Blackout

by Gotham City Mashers

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Cover art by Tim Guinan.

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released November 13, 2012

Music and Lyrics by Gotham City Mashers. Recorded at Soundworks Recording Studio in Astoria, NY. Engineered by Kamilo Kratc. Produced by Gotham City Mashers.

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Gotham City Mashers Queens, New York

Gotham City Mashers are a "real live bunch" from Astoria, Queens that formed in 2009 by four longtime friends who wanted to make music like the bands they grew up idolizing. If Keith Morris, Joe Perry, Cliff Burton, and Chuck Biscuits created a super group, they would probably sound a lot like Gotham City Mashers. ... more

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Track Name: Blackout
Blackout

I’ve got blood on my hands and I can’t understand what I’m doing here
The blood stains on my shirt are from someone I hurt; that is what I fear
I don’t know what I’ve done, should I get up and run, if so where will I go
Who can I call to make sense of it all; I need to stay on my toes

Blackout, blackout, blackout
Blackout, blackout, blackout

My memory is gone, I need to stay calm if I’m gonna get out of this
I can’t remember my name, or from where I came, I need to get to the bottom of it
Gotta ditch these clothes and hope somebody knows, just who I am
Finding someone to trust is an absolute must so I don’t fall victim

Blackout, blackout, blackout
Blackout, blackout, blackout

Made it out to the street, walked a couple feet, passed a newspaper stand
My worst fears came true, when I saw the news, I’m a wanted man
The headline read; four found dead, suspect remains free
I turned to run but was met with a gun and strict orders to freeze

I didn’t put up a fight when they read me my rights and told me the charge
The evidence was strong, and it wouldn’t long, ‘til I was behind bars
I couldn’t deny that I committed the crime, but I couldn’t remember why
The verdict was read, the sentence was death, now it’s just a matter of time

Blackout, blackout, blackout
Blackout, blackout, blackout
Blackout, blackout, blackout
Blackout, blackout, blackout
Track Name: Glory or Death
Glory or Death

Time’s running out, countdown from nine
It’s make or break, the end of the line
No mission of mercy, it’s time to close
Put up, shut up, or start heading home

Glory or death, it’s up to you
Get ready to fight, didn’t come here to lose
Glory or death, it’s up to you
Get ready to fight, didn’t come here to lose

Body count’s on the rise, who’s keeping score
This ain’t a game, this is a war
Don’t retreat when the going gets tough
Keep on punching ‘til they’ve given up

Glory or death, it’s up to you
Get ready to fight, didn’t come here to lose
Glory or death, it’s up to you
Get ready to fight, didn’t come here to lose

The future is ours
The future is ours
The future is ours
The future is ours

There’s no second place, there’s only first
Let’s leave the field victorious
Lace up your boots, it’s time to start
Swords in the air, hands on your hearts

Glory or death, it’s up to you
Get ready to fight, didn’t come here to lose
Glory or death, it’s up to you
Get ready to fight, didn’t come here to lose

The future is ours
The future is ours
The future is ours
The future is ours
Track Name: Assassinate Me
Assassinate Me

I think it’s time I represent
So I’m gonna run for President
It’s a good job that’ll pay the bills
And I’ll live rent free near Capitol Hill
My policies will be extreme
Like no President you’ve ever seen
Soon I’ll be the one you’ll hate
Conspire to assassinate

Gimme your best shot
Gimme your best shot
Assassinate me
Assassinate me

I’ll breakdown some of my ideas
That’ll make the Reps jump out their chairs
My stance on war, it’s real clear
Mess with us and I’ll declare
Pro life’s not even worth the fight
What’s done is done, wrong or right
Too big to fail, I don’t care
Run your ships tight or set sail

Gimme your best shot
Gimme your best shot
Assassinate me
Assassinate me

Welfare benefits will be cut
If you’re out of work more than a month
Get off your ass and get a job
No more free food for you fat slobs

Elect me, you’ll see a change
Not just a slogan for some campaign
Out of all the candidates
I’m the one you’ll assassinate

Gimme your best shot
Shoot, shoot, shoot
Get the gun
Shoot, shoot, shoot
Assassinate me
Assassinate me
Assassinate me
Assassinate me
Track Name: Jail
Jail

I miss the grime, I miss the filth; I miss the fear of being killed
I miss the screams I’d hear at night; the insanely brutal fights
The drugs I took to get high; I even miss my prison wife
These aren’t just some made up tales; it’s what life was like in jail

Scams, schemes, cons, and broken dreams
Choose a side and join a team
If you don't you'll end up used
Broken, beaten, and abused
For many years I called it home
The only one I’ve ever known
Jail
Jail

It has been about a year since I was paroled from there
My time away has led me to a state of normalcy
But I need danger and some thrills or I’ll never be fulfilled
For most it is their biggest fear, but I want to go back to jail

Scams, schemes, cons, and broken dreams
Choose a side and join a team
If you don't you'll end up used
Broken, beaten, and abused
For many years I called it home
The only one I’ve ever known
Jail
Jail

I have used all my free time to plan my next mortal crime
This will be my greatest feat; one I won't get to repeat
No longer will I feel denied once I get back inside
I won’t be gettin’ out on bail; my sentence will be life in jail

Scams, schemes, cons, and broken dreams
Choose a side and join a team
If you don't you'll end up used
Broken, beaten, and abused
For many years I called it home
The only one I’ve ever known
Jail
Jail
Jail
Jail
Track Name: No Regrets
No Regrets

You say I’m a liar, you say I’m a cheat
Say what you want; I’ll still land on my feet
I’ve sacrificed for you way more than I should
Thanks would be nice, though you never would
Only out for myself; I’ve been accused
Believe what you want, but it’s not the truth
I gave all I had to make this thing work
And all for what you treat me like a jerk

No Regrets, no regrets, no regrets

We started way back when we were fifteen
I thought for sure we’d achieve all our dreams
Broken down slowly, year after year
Our friendship has faded; I’m not shedding a tear
Each time we went up, right back we’d go down
It’s no surprise we’ve crashed to the ground
All’s said and done; add this to the list
This’ll be one more of our hits that missed

No Regrets, no regrets, no regrets
No Regrets, no regrets, no regrets

Regrets are a waste and don’t do any good
But if there was a case, this time I would
Regrets are a waste and don’t do any good
This time it’s over, this time for good

No Regrets, no regrets, no regrets
No Regrets, no regrets, no regrets
No Regrets, no regrets, no regrets
No Regrets, no regrets, no regrets
Track Name: Brain in a Jar
Brain in a Jar

Johnny’s wife was dead and couldn’t be revived
But he was determined to keep her alive
Acting out of desperation
Johnny performed an operation
He cut her head with a kitchen knife
And removed her brain to save her life
He wasn’t too sure that it would work
But then her body began to jerk

He found her dead so he cut her head
Hid her brain in a jar under the bed
He found her dead so he cut her head
Hid her brain in a jar under the bed

She rose from the bed where she lay
Desperately searching for her brain
She scanned the room, where did it go
Johnny hid her brain, but she didn’t know

Johnny, Johnny, please help me
I need to find my brain
Johnny, Johnny, please help me
Without it I just don’t feel the same

Johnny didn’t respond to her call
Under the bed he hid curled up in a ball
Afraid of what his wife might say
If she knew, he hid her brain

He found her dead so he cut her head
Hid her brain in a jar under the bed
He found her dead so he cut her head
Hid her brain in a jar under the bed
He found her dead so he cut her head
Hid her brain in a jar under the bed
He found her dead so he cut her head
Hid her brain in a jar
Brain in a jar
Brain in a jar
Under the bed