The First Four Beers

by Gotham City Mashers

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1.
The Heist 02:33
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
2.
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
3.
Packed 02:49
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 passed 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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
Blackout 03:03
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
8.
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
9.
Jail 02:58
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
10.
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
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12.
No Regrets 02:00
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

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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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