Everything I Think I Know Is Wrong

by Liz + the Baguettes

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    16 songs from the original Workshop Jones sessions, remastered for more bass and cleaner sound, reordered because we thought we should.
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1.
Of course you're right, of course you're right, of course you're right, of course you're right Of course you're right, of course you're right I didn't think we'd have to fight We'll be all right, we'll be all right, we'll be all right, we'll take all night I don't want to waste my time Get out of here, get over here, get over her, another her An overture, an impetus, it's over here, just look at us I don't want to waste my time Oh, I thought I could be strong, but Everything I think I know is wrong I should have said, I didn't say, I should have said, I wouldn't say I didn't know, I didn't know, forget I said it anyway I don't want to change my mind No sooner do we speak the truth than I begin to doubt it Say it with me, scream it with me, testify it, shout it I'm not going to change your mind Oh, I thought I could be strong but Everything I think I know is wrong Oh, how long can we pretend It's what we want, it's not the end It's temporary, we can stay friends forever? Apologize, apologize, apostrophize, philosophize Soliloquize, just meet my eyes, it's no surprise I'm getting wise I don't want to waste my time We'll draw the line and cut it fine, divide it into yours and mine And yours and mine and yours and mine and yours and yours and yours and mine and I thought I could be strong But everything I think I know is wrong
2.
Like 02:41
Do you Like button me If I like you like I like you If I like, like think about you If it's likely I'm without you? Do I Like button you If I like you (like-you-like-you) Do you know it like I know? Do I like it? Does it show? And if you order me a drink What should I think? Is it a Like button? Like, what if I feel nothing like like? This is something like love I like love, I like you The OMGs and emojis And I just want to get through It's too simple, it's too strong It's too much to reach and touch you Something digital will do And it's almost like I like you Do I Like button you? We're slipping past the layers now The points and clicks and hesitations Bated breath and resignation I, like, button you When we're breathing the same air And I'm aware of every heartbeat Every flutter, every dare And if I order you a drink What should you think? Is it a Like button? Like, what if you feel nothing like? This is something like love I like love, I like you The OMGs and emojis And I just want to get through It's too simple, it's too strong It's too much to reach and touch you Something digital will do And it's almost like It seems to me the picture's getting clearer Everybody gazing in the mirror Until they can't stand what they see Or is it just me? I turn away, turn away, turn away... And if you order me a drink What should I think? Is it a Like-button like? What if I feel nothing? This is something like love I like love, I like you The OMGs and emojis And I just want to get through It's too simple, it's too strong It's too much to reach and touch you Something digital will do And it's almost like I like you
3.
Get Out 02:27
Your clothes don't fit, your eyes are full of sand Pins and needles fill your hand It's all engineered to taste good, and you can't stop eating, can't stop eating All carpeted walls and padded floors Ants in the kitchen and fog at the door Walking around as numb as the dead but your heart keeps beating, heart keeps beating I see your eyes wander to the door So what keeps making you ignore The little voice that whispers Get out, get out There's nothing for you here Get out, get out There's nothing for you here You don't know how to be a wife You're living out your mother's life If the rumors were true you wouldn't dream of misbehaving, misbehaving Said "I think you're lying" and he might be right But who knows where he slept last night Whatever you planned, you can't save a man who don't want saving, don't want saving I see your eyes wander to the door So what keeps making you ignore The little voice that whispers Get out, get out There's nothing for you here Get out, get out There's nothing for you here There's nothing on TV There's nothing not on TV What's your pleasure, what's your pain, what's your craving? There's nothing here to see, folks There's nothing here to be Whatever you might dream, you can't save a world that don't want saving I see your eyes wander to the door So what keeps making you ignore The little voice that whispers Get out, get out There's nothing for you here Get out, get out There's nothing for you here
4.
Maybe I don’t want it enough I settle for the comfortable B plus Maybe I can live with knowing I sort of tried Maybe it’s the force of my ambition Locked with life in a long war of attrition And I begin to sense I’m on the losing side These are the coward’s blues you sing when you got nothing left to lose But honey, who’s keeping score? These are the coward’s blues, and if you ain’t gonna pay your dues Then what’s the use of wanting more? Maybe everything is just too hard I’ll go ahead and play the chord unbarred It never looks as cool as in the glossy photograph Maybe it was never meant to be When I find the one that is you’re gonna see It’ll snap right into place and we’ll all sit back and laugh These are the coward’s blues you sing when you got nothing left to lose But honey, who’s keeping score? These are the coward’s blues, and if you ain’t gonna pay your dues Then what’s the use of wanting more? They say these things are won and lost by inches Well, I’m the one who forfeits in the clinches It’ll be my turn next, I’m sure, if I’m polite And I’m still waiting when they sweep up and kill the lights Maybe this is just the thing I do I mean: think about that chance I had with you Stepped right up and whiffed that one too These are the coward’s blues you sing when you got nothing left to lose But honey, who’s keeping score? These are the coward’s blues, and if you ain’t gonna pay your dues Then what’s the use of wanting more?
5.
Manhattan Up 02:52
I see the whiskey in your gaze A little reckless, little glazed I see your hips twitch, your hips twitch But you won't dance You're cool, you're cryptic and elliptical Hunching on your stool But you should do something foolish for a change Something foolish for a change Come on and let me break your heart Come on and let me climb inside your head Come on and get your hopes up, your hopes up Come on and let me break your heart Oh you're so world-weary, all-knowing Something in you going Run away, run away-- And yet you stay I know you hear me, maybe fear me But I'm showing you a good time, a good time Won't that be strange? Won't that be strange? Come on and let me break your heart Come on and let me climb inside your head Come on and get your hopes up, your hopes up Come on and let me break your heart And it's the time of night when your cigarettes smell like nostalgia For things I'll never get You might be an unsafe bet for me too Did you ever think of that? Come on and let me break your heart Come on and let me climb inside your head Come on and get your hopes up, your hopes up Come on and let me break your heart
6.
Hookup Song 02:47
I don't want to be rescued I can make this mess alone I got into it, I'll get out of it Or leave the crows to pick my bones I don't want to be rescued I know I've left the track I'm aware of the possibility I might not make it back It's a mistake, yes, I know But it's one that I must make and so I I I I I don't want to be rescued I can stand on my own two feet Or crumple to my knees or lie down battered in the street I don't want to be rescued Though I'm getting deeper in And it doesn't look like any stretch of truth calls this a win It's a mistake, yes, I know But it's one that I must make and so I don't say no, I don't say no, I don't say no Hey ho, I don't know, we can go wherever you want to go Okay, hey, yes, we can watch whatever's on, I guess Hey ho, I don't know, this isn't where I thought you'd go Hey, no, hey, no, I mean I guess I thought that even so Hey, no, hey, no, you should I should we should go Oh, yes, more or less, here we go: another mess And I don't say no, I don't say no, I don't say no
7.
<3 04:28
Heart Break me wide open This double life, double face, doublespeak will be the double-death of me Heart So much goes unspoken He and I and you are somehow more than two, less than three Is it polite not to cry? Is it polite to quietly die A thousand little unassuming deaths, Forfeit my life to a lie? Heart I think I'm in trouble I'm starting to crack from the strain of being what they think I should be Heart I'm bent nearly double Bowing and scraping and scurrying and sorrying to every last man I see I have been seen and not heard Like a good child, a--what's the word? Bent like a supplicant, living my life on my knees Help me please Oh, heart it began with such promise But everything's falling apart It's be loved or be honest And I can't live up to the start Heart My mind is broken So you're my only hope and if I'm yours, then I'm sorry, I've let you down too Heart Give me some token Let me know I'm brave enough or sure enough or dumb enough to get through Oh, heart it began with such promise But everything's falling apart It's be loved or be honest And I can't live up to the start Heart Break me wide open This double life, double face, doublespeak will be the double-death of me Heart Here's how it goes Just nod and smile, no, I'm not upset at all, why should I be?
8.
O Chem 02:57
I’ve been reading up on what I ought to be, a syllabus of intelligent design I’ve come to terms with my deficiencies. I’m drawing up a schedule to refine Every last mistake, every tiny ache I’m learning how to be a girl today, flawless from my head down to my feet Skinny in that expensive way, wrapped up like a sugar-free sweet A spray tan for the beach, a little dental bleach I’m pretty sure it’s all within my reach Silicone, acetone, collagen, prednisone, what you want is what you see Money shot, polkadot, Hydroderm, polyglot, I am nothing but possibility And baby, with a little extra cash, maybe I can go the extra mile A heart that only ever needs to glow, a face that only ever needs to smile The kiosk at the mall says I can have it all Packaged up size zero, extra small Lollipop, Photoshop, overdub, lemon drop, what you want is what you see Botulin, aspartame, avatar, username, I am nothing but possibility Ritalin, adrenaline, retinol, lecithin, your longer lashes, your baby skin Babydoll, Demerol, propylene glycerol, unleash the beauty within Toluene, ephedrine, Orthocept, Listerine, the silken feel, the lifelike touch Juvederm, Restylane, blister pack, cellophane, men who love women who love men who love women who love men too much Mocha whip, microchip, Dexatrim, acid trip, what you want is what you see Silicone, acetone, crinoline, methadone, I am nothing but possibility
9.
Whiskeyboots 04:20
Yeah, the drinks were cheap But that's no excuse For stumbling home, Whiskeyboots Dropping the keys The apartment is dark And all that Maker's is finding its mark And you've gotta find someone to believe in The subway platform Was hollow and damp The conductor waved as you went down the ramp Another late-night denizen Bathed in the light Of fluorescents flickering, sepulchral and white And you've gotta find someone to believe in Where will you go with your heretic heart? Settle down, happy enough, if you're smart But where is the joy in "happy enough"? And for this you square off, you walk like you're tough You've gotta find someone to believe in This and that And them and those Well, it's some kind of life, I suppose But one of these days You're gonna do Something dangerous You know it's true You've gotta find someone to believe in What will you do with your apostate soul When three a.m. opens and swallows you whole? Your feet scraping out a familiar tattoo on the sidewalk Your foolish face to the wind And you gotta find someone to believe in Oh yeah, the drinks were cheap But that's no excuse For stumbling home, Whiskeyboots You've gotta find someone to believe in You've gotta find someone to believe in
10.
Cryptomnesia 04:12
It was a dream of a dream of a violin I dreamed I woke up, I fumbled for a pen And I was drenched in the flood, in the song, in my blood And it's a joy I'll never get again Help, I said, I've lost the pace But I see time consume your face It was a good thought. I think it made me happy. It was an idea someone entertained. Was it me? Was it you? Everything is true and false, and I'm squirrel-brained. Help, I said, I've lost the pace But I see time consume your face Should I sing along? I was strong until I thought of you Then it all went wrong Someone tell me what I'm supposed to do How does the song go? How does the song go? How does the song go? Was this spot always there? Was it always dark? I never know what I'm looking for There's a distant beauty beckoning, I dodge the point of reckoning Anxiety and influence have left their mark Help, I said, I've lost the pace But I see time consume your face Should I sing along? I was strong until I thought of you Then it all went wrong Someone tell me what I'm supposed to do How does the song go? How does the song go? How does the song go? credits
11.
I don't know how it looks from the outside Can they see how badly I'm shaking? Does it show, does it show What we already know That we're a mere second from breaking? I don't know how to say what I'm thinking But I suspect you've already guessed it There's a point at which pain's unignorably plain I might as well have confessed it I know, I know, I know, I know some things can't be forgiven I know, I know, but I need to start living while there's some living left in me Whatever it is you want, I can't want it for you Whatever it is you want, I can't want it for you Whatever it is you want is something I can't be Whatever it could have been, it's lost already Whatever we celebrated with torn confetti Whatever I promised you, it is no part of me I don't know how we let it unravel this far Maybe we gave up resisting We could have repaired it If we'd been prepared But there's no honor left in persisting I know, I know, I know we've been through this shit before I know, I know, but I can't carry this burden around any more Whatever it is you want, I can't want it for you Whatever it is you want, I can't want it for you Whatever it is you want is something I can't be Whatever it could have been, it's lost already Whatever we celebrated with torn confetti Whatever I promised you, it is no part of me I know, I know, statistically speaking, it had to be someone we knew I know, I know, but that doesn't help when I'm taking my last look at you I can't want it for you I can't want it for you This is something I can't be Whatever it could have been, it's lost already Whatever we celebrated with torn confetti Whatever I promised you, it is no part of me Whatever we said we'd do, it got complicated Whatever we promised, we never contemplated Whatever we planned was time we were never going to see Whatever we thought we wanted evaporated Whatever we turned into, it was all I hated Whatever we thought we knew wasn't true, wasn't you, wasn't me Whatever it is you want, I can't want it for you Whatever it is you want, I can't want it for you Whatever it is you want is something I can't be Whatever it could have been, it's lost already Whatever we celebrated with torn confetti Whatever I promised you, it is no part of me
12.
Sleepwalker 03:36
Tell me where I've been There's a stranger in my skin My bearings and my memory are stripped Can you place me on a map? My mind is full of gaps Lacunae like an ancient, half-burned manuscript I know you shouldn't build your faith upon a dream They're never quite as solid as they seem I tried to memorize The events behind my eyes Their sick momentum and their deathly glow Was it fantasy or sleep? The rapture of the deep Almost left me breathing out my last below It's a cold, rocky, unforgiving world rising all around Tell me: am I lost or am I found? I've been wandering for a long long time I've been wondering if it's just coincidence that I'm In need of a master fabulist, a conjuror of scenes Oh, who knows what it means? I must have traveled far Underneath uncharted stars And icy contrails crossing in the foreign skies So this is coming to When I startled up I knew The naked world had peeled back its disguise And yet it seems to me there must be some mistake Am I the only one awake?
13.
Midway 03:16
She's tall, she's skinny She's not getting any And she holds her head up high The midway's alive with kids tonight Hey, pretty girl, give it a try In the fireworks and the sodium light You can almost see the cellulite Feathering her thighs She's not as young as she used to be But she's not so old that the boys she sees Don't sometimes meet her eyes On the loop-the-loop, on the Tilt-a-Whirl She's screaming like a teenage girl Ridiculous, sublime Ride the roller coaster to the very top Throw your hands up high, feel your stomach drop For one last time Come on, come on, come on Well, she could drop a five on another beer Or stare into a funhouse mirror They make her feel the same And it comes to her she's never heard An odder or more alien word Than her own name She don't need a great romance She just wants a fighting chance To make one last mistake Cause you can settle up or settle down You can lie awake or you can sleep around It's the same old ache On the loop-the-loop, on the Tilt-a-Whirl She's screaming like a teenage girl Ridiculous, sublime Ride the roller coaster to the very top Throw your hands up high, feel your stomach drop For one last time Come on, come on, come on Test your strength, toss a ring Pick a shell, pick anything Fair or unfair Amid the cotton candy and the caramel When the breeze is right, oh, you can smell September in the air Come on, come on, come on On the loop-the-loop, on the Tilt-a-Whirl She's screaming like a teenage girl Ridiculous, sublime Ride the roller coaster to the very top Throw your hands up high, feel your stomach drop For one last time And though it's hopelessly unkind At the edge she turns around resigned To go home without a kiss The fireworks light up the track The fireflies are flashing back Because ignorance is bliss
14.
Candy 03:38
Every blessed time I've tasted something sweet It's yielded to a bitter aftertaste Every time the sugar melted on my tongue It dissolved into a weak acidic waste For every lonely night, there's been a lovely prelude Anticipation wantoning the blood Every time I've wept at being alone There's been a joyous wretched moment when I've known: Here comes heartbreak I know it by its step on the landing I know it by its knock on the door Here comes heartbreak It wears the guise of understanding But I've seen its face before Sometimes it wears a freckled grin, a quick conspiracy Sometimes it gazes long and looks away Sometimes it makes me think, Oh, this is it, I bet When we were saying goodbye from the moment we met Here comes heartbreak I know it by its step on the landing I know it by its knock on the door Here comes heartbreak It wears the guise of understanding But I've seen its face before Oh, maybe this time will be special, though Maybe this time things will change Maybe this time is worth the hope Maybe things won't turn out so strange Here comes heartbreak I know it by its step on the landing I know it by its knock on the door Here comes heartbreak It wears the guise of understanding Says it won't be too demanding But it's like a stranger with candy, honey I've seen its face before
15.
Grace 04:47
Don't think I don't notice your hand lingering at my waist We're both dying of hunger We tantalize each other with a taste We advance, we swerve In our dance of hesitation and reserve And I lose my nerve, I lose my nerve Your voice smells like cigarettes, even on the telephone I hear the TV behind you in the room I hope you're alone It stings, but it's true There are things I shouldn't know about you But honey, I do, I do There's an endless grace to the narrowing space Between me and you We bow, we break We make the same mistake So often it's starting to feel like the right thing to do You ask if I've got someone new, I say What's it to you? But I'm positive you can hear my soul singing out Hallelujah We advance, retreat The ecstasy of defeat Is almost complete, almost complete There's an endless grace to the narrowing space Between me and you We bow, we break We make the same mistake So often it's starting to feel like the right thing to do Don't think I don't know that we'll go through this nonsense again I suppose you'll have a girl or two I'll have a few of my men It's strange, but sweet To know one day our lips are gonna meet But I don't know when
16.
Half 03:31
Rolling around in the backseat I've got a hubcap and a skull Next to a pile of T-shirts from the early days of rock and roll One of them says ANARCHY Yeah, it don't know the half of it I keep picking at a scab to see whether the wound has healed Maybe I'll console myself with a bleacher seat at Wrigley Field Misery loves company Quarter tank of gas and I'm miles from home Street lamp, billboard, broken radio No matter where I'm going I always seem to drive alone You don't know the half of it Yoga mat, motherboard, Mary full of grace I'm full of good intentions but they never get me anyplace Why break a streak? Some things come out clearer sitting in a diner booth Black coffee, paper placemat, side order of the truth You can hold the sugar Quarter tank of gas and I'm miles from home Street lamp, billboard, broken radio No matter where I'm going I always seem to drive alone You don't know the half of it Babe, you don't know the half of it My babe, you don't know White lines and highway signs I don't really know I just started driving without a clue of where to go Hope I know when I get there Some days I wake up hopeful, and I know I love you still But you don't really want me, and you probably never will I guess that's the most of it Quarter tank of gas and I'm miles from home Street lamp, billboard, broken radio No matter where I'm going I always seem to drive alone Yeah

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Remastered and expanded for 2019.

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released September 20, 2019

Music and lyrics by Liz Bagby
Recorded at The Workshop Jones
Mixed and mastered by Charlie Crane
Vocals, guitar: Liz Bagby
Guitar, drums, organ: Charlie Crane
Bass: Thomas Zeitner
Drums, guitar, mandolin: Zachary Sigelko
Keyboard, glockenspiel, backing vocals: Sarah Scanlon
Backing vocals: Liesl Downey
Cover photo: Johnny Knight

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