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The Good The Bad and The Cuddly

by The Bicycles

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1.
B-B-Bicycles 02:06
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'
2.
Australia 03:02
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
3.
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
4.
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!
5.
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
6.
Ghost Town 03:52
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
7.
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
8.
The Defeat 01:25
9.
Luck of Love 02:07
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
10.
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
11.
Cuddly Toy 02:45
12.
Randy's Song 01:32
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
13.
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'
14.
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
15.
Homework 03:36
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
16.
17.
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

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

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