Straight to Bootleg Volume 02

by Big Phony

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UPDATE 1/25/14: Thank you so much to everyone that downloaded these songs. Special thanks to those who went above and beyond by donating. With your help I was able to fund some of the costs for my new albums ("BOBBY" and "LONG LIVE THE LIE") which are available 2/4/14. Thank you again and as they say in Korea to express pressing-on "FIGHTING!!!" All the best to you.

UPDATE 3/19/13: Sorry for being absent for the past couple of months or more. To be completely honest I have more demos to release but I lost the will to upload them. Thank you to the few of you that actually have been listening and downloading. Gonna try and muster up the courage to release some more demos just for you. Thanks for your patience.

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by. So I've been trying to record a new album for some time now but because of certain difficulties and a lack of funds, I've failed at every attempt. I've decided, why not release my home recorded demos and let y'all in on the process.

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Bobby Choy with a stage name of "Big Phony". I'm a Korean-American singer-songwriter currently based in Seoul, Korea. I'm an unsigned independent artist. I could use some help.

I'll be releasing 1 or 2 demos a week here on Bandcamp for the next 20-30 weeks (EDIT *or maybe forever) or so (beginning 9/25/12). These songs are unmixed/unmastered demos I've recorded mostly at home.

Well, that's the plan. Would love to get your feedback. If you'd like, you can leave a comment for me on Facebook perhaps (facebook.com/bigphony) or email at info@bigphonymusic.com. Also, if you click on song title you can read my personal notes/thoughts on each song. Please come back often if you feel ever so inclined to do so. Thanks for your time. :)

All the very best,

bobby choy (big Phony)

ps - sorry for the crappy quality :(

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released September 24, 2012

Image concept: Leny Chun
Image art: Brian Won (brianwon.net)

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Track Name: Bedford Stop DEMO
BEDFORD STOP

I'll meet you in the afternoon
Don't worry, I can come to you
I'll meet you at the Bedford stop

Won't matter what you say
I only need to see your face
and I'll know what you're going through

So how you doing now, sister?

Call it what you want to call it
But no need to lie to me
Take only what you need

I'll never let you down
Always gonna be around
Even when you want me gone

So how about it now, sister?
One look is all I need
Sister, don't cry

It's only when you fall apart
Then you really recognize
Where you started

And it's the same for me
Seeing you will comfort me
Just thought I'd let you know...
Track Name: Before You Can Leave Me DEMO
BEFORE YOU CAN LEAVE ME

I don't want to be, I don't want to be around when you leave town
I don't want to be, I don't want to be around when you walk out

Time would tell, I had not enough to fulfill your needs
So i'll leave you before you can leave me

Love - it can deceive you
Love is trying to break you down again

Time could tell, none of what you want to believe in me
So I'll leave you before you can leave me
I'll leave you...
Track Name: Waiting On A Breeze DEMO
WAITING ON A BREEZE

Was waiting on a breeze to knock me off my feet
When you came through and took me out

They could tell us where to go, but I don't want to know how bodies break
I rather look the other way

I look for you now in places we've talked about
Dear, how dare you leave me?
Without any word you left me lost and unaware
You just don't know or you just don't care?

Well, most would walk away but I can hardly wait
My body aches, but I like the pain
Only one thing left unsaid... "너를 사랑해"

I look for you now in places we've talked about
Dear, how dare you leave me?
Without any word or any leads
I look for you now in places we've talked of
Dear, how dare you leave me?
You left me lost and unaware
You just don't know or you just don't care?

So it goes, that you never know
So much for the ones you love
So much for love and so much for us
Track Name: I'm Falling (By The Way) DEMO
I'M FALLING (BY THE WAY)

Excuse me, do you know when the next train leaves?
I need to run to a new scene, anywhere far from here

Exhausted most of a promise, when all said and done
All of my optional outsets felt like broken leg

I'm falling (by the way)
I need to ease the pain
but not like this, no

Answer, bum me a smoke off a stranger
Borrow a light from a savior - save me the argument

I'm falling (by the way)
I need to ease the pain

I know, you like running away from your mistakes
But don't get carried away
Not like this, no

I'm falling...
Track Name: A View of the Courtyard DEMO
A VIEW OF THE COURTYARD

A view of the courtyard from your hospital bed
I waited the hours, while you talked to the dead
And watered the flowers, held onto your hand
And I don't want it to end this way

I'm not ready to lose you
I'm not ready for what you came here to do
Without putting up a fight
At least for another day

We walked through the alley to get to the car
That's where you stopped me to tell me what you knew all along
That our love was a lot like, singing a song
And you don't want it to end this way, today
Without sense of reason, without you

I'm not ready to lose you
I'm not ready for what you came here to do
Without putting up a fight
At least for another day
Track Name: She's the Kind of Girl DEMO
SHE'S THE KIND OF GIRL

She's the kind of girl, you want to make her smile
She's the kind of girl you want on your side
She's the kind of girl you picture when day dreaming
She's the kind of girl I like

She's the kind of girl you have her eyes memorized
You've got her on your mind most all of the time
She is held responsible for at least a hundred heartaches
She's the kind of girl I like

I'll ask her to join me on the balcony to dance
She's that kind of girl you ask
You picture her there next to you
She is everything you need
She's the kind of girl for me

You are happy when she's stays longer than she's allowed
It's a pity, such a shame when she goes away
She can save the day, she has that effect on you
She's that kind of girl
Yes, she's that kind of girl
She's the kind of girl I like
She's the kind of girl I like
Track Name: Coming Undone DEMO
COMING UNDONE

Calling all of the cynical and anyone who likes to spoil the fun
Saving up for retirement in case of the chance that you escape dying young

Suddenly lights make me uncomfortable
Caught me stuck and completely surprised
Call it strange or prophetical
You lose it all before the actual fight

Taking the train just for something to take
To get your mind off of shit that you hate
I bet I can guess why she didn't show
If these walls could speak what nobody knows
All of the signs would point to you

She fell in love with a criminal
He took off with my life
Now I'm stuck in a fairy-tale
Where the hero eventually dies

You get to keep everything that you've won
Till you get the feeling like you're coming undone
Pushing right past all the fallible lies
But then you ask now how the hell is this right?
All of the signs they point to you

You're all fired up from what you left unsaid
But time it reveals what you really meant
Stuck at the scene now you're rubbing your eyes
Some kind of sick trick of the mind
All of the signs they point to you… one at a time

Nobody notices all that you do with your life
Not on your life, not till you die
And then when you're gone
They finally like and sell all your art
Sound familiar?
Track Name: But I Will, Everyday DEMO
BUT I WILL, EVERYDAY


One of us was waiting around for no one else
I've got enough, well I guess for now
With a brick on the balance, but too little to weigh a reason down
I've got a lot to figure out, so it seems


But I'll love you and you and you alone
I won't have to tell you what you'd already know
But I will, everyday
We just have to find a way to meet each other


So much for wasted time, and all of the drinking alone
Buying the bullets without a gun
I want the feelings, I want a part in your life
I want to pair your hand, your hand with mine


And I want to love you and you and you alone
I don't have to tell you what you already know
But you know I will, everyday
We just have to find our way to meet each other
Track Name: Zooey, You're Okay DEMO
ZOOEY, YOU'RE OKAY

Zooey Dechanel I wish I was your type
And I wish I was a part of your life, I like your style

I know that this can't be
Just take a look at me
but I'll say it anyway
Zooey, you're okay

Something would need to change, drop Mr. what's his name?
Only if he was borderline lame, aw shucks he's not

I know I don't have any shot
Heck I don't have a lot
but I'll say it anyway
Zooey, you're okay

I'll throw in a joke for a smile, save your money
Ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha

Zooey Dechanel I wish I was your type
and I wish I was a part of your life
to make you laugh and cry... but the good kind
Track Name: You Make Me Smile DEMO
YOU MAKE ME SMILE

I know some find it - hard to believe it
That someone like me is with you
Stars were aligned in the right place and time
When I saw you that afternoon

And I'm like them, I am in agreement
I'm lucky to be with someone like you

You are wonderful
You are, you are
You make me smile

Some are afraid of, that they are unable to
Find what I have with you
I was like that, now I'm a believer
Now I believe dreams can come true

Just so you know it, and never forget it
You mean the world to me
Track Name: All Is Well DEMO
ALL IS WELL

It's a lie, we all tell
All our lives, it keeps happening
It's alright, all is well
I will never sell you out

Heart to break, wait a turn
Hard to say if it passed you by
When we try, all is well
I will never sell you out
Track Name: Through These Eyes DEMO
THROUGH THESE EYES

Everyone thinks I am out of my mind
But I disagree, I'm just ahead of my time
Don't think of the world in your pictures of grey
Think of it now in a colorful way

All you know is what you believe
But through these eyes you just might see what I mean
Track Name: Time To Ourselves DEMO
TIME TO OURSELVES

Sometimes we want it
Time to ourselves
But sometimes against our will
We find something else

I think I might…

Take it apart and start all over
Take my chances
You might want to come over

Something is happening
About to take flight
I've seen the worst of it
Passing us by
Track Name: Where Are You Now? DEMO
Every now and then I think of sunlight
Shining on the days of where you are
You could spend a lifetime on the details
But it wasn't your fault, even I know

Where are you now?
Where are you?
Track Name: A Charge To The Blood DEMO
A CHARGE TO THE BLOOD

Same time next week
I'll need to recover
With the same kind of relief
Turning the wheel on
Constant repeat
I'll spring for another

Charge to the blood
Electric pulse through my veins

A skip in my step
A lack in the armory
With a forecast - ill regret
Start it again for
One last retreat
Signs of the times

And a charge to the blood
A chain reacted pulse runs through my veins
Track Name: All Bets Are Off DEMO
ALL BETS ARE OFF

All, all bets are off
Now, ready or not
You coming or what?
Get it, give it your all
At last, you shakedown what's in the past
Now on to the next one...
Track Name: Love Like A Down DEMO
LOVE LIKE A DOWN

Somebody told me that love was a lot like a down
How you feel when doing nothing while standing around
As you wait for someone to relate, till it takes you away
Before you knew it came and your off

To follow some rules you don't understand
You're still a little confused on how to feel

There was a time that I thought love was blind
Till it opened my eyes, and I saw I knew nothing
But don't take offense, it's not meant to make sense
Often that's how it goes and yet nobody knows how to stop

Or where it might end, and could this be love?
Would we try try again to no avail

Somebody told me a lie
To be fair no one knew at the time
For a word undefined it's not worth to break ties
So a part of you is still is a part of me

There's nothing to gain but addiction to pain
When surrounded by walls all your thoughts will betray you
The longer you stay the greater the weight and the harder the fall
I hope that you find your way out

Do I have your attention?
You don't need to know but you have to believe
In a world unattended we look for the answers
and ask the wrong questions, and we are all wrong and we are all right

Somebody told you a lie
To be fair no one knew at the time
For a word undefined it's not worth to break ties
and a part of you is still is a part of me