Antics

by Dionysia

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released January 3, 2014

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Anthony Santonocito.
Recorded at Westfall Recording Co. Farmingdale, NY.
Guitar, Vocals: Garrett Brown
Bass: Will Kiernan
Drums: Alex Myers
Sax, Keys, Vocals: Julien Vandal

A big thank you to Tyler Ogden, Tyler McCarter, and Danny Hopkins, as well as all contributors to the Indiegogo campaign that fundraised over $4000 for this project.

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Track Name: Card Tricks
Oh my this soul’s got an appetite
His morals making more than a bourgeois payroll

Starts out in an age-old town
A little digit in a house full of heartache
Too much just to bring him down
With a family to support
Under grips of the deck and its weight of the 51 others
In a town of black and blood
What can he do to keep from going under?

On and on it goes, on and on it goes now

Oh my this soul’s got an appetite
His morals making more than a bourgeois payroll
There’s no luck left in this hand he plays
Queen’s cold and the King’s gone lazy
Jack’s out drunk on his pride getting crazy
Stick around ‘til the walls give out
But the rent’s getting higher for a number in the card house

And with these day to day remissions of these honorable positions
They once held in this society well they all gone to shit
The ace was in the hole but he dug himself an early grave
All the diamonds have gone to coal and the hearts have been broken
Spades are underpaid and the clubs are all but broken
And the royalty is fucked oh but the jokers sit on top counting stacks
And laughing at the pain

On and on it goes, on and on it goes now

Oh my this soul’s got an appetite
His morals making more than a bourgeois payroll
There’s no luck left in this hand he plays
Queen’s cold and the King’s gone lazy
Jack’s out drunk on his pride getting crazy
Stick around ‘til the walls give out
But the rent’s getting higher for a number in the card house
Track Name: Black House
Starts our with a whisper, a cold shiver well it’s getting late darling
It’s too dangerous to be too close to anything you might
Love or need don’t love or need nothing
Shut your eyes, close the blinds take the money and run
Take the money and run

Singing Oh

Starts out with your head down, living in the fear of one more day
Without a choice
Cause they came one night, yeah they came one night
With the devil in their eyes and they took my courage away

Singing Oh

If what you want is in the big Black House
Don’t hesitate to break them doors on down
And let yourself on in, don’t pause
Just swing your hammer in

Well they came one night, they came and took my love away
And now I can’t see her no more oh
They came so silently,
Keep her now in the big black house on the outskirts of this town

If what you want is in the big Black House
Don’t hesitate to break them doors on down
And let yourself on in, don’t pause
Just swing your hammer in

What you want is in the big black house
What you want is in the big black house
What you want is in the big black house
What you need is in the big black house
Who you love is in the big black house
So let ‘em on out

If what you want is in the big Black House
Don’t hesitate to break them doors on down
And let yourself on in, don’t pause
Just swing your hammer in
Track Name: Red Tape Fiasco
Well she’s volatile, chaos in a cocktail
She’s a Molotov, the flame up at the bottle
From tiny footsteps she’s been raising scars all over this land

But I promised myself long ago I wouldn’t let her fire burn my plans

Cause she’s a Red Tape Fiasco
Well she’ll bleed you then she’ll leave you at the scene
Yeah she’s a Red Tape Fiasco
With a hunger that I know I just can’t feed

And you might just make her acquaintance
On these city streets outside
Cause she comes in many models but her prowess is defined
By the gravity that grips you as she gazes into your eyes
And steals your heart

Oh she contemplates and prays to God
While giving head in parking lots
To fill the void inside here soul
Cause Daddy left a broken home
Her life has been nothing but a fevered dream
And yet she burns the bed she keeps
To justify and redefine the words that echo in her mind
Long enough to break you down

Cause she’s a Red Tape Fiasco
Well she’ll bleed you then she’ll leave you at the scene
Yeah she’s a Red Tape Fiasco
With a hunger that I know I just can’t feed

Red Tape Fiasco well she’ll bleed you then she’ll leave you at the scene
Red Tape Fiasco with a hunger that I know I just can’t feed
Red Tape Fiasco well she’ll bleed you then she’ll leave you at the scene
Track Name: Pyrite Promises
Ooh listen to those fingers tap
Nervous child dreams hanging in the balance
All for the gain of the wallet of the fat man
I don’t want to be that man
Cause I’ll stand with my pride in my pocket
But I won’t wait long enough for them to knock it down
Ooh listen to those fingers tap

Forty days and forty nights 'til I get where I’m going
A hundred stairs a million flights
But I won’t trade a silver plate for some pyrite promise
If it ain’t real ain’t worth my time

And to the royalty incumbent
Perhaps I’m just a number
But even as a number with a value undiscovered
I’m not sold by your royalty at all, oh no

Forty days and forty nights 'til I get where I’m going
A hundred stairs a million flights
But I won’t trade a silver plate for some pyrite promise
If it ain’t real ain’t worth my time

Ain’t worth my…

Forty days and forty nights 'til I get where I’m going
A hundred stairs a million flights
But I won’t trade a silver plate for some pyrite promise
If it ain’t real ain’t worth my time
Track Name: When the Sky Was Falling
Ebbing and flowing
Through a river of time
Euphoria is set it my mind
And time moves so slowly when we are apart

You were there when the sky was falling
You were there when the sky was blue
Aspirations rising higher
One day I know we'll see this through

Mind set, moving forward
But backed by moral support
Powered by a connection growing stronger
You're lovely and you're above me

You were there when the sky was falling
You were there when the sky was blue
Aspirations rising higher
One day I know we'll see this through
Track Name: Pawns & Pieces
I guess I should have tried a little bit harder
Before I went and let my anchor down
Cause here I am stranded in open water
And all my luck is running out

I never wanted this darling
But sometimes the truth is what you pay

I won’t play this tired game, I am not some lonely pawn
Who’ll partake in the defense of yet another hopeless cause
I won’t wait no longer, I won’t wait no longer
For something that’s just as good as gone

And for so long I tried to make amends
With every little moral rule you broke inside my level head
And on a checkerboard stage you’ll come on over
Bring your lust, we’ll talk it over
And do a dance of pawns and pieces every time

I never wanted this darling
But sometimes the truth is what you pay

I won’t play this tired game, I am not some lonely pawn
Who’ll partake in the defense of yet another hopeless cause
I won’t wait no longer, I won’t wait no longer
For something that’s just as good as gone
Track Name: Faith & Fuel
I woke up this morning to the weight of smoke inside my lungs
What remained of the house that I had built was just bones, bones

But what I need ain’t somebody’s sympathy
It's not simple plea from some wounded victim
I’ll get ahold and collect my soul
I don’t want somebody’s new flame
All I want is faith and fuel to keep me rolling

Well it seems as if this fire had spread
So much farther than expected
Cause what started as a spark to warm to broken hearts
Had grown into an all-consuming ember

But what I need ain’t somebody’s sympathy
It's not simple plea from some wounded victim
I’ll get ahold and collect my soul
I don’t want somebody’s new flame
All I want is faith and fuel to keep me rolling

To keep me rolling
Cause I can stand, I can stand on my own two feet again

Cause what I need is to be free of all these
Bloody reasons to be worried about
Some burning fire, I can’t put it out
I don’t want somebody’s new flame
All I want is faith and fuel to keep me…

Rolling
Track Name: Ten Feet Tall
You think I’m harmless but I see your back’s against the wall
And when I stand you see me stand and I stand ten feet tall
It’s not a matter of opinion but a fact that’s all I’m gonna say
And with every little letter building every bigger word
Escaping all embargoes that a conscious would have stirred
Well it hurts, it burns but it’s the lesson that we’ve learned
Oh that we were meant to rise, oh yeah we were meant to rise

Singing everybody knows, everybody knows
We gonna go tear it apart at the seams
They gonna see, oh they gonna see
Cause when the walls fall down you’re the big old empty

I wasn’t looking for an alibi
I wasn’t looking for your drive-by sympathies
Balancing a line between the self and selfless tendencies
Oh I’ve seen it before
And did you ever take a moment just to think about the implications
Cause I’m tired of hearing excuses so often
When it’s an obvious fear of a lack of attention

Singing everybody knows, everybody knows
We gonna go tear it apart at the seams
They gonna see, oh they gonna see
Cause when the walls fall down you’re the big old empty
Track Name: Move You
Why don't you step inside this broken line
I hope that it moves you
And why don't you step inside and see these worlds collide
I hope that it movies you

And what does it take to move you?
What does it take to move you?
And why do I try so hard?

Who do you think you are asking for favors?
Why don't you realize you don't compromise and ask for favors

And what does it take to move you?
What does it take to move you?
And why do I try so hard?