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released October 14, 2016

2016 Don Giovanni Records

Recored by Jon San Paolo at Electrical Audio
Mixed by Greg Norman at Electrical Audio
Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service
Produced by Fake Limbs
Cover photo by Melyssa Ahlborn and Morgy Ramone
Artwork and design by Aaron Kraus

Special thanks to: Bully, Screaming Females, WAXEATER, Split Feet, Buildings, Heavy Hand, Jack Buck, Don Giovanni Records, Melissa Geils and BLVD Records, Steve Albini and the wonderful staff at EA and all of the lovely people who let us sleep in their homes and pet their pets.

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Track Name: Murderbar
ever since you were so scared of bees
Ever since you swallowed gasoline
ever since you fell out that window
I’ve remained intrigued
I’ve suckered for every word
I’ve suckered for every look

I’m a let you know let you know let you know
you’re so so so so so
I’m a let you know let you know let you know
you’re so so so so so

every since you were the queen of sake
the knees have been scuffed
climbing fences and small backseats
the knees remained taut

and KD is the king of the ear flop
KD is king of the ear flop
we push for the odd numbers
Draw out a game plan

If we could invent a secret language
Inshallah, Inshallah
If We could invent a secret language
Inshallah, Inshallah

Feel decades down the back end Climbing out of shotguns
We are made of wild energy
Pull a father of swords

I’m a let you know let you know let you know
you’re so so so so so You cannot hide
what lays under a branch
You need to hear the other notes
for a second glance Grenadine is the queen bee of red forty
Grenadine is the queen bee of red forty
never seen a popsicle
melt away so fast

We can’t hide a single line Scurry through the empty throngs
Gulping up all the laughter
a sunny freak train sing along
XO fourteen times in a row
XO fourteen times in a row

this is known as AD
There’s not a time before it
I’m a let you know let you know let you know
you’re so so so so so
I’m a let you know let you know let you know
you’re so so so so so

Kiss me back, full eyes I’m so let you know
Lit like a roman candle I’m so let you know
pregnant pause in a car I’m so let you know
full slab, mild sauce I’m so let you know

Seventy fifth Street
Four AM
Seventy Fifth Street
Dead Battery
Seventy Fifth Street
Four AM
Seventy Fifth Street
We’re A Winner
Track Name: Lil Bit
Up until that very moment
I always saw myself as
a solo
distant
sad sad man

Up until that very moment
A lost sound cried out
for comfort
for confidence
unending care

Up until that very moment
I’d never wait another minute
til you walked in
alluring grace
a bright shiny light

Up until that very moment
passed on reading that book
till you leaned in
and said aloud
a secret skill

gotta read it like prose
a kiss
a bite
a scratch

86 paces laid out
that’s what gets me home
an empty home, boxes and
crates drawing breath

48 paces laid out
that’s what gets you to
a new life
new shelter
new walls to climb

12 paces laid out
tied in a box
and this is
a love song
tied up in a box

6 paces laid out
right on my back
warm vibration
an anxious purr
welcomes the day

feels like it’s feeding time
a kiss
a bite
a scratch

stuck at the top of
the same damn city
tickets stuck in the purse

night is fading
scoop you up
enjoy this moment

night is fading you’re in hiding
this is the last chance

a satellite to oneself
a kiss
a bite
a scratch

we built a territory
for our hearts

we built
a territory
for our home
Track Name: ICE 2 C U
I found myself
the cold side of the road
rarely this stitch
time that’s cruel as air
Machinery is cursed
Nature pushed it back
an impotent stance
tears born through layers
turn over a signal

will they hear
what’s a scream
a shattered bone
community

Planned well in advance
thought I had it all
The charms don’t work
a once beautiful land
darkest passage at twelve
Hot hoofing a curse
a dawn felt in the heel
a legend of swing
might it solve all problems

will they hear
what’s a scream
a shattered bone
community

sound and ground
no witness
will they hear
what looks like a scream

bits of bone
bits of blood
over the rocks

drink up
drink up
no witness

drink up
drink up
over the rocks

drink up
drink up
Here’s to you.

Here’s to you
here’s to you
to your health

will they hear
what’s a scream
a shattered bone
community
Track Name: Stugots II
I got this sound near my house
it goes beep beep beep beep beep

and you might as well invite me in

cuz any given summer day
I get to hear all your trials
abusive threats and expletives

communicate by screaming
there are ways to work this out
there are ways to speak so softly

as the seasons change
I grow in fear
of that moment when
I’ll wake up to you

I’ll wake up to hear a scream
Andrew
Andrew

There are times when I want to break a code
right neighborly social contract
holler for the pigs
or write a secret letter
but I hold it back
and i see you litter

a house that lies east
one full of trauma
one full of abuse

I wonder who’ll escape
your survival is crucial
may you ever get free

Brick by brick
don’t lead by example
brick by brick
don’t lead by example
I got this sound near my house
don’t lead by example
Brick my brick
A sound near my house
Track Name: An Inconvenience
You did it again
You shot your mouth off
Barring experience
You went with your own interactions
The blood on the ground
Could never be unjust
An Examination
Without Context
Of economic structures

Wrong Town
Watch For The Blue
Wrong Town
Watch For The Blue

“I don’t even see color
That’s why
I dismiss your fight”
Gonna write on the walls
Scribble out “black” for “all”
My voice really matters
It wasn’t already determined
To benefit
my life
that’s why
Can’t get out the way

Wrong Town
Watch For The Blue
Wrong Town
Watch For The Blue

There’s a bullet for every second
There’s a bullet for every year
There’s a bullet for every son
There’s a bullet for every daughter

And this is a different neighborhood
So sorry to inconvenience you
But this is a different neighborhood
So sorry to inconvenience you

Wrong Town
Watch For The Blue
Wrong Town
Watch For The Blue
Track Name: hotdoghotdoghot
there’s this inherent desire
placed between the bed and the wall
there’s this inherent desire

to turn over the money
that I owe the water police
there’s this inherent desire

bug-a-boo on the fingertips
maybe you should wear a fruit hat
there’s this inherent desire

fucked up your life
now it’s time to die
fucked
fucked up your life
now it’s time to die

so happenstance
a bunch of dumb luck
you can set your watch
it runs like a train
it runs to the ocean
it climbs up the rocks
scares you right back

I’ll sell you the whole seat
but you’ll only need the edge
for how I’m about to break your streak

a raspberry fills the air
a tilted bed leads to sleep
you say eleven and I say eight

what I’d give to feel a kick
what I’d give to feel a curl
what I’d give to feel a shove
watch the horror upside down
and you’ll only need the edge
but I’ll sell you the whole seat

fucked up your life
now it’s time to die
fucked
fucked up your life
now it’s time to die

so happenstance
a bunch of dumb luck
you can set your watch
it runs like a train
it runs to the ocean
it climbs up the rocks
scares you right back

I want to freeze this image
so serene and pure
I want to freeze this image
locks that hang above
I want to freeze this image
of the trees that dance
I want to freeze this image
of your street lights
Track Name: Where I'm Calling From
I gotta say
Dad still looks good
after forty eight years
laying in the dirt

Never really knew my dad
but I fit in his jacket
and I know all his moves
makes an honest racket
you might know this one
it’s a poppy little number
it’s one for you lovebirds
and it goes like this

Hello Baby
Where I’m Callin From
Hello Baby
Where I’m Callin From

When I Step On His Stage
And I feel his spirit
When I’m under his light
And I see his crowd

That’s a piece of stardom
A treasure of love
that I’ll never have
but I’ll sell his box I’ll sell his shoes
I’ll sell his hits
I’ll assume a gun
went down in the cab

I surround myself with frauds
I’m the running bear now

Hello Baby
Where I’m Callin From
Hello Baby
Where I’m Callin

There were massive fractures
from head to toe
he didn’t even crawl
but he still looks good
Track Name: Room 141
There’s That Sound Again
Sounds Like A Lot Of Fun
There’s That Sound Again
Headboard against a wall
And there’s that sound
Shutter Speed through A Keyhole
There’s That Sound Again
Not Your Reputation is it

Respect Privacies
Room 141
Respect Privacies
Room 141
Room 141
Private action
Made Public
Private Action
Made Public
Private Action

There’s That Sound Again
Laugh and Laugh And Laugh
There’s That Sound Again
Never know what you’ll miss
And there’s that sound
Pleasure over pillows
There’s that sound again
Sniveling little sender

Respect Privacies
Room 141
Respect Privacies
Room 141
Room 141
Private action
Made Public
Private Action
Made Public
Private Action

It’s all one big party
one big party for you
to dance around dance around
every insecurity
hang it gingerly
gingerly off a knob
let it hang for all to see
an ivory tower
seats your orange crate let it be kept warm
play dumb play dumb
a muffled voice
through a wall
your own shame
foul fronting
while an admission hangs

and this one’s got a story
even if they weren't there
this one’s got a contribution
when no one even asked

and I know about this guy
treats his friends like a zoo
I know about this guy
treats his friends like a zoo.
Track Name: Grudge Wapner
If you’re ever wishing
for me to flinch
at the shine of your knife
If you’re ever wishing
for me to cry
at your dullest edge
and you boys
Got a lot of nerve
to step to a queen
and you boys
got a lot of nerve
to step to a queen

Fall on your wrists
this is
real blood
this is
real blood
Fall on your wrists
this is
real blood
this is
real blood

wrapped up in your cause pose
displace a crowd
wrapped up in your mockery

it only took a second
to see right through it
it only took a second
to know which side
it only took a second
to see there’s no depth

If you’re ever wishing
for me to crack
at a flex on your part
If you’re ever wishing
for me to laugh
at your thirty year joke
and you boys
got a lot of nerve
to step to a queen
and you boys
got a lot of nerve
to step to a queen

Fall on your wrists
This is real blood
This is real blood
Fall on your wrists
This is real blood
This is real blood
Fall on your wrists
This is real blood
This is real blood
Fall on your wrists
This is real blood
This is real blood

Got the whole world in
your leather glove
what is an accusation?
what is causality?

Couldn’t even dress it up
an old trope needs attention
Couldn’t even shine it
a lack of self respect
Couldn’t even move past it
your blade has gone dull

Pressed up to my neck
Boiled over to the red
and it’s all old hat

The print journalist got it all right
“I guess this is rock music”
The print journalist got it all right
in five hundred words
Measured and precise
exciting comparisons
The print journalist got it all right
enough to keep their job.
They ride their bike from Brooklyn
they live in Greenwich Village
The print journalist got it all right
enough to get on the list

Lines right out the acheron
a mortar shell right through your skull.