Change

by We Were Pirates

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released January 16, 2012

Mike Boggs: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Keys, Percussion, Miscellaneous.
Kate Rears Burgman: Cello on "It's All I Can Do" and "Better Off Without You" and Bass on "I Want You Back" and "Change".
Mike Epstein: Guitar on "Better Off Without You".
Gabe Fry: Guitar on "I Want You Back".
Mixing: Mike Boggs
Mastering: TW Walsh

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We Were Pirates Washington, D.C.

We Were Pirates is the musical brainchild of Mike Boggs, a multi-instrumentalist who writes and records songs in his home studio in the DC area.

To date, Boggs has released three We Were Pirates albums & a film score for the Calvin & Hobbes documentary ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ in 2013.

2012's Change is slightly more mature and aggressive than Boggs’ previous works, but with the same WWP catchiness.
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Track Name: Better Off Without You
You went away. Slowly but surely I forgot your name. It was something that started with an...Oh, I don’t remember. But I think I’m better off anyway. Day after day, it wasn’t easy, but I moved on someway. Until all of a sudden you showed up and told me that your mind had changed. But I was better off without you. Inside my head, I’ve played out the scene again and again. And I’d like to think that I’d say no, but if you came back, I know I’d fold as soon as you returned. Because you’ve had my heart, even since the day that things fell apart. And I haven’t stopped thinking of you and me together. Though I know it’s wrong. But I was better off without you. I know I couldn’t change your mind because you’re just the same old person. I used to think that you could change.
Track Name: Civilized Man
Woman, why must you be so cruel? Have I done something to you to deserve your crude advances when you know I ought to be true? You’re not talking your way out of this, said the spider to the fly. Because I’ve worked up such a hunger spinning webs and waiting all night. We’re all victims of nature’s harsh hand. Like wild animals. Yet they call us civilized man. Why would they call us civilized man? We just don’t know any better. We just want to be free.
Track Name: Misery
I’m hot as flames. I’m cold as ice. I’m burning up like a disease. But I keep falling for you, despite your misery. We’ve known each now, for so many years. But I can’t seem to walk away, and face my worst fears. You’ve got me needing you. You’ve got me bad. You’ve got me needing you in the worst way. For forty days and forty nights I tried so hard to abstain. Try as I might I just could not stand the pain. You won’t be done with me until I’m black and blue. But I can’t stop myself from crawling back to you. You’ve got me needing you. You’ve got me bad. You’ve got me needing you in the worst way. The way you taste the way you smell, you’ve got me hotter than hell. But I swear to god this time, I won’t be ringing your bell. If I could turn back time, I’d make a different choice. Because you’re just a siren with a cruel bite and a pretty voice. You’ve got me needing you. You’ve got me bad. You’ve got me needing you. You’ve got me so bad. You’ve got me needing you in the worst way.
Track Name: Kill Me (Part One)
Oh kill me. Why don’t you kill me? I’d rather be dead than lose you. Why don’t you kill me now? And use me. Why won’t you use me? I wouldn’t complain I swear as long as you don’t leave me. But even though I try to make you want to stick around. It makes no difference. It’s like I never made a sound. But I’ll keep trying again. Oh kiss me. Why won’t you kiss. Even if it’s just one last time, oh please won’t you kiss me now? I need you. You know that I need you. I’d rather you stayed and hurt me than leave still loving me. But even though I try to make you want to stick around. It makes no difference. It’s like I never made a sound. But I’ll keep trying again. Oh kill me. Why don’t you kill me? I’d rather be dead than lose you. Why don’t you kill me now? But even though I try to make you want to stick around. It makes no difference. It’s like I never made a sound. But I’ll keep trying again. Yeah I’ll keep trying again. I’ll try again.
Track Name: People, Places, Things
These people, places, things in my mind. They’ve got me feeling I don’t belong nowhere. And I try to keep on wanting the same thing. But it never quite materializes in my hand. Because I change my mind so many times that it’s almost a crime. Every day I wake it’s the same thing. Brush my teeth, get ready for work. And I try to tell myself that it’s noble, but I guess I’m not convincing myself. Because I change my mind so many times that it’s almost a crime. I soak my regrets in a bottle, light a match and watch it all burn. And I’ve been walking down this old road again. Though I told myself I’d never return.
Track Name: Change
You’ve always loved me. From the bitter end. And you know I’ll still love you until the beginning, my friend. And I know I know that I know I’ve been. I’ve been such a fool. And even though I’ve tried to change my ways. It’s never been for someone like you. And I know they tell you that I’m gonna do you wrong. But I know you know that I’m gonna prove them wrong. I’m gonna change. One of these days. I’m not a strong man. I never claimed to be. But I’ve tried to love you as you’ve loved me. And I don’t know why, I don’t know why I just couldn’t be the man I know I should have been all along. But I’m trying so hard can’t you see? And I know they tell you that we just don’t belong. But I know you know that I’m gonna prove them wrong. I’m going to change one of these days.
Track Name: Kill Me (Part Two)
Instrumental
Track Name: Little Consolation
I told you not to worry, everything was alright. But it didn’t seem to calm your nerves or leave you satisfied. Somehow you always seem to read me like a book that goes on and on and on and on. Still up until the end I guess I thought I had you fooled. I’d try to smile just right, but it wasn’t natural. I couldn’t make the muscles in my face look right. It looked wrong. I couldn’t tell you that I had moved on, because the last thing that I wanted was to hurt you. I swear I never meant to lead you on, but I guess I had you running ‘round in circles. And I hope you know that wasn’t my intention. No it wasn’t my intention. I’ve never been the type to wear my heart on my sleeve. It’s nothing new, you’ve always had to read between the lines. And I suspect you saw it coming, but you chose to play along. I couldn’t tell you that I had moved on, because the last thing that I wanted was to hurt you. I swear I never meant to lead you on, but I guess I had you running ‘round in circles. And I hope you know that wasn’t my intention. No it wasn’t my intention. It wasn’t my intention.
Track Name: I Want You Back
I said don’t come around no more. You said that’s fine with me. I never thought I’d say this, but I want you back again. I know you’ve been two-timing me. I caught you fair and square. I never thought I’d say this, but I want you because I can’t have you. And you know that if I could I wouldn’t care anymore. It’s like the less you want me the more I need you girl. Now that you know I want you back, why won’t you just come home? I never thought you’d say this: “It’s too little too late.” I thought I had you all along in the palm of my hand. I never thought I’d say this, I still want you because I can’t have you. And you know that if I could I wouldn’t care anymore. It’s like the less you want me the more I need you girl. And it kills me to admit it, but it’s clear I have no say. If you leave I’ll just want you back again, but I’ll want you gone if you stay. So you say you won’t be coming home. I guess I’m not convinced. I never thought I’d see this. You need me like I need you. You act like you don’t give a damn, but I see that’s not true. I never thought I’d say this. I still want you because I can’t have you and you know that if I could I wouldn’t care anymore. It’s like the less you want me the more I need you girl.
Track Name: All I Can Do
I don’t want to hear it. Because it’s all the same rubbish you’ve been talking since forever it seems. And it’s all I can do to listen to your stories and not lose hope in you. Because it’s easy to want what you want when it doesn’t exist. And it’s hard because there’s something wrong with it. I don’t mean to sound cruel or give you such hell, but it’s hard to acknowledge that this is hard for me as well. And it’s all I can do to keep being the bad guy, who’s walking in your shoes. Because it’s easy to want what you want when it doesn’t exist. And it’s hard because there’s something wrong with it.