The Bumblebee King

by Glowbug

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1.
Right when it started, I was gazing out over everything A blazing fountain, lighting up the sky like a holy cavalcade Love under bombshells, timing isn’t quite what it used to be The fire’s rising but there’s still an hour before it swallows everything Oh, oh, oh I just wanna know you if it’s even for a little bit Oh, oh, oh That’s it We’re standing on the edge of the bitter end All I wanna do is love you I’m looking for a friendly apocalypse Comets raining down on our heads We’re standing on the edge of the bitter end All I wanna do is love you I’m looking for a friendly apocalypse Comets raining down on our heads Do what you need to, letters going out to the family Do what you need to, closing up the tab and then tipping graciously Do what you need to, sending up a prayer but you don’t believe And when you’re ready, I’ll be waiting here for the short eternity Oh, oh, oh I just wanna know you if it’s even for a little bit Oh, oh, oh That’s it We’re standing on the edge of the bitter end All I wanna do is love you I’m looking for a friendly apocalypse Comets raining down on our heads We’re standing on the edge of the bitter end All I wanna do is love you I’m looking for a friendly apocalypse Comets raining down on our heads
2.
I guess I’m feeling kind of off Somebody’s after me that I can’t see I guess I’m hanging by a thread Everybody says I’m singing off key, they say “There goes another one, he’s lost the plot I heard the president on the TV” There goes an ambulance, there goes a hearse I want a magic pill, I need a drink, so please Lock down my soul I wanna be trapped in a black hole I’m gonna be dancing alone I’m gonna stay here where it’s warm ‘til it swallows me whole Somebody’s listening to my calls They’re on the other end laughing at me I think I’ve heard that one before Something tells me that you love comedy, here’s one “They’re coming after me, they’re on the roof They’re coming after me, they’re up my sleeve They’re coming after me, they’re in the food They’re coming after me, they’re harmonies,” so please Lock down my soul I wanna be trapped in a black hole I’m gonna be dancing alone I’m gonna stay here where it’s warm ‘til it swallows me whole It’s really happening Lock down my soul I wanna be trapped in a black hole I’m gonna be dancing alone I’m gonna stay here where it’s warm ‘til it swallows me whole
3.
An empty corner cafe A street I typically never could take I think there’s been a mistake Living in a dream I had where everyone else just up and disappeared I shot confetti in the air, but you didn’t care It’s getting hard to tell if anyone’s still here I blew the speakers out for you, but you didn’t move It’s getting hard to tell if anyone still grooves No sign of struggle out there No splatter pattern to trace anywhere Icicle knives and no chairs Living in a riddle where the answer really isn’t exactly clear I shot confetti in the air, but you didn’t care It’s getting hard to tell if anyone’s still here I blew the speakers out for you, but you didn’t move It’s getting hard to tell if anyone still grooves Guess I’ll spend the night alone I shot confetti in the air, but you didn’t care It’s getting hard to tell if anyone’s still here I blew the speakers out for you, but you didn’t move It’s getting hard to tell if anyone still grooves
4.
Modern Life 04:29
Yeah, I heard the shot and I saw the guy run Fangs, three eyes, two heads and drenched in blood I’m trying to recall the world before it all went Belly up, you know It wasn’t so damn unfair, you could breathe in the air Then one day suddenly it wasn’t there, oh well Oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, whoa Modern life Oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, whoa Modern life “What a day!” you said as you severed a head Yeah, I know, too much, but now is it? I’m hanging by a thread, the scissors ‘round my neck, so Loosen up your grip Yeah, there were days, years before, when the sky and the shore Didn’t leave you longing for the safety of concrete Oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, whoa Modern life Oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, whoa Modern life Everything you own, everything you own crashing below Everything you know, everything you know is gone Oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, whoa Modern life Oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, whoa Modern life
5.
What about us? We’re covered in honey Sweeter than most but I’m still getting over all the stings I opened my mouth, I swallowed your pain down Two angels with bee wings for the summer An electric crowd Won’t sing ‘til you make me an offer All the choirs in hell Won’t sing ‘til you make me an offer Every coal mine bird Won’t sing ‘til you make me an offer Any rough last words Won’t sing ‘til you make me an offer Dialed the line, then settled my phone down Want you to hear how the world sounds when you are not around The tip of a blade, the pattern we both made This sugar is for trade if you want it An electric crowd Won’t sing ‘til you make me an offer All the choirs in hell Won’t sing ‘til you make me an offer Every coal mine bird Won’t sing ‘til you make me an offer Any rough last words Won’t sing ‘til you make me an offer The Bumblebee King Honeycomb bad dreams I could make you scream “Oh, oh, oh, oh” An electric crowd Won’t sing ‘til you make me an offer All the choirs in hell Won’t sing ‘til you make me an offer Every coal mine bird Won’t sing ‘til you make me an offer Any rough last words Won’t sing ‘til you make me an offer
6.
I left a real nice car on a stretch of road I bought a new one, but that one got towed I think I saw a change in some decimal I can’t remember, I didn’t take the call Sign along the dotted line And here and here and here, it’s fine Sell me your blood I’ve got a sure-fire investment, high-end conditional love Sell me your heart It’s a new once in a lifetime, twelve payment burial plot I bought a brand new face to straighten out my speech I bought a big house on a quiet street I’m on the highest hill when that big flood comes And there’s a gold gate to keep out everyone Sign along the dotted line And here and here and here, it’s fine Sell me your blood I’ve got a sure-fire investment, high-end conditional love Sell me your heart It’s a new once in a lifetime, twelve payment burial plot I’m guaranteeing spots, a seat on a private yacht I know that the price is steep but I’ll take what you’ve got Sell me your blood I’ve got a sure-fire investment, high-end conditional love Sell me your heart It’s a new once in a lifetime, twelve payment burial plot
7.
This is pain if pain was worth the cost This is Death if he could take days off Give me the bones of someone else I’m trying to dance like they know how Someone please really tell me how bad it could get If all the lights went out Now that I know I’m ready when the blades fall down If it’s the end, there’s nothing to fear Without a doubt, I wanna be here with everyone If it’s the end, there’s nothing to fear Without a doubt, I wanna be here with everyone This is fright if all the world’s a stage This is dread when you end up okay Nobody knows the cars they miss It’s hard to forget the ones you hit Sitting there on the street with your head in your hands Just talking to yourself Now that you know you’re ready when the blades fall down If it’s the end, there’s nothing to fear Without a doubt, I wanna be here with everyone If it’s the end, there’s nothing to fear Without a doubt, I wanna be here with everyone This is not an endless moment my friend If I can do it now maybe I can without a head Bring the guillotine and tuck me into my bed Come on, come on kill me again This is not an endless moment my friend If I can do it now maybe I can without a head Bring the guillotine and tuck me into my bed Come on, come on kill me again If it’s the end, there’s nothing to fear Without a doubt, I wanna be here with everyone If it’s the end, there’s nothing to fear Without a doubt, I wanna be here with everyone
8.
It’s a tragedy, the fall of the king Shot a dynasty, bang, in the head And did you notice all of the little things We never did? On the bright side, on the bright side Can’t tell me that I didn’t at least try It gets biblical, with boiling moats That’s a metaphor but pretty close The castle’s haunted by everybody’s ghost Who didn’t go On the bright side, on the bright side Can’t tell me that I didn’t at least try We did the best that we could, honest We stopped when you were just getting started We did the best that we could, honest We stopped when you were just getting started On the bright side, on the bright side Can’t tell me that I didn’t at least try
9.
I don’t wanna be here Honestly, I’m twice as warm whenever you’re near My digital savior I wanna pray to the alter of gear Follow my cord to the back Pulling the wire when it slacks I know you’re using the code Would it be that bad? I don’t know Would it be that bad? I don’t know Would it be that bad? I don’t know With all the ash in the air I’m ready to enjoy the show This has been a long month Better make the most of all the pixels my love In the static and hum I wanna know that you’re coming undone Follow my cord to the back Pulling the wire when it slacks I know you’re using the code Would it be that bad? I don’t know Would it be that bad? I don’t know Would it be that bad? I don’t know With all the ash in the air I’m ready to enjoy the show
10.
Evel Knievel 04:10
As a boy I was raised in the wild Nurtured by lions and bears When I ran I was parting the seas Watching the fishes swim in fear I’ve been burned in the fire Stabbed through the heart I’ve been shot by a bullet right where it hurts I’ve been waiting forever for anything to get me off, so Whatever you do to me in fine, I’m invincible Whatever you do to me is fine, because I’m not gonna be buried underground Doesn’t seem like it’d suit me very well Load me up in a cannon to the clouds and fire I’m not gonna be buried underground Doesn’t seem like it’d suit me very well Load me up in a cannon to the clouds and fire Light it up, set the world ablaze Let me fly through the ring I won’t drown in the cheers and applause The man who could conquer anything I’ve been burned in the fire Stabbed through the heart I’ve been shot by a bullet right where it hurts I’ve been waiting forever for anything to get me off, so Whatever you do to me in fine, I’m invincible Whatever you do to me is fine, because I’m not gonna be buried underground Doesn’t seem like it’d suit me very well Load me up in a cannon to the clouds and fire I’m not gonna be buried underground Doesn’t seem like it’d suit me very well Load me up in a cannon to the clouds and fire This world’s full of dangerous things but they can’t hurt me This world’s full of dangerous things but they can’t hurt me I’m not gonna be buried underground Doesn’t seem like it’d suit me very well Load me up in a cannon to the clouds and fire I’m not gonna be buried underground Doesn’t seem like it’d suit me very well Load me up in a cannon to the clouds and fire
11.
I brought a lot to give you But you already had All energy and matter One could ever expect Guess that’s what it takes When you’re courting the fickle hand of fate But I didn’t care Then I caught you eating the sun Apocalyptic teeth of true love Then I caught you eating the sun Apocalyptic teeth of true love I think the real reason Any one of us tries To wire up the endless Like and engine that died This is what you get A couple decades to Love and hate, that’s it But you wanted more Then I caught you eating the sun Apocalyptic teeth of true love Then I caught you eating the sun Apocalyptic teeth of true love Then I caught you eating the sun Apocalyptic teeth of true love Then I caught you eating the sun Apocalyptic teeth of true love

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All songs written, recorded and produced by Daniel Anderson in Los Angeles, CA. Additional vocals on Black Hole by Lourdes Hernández. Additional vocals on Worldeater by Evan Konrad. Mixed and mastered by Christopher Newton at Luna Sound in Seattle, WA. ASCAP ‘Darmok And Jalad At Tanagra’. Artwork and packaging by Daniel Anderson. Thank you.

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released February 26, 2021

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