OK Night

by Dead Mechanical

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1.
Three Cities 02:29
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
2.
Scoop Me Up 03:25
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
3.
Hard Math 02:49
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.
4.
Vacants 03:20
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.
5.
Into a Wall 02:41
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
6.
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.
7.
Last Summer 03:20
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.
8.
Off a Bridge 01:15
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
9.
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.
10.
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.

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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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