why lovers never wait

by the stolen picassos

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released November 26, 2015

dave martin: guitars, vocals, bass
dave richardson: drums, support vocals, lead vocals on “breaking the code”, fretless bass on 2, 3, 7, 8, 13, 17, melodica, xylophone
heather pillsbury: lead vocals on "fell in love but didn't" and harmony vocals

all songs written by dave martin
©2015 dave martin

produced , engineered and mixed by the czar at fairly secret studios, mn
mastered by shane taylor

cover photo by mark ramm
on the cover: emily frenstad-harmon, travis richardson, heather Pillsbury
layout: greg richardson

©2015 the stolen picassos
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the stolen picassos Chicago, Illinois

the stolen picassos are two dave's making music they love because they can't not.

their respective musical awakenings were quite disparate: dave m. (power pop) and dave r. (metal).

combined powers create the stolen picassos' mercurial heavy pop. it's got a kick to it.
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Track Name: numbers game
you play a numbers game
did you know that you do?
it won’t add up unless you’re true
to what’s inside you

you play a numbers game
did you think that we knew?
I can feel it happening soon
can you feel it too?

oh, the years and years
come and go much faster now
each new season
every repeating occasion
is part of the equation
why = how

we play a numbers game
we’re only here for so long
and if you can find even one to love
that’s one thing you haven’t gotten wrong

I’ve never been here before
but I can go there again
I hear the knock at the door
but I wait ‘til they go away

you play a numbers game
did you know that you do?
did you know you don’t have to do
anything you don’t want to
Track Name: one sin once in a while
it’s not that bad
it’s just one sin once in awhile
it’s just a little living
one sin once in a while
how ‘bout a little forgiving?
one sin once in awhile

I cannot see how it means that much to you to say
you wouldn’t care to have it any other way
I get that
but I want to know why you wanted to stay

you shouldn’t be mad
it’s just one sin once in awhile
the taking and the giving
one sin once in a while
now where’s that forgiving?
one sin once in awhile

I cannot hear the words that you say too many times
I pray to many sides
the human touch is immune to such

one sin once in awhile

a little rain never hurt no one
Track Name: it doesn't hurt to hear it
even though I know how much you love me
it doesn’t hurt to hear it
even though I know how much you care
it doesn’t hurt to hear it

it doesn’t hurt to hear it
no, it doesn’t hurt to hear it

just when the blushing starts to fade
we’ve got this honest moment saved
why lovers never wait
is the perfect tempt of fate

even though you know how much I love you
it doesn’t hurt to hear it
even though you know how much I care
it doesn’t hurt to hear it

it doesn’t hurt to hear it
no, it doesn’t hurt to hear it

just when the gushing serenades
we’ve got this loving moment bathed
in mood light beaming equally down
on the sinners and the saved
Track Name: andi with an i
andi with an i
I can’t take anymore
I’m going outside
andi with an i
you tease just like candy falling from the sky

andi with an i
like candy from the sky
like tears from your eye
like rain

andi with an i
and he can’t deny
andi with an i
and he can’t rely

you’re so certain with your assertions
so pathetically competitive versus me

you divert from your diversions
you insert your insertions
andi, it’s alive!

andi with an i
like sand in your eye
like waking up half asleep
still inside a dream
Track Name: fell in love but didn't
I fell in love but didn’t know it right away
so seldom when you’re in it
it shows you how to stay
I fell in love but didn’t

I thought I knew what I wanted
when I caught you in the sauna
I know now what was missing
the kissing and listening

the funny way you heard what
you thought I said I blurted out
the sunny side of the street
is where we’re likely to find our feet

I fell in love but didn’t know it right away
so seldom when you’re in it
it shows you how to stay
I fell in love but didn’t

I fell in love but didn’t know just what to say
it tells you what it isn’t
but then it blows you away
I fell in love but didn’t
Track Name: oh my god, i love that song
oh my god, I love that song
toss me a microphone and I can sing along
I know all the words by heart
once it stops I’ll start it up again

oh my god, that’s so my tune
it’s the aural equivalent of perfume
it lingers in the air
it sweeps you up in leaps and bounds and stares

am I asleep now?
I can’t tell
if I’m awake
or if I fell

sometimes all the love you bring
is taken for granted
the words you once recanted
now you sing

how we stay together
when we’re apart
how do we stay together
when we’re apart?

how do you write a letter
from end to start?
tell me how you write this letter
from end to start?

oh my god, I love that song
you can play it again and again all night long
Track Name: breaking the code
what about that guy?
could he make a believer out you?
is he as good as the next guy?
or is the best part about him that he’s new?

could he find you some saturday, alone in your room?
or bring you chicken soup cooked up on the moon?
or is this something you’ve already discovered on your own?

I guess the assumption is he could love you ‘til he’s dead
I guess the mistake might be that nothing’s real until it’s said
and actions are responsible for the ones who do them
they shape and shake you until you get through them
or is this a feeling that you’re just acting on right now?

because I know myself too well

for every one who thinks you deserve your own life
have never put it past the words, they might be right
but of course they are

for every one who sinks there’s one thousand still afloat
for every one who drinks there’s one thousand who have willed the world their family coats
and we thank them

for every one who knows there’s something after this life
there’s a million or so passing funeral pipes
and the seeds of the grapes of delight
for a one life life

there’s always someone taking what belongs to the road
there’s always someone making off with the purse of the old
and finding secrets nobody ought to know
they’re breaking the code
Track Name: sad positivity
such a sad, such a sad
such a sad positivity
emanating physically through the emotionally fragile

such a sad, such a sad
such a sad positivity
disseminating sexually through the socially agile

such a sad state of affairs we’ve been living in nowadays
you wonder how it pays
to sell the gift you only give yourself

such a sad, such a sad
such a sad positivity
emanating physically through the emotionally fragile

such a sad, such a sad
such a sad positivity
disseminating sexually through the socially agile

such a sad
Track Name: crazy good
would that be crazy?
yes, it would
crazy good

am I sometimes misunderstood?
it’s understood I am
crazy good

sometimes you come, sometimes you stay all night
sometimes you stay so far away

sometimes it’s pain, sometimes it’s love
sometimes it’s both at the same time
sometimes you just want to be alone

would that be crazy?
yes, it would
crazy good

am I sometimes misunderstood?
it’s understood I am
crazy good

would that be crazy?
yes, it would
crazy good
Track Name: mesmerizing
I want to be the one who breaks up
who takes up that space
then to be the one who makes up
a genuine embrace

mesmerizing
on the horizon

I want to be the one who wakes up
before the sun, next to you
your guard is down, your mistakes up
all the love you can do
it’s all inside you

I feel the urge and the earthquake
right before I tell you
you shouldn’t have them search the lake
all they’ll find are signs and clues
the pulse inside is true

mesmerizing
on the horizon
mesmerizing
in your eyes
Track Name: i want to do good stuff
I want to do good stuff
and yet it’s all mixed up
I want to do bad stuff too
I want to do good stuff

I want to do good stuff
sometimes it’s never enough
when you’re mysteriously in love
deliriously such

you want to do good stuff
it just depends on the rut you find yourself stuck in
when the wind is blowing something lucky your way

I want to do good stuff
and yet it’s all mixed up
I want to do bad stuff too
I want to do good stuff

all I want to do is good stuff
but I want to do bad stuff too
Track Name: every room is new again
all you can do now is cry silent tears
you’re never to speak my name again
you can blame my friends all you want
but they’ll never know you without me

then every room is new again
when you’re not around
every word is true enough, I guess
it makes the same sound

as the ones that you want me to believe
sounds like grounds to leave to me
but please don’t leave it to me now
can’t you see how it gets to be loud?

all of the hope that I had

now every room is new again
when you’re not around
every word is true enough, I guess
it makes the same sound

every note is blue or graced
where there are shades of doubt
no doubt they’ll show up on your face
what we could live without
Track Name: signal to brain
the signal to brain
is non-receiving
the signal to brain
is doubtless repeating
the signal to brain

the signal to brain
it’s better believing
the signal to brain
will soon be leaving
the signal to brain

the red light turns to green
but we don’t do anything
the anger becomes serene
but we don’t do anything
Track Name: fully intended
why do you want to stay the course
that no one stays the night without wanting
to stay a little longer?

it seems to me it’s not love you need
but actually something much stronger

I fully intended to tell you
when you found out
it certainly offends those
who want no doubt
you surely pretended to be surprised
I failed to surmise
you fully intended to pout

why the long face when you’ve been told
that you’ve just won one more night
of defending the pretending that you’ve done

I fully intended to tell you
when you found out
it certainly offends those
who want no doubt
you surely pretended to be surprised
I failed to recognize
you fully intended to pout

I fully intended to tell you
you fully defended my cell view
I fully intended to tell you
this emergency
Track Name: advertise it
pretty but pretty depressed
and many memories repressed
and I can tell you want something more
something real, something pure
but that’s when you’ve got to show us just a little bit less

beauty is what beauty doesn’t know
and yet you want us all to bathe in your glow
the shy ones know the secret
to the selective objective
suggestion trumps the truth

you’ve got it so made
you’ve got it in spades
you don’t have to advertise it

you put us to shame
you’re winning the game
you don’t have to advertise it
Track Name: just become
as human beings we are stars
as sentients we don’t know who we are

just become the thing you want to be
just become the thing you’d like to see

as stars we are the world
every boy and every girl

just become the thing you want to be
just become the thing you’d like to see

just become
Track Name: why lovers never wait
why lovers never wait
is ‘cause time seems to slow down
when one’s around the other
two worlds are theirs to discover

all the love in the world
combined with all of the hate
would never eradicate
the need to vindicate a winner
integrate the beginners to their fate
assimilate the sinners back into the crowd

there’s safety in invisible
just lie down now, irresistible

why lovers never wait
is ‘cause time seems to speed up
when one heartbeat is needing
another one is repeating

why lovers never wait
is ‘cause time seems to slow down
when one’s around the other
two worlds are theirs to discover

how can you ever tell if there’s something wrong with yourself
wouldn’t the mirror reveal the tell?
and tell you something about yourself?

you’ve known it all along
now it’s frozen in a song
it’s safe
it only wants to belong to you
and the running