Boomtown

by Ozma

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ryan hughes I've been an Ozma fan since I downloaded an acoustic song on Napster called "Game Over" which was erroneously labeled as Weezer. I later accidentally saw them open for Nada Surf and put the pieces of the puzzle together when they played a full-band version of the song live. I've loved every release. Favorite track: Suicide Song.
Austin Sevener
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Austin Sevener heavy '80s feel on ryen's songs. this album sort of feels like an inversion of pasadena which felt more daniel focused. Favorite track: Suicide Song.
Chris Tellez
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Chris Tellez Most underrated band of all time. Favorite track: Girlfriend You're The One.
Örn Ingvar Rytterås
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Örn Ingvar Rytterås Ozmas newest album is beautifully produced, a bit more mature, and hits every note from hope to heartache. Boomtown grows on you as any good album should. Favorite track: Nervous.
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ERI sugai y OZMA is a most important band of my life. just i LOVE u.
私にとって最も大切なバンド。ほんとに愛してます。 Favorite track: Blue Love.
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The Stan Laurels Ozma is one of the best Power Pop bands in the world, if not THE best. I've known and loved them ever since they wanted to be the next Weezer. And now they are so much more than that. Favorite track: Girlfriend You're The One.
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Special thanks to:
Daniel Korb, Alex Lamb, Joe Scholefield, Glenn Wickline, Mike Scollins, Sandy Hayashi, Julien Trincali, Daniel Gibson, Mike Desruisseaux, Philip McMahon, Rouven Leicht, Randal Scherer, David Gray, Warren Bracken, John Holshoe, Joe & Dawn McCann, Mark Munoz, Joseph Krivda, Bowe Carter, Neal Belair, Rakesh Singh, Jonathan Montaner, Gina Asprocolas, Lyndsay Gruetzmacher, Nathan Schulz, Erika Rolbiecki, Vincent Poprocky, Sarah Botsch-McGuinn, Yumma Rothman, Domenico Sanna, Eric Hsieh, and all the other pledgers who helped fund this record.

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released March 10, 2014

Ozma | Boomtown

Produced by Ozma

Ozma is:
Star Wick (keys)
Ryen Slegr (guitar)
Kenn Shane (drums)
Jose Galvez (guitar)
Daniel Brummel (bass)

Tracks 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11 by Ryen Slegr; 1,4,7 by Daniel Brummel; 2 by Kenn Shane; 9 by Jose Galvez
Drums engineered by Sean O'Donnell at Big Fish in Encinitas, CA
Guitar and bass engineered by Billy Burke at Loveless Motel in Sierra Madre, CA
Additional engineering by Greg Doyle, Ryen Slegr and Daniel Brummel.
Tracks 1,2,4,5,7,8,11 mixed by Matt McClellan
Tracks 3,6,10 mixed by Dave Trumfio
Track 9 mixed by Sean O'Donnell
Mastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic
Album Art by Dylan Hay-Chapman
Equipment support: Brad Davis, Connie Noll, Lightin' Willie, Matt Sharp, and O

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Track Name: Nervous
How will you ever know?
I feel you friend
If you could only see
You're the only one who knows

What you're after
Good times along with disasters

One after one as changes come
After all it's all you can do
To be strong and keep calm
You're still nervous

Where'd seven hours go
As seven years go by
What's the thing you always thought you'd know
Might be the only thing you know

What you're after
Good times along with disasters

One after one as changes come
After all it's all you can do
To be strong and keep calm
What's happening right now
Giving voice to all your doubt
Be strong, keep calm

Maybe this is all we're here for
Maybe this could be something more
Maybe that feeling in your heart
Is telling you go for it

One after one as changes come
After all it's all you can do
To be strong and keep calm
What's happening right now
Giving voice to all your doubt
Be strong and keep calm
One after one as changes come
After all it's all you can do
To be strong and keep calm
You're still nervous
You're just nervous
Don't be nervous
Track Name: You'd Think I'd Know
Every time I think you feel so close to me
It only goes to show how much I know you
And everything about you is a mystery

You'd think I'd know by now
You'd think I'd know by now

Ooh
You'd think I'd know
You'd think I'd know by now

I don't have to do the things I want to do
You know it doesn't change the way I feel for you
I just can't tell for sure if you like me too

Oh I thought you'd know by now
I thought you'd know by now

Ooh
You'd think I'd know
You'd think I'd know by now
Ooh
You'd think I'd know
You'd think I'd know by now

You'd think I'd know
You'd think I'd know by now

Ooh
You'd think I'd know
You'd think I'd know by now

You'd think I'd know!
You'd think I'd know!

I thought I'd know by now
I thought you'd know by now
I thought I'd know by now
I thought you'd know by now
Track Name: Girlfriend You're The One
girlfriend you're the one i wanna be with
when the skies begin to fall
no time or space can separate us
we're attached behind the wall
and when you hold me in your arms
on top of castles in the sun
i know you're never gonna leave
i know our hearts are both at peace

girlfriend you're the one i wanna be with
when the sun refuse to shine
no winter wind can do me in
when i'm so proud to know you're mine

you send me through the mobius strip
with kisses just like acid trips
when i'm lost in the midst of a parallax flip
send me through the loupe and back again to love

girlfriend you're the one i wanna be with
when the seas have all run dry
no other lover can console me
when i finally lose my mind

and when you hold me in your arms
on top of castles in the sun
i know you're never gonna leave
i know our hearts are both at peace
and when the sun refuse to shine
can't do me in, i know you're mine
and when the seas have all run dry
no other lover will console me
won't you hold me 'til i finally lose my mind
Track Name: One Wish
Please stay
Say what you want to say
I know it may not be what I want to hear
Sweet thing, touch me and turn my heart to stone
Bad girl, you know you'd believe in anything

There's a space between your clothes
And your body
There's a place between your head
And your heart
I'm only asking not to die this way
One wish before I go
Oooh Woah-oh

There's a space between your clothes
And your body
There's a place between your head
And your heart
I'm only asking you for one more day
One wish before I go
Oooh Woah-oh

I don't care if you wanna hold me
I don't care if you wanna play
I don't care if you wanna own me
I don't care if you walk away

I don't care if you thought you told me
I don't care if you wanna stay
I don't care if you wanna scold me
Just give me one more day
Track Name: Suicide Song
Didn't mean to make you cry
Or stay out all night
I'm someone by your side
I'm someone you believe in
I've already died

That was someone's suicide
I know it's gross
To think what once inside me
Hanging on the wall now
If only you could read it
Somehow believe it was true
That I made it for you

Everyone
Wanted me around when I was happy
Nobody
Wanted me around when I felt sad

All of our friends said that you'd work it out
Just give it time
But none of us knew all the pain that you felt in your mind
All the time

Everyone
Wanted me around when I was happy
Nobody
Wanted me around when I felt sad

Everyone
Nobody
Everyone
Just have some fun
Nobody
Kill yourself
Track Name: Tree Snake Son
plant a tree, watch it grow
sit with it, take it slow
kiss a girl, sing her a song
you've got time, the day is long

and the world's what you make it
if you see a chance, you take it
with your feelings under control

kill a snake, raise a son
teach him how what's done is done
seasons come and seasons go
hard rains fall and cold winds blow

but the world's what you make it
if you see a chance, you take it
with your feelings under control
cause the feeling's all you can control

it's easy to get lost in yourself
and it's easy to believe that there's somebody else
but there's nobody else

cause the world's what you make it
if you see a chance, you take it
if she gives her heart, don't break it
keep your feelings under control

cause the feeling's all you can control
yeah the feeling's all you can control
yeah the feeling's all you can control
yeah the feeling's all you can control
Track Name: Blue Love
Ooh, love
True love
You, love
If there's anything I can do, love
Ascending right back to you in a spaceship called
My Blue Love
Ooh ahh
Track Name: Out The Window
Get some rest tonight,
Swing by you at nine,
I've got directions
torn out sections for you.

So leave your work behind,
I'm sure your friends are fine,
No need to worry,
There's no hurry at all.

& get your favorite tune,
we'll be there by noon,
I'm all jazzed up
I can't contain my love, for you

Your foot out the window
we're driving so fast
my heart beating the way it is
We need to make this last

Get some rest tonight,
It's me and you tonight.
Track Name: Boomtown
Blue moon over your head
And you look so tired

Old town left for dead
Did they take your gold and leave you empty?

Boomtown
Already dead

Old love still in your bed
And you feel so lonely

Well, tell me what's in your head?
Can I pick the bones clean and leave them buried?

Boomtown
Rise from the dead and let your ghost free
Breakdown rusty head
And let me go
Track Name: Never Know
This is the light
That lasted forever
This is the light
That reaches the end
No more moon
No sun left to guide us
Only one light
Only one love

Dream of a stream by the ocean
Hiding your face with your hair
I was above you and praying
You'd never know
You'd never know
You'd never know
(2x)

[vocoder ending lyrics]
This is the light
This is the light that reaches the end
This is the light
This is the light that reaches the end
This is the light that reaches the end
This is the light
Though I reach for you I know you'll never know
Never, never, know