Burn The Boats

by Mainframe



7 Songs, 32 minutes. A unique punk rock experience from a band out of the far east.

Mainframe is a four-piece punk rock band bound together in the pursuit of what’s right. Members Noah (vox, guitar), Naomi (bass), Drew (drums), and Rachel (guitar, BGVs) met up in the Far East, where they decided to join up and send a shout out to the world.

Mainframe’s self-titled EP brought the ruckus with melodic new school tunes, big guitars, and unforgettable stories.

The band’s hard and fast follow-up “Burn the Boats” holds the line with unrelenting riffs and driving melodies. These seven songs speak of lessons learned and unshakable faith in the context of a world that’s always been otherworldly.

Rachel’s desperate harmonies come together with Noah’s in-your-face hooks, all to the pace of Drew’s tight beatz. Naomi keeps us steady with a sometimes surprising low-end.

International guitar hero Demetrio Scopelliti handles the metal axe-work for “Peter,” a song based on the life and writings of the apostle.

Raise a fist with Mainframe as we commit to the mission, infiltrate the superstructure, and end up stately on the shore.


released April 13, 2018

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"Don't Look Back" originally performed by Value Pac
"Peter" features Demetrio Scopelliti on lead guitar



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Track Name: Burn The Boats
I took a hit to the solar plexus
It knocked the wind out of me, I thought I
Caught the plate of a silver Lexus
As it was speeding away
And I made inquiries
But it wasn't where they said it would be

So I tracked it uptown where I found it parked
At the city's last Greek cuisine, I kicked the
Door down, but before I barked
I realized it was only me
And as the floor fell and dropped me down to the basement
The voice of a morning dove delivered this statement, he said:


I found a way in the classic tactics
Along with the new recruits, and when the
Day came after years of practice
The axe hit the root
And as the horns blared and sprung us up to attention
The voice of a lion from another dimension cried:


Through the thick and through the thin
Flying high or in deep intrigue
Marching on or bunkered in
There was advance in the fatigue
Through the fire and through the storm
In the tents or on alert
On watch in pitch black for the morn
The gains were worth the hurt
And as the clouds broke and gave new life to the fallen
The voice of a father came softly calling, he said:

Track Name: Undivided Devotion
I’m always looking for the right word
I’m ever confident I’d know it if I heard
It whispered from the back of a crowded auditorium

It’s forever there, firmly fixed in heaven
But somehow on earth it’s gotten muffled out in such a bad, bad way

I’m always looking for the right turn
I try to draw upon the lessons that I’ve learned
From all the dead ends, side streets, and mapless expeditions in the fog
It was good for me that I was afflicted you see
Cuz I got to learn your statutes and see your love all at the same time

We will never ever stray from
Your ways as you’ve revealed them in the volume of scripture and in our lives
God, your grace has set in motion
The graded steps to united depths and a life of undivided devotion

But I will hold fast to your Law
Though the wicked call normal the deranged
I will praise you in the midnight hours
No matter how much things have changed
Track Name: Peter
I smelled a rat early on
Among the twelve I could be wrong
But when he leaned in to kiss my Lord
I was the first to pull the sword
Not me my Lord, though rabbits in the rush
All turned tail and scattered in the brush

It got cold in time, I can’t deny
The charcoals weren’t warm
But when the cock crowed thrice
I turned to ice and thought back to the storm
Call me out Lord, no one else would go and
You reached out and took ahold of a sinking man

The demons fled to swine
I saw the water turned to wine
But when the dogs would eat the crumbs
I knew the Son of Man had come
What’s this I’ve done? I said I’d never eat
You bent down and took a towel and stooped to wash my feet

The old men have dreamed the dreams
The young have seen the flame descend
The tigers ridicule the filled
But it’s only 9AM
I think it’s time we tell the tale, the truth,
The news, the history
The crowd is waiting for a glimpse into the holy mystery

Into which angels long to look
The Son of God we all mistook
But when the serpent struck his heel
It was the plan of God revealed
No longer sealed, the sheep who strayed the fold
Have now returned to the shepherd and overseer of their souls

Yoked to the ox we lumber on
The muddy furrows must be sown
We stand in faith and all await the building up of living stones
To see him thrown, the dragon in the pit
And hope that instinct-driven monkeys could somehow reach repentance

Come quickly, Lord! Riding a white horse!
We count your patience as salvation
Find us unspotted and at peace
We love you Lord! Made us reborn!
Into a living hope through your resurrection
You kept the treasure safe in heaven, Lord!
Track Name: Don't Look Back
There was such a time when regrets defined my life
I could not forget about my past
Strung out on a limb, I got me in the mess I’m in
Repercussions had left me out of gas

That was the game I played, now I pay
We all know right from wrong,
Sin it kills us all, not anymore

Not me, I’m not your slave
Just go away, yeah don’t ever come another day

God what have I done, I don’t want to be what I’ve become
An adolescent with his life undone
It’s not too late to change, I won’t go back to yesterday
Pray tomorrow will be a better day
Track Name: Dog & Pony Show
I spent a long time going around
Trying to figure out what was going on downtown
Thinking if I kept a hold of the reins
That somehow I would be affecting change

But now I know it’s just a dog and pony show
And as I let go it’s gonna keep on going where it wanted to go

I spent a lot of time trying to get along
And shaking hands with the ones writing the songs
Thinking if I appeared enough on stage
That somehow I’d end up on the front page (as if that even mattered)

All along, without me
Going on, before I was ever there
On and on, without me
And I’m telling you now that I just don’t care

It don’t need me holding on
I’m all through being dragged along
I’ve got a higher calling, got a place to be
I’ve got bigger dreams, got a destiny
Track Name: Shrink Ray
Thirteen years of R&D
Fourteen thousand trillion in hard currency
They put the brightest and the best
Up to the world’s greatest test
To invent the most powerful tool in all history

Shrink ray, the object was simple
Shrink ray, the motivation clear
It took all our time and money, now the future is here

Thirteen years of bargaining
Credits, bonds, and loans, and hard marketing
To get the populace on board
Seeking the world’s greatest reward
To invest in the most potent tool in all history

They didn’t point it at the warring state
They didn’t think to zap the problem of hate
They didn’t point it at the national debt
They didn’t target the apocalyptic threat

We knew from the start it could only be fired one time
Just one chance to get in our sights what we’d minimalize
To be rid of the terror of mankind’s artery clot
From the beginning we only ever had one shot

Shrink ray, we’ve got a camel in the crosshairs
Shrink ray, gonna shrink this sucker down
and send him through the eye of a needle
So we can all go on
It took all our time and money
We spent all our time and money
It cost all our heart and soul, now the future is here
Track Name: Stately On The Shore
In love and purity against the tide
Upon a choppy summer vestiture
A placid boat abides

In strength and fortitude braving the murk
Beneath the darkest eyes of carrion
She carries on alert

They said he’s gone, they said he’s lost at sea
If not a coral ripping wreck, then surely mutiny
The captain’s gone, they say he lost his mind
In search of treasures never seen, he left his home behind

In will and poverty deaf to the force
Of manacles and siren songs
The captain holds the course

In truth and certainty enduring breaks
Atop a minatory white cap found
The vessel never quakes

In strain and weariness the beacon pleas
Within the deluge of the hurricane
She cannot see the beam

In hope and providence arriving sure
Into the hands of satisfied reception
Stately on the shore