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Aggressive Jazz

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1.
Dreamer 02:51
We'll get banished for this We'll get banished for this for sure We'll be punished for this We'll be punished for this for sure Stay, stay, stay No, go, go, go The more you sleep The less you know I'm such a quitter You're a dreamer having nightmares all the time, Just waiting for the future to crumble Behind bloodshot eyes, where I'm trying to find A momentary weary smile A revolutionary sigh You're such a kidder I'm a dreamer having nightmares all the time Just waiting for the future to crumble Behind bloodshot eyes, where I'm trying to hide A momentary weary smile A revolutionary sigh
2.
Peterman 02:35
It was the first of May when I first saw your face You were hunkered down waiting thought the Race, the chase, the pace of all the passers-by The look behind those bright eyes But I came and I saw, picked you up, took you home With me Now I can't imagine life without you How did I ever truly live? On bad days you make me, Sofa King, glad to be alive Sofa King, I love you Every day, Sofa King, I make believe you'll never die Sofa King, I need you It was the end of June when I packed you up Put you in the car and drove you up To a magic place, starry-eyed face A shot into peaceful space with majestic grace You bolted, I shouted, you came back, and I grinned So happy that you wouldn't leave me Because I can't imagine life without you How would I ever truly live?
3.
To The Woods 01:40
Society, Civilization Slowly fades away In the rearview mirror Solitude, Isolation Is what we're building towards You're gaze out the window Our minds are toxic And there's no better way to spend the dying day With that look on your face There's no better place Than the hell that's in our heads EIEIO It's easier said, We're better off dead But we won't spend all day in bed EIEIO
4.
I don't know who I am I don't know where I'm going today or for the rest of my days I just don't understand Why does the weight of the world rest upon all our heads I ponder this On the long drives home From a job that I hate (and want to quit) I take a deep break, go to bed, wake up, do it all again Is this really what I've become? A whiny piece of shit complaining about all these little things? Is this really all I have? I sink into the night on the back porch with a beer and book in hand And I can't resist The static tone Of those dirty records (on the stereo) As I stand up, stare ahead, and take off never looking back again Away I go Off into my head again Wishing this moment would never end
5.
Waydin 01:45
Waydin-Don't let the world get you down Waydin-Don't let 'em treat you like a clown Waydin-Don't let 'em fuck you up inside Waydin-Don't let 'em force you to forget- About the hope you hold in site! Waydin-The world is a scary place Waydin-They'll try to rub it in your face Waydin-It's all about how you handle it Waydin-Alway remember that you should- Never quite, Waydin Use your voice, Waydin It's your choice, Waydin
6.
There's a painting on my wall Tells a tale of another time Seems so much better than this one There's a man in a coonskin cap Looking off into the Rockies He is still, yet says a thousand words And I can't tell If it's him or I Starring off into nothing Off to a better place As time crawls Relentlessly Into the moment Destroying everything I take the painting from the wall Rest it upon a wooden chair Hold in a deep breath, finish off the beer I smile into the light That is radiating from the clock Smash the bottle, press my face into the glass
7.
Mint 02:58
1, 2 -Lace up my shoe 3, 4 - Kick down the door 5, 6 - Chucking bricks 7, 8 - Misjudge my fate 9, 10 - Let's do it again All we are, are all the place Of where we've been and where we come from All we are, are all the faces Of whom we've met and have befriended The who, the why, the where, the when We're all the same in the end There's deviation across the nation From a bitter past, miscommunication They've caused it all, so not we fall Into the vortex trapped behind a wall I need a mint Give me a mint All this pressure of an unknown measure Will kill us all if we don't find the cure We need to relax, or we will relapse Into a broken future caused by these present cracks Thanks for the mint
8.
Earthquakes 02:52
It was a bright Spring day When I got that call Your dad had passed And left us all It was a bright Spring day When I got that call My granddad had passed And left us all A single fall from grace I brace myself As my heart aches And my hands shake Time stands still through these earthquakes Reluctant rest Reacquiring past We feel destroyed though we do our best Pictures crash Leaving a dust-free silhouette Like an open gash Door frames quiver Memories of you passing through My spine shivers But we carry on Sing an upbeat song Try to keep a pep in our step It's all we can do While we're missing you Wish it didn't have to be this way Rock on Roll on
9.
Deep breath, bitter air Exhale the reminder of why we are all here Look up, stars tossed Remnants of ourselves that will soon be lost (This is breaking down) Buried head, sleep sound A distant memory of first walking upon ground Dancing waves, subtle breeze The realization of the lies our eyes perceive (This is giving up) We never learned how, or how not to breathe We just figured it out when we were born We need to learn now how to sink We need to learn before we drown Listen close, turning gears Touch, taste, feel all the beauty that resides here To the ocean From where the sun comes To where the world falls To where our blood runs From the forest To where the moon crawls From where the stars sing To where we spawn from Back to that perfect day That we spent in the city Walked the busy streets You looked so pretty Back to when I was born In the hospital My mom shed tears of joy What a mess I would become
10.
Trash 03:12
I got a sixer and a pack of smokes I put a padlock on the door I'm not leaving until there is something Bleeding from my core But I can't think of a single fucking thing to say We're been here all before The "artists" that we are Trying to make the old new This is all we know This is all we have And I know - You've heard this all before I just can't help myself- Yeah, I try to be different, But I'm getting too old And it doesn't make any difference- Anymore - We've tried this all before But we just can't help ourselves- In this age that we're living It doesn't pay to be different Just need to learn when to give in Is this cryptomnesia Or straight plagiarism? Trash, won't pick it up, take them lights away Trash, won't pick it up, don't take your life away

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Recorded at the 7th Street Space in DeKalb, IL and the CAVE in Palatine, IL between June 2016 and May 2017.

All songs written, recorded, and mixed by Connor McNenrey.

Dedicated to Charles and Waydin McNerney.

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released May 19, 2017

Connor McNerney- Guitars and vocals
Jake Joyce - Drums

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