Our Dead Bodies

by The Surfactants

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released October 31, 2011

©2011 Xero Music
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All music written by Zac Bentz (ASCAP) and all lyrics written by Marcus Matthews (ASCAP) except “Pentagram,” words and music by Greg Cougar Conley and “Hawaii,” words and music by Haley Bonar / Spit Comet Music (BMI).

The original version of “The One, The Wayward” appears on the album Diminishing Returns.

Recorded by The Surfactants. Edited, mixed and mastered by Zac Bentz.

The Surfactants are:
Eric Anderson - Bass
Zac Bentz - Programming, Drums
Greg Cougar Conley - Guitar, Backing Vocals, Vocals on “Pentagram”
Marcus Matthews - Vocals
Brett Molitor - Guitar
Also featuring Steph Bentz - Live Keyboards

Photography and design by Steph and Zac Bentz.

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PRESS:

"BRAIN DOES NOT COMPUTE. Still, I really dug their hard-driving songs and would recommend checking them out." —Andrea Swensson/The Current
blog.thecurrent.org/post/2012/05/duluth-homegrown-2012-highlights-14th-annual-twin-ports-festival

"Five Local Bands to Watch in 2012"
—Duluth Superior Magazine

"...one of the most exceptional albums to come out of the area,"
—Reader Weekly

"...a really unique sound and the energy is just crazy."
—SoundOut

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Track Name: Violence
Lyrics written by Marcus Matthews (ASCAP)

VIOLENCE

VIOLENCE

I CAN FEEL THE STING OF BITTERNESS

FAILING ME

DRIVING OUTWARD TOWARD MY ENEMIES

SIMPLE SONGS

ARE NO DEFENSE FOR PARAGONS

STILL I FIGHT

STILL I EMPTY ALL THE REFUSE OUT

STANDING STILL

IN THE DITCH DUG FOR MY OWN REMAINS

WAITING FOR

A SAVIOR THAT WILL NEVER COME

ONE MORE VERSE

ONE MORE ANECDOTAL TALE TO TELL

VIOLENCE

TELL MY MOTHER HOW HER ELDEST FELL
Track Name: Gun
Lyrics written by Marcus Matthews (ASCAP)

MOVING FORWARD I CAN SEE
ATOP THE SWIRLING TIDE
COMING ON INTO OUR HEARTH
OUR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE

LONG SURVIVED BY CEASELESS RUNNING
I CAN SEE THE END IS COMING

WHEN THE DEBT COMES DUE WE CAN ALL JUST SAY GOODBYE TO YOU…FOREVER
WHEN THE SHIT COMES TRUE WE CAN ALL SMILE SAY GOODBYE TO YOU…FOREVER

PLACE THE VEIL UPON YOUR LAMP
THEY CANNOT SEE YOUR FACE
IF THEY KNEW WHAT WE HAD PLANNED FOR THEM
WE ALL WOULD NOT SURVIVE

LONG IGNORED THE SERVANT RISING
I CAN SEE HIM ENERGIZING

ONE MARTYR
ONE SANCTIFIED
ONE TO ACT FOR US
ONE TO DO WHAT WE KNOW MUST BE DONE

YOU ARE THE ONE BUT I GOT THE GUN

SILENCE FILLS THE AIR AROUND YOUR FACE
IT FILLS THIS POINT IN TIME
I WILL FIND A PLACE FOR YOU
Track Name: All That Burns Is Burning
Lyrics written by Marcus Matthews (ASCAP)

PUT DOWN THE MEGAPHONE BOY
NO ONE HEARS YOU, YOUR CADENCE IS STUNTED
YOU CANNOT FIGHT WHAT YOU CANNOT FIND
BUT IF YOU’VE GOT THE MONEY, I’VE GOT THE MIND
ACCOUTREMENTS GO FIRST
USE THEM UP, ALL THAT BURNS IS BURNING
I’M CERTAIN THE BOTTOM WON’T HOLD
BUT WHEN THE CZAR GETS BACK WE CAN START THIS ALL OVER

YOU WILL TRY AND YOU WILL FAIL
THIS ABANDONED BLOODY TRAIL
LEADS YOU BACK TO WHEN YOU NEVER DID CARE
BUT REVELRY CAME FAR TOO LATE
TO SAVE US ALL FROM YOUR MISTAKE
SAVE YOUR STRENGTH FOR STARTING OVER

RETURNS THE VAGABOND BOY
MOUNTED STEED RAPIER FULL RUSTED
IN BODY BATTERED AND BRUISED
BUT IF YOU’LL GUARD THE CHILDREN I’LL BREAK THE NEWS
PRINCES MUSTER THEIR STRENGTH
WHILE THE RANK LAYS ABUSED AND STARVING
ON THE VANQUISHED SIDE WE CONCEDE THIS TRY
WHEN THE WORLD EXPLODES WE CAN START THIS ALL OVER

YOU WILL TRY AND YOU WILL FAIL
THIS ABANDONED BLOODY TRAIL
LEADS YOU BACK TO WHEN YOU NEVER DID CARE
BUT REVELRY CAME FAR TOO LATE
TO SAVE US ALL FROM YOUR MISTAKE
SAVE YOUR STRENGTH FOR STARTING OVER

THE WEIGHT WILL BURY YOU
THE COST WON’T MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’VE WON
YOUR COMPENSATION FOR YOUR TIME
WON’T COVER YOUR FUNERAL
BUT FOR WHATEVER IT’S WORTH TO YOU
WE WILL TRY AGAIN
TRY AGAIN
Track Name: Außenseiter
Lyrics written by Marcus Matthews (ASCAP)

ICH BIN IHR FEIND
ICH BIN IHR FEIND
ICH BIN IHR FEIND
AUßENSEITER
ICH BIN IHR FEIND
ICH BIN IHR FEIND
ICH BIN IHR FEIND
AUßENSEITER

SURFACTANT
SURFACTANT
SURFACTANT
SURFACTANT

ICH BIN EIN MÖRDER
ICH BIN EIN MÖRDER
ICH BIN EIN MÖRDER
AUßENSEITER
ICH BIN EIN MÖRDER
ICH BIN EIN MÖRDER
ICH BIN EIN MÖRDER
AUßENSEITER

SURFACTANT
SURFACTANT
SURFACTANT
SURFACTANT

AUßENSEITER

ICH BIN TOT
Track Name: The Gift
Lyrics written by Marcus Matthews (ASCAP)

TAKE IT
GIVE IT
TAKE IT
I DON’T WANT IT NOW

PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME TAKE
DID I MENTION I DON’T WANT IT

YOU ARE AN ALIEN
Track Name: Kill Scott Toole
Written by Marcus Matthews (ASCAP)

SCOTT SAYS BE CIVILIZED
SCOTT SAYS BE SANE
SMILE A DESPERATE SMILE
FIND THE LIGHT WITHIN YOU
SHUTTER YOUR ACHING HEART
IT’S NOT GOING TO SAVE YOU NOW
BUT WHAT IF IT’S ALL I HAVE

WE KNOW WHAT TO DO
WE’VE GOTTA KILL SCOTT TOOLE
HE’LL NEVER UNDERSTAND US
AND THAT’S NOT SO BAD
WE KNOW WHAT TO DO
WE GOTTA KILL SCOTT TOOLE
THIS IS A MUSTER
FOR THE ARMIES OF FOREVER SAD

HE DON’T SEE THIS SHIT IS OUT OF HAND
HE WON’T BE MOVED WON’T UNDERSTAND
HE SHUT HIS EYES HE’S LIKE A CHILD
HE STANDS DIRECTLY IN OUR WAY

THIS IS NOT THE END IT STARTS AGAIN
CONTINUES ON UNTIL WE WIN
WE WON’T FEEL GAY
YOU WON’T BE SAFE
Track Name: The One, The Wayward
The one, the wayward stays
Awaits our autumn days
Of light not flesh remain
The guns for now lay quiet

I fight, I wait,
I hear the awful cries
I hope, I memorize my lines

It's better than the end I imagined
Better than the horrors I envisioned
If I can feel, I will feel no more
I'll show you who I am

The tide, the texture burns
The weight, the wild
Wave the ancient flag
Feel the ancients coming

You run, you weep
You try to wipe it clean
Nice try, quite a nice try

It's better than the end I imagined
Better than the horrors I envisioned
If I can feel, I will feel no more
I'll show you who I am
I can see, I can be, I am
I'll show you who you are
Track Name: The Coward
Lyrics written by Marcus Matthews (ASCAP)

WHEN THE BRAVE RETURNED FROM WAR
AND THEY GRASPED WHAT I HAD DONE
THEY FELL UPON THEIR SWORDS
IN THE STANDING POOLS OF BLOOD
SO MY FAILURE NOW IS KNOWN
AND MY SHAME CONFIRMED, COMPLETE
SOON THE BONES WILL TELL THE TALE
THAT MY LIPS CANNOT REPEAT
Track Name: Safe Word
Lyrics written by Marcus Matthews (ASCAP)

IF YOU WANT ME
SAY THE WORD
AND I’LL RETREAT
IF YOU WANT ME
SAY THE WORD
AND I WILL
HOLD IN YOUR SCREAMS
HOLD BACK YOUR TEARS
I KNOW IT HURTS
YOU KNEW THAT IT WOULD
TAKE JUST A MOMENT
IT’S ALL YOU GET
WHISPER YOUR NEED
I BELIEVE
IF YOU WANT ME
SAY THE WORD
AND I’LL RETREAT
JUST FOR A CHANCE
JUST FOR A TIME
JUST YOU AND ME
SO THIS BECOMES YOUR GIFT
SO THIS BECOMES YOUR NEED
I BELIEVE
Track Name: Why I Killed You
Lyrics written by Marcus Matthews (ASCAP)

Take your hands off that boy
Take your hands off that boy
Take your hands off that boy
Take you hands off that boy

He's not here to amuse
Nor is he to satisfy
The need you're feeling
He just wants to grow up
Unspoiled and unharmed
THAT'S why I killed you

Take your hands off that girl
Take your hands off that girl
She's not going anywhere with you
Take your hands off that girl

She's not here to despoil
To use up and discard
She's more that you can know
She'll grow and love someone
But wont forget your face
THAT'S why I killed you

So as I stand here with the gun
Be sorry for the things you've done
Just don't think that I care
It's not about what's just
It's all about what's right
THAT'S why I killed you
Track Name: Pentagram
Lyrics written by Greg Cougar Conley

You show me the pentagram. I supply the holy lamb.
You concentrate your evil - I'll desecrate your soul.

Heaven is no reward - Sin is made in better places

You procure the holy lamb. I supply the pentagram.
You concentrate your evil. I'll desecrate my own soul.

Heaven is no reward - Sin is made in better places
Track Name: One Time
Lyrics written by Marcus Matthews (ASCAP)

LET’S RAISE A GLASS NOW TO ONE TIME
THEY KICKED MY ASS FOR ME ONE TIME
PUT ME ON BLAST NOW

I TRIED TO STAND UP FOR ONE TIME
GOT MY ASS BEAT DOWN A FEW TIMES
NOW THEY CAN SUCK IT

DRESS UP AND FUCK IT
YOU BETRAYED YOUR PROMISE
PRESERVED YOUR INTERESTS
SO NOW OBSERVE THIS

DANCE, MONKEY, DANCE FOR ME ONE TIME
YOU NEVER SEE THAT FROM ONE TIME
I’D PAY TO SEE THAT

THIS SHIT IS NOT LIKE THE MOVIES
TAKE AIM AND BURN DOWN THE MALDIVES
NO CONSEQUENCES

NO AGGRAVATIONS
NO DEATH PROCESSIONS
NAKED AGGRESSION
NO CONSEQUENCES

NO AGGRAVATIONS
NO DEATH PROCESSIONS
NAKED AGGRESSION
NO CONSEQUENCES