The Roar

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released June 7, 2006

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The Roar is Justin Zeppa, Tom McCartan, Sean Tuccillo, Aaron Bales, and whoever the hell else they want it to be. theroar1@gmail.com

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Track Name: Our Island Life
OUR ISLAND LIFE

I only step out with you
But you’re never around
I only step out with you
But you’re never around
And I know I’m just your pale dog
And it always brings me down

Hey, Bridge and Tunnel
Yeah, they call you The Trouble
They don’t see you
The way that I do
We’re tougher than them
As we’ve always been
Got a feeling
That we walk through

I’ve got my island life
And I don’t mind at all
And there’s only room for you
But you’re never around

I only go out with you
But you’re never around
I only go out with you
But you’re never around
And I know I’m just your pale dog
And it always brings me down

So let’s get back…

I know you work too hard
And the tension in your hands
Is to blame
On all the others
But when the sky splits seams
The rain finds you and me
In a flame
That never gutters

I’ve got my island life
And I don’t mind at all
And there’s only room for you
But you’re never...

I’ve got my island life
And I don’t mind at all
And there’s only room for you
But you’re never around

I only step out with you
But you’re never around
I only step out with you
But you’re never around
And I know I’m just your pale dog
And it always brings me down.
Track Name: Circadian Rhythms
CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS

On any given morning
When the sun outside is pouring
I wake beneath my tree and wonder
If you’ll come around
Beneath a broken canopy
The world comes down a shade of green
So jump on the bed and dance with me
Jump on the bed and dance

Hey, let’s break down
These circadian rhythms
Every time I ring you up
You’re always out

Now, we don’t ever need the scene
My beautiful acetylene
It drains the sap within our veins
And sends us off to sleep
So from the corner of my mind
I raise antennas to the sky
There’s not much left that I can do
I talk to your mom
More than I talk to you

Hey, let’s break down
These circadian rhythms
Every time I ring you up
You’re always out

Now nighttime’s getting boring
Cuz I know that you’re not showing
The crickets snore and dinosaurs
Hunt free upon the streets
So once again I close my eyes
And stumble out into the night
There’s not much left that I can do
I talk to your mom
More than I talk to you

Hey, let’s break down
These circadian rhythms
Every time I ring you up
You’re always out
I ring you up
You’re always out
I ring you up
You’re always out.
Track Name: Let's Bang!
LET’S BANG!

Attracted to the damaged
And the very territorial
All the mouthy Bettys
You’re a good looking animal…

Bangin’ in Bombay
Bangin’ in Leeds
Bangin’ in Detroit
Bangin’ in Queens
Let’s Bang!
Oh, let’s bang!

In the desert or the jungle
Baby, we can take a tumble
Let’s Bang!
Let’s Bang!
Let’s Bang!
Let’s Bang!

Bangin’ in Roma
Bangin’ in Paris
Bangin’ Barcelona, baby
Bangin’ in Tikrit
Let’s bang!
Oh, let’s bang!

You know we’re gonna wanna
We can save ourselves the trouble
Let’s bang!
Let’s Bang!
Let’s Bang!
Let’s bang!

Charismatic megafauna
Running wild and free
You know that Everybody’s bangin’
Baby, why can’t we?
So let’s bang!

It’s such a great big world
Wanna share it all with you
From every hotbed
We can make it there
Just jump your fence, girl
And we’ll make it everywhere

Bangin’ in Burma
Bangin’ in Belize
Bangin’ in Jersey
Bangin’ in Thebes
Let’s Bang!
Oh, let’s Bang!

We can chase each other ‘round
‘Til we’re rolling on the ground
These predator / prey relationships
Are such a bloody mess
I confess
These predator / prey relationships
Are just such a bloody mess.
Track Name: Skullduggery
SKULLDUGGERY

They said you're good for nothing
But the corpse you leave behind
And so it was upon my death
They dug my box of pine

They took my ribs
They took my jaw
They took away my spine
Now all this skullduggery
Has made me lose my mind

Skullduggery
Skullduggery
They're taking what they need
Skullduggery
Skullduggery
On every Hallow's Eve

They light their pipes on moonlit nights
And prey upon my grave
For all their skullduggery
Nothing's left for god to save

Web-lanterns burn their gossamer
As shovels turn the earth
They stitch me to the monsters
Who do all their dirty work

My weary bones will find no rest
For though my blood is cold
I shuffle 'round in pieces
Yet another shattered soul

Skullduggery
Skullduggery
They're taking what they need
Skullduggery
Skullduggery
On every Hallow's Eve

I find myself a broken man
And rue my dying day
For all their skullduggery
I'll make those rakehells pay

Skullduggery
Skullduggery
They're taking what they need
Skullduggery
Skullduggery
On every Hallow's Eve

The gallows in the hollow
Will forever creak
For all their skullduggery
Well nobody asked me.
Track Name: Don't Leave Queens
DON’T LEAVE QUEENS

As every age of empire
Sees a sun that never sets
So too the underground will thrive at night
The scavengers and miscreants

So I found myself a pirate
In the county of the Queen
I take what I can when I can get it
Though nothing’s what it seems

And as I wind these mangrove backstreets
On the nights when I may roam
I think of you and the life I’d give you
If I had anything at all

So I’ll board up all the windows
Cuz there’s a blackout on the way
There’s a fog outside
So we don’t leave Queens tonight

Now, I don’t know how I went to shambles
And I don’t know if you get my letters
And this island life’s so fucking stressful
That it seems I’ve lost all my direction

The last thing I remember
I was at a pub in Woodside
In a cloud of skull and bones
Who tell me everything’s alright (alright!)

As I wound these mangrove backstreets
Trying to find my way back home
I thought of you and the life I wanna give you
So far away, just like my lonely bungalow

Where we board up al the windows
Cuz there’s a blackout on the way
There’s a fog outside
So we don’t leave Queens tonight


I came-to via satellite at some power plant
Unsure of what the circumstance could be
That led me here
But intoxicants seem certain

Like Washington fled Brooklyn
I was found East River bound
When the law caught up I was so fucked up
They just took me to my house

Where we board up all the windows
Cuz there’s a blackout on the way
There’s a fog outside
So we don’t leave Queens tonight (Hell no)
There’s a fog outside
So we don’t leave Queens tonight.
Track Name: The Crawl
THE CRAWL

Join me now and we’ll burn
Like a torch across time
Over once-mighty kings
Let us creep like slow vines

Should the Earth end tonight
Though we both sulk and gloom
Upon my back I’ll carry you
to the moon

Did we not live loud?
Did we not howl at the sky?
Did we not share life of volume and speed?
Did we not burn our bridges
And maraud the countryside?

So we part now
And I don’t know why
Til we crawl to each other again

I love you so much
I can love you no more
I love you so much
I can love you no more

And so, here’s to you
My witch of the trees
I’ve kept all the envelopes
The ink and the leaves

So severed we are
With still so much to say
You don’t seem to mind
My friend Marck says it’s okay

Did we not stand proud?
Did we not drink the port dry?
Did we not share the dreams and spirit of the times?
Did we not feel the pressures
The storm and stress of the mind?

So we part now
And I don’t know why
Til we crawl to each other again

I love you so much
I can love you no more
I love you so much
I can love you no more

I died last night
Or so I felt
Over foxfire town
Saw the twilight melt

As the transit streams flowed
To the strain of the ninth
I wept away years
At the beauty outside…
(We survive! We survive!)
(We're alive! We're alive!)
Blame it all on the tides

So we part now
And I don’t know why
Til we crawl to each other again

I love you so much
I can love you no more
I love you so much
I can love you no more

We two are all
And all is as one
But it’s all in my head
It’s all in my head.
Track Name: A Thousand Suns Summer
A THOUSAND SUNS SUMMER

Vampire friends
Underneath the shadows
Feel the end draw near
Closing in and creeping

As the bomb beams down
The sun is slowly dropping
Let the fugue kick out
Louder than a kiloton

Scream for the endtimes, girl
Cuz we’ve got nothing to fear
It’s just the summer of a thousand suns
And I don’t care
It’s the summer of a thousand suns

In a dead language
Adversity won’t claim us
As they razed Carthage
She’ll rise up from the ash

Until the wicked end
You know I’ll always love you
Do you get it now
That we’ve reached the end?

Scream for the endtimes, girl
Cuz we’ve got nothing to fear
It’s just the summer of a thousand suns
And I don’t care
It’s the summer of a thousand suns

Scream for the endtimes, girl
Cuz we’ve got nothing to fear
It’s just the summer of a thousand suns
And I don’t care
It’s the summer of a thousand suns

Anthrax, anthrax
Everybody gasmask!
Anthrax, anthrax
Everybody gasmask!

Anthrax, anthrax
Everybody gasmask!
Anthrax, anthrax
Everybody gasmask!
Anthrax, anthrax
Everybody gasmask!
Anthrax, anthrax
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