Phases

by Black Tar Heroines

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released July 26, 2016

All songs written, performed, and recorded - Cobi Walker
All production, engineering, mixing, and mastering - Cobi Walker
Artwork - Cobi Walker, Kyrie Dial

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at The Flight Deck (Decatur, Illinois) and The Runway (Carterville, Illinois)

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Black Tar Heroines Carbondale, Illinois

BTH is a 5-piece rock & roll band from southern Illinois. When we're not chugging PBRs or passing the bong, we're all about making music for beach parties & bar fights.

We're punk, glam, surfy, sneering, loud, and DIY til the day we die. Rock & roll
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Track Name: Russian Is My Favorite Roulette
Wake me up when I'm hanging over
Not a crush, just a rush
God I hate being sober
Turn me on, turn me out
And come a little bit closer
Work me out, open up
I wanna be your blackout, fucked up, one-night wonder

Hey! Hey! Hey!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Bang bang, baby
Fire away

Popping pills with black coffee and a Kamel Red
I hate the cold but Russian is my favorite roulette
Turn me on, tie me down
I want you taking me over
Leave a kiss on my lips, your nails in my back

Feel like a bullet just waiting to load
One part silver, one glitter and gold
Ready, steady, bang bang, baby
Fire away, fire away

(Fire away)

(Oh yeah!)
Fire away~
Fire away~
Fire away~
Fire away~

Hey! Hey! Hey!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Bang bang, baby
Fire away

Fire away
Fire away
Fire away
Fire away
Track Name: Faded
We hit the city 'cause we're lookin' to score
Took El Dorado to the liquor store
Get some tequila, we'll take care of the rest
I got twenty Four Lokos & some cheap cigarettes
I ain't ever gonna look back
'Cause I ain't ever gonna change that
If you think you're gonna fix me then I guess you're gonna miss me
When I leave here with your dagger in my back

I can't take it, I can't fake it
I'm so jaded
Get me sedated, I need elated
Uncomplicated
I'm so faded, medicated
I'm suffocating

Hit the soiree 'cause we're lookin' for more
Super silver in the kitchen
Molly's always on the dance floor
Can't stop, I've got addictions to feed
Silver gave me cotton mouth, I washed it down with lean
I ain't ever gonna look back
'Cause I ain't ever gonna change that
You can say I'm miscreated if you think your words are weighted
When you're leaving, yeah, I hope you won't be back

I can't take it, I can't fake it
I'm so jaded
Get me sedated, I need elated
Uncomplicated
I'm so faded, medicated
I'm suffocating

I can't shake it
I can't take it
I can't break it
Am I gonna make it?
So faded, so wasted
I don't wanna fake it but I'm always medicated
So wasted, I'm so wasted
Every single day so motherfucking medicated
So wasted, so wasted
I'm so wasted
So wasted
Track Name: Absinthe (Makes the Heart Grow Fonder)
Standing there
On your knees
They tell you "be a man, go get a job making more money for me"
Who would see
You for me
If I told you line your eyes, heels high
You're what I hate about me

Fucked up like I always am
Vyvanse romance 'til I run out again
Vodka keeps the pain out longer
But absinthe makes the heart grow fonder

Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder
Makes the heart grow fonder
Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder
Makes the heart grow fonder
(x2)

Never cared
For you and me
You keep your talk, I'll walk my walk
It's always better for me
You dragged us here
You need the fear
Need a few more shots for my thoughts
It's getting harder to breathe

Another night erasing our thoughts
Hoping maybe my drugs would bring me closer to God
Whiskey makes the lust grow stronger
But absinthe makes the heart grow fonder

Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder
Makes the heart grow fonder
Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder
Makes the heart grow fonder
(x2)

Drink it in; Drowning in
Breathe it in; Get around
Closing in; Shutting down
Sinking in; Blacking out
Drink it in; Drown it out
Breathe it in; Get around
Closing in; Shutting down
Sinking in; Blacking out
Drink it in; Drown it out
Breathe it in; Get around
Closing in; Shutting down
Sinking in; I'm blacking out
Drink it in; Drown it out
Breathe it in; Get around
Closing in
Shutting down

Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder
Makes the heart grow fonder
Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder
Makes the heart grow fonder
(x4)
Track Name: Sundown, Sister
How I swoon when you sway
The way you whisper my name
Those B-sides that you play
You got that savoir-faire, it's fair to say
The Dolce perfume you wear
Your fingers run through my hair
I don't know if you care
Baby, I need your touch tonight

Call me sundown, sister
'Cause I'm setting for you tonight

Got those come hither eyes
Break me out of my ties
Girl, you're making me wise
If we're making love, we're gonna make it right
Not your other guy
I shine as soon as I rise
Would you say it's a crime
How we nickel and dime all our time

Dead on sight
So wrong never felt so right
Call me the sundown, sister
'Cause I'm setting for you tonight
Oh lord
(Sundown, sister, 'cause I'm setting for you tonight)
(I'm setting for you, baby; let's shake things up a bit)

Two in the morning and we're skipping conversation
Your invitations always lead to inspiration
3 o'clock and we're raising expectations
4 o'clock, 5 o'clock, 6 o'clock, infatuation

2 o'clock, we were having conversation
3 o'clock, it turned to confrontation
4 o'clock, 5 o'clock, 6 o'clock, 7 AM complications
Baby, maybe we can sweat our problems away
But I ain't promising I'll stay
Oh no~

(Down, down)
We're going down
(x3)

Let me be your sundown, sister
Call me the sundown, sister
Let me be your sundown, sister
Let me be your sundown, sister
(Let me be your sundown, sister)
(Let me be your sundown, sister)
(Let me be your sundown, sister)
Let me be your sundown, sister
I'm setting for you, baby
Track Name: Unorthodox Youth
How far do I have to go to be me?
Answers only gimme more questions
How long have you waited ot hear me scream?
Thank God I wasn't paying attention

Wake up if you're feeling alive
Hands up if you're dying inside
So what if it gets you off my mind?

Normal's just too strange for me
Your lies are just too hard to read

Long gone is our chance to coexist
We're going going gone, girl; plot twist
Turn off the lights if you insist
You're gonna tell me everything I've missed
Ignorance ain't bliss no more, no more, no more
Never is
It never ends

Wake up if you're feeling alive
Hands up if you're dying inside
So what if it gets you off my mind?

Normal's just too strange for me
Your lies are just too hard to read

Normal's just too strange for me
Your lies are just too hard to read
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Track Name: All Hallows Eve
Stayed up just to get a little baked up
Wake up just in time to do my makeup
Take off; Is the wait over yet?
Who I've been ain't who I am
Now what you see is what you get

One step forward
And two steps back
Feel just like a needle hiding out in a haystack
Oh, I had to see to believe
On All Hallows Eve

All Hallows Eve
(All Hallows Eve)
All Hallows Eve
(All Hallows Eve)
Waking up ain't the end of the dream
What you see is what you get so tell me what you believe

Tell me what you believe~
Tell me what you believe~

Showed up early to school
Smoke outside, playing it cool
What's so strange is how normal it feels
Life is so mundane when you ain't dressed to kill

One step forward
And two steps back
Feel just like a needle hiding out in a haystack
Oh, I had to see to believe
On All Hallows Eve

All Hallows Eve
(All Hallows Eve)
(x4)

Night is falling
Waves are crashing
Words we only use in passing
What's the point if all we ever do is go right to romancing?
Never met her
Never asking
Opportunity is tapping softly on the senses
Spell or curse, October's so enchanting

Do you like what you see?
Do you know what it means?
Is it getting hard to breathe
Or just impossible to leave?
(x4)
Track Name: Phases
It's all the same
A cold emotionless game
But who's to blame, who's to blame, who's to blame?
When only God knows your name

So alone, so alone, so alone tonight
Won't you keep me warm?
Won't you hold me tight?
Just a game, just a game that I ain't gonna play with you
No more

Straight to the head again
I need a firing pin
There goes my heart again
Gone with my innocence and in its place a better sin

It's just a phase
I tell myself every day
I medicate, medicate,
Medicate into this amaranthine haze

It's just a phase, just a phase, just phase, it's just a
It's just a maze, just a maze that I'll never escape
Pretty face, that pretty face of yours is such a waste
It's just a maze, it's just a phase
Just a fucking phase

Straight to the head again
I need a firing pin
There goes my heart again
Gone with my innocence and in its place a better sin
There goes my heart again
Oh God I'm wearing thin
There goes my mind again
It's just another consequence of life in artificial skin

Ooo~
Just another con~
(It's just another)
Just another~
(It's just another)
Consequence of life in artificial skin
Track Name: All For You
Listen up, think we've got a situation
White noise, all I'm hearing on your station
Don't wanna talk about it, don't wanna talk about it
Ooo~
Ooo~
Heating up; victim of my own creation
Always succumbing to your sensual persuasion
Don't wanna think about it, just wanna drink about it
Ooo~
Ooo~

(It's hard for me to fight it when you show up uninvited)
I did it all for you, I'd do it all again
(Your words get me excited but the love is unrequited)
I did it all to lose, I don't know who I've been

(Hard for me to fight it when you show up uninvited)
I did it all for you, I'd do it all again
(Your words get me excited but the love is unrequited)
I did it all to lose, I don't know who I've been

Turn me on; emotional evacuation
Dionysian physical collaboration
Too soon to joke about it, just wanna smoke about it
Ooo~
Ooo~
Work me up; it's romantic instigation
Love is freedom, baby; gimme liberation
Too late to think about it, too much to drink about it
Ooo~
Ooo~

(It's hard for me to fight it when you show up uninvited)
I did it all for you, I'd do it all again
(Your words get me excited but the love is unrequited)
I did it all to lose, I don't know who I've been

(Hard for me to fight it when you show up uninvited)
I did it all for you, I'd do it all again
(Your words get me excited but the love is unrequited)
I did it all to lose, I don't know who I've been

I'm just a story that goes on and on and on
About a boy who found himself within the girl who wrote his wrongs
She wants to hate him but she mustn't complicate him
Change is ushered in on waves of fear that celebrate our separation

I did it all for you, I did it all for you
I did it all for you, I did it all for you
I did it all for you, I did it all for you
I did it all for you, I did it all~
Track Name: Eclipse
Crestfallen angel with starts in her eyes
Back against the wall, she's gonna take it all
This is where I begin, this is where I begin
This is where I begin, again and again
This is where I begin, this is where I begin
This is where I begin
Again and again

It'd be so natural
With every reflection to see the connections
Baby don't you see it's too late for you
Too early for me

If I told you would it make you stay?
If I loved you would you run away?
Love is easy, it's just harder to say
What's it matter now?
What's it matter anyway?
What's it matter, what's it matter now?

What's it matter now?
What's it matter now?
What's it matter anyway?
(x2)

So irrational
When every exception is just a deflection
Baby don't you see
I just ain't the woman I was born to be


What's it matter now?
What's it matter now?
What's it matter anyway?
(x4)

What's it matter now?
What's it matter now?
What's it matter anyway?
Doesn't matter now
Doesn't matter now
Never mattered anyway~
Track Name: Sungazer
Asleep, or daydreaming halfheartedly is where you'll hear you
Between the sirens and the freezing rain, I feel the fear
I feel the tears, I feel the pain
I feel every-fucking-thing

Out with the old, in with the fear
Out in the cold it's all you hear
Out with the old, in with the fear
Out in the cold it's all you hear
(Out with the old, in with the fear)

God damn these bullet wounds
And god damn the gunman too
太陽がいつに戻るの?
深夜に俺が自分の強敵になるで、
私たちの愛~~~を殺している

Another solitary sleepless night waiting for the sun to rise
By night's divide
Another adversary shouts and bites
.45 between the eyes
If I don't wake, at least I lived the nightmare

Out with the old, in with the fear
Out with the old, in with the fear

Another solitary sleepless night waiting for the sun to rise
By night's divide
Another adversary shouts and bites
.45 between the eyes
If I don't wake, at least I lived the nightmare
Out with the old, in with the fear
Out with the old, in with the fear
Out with the old, in with the fear
Out with the old, in with
Track Name: Bombshell
Steppin' out in a twilit mood
It's gettin' old always fighting with you
Don't mind the hair or the way that I move
All English labels and Italian perfumes
I know I'm always in the back of your mind
I know you know that you're just wasting my time
You're so convincing when you're telling your lies
Oh yeah that tunnel vision's making you blind

All dressed up with nothing to do
I'll be up all night try'na talk myself outta you
Ooo ~ I won't burn
For you

Light me up and leave me to die
It's so damn cute the way you're always killing my time
Maybe one day you'll learn, boy
That I won't burn
This witch don't burn

It's an act, so what's my motivation?
Feared reflection marked by hesitation
Killing me would be the only cure for you
So when you gonna take your medication?
You want the diamonds and pearls
But you ain't like those other girls
Chewing on that nicotine bubblegum
When will those heels walk their walk into my world?

All dressed up with nothing to do
I'll be up all night try'na talk myself outta you
Ooo ~ I won't burn
For you
All dressed up with something to lose
Up all night, drink back the feelings of you
(Oh)
Ooo ~ I wanna see you burn
For me

Light me up and leave me to die
It's so damn cute the way you're always killing my time
Maybe one day you'll learn, boy
That I won't burn
This witch don't burn

Light me up and leave me to die
It's so damn cute the way you're always killing my time
Maybe one day you'll learn, boy
That I won't burn
This witch don't burn
Light me up and leave me to die
It's so damn cute the way you're always killing my time
Maybe one day you'll learn, boy
That I won't burn
This witch don't burn
Track Name: Dawn Patrol
Believe
It's all you have to do
Deceive
It's all they want for you

Yeah, it's alright
(Yeah, it's alright)
You'll sleep another night
(You'll sleep another night)
Yeah, it's alright~
(Yeah it's alright~)

I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love with a sleepless dream
(Sleepless dream)
I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love with a sleepless dream

I'm in love~
I'm in love~

Believe
It's all you have to do
Beneath the fading nocturne
On dawn patrol once more

Yeah, it's alright
(Yeah, it's alright)
You'll sleep another night
(You'll sleep another night)
Yeah, it's alright~
(Yeah it's alright~)

I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love with a sleepless dream
(Sleepless dream)
I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love with a sleepless dream
I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm so in love~
I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love with a sleepless dream
I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love with a sleepless dream

(Love, love, love, love)
Sleepless dream
(I'm in love)
She's a sleepless dream
(I'm so in love)
I'm so in love
So in love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love,
Love, love, love, love
Love

I'm in love
I'm in love
I'm so in love
I'm in love
I'm in love