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by Battery City

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this is our very first album! we recorded it ourselves at Abby's house!

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released July 8, 2011

Abby Piette - guitar//vocals//bass
Holland Watkins - drums
Jessica Player - front and back cover photos
Karl Kuehn - album design

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Track Name: Inconvenience
it’s so fucking hard to do something real
to follow your heart and do what you feel
there’s always a few that make you feel like shit
with words like glue, you can’t let them stick
chills up your spine, heat through your veins
when you march out of line you’re forced to explain
an indifferent nation is hard to convince
when participation is an inconvenience

forget their road to success
one day they’ll be impressed

sometimes I wake up and look in the mirror
I feel in my gut this worry and fear
the night has a way of stealing your spark
and the progress you made gets lost in the dark
inspiration is gone, I wanna blend in
what is it with dawn that gets under my skin?
I start to review my plans from before
and I don’t wanna do anything anymore

forget their road to success
one day they’ll be impressed

there’s love everywhere, but it’s out of reach
what I don’t wanna hear holds on like a leech
empty promises, no one will commit
show me substance, not people who quit
I can’t make you smile
I think it’s okay every once in a while to do it your way
take my eyes off the clock, ignore my reflection
I know what I want, so keep your suggestions

to hell with their road to success
one day they’ll be impressed
Track Name: No Aficionado
this scene has quickly turned to dust
I’m here, arms crossed, incredulous
good things ruined by idiots
does this look like a party?
I really hate alcohol
can’t you see they don’t care at all?
break a bottle on the floor
oh now you’ve really done it

disgusting, drunk out of your mind
I wish you’d open up your eyes
while you’re busy being so blind I’ll stand here wondering why
people you thought you knew
guess what, they’re in on it too
am I the only one of you who still has some integrity?

I can’t believe my eyes

You have the nerve to say “have fun”
I guess it’s worked on everyone
but as for me, you haven’t won
you won’t get my attention
you just take up space
grab me, I’ll punch you in the face
you don’t deserve what’s in front of you
and we deserve better than you too
Track Name: The Verge
it’s becoming a trend
I’m always trailing behind
I’m starting to realize you’re just a waste of my time
in this room full of friends
which ones are mine?
have you ever felt alone or like the most unknown?

slightly excluded, slightly ignored
not terribly missed or someone to be looked for
a little self conscious with eyes on the floor
I’m there for a while, but end up wanting more

t-t-t-teetering on the verge of disappearing
waiting on calls has been mentally exhausting
in the back of my head you’re re-occurring
have you ever cared too much only to feel out of touch?

slightly excluded, slightly ignored
not terribly missed or someone to be looked for
a little self conscious with eyes on the floor
I’m there for a while, but end up wanting more

imperfect fit
I feel so vulnerable
I hate that I am saying this
imperfect fit
I look around the room
my stomach starts to feel sick
imperfect fit
I try to block it out, but my mind slips right back to this
imperfect fit
I cannot hear a single word that is escaping from your lips
Track Name: Subtle Brutality
I don’t know why I feel I can rely on you
you’ve left me here before

you’re always together
it tears me apart
you’re always together
it tears me apart
you’re always together
it tears me apart
you’re perfect without me
it’s breaking my heart

and I don’t want you to go
you turn away and the room explodes
you numb the noise like no one could
but it’s obvious that you don’t want this
but I can’t let go
my mind is out of control

I’ve played it out in my brain
lost in a song, in the light
I don’t have the guts, so I’ll broadcast tonight
I am most ambitious as I sit alone, as I sit alone, on my bed
I’ve played it out in my brain
lost in a song, in the light
I don’t have the guts, so I’ll broadcast tonight
I am most ambitious as I sit alone, as I sit alone, as I sit alone

I don’t know why I feel I can rely on you
you’ve left me here before

you’re always together
it tears me apart
you’re always together
it tears me apart
you’re always together
it tears me apart
you’re perfect without me
it’s breaking my heart

and I don’t want you to go
you turn away and the room explodes
you numb the noise like no one could
Track Name: It Never Stops (Drown It Out)
noise pounding through the walls
toll free phone calls
I can’t think straight
guitar solos go nowhere
bass lines interfere
I can’t escape
conversation causing frustration
I can’t take it
same phrases worked to death
spoken under your breath
broken record

I don’t wanna hear anything
no lies, advice, or fights
no complaints, arguments, or cries
I just wanna be lost
turn everything off

screams leak under the door
impossible to ignore
I can’t think straight
commercials in between violent movie scenes
I can’t escape
over-analyzing ruining hopes and dreams
I can’t take it
uncomfortable in a crowd
voices are harsh and loud
let’s be louder

I don’t wanna hear anything
no lies, advice, or fights
no complaints, arguments, or cries
I just wanna be lost
turn everything off

drown it out
drown it out
Track Name: Reminders
don’t bring this up
I’ll only get choked up
uncertainty races through my veins
don’t bring this up
I’ll only get choked up
uncertainty pours out from my eyes

and it’s your demise
when you finally realize
you’re not sure where you are going
but everyone’s obsessed with knowing
and you feel lost
when you figure out the odds
when your heart begins to sink
you’ve had too much time to think
too much time to think

don’t bring this up
I’ll only get choked up
uncertainty falters through my voice
don’t bring this up
I’ll feel like a fuck up
uncertainty gets hard to disguise

and you’re forced to lie
when you finally realize
you’re not sure where you are going
but everyone’s obsessed with knowing
and you feel lost
when you figure out the odds
when your heart begins to sink
you’ve had too much time to think
too much time to think

reminders keep crawling back to me
just when I feel safe
now I want to run away
they keep catching up
in my mind I am drowning in doubt
this reality is making it hard for me to breathe
Track Name: Brain Dead
you set yourself up
I can’t bite my tongue
I say too much
the damage is done
tears don’t change anything
they’re old news, overused
this shouldn’t be happening
your one function: self destruction
just waiting to detonate
it hurts to confess, but you’re useless

over and over she never learns
blackboard erased in the night
wake up
get ready to fight
blow everything up
tear everyone down

hammer it into your head, but you’re brain dead
my words bounce right off your buzz
I can’t ignore you now
for years you’ve worn me down
you’re not human anymore
it’s your mission to be the victim
everything’s a disaster
you feel alone and it’s true
how could we possibly respect you?

beyond recognition
the truth is a tragedy
a source of affliction
you bring out the worst in me
a pathetic depiction
of what you’re supposed to be
you are ruined to me

over and over she never learns
blackboard erased in the night
wake up
get ready to fight
blow everything up
tear everyone down