Smile Like You Are Somewhere Else

by Lousy Robot

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about

“It's a weird disguise. Like a beard of bees.” –Lousy Robot

If you want to find Lousy Robot, just take a look into the creepy, post-punk world of Indie-Pop. A four-piece rock group from
Albuquerque, Lousy Robot are well known for creating catchy, noisy songs aimed at the cynical but somehow resonating with the hopeful. Songs about the not-so-everyday lives we deal with everyday.

Their critically acclaimed first release, The Strange and True Story of Your Life, was an enigmatic, narcotic effort influenced and produced by the complicated hand of John Dufilho (The Deathray Davies - Apples In Stereo). Always prolific, Lousy Robot and Dufilho returned to Salim Nourallah's Pleasantry Lane Studio a year later. The end result of this session is Smile Like You Are Somewhere Else, a brand new collection of introspective pop songs with special guests ranging from Cory Watson (Black Tie Dynasty) to John Lefler (Dashboard Confessional). It is a truly confident companion to the band's live performances.

credits

released July 29, 2006

Recorded in outrageous danger and with desperate fondness at Pleasantry Lane, Dallas, October 2005

Produced by John Dufilho
Engineered by Salim Nourallah
Mixed by Salim and John at Pleasantry Lane
Additional mixing by Rip Rowan
Mastered by Dave Rosenblad at DRM Productions/Sir Reel Sound

VERY SPECIAL GUESTS:
John Lefler - Additional guitars and piano.
Cory Watson - Background vocals.
Salim Nourallah - Background vocals.
John Dufilho - Percussion and additional guitars.
Johnny Llyod Rollins - Background vocals.

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Track Name: It's Getting to Me
I'm not really here you can barely see me and I don't hold my head up anymore bad decisions hallucinations I've seen it all
on television it's getting to me it's all in my head you're selling me and you don't care you've got what's left of me all the rest is ruined bad decisions hallucinations I've seen it all on television it's getting to me sitting at a traffic light
on my way back home man my night's been blown it's a terrible thing it's getting to me we all say things that we don't want to we've got places to be and that's what bothers me the most I'm wrecked but I'm feeling better now bad decisions hallucinations I've seen it all on television it's getting to me I headed for the bar that night and never made it home
I called you on the phone and listened to it ring it's getting to me
Track Name: The Man Who Has Everything
you wouldn't want to hear
what I don't sing
just hit the highlights
with me

I'm the man who has everything

you can't bring me down
I'm all over this thing
there is no real me
no real me

I'm the man who has everything

everything's all right today
tomorrow's a different thing
and that's all right
fine by me

we're gonna make it big
we're stranger than intended
let's mend some fences
let's never end it

I'm the man who has everything

everything's all right today
tomorrow's a different thing
and that's all right
fine by me

I want to make
something simple
I want to complicate it
make it sinful

did you hear what I said

I'm the man who has everything

everything's all right today
Track Name: A Way of Overstating
we're gonna spend the whole night waiting
I'll write a song about you

there's just no way of overstating
I bet I do it pretty soon

your reflection in the window
the way you wear your clothes let's be alone

give me an inch and I'll take a million
you'll see I know you'll see

I was a freak and I guess I'm still one
you talk about you I'll talk about me

your reflection in the window
the way you wear your clothes
let's be alone

we drove through the disaster it's the most beautiful thing we drove through the disaster it's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen

for every this is great there's a lot of I believe
should we preserve the modern

you talk about me I'll talk about me
Levi knows that I'm a goner

your reflection in the window
the way you wear your clothes
let's be alone

we drove through the disaster it's the most beautiful thing we drove through the disaster it's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen

go back and start it again
Track Name: The Mile Low Club
everything that you had to say was in your quiet way asking if I'm okay and I said no you asked me if it feels all right
does it feel out of sight and I said yeah it does every time
Track Name: Perfectly Confused
another heavy night ahead
it was just another day
I fought I failed I fell in half
I hate when I'm this way

in spite of everything
you came on so beatiful
you said that you don't get me
do you have to be so damn logical

don't let this confuse you
let your feelings do you
it's a great big worthless world
but don't let this confuse you now

I'm not myself anymore
you are so beautiful
my thoughts are not my own
they're distant and intangible

Levi knows what's going on
he's always been deeper than I am
I feel like I been losing sleep
I been walking on my hands

don't let this confuse you
let your feelings do you
it's a great big worthless world
but don't let this confuse you now

my mind is almost empty
man I been acting really weird
I'll be all right in a hundred days
I'm just saying what you want to hear

another heavy night ahead
this was just the cruelest day
I fought I failed I fell in half
I hate when I'm this way

don't let this confuse you
let your feelings do you
it's a great big worthless world
but don't let this confuse you now
Track Name: Welcome All to My Weird Awakening
nothing gained and almost broken badly lit and poorly spoken something had to give we weird our way along nothing gained and almost hope stuck between the chest and throat it's hard to say so here it is out loud what I really mean to say is welcome all to my weird awakening nothing's changed and almost broken The King of Indecision has finally spoken it's hard to say so here it is out loud what I really mean to say is welcome all to my weird awakening
Track Name: Help Me Count the Ways I Say Yeah
everything will be just fine but I won't enjoy it this time it breaks my heart and I don't even know why disappear into thin air everything is everywhere let's get this right I don't even care help me count the ways that I say yeah I just forgot what I said I'll disappear instead I'll disappear I'll medicate my head help me count the ways that I say yeah delayed satisifaction the everyday reaction breaks me up help me count the ways that I say yeah help me count the ways that I say yeah c'mon c'mon you know it aint' that bad help me count the ways that I say yeah
Track Name: Peppermint + Bitterness
peppermint
and bitterness
sickening and sweet
cinammon and stress

peppermint
and wintergreen
my heart makes this sound
my heart's kerosene

what a drag it gets to be
what a drag

whiskey-luck
and misery
it's a weird disguise
like a beard of bees

peppermint
and wintergreen
my heart makes this sound
my heart's kerosene

what a drag it gets to be
what a drag

we drove in silence and abstract
I'd go crazy without you
I'd be lost
without you

whiskey-luck
and misery
it's a weird disguise
like a beard of bees

peppermint
and wintergreen
my heart makes this sound
my heart's kerosene

what a drag it gets to be
what a drag

it's complicated
everything's this way
let's just let this go
that's all I had to say
Track Name: Mr. Falls Apart
Mister Falls Apart looks into his heart he knows he's got a lot
to forget you have to understand about drowning on dry land I'll be all right if I can forget

I've come back from far away
I want to talk to you and say
I've got so damn much
on my mind

next time we'll talk about hell
I rose and then I fell
I got up
and I fell again

you're always on my mind
I fall apart all the time
I get up
and I do it again

I've come back from far away
I want to talk to you and say
I've got so damn much
on my mind

that's the last time
you bring me down

Mister Falls Apart
looks into his heart
he knows he's got a lot
to forget

you have to understand
about drowning on dry land
I'll be all right
if I can forget

I've come back from far away
I want to talk to you and say
I've got so damn much
on my mind

that's the last time
you bring me down
Track Name: Slower
it just started snowing
it snowed all day
and it snowed and snowed
and snowed

I know what I know
I've got my ways
and I know and I know
and it shows

let's just slow this down it's different every day
never the same

now you see it
now it's gone away
I feel strange I feel strange
I've got some faith

let's just slow this down it's different every day
never the same

your heart can beat
until it comes out of your chest
you have to believe
like me

this is kingdom come
and that's just a shame
and it snowed and snowed
and snowed

let's just slow this down it's different every day
never the same
Track Name: She Drew Orange Flowers With a Black Pen
a graceful day
on the veranda
she stared at me
just like a camera

here comes the panic
some things never change hey

she drew orange flowers
with a black pen
the sun hung in the sky
like a lemon

here comes the panic
some things never change hey

she said there is
no tomorrow
reckless and feckless
and hollow

here comes the panic
some things never change hey

I don't know why
and I don't know how

and it damn near brought me down
I don't have time for this right now

here comes the panic
some things never change hey

all kinds of panic
this has to change hey