Cast Off

by Avenpitch

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released January 20, 2009

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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: Pregnant Pause
PREGNANT PAUSE

In a moment of doubt I was confronted with the truth
I was petrified and certain I was being used
And I was counting off ambitions and kill’em one by one
Like Jesus on the cross I was sticking to my guns
And I was looking for a friend to try and help me out
But the silence was deadly ’cause no one was around
And I was thinking, I was choking like I thought I never could
Scratching at the itch and it was feeling so good…

In a pregnant pause
In a pregnant pause

I had a moment to escape I didn’t know what to do
So I unlocked a window and I shouted like a fool
And I was yellin’ for my mama, I was yellin’ for my dad
I was looking for friendship in friends I never had
And I was looking for someone to try and help me down
But they all ran away when the money ran out
I was looking, I was starring at my moment of truth
On top of the mountain, sucking in the view…

In a pregnant pause
In a pregnant pause

And it felt like – what could of been minutes
And it felt like – what could of been years
And it felt like – my whole world was spinning
It felt like nothing was clear
And it felt like – I was slipping under
And it felt like – I was falling down
And it felt like - the tallest mountain
It felt like the loudest sound!

I was looking for a friend I was looking for a face
I was looking for someone to put me in my place
And I was spitting, I was choking, I was sucking it down
I wish I didn’t know then, what I know right now…

In a pregnant pause
In a pregnant pause

What coulda been minutes
What coulda been years
My whole world was spinning
It felt like nothing was clear!
Track Name: Maybe I Was Wrong
MAYBE I WAS WRONG

Like a bird on a wire, a moth to a flame
And I know I’ll get burnt, but it’s worth all the pain
And we will always be two lonely valentines
Watching the waters and wasting the tides

Maybe I was wrong
And I thought there was more to this
And I thought we could find a way
And at the end of everyday (Lost in you)
Maybe I was wrong…

So we burnt all the bodies and we left them for dead
Left a trail of incense to cover the stench
And the sticks and stones don’t feel like a home
And I’m here for ya now, but I’d rather be alone

Maybe I was wrong
And I thought there was more to this
And I thought we could find a way
And at the end of everyday (Lost in you)
Maybe I was wrong
Sometimes we break each others’ hearts
Sometimes worlds they fall apart
And at the end of everyday (In love with you)

Maybe I was wrong
And I thought there was more to this
And I thought we could find a way
And at the end of everyday (Lost in you)
Maybe I was wrong
Sometimes we break each others’ hearts
Sometimes worlds they fall apart
And at the end of everyday (In love with you)
Track Name: Desperado
DESPERADO

Bending over backwards trying to figure you all out
And I think I know the answers but the questions are in doubt
And I’m acting indifferent as I try to catch your eye
Acting so stupid innocent and shy

Yeah I’ve been embarrassed by some things that I’ve done
But if you take a look around I’m not the only one
‘Cause there’s a job to do, ya know it’s gotta get done…

Try to play it cool like I know just what to do
She ain’t go nothing on me I ain’t a sucka fool
And she’s acting indifferent as she’s shaking like a snake
Writhing on the floor thinking I will take the bait

Yeah I’ve been embarrassed by some things that I’ve done
But if you take a look around I’m not the only one
‘Cause there’s a job to do, ya know it’s gotta get done…

Because it’s Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Desperado
Knock down drag it out blow me away
Because it’s Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Desperado
Knock down drag it out blow’em away

Leather boots and cowboy caps
Popping pills and aspirin baths

Bending over backwards and I’m pushing ’till it breaks
And I think she thinks she thinks I think she’s too good to waste
And on the way home we hit up a parking lot
Hop in the back and we give it all we got (Woo!)

Yeah I’ve been embarrassed by some things that I’ve done
But if you take a look around I’m not the only one
‘Cause there’s a job to do, ya know it’s gotta get done…

Because it’s Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Desperado
Knock down drag it out blow me away
Because it’s Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Desperado
Knock down drag it out blow’em away

Leather boots and cowboy caps
Popping pills and aspirin baths
Born and bread on pure imagination
Selfish creatures following infatuation

Because it’s Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Desperado
Knock down drag it out blow me away
Because it’s Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Desperado
Knock down drag it out blow’em away
Track Name: Sweet Summertime
SWEET SUMMERTIME

Sweet sweet summertime
The sweat gets in my eyes
And the sweet sounds of victory
And it helps me realize
That there’s - some kind of magic between us
Please say you feel it too
Everyone needs someone else
And I’m someone else to you

If you think you might fall for a telephone call and fresh flowers
You’ve got your whole life just give me an hour

It’s been a long hard winter time
The staleness in the air
I want to reach out and hold you tight
But I know that you’re not there
But there’s - some kind of magic between us
Please say you feel it too
Everyone needs someone else
And I’m someone else to you

If you think you might fall for a telephone call and fresh flowers
You’ve got your whole life just give me an hour
If you think you might fall for a telephone call and fresh flowers
(If think you might fall for me telephone call for me flowers wilt away)
You’ve got your whole life just give me an hour

That there’s - some kind of magic between us
Please say you feel it too
Everyone needs someone else
And I’m someone else to you

If you think you might fall for a telephone call and fresh flowers
You’ve got your whole life just give me an hour
If you think you might fall for a telephone call and fresh flowers
(If think you might fall for me telephone call for me flowers wilt away)
You’ve got your whole life, just give me an…
You’ve got your whole life, just give me an…
You’ve got your whole life, just give me an…
You’ve got your whole life, just give me an hour
Track Name: Reactor
REACTOR

Standing on a curbside
Waiting for a free ride
She was fire and I was gasoline
She didn’t go home she went away mean
Looking for a fresh start
Try to heal a bruised heart
The things I seem to like about myself
Don’t look so good in anyone else

I think you wanted me to go - REACTOR! REACTOR!
I think it’s best we leave alone

Driving down the freeway
Thinking of a getaway
She got tired and I fell apart
Bit by bit we broke each other’s hearts
And looking for a new goal
Gotta chase the rainbow
Loneliness I swear it would be better
Than to stay like this forever and ever

I think you wanted me to go - REACTOR! REACTOR!
I think you wanted me to know - DISASTER! DISASTER!
I think you wanted me to go - REACTOR! REACTOR!
I think it’s best we leave alone

Is it getting heavy, gotta fight the gravity
I know, I know, I know it’s getting old
Gotta play the victim, time to find the symptoms
I know, I know, I know it’s getting old

I think you wanted me to go - REACTOR! REACTOR!
I think you wanted me to know - DISASTER! DISASTER!
I think you wanted me to go - REACTOR! REACTOR!
I think it’s best we leave alone
Track Name: Disappear
DISAPPEAR

Ya know I never gave up on ever wanting to change
I just sort of lost interest and time ran away
And I placed my dreams up high on a shelf
Right next to that faith I lost in myself
And did I grow up too fast or did I change too slow?
In my mind I still feel like I’m eighteen years old
Except something has died and everything’s changed
I’m still here, but then nothing’s the same

Around here, everybody thinks the same
Around here, they act like it’s nothing strange
That they play their parts and they spit out their lines
If it wasn’t for their pulse I wouldn’t know that they’re alive
But how many times have we heard it before?
Little things that kill you just can’t ignore
And they’re just itching and scratching and trying to get in
Time after time, again and again

Death is knocking but we won’t let him in
I think he only comes around because he knows he’ll get in
And I’ve been burned by angels, crippled by fear
Thinking that this darkness may finally disappear

So I drove down into Memphis where two hearts they beat as one
I thought that Elvis had the answers and he was the chosen one
And I went and I rented a big ol’ Cadillac
Popped a couple pills and dyed my hair jet black
But some dreams die and some they change
Winners dream again and losers let them burn away
And looking for Jesus every chance that I get
He hasn’t been found but I ain’t giving up yet

Death is knocking but we won’t let him in
I think he only comes around because he knows he’ll get in
And I’ve been burned by angels, crippled by fear
Thinking that this darkness may finally disappear
Track Name: Blink
BLINK

For a minute, let’s forget about it
Let’s let me feel alright for one more second of my life
And in a minute, I’ll say just what you want me to
And I’ll try to be excited for what we’re going through

But I had my directions and I laid out my plans
And I know what I said, but I thought you’d understand
And right when you think it’s all falling into place
In a blink of an eye everything can change

For a minute, I want to start it all again
I want to try and make it perfect until the bitter end
And in a minute, I’ll find a way to make this right
If I have to crawl through fire and stay awake all night

But I had my directions and I laid out my plans
And I know what I said, but I thought you’d understand
And right when you think it’s all falling into place
In a blink of an eye everything can change

For a minute, I’m thinking that we might be okay
I know I’ve got the will and I think we’ll find the way
And in a minute, it seems like everything can change
And the life you want to last forever always fades away

But I had my directions and I laid out my plans
And I know what I said, but I thought you’d understand
And right when you think it’s all falling into place
In a blink of an eye everything can change
Track Name: Two Minutes Hate
TWO MINUTES HATE

Hipsters of the world stand tall and unite
And you may have won the battle, but I’m sure you’ll lose the fight
And always putting down what you don’t understand
And never ever getting or giving a damn

All your debutants with all your little thoughts
You’re much too old to be so naïve
And I’ve heard it all before, I’m sure you’ve heard it all before
If you don’t like it here then why don’t you leave?

One for the money two for the show
Your packaged rebellion is getting old
I’ve got a kiss for ya baby so come on let’s go
When it’s one for the money, two for the show
Three to get ready and go, let’s go!

You you’re just a critic and to me that means cynic
You had your chance and you threw it away
And you could have been anything, should’ve done anything
But now you’re still standing with nothing to say

One for the money two for the show
Your packaged rebellion is getting old
I’ve got a kiss for ya baby so come on let’s go
When it’s one for the money, two for the show
Three to get ready and go, let’s go!
Track Name: Shadows of Giants
SHADOWS OF GIANTS

I guess I said some things I need to talk about
Dug a hole so deep that I just couldn’t get out
And I know why I’m here and that I did it to myself
But something is about to change

I guess I had some bridges I needed to burn
And yes I had some lessons I needed to learn
And I know why I’m here and I did it to myself
But something is about to change

And we swore that we’d live forever
But darling, people they swear all the time
And when you’re standing in the shadows of giants
It’s hard to see the light

Yes, I put my hand inside the lion’s cage
And I was not surprised when he bit back in rage
And I know why I’m here and that I did it to myself
But something is about to change

I guess I had some dreams I needed to live down
I was up so high I couldn’t reach the ground
And I know why I’m here and that I did it to myself
But something is about to change

And we swore that we’d live forever
But darling, people they change their minds
And when you’re standing in the shadows of giants
It’s hard to see the light

And we swore that we’d live forever
But darling, people they sometimes lie
And when you’re standing in the shadows of giants
It’s hard to see the light

The light!
The light!