The Happy Casualties

The Happy Casualties

BandAlternativePop

Not stock NASCAR. Not Elvis Costello. Not too mellow.

Biography

The Happy Casualties have all graduated from high school. Some of them have attended college, but none have graduated from college. Ethan recorded the cd, he programs the order of the songs. When people come over for drinks, he drinks too much and skips the first seven or eight songs on our cd and says: "Where are the good songs?" AliasDave uses my name at parties and occaisionally drinks too much, he has slept on our floor, I think he's going to buy a guitar, if he tries to buy drinks please card him, that does wonders for a thirty-two year old's self esteem. Ryan is a dream, we wouldn't change anything about him, he has sold every screenplay he has ever written and races stock cars on the weekends between band practices.

Lyrics

Despair

Written By: Stephen Sigl

there's a trust demolition downtown, give me a couple of weeks before i knock it down,
and if you're drugged up and loose, well maybe i can get loose too

i cut my teeth at the auto parts shop, broken glass twisted into my hand
with a mop,
i had nothing to learn
after i felt the spark plug burn.

there's one hundred lies i could tell about walking away and feeling well, but not one would ring true to the feeling i get when i look at you

so where is the car crash that i cannot walk away from
tell me the accident that'll rend my mortal life gone
there is no car crash that i cannot walk away from
show me the accident that could bruise and crack, break and rack me

uh-oh here comes god
uh-oh here comes god

there is hell to pay,
and it's hell when you make them go away.
i had nothing to win
after i crashed through your windshield grin.

SO, despair at the itch you can't scratch,
remove the tooth when it goes black there is blood on my hands and teeth but none of it belongs to me

where is the car crash that i cannot walk away from.
tell me the accident that'll rend my mortal life gone.
there is no car crash that i cannot walk away from
show me the accident that could bruise and crack, break and rack me

uh-oh here comes god
oh no here comes god

Only Demon Prayer

Written By: Stephen Sigl

cast off and cast away to the land of the great lakes
i wipe the snow from my windshield and a smile from my face
i finally found a place on both my shoulders for despair and pain
to argue out their crisis in the world which they have made
and there's a girl working at the beach who's man has abandoned her
and only the rights to a sad, sad song could bring me closer to...

if only i could see you smile, i know what i would do
if only i had the time, i'd get my point across to you

don't turn me down, girl i wouldn't lie to you
don't turn me down, girl i wouldn't lie to you
don't turn me down, girl i wouldn't lie to you
don't turn me down, girl, i wouldn't lie...

Bread And Water Song

Written By: Stephen Sigl

there's not many campaigns that can start with this promise
how many tyrants tell you that things are going to get worse?
mona lisa's high in her tower and i don't think that she'll ever come down

ashley's getting ready for her rally
she wants to know what i think,
about everything
romeo is locked in his closet and i don't think that he'll ever get out

We Only Come Out At Night

Written By: Stephen Sigl

if i had anything i wanted to say
i wouldn't say it to you
you never bothered to talk to me
why should i even bother with you

we only come out at night

i get so tired trying to sleep
through the entire day
when the sunset comes you know
i'd say anything to make you go away

we only come out at night
we only come out at night

Harelip

Written By: Stephen Sigl

your big enough to hit the road
sometimes i think you're solid
sometimes i think you're stone cold

i know you hate the silly little songs
and the neon lights
so i send my love to the vermont motel
and the miracle mile

she'd be paralyzed with neurosis
if she wasn't so busy
i like the way her lips don't move
when she talks down to me

low and feeling lost
like on halloween
simple nostalgia
pages ripped from children's dreams

no one knows what i tell you
when i whisper in your ear
no one knows what i told you
when i whispered in your ear

i play the piano just to please her
really quiet like suicide
she walked out the door with my heart
and now i can't even remember her face

Discography

1 EP under the name 'The Paper Tigers' titled 'Loving The Past And Doomed To Repeat It'
1 LP titled 'Future Solo Artists of America' that is yet to be released.

Set List

We have enough material to play any length of set; anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours.