Songs For 20 Something Year Olds

by Meiosis

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    Track listing:
    1. Riding On A Wave Of Coolness & Calm
    2. Dribs & Drabs (featuring Psy Of The Dead)
    3. Chewing Gum Wrapped Around My Heart
    4. Humans
    5. Life & Dreams Part 1
    6. Goosebumps
    7. Pighead
    8. Things (featuring Captain Trips)
    9. Roald Dahl
    10. Life & Dreams Parts 2 & 3
    'Songs For 20 Something Year Olds' is the creation of Martin "Meiosis" Thompson. The shock and horror of entering mid-life can catch most by surprise. This album is intended to soften the blow.
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1.
I’ve got to stop smoking I’ve got to stop drinking Without the emotion That’s what I’m thinking (just what was I thinking?) So, I’m riding on a wave of coolness & calm Trying to pretend it’ll do me no harm I’m coping with my downfall one day at a time Riding on a wave of old bile & slime (Come on boy) I expect you to regret this (Come on boy) I want you to forget this (Come on boys) I expect you to regret this (Come on boys) You’re too cool for malice Poor me, poor me, pour me another drink Poor me, poor me, I don’t care what you think.
2.
Everybody has been bitching about me I don’t, I don’t even know their names And I don’t know how to get through. Boy, get down from the edge I hear voices echo in my head Boy, they tell me to hold out for you. If I destroy anymore You say, you’re gonna leave me But boy, I adore you You are my baby. Everybody has been bitching about me And I don’t even know them all that well Just get them to stop… or go to Hell. It comes in dribs & drabs And I don’t know how long it’s gonna last But boy, I have to tell you, you’re the best. If I destroy anymore You say, you’re gonna leave me But boy, I adore you You are my baby. When the light finally shines through, we’re gonna have a great big party.
3.
On Monday, you fall down And bury you’re brains underground Are you Ok? You ask yourself… If you know who you are? And you don’t make a sound Are you OK? Something’s come & blown my world apart Something’s come & blown my world apart I’ve got chewing gum wrapped around my heart And something’s come to make the aching start. Paranoia… Settles in… Delayed tremors A common thing. Are you OK? Not speaking I keep my mouth shut And let the phone ring Are you OK? Something’s come & blown my world apart Something’s come & blown my world apart I’ve got chewing gum wrapped around my heart And something’s come to make the aching start.
4.
Humans 04:36
She’s been checking on his emails She won’t let him go Down & out caressing him She won’t be undressing him tonight Oh it’s cold, when you’re on your own Stay with him for the greater good, always worrying if you really should… Go Oh no… It’s here that you make mistakes, words are hollow & orgasms fake Don’t worry because we are all the same All the time… Because humans make mistakes all the time. He’s standing at the front door She won’t let him out Richard & Judy on TV in the background He finally breaks down. Oh it’s cold, when you’re on your own Stay with him for the greater good, always worrying if you really should… Go Oh no… It’s here that you make mistakes, words are hollow & orgasms fake Don’t worry because we are all the same All the time… Because humans make mistakes all the time. Now every time they go out She’s dancing with a new lover He doesn’t know what to do because she still loves him He meets her for drinks that night… … And they begin to fight. Oh it’s cold, when you’re on your own Stay with him for the greater good, always worrying if you really should… Go Oh no… It’s here that you make mistakes, words are hollow & orgasms fake Don’t worry because we are all the same All the time… Because humans make mistakes all the time.
5.
Into my life, into my dreams Into everything between I can behold of things untold Will slowly begin to unfold I a word I can’t decide Which word is right But all those thoughts I entertain Don’t belong in my brain And I’m going around thinking about it Can’t do nothing about it Get up and be proud about it now And forever in your time Into your life, burst at the seams Well where were your dreams? Go forth and bring it on Oh you’re not the only one And you’re breaking up just thinking about it No need to shout about it No way to get around it Now and forever in your time
6.
Goosebumps 04:11
Express you deepest sympathy For anyone who does not know you If life is a disease I need intensive care I’ve been dying for you Something is missing Every single time you’re not near I’m incomplete but two become one And I hold that dear, Oh my dear Do you believe in me? I think you do. Is this all a dream or a dream come true? When you smile it makes me feel alive So I live to make you smile When I tell you, “I used to be a whore”… To find someone I adore… is unreal. Would you believe in me, if I said, “When I turn over in bed, And see you by my side – I get goosebumps in my head?” Yeah yeah yeah.
7.
Pighead 05:40
Oh give me the day And I will come up & breathe some life into you & now it’s “day 63”. I can’t believe I’m still alive And you will be the first of us to die Now I’m not sure what’s missing in my life But arrest assured, it’s probably you My “Pighead” is gonna call me “What are you doing in bed on a day like this?!”, It’s just another day of feeling like shit. I’m coming over… Shy boys get nothing and my head is spinning around Give me the night And I will take you into town & show you my life Now it’s twilight for you I can’t believe it’s been so long & it’s only a matter of days before you’ll be gone. I’m coming over… Shy boys get nothing and my head is upside down. …but life goes on…
8.
And how was your day? Have you been breaking the stars off the rooftop of your little flat again? Oh and I’m just a cynical man Call me bitter or whatever you can Because I’m a lonely little man Stand up; make yourself known if you understand. I just don’t know about these things But I’ve had a pleasant day; I took the kids down to the swings I can’t resist that smile from you I’d walk an extra mile for you I might even go all the way. And how was your day? Have you been lying face down on the bathroom floor again? Oh I know he doesn’t like me And I know he has a point And I have a price to pay But I’m a lonely little man, so lead me, take me by the hand… I just don’t know about these things But I’ve had a pleasant day; I took the kids down to the swings I can’t resist that smile from you I’d walk an extra mile for you I might even go all the way.
9.
Roald Dahl 03:27
Roald Dahl… Roald Dahl… … We miss you. When I die Be dignified We miss you… When I die Be dignified
10.
Life and dreams we don’t know what it means Life and dreams we don’t know how it feels When there’s no way home No way back No way home No way back Life and dream a plutonic relationship between You and me, I confuse my dreams with reality And there’s no way home No way back No way home No way back.

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'Songs For 20 Something Year Olds' written between 2002 & 2012, recorded by Martin Thompson in 2012 is a not so retrospective look at life of a man in his 20s. Often preached to buy the older & not so much wiser, the album is intended to capture those thoughts of a 20 something year old for older generations to examine whether this is an age of bewilderment or of true satisfaction and fulfillment.

For naive frogs & dirty dogs.

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released September 3, 2012

Simon Chester: Guitar, drums & bass on 'Dribs & Drabs'
Andrew Proud: Vocals on 'Things'
Martin Thompson: Everything else

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Formed in 1999 by Martin Thompson, Meiosis continue to release records and perform live. Pop music with and arty edge. Loads more information at www.MusicByMeiosis.com

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