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released March 16, 2013

Artwork and Design by Mariana Palova
Produced, Mixed, Engineered, and Mastered by Michael Sasich
Recorded and Mastered at Man vs Music Studios. "Intentions" Produced, Engineered and Arranged by Mateo Colletti at Rockfish Records with additional Mixing and Mastering by Michael Sasich at Man vs Music Studios. All song written by King Niko
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Track Name: When I Wasn't Alive
Come on
Uh, so yeah.
At the start everything was nothing
Then all the sudden there was stars and dust and
There in the middle, guess it all was one thing
It's like there must have been a bang or something
Then there was lava and I think some bugs and
Cambrian something and a fish with legs and
Once that happened, everything got snapping
And up and amplified

When I wasn't alive
And it's gonna just keep going on when I'm gone

So skipping forward past the boring parts
I think there was dinosaurs and Noah's ark
A couple flurries got a blizzard crazy
A bunch of stories about a wizard, maybe?
And way, way later we all got to thinking
Writing down this shit and started tinkering
Got us some wheels, got into pots and drinking
But never stopped to let a damn thing sink in
Schemed up the pyramids, got tough and tussling
Made up democracy and math and hussling
And then the Romans took up the cross and
That's how Jesus died

When I wasn't ailve
And it's gonna just keep going on when I'm gone

Whoa, for a minute it seemed like back to the start, yeah
A whole fucking age getting left in the dark, yeah
So we got really
Good at coulda, woulda, shooting and killing eachother
Spent a half a century ducking for cover
So we got really
Close

Where was I?

So we got this far because or in spite of
Always wanting more and itching to fight but
I heard singing stopped a couple of wars, like
Right in the shit of 'em so that's pretty good, right?
And nowadays we got machines and sprockets
Supercomputers that will fit in your pockets
'Round 'bout the time by body gets to rotting
We'll stop keeping time.

When I wasn't alive
And it's gonna just keep going on when I'm gone
Track Name: Boss Fight
Hold your tongue 'til you can get it right
So highstrung and trying to pick a fight
Choking up and pulled like a fly to the flame
Yeah, do the twist and fake out.
Oh, I'm your thing bumping in the night
So it's war and not the civil kind
No way back and no escapes to erase
Yeah, do the twist and fake out

Hot and screaming hallelujah
But I don't pray
A dirty thought, try and keep it out
I got it caught but it's c-c-creeping out
If you're gonna hurt me, do it
Straight in the eye
You got this thirst to confess and leave it
I know you're worst at your best, believe it

Show some teeth 'cause you're a carnivore
Slow down, breathe, because here comes some more
Smoke and seethe and come back fresh from the fray
You're giving it away now
Snap out or I'm gonna find I've been
Trapped in your claws and dripping from your chin
I tap out 'cause I've from the pan to the flame
You're giving it away now

Hot and screaming hallelujah
But I don't pray, yeah
A dirty thought, try and keep it out
I got it caught and now it's punching, kicking, beating out
Plot and scheming how to prove to ya
But you won't tame, yeah
A dirty thought try and keep it out
I got it caught but it's c-c-creeping out
I got this hunger to believe it
Trying to try
I know a stray by the way she sleeps and
The way I play's gotta be for keeps and
If you're gonna hurt me, do it straight in the eyes
This aint a test, you've been cursed to keep me
I know you're best at your worst--believe me
Track Name: Guns Up
Up off the ground now sweetie
You've seen the light
Guns up, beat down and bleeding
If you're doing it right
'Cause there aint no glory when it's easy
Or spoils without a fight
No
It gets twisted and torn but don't get lazy on me
Bear down and bite

Before you're found facedown
Better turn it around
'Cause we're all gonna get it
All gonna get it
Load your dice
Aint the first one to try
But we're all gonna get it
All gonna get it

We aint got long now sweetie
No time to waste
We're moving on and leaving
The rats to race
'Cause there aint no fun in saving
Yourself from pain
So just
Take your lumps, take your downs and ups
Or you'll bore yourself to the grave

Before you're found facedown
Better turn it around
'Cause we're all gonna get it
All gonna get it
Load your dice
Aint the first one to try
But we're all gonna get it
All gonna get it
If you just found out
We better calm you down
But we're all gonna get it
All gonna get it
When you're gone and cold
You'll have nothing to show
So we all gotta get it now

Up off the ground now sweetie
You've seen the light
Track Name: Sex Nightmare
I'm gonna get you in my hands
Once I get you into earshot
Scheming up a plan
Because I'll only get one clear shot
But baby gimme some demands
What's it gonna take to hit your sweet spot?
Aint leaving that to chance
Gonna shake you up 'til you pop
You're gonna quit your acting coy
When I make you understand that
Oooooo you've got a poise
And a way that I can't handle
I aint hearing that noise
Try and play like you aint planned that
You say you've got a boy
Well baby tell me where's your man at?

Oh it's so close, keep it together now
Or you'll be landlocked for the rest of your life
You ought to know, you've gotta do better now
Or you'll be backdrop

And if we got to take it slow
And take a breath to find your feet or
I come across in-apropos
It's just the nature of the beast
I can see you try and stall
Playing and tricks and make believe but
I feel your chemicals shedding clothes and skipping beats

Oh it's so close, keep it together now
Or you'll be landlocked for the rest of your life
You ought to know, you've gotta do better now
Or you'll be backdrop just keeping time
So now we're at take it or leave it.
ASAP, you gotta see to believe it
So now we're at take it or leave it all.
All apathy is gone, let's get the business on.

You're gonna quit your acting coy
When I make you understand that
Oooooo you've got a poise
And a way that I can't handle
I aint hearing that noise
Try and play like you aint planned that
You say you've got a boy
Well baby tell me where's your man at?
Track Name: Intentions
Safe in the dark of our desperation
home in the sheets
stranded and stark in our best intentions
all that we need
you say that its been night forever
like some midwinter's dream
but even the darkest parts were never
as hopeless as they seemed

We always
Handled all we could bite off
candid and wild with the lights off
scan the radio--it's playing us out
but you said
hold on tight when you found it and
throw your life around it
and the rest of the world will work itself out

Circled by sharks and the water's
cold and lonely
but criss cross your heart when it gets bad you're gonna
hold on to me
I'm saying things can only go better
downhill and easy street
so quit playing like you didn't know better
'cause baby you and me

We always
Handled all we could bite off
candid and wild with the lights off
scan the radio--it's playing us out
but you said
hold on tight when you found it and
throw your life around it
and the rest of the world will work itself out

You be the instigator
I'll take the blame
you be the complicator
I'll say it plain
yeah
you're sexy concentrated
you say the same
well
get down and consummate it
yeah

We always
Handled all we could bite off
candid and wild with the lights off
scan the radio--it's playing us out
but you said
hold on tight when you found it and
throw your life around it
and the rest of the world will work itself out
Track Name: 20,000 Leagues Out of My League
I'd like to see what you see in me
Why you don't know I'm playing out of my league
How do I find your state of mind?
See past the fact that I'm a waste of your time
But I'm something else when you're around
Someone that's worth a damn, somebody who counts
Awkward and shy, sure
Vulgar and crass? Yes
But I'm hilarious when I make you laugh.

'Cause when I touch you I'm strong
When you kiss me I'm gorgeous like you
When everything I do is wrong, you agree
And I get to be right too.

If I don't see you today
There may be hell to pay
Just different kinds of gray
Why even stay awake?
Fumbling for competence
When so few things make sense
The brush of your hair and the stare in your eyes

'Cause when I touch you I'm strong
When you kiss me I'm gorgeous like you
When everything I do is wrong, you agree
And I get to be right too.

Love you to the letter
Sure you could do better
But please spend the meantime with me
Maybe I'll be worth it
Might even deserve it
At the rate you're rubbing off on me
Songs from cacophony.

'Cause when I touch you I'm strong
When you kiss me I'm gorgeous like you
When everything I do is wrong, you agree
And I get to be right too.
Track Name: Your Girl
Your girl, she think of me
When you do what you're doing
Trying desperately, she knows you try so hard
But she thinks of me
When she closes her eyes
Who do you think she sees

Your girl, she's done lots of things
Things you'd rather not know and
Lies incessantly to keep you in the dark
About the kind of things
That get her shaking her thighs
Who's tongue she speaking in?

I'll give you a guess

Your girl, she thinks of me
When you do what you're doing
Teeth sinking in, she'll take you for a ride
But sneaking in, a thought or two of yours truly
Who's name's she shrieking?

I know what she likes to hear
I know what she likes to say
When she mutters in your ear
It means you're doing ok
But just OK
And if you have to ask her afterwards
"Baby, did you get there too?"
That's a "no."
Oh if you ever find her sweet spot, Romeo
Trust me, trust me, you're gonna know.

Your girl gets these hankerings
That have her snapping and drooling
Hides it hastily, and her bite's even worse than her bark
But thankfully, I've got her fix here--no fooling
What do you think she needs?

Well, what do you think?

Your girl takes tinkering but
It aint supposed to be grueling
Hot and lingering and she aint cooling down for a while
'Cause she thinks of me when she closes her eyes
Who do you think she sees?

I know what she likes to hear
I know what she likes to say
When she mutters in your ear
It means you're doing ok
But just OK
And if you have to ask her afterwards
"Baby, did you get there too?"
That's a "no."
Oh if you ever find her sweet spot, Romeo
Trust me, trust me, you're gonna know.
Track Name: Spots on a Lion
Save your breath, I already made my mind
All futility aside
Watch your tone I'm gonna take my time
Throw a bone to me--I'm trying

But tell me
When was it said that I was gonna stay in the lines?
How did you come to believe that I was gonna let you come in
and try and put your spots on a lion
Who never said that it was gonna stay in the lines?

Save your breath I already changed my mind
You got your way again this time
Wipe your tears, you aint even prone to crying
You're crocodiling me and that's fine

But tell me
When was it said that I was gonna stay in the lines?
How did you come to believe that I was gonna let you come in
and try and put your spots on a lion
Who never said that it was gonna stay in the lines?