The Future Is Stupid

by Reckoning

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Mini album by Adelaide, Australia band Reckoning circa 1995. See


released September 2, 1995

All songs written by Reckoning (Matt Swayne, Peter Owen, Seamus Anthony Ennis). Produced by Reckoning and Mick Wordley at Mixmasters.



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Reckoning were a pretty popular indie rock band in Adelaide, South Australia between 1993 and 1998, at which point they split up.

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Track Name: I Am A Levitating Band Aid
I Am A Levitating Band-Aid

(Music Reckoning, words Seamus.)

Silver Sunshine?
You sure are a strange one!
Glitter trees?
You sure are a strange one!
Gorgeous women?
You sure are a strange one!
A gorgeous world?
You sure are a strange one!

And when I need a band-aid on my knee,
I get a needle in my heart.
I get a needle in my head.

You knock me to the ground again.
I levitate, stuck in Adelaide.
I am me and you are she,
I levitate, stuck in Adelaide.

And I am sick to death...
Track Name: Vibed!

(Music Reckoning, words Seamus.)

I've got the best drug.
I've got that feeling.
I've got a baby, got a bucket of shove.
I've got the best fun,
Up on the ceiling.
Grab me a coffee, think I'm gonna throw up!

I'm vibed!
I've got that feeling - hey baby I'm alive.
I collide,
I've got that feeling deep into the night.

I'm vibed!
I've got that feelin' - hey babe it's outta sight!
I collide,
I've got that feeling I'm walking in the light!

Scream, scream, scream!
Track Name: Naked

(Music Reckoning, words Seamus.)

I live in family land.
I'm gonnna grow up to be a family man.
To the family beats I will sing,
As I shaka-shake-shake my family thing.

You are a family girl,
Spinning in your sugar-sweet family world.
Your Daddy's house is grey.
Everybody's daddy's house is grey.

So why don;t we plan to meet?
On the corner of Normal St.?
We'll meet at 2am,
And we'll giggle, yes we'll laugh,
Make fun of them.

As we dance like elephants,
Dance like elephants in the dark.
Cos we're painted elephants yeah and we're shaking naked in the park.
Singin Ooo-ray, 'cos everybody's daddy's house is grey.
Singin OOoray ...

And no-one will believe us,
cos they just wouldn't dare,
To do such a thing - so very absurd!
But I don't really care.

And if we were to let the oldies know ... their heads would explode!
Pop, pop, pop, Kapow!
Track Name: Eve

(Music Reckoning, words Seamus.)

In the kitchen where I live,
We talk about a friend called Crazy,
He says he'd rather die than give his all to a wife and baby.

I turn my head around,
It's curtain time.
Crumbs and feet on the ground,
I curse for wine.

And in the bathroom where I live,
We clean ourselves against the world.
But it finds its way inside of of,
Every child of every girl.

I turn mt head around,
It's curtain time.
And I can't get off the ground,
For this cursed wine.

And I have never quite been on top of things,
Or off my hands and knees.
And there's a spear in my side,
They've crucified my Eve, my Eve, my Eve.

and I can't find the words or the courage that I need.
But I'd draw sweet blood for my Eve...

And in the hallway where I live,
I fall asleep against the wall.
Perhaps the sun will stir my blood,
Perhaps I will not stir at all.

And I cry for Jesus now ...
Track Name: Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day

(Music Reckoning, words Seamus.)

I don't know why or how,
But another year goes by,
I turn it down.

I feel ok,
But the clocks ticks on,
And will I stay the same?

Or will I see red?

Feather in the wind,
You try, you smile,
You cry,
I know I'm in.

I'm upside down,
I'm turning blue,
I'm two,
I'm inside-out.

Will I see red?

I've got another head,
I'm young,
I don't know why.
But "a promise down in blood" I said,
And I'll try.
I will try.
Track Name: The Future Is Stupid
The Future Is Stupid

(Music Reckoning, words Seamus.)

Oh where does the time go?
It seems like only yesterday we were,
Sitting around your mother's kitchen table,
With a friend of yours called Josephine.

She was telling us her history,
And it was really sad.

Oh where does the time go?
It seems like only yesterday we were,
Fishing through your mother's cupboards,
Looking for somethiong to drink.
And I found it.
And it made me throw up.

And I'm not sure if it was what I drank or the conversation,
But that depression it hung like a cloud.

Oh where does the time time go?
It seems like only yesterday,
You and Josephine fell asleep on the bed,
And I lay down beside you,
And I didn't even think about sex.

The future is stupid.