The Musicians LP

by BRAIN VACATION

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about

Recorded in a basement - Summer 2012
Mixed and mastered in a different basement - Fall 2012
Released by Wall of Youth Records - Winter 2013
WOY001 - PLAY LOUD

credits

released 26 February 2013
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The Musicians
BRAIN VACATION: David Jack Eric Mike
Max recorded the LP and played guitar at the end of the last song
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Rollin mixed & mastered the music
Eric designed the package
David took the photograph
Wall of Youth 2013

tags

tags: punk Chicago

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Track Name: Victims
Victims of our own success
We are the new wasted lives
Track Name: Reprimand Sandwich
Exceed the company’s expectations
Make the boss’s office spacious
Golf with him make smiley faces
Don’t beat him he will be graceless

Nice job on the presentation
Next time be less ostentatious
You’re not trying to be famous
At your desk you must be faceless

Valuable member of the organization
Without you no ass for penetration
Got everything it takes to take care of business
Alarm clock works and you’re complacent

Baloney between
Two slices of French toast
What’s for lunch today?
You never let em down

The weekend was a total blast
Sunday night comes way too fast
Better living in the past
No way to make the good times last

One step forward back step two
You try to push and life fucks you
There’s nothing else that you can do
So just sit down and fucking chew

It’s dog eat dog and you are dog
No need to believe in an angry God
You’re stuck here between Him and Hell
This sandwich life you know too well

You never let em down
You never let Him down
You’ll never get it down
You never get it down

Born a stupid piece of shit
Die a shriveled idiot
That don’t change for an instant
That what’s between is a privilege

So get off of your ass
Don’t say that life is hard
You’re listening to this song
That means you’re okay
Enough to pack your bags
And get the fuck out of town
Go
Don’t get yourself down
Go
Don’t let yourself down
Get out of the middle
Track Name: To Weather or Not
No I can not believe the rain
And yeah that heat was super strange
Yo I can’t believe I’m saying this
But can we please just get down to business?

I also caught the news forecast
This year seems pretty close to last
You know I think last time we talked
You found some reason the weather sucked

There’s no sense ignorin’
We got lots in common
Hey how are ya doin’
Crazy weather we are havin’

I can’t remember last time I tried
To fill your shoes or empathize
You’re just like me on the other side
Of faux wood table under big blue sky

There’s no sense ignorin’
We got lots in common
Hey how are ya doin’
Crazy weather we are havin’

Crazy weather
We are having
Crazy weather
We are having
Crazy weather
We are having...

I’ve seen before and will again
Low pressure moves and I’m scratching
My head’s up in the cloudy sky
Got me guessing where how and why

On Earth I’m in here talking insincere
Pretending to care about what’s out there
And acting all surprised
That water comes from sky

Then sun makes it dry it’s seventy-five
In your office hive where you go to survive
So let’s talk about our boring lives
And our pretty vacant wives
Track Name: Migrant
Off in one direction, not to look back – I’m on my way
Off in one direction, don’t give a damn – I’m on my way
Off in one direction, moving for life – I’m on my way
It all looks the same, take it for granted won’t see it again

Off in one direction, looking for truth – I’m on my way
Off in one direction, can’t give a fuck – I’m on my way
Off in one direction, long gone for good – I’m on my way
It still looks the fucking same

Endless black gives way to brown and red
That blue green life of theirs is bound to end
Marooned out in the dust of a godless land
Blaze a trail for future that I don’t fucking have

Further from the sun, damned to be the one
Alone before I left and doomed to bear the heft

Five more miles of rock and sand
Centuries led to this
A roving robot measuring
How much how old how dense and thick and
Only built for simple work
Oblivion a one-way trip
Born dead, live dead, and die

Someday they will find me just more cosmic debris
A most stunning achievement doing nothing
Pinnacle of a species on the brink
They can’t save themselves from infinity

Everything passes by
For the very first and last time
It’s never the same one moment to the next
If I’m ever seen again might depend upon whom they elect

Never look back, don’t give a shit
Stuck here for life, no other way, there’s just one truth
Among the stars, infinite black, you must migrate
Track Name: Alive Again
I found this band, they really rock
They get me, I get them
The music is a gift to me
I feel alive again

It’s been so long since I have felt
That piece of my own head
Their noise taps right into my brain
It seems I’ve made a friend

[That] piece is back, I can’t complain
[That] peace is back, no sad refrain
[That] piece is back, I feel alive again

It’s like a high I’ve never felt
Except for those few times
I skipped out on my medicine
And took flight in my mind

[That] piece is back, I can’t complain
[That] peace is back, no sad refrain
[That] piece is back, I feel alive again

My new best friend is there for me
Whenever I need him
I just press play and there he is
Crawling through my skin
Track Name: Hangover From Hell
Never thought it’d be like this
Woke on a couch that smells like piss
Don't know what else I can do
Go downstairs and grab a brew

My job sucked and so I quit
My whole life’s a piece of shit
City’s burning, we’re fucked up
Time to fill the party cup

I watched TV until I puked
They asked for help but we refused
The world ended, it’s our fault
I’m drinking whiskey (double malt)
And double vision’s looking so good
I’m eating twice the cans of cat food
In my luxury bomb shelter downtown
Hangover from Hell...

Days are gray and night is black
Sobriety’s not coming back
Earth still spins just like my head
But just like it it’s also dead

Now we’re stuck living in ashes
Cuz no one got off their asses
The world ended, they all died
I’m eating pizza (chicken fried)
And more for me means less for no one
Empty planet tends to be fun
My guilt is drowned by liquids clear and brown
Hangover from Hell...
Track Name: Waste Mountain
Apocalypse is not a fist
A boot to throat cease or desist
No sudden brakes no snapping neck
No flash of light no burning death
A slow and steady upward climb
The summit is the end of time

In the shadows of cold space there stands a mountain made of waste
We did it
We did it

When we make it to the top we’ll look around and know we’re fucked
We did it
We did it

When time slows and all is lost we’ll say we’ve known it all along
We did it
We did it
We did it
We didn’t

Burning rubber for the heat
It all played out predictably
Tight grip on the steering wheel
Pedal floored to molten steel
Sitting here in luxury
Driving toward infinity

No chance to avoid the doom so we press onwardz in our tombs
We did it
We did it

The mountain grows as our brains shrink, we keep on climbing we can’t think
We did it
We did it

We’ll suffocate on our own waste, the atmosphere up there’s unsafe
We did it
We did it
We did it
We didn’t

The stars up here are so pretty, we would say if we could see
But our eyes have just burst, spread upon this new-made hearse
Feel the air so fresh and cold, if our bodies hadn’t boiled
Not alive but sure not dead we’ve become something else instead

Car is starting to tilt down, doesn’t matter cause we’re gone
Picking up speed as it passes centuries of waste
Who would throw out a full wedding cake?
Just one more piece added to the heap

Thinking that we had it right our journey turned into a fight
Ground grows near as axles snap we’re gliding down on so much crap
As we surf on the trash wave we’ve got four wheels in the grave
What’s that right across from us, another mountain turned to dust
To dust...

Endless mountains of our bullshit
Filled with nothing but our remnants
Always present to remind us
Of the shit we fill our lives with
Track Name: Daylight Wastings
Heard from Luke and Paul and John there was a place to lay around
Think I’ll check it out and see what bounty is abound
Can’t tell if they’re serious or just after my crown

They came from the West heading straight to the sun
Leaving a false prophet looking for some fun
But only found me and mine with nowhere left to run

Heading down to Avalon Beach where no one really goes,
Laying round and eating the grass – this spot that no one knows
You don’t need much to be happy when it’s all gone

Kicking the stones and pushing the trunks
Climbing the cars and missing the punks
The water is green and the sky is black
They fucked it up and that’s a fact
Can’t change shit like I said they could
Fuck all those years of doing “good”

Found the beach with no one there, it seemed so dead and gone
Yet I was filled with life you see at the thought of empty time
Two thousand years of loneliness I searched for something to call mine

Heading down to Avalon Beach where no one really goes,
Laying round and eating the grass – this spot that no one knows
You don’t need much to be happy when it’s all gone
I searched the sands and trees and hills but nothing to be found
Until I stumbled upon a thing half buried in the ground
Looked like a body part or two or three or all of the above

She’s alive...

I found a girl with pretty parts to help me through the time
Taking my mind off of things and drinking all my wine
I think she knows but doesn’t care that she was meant for me

Heading down to Avalon Beach where no one really goes,
Laying round in bed all day – my dad will never know
You don’t need much to be happy when it’s all gone
Track Name: 8 Minutes
Light travels fast but space is far
You’ll not reach Mars in that old car
Thankfully sunlight comes to us
It takes 8 minutes, hey what’s the --
rushing there but when it goes
There’ll be 8 minutes no one knows
It’s always there but when it goes
There’ll be 8 minutes no one --

No, seasons don’t matter
When the sun gets fatter
And swallows its system
And all who dwell within

So tell that girl how much you love her
When moment’s gone might be no other
Next 8 minutes may be your past
Don’t worry now about the --
Last thing that you would do first
If you found out the sun just burst
Think only of what you’d do first
If you found out the sun just --

8 minutes 'til darkness
Use wisely, savor it
It can feel pretty long
For instance, this dumb song

There may be no such end in sight
But summer’s end is always right
Around the corner you can’t fight
When sun goes boom it’s death by --
Dumb shit happens every day
Good stuff too but either way
Exploding sun won’t feel okay
Everything will be erased

Seasons don’t matter
When the sun gets fatter
And swallows its system
And all who dwell within

When stuff gets bad don’t sink too low
For what it’s worth you never know
The sun might have exploded 8 minutes ago...
Track Name: Stupid Shit
There’s nothing else but "Death or Glory"
Drop the needle on "Police Story"
We find meaning in stupid places
Show me your pain and both your faces

Don’t take back that stupid comment
Dumb-ass phrases that you augment
Next time we meet I’ll punch your face in
All your bullshit I’ll be erasin’