Vulture Boys

by Automatic Shoes

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I didn't plan on making another Shoes album anytime soon, but the feelings & songs came to me in a weird 48 hour period, resulting in this short suite of songs called Vulture Boys.

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released June 12, 2017

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Automatic Shoes Spokane, Washington

My name is Matthew Hughes, and I am Automatic Shoes. Singer/songwriter from Spokane, WA. Just want to love & make music. Hope you like what you hear.

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Track Name: Vulture Boys
Now all of my lovers
Are on a first name basis
I'm all out of time
All out of faces

Now they devour each other
But they once devoured me
And in my last line of defense
I'm gonna praise you for your incompetence

The downward spiral
Was not mine to own
It was your own
You made your home

The trap is set
The soldiers are all deployed
Release the hounds
For the vulture boys
Track Name: Shadow
If he just gave up
If he just never tried again
Would I feel this way?

If you just gave up
As much as I gave up
Would I be where I am?

Why do you want this to be
When you've been so bad to me?

It would take one word
Yeah, just one blank text
You'd read between the lines

Waiting for a miracle
Hoping for a missed signal
We'd be going one more time

Why do you want this to be
When you've been so bad to me?

What you want me to be
Is just a shadow of me
Track Name: Love & Lust
Sweet sixteen
In a world of color
You brought me life
I brought you cover

Seventeen
You were no lover
And then you were
And then another

Back and forth
And up and down
Through love and lust
We come around

Eighteen
Boy, I thought I'd died
To everyone
I lost my mind

Nineteen
Hundred Eighty Nine
I love you too
You're so unkind

Back and forth
And up and down
Through love and lust
We come around

The stars in your eyes
Were the stars on my arms
The stars on your back
Knife in my back
Track Name: Ocean
In search of love, I show my face
But no one wants to see it
I draw my breath and sing along
But no one wants to hear it

I'm treading water
In an ocean of you
Filled with doubts
That I'm trying to undo

I feel it's time to make this clear
Fuck, you all know why I'm here
The broken hearts were never fun
And every time I found the one

I'm treading water
In an ocean of you
Filled with doubts
That I'm trying to undo

I circle back and ride it out
And once again fill up with doubt
I get on track and live without
Your heart of love keeps calling out

I'm not looking for a friend
Just to mask this pain again
The last one took too much of me
I can't escape his gravity
Track Name: My Best
I'm a little past my prime this time
So it's funny to see you coming around again
What more do you want from me?
What more do I have to give?

I'm a little short on rhymes this time
I'm never gonna be like I could've been
What more do you want from me?
Now that I'm all out of life to live

I'd speak it like Marilyn Monroe
I was young and in love
Oh, what did I know?
If you can't treat me right
Just like all the rest
Why would I want you
When I'm at my best?