Always Want to Be Your Friend

by The Bascinets

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released June 17, 2017

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The Bascinets Columbus, Ohio

The Bascinets are:

Liam Bailey
Tristan Huygen
Brooklyn Ludlow
Nick Shew
Nick Wellman

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Track Name: Glass Boy
You died in my dreams last night
Drove right off the bridge, I’ll never know why
Puzzle piece, a boy in glass
His laughter on cassette and birth on VHS

Familiar face distorted shape still moves
Lit up on the wall, a voice that I once knew
You died in my dreams last night
Head hung like a wreath, swallowed up in light

Heaven of mine
Drop a white vine
Royal blue leaves
Falling from me

Heaven of mine
In your spare time
Can I see you?
Can I see you?
Track Name: Marble Step
Standing in the thinnest air, and that too disappears
Still before an empty door, as if it never closes
There's nothing that I would ever do
To try to change your point of view
Some theories one should never test
but doing so does pass the time

Change your name and your address
Choose your brand of cigarette
Adjust I guess, with truth and jest
Masters of tree climbing

Examining the banister that stretches towards the dell
And the beauty of the marble step that guides me into hell
There's nothing that I could ever do,
ass placed high upon the spire
That time it would be better spent
trying hard to pass itself

Address the problem as it is
Paperboy burns Pyramids
Adjust, I jest, with truth I guess
Mastering the art of tree climbing
Track Name: Over the Sidewalk
Just a slow sand, I've got a free hand
I could live a whole life in the meantime
You're getting new shoes, you're sick of those two
You wouldn't say fate if you thought straight

Bought a new bike, now I'll fly
Over the sidewalk, passing the old shops
Give me the good news, give me the bad too

Write a new plan, cut my old hand
I won't live a whole life, if I never think twice
Still getting those new shoes, 'cause you're so very sick of those two
You'd never blame fate if you could just screw your head on straight

Over the sidewalk, passing the old shops
Give me the good news, give me the bad too
Over the sidewalk, passing the old shops
Give me the bad news, give me the good soon
Track Name: Some Time on My Own
Can you keep a secret?
I don’t want to hear it right now
So just keep that secret, shut your mouth

You’re saying something,
I’m feeling nothing, big surprise
Something’s creeping over me
Maybe

The sky is cloudless
I’m on the mattress, you’re outside
You’re superficial, so am I

I don’t mind hanging around
But sometimes all I want
Is just some time on my own
Track Name: Corporate Pop
She’s a waitress in a restaurant
In an airport
In a southern state

And he’s hoping that the pattern
On his shirt will distract her
From the terrified look on his face

If I could think a little clearer
Then I could make some kind of judgment
(about this whole thing here but)
Instead I’ll travel on the fear
And the feigning of adjustment
Tarot card opinion

I just want to talk
I just want to talk
I want you to try
I don’t want to fall asleep tonight
Without a friend by my side

She’s silent like a friar
And I don’t feel the passing hour
Because I’m just sitting here watching waiters
And living in the same old patterns

I don’t want to fight
I don’t want to fall asleep tonight
I don’t want to fight
I don’t want to fall asleep tonight
I don’t want to fight

Without a little bit of my friend by my side
Track Name: Organ Song
Organ in the basement, I never learned to play,
Let out a tone, sounded all wrong
Broken apart but I can see it now,
Chipped keys and chords I never figured out

Days that I don’t recall
Maybe they never happened at all
Days so bright, too bright to be real
If there’s a touch that consoles, we’re too cold to feel it

No one ever came in, no one ever left
Pond of confusion, waters still, uncleft
Wept over nothing, crying on the keys
Someday you’ll know better,
Someday. . . when will someday be?

Days that I don’t recall
Maybe they never happened at all
Days so bright, too bright to be real
There’s a touch that consoles the cold that conceals
Track Name: Scissor Things
There is a string and a stake that keeps me comfortably connected
But all these scissor things and this dead gravity will keep me breathless
And I don’t want
To run away into the ground in close that someone else chose
And I don’t want
To take a ride to nothing, kiss the rotten, play a jester for the dead

I’m losing time, lost in my thought, for what? Thought for nothing
And I have no idea what to do, when to do, how to do it
And I don’t need
To turn around, to turn away, I want to stay, oh I want to stay
And I don’t know
How to analyze this when the shaking breaks the lens

So why can’t we wait
Until we know for sure
It’s going to be rough
Everything I said is not what I meant before
So why don’t we just wait it out in the cold
Track Name: Ooh Song
I've worried every bone in body and
I've wandered hopeless through this broken and
I've wanted every, needed nothing
But I'm catching up and tracing my way back

I've wandered through these broken gardens and
I'm passing through my bones in whispers and
I've wanted you but needed nothing and
I'm breaking up and changing my ways
Track Name: Lalala
I was trying to keep it light
Connections, they’re always so brief
In the early, in the late spring rain I’m struggling to fall asleep
I always want to sound like Elliott and John

Reminiscent of the essence of the sound of the 60s
the 70s, the 80s and the 90s
All I want to say is
I always want to be your friend
No matter what you do, no matter what you do
Do, do, do

I was trying to be polite
Discussions, they’re always so deep
My name isn’t Jean-Paul Sarte,
Kierkegaard or Nietzsche
The ubermensch sits playing Second Life

Reminiscent of the essence of the sound of the 60s
the 70s, the 80s and the 90s
All I want to say is
I always want to be your friend
No matter what we do, no matter what we do
Track Name: Lorenzo, Always
Aide-moi!
Falling down, not a clue to be found
What to say
I wave at the neighbors and pretend I’m okay

In the lake,
Aren’t you beautiful, where’s the mistake?
I do believe
You’re starting to notice the stripes on your sleeves

I, I’d believe in everything you do, everything you need
And I, I’d like to believe in you and everywhere you lead

Oh, but that’s alright
We’ve all got secrets to keep sometimes
Oh, but that’s alright
We’ve all got reasons to keep sometimes

You and I,
We lend our heads to keep untied
But these days, they don’t save
Je ne parle pas Français

We’re just the same,
You’re asleep, I’m scatterbrained,
Forever caught up in a dream
I’m feeling just fine, afraid of change

I, I’d believe in everything I do, everything I need
And I, I’d like to believe in you and everything where you lead

Oh, but that’s alright
We’ve all got secrets to keep sometimes
Oh, but that’s alright
We’ve all got reasons to keep sometimes