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released July 7, 2007

Fireworks by The Dreamer and the Sleeper

The Dreamer and the Sleeper is:
Easton Broome
Nick Pappageorgas

Fireworks was recorded in Berkeley & San Diego, California.
All tracks recorded by Nick Pappageorgas and Easton Broome.

Produced by The Dreamer and the Sleeper.
All songs written by The Dreamer and the Sleeper.
Mixed and Mastered by Nick Pappageorgas.
Additional tracks recorded by Matt Fehlman.

Drums performed by Thomas Hugo.

Cover Art Photography by Jennifer Hogan.

Fireworks was self-released by The Dreamer and the Sleeper under the label Icarus Kids Recordings.

Special thanks to Matt Fehlman.

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Track Name: This Glorious Pain
Like you I'm not what I seem
I'm waiting for phones to ring
You told me you miss the little things
Like medicine talk
It was everything to me

You come and go but you never leave
Your patience gets the best of me
I told you I miss the little things
Like playing our game
It was everything to me

Oh God, oh God, oh God
I seem to have lost my love
Now we float through this empty summer
All that's left is this glorious pain

My love, my love, my love
I seem to have lost my God
Now she looks at me like I'm a stranger
As we float through this glorious summer

I'm so lost without you...
Track Name: Daffodil
Don't stop
Up, down, sliding beneath
Cause those legs have shaped my mind to sexual things, oh no
So explode with the thrusts up in you
And these men will use her for their tangent beliefs
So fake death, and imitate a street fight defeat, and don't weep
Cause I'm small but have size where it matters
At least that's what she says when she's praying (preying) in bed
But not on any bible she's my mantis instead
If daffodils release in us the lovely things well I...
Guess I'll talk like I'm scattered, is it just cause I'm flattered

So let this law be set
And blood-stained like some Capulet
Oh, I allude my Juliet
I don't see why she's feeling me, oh girl

So snap back your attention over here
There's no room to slip up in my life so I fear, baby
Your so young, your so set, does it matter?
And I care a little to much so it seems
Stay content with rooms that smell of sex and TV
If astronautics shows that were stuck on the moon
We'll take it kinda slow, but we'll populate soon
So when I see this through as just some poison mood well I...
Will imply like I'm finished when all I've been is un-knitted slow
And luck's found me a seamstress, oh my, she's high
She's been so unwell, I front it so she cannot tell
Lady, if you do not leave to save your health
I swear, I'll break myself off medicine
Doctor you back to where that chest inflates
When two rips evaporate
Well I'm so damn word
But I must say more

So here's where it all unfolds under track lights
Afraid that she masters in submissions
Deadly lady shout out all about all the injustice and I fall
So with a magazine of blanks and a gun in my hand
I'll frighten all that grace the hit list while they ruin their pants
And for now the bloody ringing ears and dramedy of sleepless nights
Well, I'm cracking up
Track Name: Seventy-Six
Hey little lovely
You've been swinging from my heart
Laying in the street tonight

Oh, it's all around me
You've got me thinking that a summer sun
Might just be alright

But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't wishing you were here tonight
Instead of staring at the sun
Talking through a satellite

Hey little lovely
I've got my best friends here
Wishing you would come inside

Oh, it's all around me
Hear the kids in the party
Drinking to the morning light

But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't wishing you were here tonight
Light another one up so we make it through this night
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't wishing you were here with me
It's a good time honey, but you're everything I need, Yeah

Take it off, take it off, yeah
Get what you came for
This is summer time
Drink it up
This is what we're made for
Track Name: Ashes Ashes
Hey rubber, I'm glue
I sure could use some pills to take the bounce right out of you
And trampoline my toking habits back to 02'
When Jane was looking but her Mary was not in view

And did we think we'd fall like this?
Ashes ashes for the kids
Falling softly is the trick

Defeat is the word on the street today
And if I could unassociate
Word on the street from my god damn, well it'll be a miracle
So I take a piece from my favorite things
And if they constitute this a forgery
Tell them it's just me
And that I'm free from everybody
That tries to hold me

Ooh, baby when you shake that thing for me
You see all the player haters gotta come and step to me
But what they don't know, and never will they know
How far degrees and manners go
And I've got both, so here's a toast, you just got owned

Hey miss royalty
Why can't you put a cap on making boys go crazy
I'll be your king but fear that I am far too lazy
I can't relax when pressured by conducted ladies
So girls let that guard on down
'Cause we're just too weak to shield back up
I'm breaking down the fortress in their heads
And mine's on fire

Ooh, baby if you're seeing right through me
Don't think of taking credit cause it's just transparency
You see ya won't know, and never could you know
Where I do let my colors show
I keep them close, not on my clothes, under those

And if I dare to take my rage to town
I'll fuel my rage with bars and bottles down
Cause what I do know, and age will let you know
Of simple cues like jack and coke
And we've got both, so start to dose

And when my mind is set adrift
I think of all the boys she'll kiss
I'll make their heads and concrete mix, a bloody mix
And with that lasting taste on their lips
I'll make the pain fall through to their kids
I'm so sadistic, I'm sick and twisted, I'm close and distant
And ashes ashes fall to the ground
And ash is gonna cover the town
And hopefully its people will drown


And I can hardly begin to describe
The way she makes me feel inside
She breaks me down into a nothing
Then I come back as her something
She's the only one who knows
But she never fucking tells me though
What I am, or what we are
And it doesn't seem we go far
(Hell no, hell no, it sure doesn't)

You smother my face, as if to cure the burning flames
But baby it is you who's burnt
I got your ashes in an urn
I'll spread you in the Indian, Atlantic, Pacific
Or just to be ridiculous I'll choose the Arctic
Cause you're so cold, you'd be at home
In an enclosed globe, I'll shake the snow and rattle your head
(You're so damn cold, you'd be at home, you're so damn cold, you'd be at home)
Track Name: Highs and Lows
Sometimes it's hard to find something to say
So smoke away your brain today
And don't say anything at all
You see this month
Is baked two-thirds it's way
But I am oh so fully baked
We box it and asphyxiate our cars

You see we hide behind thick smoke occasionally
But today we will hit the streets
And gather high in great relief
So what's up Ray?
It's for you and all your roommates
The one's that I may meet so late
But catch up so quick with a hit
And I'll just hide behind my lyrics, oh no
And just relax and flow
Never let you know
Of all my highs and lows

I stretch, as if to force and exiting
Of my mind from my damn body
But I can't escape from the sinking away
So meds, quick on the double
I see now this could be some trouble
I cannot control, when I overload
I'm calm and composed until I explode
I need meds now on the double
I see now this could be some trouble for me

So I'll medicate with a hit
And find some hiding writing lyrics, ah yes

Just to prove we're the best
And not like all the rest
When we relax our chest
(So just relax and flow and never let them know of all my highs and lows)

So watch me I'll break free
And follow all new beats
It's like they say
When you get down so low
All you can do is grow
But it'll put you in circles

Why does everyone sit and stare having fun?
I well, I'm mistaken
And so paranoid do you figure that that is
Contingent on questions of legal issues
Well I guess it is
So if you're thinking that that may stop me
You got another thing coming from me
And is my happiness
Contingent on days two-thirds into this month, ah...

You see we hide behind thick smoke occasionally
But today we will hit the streets
Well I stretch as if to force an exiting
Of my mind from my damn body
Watch me I'll break free and follow all new beats
It's like they say
When you get down so low
All you can do is grow
But it'll put you in circles
Track Name: Kiss Kiss
Though you've got some lovely ties
I'd say they kept me around
She sighs
But this is all too well
Shotgun all up in my mouth
So I'll go I swear it
To leave me with nothing
And you with my money
And if the widow's what I see
Then no seeds, only green
To true friends showing sleves
We're singing...

Die, well if your allies find
All my shortcomings then I will pry
Into this shallow love
Fixing such teenage mistakes
But this mind is sexy
And she's not a minor when I'm straight behind her
So what's the comeback gonna be?
Just raw sex
When I sing
Fumigation
No breeze, we're singing...

And this is the shit we're playing
Kiss, kiss, then she forgets to come see me
Fine, forfeit the invitations
I'll be fine, alone and high
And this is the shit we're playing
Kiss, kiss, then she forgets to come see me
Fine, fuck all the invitations
I'll be fine, alone and high

And for these last days
I'll watch our brainwaves
Wave goodbye, from no intersecting
And you're so tired, but you're a liar
So quiet, I'll write you some music
Some war-like music
For blood transfusions
And I'd still flat line when you die

You'll die, you'll die

We're holding hands in a new place
Our own place, our first place
She'll make it smell like coffee
I hate coffee, it bugs me
But I love her, so I'll love it
Smelling coffee, Sunday mornings
I'll be your best Sunday morning
This morning, good morning
I'll be your best Sunday morning
This morning, good morning
Track Name: Hush Hush
These quote, unquote comrades
Won't stand in my way
The titles that they had were disposed of today
There was a time this made my blood boil
Is this how things should process in me?
Is it a chemical imbalance or instability?
Or do I know...

Je t'adore baby, you are my lady
That's how this stays

Was only last weekend
She spoils the day
The night hits me like a brick in the face
Was it the drugs or lack of the temptation?
Or is it me?
I know I'm not much to look at anyway
So please spare me sweetheart
So please spare me sweetheart

My work has kept me a little late
(I'm gone high as a rocket)
Wanting off early so we have the day
(Russian roulette and bong hits)
My baby's patient and so full of grace
(Keep me floating through atmos...)
I'll never be late on the fourteenth day...
(Fear I should speak but hush, hush now)
Track Name: You Know About Me
I think I have checked out from social encounters
And found fortress in these walls
But there white and crazy
They scare and amaze me
How they seem to keep me here

So let the room flood now and I'll tear these walls down
And sail so far away
To a new city so coastal and pretty
And that is how it's going to stay

And if you know about me
You know that I have got
About a month til' I drop
And curse this town
What is it that I need then?
Must I move everything to Sweden?
Whoa, I will not go
Just not yet

I feel like I'm wrecked now and Berkeley should save me
It seems I'm not by myself
We're jumping in numbers, quick coming and going
And I'll follow you all out

My leave can't come too soon
I fear this room will crush me
And put me on display
To raise the awareness and frighten the parents
To pay closer attention to kids
So they will never end up like this

And if you know about me
You know that I have got
A million to nothing shot to make it out
I'll never tear these walls don
They'll stand keeping me from my girl's town
Whoa, they say take it slow
But I have, and I will lose my mind again

And if you know about me
You know that I would like
To record for all my life
I bet that Nick would probably go for the same thing
(And we'd advocate misbehaving)
Whoa, all these trick hos
Which to choose?

It's like I gotta show my lady as proof
Of some sanity
(And I will lose my mind again)
When all of us know
That this is insanity
(As if Maria's just an object of proof)

Oh, I love the way Maria makes me feel today
The sunshine thrills and rain kiss for me

And if you know about me
You know that I have got
About a month till I drop
I'll curse the town that I'm not even at yet
But I'd bet that it's where I'm landing
Whoa, that's where I'll go
And I'll stay

And if you now about me
You know that I can dream
Without any kind of sleep
I'd bet that Nick is exactly the same way
And together we'll rip on this damn place
Whoa, we'll take it down slow,
Let it burn
And if a fire's not enough, sing!
Track Name: Marksmen
And it's times just like these
When I say please
Lock that mouth cause bombs escape from it, girl
And watch them go, "hiss", "pop!"
Right down my throat
Explode, infecting all my lymph nodes
Oh, marksmen don't miss my heart again
Your toying never ends

I kinda like how you sound
With your mouth all bound
Now on you should think before you part lips
A tip for you
And did you know
I'm close to firing squads
They call all from my backyard
Oh, marksmen can I dodge your bullets again?
It seems I am their friend
But I don't wanna meet up with them

It's like when all is said and done
(Now I'm bothered and blue)
You know you'll still be my number one
(Where is my boo?)
If you can't get that through your head "hun", I'm sorry
(I love her, so open up those damn lips)
I don't care
(I need you)

She left me no choice
So I'll flee Seattle with a frown and a heart
Scared to death
It seems this is the best
But I will call for living and breath

It's like when all is said and done
(And I'm still bothered now red)
Will I still be your number one
(All in my head)
And say you love me
(I can be as cold as a mountain)
And say you lovely

Nick:
And always we should see through
The things between me and you
And always we'll keep in mind
The love that we used to find
And steal from each others eyes
But I just cannot let go
Of bombs she too soon lets go
It filters into her speech
And canon onto my beach
And that's how I seem to lose
When always she lights that fuse
And lately it's found it's end
And waits to explode again

Easton:
If you keep tempting I'll react
By not reacting I'll fight back
And I know where we'll get with that
Hopefully nowhere and that is how
A father's son shall deal
And I know that is fucked up
I know I am so damn fucked up
I just want to let it go
But I got evil forcess in my telling keep up my hold
If you will love me I'll love back
She tells me where I'll get with that
And not to Sweden and that's a fact
At least not when the sleeper's back...

(My being so bold is getting so old
The music just flows
And that is when the dreamer's back...)
Track Name: The Rain Song
Panic attack
Straight set me back
Oh, so predictable
Scream, if you need some help from me
And if you do a bit
I'll stab right into them
And take right back what you had lost
Mistake, mistake, but forever gone

I'll ask why
My company just dies
'Cause she's shy
It's by the hands I'm skeptic of
Dyslexic love depends on drugs
These specless eyes have missed their fun
Like starving troops denied their guns
Take me back
Harbor my logic laid on countless cards
The ink tattoos and scars my heart
Mister surgeon please do erase these
By laser surgery, oh
Kick it with me one night she'll set me free

Panic attack
Straight set me back
Oh, so predictable
Scream, if you need some help from me
And if you do a bit
I'll stab right into them
And take right back what you had lost
Mistake, mistake, but forever gone
Track Name: Villains
My love is like a window pane
Your love was like my life's vaccine
And you're scared
That it's not there anymore

I could hear you toll the execution bell
It ended with a shotgun shell
And I'm scared
That you're not there anymore
I'm so scared that you're not there anymore

Your soul is golden under your skill
My heart is rotten from this past year
And I know
That you're not there anymore

Seeing you is like a murder scene
It breaks my heart
With everything you do
When I'm not with you
When I'm not with you
Track Name: Kid Icarus
I'm making plans for you and me girl
They're taking time but that's alright
You kissed me here for the last time
You walked away without saying goodbye

I'm thinking I'm better off alone
I'm thinking I'm better off alone

You let me move here to the city
Tell me that everything will be just fine
Now I am bleeding in a world I don't know, I don't know
I'm just a sucker for a smile

I'm thinking I'm better off alone
I'm thinking I'm better off alone

Just when I'm thinking I'm alone
I open eyes to see
I'm exploding in colors and fevers
I'm starting it new

My body is breaking into pieces
Just look up at that summer sky
I'm falling fast for the first time
You watched me burn all through the night

I'm thinking I'm better off alone
I'm thinking I'm better off alone

You know that things they must be changing
When all you see is the sunrise
When "little lovely" stops your breathing
Just float with me here for a while

I'm thinking I'm better off alone
I'm thinking I'm better off alone