Bonus Features

by Safe Boating is No Accident

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Bonus Features is our first full-length album. Our master's thesis in rock-and-or-roll.

"A wildly compelling rock band with a fully-intact sense of humor" - Westword

"These are songs that would find a nice home alongside ’70s Lou Reed and Elvis Costello, two punk/rock artists in love with pop in an Andy Warhol sort of ironic-yet-earnest way." - REVERB

"Safe Boating Is No Accident has earned a reputation for crafting accessible indie pop songs, laced with wit and humor, and their most recent full-length album, Bonus Features, does not threaten to tarnish that reputation." - Literati Records

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released February 20, 2014

Leighton Peterson- Lead Vocal, Guitars
Neil McCormick- Bass, Vocals
Mark Borders- Drums
Scott McCormick- Vocals, Keyboards
Cheri Kruger- Vocals

Produced and Engineered by Nick Sullivan for Consonance Productions

Thanks To: Sam Gardenswartz, Erin Korris, Ashley Adams, Walker Fine Art

All Songs Copyright 2014 SBiNA

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Safe Boating is No Accident Denver, Colorado

...Leighton Peterson and Neil McCormick found a vehicle to create the equivalent of David Foster Wallace's great novel Infinite Jest ...these guys are postmodern tricksters who blur the line between humor, social satire and solid pop songcraft.

Initially part folk and avant-garde... Safe Boating is sculpting cathartic pop songs akin to ...early Elvis Costello and The Jam.
-Tom Murphy
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Track Name: Dye My Love
Don’t cry
just show me to the money, honey
I’ll burn it for my one and only
and laugh until the early morning

You make me want to die, my love
You make me want to dye my love
So it can be forever young
We can get old any day that we want

Don’t cry
just shove me in a rowboat, Tony
We ain’t gonna hurt nobody
just kiss me when you wake up on me

You make me want to die, my love
You make me want to dye my love
So it can be forever young
We can get old any day that we want

Don’t die
Please hold on just a little longer
If I was just a little stronger
I’d hang myself tomorrow morning

You make me want to die, my love
You make me want to dye my love
So it can be forever young
We can get old any day that we want

any day that we want
any day that we want
any day that we want
any day that we want
Track Name: Lover/Undercover
Casting my eyes in your direction
an indiscretion at your front door
Couldn’t be there but I could see that
you were enraptured on the bedroom wall

I was an echo of an echo of a mirage
and you were a lover, undercover all alone

Can’t believe it, just what I needed
to cast it off like a rolling stone
Had to leave it and find a scene where
no one could judge my intentions wrong

I was an echo of an echo of a mirage
and you were a lover, undercover all alone

Look at my eyes, I’m one year sober
a little older and I’m doing alright
all that I want, a room for my son
some honest work and a job well done

I was an echo of an echo of a mirage
and you were a lover, undercover all alone

Please remember me well
Please remember me well
I’m gone

Casting my eyes in your direction
an indiscretion at your front door
Couldn’t be there but I could see that
you were enraptured on the bedroom wall

I was an echo of an echo of a mirage
and you were a lover, undercover all alone
Track Name: Bonus Features
I’ve got a lonely feeling
I know it’s never gonna leave me
If only you could see me
Staring up at my own glass cieling
that’s held up by these four glass walls
they’ll fall as soon as I toss
the first stone that I see, now
through your bedroom window

When will I be free of this?
I’ve got myself caught in a little mess
Take a little test at the next waystation
find I’m made out of pure vibration

By now, you think you know me
because my roots are showing
you’re kind to pretend not to notice
all the hearts on my sleeve are bleeding
there’s more to what you see here
I’ve got bonus features
there’s just too many to list them
I’ll be sure to send you an addendum

When will I be free of this?
I’ve got myself caught in a little mess
Take a little test at the next waystation
find I’m made out of pure vibration

You said my looks are offending
I want a second opinion
there is no fear of rejection
that’s how you got my attention

my heart beats out my open chest
that’s where you put out your cigarette

When will I be free of this?
I’ve got myself caught in a little mess
Take a little test at the next waystation
find I’m made out of pure vibration
Track Name: Library Girls
Started young with Judy Blume
Moved on to Hannah and her sisters too
uh-oh library girls
There I saw you with your black frame glasses
Smile lines and hair like molasses
uh-oh library girls

What was your favorite incarnation of the fall?
Does Chris Hitchens make your skin crawl?
Does anything we do ever really matter at all?

We started talking by the music stations
you know I’m picking up some good vibrations
uh-oh library girls
We got coffee like people do
sat and listened to Marquee Moon
uh-oh library girls

What was your favorite incarnation of the fall?
Does Chris Hitchens make your skin crawl?
Does anything we do ever really matter at all?

Kiss me quick in the Gainsbourg section
I wanna re-enact Melody Nelson
If you’ll be my Kim I’ll be your Thurston
I don’t care if it’s Deal or Gordon

girls
library girls

What was your favorite incarnation of the fall?
Does Chris Hitchens make your skin crawl?
Does anything we do ever really matter at all?

Started young with Judy Blume
Moved on to Hannah and her sisters too
uh-oh library girls
Track Name: Her New Man
Hello. Hi, how are you?
It’s been years since I’ve thought of you.
You’re doing well. I pause to linger.
Stare at the diamond on your left ring finger

Her new man works at Lockheed Martin
Certified weapons of mass destruction
Goes to sleep at night like it ain’t nothin
Wakes up in the morning, goes to brunches

I’ve been living on my own terms, now
for seven years and it still hasn’t turned out.
The last time you were red all over
your baby bought you a new range rover

Her new man works at Lockheed Martin
Certified weapons of mass destruction
Goes to sleep at night like it ain’t nothin
Wakes up in the morning, goes to brunches

I know, I could have done better.
teardrops on my cardigan sweater
Your man is selfish and evil.
I’m just self-centered and well-meaning.

Her new man works at Lockheed Martin
Certified weapons of mass destruction
Goes to sleep at night like it ain’t nothin
Wakes up in the morning, goes to brunches
Track Name: Cancer Wing
Did you see your father in the Cancer Wing?
He didn’t look like anything, but his eyes
said more than he could say

We’re lonesome
We’re born alone
We’ll die alone
Stare into the void
It’s beautiful

Were you there when they strapped her into the electric chair?
with the cords and wires everywhere
and did you hear the last words that she said?

We’re lonesome
We’re born alone
We’ll die alone
Stare into the void
It’s beautiful

Mother said, “Kid it’s only in your head
and things just come when you wait for them
so take whatever you can get.”

We’re lonesome
We’re born alone
We’ll die alone
Stare into the void
It’s beautiful

We’re lonesome
We’re born alone
We’ll die alone
Stare into the void
It’s beautiful
Track Name: Never Change
I’ve got a tendency to worry
about things
some things never change
I’ve got a history of bad decisions
one day
maybe one day I will learn

Time goes on without you
We grow old, still without you
Until the top of every mountain
is under the sea
Some things will never change

Diamonds are just rocks that you can see through
and gold is a heavy metal sound
and love is just a chemical reaction
but it’s strong
much stronger than I am

Time goes on without you
We grow old, still without you
Until the top of every mountain
is under the sea
Some things will never change

Calm down, there’s no need to worry
some things
some things will never change

Time goes on without you
We grow old, still without you
Until the top of every mountain
is under the sea
Some things will never change
Track Name: Day Planner
Today, tomorrow, the next day and the next day
Today, tomorrow, the next day and the next day
Today, tomorrow, the next day and the next day
I need a day planner to keep it all straight in my mind
Track Name: Mary (Turn Me Out)
Face to face with my TV screen
K-I-S-S-I-N-G
Don’t yet know what it might mean
but I’m in love with sweet Mary

The look in her eyes
betrays her smile
and what’s on my mind?
nothing.

From darkened corners and basement walls
to skyline fodder and empty malls
I’ll search all over till I trip and fall
into Mary’s arms cause she’s got it all

The look in her eyes
betrays her smile
and what’s on my mind?
nothing.

You can turn the world on with your smile
and I’ll die
You can turn me out
turn me out
It’s time to pull your hat out of the air
I don’t care
You can turn me out
turn me out
turn me out

It came to me like all my dreams
from a satellite to a TV screen
I don’t care about none of those things
I got Mary and she’s got me

The look in her eyes
betrays her smile
and what’s on my mind?
nothing.
Track Name: 2-BMT
I was under duress in coffee stained casual dress
Over the underpass, not all bridges last
Into the water we stumble and all our lives we will hustle
Red from embarrassment, we torched our bed and left

I hope you’re safe with someone you love
I hope the skyscraping spirits above
say “This will be the one
We will begin again in them”

I was shocked to discover I had a mutual lover
of King Henry the 8th, a young Kathy Bates
I’m an astral plane walker, a concrete jungle tosser
and you’re a pale mermaid on a cloudy day

I hope you’re safe with someone you love
I hope the skyscraping spirits above
say “This will be the one
We will begin again in them”

If it’s me you’re trying to reach
I will be naked on some distant beach
Into the void you’re trying to see
I will be free, you will be free

safe with someone you love
I hope the skyscraping spirits above
say “This will be the one
We will begin again in them”
safe with someone you love
I hope the skyscraping spirits above
say “This will be the one
We will begin again in them”