Carpe Diem

by Flynn Germain

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sad songs about being a trans dude/being a person? who could ask for more??

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released July 10, 2015

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Flynn Germain Los Angeles, California

Flynn Germain is a nonbinary musician from Los Angeles.

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Track Name: The King Of Frogs
you tell her
that you'll sleep in the river
you can't stay in her bed
you can't make her deliver
you're the king of frogs
you're the king of frogs
and tonight you'll forgive her

you tell him
that you did what you did 'cause you love it
when he looks at you
but he tells you to rise above it
you're the king of frogs
you're the king of frogs
and you tell him to shove it
and you tell him to shove it

you tell them
that you'll live at the bottom
rather freeze to death
than stay here till autumn
you're the king of frogs
you're the king of frogs
and you know you forgot 'em
and you know you forgot 'em
and you know you forgot 'em
Track Name: Shark Week
you think it's shark week, you wanna get bit
gotta get your sharp teeth, gotta hold them in your fist
to walk down Vine street from the car wash and the school
til it turns Rossmore, keep on past the golf course

don't go too far, you'll miss your bus
you gotta get home, don't have to make a fuss
you wanna run across the road, kid
get hit, learn how to swim, learn how to swim

it's shark week, you never liked the beach so
so take the subway, take the train back east
and then take foothill, out as far as you can stand
you're such a scarecrow, stock still and pretend

that you're a real boy, but it kinda makes you sick
that it's been so long since you drove along olympic
you wanna run across the road, kid
get hit, learn how to swim, learn how to swim

learn how it is

wear a blue dress, cover your head
look down when you walk
look alive. now feel alive
now listen if you wanna talk

it's not shark week. this isn't something new
this isn't special, this is really only you
so just go swimming, put your pretty one-piece on
this isn't shark week, it already came and gone

don't go too far, you'll miss your chance
you gotta get home, you gotta be a man
you wanna run across the road, kid
get hit, learn how to swim, learn how to swim
Track Name: The Fourth Of July
we'll wake up
naked as we came
it's a bank holiday
fireworks and chardonnay

or whatever it is they like at the golf course
near where i used to play videogames

just hang out
let your freak flag fly
get married, get murdered, or something
it's the fourth of july

thank you mister kennedy - i'm surprised that you're alive!
there's a curse on the men of your house but then
there's a curse on my kind

one in twelve is no minority
it's an excommunication
wipe the recessed senate floor with me
this is not a defamation

five of nine's a small authority
nothing close to excavation
if you deem it fit, un-bury me
when you finish exhumation

i'll wake up
let my freak flag fly
i'll get married or murdered or something
there's an oversupply

of rings to wear and hoops to jump through
contracts to sign
it's the fourth of july
Track Name: U.F.O. (you fucked over)
i used to have dreams. i know, right?
i was gonna be another astronaut in flight
no fear. i knew i had a plan
took two extra years for graduation so i know that i can

say, gimme some space, bro,
i'm no moon rover
i'm a ufo, i'm the one that you fucked over

used to have self-esteem. it's almost like
when you crash down and conquer you don't really have the right
i take the same way as the pros
sedatives for anti-grav and adderal to go go go go

go gimme some space, bro,
i'm no moon rover
i'm a ufo, i'm the one that you fucked over

quick, drive me to JPL
got an angle they can take
i've got a perfect sell
don't let us go out to space
god save all the aliens
from the human fucking race

no, give 'em some space bro,
they're no moon rovers
take it from me, they real ufo
i'm the one that they fucked over

no, give 'em some space bro,
they're no moon rovers
take it from me, a real ufo
i'm the one that you fucked over
Track Name: Defibrillator
guess it's OK to fall in love with
everyone i meet 'cause i don't give
my heart away anymore just pieces
but if i kiss you, assume that i mean it

'cause i can't fake
no i can't fake
breaking my own heart
no i can't take
defibrillator,
see you later,
let me state my love in punchlines
drunk on saturdays, on my own time
let's pretend i meant that i don't mind
let's pretend that i meant that i felt fine
let's pretend that that was the last time

'cause i can't fake
no i can't fake
breaking my own heart
no i can't take
defibrillator,
see you later,
let me state my love in punchlines
drunk on saturdays, on my own time
let's pretend i meant that i don't mind
Track Name: Joan, Joan, Joan
you and i of a phenotype
categorized under one sharp knife

you're the one who's a flyin' ace
higher than the atmosphere outer space

wanna see 'em
i wanna hold 'em
i wanna be 'em
i wanna fold 'em

Joan, Joan, Joan, baptize me
put me underwater so i can breathe

I'm not sure I can qualify
money is an object, and so am i

I wanna see her
wanna be near
I wanna be her
volunteer

i'm just a guy in a lunar phase,
look me in the eye and say "that's ok"

he says "everything's gonna be
super copasetic," he's killing me

i wanna know him
i wanna see him
i wanna show him
carpe diem

carpe diem
carpe diem
i wanna show him
i wanna see him
carpe diem
Track Name: Bottle Rocket (Get Shitfaced)
baking soda
sharp like vinegar you set me
fizzing, popping, and bubbly

raise a shotglass
or eight
for every time i said i'd wait
drink to that
get shitfaced

And my soul flies up like a bird
on a rocket and I think i've had enough
till i got it
and i ain't got nothin' more
no i ain't got nothin' more
and my mind flares up like a burn
from a bullet and I don't get triggered
until i pull it
and i ain't got nothin' more

my volcano
my vesuvius
my paper mache
when they come to grade your project wash my dust away
tell the teacher that you built it up with your own two hands
i know i made some bad decisions
i was younger then
i was younger then

And my soul flies up like a bird
on a rocket and I think i've had enough
till i got it
and i ain't got nothin' more
no i ain't got nothin' more
and my mind flares up like a burn
from a bullet and I don't get triggered
until i pull it
and i ain't got nothin' more

baking soda
sharp like vinegar you set me
fizzing, popping, and bubbly

raise a shotglass
or eight
for every time i said i'd wait
drink to that
get shitfaced
Track Name: I Am Thankful For The Coffee In My Hand
i go numb on the outside
greedy as i am
i drink despite the fact
i need a body to command

damned now as i may be
in the hospital they placed me
i am thankful for the coffee in my hand

take the pills that save me
from the person you think i'd be
oh if god above forgave me
i would fuck it up in three two

wonder who it was who made me
does he also think i'm crazy
thank you for the way you think i am

i refuse to prove the proposition
i am on a god-forgiven mission
i will give you what i have

i refuse to prove the prosecution
i do not believe in absolution
i will give you everything i can

i go numb on the outside, needy as i am
give me what you got, my darling, i'm a simple man

damned now as i may be
in the hospital they placed me
i am thankful for the coffee in my hand
i am thankful for the coffee in my hand