Live @ Brain House, Cincinnati

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Recorded live on tape by Russell at Eyemachine Recordings, during a show at Brain House on Marshall Ave. in Cincinnati, OH on July 9th, 2012. After having broken a crash cymbal, a ride cymbal was used in its place for the rest of the band's June-July tour; here it washes out a lot of the recorded audio from the show. The last two songs (???, "Maybe Next Year") from the show were corrupted and lost to time.


released July 9, 2012

Engineer: Russell (Eyemachine Recordings)
Guitar/Vox: Adam
Drums: Mike
Bass: Nikki
Backup Vox: Drunk Cincinnatians



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Track Name: First Crush (Live)
What is t about you I can't get out of my head?
What is it about you that keeps me awake in my bed?
What drives me so mad is something I've never had
What makes me so sad is thinking it might not happen.

You're always on my mind
and now I can't sleep at night
You're always in my head
It feels like my First Crush again.

You drive me crazy in the best/worst way
it's quite enslaving, but I don't want to get away
My hands are tied, but I still want to hold you
and even if I tried I couldn't stop wanting you.

Track Name: Nosebleed (Live)
I'm just another silver medal
you can put the pedal to the metal
you expediate my broken heart
I enjoy the ride because I lose before I start.

At best I'm tarnished silver
at worst I'm nothing at all
Do you mind slowing down?
cause we're going full throttle into a wall.

I'm the toy at the bottom of your chest
blow off the dust and let's regress
back to a time where we had such joy
just another night with your last resort boy.

I know I shouldn't piss and moan
but how many nights are spent by the phone?
I can't help but be annoyed that I'm always
your last resort boy

Track Name: 3:00am (Live)
I trusted my pencil in the dark
to write the words coming from my heart
but the words ran together and I forgot what I wanted to say.

I wish I wrote that letter wrong
but you'll be married before long
we said I love you
and I said goodbye.

I never had you but I lost you.
I never knew you but I love you.
It's 3 AM. and I can't sleep. Because I know..
You're gone.

I'd cut my hair.
I'd shave my beard.
I'd wear nice jeans
and I'd never swear.

Track Name: Dumb Luck (Live)
The joke got old cause it's been told too many times
and now I can't find an audience for my bit
and the one I had got sick, of the same old tired slapstick

whoa, now I've got no place to go
whoa, now I've completely lost control
whoa, went too long running on dumb luck
whoa, now I guess my time is up

lost my place in line so now I'm trying hard to find somewhere to cut in
and some to absolve me of my sins of avarice and sloth
I though I had a head start
and then I turned failing into an art


guess my time is up
guess my time is up

Track Name: Hopeless Romantic (Live)
(Bouncing Souls cover)

I don't know what other people see
Or what they think is love
But I know what it means to me
I fall in love so easily
And it's hard to let your guard down
Something you never wanted to
I gave you my love and if you turned away
I guess I'd be screwed, but...

I'm a hopeless romantic
You're just hopeless

Beer and wine does me fine but
It doesn't always do
When I get back up and dust off
I always come back to you.
I'm my own man with my own plan
I can't do the things you want me to
I'm kinda lazy and I kinda stink
But I'll clean myself up for you
Track Name: Failure on the Run (Live)
His head is in the gutter and his only friend is in his hand.
Thinks back to days of thunder and wonders what went wrong.

he's stuck in a rut of internet porn and smut
cause minimum wage just can't afford those corner whores.

He left his ambitions in a jar that he lost 4 years ago.
He was gonna go far but he started out a little slow.

He's down in the basement looking for a replacement
for his trashy life of anger and resent.

Left his lover in a car with a bullet in her head.
Pushed it in the lake and has been on the run ever since.

He said "I can't believe you felt sorry for me
you judged me before you ever heard my story".
Track Name: Hypocrite of the Year (Live)
I don't wanna see your face or hear your voice around this place again
your voice is the sound of a bullet piercing someones head
You're a semen stain that won't come out of your mothers sheets
so slit your wrist and shave your head and call yourself a marine.

I don't see a place in my life for you anymore
you became what you set out to destroy.
you can call yourself a man till your voice gets sore
but inside you're just a little girl who wants to be a...

Don't wana smell your breath or hear your voice within the air I breathe
don't wana hear what I should do or what I should believe.
The knife you hide behind is the knife that stabs you in the back
and the life you claim to have is the life that you lack.

(chorus) X2
Track Name: Half-Way Written (Live)
So I've been told that I should never change.
But then I'm told that I am ridiculous and strange.

my mind is quite like a Half Way Written song
Verse, chorus, verse and then the solo goes all wrong.

I am a catalogue of long lost parodies.
I am an atom bomb of doubt and uncertainty.
I am locked out of where common sense is the key.
I am the definition of instability.

So I was frowned upon for for having a mind of my own.
So I was thrown in a ward that felt so much like home