Subliminal Massage

by Joey Hines

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released February 27, 2015

I recorded and produced this myself, mostly in my kitchen.
Thank you to Roy and Philippa, who posed for the cover photo.

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Track Name: It's Never Gonna Be My Birthday
You keep making these promises we both know you won't keep
Telling me how great it's gonna be when the judge lets us walk free
If you could see what runs through my mind when I'm trying to sleep
You would never look me in the eye as long as we both breathe

'Cause I know it's never gonna be my birthday
And I know it's never gonna be my birthday
And you don't ever think about me anyway
And I know it's never gonna be my birthday

I told Peggy Sue, girl, all I want is you, but she still was cool as ice
I told Mary Beth, I will love you to death, now doesn't that sound nice
Annabel Lee was the only one for me, and I wrote a hundred songs
For Katie Brown, but they just made her frown, what the fuck am I doing wrong

God, I know it's never gonna be my birthday
And I know it's never gonna be my birthday
And you don't ever think about me in that way
But I know it's never gonna be my birthday

Maybe in a foreign country on the other side of the world
Maybe there they treat their people the way they deserve
Maybe in the past you loved me, or were you just being polite
Maybe we had something real in our former lives

I went down to the river so that I could wash my hair
I met a dancing singing frog, but I was unprepared
I had no cage, no camera, but it happened, I swear
He walked away down the opposite bank, well I'm sure he's much happier there

But I know it's never gonna be my birthday
And I know it's never gonna be my birthday
And you don't ever think about me anyway
And now I know it's never gonna be my birthday

Maybe in a foreign country on the other side of the world
Maybe there they treat their people the way they deserve
Maybe in the past you loved me, or were you just being polite
Maybe we had something real in our former lives
Maybe in a foreign country on the other side of the world
Maybe there they treat their people the way they deserve
Maybe in the past you loved me, or were you just being polite
Maybe we and I were real in our former lives
Track Name: Dyamn
She's never been on a real date before
She's only known a crude and impatient love
I wanna lift her off her feet and walk her to her door
I wanna be everything she ever dreamed of

And I think that I am falling deep
And I think that I am at my peak
And I think that I'm gonna quit sleep
Until I'm sleeping with you

We stayed up all night, talking and crying
I was breathing in the streams from her long cigarettes
I know that to her insides it must be worth slowly dying
To contain the irresistible fires she sets

And I think that I am falling deep
And I think that I am at my peak
And I think that I'm gonna quit sleep
Until I'm sleeping with you

She's singing Bob Dylan songs, she knows them better than I do
She walks just like the summer and she talks like fate
When I'm with her, my whole body feels like new
I need to collide with her before it's too late

And I think that I am falling deep
And I think that I am at my peak
And I think that I'm gonna quit sleep
Until I'm sleeping with you

And I think that I must seem so weak
And I think that I had better not speak
And I think that I'm gonna just sleep
Until I'm sleeping with you

And I think I think too much
Track Name: I Hate Being Home Alone
Oh, I hate being home alone
Ever since you went on vacation
I play games on my phone
Trapped like a fly in isolation
There's nothing to do but play games on my phone
Or lie in my bed
And remember the times when I had a girlfriend
There's nothing except read a book
Or go for a walk
Or write a song

Oh, I hate being home alone
Ever since you got that new job
Working at the TV store
Selling people TVs
So they can take them home
And watch them when they're alone

Someday my Prince Charming's gonna come
Someday life's not gonna seem so long
Someday life's not gonna seem so wrong

Oh, I hate being home alone
Ever since my dog moved out
Ever since my grandma died
Ever since you dumped me
Ever since my band broke up
I've been alone all my life
You were never when I needed you
When I
When I was home alone
When I was home alone
When I was home alone
When I was home alone
Track Name: Ruby Cat
Ruby Cat scrounging round the gutter for some meat
Don't you wanna bring your lover something sweet
To signal you're home, it's a dirty trick to be like yourself
When you feel so strange and no one stops to offer any help
Ruby Cat with the pretty smile and the worn out face
Don't you wanna give your lover a little taste
I went through your books and read the poems
You wrote in the margins of the notes you took
In history class, can't believe you passed, Ruby Cat

Keep on doing what you're doing
Trying to change can only lead you to ruin
You know what gets your blood moving

Ruby Cat merrowing at the moon, belting out your soul
'Cause it looks just like a big old full fresh bowl of milk
Hung up high, left by a secret admirer, a stranger with desire for you
The answer's no, I could never hide my feelings from Ruby Cat
You are the sun, you're rising on my horizon
The chains of the road are keeping me from telling someone
I think you're beautiful
But if I won you, would I even know what to do
When you feel the same?
I am young and power hungry, Ruby Cat

Keep on doing what you're doing
Trying to change can only lead you to ruin
You know what gets your blood moving

Ruby Cat, everybody knows you're back in style
Don't you wanna love me for a little while
Electric fish bolting through the water toward the night
A slippery wish I used to grip so tight against my heart
Ruby Cat, I will always love you in my dreams
That no one sees and no one can hold against me
Always yours, always yours

So let's keep doing what we're doing
Trying to change will only lead us to ruin
And we each know what gets our blood moving
With a heavy heart and a crooked smile
Track Name: Woman in a Song
She used to be the light of the city
She used to be the stars in your eyes
That you'd see when you'd sleep and you'd dream of her
Like we all did
Now she's waiting tables at Charlie's
Answering stupid questions about when she gets off tonight
Who's giving you a ride
Surely someone is
She used to be a little girl who dreamed of being strong
Now she's just a woman in a song

She used to fit so well with my body
She used to be the puzzle piece
I always feel like is missing from who I am
Like we all do
Now I only see her on game days
And we are clerics of an ancient religion
We're speaking dead languages, no one cares
I don't care
She made me feel so bad, like I would never belong
So I turned her to a woman in a song

A good song
A good song isn't gonna change the world
A good song isn't gonna change the world

I threw my diary in the river
I tore up all your photos
And I burned my blue shirt in a pyre on New Year's Eve
Like we all do
She said she'd rather chase her own starlight
She's through with tracing mine
And she doesn't like trails of breadcrumbs behind her smile
Well who does
But I know how hard it is to walk alone and be told you're wrong
I just thought you might prefer to be a woman in a song

A good song
'Cause a good song doesn't have to change the world
A good song isn't gonna change the world
No good song is gonna change the world
A good song's never change the world
A good song's never gonna leave you lonely
A good song's gonna be your one and only
A good song's never gonna hold you tightly
A good song's gonna make you laugh so brightly
A good song is nothing but one of many
A good song makes you feel cold and empty
A good song

When I was young enough for a song to change my life
I met a girl and I asked her to walk with me one night
She had no qualms, to say the least
She fell in my arms like she was being released
When I was young enough for a song to change my life