White Boyfriend

by B.O.Y.F.

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $7 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
04:31
3.
00:35
4.
03:55
5.
6.
7.
05:08
8.
00:28
9.
10.
03:51
11.
12.

credits

released January 13, 2015

Katharine Seggerman - drums, banjo, vocals
Dan Hansen - bass guitar, piano, vocals
Nicky Leingang - synthesizer, vocals

Recorded at The Sound Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Aaron Baum and Jacob Mullis. Mixed by Aaron Baum, Jacob Mullis, and Jacob Grun. Mastered by Rob Schlette at Anthem Mastering.

Roseate Spoonbill from The Birds of North America (1836) by John James Audubon. Design by Nicky Leingang.

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

B.O.Y.F. Minneapolis, Minnesota

B.O.Y.F. (Before Others, Yourself Forever!) is a Minneapolis-based trio that makes "righteously weird" (reviler.org) pop songs about minotaurs, alternate dimensions, the NSA, and (of course) boys. Expect to hear groovy bass lines, ugly-hot synth noises, and gender-defying three-part harmonies, all dressed up in sequins. ... more

contact / help

Contact B.O.Y.F.

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: I'm Breaking Up With Mr. Smiles
I'm breaking up with him
He doesn't treat me right
He locks the door, and leaves me talking to myself all night

(ooh ooh aah aah)

Well, he can be so fine
Yeah, he can be so sweet
He knows how to ease my mind
and how to knock me off my feet

(ooh ooh aah aah)

<disco break!>

His kisses mess me up
They turn me inside-out
He burns around me,
gives me too much nothin’ to cry about

(ooh ooh aah aah)

Mr. Smiles looked out the window,
pointed out some sweet catastrophe
and he whispered in my left ear about the devils and the death of me
He was standing in the corner near the black hole where my head had been
and I shouted out I'm sorry, but I need some better medicine than this

(ooh ooh)

Green lovers get under my skin
Some cover your lovin’ has been
You sleep on, let enemies in
It's over – get out of my system, boy

I'm breaking up with him / We're breakin' up, we're breakin' up, we're breakin' up
(ooh, aah)

Green lovers get under my skin
Some cover your lovin’ has been
You sleep on, let enemies in
It's over – get out of my system boy
Track Name: The First
And you were the first one
I didn't completely hate
But now that I've gone away
I don't want to see your face

I only think about you
in certain kinds of dreams
But even then, we never get
to a place I've never been

When I was little I said, "I want the power,
I need the power,
Give me the power!"
Now that I'm older I wish I could get rid of it,
I could get rid of it...
Someday things will be different
Someday things will be different, I swear

You like to send me updates
on changes in your life
I'll give you advice
on your haircut
if you promise not to be unusually nice

Overly nice, treating me better than a stranger
Overly nice, treating me better than a stranger
Overly nice, treating me well
Track Name: Sports!
sports
sports
sports
sports

WHY ARE YOU RUNNING?
WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
LOOK AT THOSE CALVES
LOOK AT THOSE F***IN' CALVES
LOOK AT THOSE SHOULDERS
LOOK AT THAT ASS

sports
sports
sports
sports
Track Name: Asterion
A minotaur
walked into a bar
and he said to the bartender
"Every time I try to be tender,
some'm gets crushed
And I think that I would rather
be one thing or the other if I could"

And the bartender coughed
and the bartender thought
"Surely you must be joking
you ignorant pinwheel of breaking and choking
You're doomed to be ruled
but you're blessed to be sacrificed to, too

And I've known fine mothers lost beautiful daughters to you
I've known fine fathers lost beautiful sons to you too (ooh)"

Asterion
put his armor on,
went back to his room and turned the television on
And the lion­-headed anchor
said "All this human anger
is no match for us
Sleep sound tonight, Asterion"

"If there's one thing stronger than these mace­swingin arms
It's these walls. It's these walls.
If there's one thing thicker than this long dark mane
It's these walls. It's these walls.
If there's one thing harder than these steely black hooves
If there's one thing more impenetrable than my bloody dreams
It's these walls,
and these walls are on my side"

Oh Asterion
watch out for two lovers with their weapons gone
Oh Asterion
someone's sailing toward you with a ball of yarn
Oh Asterion
watch out for two lovers with their weapons gone
Oh Asterion
someone's sailing toward you–
Track Name: It's Not a Secret (Society)
It's not a secret
It's not a secret
It's not a secret society, society, society!
(x2)

M4M / NSA
You're the MUSCULAR type
I'm the one that got away
You said you wanneda know
what this leak was all about
and I'm like search me – I donno –
I guess it just slipped out!
S ­L ­I­ P­ P­ E­ D, O­ U­ T – Slipped out!

It's not a secret
It's not a secret
It's not a secret society, society, society!
(x2)
Track Name: Asters
Tangle tangle, all your freckles and nerves
in his double-­voiced tongue
and his sentinel stance
Now he must untangle (oh) his listening ear
from your listening silver­-ringed ear

We may not realize, but our bodies prepare
yes our listening bodies prepare for this
Tangle tangle, fibers gather at the core
in the shape of a star

In his coppery beard
Each hair
originates there,
grows long,
and surfaces, raw to the touch,
a chrysalis right for a prince, (oh oh oh)

Sparkle sparkle, such a shimmering mess
It draws your eyes right in; it keeps you up pretty late
In a year or so, it's gonna break down; the last spiderwebs disintegrate

We may not realize, but our bodies remember
how to knit with the threads of a loss
I know a mother with a kingdom of yarn
in the shape of her heart

In her steadying hands
Each thread
beginning at one in her core
(some harrowing change in recall)
through her spinnerets out through her sleeves,
it leaves

We may not realize, but our bodies prepare
yes our remembering bodies prepare for this
Tangle tangle, fibers gather at the core
in the shape of a star

In his coppery beard
Each hair
originates there,
grows long,
and surfaces, raw to the touch,
a chrysalis right for a prince, (oh oh oh)
Track Name: Drunk Dials
Sometimes I think they're all drunk dials
Sometimes I think they're all the wrong number
(They're all drunk dials)
(They're all the wrong number)
Track Name: She Doesn't Do Drugs
She doesn't do
She doesn't do
She doesn't do drugs
and it's making us look bad
and it's making us look bad

He used to do
He used to do
He used to do drugs
They don't have those in rehab
Now he's out and it makes me mad
when he doesn't drink with me

I'm using some
I'm using some
I'm using some drugs
"Caffeine" if you're my boss
"Alcohol" if you're my mom

Girl, don't start
start doin' those
drugs (more to go around)
Track Name: Poison Rings
Have another
I slide the glass over
to keep you here, keep you here

A tray of cookies
Homemade goodies
They're all vegan – do you like my new apron?

Why wasn't I
born in the time of poison rings?
Oh I fantasize
about wearing such beautiful, lethal things

Now we're kissing
I think I'm winning
It's just too easy to keep you here, keep you here
And now that I've had my way with you
There's only one thing left to do –
Was it one sugar, or two?

Sterling silver, turn yourself over
Hidden compartment; that's how I did it
Sterling silver
Turn yourself over
Sterling silver

Why wasn't I
born in the time of poison rings?
I wouldn't be shy
about wearing such beautiful lethal things

I wouldn't be shy
No, I wouldn't be shy
I wouldn't be shy
Track Name: The First (Reprise)
Someday things will be different
Someday things will be different, I swear
Track Name: Love Like Hubble
C'mon throw stones,
witnesses –
Who knows better?

You're the king
of my will
in that sweater

Let me stay
Melt my skin
Change the weather

–one more night

If this is
what you say –
smells like trouble

Old hopes rise,
dripping flesh
from the rubble

And you're so far,
far from home –
Love like Hubble

One more day
can't hurt

C'mon throw stones,
witnesses –
Who knows better?

Little downfall cries
at your door
Well, look who fed it

And you're so far,
far from home –
Love like Hubble

One more day
could hurt