The Good The Bad and The Cuddly

by The Bicycles

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $5 CAD  or more

     

1.
02:06
2.
03:02
3.
4.
5.
6.
03:52
7.
8.
01:25
9.
02:07
10.
11.
02:45
12.
01:32
13.
14.
15.
03:36
16.
17.

credits

released May 30, 2006

Fuzzy Logic Recordings FLR 002

The Bicycles:
Matt Beckett
Drew Smith
Dana Snell
Randy Lee
Andrew Scott

3, 10, 11, 12, 15 produced by Dan Bryk, recorded in 2002 by Dan Bryk at Flabby Road, Raleigh, North Carolina and Robert Sledge at Sledge Mahal, Chapel Hill, NC.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17 produced by The Bicycles, recorded in 2004-2005 by The Bicycles in Toronto, Ontario. Additional recording on 2, 9, 12, 15 in 2005 by Jose Contreras at Headwound.

Mixed, manicured and massaged by Jose Contreras at Headwound. Additional mixing done at Banff Road Records.

Mastered by Eric Kofler at Planet Digital.

All songs arranged by The Bicycles.
Click song titles for writing and musician credits.

Quilt by Maria Bui and The Bicycles.
Quilt photo by Dave Gillespie.

Thank you to all our fantastic friends, families, boyfriends, girlfriends, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, roommates, ex-roommates, guest singers and players, lenders of equipment, and heroes. Extra thanks to Dan Bryk (who pushed us to start this album), Jose Contreras (who pushed us to finish this album), Maria Bui (who helped make it happen), Tod Cutler, The Ford Plant, Lily Frost, Sandra Kang, Andy Lloyd, Frank Maidens, Christine Magsalay, Masia One, Erin McGinn, Jef McLarnon, Narumi, Yvette Ray, Carissa Shaw, Peter Snell, Alex Tran, Kate Warren, Mike Welbanks, Eric Warner, D.Y., and Allen.
xoxo The Bicycles

www.fuzzylogicrecordings.com

tags

license

all rights reserved
Track Name: B-B-Bicycles
I found a girl yeah she's so pretty
But my pretty little girl lives in a different city
She's so good yeah she's so sweet
With a pretty little name that starts with a 'B'

B-B-B-B-Bonnie!
B-B-B-B-Bonnie!

She asked me for a record I said you gotta be patient
It's not just a band it's a mode of transportation
And honey when you hear it you're gonna freak
It's the greatest little thing and it starts with a 'B'

B-B-B-Bicycles!
B-B-B-Bicycles!

Bonnie don't you cry if I'm not by your side
One day you'll understand your happiness is your hands

B-B-B-Bonnie!
B-B-B-Bicycles!
You g-g-g-g-g-g-gotta believe
Bonnie and The Bicycles is all I really need
Two little things that start with a 'B'
Track Name: Australia
I saw sunshine
I saw gold
Down that old coastline it was the best time that i'd known
Tell me how far should i go for your love

Oh Australia
My old friends
Ten cardboard cameras to remember what i did

A coaster from a bar
A poster from a show
Oh!!!!
Will i be back again?
Will i be back again?
I don't know

I'll save my money up
I'll go for a Holiday
Winfield's and P.J.'s
Though i would like for more
The show has no encore
Track Name: I Will Appear For You
I saw you sitting in your bedroom
Wishing that i could be there too
Lean back and close your eyes
Those tears will soon be dry

I will appear for you
I will appear for you
I will appear for you

Your notebook tells me i'm your favourite
My picture spread out on your carpet
And one above your bed
For late night duets

I will appear for you
I will appear for you
I will appear for you

Did you know i got your card?
The construction paper heart
With an arrow through the middle
Of our two initials

I will appear for you
I will appear for you
I will appear for you
Track Name: Gotta Get Out
I waited but all that came was December
I can't remember if i loved you then or if ever
But i can't wait here another day and hope for anything to change

I gotta get out, gotta get out
I gotta get out, gotta get out
I gotta get out
Yeah!

The city's alive and it's shining from my window
It looks so dreamy, like we're all floating underwater
But i can't wait here another day and hope for anything to change

I gotta get out, gotta get out
I gotta get out, gotta get out
I gotta get out
Yeah!
Track Name: I Know We Have To Be Apart
Another night spent on the couch as I think of getting out
I've been put up and put up with all over town
Yeah we talk most every night 'till the dawn's first waking light
But it gets so hard out on my own
Without your touch to set me right
I get the urge to give in everyday

But I know we have to be apart
And figure out if we should start
All over again, all over again, whoa whoa whoa

Yeah I get lots of advice, and I know they all mean right
But they don't know, could never know how your touch has set me free
Yeah you know I love you babe, but if it goes on this way
We'll just wind up hurting eachother and destroy the love we've made
I get the urge to give in everyday

But I know we have to be apart
And figure out if we should start
All over again, all over again, whoa whoa whoa

I want you to know that I'm still in love with you
Track Name: Ghost Town
The colour's drained away, all the streets are bleeding perfumes
And in the checkout lines a couple jilted teary bridegrooms
The lips all stretch and dance about
And talk of days and months spent lying about
I tried to walk to your place but my bones skipped out
Yeah, this is a ghost town

Every friday night another place 'round here goes up for sale
And the place where lovers met was quarantined after the fallout scare
We wave from cars like presidents
And the weeds crowd out the monuments
I can't wait until your letter's sent
Yeah, this is a ghost town

Maybe the ground opened up
And swallowed everyone up
It's just you and me so comfortably

The news out on the wire's of a cruise ship lost out at sea
The security guard slept as a bull ran through the gallery
Some take up residence in funeral homes
Some hang thier fuzzy dice in the catacombs
Alexander Graham Bell's crying on the telephone
Yeah, this is a ghost town
Track Name: Longjohns and Toques
Winter took its time to finally arrive
But boy, it's really here
Gotta little runny nose and little red ears
The little winter wind gives me little winter tears

Oh how I took my time to finally decide
That i want you near
Let's get together for the winter, let's do it all again
We could hold hands through our woolly mittens

I'll wear my longjohns
I'll wear my toque
I'll brave the cold
Just to hold on to you

We usually take it easy when the winter comes around
When there's snow on the ground
But if you're heartbroken there's no such thing as a winter break
It's the perfect time to go outside and fix your old mistakes

I'll wear my longjohns
I'll wear my toque
I'll brave the cold
Just to hold on to you

Oh baby, do you remember the first time that we met?
The smoke of your cigarette
Mixed with the mist
Of my breath
Track Name: Luck of Love
Well I love you and you love me
It seems so easy but the funny thing 'bout love
There's one thing rarely mentioned in this rock philosophy
It's just giving up
And giving into luck

(Luck of love)
If love is a contest
(Luck of love)
Of who waits the longest
Honestly what are you doing all this for?'

(Luck of love)
If love is a game
(Luck of love)
Of whose love remains
Then I'm not playing anymore

Well I love you and you love me
But oh you realize it happens all the time
And if we came together and still you always planned to leave
I won't be bitter 'cause
It begins and ends with luck

(Luck of love)
If love is a contest
(Luck of love)
Of who waits the longest
Honestly what are you doing all this for?'

(Luck of love)
If love is a game
(Luck of love)
Of whose love remains
Then I'm not playing anymore
Track Name: Paris Be Mine
Toronto is great
And Brantford is just fine
I think it was in Ottawa that I had the best time
Though Montreal's appealing
I need the real thing
Paris, oh Paris be mine

When I was just sixteen years old
That's when i found out where I needed to go
I found the answer in a Tropic of Cancer
Discovered lovers and dirty whores
In a night school book report

Now some years have passed and I still know
I've found a garden for my heart to grow
The big Eiffel Tower like a beautiful metal flower
Will smile and sing on down to me
'Je suis ci joyeux que vous etes ici!'

And I won't be afraid
Of no men in berets
I will dance and parade all over town

And I can't get hurt
By no women in striped shirts
Won't be shy or embarassed
No, not here in Paris

Toronto is great
And my friends are why
I think of all the crazy nights drinking cheap red wine
And though certainly I will miss you
I heard they have nice tissues
In Paris, oh Paris be mine

Paris, oh Paris be mine
Track Name: Randy's Song
Waiting around for something to do
Smoked enough cigarettes to yellow the room
I hope you get back from wherever you're at
It's lonely here without you

Whistling while i'm stocking the shelves
There's the aisle where I laid you down
I take from the till for our house on a hill
Our friends will come around

Sometimes I get surprised by how much I need you

I hope you get back from wherever you're at
It's lonely here without you
Track Name: Please Don't Go
There's a picture taped up on my wall
Taken so long ago, taken at a mall
The happiness of two young kids in love
But you know photographs can only last so long

Please don't go (please please, please don't go)
Please don't go (please please, please don't go)
Please don't go (please please, please don't go)
Please don't go

My friends all tell me that I'm only to blame
That I'm wasting my time as I wait for the day
'She's gone!', 'Move on!' they'd say
But those pictures sure trick us and we cry anyway

Please don't go (please please, please don't go)
Please don't go (please please, please don't go)
Please don't go (please please, please don't go)
Please don't go

'A stubborn lover isn't quite welcome now
Don't be so proud
We won't suggest that you have to forget
But it's time to take that picture down
Time to take that picture down'
Track Name: Sure Was Great
Sure was great to see you
After such a long time
I had nearly forgotten
That sunny park and nine-dollar wine

But it's not a great idea
That's spinning 'round in my head
To try and re-ignite a spark when
It's better to let it die

And while we talked of where you're at
I tried not to think of going back
Sometimes I felt at home
But for now I know I'm better off on my own

Sure was great to see you
Just when I was feeling a little low down
Talking to you on the corner
Brought back so many memories
I hope to see you 'round again
Track Name: Homework
I would love to see you in the morning
Out in the garden pulling out some weeds
And I would love to read to you in the morning
A list of instructions, favours and functions
Of housework for to do for me

Housework
Housework

I would love to see you in the morning
Red-eyed and tired from pulling an all-nighter writing my essay
And I would love to greet you in the morning
And kindly remind you that my essay's not due
For another couple of days

Homework
Homework

There are many ways to say I love you
Love comes in many forms
It could for instance mean homemade cookies
My favourite kind is chocolate chip with just a hint of cinnamon
Track Name: Two Girls From Montreal
Two girls from Montreal
Out in Tokyo
Out to find cute Japanese boys
In a hip-hop club called Harlem

Tanya is a first year student
Her best friend Marise is an actress
And me I'm in a rock and roll band
But the rest of the band has gone to bed

Two girls from Montreal
Would you let me tag along?
Too shy to dance at home
But I might tonight in Tokyo!

And the kids on the street
Passed out on the curb
Don't they know us Asians can't drink
When will they ever learn?

Two girls from Montreal
Would you let me tag along?
Too shy to dance at home
But I might tonight in Tokyo!

And the kids on the street
With their heads in their hands
Exhausted and tired, killing time until five
When the subways open again