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Some songs that we laid down to get a sense of achievement and hopefully that people like. With all the genre hopping we do it's good to stop and actually 'listen' to what we are doing and where we are going.

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released February 5, 2012

Daniel Stocker (D1) - Drums
Daniel Buchanan (D3) - Guitar tracks, vocals
Lolene Pepers - Bass, glue, almost vocals

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Small Victories Dunedin, New Zealand

I find it futile to try and snap out of my nihilism, so instead I distract myself with small fictions set to fast music.

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Track Name: Sleepaway Camp
You're going 'round living lies
Dreams are made into a disguise
Snap decision brings the curtain call
This deadly secret will kill us all

The surroundings are the perfect place
People go missing without a trace
Accidents happen mysteriously
No witnesses lay in the trees
Nobodies safe and they drop like flies
Terrorfied and confusions rife
A noise once trapped rings in the ears
Total surprise as you confront your fears

Band together try to fight it off
Gone too far, now you've gotten lost
Too scared to see and comprehend
Poetic justice served in a dead-end
Naked figure holding out a knife
On the beach under the moonlight
When the time is right, your time is up
Your flesh won't even feel the cold blade cut
Track Name: Spiders
On the ceiling right above your head
Creeping up your bedspread
And crawling through your hair
There's spiders everywhere

Spewing from the sewers come eight-legged feverish fiends
To drag down hosts and food for the ever-demanding Queens
They sneak into your homes and they snatch you from your dreams
Before you have a chance to let out a single scream
The venom from their bite renders you immobilized
The chitinous horrors then carry you in the dark where the reside
Strung in webs and meshed to walls stare dozens of vacant eyes
Their bodies filled with eggs, already met with their demise

Silken webs
Dinnerware silver
We're not guests
We're here for dinner
Cries of help will go unheard
As spiders have come to take over the earth

The clash of exoskeletons bounces off the sodden walls
As the swollen army gathers occupying all the halls
A hiss of high pitched chatter can be heard above them all
And off the spiders crawl, to heed the battle call
A massacre's the beginning of an annihilation coup
So precise in execution people had nothing they could do
Not a single word was heard or reported on the news
Human life as it once existed has vanished without a clue

Silken webs
Dinnerware silver
We're not guests
We're here for dinner
Cries of help will go unheard
As spiders have come to take over the earth

Silken webs
Dinnerware silver
We're not guests
We're here for dinner
Cries of help will go unheard
As spiders have come to take over the eaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrth
(aaaahhhh, wwwaaaaahahahahhhhhh, gaaaaaahhh)
Track Name: Lock Up Your Daughters
Lock up your daughters... 'Cause I'm coming around
I read your lips been at the base of every dick in town
You fuckin' whore soon I'll have you lying dead on the ground [yow, wow]
And there's a scream in my head
At the thought of hands touching your body
Like a hungry fly on a pile of shit
Grab my bag 'cause I've gotta plan
If I can't have you then nobody can

Your scent enters my nostrils and prickles my hair
Let's go to your room so we can be alone my dear
Try not be maudlin 'n shut the door
Next thing you know you're down on the floor
Straddled by lust and suffering rage
The darkness takes control and I'm on a bloody rampage
Flashing images, puncture sounds,
Hack, cut, grind, fuck

Crimes of passion now in fashion
Provocation justification
Everyone loves me
I'll get off lightly
Palliate with self-defense
And canard with sexual prowess
I'll expose and expand on what you've done to me
You'll be seen as a whore and I favourably
Then I can forget this whole fantasy

Out of the black and into the light
Hubris all exposed doesn't make for a pretty sight
Nor do the memories I recollect
Hack, slash, grind, cut
The nation soaks up my every word
But I'm accused of being guilty, I think you may have all misheard
The future's starting to look awfully grey
The chant outside says: "Throw the key away!"
Track Name: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Grey pallor complexion like a cloud's cast a shadow on me
Burning candle at both ends, no bottle has set me free

The land of forty winks isn't at the end of forty drinks
But there's headaches and hallucinations that I dread
I'll sleep when I'm dead

I'll sleep when I'm dead
Yeah, I'll sleep when I'm dead
Seems the only way you'll get a pillow to my head
's when I'm lying in my coffin on a cold, satin spread
I'll sleep when I'm dead

Sleep when I'm dead

Insomnia's crippled me with a vice-like clutch on my brain
Can't discern reality or pleasure from pain

No longer do I worry about bills, cheap thrills or annual revenue
I stare at the ceiling and morbidly look forward to
The sleep when I'm dead

I'll sleep when I'm dead
Yeah, I'll sleep when I'm dead
Seems the only way you'll get a pillow to my head
's when I'm lying in my coffin on a cold, satin spread
I'll sleep when I'm dead

Sleep when I'm dead
Sleep when I'm dead
Sleep when I'm dead, no thoughts will fill my head
Sleep when I'm dead, no thoughts will fill my head
Sleep when I'm dead, no thoughts will fill my head
Sleep when I'm dead, no thoughts will fill my head
Sleep when I'm dead
Sleep when I'm dead
Track Name: Party With The Dead
From coal mines to the streets
I can't get my mind off the beat
Spreading like a plague
That begins at your feet
Making you weak
And now as I speak
The dead rise from the depths

Chilled spines collect dust
Minds rot from dreams turned to rust
My imagination brings them out of the night
Into the light
Ready to fright
We've got to fucking...

...go

Weary eyes look from outside
To try 'n escape the night
People start to panic
Find a place to hide
Them entering the room signals the beginning of the end
Breathing hard
Your heart beats fast
Wonder how much longer this can last
But as you're staring at your shoes
There's nothing left to lose
The dancing's all been done
All that's left to do is fucking run...

RUN!
Track Name: Marie Celeste
On the horizon of the dancing sea
An abandoned ship seen through the haze
A ship that has seen better days
Waves whisper a name in the breeze
And heed a warning if you step on board
You won't go back to shore

Where are all the crew
What drove them to the sea
There's six months worth of food
And cargo for delivery
The binnacle is untampered
And mainsail's blowing strong
But the wardrooms are empty
There's no trace of what went wrong

Faintly in the distance
Land approaches in the view
Miles from nowhere and
Uncharted hitherto
Then comes the song
Sung so softly and so sweet
But it's the Sirens calling for us
Swap lethargy for retreat

Marie Celeste
Marie Celeste
What you've found on your quest
Marie Celeste
Marie Celeste
Speculation can't match
All you have suppressed

A dire aroma
Starts to seep up from below
And then an explosion adds
To this fearful tableau
The ocean starts to roar
Like the planets opening wide
The ship it bends, it twists, it splits
As different worlds collide

This ship is bent on cursing
Everyone that steps on board
Roaming the oceans
Never finding any shores
Something shouts: "exterminate",
Clouds culminate in the sky
As fog surrounds the ship
To claim more victims in it's reprise

Marie Celeste
Marie Celeste
What you've found on your quest
Marie Celeste
Marie Celeste
Speculation can't match
All you have suppressed
Track Name: Bad Wolf
Haunted by two words that are thrown about the cosmos
Stalked at almost every turn by their enigmatic presence
A riddle in time you hope you can solve before it is too late
Precautions set in place to be the master of your own fate

Are you afraid of the Bad Wolf
Are you afraid of the big Bad Wolf
Are you afraid of the Blaidd Drwg
BAD WOLF

There's a message inside these words with lives hanging in the balance
The futures doomed if you can't save them from the present
An ontological paradox will save your life, oh yeah
I've stared into the heart come on take me on... if you dare

Are you afraid of the Bad Wolf
Are you afraid of the Schlechter Wolf
Are you afraid of the Blaidd Drwg
BAD WOLF

Are you afraid of the Bad Wolf
Are you afraid of the Schlechter Wolf
Are you afraid of the Blaidd Drwg
BAD WOLF
Track Name: Bird Dog
Johnny is a joker [he's a bird)]
A very funny joker [he's a bird]
But when he jokes my honey [he's a dog]
His jokin' ain't so funny [what a dog]
Johnny is a joker that's a'tryin' to steal my baby [he's a bird dog]

Johnny sings a love song [like a bird]
He sings the sweetest love song [ya ever heard]
But when he sings to my gal [what a howl]
To me he's just a wolf dog [on the prowl]
Johnny wants to fly away and puppy-love my baby [he's a bird dog]

Hey, bird dog get away from my quail
Hey, bird dog you're on the wrong trail
Bird dog you better leave my lovey-dove alone
Hey, bird dog get away from my chick
Hey, bird dog you better get away quick
Bird dog you better find a chicken little of your own

Johnny kissed the teacher [he's a bird]
He tiptoed up to reach her [he's a bird]
Well he's the teacher's pet now [he's a dog]
What he wants he's been gettin' now [what a dog]
He even made the teacher let him sit next to my baby [he's a bird dog]

Hey, bird dog get away from my quail
Hey, bird dog you're on the wrong trail
Bird dog you better leave my lovey-dove alone
Hey, bird dog get away from my chick
Hey, bird dog you better get away quick
Bird dog you better find a chicken little of your own