Lafayette Sessions

by The Bad First Impressions

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It was an icy February in Norfolk, Virginia and The Bad First Impressions had just forged as a band and began writing sweet, sweet music together. The bass player had an apartment near the Lafayette River where many winter nights were spent recording this EP, laptops and cables strewn all over the floor, scotch in the kitchen, cigs on the balcony. These tracks were captured raw and lo-fi, backed by the sirens and barking dogs of the neighborhood, but filled with our band's live energy. Thus was born the legend that became The Bad First Impressions.

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released February 5, 2016

Recorded in Norfolk, Virginia, February 2013

Written by The Bad First Impressions

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Thomas Morgan is an indie rock musician in Norfolk, Virginia

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Track Name: The Night Comes Alive
Some sunny days may pass unremarkably / And some cloudy nights are lost to sleep / I know my light is fading fast / But have you ever felt the night be so alive? // Feel so alive / I feel so alive / Feel so alive // I wander through these streets and I almost cry / Even angels of my dreams just pass me by / I know my life is fading fast / But have you ever felt the night be so alive? // Feel so alive / Feel so alive / Feel so alive // Some sunny days may pass unremarkably / And some cloudy nights are lost to sleep / I know my light is fading fast / But have you ever felt the night?
Track Name: Rebel With No Cause
She's sitting in a dustbowl town / In this dusty town's only dustbowl bar / Looking for somebody to fight / At least someone to disappear with tonight // Rebel with no cause / Just try to look at her sideways, just one time / The rebel needs no cause / She don't need a reason to not act right, tonight // I'm sitting in this freeway dive / In this crumbled town off the crumbling highway / Trying to find someone who cares / Cares so much it gives them reason to fight // A rebel with no cause / Just try to look at her sideways, just one time / The rebel needs no cause / She don't need a reason to not act right, tonight // We're leaving this hellhole bar / Off this hellhole street, on a hellhole Monday / Walking right out into the light / From this dark and dirty ashtray // My rebel with no cause / Just try to look at her sideways, just one time / The rebel needs no cause / She don't need a reason to not act right, tonight // She's sitting in a dustbowl town / In this dusty town's only dustbowl bar
Track Name: So Much Damage
Freddy Fender worked the line / Raised three kids on the overtime / Automation replaced Freddie / Nothing extraordinary / Bill Hyde worked tool and die / Got laid off in the summertime / He'd been there eternity / Walked out by security // There's no pension plan and / No severance package / When there's so much damage / So much damage // There's a million families / That depend on the big three / Yet we're driving Japanese / And doing so much damage / The kids are crying, daddy pleads / Unemployment's a disease / They're outsourcing overseas / And doing so much damage / Turn out the lights / There's no work for midnights / And the Motor City sleeps / Under so much damage // There's no pension plan and / No severance package / When there's so much damage / So much damage // Turn out the lights / There's no work for midnights / And the Motor City sleeps / Under so much damage
Track Name: Valentine
You were never mine, Valentine / Can't get you off my mind, sweet Valentine // And when the dam breaks, and the ship comes in / Will I be sailin' / Or will I be sinkin'? / I'll be sinkin, yeah? // You were never mine, Valentine / You cut the line, sweet Valentine // And when this dam breaks / And the sea comes crashin' in / Will you save me, or am I sinkin'? / Yeah, I'll be sinkin', yeah? // You were never mine, Valentine / Can't get you off my mind, sweet Valentine / You were never mine, Valentine / You cut the line, sweet Valentine
Track Name: Fancycar
You pulled up in your fancy car / It wasn't luck that you are where you are / You studied hard while we messed around / We got high and you were always down // And I wonder was it worth it / That you had to miss your life? / Do you at least feel content in knowing / That you got your fancy car? // You were the first of us to finish school / One day you got your own cubicle / And we still laugh, go out each night / While you're in your suit on the fourteenth flight // And I wonder was it worth it / That you had to miss your life? / Do you at least feel content in knowing / That you got your fancy car?
Track Name: You Don't Own Me
I showed up, you told me / That you were no longer happy / And I say, I gotta go / I'm still not sure how I made it home // It's alright, it's okay / You made up your mind on this anyway / She told me, you don't own me / She told me, you don't own me / And I say, it's okay / You made up your mind on this anyway // Our friends come, our friends go / All I say is that I don't know / And they say, she seems fine / Out of sight, out of mind // It's alright, it's okay / She made up her mind on this anyway / She told me, you don't own me / She told me, you don't own me / And I say, it's okay / She made up her mind on this anyway // You showed up, I told you / Things I want you to remember too / And you say, you've learned now / We all act like animals anyhow // It's alright, it's okay / You made up your mind on this anyway / She told me, you don't own me / She told me, you don't own me / And I say, it's okay / You made up your mind on this anyway