Recollections of Affection

by When I Was 12

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released August 2, 2010

We would like to thank John Custer for recording vanilla vodka, crow, and tuxedo, Brian Malvey for mastering it, Eric Resnick for playing drums on crow and tuxedo, and Tina Saienni for taking the cover photo

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Track Name: Vanilla Vodka
i had to drink vanilla vodka
just so i i could kiss you
i had to ask you for something stronger
just so i i'd have the guts to

so i (i) asked (asked) you to pick a number one through ten
and if you got it right i'd make sure we never spoke again

do i have to get drunk enough to black out
dangle my body from your living room couch
katie says to stop being a decoration
in your fucked up life and not to give into temptation

so i (i) asked (asked) you to pick a number one through ten
and if you got it right i'd make sure we never spoke again

i had to drink vanilla vodka (x8)
Track Name: Tuxedo (A Bride/A Ghost/Whatevers Left of Me
whenever I'm alone i imagine you in a tuxedo
i cover myself with a white sheet
to see a bride a ghost or whatever is left of me
and nothing is (x2)

when the night is young but i am tired
i meet you on a telephone wire
ask you to cover yourself with my duvet
floral prints and when there's nothing left to say
close your eyes (x2)


i wish i wasn't so devoted
to this terrible old habit

when i've cried for seven days straight
and my heart no longer cooperates
a wet pillow and bloodshot eyes
lock myself inside and tell you to go away
go away

i wish i wasn't so devoted
to this terrible old habit
Track Name: Crow
you warned me that you were like a crow
but i thought i saw something kind in your eyes
and i was wrong, so wrong
i was wrong, so damn wrong

you said you would eat my heart first if it helped
cause you're a crow and you feed on dead corpses in hell
and i should have known it all along
yeah i should have known this all along

you've ruined it for me and the next boy that i meet
you've ruined it for me and you've ruined everything
yeah you've ruined everything

i didn't think this would happen so i sat there and cried
i listened to noah and the whale's latest album and i downed my red wine
cause i was wrong, so wrong
i was wrong, so damn wrong

cold heart what will you do with spring right around the corner
i tried to give you my affection but you like being a loner
i should i have known it all along
yeah i should have known this all along

you've ruined it for me and the next boy that i meet
you've ruined it for me and you've ruined everything
yeah you've ruined everything

love is just a ghost of the past
i don't believe in it because i know it won't last
Track Name: Something That Your Grandmother Made
we sat on your bed quilted and covered with something that your grandmother made
i wondered if she'd be happy about the way you were treating me
i closed my eyes i tried not to cry because you said you liked them brave
but i'm growing tired from attempts not to let my heart cave

you smoked a cigarette watching with helpless eyes you noted
that just like your plants love and everything else you know must die

you told me you wanted to be surrounded by a herd of yellow butterflies
and that this had never left your lips until now you kept it inside
but i know that you have deeper and darker secrets
so that's why i said i didn't know if i could keep this
Track Name: Only In October
you said i looked kind of intimidating
is that why you were debating
whether or not you should come say hi that night
that night, that night i was so fucking tired
i couldn't tell if it was a dream
were you just a dream

lets skip intimidating lets just start dating

you said you had a dream that you kissed me
inside my door room when we were listening
to our heart beats collide that night
that night, that night you were so fucking tired
claiming you were good at spooning
we laid side by side