On Tap

by The Damn Tracks

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Kyle Manning
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Kyle Manning Had the pleasure of playing a show with these guys in Chicago right before Xmas '13 and spent an entire month listening to this, practically non-stop. Each track is unique in its own way, and while that may sound off-putting, it totally works for these boys. It definitely has that Menzingers vibe of super tight harmonies and hooks that will stick with you for weeks. The only negative thing I can say about this band is that it's a goddamn shame that not enough people know about them. Favorite track: Down Below.
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Bricks 02:25
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HAD TO BE YOU (Chorus) 'cause it had to be you, Had to be you. Can’t you see that there is writing on the wall? And I’ll have peace when this is dead. Can’t you figure out the rest was up to you when it’s gone, when it’s gone, it’s all gone because of you, it had to be you. Can’t you see that there is writing on the wall? You slit my wrist and wrote it in blood with your lies and your lies and your lies and your lies... Your lies and you put them there. You wrote them in stone. (Chorus)
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ANGELS AND SAINTS All the times we lived for something, the odds were always against us. And we’ll all try and meet somebody there and get out while the getting makes us young. We’ll all die at 25 were not of angels or born of saints. And though we all got a long, long way to run we’ll make it all the same.
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MODERN DAY COLD WAR Sittin’ around and let the world go by I think too much, I think too much I think too much about what’s been going wrong. And I hate this place, I hate the world and I live, I hate this city and what it gives. I use my friends to keep me strong. (Chorus) It’s a modern day cold war. I realize now I was once like you, Arrogant and self-assured until your iron fist came crashing through the wall. Your static eyes lit up the night, I pulled my body from your fire, We watched this city burn again! (Chorus)
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SHUT YOUR MOUTH Shut your mouth you’re the enemy You don’t care what I gotta say Shut your mouth you’re the enemy Don’t give a fuck what I gotta say Whoa oh Yea!
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Margaret! 01:32
MARGARET! Saw you at the bar last night it was pretty alright. Talked about work and your job and you’re doing alright. So we sat at the bar and we finished our drinks and we got real crazy. You took off without warning and I sang, Margaret! I'm crazy for being alone.
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I'M NOT SORRY TO SAY (Chorus) I’m not sorry to say I've got nothing to say. Had great friends by my side and I found my own way. Old friends won’t last forever, Even when they swear together. All my friends just want to stay with me and I don’t want to. Can’t you see what I see? I don’t want to be alone. But I stay anyway, 'cause I want to be alone. (Chorus)
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Mesmerizing 02:32
MESMERIZING You might be mesmerizing, but I know we’re never going to make it out alive. Your eyes, they’re hypnotizing, but I know they're fake and I can see past your disguise. You took my hand and walked away and I’m never going to live that way again. You said we’d live fast and die young and we would never feel the pain. You took my hand and turned around and I’m never going to see tomorrow. We walked the path of least resistance and we’ll make it there someday. But at least I got these great friends and we’re going to drink beer until we forget what to do about you.
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REAL FRIENDS NEVER DIE You stood by for the longest time We said no hellos no we said no goodbyes We walked the streets with no hands to hold We never looked back no we never got older Then the day that we left The day that we sold all our hopes and our dreams for a shot of rock and roll And now our days go by and our years get older Our nights get warmer and our beers get colder (Chorus:) And if the world stops turning and you’re caught in the end I’ll be so damn thankful that I kept you my friend And if the world stops turning and you’re caught in the end I’ll be so fucking thankful that I kept you my friend This life or the next I’m still your friend The world’s not smaller There’s just less in it in the end - The end of our time The end of our moment We went our own ways when we kicked up the pavement I thought it was shitty I thought it unlucky When we left for Chicago and went in stayed in Kentucky I knew in the end that when we all went home We’d have each other we were never alone And in a world without reason a world lost in rhyme We have our six strings and now we’re playing all the time Hey! Hey! Hey!
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Down Below 02:54
DOWN BELOW (Chorus) Well at least I had you here today Pull your back up off the floor And I hope to have you here tomorrow We have the whole world left to see And if you don’t love me I’ll go down below down below and sink We’ll sink Down Below All my friends are down below Cause you never really wanna know You don’t know no you don’t know so go on just leave me (Chorus) Down below All I am is down below And all we dream are Friday night’s big city lights Drinks enough to wash out all our wounds
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Set Fire to the Reign I set fire to the reign I set fire everyday I set fire to your no good fucking face Mississippi Love Verse: When I was younger, younger than the rest I never fought for all the people I loved best So if they leave me leave me leave me alone I still have on these walking shoes Chicago’s just a couple hours away Chorus: So don’t hesitate to come by my front door You’ve got a place to crash if you don’t mind sleeping on the floor It’s just you and me and Mississippi love alright Drinks on me cause the city is ours tonight Verse: When I was older, older than my best friend I fell for a woman that I hope to never see again So leave me leave me leave me the fuck alone I still have on these runnin’ shoes Real friends just a couple miles away Chorus Verse: I’m sick and tired of waiting for the wrong bus Got 16 blocks to go and I just want to make it home To call you call you call you on the phone Your place is just a couple blocks from mine Chorus

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released February 26, 2013

Recorded at Melody Lane Studios by Erik Schillerstrom
Cover art design by The Front Coast

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