Fix It If You Hate It

by The Riffbrokers

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released October 1, 2004

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The Riffbrokers Seattle, Washington

Northwest powerpop twang outfit formed 1999, Boise Idaho. Band nucleus Nick and Heather Millward moved to Seattle the following year. They've traveled the land since and released over five full length albums on their homemade label Unsmashable Records.

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Track Name: Wyoming Boy
WYOMING BOY

Dean was just a lanky wyoming boy
when he fell in love in idaho
he had never seen a foreign cloud
nor had he known about the freezing sky

it was 1942
he trained to bring down Jerry shooting at balloons
off to England shine your boots
one of the 91st Bombing group

ch- he learned the brevity of youth (3 x)

claustrophobic B-17
mission 71 Stuttgart Germany
their plane never stood a chance
They had to ditch 'Bomb Boogie' and bail out over France

ch- he learned the brevity of youth
the flak was rippin thru his chute
he lost one of his thermal boots
he learned the brevity of youth
(instrumental)

a twisted leg on the Gallic soil meant mission's end
an outstretched hand with a cigarette meant to befriend
a German soldier no different in the age or face
just two young boys in the wrong time- two old men in the wrong place
two young boys in the wrong time.

-solo-

Dean was just a shaken Wyoming boy
when he came back to Idaho
never spoke much of the war to his children
spared folks the horrors, he kept that to himself

ch- he kept those stories to himself
he put those memories on a shelf
he spared the family the truth
about the brevity of youth
Track Name: Unbearable Afternoon
Unbearable afternoon
Here comes the smell of the barbecue
And there’s a solar storm that throws her off this connected orb
And there’s no need to pack souvenirs from the cul-de-sac
And no one needs to know that she ever called this place home
ch:
If there’s a way off this lake, not just once but forever
Far past these walls of candle-faded posters
All her friends have moved away to the dirty street’s bouquet
Cigarettes and cabernet await her new life

No one's’ feelings matter, and no one she knows is on TV
And if it's not in the paper it's not really going down this week
The kids shoot hoop in the driveway, the laundry dries out on the line
The lawnmowers drone in the distance, the longest day won't make up its mind

Rpt ch. Solo
If there’s a way off this lake, not just once but forever
Far past these walls of candle-faded posters
All her friends have moved away to the dirty street’s bouquet
Where those dirty rock bands play
Did she hear her mama say , you’ll just waste your life away
On Cigarettes and cabernet but its her life