eat your heart out ep

by the breakups

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credits

released February 14, 2008

the breakups are:
jake gideon
blake collins
ben jaffe
jillinda palmer
james williams

additional vocals on "tissue sample" by natasha metzler
phone-crossed lovers portrayed by ben jaffe and tammy la

the "STAGE LEFT" choir (in order of appearance):
jake gideon, jeremy wilkins, richard parsons, mark strong, seth piersen, george lewis III, matt beighley, jacqueline santillan, lexy feuer, tammy la, jillinda palmer, ben jaffe, robert bonilla, parisa fakhri, mike hopkins, matt peter, greg weigel, brittney westover, jonathan price, mika tarkela, lindsay barnett, pamela mackey, pez, blake collins, james williams, randy darden, dave "gruber" allen, ben acker, steve ryfle, joal ryan, stephanie krueger, eric hollstein, kate holmberg, thomas chan

all songs by jake gideon © 2007 bait shop pop (ASCAP) except "day in the sun" by jake gideon & mark strong © 2007. tracks 2, 3, and 7 previously existed as Edison Gower songs.

recorded at the bait shop, Mad Dog Studios, Studio B, and ASAP
produced, engineered, and mixed by the breakups
mastered by tim schoenhals at The Treatment Room
artwork by eli & mary chartkoff

special thanks to:
harriett and alan posner, mark strong, lindsay barnett, robert bonilla, lisa durow, lexy feuer, erik greene, dusty and samur at Mad Dog, pez, steve ryfle, and the bellevue collective

extra special thanks to:
eli & mary for their beautiful art, and sonic guru, rafael serrano and his patented Rafaelectric-Serranoximizer. there would be no music without it. we owe you big time, raf.

extra extra special thanks to:
anne "mimi" obermaster for her unending love and support.

we'll miss you, ben.

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Track Name: day in the sun
when your life feels like a mountain
that you would not dare climb
take a drink straight from the fountain
and maybe it’ll taste like wine

‘cause every dark cloud that comes along
will someday be gone
and when the darkness turns to dawn
it’s your day in the sun

well you’ve heard so much about it
that you can barely think
and you’ve got every right to doubt it
when you can neither swim or sink

but every dark cloud that comes along
will someday be gone
and when the darkness turns to dawn
it’s your day in the sun
Track Name: tissue sample
sample this
i’ve got some for your collection
sample this
i’ve had it since our inception
and i won’t accept anything else for the time...
being what we are now
is way cross the line
for a while
i’ll wait, but not for long

sample this
take a chunk as big as you want
sample this
there’s no need to be nonchalant
‘cause we’re well past charade
of being polite
it’s no longer a matter
of who’s wrong or right
so for now
take your sample and go

please don’t
make me say...
what we already know
please just
go away
and pretend that you’ve grown

for now take your sample and go
Track Name: after the fact
you bet on all the wrong ones
i bet you that i'm right
what you said
could be mistaken
or misread
later tonight

your words can be so precious
or absurd under the light
on stage
a fading beauty
where no means
"i guess i might"

you may never make it back
from every heart attack
the statements you retract
are written down as fact

you know
you've had your moments
but you struggle now to name a few
you look back
on your opponents
and all the matches that you threw

you may never make it back
from every heart attack
the statements you retract
are written down as fact

you've got a long way to go
you're finding out
it goes to show
there's a fire in your soul
you can't control

you may never make it back
from every heart attack
the statements you retract
are written down as fact
and all the things you lack
engraved upon a plaque
the statements you retract
are written down as fact
Track Name: let's see what happens
can't you see
it's killing me
just trying to keep
from boiling to the top

i never took
a second look
my shaker shook
and once it shakes it can't stop

i'm alright
when the sun is in my eyes
and i realize that we need a good surprise

let's see what happens

i'm trying to run
the starter gun's
just having fun
it's aiming right at my heart

and funny that
a black cat
just crossed our path
but, baby, it's the good part

i'm alright
when the sun is in my eyes
and i realize that you need a good surprise

let's see what happens

i'm alright
when the sun is in my eyes
and i realize that i need a good surprise

let's see what happens
Track Name: feed
there’s a problem with the ever-after
burners going on fumes i’m told
the panic button’s got a short, but no one knows
nod your head and smile while the guns reload
watch yourself, that junk mail might just explode

there’s a code in a fortune cookie
won’t get past the border patrol
spells it out in terms that we all know
state of mind projections at an all time low
shovels out, increase the size of this hole

and the teleprompter
speaks of a monster

we’re ready to go
let’s put on a show
show the rest of the globe
some bravado

there’s a cloud forming high above us
penetrates the atmosphere
starts to take the form of a beating heart
fighter plane splits it like a poison dart
orders from the top to sink noah’s ark

just show me a love song
as smart as a smart bomb

we’re ready to go
let’s put on a show
show the rest of the globe
some bravado

there’s a problem with the ever-after
buried deep in a petrol hole
lives are nothing more than bought or sold
it'll take a lot more than an exit poll
to remove a smirking king from his throne

and the teleprompter
is feeding a monster

we’re ready to go
let’s put on a show
show the rest of the globe
some bravado
Track Name: winding down
thinking about
all the time that’s passing
since the last thing
you said

“i’ll figure it out”
you tell yourself, laughing
lights are flashing
up ahead

now you’re winding down
and you think you’ve found
everlasting salvation
in a god who only let you down
we’ll miss you when you’re not around

you think you’re alone
there’s no love around you
there’s a sound you...
can’t recall

your bird has flown
and nothing’s been working
something’s lurking
in the hall

now you’re winding down
and you think you’ve found
everlasting salvation
in a god who only let you down
we’ll miss you when you’re not around