Do Something Cool

by Alex Retro

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Here's my third album! It's a goofy one! Lots of straightforward acoustic pop punk songs about girls, video games, aliens, and the beach.

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released March 8, 2016

Alex Retro - Vocals, guitar, artwork

Morgan Boyd - Additional guitar and vocals on Zelda is Scary

All songs written by Alex Retro

Tracks 1-14 self recorded and mixed January-February 2016 at Snacks-To-Go.
Tracks 15-16 self recorded and mixed early March 2016 at Snacks-To-Go.

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Track Name: Off the Couch
Woke up one lonely morning to find
That it was here
A brand new year
Pretty soon I didn't mind
I didn't even care

I know what I'm gonna do
It's time for something new
No need to have a cow
You just gotta figure how
To mend up all the problems that are solely based on fear

Hey everyone, let's have fun
Do everything that you wanna do
Time to be the person that you always wanted to
Hey everyone, let's have fun
Don't let anyone treat you cruel
Don't be sad, let's be rad
Get off the couch and do something cool

Woke up and I looked around
Last night's dreams can't pull me down
No sense letting my subconscious thoughts control my life

My brain has a strange disease
Infected by memories
I know that I'll be alright
Let's go have fun tonight
Can't move on with life if you're always glued to the floor

Hey everyone, let's have fun
Do everything that you wanna do
Time to be the person that you always wanted to
Hey everyone, let's have fun
Don't let anyone treat you cruel
Don't be sad, let's be rad
Get off the couch and do something cool
Track Name: Falling in Like
A brand new relationship
Feel so groovy, it feels so hip
Feels like nothing could go wrong
It's what you waited for so long

The sun is shining everyday
There's so many cool things to say
Talking and walking hand in hand
Everything is going as planned

Then it feels like your heart's bound to explode
Everyday is another episode

Falling in like
It's not quite love just yet
But it's the best

Falling in like
There's so many cool things to do
Feels like you'll always be true
Feels like you always knew
You'll fall in love

Days pass by and things seems great
You tell each other this was fate
Suddenly things start to change
It's all very strange

Then a few more weeks pass by
Now you only wanna cry
You pick yourself back up again
And move along as friends

Then it feels like your tears are finally dry
Look back and smile at what used to make to you cry

Falling in like
It's not quite love just yet
But it's the best

Falling in like
There's so many cool things to do
Feels like you'll always be true
Feels like you always knew
You'll fall in love
Track Name: Vapor Face
Walking through the flea market and everywhere you go
You're always covered in a giant cloud of smoke
Oh sorry, it's not smoke
Oh hey "It's just vapor!"
Money grubbing men are here to tell you that it's safer

Go away vapor face
Get it outta my face
Go away vapor face
Get it outta my face
Vape, vape, vapor face
Track Name: Squirtle Beach
Do you wanna go somewhere cool?
Where we can hang out by the pool
And maybe then we'll find a place to rock out

And in the summer sun
You know the fun has just begun
And then we'll start to see
Just what it's all about

But you know what?
There's one place we can go!
The geeks all know
It's where relationships can grow

Squirtle beach
It's not too far to reach
The water's always nice
You'll fall in love and you'll never think twice
Squirtle beach
It's always shining bright
And everyone will hope
To get a kiss under the moon tonight

Drop by and you'll understand
While building castles in the sand
There's really nowhere else to find this style feeling

And you'll make memories
And then your parents say "oh please"
While you explain to them your summer so appealing

But you know what?
There's one place we can go!
The geeks all know
It's where relationships can grow

Squirtle beach
It's not too far to reach
The water's always nice
You'll fall in love and you'll never think twice
Squirtle beach
It's always shining bright
And everyone will hope
To get a kiss under the moon tonight
Track Name: Zelda is Scary
I get so freaked out by the Poes in the graveyard
Everyone knows that this game isn't too hard
I got a different problem because it's so scary
The screeching wolfos scare the tunic off of me

Zelda is scary
Zelda is scary
Zelda is scary and I'm not gonna lie

Zelda is scary
Zelda is scary
Zelda only a few more hearts til I die

I get attacked by ReDeads and then I wanna cry
Then I see a Dead Hand and I just wanna die
Lizalfos and Like Likes and some flamin' keese
How on earth am I supposed to beat Shadow Link

Zelda is scary
Zelda is scary
Zelda is scary and I'm not gonna lie

Zelda is scary
Zelda is scary
Zelda only a few more hearts til I die
Track Name: So Awesome
Well she's so awesome, she's so rad
Better than the latest fad
And she's cooler than iced Kool-Aid in the summer
And I've seen her all alone
And I wanna make it known
That tonight I'd love to call her on the phone

Don't need no candy to be happy
Now my songs are gettin' sappy
Stars outside my window are shinin' in the night
She's stuck in my head
I'm jumping on my bed
I'm thinking of those stupid things I said

Let's go!

Well she's so quiet and so sweet
And I wanna make her see
That I'd really love to take her out on date night
I don't need no root beer floats
Because she really is the most
If I win her heart, I promise not to boast

I really like orange chicken and I really like lo mein
But ever since I met that girl I've never been the same
I've got a silly crush
My heart has turned to mush
She doesn't know so try to keep it hush
Track Name: I'm Doomed
A thought occured to me
And scared me half to death
What if I lose my toothbrush
And get stuck with bad breath

Or what if I go on a date
And my date finds out I play video games
I'm doomed

I know that there's only so many things I can get away with
Someone's gonna get fed up after the third or fourth or fifth mistake
And when I mess things up I know It's gonna be so awkward
It's like I'm trapped inside some kind of cartoon
And I don't really wanna leave

Another day went by
And I got scared of something new
What if one of my best friends
Got hooked on sniffing glue?

Or what if my car blows up
Completely randomly while I'm driving
I'm doomed

I know that there's only so many things I can get away with
Someone's gonna get fed up after the third or fourth or fifth mistake
And when I mess things up I know It's gonna be so awkward
It's like I'm trapped inside some kind of cartoon
And I don't really wanna leave
Track Name: Need a Real Resume
I need a real resume
But I never know what I should say
I don't know if I have any real world skills

I went to college for 5 and a half years
And now I'm 25
And I guess I need a job
If I wanna stay alive

But I know
I need to
Figure something out
Before I explode
Before I go broke
Before I go broke

Gotta find myself a way
To pay off student loans today
Then I can focus on providing for myself

And maybe if I'm really lucky I can find a girl
But I guess I can't compete with smartphones
They're the modern boyfriend

But I know
I need to
Figure something out
Before I explode
Before I go broke
Before I go broke

Gotta find myself a way
To pay off student loans today
Then I can focus on providing for myself

But I know
I need to
Figure something out
Before I explode
Before I go broke
Before I go broke
Track Name: The Blue Song
I'm in my room and I'm crying
While I'm trying
To play Tetris

But I'm not sad
No, I don't feel bad
I'm just so glad
That I let this

Blue album in my hand
Turn me into a fan
Even all the b-sides tell a lot about the band

Oh Mykel & Carli and
Jamie, Paperface, Susanne
Lullabye for Wayne
I Swear it's True

When I heard it
I was clueless
Though I liked it
I never knew this

Set of demos was like nothing I'd ever heard before
Sweater Song can't be the only one that you adore

Oh Mykel & Carli and
Jamie, Paperface, Susanne
Lullabye for Wayne
I Swear it's True
Here with you
Go on Holiday listening to Blue
Album b-sides
Ooh, ooh, ooh, I Swear it's True
Track Name: Redhaired Girl
I saw her at the library last Sunday
And now I'm gonna
Tell her that I'm very blown away
And now I wanna

Ask her on a date
I think it would be great
When the sun sets on this town
We'll be drivin' 'round

Just last night I had a dream
I took that girl to Krispy Kreme
Oh redhaired girl won't you fall in love with me?

I saw her at the library last Sunday
And now I wanna
Ask that girl to marry me one day
Or at least gonna

Ask her on a date
And we could couple skate
Go out on Thursday night
Girl, I'll treat you right

Just last night I had a dream
I took that girl to Krispy Kreme
Oh redhaired girl won't you fall in love with me?
Track Name: Wanna Girl
Well she's the girl that I'll meet someday
But I hope I don't get old
Before I get the chance to
Write her love songs when my heart is sold
And then I fall
My heart begins to call
And you're always walking by me when my brain begins to stall

I wanna girl who likes when I sing
Yeah she's the only girl for me
The only one thing that I know is true
I wanna girl who likes a-me too

Well I've been dreaming that I'll find a girl to hang out everyday
And when I get the nerve I'll look her in the eye and then I'll say
Let's go get soda
I'd like to get to know ya
And I think it would be swell if you'd ignore the way I smell

I wanna girl who likes when I sing
Yeah she's the only girl for me
The only one thing that I know is true
I wanna girl who likes a-me too

I can't sit back this time
And let that dream girl go
If she's the girl that I had in mind
From oh so long ago

I wanna girl who likes when I sing
Yeah she's the only girl for me
The only one thing that I know is true
I wanna girl who likes a-me too
I wanna girl who likes a-me too
Track Name: Going on Dates
Everybody's fallin' in love and the year is flying by
And I've been noticing that you don't seem to have a guy
But you seem really cool and I think that we'd make great friends
And maybe we'll be something more by the time this summer ends

If it's not too much to ask and you're not seeing someone else
I was wondering if you'd let me take you out to dinner and watch as my heart melts
I'll drive you around the town or maybe drive all 50 states
Take a chance on me and we'll both be going on dates

And if you should decide
That you don't wanna let me inside your heart
Then I'd be fine
I'd just be content to be your friend
And live in your memory someday

If it's not too much to ask and you're not seeing someone else
I was wondering if you'd let me take you out to dinner and watch as my heart melts
I'll drive you around the town or maybe drive all 50 states
Take a chance on me and we'll both be going on dates
Track Name: I Don't Wanna Go to a Strip Club
Not lookin' for empty pleasure
I just want a girl I can treasure
Treat her right and have a blast
Love her so and it can last

And don't you know I'm a hopeless romantic?
Every single day I get lovesick
My friends see that I've been down
They suggest a night out on the town

But that won't heal my heart
No it'll just tear me apart

I don't wanna go to a strip club
I'd much go out and find true love
I don't wanna go to a strip club
I'd much rather find the one

I wanna take a girl to Dairy Queen
We'll have fun and keep it clean
We'll go walking in the mall
Listen to a record by ALL

Play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Watch 80s movies later
Send her flowers on valentines
Just let her know I'm glad she's mine

I'll tell her she's the best
And we'll stay full dressed

I don't wanna go to a strip club
I'd much rather hang out with my true love
I don't wanna go to a strip club
I'd much rather find the one
Track Name: Almost My Girlfriend
We were going to the dance and everything was fine
Her dad said bring her home by 11:59
I promised him I would
And everything was good
Until a UFO flew over the neighborhood

Woah-oah, woah-oah-oah-oah
My date was abducted by a UFO
Woah-oah, we won't see her again
The worst part about it
She almost was my girlfriend

She was the girl that I adored
The friend that I fell for
I was planning to ask if she wanted to be more

My heart is still alarmed
I can't hold her in my arms
Now she's living somewhere east of planet Mars

Woah-oah, woah-oah-oah-oah
My date was abducted by a UFO
Woah-oah, we won't see her again
The worst part about it
She almost was my girlfriend
Track Name: Caleau Went Missing
Well I had this friend and he moved away
He disappeared to another state
But he moved back some months ago
And still that friend is yet to show

We watched vintage sci-fi like true friends do
Made music videos and watched some Scooby Doo
But with all this talk about sci-fi films
I think the UFO got him too

Caleau went missing
And I don't know where he could be
Caleau went missing
Now who will watch Frankenstein with me?

Well I had this friend and he moved away
He disappeared to another state
I thought I'd see his name on the silver screen
Or producing scary shows on my TV

Caleau went missing
And I don't know where he could be
Caleau went missing
Now who will watch Frankenstein with me?
Track Name: Another Silly Crush
I wish that I could have a date with the girl who catches my interest
Once again I'm way too late and I don't like what I've witnessed
A stupid jerk sweeps her off of her feet
Why in the world did they even meet?
I'll still have this crush when he runs off and leaves her crying

When you're a lovelorn fool like me
Your whole life is one dumb daydream
But everyday I'm more convinced that things are about to change

Another silly crush goes on and on
Another silly crush goes on and on
Another silly crush goes on and on and on

I wish that I could call her up and tell her she's so nice
Sweeter than maple syrup but I still need advice
I think my mom would like this girl too
Now I forgot how to tie my shoe
My entire brain locks up when I see that girl smiling

When you're a lovelorn fool like me
Your whole life is one dumb daydream
I've got the mind of a kid and I don't need to change

Another silly crush goes on and on
Another silly crush goes on and on
Another silly crush goes on and on and on