Lives For Romance (Expanded)

by Magic Bullets

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    Back from the dead! Our self-released EP from 2009 is now digitally available again. It now includes the song "Enough Is Only Enough" from the digital single for "The Upstairs Flight". It was recorded around the same time as the Lives For Romance session.

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    Our self-released EP from 2009. Brand new, sealed, original pressings. Includes "The Upstairs Flight", "Not Just A Long Face", "For Romance", and "The Book Is Closed".

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released January 20, 2009

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Magic Bullets San Francisco, California

Magic Bullets was a band that formed on the peninsula south of San Francisco in 2004.

We gradually drifted into San Francisco and began playing shows wherever we could.

2 full-lengths and 2 EPs later we called it a day in 2011.
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Track Name: The Upstairs Flight
You'd think it would be as simple as it used to be,
be mine the same mind I've always had and used to think.

But now, oh, we've changed.

And how, oh, an old friend seems strange.

Someone once said, "You can't let it go to your head".
So how come it's everyone I know?
Picture perfect, at least it was in my head.
So how come it's everyone I know?

I never thought that mine would be just as prone to flee.
It never once occured to me, as I laughed callously.

But now, oh, we've changed.

And how, oh, an old friend seems strange.

Someone once said, "You can't let it go to your head".
So how come it's everyone I know?
Picture perfect, at least it was in my head.
So how come it's everyone I know?

Desolation, where'd you leave me lost this time?
Anticipation's gone and cost me my poor mind.

Oh my! I could have been someone, I should have been someone I could believe. I could have been someone, I should have been someone I could believe. Hey.

So how come it's everyone I know?
How come it's everyone I know?
Oh, we've changed.
Oh, an old friend seems strange.
Track Name: Not Just A Long Face
I wipe tears from my eyes again.
Yes, it's an uncommon trait in men to cry as much as I tend to now and then.

Still, I can't help the way I feel.
It's natural to me and very real.
My heart goes out to those who can't share the sentiment.

"What's wrong, what's wrong? Oh, come on, come on", is what they say. They can't understand it's just how I am, not just a long face.

And so I hide it when I can, if only to avoid some dumb debate.
I'd rather not get into it with them and let it pass.

Still, I can't help the way I feel.
It's natural to me and very real.
My heart goes out to those who can't share the sentiment.

"What's wrong, what's wrong? Oh, come on, come on", is what they say. They can't understand it's just how I am, not just a long face. It's not just a long face.

"Oh, there he goes again..."

"What's wrong, what's wrong? Oh, come on, come on", is what they say. They can't understand it's just how I am, not just a long face.

It's not just a long face.
Track Name: For Romance
I live for romance.
And I strive for happiness.

But there is a message echoing in the back of my mind.
It says, "Don't stray too high, please recall last time".

And so, I live for romance.
But I am a realist.

I've learned my lesson twice.
There will not be another time.
And there my young heart lies, there my young heart lies.
It says, "Don't stray too high, please recall last time".

I live for romance.

I've learned my lesson twice.
There will not be another time.
And there my young heart lies, and there my young heart lies.
It says, "Don't stray too high, please recall last time".
Track Name: The Book Is Closed
It's been a while since you've stepped out.
You've forgotten what it's all about.
All the nights out on the round-about, for what?

And now the same faces are there, though they've never held such icy stares.
Makes you wonder why they'd even care so much?

You'll go home painfully alone.
You're asking yourself, "what went wrong?", but there's nothing now that can be done.
The book is closed.
That's just how some stories go.

They're over before you even know.

It's been a while since you've stepped out.
You've forgotten what it's all about.
All the nights out on the round-about, for what?

Some momentary likeness of something that you once knew and loved? Something you never knew enough about?
You'll go home painfully alone.
You're asking yourself, "what went wrong?", but there's nothing now that can be done.
The book is closed.
That's just how some stories go.

They're over before you even know.

You'll go home painfully alone.
You're asking yourself, "what went wrong?", but there's nothing now that can be done.
The book is closed.
That's just how some stories go.

They're over before you even know. Before you know...
Track Name: Enough Is Only Enough
What happened back there?
If I wasn't smarter I think somehow
You let them get you
I know it's not like you to be boiled down

Well, I've been inside of my own head
Waiting for a moment when
Things would loosen up and then...

Down came the rain
And we called the game
Down from the same rafters from back when
Balconies emptied and made a bed
For you

What happened back there?
A flash in the mirror of yesterday
I let it get me
Chew me and spit me so far away

Well, I fell in love with a girl
Danced my way into a blur
And just like that the thing unfurled...

What happened back there?
If I wasn't smarter I think somehow
You let them get you
I know it's not like you to be boiled down