good afternoon

by bad manion

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    initially i set out to make a country album, but i'm not sure really sure what this ended up being?
    i recorded way too much music over the last year and am in the process of trying to put a couple different albums together...
    good afternoon is the first one.
    i hope you enjoy it!

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released May 26, 2017

special thanks to:
sarah for the album cover photo
landlord jim & everyone at budlong
gordo the cat on the collar bell

(bonus tracks!)

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Track Name: hey patty, how you doing?
hey patty, how you doing?
i haven't seen you for some time
i hear you're dating some guy
well i'm jealous
but i'm not surprised

cause you're so damn pretty
and you still make me dizzy
and i'll never get you outta my mind
and even if i could
i swear to god i never would
because your memory is all i've got

i guess i didn't think this through
it's just... i still love you

hey patty, how you doing?
jessie said you still talk of me
when are you coming to california?
remember that?
you said you'd visit me

i've changed in many ways
but still i'm just the same
i'm a lover. i'm a friend. i'm blue.
and if you feel it too
you know i'd see to you
and make sure you're never alone

i guess i didn't think this through
it's just... i still love you

what am i gonna do?
Track Name: dinner
dinner alone
just me and my stove
i can eat whatever i want
i can drink whatever i want

dinner for two
what would you like to do?
we can go out anywhere
well almost anywhere

dinner for three
good golly what should we eat?
i know you don't like that
but i didn't know that you liked that!

dinner for four
can we make room for one more
now it's dinner for five
but who's going to drive?

i don't care where we go
seriously, i just want to eat!

dinner for six
let's drive out to the sticks
and have a rustic feast
of hunted forrest beast

dinner for seven
holy lord in heaven!
they only seat groups of six!
will we ever find a place that fits?!

dinner for eight
i heard this place was great
but the lines out the door!
i don't wanna wait anymore!!

dinner for nine
and we're way past supper time
i should've stayed back home
this is taking far too long!!!

i don't care where we go
seriously, i just want to eat!

i think there's a food truck somewhere close
can someone look up a place on their phone?
i don't know... i'm not really in the mood for that
alright, enough, I'm going back!

dinner alone
just me and my stove
i can eat whatever i want
i can drink whatever i want

dinner with me
my favorite company
i can eat peacefully
and then crawl off to sleep
Track Name: sincere love song for weddings and stuff
when the clock strikes 9
it's time to rise and shine
get out of this bed with you

or maybe stay for a while
i recognize that smile
we can call out of work soon too

and we will spend our day
the way we ought to babe
doing nothing really, cause we've got love

we can go for a walk
and have a lovely talk
or listen to some tunes...

so i glad i'm here with you
no place, no how, nothing i'd rather do

darling, it's true

when the clock strikes 2
it calls for me and you
to remind us of all we need

we could have a drink
and hear the bluebirds sing
their ancient springtime love song

and we can spend our day
the way we ought to babe
doing nothing really, cause we've got love

would you like to dance
come here and hold my hand
now slowly with the groove...

so glad i'm here with you
no place, no how, nothing i'd rather do
Track Name: landlord jim
landlord jim was a mean old son of a gun
kicked me on my ass, sent me out on the run

he's so damn greedy, so damn needy
for his cash and he wants it fast

all he wants is his green
but lately silver dollars ain't been coming to me

landlord jim was a mean old son of a gun
he told me no drinking, no singing, no fighting -- no fun

he's so damn joyless, i better hurry up and record this
before he's back and has a heart attack

all he wants is quiet and peace
but my guitar never weeps gently -- nah man it screams!

so fat and greedy
a needy old meany
landlord jim!

...
she told me that she didn’t dream
said i don’t think there’s any truth in that
she spent her time daily broadcasting
all of her misfortunes and past sins

holding onto mother’s gift
holding onto father’s regrets
meet me at the rustic inn
we’ll drink until we can forget

she told me that she rarely thinks
i said i didn’t think much of that
she met there wearing irish sunglasses
covering her mascara’d lashes

i don’t wanna know anymore
about how this is killing me
i don’t wanna know anymore
about how this is killing me

but if there’s truth if light
that means there’s truth to life
she was holding onto a flower song
in retrospect, she did nothing wrong
Track Name: an untitled song (or is that the title?)
let it be said
i loved you then
but i understand you now

all that’s left
besides some regrets
is not to forget but move on

what was meant
by tears and protests?
just children finding god

reveries
a dance upon the beach
and that smile…
when reason fails
the devil helps
what guile!

let it be said
i loved you then
but i understand you now

left yourself less
need to grow. need to egress
focus only on you

we’re all oppressed
but remember what was said
i am that i am

reveries
a warm october breeze
and that smile…
when reason fails
the devil helps
what guile!

let it be said
i loved you then
but i understand you now
Track Name: honkeytonk hotel
lost on a highway
stopped at a strange hotel
now i've been in dives in troubled times
but this was something else

the strangers strangers sipping
on their glasses in the dark
and an old man tapping on a piano
with a couple cutting a rug

they said, "hey young man won't you sing us a song?
see the jukebox needs to be fixed"
well, i ain't got the smile i used to child
but i can still play a lick

and i just want to honkeytonk
and i can honkeytonk so well
yeah i just want to honkeytonk
at the honkeytonk hotel!

well they laughed and cheered and bought me pitchers of beer
and asked if i'd like to stay
i said, "my home is the road and i'd best to be going
but i'd sure to be back some day"


well, they cried and wailed but they understood
they'd seen plenty come and go
"but one more time, please mister i'd love
to hear some honkeytonk!"
Track Name: drinking michelada til the wee hours of the morn
been drinking michelada til the wee hours of the morn
gambling my dollars coked up my heads a storm
been fixin on a vixen who's been shooting holes in my heart
got another lousy hand and a ciggy burnin apart

oh michelada set me free!
i've got a long ride home and no one waiting for me
oh michelada set me free!
i was an outlaw once and i guess i always will be

been shooting off guns just for fun while the devil runs free
can't let that man take a stand and buy this country
been hearin awful tales, shouting, wails, and prayers for peace
but nothing gets to me except a drink and a summer breeze

oh michelada set me free!
it's been a long days night but i still don't want to sleep
oh michelada set me free!
put the spice in my beer with a lime and let me be
Track Name: i ain't tryin to find another lover
I ain’t tryin to find another lover
thought i found a pretty good one in you
and i know we’ve had hard times
you said that you hate me
but i really don’t think that you do

cause you aint tryin to find another lover
no one can put up with you
and i know i can be something awful
but the loving part is something
that we both know how to do00000

and heartache’s for lovers
just like like me and you
and you’ve got to remember
it’s just another side effect of loving ooh

no we ain’t tryin to find other lovers
got all we need here in us two
we know there are nicer people out there
but nicer people don’t
make us feel the way we doooo

yes it’s hard. ( it’s so damn hard!)
to see someone you love fuck up.
(and they always do)
take your heart. smash your heart. tear your love apart
(smash your heart apart)
it's also hard just to find someone.
(it's so damn hard to find someone. )
So you hold on, hold strong, for good!

and heartache’s for lovers
just like like me and you
so you’ve got to remember
it’s just another side effect of loving ooh
yeah heartaches for lovers
not just me and you
and while were together
we’ll take the bad with the good.
cuz the good is so damn good
Track Name: a train back home
i took a ride on a train back home
didn't mind that it took too long
when you're going home
they're ain't a care in the world

there's a girl sitting next to me
looking out at the passing trees
in our window
without a care in the world

well, if you came home with me
our life i can already see
we'd live each day in peace
and i'd make sure we'd be
without a care in the world

i asked her name and where are you from?
what do you do? what's your kind of fun?
but i didn't hear a word
i was busy falling in love with her

at the next stop she stood right up
she said, this is me but it was nice to talk
now was the time! i had to say something
i couldn't let her go!

well, if you came home with me
our life i can already see
we'd live each day in peace
and i'd make sure we'd be
without a care in the world

how can i ever say that i love you
when after all i've only just met you
but how does anyone fall in love
it has to start somewhere i trust

don't get off this train
take it home with me
let's give a chance to something new
i wanna start a life with you
take this train back home
Track Name: on a porch in la
i've been drinking today
on a porch in la
and i've been thinking namely
about you again

and how i can't write a song about a pretty girl
can't write a song about a pretty girl without--

falling in love baby
with a girl who's away
sip a bottle of old whiskey
on a porch in la

and think about how i should take it slow
but knowing this time i won't take it slow because

i love you
and i need you
and i want you
but i can't have you cause you're still away
and i'm just here on a porch in la

i've been writing today
pretty words to say
over clean chords maybe
if i can find a way

to put out what you really mean to me
play a little song of what you mean to me because

i love you
and i need you
and i want you
but i can't have you cause you're still away
and i'm just here on a porch in la

i'm not asking you to change
no i don't want to change your mind
i'm just asking you babe
that you come on back over someday
and sit with me on a porch in la
Track Name: going to sarah's birthday party at miles and caitlyn's house
i don't really know where you’ve been or where you’re going
and to be honest i don’t care
cause all i need is a love that’s bittersweet
and a little space i can call my own

oh baby will ya set a place for me?
will ya pour a cuppa tea?
will ya hold my hand and tell me its alright?
will ya spite when I’m wrong?
will ya sneer at my love songs?
will ya leave me in the night before the dawn?

oh, baby please tell me the truth
do you love me or hate me
what do I need to do?

to make you all mine,
until the end of time

i don’t really want a tempestuous heart
i just want someone who somewhat cares
cause all i need is a love that can dream
of days that we can both share

oh baby will ya stay up waiting for me?

will ya hold me when i sleep?
will ya make me smile even if i’m blue?
will ya mock me when I’m down?
will ya wish i’m outta town?
will ya leave me waiting, when your in your gown?
Track Name: good afternoon (no one cares)
held out her hand to touch the tree branch
didn’t see me standing inside
went on her way to find that garden
she hoped existed in this town…

another day i’ll count the hours
maybe someday i’ll lose track
and my mornings are done with my coffee
but tomorrow might bring that girl back

or am i just wasting my time
will i ever see her again
or my friends, is this the end?

stop ! singing your sad song
come on man no one cares
stop singing that same song
no one knows it and no one cares
no one knows it. no one cares

la-ti-da she trilled and she whistled
it must lie beyond the very next hill
but if we’re wrong we’ve still got the day to
explore and think of our sins