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Antisocialites

by Alvvays

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1.
In Undertow 03:17
You find a wave and try to hold on for as long as you can You made a mistake you’d like to erase and I understand What’s left for you and me? I ask that question rhetorically I can’t buy into astrology and won’t rely on the moon for anything No turning, there’s no turning back after what’s been said No turning, there’s no turning back Meditate, play solitaire, take up self-defence When you get old and faded out, will you want your friends? So what’s left for you and me, honey? You respond to my question metaphorically I don’t read into psychology and won’t rely on your mood for anything What’s next for you and me? I’ll take suggestions We toss and turn in undertow Time to let go There’s no turning back after what’s transpired There’s no turning back It’s so uninspired
2.
Rode here on the bus Now you’re one of us It was magic hour counting motor bikes on the turnpike One of Eisenhower’s live your life On a merry-go-round Who starts a fire just to let it go out? If I saw you on the street would I have you in my dreams tonite? On a weird guitar said you wrote awhile in the waking hours In fluorescent light antisocialites watch a wilting flower Live your life on a merry-go-round Who builds a wall just to let it fall down? Don’t let motion distort everything Don’t sit by the phone for me Wait at home for me, all alone for me Your face was supposed to be hanging over me like a rosary So morose for me, seeing ghosts of me Writing oaths to me Is it so naïve to wonder if I saw you on the street Would I have you in my dreams tonite?
3.
When I chip through your candy coating you’re stuffed with insulation Just strawberry ice cream floating with a sprinkle indignation Cherry under knot of shoestring Conflate and agitate You’re a plimsoll punk and you’re getting me down Plimsoll punk your posture’s blocking out any possible light I can hardly see This conversation spirals into a fight I can barely breathe Who ran from roman candles underneath a willow weeping? Do the tealights on your mantel illuminate that summer feeling? You’re the seashell in my sandal that’s slicing up my heel You’re a plimsoll punk and you’re getting me down Wracking my brain trying to escape getting me down Your posture’s blocking out any possible light I can no longer see This conversation spirals into a fight I can barely breathe Plimsoll punks
4.
Your Type 02:03
Hop that fence if you wanna Then dissolve into the nite Ditch your friends on a whim Later resurface in a fight Kill the buzz with your decrees and conspiracy theories I die on the inside every time You will never be alright I will never be your type Gambling with your working visa You’ve got something to prove Take a photo of the Mona Lisa Get thrown out of the Louvre And with vomit on your feet Clamouring bon appetit Knew that I would never be your type Hop that fence Reason without rhyme Let me state delicately you’re an O and I’m an AB
5.
Not My Baby 04:16
Now that you’re not my baby I go do whatever I want No need to turn around to see what’s behind me I don’t care and it’s true I’ve been checking out lately and I go do whatever I want No need to turn around to see what’s behind me I don’t care because I’m not really there And now that you’re not my baby I’ll go do whatever I want No need to sit at home with the dial tone Because I don’t care and it’s true I’ve been going out lately and I go do whatever I want You can write it down with a fountain pen Close your eyes and then count to ten You can tell your friends that I don’t make sense And I don’t care because I’m really not there The nite is like a fading radio The lake was frozen over long ago Now that you’re not my baby Now you’re not You sought an eye So did I For an island you sought an eye So did I For an eye traded my rose-coloured shades for a wide lens used to make noise Now I much prefer silence Now that you’re not my baby I feel alive for the first time Since I don’t know how long I see a light for the first time Since I don’t know how long
6.
Hey 02:48
Hey Have you lost your sense of place? Hold a brush to your white toothpaste Does the mirror look a little strange? You: satisfied with making do Don’t think so, yeah Should we pull the parachute? I will land on my feet but I probably won’t leave the house for awhile And it feels like forever since you held me like I was a human being And I am a human being Blind drunk in an alleyway assuring you I’m fine Blind in an alleyway positive I’m fine Molly Mayhem on your doorstep at three AM Fight and you run and you run And it’s likely over now Fight and you run and you run And you want it over now This is the nineteenth round and you know it This is not the right crowd and you know it
7.
Saw Jim Reid in the corridor and I wondered if he could ever see me that way He was on my list at the grocery store when you grabbed my wrist And said you liked me keychain Read your feature in the weekly paper And honestly I found it a little bit bloated Friday we fell through the coffee table And that’s when I discovered that my heart exploded/ How you’re a lollipop in the form of a lightning bolt You’re a lollipop in my hair but I’m a gumdrop Am I ever gonna fit that mould Because I don’t have the patience to wait in line for you When I came back to apologize You asked me if I was intrigued by LSD I sat next to you on the picnic bench and before I knew it You were flying next to me I met your baby at the exposition And frankly I found it a little unnerving I let you know when we were driving home And all I can remember is the fact we were swerving Lollipop in the form of a lightning bolt You’re a lollipop in my hair How could I ever obtain you? But you’re a doorstep when you’re lying on the bathroom floor And I don’t have the time to wait in line for you How could I ever betray you? Alter my state to get through this date You’re alone in this picture and it swallows me whole You look like Iggy Pop circa ’73 or ‘4
8.
Already Gone 03:03
If there were an ocean we’d be wading in the distance There would be only water creating our resistance A place to decompress A vat of chlorine’s close enough I guess If there were an ocean we’d glisten on the surface Instead of an eruption we bubbly only briefly when there is erosion We both regret it deeply I arrived at the scene You were perfectly surrounded by pylons When the crowd separated the officer said you were already gone Appetite minuscule Middle of the nite Drain the pool The summer’s over I don’t think I could find it I don’t know how to find it again Don’t think that I could get behind it I don’t think I will ever find it again
9.
New Saturday in the park Didn’t think you fell that hard Oh Adrian the silver maple never saw you coming Stay where you are, state what you are Stay where you are and no one gets hurt You cut your hair now You look like a little boy You climbed the stairs so high You can’t come down from there Said you wanted to get it together but you don’t Said you wanted to get it together but you won’t Say something, waste something Change your life Take something, break something Make your flight Say something, anything Mommy wants you to be a doctor so she can tell her friends You’re like your father And if it’s all for the sake of conversation Then maybe you should try a new vocation Oh saved by a waif and the weight of your wayfarers Not to be confused with hippies in Toronto
10.
I thought of going in the lake and swallowing Thought that I had unplugged the phone until it rang When the phases of the moon They don’t apply When accomplishing a simple task takes several tries Did you want to forget about life with me tonite? Underneath this flickering light Left at the apartment in a state of disarray Tried out the synthesizer you bought yesterday When the failures of the past They multiply And you trivialize the things that keep your hand from mine Did you want to forget about life with me tonite? Under condominium signs woo! Inhaling this undrinkable wine Forget everything tonite

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On Antisocialites, Alvvays dive back into the deep-end of reckless romance and altered dates. Ice cream truck jangle collides with prismatic noise pop while Molly Rankin's wit is refracted through crystalline surf counterpoint. Through thoughtful consideration in basement and abroad, the Toronto-based group has renewed its Scot-pop vows with a powerful new collection of manic emotional collage.

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released September 8, 2017

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