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9 songs from the first two years of our existence.

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released September 12, 2012

Leo Brill (vocals, guitar, angst)
Joey Todd Burnah Jr. (drums, percussion, screaming)
Leah Detar (clarinet on Spitting Image)

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Mouthbreather Portland, Oregon

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Track Name: Internal Combustion
Blame is a hard enough game
without the time restraints
So let's all just drive around the block
Cruise our anger off
We did everything we could
But it wasn't any good
Guess we'll all duck under desks
Until the end of this whole mess
Trains and planes all sit around and wait
For steel to rust and paint to flake
Patiently awaiting their frozen fate
Sitting still on abandoned interstates
We did everything we could
But it wasn't any good
Guess we'll all duck under desks
Until the end of this whole mess
Track Name: Sure As Hell
Buy a house, make sure to mortgage it
Fill the rooms with all your pointless shit
Watch tv and eat what's on your plate
Go to work and never show up late
Your job's on the line
Your life's on the line
Ask your god at night before you sleep
"give me all the answers that I seek" and he says
simple son just fill your life with worth
Get a decent casket and then shovel in the dirt
Your soul's on the line
Maggots eat away your eyes
So be content in everything you do
Invest all the interest you accrue
'Cause when you go your bank statements won't help you reach an
Afterlife that sure as hell's a lie
Your life's on the line
Dad said you have got no time
You have got no time
Track Name: Claw My Way Out
Checking out that library you've got
The perfect spot
Opening a yellowed paperback you'll say
Oh, that old dusty book with it's broken spine
the pages highlighted at least ten times
The scariest part of it all
is the sane person inside of me
It's like clawing at a coffin lid
You won't say you've never been so bored
But it's easy to see
Eyes glazed over and rolling free
Discontented broken and abhorred
But not anymore
I'll run so far
The scariest part of it all
Is the sane person inside of me
Like clawing at a coffin lid
The loneliest part of it all
Is feeling like no one can lie with me
Down here in this cushioned box
I'm going to claw my way out
I'm going to claw my way out
I'm going to claw my way out
I'm going to claw my way out
Track Name: High Watt
Try to picture what's on my mind
jittery feet I'm leaving behind
a box set of knowledge
so shiny and new
just a couple payments, only a few
back to the town where I started anew
what little was mine while I worked all the time
to fulfill my laziness dream
hollowing wombs in the trunks of big pines
to curl up and lie in
hollowing wombs in the trunks of big pines
to curl up and lie in
So imagine what's going on upstairs
somebody left a high-watt on in the attic
swarms of moths that die off in pairs
hitting the bulb until it's in disrepair
and when you ask me what I'm doing
I tell you what I'm gonna do
I'll sit here for a couple hours
90 percent chance of showers
I don't have anything better to do today
my roommate asked me where I'd been
Trying to gather wayward friends, I said
'Cause I don't have anything better to do today
Down sidewalks now with fierce direction
Towards the phantom business section
'Cause I don't have anything better to do today
Will I be able to?
Will I be able to?
Fulfill my laziness dream
Track Name: Bestseller
It's all gonna go where you want it to
Just try to beat the system and you'll get through
Don't sit when they say
'Cuz a moving target is much harder to hit
I can't sit stagnant and gather flies
I have got a mantra to memorize
go home
go home
Do whatever the hell you want to do
Cut down on the nonsense, cut down
Stop feeding me bullshit you clown
To what do I owe the simple pleasure
Of standing talking about the weather
Forever and ever and ever and ever oh
Will I die before I finish this level
Cut down on the nonsense cut down
Stop feeding me bullshit you clown
You stand up there so neat
With your dress shirt and your podium
I stop applauding and take a seat
And you make sure to hit your talking points
I've never read your book
But I hear it's pretty popular
And I've never read your book
But I hear it's gonna be a bestseller
Track Name: Fully Diminished
Things haven't changed much since I first got here
Reddish brick makes me feel sick
Rows of lockers bared like teeth
Barracuda in a coral reef
Behind every brick there's another mouth
To chew me up and spit me out
A thousand grinding scales are played
Behind red doors, night and day
I walk the halls to a complex beat
Whole step half step shuffle my feet
Grab the prize and dully finish
Finally feeling fully diminished
When I go there will be no witness
You're all too busy minding your own business
On concrete steps the ice is melting
Sunlight brings in the spring
But I still trudge like the snow is piled
Four feet high I softly sigh
Behind each snowdrift there's another eye
Waiting watching for the day to die
Grab the prize and dully finish
Finally feeling fully diminished
When I go there will be no witness
You're all too busy minding your own business
Behind closed doors I am really quite the bore
So I guess it's better off you didn't know me well
Well, well, well what do we have here
A house full of shallowness and six thirty racks of beer
Grab the prize and dully finish
Finally feeling fully diminished
When I go there will be no witness
You're all too busy minding your own business
Track Name: Spitting Image
I can see myself become happy
But I have to make you sad
I realize I'm an asshole
It's not like I didn't know that
I'm stuck with these decisions
That everyone's too cowardly to make
I need a few days to think it out
At the bottom of a frozen lake
And I don't know if I'll even make it up to see
I don't know if I'll even make it up to see the sun
I told myself I'd be happy
When I saw the end of the month
I flip a page on the calendar
I'm not scheduled for any fun
So I call up all my oldest friends
Hoping they have time to spend
I hear a dial tone or a busy signal
Only slightly worse than going deaf
And I don't know if I'll even make it up to see
I don't know if I'll even make it up to see the sun
All of my companions
Are bipolar OCD
I love them and I hate them
They're the spitting image of me
They're the spitting image of me
They're the spitting image of me
They're the spitting image of-
Track Name: Outside The Circle
There is something under the floor hiding
All of its time spent biding
All of its time
When it sees your feet hit the floor
Next to your bed it'll lick its lips and wish for
More help to quell
The undying thirst for blood and
insatiable need for drugs and
Everything that comes
With living inside the dark
Outside of a public park
Breathing on your ankles beneath the bench
You realize the awful stench
The one that can't ever be washed away
the smell of the day by day
Not much longer among the sane
You're circling round the drain
I'm just outside the circle now
I can hear you breathing in and out
Saliva filling up my mouth
Preparing for what I'm putting in it
All your tender limbs
Leave the closet light on
And soon enough I will be gone
Track Name: Brine
Everything has become a mark I have to erase
Taking up the plain white space of my page
Blank loose leaf gliding down from the monumental trees
Whispering to me just do what you please
In the end
it all comes down to what's written on the stone
carved right through the flesh into the bone
Ask yourself
Is my truth just what my brain is brining in
Telling me that everything happens for a reason
Did you stare
In the eyes knowledge you can't fathom
Blind you stumbling through that hellish chasm
You came out
the other end just as simple as a child
And they dragged to a padded room to put it mild
When it begins
You will hear a buzzing from your brain stem
Share a troubled look with your closest friend
See the light
Think that it's more painful than you had thought
Reroute the vital nutrients around the clot
Roots won't take to frozen soil
Soak the stuff to soothe my soul
Branches hold a heavy load
Forfeit a few limbs to lose the weight