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released January 17, 2020

AJ Mogis (Bass, Vocals)
Michael Sweeney (Drums)
Aaron Druery (Guitars)
Stephen Pedersen (Vocals, Guitars)

All Songs Id Est Bonum

Special thanks to patience and perseverance

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Track Name: Agitate Resuscitate
By the time I wake up in the night
sweat dried above my dormant eyes
have I lost the will to live

I swear I died a thousand lives
just trying to get across your lines
Have I crossed your rubicon

Then one of us will start to push and shove
We agitate to resuscitate

Our love
our way
It’s ten miles high
It’s a ten ton weight

We don’t want it any way

We know what you want
we know how to get it
we know what you want
we want to deliver it

We know what you want
we know how to get it
we know what you want
we want to deliver it

I thought I dotted all the ‘i’s
I swear I diligenced this life
but I lost the will to live
then one of us will start to push and shove
we can’t accept/realize

we’re in love for the very last time
you’re in the love for the very last time.

Our love
our way
It’s ten miles high
It’s a ten ton weight

We don’t want it any way

We know what you want
we know how to get it
we know what you want
we want to deliver it

We know what you want
we know how to get it
we know what you want
we want to deliver it

We know what you want
we know how to get it
we know what you want
we want to deliver it
Track Name: The Saint
Purity of heart, mind and soul
And they’re all three under control
did you ever think to ask if somebody already has
and I have only one song left to sing

You are the rock on which I stand
I am the clay. You’re the artisan’s hand.
Handing out your sage advice
You’re the pied piper
We’re the thirsting mice

Say “so long” to callous advice
The packed that we make is to live better lives
I know it’s long and it’s hard
But the road less traveled is way more fun

We’ll travel through the muck and mire
We cross this bridge together
Through the hardest mile
I can’t imagine another way to go through life
If I’m not alone
We roll the dice.
We juggle knives.
We have such interesting lives

[guitarmony breakdown]

I canonize The Saint today
I cauterize her company
My heart says “go!” and it ought to know
It guided me to you, to you
My heart says “go!” and it ought to know
It guided me to you, to you
[I know love now]

I know it’s long and it’s hard
But the road less traveled is way more fun

We’ll travel through the muck and mire
We cross this bridge together
With a hardened smile
I can’t imagine another way to go through life
If I’m not alone
We roll the dice.
We juggle knives.
We have such interesting lives
Track Name: We Pretend
We pretend
Living out our half-lives
A solemn end
Walking through the land mines
In the night, awake, to celebrate in the cold dark hour
Breaking down like an enzyme

You’re stuttering
Your hands are shaking
Your muscles ache
Your lungs constricting
So, this is dying
My end has no timing
So, this is dying
My end has no
Timing the answer is never the answer

And while our friends are blown apart
We celebrate a fake-tanned Bonaparte
Is this the end or is this just the start
I can make amends if you are true to your heart
Can you be true to your heart
There’s no defending an answer when it leads to cancer

Break away before you break me down

Down like and enzyme it won’t be the first time
Track Name: We Are. We Are. We Aren't.
I want it just the same but I’ll work twice as hard as you
Diligence not in vain
I will destroy a part of you

If that is what it takes, there will be no apologies
We both know what’s at stake
This is my new theology

I create your mistakes
Force you into apologies
Destroy your sense of place
Until you wander aimlessly

How am I supposed to win
When you won’t concede the score
The litmus test’s imprisoned
You got the luck of the draw so I’m not the one to console you

I want it just like you
But I am not insufferable
Zero-sum point of view
Distort your endless tragedy

We are. We are. We aren’t.

Now that I know your game
I sure will not participate
Our interests aren’t the same
From this I will not deviate

We are. We are. We aren’t.

You’ve racked up all the blame
I cannot stop your hectic pace
Crash course; don’t deviate
Crash course will be your endless game

We are. We are. We aren’t.

How am I supposed to win
When you won’t concede the score
The litmus test’s imprisoned
You got the luck of the draw so I’m not the one to console you

I’m not the one to console you.
Track Name: This Reign Is Ours
Fun . . . darling it’s been too long
We’re gonna shake off this heavy fog and greet the morning sun
Exploding beauteous one
I want to hear your engine’s hum

We came back and dipped our toes back into rock
“Big Rock” or “Skirt” for German folks
We’re tense
We’re tight
We’ll loosen up as soon as the chorus erupts

A bridge hanging from a wire
We curse the fall
We all make mistakes
No one here’s a saint
We’re not your puppet on a string
Bow to your king
We don’t want to play by rules that you make
We’re bound and determined to break
Our friends are joining hands

This reign is ours!
Track Name: Tight Rope
It’s just like any other day Impatience left me in a daze promises falling like the prey and the dead I leave
behind my back the smaller talk just fades out of the dark makes its escape and finds a quiet place to lay down its dark head and finally die
I’m lighting matches to enflame the fire coursing through our veins and vanities we must escape

We starve today to walk high wires
A tight rope act
you’ll never retire
Release It
Release It

The tension breaks will crush your spine
The cause of it is already divined

Release it
Release it

If we escape this colder world
Underground
Never heard
Are we then just a part of the problem and not the cure
How many times have you tried to relocate your mind
To another place from where it is


We starve today to walk high wires
A tight rope act
you’ll never retire

Release It
Release It

The tension breaks will crush your spine
I made my bed, why you still lying in it

Release it
Release it

The constant is you don’t want to relate to
The voices in your head
They will not raise the dead
I remember a time when I could relocate your mind
To another place from where it is

We starve today to walk high wires
A tight rope act
you’ll never retire

Release It
Release It

The tension breaks will crush your spine
The cause of it is already divined

Release it
Release it
Track Name: Hands Out
In a caustic space
There is no room for us
But without debate
How will we know

I look into your mind’s eye and see
There is nothing there to defend

Ten thousand angels descend with their heads down and hands out
Ten thousand angels descend with their heads down and hands out
And right on; I laid it on

Redrum

Ten thousand angels descend with their heads down and hands out
Ten thousand angels descend with their heads down and hands out
And right on; I laid it on
Track Name: We Are The Ones Who Make It So
Cold paralyzed
Thinking about the end
We can’t just talk it out until we’re dead
So, instead I’ll scream it out
I’ll sing it from my chest
We’ve got no storyline
I’m afraid we’ve reached the end

One’s half alive
The other mostly dead
When will we recognize what we’ve done to ourselves
We cannot talk about the pain that we both have
I’ve come to realize I was never the better half

You have a right to know
That’s why I wrote this song
But this is no radar love song

Reign of destruction
You can carry what I did alone

One’s half alive
The other mostly dead
When will we recognize what we’ve done to ourselves
We cannot talk about the pain that we both have
I know you’ve realized I was never the better half

You have a right to know
That’s why I wrote this song
But this is no radar love song

Reign of destruction
You can carry what I did alone

You can reach out or let it go
The frustration you can control
Because we are the ones who know
We are the ones who make it so

You have a right to know
That’s why I wrote this song
But this is no radar love song

Reign of destruction
You can carry what I did alone

We can reach out or let it go
frustration we can control
Because we are the ones who know
We are the ones who make it so
Track Name: Peace
I want to know my cause
I want to lose my name in it
Or has it been so long
I know endeavor to forget

I want to write these words
I want to call them sweet vignettes
I want to cause a scene and then never hear the end of it

In warring lives you do no favors
The compromise was settlements
Now you’re trying to defend your encroachment
You’re pulling the trigger
And isn’t that why we pray
While our hearts turn dark today
And it ain’t a god’s fault
It’s a human failure

We still carry on life today
Despite the hardlines weight and the suffering still today
I mark your words
I want to never hear the end of them
And through our pain
We still celebrate life today
You better mark my words or you’ll never hear the end of them

The highlife was taken low
By what you’ve diagnosed
You are the root and the cause
You’re pulling the trigger
And it just won’t figure

Let it rain

Cannon fire calling
Monuments to the Fallen rise
We aren’t caught in a rut

We want world peace
We want it right away

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