrim]

I swear I'm gonna get it,
Just give me a minute
At least I'm trying to be me,
There is no better way to be

So let's play
Your little game
Just as long as it takes
To find out everything
Suck it in,
Don't wait for him
It's he or I,
You can no longer deny

I swear I'm gonna get it,
Just give me a minute
(You can no longer deny)
Track Name: Sorry, Again
Say what you want, I can't tell you what to think
And I can't do much of anything without you
Breathing down my neck
Every night, it's the same routine;
Breakdowns and pulled heartstrings
Something has got to change

I'm sorry ma,
I'm the one who stole the 'Mats
I'm sorry ma,
I'll take out the trash

A constant jump through rings,
Fight over simple things,
Like, well, fucking everything

If only they could see,
You like her more than me
And I was just about to drop it,
When you opened your damn mouth, and now
The flooding questions drown my mind
The paranoia hits me hard,
It's difficult for me to trust
That your words come from the heart
Being lied to in the past
Never fades away with time
It hides away,
Conjuring the best way to ruin your whole life

I'm sorry ma,
I'm the one who stole the 'Mats
I'm sorry ma,
I'll take out the trash

Try to call an ambulance,
Try sticking out your tongue
Try to write a song,
When The Replacements have already wrote them all

I'm sorry ma, I'm the one who stole the 'Mats
I'm sorry ma, I'll take out the trash
I'm sorry ma, couldn't help but steal the 'Mats
I'm sorry ma, I'll take out that trash

*wicked guitar outro, widdly widdly widdly*