Trying to Live, Whatever Our Dreams Are

by Like a Manatee

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recorded in piecemeal fashion at sleepy mountain

Grace Olson sings on "Love of the Fall, Autumn Changes Things"

Calen Mullenburg plays on "King of Indecision"

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released June 6, 2017

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Track Name: secret societies
Trust me when I say the days go too slow
But I want them to go as slow as they can
All alone I'd be the gingerbread man
And you're so glad to be known again

Somebody call secret police
Somebody call secret societies

With all your words you put me at ease
I don't have any money but I'll give you something else
Maybe a thought for tomorrow
We'd try so hard with those pills we swallow

Somebody call secret police
Somebody call secret societies
Track Name: love of the fall, autumn changes things
I love you now I do
Even if I don't know if that's true
I wanna be cool for you
I wanna be cool too

I know all the dumb things about me
But I love them anyway
I know you hate me
Every time you see my dumb face

I told you not to worry
I told you not to care
But its hard not to worry
Even if its easy not to care

You can pretend this songs about you
Even if its truly not
You can lie to yourself
And be someone you are not

Getting rent is like pulling teeth
But I'm too poor to live alone
Its not very easy
But I guess that's the way it goes

I told you not to worry
I told you not to care
But its hard not to worry
Even if its real easy not to care
Track Name: king of indecision (space radio edit)
So many things to do
But I don't wanna even move
Don't wanna leave my room
Just wanna stay in bed
I don't wanna change my head
Don't wanna find solutions
Just wanna lay in bed

And you say you wanna see me
But I'm not even breathing
How could you wanna see me?
When I'm not even breathing
How could you wanna know me?
How could you wanna sow me?
Up back from the stitches that I am

Cause I am king of indecision
I'm king of lazy
I am king of indecision
And I'll drive you crazy

Just wanna watch old movies
I don't care about the TV
I don't wanna see anything I haven't seen a thousand times before
I don't wanna go out
I don't wanna knock it around
I don't wanna knock anything around
I don't wanna get up

Cause I am king of indecision
I'm king of lazy
I am king of indecision
And I'll drive you crazy
I am king of indecision
I don't wanna go outside
I am king of indecision
Scared of what I hold inside
Track Name: waste away
I try to decide to try everyday
But it feel like a long shot
I just wanna get stoned and goof off

Real life is a long shot
The longest shot you'll ever know
Wish I could go but I must stay

Hey hey don't waste away
Some days are darker than others
I know its hard to be your own father and mother
But you made your bed so sleep another day
You made your bed so just waste away

My imagination provides the ploys
That keep me at bay
I guess these games are fun
I'm doing okay

I imagine you love me
Because I love you
And if you would need me
Think of all the things I'd do

Hey hey don't waste away
Some days are darker than others
I know its hard to be your own father and mother
But you made your bed so sleep another day away
You made your bed so just waste away
Track Name: its not me
It really brings me down
When you're not around
I am talking but I'm talking straight to walls

And it really brings me down
The way you're not communicating
Must be talking to walls too

Oh you know its not me
Its not my fault you're in fantasy
You know, you know its not my fault
Its not me
Its you its you its you

Really brings me down
How I'm not around and I'm not up
And I'm not focused at all

Really brings me down
How I seem to need so many people
You included

You know you know you know its not me
Though my feelings are flimsy
Shaking off in the wind
You know you know you know its not me
Its not my ideal fantasy to never talk to you again
Track Name: eat all the love
Babe I'm trying to get back to you
But its a harder thing to do
Its hard to take up an action
Thinking of a reaction
Lots of times I don't know what I'm talking about
Lots of times it doesn't even matter
You're already out the room
Climbed down the ladder

Do you remember that present you gave me?
A dvd of my favorite movie
Do you remember when you used to see me?
In that upstairs room above the garage

You were the first person I talked to
Every morning we'd walk to school
Looking back we were like so many others
But I couldn't really be bothered
You'd say there was a healthy way to do things
No one ever really told me that
My emotions were a frenzy
And I'm sorry you had to deal with that

Do you remember when we finally split?
You said you were sick of all of it
Do you remember weekends I was so depressed?
And you'd say "Hey, I'm trying my best"

And that really scared me
To be a burden on those I love
Am I so greedy?
Would I eat up all the love?
Was I not thinking?
Was I too fast to fall away?
I think its still my Achilles heel to this day
I think I'm gonna let the past be the past
Let it all pass
Ash is ash, it does its dance
But know, please know
You were really cool
Track Name: i wish i were a lake
I wish I were a lake
To sit in meditative silence
I'm not very brave
I think I could relate

A lake, don't have to miss you
A lake, don't have to feel things that aren't there

I wish I were a dog
To sit in someone else's arms
A dog don't have to worry
Or prove who they are

I think I'd like to go now
Too nervous anyhow
Really think that I should go now
Can't find my way down

I wish I were a bug
I could eat the flesh
But I'm just a human
And I am such a mess

But I really like to see ya
Grateful every time I meet ya
Almost think I could believe ya
When you say I love you
Track Name: sea cow
Asleep in the sea where I live
Its such a beautiful consciousness
I promised everyone I'd give them love
For Christmas

And its such a stupid world but I try
To give it my best now
I'm trying to look up and eat some grass

So tell me how to do this stuff
I can't promise that I'd do it even if you could tell me
How to do this stuff

I'm lazy but at least I'm gentle and that's hard to find with these people
I'll buy you food after a shitty shift at Stanton Optical
Cause you gave me a great deal on some glasses after I smashed them being stupid at a show where would you like to go?
We can go anywhere you'd like to go

Or we can go nowhere if you want
Things seem fine as they are
I just wanna hang around with someone
I know and trust
I just wanna be in love with someone
I know and trust
I just wanna find the space for all that I know and trust

Responsibility floats over me like a sea
Of irritability
But I guess I'm doing alright





































(what a heavy feeling)