LIFE // EX​-​LIFE

by OK McQueen

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about

Recorded mostly in my bedroom and in my old bedroom at my dad's house lol. I think I recorded some stuff in the living room at my mom's house too but I don't remember what exactly. I made all this stuff on my own. despite spending a good amount of time on these songs I didn't have the $$$ to get these tracks mastered- if you like what you hear feel free to buy the album for any amount- all the profit just goes to improving the quality of the next release!
<3 Karl

credits

released 20 August 2013
s/o to:
Travis Burdick for selling me the synth I used on all these tracks for mad cheap. Graham High for that weird chimey guitar sample that loops on track 6. Wesley Bunch for leaving yr bass in Wilmington and therefore letting me use it on track 8. Kory Urban for proof-listening to this record with me. mtvU for putting me on the map and making me relevant. And to everyone who cares enough to download this shit and spread the word like that is so cool to me omg y'all the best!!!!!!!!!!

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Track Name: True Life (Nobody)
this is true life: I ain't gonna fuck nobody tonight

I've got a friend of a friend that I know who hates me
cuz of some dumb shit I did when I was 17
and I went on a blind date once
yeah clearly that went well cuz now I'm smearing all my makeup
and somewhere along the way someone said to me
something like, "queen, you're just the company you keep" well...
I must be doing it wrong
cuz all these boys that inbox me think that I'm strong
BUT I'M NOT
I'm feeling wrecked today
still I'm always getting paid
whether I'm back behind the drums
or I'm front and center-stage
but $$$ It don't mean shit when
you just write songs about how no one's sucking your dick
at least not physically but maybe metaphorically
you'll pretend to be my boyfriend for a little hype from MTV?
nah you must be kidding me man
if you're not getting under me
what makes you think I'll get behind your band?

maybe you could
lay me down
beside you
or in the ground

you see I started out with nothing
now they think I've got a lot
and they expect that lot out of me
but it never is enough
so they always say "fuck off"
but I'm never getting fucked
Track Name: Lavender
Karl. 22. Buff. Love chocolate. Thanks.

what do you say
can we just hang at my house and play boardgames
I've got a little weed and patrón and some minor fame
and I know that's more than what these other dudes got
I'm not an OG babe but now I'm takin' shots
lavender hair to match the lavender walls
you say you like my button down?
thanks I got it at the mall
no this shit was on sale
it wasn't new for fall
I'm not those other rappers
fake like they got it all

instead of $100 bills man
I've got $20 bills but that's fine
cuz wasting time with you just feels right
can you imagine all the shit we could get into tonight
$100 bills nah
I got $20 bills but that's fine
cuz wasting time with you just feels right
can you imagine all the shit we could get into tonight

no I'm never really on the attack
I'm more inclined to checking twitter
and reading uberfacts
and I'll take a nap wherever I want
cuz when I'm tired I get sappy and I don't front
so I'm not lying to you
when I'm laying on the kitchen floor
nose to the oven door
back to the ceiling
do you really think that I could fake this feeling?
do you really think I make this shit up?

$100 bills nah
I've got $20 bills but that's fine
cuz wasting time with you just feels right
can you imagine all the shit we could get into tonight
$100 bills nah
I got $20 bills but that's fine
cuz wasting time with you just feels right
can you imagine all the shit we could get into tonight
Track Name: ≈CuP NoOoo0dLes≈
"Why do you hate Justin Bieber?" -me
"He's a dweeb I've told you that" -my mom

I think I fried my brain
that or i have a fever
and I really wanna know
why mom hates Justin Bieber
have you ever seen a frilled shark?
they're scary and they're weird
sorta like that strange video of GloZell and the deer

if I die I hope I'm high buying clothes online

and yes I did imply that I'm immortal in the chorus
that's that shit that prompts a head shake
from a virgo or a taurus
and I know this track is whack man
you don't have to tell me
I'm on my inner LFO rockstar boogie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if I die I hope I'm high buying clothes online

I think I fried my brain
or I think I have a fever
but I really wanna know why
my freaking mom hates Justin Bieber
Track Name: Mr. Tuff Guy
In the absence of Lady Gaga
from the first half of 2013
I'm asking you kindly to just bear with me
if you know what I mean
cuz I seek comfort in familiar faces
and I'm scared of unfamiliar places
and I think some real shit is about to go down
and I'd like to have someone around

but I don't wanna fall too hard
I'll just end up with a broken heart
and I don't wanna fall too fast
I'll just end up back at the start
but with a broken heart

and I know you think that hating on me is kinda fun
because the repercussions are none, but
man that's like not even true!
that only applies to you
and I recently found out that you're a sensitive guy
so I'd like to give you a try
I know you come off overcritical and odd but
that's just a facade

and I realized that
in the aftermath
when you skinned your knee
out on the bike path
because I know I'm dumb
but I'm smart enough
to recognize when someone
is just playing tough

so what are you like some tuff guy now?

[insert lovestruck clamoring about hating everyone except you]

but I don't wanna fall too hard
I'll just end up with a broken heart
(with a broken heart)
and I don't wanna fall too fast
I'll just end up back at the start
(back at the start with a broken heart)
but with a broken heart

but I don't wanna fall too hard
(I DON'T!!! I WON'T!!!)
I'll just end up with a broken heart
(I WON'T END UP WITH A BROKEN HEART)
and I don't wanna fall too fast
(I DON'T!!! I WON'T!!!)
I'll just end up back at the start
(I WON'T LET YOU)
but with a broken heart
(break my heart)

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Track Name: Wednesday (ft. Karl Santana)
I was faking sleep this morning
when I heard you coming through the door
as if that even matters
cuz you don't care anymore
about me or what we could be
no you're just looking to score
with some basic bitch or dumbass trick
I could go on but I won't say more
cuz that's the kind of shit
that comes back to bite you
when you least expect it
that's the kind of shit
that comes back to bite you
when you think that you're
finally over it but you're not :(

and if I couldn't be the boy
that you were taking to prom
or maybe one day even put a ring on
then I would have settled for the subject
in at least one of your dreams
but I don't think you think about me
like I like to think about you
and that makes me kinda sad
is it my lyrics or my rhymes?
are they really that bad?
is it because I rock a camo case on my phone?
yeah I guess I'm better off alone :(

I mean shit's already complicated
so just imagine how it'd be if we dated
cuz I'm allergic to cats and honey
and well... you're too smart to be funny

[guitar solo from the heart]
Track Name: Sad Boy 4 Liƒe
I'm in this shit over my head
I'm like the rap game Van Gogh I'M DEAD
or about to cut off my own ear
cuz when my friends talk about you
I don't like this shit I hear
cuz they all say that you're dull
but man I'm cool with that
and I can see you're bad at clothes
and even worse at the internet
honestly I kinda like that you're not a threat
but I'm still scared that I'll regret we ever met
cuz I could teach you how to take selfies
I could put you on the map for real
it'd be easy but................
I can't shake the sinking feeling
that The Help I'm giving you
will make you prime for the stealing
cuz I used to only love the idea of you
but now I've realized that you're actually pretty cool
so we hang out every day
and I'm with you all the time
I think it's safe to say
that I like you in real life
:(

but I don't plan very far ahead
so god knows what I'd do if I got you in my bed
I'd probably ~LoSe My MinD~
or maybe start to cry :'(
cuz we both know that I'm not good at this shit
I'm not sexy, romantic, or confident
so I'll stick to my game of subtle compliments
and only look you in the eye
when I really mean it

I tried to be cute
and I tried to be sweet
I don't wanna freak you out
or make you think that I'm a creep
so now I keep tabs on everything
so now I keep tabs on everything that I do
especially when it comes to you

I don't like
I don't like
I don't like talking to you
it makes me sad inside
Track Name: I DON'T WANNA SKYPE (ESPECIALLY NOT W/ U)
"Hey you look really interesting"
WOW FUXK YOU
"and I like that you posted 'But It's Better If You Do"
yeah I grew up on the classics
and I never played in traffic
but I like a guy with more tact
than a Facebook chat
now you're liking all my pics
and you're faving all my tweets
and oh you follow Diplo too?
I guess that's kinda neat
but honestly I don't care
if you're feeling #rare
you're not getting to my heart
through your deviantART

Cuz I'm looking for someone to share affection
not just a strong internet connection
to sing "Girls Love Beyoncé" to
and watch Beast Wars with when I feel blue

To be fair man
you're not really my type
like I wouldn't be surprised if you couldn't ride a bike
oh we met at that show?
oh that's right you were the JERK
who was talking the whole time I was watching Mikey Erg
so don't talk about videos, 90's alt-rock trios
or high school obsessions with Panic! At The Disco
cuz honestly I almost BARFED tonight
when you messaged me and asked
"hey baby do you wanna Skype?"

Cuz I'm looking for someone to share affection
not just a strong internet connection
to sing "Girls Love Beyoncé" to
and watch Beast Wars with when I feel blue

[blah blah blah blah]

I like sleeping in and Pacific Rim
I like my record collection and One Direction
I like pugs cuz they're small and I love Jake Gyllenhaal
I like Blink-182 but I don't like you

I love Adam Levine!
and Morrissey!
I love my furby!
I love a lot of things!
I like Ke$ha and tea!
I love MTV!
I like T. Swift and Miley too!
but I don't like you

[Drake plays quietly in the background]
Track Name: …over everything… (-_____-)
I don't wanna be the only one
who's having all the fun
but sometimes man I wish that I could be a witch
to cast a spell and get these bitches off my fuxkin dick
and I don't wanna the the only king
who's cashing in my dreams
if imitation is the highest form of flattery
consider me blessed
but come on guys you're killing me

I think it's kinda funny / really kinda sad
that I'm in my early 20's and you're old enough to be my dad
jackin' all my shit now for a little while
while I've been up late googling pics of crocodiles
and yeah I'm kinda impressed that you're sorta DIY
but that font that you've been using
has got me breaking out in fucking hives ew ugh no just no

I don't wanna be the only one
who's having all the fun
but sometimes man I wish that I could be a witch
to cast a spell and get these bitches off my fuxkin dick
and I don't wanna the the only king
who's cashing in my dreams
IT'S McQUEEN OVER EVERYTHING
Track Name: Good Advice
Lately I've been wondering
if maybe I've run out of good advice
cuz I used to be the one you'd confide in
now I couldn't find you if I was trying
and yes I've been trying
oh I swear that I've been trying
but if you don't love me babe
then please just tell me
Track Name: True Love (No Deniall)
Look, it's 4am and I'm awake still sittin' in bed
watchin your vids on mute
pawin' at you cuz you're cute
your blonde hair and blue eyes
different from all the guys
you've got me outta my mind
all day and all night
I can't explain what it is
but I know you've got it
it's that one thing you said
that's got me seeing red
but not like anger or hate
like valentines or velvet cake
I can see it in your eyes
that you really like guys
and that's cool
at least with me

navy blue shirt on the beach
bleached hair just like me
khaki pants GOD I'M DONE >:[
I want you cuz you're fun
the way you act on that stage
and your band's all the rage
I'd never leave your side
if you'd just tweet me back tonight
hey babe what's your sign?
I'll look it up online ;)
you're 5' 7" and a virgo
I'm the same but I'm a leo
if the rumors are true
you like to get wild too
so let's get married cuz yer perfect
you'll like me because I'm worth it
I swear I'm worth it

I'd walk 1,000 miles
for you babe cuz there's no denial
that I'm in love
my heart is actin' like it's on trial