The Good Times Never Came Along

by The Urbane Decay

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An attempt to write pop songs about something other than crushes and break-ups. Four songs about varying levels of misanthropy and nostalgia. Recorded in 2009. Previously released as part of a "One True Soul" out-takes download.

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released January 1, 2010

Jakob Rehlinger

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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: Dreams We Never Could Achieve
We were made to believe in dreams we never could achieve
We were made to believe in dreams we never could achieve
Where are they now, where have they gone?
The good times never came along

The dreams they sold we bought with our souls
Religion, sex and rock'n'roll

We were made to believe in dreams we never could achieve
Track Name: We Listened To The Cure
I love it on the subway
Everyone looks like they're dying
I love it on the subway
Everyone's so sick of trying
'Cause we tried
And we failed
This train has been derailed

And it's fucked up forever
Everyone's on the never-never

You can pray, you can plead
But Superman won't save you
You can turn on the Bat-signal
But Barack Obama can't save you

'Cause it's fucked up forever
Everyone's on the never-never

Where are the girls who listen to The Smiths
Or at least look like they would
This is what I miss
About the old days
And the old ways
Of bookstores and record shops
We kept it real
We kept it pure
We made mix-tapes
And we listened to The Cure
...Billy Bragg
...Dead Kennedys
...The Mary Chain
...And Fugazi

Now it's fucked up forever
Everyone's on the never-never
Track Name: All People Are Bastards
All people are bastards
They've got it inside themselves
To fuck you over if they can
If they can

If it's the only way
To get what they really need
Because you're keeping it from them
Just because, just because you can
Just because you can

All people are angels
They've got it inside them
To offer you help if they can
If they can

If it's the only way
To get you to love them
Because you're keeping it from them
Just because, just because you can
Just because you can

It might be your mother
It might be your child
It might be your brother
Not everyday, just once in a while

And it might be your lover
It might be your best friend
All people are bastards in the end
In the end

'Cause all people need love
To believe we're safe
From the circling wilderness
It's the only way
To convince ourselves
We won't fuck each other over
And over and over and over

Just because, just because we can
Just because we can
Just because we can
Just because we can
Track Name: American Blue Jeans
American Blue Jeans — Fit so good
American Blue Jeans — Like they should
American Blue Jeans — Not too tight
American Blue Jeans — Feel alright

American Blue Jeans — Always on top
American Blue Jeans — Can't be stopped
American Blue Jeans — Rule the world
American Blue Jeans — On every girl

Everybody's 16, lookin' for a new scene
Lookin' alright in American blue jeans

American Blue Jeans — A-OK
American Blue Jeans — Make my day
American Blue Jeans — Narrow waist
American Blue Jeans — Real cola taste

American Blue Jeans — In the house
American Blue Jeans — On Mickey Mouse
American Blue Jeans — Off the hip
American Blue Jeans — Sinking ships

Everybody's 16, diggin' the new scene
Lookin' alright in American blue jeans

American Blue Jeans — All the rage
American Blue Jeans — Underage
American Blue Jeans — Status quo
American Blue Jeans — Get your own

American Blue Jeans — Go to war
American Blue Jeans — Painted whore
American Blue Jeans — Feeding trough
American Blue Jeans — Slide them off