Bleachers

by Dead Painters

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released October 16, 2013

Benjamin Critton—Drums, Percussion
Japeth Mennes—Guitars, Vocals
Jordan Winick—Bass, Vocals, Keyboard, Guitars

All music by Dead Painters. All lyrics by Japeth Mennes, except for those in "Stay Behind" and "Rules That You Play," by Jordan Winick.

Additional vocals on "Tumbleweed" and "Smoke in the Air" by Stephanie Riley.

Recorded by Jordan Winick in Strasburg, VA, December 2012.
Mixed by Jordan Winick in Brooklyn, NY, 2013.
Mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago, IL, 2013.

Artwork by Benjamin Critton Art Dept.

© 2013 Dead Painters

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Track Name: Tumbleweed
Don't sing that sad song of defeat
don't pull the rug out under me
just yet
just yet

You treat me like I'm some tumbleweed
rollin' in and out of the scene
oh yeah
oh yeah

And it sure won't be long
before you look for me and I'm gone
I’m gone

It ain't that hard to get rid of me
a juvenile out on the street
oh yeah
oh yeah

Because I gotta know what it means
to leave you with some vacancy
oh yeah
oh yeah

And it sure won't be long
before you look for me
Yeah it sure won't be long
before you look for me and I'm gone
real gone
I'm gone
so gone
Track Name: Nantucket Red
Yeah boy you wanted it all
but no you couldn't give back
Yeah what you wanted was so much bigger than what you had

In this town in the dark
I sing pedestrian blues
Oh God I'm so full of fear out on Ocean Avenue

I'm cashin' in all my chips
covered in whiskey and piss
Whatever else I have left

You're hanging over my head
you're wearing Nantucket Red
I got a lot of nerve to think that I could be your friend

I want a place in the Sun
to not be soaked to the bone
Yeah I want to smell the rain from my window back home

I'm cashin' in all my chips
covered in whiskey and piss
Whatever else I have left

Won't call you baby no more
won't hold your hand on the train
Because I know you hate it but I don't call you by your name

Oh yeah I feel like a pro
I'm wearing five sheets of clothes
Yeah I've been digging for more of that aluminum gold

I'm cashin' in all my chips
covered in whiskey and piss
and whatever else I have left
Track Name: Stay Behind
Places
Where I want to go
But there's nothing to do there
If I'm all alone

Waiting
For a kind of sign
A day when it's clear that
Your plans are mine

Somewhere
For the permanence
Of memories earned by
My experience

Reasons
Stick in my mind
Are simply excuses
Why I stay behind

Maybe
I just have to leave
Pull the trigger and let it
Happen honestly

Traces
Of our old ideas
Won't let me forget when
You would come with me
Track Name: Sleepwalker
If I could just calm down
If I could close my eyes
I wouldn't feel so scattered all
All of the time
All of the time

Don't wanna bring it up
Oh how I'm feeling down
Don't wanna feel like a sleepwalker
All over town
All over town

Remember when we drank
'til we were black and blue
and in the early morning light
I felt like someone new
I felt like someone new

Oh God I'm sick and tired
of blood and flesh and bone
I want to feel what it was before
the devil made me numb
that devil he made me numb
Track Name: How Long Who Knows
Oh it's low tide on the Gowanus canal
I drop a stone just like a cannon ball
Oh it's high time
I think it’s high time we got out of here

This city can jackhammer its way to hell
I haven't got a use for what it's trying to sell
and lord only knows

You sleep your sleeping on the hardest of floors
Put out your fire before you get through the door
Oh it's high time
I think it's high time we got out of here

This city can jackhammer its way to hell
It's lost its charm on me, that crooked spell
And I can't stand to see any other man
put another honest gesture on a payment plan
For how long who knows

I keep my towel on the radiator warmth
Just like you showed me then, the winter before
Oh it's high time
I think its high time we got out of here

This city can jackhammer its way to hell
It's lost its charm on me, that crooked spell
And I can't stand to see any other man
put another honest gesture on a payment plan
For how long who knows
Track Name: Rules That You Play
Tell me a story to break through the ice
Whether it's true that you're naughty or nice
Even spare me a smile
It'll last for a while

How many years have you lived down the street
A friend of a friend and it's now that we meet
Is it luck we should thank
Or is fate playing pranks

I've got my mind on something new
We should drop this way of holding out for more
Despite the score

Do you believe that my heart is a line
The second I saw you the night came alive
And it hasn't returned
To the way it was first

I know that I see what you're thinking I want
It's nothing to me that the game is a front
If it's all for the fun
And you let me have one

I've got my mind on something new
We should drop this way of holding out for more
I've got my mind on something new
Be the first who makes love easier than war
Despite the score

No standing back by the edge of the pool
Failing is cheap or am I just a fool
Who's got shit on my shoes
And is done with the news

Why hide the book of the rules that you play
I'm asking for proof that you mean what you say
Cause it's hard to receive
What the ending will be

I've got my mind on something new
We should drop this way of holding out for more
I've got my mind on something new
Be the first who makes love easier than war
Track Name: Emma Bee
I know you're haunted, you're haunted again
and I know
you keep it to yourself

I know you're haunted, you're haunted again
and I know
you keep it to yourself

Oh John I know you lost a friend
Oh John I know you keep it in

I know you're haunted, you're haunted again
and I know
you keep it to yourself

Yeah boy you're haunted, you're haunted again
and I know
you keep it to yourself

Oh John I know you lost a friend
Oh John I know you keep it in
Oh it's so hard to love again
Oh it's so hard to love again
Track Name: Smoke in the Air
Sometimes I work myself into a frenzy at night
Sometimes I like to sing and it don't turn out right

Oh God I know I know that you're just someone to talk to
When things get lonely you're just someone to talk to

But it's just smoke in the air
yeah it's just smoke in the air
I know nothing is there
'cause it's just smoke in the air

Sometimes I see what I want to see
Sometimes I'm desperate for a kind of ecstasy

Oh God I know I know that you're just someone to talk to
A slight of hand and there's someone to talk to

But it's just smoke in the air
yeah it's just smoke in the air
I know nothing is there
'cause it's just smoke in the air