An Abuse Of Statistics

by Kafkaesque Records

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I tend to favor long intros, but I understand how that can be off-putting to a casual browser so here is the skip-to list if you just want the meat
Bored Teenager - 0:58
Unlike Time - 0:45
Elegy -1:13
Baby You're Alive - 2:30

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released August 6, 2012

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Kafkaesque Records Oakland, California

Heartless wunderkind and low-rent theatric Josef Kaye presents you with the pop yearnings of diseased minds, haunted by dreams of fame and poisoned by truth. You back away slowly wondering why these lunatics always seem drawn to you.

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Track Name: Elegy
Smiling standing in doorways
As off to the rat race
The kids race
Cutting and pasting
Magazine letters
On notes that threaten no one
Buy a new one
To keep the old one
From the sun

Don't have the sense to run
Except for office
And into trouble
Make it double
You're working through lunch

Elegy
For the sanity
That never had a chance to be
Humanity
Mankind run out of strategy
Track Name: Night (Part 1)
Sometimes you go insane
And other times you're driven
Sometimes you show up unannounced
And everything's forgiven
You're living
At last

I wasted my life
On a world
That was dying
I wasted my mind
On the past
Now that there is no future
I don't have to dwell
On that

Sometimes you fall asleep
In the arms of your love
Safe in the knowledge
That when you wake up
The world outside may be gone
But they'll keep holding on
There's only now with the future gone

It's funny how your outlook changes
As you watch the world collapse
It's funny how one night can change you
It's funny how fast you adapt (x2)
Track Name: Tangles & Knots
It's not the sort of thing
Where you wanna go first
But to go dead last
Would seem the worst
Do you think you can outlive
The curse
And do you really wanna know
Do you really wanna know?

You always hated your body
So let it go
You haven't got the ambition
You oughta know
Can't put your teeth to the skin
You'll cave in (x2)

What you would do
Is a sin, so
Martyrdom seems
Like a win, oh
Hair's a mess of
Tangles and knots, though
Not the look to go
With your halo

All the beads on the rosary
Are charred with soot
And black as ink
And standing here, finally
On the brink
I'm not sure I believe

It's not the sort of thing
Where you wanna go first
But to go dead last
Would seem the worst
Do you think you can outlive
The curse
And do you really wanna know
Do you really wanna know?
Track Name: Underground Ends
We scrounge around for ketamine
But this office has been picked clean
The pharmacy has been destroyed
But we find DXM
With shredded Scream masks and kids toys

It's not our first choice
But we can make it work

What's the use in sorrow
You may not see tomorrow
What's the use of joy in hell
We need beer to drink and drugs to sell

At an underground rave
With my underground friends
Cuz the underground stands
Till the underground ends
And a party's more than a means to an end
And if it all means nothing in the end
Well we may have been broken
But at least we still bent (x2)
Track Name: Bored Teenager
Like a bored teenager
But better paid
Left to rot in the sun
Starve in the shade
Catch reflections in the lens
To know you're still there
All substance leaves the room
All blank stares and hot air

Your house a studio
Your face a magazine
Your mind a neutral party
Drifting from scene to scene (x5)

Still do the show with the gas mask on
Runs in an endless marathon
Still afraid to turn the cameras on
So we keep it in rehearsal til the troops are gone

With the gas mask on
In a marathon
Still afraid to turn the cameras on
So we keep it in rehearsal til the troops are gone

Still do the show with the gas mask on
Runs in an endless marathon
Still afraid to turn the cameras on
So we keep it in rehearsal til the troops are gone
Til the troops are gone
They're gone
Still do the show with the gas mask on
Track Name: Borderline
You think you've got it all
Some hot-blooded thing
Without werewithal
Stumbles into your life
For the briefest of moments
You do something maudlin
They make you a promise

Why won't you walk across that borderline?
I'd rather you get shot than not be mine
I think about your body all the time
You're gonna drive me out of my mind

Oh to be zealous
Is a wondrous thing
But you build a life on fear
And you get the fear that brings
And certainty
Is certainly
An uncertain thing
You find a strong exception
And it ruins everything

I never should have made that phone call
I'll love you til the very end
It may have been misguided
But I got punished in the end

Why won't you walk across that borderline?
I'd rather you get shot than not be mine
I think about your body all the time
You're gonna drive me out of my mind
Track Name: Unlike Time (Part 2)
Suddenly all your plans
Are just
Wasted time
Suddenly at the door
Is a place to hide
Your heart can
Come and
Swallow mine
Night never
Seemed so
Unlike time (x2)

There is no light
Left in the sky
Your skin is pressing into mine
My throat
Is slowly coating with slime
Tonight
Sensation stops
At the spine

No crime
No crime
You got yours
I got mine (x11)

No crime
No crime
I got mine

In the morning
Put the pillow to my face
Let me drift beyond this space
Leave me my body in a dignified position
Make it seem an act of grace (x2)
Track Name: Leaders Of Men
We started out as small town radicals
We went into the city for school
The city started closing in
We roam around and bend the rules
We saw the warning signs coming
We heard the drums of war drumming
We felt the populace humming
We take the anger get in front of it

The atmosphere of revolution
The glory of the fight
We'll go out first they'll join us
They're gonna see we're right

Handguns in hoodie pockets
Rebels the four of us
We're gonna end oppression
We're gonna blow it up

We're gonna be war heroes
We're gonna kill to make them free
It's gonna fucking awesome
It's gonna save humanity
We're gonna save humanity (x3)

We didn't make it far
Wound up cornered in a bar
We shot a cop and it was great
They shot two of us in the face
We started out as small town radicals
We end up as bloodstains on a strangers face
It's nothing like it is in video games
It's more like soldiers in an unmarked grave
Track Name: Baby, You're Alive
As the sun comes up
On a barren waste
Arid, reeking air
Has an awful taste
And you feel the skin
Peeling off of your face
But hey baby
You're alive

All the baby birdies been burnt to a crisp
And you're missing half your teeth
Got that permanent lisp
And i know you've got a good reason
To be pissed
But hey baby
You're alive

Oh no don't let it get the best of ya
Oh hey already got the rest of ya

(And I know you feel your life has been a waste
But everything you were can be replaced
Bits of the city embedded in your face
But hey baby
You're alive)

Oh hey don't let it get the rest of ya
Oh no already got the best of ya

Baby you're gonna be fine
You can finally have your freedom
And your quality time

Baby you're gonna be fine
You can finally have your freedom
And your quality time
Now blink twice and scream
Yeah blink twice and scream
If you're going blind