Not Here to Make Friends

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The inevitable third EP!

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released May 19, 2017

Written and Produced by TALK SHOW HOST
Engineered by John Dinsmore @ Lincoln County Social Club
Mixed/Mastered by Olive t'Servrancx-Bierman @ Electrik Box Studio
Art Direction/Photos/Design by Harley Haskett
Guest Vocals on "I Hate Men (I Hate All Men)" by Madeleine Maynard

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Two recovering punks and an indie rocker walk into a bar.

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Track Name: Dead Meat
my whole world caught fire
and so i built this wall
a concrete curtain
high on my own low
i crouch in the shadows
i wait for the gallows
i think i've been here once before

no i don't want another lease on life
i wanna own this one outright

time will drown our love
we'll choke on the hours
the comfort of cowards
a bolt across the lighthouse door

and no i don't want another lease on life
i wanna own this one outright

i'm dead meat, i'm certified
i'm dead meat, i'm cured and fried

outrun, outlaw that flame
it cripples just the same
but for one moment in the night
you might just catch the fire in my tired eyes
Track Name: We're Not Here to Make Friends
when sun sets on good intentions and artificial inspiration
you sign a DNR
you're gonna be a fucking star

sidle up with condescension
shaking hands for misdirection
"hey could you do a solid? we didn't come prepared."
"caught us unaware, and i gotta do my hair."

altered egos, bloodshot eyes
separate and ostracize
throwing horns as you slip out the door

i'll play to no one, i don't care
we backed the right horse in the wrong year
your manifesto, sing it loud and clear:

"we're not here to make friends. we're just here to win."
Track Name: I Hate Men (I Hate All Men)
i can do what
i can say what i please
i can go where i choose, i can take what i need
i can take a little more and i can guarantee

i won't step to the side
or give up my seat
i won't listen to reason or change my opinion
i probably won't even notice when the chorus sings

i hate men
i hate all men
we're insufferable
i hate men
i hate ALL men
we're malevolent, unintelligent and irrelevant, y'know
and who let us run the show?

i'm a powerful guy
i'm distinguished and tough
look me in the eye and try to understand
i set the lowest bar and get the upper hand

you're a fly on my car
you're a steak i could (over)cook
you're obligated to suffer unsolicited bluster
let me stop you there and tell you why you're wrong

i hate men
i hate all men
and the sounds we make
i hate men
i hate all men
the entitlement and irrelevant malevolence, y'know
and what do we have to show?

when i'm walking all alone, one finger on my phone
don't look at me, don't talk to me
i just wanna make it home

you're a virulent stain of insignificant pus
an obsolete machine, a disfigure of speech
and when the train doors close i hope they catch on your teeth

i hate men
i hate all men
with no caveats, with no asterisk, with no qualification
i hate all men
Track Name: Watch Him Fall
watch him fall
look for answers but there's really none at all
he's got no hold
no amount of social networking could buy a sense of common control

after all, we're animal
ephemeral, i guess
we're nothing after all

it's just a dream
miles of footage but you can't recut the scene
you push in close
every frame looks like a photograph you found in an obituary

after all, we're animal
ephemeral, i guess
we're nothing after all

"i walk through walls," he said.
"everyone will know my name. they'll give their lives to feel the same."
"i can walk through walls," he said.
"and cure this cancer in my head."

but after all, we're animal
ephemeral, i guess
we're nothing after all

he's not your friend
he made that clear to you a week before the end
they found him cold
in the backseat of the cadillac he bought when he turned 40 years old.
Track Name: A Nervous Wreck
all rise and shout in unison!
bug-eyed.
spittle-flecked and taut.
shit flies.
we'll nail it to the wall.

they can't tell us what to think!
they'll try
we'll shut our eyes and hum theme songs
from back when we were young

and just ignore the open door
you can't go wrong when you belong
and we're not wrong!

join us when you're ready
we've got these awful songs to sing with you
you know the tune, the rhythm and the key

all eyes, avert from travesty
deny your own anatomy
terrify!
yeah, trust us, we know better.
we know better than you.

you're not turning out all right
no one wants to hear from you
we're 21st, you're 1957

so just ignore the open door
you can't go wrong when you belong
to a nervous wreck