The Leans

by Ask the Dead

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    Our 2nd EP, recorded/mixed by Dan Sawyer of DS Recording in the spring of 2013. Mastered at Machines with Magnets (Pawtucket, RI). Artwork by Shane Jones. Released with help from the fine folks at Riotous Outburst Records. 100 on translucent blue, 200 on black vinyl. Comes with lyric sheet.

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Recorded/mixed by DS Recording (Pawtucket, RI).
Mastered by Machines with Magnets (Pawtucket, RI).
Artwork by Shane Jones!

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released 02 July 2013

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Ask the Dead Providence, Rhode Island

Ask the Dead formed in March 2012 & features former members of Prayers For Atheists (Strange Famous Records) & Conlon. The band self-released their debut EP 'Signal to Noise' in July 2012.

ATD has shared the stage with Heartsounds, No Trigger, Roz & the Rice Cakes, Aviator, & Dikembe among others. With a sound that's equal parts punk, indie, &...

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Track Name: The Leans
Well, all's right with the world.
My equilibrium tells me
it's plain as day we're sailing smooth
& shooting straight.

Now, you say we're verging on
a tailspin. Funny, ha - good one.
& next you'll say the Earth revolves
around the sun...

I know what I see.
I'm level-headed.
I know what I see.
I'm level-headed.

So, keep your Copernicus,
& I'll take my Ptolemy.
I know what I see
Track Name: Stockholm Syndrome
They'll never take me alive.
Don't want any part of this
numb number-crunching 9 to 5,
slouching toward complacency.
They say jump, you say, 'From how high?'
Hate your life, but say everything's fine.

But my run of the diploma mill
sure won't pay for itself.
They say go where the money is.
All I know is it's someplace else.
Seems like it's all been planned this way -
in a buyer's market, you've got to sell yourself.

Now, I just look back & laugh.
Funny how we change with time.
Used to make molehills mountain-sized,
but I can tell you - everything's fine.
Track Name: All Fall Down
There's not enough time in the day
& not enough days in a year
& not enough years in a life, my life.

Fall down.
Let's get moving now.
Sick of waiting 'round.
Let's get moving now, moving on.

I remember when the switch flipped in my head,
circuits started to bend,
& the printout read, 'Does not compute.'

All fall down,
so let's get moving now.
Sick of waiting 'round.
Let's get moving now, moving on.
Track Name: Saturn Devouring His Son
Nightmare-wide eyes survey from scorched-earth skies.
His void-dark mind afraid of the light.
The whole world in his claws, a perfect fit.
Such a perfect fit.

You need to realize
it's god eat god, & it's not safe out there.

My son, my son, I could just eat you up.
All your brothers & sisters know as much.
Seems you're up to no good, I'm watching you,
my son, my son.

You need to realize
it's god eat god, & it's not safe out there.

You thought you pulled one over
on your old man, didn't you?
You haven't learned, have you?

We eat our young.