Perfect Dad EP

by Dying Siren

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an EP for my upcoming album, "Pretty Boy," and also a Christmas present for my dad. Hope you like it as much as I liked making it.

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released December 19, 2016

Ronnie did the music and art

Thanks Zach and Heather for letting me use your garage
Recorded at Our Lady of Perpetual Hope, Hempstead NY

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Track Name: 99
I always thought I had a place in your heart
But it seems I'm gonna have to up and wait in line
I'll stand in front of your building with a tag on my shirt
And I'll say, "hey, it's me, girlfriend number ninety-nine."

I'll take a picture in the bathroom by the bar
And I'll tell you that it's just because the lighting looked so fine
Dance all night, I'll pass out on your couch
And you'll toss me your blanket, and you'll say, "stay the night, ninety-nine."

So I'll just hold your hand tomorrow
And I'll just hold you down next year
So I'll just hold my wounds together
And I'll just count the nights you leave

Keep the lights on at night if you need me to
I'll keep a candle on my table just in case
Sleep all day so at night we can stay up late
And I won't leave my socks all over the place

You're the gum on the ground, you're the cut on my face
You're my worst decision--but can I call you mine?
Can I say that I'm someone special, or to you
Will I always just be that number ninety-nine?
Ninety-nine

So I'll just hold your hand tomorrow
And I'll just hold you down next year
So I'll just hold my wounds together
And I'll just count the sweetest tears

I'll turn my head when we fight, I won't raise my voice
I'll pretend that your words don't cut me like a knife
Sleep alone, rip my tag, 'cause you don't come home
Cry myself to sleep and say "it'll all be fine."

Tell me you're seeing her, leave the door unlocked
When I meet her I won't cry
I'll say hi,
"I'm ninety-nine."

Nice to meet you, I'm doing fine
Never a hundred; ninety-nine.
Track Name: I Think I Have Depression and the Government Can't Do Anything About It
When I’m near you
There’s so many things I want to say
When I’m older
I know I won’t have to live this way

There’s a hunger
That lives just behind your eyes
And God, do I wish
There was something behind mine

I think I have something inside my bones
That I don’t think the government can control

Head is aching
And my skin is turning black and blue
Can’t stop shaking
But it doesn’t have to do with you

Gonna sleep in
I’ve got nothing else to do all day
When we’re older
We won’t have to live this way

I think I have something inside my bones
That I don’t think the government can control

Oh, oh
Something inside my bones

I don’t think I want to see your face
It just hurts me all the time
You’ve got sunlight shining in your eyes
And I wish that there was something behind mine
Oh, behind mine

I think I have something inside my bones
That I don’t think the government can control
Track Name: Perfect Dad
I had a thousand wishes
And you granted them all
Now I’ve got my arms stretched out
and you’ll catch me when I fall

Maybe I do certain things
That I shouldn’t do
But the things that I do right
I do so well because of you

There’s a light at the end of my tunnel
And I’ll be fine
‘Cause I have you

I can’t remember much
But I know what you said to me
When I woke up scared
You said, “oh honey, don’t you see?”

“Like the moon that loves the stars, my angel
I’ll always love you
And I know you’ll make me proud one day
after all, you always do.”

There’s a light at the end of my tunnel
And I’ll be fine
‘Cause I have you

There’s a light at the end of our tunnel, oh yeah
And I’ll be fine
‘Cause I have you

I really should get going, dad
I’ve got lots of things to do
But I’ll be fine
‘Cause I know I’ve got you
Track Name: Grave In The Pines (Cover)
In the pines
In the pines where the sun never shines
You’ll shiver when the cold wind blows

There’s a grave in the pines
Where the sun never shines
There’s a grave that’s shaded with the pines

My true love lies
In a narrow grave
In the pines where the sun never shines

The snow lies deep
On my true love’s grave
In the pines, in the pines, in the pines

We used to sit
And tell of our love
In the pines where the sun never shines
But now she’s gone
Like the turtle dove
In the pines, in the pines, in the pines

That icy grave
That lies on the hill
I know she’s cold up there
I loved her dearer than all this world
For there never was one so fair

I’m an old-time ‘rounder
Who’s done gone down
This life is blank to me
For the only girl I ever loved
Was taken away from me

I have my friends
I have my foes
But life to me is blind
She’s sleeping now in a cold dark grave
In the pines, in the pines, in the pines

I’m going away
But I won’t come back
Gone down some railroad line
But I can’t forget that sweet little girl
Who's asleep in the pines, in the pines.
Track Name: 99 (Live from Our Lady of Perpetual Hope)
I always thought I had a place in your heart
But it seems I'm gonna have to up and wait in line
I'll stand in front of your building with a tag on my shirt
And I'll say, "hey, it's me, girlfriend number ninety-nine."

I'll take a picture in the bathroom by the bar
And I'll tell you that it's just because the lighting looked so fine
Dance all night, I'll pass out on your couch
And you'll toss me your blanket, and you'll say, "stay the night, ninety-nine."

So I'll just hold your hand tomorrow
And I'll just hold you down next year
So I'll just hold my wounds together
And I'll just count the nights you leave

Keep the lights on at night if you need me to
I'll keep a candle on my table just in case
Sleep all day so at night we can stay up late
And I won't leave my socks all over the place

You're the gum on the ground, you're the cut on my face
You're my worst decision--but can I call you mine?
Can I say that I'm someone special, or to you
Will I always just be that number ninety-nine?
Ninety-nine

So I'll just hold your hand tomorrow
And I'll just hold you down next year
So I'll just hold my wounds together
And I'll just count the sweetest tears

I'll turn my head when we fight, I won't raise my voice
I'll pretend that your words don't cut me like a knife
Sleep alone, rip my tag, 'cause you don't come home
Cry myself to sleep and say "it'll all be fine."

Tell me you're seeing her, leave the door unlocked
When I meet her I won't cry
I'll say hi,
"I'm ninety-nine."

Nice to meet you, I'm doing fine
Never a hundred; ninety-nine.