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Songs About People Including Myself

by The Bad Dreamers

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Songs About People Including Myself is the revolutionary album that redefined vocal-driven synthwave in 2018. Combining the retro nostalgia of synthwave with modern pop music, The Bad Dreamers delivers heartfelt vocal hooks and handsome synth melodies on radio-friendly jewels like "California Winter," "How to Disappear," and "Reach You." Far from a one-dimensional artist, The Bad Dreamers also reveals an affinity for industrial music on the somber "Part Time God" and the noir-ish narrative "Hit Me Harder." Subtle songwriting touches and impeccable production chops give every track an authenticity that reflects the artist’s background as an industry professional.


Find out why NewRetroWave listed The Bad Dreamers as the top newcomer of 2018 along with "Who You Run To" as the #1 song of 2018 and Iron Skullet named 'Songs About People Including Myself' the number one popwave album of the year (2018) on this uniquely compelling recording.

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released January 11, 2019

All Songs Written, Produced and Mixed by David Schuler
Published by 1mpression Music (ASCAP)
Mastered by The Gradwell House
*The Meaning of Life, Co-Written by Nikal Fieldz

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The Bad Dreamers are a retro pop outfit from Los Angeles, CA.

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Track Name: California Winter
I drew a heart on your name on your back seat windowpane
You might not see it for weeks unless we finally get some rain
I try not to think of you but I'm afraid that it's not possible
You fill the air I breathe, you are the light I see

California Winter
Close my eyes and all I picture
How you came in warm and went out with a shiver
California Winter
Midnight stars like heaven's glitter
Everything I am you make me reconsider

Palm trees and power lines, shadows in the fuchsia sky
I know your soul enough to find you in the afterlife
Take from me what you will because everything I have is yours
All of the air I breath, all of the light I see

You're just like California
Track Name: Who You Run To
I used to be the one that you always ran too
No one could hold you down the way that you knew I would
Now you lay with me pretending that you're even near me
I choose my words with caution cause I know that you don't hear me

I should've known when I saw the signs, but I only looked away
Maybe I held on a little too tight, maybe I held on a little too tight

I don't know who you run to but I won't get in your way
Somehow I guess I loved you too much too soon, too little too late

Don't twist the knife so slowly, just make it painless
Don't talk like you don't know me and don't act like you're so shameless
Enjoy it while it lasts cause when you least expect it
This might all come back around just to haunt you if you let it

I should've known when I saw the signs, but I only looked away
Maybe I held on a little too tight, maybe I held on a little too tight

I don't know who you run to but I won't get in your way
Somehow I guess I loved you too much too soon, too little too late
Track Name: How to Disappear
I walk the streets at night when I can’t get you off my mind I count the traffic lights until I reach the city line
There’s no going back in time to try and save it
I gave more to you than I could hardly bare
And I tried to find the perfect way to say it
But even face to face somehow you just weren’t there

So I left my keys on the table with a letter
I hope you know it was sincere
I don’t know how to be someone that fits you better
But I know how to disappear

I won’t come around again, it’s best if I leave this alone
Don’t tell me where you’ve been, it’s better if I just don’t know There’s no going back in time to try and save it
I gave more to you than I could hardly bare
And I tried to find the perfect way to say it
But even face to face somehow you just weren’t there

So I left my keys on the table with a letter
I hope you know it was sincere
I don’t know how to be someone that fits you better But I know how to disappear
Track Name: The Meaning of Life
If I cry out the color from my eyes
Would it help me see this once in black and white?
For a moment I could let down my defenses
But the journey through your shades of grey are endless
No resolution, yeah, but I still try
Cause my love for you runs deeper than my pride
If I beg for your forgiveness would you listen?
Am I praying to a God or a magician?

Whoah
Show me the meaning of life - should the sky fall just before I get it right
I've searched the city for human nature
But all I found were a million strangers singing
'Whoah, show me the meaning! Show me the meaning!'

Give up my pretensions; accepting my truth
I took a journey back to find it in my youth
If the words I'm meant to live by have no author
Then my blood should not run thinner than my water

I'll never get where I'm going if I'm too afraid of knowing
Track Name: Part Time God
I hope you brought your mop
Cause you’re gonna clean this up
I spilled out all my guts
Cause you make me sick as f***
You’re just a crooked cop
Kid in a candy shop
They should’ve locked you up
Little forget me not

You’re not a part time god
You’re not a part time god
You took a full time job you didn’t even want

So tall you build your throne
Table for one, alone
Oh what a cloak you’ve sewn
Oh what a chance you’ve blown
You’re just a crooked cop
Kid in a candy shop
They should’ve locked you up
Little forget me not

You’re not a part time god
You’re not a part time god
You took a full time job you didn’t even want

You made a deal with the Devil.
Track Name: Somewhere in This City
Off your lips I could survive, they satisfy my hunger pain
Should my spirit ever dry, I'd thirst for you; not the rain.
I would kill for you, I would die for you, you know I'm good for it
I know you hate this town so when the sun goes down we can run for it

Carve your name into my skin - you mark me, I am only yours
Oh my goddess, religion, eternity in overture
I would kill for you, I would die for you, you know I'm good for it
I know you hate this town so when the sun goes down we can run for it
Track Name: Hit Me Harder
Ten million dollar smile
She really loved the way he came on
It lasted for a while, nothing about him was the same song They say you never see it coming
And like the Devil he was cunning
She hates the monster he’s become
She hates the victim she’s becoming

She tried to run and hide, she went for help but no-one listened She had no other choice, left in a difficult position
She knew exactly how to taunt him
He struck exactly where she wanted
But he couldn’t see the gun she hid beneath her garter As she pulled it out she said
‘You should’ve hit me harder...’
Track Name: Reach You
I've been trying so hard just to reach you

How many times do we really need to talk this over?
How many second chances are we gonna take?
We had a flower but we planted it in a snow storm
We love each other but there's not enough left to save
Maybe 'cause my heart's bleeding dry
Maybe 'cause we won't let it die
I'm running out of actions, all out of words, everything we do only makes it worse

I've been trying so hard just to reach you

I can't watch TV, I can hardly listen to music
Everywhere I turn there's something to remind me
I sleep with the lights on, try to eat at new restaurants
But everywhere I turn it's like you're right behind me
Maybe 'cause my heart's bleeding dry
Maybe 'cause we won't let it die
I'm running out of actions, all out of words, everything we do only makes it worse

I've been trying so hard just to reach you
I'm trying so hard just to reach you
Track Name: What We Think vs What We Know
Reconcile who I was with who I am and try to be
Just a statue in a snow globe
At my best when you come shake things up for me

Hold my breath in shallow water
Waiting patient for the tide
Hard to tell now if I’m drowning or if this is just a way to get baptized

He says home is where his heart is
But he won’t find it on skid row
Just a stray dog with no tag, he’s got too much pride to beg
Don’t underestimate what he knows

He prays to Jesus on a billboard
A neon beacon in the night
‘Oh, the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit!’
But the Mothers and the Wives are the ones that hear it

Do better, try harder, fall down.
Do better, try harder, fall down.
Do better, try harder, fall down.
Do better, try harder, fall down.
Do better, try harder, fall down.
Do better, try harder, fall down.
Do better, try harder, fall down.
Do better, try harder, fall down.

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