Ashtray Empire

Alcoholic Heirlooms

Ashtray Empire [2012]

lyrics by: James Finch

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Insomnia, insomnia
I assumed you wouldn’t sleep around
But you’ve played follow-the-leader
With every bottom feeder in town
(And those are just the scumbags that I know about)
You’re the outcast queen of asthmatic rats
Remember rabies is permanent
It sucks that punk rock’s dead
And teen spirit smells like girl’s deodorant

Teach me how to sound sincere
So I’ll look like I care
That I don’t know where
I am anymore
Teach me how to sound sincere
So I’ll look like I care
That I don’t know where
I am anymore

In my worsening condition
Call an ambulance
Call a hearse
I’ve made my decision
To die or get better
Depending on whichever gets here first
It’s been kind of a bad day
Can you come pick me up before
I get even more apothecarried away?

Teach me how to sound sincere
So I’ll look like I care
That I don’t know where
I am anymore
Teach me how to sound sincere
So I’ll look like I care
That I don’t know where
I am anymore

Only alcoholic heirlooms
Were ever handed down to me
From the unfamiliar corners
Of my fragile family
(And this girl I’m seeing)
She eats bachelors for breakfast
So I slip out when she’s asleep
I stole her heart and her silverware
Because I know they’re both antiques

Teach me how to sound sincere
So I’ll look like I care
That I don’t know where
I am anymore
Teach me how to sound sincere
So I’ll look like I care
That I don’t know where
I am anymore