Self Titled

by Mainframe

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1.
02:39
I was all ready to step off the stage Pull the distortion back and put the pedal away But when I popped the hood and finally checked the gauge Turned out the tank was boiling over, it was a bucket of rage Cuz I don’t like the way that things are going I know a bunch of people who know what’s right And I can see it welling up, welling up inside I know a bunch of people who know what’s right And I can see it welling up, welling up inside But then the rise was overrun The minute that you lost all hope And then the transmission failed Speeding down the slippery slope Of thinking everyone’s ideas are as valid as the next I don’t think so It all hit me on the way to work where I just about lost it And it knew that it was time to go and get the phaser back out the closet I heard them all say, “Oh, that I would never condone But far be it from me to judge what’s right, cuz that would just be wrong” That’s how the rise was overrun The minute that you lost all hope And then the transmission failed Speeding down the slippery slope Of thinking everyone’s ideas are as valid as the next I don’t think so I knew a couple of kids who might have been inclined To do something about it, later changed their minds I knew a couple of kids who might have been inclined To do something about it, they said “NEVERMIND” And so the rise was overrun The minute that you lost all hope And then the transmission failed Speeding down the slippery slope Of thinking everyone’s ideas are as valid as the next I don’t think so
2.
I finally got all my thoughts back together today After reading all the hurtful things that you put into your letter yesterday You must have written down all the things that you wanted to say And added warm wishes to the beatdown before sending it my way So what’s it matter to you? Are you at peace now? Don’t want to see me around? Thanks for the warning! I considered us friends I never thought I was better than you But I’ll keep playing the scapegoat Until you finally find out what’s true Instead of making a defense I offered an apology And when you come back to town you can treat me as a friend or an enemy But if you’re taking an offense at everyone you’ve asked to help you on your way Pretty soon you’ll just hear the voices that all say you’re doing okay So what’s it matter to you? Are you at peace now? Don’t want to see me around? Thanks for the warning! I considered us friends I never thought I was better than you But I’ll keep playing the scapegoat Until you finally find out what’s true
3.
I tried to level the sideburns I tried to even the scales Tried every method in the book and failed But now I’m taking a big right turn From the far left lane And I’m sorry for the mess But I need to make a change Because I am ready to listen now Before I seal my fate And as long as I’m still breathing It’s not too late I tried to balance the ledgers I tried to straddle the whales Tried every way to pay a favor, get a waiver, make them savor in the book and failed But now I’m pulling a big U-turn In the pouring rain And you can call me what you want But I need to make a major change Because I am ready to listen now Before I seal my fate And as long as I’m still breathing It’s not too late And now I’m pulling a big U-turn In the pouring rain And you can raise your fist in rage But I need to make this change Because I can’t do nothing about it Except what I’m doing now No I can’t do nothing about what I’m doing now
4.
Well I came into this town With a twin-zipper backpack A mandolin, two plastic totes, And the shirt upon my back I signed up for the language course It was the simple path to choose And any way you looked at it I didn’t have much to loose Now I’ve laid down roots and I’m afraid that I could lose it all Over a petty line dispute, over a referee’s bad call I know there’s nothing I could ever truly own at all But these roots have grown so deep and I need somewhere to call home Last night the wind was blowing hard It must have tripped a car alarm And at 3AM it woke me from A sweet and deep slumber I started thinking about investments And everything I own Responsibilities and normalcy As everything has grown I’ve laid down roots and I’m afraid that I could lose it all Over a petty line dispute, over a referee’s bad call I know there’s nothing I could ever truly own at all But these roots have grown so deep and I need somewhere to call home From underneath the comforter I reached over to my wife You’ve got to take some risks If you want any semblance of a life La da da da I’ve laid down roots and I’m afraid that I could lose it all Over a petty line dispute, over a referee’s bad call I know there’s nothing I could ever truly own at all But these roots have grown so deep and I need somewhere to call home
5.
A mess of words that the globe With it’s new stories told Broke the mold of the old Ripped the book and then it sold A mess of words in new form Wiped the drive and then was born The script of the millennium You don’t know what I’m going to say And I won’t play the games you want me to play I’ve got a full lexicon and a mind of my own And I will take the time to spell it out on my own A mess of words rush along In chain-link fashion strike a gong Along with the song In elevators feeding folks A mess of words never ends And all the online friends Sing the tune of the millennium You don’t know what I’m going to say And I won’t play the games you want me to play I’ve got a full lexicon and a mind of my own And I will take the time to spell it out on my own Forcing all the words isn’t expression Pushing on the verbs is like oppression You don’t know what I’m going to say And I won’t play the games you want me to play I’ve got a full lexicon and a mind of my own And I will take the time to spell it out on my own
6.
Outside they spray another coat of paint A thick facade will every show of age negate Self performance reviews Crucial data askew Misdirected, confused I’m rushing down to the mainframe To see what’s going on We’ve got to look within the superstructure to find what’s all gone wrong I’m delving deep into the quad-core To find the disconnect If I can’t save the world, at least I’ll mitigate the foul effect Outside they smooth over the rough A sharp tirade will silence if it’s mean enough They laugh at Q&A Sleeping the day away But the honest are never afraid I’m rushing down to the mainframe To see what’s going on We’ve got to look within the superstructure to find what’s all gone wrong I’m delving deep into the quad-core To find the disconnect If I can’t save the world, at least I’ll mitigate the foul effect Turn on the headlights Climb down the hatch We’ve come way too far to see this brilliant machine just crash I’m rushing down to the mainframe To see what’s going on We’ve got to look within the superstructure to find what’s all gone wrong I’m delving deep into the quad-core To find the disconnect If I can’t save the world, by God I’ll mitigate the foul effect

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Brand new punk rock n' roll Ep from far east band, MAINFRAME. Featuring 6 tracks of pure adrenaline laced old school influenced melodic punk rock.

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released August 18, 2017

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