Ackley

by The Mondales

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The Mondales finally have a full length.

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released January 11, 2012

Adrian Barnello - Guitar/Vocals
Brandon Arscott - Bass
Devin Dessieux - Drums

All lyrics written by Adrian Barnello except "Ackley," which was written by Devin Dessieux.

Cover art by Anjelica Aquilino
Mixed by Adrian Barnello.
Recorded at Eagleland Studios.

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Track Name: Playing Startropics at Four AM With No Shirt On 2: Zoda's Revenge
You know I love you all the time
You know I love it every time you sit there
Not saying a single word to me
Yeah silence is divine
I'd like to spend my life
Staring into your abyss forever

If I wasn't such a lousy excuse for a writer I'd tell you how I feel and if I wasn't such a jerk I'd do it right.

It's no joke, no half bit scam
There's no regrets, no could have beens
No master plan, no grand design
This shit just falls into my lap every time

You know I love the way you are
Like a dismal shooting star
Basking in your eternal death forever
Yeah it really turns me on
The way you lead me on
Still waiting for the closure to rot

If I wasn't such a lousy excuse for a writer I'd tell you how I feel and if I wasn't such a jerk I'd do it right.
Track Name: Big Kid
When I push you around, you know I don't mean it
I just don't know how to show
All the complex emotions and the esoteric hurdles
Bringing me to a standstill.
So sorry Mommy, Daddy, Sister
You know that I mean well
My age has got the best of me, I'm halfway done with my degree
I don't want anyone to tell me

Anything, Anything
Don't wanna hear
Anything, Anything
Don't wanna hear
Anything, Anything
Don't wanna hear
Anything, anything
I'll shove my foot in my mouth
Bitch and moan and pout about
How bad it is
Cuz I'm just a big kid.
Track Name: Earthbound and Down
Sing me softly
A little melody
Vulgar and out of key
So I can get to sleep
Cuz you can't be a dick to everyone
And still expect their love
Yeah this time I'm probably fucked

Cuz this Karma's coming back around
And this time I know I'm going down
The gig is up, I'll take my check
And be sure to leave out the back

Sing me softly
A little melody
So I can get to sleep
Cuz Karma's killing me
Karma's killing me
Karma's killing me
Karma's killing me
Karma's killing me, I'm goin' down.
Track Name: Blue Walls, My Ass
Go ahead, invite yourself in
How are you?
I've been good to.
A quick break for an awkward pause
A big mistake
In the first place,

The friendship we had was a joke
A set-up that's destined to fail
The punchline goes over our heads
and lands dead on arrival.

So glad you played your part.
You always have,
I've always said
Hey man, I'll see you around!
That's a lie, my friend
You won't see me again.

The friendship we had was a joke
A set-up that's destined to fail
The punchline goes over our heads
and lands dead on arrival.

I fucked you over
And blew you off
I don't feel bad.
Track Name: 4:56
Things seems so much clearer
through a thick layer of fog
Dreamy midnight blues
Somehow escaping you

And I feel like a dick
And it's 4:56
And I'm sitting in my room
Thinking 'bout you
The ideal I see
Is you sitting in your room at 4:56
Thinking 'bout me

As if it's not obvious
Let me spell it out
Like an anagram backwards
Penned in foreign tongues

And I feel like a douche
Who's got something to prove
But the message was lost
In translation
But until you see, I guess I'll be happy
Hoping you're up late at night
Thinking 'bout me

The later I'm up, the harder I fall

And I feel like a dick
And it's 4:56
And I'm sitting in my room
Thinking 'bout you
The ideal I see
Is you sitting in your room at 4:56
Thinking 'bout me
Track Name: A-
I could never do anything right
Yeah, I'll always fuck it up
In new and creative ways, just wait and see
I'm never outta your sight
Your eyes are always watching me
And they see all I do

How have I screwed up this time?
I know the blame is always mine
And that's one thing I know will never change.

In my future and in my past,
You'll draw from every source
To tear me down again, it's no surprise
Self consciousness sets in
No one's ever perfect
But no one's ever fucked up as much as me
At least that's what you'd have me believe

How have I screwed up this time?
How have I screwed up this time?
How have I screwed up this time?
Well this time I'm pretty sure I got it right.
Track Name: The Night We Trashed Beaver's Car
We don't feel bad for our cheap laughs
Billed at your expense
So suffer for the night because
It's so hilarious
This schadenfreude never gets old
So I'll keep laughing
This schadenfreude
Woah.

This night has been one to remember
Though we might have taken things too far
This night has been one to remember
The night we trashed Beaver's car.

(Sorry, Beav)
Track Name: Ackley
Fitting in is easy when you be someone you're not
Walk the walk, talk the talk, tell yourself you're hot
Don't speak up or disagree, ride the wave of same
Everyone is phony and it's driving me insane

Smiling happy normal people walking down the street
Smiling happy normal people are all I ever see

What makes up normality, is it acting like a drone?
Showing no emotions except the one's you're told
Our quirks and our flaws make us human and distinct
Suppressing what defines us, we might as well be extinct.

Smiling happy normal people walking down the street
Smiling happy normal people hating everyone they meet
Smiling happy normal people armed with guns and whitewash too
Smiling happy normal people
Coming after you

Sorry if I sound like Holden Caulfield or Thoreau
Whining about nothing, preaching to the average Joe
Do great minds think alike or are they all just full of shit?
Right and wrong are just words define them as you see fit
The dichotomy, the black and white is all you ever see
Group narcissism repeats prejudice to infinity.
Track Name: Kasap
Every afternoon I wake up
And I fall back on the floor
I used to have dreams about something
But I don't anymore

And I know life is sappin' me
And I know life is sappin' me

Building bridges that I burn fast
At the crack of noon
I can't say I really like that
It'll all be over soon

And I know life is sappin' me
And I know life is sappin' me

I think I used to have something
In my future waiting for me
Lookin' ahead I got nothing
As far as I can see
I know that nothing means something
and the other way around
But all I've got is maybe
And my hopes are going down

Cuz I know life is sappin' me
And I know that's not the way that it has to be.
Track Name: Stupid Stranger
Do you wanna talk to me?
Can I have the privilege
Just this once I'd like to say what's on my mind
Could I have a moment
Of your precious time?
Just this once I think I'll say what's on my mind

I can't say I'm surprised,
But I'm still disappointed
When I see the stupid stranger you've become
I can't say that I'm shocked
But I still feel uneasy
When I see you becoming just like your friend
You're just like them
You're just like them.

You've got a brand new state of mind
Not too original, mind you
Got a new wardrobe, a new soul
Transformation complete.
Yeah.

I can't say I'm surprised,
But I'm still disappointed
When I see the stupid stranger you've become
I can't say that I'm shocked
But I still feel uneasy
When I see you becoming just like your friend
You're just like them
You're just like them.