Therapy

by Teddy Blanks

supported by
/
  • Immediate download of 9-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more). Paying supporters also get unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.

     name your price

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
03:56
9.

credits

released 07 May 2013

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Teddy Blanks Brooklyn, New York

Teddy Blanks is a singer-songwriter who composed the score for Lena Dunham's debut feature Tiny Furniture. Blanks is also the co-founder of CHIPS, a Brooklyn graphic design studio. In 2009, he released a solo EP, Complications, inspired by the medical writings of Atul Guwande in the New Yorker. He will release his new album, Therapy, on May 7, 2013. ... more

contact / help

Contact Teddy Blanks

Download help

Track Name: Winter Gloves
You had your hands in your pockets
I had you in my arms again
We need a new phase, baby
Don't you tear me down now
Don't you tear me down now

What makes you think you can shock me?
You were my teenage drama queen
You've got me where I want you
Don't you tear me down now
Don't you tear me down now

Oh no, not this fight again
This confrontation at the end
This scene is old, this plot is thin
Don't nobody ever win

These empty streets are all you know
In cold weather, your winter gloves will do just fine
Stand firm and quit that shakin'
Take a look around, girl
Damn, we built this town, girl

Put on your winter gloves and just walk on home

Calm down, I'm not your father
Not anything you had in mind
Not burning on the dance floor
Too busy to play now
Too polite to say now

I hear you laugh in photos
From far away, I feel you post up on my wall
I know you're cold and lonely
I did not reject you
We're all adults here, let's act accordingly

Put on your winter gloves and just walk on home

Sprawled out on my bed alone
I'm instant stream -- I'm in the zone
with Seeley Booth and Dr. Bones
Get up on that microphone
Oh no, not this fight again
This confrontation at the end
This scene is old, this plot is thin
Don't nobody ever win

Put on your winter gloves and just walk on home

We bring the rubble in after the fire
We go to therapy
We try to figure out why
We bring the rubble in after the fire
We go to therapy
We make a mess of our lives
Track Name: Famous Friends
Like a spoiled little boy,
I get so upset
All these pop songs I put up on the internet:
They never turn out right
They never make much news
You're in LA, in a hotel, giving interviews

All night on the phone like a teenager,
I am imagining you,
asleep in my bed
Cut to a fantasy sequence,
establishing themes that run through
and words left unsaid

Oh, we'll be kissing on the magazine
We've got the easy life
and we won't feel guilty no more
You'll be kissing on the movie screen
and I will survive
'cos the film's almost over

Climb on down from that movie screen
Baby, we will be famous friends
Reach out and touch me
as if you were already mine

Take my pulse
Watch my weight
Settle down, sugar, stand up straight
If you doubt my conviction
I will do the twist
You oughta hear my heart, girl
It sounds like this—

From the other side of the country,
armed with your big yellow eyes,
you ended up here
Come, put your body above me
Lean in real close and I'll whisper,
"Home," in your ear

Oh yeah, they scream out at you every day
They want your marginalia
shot right into the sky
My love will make them go away
My arms will cover you
We will stay right here forever

Climb on down from that movie screen
I know we will be famous friends
Reach out and touch me
You are already mine

Fold up like an accordion
Saunter back to me
Stumble over your thoughts again
Listen carefully
Track Name: The Love We Want (feat. Ana Kayne)
I'll be your published novel
Your vanity remodeled

I come to you naked and bleeding
like any other evening

So sober I can feel your every move
So cold I'm frozen, I can't disapprove
I ask you plainly and honestly
You cover, calmly and comically

I'll be your secret project
Your lust restrained by logic

You'll hear the beat beside me
but you will never find me

You showed up late to the party here,
made up but stumbling everywhere
You went through all of my dresser drawers
Well, did you find what you were looking for?

Turned around
Settled down
Girl, don't front
We're never gonna have the love we want

While you're here,
let's be clear
Let's be blunt
We're never gonna have the love we want
Track Name: Lonely Sinner
The girl is carefree and joking
The girl is full of love
And we could measure her commitment, couldn't we?
Or the lack thereof

I could see it all coming
The night is looking grim
We're gonna end up with a stain around our mouths
She's gonna end up with him

I want someone to thrill me,
then submit to me totally,
taken by surprise
I want everyone close to me
to promise me they'll stand by me,
promise not to die

Forgive the girl
She's a lonely sinner in a perfect world

The girl is climbing the ladder
The girl is dropping names
Is she shallow, or does she just know what she wants?
Are those things the same?

Success won't make her immortal
Love won't make her whole
We're gonna end up with a chain around our necks
The girl is in control

Come on, everyone close to me,
soak up my anxiety --
make me change my mind
I want you to seduce me,
abuse me and abandon me,
then come back to life

Forgive the girl
She's a lonely sinner in a perfect world
Forgive the girl
It's a mixed-up muddled-up shook-up world

Thrill me and submit to me
and then abandon me
I need somebody --
Take my anxiety
Track Name: Isn't It Weird?
Love is in the claws of a career
Shaken by discretion, stirred by fear
It ain't what you said, babe, it's your tone
Can we be alone?

Baby, put your fingers in my face
Everything is cool, there's no complaints
Just a little sin, and then, atone
Can we be alone?

Oooh, maybe your movement has mistaken me
Isn't it weird how it's shakin' me?

Instead of having coffee, stay in bed
Think of all the ways that rumors spread
Maybe it's a game, it's how I'm known
Can we be alone?

Some of us will wear a dozen rings
Some will get their kicks from smashing things
Some will get together, briefly bone
But everyone's alone

Oooh, maybe you're movement has me terrified
Isn't it weird how I shake inside?

Love is in the clause, it's every word
Generally speaking, it's preferred
if everything is hashed out on the phone
But can we be alone?

And now that I'm accustomed to your flair
and every little summer dress you wear,
I intend to find out how they're sewn
when we are alone

Oooh, maybe your movement makes me disappear
Isn't it weird how I'm shakin' here?

Along with your movement, baby
Alone with your movement, baby
Track Name: I Will Find You
Go away, for a day
I will find you

Try to escape. Well, okay
I will find you

From the start, through my heart
I will find you

Want you back, heart attack
I will find you

You know you love to try to hide from yourself
You know you love me
You know you drive me up these walls
You know you love me

I tell myself I'll never fall in love
I'll never fall in love again
I'm looking down and I'm feeling low
I'm sick of all my skin

Go away for a day
I will find you

Try to escape, relocate
I will find you

From the start, through my heart
I will find you

Want you back, heart attack
I will find you

---

You've been gone far too long
I will find you
Track Name: This, That & The Other
When do you want?
When do you need?
When do you dream of me?

On softer days, I imagine
you live in another city now,
stocking cap on in the summer
I picture you at forty,
bragging about our glory days
You ain't heavy, you're my brother
And someday at my wedding,
there would be no excuse not to reconcile
You'd be my best man

When do you want?
When do you need?
When do you dream of me?

Would you still be around now
if your father was a kinder man?
Would you be married like your brothers?
And all the women that you loved,
would they forgive you all your debts
if you had been a truer lover?
Should we just chalk it all up to
you were never prescribed the right medicine?
No. Reach out your left hand.

When do you want?
When do you need?
When do you dream of me?

If I can't have you
you shouldn't bother
You were my brother
This, that and the other