Counterpunch

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lio marchand well, the only sad thing about this album is that it dates back to 2007 and I only had an ear on it in 2013... loss of time Favorite track: I Will Knock You Off the Face of Hardcore.
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released November 23, 2007

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Counterpunch Chicago, Illinois

Skate/90's melodic punk rock band from Chicago, IL. Half Blackhawks fans, half Red Wings fans. We like beer, kebabs & good tunes. Featuring members of We Are the Union (Paper + Plastick Records) & Break the Silence (Hopeless Records). New full length coming in 2014! Check out our pages & follow us on twitter! Merch available online at BigCartel. Cheers! ... more

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Track Name: Team Player
I wake up screaming for my kingdom’s crown.
The thorns bring my life into focus
I watch till the last name rolls up to the sky
In the theater of my mind

Is this all a dream?
Did your grandmother scream
As she saw your body breaking
A friend of a friend broke my heart in the end
Of a story that I swear just can’t be

The one who smashed you wore the face of my friend
And I just can’t let it go
It’s over we’re through
Throw salt on the wound
As I make my escape

Unfolded grey and black and white reads blue and white and red all over
A single shot around the world and watch my head get drawn and quartered

Read the right side and you’re cold and apathetic
On the left you’ll find my bleeding heart and me
So am I wasting all my time
I didn’t do the crime after all

Can’t you make this water any hotter?

I don’t think you understand
This won’t quite penetrate my skin
I need to bleach away the pain
It’s not my fault but anyway
I just don’t think you understand
This won’t quite penetrate my skin
I need to bleach away the pain


A friend of a friend broke my heart in the end
Of a story that I swear just can’t be
Track Name: A Shot from the Hip
Here I am talking about all of the things I should have said
when it mattered most
Would you care to talk about it now
That things have changed and I just can’t give up
This time is mine and I won’t surrender
My grip on fate
Now that we finally have seen eye to eye
I need you right here by my side
To help me through
By my side
With all that we’ve been through
Cause I can’t live with this demise
Track Name: I Will Knock You Off the Face of Hardcore
I get snuffed out
And still I’m breathing
Each day it gets much worse
But I’ll fight to keep my head above it
Won’t let you get me down

New day another reason
For you to flaunt your deeds
To show the whole wide world
You’re useless and conceited

Enough to believe your highness indeed
Consternation’s incomplete
How grateful are we for all of the days you shoved it in our face

You shot me down
For that I’m seething
Each thought provoking worse
As I fight to keep my head above it
Won’t let you bring me down.

Perfections hardly attained
For all things that bear your name
This time take the easy way
And just let it all fall apart

You still won’t believe
Your highness indeed
Nothing you have can compete
To all of the ways
My life is these days
With the world right at my feet

And now…As I try
To ignore your wayward cries
For regret and remorse
Watching nature take its course
And the price that remains
Bought and sold with nothing gained
But a pawn in the game
With a head to swollen to save


This time it’s me leaving
Your lies no more deceiving
This time it’s so easy
To let things go
And I’m fighting to suppress it down
Fighting to suppress it down


You snuffed me out
And I’m still breathing
My head is finally cleared
Everyday I’ll fight to keep above it
Won’t let you get me down.
Track Name: Al Qaeda Hijacked My Mom's Poussoir
Why oh why is mom still hatin’ on me
She doesn’t like how music
Has changed my personality
But I wont take her words to heart
Because her hormones have hijacked her brain
And filled her body with rage
She’s going insane!
She’s gone insane!
Menopause
Think about what you’re saying
Menopause
I can’t tell if you’re playin’
Modern science has come so far
Electric scissors a Viagra car
I’ve got a plan that’ll go off without a hitch
For a pill to make my mom less of a bitch
My mom is going insane
Track Name: An Idiot's Guide to Being An Asshole
So you can tell them what you want
I know you’ll do it anyways
Belt out empty lies and they’ll empathize with all you’ll have to say
About why you crossed the line
And keep on living out this lie
And I’m afraid you can’t just pick things up and leave this mess behind
Gassed up that bridge with match in hand
But the joke’s on you time is passing and you must decide
Do you fear the things that I have to hide?
Listen up and fall in line and be happy with the rank and file
You’ll think back and crack a smile cause life’s too short to live it in denial

We all know that
You don’t have that long to abstain
You can’t turn back
Before you’re a part of this game

I know I promised I would be there for you but you’re on your own
These times we’ve seen only lend themselves to
Leave you standing on your own while you’re contemplating
Ending what has just begun
A tiny spot on a burning son

You give it up and take it back
But the stabs go deep when on constant attack
These bonds must not be broken
On this tie that binds

So you’re still standing here looking at the hand that you’ve been dealt
Is it what you wanted?
Well step right up and I’ll get you your reprieve fulfilled through
Hollowed eyes stripped clean from over-gazing
A constant eye on the prize
Overshadows everything you’ve ever thought you’d care to know

Gassed up this bridge with match in hand with match in hand
But the joke’s on you time is passing and you must decide
Do you fear everything that I have to hide?
Listen up and fall in line and be happy with the rank and file
You’ll think back and crack a smile cause life’s too short to live it in denial

Now I can trust you
As far as I can throw
You’ve weighed me down and now there’s nothing left to say
And since we’re done down here
And since we’re through
Are you waiting for your parting gift?

Turn around and accept your weakness
This is not your call to arms
This is just a false alarm and it’s time to abort and it’s time to abort
You can only strive to be perfect
The disillusions keep you sane
It’s a hard fact to choke on when your not even in the game

I know I promised I would be there for you
A promise I would keep if I knew how
If I could only find a way to wipe that grin right off your face
Maybe things would change and I could stay.
Track Name: Seventeen
I must be seventeen again - have I wasted all this time?
Led to believe that the madness in me would all be gone by now
It all comes back to my mind as I look you in the eye
Locked down for so long it builds to a sendoff that I’ll push out someday

And I never thought of my life as certain
But you read yours from a page
You’ll never know, you’ve never been
So I’ve got something to say... FUCK OFF!

Seventeen again...
I’m filled with war ‘cuz I’m choked by the collar to do things all your way
But I’ll fight back and I’ll win and I’ll die a happy man
Locked down for so long it builds to a sendoff that I’ll push out someday
Track Name: Mr. Right
I’m not mister right
But I’ll settle for mister right now

So here I am tonight
Pulling all the stops just like the night before
Emptier the words I speak
I swear the game gets easier by the day
I’m so concerned

Cosmo’s never been so true
While you watch for all the signs
Of all the things that I will do.

Last call is right around the corner and I
Think there’s something you should know
About me
Lets stop wasting all our time
Cause tonight you’re gonna be mine

I’m not mister right
But I’ll settle for mister right now
And I know I could do better
But my prospects are wearing too thin
They’re wearing too thin

It’s time to react.
And by now my confidence is rolling at will
You can’t resist this so I’ll try to take advantage
Of every single weakness you have

I’m not mister right. But I’ll settle for mister right now
And I know I could do better
But my prospects are wearing too thin

They’re wearing too thin

Last call is right around the corner
And I think there’s something you should know
About me
Lets stop wasting all our time
Cause tonight your gunna be mine

I’m not mister right
But I’ll settle for mister right now.
Track Name: Blue State Blues
I woke up this morning seeing red, and now I’m blue
Neanderthals are at the polls and I’ll be the first rat off this ship

You look in the mirror like what you see?
And you say why can’t all the leaders look like me?
I look at the tangled masses led to slaughter

And we’re fucked

There are silver backs in the white house pounding their chests
And throwing shit
Their sticks and stones are breaking bones
And seeds they’ve sown are germinating

You look in the mirror like what you see?
And you say why can’t all the leaders look like me?
I look at the tangled masses led to slaughter

The system isn’t broken
We’ll shut the world right out
My spirits stay unbroken
Cause I know
I’m not a fucking hick
I’m not a fucking good ol’ boy with a little dick
Throwing missiles to prove I’m not daddy’s little boy

I look in the mirror like what I see?
Track Name: Your Leap Year
That first day a Friday walking in from the cold
An angel came to me and she didn’t have to speak
Her name the only one I’ve waited to hear for so long
I’ve waited so long for you here

February seems so far away
But I’ll make it in between anyways
To be the one who flips the switch
That ignites the spark that’s in your eyes

Audrey you’re everything I ever wanted anyone to be
Now I see completely you’re all I need

Just know I’m searching for that star
That shines as bright
As the light that’s in your eyes cause
So hard to put into a word my sense of hope
My sense of hope that I’m the one ‘cuz

So here I am another day has passed us by
While I’m still here still wondering why
Can’t seem to believe
When I see what lies beneath
Can’t seem to breathe
So I won’t even try to speak
Track Name: Green
So long, goodbye
Tears welled in your eye and
It's all over
If I just shake this torture
Now you're immortal
Found yourself the portal to my mind
And I'll be here around
Behind this wall you found and

I'll be picking at the cracks till they come loose
I'll be braiding my own noose
And you'll sigh and watch the sky as it turns blue
Sweep the clouds and start anew

And I'll turn the clock back
My heart won't know the difference
I'm painted green
But I know it was the best thing
You saved us both
From a life of subtle agony
I'm painted green
But I know it was the best thing

Cuts heal, and scars ache
The heart's most of all
You braced for this blow
But I got ripped wide open

I thought I'd be leaving this behind me
Opened my hand to make room for yours

Feels funny writing without you to hear my songs
But as I recall you never listened
Maybe someday we can find what we have lost
But by then will we know better?
Track Name: Tear It Down
It’s a great day for addiction, so you can save yourself again
From drowning in all the false hope of everything we’ve come to trust
All this time blending in, denying what we have within
A false sense of identity masquerading as security

So batten down the hatches boys it’s time to take control
With fists raised high our voices cry
Who the fuck’s willing to help salvage our lives
We won’t be held responsible, responsible for this
Nation state, along for the ride in this hell-bound state of grace

It’s just below the surface and you can scratch it if you try
So start peeling away the tattered layers and stop living this lie
Take your life back from them biting at the hand that keeps you
Comfortably numb to it all while it’s tearing apart and the seems

So batten down the hatches boys it’s time to take control
With fists raised high our voices cry
Who the fuck’s willing to help salvage our lives
We won’t be held responsible, responsible for this

This fat cat can’t fit his crown
So stand right up
Who is it that you believe?
Why don’t you tell me
Just what you want me to hear
They built this up so we can tear it all back down
Each brick by brick
Will take its turn and fall
Scream aloud as I’m still deafened by the silence of all this sound

We won’t be held responsible, responsible for this