More To Lose

by Sofapunch

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1.
Trenchcoat going past his knees Looking down avoiding every eye he sees The sun is out but to him it's dark The wheel is turnin' hard Nothing makes sense when you're stuck in the backyard Life is no fun But some people like to speak Tellin' him that he's a freak No friends, no job People call me a slob but I am who I am You don't know me but I bet you probably see Your own version of little ol' me Piercings in every place Liberty spikes that could be seen from space The jeans are tight but so is the fist The revolution is now He's gonna start it but he doesn't know how The government is "Killing us all" But some people like to speak Tellin' him that he's a freak No friends, no job People call me a slob but I am who I am You don't know me but I bet you probably see Your own version of little ol' me Rancid said that you're a time bomb You got me figured all wrong Stop pushing on me
2.
An opportunity A loophole in his interwoven company, which holds to him It buries him, so he barely gets to see his wife and children He wants more Oh, he wants more Patience is a virtue, but only for the weak, so he grabs the reigns And pulls the horse down the path he sees Nothing's gonna be the same again Strap yourself in cause the life that your living Is taking you away And It's never gonna change Isn't this what you wanted? Isn't this what you needed? Isn't this what you came for? No A blown safe, an open wound Can't grab the green poison that kills you The buzzer's shattering his clenched teeth And the Blue, it calls him from the street "Are you ready?" Were you ever really ready? Ski partners all dressed in black Push the door aside and start the rat-a-tat-tat-tat Nothing's gonna be the same again Strap yourself in cause the life that your living Is taking you away And It's never gonna change Isn't this what you wanted? Isn't this what you needed? Isn't this what you came for? No This is what you get Cause it's all that is left When you try to shoot the moon with a double-sided deck And tell me was it worth it? Was this the answer to your momentary dreams? A nightmare can become more vivid than you expect If you let it
3.
Suggestions are falling short of my newly deaf ears Which are blown, shot, damaged by the yell Of my future and how it's laying down the bricks that I walk on And wearing down the past that I've come from As a kid I was told, I didn't know, how could I know?, and so I fold I wasted all my chips on a hand for a single card that never did land It's a slap in the face to know what they had found Was the very single card that I had held, oh my This cloud I know won't dissipate And simple quotes just can't explain But I wouldn't have it any other way "For all those years!" Is what he screamed Weren't half as bad as they seemed When simple tangents are broken I won't forget to scream "Take Me!" Take a teaspoon now and go back in a couple of days But I'm way too sick for that My music, my virus, is starting to spread Up, down, inside-out, write it down from back to front How could a couple loose sheets, a piece of broken lead, and a little kids head turn into something like this? I remember running down the street with my shoes untied when a man stopped me On a knee, he tied my shoes and he said to me; "Son, you better listen to the rhythm of your heart. For it provides the drumbeat to the melody your life will surely write" And when it comes for me I'll scream these words to find within the meaning of this revolutionary time And together, we'll listen, together
4.
Trip up reality Defy your salary Go find calamity and enjoy the view Find your own sanity Look into the clarity Understand humility It all questions you And I don't care about the standards we share And I don't care about society's stare Yet we question the known We're rebels, tried and true Reject conformity Rise against the tyranny Seek out the sympathy Double back to meet your fate Pick up the dignity Hold onto humanity Embrace your destiny It's almost too late And I don't care about the standards we share And I don't care about society's stare Yet we question the known We're rebels, tried and true Pushed to the back of the line No one cares to listen No one has the time Where you back down is where we stand firm We refuse to accept this hand me down world Confide in certainty Deny hypocrisy Truth is in the T.V. It'll suck you dry Look past the imagery Open up curiosity Sofapunch the treachery There's no answer to the question why Pushed to the back of the line No one cares to listen No one has the time Where you back down is where we stand firm We refuse to accept this hand me down world
5.
Love Buttons 04:04
I gotta date tonight I'm in love and it feels good We'll stay in, order some food Maybe I'll get nude It doesn't matter And If I treat her right I'll turn her on and then she'll glow I'll push her buttons, then she'll know She'll put on a show just for me Parents think I'm crazy Friends think I'm lazy But please don't mind the drool You point and you taunt Laugh all you want, but I know what I need Video games you rule my world Don't want daylight, don't want any girls Cause all I need is you and me and the T.V. screen Cause video games, I love you Oh man this can't be right You're so quick what can I do I have one more chance to get to you So tight will I make it through? I just don't know Yeah Menage a Trois! I'll bring a friend, we'll double team The enemy on her widescreen You know what I mean... (Most Righteous Solo) I feel so comatose, paralyzed White-knuckled with blood-shot eyes I feel so brain-dead But who needs a brain when you've got video games?
6.
You're sweating, You're dreading, You're living the truth You're bucket of sanity leaks from abuse The sweat it drips and all of you starts to doubt How it could be that in the end you amount to nothing They say that everything good must come to an end You're not ready yet, you don't wanna pretend For anything more than what you need Fight until the end and all that is seen is nothing No more morals to compromise The only one left is your pal .45 And he shows no compassion, no remorse Quickly he'll take you to somewhere much worse Somewhere much worse than life (Can't keep up) With the path that I'm following (Can't keep up) My head which is sinking (Can't keep up) This cold war anymore Listen to me Cause I have the power now to supersede Your eyes which are rooted in reality No sympathy, I understand But pulling this trigger doesn't make you a man Lending a hand to a man who has three gives him nothing more than an apology And that cocky bastard will try to preach to you That he who has more needs no help from the few Needs no help from the few (Can't keep up) With the path that I'm following (Can't keep up) My head which is sinking (Can't keep up) This cold war anymore Cause it's easy, it's easy they all like to say It's easy, It's easy just give it another day It's easy, It's easy they all like to say It's easy, It's easy just give it another day But enough's enough when the clock says it's up And thinking about the future has just lost it's touch And when I'm lying alone I'll ask myself why there was never a moment to Stop (Haunting Horn Solos)
7.
You're sweating, You're dreading, You're living the truth You're bucket of sanity leaks from abuse The sweat it drips and all of you starts to doubt How it could be that in the end you amount to nothing
8.
I don't think I can ever make this right Can a retired hired gun find peace with what he's done And live a blue-collared life? But how can you forget all the places I've been? And how can you forget all the people I've sinned? I guess I'm giving up, so wish me good-luck One more job to prove that I'm done (Ain't No, Nowhere to go) The tick-tock of the clock's haunting melody (Ain't No, Nowhere to go) Reminds us all of what has passed and what we used to be What could I say? Tip your hat to the one who is holding the gun This constant remorse has now run out its course Do I have to die just to restart my life? I don't know (Ain't No, Nowhere to go) The tick-tock of the clock's haunting melody (Ain't No, Nowhere to go) Reminds us all of what has passed and what we used to be (Ain't No, Nowhere to go) The fact that we forget, the fact that's buried (Ain't No, Nowhere to go) You're not being chased, you don't have to escape
9.
Mat Sux 05:33
Lemme catch you up to date about my roomie and the girls who wait He can't seem to schedule time, cause they have to wait in line But if you are a lucky one, take off your boots and get ready for fun! I'll be trying to sleep so keep that in mind when you're on the top bunk Losing Your Mind I'm gonna try to pick up the pace A better picture I'll try to paint Now imagine with me, if you please A girl every night, but none for me I know, I know there'll be a guest tonight I know, I know I'll wake up in a fright But tell me, tell me where I should go When the lights go off and the clothes hit the floor? Mat Sux With every minute I count each tick I try to sleep but I get seasick You can hear it from down the hall The bed keeps slammin' into the wall Under the pillow I try to hide But the moans and groans they get you every time For the door, I try to run but I slip on the underwear and That's No Fun You see, I'm not jealous don't get me wrong I love my roomie, that's why I wrote this song I'm always happy the sky's are blue.... Who am I kidding? I f*ckin' hate you Mat Sux
10.
Living on the corner, nothing to wear Beat up shoes and ratty old hair I know she ain't got nothing to eat Every other day she's beggin' for change An empty shell is all that remains of a beautiful girl That could've been Big big dreams aren't big as they seem They're living their lives by lesser means But happiness is few and far between the cracks that they have fallen through Society's complacency and dependency on imagery which rarely ever Tends to through a bone To the few who stand alone They all stand alone Nothing but a suit, a faceless name Passing offices all filled with shame Daydreams are all that's left to him A patting on the back, a wave goodbye Nobody said that he didn't try They can't see they hold the gun Would you play a game you weren't allowed to win? One life's all I got I'll give everything a shot If I die tomorrow then I'll know Making ends meet, find the humor in life Buying odds and ends, working 9 to 5 Time's up, the buzzer's going off A shapeless night, alone again A muffled light fills your head my friend The answer's not found in the remote Would you play a game you weren't allowed to win?

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released May 12, 2005

Alex Nauth: Vocals
Mat Franklin: Rhythm Guitar/Vox
Tom Schleiter: Lead Guitar/Vox
Hans Henschen: Bass
Kevin Kane: Drums
Creel O'Neil: Trumpet
Andy Easton: Sax/Piano
Neal Paul: Trombone
Chris Horan: Trombone

Recorded and Mastered in Chicago at Uptown Studios by Rob Ruccia
Artwork and Layout by Steve Clarke

Bonus Songs Recorded and Mastered by Tom Schleiter

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