No Thanks EP

by Not Half Bad

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    Our first EP, seven songs of mediocre punk rock influenced by tacos.

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Not Half Bad's first release. This 7-song EP explores what this three-piece has wanted to say in every previous project they have been in. Coming at you hard and fast, and heavily influenced by tacos and whiskey, this first attempt is not one you will soon forget.

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released 20 September 2011

Matt Scifres - Guitar/Vocals
Chace Rowe - Bass/Group Vocals
Alex Weymier - Drums/Group Vocals
Jackson Hester - Group Vocals

Brandon Vanderford - Tracking/Mixing/Mastering

Produced by Not Half Bad and Brandon Vanderford

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Not Half Bad Fort Worth, Texas

We're a band from Fort Worth, TX that plays Energetic Dirty Folk/Punk focused on eating tacos, sticking it to the man, having a good time, calling out big brother, being progressive, remaining non-complacent, telling overly crude, bringing the turbulence, and playing too many shows. ... more

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Track Name: Newports
NEWPORTS
I'm left with my lobotomy, lost dreams of teenage piracy
to scour night time city streets for benefits for all to reap
and all of us and in all our scores, we'd run the streets,
they'd lock their doors, we're not a stop or detour, we'd take their world over.

And when its summer I'll smoke and choke and work on cancer
when they all leave I'll sleep all fucking winter
but when the sun does rise, I'll open up my eyes
and start the day.

I woke up an adult today at a loss for the things to say
and I think and try to start I'm found here all these worlds apart
on city streets in awe and stunned in burning heat of revolution and as age
makes one older why can't we start this over?

And when its summer I'll smoke and choke and work on cancer
when they all leave I'll sleep all fucking winter
but when the sun does rise I'll open up my eyes
and start the day.

I only smoke Newports
I only drink Mexican Coke
I only surround myself with people that the world's lost all hope.
When I'm at my end and I'm surrounded by these friends
Well then I'll look back at my life and know it was no fucking joke.
Track Name: Public Transit
Public Transit
Lets take to the streets and relish in thoughts of anarchy
think back to when such thoughts made sense,
On city corners, sing and dance,
distortion fueled inspired awe against the uninspired all and take the public transit to tomorrow.
All huddled in our secret clubs, anonymous unbridled laws
spazmatic grins from ear to ear unsettled by unspoken fears
that one day we will be older
stuck in meetings stacking paper
hoping that one day we could return.

And I died the day I realized that a nihilist could die
tragedy past the point of bringing one to speak the word "why?"
So I will start today and ask "don't let your colors fade"
Cause
True Dreamers Never Can Die.

Lets take to the floor and find out what our body's good for not
distinguish between love and lust, just move till our parts start to rust
On springtime hills we'd claim and lay and think of the lives we've yet to pave
Let the air bring our wits to their end.

And I died the day I realized that a nihilist could die
tragedy past the point of bringing one to speak the word "why?"
So I will start today and ask "don't let your colors fade"
Cause
True Dreamers Never Can Die.

They said we're never gonna make it
Make this life go our way
But if means becoming as bitter as you've become
I think I'd rather stay.
Track Name: A Song for Orwell
A Song For Orwell
Under The Spreading Chestnut Tree,
I sold you and you sold me,
There lie they and here lie we,
Under The Spreading Chestnut Tree.

I look at the administration, they do everything they can
To make sure that things go their way it always seems to get to me
Listen to what I've said at this rate soon we'll all be dead
If things continue on this way, We'll soon be facing judgment day.


Under The Spreading Chestnut Tree,
I sold you and you sold me,
There lie they and here lie we,
Under The Spreading Chestnut Tree.

They will start wars at their will,
Train the youth to KILL KILL KILL
brainwash the impressionable
All who question's fate is sealed
Big brother is watching you,
Is there nothing we can do?
Be conscious and end their reign,
We no longer play your game.

Under The Spreading Chestnut Tree,
I sold you and you sold me,
There lie they and here lie we,
Under The Spreading Chestnut Tree.

They think all of us are blind,
Any battlefield they'll find
Of the earth or on the ground or in the sea or in your mind
and as your good friend Orwell said
"don't let yourself their lies be fed," be well versed
and be well learned and you will never be mislead
Track Name: Fair Weather
Fair Weather
I think I draw the line at leaders thinking we are blind
to them sticking their mighty hands in our lives every way they can
They taint our water and our food, tell us it all safe to consume
Capital gains, Commercialize are words I'm growing to despise.

So when you pull a fast one at least look me in the eye
Cause you know that we both blink when we all say hang em' high

I think I'll put an end to phony fake fair weather friends
who only seem to wanna stay when all the shit's going our way. You say that you wanna help all the while you put me on a shelf
How dare me? Why should I include problems that aren't problems to you?

So when you pull a fast one at least look me in the eye Cause you know that we both blink when we all say hang em' high
Track Name: That's One Smart Mouse
That's One Smart Mouse
Let you know what I think about tomorrow
Let you know what I think about anything
Hope you know when I scream I scream sorrow
Hope you know that I meant everything

Let you know what I think about today
Let you know that I think that we sketched our own fate
Let you know how I don't care every time they say that we don't know
We don't know.

We never know
What goes on
Till the time comes
Then it's too late.

Did you know that I don't care every time they say that we don't know?
Cause we know
Track Name: Lights
Lights
You've got lights in your eyes
I've got bags under mine
like my life's been resigned to waiting for a sign.
Living a quiet life on a floor that's not mine I go from place to place somewhat aimless and blind.

I wonder if I will have my time to shine
if I ever get up well then maybe I'll find
that life is just trials and errors
and I'm somewhere in between
and maybe it’s time to go.

I feel as though I have been this way before
not being noticed but not being ignored
not willingly humble not willing to whore myself
to all your friends who just simply adore the idea of someone who just doesn't care
about what you may think
although I should be fair I take pleasure out
of hateful looks and stares,
And as I speak my mind you think maybe it's time to go.

I know that now's no time to be saving face
And I don't give a fuck if you are or aren't phased
My lights have gone dim and the sun hides in the haze
and instead of spend time here I think I would rather just go
I think I would rather die.
Track Name: Revolution Song
Revolution Song
I've spent my entire life with talk of revolution
And I've seen people who get caught up so deep in their confusion
Well I've seen people who pray to god and they worship politicians

What does it all mean?

They're gonna make the call they always do they always do
Oh our dear citizens it’s all on you it’s all on you
We calculate the score and now it's time to go to war don't fight
this was never your choice to make

I've spent my entire life with talk of revolution
And I've seen people who get caught up so deep in their confusion
Well I've seen people who pray to god and they worship politicians
What does it all mean?
When they say
It's time to storm those foreign beaches.
We'll say "die for your words? WE REFUSE."
Cause we know politics are for scum and leeches
and we will die for only what we choose.

I've spent my entire life with talk of revolution
And I've seen people who get caught up so deep in their confusion
Well I've seen people who pray to god and they worship politicians