My New Obsession

by I Voted For Kodos

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released March 19, 2006

Rick Bisenius - vocals, synth, piano, trombone, alto sax
Lee Gordon - guitar, mellophone, backing vocals
Tyler Christensen - guitar, backing vocals
Ross Gilliland - bass
Troy Reichenberger - drums

additional guitar on tracks 6 & 9 by Dan Wean
programming on track 1 by Jon Wohl

Recorded by Manny Sanchez, Mark Berlin, and Mike Hari at Gravity Studios, Chicago, IL in January-February 2005.

Mixed by Sean O'Keefe at Gravity Studios, Chicago, IL in February 2005.

Art work by Marky Hladish

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Track Name: Turn the Radio On
Telling your life story across the radio waves

Lock yourself in your room
‘cause nothing’s going right this year
make sure that stereo’s loud
it’ll be just like I’m right here

I won’t give up on this, ‘cause it’s what makes me happy
And now you can’t resist because it makes you happy

When you turn the radio on you’ll hear me sing to you
No one else understands you quite the way I do
When you turn the radio on you’ll repeat every word that I say
Telling your life story across the radio waves

Before you drowned out this ocean
I think that you should leave this room
Get in your car and drive to the city
Go anywhere that you hear my voice
And hope I’ll be there…

What can I do?
I’d do anything for a girl like you
I’d do anything for a girl like you
I’ll tell you lies if you tell me that you’re listening

When you turn the radio on you’ll hear me sing to you
No one else understands you quite the way I do
When you turn the radio on you’ll repeat every word that I say
Telling your life story across the radio waves
Track Name: Never Go Home
So did anybody tell you?
It looks like we got let down
and I don't know if you even care
but I just thought you might, 'cause you were there
You know what I say about it
I know you say that I say too much
but don't try to tell me I was wrong
when I told you that you're going to look back
you'll look back

I won't think about it this time
we'll get by 'cause we'll never go home and
I won't think about it this time
we'll get by….

So now you're turning on the radio
turn it up, and we'll sing real loud
do you remember that song that we used to play?
we wrote about this town, it seems like it was yesterday
you know what I think about her
I know you think that I think too much
I can't believe that a week from now
you'll close your eyes and you'll feel just fine
just fine

I won't think about it this time
we'll get by 'cause we'll never go home and
I won't think about it this time
we'll get by, we'll get by

On that night when we were driving home
In Colorado, I could hear you breath
Tempers flared and tempers flaring
I never wanted anything so bad

We'll get by, we'll get by
Track Name: Friday Night Lights Out
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah

I don’t know a damn thing about you
But I’m coming through to infect your stereo
I’ve been waiting here to give you a message
I’ve been waiting inside here to get your attention, yeah

I see you making eyes
You make them almost as poorly as I make excuses
I’ve got a guarantee and twenty thousand uses
A life time warranty and twenty thousand uses, yeah

Relax, ‘cause you’re turning me on

You’ve got me in your room
Between your printed sheets and your Tori Amos poster
It’s okay ‘cause I think I’ve done this before
It’s okay honey, I’ve done this before, yeah

Relax, ‘cause you’re turning me on
Track Name: These Scars Won't Heal Themselves
Bright eyes, maybe you ought to take this down
Or keep doing all the things that make you happy
While I’m bleeding on the ground
Like the sky that night (the sky that night)
Seen from the lake was turning red
Like the blood that’s running from my head
I should have run away, I should have just run away

This is the way you break my heart
This is the way you break my heart
No one bleeds as much as I do
Cut myself to feel just like you
This is the way you break my heart
This is the way you break my heart
Wrap this cloth around my face ‘cause
These scars won’t heal themselves

What would you do if I cut you?
I want you to feel something that feels like I do
You’d probably just stand there
Stand there and stare at me with your blue eyes, and
Now I know just what to do
I’ll draw a line through me and you
I’ll draw a line through me and you, and
Hope that your hands can’t find the matches

This is the way you break my heart
This is the way you break my heart
No one bleeds as much as I do
Cut myself to feel just like you
This is the way you break my heart
This is the way you break my heart
Wrap this cloth around my face ‘cause
These scars won’t heal themselves

And in the dream I had
I felt the blood with my own hands was cold
I never really meant to hurt you (I never really meant to hurt you)
I never really meant to….(never meant to, ever hurt you)
Yeah
Track Name: Radio Love Song
There’s this girl that I met at school
Not the one I go to but the one that’s cool
With most girls I have no fear
But she looks just like Britney Spears
If I had her number I could call her up
Tried to write a song but my band still sucks
Guess my only shot is to call the station
I hope she owns a radio

Just one kiss, is my request
Send it off to you, with the weekly hits
A long distance dedication
My heart to yours, straight to number one

Couldn’t find Kasem so we’re calling up Daly
There’s no doubt that some day he’s going to play me
Our on-line totals hit 53
standing right next to NFG
Still this girl that I can’t stop thinking
She’s SE so I better stop drinking
She thinks we’ve sold out
I wonder if she’s seen my video

Just one kiss, is my request
Send it off to you, with the weekly hits
A long distance dedication
My heart to yours, straight to number one
Track Name: Please Die in a Fire
All I’ve ever really wanted was to hear this song on the radio, and
I really thought that you’d understand
but every time we’d see you you’d just hold out your hand
and it’s not like we make a whole lot of money
but you took our cds and charged us a fee
then you disappeared on me
so I say

I hope you die in a fire
And the smoke fills up your lungs until you fucking choke
And the last thing that you’ll see is a silhouette of me
Laughing at you as you die
‘cause I fucking hate you

You never really wanted us to be here
Are we just another one you stepped on?
Are we just like everyone you stepped on?
And it’s not like we make a whole lot of money
It’s not like we make a whole lot of money
Or drive fancy cars, or smash our guitars
‘cause we can’t afford to
so I say

I hope you die in a fire
And the smoke fills up your lungs until you fucking choke
And the last thing that you’ll see is a silhouette of me
Laughing at you as you die
‘cause I fucking hate you

How does it feel when they burn you?
And the smoke it stings ‘til you claw out your own eyes
And you die
Track Name: You're My Favorite
Every time I see you, my thoughts turn to that night
When I held your hand in mine, and I looked into your eyes
And everything just felt right
Do you think about me the way I think about you?
These are all the things I wonder when I can’t sleep in my room
And if I could just close my eyes, I know I’d see you soon

Will you still be here, when the summer finds its end
If I talk to you in August will we still pretend that we’re just friends
That we’re just friends

I still remember the first time I made you laugh
The way you looked at me and everything it was
Got into my car and drove for hours just to see you
Just because

Will you still be here, when the summer finds its end
If I talk to you in August will we still pretend that we’re just friends
That we’re just friends

My heart won’t learn

“She wrote me a letter and she sent me her picture
now I miss her.”
Would you notice if these words were about you?
If I told you the meaning, would you still have no feeling?

Will you still be here, when the summer finds its end
If I talk to you in August will we still pretend that we’re just friends
That we’re just friends
Track Name: Wishful Thinking in Fourth Period
I wanna be your hooded sweatshirt
Wrap me around you when it’s cold outside
And I wanna be your favorite mix tape
Pop me in and drive around all night

I wanna be your rock star fantasy
Hang my poster up on your wall
And I wanna be your total request line
Stay up late and give me a call

Oh baby I’m hooked on you
And all the something that you’re pushing me through
And there’s no length that I wouldn’t go to
Oh honey just to be with you

I wanna be your reality television
Hope you’ll call up and vote me on
And I wanna be your transistor radio
Turn me up when I play your favorite song
I wanna be your collector forty-five
Spin me around until you like what you hear
Be my A-side and I’ll always be beside you
Turn me on at night and you’ve got nothing to fear

Oh baby I’m hooked on you
And all the something that you’re pushing me through
And there’s no length that I wouldn’t go to
Oh honey just to be with you
Track Name: Sherrie's Song
Do you really want to go outside?
it's so cold out there
wouldn't you rather spend the night?
I'll keep you warm, in here........

Laying here next to you, your skin on my skin
wouldn't you rather pretend that this night doesn't have to end?
and I, I'll take you home in the morning
I promise I swear
In the morning, I'll take you home

but maybe you'll stay
maybe you will stay
maybe you'll stay, with me


To wake up next to you and watch you sleeping
is all I want right now, is all I want right now
and I know I can't keep you, and this night has to end
but if we just hold on to tonight, if we just never fall asleep

maybe this won't end
maybe this won't end
maybe this night, won't end

If we hold on to tonight, then maybe this won't end
If we never fall asleep, then maybe this won't end
Then maybe this won't end
Then maybe this won't end
Then maybe this night, won't end
Track Name: Three Days 'til Rome
She’s been looking over at me all day
tried to think of something to say
But I just can’t make it right
And she’s been following me everywhere
I can see the sunlight shining in her hair
Long after darkness has fallen

She was waiting by the door when I showed up at three AM
She said “I waited for you.”

We’ll make it home tonight, she’ll make it right
Three days ‘til Rome we’ll make it home
Three days ‘til Rome we’ll make it home

Sorry if I seem a little tired from
All the time that we spent in the van
But I never learned how to say “no”
Lee told me to let it go
And save the story until we’re back out on the road

She was sleeping on the bed when I showed up at three AM
She said “I waited for you.”

We’ll make it home tonight, she’ll make it right
Three days ‘til Rome we’ll make it home
Three days ‘til Rome we’ll make it…….

I found a note sitting by the phone when I showed up at three AM
It said “I waited for you.”
Track Name: Perfecting the Art of Persuasion
Picked up the paper today, just like any other day
But today I got more news than I was expecting
And Blondie wasn’t as funny today, ‘cause it said that you had gone away
On the hand written note that was scrawled from Peanuts to Ziggy

and I don’t want to fix your heart, when everything falls apart on you
And I don’t want to be the one who you come crawling back to

What did he say, what did he say that changed your mind?
What did he say, what did he say that changed your…

So I sit by myself perfecting the art of persuasion
And all my plants and my dog have agreed to follow me
Now I could try to convince you, or I could try to convince myself
That everything happens for a reason

But I don’t want to play that part, ‘cause I’ll just end up like you
And I don’t want to be the one who you come crawling back to

What did he say, what did he say that changed your mind?
What did he say, what did he say that changed your…