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Sleeping Lessons

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Mel i've had this album on repeat since i discovered it; it's like each band member has a distinctly different influence but it works so beautifully Favorite track: Just Kids.
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Samwell One of the best albums I've heard in a long time uwu Favorite track: I Just Can't Feel It.
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Vito Sleeping Lessons makes me feel like I'm drowning in lava. I absolutely love it. Favorite track: I Just Can't Feel It.
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Jon Cardiello i love my natty daddys so much. they rock like none other. Favorite track: Sleeping Lessons.
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Jesse Nailing that perfect mix of melody, noise, and emotional heft. Easily one of my top Portland albums this year. Favorite track: Somewhere Without Me.
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released August 31, 2018

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Track Name: Somewhere Without Me
You wanna be, somewhere without me
You wanna be, somewhere without me

We talk in my sleep all the time
Do you remember what you said to me last night?
I said I wanna be adored, but no one does it right
I said I can't keep waking up at night

When you wanna be somewhere without me
You wanna be somewhere without me

We used to talk all of the time
Do you remember what you said to me at night?
You said you wanna be adored I just can’t do it right
You said you can't keep waking up at night

Because you wanna be somewhere without me
You wanna be somewhere without me
Track Name: If We Don't Speak
I still have dreams about it like I’ll never shake you off my skin
Do you have dreams about it? Where I kiss you hard and you let me in?

You know before you closed the door I’d wake up next to you
And when you looked at me I knew you’d dreamed the same thing too

If we don’t speak
If we don’t speak
Do you still hear me?
Do you still hear me?

You know, I think it’d pass by now
I spent a couple days drinking on the couch, thinking I could like somebody else
But I woke up again and I can never leave my room
And I can never be with you but you’re in my head

If we don’t speak
If we don’t speak
Do you still hear me?
Do you still hear me?
Track Name: Only Posers Fall In Love
“And I was nothing more than a goddamn trendy-ass poser”

It’s like you said, it’s all your head
Behind your bedroom door, I don’t know you anymore
You know the way

It’s like I told you, it’s like I’ve known you all along
Behind your bedroom door, you don’t care much anymore
You know the way, back home

In the dark I said my goodbyes, and hoped it’s not the last time
Everytime I kiss you goodbye, you say it’s not the last time

Everytime I kiss you goodbye
Everytime I kiss you goodbye,
Everytime I kiss you goodbye
You say it’s not the last time
Track Name: Just Kids
I’m your...
Never finished reading the book
You said we were just like them
And I can’t
I heard they never end up together, and I’m not ready for that yet.
I think of us laying in your bed
I read outloud the things they said
It felt like me and you, it was always me and you

You know I’m yours
And I know because you always let it show
When it’s just me and you
When it’s only me and you
But you sleep so very far away
And I think up all the things you say
When it’s just you and her
When it’s only you and her

Your my Robert, I’m your Patti
I’m your always, I’m your nothing
I’m your sometimes when you need me
I’m your always and I’ll always be
Your my favorite, like I told you
Months ago when we still talked on the phone
And I’ve been here for a while
If it’s done then I wish you’d let me know

Your my Robert, I’m your Patti
I’m your always, I’m your nothing
I’m your sometimes when you need me
I’m your always and I’ll always be...
Track Name: I Just Can't Feel It
a song for Dan and Janie

I tried to go out every night
I feel alone but it’s alright
I tell myself again at night

I just don’t feel it when I’m on the outside looking in at them
And I don’t know why I can’t feel it when I’m on the outside looking it at them

I know the things it takes to sleep
Two of each until it’s three
Two to one it’s back to me

I just don’t feel it when I’m on the outside looking in at them
And I don’t know why I can’t feel it when I’m on the outside looking in at them without you

My gums are bleeding
My heart is reeling
My brain is on my body’s dead
Turn me on again

I just don’t feel it when I’m on the outside looking in at them
And I don’t know why I can’t feel it when I’m on the outside looking in at them without you

Without you.
Track Name: Hooked, Glued, You
We’re not close, we never were
In new pictures I don’t even know who you are
But the hook in my skin is still the one you put in
It doesn’t budge when you pull, away

You.

We’re not close, we never were
I tell myself like I don’t know who you are
But the hook in my skin is still the one you put in
It doesn’t budge when you pull

I’ll drag steps behind, till the end of time
I’ll drag steps behind, till the end of time

Running further away from you
Running further from me too
Running further away from you
Running further from me too

But I’m glued, to you
I’m glued.
Track Name: Depression
It’s 2 a.m. the rain starts again and you’ve been sleeping alone for months on end
And you hate everything you used to like
Because “people are bullshit and so am I”
And you have some friends but you hate them too
Because “nothing will ever compare to you”
But you never cared anyway, I won’t believe it why should they?
I wanna sleep all through the weeks until I wake up in your sheets
Like all of it was just a dream not the fucking nightmare that it seems
This time next year I’ll be okay, I can say to myself everyday
But every night I end alone without your warm voice on the phone
Is another night I drift away, further and further from you everyday
I tried to make it stay, but I’ll watch it die as the rain drips away
As the rain drips away


But I turn to a wreck mid week every time
And I spend days without you on my mind in my mind
But I turn to a wreck mid week every time
And I spend days without you on my mind
In my mind on my mind all the time it takes too much time
Too much time get it off my mind off my mind it takes too much time
It’s too much time get it off my mind off my mind it takes too much time

Too much time.
Track Name: On The Ride Back Home (You Know What I Dream Of)
Twist me up again, tie the knots that live in
My stomachs torn cage, I want to escape
Never go back the way I came
I hate everything I say

[like] what you take from me
I’ll paint you a smile to take when you leave
For another new hook to hang your head
For another new look to take to your bed
While I say “wait for you”

I’m not waiting anymore
For something to look better in the light
The dark came and went
The sun is out again
But I can’t see you in this light, your my whole life

You take from me
I’ll paint you a smile to take when you leave
For another new hook to hang your head
For another new look to take to your bed

On the ride back home, you know what I dream of?
On the ride back home, you know what I dream of?

The way you twist me.
Track Name: 600 Days
a song about N. Lombard St.

It’s been 600 days since I came over and said it was okay
And now just yesterday I cried so much I thought you’d go away
In that basement room you’ll never see how it used to be
And in this basement room you’ll never see just what you mean to me

You were the best thing you’ve always been
You were the best thing you’ve always been
You were the best thing you’ve always been
You were the best thing

You change your mind from time to time
You change your mind from time to time.
Track Name: Sleeping Lessons
One whole shitty year without you, I still lay awake thinking about it
And I still hate the way it looks when I think about you
And how you used to love my body, how you used to love my head
And how I wonder if you think of me when I think of you and say
That “I don’t really like my body and I don’t really like my head”
And sometimes I hate you for leaving but most days I just miss being your friend.

You know I’ve changed a lot since we last talked and I learned how to sleep again
I went in circles in my car across the country to forget
I got your message on the east coast from your friend I really love
And I got angry instead of writing you to tell you how it felt

I came home and nothing changed
I still think about it everyday
I tried to talk to you about it but thought it was just too late to say
That I hope it’s because you’ll always love me
Because I’ll always love you too
And I just wanted you to know, I’m hung up on leaving you too/two

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