Long Name, Short EP

by Evan Wardell

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A small selection of songs written and recorded over the course of a year or so chronicling the trials and tribulations of a couple of 20 something deadbeats living in the city.

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released January 12, 2014

Written and recorded by Evan Wardell with vocals from Lucy Mayhew. Album art by Lucy Mayhew.

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Evan Wardell San Francisco, California

Evan Wardell is an SF based musician, songwriter, and audio engineer. His music blends vitriolic passion with meandering psychedelia into a soup of poppy, hook laden indie rock that seeks to understand just what makes it's creator tick.

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Track Name: Medical Mechanica
Stranded out on 6th and Mission
Man I gotta find my way home
Walk it on up to Union Square
Where no one ever feels alone
Then I take the train out to the beach
Where everything's on fire
Everyone I know and their brother's there
Man I can't get much higher

Rockin that city tone
Rockin that city tone
Rockin that city tone
Rockin that city tone

Waking up on a Saturday
Like 3 in the afternoon
Walked half the damn city last night
Man shouldn't have left so soon
Started the day off in the park
And ended in the avenues
No on wants to be there after it gets dark
So we all walk home in twos

Rockin that city tone
Rockin that city tone
Rockin that city tone
Rockin that city tone

(Oh yeah)

Rockin that city tone
Rockin that city tone
Rockin that city tone
Rockin that city tone

The stains on the pavement
The Smog clogging up the air
Loving every paycheck
Hating climbing up ever stair
A store on every corner
A whore at every stoplight too
I love every dirty part of the city
You know I do
Track Name: Boys Will Be Bastards
Hard up and hammered
Face down of the floor
Five years of wasted time
What's another weekend more
I'm a constant headache
Hanging on to a mistake

Barely able to fake it
Trying hard to impress
Five days of workplace hardship
And problems I won't address
So just gimme a reason
Yeah you know I'm ready to get some

Cracks climbing up the facade
I know I need more than I got
I wish I could crawl to a hole in the ground
Somewhere I could go where the world's not around
And the world's all around when you're down

Crisis averted
I guess we're safe for now
My ego's a patch work mock up-
Of a future I just can't figure out
You say you got a few problems
Well yeah you even looking to solve them

Cracks climbing up the facade
I know I need more than I got
I wish I could crawl to a hole in the ground
Somewhere I could go where the world's not around
And the world's all around
Yeah the world's all around when you're down
Track Name: Mope
Hey I really need this now
Caus I think that I just found
What I've always wanted
And it's got nothing to do with
All of those things I said
Sometimes I get these ideas in my head

You know that we make a good team honey
I think you always knew
And yeah, I know, I should apologize to you
If we can only start living life a little better than we do
Maybe then we could really tell the truth

Now please just leave me alone
You know how I can lose my cool when I get home
And it's got nothing to do with
Anything you said
It's always me
It's always me stuck in my head

You know that we make a good team honey
I think you always knew
And yeah I know I should apologize to you
If we can only start living life a little better than we do
maybe then we could really tell the truth

Caus we're growing old
And I wanna go home

And lately I feel my age like the heel of a boot-
On the neck of my dreams
And I'm wondering if I'm only wasting my time trying to say
Only things that I mean
I've tried to tell you a million times you should know
I still feel like shit
But it's been twenty odd years I think it's time to get over it

You know that I'm not a strong man honey
I think you always knew
Yeah I know I should apologize to you
If we can only start living life a little better than we do
Maybe then we could really tell the truth
Track Name: The Size of Yer Head
Little things it don't take a big blow up
Little things crawl right under your skin
Grit your teeth and put up a front
Little things ruin all of the fun

Little words come as sharp as your teeth
The ones you say and the ones that you mean
Smile wide while you put up a front
Little words ruin all of the fun

I'm a passive, a work-a-day captive
And you're an overly dramatic King Kong
I'm and icicle and you're a flame-thorowah
Every day you ruin all of the fun
Track Name: 20 Some Odd
I wanna be a simpleton
Sit and have a beer every day
And I wanna be a philosopher
Thinking how I might find a way

And I wanna be a good person
Give it all up to charity
But I wanna be a selfish rock star
Take the whole world just for me

And I'm not some masochistic jerk
Who would kill anyone just to get his way
But I've got some plans I plan to keep
And I'll tell you one time
They're here to stay

Everyone's looking to get some
Looking for some...


Well I wanna be a healthy person
Getting exercise and eating my greens
But I wanna be a lazy asshole
On a sofa hooked to a screen
And I wanna be a successful man
I wanna be making that money
But I wanna be a immaterial monk
With his head up his ass and his mind in the sky
I wanna be a...

Everyone's looking to get some
Looking for some...
Track Name: The Upchuck Downtown City Slicker Blues
Oh I hustle and I bustle and I shuffle my way cross town
Going meet a woman trying to keep all my lunch meat down
And anyone who's anywhere is wanting a piece of me now
Cause I'm living on the surface while I'm working for the underground
Oh they're yammering and clamboring demanding I tell them how
Oh a freak like me
Could ever hope to be
Something more
Than just a bore
Well what for

Oh I spill out my guts and I hop on an eastbound train
Just keep thinking about the record while I'm choking on my higher brain
And anyone who's anywhere are all gonna feel the same
As we all get together and talk about our imminant fame
I mean I know it sounds crazy but it really isn't all that insane
Cause I'm right here and I don't fear
Cheapo knock offs or taunts and jeers
And I know
Yeah I know
Guess I should go

And I guess we'll all find out
Eventually they'll have to show us how
But I'd rather know right now
They're stalling us, they're trying to sell us out
And nobody is anywhere in any position now
To lecture me or set me free without
A million pounds in broken mouths to tout
And can't you see you might as well be
Just another asshole just like me
A quiet doubt
A face in the crowd
Let's make it loud.