Shut It Down

by Basic Cable Preachers

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lyrics

never had I ever thought,
when I was nineteen,
my confidence and arrogance
would start to frighten me.
you were the lock,
I was the key,
now conversations
reduced to

"no thanks "

and

"yes please"

you shut it down
you said, "no, no, no, no, no"
the loneliness of command's
got you so cold

but u of all u's
who taught me 2 B free
surrounded by the
visions of
Napoleon wet dreams,
you shut it down,
spilt my coffee,
now you're dancing over dollars
singing Jimmy's "Let It Be"

you shut it down
you said, "no, no, no, no, no"
the loneliness of command's
got you so cold

but I know
I could never leave you baby,
yeah I know,
I could never leave you baby
yeah, I know.

we're full of cliches
"It's not you, it's me babe"
something went wrong
nothing was the same
the finger's bent
we're lost at sea
I'm a bit
too soft
like Aubrey it's "All Me"

you shut it down
you said, "no, no, no, no, no"
the loneliness of command's
got you so cold

credits

released January 19, 2015
David Butler - synth bass, organ, piano, vocals
Caitlin Crabil - vocals
Steve Kainec - guitar, drums
Patrick Schlafer - lyrics/vocals, guitar
Sam Schleivert - vocals


produced by Basic Cable Preachers and William DeMarco
mixed by William DeMarco and Patrick Schlafer at Crushtone Studio, Cleveland, OH
mastered by John Naclerio at Nada Recording, New Windsor, NY

cover art by Kendric Tonn

Copywrite 2015 Basic Cable Preachers

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Basic Cable Preachers Columbus, Ohio

Energetic electric guitars sitting atop a foundation of modern synth-bass creates the perfect environment for Patrick Schlafer's quivering words of wit, and truth. Inspired by songwriters such as Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, Mystic Valley Band), Christopher Owens (Girls), and Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Schlafer creates and reveals to us his own world of self-doubt, gratitude and love. ... more

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