Anxious Acid

by Alex McGuire

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released July 8, 2017

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Alex McGuire New Haven, Connecticut

Alex McGuire is the self-proclaimed leader of the Connecticut garage-pop movement.

With influences ranging from The Beatles, to indie darlings Grizzly Bear and Mac DeMarco. The 24 year-old’s music is characterized by driven guitars, sweeping harmonies, and charmingly irreverent lyrics about break-ups, acid reflux, and flirtatious gypsy women.

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Track Name: Summer Bummer
Drunk in the basement
feeling sorry for myself
Drinking all the precious liquid
'til there's nothin on the shelf

It's just another Summer Bummer
heat perpetuates the thirst
My throat is cracking from the dryness
in the winter it gets worse >

Drunk in the basement
leavin voicemails in the dark
All I can think to do is call you
but you never give a fuck

Then I wake up in the morning
don't remember what I've done
Put some Bailey's in my coffee
summer's only just begun >

Its just another...(SUMMER BUMMER)
Track Name: They Keep on Leaving
I can't tell you how long
she's been running through my thought-space
But it's strange, now i'm home
oh the difference a year makes

The eyes are dimming
smiles thinning til they're gone

They keep on leaving
they keep on leaving me alone

Such a bittersweet song
Couldn't stop myself from hummin'
But it's strange now she's gone
how the words just aren't coming

The eyes are dimming
smiles thinning til they're gone

They keep on leaving
they keep on leaving me alone (ad nauseum)
Track Name: Touch
I just wanna touch you
Just want to know you're there
I've been thinking about you
Been feeling so insecure

Whats the social protocol
when I feel nothing
when I feel nothing at all?

Sometimes when I'm sleeping
My mind gets caught unawares
It conjures up colors
and fills in what isn't there
Like some kind of dream sequence
with tie-dye and curly hair
when I wake up without you
I breathe in that empty air

Whats the social protocol
when I feel nothing
when I feel nothing at all?
Track Name: Trouble at Home
Mommy and Daddy never used to fight
now it's every night

Cursing each other under Christmas lights
in the wintertime

It's so sad
Caught between Mom and Dad
You feel bad
the bottle is open wide

Used to pop Xannies just to fall asleep
now they're all I eat

I'm not even trying to be discreet
I admit defeat

It's getting bad
Can't just tell mom and dad
You feel bad
The bottle is open wide

You're gonna be just fine
You know you'll be alright
Track Name: Meditation
I'm stressing out
Seems all so pointless now
Need someone to show me how

To clear my mind
of what feels important
it's so easily forgotten
so easily forgotten
not that easily forgotten

It's Saturday
I'm living in the future
Hold up a second this is not the image
I had envisioned
through my meditation
it looked a little different

I'm heading home
My family's watching
the television I wanna tell them
I can't fucking stand them
need some meditation

Some cosmic intervention.
Track Name: Anxious Acid
Did you get what you wanted?
Cuz the look on your face is a portrait of disappointment

What are you hiding from?
You've done nothing wrong
Where are you trying to go?
You could've asked for more

Spitting up bits of chewed up food
the taste of desperation
Anxious Acid turns to puke
the stink of resignation, oh no
Oh not again.

I swallow, swallow, swallow, swallow
but it makes no difference at all
I try and try and try to figure out what's wrong
but it's all I can do just to hold on.

Spitting up bits of chewed up food
the taste of desperation
Anxious Acid turns to puke
the stink of resignation, oh no
Oh not again.