Songs Of Happiness

by Yes Selma

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All vocals, guitars, pianos, keyboards, drums, jars, bowls, keys, bottles, beer can, banjos, gurgles, and blemishes by Yes Selma.

Artwork: Rayne O'May

Executive producer: Moe Hammond Media

in the grand hours of the morning
when the cars stop pushing
and the wars
are put on halt, you can sometimes
hear
the flowers weep

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released June 21, 2017

Recorded, arranged, and written by Chad Beattie

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Yes Selma Baltimore, Maryland

Yes Selma is the recording project of Chad Beattie.

"A world lit by a single bulb in an empty room." - Simon Lewis (Terrascope U.K.)
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none is exempt
of cum & womb
all is equal under love
rejoice!
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Track Name: Little Boy
I don't want to die
But If I ever do
I hope I die alone
Far away from you

I'm just a little boy
I'm just a little boy
In these big boy shoes

I don't ever want to die
But I don't want to live
Soon I'll pay the price
Got nothing more to give

I'm just a little boy
I'm just a little boy
In these big boy shoes
Track Name: Outer Space
When we were young you said
You wanted to travel to outer space
Well, that's a long way from home
And it's dark and it's lonely
And you don't know what you'll find
So you decided to take another path
You went to college, then to high school
And now you make a lot of money
But you hate your job
And you don't love your wife
And you wanna kill the kids
You wanna kill those fucking kids
So kill those fucking kids

You belong in outer space
You belong in outer space
Track Name: Noise Poem
I don't need the money
And I don't need the job
Living with no future
Twiddling my thumbs
I don't need your opinions
All of them are wrong
I got everything I want
I got nothing at all
I don't need television
I don't need your love
I don't need medication
And I don't need the drugs
I don't need your politics
And I don't need no clothes
I don't need the world
I'd rather be alone
Track Name: Rock & Roll Band
I'm in a rock & roll band
I'm in a rock & roll band
I do a lot of drugs
And I don't sleep at all
I beat my head into windows
I set my skin on fire
No one loves me cuz
I can't love myself

I'm in a rock & roll band
I'm in a rock & roll band
Track Name: Go Back
Go back to your former location
Go back to your hideaway nation
Leave me out of your decisions
Don't put me in your situations
Go back to your boyfriend's dreams
The ones that don't mean anything
He'll teach you how to rot
You're so young and he's not
Go back to your rundown hotel
Go back to your liquor and piss smell
Go back to early day TV
Go back to before you met me
Your boyfriend don't know how to live
He takes everything you give
He makes a chipped statue of you
Come back to me when he's all through
Track Name: Black River
The sky is a river
The river is black
Track Name: I Know
I know why the sun don't shine no more
And I know why you don't smile no more
And I know why the world is painful, so painful
And I know why the world is so evil, so evil

I know, well I know, that there ain't no where for me
And I know, yeah I know, that I am free
To go, yeah to go, nowhere. Anywhere
To go, yeah to go, somewhere. Everywhere
Track Name: Girl
Girl , I'm crazy about you
And every little thing that you do

Girl, I'm crazy about you
There's no one I'd rather be with than you

But I'm sorry I can't date you
My mind is a little unwell
I freak out at every family gathering
But I love the way your shampoo smells

Girl , I'm crazy about you
And every little thing that you do

Girl, I'm crazy about you
There's no one I'd rather be with than you

I'm sorry I can't take you to the movies
My mind is a little unwell
I don't know what's wrong exactly
I guess there's no real way to tell

I'm sorry I couldn't buy you flowers
I'm sorry I'm not interested in your parents
I'm sorry I drink until I black out
I'm sorry I tried to kiss your roommate
I'm sorry that I thought she was you
I'm sorry I know so little about you
I'm sorry I think you're beautiful

Girl , I'm crazy about you
And every little thing that you do

Girl, I'm crazy about you
There's no one I'd rather be with than you
Track Name: Empty
The coldness of your flesh
Tears right through me
Until there's nothing left
But an old hanged memory

Neck on a noose
Dangling legs, a turned over chair
Eyes bulging from the skull
In a world that never cared

A cold relation
Come too close and you will find
An unsolved equation
I won't conform to a state of mind

Tied to a cross
I see you for who you really are
Empty like me
But you're too blind to see
Track Name: Without You
You're always late
You're never on time
But you're always on
Somebody else's mind
Cuz you're not on mine
I'll make sure of that
I'll get real drunk
Real real drunk
And I won't tell you that it's
hard for me to breathe
Without you, without you
Track Name: Everyone's Looking At Me
Everyone's looking at me
I don't see them at all
They just won't leave me be
My back's against the wall
So I try to smile
Subside the fear
And hope after a a while
They all will disappear

Everyone's looking at me
I don't see them at all
Everyone's looking at me
I don't see them at all
Track Name: (Don't) Tell Me Why
Don't tell me why
Just close the goddamn door
Don't tell me why
I won't see you no more
Don't tell me why
You're leaving me to die
Don't tell me why
All I can do is cry

Now I'm alone
Everything is clear
The sun, the trees, the clouds
The sky, the morning dew

Don't tell me why
I'm sleeping on the floor
Don't tell me lies
I've heard them all before
Don't tell me why
I dream of you tonight
Don't tell me why
I don't wanna know

Now I'm alone
Everything is clear
The sun, the trees, the clouds
The sky, the morning dew