Punk​-​Rock Messed You Up, Kid! EP

by Swain

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Out on End Hits Records now.

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released June 20, 2016

Produced by Swain and J. Robbins
Recorded at the Magpie Cage Studio in Baltimore, MD, by J. Robbins
Assistant engineer: Matt Redenbo
Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio

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Track Name: Punk-Rock Messed You Up, Kid!
“High school messed you up, kid”
“Parents messed you up.”
“Drugs messed you up, kid”
“Punk-rock messed you up.”

Feel just fine, with this past of mine.
Punch my guts, grow me a spine.

“Love messed you up, kid”
“Expectations messed you up.”
“Your wits messed you up, kid"
“Punk-rock messed you up.”
Track Name: Hit Me 'Til I Break My Bones (demo version)
Occupy myself with the thought I'm doing well.
Smile at every child who's young enough to tell.
Instigate the others while I cover up my flaws.
Our apathy will tear us apart.

It's senseless.

Too bored to be with people, too alone to never try.
Disappointment is the reason that I cover up and hide.
Take another stab at getting through to me.
The pain is not the thing that scares, it's what they want from me.

It's senseless.

Take a stone. Hit me 'till I break my bones.
Cover me in blood. Make me feel at home.
Burn my soul. Spread its ashes on the floor.
Take me for a fool. Push me through the door.

Some are born in glitter. Some are born in gold.
Some are born magnificent. But I was born too old.
A vision just obstructs you when a brain gets in the way.
Authenticity’s a problem if you think twice about what you say.

It's senseless.