NICE

by DEEP STATE

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All songs written and performed by Deep State.

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released May 11, 2015

Recording, Mixing:
Jesse Mangum at The Glow Recording Studio

Mastering:
Joel Hatstat

Athens, GA

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Track Name: 210 First St.
Bellies once thick with activity
They start to heave, shrunken down to empty
We are in the street
To run would be a violent relief
Only to delay what wants to be done
To delay the brain's imperative

So on to choosing your cathartic bruising
It's anything but amusing when you're fucking losing
So you pick the guises
You pick the compromises
The ones that keep alive the desperate hallowed hours
You know you've got that power

So fall in, be discrete, be quiet, don't trust
Fall in, be discrete, and most importantly
You'll never trust another human being

The dirty showers, the idle hours
The guilt just towers; dress it up in tatters
Then get that drink
What did you think
That you would tap the brakes and get it all together?
No matter what the weather

The dust the dust in my head
Collects collects collects
And spreads and spreads and spreads
And we all know that sick dread
Running down the highway
Road signs, by-ways
You thought we could get away but the truth is:
Every road runs out
And you will die knowing you were filled with doubt
Track Name: Inside Pig
How can you speak to me
in such a way such a way such a way
Such a waste of time
Haven't even got a dime to my name
I've just got you

You cut me down to size
Every day every day every day
Every day's an effort
To try to come up with the goods
But you ain't seein' them

Change the words to the very, very best songs
To try to right all the wrongs

Hard grease and aluminum sheets
All the time all the time all the time
All the timing's off
Haven't even got a minute to cough
But hey I got a job

How can I keep working in
such a way such a way such a way
Such a waste of time
I spent the last eight years on a line
I gotta cut it off

Change the words to the very, very best songs
To try to right all the wrongs
Track Name: Tittyboyz
We are talking in voices not our own
From gut-drawn growls to pathetic moans
What a fool I've been

Cheeseburgers in the back of Deaner's van
Six cups of coffee might help me understand
What a fool I've been

47 months of running circles in the same damn town
47 months of thinking I am probably gonna drown

Walking home from a night on Big Creek
I find I can hardly even speak
What a fool I've been
Track Name: No Idea
When I was 17 oh man I thought I was so mean
I was stupid, it was contagious
And now I'm 25 and oh man I feel barely alive
I feel stupid and out of ideas

But O! isn't this the age of running out of ideas?
And O! isn't this the age of having no idea?

Let's go the show we talked about
Take some acid and drop out
We'll be untouchable
And I promise not to drop the ball
I want to shake all of these walls
Because it IS cool to care

But O! isn't this the age to have a sense of entitlement?
And O! isn't this the age to get a little suicidal man?
And O! isn't this the age of running out of ideas?
And O! isn't this the age of having no idea?
Track Name: Look
Have a look into your kitchen
Tell me everything you're missing
Maybe some serrated knives
And the rest of your life

Then move into the foyer
Said your daddy was a lawyer
I wonder what he'd think
About his daughter seeing a shrink

You never go to the store
Your parents by you more
You're rotten to the core
But your parents still buy you more

Take a look at the backyard
Notice the irreplaceable scar
You tried to grow some pot out there
But the red clay was everywhere

Now how about your windows
From outside they have a lifelike glow
But it's not as if you care
You're barely even living there
Track Name: You Don't Know Anything
You try to tell me about politics
You don't know anything
You try to tell me about the coolest bands
You don't know anything

I try to tell you about politics
I don't know anything
I try to tell you about the coolest bands
I don't know anything
Track Name: The Last Things I Remember
Cold winter and a stereo
The last things I remember
Crack spreading in your window shield
We weren't getting any younger
They told us all to get away
We just stayed even longer
Tried to get a deal struck up
There was no money to launder

They never really taught us kids
All that they had squandered
They never really taught us kids that
We were born to wander

Cold winter and a stereo
The last things I remember
Getting drunk in an alleyway
Mid to late December
Populated with stupid heads
We got the wool stretched over our eyelids
Feels bad choking on a leash
Dripping muffled sentences

They never really taught us kids
All that they had squandered
They never really taught us kids that
We were born to wander
Track Name: Wonders
Little radio, save me
I'm not the man I thought I'd grow up to be
Little darling, walk home with me
Too drunk to find the statue on top of my spare key

I see the sun coming up
Let's tend to wounds and cuts
Before the light fully hits us

Gotta go downtown, gotta try to shake my soul clean
Be in my body or my head, not stuck in the mezzanine
Read an excerpt in my favorite magazine
Made me feel the lines on my face slowly creeping

I see the stars, they're winking bright
Start the car even with the gas light
I really hope I get some sleep tonight

How many arguments have we had before?
I know because I've kept score
I've got 104 and you you've got 102
It's true I would go to these lengths
To bury this in a tomb
But not too soon
Under light of moon a songbird croons
It's surreal I don't know what to do
It's surreal I haven't got a clue
But sing my song to you
Track Name: Deep State
Everybody's keeping up the silence
Everybody likes to watch the violence
I don't wanna say it if you don't wanna say it

Everybody eats our money for breakfast
Politician gets three cars for Christmas
I don't wanna see it if you don't wanna see it
It's fucked

Everybody's on a fast food diet
Shove it down every little kid's gullet
I don't wanna eat it if everybody eats it

Everybody hates it when you're gay
Aren't we all Christians anyway?
I don't wanna change it if you don't wanna change it

The deep state is gonna kill us all
Track Name: Woof
Do as I say but not as I do
The actions I take are tried untrue
But at least my words aren't removed

So we have a mutual understanding
It's a safe take off but a less than perfect landing
The part that I missed is that we exist in a vacuum
Not a legume
It's a future tomb

So we drink keg beer and talk about our gentle adoration
Get up the nerve to start our very own nation
The part that I missed is that we exist in a steel cage
Not a golden age
So we've got to rage
Track Name: Payday
Just like a wayward stone thrown from a source unknown
Not like the Northern Star that shows exactly where you are
Just like those big black holes, heavier than human souls

A glimmer off the field of vision
Just outside discussion
Used for ammunition

I think I feel more saved when it's payday

Just like the Northern Lights, only not so bright
Just like the ocean's clap, but it's only just a laugh
Just like the preacher man: impossible to understand
I can't comprehend