Winter Break

by David F. Bello

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released January 1, 2005

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David F. Bello New York

I sing for The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die. This is my solo project.

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Track Name: Take Two
you can call this take 2
but im not sure
what went wrong with the first
i think i found out
i left out
a phrase in the 2nd verse
but nevermind
its not important
i dont mind mistakes
just go back
to the first try
and never press erase

i need to start writing again
or else
i need to start thinking abt
what ill say

i cant wait for take 3
should be better
should blow away 1 and 2
but anything would
its not like
im rhyming in this song anymore
do do do
that was the part
i forgot
sorry about messing it up
Track Name: Prison Women
incarcerated angel, lady courageous
you get this little bit of pure sunshine
for a u.s. postage stamp (i like to drink unusual beers)
cheaper than a dinner date

i will answer all letters
i am excited about a new life

id quit smoking if i ever thought
the fact that i would live any longer
would make any difference to you

close my eyes while im tracing the line
of the odd curvature of your spine
in the way i use your hands as handles
navigating through the cuts on your ankles

id quit smoking if i ever thought
you would see my dying a long a painful
death from cancer as something bad

i want to line your insides
with the imprint of my veins
i am an orchid
in boots and levis

id have quit smoking if i ever thought
i would ever look forward to the extra
years at the end of my life
Track Name: Catholic Schools Week
ive been covering the same
lyrical ground since birth
saying that i feel like the loneliest
little boy on earth
and the only options that i see
dont look so very pretty

i believe women should have the right to choose!
and accepting those consequences:
i accept that i will lose
im dying to meet new people
im gauranteed to hate
and to leave a bad impression
on a friend i asked to date

you might as well have sent me
to an all-boys academy
because all the girls here that like me
are taken or queer
and apparently
its none of my business
which

the owl's question is ringing through my ears
it better get itself answered in the next four years
im getting closer to the carrot on a rope
but im always let down by my friend hope
Track Name: Fickle, Fickle, Fickle
on the lawn before the watch
on the grass under your crotch
beneath the blanket and the earth
what im thinking im not sure
i could leave or i could move
burning paths and setting grooves
finding nothing on the way
i dont know what job to take

undecided
ill wait until the answer bites my nails
undeclared
ill let your hair down in subway rails
and if you call to me now, its too late

if i learn all i can read
then ill make the money i will need
to feed the children we will have
or just a retriever or a lab
in a house in the suburbs near
a bigger city that we can fear
when we dance in clubs downtown
well get home at 3am somehow

outside lights, smoking in cars
collect the smell of empty bars
and watch them fill for lack of
people in the pictures on its walls
Track Name: I Want you to be there when I Die
my dear, you know ill always love you
i know this may sound trite
but when i see other girls
in college i just might
remove the jewelry you made
out of paper, ink, and stones
to sleep with other girls
when im too lonely to think of you at home

i assume after all this fun and good times
someday ill get tired
i will need some safety net
for whenever i retire
i want to be there when you die

when my hair turns to white
and i choose to settle down
ill send the letter i will write
and come back to town
and i pray youll still be there
to keep my yearbook warm
we can live in my childhood home
where our children, too, will be born

but i grew up where the mall is now
in '97 as a result of business decisions made
on top of that, youve got a child on the way
and your new boyfriend has already got one in the first grade
i want to be there when he dies

my friends, theyve all left
its just me and my collapse
ive been meaning to call you sometime
between my naps
ive missed you all these years
when i moved you even cried
and as my heart beats for the last time
i want you, here, at my side

im starting to lose sight
i doubt ill last the night
i want you be here when i die

i want you to there when i die
Track Name: Sugarplums (Pt. 1)
my dear, you know ill always love you
i know this may sound trite
but when i see other girls
in college i just might
remove the jewelry you made
out of paper, ink, and stones
to sleep with other girls
when im too lonely to think of you at home

i assume after all this fun and good times
someday ill get tired
i will need some safety net
for whenever i retire
i want to be there when you die

when my hair turns to white
and i choose to settle down
ill send the letter i will write
and come back to town
and i pray youll still be there
to keep my yearbook warm
we can live in my childhood home
where our children, too, will be born

but i grew up where the mall is now
in '97 as a result of business decisions made
on top of that, youve got a child on the way
and your new boyfriend has already got one in the first grade
i want to be there when he dies

my friends, theyve all left
its just me and my collapse
ive been meaning to call you sometime
between my naps
ive missed you all these years
when i moved you even cried
and as my heart beats for the last time
i want you, here, at my side

im starting to lose sight
i doubt ill last the night
i want you be here when i die

i want you to there when i die
Track Name: Violins (Pt. 2)
i stay in hotels every night
so you wont find me
i am invisible
Track Name: Drag the River
dont drink that much medicine
if you dont feel like throwing up
if you die with your head on my pillow
ill consider myself blessed with luck

i could never dispose of your body
i want to save it in my home
in a room we reserved for
our first baby when hes grown

i was out with my friends drinking
on the night that they found your body
with your backpack still on your shoulders
holding everything that you stole from my family

i wish i had been at the river
when the search party had ceased
surely not with the dogs in the forest
or the missing persons police

with the sunscreen still in my nostrils
and your lisptick still drawn on my glasses
ill apologize to your brother
he can have the books from all of my classes

the sounds from your back porch
wont trip me up anymore
i just need to see the mess off
the clothes splilled on your bedroom floor
Track Name: You Still Live here
i can still smell you in my living room
i still find hairs on the couch
my phone still rings occasionally
and i still get your coat when i go out

i can still smell you in the fireplace
i still find bone in the ashes
when i sleep with my head on the floor
after each day passes
Track Name: Rubberneck
the ony way ill
sketch your profile
is in a shadowbox
because i cant see what
you like look, but
i trust my rocks

pasty old white
even though i might
i know not to forsake
a face like aspirin
never sacharinne
but you can cure my headache

you can read my numbers
if you deal out
a fresh deck
spell out my accident
if you stare down
and rubberneck

when you stay here
im an engineer
but i wanted to play guitar
but then i signed up
you amde your mind up
and i bought us a brand new car

be my marge simpson
while i unfasten
your new black bra
the back of your couch
youre a red carpet!
and youll be my downfall
Track Name: Yukon
im planning on writing more songs about you
im planning on making good use of that dusty guitar in my room
im gonna buy a car, im getting away
im goign to canada soon
and im never coming back, no, im never coming back to you

im planning on breaking some heads when i get up north
i heard rumors that youre planning on taking over
the government is scared, you cut off all your hair
i cant let the keys get lost in the gears
im coming back for you, im coming back after all these years

years passed, years passed
and im not gonna break
the rules i set when i left

im planning on shooting myself in the head when i return
and screaming every lyric like the letters make my teeth burn
im breaking all my rules, im taking myself out
im turning back on everything that im all about
im killing myself if you wont come back with me

im done, i quit
i know im done with this
ive finished something that wasnt at all what i started
Track Name: Burning Plastic Fumes
(instrumental)
Track Name: Farewell Earth
let us see the graves of our fathers
so that we may rise up just like them one day
let us die in the fields like our fathers
and they can burn our bodies away

so my son wont have to believe
there some spot of land that ill never leave
that he must find before he leaves his home
and mother dies of the plague

because a tomb is only a resting place
where our bodies rot and take up space
and our souls prepare for flight
and say "goodnight to the world"

well, our hearts burst out in plastic
and our feet break away from the weight
see our hearts burst out in public
i heard the view is great

from the balconies over the streets
where the kings and queens, troops, armies, and fleets
watch from safety where no one can see
through the thick layer of dirt

throw my body from the side
of the ship im riding whenever i may die
on the voyage to whatever distant land
id rather flost forever than be buried in sand

farewell, earth! you have treated me well, but now i must go