Nada Surf - High / Low

Nada Surf

High / Low

1996


1: Deeper Well
2: The Plan
3: Popular
4: Sleep
5: Stalemate
6: Treehouse
7: Icebox
8: Psychic Caramel
9: Hollywood
10: Zen Brain


1: Deeper Well

If I fell Down a big hole Would you tell How do you know It's a deepening well Like the big o I know, I know It's a bad scene to be whole It's a bad dream I hope Marie Marie To feel, to feel They're following me Marie Marie Go If I painted a tear Would you figure it out Would it make matters clear Would it shed some doubt It's been happening for years It's a roundabout I know, I know It's a bad scene to be whole It's a bad dream I hope Marie Marie To feel, to feel They're following me Marie Marie To feel Pull back from the front There's a bigger gap than you thought A bigger trap in which to be caught I've got to get away from the bricks All these straight lines are making me sick

2: The Plan

There's a way to drive, I see it once in a while I watch the tail-lights and memorize I won't be too scared, I won't be too tired I'm becoming hard-wired Feeling hazy, waking up inertia I'm having dreams I'm in the wrong picture Am I older than you thought Did you get less than you bought There's a way to drive, I see it once in a while I watch the tail-lights and memorize I won't be too scared, I won't be too tired I'm becoming hard-wired Dan you wanna roast it dan We're gonna kick it in the head if we can Me I'm just, me I'm just, I never got to read the plan Dan you wanna roast it dan You know I never know the right way around I need a map, I need a map I need a map to get us out of this town Now your hand is flashing danger I'm underdressed and you're getting stranger I can't tell you I'm incomplete You're gonna step on me

3: Popular

Three important rules for breaking up Don't put off breaking up when you know you want to Prolonging the situation only makes it worse Tell him honestly, simply, kindly, but firmly Don't make a big production Don't make up an elaborate story This will help you avoid a big tear jerking scene If you wanna date other people say so Be prepared for the boy to feel hurt and rejected Even if you've gone together for only a short time, And haven't been too serious, There's still a feeling of rejection When someone says she preferres the company of others To your exclusive company, But if you're honest, and direct, And avoid making a flowery emotional speech when you brake the news, The boy will respect you for your frankness, And honestly he'll apeciate the kind of straight foward manner In which you told him your decision Unless he's a real jerk or a cry baby you will remain friends I'm head of the class 'm popular I'm a quarter back I'm popular My mom says I'm a catch I'm popular I'm never last picked I got a cheerleader chick Being attractive is the most important thing there is If you wanna catch the biggest fish in your pond You have to be as attractive as possible Make sure to keep your hair spotless and clean Wash it at least every two weeks Once every two weeks And if you see Jonny football hero in the hall Tell him he played a great game Tell him you like his article in the newspaper I'm the party star I'm popular I've got my own car I'm popular I'll never get caught I'm popular I make football bets I'm a teachers pet. I purpose we support a one month limit on going steady I think It will keep you both more able to deal with weird situation And get to know more people I think if you're ready to go out with Jonny Now's the time to tell him about your one month limit He wont mind he'll apreciate your fresh look on dating And once you've dated someone else you can date him again I'm sure hell l did Everyone will appreciate it You so novel what a good idea You can keep you time to your self You don't need date insurance You can go out with whoever you want to Every boy, every boy, in the whole world could be yours Iif you'll just listen to my plan THE TEENAGE GUIDE TO POPULARITY

4: Sleep

Step in my shoes, wait 'till you see the big flash now Glued to the sheets, sleep with the sheep all month long Easy to please, hard to believe it's a tease Stuck in a rut, don't give a fuck if we're us Lie in a haze, hope it's a phase and not hate You know that I know that you know that I know that you know I want you to kiss me I want you to kiss me I try to open my eyes to the days going by But the trash in everything it keeps me hypnotized I'm hypnotized I got the poison in me but it's amplified Amplified Step in my shoes, wait 'till you see the big flash now Lie in a haze, hope it's a phase and not hate Easy to please, hard to believe it's a tease You know that I know that you know that I know that you know I want you to kiss me I want you to kiss me I try to open my eyes to the days going by But the trash in everything it keeps me hypnotized I'm hypnotized No TV

5: Stalemate

Stalemate when do I jump out of the cake talamate when do we admit it's a fake Stalemate when do I jump out of the cake I'm the nervous watcher And I watch Time to turn it on But i turn it off 70% of the time I watch Useless and over the line Stuck Stalemate Jailbreak When do we admit it's not safe It's not safe in a jail It's not safe in a safe When do we admit it's not safe Should have been a wreck Might have been a wreck I don't know how it can last I don't know why it doesn't crash Stalemate Stalemate When do I jump out of the cake

6: Treehouse

I can see the things she does for me I'm living in a treehouse I live in constant fear Awakening must be near I'm sleeping in a dreamhouse Up in the trees A tine in the fork in the road is pointing to heaven But the sky is old A tine in the fork in the road is pointing at nothing Cause it's all been sold I live with you To die in a jamais vu I love you But this isn't true I can see the things she does for me I'm living in a treehouse I live in constant fear Awakening must be near I'm sleeping in a dreamhouse Waiting for the end

7: Icebox

Stay until You're sure that i'm asleep Warm safe and very still Give all my things away Just wait until tomorrow Bury me in sorrow Cover me in joy Every afternoon i wasted being mad at You The things I never said The things I can't say tomorrow Bury me in sorrow Cover me in joy After death i'll think of You somehow I'll have an eternity to think about tomorrow I beg of You tomorrow Bury me in sorrow Cover me in joy

8: Psychic Caramel

Take a look at what's been done The killing wound is the thousandth cut A dead turtle on the beach puts my happiness out of reach Sea sun sand self Sea sun sand Psychic caramel dimulants they're good for the undertow Better than a psychotic stimulant Word to your mother you know But it's a drag you know sometimes And it drags Sea sun sand self Sea sun sand We will always be the sea Years will be I, you will see Now I finally understand the Mother's belly is here with me Sea sun sand self Sea sun sand I'm going deaf and peaceful, i'm going for a walk The times I have the most to say are the times that I can't talk Psychic caramel dimulants They're good for the undertow Better than a psychotic stimulant Word to your mother you know But it's a drag you know sometimes And it drags Sea sun sand self Sea sun sand

9: Hollywood

Been trying to be cool ever since high school Cool like the stars and sexy people in bars The stars will fall they'll line up in the hall May sound nice, but it's ugly inside I lost all my pride Taken apart One more false start How do you think we're gonna do this time around You're the queen of sound Been trying to hear something complete No microtones and no backbeat Been trying to be cool ever since high school Cool like the stars and sexy people in bars

10: Zen Brain

I'm going from strange to stranger Every year It's going from strange to stranger Every year I take it back You're panicking I take it back I just don't know I really thought I wanted to go But when you're close You look through me just like a ghost I like sleeping I'm only safe when I'm dreaming I need a new heart This one's hollow always scheming You wait for summer And then you wait for winter But there's a total lack of splendor Zen brain Throw away your crushes All your childhood crutches away Super brain Never scared of nothing Violence or loving my way