Sells Out

by Been Stellar

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BEEN STELLAR IS... Skyler Knapp, Dominic Gould, Sam Slocum, Michael Lynch, and Miles Camiener.

All songs recorded in Sam's attic from 2016-2017. All songs written and produced by Been Stellar.

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released June 16, 2017

SPECIAL thanks Rod Myers, Palmer Wells, Raina Soman, Victor Vartolas, and Josh Diamond.

SPECIAL SPECIAL thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Slocum

SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL thanks to all of our friends and families.

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Been Stellar Birmingham, Michigan

Indie rock band based in metro-detroit.

Miles Camiener, Dominic Gould, Skyler Knapp, Michael Lynch, and Sam Slocum.

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Track Name: Call of the Void
Wednesday night
A shallow height
A pinstripe blouse
A haunted house
She’s waiting for
An open door
A savings bond
Or Bokonon
Wednesday night
I tried to fly
Her friends will shout
“Burn down the house!”
This room’s a bore
Which way’s the door
She was a blonde
Just like her mom.

His mom’s not home
As if unknown
This room’s a mess
And there goes her dress
And the dog will bark but no one hears
It’s man’s best friend for sixteen years
Time flies when you’re having fun
She’s the moon and him the sun
She bats her eyes and he blinks his
She loves herself
And our minds are gone and my head hurts bad
I need advil, please, and I want my dad
x2

And I don’t know the time
And I don’t know how you feel
I won’t try to change your mind
I only care about my next meal
And I’m feeling lonely now
I’ll be feeling better soon
The more people in my house
The shorter the afternoon.

I’m sitting in a baby’s crib
Watching others pass me by
I realize that I’m no worse than all the people I despise
What does it mean, and how does it feel?
To have a foot in the void and the other in a field?
To have your mind in a house but your heart on a plane?
And a plane in your mind that drives you insane?

And I don’t know the time
And I don’t know how you feel
I won’t try to change your mind
I only care about my next meal
And I’m feeling lonely now
I’ll be feeling better soon
The more people in my house
The shorter the afternoon.
Track Name: Troubadour
A coin flips and hits the ground
Melted to the place where I
Realized your eyes were not so true but your alabi was true.
Yeah I never thought,
I’d fall so hard into nothing at all.
You’re nothing at all.
Yeah why do I need to have a home,
I just want to try bad things,
(like online shopping)
Michigan’s not the place for me anymore,
There’s nothing like another party store.
Jokingly choking me in the deep in of a pool
You’re not funny at all, you’re not funny at all.
No you’re not funny at all,
Please don’t drop the baseball,
No I was never that tall,
No I was never that small,
I can’t respond to that call,
Right when there’s nothing, I fall,
Go find your own bathroom stall,
Paintings hanging in a hall,
Did Vincent paint it for me?
Is it you that I see?
What’s wrong with the life that I lead?
I cannot grow without seeds.
I cannot sleep without sheets,
Actually I cannot sleep.
And I know it’s not the heat,
Because I cranked the AC.
And even with all these fancy hotel amenities,
I’ll never get out or even see what there would have been planned for me,
A tragedy.

I promise these words,
Don’t reflect who I am,
They come from some place,
That I don’t understand.
No I don’t understand,

WHY
WHY
WHY
Track Name: ...And the Sun Disappeared from the Sky
I can’t be like you
Oh yes I can.
I can’t see through you,
But oh yeah I do.
And friends cannot hurt you,
Yeah tell me again.
School’s just for eight years,
Never so quick.
Two years forward
And the sun’ll be gone.
Like a tired banker,
Biding his time.

You can’t crash a moving car without something to hit,
And I can’t run home without making sure I like it, yeah.
The more we try,
The less we get,
From me to you,
And you to him,
From him to her,
And her to us,
This place is like,
A high school bus.

All my friends,
Are starting to pretend,
And I’m left here all alone,
I’m calling my mom on the phone.

Weren’t you that person
Who gave me the cure.
I cannot trust it,
But your eyes are so pure.
Now I am lying
Face down on the road.
As soon as I call you
You said give me a day, I said it’s yesterday.
Tear out the pictures,
And the words are still there.
Just cause I’m unplugged,
Doesn’t mean I don’t care, I promise I care.
I’ve read all of these books,
And what have I gained?
Scalpels and labcoats,
Yeah I’m not myself.

All my friends,
Are starting to pretend,
And I’m left here all alone,
I’m calling my mom on the phone.
Track Name: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Soulless, like a ghost without intent
All I’ve got left is all of this regret.
And I’m racing with the clock,
To see who will be the first to stop.
I’m not sure what got in your mind this time around,
But have no doubt I flinch at every single sound I heard.
I’m not sure if I’d rather not have feelings like you,
Or be burdened with this massive amount of fear.

And I like when you say,
“Everything’s okay, but I don’t want you to stay”

Subtract the sum,
We’re one on one.
You’re not who you said you’d be.
With me, there’s no first times,
I’ve been driving all night,
You don’t have to,
I know you won’t,
I’m left alone,
It doesn’t even cross your mind.

Let’s steal that shopping cart,
And make some pseudo-art.
That’s all this life entails,
Sparks flying off the rails.
I wish I could speak in tongues,
Cause english air can’t please my lungs.
How can I prove I’m here,
If we’re on the same gear.

I wish I could.
I’d like to think it’s obvious,
Every moment spent between us.
Dying to turn into something,
Feeling like I’m made of nothing.
Thinking that looking is touching,
Sanity is slowly fading,
Why is dinner always waiting,
Not a race, I’m always racing.
New glasses cause mine are dirty.
My cousins are turning thirty.
Am I making any sense cause I feel like I am so senseless.
We can keep on talking like this,
In my car where no one sees us.
In my heart, the world’s in pieces.
In the world, my heart’s meaningless.

I never had so much trouble filling my car with gas.
The pump was frozen, more frozen than my hand.
The gas station was decrepit, fissures in every corner.
Maybe these cracks will keep expanding,
So far from one edge of the earth to the other.
Maybe that’s where you’ll be,
Maybe that’s where I’ll find you.

Subtract the sum,
We’re one on one.
You’re not who you said you’d be.
With me, there’s no first times,
I’ve been driving all night,
You don’t have to,
I know you won’t,
I’m left alone,
It doesn’t even cross your mind.
Track Name: Motherboard Waltz
I don’t see you anymore,
I don’t know why.
Track Name: Kamikazes
I was just waking up like I hadn’t slept at all,
And you’ll take away my safety net before I even fall,
Let’s go swimming like we did on that one NYE,
Let’s burn up in the sky like a kamikaze.
You took of my dog’s tags and you set my dog free,
And I’ve made all this empty space for these things I’ll never need,
Just give me something more, and I’ll never ask again,
You’re hiding every paycheck but then begging me for rent.

I need something more but you won’t hear me!
(You’re not hearing me, start listening please.)
x2

Give me what I want and I’ll stop asking!
(You’re not hearing me, start listening please.)
x2

What was going through my head,
When you told me you were done?
Like a city full of hearts,
And a heart that’s filled with blood.
Kamikazes in my brain.

Let’s take turns jumping on each other's backs,
Even if you don’t like me, I’m singing you this track,
And the ocean’s only deep when you’re on a sinking ship,
And I want to love you like Karl Marx would like to flip,
The paradigm and keys and dimes that you know you’ll never need,
In your cup holder, that’s where I’d like to feed.
This man and his forgotten plans,
I never thought I’d sing about your caps and useless cans.

What was going through my head,
When you told me you were done?
Like a city full of hearts,
And a heart that’s filled with blood.
Kamikazes in my brain.
Make me feel like I’m insane.
Ships passing in the night.
And all the shit that’s on my mind.
Track Name: Ice-Nine
My name is written on the floor,
Painted in white like wedding decor.
I didn’t break down ‘till I was alone,
‘Cause the subject at hand always hit home.
Contact is what I can’t take.
It’s the thought I had the thinking can’t shake.

Shadows on the side of a cave,
He’s a saint but acts like a slave.
Come up to the light, my friend.
Short term pain for long term ends.

A second away you will say,
“Bring it on a silver plate”,
See, people want things to remain
The way the stood there yesterday.
We’re driving blindly in the rain,
My future self has cut the breaks,
And to the north, we’ll always pray
For snowfall in the month of May.

I’ll walk through my old school.
Diving into Carsten’s pool.
By the water’s edge I was feeling alone,
But they told me to stay, so I didn’t go home.
Contact is what I can’t take.

Contact is what I can’t take.

Nothing was the same, but it’s all of me to blame,
I jumped back in the pool and it felt just like a like.
Ice-Nine, come take me away.

Why’d you go, and why’d I stay,
Why die wide eyed looking my way?
It’s easier if I just say,
You are a part of yesterday.
From all the notes you sent my way,
I’ve learned the truth to my dismay,
This world won’t shine, it’s like a ray,
Reality is shadow’s play.
A second away you will say,
“Bring it on a silver plate”,
See, people want things to remain
The way the stood there yesterday.
We’re driving blindly in the rain,
My future self has cut the breaks,
And to the north, we’ll always pray
For snowfall in the month of May.
Track Name: Sells Out
Hours after I was after hours after hours when you paced in the snow,
Head high but down low.
I’m reading every novel to replace with twelfth apostle,
Yeah this one god above, fits your soul like a glove.
Yeah, don’t tell me it’s all okay when we both know it’s my birthday,
You wouldn’t lie,
I want to stay blind.
I can feel it on my skin,
It wrinkles cause I’m giving in,
I’ve seen this before,
The raven came for Lanore.

I’d tell you if you were getting fat.
My hair is shaved, but I always wear a hat.
And I told you were changing but I want you to stay the same,
Yeah I’m changing too, but I just can’t bleach the stain.

Give me a minute to think this through.
What will I be like without you?
I’m just trying not to sell out.
I want to change but I just don’t know how.

Finish high school without regret,
To start college, I’m deep in debt.
781, I won’t forget.
Your tears will fall,
My path is set,
No I don’t mean to be like this,
It’s not what I meant,
That’s not what I said.

Hold the door,
Wait for me,
While I set the alarm and hide the key.
Over the land,
Beneath the sea,
Fate will bond both you and me.

Collectively we watch the rain,
You ask my answer, I abstain.
Together we’ll feign satirical pain.
There’s a problem with this feeling,
Always something I’m concealing.
Guess that’s okay,
I’ll do it anyway.

Give me a minute to think this through.
What will I be like without you?
I’m just trying not to sell out.
I want to change but I just don’t know how.
I’m feeling but I’m not feeling true.
I sold out and I don’t know what to do.
Track Name: Kira (Skyler's Skeleton)
I’m driving home,
Thinking about every line you ever wrote.
Sometimes it gets to be too much.
When won’t I need this crutch?
What if my shoe slips under the break,
Or the fog on the glass puts my life at risk?
I’ll never find the words to say,
Or have the chance to rip up this page.
Run up the stairs turn on the light and amp.
What I feel and what I say never overlap.
I’m trying to live out the perfect backstory,
So I can describe our love like Morrissey.

One more dance tonight,
One more line to write,
One more dark cartoon,
One more tablespoon.

(Deep within my room,
One more tablespoon,
Tell me it’s alright,
And I’ll turn off the lights.)

The more I think about calming down,
The more I think about trying to sleep.
Realize I cannot stop this train.
My thoughts are more than what you dream.
But you know I don’t have a clue,
So I’ll just take all of this as true.
And so I thank you for the help.
Read a chapter, then put it back on the shelf.

I think I think too much,
I think you’re wearing blush,
I think I stole that line,
I know I stole that line.
And you know I think that’s fine.
Come to me in a dream,
Tell me what you mean,
I’m jealous you believe.

Sometimes I wish that I’d met you 14 years before.
Your parents at the store, and me at your front door.
Though I can’t drive, I realize when my feelings are ignored.
It’s always true.
But I’d feel like shit for you.

The lights pressed up against the wall,
Bleed on the white that lines the hall.
There you stand, your eyes ablaze.
Reflect the fire that blocks my way
What’s a knife without a sheath?
A lighthouse built to be beneath
The sand that stands for me to form
Glass that hides you from the storm.

Sometimes I wish that I’d met you 14 years before.
Your parents at the store, and me at your front door.
Though I can’t drive, I realize when my feelings are ignored.
It’s always true.
Track Name: Teenaged
I’ve known the same people my whole life.
I’ve seen them change as we get bigger.
Like I saw the girl who had the best cursive,
Walking upstairs with an alcoholic incentive.
I saw the boy who once ate a spider,
Offer that same girl his green lighter.
The other light that he used to need nightly,
Has been unplugged and donated to the salvation army,
Or stuffed in a box in his basement,
With the other things that no longer have placement.
I’ve known the same people my whole life,
I’ve seen them change as we get older.

Why am I acting so old?
I hate this state of mind.
Why do I feel so incomplete?
Why can’t I find my baby teeth?

It feels like our names have different meanings.
And for years to come they’ll keep changing.
I wish I could just hum for the rest of this song,
‘Cause talking about getting older just feels wrong.
But these words have got to come out of my mouth.
I can’t be a kid when my parents go south.
I can’t be a kid if I get a career.
I can’t be a kid if I ever grow a beard.
I can’t be a kid if I have thoughts like these.
And I can’t be a kid if I’m taller than my dad.