Song​-​a​-​week (Demos)

by The Doubleclicks

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    From February to August, 2011, the Doubleclicks posted a new song each week on Youtube. This was a songwriting/motivation project, and the files here are the result of that project.

    The tracks on this "album" were recorded live (meaning no edits!) each week as we wrote the songs. "Real" studio versions of these songs are coming... and some already exist on the "Blatant Pandering" EP.

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let's all go to Uncle Geeks house where we all get pie at 3:14 we don't have to go on camping trips we can stay inside and read come with me to Uncle Geek's house where the floors are cables laid in rows the walls are made of circuit boards and the food is 1s & 0s when we're with our Uncle Geek we know that being cool means being brainy books are great and code is good; and fun isn't ruined if it is rainy when we get to Uncle Geek's house he'll be waiting for us to arrive he'll first give us a great big hug and then a password for the wifi when it's time to go to sleep we'll get a bedtime story from Uncle Geek about Billy, Steve and Steve and the very first PCs when we are at Uncle Geek's house we can listen to Weird Al all day we measure pizza with a protractor and wish we didn't have to go away
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Everything was perfect for a while Even after 23 months you still made me smile We had plans to celebrate our anniversary That was the day You started playing EVE It looks almost too boring to be real How would you get hooked on that "spreadsheets in space" feel After 24 straight hours, I knew the tales were true You'd never stop having mining to do Oh oh oh… you're playing Eve A MMO so complex and with so much to achieve It's hard to compete with a universe so great and broad and deep - but I can wait… We will make it through, I know we will We've survived Minecraft, Halo and Dwarf Fortress and Farmville I'lltry not to be jealous of your space combat affair And I'll use Isk to show you that I care Oh oh oh… you're playing Eve Set a skill to train and tell your friends you have to leave Warp away from them and come to my world for a while I need help with my 14-day free trial
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When I was first learning of love as a teenager one source gave me all my ideas and theories Jane Austen's masterpiece book Pride and Prejudice actually- the lifetime TV mini-series oh that mr. Darcy, so gruff and so distant with a sensitive spirit just waiting to shine there's a reason for that cliche that women love jerks it seems like such a good idea at the time - Oh oh oh Mr. Darcy oh oh oh colin firth you're tall dark and hansom you're charming and wonderful No other men are worth half what you're worth - When I was 19 I traveled to europe to study and learn and go clubbing and drink there was a cute boy in my history lessons who hailed from near london and mostly ignored me Of course I fell for him and his charming voice his detachment and rudeness got me in a snap he finally noticed me at the end of semester took me on one date and treated me like crap - Oh oh oh Mr. Darcy oh oh oh Colin Firth you wily old bastard, you wonderful specimen you've messed up the hearts of young girls round the earth - When you meet a gentleman hailing from England Don't be so impressed; hold on to your heart Just because someone has a british accent Does not mean they're witty or decent or smart. When a boy treats you with tasteful indifference When he is hansom but bristly and cold Don't be intrigued just because he's ignoring you Not every asshole has a heart of gold --- Oh oh oh Mr. Darcy oh oh oh Colin Firth you wily old bastard, you wonderful specimen you've messed up the hearts of young girls round the earth Oh oh oh Mr. Darcy oh oh oh colin firth you're tall dark and hansom you're charming and wonderful No other men are worth half what you're worth
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When I come home to you here every night I know that something needs to change, this just doesn't feel right it isn't something wrong with you, tho'if I could speak with candor I think it's about time I raised my standards. I don't deny we have a good connection I like it when you flatter me with showers of affection you make me happy when you are so sweet it doesn't raise my self-esteem to be loved by a deadbeat for now you are the perfect one for me for now you are everything I need if I would spend the energy I'd find someone way better but for now you are as high as I dare to reach I love the way you sit here on the couch I love the little sounds you make when you're being a grouch I like the way you are right now but it's time that I confessed but if I'm still with you in a year I'll be so darn depressed You say the right things every time you speak and I love the way you give a hug and kiss me on the cheek I feel so comfortable with you; and you feel good with me but I want to change and then move on; this is no way to be. for now you are the perfect one for me for now you are everything I need if I would spend the energy I'd find someone way better but for now you are as high as I care to reach
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Your jeans are way too tight and your sweatshirt's got a christmas tree under that's a full back tattoo of your powder blue fixie and it's not because you like these things: it's a joke only hipsters see. I wish I'd known you looked at love with that same philosophy I have been such a fool how did I not see that you only love me ironically You love my nerdy glasses -- but I need them to see and it's not a matter of image that I got a job at the library no I actually like star trek that was not supposed to be funny and I'm not pretending when I act like I don't have any money I have been such a fool how did I not see that you only love me ironically this realization came after a time of great reflection noticing all you own and do has a strange off-tilt perfection how do I fit in to your "ugly stuff" obsession I am just an accessory in your irony collection I have been such a fool how did I not see that you only love me ironically I'm not going to tell you I'm leaving -- it is long past time to desert and I can't look into the sad sad eyes of the kittens on your t-shirt without any real feelings I know you won't be hurt call me up if you find the real world and finally want to convert I have been such a fool how did I not see that you only love me ironically
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You and I are kinda like Romeo and Juliet In that I am romantic and sweet and you're an immature loser With friend who are unreasonably violent You and I are kinda like Castle and Becket in that I am a total badass with extremely good looks and you tend to say the wrong thing In all of those stories we want to know Will they or won't they but with us, I know the answer…. we won't. In all of those stories we want to know Will they or won't they but with us, I know the answer…. we won't. You and I are kinda like Jim and Pam season 1 in that I have a job and boyfriend and you have a kinda weird thing with jello You and I are kinda like Booth and Dr. Brennan In that I like dinosaurs and have a really great mind and all you care about is murder You and I are kinda like Starbuck and Apollo In that after all this this going to end in an anticlimactic way You and I are kinda like Starbuck and Apollo In that after all this unresolved sexual tension and emotional investment and time and money this going to end in an anticlimactic way You and I are kinda like Mulder and Scully In that you're paranoid, and even when you're right I look like the smart one You and I are kinda like Counselor Troi and Riker In that I'm good at what I do and you are usually useless (see I switched it up that time…) In all of those stories we want to know Will they or won't they but with us, I know the answer…. we won't.In all of those stories we want to know Will they or won't they but with us, I know the answer…. we won't.
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You're not the right shape and you're not the right size you don't get along with others but you need to realize That the actors in the movies are not what you're sposed to be but you are great the way you are you are you, that's best, you see We've all been looking for role models and turned our eyes to hollywood but that's not where to find them look to yourself, yes, that is good It's ok.. velociraptor don't be sad.. velociraptor you're the size of a turkey not a lion you can't turn a know and don't have friends to rely on the movies have created an unattainable expectation the raptors in those films were an fictional creation don't judge yourself too hard velociraptor you are good the way you are velociraptor
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You never seem to notice me anymore Have you moved on to another or have you gotten bored I must have thrown you off? did I change my routine Or have you just forgotten how to cut up magazines? My paranoia's slipping away It has been at least 2 weeks since the last day you made a single update to your "secret" shrine There's no new creepy poetry there for me to find I don't need you to be my stalker I can tell myself my hair smells nice I can watch myself through my own window and call and hang up late at night I don't need you to be my stalker I can follow my own self home And never let me be alone My cat's the only one watching me sleep there's no reason to go out if you don't follow me It just doesn't seem to matter; you're not recording what I wear and all the clothes out on the line are disappointingly still there I don't need you to be my stalker I can follow my own self home And never let me be alone ( never let me be alone / please don't make me be alone )
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would you rather have flight or invisibility? Would you rather be a brave blind man with the ability to see would you like to be able to rapidly change size or would you rather be able to squirt blood out of your eyes that would be the worst superpower ever the worst superpower ever that would be the worst superpower ever would you rather stop time, or never need to breathe would you rather have your one weakness to be a really well-known thing what if you were lactose intolerant but could make things taste like cheese? or if you had the power to induce a slight fatigue. that would be the worst superpower ever the worst superpower ever that would be the worst superpower ever would you rather have an extra hand or run real fast and far or would you like to be really rich and drive an awesome car would you rather be able to create an invisible chair? or the ability to always predict what someone else will wear that would be the worst superpower ever the worst superpower ever that would be the worst superpower ever
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I thought today we could go shopping and buy new towels for our new bathroom I mean, I know it's my apartment, but you'll be over all the time So I think it's safe to call it "our bathroom." But you say you don't want to go, you'd rather go somewhere else with your friends. You'd really make me go shopping on my own? Really? Well, I suppose that's fine, I guess that's ok, if that's what you really want that's great. But don't you want me to be happy? Don't you love me? I brought over some DVDs, a new season of Glee... I thought we could watch on your TV! Doesn't football happen every week? Besides, I did your dishes, so you kinda owe me. So... it's the superbowl today? Your friends are coming, they're on the way? Did you even think of me when you made these plans? Well, I suppose that's fine, I guess that's ok, if that's what you really want that's great. But don't you want me to be happy? Don't you love me? You never invite me to the bar with your friends, don't you like it when I'm with you? I can't believe you thought it was embarrassing just because I called you kitten. I thought you liked that nickname, I thought it was a symbol of how we were comfortable with each other ... ... ... because I love you. Well, I suppose that's fine, I guess that's ok, if that's what you really want that's great. But I thought you wanted me to be happy? I thought you loved me? Don't you love me?
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Happy Valentine's Day Do you remember when we used to go out? Happy Valentine's Day Do you remember before we had that falling out? Do you remember when I could look into your eyes without the taste of vomit in my mouth I'm not you're biggest fan, you might say In fact, I think you could definitely say that I hope life wipes that smirk right off your face and I hope life makes you sad And lonely like me... Lonely like me.
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Leaves grow on the trees each spring and in winter fall to the ground again If I were a leaf I'd grow on a tree If you were a leaf then you would hurt me. There's nothing wrong with me--you just broke my heart Now hold me close so I don't fall apart A metaphor for you and me: You are the changing seasons, I'm a fish far from the sea You are a thunder cloud and I'm a tall, dead tree You are Godzilla, baby... and I am me There's nothing wrong with me--you just broke my heart Now hold me close so I don't punch your face There's nothing wrong with me--you just broke my heart Now hold me close so I don't punch your face
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Tuesday night, it's happy hour Where all the cool co-workers go to enjoy A couple drinks; a couple extra It's fun for every lady and boy But it gets late it's time to hit it We all walk outside arm-in-arm And someone starts A little ditty We all join in; it's our favorite song... The worst thing you could do right now is Beatbox When we're all so happy and having fun I know there's music I know there's no drums I know what you want to do is go bum bum.. (beatboxing) (Oh no, please don't!) Another night, another restaurant Congratulations on scoring this first date You order drinks; you order nachos And there's an awkward silence while you wait (silence) The worst thing you could do right now is Beatbox When you're both so nervous and not yet drunk I know there's music I know there's no drums I know what you want to do... don't go bum bum.. (beatboxing) (Oh no, please don't!)
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Welcome to our server, Leetboi92 I don't know if we have ever played with you 10 seconds in the round and I'm already dead You killed me with one shot but it wasn't in the head Noob Cannon, you've got the Noob Cannon Noob Cannon, you've got the Noob Cannon We will kick you out if you don't shortly stop Yeah you killed me but you're using the Awp Yeah you killed me but you're using the Awp Welcome to our server, Leetboi92 I don't know if we have ever played with you 10 seconds in the round and I'm already dead You killed me with one shot but it wasn't in the head Noob Cannon, you've got the Noob Cannon Noob Cannon, you've got the Noob Cannon We will kick you out if you don't shortly stop You killed me with one shot but you're using the Awp Yeah you killed me but you're using the Awp
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You're misunderstood and when you're used, you are abused or just ignored Yours is a lonely, crowded life You sit along between and watch them not know to treat you Hoes does no one understand ... how.. it must suck to be an apostrophe I would not like to be an apostrophe I do not want to be an apostrophe like you Its/it's hard to be it is hard to be or hard belongs to it, to be it makes a difference in the end I bet you would rather be part of a quotation mark so you could have a friend who understands it must suck to be an apostrophe I would not like to be an apostrophe I do not want to be an apostrophe like you

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released February 15, 2011

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The Doubleclicks Portland, Oregon

The Doubleclicks are a pair of siblings who sing about cats, dinosaurs, and feelings.
The Doubleclicks' clever brand of nerdy folk music has been called "relentlessly likable" and "face-meltingly wry."
Their fans tend to be software developers, writers and their loved ones, as well as anyone who loves Star Trek, grammar, dinosaurs or video games.
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