Diving Man

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credits

released 19 November 2013
Words and music by Danny Bobbe
Except "Sharks" by Danny Bobbe and Jon Perry

Danny Bobbe: Vocals, guitar
Jon Perry: Guitar
Greg Katz: Bass
Harlow Rodriguez: Drums

Produced, engineered and mixed by Eric Palmquist
Recorded on two-inch tape at Infrasonic Sound Recording Co.
Mastered by Carl Saff
Photography by Danny Bobbe
Album design by Traci Larson

NPM 1305
℗2013 New Professor Music
©2013 LA Font Publishing/Superior Music Publishing

This album would not have been possible without the generous support of A. Kim; Ashley Duffy; Sarah Duffy; Carly, Charles, Vance & Emerson Wells; Chris Yamaoka; Derek Yu; Cody Drabble; Derek Lipman; Dr. Blake Hodges; Fred and Yolanda Rodriguez; Gregory Alan Katz Sr.; Kristen Lowman; Meg Greene; Mike "Phareal" Johnson; Phil Larson; Taylor Fife; and The Ronda Gantt.

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Track Name: Sensation
starting this summer
they’re going to sell it in the
united states
and i can see it coming
hit the ground running
clearly it was a sensation

you’ll be the big star
of the pictures
they’ll want your autograph
and i could be your lover
your little brother

i could be your right hand man
i could be your right hand man
i could be your

one in one million
one in one million
one in one million
once in blue moon
once in blue moon

you don’t believe me though

you came from money
rang it up like nothing
you ain’t some wild thing darling
i wasn’t so lucky
put up with plenty
earned me a reputation

i was a card shark
in your schoolyard
i came up with something
cause i could see it coming
hit the ground running
clearly it was a real big deal

i'd like to think that it’s a real big deal
i'd like to think that it’s a real big deal
i'd like to think that it’s a

chance of a lifetime
chance of a lifetime
chance of a lifetime
once in blue moon
once in blue moon

you don’t believe me though

no how come you don’t believe me though
how come i’m suddenly a dope
how come i’m suddenly a dope

now
how could you think to leave me now
don’t chew me up and spit me out
don’t chew me up and spit me out

cause that’d be real girl
coldhearted

i like to think that it’s a real big deal
i like to think that it’s a real big deal
i like to think that it’s a

chance of a lifetime
chance of a lifetime
chance of a lifetime
once in blue moon
once in blue moon

you don’t believe me though
Track Name: Onshore
loose lips sink relationships
bailing out water on the Titanic
what’s it like at the bottom of the sea
you become friends with Leo Dicaprio

i’m the captain of a sinking ship
rolled too fast with my hand on the bottle
promise me they put you on
the last lifeboat, the last lifeboat to go

onshore
onshore
onshore
onshore

please be the unsinkable
shipmate you said you’d be
i don’t want to fight a vengeful god
pay the price non-monetarily

onshore
onshore
onshore
onshore

take a breath of ocean water
say a prayer before i go under
i hope it’s true when they say
it’s peaceful

loose lips sink relationships
bailing out water on the Titanic
what’s it like at the bottom of the sea
you become friends with Kevin Costner

onshore
onshore
onshore
onshore

onshore (i need the stars to guide us)
onshore (sans stars we're lost for miles)
onshore (i need the stars to guide us)
onshore (sans stars we're lost for miles)
Track Name: Diving Man
my homesick prescription’s got me in a
real sick position
i’m wondering how all of this will end

cause i moved out to L.A. to
impress the ones that love me
i am wondering will they love me once again

for as my body is aging
my dreams they are fading
it might be time for family and friends

until then a dive
a dive
a dive is fit for a diving man

just like a quarter
a quarter
a quarter is a gift to a quarterless man

i've got a job that pays me if i
show up clean shaven
with two strong hands and a thoroughly bitten tongue

and ive got a friend that aids me
though he leaves me in the bushes
at the bottom
he leaves me on the bend

so far below even
pass the cheap tequila
and wake up sick in a secondhand twin bed

because a dive
a dive
a dive is fit for a diving man

just like a quarter
a quarter
a quarter is a gift to a quarterless man
Track Name: Blood Orange
you ate blood oranges in a certain way
there was no need to explain a thing
i understood you then the best i ever had

it all made sense
our last meal had ended

and i was humming something in a certain way
you must have read my face correct
for you were gentle then, the most you’d ever been

you listened in until my song had ended

is this still a tune you remember?
the taste of blood orange
lots and lots of times we went promising
lots and lots of times no more

and i hate that what i said got taken out of place
and brought into another room
my words, your lips, their ears, context removed

you did me wrong
enough to last a lifetime

is this still a tune you remember?
the taste of blood orange
lots and lots of times we went promising
lots and lots of times no more

the time is no more to get yourself together
the pieces either fit or remain disconnected
the time is no more to get yourself together
the pieces either fit or remain disconnected

is this still a tune you remember?
the taste of blood orange
lots and lots of times we went promising
lots and lots of times no more

is this still a tune you remember?
the taste of blood orange
lots and lots of times we went promising
lots and lots of times no more
Track Name: Pretty in Love
i ain't a bad guy
though i fucked up your life
extent of i can understand

infinite sadness
for marginal badness
honey you should handle this i guess

i never keep track of my debts
i move a new city
next girlfriend i bet
she’ll be just as pretty
in love in love
she’ll be just as pretty
in love in love
she’ll be just as pretty

i forget the point of it
whisk me across the carpet now baby
that was nice to do
how’s my utah town (provo)
how the hell are you (park city)

show me a boy that you a real lady (heber)
that was pretty cool (st george)
i fell from off the counter in an apartment the first night that i made love to you

i never keep track of my debts
i move a new city
next girlfriend i bet
she’ll be just as pretty
in love in love
she’ll be just as pretty
in love in love
she’ll be just as pretty

i forget the point of it

ooOOoooooh
Track Name: Sharks
tell Eason we're all ok
tell Eason too
goddamn sharks got in our way
goddamn tide too

flesh fell from off the bone
it fell towards the moon
c'est la vie, so it goes
it goes towards the moon

it goes towards the moon
it goes towards the moon
it goes towards the moon
it goes towards the moon

tell Eason I'm on the phone
tell Eason please
hard part's so out of the way
and I'm coming clean

got stuck in aeroplanes
and in cities
i'll do whatever it takes
it takes a symphony

it takes a symphony
it takes a symphony
it takes a symphony
it takes a symphony

tell Eason we're all ok
tell Eason too
goddamn sharks got in our way
goddamn tide too
Track Name: Plan B
take it
take it and run
all of your life that's been the advice given

but what if
what if you closed your ears dear
pulled up a chair, kicked off your shoes
and settled here
with me

that’s a pretty good plan b

and i’d be a liar to say
that i don’t know need you every day
i’m not trying to guilt you
but it’s true
and now that you’ve heard
all i’ve got to say

whatcha gonna do?
are we one or are we two?
one point five? two point two?
or are we eighty-sixed?
Track Name: Telenovela
don’t you know that i’m loco girl
this ain’t no telenovela
if you want to stick around for sure
you pass me negra modelos

you want the truth the truth comes out
you’re like oh mi dio and you cover your mouth

don’t you know that i’m a stick up kid
stick em up into the heavens
and all the cops know who my brother is
doesn’t mean they’re gonna find him

you want the truth the truth comes out
you’re like oh mi dio and you cover your mouth

mi amor
mi contigo
my one and own
tu eres
what you are
tu eres my unico

don’t you know that i’m loco girl
this ain’t no telenovela
if you want to stick around for sure
you pass me negra modelos

you want the truth the truth comes out
you’re like oh mi dio and you cover your mouth

mi amor
mi contigo
my one and own
tu eres
what you are
tu eres my unico
Track Name: Collect the Dust
i cant talk enough good about you
i cant shake enough hands for you
i collect the dust
i collect the dust

this world’s beyond your ability
this word’s outside your literacy
i collect the dust
i collect the dust
but it’s not enough
it’s not enough

you threw yourself from the top to the bottom
and found yourself at the back of a bottle
it was hard to watch
it was hard to watch

i'd like to think that we’re created equal
and when we die another chance to sequel
who’s the one you trust
who’s the one you trust
he is not enough
he is not enough

he's not enough
he's not enough
he's not enough

i cant talk enough good about you
i cant shake enough hands for you
i collect the dust
i collect the dust

this world’s beyond your ability
this word’s beyond your literacy
i collect the dust
i collect the dust
but it’s not enough

it’s not enough
Track Name: Free Shot
if i let her
she rides
till i get hurt
oh inside

aint tryin to be here
but i aint tryin to hide
would like to be vacant
when it arrives

i got a
free shot to take on you
free shot to take
and i’m gonna take it
free shot to take on you
free shot to take
and you’re gonna get it

feel like a brainwash
sounds kinda nice
soapy warm water
behind the eyes

aint tryin to see through
any black lines
know what they cover
is best to hide
and i’ll hide till i got a

free shot to take on you
free shot to take
and i’m gonna take it
free shot to take on you
free shot to take
and you’re gonna get it

there is a crushing blow
there is a crushing blow
i let its rush embolden
cause you get better till you’re better till you’re fine
you get better till you’re better till you’re fine
you get better till you’re better till you’re fine

i got a
free shot to take on you
free shot to take
and i’m gonna take it
free shot to take on you
free shot to take
and you’re gonna get it
Track Name: Apollo 10
doctors smoking cigarettes
miss the nasa astronauts
that left the earth as test pilots
40 years ago

apollo 10 reached the moon
apollo 12 it reached it too
what were all the rest to do
where to go from there

it turns, it turns, into
i’m not sure if i wanna know
i don’t know, i’m not sure
i’m not sure if i want to

professor at whiskey bar
seen a dozen shooting stars
crashed a couple junker cars
was married once before

he says “all that’s left of cape canaveral
is all that’s left of the american mantle
the fall of the USSR
is the fall of man from stars”

it turns, it turns, into
i’m not sure if i wanna know
i don’t know, i’m not sure
i’m not sure if i want to

high above the LAX
far beyond the poisonous
air they breathe’s the two of us

high above the LAX
far beyond the poisonous
air they breathe’s the two of us
not likely to return
Track Name: Down the Road
i know you think of me as
shredless of dignity
and one day i'll get what i got coming

but baby

what's mine is a minefield
to get here it takes 10 years
dumb luck and some raingear to wear

cause they know
ive got it coming down the road

it aint my issue to
hand you a tissue
to write out "i miss you"
on hotel letterhead

etc. etc.
my life is
better than yours
i believe one day you'll understand

cause they know
ive got it coming down the road
they all they all they all want to see
me swinging from the nearest…

i think it sounds awful (no, no)
i think it sound awful (no, no,)
i think it sounds awful and uncivil

i think it sounds awful (no, no)
i think it's unlawful (no, no,)
i think it sounds awful and uncivil

cause they know
ive got it coming down the road
they all they all they all want to see
me swinging from the nearest…

i think it sounds awful (no, no)
i think it's unlawful (no, no,)
i think it sounds awful and uncivil