Live '03​-​'05

by Becky Make Believe

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released February 1, 2005

Recorded live on cassette tape at various venues in Massachusetts during 2003, 2004, and 2005. Carefully digitized to preserve the poor quality and sonic flaws of the cassette recordings.

Sean White: vocals, guitars, keyboards, harmonica
Mike Penney: drums
James Rodrigues: bass, guitar
Aaron Eppy: guitar
David Grant: guitar

All songs written by Becky Make Believe unless noted.
Sonic fix-up and art by Aaron.

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Becky Make Believe Amherst, Massachusetts

Five friends from the University of Massachusetts Amherst who played music from 2002 to 2005.

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Track Name: Alpine Pilot (live)
I want to vent my frustration
These meaningless words
could use replacement
Just five men out on the commons
But I bet my life
one day they’ll be comin’

And when they sing along
If they can sing it out
And when they sing it out
Deep breath we all can start again

My voice box ain’t too complacent
Caught in a lock down at
the police station

There’s a sun ray creeping in with light
There’s a crack begun to fill
There’s a moan that wakes you
from your sleep
There’s sound down from the hill
You can crash and burn a hundred times
Still you know that it is right

Gonna rise up tonight
Gonna rise up tonight

Rising from the pavement
Like a sound up off the pavement
Hear a crash out on the pavement
Hear ‘em burning on the pavement

In the morning, the pavement
They’ve been riding the pavement
There’s a sound down
on the pavement
There’s a sound
and it’s coming for you

I’m not only one man
I am big in Japan
I sing it to my fans
And bring it to my friends
I sing it to the end

Sing to the end
Track Name: Bingo Gun (live)
Wake up
Rooster’s moaning so wake up
China’s sleeping so come on
Speed off like a car
You won’t ‘cause you aren’t

Leaving
You’re always talking ‘bout leaving
Always talking ‘bout how you
Shine bright like a star
You won’t ‘cause you aren’t

Thinking
back on things you were something
A luminescent fish glowing
Admired from afar
You won’t ‘cause you . . .

You won’t ‘cause you aren’t

You’re one note daddy
and you’re all washed out
With your long necks saddled
with your stupid mouth
Talking change
Too afraid to get scarred
Expecting any moment
you could just shoot off like a star

You won’t ‘cause you aren’t
Track Name: Dance Song (live)
She was a tasty little number
Under my breath I stared and uttered
"That girl is looking mighty fine"

Her shirt hung low, she let it
She had a look that said come get it
Yeah that onion booty made me cry

Every guy tried acting cool
She ain't got time to pity fools
She left that up to Mr. T

She's out on the dance floor
Holdin' back just to give some more
Her body said exposed
but her eyes said mystery

She goes left down side slip
groove me when she moves it
Push pull keep it still mmm ohh wonderful
Digs her back into the ground,
shake it shake it all around
No but she don't have to go down to go
High

I might just get a rise
From her hypnotic thighs
She's ten tons of baby sit on this

She could be in Milan
On a trail to Oregon
I fjord the river every time

Say listen baby, pretty baby
Don't tell me maybe
Hey foxy lady, you got to crave me
You got to play me, go
High

Why can't you go high
Why can't you go high

I'm on my hands and knees
baby don't be cruel to me
Shake of the hips
I know I know I can't miss
can I get a little taste of the lips

Left down side slip
ooh give me that double dip
down the backside yes now roll it down
The left the left the left the left no that's a little far too left
High

Why can't you go high
I want to go high
Why can't you go high
Track Name: Drowning (live)
I looked into her eyes
The moment was paralyzed
by fear, by scent

I learned to feel again
Pouring over a book
an empty place to look
for life, for truth

I couldn't find the line
that meant so much to me
It almost set me free
to fly, to grow,
I realized what I know

Now I can't return
these memories that burn
conceal, they rot,
what piece of heart was left

In the wake of this wave
drowns the thing I crave
The warmth, the touch,
Your face on my mind

If you let me in
Maybe we could begin
To heal, to try,
despite my foolish pride

That led us down to this
Without even a kiss
Good-bye, hold on
This has gone on too long
Track Name: Oh My Love (live)
Ramona’s favorite song is "Runaround Sue"
Hums it as she leaves to visit a “friend”
I got suspicious tried following out in the rain
She tied me back with forty links of chain

Oh my love what have they done to you?
Lights down, the bells all ring untrue

Inspectors in the park had caught her on film
Assassins on my heart what could I do?
showed her the tape, she spoke words back
bold and true
She said, "Why would I want one man?
I could have two...
or three or four or more."

Oh my love, what have they done to you?
Lights down, the bells all ring untrue

Oh my love what have they done to you?
Lights down, the bells are ringing

Come on come on a hey hey
Come on and move away
Come on come on a hey hey
Go on and shut your face

Oh, oh my, my love,
What have they done to you?
Track Name: Sip of Wine (live)
Send the nurse away
She can't cure my pain
All the doors are closed
I can't get into heaven no more

I'm feeling like broken glass
I've gotta get me a piece of ass
I'm looking at you girl
Take another sip of my wine

My looks may be deceiving
Like I don't want misbehaving
But if you're randy, babe
Take another sip of my wine

Send the nurse away
She can't cure my pain
All the doors are closed
I can't get into heaven no more

Can't get into heaven no more
Track Name: You Don't Have to Go (live)
I know it's getting late but
You don't have to go

It's late on a February night
We sit inside by my dim desk light
You're looking out the window waiting for that car
The headlights flashing but it's not your ride tonight
No, they won't show
You're looking out the window still as if there's hope

I tried to amuse you
Making shadow puppets by my dim desk light
Your mind is out the window still, it's on that car
The headlights flashing and the shadows racing
Oh, it's alright
You know if you want to you can stay here for the night

I know it's getting late but
You don't have to go

February night turns to February dawn
You didn't have to go
Track Name: Hiding Place (live)
They told me that silence is bound to cut me down
I'd better get into a crowd
I fell on the floor
All these people asking questions
I don't want to answer anymore

We've been walking for a long time
I'm never sure of the destination
And I am so tired
Excuse me if I nod off today

Chorus:
So many places, so far away
I don't care about that
I just want to sit underneath a tree in my back yard
There are so many people won't leave me alone
Where does the moon fade away?
'Cause here comes the sun
I need a place like that where I hide away
They are asking questions
The cat got my tongue
You'd better hold on hold on

I really don't know if I want to stay
but there's the ocean in front of me
A sign that I should take me shoes off
Feel the sand at my feet

repeat Chorus

Eat an apple, grab some breathing room
Bigger than the space between your teeth
I hope my heart is behind door number one
Sigh relief 'cause that means that I won't be homeless
I will have a home

repeat Chorus

All these eyes are looking strange
They're mad at me
I know they will forget some day
Only a place to hide away
Just for a little while
I will come back some day
Track Name: Lemonade (live)
Oh look at you
It's like a knee against my head
and I'm calling at your covered ear
Hear me now
Your only world's within yourself
That paper ship's lost in the sea

Chorus:
They'd never trade make believe for wise and alone
In walks the truth
Uncomfortably they all just pack it up and go home

No no no, this wind will not subside
My skin is breaking, hands so cold
and I got this hair on my tongue
Go ahead, cut yourself
You won't cut yourself
So I cut myself
Your wound culture wants some more
There's no rescues anymore

repeat Chorus

The white white lies
Behind your eyes

They'd never trade make believe
And again I come with
what the world is combed with: pain
It's hard to know that before
You know there is always more
Lemons than fresh lemonade

Lemons than fresh lemonade
More, more, more
Lemons than fresh lemonade
Track Name: Love Child (live)
Would I say, would I do
Anything, oh it's true
You've got all of me
You have nothing here to prove

You are my love child and I do

I get my fill never get enough
I fill my hands with a reckless love
A little baby love, a little crazy love
The sun's aloft but your sleep is long
I bend to you and sing a get up song
A baby get up song

All along the yellow brick pavement
Thieves and thugs skulk around
They'd really love to own you
Oh it's true, still you see me
So believe me

You are my love child and I do

We all fall down look out below
I bend to you and get my get up go
My little get up go, my baby get up go
We dance the days, we sing the nights
So you feel good and you know if
Something's right it ain't wrong
Baby it ain't wrong so let's get along

You are my love child and I do
I really love you

Your thoughts your words
They fill me with a fever
Shed your pain I am your receiver
You can say it n'eye'ther or 'knee'ther
Yes you know this love is growing
Yes you know it yeah yeah

You are my love child and I do
I really love you
Track Name: Mudslide (live)
He's got a crooked smile and a few cent
Should get interesting in a moment
Could've been alright without a gold mine
But you said no

Mudslide baby down on me
May I've a seed of dignity?
Alive or dead if found
'Cause I'm your stupid clown

Got a bit of pain so astringent
Little monkey play for the regent
Should've been just fine without a gold mine
C'mon

Mudslide Monty? It ain't right
I look at you, we're in a fight
The words begin to drown
'Cause I'm your stupid clown

Mudslide Monty? It ain't right
I look at you, we're in a fight
The breath begins to drown
And I'm your stupid clown
Track Name: Sight of Life (live)
Black haired chica
From the Republica
Sun's replica
Burns up my guitar
Locked in my soul
Changed up the goal of life

Lost sacrament
Give back what you sent
Just one more moment
My heart must repent
Stands with the gods
Reset the odds of life

I can't fly away
There's no wind today
I'm left here to pray
That the others will stay
Need help in the fight
To restore my sight of life

What happened to me?
Burned out all I can see
Hatred bent the key
A wasted life that was free

Lost in my soul
Changed up the goal
Broken by the ways
Nothing left to create of life
Track Name: What Now? (live)
Up on a wave
Help me I feel ashamed
Hard to make sense
Searching through scratchy lens

Do I know you?
Oh indeed

Don't go wasting my time
I am too pretty pretty
Don't go wasting my time
Stand me up, stand me up
Downtown

Fifth balcony
Chopping down cherry tree
Sweet sweet pseudo friend
Maybe once? ...and again

Do I know you?
Oh indeed

Don't go wasting my time
I am too pretty pretty
Don't go wasting my time
Stand me up, stand me up
Downtown

If I were out on the highway
Out in my car
I might feel at ease but I still wouldn't get far
I'd see you in the right lane
Pass you right by
Look into the sun and close my eyes

If I were down at the bookstore
Checking the rack
I might feel at ease but I'd still have to go back
I'd see you on the sidewalk
Pass you right by
Look into the sun and close my eyes
Look into the sun and close my eyes

Don't go wasting my time
I am too pretty, pretty
Don't go wasting my time
Stand me up, stand me up, stand me up
Downtown
Track Name: Juanita (live)
Oh Juanita, I know
Just say that you'll go

Oh my fairest, oh my scene
Logophile with a master's degree
Oh my culture, oh my scene
Tell me tales of the walls that you've seen

Oh my fairest, oh my scene
Logophile with a master's degree
Oh my cultured dark skinned queen
Say you'll dance with me out on the beach

It's the sunshine
It's hot around noontime
I've got the light skin
I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning

Oh Juanita, I know
Just say that you'll go

Oh my fairest, oh my scene
Logophile with a master's degree

It's the sunshine
It's steamy it's noontime
I've got the light skin
I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning

Oh Juanita, I know
Just say that you'll go
We go