Dull Life

by Clap Clap Riot

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    New Album 'Dull Life' on limited edition 12" vinyl. Produced/Mixed by Tom Healy (Tiny Ruins/Popstrangers)

    Track-listing:
    1. Rising In The Street
    2. Tired Of Getting Old
    3. Help Me
    4. Dull Life
    5. Arrows In The Night
    6. Four Hands

    7. Crickets In The Grass
    8. Curtis Pickett
    9. Better Then You
    10. Perfect Man
    11. Old Man Living

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    'Dull Life' 12" Vinyl and 'Nobody/Everybody' 12" White Vinyl Bundle. Receive both albums for a discounted price

    Track-listing 'Dull Life'
    1. Rising In The Street
    2. Tired Of Getting Old
    3. Help Me
    4. Dull Life
    5. Arrows In The Night
    6. Four Hands
    7. Crickets In The Grass
    8. Curtis Pickett
    9. Better Than You
    10. Perfect Man
    11. Old Man Living

    Track-listing 'Nobody/Everybody':
    1. Nobody
    2. I Don't
    3. Cold As Ice
    4. Sweet Patricia
    5. All About The Weather
    6. Keep Me Up All Night

    7. Everybody
    8. Ask My Girl
    9. Out Of Here
    10. Good Friends
    11. I'm Sorry
    12. Once Again

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released April 28, 2017

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Track Name: Rising In The Street
I can't feel the beat
It’s like we’ve always been overtired
Rising in the street
Alone

Well I could hope the night
Would give in to me over time
I’ll catch you in-between
Our love

We’re looking at the night come over
It feels like I’m stuck inside a dream
but even when you’re moving closer

Well you’ll never see
What I want to give to you
What I want to give to you

I can never sleep
While the switch has been left alive
Caught between the sheets
Tonight

Well passing through my head
is the only place you could be
It's oh so bittersweet
Each time

We’re looking at the night come over
It feels like I’m stuck inside a dream
but even when you’re moving closer

Well you’ll never see
What I want to give to you
What I want to give to you
What I want to give to you tonight
What I want to give to you
Track Name: Tired Of Getting Old
Dust is settling on the ground well that’s just life
Mirror facing an old man in a young disguise
Caught me staring, a stranger I don’t recognize
But all I really want to know is that there’s more than this

Could it be something better is out there?
Maybe i’m at the end
Should it be something better is out there?
I’m just tired of getting old

Morning sunshine, brush my teeth and hide away
Daily mail, more bad news to start the day
In my car I take the most convenient way
Still all I really want to know is that there’s more to this

Could it be something better is out there?
Maybe i’m at the end
Should it be something better is out there?
I’m just tired of getting old

Restless children rushing in between my legs
Kitchen living slipping on scrambled eggs
Realise that there’s nothing to my dream that’s left
And all I really want to know is that there’s more to this

Could it be something better is out there?
Maybe i’m at the end
Should it be something better is out there?
I’m just tired of getting old
Track Name: Help Me
Help me, I just can’t keep up the pace
Help me, running early walk in late
Help me, drag myself across the line
Help me, I keep losing every time
Help me, I’ve been sleeping sleeplessly
Help me, there comes a time to up and leave

Take me…

To San Francisco
The quiet life
Back in San Francisco
Where only I can let me down

Help me, I’m barely hanging on the line
Help me, slowly swinging from the wire
Help me, watch me piss away my life
Help me, keeping moving all the while
Help me, I’m escaping from the crowd
Help me, when you call I won’t be around

It’s all I need
A sunny morning and a gentle breeze
It’s all I need
A slower life below the trees
Track Name: Dull Life
Spent the day
Lying round
Endless waiting
For the phone to sound

A blurriness of
Common sense
It’s Time to switch to
Another lense

PRE-CHORUS
Those fantasies might
Help you out
But reality is bearing down

I think this dull life’s here to stay
Spending my week stuck on repeat
It’s another wasted year once again
And I can’t quite get the feeling out of my mind
Let those dreams go running away
Up into the clouds
Oh they’re up in the clouds and this dull life’s here to stay

Another call
Another clue
Well I can’t get
My life to suit

This repetition
Is comforting
A missing person
Lies within
Track Name: Arrows In The Night
Arrows in the night
It’s been a long time coming
Letting up the fight
To stem the flooding

Now I know that I can make it from here
Smiling all the way to the exit
I never needed you to save my soul
It’s alright

Filling up a case
It’s been a long time coming
Given up the taste
Left that water running

Arrows in the night
It’s been a long time coming
Knowing that I tried
happier with nothing

And I never needed you to save me
And I never needed you it’s alright
And I never needed you to save my soul it’s alright.
Track Name: Four Hands
Starting to break you down
Pushing you to the side
Who are you meant to be now you’ve reset most of your life

I’ve been twisting my neck
You've been catching the light
Seems you and I will be stuck here forever

Cause I, Cause i’m just, i’m just slipping away from you

Conversation is dead
But we’re still keeping alive
There’s nothing left here to talk through cause we don’t see eye to eye

Bury my head in the sand
While you continue to drive
Moving along but we’re stuck here forever

Cause I, Cause i’m just, i’m just slipping away from you

And I want you to know
why i’m never calling
With my phone in my hand
I just keep on stalling
I can’t put into words
how i’m always feeling
Four hands on the wheel
And none of them are steering

Cause I, Cause i’m just, i’m just slipping away from you
Track Name: Crickets In The Grass
Screaming out
Like you’ve got some different thing to say
Moving out
You’ve been trying tell me I’m the same

Could it be that they don’t want to listen
Could it be that they just want a change
Should’ve been at that breakfast on the weekend
Like everyone

Crickets in the grass
They’re all just the same
Grab yourself a number
And go join in the crowd

Hanging out
We could try something wild
Call me lazy
You might think I’m just a child

Could it be that I don’t want to listen
Could it be that I just want a change
I should’ve be there jumping in the deep end
Like everyone


For you and me
No i won’t change a thing
For you and me
No i won’t change a thing
For you and me
No i won’t change a thing
You don’t have to wait
Everything is the same
Track Name: Curtis Pickett
Calling Curtis Pickett
Man in Hollywood
Pushing 43 in a twenties neighbourhood
Moved down from Chicago
Where he should’ve stayed
Chased the dream of dreamers, a real life runaway

He’s got another bill to pay
Been living on the run forever
Should realize that it’s over
Still he keeps trying

Starring in the background
Lying on his side
Working on not moving helps to keep you dignified
Write another bio
Fabricate a life
Nothing more to add in now your life has passed you by

Still he keeps trying…

Calling Curtis Pickett
Please pick up your phone
He’s moved in to the real world and just left a dial tone
Track Name: Better Than You
The writing stands on the ceiling
Watching tides like nothing’s going to change 
Standing still’s got me thinking
To throw overboard the hard times
It must be that much better than you

Hard times, blood flies, 
Ten times your life disappeared right at your feet
Let down, each week, 
It’s a repeat your throat is burning way down deep

The writing stands on the ceiling
Watching tides like nothing’s going to change 
Standing still’s got me thinking
To throw overboard the hard times
It must be that much better than you

Change means, pipe dreams
Just try breathe, keep your cool and take a seat
All the hard times, and the good times
It’s about right life’s up there upon the beat

The writing stands on the ceiling
Watching tides like nothing’s going to change 
Standing still’s got me thinking
To throw overboard the hard times
It must be that much better than you

Well you know that you've gone and let me down almost every single day
But I’m trying hard just to fix my heart so it won’t happen again
So I’ll take each piece and I’ll clean it up and I slowly re-arrange
Throw overboard the hard times
It must be that much better than you
Track Name: Perfect Man
I’m stuck in the sinking sand from my neck down to my heal
you tell me that i can stand up but i don’t think that i will
I’m up on another planet while you’re sitting in the room
its just the beginning and its harder than I thought

Leave me forever and ever
Trust me its not getting better
I’m not a man of perfection
But I try 

I’m here if you need a shoulder or a voice that’s black and white 
I know that you won’t mind waiting while the TV’s on tonight 
Time spent on your own pet project and its shaping real nice
It’s nothing personal but it’s blocking out the light

Leave me forever and ever
Trust me its not getting better
I’m not a man of perfection
But I try 
Track Name: Old Man Living
Old man living
People start to think he’s lost
Time went missing
Looks for memories long forgot

He’s been lying in his bed
Just waiting for his time to come
Restless in his head
Cause she was his only one
Now he’s been looking for the way out
Just can’t find where it is
The right side of his bed, on his own

Old Man Living
No more time to fill this gap
Just keep on wishing
You just try to stay intact

He’s been lying in his bed
Just waiting for his time to come
Restless in his head
Cause she was his only one
Now he’s been looking for the way out
Just can’t find where it is
The right side of his bed, on his own

Now he’s been looking for the way out
Just can’t find where it is
The right side of his bed, on his own

On his own