OK Night

by Dead Mechanical

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    Baltimore's Dead Mechanical offer up their 3rd LP and we couldn't be more thrilled to bring it to you. This is a band we've loved from day one and it's been great watching them grow into the band they've become. Bands like Jawbreaker and Superchunk still hold down the foundation for the sound here, but this threesome has really come into their own with their songwriting, both musically and lyrically. This is easily their best record yet and they show no signs of slowing.

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Baltimore's Dead Mechanical offer up their 3rd LP and we couldn't be more thrilled to bring it to you. This is a band we've loved from day one and it's been great watching them grow into the band they've become. Bands like Jawbreaker and Superchunk still hold down the foundation for the sound here, but this threesome has really come into their own with their songwriting, both musically and lyrically. This is easily their best record yet and they show no signs of slowing.

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released August 1, 2013

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Releasing great hardcore/punk records since 2002 for bands like The Spark, Ruiner, Nux Vomica, Formaldehyde Junkies, Psyched To Die, the Ergs, Pulling Teeth and more.

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Started in 2007 as a sister label to Firestarter to indulge our pop desires with releases from Sick Sick Birds, the Ergs, Dead Mechanical, Sundials, Tenement...
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Track Name: Three Cities
There was a city that wasn't there
and every day we emptied it out
to return nightly by rail and highway
and whisper in our children's ears our doubts

We'll hide them in dull conversations
and bake them into shitty pies
and every day I'm here I'm thinking
I don't live anywhere

There was a city that wasn't there
and every spring we emptied it out
to wipe the streets clean of last year's debris
and make a better way for the new breed

Turnstiles on the major inputs
Get in, get out and get forgotten
and at the city limits, we sing
I don't live anywhere

There is a city that isn't here
Though I’m not sure I can call it home.
An artery from the dark heart of the world
Broken, crumbling and overgrown

I don’t live anywhere
Track Name: Scoop Me Up
The water is so wide
can't swim, and I could never fly
not too good with my hands
can't say I ever really tried
woke up in the sun
buried in the sand
you wanna pick me up
but I don't think you can
don't think you can
I'm careful on my feet
my balance never was so good
I never really ever thought I'd
make it somewhere on my own
woke up in the sun
buried in the sand
you wanna pick me up
but I don't think you can
come on down and try to scoop me up
I'm sinking further now
but soon I'll come back up for air
I never really ever thought I'd
make it somewhere on my own
woke up in the sun
buried in the sand
you wanna pick me up
but I don't think you can
come on down and try to scoop me up
but you won't
Track Name: Hard Math
Tell me again how much you gave up
Tell me again how it aches
And is it all right?

You can feed your mysterious need
To poison everything
To the last bite.

You said “I never felt like this was me”
But after so long, what else could you be?
It’s said there’s gonna be a line drawn at the bottom of your life.
And you can add it up.

I don’t know how much more I can take
Of what you understand to be wisdom.
It’s not wisdom.

You said “I never felt like this was me”
But after 30 years, what else could you be?
You know there’s gonna be a line drawn at the bottom of your life.
And you can add it up.

You can add it up.
And see it fall short
And you fell short, you fell short again.

You fell short again.

I wish I knew who told you life was pain.
I wish I could’ve shut his mouth for him.
You made yourself a cruel mathematics of your life.
Now you can add it up.
Track Name: Vacants
Underneath an empty skyline, there is something quickening here
I looked at you with empty eyes, knotted up and sick with fear.
Relentless march of cells dividing; It’s getting harder to ignore.
It drips its poison in our ear.
There is something quickening here.

Let the vacants keep their secrets.
Like “I won’t be there when I’m needed.”
And “I can’t carry the weight you’ve hung on me”
Let the vacants keep it.

Huddled up in crumbling drywall, last chance for an only choice.
Feel the pain singing inside you. It echoes out now in two voices.
Born in an insane need, on an insane street, in an insane city.
In the blood and shit and dust,
You are empty and I am empty too.

Will we survive what we birthed here?
What we birthed here will never die.
So let the vacants keep it.
Track Name: Into a Wall
If this position feels at odds
with what you thought you would have done
that's because you tried so hard
to find something that's beautiful
and you want those feelings back
yeah you want those feelings back
when you first got this little job
it was nothing to you at all
and now you're thinking 'oh my god,
I wanna shove him into a wall'
and you want those feelings back
yeah you want those feelings back
but it's all you've got
and you want those feelings back
Track Name: Hurt Somebody
It’s gonna be a long time before you get what you’ve got coming
Cause if I know just one thing, it’s how to take it on the chin
And, girl, let me tell you, you’re an amateur

You’ve gotta learn how to hurt somebody sometime
It’s a good time.

You grew a razor tongue, and now, its tickling the back of your gums.
And pressing up against that vicious grin.
With teeth so white and gleaming,
We tell ourselves that we don’t mean it
When we slip the knife in

It’s a lesson in how to hurt somebody sometime.
It’s a good time.
Track Name: Last Summer
Whispered “Tonight’s the perfect night
To pile the furniture high
And light it up”

And you can always count on me
To be the vector for your disease
For your disease.

And every summer
You get what you wanted
You get what you wanted

Always the bridesmaid, and always the bride
I know there’s nowhere to hide
When you’re around.

And you can always count on me
to be the vector for your disease
I won’t say anything at all.

Now I can’t turn it off.

One last summer
Is all you wanted
Is all you wanted

Now I can’t turn it off.
Track Name: Off a Bridge
I've got my reasons
some of them are best left unexplored
and I don't wanna think about
all the things I shouldn't say
I know about this place
I shouldn't want to stay
I know about this place
If there's a reason
I don't wanna think about it now
I'll tie it up and throw it off a bridge
in a little while
I know about this place
I shouldn't want to stay
I know about this place
And, yeah, I know about this place
I know about this place
I know about this place
but here's another day
Track Name: My Young Family
On the morning of the day I knew I was afraid to die,
You woke me up too early.
The sunlight screamed across the hotel floor
You turned your back to me,
And I thought “Oh, I know. I know”

And I don’t feel much like myself anymore
I am as a newborn
I am becoming what I need
In my young family

Now everybody that you know has got something else to tell you
About what you thought you owned
But you are public property these days
You don’t know if it will ever change
And oh, I know. I know

That you don’t feel much like yourself anymore
You will be what you are.
You will find out what you need
In your young family.

It’s the morning of the day.

And I don’t feel much like myself anymore
I am as a newborn.
And I am learning everything.
Deep at the base of what we are
In my young family.
Track Name: How the Day Runs Down
All my friends are piling on the back of buses
Awkward and eager to be crushed by something
I don’t know, what do you want to do tonight?

My street shouts until the early morning
Everyone on the outside wants to get in.
Everyone’s got their own something that’s right.

And you are at the center of it all
And, oh, it won’t be the last time you get let down.

Watching for the end of the deprivation
We are all getting old and time is getting wasted
There’s a good chance I’ll probably always be there

A Baltimore summer is coming down
And everyone on the inside wants to get out
All dressed up and set to go nowhere.

And you are at the center of it all
And, oh, it won’t be the last time you get let down.

The day is running out, the day is running out
That’s how the day runs down.

Alright, alright.
Gonna be an OK night.
Alright, alright.