Demo (2009)

by Worn Out Tigers

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released October 1, 2009

All songs written and performed by Worn Out Tigers
Words by Braden Faisant & Worn Out Tigers

Produced: Worn Out Tigers
Engineered & Mixed: at Machine Age Studios (Pittsburgh, PA)
Mastered: at Tree Lady Studios (Turtle Creek, PA)

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Track Name: Bacchus
Joshua judges Ruth, and I am told that there is truth
In every word, and His word is the Word
Closed my eyes and had a vision, the Messiah was a pigeon
Never noticed 'cause he never said Hello
Eve's the one that ate the apple, that was only half the battle
God said, "Son, you've gotta live with your mistakes"

"Hey," said the snake, "you were broken before you ever had the chance to break yourself"

I'm a liar with addictions
More convictions than you'll ever know
Kicking salt across the pavement
Leaving footprints in the blank white snow

All that you see is all you'll ever be

"Bacchus drowned more men than Neptune"
Etched across the stall wall of a public restroom
I wish that I had found the words before you tried to end your life, too soon
The bottle neck's a pinhole from the bottom's point-of-view
But if a ship can fit, then I've got faith that you can, too
Pull through

Take it from me, it's not your fault
We're fucked-up from the start
Never had a chance
Track Name: Coal Hill
The day the steel in our city shined
The clouds were cast and silver-lined
Stories stacked like vertebrae of a spine
Her backbone caught my eye

The day the skies gave us hell
From thunderclouds, her rage fell
The Mon Wharf was swallowed by water swells
In a malignant atmosphere

In bustling spans of concrete land
Her exoskeleton built by man
Blood and sweat of our fathers' hands
An empire of steel

For those no longer bound by time
The day the steel in our city shined
The gears of industry began to grind
Expansion, at what cost?

Black smoke emitted into the sky
It clouded our thoughts, it clouded our eyes
Bodies formed of white chalk lines
Danced on asphalt graves

What have I become this time?
I know where I'm from, and I can't forget

You said I've changed, I'll be damned if I didn't
I'd be ashamed if I had stayed as ignorant as you
It's true, I'm a better man for it
It's true, thank you
I'm a better man

Last train rolls through the south side of town
Bars on Carson, all closed down
Three sisters are staring at the glass castle's crown
Got my head in the clouds and my feet on the ground

I'm a better man for it
Track Name: Replacements
Summer cicadas scream in the front yard
Like missiles moving toward their target
I close my left eye, squint, flick lit cigarette
Send it sparking toward the city

In an instant, I am all that matters

Tonight, city lights swallow the stars to form their own constellations
And I'm the one the needle on your compass keeps facing
Yeah, I'm the star the needle on your compass is facing

You kept me quiet like a canary in a coal mine
In my mind, I had respect for the old times

Pointing at the moon was left for those not brave enough to reach
And I can rile, rage like riots, clamoring in crowded streets

Summer cicadas scream in the front yard
Like missiles moving towards the target
When histories' locusts come to swarm
I'll be the storm that rocks you to sleep

In an instant, I am all that matters

Tonight, city lights swallow the stars to form their own constellations
And I'm the one the needle on your compass keeps facing
Yeah, I'm the star the needle on your compass is facing

I hope you remember the boy I was
And respect the man I am

I am all that matters