Official Seals

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Hello world and welcome to our new self-titled EP.

Be ready to have all other music ruined forever.

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released September 28, 2012

Will White - Vocals
Abbie Apsel - Vocals/Violin
Dylan Fashbaugh - Lead Guitar
Brian Lesnak - Bass Guitar
WIll Lorence - Trombone
Vince Salvino - Trumpet
Nick Uguccini - Saxophone
Paul Laux - Drums

Special Thanks:

Tom Hill - Creative writing/Fill in bass/Rhythm guitar
William Fashbaugh - Writing and input
Kevin Kalany - Thanks for being there for us in the early days
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Track Name: King of Something
King of Something

[Verse 1]
Oh Mr. Lear, Why do you fear?
You’ve nothing to divide
Nobody wants your Babel rock
Or anything you hold inside
The lady of the water on her island far away
Her sirens and her polka dots hold you under their sway

[Chorus]
Like an ancient lord of Avalon
In a castle in the sky
On your ziggurat of moss and rock
In a lake of tears and wine
When you get home, you’ll lay in bed
And feel like almost nothing
But at least you’re king of something

[Verse 2]
Holy man Rex, I’m so perplexed
Your folly has made Lear so vexed
Your broken tower of steel and stone
Is somehow taller than his own
But like arrows made of cardboard, you will never pierce the clouds
And in the end it turns to dust, so why are you so proud?

[Chorus]
Like an ancient lord of Avalon
In a castle in the sky
On your ziggurat of moss and rock
In a lake of tears and wine
When you get home, you’ll lay in bed
And feel like almost nothing
But at least you’re king of something

[Bridge]
Four kings sit ‘round a table with their fingers in the air
They count off all their trespasses but no one present cares
The poison in their cups awaits a chance to drown the guilt
And when Lear’s chance is finally come, he’s sure no drop is spilt

It takes him away, like a sweet memory
Of green time long ago before his hope’s defeat

[Verse 3]
So in the end, my dearest friend
I think it’s useless to pretend
It seems we all must give a part
To a suicidal King of Hearts

[Chorus]
Like an ancient lord of Avalon
In a castle in the sky
On your ziggurat of moss and rock
In a lake of tears and wine
When you get home, you’ll lay in bed
And feel like almost nothing
But at least you’re king of something

At least you’re king of something
Track Name: Pocket Song
Pocket Song

[Verse 1]
I’d always pride myself on being pretty level headed
The thought that I would lose myself for you, well just forget it
I always somehow thought that I had everything together
And then you came along and took it all away forever

I met you in the land where the mugwumps roam
I never thought that I’d want to take you home
But now I have you and never want to be alone

[Chorus]
It’s like I’ve lost all sense of rational thought
I’ve got to lose these feeling before I get caught
It’s like I’m falling apart and I don’t know what I should do
Why am I in love with you?

[Verse 2]
It seems so elementary
Just, I like you, do you like me?
But now I’m picking up the pieces of my shattered psyche
It’s bianary, yes-no, no inbetweens
Whoever thought that indecision could seem so mean?

I know you probably didn’t mean to go and take my heart
So can I have it back please, before this thing goes too far
It’s kinda fragile and I think it’s already breaking apart

[Chorus]
It’s like I’ve lost all sense of rational thought
I’ve got to lose these feeling before I get caught
It’s like I’m falling apart and I don’t know what I should do
Why am I in love with you?

[Bridge]
My predilection towards introspection
And self dissection has spread the infection
To my soul
Self destruction seems to be the goal

I got to bleed out the thoughts with a deadly diuretic
Now I lie on the ground and I know it seems pathetic
But I can only escape when I’ve lost all my control

You know it wakes me in the morning
And it keeps me up at night
And I just can’t help but wonder
If maybe Mr. Burroughs was right

[Chorus]
It’s like I’ve lost all sense of rational thought
I’ve got to lose these feeling before I get caught
It’s like I’m falling apart and I don’t know what I should do
Why am I in love with you?

[Ending Chorus]
It’s like I’ve lost all sense of rational thought
I’ve got to lose these feeling before I get caught
It’s like I’m falling apart and I don’t know what I should do
Why am I
Why am I

Why am I in love with you?
Track Name: Love Song
Love Song

[Verse 1]
I bought some flowers at that place downtown
Where they tend to sell that stuff
I think they were roses, I think you’re allergic
And so, I threw them away

I walked sadly down the street, when I heard this guitar play
Then I wrote you this song, ‘cause it’s all I have
‘Cause I threw the roses away

[Chorus]
Love song
Love song
It’s a song about love
Love songs
Love songs
I feel like there’s not enough

…Love songs

[Verse 2]
I made another verse but I forgot to write it down
So I went and took the bus to the bad part of town
I met a guy who heard my song
Then he threw up on my shoes
It made me sad, it was kind of gross
But it made me think of you

And my…
[Chorus]
Love song
Love song
It’s a song about love
Love song
Love song
I feel like there’s not enough

[Bridge]
The stars in the sky
Something about a river
A brand new shiny car
On a dusty country road
I hit a raccoon and it gets stuck inside my wheel well
You’re a raccoon in a wheel well
A dead raccoon in the wheel well of my heart

[Chorus]
Love song
Love song
It’s a song about love
Love song
Love song
I feel like there’s not enough

[End Chorus]
Love song
Love song
It’s a song about love
Love songs
Love songs
There can never be enough


…Love songs
Track Name: Fire on the Fence
Fire on the Fence

[Verse 1]
People always look to you
It seems they always seem to say
It’s black or white, it’s all or none
You can’t just live your life within the grey
Ridin’ on the fence
You deny the wants they place on you
But at what expense?

[Chorus a]
So you want to prove that you’re the best
We're gonna have to put you to the test
Red and White by morning light
You can’t escape, you must decide
You’d better wear a rose on your chest

[Verse 2]
Your audition left an imprint on their hearts
Their Glasgow smiles turned up to you
As they asked when you think you’d like to start
You could be number one
But you’ll have to decide
Before the night is done

[Chorus b]
So you want to prove that you’re the best
The world’s gonna put you through a test
Red and White by morning light
You can’t escape, you must decide
You’d better wear a rose on your chest

[Bridge]
So you somehow think you might escape
I’m sad to say, That time is gone
You’re runnin’ much too late
There’s a deadline that is bearing down
Now swear allegiance to a crown
It’s time for you to make a stand
And grasp the hand of fate