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Lights Off For Danger

by Sioux Falls

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1.
I can't defend the sting the stab my thoughts just jammed my brain snuck past my tongue and tore your heart out outside out of friends and cop outs but I've seen the grease beneath your teeth on the bus in the heat we wait no sleep you split and fold connect the holes in your lungs thin blood runs ankles bloat eyes mold it looks like lead spread out on glass your heart your hands cut through the blackness hides regrets and friendships lain beside the roads and bike paths
2.
take it from me I'll give it up you'll see these parts so weak unhinged and cheap blue jeans green fleece sunscreen and tambourines and tangerines and tarnished dreams and gasoline standing there so defiant jelly beans and 16 C's and Omaha just after dark walk me to the park when it's cold out
3.
Empty Shows 03:07
we're in a Carl's Jr. it's Thanksgiving and I know that you'll be wrapped up in somebody watching fuzzy tv shows and in the screen sometimes you catch yourself you cry when you're alone and the fluorescent lights hang over me like flat electric snow and so we hang ourselves from kitchen ceilings in our dreams of home it's like my memories all forgot themselves in classrooms passing notes with stupid girls and stupid guys and stupid summers wrecked with hopes I heard you raped a girl in some frat house I hate you more than you can know the pills dissolve like sugar cubes at the bottom of the sink and I forgot to take them yesterday today I can hardly think and so we're shrugging off the emptiness and wearing dirty clothes and there's no sex or drugs just rock 'n' roll and playing empty shows and bla bla bla
4.
he tripped and burned his face off on the grill no one wanted to have sex with him after that I thought he looked pretty silly standing there with the veiny flesh peeling down his neck he told her I've got digits to lose I'd break off all my toes for you I'd break off all my toes hey man what's the use? death's not something that you choose he drowned himself in a lake his mom was still awake it was a saturday hey Miranda you know I think you're super cool I work at Pita Pit you go to some cool ivy league school you design software I've got like 3 socks to wear I'm overwhelmed and underwhelmed by everything but I've got mornings to lose I'd stay up all night just hanging out with you cause I've been laid out for days I hate small talk and everything else that waits when I leave my house my friends come drag me out I lie and say I'm sick or something equally stupid please come hang out with me because I am all alone there's old papers plastered to the street when I'm walking home my roommate's face swelled up like a burn victim last week no parties but I don't like hanging out with large groups of people anyway so it's all cool with me
5.
it goes against your will it hits like cheapo chills where do you get off? how was it? you loved it? and why am I sometimes such an asshole? and how did I ever get so shallow? and I sleep alone how was it? you loved it? and now the air's been sucked from the room success a depressed vacuum so step up be split in two sensations from your boring history unglued so what is this? can I make it through?
6.
I got back home ramen alone novocaine hopes spread thin I see the lights collapse beneath a stale sky break so break contract on your back we live for these moments of clarity stuck so stubborn to tragedy man how you've grown drinking's a little less under control who would have known manic fits I caught your eyes before you folded back into yourself they're making out right by me on the bus they're 22 oh well this shell so unwell
7.
I know what it looks like breathing through lungs you could be half right alone with the hum of old fans chewing old gum and the air through your hands I thought everyone wants a savior to love a martyr or a lover or death from above unlock our limbs as we lash out in lust you came bearing twins but the 3rd one gave up and I don't miss you like I thought I would soaked in nostalgia you left me in the woods when you walked all night with that guy and I thought we could talk but you left me out of sight in the cabin I cried all through the night and the sunrise blew by in all fury and light and the milky way sighed alone light years from life it's so dark it's so bright
8.
sometimes I feel so insecure sometimes I feel so small and unsure I think about this life so grand endless burning suns the touch of another's hand can you feel my bold beating heart? so stubborn leading this death bound charge it's a tundra of lifeless dark it's a sprawl of run down cars can't get you out of my head cracks on the crazy pavement you always walk off nameless and if I fall I see it and if you're off just leave it when I can't talk I speak less stand still blink real woke up and barfed up corn flakes can't stick the stitched up tooth aches blew spit and hitched up loose legs got to the bus stop too late sat back and watched the airplanes the foggy friday stayed awake stand still blink real fall off scream soft I felt my place I felt the land the empty space between my hands I got fucked up I made mistakes we saw some titties it wasn't that great on the way home I lost the way I lost a friend I punched his face at times I cry when I masturbate ok not really but it feels that way I just miss you a lot when you go away all I want is you to feel the same you could say this was a way apart from me you might not stay and forever if you leave one day I guess I'll just have to be ok I felt my place I felt the land the empty space between my hands I know you could be you could be again

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released May 15, 2014

Isaac Eiger- Vocals, Guitar, Kazoo
Fred Nixon- Bass, Some Vocals
Benjamin Scott- Drums, "rock 'n' roll"

recorded/mixed by Matt Thomson at Ivy League Recording
mastered by Chris Vita at Vita Mastering

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