Middleweights

by The Charming Youngsters

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Made with the support of our family, friends, and Kickstarter donors

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released September 12, 2015

Words and music: The Charming Youngsters
Guitar solo on "Sleepyhead": Eric Hill
Most "Theme From Hutch" lyrics: James Hutchinson
Additional synth on "Blackbirds" & "Brave Me": Randy Cochran

Recording and production: The Charming Youngsters
Sugar Mountain, Durham, and Raleigh, NC
Fall 2014 - Winter 2015

Mixing: Randy Cochran, Beatnik Vending Machine, McKinney, TX
Digital album art: Chris Schwing & The Charming Youngsters
Mastering: Nick Petersen, Track & Field, Durham, NC

SITTIN FOR DAYS
(N. Smock)

Waiting on a sound, it's been a couple of days
This job feels easy but it's something that pays
Nobody wants to spend another second around
There's got to be a better place to hang out in this town
I keep looking back, I do it a lot
Thinking about the goes that I still haven't got

I could disconnect til I don't know I exist
I might miss the details but I still get the gist
Scrub until it goes away, it needs to be clean
My friends think that I'm crazy but they know what I mean
I'd like to be secure but I don't know where to start
This is for the ones who always take it to heart

SKINNY IDIOTS
(N. Smock)

Skinny fuckin idiots
Wasted while they wait around
Skinny fucking idiots
they can't wait to play it down

Tried to agree to to take em down
They're laughing harder when were not around
We've been blinded by the scene
You and me

Skinny fuckin idiots
Wasted while we wait around
Skinny fuckin idiots
We can't wait to make a sound

If you're tied to tree, just break it down
Lava hardens when it cools down
I'll be hiding by the sea
Bury me

BRAVE ME
(N. Smock)

My baby's gonna break me
I can tell
Got to turn on a brave me
and accept myself

Trouble couldn't take me
unless I helped
And nobody will save me
except myself

SENTINELS
(N. Smock)

When they said you were are a firebird, you'd glow
Your laughter is a carrier, you know?
They spoke highly of your character until
you became the sole-inheritor of her will

Between the upper balconies, we'd sneak
To see those sitting underneath, we creep

I'd test your drinks for poisoning each week
but payment you were offering was cheap
The planned arrests in Pakistan fell through
They never got the upper-hand on you

The way they waved their words around collapsed
beneath all of the sentinels you'd amassed

SLEEPYHEAD
(N. Smock/K. Jackson)

Bedbugs got the bed
You're bored of being dead
and you're a sleepyhead, aren't you?
What else can you say?
Dream when you're awake
Days when you are down and out

Those ghosts won't leave you
Those ghosts believe you

Always got the blues
Can't seem to diffuse
It all keeps rolling down hill
Can hardly pay the rent
Feeling so absent
Cannot find a thing to do

Those ghosts won't leave you
Those ghosts believe you

THEME FROM HUTCH
(J. Hutchinson/N. Smock)

Can't drive, got another DUI, I'm 26
Can't curb these habits and I don't make shit
Must've got your number, though I might've been tempted
I thought I heard you call, so I must've dreamt it

The only contest is, am I up to snuff?
I don't know I'm worth it, I'm consistently so tough

RESOURCERER
(N. Smock/K. Jackson)

It takes a lot of fighting to find a silver lining
When you hog the den
When I can't grin
Your statuses are sour
The lonely can devour almost anything
They could eat anything

While we wait we are drifting
In obvious ways
Sleepin for days
While the great and the wicked
keep building it up
When is it enough?

Recording all the meaning
Sending and receiving every day
We just give it away
Alcohol and flowers tagged 'drinks at happy hour'
You could show them anything
Almost anything

While we wait we are drifting
In obvious ways
Sleepin' for days
While the great and the wicked
keep building it up
When is it enough?

SUMMER IS
(N. Smock)

Summer is alive
It'll fill up
It is alarming
Tearing down
with a heat
we are ignoring
It moves along
and will not wait
for someone charming
Pick it up
before it breaks
without warning

Big stink
Bad breath
We are snoring
With candles out
you and I
are just boring
Bring it down
or it'll fall
It'll all begin again
Summer will be fine
without us
When its nothing

She keeps you there in winter
Throws you out by fall

ALWAYS DOWN
(N. Smock)

Read the words you keep by your bed
They mix you up, blowing into red
Bang your head, float away instead

I'm always down to take you home

Late at night, go out for a ride
Only know heartache inside
Makes you wish you'd just get it right

I'm always down to take you home

BLACKBIRDS
(N. Smock)

Oh my dear one
Hope you are drawn to
Repeat before dawn
Our lives go on and on

Maybe back then
Beholden to no one
Repeat before dawn
Our lives go on and on

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