Diving Man

by LA Font

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1.
Sensation 03:26
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
2.
Onshore 03:28
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)
3.
Diving Man 02:46
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
4.
Blood Orange 03:27
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
5.
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
6.
Sharks 03:37
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
7.
Plan B 01:52
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?
8.
Telenovela 02:22
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
9.
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
10.
Free Shot 03:16
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
11.
Apollo 10 03:56
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
12.
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

credits

released November 19, 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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