Pseudosweet

by The Crystal Furs

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1.
Pseudosweet 03:25
Everyone thinks you’re the golden one Your charm’s always set on stun Reality is shown to a chosen few The handful who knows the real you The face you show the outside world Is not the one I know But that’s just in your nature It’s your status quo You’re so pseudo-sweet With glowing lights and rays you draw us in Just to find the snark and venom within Who knows what dangers hide behind your veil? It’s a false facade of kindness and you wear it well The face you show the outside world Is not the one I know But that’s just in your nature It’s your status quo I know the real you Not the simulation I know the real you Under the affectations The face you show the outside world Is not the one I know But that’s just in your nature It’s your status quo You’re so pseudo-sweet
2.
Last night, I dreamed that I was fine without you Not just fine, but doing all the things that I want to do For two years, I walked on broken glass in your wake Feeling weird, like a phony, but I know I’m not fake Hindsight is so clear, but in the thick of things you seemed so sincere My dream came true, now there’s so much I can do - now, now Today, I’m knocking all your false idols down If they don’t crumble, I’ll just burn them all to the ground And the dysfunctional mythology That tormented and haunted me Will be irrelevant as you Unlike you, I'm embarrassed by the things that you've done Cause you ruined my sense of trust, now I suspect everyone Training wheel are a part of the process so just have a damn heart I’ll figure it out, I have no doubt Today, I’m knocking all your false idols down If they don’t crumble, I’ll just burn them all to the ground And the dysfunctional mythology That tormented and haunted me Will be irrelevant as you "Who cares? It's just them - some sad sacks who thought they could fit You thought you did the right thing and evaded blame Today, I’m knocking all your false idols down If they don’t crumble, I’ll just burn them all to the ground And the dysfunctional mythology That tormented and haunted me Will be irrelevant as you
3.
Oh My My 02:45
Oh my my Oh my my my my my Oh my my Oh my my my my my Oh my maybe you and I can try To kill this anxiety I dropped a mirror on the floor I saw a girl I saw before I bit my lip and looked away But that creeping feeling’s here to stay Oh my my Oh my my my my my Oh my my Oh my my my my my Oh my maybe you and I can try To kill this anxiety Did you see that lonely little girl The prospect makes my vision swirl I start to pile the make-up on Too late, the panic’s just begun Oh my my Oh my my my my my Oh my my Oh my my my my my Oh my maybe you and I can try To kill this anxiety You view the world through the smallest lens You’re missing out, I swear to god There’s so much more to life than talking Which is why your convictions are flawed Oh mirror, mirror on the wall You don’t know me cause your sight’s so small My best friend may be anxiety But that only one side that you see Oh my my Oh my my my my my Oh my my Oh my my my my my Oh my maybe you and I can try To kill this anxiety
4.
Wasted my twenties on the daily grind Come outside to see the world in decline Don't throw me out into the junkyard heap I just woke up from ten years of sleep Years spent sitting in little beige cubes Sickly skin color of fluorescent tubes Time to get out and take that leap I just woke up from ten years of sleep Nobody doubts me more than myself So many creations left up on the shelf It's long past time to sigh and weep I just woke up from ten years of sleep Ten years of sleep Ten years of sleep Ten years of sleep It's time I got out of bed Ten years of sleep Ten years of sleep Ten years of sleep It's time I got out of bed
5.
Sorry I can’t show my face right now My emotional scars grossed you out If only I could figure out just how To pretend like I’m a functioning person Who knows how to have a normal conversation And isn’t so obsessed with self-preservation Because I always think twice Then I think a third and a fourth time It’s a coping device And I need to get over it, need to get over it I always think twice I think I have a thinking problem I could use some advice On how to relax and not overthink things so much Unchecked self-confidence Is a time-bomb waiting to blow Self-doubt’s not much of a party trick But I guess it lets you know Where you stand from a warped perspective Is it such a problem to be introspective? Because I always think twice Then I think a third and a fourth time It’s a coping device And I need to get over it, need to get over it I always think twice I think I have a thinking problem I could use some advice On how to relax and not overthink things so much Living in the background of someone else’s story’s not what I want to do It’s so easy to live in my head, get off the couch and go try something new Because I always think twice Then I think a third and a fourth time It’s a coping device And I need to get over it, need to get over it I always think twice I think I have a thinking problem I could use some advice On how to relax and not overthink things so much
6.
Bad Vibes 04:12
Bad vibes in the corner Bad vibes in my head Bad vibes in your fingers And in everything you said It’s all I think about It’s all I think about It’s all I think about And where’d your heart go? Did it just fall out? Or did it die slow? Where’d your heart go? Did it just fall out? Or did it die slow? Are you just dying slow? You immortalized your Carelessness in stone So when you become a monster Don’t cry when you wake up alone It’s all you think about It’s all you think about It’s all you think about And where’d your heart go? Did it just fall out? Or did it die slow? Where’d your heart go? Did it just fall out? Or did it die slow? Are you just dying slow? You gamed all the systems But now the game has changed So how will you quiet Your chattering lizard brain It’s all you think about It’s all you think about It’s all you think about And where’d your heart go? Did it just fall out? Or did it die slow? Where’d your heart go? Did it just fall out? Or did it die slow? Are you just dying slow? It’s all you think about It’s all you think about
7.
You've been sitting on my fence In a metaphorical sense When the zombies beat against the door I wanna know what you're fighting for Is this a laugh, is this a treat Will this be our last defeat Pick up a blade, tear down your wall In spring I stood before your fall Arm yourself with sharpened words Slice and dice me into thirds Arm yourself with sharpened words Slice and dice me into thirds With each new twist you seem to glow I learned your tricks ages ago That's not to say I don't succumb What can I say, I guess I'm dumb Your snark won't cut me like I feared It's kind of pleasant, is that too weird Parry, thrust, try not to stare At your gold Volvo of despair Arm yourself with sharpened words Slice and dice me into thirds Arm yourself with sharpened words Slice and dice me into thirds Your laugh holds secrets never known Even if I could dethrone Pick up a blade, tear down my wall In spring you stood before my fall Arm yourself with sharpened words Slice and dice me into thirds Arm yourself with sharpened words Slice and dice me into thirds Arm yourself with sharpened words Slice and dice me into thirds Arm yourself with sharpened words Slice and dice me into thirds
8.
I wore a smock, you wore a smile, You had me beaten by a country mile Canvas torn, paint was spilled You had a look that just had me killed We leapt into your red Alfa You drove us down Magnolia Had we stumbled into hipster hell? Show me your wounds, I'll never tell Now and then, we're all allies Between brownstones our spirits rise Day by day is all we can do This is how we make it through Drinking vodka in the park We had the fuel, we lit the spark Heavenly on your old cassette No hesitation and no regrets Give it a chance if you're so inclined We're not so different I think you'll find Turn off your airs and take my hand We'll find a way to the promised land Now and then, we're all allies Between brownstones our spirits rise Day by day is all we can do This is how we make it through Now and then, we're all allies Between brownstones our spirits rise Day by day is all we can do This is how we make it through Now and then, we're all allies Between brownstones our spirits rise Day by day is all we can do This is how we make it through
9.
Where you see pretenders I see the people just like me Where I see contenders You see wannabes, with fantasies All the huddles masses in your city state But your stone walls just seal your fate Look in the mirror Just look in the mirror Where you see our failures I see the opportunities You see your successes I see through your insecurity All the little cuts that just eat away Until the real you sees the light of day Look in the mirror Just look in the mirror Second chances for everyone else but you Your pride just gets in the way Karma’s a bitch they say The current is rushing And the tide is coming in The rocks are so crushing See the dorsal fins come for you again All the little fishes that were in your way So now what do you have to say? In the mirror Just look in the mirror
10.
Everybody seems to love you Everyone in town adores you They love the things you say They're charmed in every way Loved by everyone, except for me Except for me The stars my shine down upon you The seas might part right before you The birds above all sing A wondrous, joyous thing Loved by everyone, except for me Except for me The radio is talkin' about you The scenesters all just wanna stand by you And everywhere you are From coffee shops to bars Loved by everyone, except for me Except for me You can't hide yourself away You can't hide yourself away Try and hide from what you've done I'm sorry, but I'm still standing, hon You can't hide yourself away You can't hide yourself away Try and hide from what you've done I'm sorry, but I'm still standing, hon

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At last, it is here. Ten new tracks of peppy, angsty indie pop tunes full of jangly guitars, cheesy organs, overdrive pedals, bass (both fuzz and otherwise), big time drums, happy melodies supporting wordy lyrics about self-doubt and emotional issues and snarkin' on those what done you wrong, and all the other stuff you come to Crystal Furs, LLC for.

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released January 29, 2019

The Crystal Furs are:
Steph Buchanan - guitar, bass, e-bow, lead vocals, backing vocals
Kara Buchanan - Farfisa organ, synthesizer, electric piano, backing vocals, lead vocals
Tanner Brown - drums, percussion, baritone saxophone

Produced by The Crystal Furs
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Tanner Brown

Tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10 written by Kara and Steph Buchanan
Tracks 2, 3, 5, and 6 written by Steph Buchanan
Arrangements by Steph Buchanan, Kara Buchanan, and Tanner Brown

Recorded in Portland, Oregon and Fort Worth, Texas

Artwork by Kara Buchanan

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We're a queer indie band from Portland, OR, making tunes about architecture, anxiety, and lesbians.

We are Steph (she/her) + Kara (she/her) + Rowan (she/they).

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