Rocket Summer

by Hey Mister!

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S currie Excellent there's nothing more to say!! Favorite track: Stranger Skies.
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Hein Terweduwe You gotta love this if you're looking for high-speed "good" poppunk with pounding high-volume recorded drums (I love that), riffy guitars and a shredding plunky bass. And it all really sounds well in harmony anyway. Great stuff!! Favorite track: The Clockwatcher.
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credits

released October 1, 2014

CHRIS! - vocals, guitars
JONAS! - vocals, drums, oozin' ahhs
FAB! - bass, French

Recorded in The Good Ol' Shed and a couple of living rooms from Oct. 2013 to September 2014

Mixed and mastered by the almighty OLIVE at ELECTRIK BOX STUDIOS
www.facebook.com/electrikboxstudio
electrikbox@laposte.net

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Hey Mister! Toronto, Ontario

Fast and loud and short* and also fast. And loud, too.


*as in song length, not stature. We are fairly tall.

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Track Name: Stranger Skies
You told me it would be impossible
But, no, I don't mind telling you you're wrong
I left this planet close to 6am, headed for stranger skies
I should be back by 5
But if I find what I'm looking for, baby, don't wait up
I'll be just fine
Content to lay across the hood of my trusty homemade rocket
And gaze upon endlessly stranger skies
Track Name: The Clockwatcher
I'll take you at night
To a swamp made out of mud
All the lines are blurry

You'll see there's victims here
You'll see the rotting in their skulls
Who ever knew we would be?

Now playing mind control
With all the pieces sitting in front of me
Don't imagine you're alive
Just know you're knee-deep
And sinking!

Grab the rope I just want out
Toss the rope and grab me out
I can feel the mud it's smothering me
Nothing left but sudden death
All I've got here is my strength
I just want to get out, get out now!

So back inside the swamp
Our hero's end, it won't be long
Until another number

Ends up sinking all the way
Too deep you'd never find a way
To even scratch the surface

Just look inside of me
I can't get free, I'm looking for anything
All that we've got left is our hope
Anxiety is past it's quota
And still we're sinking!

Grab the rope I just want out
Toss the rope and grab me out
I can feel the mud it's smothering me
Nothing left but sudden death
All I've got here is my strength
I just want to get out, get out now!

Aimless, shameless
Not to be outdone
I saw the light on
And it wasn't inside of me
It came from somewhere deep inside the mud
Still urging me to stay
I'd say, no way!
Track Name: Salvation
Where were you when I was plotting to move
The statue still represents a past
Our human need for selfishness

In my dreams you would have mended a broken scene
Filled with such hypocrites there's
Conventions teaching "how to shit"

Everyday when you're feeling so much worse
Just know that right now someone
Is dying to be saved
'Cause they don't have a way
Salvation without blood

Always played in rewind, we stand and realize
What's left is nothing more than a
Coffin left waiting for us

As we watch from our seats, "high above society"
Going down the ugly road of the
"Take all you can" with every move

Everyday when you're feeling so much worse
Just know that right now someone
Is dying to be saved
'Cause they don't have a way
Track Name: A Bad Idea
I built an atom bomb
I shot it into space
Forgot one minor flaw:
The laws of physics dictate what goes up must soon come down

It hit the planet Mars
It did not detonate
It then bounced off Jupiter
And back to Earth it ricocheted

Please tell me it's okay
I swear I'm sorry and it won't happen again
One bad idea shouldn't haunt me 'til the end
Which, by the way, according to my math is not far off

Please tell me it's okay
I swear I'm sorry and it won't happen again
One bad idea shouldn't haunt me 'til the end
Which, by the way, is in, like, twenty minutes
Track Name: Unnecessary, This Is Very
Unnecssary this one's very
Knocked out, beat dry
Unecessary this one's all they want

'Cause it's not just forward momentum
That makes life seem introspective
Selections. Brandings are destined for anarchy
The other side inside of me it swallows
Memories of things that hollow me.

For deciding to feel connections
At a time when so much was messed up
We've slept off more than we've read on this tragedy
No instruction signs for us to follow
Will anyone see tomorrow?

But unnecessary, this one's very
Knocked out, beat dry
Unnecessary this one's all they want
Unnecessary this one's buried
Far down, knee-high
Unnecessary this one's all they want
This one's all they want.
Track Name: Shortstop
Are you just getting paid to tweet?
To just sit around and eat
While the rest of us are trying to do your job?
Got your feet up on a chair
Junk is waving in the air
What exactly do you do here anyway?
You're nothing but an overcompensating, hollow man
The next "boom" will be my fist hitting your face.
And I don't wanna listen to your rationalizations for unsuccess
And I can't stand to listen
To deluded self-aggrandizement
Your empty threat embellishments
Your meathead drunken debauchment
Hope you end up sad and all alone.
Track Name: 1956
He falls asleep again
It tends to happen now and then
A typecast sentence, five-to-ten

They all said he's through
I guess there's nothing left to do
But sit back and watch it all come true

"Well you can all go straight to hell
As soon as I am feeling well
I'll get up off this chair and fill my lungs with desert air
I don't want this life of disrepair."
A comeback unaware.

Black and white shadows pass for memories
Scrapbooks filled with a life forgot

The final curtain drawn down over a scene once written
But unread by his eyes
The story could not have been told by anyone but him
Anyone but you
A comeback overdue
Track Name: Pigeon Squealer
It's the time again
Don't mean anything
Less of course you mean to satisfy the truth?
Of what comes next and
My own dimension
Abort to magnify insiders tragedy

Dusting in the pool I found it out!
You've been crawling through the back streets
With some broken, shattered teeth!
Gently oozing seeps from mouth.
It's that tongue I can't hold onto
And it's not so hard to see which way you've gone.

These footsteps.
Time old philosophy.
Watching how the clock moves,
I can see you standing right aside, askew
And full of shit!

Tell me when lunch begins
I need some medicine
To force evacuate decider's tragedy.
My own decision?
Grant me permission.
Consort to satisfy misguided policies.

Dusting in the pool I found it out!
You've been crawling through the back streets
There's no doubt.
But now I'm sure that there's a way we'll find out.
In a land of frozen minefields
I can see the other side of sanity.

It's these footsteps, time old ferocity
Running on the back heels
To look "bargain hunter solid" has it's truth,
That's bullshit!
Track Name: Exit Stage West
I think I'll move to California
As good a place as any
I don't think I'll ever make it home
I'll ditch my phone along the freeway
Sit on the beach, look to the skies
And wonder how to pass the time

Or New York, if I'm feeling lonely
Bring my guitar, and bring the band
Don't think I'll ever make it home
I'll rent brownstone up in Brooklyn
Sit on the steps, look to the skies
And wonder how to pass the days away
So far away
No, I can't wait
And I don't think I'll ever make it home
Track Name: All the Time
I'd give you all my love today
But in the end it'd be a waste
Everyday you wake up to a life that's full of hate

I know that life's not the same for us but
It doesn't change a thing 'cause a life
Is not something you have a right to take

Every time you get a chance
Look around and see the evidence
Seems we're losing our intelligence
Minds seem to go in descent
All the time

Wonder why we're struggling
To understand what conscience means
Every night you enter a day less to find it out

Every time you get a chance
Look around and see the evidence
Seems we're losing our intelligence
Minds seem to go in descent
All the time
Track Name: Give 'em Heck
Left up to you it'd be no better
Than saying what's been said
Than saying anything inside that has no meaning

It's up to you to be much better
To be no one you know
To be only something inside that you can live with

Everyone's got greed and anxiety
We're all bleeding
Every time guilt weighs on your mind
You have to find a way to lose it

Don't trust inside
What others live by
You might just find
There's no receiver

Paint black the skies
And let them dream
So much that we can finally come clean
It's up to you and I to seize it

And so they say
"Go it your own way"
You see this world is how you live and how you struggle all alone
To carry on

And so they say
"Go it your own way"
You see this world is how you live and how you struggle all alone
To carry on
You must be strong inside a maze
Not knowing if we'll ever get out all along
Track Name: Peace Out
It's never the worst until you're feeling kind of lucky
Memories thirst to exist without sucking
All of us try to refine the details
If we're still alive, celebrity drive is about complete fail

Discounting your worth doesn't seem like the answer
When telephones burst to reveal other cancers
Leverage fails to deploy the landmines
If that's how it is, then that how this will be played out then

Peace out, I'm watching all the battles drown
Turn lickety-split into procedure
Peace out (peace out) I'm watching all the battles drown
I'm battled down and bleeding

Umbrellas don't work, all that rain isn't asking
It's telling us first to receive all the answers
Subliminal pull has besieged the end line
If memory serves, I'm feeling the worst
Won't be the last time

All units fade, resume silence
All that this proves is we breed violence
Need guidance, preside it, deny this but try it
Or we could just be like

Peace out, I'm watching all the battles drown
Turn lickety-split into procedure
Peace out (peace out) I'm watching all the battles drown
I'm battled down and bleeding

Peace out, I'm watching all the battles drown
Turn lickety-split into procedure
Peace out (peace out) I'm watching all the battles drown
I'm battled down and bleeding
Track Name: Underlights
That night I saw the underlights
A pale fluorescent glow
A car packed tight with ignorance
And ready to explode

A night spent wasting time again
A pavement prison cell
Friday's not the time for us
Friday's not the time for...

Blast away the concrete words of those who never meant to pay
He wasn't there
He wasn't one to mess with
And he won't admit the time they shared was all the same
Seven years of lame

And we couldn't think of a better epitaph
Than "here he lies, he was nothing but an ass"
His underlights, they faded with the sun
Until that night he never thought to run
Track Name: Adrift
Well I've been gone for so long now, I'll never find my way
I wonder where I went so wrong
And there's not much I can say except I wish I'd stayed at home

I sailed right through a black hole
I crashed into a sun, survived a subatomic shift
But now I'm stuck between dimensions
Quantum-partically adrift

Well I don't wanna die alone
But I'm running out of oxygen
The food supply is low
The thrill of my discovery of a self-renewing energy
Is somewhat tempered by the fact I can't get home

So I'll just wait it out I guess
There can't be too much space-time left
I hope the cats will be okay
No, think of something else

These stranger skies, a backdrop
Beautiful but no replacement
Give me cloudless blue, I changed my mind
I miss it so

[INTERLUDE!]

Cuz there's no place like home
No dimension like my own

Well I've had it know, the end is close
The oxygen's all gone
With my dying breaths I'm singing one last song
Something by Descendents or a verse from "The Decline"
If I'm gonna die I'll make it worth my time

Cuz there's no place home
No dimension like my own