Bubblegum Romance

by Marc With a C

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    "Bubblegum Romance" is back on vinyl! It contains longtime faves that you all seem to like, such as "I'm In Love With Everyone I Know", "Freezing In Florida", "Nerdy Girls", "RetroLowFi", "Hot Topic Kids", "I Need a Hug", "No London In Brazil", "Bounce Bounce Bounce" and more. Plus we've included a bonus track: a version of "Music Can Heal" recorded at the final sessions. I'm not sure why I didn't include it the first time around, as I consider this to be the definitive version of the song. That recording is exclusive to the vinyl version!

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    **TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF "BUBBLEGUM ROMANCE". ISSUED ON LIMITED VINYL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME (bubblegum pink with bonus track!)**

    I couldn't be more proud to make this announcement. My album "Bubblegum Romance" turns ten years old this month. To celebrate, we've pressed a limited amount of the album on this delicious looking pink vinyl. This is the first time it's ever been on wax, still contains longtime faves that you all seem to like, such as "I'm In Love With Everyone I Know", "Freezing In Florida", "Nerdy Girls", "RetroLowFi", "Hot Topic Kids", "I Need a Hug", "No London In Brazil", "Bounce Bounce Bounce" and more. Plus we've included a bonus track: a version of "Music Can Heal" recorded at the final sessions. I'm not sure why I didn't include it the first time around, as I consider this to be the definitive version of the song. That recording is exclusive to this special colored vinyl version!

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1.
In case there's ever any questions Of if I'm nice Or if I'm mean Well, the truth is I'm really a pterodactyl In a human body Cause otherwise I'd be extinct I live on plants and vegetables I love my girlfriend And I love The occasional B movie Now I like From Justin To Kelly But I hate American Idol What the hell is wrong with Marc with a C? I know I'm in love With everyone I know But I just cut my hair off So don't you dare call me a hippie I'm in love With everyone I know But I can't seem to figure out anything about myself So what'd I do? I went out And I took an on-line personality quiz Where it turns out I'm Veronica Sawyer From the late eighties movie Heathers And I don't stand For bullshit conformity And the quiz said I've got me a wicked thing for Christian Slater But that's not right I don't swing that way I just wasn't cut From that bolt of cloth Even though I like Pump Up the Volume I hated his movie Kuffs You can't even find that movie down at Stardust But I know I'm in love With everyone I know Except for Christian Slater I don't know him He's exempt Otherwise, I'm in love With everyone I know And I can see the good In everyone I've ever met Except my dad We've had a bad relationship And all the people that cut me off on the way to work Nobody's perfect I mean, look at yourself in the mirror And ask yourself Honestly "When was the last time I called my mom?" My mom, my mom Got beat up At a monster truck rally And if I was there I woulda kicked some ass Cause for a guy that wears glasses I can really serve some shit You'd be surprised But afterwards I would've had to tell them That I'm in love With everyone I know Even if you go to monster truck rallies Drink Busch beer And beat up moms I'm still in love With everyone I know And that's just not PC to say In this day and age If you said "Marc, why are you in love With everyone you know?" I'd say, "It's cause the Pixies are goin' on tour for the first time in over ten years!" And that's why I'm in love With everyone I know And I can see the good In everyone I've ever met Even you
2.
Well, this girl is so pretty that I wanna yell out loud And if one day I make her mine my mom'll be so proud She's got a voice that's sweet as honey She's got lips like cherry pie And she's wholesome like a loaf of Wonderbread Oh me, oh my Well, she eats whole tomatoes And she likes chocolate I've only known her for a few weeks But I think of her a lot And if I play my cards right One day she could be my girl She'll be the prettiest girl in the whole wide world Well, I guessed her favorite letter off the top of my head We both even sleep with pillows coverin' our beds We both like the Beatles We both like John Cusack And just like that song That Beck used to sing That girl is where it's at I know that she likes whole tomatoes And she likes chocolate I've only known her for a few weeks But I think of her a lot And if I play my cards right One day she could be my girl She'll be the prettiest girl in the whole wide world In the world Well, I don't know where This is goin' but Time will tell Other girls wear blue jeans but they don't wear them as well And just when you think a crush Couldn't get so bad I imported her silk napkins that I found in Leningrad And if I play my cards right One day she could be my girl She'll be the prettiest girl in the whole wide world Oh-oh-oh The prettiest girl in the whole wide world
3.
Well, she's one of the last free spirits Goes where her heart tells her to go And you won't learn a thing about her That she doesn't want you to know Her eyes were the same shade of blue as mine And when she watched me get sick on cheap red wine She made it all better with just a few words Uh-huh Just a few words Please and thank you and alright, okay Are some of the words she often says But she ain't gonna talk your ear off No, she mostly keeps to herself When I can't get to sleep at night She's still the silent type but She made it all better with just a few words Uh-huh Just a few words My girlfriend didn't babble mindlessly like some I've had She says that her quiet streak genetically came from her dad Singing quietly along to the Mates of State She doesn't find a need to be loud Instead she gets her point across silently No, she doesn't have to make a sound But when I don't have food to eat Or when the whole music scene is just hating me She makes it all better with just her voice Her voice Just her voice She makes it all better with just a few words
4.
02:32
Well, uh... I've seen a lot of girls Out along the way And I've checked 'em out Back and forth, to and fro, hither, thither, near and far All the live long day, but Marc with a C just loves him a girl with glasses And they don't always accept my sexual passes But it's true that I love girls with glasses best That might just make me prejudiced So I wrote a song about it Here it goes... I raised my eye just to inspect her While she adjusted her pocket protector There ain't nothin' wrong with a nerdy girl She's the kinda chick that I'd like to mate But she's busy thinkin' 'bout anime Lord, there's nothin' like a nerdy girl One, two A-one, two, three, four She's a fan of Tori Amos I'm tryin' to be cool just like John Stamos Lord, there's nothin' wrong with a nerdy girl She don't drink no gin and juice But I imagine her in her Underoo's Oh lord, there's nothin' like a nerdy girl Oh and nerdy girls are sweet And nerdy girls are hot A nerdy girl knows what kind of ice cream that I want Oh and she reads books I can't pronounce But either way I'd like to announce that Lord, there's nothin' wrong with a nerdy girl She could bring out the best in me But I'm busy checkin' out her pair of B's Lord, there's nothin' like a nerdy girl Oh and nerdy girls are cute And nerdy girls are smart A nerdy girl can straighten out the wheels on my mental shopping cart Rock! Well, a regular gal just ain't gonna do And I guess it sounds dumb unless it's happened to you And you've never been in love with a nerdy girl Girls, put away those contact lenses Climb over those tired fences Put on your glasses, be a nerdy girl Oh and nerdy girls are sweet And nerdy girls are hot A nerdy girl knows what kind of ice cream that I want Oh and nerdy girls are cute And nerdy girls are smart A nerdy girl can straighten out the wheels on my mental shopping cart But she don't drink no gin & juice And I imagine her in her Underoo's Cause, Lord, there's nothin' like a nerdy girl
5.
I made some sea monkeys fried chicken Brine shrimp just don't like meat Their instrumental in nuclear fission They're genetically altered seafood treats Fed on cornbread and black eyed peas Choco Charm and collard greens They wanna be boilin' up their masters Playin' thier anthem on a ghetto blaster In their Honda Civic paint rocket of shrimp In their Honda Civic paint rocket of shrimp Now the shrimp are the world's most harshest cynics And they boarded their rocket plane They designed it just like a Honda Civic And they covered it with paint They painted it gold and they painted it green The sea monkeys had taken flight If they hadn't thought of it before me I could've flown with them tonight In their Honda Civic paint rocket of shrimp In their Honda Civic paint rocket of shrimp In their Honda Civic paint rocket of shrimp In their Honda Civic paint rocket of shrimp I'm a shrimp, and here's my shrimp guitar solo <insert shrimpy guitar solo here> All the girl shrimps are drinkin' beer The boy shrimps are tryin' to catch their ears There's two girls to every guy So, guess where they sleep at night? In their Honda Civic paint rocket of shrimp In their Honda Civic paint rocket of shrimp In their Honda Civic paint rocket of shrimp In their Honda Civic paint rocket of shrimp
6.
03:32
Lately I've been too paranoid to keep my friends Everyone including my mom is rippin' off my ends, yo All I wanna do is take pills and drink booze But I even freak out if I'm droppin' ludes And people are sayin' I should go and see the doctor They're sayin', "Marc with a C, you've finally gone off your rocker" It seems I've lost my marbles, leave me alone I'm a couple grandmas short of a retirement home Where I can lock my door and unplug the phone I'd board up the windows but the AC's broke I got things to do, I think I'm gonna Exchange my lithium for marijuana Won't someone give me a hug? I don't have a girl cause they still don't like me all that much I'm drinkin' Robitussin cause everybody needs a crutch I'll drink the whole damn bottle if it gets much worse I'm like Winona Ryder fillin' up her purse And I can lock my door and unplug the phone I'd board up the windows but the AC's broke I got things to do, I think I'm gonna Exchange my lithium for marijuana Won't someone give me a hug? It's nothing that some Percocet can't fix Throw a little Valium and self-loathing in the mix I wanna change my life, but first I better change my socks Your heart, mind, and soul, they can never have too many locks Cause now my cable's out, the screen stays blue I'm more strung out than Motley Crue And I can lock my door and unplug the phone I'd board up the windows but the AC's broke I got things to do, I think I'm gonna Exchange my lithium for marijuana Won't someone give me a hug? Won't someone give me a hug?
7.
Well, it's freezing in Florida God how I miss you It's freezing in Florida tonight Oh, it's freezing in Florida God I wish I could Just sleep next to you tonight Well, there's frost on the window Right next to the pillow That smells just like your hair Oh, it's freezing in Florida Right next to Georgia But it can't be much colder up there I don't mind if it Rains or it freezes When you're under the blanket with me The thermostat's reading About 30 degrees If you were here I could probably sleep But it's colder than kissin' A pissed off ex-girlfriend With an empty space next to me Oh, it's freezing in Florida And I can't find slumber Without you next to me This bed's totally different When your body's in it Even when there's frost on the ground Oh, it's freezing in Florida The heater is broken And you are nowhere to be found I don't mind if it Rains or it freezes When you're under the blanket with me The thermostat's reading About 30 degrees If you were here I could probably sleep But it's freezing in Florida God how I miss you It's freezing in Florida tonight Oh, it's freezing in Florida God I wish I could Just sleep next to you tonight
8.
03:08
There's five bucks in my pocket now What can I do? I'll find the nearest thrift store and I'll Start to peruse Through their used records, all of those Vinyl memories Well, they might be all scratched up But they still sound good to me Now you might want The latest Eminem CD But I'm gonna settle for King of Rock By Run DMC It'll run ya twenty dollars for some Avril Lavigne But for a dollar I'll take Tapestry By Carole King And I like music on records the best Yeah, and once you get that fever, it's a never-ending quest I like music on vinyl the most Let's go retro low-fi from coast to coast Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Whoa-oh oh-oh Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Whoa-oh oh-oh Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Whoa-oh oh-oh oh Now CDs can be convenient Yeah I guess that's true But it's not the way that I prefer to Jam out to The Who You take that live Nirvana record for instance It even comes with an extra track Cause Kurdt knew rock 'n' roll sounds better On 12 inches of wax And I like music on records the best Yeah, and once you get that fever, it's a never-ending quest I like music on vinyl the most Let's go retro low-fi from coast to coast Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Whoa-oh oh-oh Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Whoa-oh oh-oh Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Whoa-oh oh-oh oh You say you don't have a record player? That's no excuse Marc With A C just happens to know where you can find one of those used Pretty cheaply too So, if you're sittin' at home and you're all alone And you've got that certain itch Don't forget the other kind of Hard and black 12 inch Cause I like music on records the best Yeah, and once you get that fever, it's a never-ending quest I like music on vinyl the most Let's go retro low-fi from coast to coast Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Whoa-oh oh-oh Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Whoa-oh oh-oh Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Whoa-oh oh-oh oh Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Whoa-oh oh-oh Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Whoa-oh oh-oh Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Ba-dip ba-dip Whoa-oh oh-oh oh
9.
She's not addicted to drugs She's addicted to ice water She could drink it all day It's how she chooses to bathe Rinses out cups And leaves a little bit of soap behind It's anti-bacterial It's cleanin' out her insides What have I become? Now I'm feeding her chicken This has gotta stop We've gotta think of the children Her feet barely work She can't pedal her bike We watched movies under The blanket that night She had her eyes closed And her face hidden She'd laugh before the jokes were even written She don't like coffee She chugs the cream She buys Slurpees for the undercover police And it's true I ran away From your button face I was hoping that your type was just a phase There's no London in Brazil I think you're mentally ill Please forget you love me, go away Please forget you love me, go away She braids her hair By tyin' it in knots Left her first husband Cause she hated doin' the dishes Pours ice water Into small plastic coolers Stays up late Just to memorize the Simpsons Add a zero to her age And then You'll realize how well she knows men She don't like coffee She chugs the cream She buys Slurpees for the undercover police And it's true I ran away From your button face I was hoping that your type was just a phase There's no London in Brazil I think you're mentally ill Please forget you love me, go away Please forget you love me, go away She buys Slurpees for the undercover police And it's true I ran away From your button face I was hoping that your type was just a phase There's no London in Brazil I think you're mentally ill Please forget you love me, go away Please forget you love me, go away It's true I ran away From your button face I was hoping that your type was just a phase There's no London in Brazil I think you're mentally ill Please forget you love me, go away Please forget you love me, go away Please forget you love me, go away
10.
Oh, that girl just loves Winnie The Pooh One time that girl Threw up on my shoe She thinks that the moon is Shaped just like an apple But when you try to lay her Down to take a nap, oh As soon as you Take off her socks She don't wanna sleep She don't wanna talk She wants to bounce bounce bounce Bounce bounce bounce Just like Tigger And just like Mickey Mouse She wants to bounce bounce bounce Bounce bounce bounce And if you make her stop, well She's just gonna sit and pout Oh, she's got an old school Popple Sittin' in her bedroom When she eats pizza, yeah She eats it with a spoon And she's my best friend I'm her biggest fan If she's happy and she knows it She'll always clap her hands But as soon as you Lay her down to sleep She cannot resist Taking that leap To start to bounce bounce bounce Bounce bounce bounce Not like the Wicked Witch Not like Oscar The Grouch She wants to bounce bounce bounce Bounce bounce bounce And if you make her stop, well She's just gonna sit and pout When she says, "I love you" She does it in sign language She's only 4 years old With no emotional baggage When she's around Just try and be sad The only reason I haven't shot myself is To be her dad And watch her bounce bounce bounce Bounce bounce bounce Just like Tigger And just like Mickey Mouse She wants to bounce bounce bounce Bounce bounce bounce If you make her stop, well She's just gonna sit and pout
11.
Well, sometimes I need time just to be alone Just to write and play guitar and ignore the phone But all the inspiration can't be found I miss you so much when you're not around Well every TV show seems to lack its plot And every fish lets go before it's even caught And all our playful innuendos can't abound I miss you so much when you're not around And I try to give you money In case you get hungry But you never wanna take it from me And even though we're just beginners You still cook me dinner And you taught how to decoupage in paint to me Well, sometimes I just wanna surf the Internet I wanna cruise and look at porn like your average gent But I lose interest in their moany little sounds I miss you so much when you're not around And I try to give you money In case you get hungry But you never wanna take it from me But even though we're just beginners You still cook me dinner And you taught how to decoupage in paint to me "What if another girl tried to raise her skirt?" It happened in The Back Booth once but she didn't get hurt Cause I'm behaved when I go downtown And that's what happens when you're not around
12.
Heavy metal music's just modern blues If I had hair like that I'd probably be mad too I once thought I had my depression kicked Until the power was off due to bills unsent I'm afraid this song won't make much sense To anyone except for my friends I should shut up but I'm just too dense For the real story go and ask my ex She keeps detailed forensics on-line Of how she says I toyed with her mind I pull away from those that know Suck it up Braille is a language, so is ASL I speak English but not all that well Revenge is a weapon but so is sex But for the real story go and ask my ex She's got therapists in on the joke And replays all the words that I spoke I pull away from those that know Suck it up I'm feelin' pretty miserable today Spent all night cold and arguing And LiveJournal can get you in so much trouble Gonna have to make it "friends only" I can't keep all my anger in check But I didn't know 'til I hit twenty-six I know the pattern but not what comes next So for the real story go and ask my ex She'll tell you 'til she's blue in the mouth And annoy you like Gwen from No Doubt I pull away from those that know Suck it up Well it's cloggin' my message board Write a letter I pull away from those that know Suck it up She's got therapists in on the joke And replays all the words that I spoke I pull away from those that know Suck it up She keeps detailed forensics on-line Of how she says I toyed with her mind I pull away from those that know Suck it up
13.
There's a safety pin in your Evian You wonder where the spirit's gone When everyone gets old and they start to sing flat That's when they cash in to make their wallets fat You can't make fun of a uniform Or draw caricatures if you've got one on That kinda statement is pretty bold Sid Vicious shot himself in the arm The Sex Pistols became disarmed Sid wasn't a punk, he was just annoyin' Due to all the drugs that he liked to enjoy You can't make fun of a uniform Or draw caricatures if you've got one on That kinda statement is really bold Punks make fun of emo kids Emo kids make fun of themselves You don't need a statement When the attitude's cranked to twelve I had me a vision There wasn't any television There wasn't no atmosphere We gotta get ourselves some beer From starin' at the sun You can't make fun of a uniform Or draw caricatures if you've got one on That kinda statement is really bold You can't make fun of a uniform Or draw caricatures if you've got one on That kinda statement is really bold You can't make fun of a uniform Or draw caricatures if you've got one on That kinda statement is really bold Who wants to watch a punk rocker grow old?
14.
Hope you had a good time Well, I had a good time, too And I'll bet you like mixtapes Well, guess what? I like you Even if you kissed someone, that kissed someone That kissed Winona Ryder Even if your friends say that makes you a whore Well, I tell you, I think it's cool, yeah I like your pants But I'm not tryin' to take them off I just think you're somethin' else, you're somethin' else Provin' that all innocence isn't lost We can go to a playground and play on the slides And drink carbonated soda We'll split a pack of bubblegum And rot our teeth right out I just really wanna be your friend (Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo) I just really wanna be your friend (Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo) I'd make anybody a mixtape If they asked me to I can promise to each and every one of you listening I wouldn't have made fun of any of you in high school I hope you had a good time I had a good time I hope to see you around again real soon And if you walk away remembering just one thing from this album Remember this I just really wanna be your friend (Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo) I just really wanna be your friend (Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo)

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An album two years in the making was scrapped and re-recorded in one day. These are the results.

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released August 28, 2004

drums/production/cover art: chris zabriskie
most everything else: marc with a c

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Marc With a C Orlando, Florida

For 20 years, DIY indie pop singer-songwriter-storyteller Marc With a C has devoted himself to making raw, lo-fi music about a hi-def world.

Through countless original albums, EPs and live recordings, Marc With a C uses infectious melodies and salty language to tell the stories of a generation caught between the analog and digital worlds.
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