Our Dead Bodies

by The Surfactants

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1.
04:38
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
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04:13
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
3.
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
4.
02:30
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
5.
02:44
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
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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
7.
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
8.
01:45
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
9.
03:14
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
10.
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
11.
03:13
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
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04:02
13.
02:51
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

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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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