Puppet Boy

by Tom Abbott

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Filled with a large variety of sound, interesting songwriting, and a consistent narrative flow, this young artist's second album is by far his most ambitious and best work yet!

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released June 15, 2019

Songwriting/Guitar/Vocals/Production - Tom Abbott

Piano/Organ/Mandolin - Stuart M.V.S Ryerse

Drums - Avery Logan

Bass - Matthew Okun

Choir - Julia Anne Cohen, Sammantha Fox, Evan Wright, Daniel Rosenburg

Co-Writing on "Together Alone" by Dominique Eade

Recorded and Mixed by Joe Stewart and Mastered by Dan Cardinal at Dimension Sound Studios, Jamaica Plain MA

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Track Name: Hello
It started when I first saw her
Across the room I saw the smile on her face
She was the life of the party
And I was floating in outer space

There she goes deep in conversation
Look how her words roll of the tongue
I don't know what she's saying
But it's better that what I've got

Well this is why I stay at home
It's comfortable but all alone
The only life I've ever know
Is living like I'm made of stone
But when I saw her on that day
I knew I couldn't run away
I went and took a leap of faith
Hopefully it's not too late

Just keep breathing and try not to sweat so much
Don't worry what they think, who are they to judge?
There's no need to be afraid
It's alright, it's okay
Oh please, please don't run away
It wouldn't kill you just to say hello
It wouldn't kill you just to say hello

It started while we were talking
I learned how much I love her name
She's sweet and nice and funny
And here eyes set my heart aflame

Well I see sunshine in the rain
But can't see what's inside her brain
I don't know what she thinks of me
Or if it's what I want to see
I've barley said a single word
At least not one she would have heard
But now I think I've said too much
I think she might've had enough

Worrying this much can't be good for your health
You've got to worry about you and no one else
There's no need to be afraid
It's alright, it's okay
Oh please, please don't run away
It wouldn't kill you just to say hello
It wouldn't kill you just to say hello
It wouldn't kill you just to say hello
It wouldn't kill you just to say hello

All these sweet memories that I missed
My first love and my first kiss
Thought I could live them again and again
But it's all spoiled now cause I know how it ends
Love is gone and it's gone for good
Nothing looks the way that it should
I'll just sit here and pray
That tomorrow will be better than it is today

Come outside and let your flesh get burned by the Sun
It's what people do when they have fun
There's no need to be afraid
It's alright, it's okay
Oh please, please don't run away
It wouldn't kill you just to say hello
It wouldn't kill you just to say hello
It wouldn't kill you just to say hello
It wouldn't kill you just to say hello
Track Name: 8 Hours
I know that you love the sunset
Now just the thought makes me upset
It makes me think back to when you were here
As soon as it started to look shitty
You left me lost in the city
Now I still hear your voice ring in my ear

And now I can't sleep
With all these voices in my head
I can't sleep
With all these termites in my bed
I can't sleep
Got a case of the jitters
A case of the bitters
I can't sleep
But I hope you get 8 hours

My friends don't talk to me anymore
Instead of my house they go to your's
My friends don't talk to me anymore
Instead of my phone they call your's
It isn't hard to remember
We were happy back in December
But you didn't hesitate to walk out the door

And now I can't sleep
With all these voices in my head
I can't sleep
With all these termites in my bed
I can't sleep
Got a case of the jitters
A case of the bitters
I can't sleep
But I hope you get 8 hours

Part of me hopes that you find what your looking for
You get married and have two or three kids
Or maybe more
And part of me hopes that you change your mind
You come back to me all heartfelt
With tears in your eyes
And part of me hopes that when you come crawling back
I'll have already moved on and forgot about you
So better luck next time, Jack
And part of me hopes that you hear this song
And I hope you feel bad, cause you've had this coming
For so long, so long

And now I can't sleep
With all these voices in my head
I can't sleep
With all these termites in my bed
I can't sleep
Got a case of the jitters
A case of the bitters
I can't sleep
But I hope you get 8 hours
Yeah I hope you get 8 hours
Track Name: Fake Punk
I'm a loner
A free roamer
I'm the one that you call when you've got no plans
I'm so tired
Uninspired
I'm too sympathetic to give a damn

Years go by
Friends change and die
But I don't
I won't

I'm a fake punk
I'm full of junk
I just want to sit around and waste my life
Cause I'm lazy
And some crazy
I'm that weirdo who talks to himself at night

My eager glow
Faded long ago
My life's in slow-mo
And the worst part is I still got 60 years to go
Track Name: (It'd Be Nice) to Feel Wanted Again
I loved you more than I want to
I kissed you more than you deserved
And now I can't find the words to say
What I used to feel like everyday

I liked it when you'd see me
You'd say I've never looked this good before
I got so used to feeling adored
It'd be nice to feel wanted again

I missed you more than I loved you
I gave you more than could afford
It feels like the world is spinning way too fast
All of those good times are left in the past

I liked it when you'd kiss me
I hate the fact you don't miss me anymore
I hope one day you'll come back through that door
Cause It'd be nice to feel wanted again
Track Name: Happy
Woah
In the mist I see them standing faceless
And even though their laughter seems aimless
It feels like I've been hurt
Woah
How did I get to be such a nuisance
I'm in need of serious improvement
But for now I'll just avert

Missing out on the little thing
Being held back by my strings
I don't know what age I am
But I'm sure as hell not a man

I think it's kind sad that I can't tell when people laugh with or at me
I think it's about time to give up on the stupid things that make me happy
I think it's kind sad that I can't tell when people laugh with or at me
I think it's about time to give up on the stupid things that make me happy

Woah
I'm in a constant state of fear and worry
One fuck up and they will show no mercy
I'm not safe without control
Woah
Just ignore me I'm a pessimist
Who thinks he's some sort of therapist
Trying to mend his own soul

I think I might think too much
It don't make sense but I've got a hunch
That no one wants me around
Well fuck it, I guess I'll just got skip town

I think it's kind sad that I can't tell when people laugh with or at me
I think it's about time to give up on the stupid things that make me happy
I think it's kind sad that I can't tell when people laugh with or at me
I think it's about time to give up on the stupid things that make me happy

Tell me it'll be alright
That the end of this is close in sight
And I'll keep singing till my lungs give it
I've done nothing wrong
I've been doing alright all along
There's no more need to hide
Cause this will all subside

Tell me that there's someone else
That I'm not here all by myself
And I'll keep singing till my tongue gives out
We've been doing alright
We'll see the word through the same two eyes
And when we feel that spark, we'll hide from the Sun
Together in the dark

I think it's kind sad that I can't tell when people laugh with or at me
I think it's about time to give up on the stupid things that make me happy
I think it's kind sad that I can't tell when people laugh with or at me
I think it's about time to give up on the stupid things that make me happy
Track Name: Zombies
Another day of nothing else
But trying to distract myself
From all the strain
Of forgetting your name
On the couch, TV on
I'll stay there till the break of dawn
I don't see nothing wrong
With wasting time until it's gone

Sunday morning, no one shows
Where they've gone, no one knows
I'll go down to Domino's
And get a heart attack to go
Love is gone it's gone for good
Nothing looks the way it should
I'll just sit and pray
That it all goes away

In the park the flowers bloom
They make it smell like sweet perfume
But nobody is in the park
When they bloom in the dark
They don't know anything
About trying to fly without a wing
They don't know anything
About living life tied to strings

Zombies walking down the street
Wave to everyone you meet
They don't have the eyes to see
What is left inside of me
It's okay I don't care
I don't have much to share
Trying to be self-aware
Is hard when you're not there

Don't you know when you're dead
Roses fill your bed
They'll be as red
As the blood that you shed
Don't you know when you're dead
That it's all in your head
All that fear and that dread
Is nothing like what they said
Don't you know when you're dead
Roses fill your bed
They'll be as red
As the blood that you shed
Don't you know when you're dead
That it's all in your head
All that fear and that dread
Is nothing like what they said

Don't you know when you're dead
(Don't you know when you're dead)
Don't you know when you're dead
(Don't you know when you're dead)
Don't you know when you're dead
(Don't you know when you're dead)
I thought I would
Turns out I don't
I thought I would
Turns out I don't
I thought I would
Turns out I don't
I thought I would
Turns out I don't
Track Name: Hello (Reprise)
Here we are again
Back at the start
Same old feelings
Lodged in our hearts
Let's hope no one gets hurt again
But that's just so naive, we all know how this ends
Here we are again
Back at the start
Same old feelings
Lodged in our hearts
Let's hope no one gets hurt again
But that's just so naive, we all know how this
Know how this ends
We all know how this ends

Well love is gone
It's gone for good
Nothing looks the way it should
I'll just sit and pray
Tomorrow is better than today
Well love is gone
It's gone for good
Nothing looks the way it should
I'll just sit and pray
Tomorrow is better than it is today
(It wouldn't kill you just to say hello)
Better than it is today
(It wouldn't kill you just to say hello)
Track Name: Puppet Boy
Puppet Boy
You know you'll save the world one day
You'll get the girl
And all your problems will melt away
They pull your strings too hard
Just tell them that it's okay
Cause you and I both know you've got plenty left to say

Puppet Boy
You feel your body is not your own
You aren't in control
You're nothing but skin and bones
I'm here to tell you
That you aren't another clone
You are a real boy
That's just hiding from the unknown

The sun has gone black
And now it's getting cold
You start to wonder
How you got so old
You waste your life
Just doing what you're told
It's too late now
You're covered up in mold

Puppet Boy
You know we love all the things you do
Even though sometimes
It'll make you feel rather blue
It'll never go away
There'll always be something
But keep your chin up kid
You'll never stop being you

The sun has gone black
And now it's getting cold
You start to wonder
How you got so old
You waste your life
Just doing what you're told
It's too late now
You're covered up in mold

Puppet Boy
You know you'll save the world one day
You'll get the girl
And all your problems will melt away
They pull your strings too hard
Just tell them that it's okay
Cause you and I both know you've got plenty left to say

Puppet Boy
You know you'll save the world one day
You'll get the girl
And all your problems will melt away
They pull your strings too hard
Just tell them that it's okay
Cause you and I both know you've got plenty left to say
Track Name: Anastasia
In a dark room
Flower in bloom
But no one's here to see it rise
I think of you
As I often do
And fill my head with hopeful lies

Air fills my lungs
With no words on my tongue
Nothing left to say
Got to learn not to
Feel this way

Cause one day this love
Will be dead before it's begun
And this rage and lust
Will be nothing but dust
Anastasia
Anastasia

Oh, The fear of letting go
Scares me more than you'll ever know
Cause then I'll realize I'm alone
You think of me
Not too fondly
At least not in the way I would hope

Your heart is not mine
And it won't change over time
Trust me you've done nothing wrong
I can always learn
To move on

Cause one day this love
Will be dead before it's begun
And this rage and lust
Will be nothing but dust

Till then I cry
Anastasia
Anastasia
Anastasia
Anastasia
Till then I cry
Anastasia
Anastasia
Anastasia
Anastasia

I'm so tired
I'm too tired
I'm so tired
I'm too tired
I'm so tired
I'm too tired
I'm so tired
I'm too tired
Track Name: Lemonade
I never thought that I could find
Somebody so nice and kind
And I would never have dreamed
They would waste their time with me
They're always there to make me laugh
They're there to help me when I cry
They've always got an extra wing
To help this bird fly

I never thought that I would find
Someone as sweet as lemonade
Maybe they're what I need
To make these memories fade
But sometimes in the dead of night
You'll still come floating though my mind
All I want is to move on
And leave you behind

Don't wait on me
You've got it all wrong
Don't wait on me
You'll be waiting for too long
For me to move on

I never thought that I could find
Someone so cynical and cold
They cannot find peace of mind
In a world we can't control
It gets so hard to connect
To someone who's heart is made of wood
But if I sort myself out
Then maybe I could

I never thought that I would find
Someone as sour as lemonade
In spite of all their moans and groans
I still love them the same
But sometimes in the dead of night
You'll still come floating though my mind
All I want is to move on
And tell you goodbye

Don't wait on me
You've got it all wrong
Don't wait on me
You'll be waiting for too long
For me to move on
Track Name: Together Alone
I. Together Alone
I've been thinking a lot
About what exactly I should say
I know it sounds juvenile
But I think about you everyday
And I cannot live with out you knowing
I feel this way

We don't have to be
All on our own
We can be
Together all alone

I know that you've been struggling
With a broken heart
But I promise we'll be better off
Together in the dark
Give it a chance, you'll see
We'll never be apart

We don't have to be
All on our own
We can be
Together all alone
We don't have to be
All on our own
We can be
Together all alone

You're my release
From these strings that have kept me prisoner
Oh, Anastasia please
Have pity on a sinner
A lost beginner
But I'll be a winner
If I had your love

When I saw you on that night
I knew that it was fate
We both have some problems
But I think we could be something great
I hope you feel the same
I hope I'm not too late

We don't have to be
All on our own
We can be
Together all alone
We don't have to be
All on our own
We can be
Together all alone

II. Weight
I feel this weight
From a heart in my arms
I don't know how much more I can take
It's so fragile and delicate
I hope to God it doesn't break

I can't be your monster
I can't be why you aren't okay
I can't be your monster
I can't be who you curse everyday

Well I'm not that bad
But I'm not very good though
And I know it's sad
But it's just how I feel though
Well I hope someday
You'll realize I'm not perfect
And you'll just see me for me
And not like a dream

Back yesterday
I thought I had lost everyone
Then suddenly you came my way
I found somebody who understands
Someone who can help me lift my weight

But it takes more than two wings to fly
You've got to know what it means to survive
Well it take more than two wings to fly
You've got to know what it means to be alive

Well I hope you know
That I tend to get nervous
Cause it's hard to show
Exactly where the hurt is
Oh I pray to God
That this isn't a mistake
But I'd be lying if I didn't say
That I feel the same

III. You
I'm on a carnival ride
Having the time of my life
You brought me to this place
Saved me from outer space
I never thought that I could feel
A love so powerful and real
It's like I'm in a dream
And it's all because of you

I threw out all of my cares
I did it all because of you

I could have never believed
That it would happen to me
But then you appeared
Wiped away all my fears
If I could go back in time
And re-do all of my life
I wouldn't change a thing
And it's all because of you

I'll light this whole damn world on fire
I'll do it all because of you

When I heard about her ghost
I got a little choked
How could someone
Harm such an angel
You'll never get her back
Cause I know for a fact
That she's the love of my life

It started when I took a chance
And led to a life of romance
I didn't know your name
But I knew when I saw your face
That it would be the start of something great
One might even call it fate
I'm finally whole again
And it's all because of you

I starred right into the Sun
I did it all because of you

IV. In The Past
I've been thinking a lot
About what exactly I should do
We've been having so much fun
But I'm not ready for someone new
I hope you know this has nothing to do with you
I'm sorry you got mixed and got hurt too

But it feels like it's time for me to go
I need more time to be on my own
I don't think this was destined to last
Cause there's not future if you're in the past

Nobody, nobody
Nobody love you
Nobody, nobody
Nobody love you

I can't find a way to get
The voice out of my head
I know you think I'm a liar
But I meant every word I said
Someday you'll save the world
And it'll be okay
You've got to hold out hope
For a better day

Cause it feels like it's time for me to go
I need more time to be on my own
I don't think this was destined to last
We have no future cause I'm in the past

Nobody, nobody
Nobody love you
Nobody, nobody
Nobody love you

Well it feels like it's time for me to go
I need more time to be on my own
I don't think this was destined to last
There's no future if you're in the past
Track Name: I'm Too Tired
4am, I'm wide awake
Pray the lord my soul will take
I try to take things slow
And then I make the same mistakes
And I'm too tired
To take a break

Darling, darling don't you know
You're what kept me from the unknown
And now I've got to go and pretend
That I'm happy with all my friends
But I'm too tired
To make amends

Don't you know it's alright
Don't you know it's alright
Don't you know it's alright
I'm just having a rough day
Don't you know it's alright
Don't you know it's alright
Don't you know it's alright
I've already forgot your name

I just thought that we had something great
Looks like that's another mistake
All my love to you I do send
And I wish you the best in the end
But I'm too tired
To be your friend

Don't you know I'm alright
Don't you know I'm alright
Don't you know I'm alright
I thought that we could make this last
Don't you know I'm alright
Don't you know I'm alright
Don't you know I'm alright
The world just seems to spin too fast

Hey don't you know it's alright
Don't you know it's alright
Don't you know it's alright
I'm just having a rough day
Don't you know it's alright
Don't you know it's alright
Don't you know it's alright
I've already forgot your name

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