Bad Situations

by The Urbane Decay

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Embellished, but pretty lo-fi, recordings of some audience favourites of my "unplugged" coffee house sets. These are the three songs I didn't re-record in a more stripped down manner for "Song of Lust and Pain", or polished up for "When I Don't Love You Anymore".

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released January 1, 2001

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The Urbane Decay Toronto, Ontario

The Urbane Decay is an indie pop recording project mainly active between 2002-2009, mainly by Jakob Rehlinger, mainly maudlin and mopey.

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Track Name: The Ones Who Got Away
The ones who got away
We wish were here today
They were smart enough to know
When it was time to go

They could tell you were lacking
And that's what sent them packing
You know that it's true
It would never have worked
They're just too good for you

The ones who left you
Had better things to do
Than wait for you to find
A talent or ambition of some kind

And the ones who stay
You have to send away
You know that it's true
They would have to be flawed
To put up with you

Like gum stuck to my shoe
I can't seem to get rid of you
Maybe I should accept my lot
And be happy with what I got

Because the ones who got away
Will not come back one day
You know that it's true
Once they're out the door
They forget about you

You know that it's true
Once they're out the door
They forget about you
Track Name: Kiss Me While I'm Down (Fading Fast)
I just lost another one
Slipped through my fingers like salt
I'd throw a pinch over my shoulder
But it's not the devil's fault

She was just such a smoky girl
Slightest breeze and she's gone
And she always made my eyes water
If I stayed in her presence too long

Kiss me while I'm down
Crawling from the past
Kiss me while I'm down
It's gaining on me fast

And I'm just such a smoky boy
I'm bitter, transparent and grey
Whenever you try to get close to me
Your breath just blows me away.

So don't try to kindle no flame in me
Just leave me alone to smoulder
I don't want to get smoke in your eyes
And ashes can only get colder

Kiss me while I'm down
Crawling from the past
Kiss me while I'm down
It's gaining on me fast
Kiss me while I'm down
This wasn't build to last
Kiss me while I'm down
The feeling's fading fast

Fast, it's fading fast...

"You can't accuse me of cheating
If you don't know the cards in my hand
And if you do, then you're cheating too
And that make you my kind of man"

Those are the words she spoke
The day that you helped me to flee
I tried to warm you, but I should've warned you
That the fire had all died in me

Kiss me while I'm down
Crawling from the past
Kiss me while I'm down
It's gaining on me fast
Kiss me while I'm down
This wasn't build to last
Kiss me while I'm down
The feeling's fading fast
Track Name: A Bad Situation
It's a bad situation, you might as face it
Like a bad memory, you can't erase it
If it was a horse, I know you'd race it
But it's more like a mule, why do you chase it?

It's in your mouth and you can taste it
You'd spit it out but don't want to waste it
If you try to steal her heart in haste, it
Will only peel off whatever you paste it

It's a nagging suspicion and you can't place it
'Cause you've got nothing on which to base it

If she didn't love you then
She's not gonna when
You release a thousand doves
You're not the one she loves

It's a bad situation, you can't ignore it
You should curb your behavior long before it
Reaches a state where even you deplore it
She won't give you her heart, and if she did,
How would you store it?

It's fragile and flawed more than you think, it's
Got holes in its hull, you could easily sink it
But it's strong enough to go to the brink, it
Will come back from the edge without a kink

It's the finest of wine, but you'll never drink it
It's a bad situation, don't even think it

If you haven't won her love
It won't be by virtue of
childish threats and taunts
You're not the one she wants
She won't learn to love in time
Nothing will change her mind
You're not who she's dreaming of
You're not the one she loves

You're not the one she loves
You're not the one she loves