Kerosene, Matches & Time

by The Happy Pill Academy

supported by
Justin Noszek
Justin Noszek thumbnail
Justin Noszek This release takes everything I loved about the rock of the 90's and puts it in one convenient place. I love the songwriting and the performance throughout. Favorite track: Facsimilia_Facsimilia.
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £2 GBP  or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 4 The Happy Pill Academy releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of There Will Be Mistakes - Live at The Library, The Dragon EP, ... and then to black EP, and Kerosene, Matches & Time. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      £6 GBP or more (25% OFF)

     

1.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh Click Click Ahem Click
2.
A Song About a Wedding That Never Took Place Hey sunshine, you ordered a bride she arrived in a packing crate The wedding was amazing, you were resplendent in your tuxedo She looked radiant in her cargo pants and t-shirt, a curious choice for such an awesome day Invited guests and well-wishers all clapped and laughed I said that, I said that, I said that, my speech went down well Oooh, I don’t care, you decide Oooh, I don’t care, you decide Hey Sunshine The Divorce was just as nice as the wedding in its own unusual way And I don’t see a reason to complain The judge was pretty much on her side for the proceedings Uh Oh, Uh Oh, Uh Oh, Here we go… Oooh, I don’t care, you decide Oooh, I don’t care, you decide Oooh, I don’t care, you decide Oooh, I don’t care, you decide Oooh, I don’t care, you decide Oooh, I don’t care, you decide Oooh *Ahem* Oooh, I don’t care, you decide Oooh, I don’t care, you decide Hey Sunshine, here we are This is where we ended up This is just as I expected And there’s no reason to complain There’s no reason to complain… Hey Sunshine, here we are This is where we ended up This is just as I expected And there’s no reason to complain There’s no reason to complain There’s no reason… There’s no reason… There’s no reason… There’s no reason… There’s no reason… There’s no reason… There’s no rhyme… You got it You got it going on You got it You got it going on You got it You got it going on You got it You got it going on Spoken: This would all have gone a lot easier if you’d just paid attention in the first place I can’t be held responsible for every single thought that goes through my mind This was your wedding after all, what do you want me to do about it? I mean, this just seems like a waste of time I would caution against it in future. OK? Hey Sunshine Hey Sunshine Hey Sunshine Hey Sunshine Hey Sunshine Hey Sunshine Hey Sunshine Hey Sunshine Hey Sunshine Hey Sunshine Hey Sunshine Hey Sunshine Ah yeah, all righty
3.
Facsimilia Facsimilia Oh hey you, you gotta take the rough with the smooth You have to learn to stand still before you can Move on from this mess you created You better shift your ass and shift it good This sweetness I don’t see This sweetness I don’t see Another visitor, stay for a while Stay forever while I compile A list of all the things I hate about you Right now, I hate about you right now This sweetness I don’t see This sweetness I don’t see I know I’m in there somewhere but I’m right at the back, I’m right at the back I think you’d compliment me if you thought it was appropriate but I’m right at the back yeah I’m right at the back I know you think about me on a regular basis but I’m right at the back at the back of the queue I don’t think that I’m overthinking this but I’m right at the back yeah I’m right out the back I was joking what I said before I’m certainly not trying to be some kind of bore I’m always trying to make new friends But I’m guessing that this is where that ends This sweetness I don’t see This sweetness I don’t see This sweetness This sweetness I don’t see
4.
Dearest Amy 04:36
Dearest Amy You say there’s no more time to run away Your eyes say to stay another day I’m losing… What I’m losing I am prepared to give away I’ve been saying the same old lines for far too long I’ve been singing the same old song and now it’s over and done No changes, no movement ‘til you came along All the old ways are leaving, they’re over and done, over and done One word in this moment, the veil falls to ground An invitation to remain without a sound You’re losing… What you’re losing is destined to come back around I’ve been saying the same old lines for far too long I’ve been singing the same old song and now it’s over and done No changes, no movement ‘til you came along All the old ways are leaving, they’re over and done, over and done You say there’s no more time to run away Your eyes say to stay another day I’m losing… What I’m losing I am prepared to give away I’ve been saying the same old lines for far too long I’ve been singing the same old song and now it’s over and done No changes, no movement ‘til you came along All the old ways are leaving, they’re over and done, over and done
5.
I'm Not Cross, I'm Cross-Dressing I got home from work and found your note on the kitchen table Looks like you’re leaving me and I don’t know if I am able To follow you because you didn’t leave a forwarding address Fuck you for going I am gonna look my best Gonna go to the bedroom and put on all your fancy dresses Gonna dance around like a lonely guy Gonna go to the bathroom and I’ll put on all your fancy makeup Gonna dance around and this is why I know you’re leaving ‘cause you couldn’t stand the competition I know you’re leaving and it must have been a hard decision I wish you’d stay ‘cause it really isn’t at all shady I’m just really mother-fucking sexy lady… Gonna go to the bedroom and put on all your fancy dresses Gonna dance around like a lonely guy Gonna go to the bathroom and I’ll put on all your fancy makeup Gonna dance around and this is why Oh come back baby ‘cause I really miss you more than ever It’s great alone but it really is better together Oh come back baby ‘cause I really miss you more than ever It’s great alone and now I’m all dressed in leather Gonna go to the bedroom and put on all your fancy dresses Gonna dance around like a lonely guy Gonna go to the bathroom and I’ll put on all your fancy makeup Gonna dance around and this is why I’m gonna… … go to the bedroom and put on all your fancy dresses Gonna dance around like the loneliest lonely guy Gonna go to the bathroom and I’ll put on all your fancy makeup Gonna dance around and this is why Gonna go to the bedroom and put on all your fancy dresses Gonna dance around like the loneliest lonely guy Gonna go to the bathroom and I’ll put on all your fancy makeup Gonna dance around and this is why
6.
A Conspiracy of Crows The station burned to the ground They said that no one was around No one important they say Just some old homeless guy Filed as an accident And it all went away ‘Til someone stuck there nose in Stuck it in where it wasn’t wanted Some reporter chasing a lead Found her dead the very next day Filed as an accident And it all went away The moral of the story is don’t get involved The moral of the story is you will be next The funerals held at the same time The funerals held in the same place They orchestrate this as a warning They orchestrate this as a warning Filed as an accident Filed as an accident This, a conspiracy of crows Made it all go away Filed as an accident
7.
So I Live Gotta get up I’ve gotta get up to stop from sleeping I’m living a lie to stave off the weakening Your hand is bleeding Your head is intriguing So I live my life So I live my life
8.
Untitled or, Fuck You Sarah This maybe for ever, you are still the sunshine on the hardest day that I’d ever had Stay with me, don’t sever, the pace was set on overdrive and you remained right there and your Smile softened this warped leather, a simple conversation opened up in time and I tried to Hide, another poor endeavour, so I will steal the darkness from your eyes and bring you back to Life is not forever, you will hold on to me now and we will make it through this Night for worse or better, you radiate, sigh, float on high and drew us back to you and I saw this coming, blowing in on a wind from miles around And you ain’t a liar, you could not hide, Oh but I saw this coming, blowing in on a wind from miles around And you ain’t a liar, you could not hide the truth, Oh but I saw this coming, blowing in on a wind from miles around And you ain’t a liar, you could not hide the truth in your Eyes will not shine forever, I will steal the light and you’d be back in the ground where you belong This maybe for ever, you are still the sunshine on the hardest day that I’d ever had No names, but fuck you Sarah, and you are a liar, you could not hide the truth in your eyes You are a liar
9.
Safe in My Arms This is not a love story I should not be here right now I followed you here from work This will not end well for you This will not end well for me Either way, you will not be Safe in my arms You will not be Safe in my arms This is not a love story I should not be here right now I should be tagged and bagged And stored away for safe keeping Preferably out of direct sunlight Regardless, you will not be… Safe in my arms You will not be Safe in my arms You will not be Safe in my arms You will not be Safe…
10.
I'll Set You Free (But I Doubt You'll Like It When I Do) Hang around with me tonight and never say it’s time to leave Dance around for me don’t fight or suffer through this sweet reprieve No lessons, no lessons learned… Don’t forget to feed the flies and don’t forget to act surprised You see this coming round, you see this coming round again? Again. You don’t really think, you can’t really think you’ll survive because I’ll set you I’ll set you free Stay the night with me, ah, stay the night with me not because you want to because you need to Stay right there for me I said stay right there for me, this is not a request Don’t forget to act surprised Don’t forget to feed the flies and don’t forget to act surprised You see this coming round, you see this coming round again? Again. Why do you always die, why do you always die at the end? I’ll set you I’ll set you free But I don’t think you’ll like it when I do… No one likes it when I set them free
11.
In The Dust of This Planet Turned another corner Broke another nail Deadened on the inside Nothing left left to say Sweet and sublime I don't know how the hell you still ain't mine In the dust of this planet And the shape off things to come You'll never take the final step In the dust of this planet In a permanent embrace... You and me Burned alone for so long I walked another trail Soaked and ever moving Your shadow starts to pale We are the denied And I don't know how the hell you still ain't mine. In the dust of this planet And the state of things to come You'll never take the final step In the dust of this planet In a permanent embrace... You and me In the dust of this planet In the empty void of space You'll never say the final word In the dust of this planet The still remains of... You and me In the dust of this planet You'll never say What I want you to say In the dust of this planet And the end that is to come there's always... You and me

about

Kerosene, Matches and Time represents a collection of tracks almost entirely about bitterness, remorse, unlawful imprisonment and death, but with a little cross-dressing and redemption thrown in for good measure…

Frontispiece Matthew Guy Ibbs describes it as, “A constant battle between the songs that I want to write, versus the songs that come out… which are usually darker, more cynical.”

The result is a series of intricately composed, gutsy songs that take on matters of the mind, with bold melodies and a fearless voice.

The Happy Pill Academy blends together strong lyrics with elements of 90’s grunge infused riffs, reminiscent of Nirvana / Eels / Beck.

Reviews:

From www.emergingindiebands.com

"The English alternative-reality project The Happy Pill Academy released the LP Kerosene, Matches & Time yesterday.

An eleven track album of whimsical thought and lo-fidelity production that will either have you running for the hills or delightedly spending the roughly forty two minutes of its duration in quiet appreciation.

Fold away any preconceptions of expectation and pop that tidily in to the drawer and think more of that storage space in which treasures are randomly stowed that you always intend to get round to sorting out, but never do – you will be in the right frame of mind to enjoy the acoustic guitar led meanderings through its engrossing journey.

I somehow think this isn’t the last time I will be keen to share new material by The Happy Pill Academy."

credits

released January 26, 2018

Music & Lyrics by Matthew Guy Ibbs
Performed by The Happy Pill Academy

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

The Happy Pill Academy London, UK

The Happy Pill Academy is from London in the United States of Britain. It is a one-person endeavour but that one person maintains a healthy relationship with the other, largely imaginary, members of the band.

contact / help

Contact The Happy Pill Academy

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like The Happy Pill Academy, you may also like: