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We had a tough time agreeing on which songs should make this EP. The good news is that there are still more to come!

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released May 9, 2015

Produced, recorded and mixed at Eric's Place. Brendan - drums, Eric - bass + vocals, Frazer - guitar, Grant - guitar, Mark - vocals.

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the stragglers London, Ontario

Punks with houses. We're fucking role models! Just to clarify, we are not role models but our girlfriends are and we bang them.

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Track Name: You Owe Me
Well the moon was so bright
That the road looked white
Through my windshield
I was the only one able to tell
He wasn't doing so well

With one arm raised in a daze
I was there when you fell
And in this sweat pit
Pushing through blood and spit
I had to yell

I said you owe you me
Wish I could say it's the first time
This isn't healthy
But you know I'm on your side

All those little mistakes
Outweighed my headache
And I told you
The laughter was taking it's toll
It was taking control

Keep hanging on
I know your grip is strong
Keep playing the part
And in this dust bowl
Dive of a waterhole
Yelling's a start

I said you owe you me
Wish I could say it's the first time
This isn't healthy
But you know I'm on your side

Well I've been searching for a way to contain myself
But it's hard. For I was brought up just to nod and not react

Well I've been searching for a way to explain myself
But it's hard. For I was brought up just to nod

I said you owe you me
Wish I could say it's the first time
This isn't healthy
But you know I'm on your side
Track Name: Alkalyte
I strung the silk out of a spider
I made a rope out of desire
To hang you down that wishing well
For your decent down into hell

And you came afloat out on the nile
In Africa you stayed awhile
You went through all that darkness
And still came up with a smile

So I hope to see you spinning soon
Around my ceiling fan
It seems that I have learned to lie
And I've yet to stretch out thin

But all we know
Is that you're not breathing
And back at home
They've stopped believing
You gotta bring proof
That there's nothing to lose
With two arms tied in a rubber room

We're both alkalytes for liking the trio
From San Francisco to Chicago
We'll follow the trail of smoke and coke
We'll hit the road til we're flat broke

So please lead yourself out of the jungle
And make it out without a struggle
You left a note that I should give to her
But how long to wait wasn't quite clear

You know suspense in killing me
With my fingers through my skin
Private eyes will take the time
And try to find a hint

But all we know
Is that you're not breathing
And back at home
They've stopped believing
You gotta bring proof
That there's nothing to lose
With two arms tied in a rubber room

Well I paddled down the Acheron
To guide you home I left a light on
Of course I'm tired, it was in my sights
I trust that you're just waiting til the time is right

Then I climbed my way through ash and dust
I swear the titans are here to help us
Was this your plan, to go out in style?
I must admit to you that they're all in denial

But all we know
Is that you're not breathing
And back at home
They've stopped believing
You gotta bring proof
That there's nothing to lose
With two arms tied in a rubber room

Oh no your face is turning blue
I've heard chainsaws, jaws drop, queens
This mantle's just for you

Oh no your face is turning blue
I've heard chainsaws, jaws drop, queens
This mantle's just for you
Track Name: Callie
Well even though it was far
Yeah you still drove your car
And picked me up from my job when I got fired
And I cried on your shoulder
Yeah and now that we're older
I may be cheap, drunk and poor
But I'm no liar

Well I rave and rave I still remember the day
When you took me to my first casino

I went across the Pacific
And across the Atlantic
You're a one of a kind who likes to party
I saw you topless one time
Though you're a friend of mine
I'd throw you down on the bed in a hurry

oh oh oh Callie
You're a hell of a girl
If you remember this tune I'll be happy
And your glory days are a long way away
You're the heart of the town so don't go leaving

You know we've had some setbacks
But after all of our laughs
We have to admit you have courage
For you took the plunge
And you were the first one
To accept that spineless prick's hand in marriage

Well you can't fool me and I'm sure you'll agree
That your favourite mistake is your daughter

And it's no excuse
That the condom was loose
For now you're home every night at six for dinner
And we knew for sure
His balls would make a girl
And you can bet all our sons will try to bang her

oh oh oh Callie
You're a hell of a girl
If you remember this tune I'll be happy
And your glory days are a long way away
You're the heart of the town so don't go leaving
Track Name: Owl Eyes
Well I, I want to talk about boundaries
I want to talk about how they always seem to be in my way
And I, I want to talk about India
I want to talk about how I thought no one could ruin my day

Well we've been talking for awhile and I think that we have finally had a breakthrough uh oh
But an hour's way too short
To unload, repair, rebuild and sort

Well I, I just don't think I can pay you
I just can't pay you enough for taking months to free my cares
How about I, how bout I pay you in compliments?
How bout I tell you that I'd string up his guitar with your precious hair?

Well we've been talking for awhile and I think that we have finally had a breakthrough uh oh
But an hour's way too short
To unload, repair, rebuild and sort

I think they're back again
I swear to god I swear they said to me oh oh
You're crazier than Gatsby
Lend me your ears and cut your fingers

You see, you see that's why I wear bandages
It passes time because they keep me up at night and my mind hurts
And I, and I even tried ear plugs.
I even went as far as burying my head deep in the dirt

And even though it's been awhile my whole neighbourhood keeps calling me a psycho uh oh
And the laughing I can take
It would just be nice to get a break

Why can't you hear them too?
I swear to god I sweat they said to me oh oh
You're crazier than Gatsby
Lend me your ears
I swear it's an emergency
We're in the clear
It's time to listen carefully
Just pick up those sheers and cut your fingers
Track Name: These Arms are Yours
Wish I could be a damn good listener
I could have saved you that night
I try to tell myself there was hope or at least something similar
But I know my lies are white

Well we put ourselves in a brand new room
With locked windows and doors
All we've found so far are expectations, no hesitations yet
And within our reach I can't believe
The sound you sent to the floor
We both grabbed the walls and went for it all
As soon as our lips met

And with your hands holding mine
I moved mine up your sides

I won't be scared at all
I'll be the first one to call
And sign up to be your pall bearer
I'll keep my head up tall
Trust your body won't fall
You'll find me up in the front right corner
I kept a straight face for years
I even found you in tears
And now I'll be the best gravedigger
And bury me please
Because it should have been me
I'll dig six feet in an hour

We positioned ourselves accordingly
With every single word that we've read
And I imagine you with concentration
I'm constantly awaiting your voice
It took a whole day one time just to say goodbye
I still remember what was said
If the coffin was open, I'd have you taken
without making a noise

My hands ran through your hair
It was like you were there

These arms are yours, your eyes are mine x3

I won't be scared at all
I'll be the first one to call
And sign up to be your pall bearer
I'll keep my head up tall
Trust your body won't fall
You'll find me up in the front right corner
I kept a straight face for years
I even found you in tears
And now I'll be the best gravedigger
And bury me please
Because it should have been me
I'll dig six feet in an hour