Whiskey Shots In The Parking Lot

A blog/soap box for me to post things about bands I like.

Finch  “Stay With Me”

Once again your eyes make it hard to say goodbye
So I’ll just keep driving
Where do you wanna go?
It doesn’t really matter
As long as you are here with me

Whoa, there’s something in the air tonight
Something that makes me feel alive and I say
Whoa, what were the words that you said to me
That made me feel so special now

Once again your eyes make it hard to ask you why
So I sit here knuckles tight
Hands against the wheel
Your head against the glass and you mean so much to me

Whoa, there’s something in the air tonight
Something that makes me feel alive and I say
Whoa, what were the words that you said to me
That made me feel so special now

Whoa (stay with me)
Whoa (stay with me)
Whoa (stay with me)
Whoa (stay)
Stay with me
Cigarettes and open air, hand in hand
I said stay with me
Cuz every star that I see is brighter than the last
So stay with me

Four Year Strong  “Prepare To Be Digitally Manipulated”

Ladies and Gentleman open up your eyes and ears and listen up! Listen up!
Calling all cars! Calling all cars! Calling all cars!
Let’s put an end to the charade
Show me what you’re living for
You think it’s obvious, you’re so oblivious
I spit my teeth out on the floor
Don’t tell me, I don’t want to know!

I breathe revenge tonight. It never taste so sweet
And baby, if I choke things down for a second
Then maybe I can starve this tragedy
Don’t tell me, I don’t want to know!

So get your story straight
I can think of one reason for you to call home tonight
If I had my way you would find out the hard way
Causing trouble is my business and the business is good
So now I’m calling all cars! Calling all cars! Calling all cars!
It’s time to show your battle scars
And let you know that I’ll be coming back for more

I breathe revenge tonight, It never taste so sweet
And baby, if I choke things down for a second
then maybe I can starve this tragedy
Don’t tell me, I don’t want to know!

I’ll let you know that I’ll be coming back for more
It’s too late for me, Kid
These words are too true
When your heart beats only lies, you’re dead inside

And god forbid when you find yourself off and remembering on
And god forbid when you can’t find the switch in the words
To a song but it’s too late to see me though, Kid

I breathe revenge tonight. It never taste so sweet
And baby, if I choke things down for a second
then maybe I can starve this tragedy
Don’t tell me, I don’t want to know!

Gatsby’s American Dream  “Theatre”

I see the world in a swirl of hues
But my favorite color is shame

Tonight the sky is painted…
Tonight the sky is painted melancholy
And the wind sings songs as if it would lament
Some tragedy on the far side of the world

Or in the deep pockets of my mind
Where I lust after blood and pain

Tonight the sky is painted…
Tonight the sky is painted melancholy
And the wind sings songs as if it would lament
Some tragedy on the far side of the world

I am I and the world is a woman
From whom I must take take take
In an act of lust, in an act of pride
And I am damned, but can I be saved?
But can I be saved?…saved

Tonight the sky is painted…
Tonight the sky is painted…
Tonight the sky is painted…(Tonight the sky is)
Melancholy and the wind sings songs as if it would lament
Some tragedy on the far side of the world

And the wind sings songs as if it would lament
Some tragedy on the far side of the world

H2O  “Sacred Heart”

Hear what I’m saying
It was always true
I was never playing
When it came to you
Never good at showing
What you mean to me
Here’s my last chance
To set my mind at ease

And all the times you slipped
Between the cracks disguised
As something sacred
Never knowing that I wanted you
Hold you in my arms, protect you
Never let the world upset you
Handing my life over to you

I was always running searching for excuses not to be together
Now the chase is over with this ring on your finger
This will be forever

The Killing Tree  “Thems Fighting Words”

The Killing Tree was Tim McIlrath’s band before he started Rise Against.  It’s still on the realm of Rise Against but a little harder with a little more screaming.  If you like Rise Against you should definitely check it out.

Stage set
Curtain
Song queued
Expectation
Spotlight
Act one
Applause/bow
Repeat steps

Can’t you see right now my hands are bleeding
Blisters broken dripping from the ceiling
I don’t want to be here now
I’ve fallen apart and I can’t pick up the pieces
I cry in the dark and cup my ears to seashells
To hear the solitude it brings

So many faces - so many voices - so many reasons
To give this up and this goes on and on

Can’t you hear right now my ears are ringing?
My head held in my hands to stop the spinning
It stops only to start again
My home has long since been replaced
With a world this window pane

Have I finally gone too far to come home?
This world might wait for me tonight, but she won’t
Now only time will tell if these wax-wings will melt
Only moments to spare

We fall asleep with the color of the sunrise
We count the years on circles under our eyes
We dream in shades of blue and gray
We speak in tongues of metaphors and stories
We bleed the ink of subtle allegory
We are the needle in the hay

Twenty One Pilots  “Ode To Sleep”

I don’t know where the hell these dudes came from, but I can’t stop listening to their new album Vessels.  I remembered seeing post about them on Property Of Zack but never checked them out because how they were described didn’t sound like anything I would like.  After reading a bunch of stellar reviews I decided to check it out, and goddamn is good.  It’s nothing like what I normally listen to but it’s so eclectic and covers so much musical grounds over the course of it eleven tracks that there is something for everyone on it.  There’s a lot of bands that attempt something similar by mashing a bunch of genres, styles and sounds together but nine times out of ten it sounds like shit.  It’s hard enough for a group to sound good playing one style of music much less trying their hand at several and then try to combine them into an album that has any semblance of cohesion, but these guys pull out off.  I played it for a bunch of people that all like different kinds of music and everyone has dug it.  I’d definitely recommend check these guys out.  This is the first track of the album but each song explores different sonic territory so if this one doesn’t do anything for you try a couple of the others before you give up on them.

I wake up fine and dandy but then by the time I find it handy
To rip my heart apart and start planning my crash landing
I go up, up, up,up to the ceiling
Then I feel my soul start leaving, like an old man’s hair receding
I’m pleading please, oh please on my knees repeatedly asking
Why it’s got to be like this, is this living free
I don’t want to be the one, be the one who has the sun’s blood on my hands
I’ll tell the moon, take this weapon forged in darkness
Some see a pen, I see a harpoon

I’ll stay awake
'Cause the dark's not taking prisoners tonight
 
Why am I not scared in the morning
I don’t hear those voices calling
I must have kicked them out
I must have kicked them out
I swear I heard demons yelling
Those crazy words they were spelling
They told me I was gone
They told me I was gone

But I’ll tell them
Why won’t you let me go?
Do I threaten all your plans, I’m insignificant
Please tell them you have no plans for me
I will set my soul on fire,
What have I become?
I’ll tell them

On the eve of a day that’s forgotten and fake
As the trees they await and clouds anticipate
The start of a day when we put on our face
A mask that portrays that we don’t need grace
On the eve of a day that is bigger than us
But we open our eyes ‘cause we’re told that we must
And the trees wave their arms and the clouds try to plead
Desperately yelling there’s something we need
I’m not free I asked forgiveness three time
Same amount that I denied, I three-time mvp’ed this crime
I’m afraid to tell you who I adore, won’t tell you what I’m sing towards
Metaphorically I’m a whore, and that’s denial number four

I’ll stay awake
'Cause the dark's not taking prisoners tonight

Why am I not scared in the morning
I don’t hear those voices calling
I must have kicked them out
I must have kicked them out
I swear I heard demons yelling
Those crazy words they were spelling
They told me I was gone
They told me I was gone

But I’ll tell them
Why won’t you let me go?
Do I threaten all your plans, I’m insignificant
Please tell them you have no plans for me
I will set my soul on fire,
What have I become?
I’ll tell them

Senses Fail  “Mi Amor”

Mi amor es mas fuerte que los demonios
Que yo solia frecuentar
Ya no pregunto mi vida
Veo el sol
Ahora que tengo mi amor

You are the ocean and you are the moon
I’ll follow you until the waves come through
Every day I’d die for you
The undertow will pull me back to you

Tu eres mis huesos
Cuando necesito fuerza para vivir
Tu eres los colmillos
Tu eres los dientes
Cuando tengo que rasgar

Mi aliento
Ahora es el fuego
Que una vez fue helado

Yo no soy nada
Yo no soy nada sin ti

Tu eres la luna
Yo soy el lobo
Yo canto para ti
Anhelo
Anhelo

Fall Out Boy  “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)

And here we go.  The much rumored and much anticipated (for some) return of Fall Out Boy is finally here.  There have been tons of speculation and rumors over the last three years since FOB announced their hiatus but it wasn’t really until Property Of Zack posted an exclusive confirmation of their reunion a week and a half ago that I started to think it was actually going to happen.  While other sites ran it as simply an internet rumor without even crediting Zack, I’ve been following his site for awhile and I knew that if he was putting his and his sites reputation on the line that he had something concrete.  And so yesterday morning he was vindicated when Fall Out Boy announced not only that they were getting back together, but they have a full tour booked, released a brand new song, and already have a new album recorded and in the can to be released in May.  I have to admit even though Zack did kind of get a jump on them and leaked a little info a week before the actual announcement, the fact they managed to get an album recorded and an entire tour booked in total secrecy is pretty fucking impressive in the internet age. 

Now the song.  I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I hit play and if I was going to hear a throw back to their earlier albums, something that sounded like a Folie à Deux B-side, or some kinds of mash up between Patrick Stump’s solo material and Pete Wentz’s Black Cards project that never really went anywhere.  After listening to it several times I’m still not entirely sure what the hell it is that I’m hearing.  That’s definitely Stump’s voice and he can still sing the shit out of anything put in front of him.  Wentz’s lyrics are easy enough to recognize though I can’t say I’ve found any of them very poignant since From Under The Cork Tree.  Beyond that there’s not much that screams ‘This is a Fall Out Boy song!”.  There’s the electronic flourishes we’ve heard from them in the past but those always seemed to be balanced out by the guitars and drums.  I barely heard any of either on this song.  Not to say that this song is bad by any means, but it’s probably not the first thing fans were expecting to hear after a long lay off.  But maybe that’s the point.  The video depicts rapper 2 Chainz (you’re guess is as good as mine) and two female accomplices burning cds and vinyl of FOB’s past albums along with t-shirts, stickers and other memorabilia.  Perhaps they’re saying this is their new beginning and forget about what came before, they didn’t get back together to rehash what they’ve already done and they won’t be letting their past dictate their future.  All in all it’s hard to tell too much about an album from one song and we’re just going to have to wait as other songs will inevitably trickle out to get an idea of what FOB have in store for us.

Be careful making wishes in the dark, dark
Can’t be sure when they’ve hit their mark, mark
And besides in the meantime I’m just dreaming of tearing you apart
I’m in the details with the devil
So now the world can never get me on my level
I just got to get you out of the cage
I’m a young lover’s rage
Gonna need a spark to ignite
My songs know what you did in the dark

So light em up, light em up, light em up
I’m on fire
So light em up, light em up, light em up
I’m on fire

(In the dark, dark
In the dark, dark)

All the writers keep writing what they write
Somewhere another pretty vein just dies
I’ve got the scars from tomorrow and I wish you could see
That you’re the antidote to everything except for me
A constellation of tears on your lashes
Burn everything you love
Then burn the ashes
In the end everything collides
My childhood spat back out the monster that you see
My songs know what you did in the dark

So light em up, light em up, light em up
I’m on fire
So light em up, light em up, light em up
I’m on fire

(In the dark, dark
In the dark, dark)

My songs know what you did in the dark
My songs know what you did in the dark

So light em up, light em up, light em up
I’m on fire
So light em up, light em up, light em up
I’m on fire

(In the dark, dark
In the dark, dark)

The Story So Far  “Right Here

So here’s the first song off The Story So Far’s new album What Do You See.  Not too much of a departure from anything from Under Soil And Dirt.  The tempo is a little slower than most of the songs from that album and vocalist Parker Cannon appears to be trying to do a little more actual singing then his normal shouted vocals but the songs doesn’t suffer from these slight changes.  Overall it’s a good song though it lacks some of the energy of their previous material.  Can’t wait to hear what the rest of the album sounds like.

All I really want is to stay right here right now
There’s so much more to talk abou
The mind you broke and the price that it costs me now, me now

Do you see good intent? When you read me
You’re trying to test me
You don’t get my mindset
You only see the where and the when
Is that how your time’s spent?
Anticipate then it’s gone again
Its appeal is the lust for the things you conceal
Roll on like the spoke in your wheel
Until it breaks and you feel how I feel

All I really want is to stay right here right now
There’s so much more to talk about
The mind you broke and the price that it costs me now, me now

When I was gone I slept by myself and woke up alone
It feels like a fracture
A split in the bone, no more safe time
For us to be home, leaving this again and when
You’re in their backyards
You’re not here you can’t tie my seams
So pick out those glass shards
They don’t belong in your feet

Head on the wall tell me why I feel so small
When I don’t even care at all

All I really want is to stay right here right now
There’s so much more to talk about
The mind you broke and the price that it costs me now, me now

New Found Glory  “On My Mind”

Let’s make a date out of the cinema
Then stay out till early in the morning
I always like it cause we take it slow
While everyone around us seems so hurried

It feels familiar, cause I’ve been here before
When your words
Swept the ground right from under me
Remember when you were so insecure
Now you can’t get your hands up off of me

But the time we spent was so short
Can’t believe it’s time to go again

You’re always on my mind, all the time
On my mind, believe it
You’re always on my mind, all the time
On my mind, believe it

Can we pick it up where you left off
When you said you’ll never get over me
I’ll take for granted every roll off your tongue
Cause you’re screaming out all your honesty

But the time we spent was so short
Can’t believe it’s time to go again

You’re always on my mind, all the time
On my mind, believe it
You’re always on my mind, all the time
'Cause there's nothing I'd rather think about, believe it, believe it

You know it’s time,
You see the bags at the door
I’m minutes away from departing
In exchange for a few last words
Will never be enough for me

You’re always on my mind, all the time
On my mind, believe it
You’re always on my mind, all the time
'Cause there's nothing I'd rather think about, believe it, believe it
You’re always on my mind
On my mind, believe it

But the time we spent was so short
Can’t believe it’s time to go again

(You’re always on my mind, all the time
On my mind, believe it
You’re always on my mind, all the time
On my mind, believe it)

Dredg  “Bug Eyes”

Bring back those good ol’ days
Nothin’ feels right, nothin’ ever goes my way
I threw my future away, now, I walk alone
Out here in the cold wanderin’ astray

Where’s my future? Gonna need a home
You’d expect the same
Now, wouldn’t you, wouldn’t you?

Your journey back to birth
It’s haunting you, it’s haunting you
Your departure from the earth
It’s haunting you, it’s haunting you

Only those who accept will find that acceptance in return
When you’ve been trimmed by like edges
Thrown just aside and wilt and spit at each other
From a distance with constant resistant from you

I’m gonna need a home
You’d expect the same
Now, wouldn’t you, wouldn’t you?

Your journey back to birth
It’s haunting you, it’s haunting you
Your departure from the earth
It’s haunting you, it’s haunting you

It’s been ten years strong, that’s much too long
It’s time to do somethin’ good for my health
Time to do somethin’ good for myself
It’s been ten years strong, that’s much too long
It’s time to do somethin’ good for my health
Time to do somethin’ good for myself

I’ve wasted all this time
I’ve wasted all this time

Your journey back to birth
It’s haunting you, it’s haunting you
Your departure from the earth
It’s haunting you, it’s haunting you

Your journey back to birth
It’s haunting you, it’s haunting you
Your departure from the earth
It’s haunting you, it’s haunting you

Hellogoodbye  “Finding Something To Do”

I could see our fingers all intertwined
With all your wrinkles perfectly suiting mine
Oh, somewhere down the line

Probably we’d run out of things to do
Holding onto what’s left of our fleeting youth
But what else can you do?

Driving home tonight, I didn’t see the lights
I was just watching you sleep in shotgun
I could have crashed the car

I could tell our summer was just in bloom
Opened up the windows in the bedroom
When you woke me up at noon

Oh, I was waiting for summer to turn to fall
Sick and tired of everything moving at a crawl
If it moved at all

Driving home tonight, I didn’t see the lights
I was just watching you sleep in shotgun
I could have crashed the car

As long as there’s something to see
I’ll see it with you
As long as the days can seem
We’ll find something to do

And if ever your love should leave
Just swear you’ll follow it through
And I swear I’ll always follow you

You have spent your better years bored with me
Sat about waiting for eventually
Which I can’t wait to see

As long as there’s something to see
I’ll see it with you
As long as the days can seem
We’ll find something to do

If ever your love should leave
Just swear you’ll follow it through
And I swear I’ll always follow you
I swear I’ll always follow you

Alkaline Trio  “Stupid Kid”

There are things that used to make me smile
One of them was you for just a little while
You left me for dead so far away
I replaced you with fear and shame
You’ll be happy on the day I die

There are things that used to make me laugh
But now they’re deeply buried in the past
I left them there so far away
Replaced my humor with my pain
I’ll be happy on the day it dies

Remember when I said I love you
Well, forget it I take it back
I was just a stupid kid back then
I take back every word that I said

There are things that used to make you cry
One of them was me for just a little while
Why is it that you had to say
Goodbye in your special way
You slashed the tires on my car

Remember when I said I love you
Well, forget it I take it back
I was just a stupid kid back then
I take back every word that I said

Remember when I said I love you
Well, forget it I take it back
I was just a stupid kid back then
I take back every word that I said

Thrice  “The Earth Will Shake”

We dream of ways to break these iron bars
We dream of black nights without moon or stars
We dream of tunnels and of sleeping guards
We dream of blackouts in the prison yard

Heartbroken we found
A gleam of hope
harken to the sound
A whistle blows
Heaven sent reply
However small
Evidence of life
Beyond these walls
Born and bred
In this machine
Wardens dread
To see us dream
We hold tight
To legends of
Real life
The way it was before

We dream of jailers throwing down their arms
We dream of open gates and no alarms

We dream of ways to break these iron bars
We dream of black nights without moon or stars

Heartbroken, we found
A gleam of hope
Harken to the sound,
A whistle blows
Heaven sent reply
However small
Evidence of life
Beyond these walls
Born and bred
In this machine
Wardens dread
To see us dream
We hold tight
To legends of
Real life,
The way it was before

Look to the day the earth will shake
These weathered walls will fall away

Head Automatica  “The Razor”

This is television, late night television, scripted with precision
A corner store pulp fiction sits where your heart isn’t
And with your eyes so green, and your pinkish theme
You made an old friend seem rather dead to me
Alas, the weapon sex can be

Your body is a weapon and you’re afraid it could get out
A friend of the devil and you’re afraid it could get out

Don’t say I don’t cut when I do, I do, I do
Don’t say I’m lying when I’m true, I’m true, I’m true
The razor

You were all suspicious, so vile and omniscious, with a heart so vicious
And dare you ask what this is, this is so delicious
To eat the best of you like the others do
We take your pride from you
The drive-in, the embassy, the jets, it’s all the same to me

Your body is a weapon and you’re afraid it could get out
A friend of the devil and you’re afraid it could get out

Don’t say I don’t cut when I do, I do, I do
Don’t say I’m lying when I’m true, I’m true, I’m true
The razor (the razor)
Don’t say we’re healing when it’s just not what we do

So many suitors, I don’t even have a suit to wear
So many influential fingers running through your hair
I am the razor in the hands of your heart
And I am the razor in the hands of god

Don’t say I don’t cut when I do, I do, I do (I do, I do)
Don’t say I’m lying when I’m true, I’m true, I’m true (I do,I do)
The razor (the razor)
Don’t say we’re healing when it’s just not what we do (the razor)
Don’t say we’re healing when it’s just not what we do (the razor)
Don’t say we’re healing when it’s just not what we do