Nice Life

by Vinnie Neuberg

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released July 20, 2014

Mixed by Guy Kozak and Vinnie Neuberg
Mastered by Anders Link
Featuring:
Sam D'Orazio- Drums,Vocals (3,5), Bass (3), Guitars (5)
Guy Kozak- Electronic Drums (7)
Julie Neuberg- Vocals (11)

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Vinnie Neuberg Brooklyn, New York

I am an illustrator and cartoonist.

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Track Name: Love That Sound
I’ve tried to be Frank
I’ve tried to be tough
I’ve tried to cut the milk with a shriek from my gut
I’ve tried to be gruff
But it sounds like a like when I let out a yelp, oh my

Kill your idols I’ve heard them say
It’s getting hard to do these days

I love that sound
Try it out
Again
You know you can

I’ve tried to be Brian
I’ve tried to be strange
I’ve tried to get the beach seeping into my brain
I’ve tried it vain
Cause it’s not quite right when I ah-ah-AH-ah-ah

Kill your idols I’ve heard it said
But what’s the difference when they’re dead

I love that sound
Try it out
Again
You know you can

I know you love that sound
I know you love that sound….
Track Name: Favorite
I’ve got a favorite font
I use it on my business cards
Do ya want one for your files?
Don’t worry, I’ve got piles back at home
Track Name: Rutger
When I’m tightly wound
It shows up on my shirts
From the sweat on the back of my neck

I’ve tried to wash it out
But nothing does the trick
So I’m adjusting the way that I dress

Instead of button-downs
And shopping at the Gap
Only leather and nothing but black

So when I turn around
There will be a cold wind
Hitting the hairs on my chest


I’m looking for a new look
I’m looking for a style
I’m thinking about makeup
At least around the eyes


I’m reddening my lips
And rubbing in the blush
On my cheeks to distract from my scruff

When I wear my heels
It shows up in my hips
From the jazz that I sling when I strut

When I’m passing by
I can hear you whisper
Something sinister under your breath

You say I’m not a man
Well come and get a whiff
Of the stink that I keep in my pits


I’m thinking of a new thing
I’m thinking of a style
I want a tighter blue jean
At least around the thighs
Track Name: Certain Things
I’m a little bit foggy now
but I remember we were sitting on the couch
on the night of graduation day
when that kid punched in the wall

I’m a little bit older now
but I can’t look back and not regret how
I never took my shot before
the house began to clear

I remember the pants I wore
and how awkwardly they fit
I always wondered if I had read you right and caught your drift


Won’t forget
Haven’t yet
Certain things
I regret
Looking back
I was dumb
Certain things
Should have done


I’m a little bit hazy now
but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t proud
and that I do not sometimes think about
that spot behind the stairs

I’m a little bit boring now
but there were times that I could make you laugh out loud
and the one that comes to mind
the night you let me cut your hair

Well it’s all a bit rosy now
and whenever I reflect
I remember the certain rosy sweetness of your breath

I’m a little bit older now and I’m trying not to dwell
on things that didn’t go so well
I’m a little bit wiser now but it might be hard to tell…


Won’t forget
Haven’t yet
Certain things
I regret
Looking back
I was dumb
Certain things
Should have done
Track Name: Shake Hands
It's nice to meet you take my hand
Why don't you shake it best you can
I'm limp in the fingers, I'm limp in the mind
I'm limp in the fingers all of the time

I rarely meet somebody new
and fall to pieces when I do
You reach out your fingers
I'm reaching out mine
we reach out our fingers at the same time

It's hard
To shake hands
Like a man
It's hard to shake hands and say
"I'm young and confident
I'm in control of my life and emotions
and everything's going the way that I planned"

Let's make a business deal
between two gents
with an act of trust and acumen

Let's spit on our palms and make
a sacred pact that can't be broke
so help me god

That's quite a grip your boy's got there
His hands are small but oh-so strong
He's squeezing my fingers, he's squeezing em fine
He's squeezing my fingers awfully tight

If your acquaintance I should make
Please do forgive my frail embrace
It's all in the fingers, it's all in the mind
It's all in the fingers when the entwine

It's hard
to shake hands
Like a man
It's hard to shake hands and say
"I'm young and confident,
I'm in control of my life and emotions
and everything's going the way that I planned"

We shake hands...

Way that I planned...

Make new plans….
Track Name: Talking To Girls
How easy
Would it be
To walk up right up to you and say

Like your face
Dig your hair
I look out for you every day

I'd like to get to know you
But for now
It's only a chemical thing

Is that right
It’s not fair
I'm sure it's not on your mind

If we were drunk
At a dance

Maybe I could forget about
The politics and inhibitions
I have about this sorta thing

(What sorta thing?)

Ya know…

(No)

Talking to girls.


Talking to girls
…is hard
Introduce yourself
….to start
You could ask her to dance
...or not
Believe in yourself
Forget about
Your reticence and misconceptions
You have about this sort of thing

(What sorta thing?)

Ya know…

(What sorta thing!?)

Ya knoow……

(No)

Talking to girls
Track Name: Things To Change Blues
Conditions are perfect
I've got nothing but time
I've raised the antenna
and I've cleared my mind
I'm waiting for something
and I'll know when it hits

Waiting's the pits.

I'm waiting for lightning to strike
But when does that happen twice
Never in a single lifetime

Why should I try?


Feels like I've got nothing left to say
What's in the news I haven't been out today


I've never done yoga
I've been meaning to try
I'd like to be nimble
and I'd like to be spry
When I'm 35

Later in life.


Now I'm in position
The planets aligned
My chakras are open
and all of that jive
Awaiting transmission
A shimmering light

Give it a night.

I'm waiting for things to go right
But when does that happen twice,
Never in a single lifetime

Why should I try?


Feels like something's missing from my brain
Where'd I go wrong, can anyone else explain?

Feels like something's missing from my brain
I'm through waiting for things to change
Blues….
Track Name: Grow Up
I don't want the bills to pay
Responsibilities and such

I want some peace and quiet

I don't want to settle down
Go bald and father any sons


I don’t want to get tied down
No I don’t wanna grow up

I don’t like the way that it sounds
I don’t wanna grow up

And though they try
To waste my time
I know that every single bit of it is mine
And though I may
Grow old in time
I know that I don’t wanna

I don't want to think about
The colonoscopies to come

Don't even wanna try it

I don't want my joints to swell
Arthritis knockin' on my bones


I don’t want to get bogged down
No I don’t wanna grow up

Difficulty moving around
No I don’t wanna grow up

And though they say
That I’ve got time
And that I shouldn’t let it occupy my mind
Some things will change
And so will I
Even if I don’t wanna…
Track Name: Think Of Me
I know you're watching
I know you see
I know you're keeping tabs on me

Do you still like me?
And hold me dear?
Do you still think of me when I'm not there?

Will you forget me?
And let me go?
Will I be someone that you used to know?

I wish you'd wonder
I wish you'd stare
I wish you’d
Think of me when I'm not there
While you twist a strand hair
Round your pointer finger fair
And sigh…….

Do you think of me?
Track Name: Night Life
Night life
When the artificial light
Starts irritate your eyes
In the middle of the night

Night life
When your friends are not around
Cause they’ve all gone out of town
To the others that they’ve found

Night life
And the quiet that unfolds
The kind you’ve come to know
When you spend your nights alone
On your Saturdays at home

That’s that night life

(put your favorite movie on and say goodnight…)
Track Name: To The Movies
I've got a favorite film
It's not the only one I know
Do ya wanna see a movie?
I could take you Tuesday in my car…

I've got a favorite song
I like to sing it in the shower
Baby- Have I been the one you love?
Am I who you're dreaming of?

It's on my mix tape for the ride
To the theater
In my four-seater
We could take a little breather on the way

My favorite movie's playing and I don't wanna go alone
Just tell me what I have to do
To make you want to come along

I've got a favorite haunt
A quiet place where we could go
Should I come around and getcha
I'm rubbin up against ya in my mind

My favorite movie's playing and I don't wanna go alone
Just tell me what I have to do
To make you want to come along

With me
It's my favorite one
Come on, let's go

To the movies
Track Name: Just What I Like
If being cautious is wrong
I don't want to be right
If I'm given the time
It's just what I like
Don't go out
On a limb
Oh

Always weighing the risk
Up against the reward
You can plan to be safe
You can plan to be bored
Suck it up
Think it through
Oh

Recommend what you might
I don't care what is right
Cause it's just what I like
You can save your advice for later
When I want it

If using Q-tips is wrong
I don't want to be right
When there’s wax in my ears
It's just what I like
Little one
Do your thing
Oh

Doctor's say it's no good
Cotton swabs in your ear
But I twirl em around
And I like how it feels
Pull em out
And they're gold
Oh

Recommend what you might
I don't care what is right
Cause it's just what I like
You can save your advice for later
When I want it
Track Name: Nice Life
I take a bite
Of a nectarine so ripe
Sitting out on the veranda
Still in my pajamas after two
Two PM
Juice is running down my chin
Wipe my face off with a towel
And my mind begins to travel
To a girl
Never met
But I passed her on the steps
I suppose I should get dressing
Seems I never learn my lesson

And every day
I wake up late
Even when my alarm goes off

And when I try
To go to bed on time
There is something that keeps me up

Nice try (Nice try)
Nice life (Nice life)
Only doing an okay job

Head upstairs
To my room
Pick the clothes up that I'd strewn
Start to get my things in order
When did I become a hoarder
Make the bed
Which is rare
Wipe the dust off the CD player
Bending over slip a disc in
Take a seat and have a listen
To a group that I like
I'm so good at wasting time
Make a list and make it thorough
Put it off until tomorrow

And every day
I wake up late
Even when my alarm goes off

And when I try
To go to bed on time
There is something that keeps me up

Nice try (Nice try)
Nice life (Nice life)
Only doing an okay job


It's the little things that trip me up
So distractable

Still deciding what to have for lunch
But I never know

And I'm waiting for the mail to come
But it never does

And the hardest part is getting up
Putting on my clothes