The Basement Sessions

by Trashbag Ponchos



We played these songs live (sort of) in our basement.


released June 12, 2017

All music and lyrics by Trashbag Ponchos
Produced/Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Tyler Dreher
Album Artwork by Kelsie Rotert and Hope Cudly
A Del Rio Records Production



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Trashbag Ponchos Lincoln, Nebraska

We play folk-punk jams in Nebraska.

Cole Juckette - Vocals/Mandolin/Percussion

Andreas Miles - Guitar/Vocals

Luke Glassman - Bass/Vocals

Eric Larson - Vocals/Uke/Harmonica/Trumpet
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Track Name: Goodwill Hoodie (Live)
Verse 1: (Chords: D-A-G)
I found your coat, under my bed.
Please take your things, and never come back.
I don't need you, but I want you so bad.
I told you to leave, and never come back.

Chorus: (Chords: D-G)
And I'm sorry that I have to go.
I apologize, I'm better off alone.

Refrain: (Chords: D-A-G)
Hey! Woah.

Verse 2:
She said she'd leave, if that's what I want.
She never cared, about what I thought.
She said, "Fuck off, you never loved me anyway."
But that's not the truth, I did for a day.


Bridge: (Chords: D-G)
(Hey! Woah.)
Today is the day when I finally say,
Whether to go or whether to stay,
'Cause I've made my choice, I never had a voice.
You told me what's right and you told me what's wrong,
And the truth is I knew it all along.
So here we are today, just repeating the same refrain.

Outro: (Chords: D-A-G)
'Cause I don't need you, and I don't want you.
So don't come back.
Track Name: Nicotine (Live)
Verse 1: (Chords: Em-D-C-G, Em-C-G)
How do you tell a woman, that her boyfriend is an alcoholic?
And how do you convince her that he manages it nicely (and nightly)?

Well people are people and we all have our problems,
And I'm afraid my problems are becoming her problems.
And I'm afraid living alone.
But I'm terrified that I'm healthier alone.

Chorus 1: (Am-D-C-G, Am-C-G)
I never meant to hurt no one,
So I'll keep singing things that I write in these songs.
It's the choice between being happy and being honest.
Focus on shit just to try and get past her,
Decisions I've made, made your heart beat faster.
I want you here, but forever is a long time.

Verse 2:
Everyday I get a little bit stronger,
'Cause it's another day we lasted we went a little bit longer.
But it's so scary to think that another good day might equal a deeper hole.

And I am not honest but I'll always keep a promise,
And I promise that I lie to myself more than you.
That's why I never say that I love you.
Because it's always hard to say if I love you.

Chorus 2:
I never meant to hurt your feelings,
So I'll be holding you tight but at arm's length.
It's the choice I make between your happiness and clarity.
Focus on me so I can be better.
Gave up, didn't care, I didn't even make an effort.
I want you here but forever might kill me.

Outro: (Chords: F-C-G)
This is fucking with my head, and I'm drowning in an empty bed.
Well I am facing the fact that I might always be alone.
You might be wasting time with this heart of mine,
'Cause I can't make up my worried mind.
How can I love you when I never knew myself at all?
Track Name: Lincoln Song (Live)
Intro: (Chords: G-Dsus2-Cadd2)

Verse 1: (Chords: G-Dsus2-Cadd2)
I’ve been takin' care of myself,
Best as I can when you’re around,
‘Cause you avoid me like the plague
Every time you come to town.

7 months passes,
In the blink of a dead man’s eye,
10,000 miles is too much when I cannot afford to fly.

Chorus: (Chords: G-Dsus2-Cadd2)
Fuck you, I’ve never been better,
Fuck me, I’m gonna go get her.
Cold as the Nebraska snow
Is your heart when I’m home.

Best friends trippin' in the front yard,
(I’m here stuck on the phone with you)
I can’t keep keepin' on,
When you keep blowin’ me off, (chords: G-Cadd2-Dsus2)
Blowin’ me off.

Verse 2:
Sometimes find myself thinking,
Why won't you talk to me at all?
I kept every promise in my book,
But still you never call...

You cheated on her once,
With a girl named Jane.
She had a dog named death,
And a tattoo of David Blane.

Track Name: Light in the Attic (Live)
Chords: E-A, E-B

Verse 1:
It’s four a.m. and it’s fucking cold,
The lights are on so I know you’re home,
My keys are by the kitchen phone,
Where I left them the night before.

The last two days we didn’t speak,
And this is the third time this week,
That you left me out here by the porch.

Your sister Anne can die in a fire,
Don’t believe what she says about me, she’s a liar
I wouldn’t touch her if she paid me, I’d rather die.

Wake up, wake up, please come outside,
I’m drunk as hell and I want inside,
You’ve locked me out the last goddamn time,
(It’s not a crime, this house is mine!)

Wake up, wake up, I’ve lost my cool,
I’ll break the window if I need to,
I’m getting in if it’s the last thing I do,
You fuck with me and I’ll fuck with you!

Singin' “Naaa na na na na naaa!"
(Bush did 9/11!)
Singin' “Naaa na na na na naaa!"
(9/11! 9/11!)

Verse 2:
Even when you left for school,
I never was unfaithful to,
The girl that fucking hates me and my friends.

Keep your head down if you want,
And let me touch you once a month,
Is it any wonder why, i go to bars (and get the spins)?

This ring was the worst idea to date,
Besides the times we’d fornicate.
But at least I liked when you choked me there.



Track Name: Hipster Baby (Remix)
Chords: E-Bm-C#m-A

You were kinda cool, a little crazy.
You wanted to have a hipster baby.

I was sweet, and you were kind.
But you listened at my door after nine.

Your bootcut jeans, and your mom haircut,
They were reasons that we probably broke up.

Hipster baby, please don’t come to term for me.
Hipster baby, stay inside those ovaries.

(Medley insus. As Tyler says, "It's a trainwreck.")