Freshkills

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released September 2, 2008

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Freshkills New York

“Freshkills inhabit a dark but thrilling underworld in which relentless machine-like rhythmic intensity hammers ear-anvils at the bidding of wryly louche after-hours philosophy. They’re the visceral embodiment of power and poetry.” - Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Cramps, Sonic Youth) ... more

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Track Name: Asleep Means No
Well you had to leave town. Because she was passed out. And now you've found that the rumors have followed you down. So you found a new town where the girls are credulous And the boys got a game called "let's get gutless". Let's go. So you had to lie down because she was attractive. And then you blacked out. When you came to, shit was active. So you got your hands. And you got your skin. And you got your conscience, maybe, but, baby, you've got no friends here. Chorus- If the DJ's a rapist, why are we hanging out hanging out with him? If the singer's a rapist why are on tour on tour with them If the song is so vicious, why do we still listen to this shit? If the song is so vicious, why are we still listening? I've pulled some shit. Some seriously shady shit. I'm not the one that you should ask forgiveness from. I've seen some shit. Some seriously shady shit. Even in the absence of absolute truth, I can't swallow you. Chorus In the absence of an interventionist god I believe in a system of right and wrong I believe in the existence of a living soul I believe in the anhiliation of a soul Chorus x2
Track Name: I Know I Know
I know I know.I know I know.I know I know.We're all in this together.I hope. I hope.I hope. I hope.I hope I hopeWe're all in it to win it.Chorus-They opened the door and they gave us their word. And we never wanted it.They said it was perfect, yeah, they said it was good. And we never wanted it.The river was red and they said it was gold. And we never wanted it.They gave us our options and they gave us control. And we never wanted it.I know I know.I know I know.I know I know.We're all in this together.I know I know.I know I know.I know I know. Now. It don't pay to be clever.ChorusI know where this is leading.I know where this is leading. Uh-huh.I know where this is leading.I know where this is leading. Uh-huh.I know where this is leading. A contract. A landmine.
Track Name: Enemies
Walk into walls, thinking we're ghosts. All around us the graveyard grows. Show our friends that they're forgiven. By throwing their ashes into the river. We kiss on the piers till our glasses break. You can call me careful. I'll call you ache. You say it's a cruel world. That's a lie. Why get emotional just because we're still here. Wolf's at the door. So we open the door. We're taking our clothes off again. Using our mouths to give up the ghost. Two only children putting on a show. I warm your hands at the end of the pier. Don't know what's coming but I know it's near. You say you love me but that's a lack. Won't be held responsible for what you don't have. Chorus- You can't save anyone. You can't save anyone. This is your enemy. This is your enemy. X2 Never mind the thrashing behind the door. We know what bodies are really for. Never mind our gone friends, our shallow needs. Never mind the days until you leave. My heart is careless. It lacks precision. But I love those ashes, I love that river. You say the sky's empty. I disagree. I can feel something enormous rushing towards us. Chorus
Track Name: My House
I hope the metal's false. I hope the rumor's true. I hope from 6am to 2pm I'll be staying up with you. You're just like…Chorus-Got a couch got a floor at my house. My house. I want you there.Got a couch got a floor at my house. My house. I want you there.Got a couch got a floor at my house. My house. I want you there.Got a couch got a floor at my house. My house. I want you there. I hope your dress is torn. I hope your makeup's smeared. I hope from 12am till 4am You were getting pretty weird. I pray aloud that you come around. I pray aloud that you come around. I pray aloud that you come around.That the skins are gone, that the parties dead, that your eyes are red And you come around. Chorus
Track Name: Hard to be Decent
Well, I like your dress. It's revealing. Without giving away your secrets. You should keep them. I don't want to know who you sleep with. You know I've been with them too, it's so hard to be decent. At 4am we sing. Chorus- I can leave my phone on my pillow. You can call. You can change your mind. X3. Well I like your friends. They're not smart, but they're charming. When they break out those pills, it's positively disarming. And I like your face. It's been beaten. By so many disappointments, I can feel them. When you take my hand in your hand and you talk about the other man. When you take my hand in your hand and you talk about the other man. In reply I sigh Chorus. Oh. Love. You're all I have.
Track Name: I Quit Smoking
She said Next time we kiss We'll be single and sober. I said You believe what you want She said I can feel our passion imploding I said Is that a new dress She said You make love like a punchline Jokes die in your mouth I said Chorus- I…I want to be happy for you And I… want to be less helpless all the time And I… don't want to be someone you got over And I…just want to be around When you come alive I said I quit smoking To keep your scent on my sheets I said I quit smoking To keep your taste in my mouth. I said Chorus
Track Name: Revelations
Famines and floods. Famine and floods. Now bow your head, know that evil is real. Now bow your head, know that evil is real. You've got to believe. You've got to believe. Famine and floods. Famines and floods! Now throw your hands up the damage is done. Now throw your hands up the damage is done. We all look so smart. We all look so smart. Famines and floods. Famines and floods! Now sing the song that our grandparents sung. Now sing the song that our grandparents sung. You're not alone. You're not alone. Chorus- If you think the heart that beats, beats for you and yours alone…revelations. Revelations. Revelations. X2 Famines and floods. Famine and floods. Bend down your knees, know that evil is real. Bend down your knees know that evil is real. You've got to believe. You've got to believe. Famines and floods. Famine and floods. Joy is a lie. Grace is so hard to find. Joy is a lie. Grace is so hard to find. And flesh is just loss. And flesh is just loss. Famines and floods. Famines and floods. Now sing the song that our grandparents sung. Now sing the song that our grandparents sung. You're not alone. You're not alone. Chorus. Now sing the song that our grand parents sung...
Track Name: Separation Tree
I'm tired of listening. I'm tired of harmless things. All our friends are single again. All our other friends are crossing their legs. Let's bury a time capsule underneath separation tree. Need someone to hold me down so I don't die in the night. Chorus- Cry cry cry till our eyes are sore Cry cry cry till our jaws are broke Cry cry cry till our eyes fall out Cry cry cry. Let's talk. Let's talk it out. Let's talk about distance. Let's talk about you and me. Infidelity's easy. It's telling the truth that causes grief. I'm carving our names, with a heart, into that tree. Chorus
Track Name: Caroline
Carolina Carolina Carolina Caroline x4 Don't take a room of psychics no, know how we'll die Got my cufflinks and my razors, bag of fauxcain and our savior.Here's to the restless and the weak. Our kind. Chorus- Carolina Carolina Carolina Carolinex2 Through this sullen vulgar world. I will never let you down. Carolina Carolina Carolina Caroline There are pedants. There are whores. Hope I never let you down. Carolina Carolina Carolina Caroline Don't take a room of psychics no, know how we'll die Propolactics and your pager, pint of sauza and our savior. You're the only good thing in this world. Oh, caroline. Chorus
Track Name: Winners
Like winners, not nervous. We've fucked our way through wars before.Like lawyers, not subtle. We pick the bone from our teeth with bone. Like orphans, so hungry, so many mouths to feed.Like cancer, we're winning. It never goes out of fashion. Does it? Does it? Chorus- We are traitors. Collaborators. Please bury us beneath our flags. Our flags. Like winners, not nervous. We've fucked our way through wars before.Like locusts. Not Subtle. We salt the earth when we're done. Like orphans, so ravenous, so many holes to fill. Like cancer, we're winning. It never goes out of fashion. Does it? Does it? Chorus And are we nostalgic? Say hey say hey. A little bit yeah. Say hey say hey. For when a rapist president. Say hey. Was as bad as it could get. Say hey. And aare we in denial? Say hey say hey. A little less now. Say hey say hey. We get enough blood on our suits, and, eventually, we figure it out. Chorus