Dear Life

by My Altamont

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released November 8, 2019

My Altamont is:
Chris Tull - vocals, guitar, bass

on these recordings, he has been joined by:
Corey Meyers - drums
Sandra Bullet - backing vocals
Chris Trace - guitar solo on My Whole Life

Written by Chris Tull.

Recorded March-June, 2019 at Habitat Studio, West Deptford, NJ by Chris Tull.
Mixed at Habitat Studio by Chris Trace and Chris Tull.
Mastered by Chris Trace.

Layout and design by Chris Tull.
Handcuffs illustration by Drew Crowley. (pizzanaut.com)

Thanks to: Andrea Cometz, Corey Meyers, Jaime Parker, and Tim Balch.

Special recognition: Chris Trace. (Astounding skill, thankless dedication, bleeding ears.)

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My Altamont New Jersey

This is Chris Tull from Erotic Novels, the Hellstroms, etc. I make melodic punk rock for you.

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Track Name: Love and Affection
What's the matter with your heart these days
Is it bruised and battered, caged and tattered, oh no
All I know is I brought it dow-ow-ow-ow-own
Every morning I count the ways
I made you sadder, and I left you shattered, oh no
And now it all comes back arou-ow-ow-ound


We cannot undo what we got
Like a bullet from a gun I shot

And when you say that you hate me it's just love and affection
And maybe we should have some more between us
And when I say that I hate you it's just love and affection
Or maybe that's just taking the easy way out

There's a problem with the way I think
Yeah, every little thing's a catastrophe
And I keep fucking up my life
You don't relate to anything I say
And you wouldn't even listen even if I stayed
We would never make it out of this alive

We cannot undo what we got
Like a bullet from a gun I shot

And when you say that you hate me it's just love and affection
And maybe we should have some more between us
And when I say that I hate you it's just love and affection
Or maybe that's just taking the easy way out

My heart's black and blue from all of this abuse
And I push everything on you
Separate to save ourselves from our own guts
The only thing that we can do

And when you say that I hate you it's just love and affection
And maybe we should have some more between us
And when I say that you hate me it's just love and affection
Or maybe that's just taking the easy way out
Maybe that's just taking the easy way out
I know we're just taking the easy way out
Track Name: Gravity's Staircase
Most astronauts aren't sleeping
With the TV on again, they have friends
Other astronauts don't mark time
With suicide attempts, they go revolutions
They're happy men with goals and jobs
And lists of accomplishments


Being back on Earth ain't all it's
Cracked up to be, there ain't much left of me
Most days I pace the floor and
Look for something true, it's all lies since I lost you
Feel like a castaway from outer space
Locked away from everything

I know what I do is wrong but
I've been doing it for so long
I don't even really know how to get along
You don't have to give me a break
I've fallen every step of the way
Each and every step of the way
Down gravity's staircase

Other astronauts, they all see
The divide between, and I feel unclean
Those astronauts before me
Are back in their routine, I let my muscles atrophy
Organs won't acclimate to gravity
It all feels so heavy

I know what I do is wrong but
I've been doing it for so long
I don't even really know how to get along
You don't have to give me a break
I've fallen every step of the way
Each and every step of the way
Down gravity's staircase
Down gravity's staircase
Track Name: My Whole Life
I used to keep my privacy
On a three and a half inch diskette
I typed all the lyrics out
So that I could keep them to myself
Later on I'd stay at home
Soon enough I'd settle for less
Put together an Ikea desk
I started typing lyrics on my phone

It started with a pity party, yeah
And in the end I wasted, I wasted my whole life
It started with a pity party, yeah
And in the end I wasted, I wasted my whole life

I just can't stop fucking up
I don't focus on what counts the most
The other day I crashed my car
The other day smashed by bedroom up
I'll tell all about it next week
When I see you for the last time
Every day's the end of the world
It doesn't matter how it came to be

It started with a pity party, yeah
And in the end I wasted, I wasted my whole life
It started with a pity party, yeah
And in the end I wasted, I wasted my whole life
Track Name: The Greatest Day
There's been an accident
But is it relevant
You looked out your back window
Everything covered in snow

Poison hemorrhaging from a leak
It must be about me me me
Me me me

Crawling on all fours
Up to your back door
Just then, the telephone
That's me, I'm all alone

Poison hemorrhaging from my head
You know I'm better off dead dead dead
Dead dead dead

You've been having the greatest day
And I just keep pushing you further and further away
Your cold, cold cough
I hear it through the line
I guess it's a bad time

I guess it's a bad time
I guess it's a bad time
I guess it's a bad time
Track Name: Sad Summer
First take my meds
Then go back to bed
The rest of my day
Is all in my head

I could take the turnpike
Someplace with sunshine
No one wants to see me
They think I'm a landmine

I'm a lowly worm
I crawl upon the earth
I'm a lowly worm
I crawl upon the earth

Every day I get dumber
I've had a fucked up summer
I paid the phone bill but nobody's calling
She said, I got a beach crew
And it don't include you
And I've heard enough cries for attention

She said we could talk
Out on the hot hot sidewalk
I went back inside
And stared at the clock
When she finally got there
I was up on a chair
She said I was no fun
And I should just hang there

I'm a lowly worm
I crawl upon the earth
I'm a lowly worm
I crawl upon the earth

Every day I get dumber
I've had a fucked up summer
I paid the phone bill but nobody's calling
She said, I got a beach crew
And it don't include you
I've heard enough cries for attention

I was sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad this summer

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