Aurora Lies

by Work Drugs

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about

Aurora Lies is Work Drugs first proper release. This album was written while taking the "scenic route" from the Keys to the Baja of Mexico by sailing around Cape Horn. Encountering rough seas, the S.S. Flying Zambo had to take shelter in the Drake Passage for a number of days. While enjoying some delicious Chilean wine, the Work Drugs crew wrote a number of songs to help fight home sickness. These are those songs...

Aurora Lies is available on November 7, 2011 via www.workdrugs.bandcamp.com and www.workdrugs.com Preorders available now!

credits

released 07 November 2011

All songs by Benjamin Louisiana and Thomas Crystal.
Work, Drugs, Music ASCAP

Mastered By: Wally Bunting at Relief Mastering

Label: Bobby Cahn Records (C) 2011

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Track Name: Flying Zambo
Let's lay this out like the numbers that dot your wrists
Can't fake the clout, the letters ain't worth the stress
We're skating over the light in the sheen
I'm kicking over all the rocks in the scene
This is new to you
Why can't you feel relief? (why can't you, why can't you?)

It's too easy, it's too easy, it's too easy like the spark on a tv
It's too easy, it's too easy, you're too easy, the movie never lies

Static starts to break through,
Static starts to break you,
Static starts break through,
It turns me inside out

Pull the credits down
Keep the comments away from my mouth
Keep your voices down
With two thumbs up, I'm waiting, I'm waiting

It's too easy, it's too easy, it's too easy like the spark on a tv
It's too easy, it's too easy, you're too easy, the movie never lies

Static starts to break through,
Static starts to break you,
Static starts break through,
It turns me inside out

But the letters never die…
Track Name: Blue Steel
we built our lives on a Northstar light
(do you still know me, do you still know me?)
a carousel of friendly conversations
(do you still know me, do you still know me?)

I wasn't made to be lost at sea
caught in the net of how it ought to be
summer nights alone in an empty scene

'cause

inside, dreams last forever
outside, you're still the one I need

drifting alone back in time
golden years, the silver in your dimes
in your eyes were my currency
so damn broke and the joke's on me

inside, dreams last forever
outside, you're still the one I need

say please
come on back to me
I need you
next to me

I wanna turn you in I'm banking on your money honey

inside, dreams last forever
outside, you're still the one I need

The First National Bank of...
Track Name: Swimmer Girl
swimming in and out
feels so good when you lap me

I feel you coming over it's time to shine
hiding your hair from the gazing eyes
licking your lips as you dive, as you dive
you're raising my pulse tonight

swimming in and out
feels so good when you lap me

the race is on please don't ask why
we're sharing the motions, we can't keep dry
as life ticks on close your eyes, close your eyes
it's easy when we close our eyes

swimming in and out
feels so good when you lap me

we're just little fish
in an empty pond
waiting for the kids
say goodbye at dawn
leave your works in me
I can barely breathe
I can make you scream, I can make you scream

I can make you scream
feels so good when you love me

it feels so good
Track Name: Patty (Smile)
Summer spies with wind blown highs
A two door town with light disguise
'cause I believe that school boy beats can fit between
The melodies we weave

Patty I won't pretend
You’re the noose around my neck
Patty I won't pretend
Can I slip out, can I slip out?
Patty I won't pretend
It's been this way too long
Another summer come and gone

I just wanted to belong
We're living through these songs
Don't you know why, don't you know why?

Don’t bet the farm on me
I'm just lying in your weeds
Don't blame the tears on me
Don't you know why, don't you know why?

Patty I won't pretend
You’re the noose around my neck
Patty I won't pretend
Can I slip out, can I slip out?
Patty I won't pretend
It's been this way too long
Another summer come and gone

Patty I won't pretend
You’re the fire in my head
Patty I won't pretend
You kicked me out, you kicked me out
Patty I won't pretend
It's been this way too long
Another summer come and gone

Every story needs an end…

Don't you know why?
Track Name: Daddy Bear
Keep your hands to yourself
It's so easy
to mistreat history

You’re a thorn in my side
Just a drone to the hive
One goal, hidden in the trees

It's the sting of love that I missed
It's too late I'm already up to my wrist

With the buzz that keeps me coming back
When the buzz buzz keeps me coming back

I never meant to steal your honey
'cause it ain't worth the tears
Too sweet to keep me running
'cause I'm your daddy bear

The owl was right,
it's an upward fight
A hundred acres in my mind

Small, Early, and Late
All reasonable names
The rabbit is the one to blame

Can't keep my paws off you
These hives all look the same
I'm stuck on you
You're stuck to me

Together we'll make history

I never meant to steal your honey
'cause it ain't worth the tears
Too sweet to keep me running
'cause I'm your daddy bear
Track Name: Ice Wharf
I was lost on a one way ticket to the house
where the drugs are free
and the lights are down
you we're waiting on me
but I was keeping it cool
the ice breaks beneath and we're falling through

I, I was getting bit by you
and you, you we're feeling so brand new
it's the season, the season for the Camden crew
it's a snake bite black till you're blue

we we're trippin' down Chalk Farm Road
exchanging glances, feeling so alone
neon lights pushing us to the bend
we're leaving it all at The World's End

I, I was getting bit by you
and you, you we're feeling so brand new
it's the season, the season for the Camden crew
it's a snake bite black till you're blue

losing time the Underground gets cold
too late to make it all alone
wading through the garbage in the street
I saved it for you, you saved it for me

I, I was getting bit by you
and you, you we're feeling so brand new
it's the season, the season for the Camden crew
it's a snake bite black till you're blue
Track Name: Aurora Lies
Leaving the suburbs for nights on the fringe
We shovel the snow just to give us the edge
Selling our bodies to unmarked cars
This Motor City can make us a star

Tell me what you want from me
Show me that the best of days
Won't end up behind me

I'm inching closer further south
Oil lamps are pouring out
A third wave, look out

Hold on (we were just having fun)

Is this love on the run?
Is our love on the run? (I don't need you now)
Track Name: Catalina Wine Mixer
Work Drugs - Catalina Wine Mixer

hurry up, it's getting late
I hear him moving, unconscious masquerade
kiss me twice before I leave
the first for the islands,
the second sets you free

I don't wanna love you always (I love you more)
it changes with the passing tide (I love you more)
a love like this should stay buried (I love you more)
a tourists smile in disguise (I love you more)

party's over now
you turn me inside out
your wings clip the moments in the clouds
here I am left in the sand
tequila sunrise melting in my hand

I don't wanna love you always (I love you more)
it changes with the passing tide (I love you more)
a love like this should stay buried (I love you more)
a tourists smile in disguise (I love you more)

I'll remember you
when our seas lose the blue
a city girl with dreams you paid to come loose

you paid to come loose
you paid to come loose
you paid to come

you lose, you lose, you lose
Track Name: Physical Acts
Whatever happened to Brotherly Love?
It lost its name in the hands of a flash mob
Now the streets ain't safe to walk on
The cities bleeding green and red
Just pack your bags real tight and pay for the best

It's a heart-attack called lust
the Vine Street layabout

Posers occupy for a thrill
But you can't fight a war with your hand inside the till

It's a heart-attack called lust
(who needs you) the Vine Street layabout

Make this real (the Broad Street layabout)