Sometimes I Don't Even Check if the Light's Green, I Just Go When the Car in Front of Me Does

by Coffee Breath

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"You know when you've got rocket fuel on your hands? Yeah exactly that my friend." -Gideon Resnick, The Daily Beast

"Coffee Breath has been likened to Band of Horses. They exist as the best band in my house." -Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated.

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released May 12, 2016

All songs written by Jacob Skaggs & Coffee Breath

Engineering & Recording: Jared Bohlken
Mixing & Mastering: Karl Maher
Produced by Karl Maher & Jacob Skaggs

Coffee Breath is:
J. Davie Skaggs- Strings | Sings
Thom Carroll- Skins | Tins
Big Mike Abbey- Slaps | Straps
Jerry B.- Hits | Spits

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Coffee Breath Evanston, Illinois

Coffee Breath is a Chicago based rock group. Their debut release, "All My Friends Are Consultants" has been described as half noise rock opera, half collage of rock & roll pastiche. They're still processing that comment. Feel free to contact at coffeebreathband@gmail.com ... more

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Track Name: All Consultants Go To Heaven
Some days you spin the whole LP
Some days you skip to the hits
Some days you manage to outrun the bear
Most days he shreds you to bits

I think its gonna be a little time
Before I am up and at 'em again
Cuz every beating no matter how small you know
They all add up in the end

So fuck 'em if they don't care
Fuck 'em if they don't care
Fuck 'em if they don't care
They'll never let you in

When all the applications are in
And all the interviews are done
When all consultants are considered
It don't affect the motion of the sun

So write a make your own adventure novel
Where you control the rules
And don't listen when they tell you it don't matter screaming
I am a man of business, I am a man of business

Fuck 'em if they don't care
Fuck 'em if they don't care
Fuck 'em if they don't care
They'll never let you in

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
All consultants go to heaven
x forever
Track Name: Future Catches Up With Me
Never felt so
Abandoned by my words
As when it's crashing to a close
And I realize that I

Never even noticed
There was a beginning
Never know where that time goes
As it passes us

Like a fleeting phantom
Leaves us with no meaning
Will not tell us why or how
It came

So I propose a sequestration
For my future so
I can live here and now

And so I'll hang around, lie down
Until the future catches up with me
Oh yeah I'll hang around, lie down
'Til the future catches up with me
It's catching up with me

I know that you once were
Someone else's lover
Yeah I got that same story
All hearts are just

Small exquisite corpses
Drawn without considering
They artists yet to be
Still I want you to

Take your pen in hand and
Place it on my atrium
And make me your art now
You're just what I need

Because you still care
Oh man I dream of caring
Maybe you could show me how

And so I'll hang around, lie down
Until the future catches up with me
Oh yeah I'll hang around, lie down
'Til the future catches up with me
It's catching up with me

I'm already to late

Maybe I'm a product
Of this age of apathy
Yeah maybe it's too late
Still I feel that there's a

Spark deep down inside me
And you could revive me
Help me to reinstate
Track Name: Different in the Same Way
We exist in constant motion
We exist in constant motion
'Cuz the earth is spinning swiftly
Yeah the earth is spinning swiftly
Could you slow down just a little?
Could you slow down just a little?
Would you spin only for me now?
Oh would you spin only for me now?

Can we stop just for a moment?
Can we stop just for a moment?
Is it possible to go back?
Is it possible to go back?
I lost something in the wayside
I lost something in the wayside
And it might be worth finding
Yeah it might be worth finding

Does it really make a difference?
Does it really make a difference?
If it is or if it isn't
If it is or if it isn't
Is it possible to know me?
Is it possible to know me?
I don't understand the question
I don't understand the question

Is there ever such a moment?
Is there ever such a moment?
Where it all snaps into focus
Where it all snaps into focus
And I'm no longer afraid to
I'm no longer afraid to
Make eye contact with strangers
I make eye contact with strangers

And the crowds don't overwhelm me
The crowds don't overwhelm me
And I run just for the feeling
Yeah I run just for the feeling
Until then I'll sit and wonder
Until then I'll sit and wonder
Where is my perfect body?
Oh where's my perfect body?

Oh do I even realize?
Do I even realize?
When I smile and when I fake it
When I smile and when I fake it
And are we all so different?
Are we all so different?
Just different in the same way
Just different in the same way

Sometimes I don't even check if the light's green, I just go when the car in front of me does

Was I born to live, was I born to die?
Or was I born to spend, was I born to buy?
Was I born to sell, in search of some prize?
Was I born to live, was I born to buy?

Here's to:
Penthouse, timeshare
Drone strike, warfare
Smart phone, tablet
Medical bills, student debt,
Fast food, strip malls
Monitored phone calls
Buy one get one free
Border walls, deportees
Sports car, horse race
Where to put toxic waste
Tabloid, game show
Male gaze, porno
Business trip, first class
Never running out of gas
Binge watch, short sale
Private prison, no bail

Born to live, born to buy x7
Born to buy, born to buy

Do you wanna buy in?
Track Name: When I Still Believed
I'm searching for a way back
To when I thought there was an answer
When I thought there was a rhyme and a reason
And a way that I could be

But I'm stuck on the question
That keeps me up into the wee hours
How am I supposed to know
When its time for me to breathe

And I know it's gonna take some time
To get back into the rhythm
And I know it's gonna take some time
'Til I feel free
So I will just sit and dream of when I believed

Could you be the one to tell me
When to run and where to turn to
Don't you know that I will let you lie to me
Just say anything at all

I need something I can cling to
I'm about to enter free fall
They're cutting off my puppet strings and
Expect me to stand tall

And I know it's gonna take some time
To get back into the rhythm
And I know it's gonna take some time
'Til I feel free
So I will just sit and dream of when I believed

Well I looked outside and it was switchblades out
And so I locked the door and shut the blinds
I need someone to show me a clear path to safety
And if you lead I'll be right behind
I know it's gonna take a little time
I'm not asking you to carry me, I just need a little peace of mind
I know it's gonna take a little time but
Would you take it with me?

Oh I know it's gonna take some time
To get back into the rhythm
And I know it's gonna take some time
'Til I feel free
So I will just sit and dream of when I believed

Oh I wanna believe
And I wanna believe
And I wanna believe
I just wanna believe
In something
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