From the Beginning

by Scary Little Friends

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“From the Beginning” is an album that was written and created before the band existed. The theme of the album is starting over again in life after losing loved ones, falling short of your dreams, and watching friends struggle through recovery from drugs and alcohol. It is based on actual experiences in Chris’s life. As these songs were slowly heard by friends, many people found that the new songs were something special and clearly the best of his long songwriting career. After hearing a rough mix of the album for the first time in early 2013, Jon Payne knew he had to be part of this project, and approached Chris about his desire to play music with his old friend again. The timing was perfect as Chris had regained the desire to perform himself. Soon after, Jon picked up bass duties, and with Chris’s veteran drummer, close friend, and staple of the San Francisco music scene, Charlie Knote, formed out the current lineup of Scary Little Friends.

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released 02 May 2013

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Scary Little Friends San Francisco, California

Scary Little Friends is the brainchild of Chris Jones with Charlie Knote on drums and Jon Payne on bass. Chris built his own studio in the Mission especially for this project, which features lilting vocals, ala Jeff Buckley, and surfs-up psychedelic guitars, which are a trademark of the "San Francisco Sound". ... more

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Track Name: From the Beginning
From the Beginning

Dionysus, family crisis
Ice age kills the moonbeams in a parody
I don’t wanna see your face, I don’t wanna see your face

Desperate bullwhip bite the bullet
Don’t you think my eyes can see conspiracy?
I’ve fallen so far from grace, I’ve fallen so far from grace

I want to see the other side, I want to see the other side
From the beginning, from the beginning

Oh holy mountain open fountains
Let come rushing in alien energy
I wanna get outer space, I wanna get outer space

Awkward silence end the violence
Take me far away from all my enemies
I feel so out of place, I feel so out of place

I want to see the other side, I want to see the other side
From the beginning, from the beginning
Track Name: We Are Young
We Are Young

It’s summer time
The revolution’s here
And we must fight
To protect from fear
Be anything we wanna be

When we live right
We live as one
Underneath the sky
Underneath the sun
Underneath everything

Cause we’ve still got time, while
We are, we are, we are young

When we get lost
We’ll be found again
We’ll be like wild men
We’ll be like indians
forever and ever free

So grab your loves
We leave at dawn
We’re going to the ocean
We’ll be travelling on
Anywhere you wanna be

Cause we’ve still got time, while
We are, we are, we are young
Track Name: Fix Myself
Fix Myself

Well, I had a bad day
And you’ve been having a bad night
And you lock yourself in your room
Cause you don’t want to fight
We could try and be friends
And both admit that we’re wrong
But the pain that lingers inside
As gone on for too long

How do you start again
When things fall apart?
How am I going to fix myself
Without breaking your heart?

When you got the bad news
You pretended not to see
And that’s why I don’t go to your shows
Just stay home and watch TV
But my will is still good
I hope we meet again someday
For now I’ll be moving along
Gonna make my own way

How do you start again
When things fall apart?
How am I going to fix myself
Without breaking your heart?

Well, I guess the best thing for us to do
Is just to beat on down the line
You drink your last glass of beer, my friend
As for me, I’ll have wine

How do you start again
When things fall apart?
How am I going to fix myself
Without breaking your heart?
Track Name: City at Night
City at Night

We got cops on the street
Flashing red, white and blue
When there’s a party in the Mission
We don’t go out on the Avenues

They’ve got burrito stands
And they stay open ‘til 3am
Filled with white kids from the suburbs
Pretending they don’t give a damn

And it’s wonderful, and it’s uptight
And sometimes it’s just alright

In the City at night, woah
In the City at night, woah
Everything seems perfect just for a little while

See the crackhead screaming
Down in the alley below
While the homie whistles at your girlfriends
Drinkin’ his 4Loko

And the city noise and city fights
And the shitty smells, broken traffic lights, well
I know we’re gonna have ourselves a real good time

Cause it’s wonderful, and it’s uptight
And sometimes it’s just so right

In the City at night, woah
In the City at night, woah
Everything seems perfect just for a little while

Well, it’s beautiful and it’s out of sight
We ain’t gonna stop until the morning light

In the City at night, woah
In the City at night, woah
Everything seems perfect just for a little while

In the City, in the City, in the City, in the City
I know we’re gonna have ourselves a real good time
Track Name: How Do You Know
How Do You Know

This life we’re living
Rolling through, wondering why
Just to get some answers
And then die after a while
You say it’s useless
But I don’t believe that’s true
There’s more than me
There’s more than you

How do you know?
You think you’ve got it all figured out
How do you know
What I’m going to say before I even open up my mouth
How do you know?
What are you talking about?
How do you know?

That’s how it is sometimes
When loves knocks on your door
And the rules you’ve lived by
Don’t apply any more
You say you’ll leave me
And then I’ll be sad and blue
But don’t think I could easily be fooled
By the likes of you

How do you know?
You think you’ve got it all figured out
How do you know
What I’m going to say before I even open up my mouth
How do you know?
What are you talking about?
How do you know?

The uncertain future
Is weighing heavy on my soul
And you make it worse
When you try and control it
You’re so demanding
That I have to let you know
And I hope in time you just get wise
So don’t apologize

How do you know?
You think you’ve got it all figured out
How do you know
What I’m going to say before I even open up my mouth
How do you know?
What are you talking about?
How do you know?
Track Name: Devil's Heart
Devil’s Heart

Well I really used to knock ‘em back
I was always on attack
But that was back in my younger days
I’m a little older now
And wisdom is a curse
But do you know what’s worse?
I don’t have the will to fight no more
Even when I’m winning the battle
I’m still losing the war

And I’m playing with the devil’s heart
Some old lover tore mine apart
And I been gambling with the devil’s soul
Cause he’s the one who’s in control
I ain’t payin’ my dues again
Not sure when or how it started
And I’m playin’ with the devil’s heart
Cause I wanna win

Well I can’t see the future
So I don’t tell my friends
All my innermost secrets
That I’ve been hiding from them
And I’m bettin’ it all on red
So even if I wind up dead
At least I know that I gave my all
If I’m going to hell
Might as well have a ball

(Chorus)

And you only ever get one chance
To get up on the stage and dance
Like there’s no tomorrow
You’ll never get another shot
So give it everything you’ve got
What can you beg, steal and borrow?

(Chorus)

And you’ll never get another chance
There’s no tomorrow
Track Name: Who Will
Then Who Will

I wonder what a girl like you
Is doing ‘round a bar like this
I don’t know if you’re new to this town
But I’d guess that you could kiss like an angel
And maybe I’ve got a chance
I’m gauging it in my head right now
Ok, I’m going for it, just this once

Cause the sun shines on the hill
And we’ve got some time left still
And if I don’t do it, I don’t do it
I don’t go for the kill
Then who will?

I have a hunch
You’ve seen guys like all night
(Comin’ up) over and over and over again
While I play my songs
I see you in the corner
(Think) this might pay off for me
Over the hill I can see
That it’s alright to be
Who you wanna be
Come and dance with and you’re gonna see
What my world is all about
I don’t have to feel the doubt

And the sun shines on the hill
And we’ve got some time left still
And if I don’t do it, I don’t do it
I don’t go for the kill
Then who will?
Track Name: Blame it on Me
Blame it on Me

Well, here we go again
Yeah, I bet you’ve heard this one before
But it ain’t working out and I don’t think we can see each other any more

It’s all right
And everything was going just fine
Until we crossed the line between living a reality and just getting through the night

So this is where it ends
And no, we can’t be friends

You can blame it on me
I had to let a good thing go
Blame it on me
I never called to let you know

Maybe I’m a fool
Because for you I broke my golden rule
And it’s hard for me to be going from the one who’s kind to the one who’s so cruel

But dry your eyes
Pretty soon you’re gonna find another guy
And then you won’t think of me but a distant memory buried deep inside your mind

And this is where it ends
No, we can’t be friends

(Chorus)

Blame it on the sun
In the end you’ll have to blame it on someone
But that’s just what you get for having too much fun

(Chorus x2)
Track Name: Run to Now
Run to Now

When you’re out on the streets
Lookin’ for an answer
Making one more bad connection
And you use a little more
Hoping for the breakthrough
But you’ve been moving in the wrong direction

Where you gonna run to now
When you’re lost and all burned out?
Where you gonna run to now?
You can’t run any more

Well you promised you’d change
Gave us those excuses
Fooled us with your sad expressions
But you’ve used us all up
One by one, over and over
We can offer you no more protection

Where you gonna run to now
When you’re lost and all burned out?
Where you gonna run to now?
You can’t run any more

You’ve been hiding in places
Where you think no one will go
You’ve been lying to our faces
But do you think we don’t know?

Where you gonna run to now
When you’re lost and all burned out?
Where you gonna run to now?
You can’t run any more
Track Name: Did for Me
Did for Me

Goin’ back to where I started from
Goin’ to visit Dad and visit Mom
Cause they did, they did
They did it all for me
And they did, they did
They did it all for free

I’ve been carrying a heavy, heavy load
Driving through the whitest of snow
And I did, I did
I did it all for thee
And I did, I did
I did it all for free

Only one more day
No more suffering

I was driving one hundred and three
To christmas presents there beneath the tree
And they did, they did
They did it all for me
They did, they did
They did it all for free

I can read the writing on your table
You’ve been flying ever so unstable
And you did, you did
You did it all for me
You did, you did
You did it all for free

Only one more day
No more suffering