The First Four Beers

by Gotham City Mashers

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Cover art by Tim Guinan.

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released August 4, 2015

Gotham City Mashers

Will Vallar - Vocals
Joe O'Connell - Guitar
Tom Guinan - Bass
Tim Guinan - Drums

All songs written by Gotham City Mashers with the exception of Beat Me Senseless which was written by Greg Hetson, Keith Clark, and Keith Morris. All songs recorded by Kamilo Kratc at Soundworks Recording Studio in Astoria, NY.

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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: The Heist
Got a plan, for a scam, the heist of my life
All or nothing this time, hope I get out alive
Sick of just getting by, ‘bout time I got mine
Planned each detail, I won’t fail, it’ll be fine

Keep your cool, don’t act a fool, you’ll pull it off
Now’s the time, get in line, quit acting soft
In a rage, take the stage, now you’re the boss
Here you go, now you know, you’ll pull it off

Pull it off
Pull it off
Pull it off

Forty two, twenty six, seventy four
Cracked the code on the safe hidden under the floor
Grabbed the cash in a flash, wow what a score
Down the hall, then the stairs, and out the back door

Keep your cool, don’t act a fool, you’ll pull it off
Now’s the time, get in line, quit acting soft
In a rage, take the stage, now you’re the boss
Here you go, now you know, you’ll pull it off

Pull it off
Pull it off
Pull it off

In the car, not too far, then I’m free and clear
Oh no, I’ve been made, police everywhere
It’s a raid, can’t escape, unless I dare
Risk it all with a crash through the barrier

Keep your cool, don’t act a fool, you’ll pull it off
Now’s the time, get in line, quit acting soft
In a rage, take the stage, now you’re the boss
Here you go, now you know, you’ll pull it off

Pull it off
Pull it off
Pull it off

Pull it off
The heist
Pull it off
The heist
Track Name: Crime Doesn't Pay
Crime Doesn't Pay

I love to kill and don’t want to stop
But lately I’ve been working around the clock
My boss is keeping me late again
I think I just found my next victim

I don't wanna go without a kill today
But I'm stuck at work, and there's bills to pay
I don't wanna go without a kill today
I wish it did, but crime doesn’t pay

I’m up to my head in paperwork
Another day like this and I’ll go berserk
I’m not even supposed to be here today
They better not make me work Saturday

I don't wanna go without a kill today
But I'm stuck at work, and there's bills to pay
I don't wanna go without a kill today
I wish it did, but crime doesn’t pay

I wish my hobby could be my career
That way I could kill without any fear
I need this job to pay my bills
Workin’ for a livin’ makes it tough to kill

I don't wanna go without a kill today
But I'm stuck at work, and there's bills to pay
I don't wanna go without a kill today
I wish it did, but crime doesn’t pay

Crime doesn't pay
Track Name: Packed
Packed

Went to a meeting up in the Bronx
Cyrus got shot and the Rogues blamed us
The cops were all looking to bust our heads
And I was sure we’d all end up dead
With our colors on, there’s nowhere to hide
We were down to eight, we started with nine
All left wondering if the truce was on
Cleon’s order made new warlord Swan

Man I wish we were packed
We’re gonna have to bop our way back
Man I wish we were packed
We’re gonna get japped, we’re gonna get japped

The Turnbull A.C.s chased us in a bus
Made it to the train before they caught us
Breezed past some small time clique
Much to the chagrin of the Gramercy Riffs
The Baseball Furies were the next to fall
They made an error and dropped the ball
Momentary lapse thinking with our dicks
The Lizzies thought they were real tough chicks

Man I wish we were packed
We’re gonna have to bop our way back
Man I wish we were packed
We’re gonna get japped, we’re gonna get japped

The Rogues said to come out and play
We knew we’d finish this here today
Swan led them all out to the sand
Luther got stuck with a knife in his hand
The Riffs got our backs as they should
“You Warriors are good, real good”
Made it home with our vests on our backs
We’re never leaving Coney unless we’re packed

Man I wish we were packed
We’re gonna have to bop our way back
Man I wish we were packed
We’re gonna get japped, we’re gonna get japped
Track Name: Hell In His Eyes
Hell in His Eyes

He had me in his grasp; I couldn't break free
What did I do; why did he want me
I begged him to stop, but it was no use
He had chosen me to unleash his abuse

Last night I saw hell in his eyes
Hell in his eyes, hell in his eyes
Last night I saw hell in his eyes
Hell in his eyes, hell in his eyes

Everywhere that I turned he was waiting for me
To unleash his brand of misery
From the moment I slept, until I awoke
Overcome with fear from that fiery look

Last night I saw hell in his eyes
Hell in his eyes, hell in his eyes
Last night I saw hell in his eyes
Hell in his eyes, hell in his eyes

It was a night I don’t want to relive
But again the darkness will soon set in
I’ll need to fight to stay awake
‘cause death awaits if I fall asleep

Last night I saw hell in his eyes
Hell in his eyes, hell in his eyes
Last night I saw hell in his eyes
Hell in his eyes, hell in his eyes
Last night I saw hell in his eyes
Hell in his eyes, hell in his eyes
Last night I saw hell
In his eyes
Track Name: Sick and Tired
Sick and Tired

I’m so sick of rock ‘n’ roll
The bands today have got no soul
I’m so tired of superhero sequels
And I can’t stand the Star Wars prequels
I’m so sick of MTV
They haven’t played a video since ‘93
I’m so tired and it’s getting worse
Wait until you hear the next verse

Sick and tired
Sick and tired
Sick and tired

I’m so sick of politics
The reds and the blues just won’t quit
I’m so tired of obeying laws
Let’s break ‘em all without cause
I’m so sick of talking heads
I hear them speak and my face turns red
I’m so tired of being poor
But if I was rich I’d still want more

Sick and tired
Sick and tired
Sick and tired

I’m so mad I think I’m going insane
It gets harder and harder to control my rage
The things I see make me so angry
I wanna live in a state of anarchy

Sick and tired
Sick and tired
Sick and tired

I’m so sick of being polite
Next person I meet I’m gonna fight
I’m so tired of the human race
Most people today are a total waste
I’m so sick of New York City
It had more style when it wasn’t pretty
I’m even getting tired of this song
It’s been playing in my head all day long
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: 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: 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

from Blackout, track released 13 November 2012
Track Name: They Look Like Us
They Look Like Us

War has come, mankind is stunned
Double-crossed, our race is lost
Startin' From scratch, we're unevenly matched
The odds are against us, man the defenses

No one to trust 'cause they look like us
No one to trust, they look like us
No one to trust 'cause they look like us
No one to trust they look like us

Condemned to run from our bastard sons
Treated like possessions, we've learned our lesson
Abort the mission, jump to next system
Gonna get crushed, 'cause they're tracking us

No one to trust 'cause they look like us
No one to trust, they look like us
No one to trust 'cause they look like us
No one to trust they look like us

As of this moment we are at war
We won't give in, so say we all
We've lost our brothers, but we can't fall
They won't die in vain, so say we all

So say we all

Dradis contact, they're on us now
Nowhere to run, F.T.L. is down
Launch the vipers, this ends tonight
We're not going down without a fight

No one to trust 'cause they look like us
No one to trust, they look like us
No one to trust 'cause they look like us
No one to trust they look like us

So say we all
So say we all
So say we all
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