We're Alive But Barely Breathing

by The Pregnant Rollerskates

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Recorded November 2010 and February 2011
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released March 20, 2011

All songs written by The Pregnant Rollerskates
Produced by Bobby Zee
Engineered and Mixed by Robert M. Biles
Additional Keyboards and Horn Arrangements by Bobby Zee
Bobby Zee appears courtesy of Morpheus Music Records
Recorded at Cloud Nine Studio in Palm Springs, CA
Album Art by Jenelle Tuttle

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The Pregnant Rollerskates Fullerton, California

After unsuccessfully recruiting musicians for the band, TPR maintained a simple two man line-up, with brothers Mauricio (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards) and Gabriel (Drums) exploring different styles of music, and incorporating the the techniques of looping guitar and keyboard parts to layer a soundscape that is unique to every show they play. ... more

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Track Name: Holy Moly
Don't say you own me, I'll meet you for peace
I get a taste of your invitation
It's not what you see but I can't come and stand,
For your own limitations

Did I ever know you or did you just believe
That we'd meet up again now.
Don't sell me tomorrow
I'll never understand your position on stations

Chorus:
Don't say what I mean / Because I've done nothing obscene
I can't say what you do / Because I've done nothing for you

Your own reservations are coming back inside
I could never forfeit this.
Come a little bit closer
And maybe I can understand what I told you

Despair in your mind, I don't want it to leave,
I can't believe that it's over
Depression from opiates, I cannot stop
Forget that I ever fault you.

Chorus:
Don't say what I mean / Because I've done nothing obscene
I can't say what you do / Because I've done nothing for you

Bridge:
I won't relieve you since it's not, lifting my clover.
I don't believe in what I can't see but I know that it's on you.
I can't disappear but I know where to turn up when it's over.
Just pass me a jump off quickly, I just can't wait to move on now.

You're owed complications, I've leave them again
And then I'll leave them to you.
Disparage my mind, sink your ship all alone
And your animal life too.

When I pass you there, you and I will forget
I don't know why I get caught up
Free spirits you'll find, you'll move it anywhere
If it'll mitigate you there.
Track Name: I'm Looking Ahead Now And I'm Just Leaving You All Behind
You break me down faster than I want you to
And when you're gone, you don't know what you can do
You medicate and you complicate your head
You're better off before all the things that you've said

Chorus:
I'm looking ahead now and I'm just leaving you all behind

It's hard to tell when you're coming or going
And I can just tell that things are slowing
It drives me mad that you're doing so well
Because what you got I'm not trying to sell

Chorus:
I'm looking ahead now and I'm just leaving you all behind

Bridge:
I say goodnight evil woman
I need a moment from you
But at the start of the morning
I'm wondering what did we just do

Whenever we talk I like you a lot less
And I hate that I want you through this mess
The more I light and burn up, the less I'm thinking
But I still see you whenever I start blinking

Chorus:
I'm looking ahead now and I'm just leaving you all behind
I'm losing myself but it's still you I'm trying to find.
Track Name: Life As You Know
Hold your eyes above all your traces
Since it’s the things I know that you want to see
And I don’t mind but I’ll easily find
All the reckless things you’re doing to me

Chorus:
But it’s just life as you know and you’ve got to show
The things that make you come back to me

And if you make your same mistakes I wont care
Because it’s the things you wished that you’d never blend
All the while you’re mixing my confessions
And they’re slowly getting lose in your head

Chorus:
But it’s just life as you know and you’ve got to show
The things that make you come back to me

All the wasted and waking moments
I’ll forget the breaks that you’ve issued me
For miles and miles I’m forgiving your style
From the happenings of our dead routine

Chorus:
But it’s just life as you know and you’ve got to show
The things that make you come back to me

And I’ll ask to hold me down if I’m not keeping secrets
Of all the things I think I want to pursue
I don’t mean to be rude, but if it’s true
All the things people are saying of you

Chorus:
But it’s just life as you know and you’ve got to show
The things that make you come back to me

I don’t see the attention in the things
That I left behind just to get through to you
And if I’m wrong I’m sure I’ll get along
And complicate the next occasion that comes through

Chorus:
But it’s just life as you know and you’ve got to show
The things that make you come back to me
Track Name: Everest
You tell me I don’t get you
But sometimes I don’t want to
I’ll slowly lose my mind trying to figure you out
I guess that you’re the one but you’re still filled with doubt

Pre-chorus
Come on, and learn, from your concerns

Chorus:
Hey, Hey there goes your wild one now
Hey, Hey your lost inside your cloud
Hey, Hey there goes your wild one now
Hey, Hey your lost inside your cloud

You make me lose all of my brains
You make me see in stars and grains
You’re color coded, I see you in blue
You drive me crazy what else is new

Pre-chorus
Come on, and learn, from your concerns

Chorus:
Hey, Hey there goes your wild one now
Hey, Hey your lost inside your cloud
Hey, Hey there goes your wild one now
Hey, Hey your lost inside your cloud
Inside your cloud, inside
Track Name: Rural Abandonment
Fake my mistakes, so you
Don’t have to know what they stood for
How can one day pass
And you not love me anymore

When all your dreams were left in ruins
I tried to be them countless times
I’m drifting but don’t know which way I’m going
I just know you won’t be by my side

Bridge
Sometimes I don’t wish I could be you
I’m so sorry I’m so far ahead
Please say you’ll please me when I need to
I’ll take that homeward shot instead

I’ll stay away when I’m awake
But I can’t promise in my sleep
And when my eyes fade I’ll make a trade
For a break from my reality

Down, down, down, come down and we'll spit on your grave
We're living with all the mindless and the misbehaved
I'll take a piece of your peace if it'll get me saved
Oh, listen to me, oh won't you fucking listen to me

You're taking turns with yourself to disassemble me
But you're not falling to realms of your conformity
If there's one thing where we both know that we can agree
Oh, come on closer, oh won't you come a little closer

You place my life and my love in all your random orders
I'm looking at her and I simply start to distort her
We're driving up these useless barriers and borders
I'll listen to you or I won't listen to you
Track Name: Breakthrough
I’m alive but I’m barely breathing
I wish I was blind so I wouldn’t know what I was seeing

You’re breaking new waves and you’re clashing with masses
I’m on my way with your pills and wine glasses

Chorus:
You’re nothing but trouble and no I don’t mind it
We’re passing the threshold and you’ve tried to hide it
We’re in danger of being some strangers that barely say they do
And I’d like to know what I knew, I’m telling you, I’m going through a breakthrough

Why are the beautiful ones always crazy
I’m lost in illusions but it doesn’t ever amaze me

I don’t miss the misses but you’re slowly starting to push towards
Remembering the members of all the closures that you’ve adored

Chorus:
You’re nothing but trouble and no I don’t mind it
We’re passing the threshold and you’ve tried to hide it
We’re in danger of being some strangers that barely say they do
And I’d like to know what I knew, I’m telling you, I’m going through a breakthrough
Track Name: Black Elephant
Say you’ll need me time and time again.
But I would love to dance and I’ll see you again anyway
But oh my, my what you said and the things you can’t take away
See, what you need in me most and we’ll take it slow day by day

And please, won’t you hold me in your arms
And I can’t help to hide from what you said
One more time, it’s okay and I won’t level with you

But please come on home to your house made of sticks and bones
I swear it’s not as weird as not, having you here anymore
Just walk in instead

Chorus:
You wanna play but you don’t wonder why
All the things that make us say goodbye anytime it’s ok
I’m a loser ‘cause I don’t know how to not be one
Know how to not, know how to not be one yet.

Talk to your back, hold your arms high over your head
And please, say it before your black elephant comes knocking at my door
And I, say it’s fine but I don’t question why
I’m running back to you and taking my time
And oh my Lord, I couldn’t want you more

Chorus:
You wanna play but you don’t wonder why
All the things that make us say goodbye anytime it’s okay
I’m a loser ‘cause I don’t know how to not be one
Know how to not be, know how to not be one...

Chorus:
You wanna play but you don’t wonder why
All the things that make us say goodbye anytime it’s okay
I’m a loser ‘cause I don’t know how to not be one
Please, save my soul
You pass me your peace pipe when I’m out of control
And I’ll, infiltrate your head all the time
Send me your lies through the eyes of the Devil
I cannot see you and God as the same, ooh I cannot see, you and God as the same.
Track Name: Focus Forward (Hey Boy)
Your indecisions I don’t really mind but I can’t find faith in you, in you
Displays of your random emotions
And I don’t easily forget about those notions, it’s true
It’s true, it’s true

Your fresh off your loading dock and catch me where I stand
And you’re just leaning on me and I don’t simply wanna hold your hand
And I say "Hey boy, what you talking about”
And I say “Hey boy, what you talking about”

Your twisted frame of mind has you twisted in your bed
And when I come and meet you I don’t even wanna know what we pretend
And I say “Hey boy, what you screaming about”
And I say “Hey boy, what you screaming about” and on we go

Your days are counting down and I don’t wanna, give it up to you
And I’m not thinking twice about the consequence of coming home with you
And I say “Hey boy, what you yelling about”
And I say “Hey boy, what you yelling about”

You’re only wasted now by the things going down your neck
You left me stranded here ‘cause you used your pencil to write down all your checks
And I say “Hey boy, what you shouting about”
And I say “Hey boy, what you shouting about” and on we go

Just stop your soda pop, and I’ll just blow my own top
Maybe I can’t be such in high demand ‘cause I’m already in your band
And I say “Hey boy, what you talking about”
“Hey boy, what you talking about” and on we go.

You’ll slowly see my intentions jumping loosely from all dimensions towards you, towards you
I am so easily divided but not about you and I being united as two, as two
Track Name: Middle Standards
Wake me up when you have something to say
Something more than “I’ll see you another day”
And, ooh, you’re restless and I see right through
All the things I’m directing to you

You’re coming up but you’re still nowhere near
You leave to greet me but I’m already here
And, ooh, I’m lost without the sound of your voice
But I sometimes perceive as noise

Chorus:
We’ll only make it once the sun begins to rise
I’m mourning the evening because I can no longer look into your eyes

I heard you’re going away somewhere very far
And I guess I’ll lose you before I know who you are
And, ooh, we’re not done and I know you’re aware
So just wait for me and I’ll meet you there

Chorus:
We’ll only make it once the sun begins to rise
I’m mourning the evening because I can no longer look into your eyes

If we started over I still wouldn’t know what to do
It’s hard to get you when I can’t even get to you
And, ooh, I’m not over being confused and dazed
But we need to get out of this place

And I want to miss you but you’re always around
And I want to kiss you but I’m far from the ground
And I want to acquire your full state of mind
But it’s not what we both can define

I want to acquire your full state of mind
But it’s not what we both can define