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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'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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Track Name: Riding On A Wave Of Coolness & Calm
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.
Track Name: Dribs & Drabs (featuring Psy Of The Dead)
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.
Track Name: Chewing Gum Wrapped Around My Heart
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.
Track Name: Humans
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.
Track Name: Life & Dreams Part 1
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
Track Name: Goosebumps
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.
Track Name: Pighead
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…
Track Name: Things (featuring Captain Trips)
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.
Track Name: Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl… Roald Dahl…
… We miss you.

When I die
Be dignified

We miss you…
When I die
Be dignified
Track Name: Life & Dreams Parts 2 & 3
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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