Footsteps Or Heartbeats

by Cu-Cu

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All songs written, performed & recorded by Miles George
August - December 2007 using an arrangement of voice, keyboards, percussion, ukulele and an alarm clock. All additional sound samples and loops provided by Garageband.
Miles would like to thank his entire family, his enormous circle of friends and everyone else that has taught him new things along the way.
Dedicated to the barbaric ritual of stupid teenage love.

Copyright © 2008 All Rights Reserved

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released February 23, 2008

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Cu-Cu Rochester, New York

Miles George, aka Cu-Cu, has been writing & recording songs since he was 10. From 2006 to 2017, Cu-Cu has written & recorded 6 full length albums, 2 EPs and a whole batch of throwaways. His integration of electronic pop and indie rock has made his music catalog diverse in many ways. He plays shows every now & then, but mainly plays for whoever's in the room at the time. ... more

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Track Name: State
I love you, but you love the state
I love you, but you love the state that you're in
That you're in
Track Name: The Giants
When the giants crumble, they turn into sand
They make the same mistakes as the everyday man
They know just what to say to a woman of praise
They know just what to say when life goes down the drain
When you feel the curtain rise and fall throughout the show
They’ll know just what to feel, they’ll know just what to know
You wanted to escape to a world of hate
You wanted to escape to a world of hate
And we’re just making up
You’re a giant in the dust
You’re a giant

When the giants crumble, they turn into sand
They make the same mistakes as the everyday man
You wanna kill a man, put a gun in his hand
You wanna kill a man, put a gun in his hand
You want the truth this time around
You’re a giant in the crowd
You’re a giant

And I’m so nervous about giving up
I’m so nervous about giving up
Track Name: Don't Be Scared
Don't be scared to call me wrong
I will run 'til the day I'm done
You don't have to be afraid of me
I'm just part of the family
Waking up until you're dead
Look for thoughts running in heads
No one has to wait around
For blood to be found upside down

Don't be scared to call me a friend
I am the enemy in your head
We don't have to talk that much
Not anything in common
But love is just a bitch, they say
No one has to wait that long
But I just had to wait that long
I just had to wait that long
Track Name: Give Yourself Away
You got naked
In the shower you sang songs about your mother
And the hours she possessed from you
You could not save her
From sewing up your skirt from the rain
And your mother will live in vain

I’m sorry about not calling you
You seemed so mad at the time
I’m so sorry I never called you
But what we were talking about was something so beautiful
You caught my eye
It was you

You got well
And your temperature dropped as I put you back
And you were sorry
For yelling at my face, calling me stupid
We got scared of our own bodies and our words
We weren’t talking
We were deaf and dumb again

You were not sure why you lied to me
We were caught in the rain for hours on end
We were talking about religion
Not sure why we agreed on the same things
We’re not different after all

I’m so sorry about for not calling you
Seemed that I was the one who cared
I was just religion-based and I couldn’t save you in the end
I did not read a word from your lips
(Give yourself away, give yourself away, give yourself away, give yourself away)
Track Name: IOU Iowa
I owe you Iowa more than anything else
You feel neglected when you're driving by yourself
And I think we're going crazy
I think we don't know anything else
And I think we're going crazy
I think we know nothing else

When the light is a cartoon house made of devils
And the cake is cut in front of your mother
She'll wanna take all religions
Pull 'em out of your soul
Never tell a story about your father and his toll
The swords he hung and the guns he bought
Were all part of your life
And you never knew until now
When you saw him hold the knife

And I think we're going crazy
I think theres nothing left
And I think we're going crazy
I think there's nothing left
Track Name: Mole
I put my dreams up for grabs
And take you to the laundromat
You clean your clothes, I’ll clean my brain
We’ll do it all over again
You put my notes down in a hole
And give them to me like I’m just a mole
When you read the words, I felt the sting
I can’t feel anything
You made me go blind and now I’m dead
You’ve got a spot hiding in my head
Hide the nuts and berries under the tree
I know you, and you know me

Maybe I’m sick, maybe I’m dead
I don’t know for sure, but I think I’m dead
In a fashion show, somewhere in Times Square
The lights will dim, and I’ll be there
When I dug the hole down in the soil
I felt like Jesus with a touch of tin foil
Hanging above Christmas trees and lights
Better than a fist fight
Now, I know I’m not dying but I know I’m unwell
I think I’m going straight to Hell
My nervousness overtakes my soul
I think I’ll dig another hole

I woke up in a dream where there was no love
I got to the point and I wounded the dove
And the hawk caught me talking and killed me there
I can’t take my sights anywhere
Track Name: Summertime Blues
You held a gun in your hand
You felt like you were God
You drove off to Maine to join the bomb squad
I was the last man out of the bank I guess
I grabbed the load, got it off of my chest
And I spoke to you a word I never spoke before
I told you I loved you even more
Than I did the year before
Even more than the recent war

It's summertime
I'm all alone
Track Name: Sleep On The Trampoline
Someone is waiting up for you
And I’m just the accident
You feel like letting go of me
You’re missing out on a big opportunity
Footsteps in the hall where we oppilate
Your dreaming of me takes so long to process

But you think it’s gonna be alright
Dancing out in front in plain light
Walk to work, you feel like you’re a jerk
Giving orders, waiting for the last hour to hit you
And no one’s gonna believe you when you say I need this
No one’s gonna take the fall for you

When I think you’re wrong, I think you’re right
When I think you’re wrong, I think you’re right
You wanna sleep on the trampoline
I wanna sleep on the trampoline
Track Name: Come To Greet Me
Come to greet me in the morning
Put on your best face
Come to greet me in the morning
Bring the sun with you on your back
Come to greet me in the morning
No one has to win the race
Come to greet me in the morning
You don’t have to pack
‘Cause it’s a long way back
It’s a long way back

Come to greet me in the winter
When the sun goes blind
Come to meet me in the springtime
When you won’t have to go back to bed
Come to greet in the long run
‘Cause I got way too much on my mind
Come to greet me in the New Year
‘Cause I won’t be back again
‘Cause it’s a long way back
It’s a long way back

Come to greet me by yourself
I’ll be sitting on the bathroom shelf
Scratching my head, wonder where time went
Think of all the funny things we often did
So many memories of this place
I want them to shine up on my face
And I can never ever ever ever ever ever ever go back
‘Cause it’s a long way back
It’s a long way back
Track Name: Tyrants
Sitting on the armory steps
Waiting for the sun to rise
I’m looking at my father’s hands
Grazing along the epic pines
I’m just rowing the boat
Of this conversation that goes nowhere

I’m waking up to heartbeats
I’m waking up to a dog
Snoring in his sleep
Clawing at the walls, shopping malls
Why is the world such a scary place to live
And why are the tyrants making jokes behind the walls?

I question myself too much
My heart is weak, my arms are strong
But I’m not worthy of
The love you tried to give me back
At your house
It was for free
I didn’t take it
I was too scared
I got too scared
Track Name: Knuckles White (Bonus Track)
Knuckles white
Looking right
I want you dead
I know you're fed
When I woke
I hardly spoke
I took all my fears
And put them in gear

There were little people
Standing on the circle
Waiting for a lifetime
Waiting for a lifetime
Taking over lightweight
Over lightweight
I'm driving a bus
I'm driving a bus down some stairs
With you

You think I'm wrong
I'm not sure where your heart belongs
Can you take me back to Wisconsin
Where I belong

You knuckles white
Our appetite
Will overpower us
We will run and run and run