86'd in '03

by Bent Shapes

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released 25 July 2014

Andrew Sadoway - Drums, bass.
Ben Potrykus - Vocals, guitar.

Recorded by Matt Beaudoin at Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA in April 2014.
Mixed by Ian Doerr at Mystic Steamship Co in Arlington, MA.
Mastered by Evan Murphy

Released in an edition of 75 on lathecut picture plexi disc by People In A Position To Know Records in July 2014.

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Track Name: 86'd in '03
It’s been years now;
I’m calling off the search for myself.
I think I'm comfortable with "uneasy"
Is there something that could teach me?

I’ve heard perspective comes in handy,
but I'm not sure from where I’m standing

'Cause I’m still sick with passions and inaction,
Experiments in loss studied and practiced.
Self-aware,
but not too cool to care.

And I feel ill trading toxins for talking.
Wrestling with doubt,
well, it's all about shadowboxing.

So don’t come a-knocking,
this boy is up rocking,
arms around his knees
on a bare mattress/boxspring

Rode home too high
shouting “I Hate Myself and I Wanna Die”
Track Name: Bridgeport Lathe
I want to hear the sound of the bridgeport lathe
it's metal-to-metal; it really is
your basic, ordinary men, they work at Bendon Gear
cos the screech of shearing metal is a-what they wanna hear

foxy secretaries make a point of passing through the plant
and they know you want them to show it all
but you just might get your arm torn off
if you look up for too long from your Blanchard Grind-All

I've worked the Bessemer Converters out on Cheektowaga Plains
I've even done third shift on antiquated screw machines
I'd even rather work at slaughterhouses in Niagara Falls
but Bridgeport Lathe has-uh got me by the balls

There's no time to sneak a cigarette or read a novel by Ayn Rand
and you don't have to do container work to get canned
the bossman he is staring at the men, he's always near
cos the screech of shearing metal is a-what he’s paid to hear

I want to hear the sound of the bridgeport lathe
it's metal-to-metal; it really is
your basic, ordinary men, they work at Benton Gear
cos the screech of shearing metal is a-what they're gonna hear

I've worked the Bessemer Converters out on Cheektowaga Plains
I've even done third shift on antiquated screw machines
I'd even rather work at slaughterhouses in Niagara Falls
but Bridgeport Lathe has-uh got me by the balls