Avenpitch

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released June 3, 2003

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Avenpitch Minneapolis, Minnesota

Formed in 2003, Avenpitch is an electropunk band from Minneapolis, MN. Our latest release is Disconnect.

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Track Name: Wreckage
WRECKAGE

The fussing, the fighting, we’re always playing
Like we think we’ve got something to say
And we’re always holding out our fingers and mouths
Waiting to be put in our place

Something’s gonna break, I know it’s gonna break
I know it’s gonna break in two
Someone’s gonna hurt, I know they’re gonna hurt
And better off me than you

The simple schemes of idiot dreams
Are all we have to show for the day
And we think we’re so much better
We know we’re so much better
Than those who got lost along the way

Something’s gonna break, I know it’s gonna break
I know it’s gonna break in two
Someone’s gonna hurt, I know they’re gonna hurt
And better off me than you

When you look at the skies do you search for answers
Or do you hang your head in shame
When you look at the sky do you look for satellites
To someday take you away
From this place, the sorrow, and disgrace

Promises made and promises change
Quicker than fibs into lies
Let me do it all over, I know I could do better
I could cut you down to size

Something’s gonna break, I know it’s gonna break
I know it’s gonna break in two
Someone’s gonna hurt, I know they’re gonna hurt
And better off me than you
Track Name: Walrus Teeth
WALRUS TEETH

For all that I’ve done and all that I’ve tried
I’m still struggling to get by
And try not to drown my own jealousy
And not to resent the things before me
Cause I did my best and all that I could
But my best was never good enough for you
Blame it on me, all on me now
I know that it matters, I just don’t know how

You’re so happy, it makes me sick
You’re so happy I can hardly deal with that
Crocodile smile, those walrus teeth
I don’t understand what you want from me

Just one more then I’ll walk away
And you’ll never see me so lost in the day
Just one more, one more fix
And you’ll never see me need you like this
Cause I did my best and all that I could
But my best was never good enough for you
Blame it on me, all on me now
I know that it matters, I just don’t know how

You’re so happy, it makes me sick
You’re so happy I can hardly deal with that
Crocodile smile, those walrus teeth
I don’t understand what you want from me

And you say you know God, well I’ve met him too
And he told me we’re all certainly doomed
And you say you know heaven and the stars in the sky
And you say that you’ll get there or certainly try

Cause I did my best and all that I could
But my best was never good enough for you
Blame it on me, all on me now
I know that it matters, I just don’t know how

You’re so happy, it makes me sick
You’re so happy I can hardly deal with that
Crocodile smile, those walrus teeth
I don’t understand what you want from me

And you say you know God, well I’ve met him too
And he told me we’re all certainly doomed
And you say you know heaven and the stars in the sky
And you say that you’ll get there or certainly try
Track Name: Hacienda
HACIENDA

I guess you could say I kinda like a reaction
And I know it sounds trite yet I can’t get no satisfaction
From the money or the sex
Or the futile feelings of drugs in excess
And I’m always kinda thinking that I’m always kinda thinking
About what it would take to be satisfied
And for as much as I wonder and as much as I ponder
I still feel like I’m towing the line

Phony smiles and fake hellos
Only reveal what we already know
That we’re just two perfect people living two perfect lives
Lying and trying to be anything tonight

We could hang out high on the cross I’ve hung
Hide out in the shade from the friends and the fun
Cause they don’t know, like I know
All that glitters will turn to gold
And I think it’s kinda funny how we both think it’s funny
That we both kind of feel like losing our minds
And we talk a good game when we’re out with our friends
But all alone we’re both awkward and shy

Phony smiles and fake hellos
Only reveal what we already know
That we’re just two perfect people living two perfect lives
Lying and trying to be anything tonight

Nervous eyes they’re flashing like cats
Phony smiles and big wide laughs
Nodding yes, but saying no
The truth won’t change wherever it goes

Phony smiles and fake hellos
Only reveal what we already know
That we’re just two perfect people living two perfect lives
Lying and trying to be anything tonight

Tonight is the night
You can be anything you want in life
Cause it’s just you and me
Living our dreams so innocently
Track Name: Sisyphus
SISYPHUS

Here we are two fallen stars
Both a bit more weathered than we think we are
And there we go letting show
All of the innocence that we hold
And there I said it I did it again
We both knew we couldn’t pretend
And giving in is giving up
And asking for help is desperate

But maybe there’s something, someone, somewhere
Maybe there’s someone that can see
Maybe there’s something, someone, somewhere
Who will understand and see how it’s bleeding me

When I fell you weren’t there
Where I walked you didn’t care
So tell me why I can not deny
Your image in my mind
Give me your God and give me your trust
Without your faith things don’t mean much
And I’m chipping away everyday
Trying to find the will to find the way

But maybe there’s something, someone, somewhere
Maybe there’s someone that can see
Maybe there’s something, someone, somewhere
Who will understand and see how it’s bleeding me

Bleeding me
Bleeding me
Bleeding me
Bleeding me

I don’t mind
It’s quite alright
I don’t care what you say
I like it that way

But maybe there’s something, someone, somewhere
Maybe there’s someone that can see
Maybe there’s something, someone, somewhere
Who will understand and see how it’s bleeding me

Bleeding me
Bleeding me
Bleeding me
Bleeding me

I don’t mind
It’s quite alright
I don’t care what you say
I like it that way
Track Name: Replay
REPLAY

How many times do we walk away
And say to ourselves some other day
How many times do we say to ourselves “if only”
If only this, if only that, if only I wasn’t just where I’m at
If only she loved me, if it wasn’t for him
If only I could start it over again

Empty rooms and vacant tombs
We’re never who we wanted to be
And we’re always pretending we’re someone else
Someone who doesn’t just hate themselves
But stand up, get up, sit up, jump, jump, all you can do
Is not let the world tear you in two
Forget their opinions cause they don’t mean much
Forgive their decisions cause they’re just out of touch

Unable to dance, unable to laugh
Unable to throw their arms at the chance
And always taking things seriously
And never being who they wanted to be

When I met you your eyes where like gasoline
So slick and so cold and wanting to please
And maybe it’s me that burned you out
That caused you to question and made you feel doubt
But stand up, get up, sit up, jump, jump, all you can do
Is not let the world tear you in two
Forget their opinions cause they don’t mean much
Forgive their decisions cause they’re just out of touch

Unable to dance, unable to laugh
Unable to throw their arms at the chance
And always taking things seriously
And never being who they wanted to be

Unable to burn the bridges they make
Unable to take a chance and make a change
Unable learn from the choices they take
Unable to grow from their mistakes

Take a chance to throw it all away!

Unable to dance, unable to laugh
Unable to throw their arms at the chance
And always taking things seriously
And never being who they wanted to be

But stand up, get up, sit up, jump, jump, all you can do
Is not let the world tear you in two
Forget their opinions cause they don’t mean much
Forgive their decisions cause they’re just out of touch

Take a chance to throw it all away!
Track Name: Housecat
HOUSECAT

I gave her a back scratch a black attack
And now she’s feeding and feeding
And always deceiving and she’s always wanting more
Never satisfied with simple household chores
When I gave her an inch, she bit off my arm
And when I started to twitch
I realized I got more, so much more
Than I’d ever bargained for

We use to go out on Sundays and have a little fun
She use to wait around the door for my workday to be done
She use to owe it all to me
I was her knight in shining armor
Maybe it’s the cocaine or maybe the pills
Or it’s the side effects of her freewill
That’s got her tied up and tangled in knots
Forcing smiles and getting off

Maybe it’s the drugs or maybe it’s love
Or maybe it’s something that I never really wanted anyway
But that’s okay, she’s my housecat

Just one more is all I ask of you
If you were me you would too
And their faces all look so jaded
Like their souls have been confiscated
And put away in little boxes
Where scientists remove the toxins
And eat up the best parts of the brain
Just to be socially sane

Maybe it’s the drugs or maybe it’s love
Or maybe it’s something that I never really wanted anyway
But that’s okay, she’s my housecat

Maybe it’s the feeling of contempt
Or maybe it’s the feeling of regret
That made me hate the ways
That she couldn’t ever change

Maybe I know I can survive
Her last ditch suicide
And now I know that I was blind
But she was never all that kind
Track Name: Ruins
RUINS

When the heart stops pumping and the blood runs dry
When our feelings have crumbled from the Earth to the sky
And we look through books for some salvation
And we look to God for a revelation

I get this sinking feeling like something’s gonna happen all the same
I don’t know what, but I know it can’t change
We look to heaven, wait for a way
Years of progress ruined in a day

People around us well they make us sick
And they make us do things we can’t begin to forget
And they place near heaven and hold us to God
They tell me what’s right while they’re doing wrong

I get this sinking feeling like something’s gonna happen all the same
I don’t know what, but I know it can’t change
We look to heaven, wait for a way
Years of progress ruined in a day

The promises well they make me laugh
How could I have been so dumb to think it could last
We looked at each other thinking nothing will change
We promised each other that we’d always think the same

I get this sinking feeling like something’s gonna happen all the same
I don’t know what, but I know it can’t change
We look to heaven, wait for a way
Years of progress ruined in a day
Track Name: Escape Reality
ESCAPE REALITY

Once more, come on, let’s do it again!
Once more, come on, we can both pretend!
We can stay up all night and be different people
You’ll still be sick, but I could heal you

When Jesus comes to take your hand
I’m not sure I can understand

Every time I see ya smile
I lose myself every once in a while
Is it something in you or something in me
That helps me escape reality

Once more, come on, just give me a chance
To set things right and make it last
If I weren’t me, and you weren’t you
There’s so many things we both could do

When Jesus comes to take your hand
I’m not sure I can understand

Every time I see ya smile
I lose myself every once in a while
Is it something in you or something in me
That helps me escape reality

When you hear yourself this song
I hope it brings yourself a smile
The times we had we thought would last forever
But forever only lasts a little while

Every time I see ya smile
I lose myself every once in a while
Is it something in you or something in me
That helps me escape reality
Track Name: Satellites
SATELLITES

Mannequins and marionettes
Stiletto heels and silhouettes
Ideas that seemed exciting and new
No longer hold much of a use
Privy minds they won’t surrender
To imagination loves sweet splendor
And for everything you think and do
I got my own advice for you

Build it up to watch it fall
Catch the bomb to drop the ball
Act like the world’s greatest pretender
Play the fool so she’ll surrender
Ideas of love and success
We’re all skeletons with hanging flesh
And we’re holding out for something new
Something beautiful and something true

Stand up, get up, smile, sit up
Stand up, get up, march, march, march
Stand up, get up, smile, sit up
Stand up, get up, march, march, march

Blackened eyes on television
Leave the choice to indecision
Looking to satellites for an escape
When Jesus won’t answer our complaints
Where is hope, where is God
Who is the force that moves us along
And why should we try and what should we care
When we’re looking for things that are never there

Stand up, get up, smile, sit up
Stand up, get up, march, march, march
Stand up, get up, smile, sit up
Stand up, get up, march, march, march

And the television in our home
Gives us our dreams, gives us our goals
And shows us all that we can be

And the television is our escape
It gives us hope, it gives us faith
And it tells us all that we need to be

March! March! March!

Stand up, get up, smile, sit up
Stand up, get up, march, march, march
Stand up, get up, smile, sit up
Stand up, get up, march, march, march
Track Name: Gravity
GRAVITY

I guess you could say I’ve gotten older
That’s the biggest change that really hurt me
The things I held close and the dreams that mattered
No longer have the same effect on me

By chance circumstance we both come together
Two desperate hearts and souls forever

I guess you could say I’m a bit more weathered
A bit more fearful of the man I find in me
The things that seemed so simple and so easy
Now suffocate me with complexity

By chance circumstance we both come together
Two desperate hearts and souls forever

Hold me close in your memories
Hold me tighter in your dreams
And the rope I walk it gets so hard to talk
When you’re defying gravity

I guess you could say I’ve gotten angry
At the world that’s all around me
Everywhere I look and everyone I meet
Always wants to avoid responsibility

Hold me close in your memories
Hold me tighter in your dreams
And the rope I walk it gets so hard to talk
When you’re defying gravity