one day these will be something

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These are a series of demos, kind of like placeholders. I was getting really restless and really wanted to release something soon but I still don't have the right equipment. Quality is admittedly "not great" but there really will be an actual album soon so consider this a preview.

Once more, best listened to with headphones.

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released January 11, 2015

All songs written and performed by me.

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Long Neck Jersey City, New Jersey

Long Neck is Lily Mastrodimos. This is some of her music. She hopes you enjoy it.

Have a great day.

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Lily: guitar, vox
Kevin: guitar
Alex: bass, vox
John: drums
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Track Name: lullaby
hear the train by the river getting closer and closer
doesn't it know we're all trying to sleep?
every star blinks, they're growing colder
waiting for the passing of freight to the day

tonight, we all crowded and pressed and endured
you moved close to me, much more than before
i was struck back to when i was 16
had a heart like a racehorse galloping

i wanna believe there's something coming other than that train or the cars on the interstate. we can talk about sex, we can drink our 40s alone, but we are still kids. fuck we are just kids.

tonight, we all crowded and pressed and endured
you moved close to me, much more than before
i was struck back to when i was 16
had a heart like a racehorse galloping
when every christmas season, with all the lights and the snow
his living room was warm. i'd be itching to go
sit there and play songs in drop d
he was folk, he was blues, he was country to me.
and you are so much better than he was
you are so much better than he will ever be.
you mean so much more to me than he does
you mean so much more than he will ever mean

have a good night, have a good night
hope you sleep tight, have a good night
go to bed now, go to bed now
dream of high ground, dream with no sound
Track Name: summer 2014 (young scientists)
this was the summer of field guides and comics
this was the summer i learned to be honest
this was the summer we saw so many falling stars
this was the summer

this was the summer of chickpeas and bitter coffee grains
this was the summer of dead birds and rattlesnakes
this was the summer we dug ourselves out of holes
this was the summer

stumbling through the woods in search of open sky
cheers to you, young scientists, cheers to you

stumbling through the treeline in search of open sky
cheers to you, young scientists, cheers to you
Track Name: dogstar
someone took a needle to the sky
and kept missing the vein, they were trying they were trying
someone took a needle to the sky
they were having a hard time, i'm not lying i'm not lying

every time that i close up my eyes
i want to find you there, i am vying feels like vying
every time that i close up my eyes
"out of sight and out of mind", they were lying they were lying

and the dogstar keeps on shining all along
the dogstar is still hanging on and on

spent all morning tracking up the snow
i cannot feel my toes, it is ok it is ok
spent all morning tracking up the snow
by tomorrow's dawn, there'll be no trace will be no trace
i will not drink whiskey to stay warm!
or to tell you how i feel, though i'm afraid, i am afraid
i will not drink whiskey to stay warm
could always be honest, i will be brave i will be brave

and the dogstar keeps on shining through and through
the dogstar keeps on shining through the blue
Track Name: new years song
here's my new years apology, what a way to ring in 2015
i drank all that beer and whiskey, danced with sam and jbr and our good friends

i don't remember much, but i did break katie's mug
and i'm sorry, i'll get you a new one

everyone was so polite, even after all the lights left me, blacked out,
held up by luck.

now i can't move or get up if i tried

i've never been so hungover in my life
Track Name: six pack
calm yourself down and stretch your limbs
take her name and breathe it in
buy a six pack and drink it dry
pass out on the couch at night

cos you're alone again
alone again
don't it hurt?

tell your friends that you're doing great
that her eyes don't keep you up so late
or how her mouth is a perfect slate
and that you don't feel you're about to break

but you're alone again
alone again
you don't know why
you're so alone again,
it feels longer this time
Track Name: "nope"
cigarettes and rain, all fun and games
this night's what i knew i'd need
you are what i thought i'd need
all things must pass. it's called the weekend for that,
last week was a good week
don't think this'll be a good week

kept telling myself
"when i'm drunk, i'll put my head right on your shoulder"
we were asking ourselves,
"will we have anyone when we get older?"
spent all sunday trying not to cry
just was wishing you were by my side

thought i was in the clear, no nerves no fear
i tried being my own best company.
after a week it got too lonely
she's so pretty, looks nothing like me
thought i was getting better
don't think i'm getting better

kept telling myself
"when i'm drunk, i'll put my head right on your shoulder"
we were asking ourselves,
"will we have anyone when we get older?"
spent all sunday trying not to cry
just was wishing you were by my side

every empty space
every smiling face
every breath that's pained
every coffee grain
when i curl into a ball
when i stop myself from calling you
every time you see
what you mean to me
every stupid dream
every secret scheme
you won't be knocking on my door, i'll just be here on the floor

start telling myself,
"when i'm drunk, i won't put my head on your shoulder"
stop telling myself,
"none of this will matter when we get older"
even if i can't put it all aside,
i'll always be happy you are in my life