The Best of Bitesize

by Bitesize

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    Ten proper songs plus a "bonus track" (a humorous fake interview with the band). CD artwork is also included in download.

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about

The Best of Bitesize originally came out in 1999. While it was the first Bitesize album, it was laid out like a "best of" collection - the CD insert listed each track as being from make-believe prior albums, and the back cover says "9 classic tracks & 1 new hit!." It was an inside joke, as the band members believed that most bands' first album tends to be their best. Read reviews here: www.bitesize.net/songs.html#bestofbitesize

For folks interested in purchasing the CD version of this record, you can do so (via PayPal) at bitesize.net/order.html

credits

released January 22, 2014

Recorded by Greg Freeman
Mixed by Jerry Finn
at Tiny Telephone studios in San Francisco, CA
released by Packing Heat! Records

all songs written and performed by Bitesize:
bass and vocals: Leslie Harrison
drums: Steve LeFevre
guitar and vocals: Julia Serano

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Bitesize Oakland, California

From 1997-2009, the San Francisco Bay Area’s Bitesize brought a little bit of sickness to indie-pop, filling their otherwise perfect two-minute long pop gems with awkward stops and starts, weird bursts of guitar noise, quirky vocals, and lots of jumping up and down. The band released two critically acclaimed CDs (The Best of Bitesize & Sophomore Slump) and received college radio airplay nationwide ... more

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Track Name: Sugar Car
my car runs on sugar (here we go!)
my car has secret compartments
my car goes from zero to fifty-five
in such a wonderful way

hop on in you're fetchin'
take a ride in my sugar car sugar car
i'm rich and you're bitchin'
take a ride in my sugar car sugar car
my powerful sugar car

my car runs on sugar
my car has duel twin engines
my car has a new transmission

chorus!

hop inside of my vehicle be a part of the miracle.
Track Name: Tarot Cards
i like vampires and she's into voodoo dolls
and she likes me because i read tarot cards
and she blames me for all the bad things that happen because
i can tell the future but i keep telling her

i could never kick you in the back side no!

she is a graduate student at pepperdine
and she is a water sign and i am an asshole
and she was really pissed when she flunked her thesis
and she took it out on me because i read tarot cards

chorus!

i'm not like that i'm not like that!
Track Name: Theme Park
it's a large parking lot let me take the wheel
i've got an all day pass and time to kill
let me show you around my own theme park
so you better hold on to the handle bars

and i've got confidants galore
(i have a team of lawyers)
i've got a theme park and i want more more more!
(theme park)

there are lots of gift shops full of souvenirs
and post cards, maps and brochures
let me show you around my own theme park
we'll save the serious rides for after dark

and i've got confidants galore
(a billion dollar net worth)
i've got a theme park and i want more more more!
(theme park)

i think that you're great
let's go on a date
here's my brochure
i have a billion dollar net worth.
Track Name: Yellow Belt
you're meaner than you're suppose to be
my temper is getting slippery
you best get out of in front of me
or else i'll have to karate you
and you know that i'm phenomenal
i'll kick you in the abdominal cavity
and then i'm gonna do
my side kick and then my ice pick move

i'll come down on you like you know what
i have a license to kick your butt
i have a yellow belt
i'm gonna fuck you up

i am the shit and you're a shit
and i'm a force to be reckoned with
and if you think you're too smart for me
i'll kick you in the patooty
and you know that i'm phenomenal
i'll kick you in the abdominal cavity
and then i'm gonna do
my side kick and then my ice pick move

chorus!
Track Name: Switch Hitter
it's the bottom of the ninth the winning run is on third
and i am bored to death standing out in left field
and i would rather be sitting in the bleachers
hanging with the girl in the yellow t-shirt
she smiles like she's awaiting a curtain call
waves her arms around like she is magical
i stick out of the ground like a tombstone
i blew the big play and fractured my collar bone

a year from now i'll be the center of attention
(i swear my mind's made up)
after i have had my sex change operation

i could look you in the eye and i could make you nervous
thinking that i look like i was 60 celsius
and you could clown around and make a couple wisecracks
and i could laugh along like a broken laugh track
i'll smile like i'm awaiting a curtain call
wave my arms around like i'm magical
brought back down to earth by a curve ball
i threw the all star game and shattered my clavicle

chorus!
Track Name: Hand Wash Cold
i really got your goat
i'm not a mathematician and you're not a very good sport
where are the others
at i wasn't the only one there
it's just a twenty dollar coat
and now it looks like a dumpling and you want to take me to court
down at the laundromat
i wasn't the only one there

in the basement
i wasn't the only one there
by there air vent
i wasn't the only one there
in the kitchenette
(remember/memory)

and you were foaming at the knees
and i'm of the opinion that i'm not the reason you called
where were the others at
i wasn't the only one there
i've made a mess to say the least
and your substitute t-shirt was two sizes way too small
down at the laundromat
i wasn't the only one there

by the night stand
i wasn't the only one there
by the ottoman
i wasn't the only one there
wearing condiments
(remember/memory)

dress you up just like a sandwich

in the basement
by there air vent
by the night stand
by the ottoman
by there air duct
playing catch up...
Track Name: Crash Course
midgets in their pant suits
idiots in sweatshirts
glamour in the airport
knock you down
it's time for a crash course
run around the concourse
scream until your voice hurts
knock you down

take a look at my head gear
take a look at my neck brace
take a look at my breast plate
take a look at my head gear
knock you down!

the honor roll students
so completely clueless
sleepy in st. louis
knock you down
miniature and fragile
and running like cattle
shoe-string tackle
knock you down

take a look at my head gear
take a look at my neck brace
take a look at my war paint
take a look at my head gear
knock you down!
Track Name: Cold Turkey
she sat next to me in the waiting room
i had the common cold she had a stomach flu
i was reading time when she turned my way
and she said that my breath smelled like an ashtray

i need a cigarette and a blanket

she's like a monster
she wanted me to quit like that
i really want her
she wanted me to quit like that
and then she handed me her hanky and a nicotine patch
(she's so in particular)

i was reading time when she started to flirt
she grabbed the pack from the front pocket of my shirt
threw it in her purse and then she asked me to quit
and i said that it was more than just a habit

chorus!

she wanted me she wanted me dead

chorus!

and now i'm alone
my nicotine patch
was no match
for the common cold.
Track Name: Hit H
you step inside my favorite elevator
and you drop your bag just like it was an anchor
and you press H and i wonder what that stands for

just hit H and you'll hang with me a while
i never see you smile
just hit H and you'll hang with me a while
we'll share a cell for another thousand miles

so long (i'm not going up)
so long (hit emergency stop)

i'm so glad that i didn't take the staircase
you stare at the floor and i stare at your suitcase
and i get off at 2 and then you get off at H

chorus!
Track Name: I Forgot My Mantra
there are things that i'd like to say but i don't know how
there are things that i'd like to do but not right now
i just saw a movie that i really liked but i don't want to do a movie bit
i just heard a joke that i like a lot but i forget

and if you think a lot you think you know
and if you drink a lot you're really drunk
and if you think you suck you really suck
and when you're hot you're hot
i'm a hermaphrodite but that's beside the point

i have friends who are kind of obnoxious
but once you get to know them they're OK
i do secret things when i'm alone in my room
but exactly what i will not say
there are things that i often do in public
but they're embarrassing
i do secret things when i'm alone in my room
because i'm into that thing

chorus!