Siren Sounds

by The Spaceshots

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credits

released January 1, 2003

PATRICK EMSWILER: vocals. guitars. keyboards
TOIRM MILLER: guitars. keyboards
JOE McMAHON: bass. vocals. keyboards
BEN HEDLUND: drums. percussion. wah

Tom Polce: add'l guitars. pedals. keyboards. vocals
Ed Valauskas: background vocals on 'Baby New Year'
handclaps on 'Somedaze'
Josh Lattanzi: background vocals on 'Blues Driven'

All songs © Patrick Emswiler (BMI)
Produced. Engineered. Mixed by Tom Polce.
Recorded at Q Division. Somerville, MA
Assistant Engineers: Raphael Sofer. Josh Powers.
Tom Bobryk. Seth Davis
Design by P.E.

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Boston Rock
c. 2001-2005

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Track Name: Offense/Defense
laying down dreaming on a bed of earth
betting that you wouldn't make awhile my worth
waiting out seasons just to see who's first
the devil or the average avid cheater

beaten down sunning under dipper's stars
eating at a blunder that just can't be far
sneaking 'round, tripping up a simple start
feeding on the frenzy of a million hearts
ready for the elevated part

offense/defense
depending on critical senses
of a shut-in cut-in
between one survivor and the one to win

staring down evil through the eyes of pan
caring about as much as anybody can
making moves, breaking laws and taking stands
against the highest powers in the land
against the brightest coward at his blandest

offense/defense
depending on critical senses
of a shut-in cut-in
between one survivor and the one to win
Track Name: Blues Driven
we could use another jolt here
but we can't afford the battery
well welcome to the family

they're no good no doubt without fear
not too bad for former human beings
who'd die before they all came clean

what if all along
you saw it coming on
but got dropped off too soon
now all day long
you're driven by a sense of the blues
that isn't shaking you
the blues they won't shake you

we can see your demons clearly
and we'll raise 'em one when they appear
the time to fold is growing near

what if all along
you saw it coming on
but got dropped off too soon
now all day long
you're driven by a sense of the blues
that isn't shaking you
the blues they won't shake you

when all you know won't take you higher
you have to sell your soul to a different buyer

didn't kill you so you're stronger
as well as golden with a shiny sheen
to blind us all from who you mean to be
Track Name: The Misery Love Co.
hit the nail on the head
curse the day you wished me dead
i'm awake to your charms
with permission to bear arms
feeling guilty had enough?
within reason, without love
it's a gas, silver blue
spilling through

i wouldn't wish you
on my enemies
i'll hold your little secrets
under lock and key
they make it wonderful
when you're so uncomfortable
so i'm giving up on misery

match the name without the face
i'm one thought you can't erase
sitting back, the feeling broods
make or break, it's up to you
running chaos on your own
practice preaching what you're told
take us on, fake some rules
play it cool

i wouldn't wish you
on my enemies
i'll hold your little secrets
under lock and key
they make it wonderful
when you're so uncomfortable
so i'm giving up on misery
for the love of company
Track Name: Somedaze
some days you feel like droppin' the sky
and some days you feel like bliss
and some days start up with brushes with death
and everybody knows death doesn't quit

some days you'll wrestle with freedom
some days might rupture your heart

but someday you'll realize
you need the days to feel the nights
and no day is finalized
without a little fight
someday, everyday
you know tomorrow will always be
the best day of your life

some days you feel like beating the gods
and some days you own up and split
and some days end slightly bigger than life
and then of course you have to dwell on it

some days you'll wrestle with freedom
some days might rupture your heart

but someday you'll realize
you need the days to feel the nights
and no day is finalized
without a little fight
someday, everyday
you know tomorrow will always be
the best day of your life

some days you'll wrestle with freedom
some days might rupture your heart
one day you'll open your eyes
and adjust to the dark

someday you'll realize
you need the days to feel the nights
and no day is finalized
without a little fight
someday you'll see the prize and realize
it's still a day away, everyday
you know tomorrow will always be
the best day of your life
Track Name: Duespaying
you can't escape it if it's all you know
hit the pavement she's bound to blow
keep skating watch the glow
why are you waiting for something to flow?
nothing flows

pay all your dues you're just playing to lose
until you mean it
i'm in a state feeling awful and great
why can't you mean it?

the revelation refused to show
it's overrated just so you know
he's gone lower than low should go
the boy's jaded but he loves you so
he loves you so

pay all your dues you're just digging for clues
until you mean it
color me wired and insane growing tired
of the meaning

how much pain does it take
til the last of the dues gets paid?
just like the devil himself would say
it's such a waste

pay all your dues til you stray from the truth
and find the meaning
when the plot hits a twist and the shock isn't missed
you'll get your meaning

riding the fence
only when it's available
everyone's tense
and nothing's original
stop making sense
it's your only defense
this time i mean it
Track Name: Promise the World
blast loud
heard by the mass crowd
mixing with the storm clouds
bringing the rain
is there any consolation?
give it a rest
we're not giving it up right yet

headstrong
taking it all wrong
listen to the swan songs
they're always right
an all expenses paid trip
you and a friend
you're all that matters
so i want to skip it to the end

promise the world
i promise little girl
through the spasms and swirls
to get the record straight
if you can wait
i'll promise the world to you

hard pressed
given the true test
i would never have guessed
everyone knows
reality's a death trap
get in the van
you're lonely spinning
while i'm doing everything i can

promise the world
i promise little girl
through the spasms and swirls
to get the record straight
if you can wait
i'll promise the world to you
Track Name: Angelesque
if you can't say anything
don't say anything good
your hearing's heavenly
but you only hear what you should

and you should...
avoid all voices
until you know what the choice is

make a lot of noise
make it loud as hell
put the revolutionaries in a spell
now the happy medium is dead
i'll be angelesque if i'm nominated
have another suckerpunch on the house
it'll be a blast, it'll knock you out
you'll find solace, i'll find peace
i'll be angelesque if you nominate me

it's so impossible
stuck to a hospital bed
you might try innocence
but there’s no difference, you said

and you said...
to blind the system
keep your eyes on the victim

make a lot of noise
make it loud as hell
put the revolutionaries in a spell
now the happy medium is dead
i'll be angelesque if i'm nominated
have another suckerpunch on the house
it'll be a blast, it'll knock you out
you'll find solace, i'll find peace
i'll be angelesque if you nominate me

say a little prayer tonight
we're not feeling right on
say it loud and clear
i need to hear your siren song
say a little prayer tonight
i'm not feeling right on
say it short and sweet
i need to speed this thing along
Track Name: The Oldest Excuse
there's no time like the present
with a heyday in the past
there's no future in it
even if the influences last
what the hell is the problem with
going out in style?
i didn't mean to smile

the devil made me do it
it's not me (don't look at me)

there's no place like the gutter
for unsanitary minds
every word ever muttered
so disturbingly divine
i can see revolution
'round the corner of my eye
i didn't mean to lie

the devil made me do it
it's not me (don't look at me)

deception
is just seeing
without depth perception
the secrets
are losing reception
we need no redemption
we've got our own way out

it's always in the first place you look
it's the oldest excuse in the book
let it go, because you know
you aint got nothing on my soul
my alibi is gold

the devil made me do it
it's not me (don't look at me)
Track Name: Mercy
pull yourself together
time to slow it up
the sad nasty weather
is enough
to shock the senses
into submission
the punishment is endless
and the signs just point and run

the future is key
but the past has a lock on me
i got a feeling that soon
mercy
is gonna let me be
set me free
let me be

good day for trying
to release the gloom
no need for violence
when you're doomed
to meet the morning
with a crooked toon
then without a warning
make it on time to the moon

the future is key
but the past has a lock on me
i got a feeling that soon
mercy
is going to let me be
set me free
let me be

could you dumb it down a bit?
could you do it soon?
if you dumb it down a bit
then i can make my move
would you get me out of this?
would you do it soon?
if you get me out of this
then i'll know what to do
Track Name: Baby New Year
baby new year
could you promise a day without fear
if i swear not to do my time soon?

little cupid
at the risk of remaining stupid
does it make any sense
to be all too intense
leaning on the fence?
i can't take this suspense

baby blue
can't you tell
the whole operation is doomed?
maybe next time
we'll drop out of line
and stop from running more final laps
we're sure to collapse every time

fallen savior
are you out yet on good behavior?
did you make your mistakes?
what the press call the breaks
we know what it takes
feelin' good for goodness sakes

baby blue
can't you tell
the whole operation is doomed?
maybe next time
we'll drop out of line
and stop from running more final laps
we're sure to collapse every time

the higher they climb
the farther you fall
it's not alarming
to anyone involved
they all know tomorrow
you'll be back to beg
grift, steal and borrow

baby blue
can't you tell
the whole operation is doomed?
maybe next time
we'll drop out of line
and stop from running more final laps
we're sure to collapse
and you can’t read the map
'cause you lost it
sure to collapse
into lapse after lapse
'cause you can't see the traps
'til you've lost it