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Token of Appropriation

by Jock Itch

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Trench Foot 02:59
Charging forward Brave the weather Trying to keep my ducks together Growing older Means dying faster Everything is a disaster Passion, virtue, dissipating Satisfaction slowly grating Always seems like I am skating On thin ice where failures waiting And now the rain will come And wash out everything I've done Lightning strikes in the same places Dealt a hand, nothing but aces Filling up the empty spaces With the turds found in rat-races Slap my ass and call me "Happy" Always am, does that sound sappy? Floor the gas of a jalopy Crashing fast, let's make this snappy We trudge, we trudge Through sludge, through sludge
Complication with the conversation When it isn't bountiful it makes us distant Remember back when this was new Back when you gave us soul tattoos And cleaned us up and sent us on our way? Because of you We've become who we are today And we hope you understand When it's time to pay you back We'll be shelling out a whole tenfold
I'm going through the motions of awareness There's dumbells on my eyelids I'm struggling I know dreamcatchers don't do a thing But they save me If only for tonight For the rest of my life I'm fading I don't want this to upset Anyone that I respect But my patience is wearing thin So take me home and tuck me in I know this will affect Every morsel of regret The promises I never keep 'Cause all I wanna do is sleep
I DABBLED IN ACNE: A crater face An astral place A lunar mission sprawl A mark encased Past time and space That might outlive us all What's the spec on the specks? What's the spec on the neck? DOG DAYS: Facedown in the lawn Counting the reasons why I don't give a damn Wake up at 3AP Wander the streets with a grin and no idea who I am No sign of intelegent life here Even more reason why we should be afraid I want to sail the ocean Find out how the stars were made Sit in the shade of a willow tree Drinking rum and lemonade
Cream 02:28
Hi, how are you? I'm doing fine Ok, well, there's absolutely no reason to lie I'm feeling low *sigh* Pills and smokes can't be the only things to get me by I wish there was a cream A cream for this When I get weepy I wish there was a cream A cream for this Cover me completely Because I've spent long nights Drunk to the beat Of the same three emo songs playing on repeat I'm getting sick This just can't stay So please lube me up and send me on my way
Undercard 01:47
So what if we're not from your town? So what if we're not renown? Content within the undercard
Silence turns to deafening sound Build it up, just to burn it down Procrastination demolished With every word you wrote A golden turd is polished Pulled from liner-notes One more round Rack 'em up - Take 'em down So much to prove We're running out of time Try to sprint Trip at the starting- Line them up, leave them left for dead With every word that we ever said With everything that we ever made Packed away in a Rubbermaid What in tarnation is this game we play? (Hey, hey, hey, hey) It's for the love, we'd do it anyway (Hey, hey, hey, hey)
Crack a beer, spark a smoke, talk politics Write a riff; they sound the same, who cares We keep on doing the same shit But it doesn't bother us at all Yeah, we get so down complacent But it doesn't bother us at all 'Cause there's no time for contemplation Yeah, there's barely time to blink You can miss it in an instant It's better to just let it breathe Just let it breathe We'll do this all the way to the grave
We've tried this and we've tried that Paddling this a broken oar Can't fight the current anymore We've seen this and we've heard that Scraped through with a fine-toothed comb Drove it all the way home We're surrounded By the ones we love All the things they do Absorbed like a sponge Drive it all the way home because We took, we took, we took Your ideas and made them our own I hope we don't get sued for this Knock on wood; we're just taking a piss Set - Hike Go deep Thank you, thank you, thank you Here's our Token of Appropriation


A Jake & Connor bag.


released March 28, 2019

Gang vocals on track 9: Henry Brawlins, Matt Beat, Josh Klemp, Kelly McNerney, Nick Buenrostro, Melissa McNerney, Sal Terracciano, Jason Kedsch, Mark Bjorkquist, & Trevor Shaw

Cover art by Tim Joyce Sr.




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