I Am The Yeti

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16 track concept album from A Bad Night For A Hero about overcoming rejection, dealing with urban legends, finding love for yourself, and finding out what the hell an ice cream date is all about.

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released February 14, 2013

All music and lyrics written by C.J. Hackett

Special thanks to everyone who gave me advice, helped me record, or lent me their voice for this album including: Brandon Arnold, Colin Bovberg, Lizi Gray, Kim Swenson, Evan Fondrick, Liv Elliott, Aaron Mayfield, Rachelle Obert, Sarah Mabry, Mickey Thompson, Alicia Rose Vigil

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A Bad Night For A Hero Colorado Springs

Currently in flux, ABNFAH is a gently evolving indie baby. With acoustic and electronic music, a wider audience is targeted, and with bleeding heart lyrics, Kleenex is kept in business. Maybe a little chicken soup for your soul and/or metronomic dance disaster. As long as you're feeling something real, and it's not the urge to run to the bathroom, perhaps we can say something amazing has occurred. ... more

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Track Name: A Beautiful Monster
I'm a beautiful princess
And you're nothing but a monster
A beautiful monster
Track Name: I Am The Yeti
They wanna know
where do I go?
'Cuz they've been knocking,
but nobody is home

The papparazzi,
the scientists
The naked photos
the experiments

Because
I am the monster
I am the yeti
Stuck in a cave
No don't try to find me

Hey, Bigfoot
Yo, how you doin?
You're such a slut
Oh, who you foolin?

And how am I
guess I'm okay
I ate some locals
the other day

and I met a girl
right at the bar
she asked if I
had got a car
I told her no,
but this should do
I've got a cave
with a mountain view
...

(chorus)
I am the monster
seen me on tv
all know my face
but nobody knows me

I am the monster
I am the yeti
Stalk(poke) me on facebook
but you don't really know me

I am the monster
I am the yeti
don't playa hate
just because you can't be me

Because I am the monster...
Track Name: Dear Envy And Depression
Dear Envy, sincerely Vanity
I doubt you'll hear a single word
But you would look, so much sweeter
if you would bleed a little more

And you would look much better with a light in your mouth
and you would look much better

Dear Depression, cruel invention
you shouldn't use the telegraph
for honest thoughts, or what you're feeling
but you've always been good for a laugh

And you would look much better with a gun in your mouth
Ya you would look much better

Dear Envy and Depression
I hope you have learned your lesson
Dear Envy and Depression
I was born with better weapons

And you would look much better with a light in your mouth
And you would look much better
And you would look much better with a gun in your mouth
Ya you would look much better

Oh ya...
Track Name: Never Ever Coming Back
You didn't notice her breathing
Well she's not breathing at all
She's not answering the door now
She's not returning your calls

Because she's never ever coming back
They say she died of, she died of a heart attack
because you told her, you told her you want it back
today

She didn't notice you sneaking
But you've been sneakin around
She used her words to support you but
You only wanted her mouth

Because she's never ever coming back
They say she died of, she died of a heart attack
because you told her, you told her you want it back
today
Track Name: The Floor
I set our conversation down
and laid my body on the ground
and it's ridiculous to say
I think I'd like to die today...I'll say it anyway

Well you know the ceiling, it never looked so good
and I don't think I'm dealing with this the way that I should

It's not as easy as it should be
getting myself off the floor
and I want feeling, I want real meaning
but I can't seem to reach the door
(We'll try again later)

I have recently discovered, if you roll over and over
the floor will keep you warm
And I have just realized, you only have to shut your eyes
To see whatever you want...

There's always someone better, for you to do
I'd like to be that someone but you know that I won't move

It's not as easy as it should be
getting myself off the floor
and I want feeling, I want real meaning
but I can't seem to reach the door
(We'll try again later)

No these threats are not promises, but they scare me just the same
It's a cry for my own attention, and isn't it a shame
That I'm not listening
Ya know, ya know my brain, is tuned to a different station
that plays:

We are not friends and we are not lovers
We are not like sister and brother
You're just some chick I know
With paper hearts instead of her own

No we are not friends and we are not lovers
We are friendly neighborhood muggers
and I am just a guy
who always hangs his head from the sky
Track Name: Rewound and Rebound
Once I was a WAV, converted MP3
I'm more popular by far, but lower quality
You are a Beta, I am VHS
I've been going round for years, but damn my insides are a mess

Replaced by DVD, ejected from your VCR
my life is winding down (the tape is)
but yours is still moving round and round

I'm rewound and rebound...
Track Name: Buses
This city, these people
they're all made of paper
Flimsy and blank
but they're full of their staples

This city, this bus
where I happened to meet her
the redheaded raven
with pallid demeanor

My necks getting stiff
as I try not look but you've already noticed, you already know
I wasn't inclined till you made me some room
Raven meet Yeti
It's so nice to meet you

And I'm trying too hard to prove to myself
that I could get to know her

You take the 7 or 8 to the 25 if you want to stay alive
You take the 7 or 8 to the 25 if you want to stay alive
No you cannot be late, no you can't hesitate
This is not the time for procrastination and I
I want to see you tonight

These transit romances, no they never happen
I'm easy to read, I am easy to fasten
Onto your side, I could cling to your thighs
Or get down on my knees, though I don't really mean to

The Yeti strikes again
I wanna punch his lights in

You take the 7 or 8 to the 25 if you want to stay alive
You take the 7 or 8 to the 25 if you want to stay alive
No you cannot be late, no you can't hesitate
This is not the time for procrastination and I
I want to see you...

I spent three days straight, tryin to prove to myself
that there was nothing wrong with me save for the pills on my shelf
I spent three days tryin to figure you out
I killed my confidence with every word I spit out
I spent three days straight and at the end of it all
I was a creep for having spoken, but I'm singing this song

And I'm wondering which bus will take me over the cliff
but there's a route that I could take to get to Colin's apartment...

You take the 7 or 8 to the 25 if you want to stay alive
You take the 7 or 8 to the 25 if you want to stay alive
No you cannot be late, no you can't hesitate
This is not the time for procrastination and I
I want to see you tonight
You take the 7 or 8 to the 25 if you want to stay alive
You take the 7 or 8 to the 25 if you want to stay alive
No you cannot be late, no you can't hesitate
This is not the time for procrastination or girls
(Good luck with that one)
Track Name: Confection
Oh if I could taste you, would you be sweet like confection
If I could see you now, Ya, take a look at perfection
When you smile at me, I think I feel a connection
But you know me, I find it hard to mention

You...

I'd like to get it out, cuz you're pure like confession
I've got it out of my lungs, I think I've learned a good lesson
I need some patience...
But not motivation, when it comes to...

You...

I think I know what you're thinking
These people are poison
Let's get away, this town's infection

We spend our time awake, over thinking our mistakes
Every high and every low, where have we been they'll never know
But when we come back again
they'll say their prayers, then say amen
and hold us tight, and not let go
Where have we been they'll never know...
Track Name: Petunia
Petunia had a hole in her belly
and she filled it up with anger and bad things
and those seeds began to grow
but she walked on and let it go

Petunias got a feel for the lonely
and the voices in her head keep her company
in the dirt there's little hope
and those roots are hard to kill

but every smile that she shares is beautiful and delicious
Petunia's got her thorns
you know that girl is pretty vicious

Petunia, how the hell does your garden grow
I'd like to say but I don't think that I really know
Is it the people that meet, is it the people on the street
is it the people inside your head?
Is it the people all about, is it the people in your house
is it the people inside your bed?
Oh No!

and Petunia, yeah she already knows
that her leaves are not going to go
"It's not that we don't want you to grow"
"but we're cutting down your chlorophyll"

Well the cracks are just beginning to show
nearly drowned in what the dirt couldn't soak
Now she's wilting in the sun
and she's stuck on a windowsill

She says, fill me up, Buttercup, fill me up delicious
there's a price we have to pay for all my pretty little kisses

Petunia, how the hell does your garden grow
I'd like to say but I don't think that I really know
Is it the people that meet, is it the people on the street
is it the people inside your head?
Is it the people all about, is it the people in your house
is it the people inside your bed?
Oh no, I think that I would like to meet you there
Oh no, I think that I would like to meet you there

but every smile that she shares is beautiful and delicious
Petunia's got her thorns
you know that girl is pretty vicious

Petunia, how the hell does your garden grow
I'd like to say but I don't think that I really know
Is it the people that meet, is it the people on the street
is it the people inside your head?
Is it the people all about, is it the people in your house
is it the people inside your bed?
Oh no, I think that I would like to meet you there
Oh no, I think that I would like to meet you there
Track Name: Titles and Cue Cards
So as our silent film begins, I've lost my titles and cue cards
Wish I was Charlie Chaplin, but I'm crude and I'm awkward
but you're the kind of girl a lot of actors would kill for
You've been in better films
but you just might enjoy this one

I watched you tread into the street, there were no titles or cue cards
I had to make my move to beat the tide of the traffic
You made it to the other side before I could reach you
and the silent film director, he is silently laughing
at me

I tried to tell you how I felt but lacked the titles and cue cards
you're everything I've wanted, but my heart is a coward
you're like the breath of air, the one that keeps me from drowning
I'd like to hold it in but now my lungs are collapsing
in your tears
in your tears
But I'm still here
Track Name: 22
And as she blew out the candles on her birthday cake
(making the wishes that little girls make)
I realized that I had wasted so many on you
and as I waited for my piece holding a paper plate
still I only wish I could see your face
but wishes don't come true when you're 22

And I have thought about this force of habit
that makes me chase you like a rabbit down your hole
(in the dark where nobody knows)
I can't tell if I'm digging deeper
or coming up for air
I've been 22 for 19 hours
and you're the only one who doesn't seem to care

Blowing out all the candles
on my mental birthday cake
and you're blowing out your own candles
our wishes are never the same

Happy Birthday to you
(now you're 22)
Happy Birthday to you
(another year ends, you're 22)
Track Name: Gutfludge
Once there was a bed,we used to lay in
fingers, smiles, and eyes, skin touching skin

I know you, want you
love you so bad
you're the best (only)
I'll ever have

Once there was a bed, you took me in
a split in my neck,I'm barely breathing

You're trying, crying
dying while you hold me
in and out of
dreams of you

I guess I love you more than I could say
I guess I'm sorry I chased our love away
I guess I'm sorry for the things I should've said
I guess I'm sorry
for everything

Once there was a boy, that I used to be
who thought he'd be dead, before his 17th

It's true, I'm blue
I'm ok with the fact
Love's true, for few
I'll have to do without it

Once there was a girl, she used to love me
before all her drugs, before my drinking
before my drinking

There's a heart and her birthstone on her fingers
all these memories will linger
"It's ok."
"Yeah? How'd you figure?"
"It's all part of a bigger picture!"

I can't see more than what's in front of me
I can't see you
The thoughts behind me
Track Name: Peach White
I've been wondering how you are
Should I call? No it's too hard
Not for you...
but me

Peach white, all night
I'm not, feeling alright
I've been thinking, all night
how to make this, all right

Wish upon a shooting star
Fall on me, no that's too far
But you crush me
and for you I'll bleed
I'll bleed

Peach white, all night
I'm not, feeling alright
I've been thinking, all night
how to make this, all right
She's not coming back again
Another beast will take her in
A black hole is openin
and my chest is caving in

Well
I was drunk or hungover,
but mostly hunched over
texting you from the back of that car
I can't remember what I said
But I was hoping to offend
After all between us, what's a few more scars

I wanted to hurt you
the way you had hurt me
sweet at first, but sour all too soon
And everything came back to me
Your text had me stuttering
"You've done fucked up things to me too"

I wanted you
more than I could prove
Yes, I wanted you
more than I could stand to lose
And yet, here I stand again
and I'll take it how it ends
No more pushmi-pullyu friends
No more Envy and Depression

Peach White, all night
I'm not feeling alright
I've been, thinkin all night
How to make this all right
She's not coming back again
Yeah, you know what, I'm cool with that
I can feel my heartbeat coming back
It's not for you
It's for me
Track Name: Ice Cream Date
And I swallowed my pride
for the very last time
(I thought it was)
It's pretty cold in here
why don't we take it outside

and you smile so wide
and you smile so bright
I'm seeing colors again
from cement to the sky

I think of buildings built
and all the time that's gone by
There's good in all these things
Daybreak, a sugary high


And who's to say
Saves The Day
didn't save my mind
And who's to say,
Emily
didn't save my life
And who's to say
I shouldn't save
this for a better line
But who's to say
that it was not love
at the time
(Not love at the time)

Won't you say
won't you say
or will you make me wait
Please just say
won't you say
or will you make me wait
So I'll just say
that I'm ok
the time with you was great

So let's just say
that we had a good
ice cream date
Track Name: Alicia
I was talking to a friend about my crippling depression
The answer to my problems was not suicide or masturbation
My soul wasn't dead, just dry, from mental dehydration
I just need some time, I need some space, for proper acclimation

Alicia was a girl, but more than that she was my very best friend
I told her I loved her, but I'd never talk to her again, yeah
and from the text, she sent her ex, I'm sure she's got a brand new man
but I'm not desperate for other girls, I've got a better plan

I'm moving on
there's more to life than writing stupid love songs

I'm moving on
there's more to life than righting all your wrongs