Coping Mechanisms

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released February 17, 2017

Recorded and mixed by Andy Lawson @ Debaser Studios
Mastered by Bob Weston @ Chicago Mastering Service
Artwork by Mow Skwoz

Music by Foam
Lyrics by Joel Martin

Foam is Joel Martin, Harley Barnaby and Jackson Hawdon.

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FOAM are a three-piece garage rock band from Perth, WA. Their heavy live performances deliver a filthy wall of sound reminiscent of the alternative rock boom of the late 80’s/early 90’s. With influences including Nirvana, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, The Breeders, The Drones and anything Steve Albini, FOAM tread the line between infectious melody and vicious punk. ... more

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Track Name: Mass Chew
Feeling on your own
Singing to the songbird
And getting old
Struggling to exist
Six billion open mouths
Chewing through the wire
Drowning in the sound

Each unto their own
Track Name: Get On Board
Get on board
Then you can sit on your arse
For all time, all of the time
You’re in, you’re on, you’re welcome
The risk are low
The returns are… alright

Don’t go wasting all your time
There’s no such thing as real life

Come take a seat, admire the view
We’ll bring out the food
(You’re on your way back home)
There’s a place you can turn
When you don’t know what to do
We care about you
(You’re on your way back home)
You’re not just a number
You’re a really big number
Man, you’re fucking huge
(You’re on your way back home)
If you could hang on a moment
If you could hang on the line
We care about you
(You’re on your way back home)

Don’t go wasting all your time
There’s no such thing as real life
Track Name: Body Into Mine
Stop what you’re thinking
And throw your body into mine
We’ve come full circle
I get so body over mind
It’s fine, I get it, I’m with it
Body into mine
So throw your, but not just your
All your friends, yeah
Bodies into mine
Track Name: The Gift Of Guilt
There’s a world of difference between you and me
A distance there never used to be
I see you turning into something now
I think you see it, I think I see you tuning it out

Go ahead and lie if you want to
The most dangerous lies you tell to yourself

Every single day that you’re turning away
You’re not learning a thing
Just sticking it further in
This world won’t reward the wicked
It’s idealistic, but maybe there’s something to it

And I’d hate to see such a good guy
Turn himself into a fucking parasite
You’re on your way there, and I can tell you now
Make this decision right or I can’t stick around

You can say goodbye if you want to
But know, I already miss you
Track Name: Cope
(instrumental)
Track Name: I Could Milk Myself
Your blood could keep me warm
When I can’t hack it alone
I could milk myself, now I just don’t want to
A long time ago
It was all heading somewhere
But I just can’t see it no more
Saw myself again and it’s getting hopeless

Nobody likes feeling like they’ve been left behind
I wouldn’t let you down, until I change my mind
Walk with me, talk with me
Say that we’re doing alright
You wouldn’t let it on
But I might
Oh shit, I might

Your blood could keep me warm
When I can’t hack it alone
I could milk myself, now I just don’t want to
A long time ago
It was all heading somewhere
But I just can’t see it no more
And I saw myself
You know, not much feels worth it
Track Name: We Don't Live In The U.S.A
You gave up looking inside, now that’s a bad move
You say you’re sick of this man, I know you’re sick of this man
You remind me every fucking day

Why look at it that way?
It’s gonna get you down
That’s where you’re gonna stay
Got a feeling things are especially fucked in your eyes
And there’s not much that I could say
Could never talk you down
Besides, I agree anyway
You’re right, it’s bad
Real bad

And now we’re sitting by that road that leads nowhere
You put your cigarette down, I put my cigarette down
That’s us man, just butts in the grass

Why look at it that way?
It’s gonna get you down
That’s where you’re gonna stay
Got a feeling things are especially fucked in your eyes
Well we don’t live in the USA
You probably won’t get shot
Count the blessing’s that you’ve got
I guess, well you never know

Don’t feel so ashamed
You’re not the only one
Who thinks that they’re the only one
It’s cool, no I get it
Yeah it’s fine
Don’t go wishing your life away
It’s too easy to do
Something will do it for you
A bullet
A bullet
A bullet
A bullet
Track Name: Eat Your Family
Lie, it’s alright
You were wrong to be kind
What you know, what you’re owed
Should be overshadowed
Ego death comin’ round
But it’s all for the best
This is all just a test
Sometimes… these things, well you know
I could tell you
I could tell you, some things got to change

No love left for it now
There’s an anger burning higher somehow
And forever
Smoky room, you’ve been warned
So your exit best be soon
Now go on
Go on
Track Name: Snake Warning
(instrumental)
Track Name: When Does It Get Better
I was a boy in his head
Forever toeing the line
Those barriers in my mind
That keep me down, uneasy
I’d worry about the future
Would I still feel so useless?
In many ways I’m moving
So how am I still here?
When does it get better?
I’ve tried to be better?
Does it ever get any easier?
Am I broken forever?
And why am I complaining?
It feels so lame to say it

When I got over my fixation on death
When that romance ended, and I had all this time left
I could start to understand myself, I began to learn
But still that nagging question, what the fuck am I worth?

I know it’s all in my mind
That self worth is subjective
That the world is what you make it
Still I can’t help but notice
That everyone seems so down
Everyone’s digging a hole
Whether they know it or not
And it’s taking a toll

So when does it get better?
When does it get better?
Are we this fucked forever?
Are we this fucked forever?
I ain’t a nihilist no more
And there’s no point in keeping score
To point out all the pointless facts
That hold us down and keep us back

When does it get better?