Mavericks

by Work Drugs

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released June 18, 2013

Words and Music by Work Drugs
Produced by Benjamin Louisiana and Thomas Crystal
Mixed by Benjamin Louisiana
Mastered by Wally Bunting, Relief Mastering, Wichita, Kansas
workdrugs / ASCAP (c) Roofdeck Music 2013
Bobby Cahn Records

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Special thanks to all the musicians who helped contribute: Mr. Kansas City (aka Nero Catalano), Jonas Oesterle, Katie Nicks, Maxfield Gast, and Rachel K Haines

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Track Name: Young Lungs
Long Beach confidence
the valley and the skirts
drink up the arrogance
'cause I'm your favorite, I'm your favorite

true loves a rule I'd pay to break
this cities built on buying fame

they call it El Segundo
but I'll be your first
LAX is splitting the ozone
young lungs still burn
you don't know where I've been
just a reel without a hook
I don't know where I'll be
just an asterix in the story book

true loves a rule I'd pay to break
this cities built on buying fame

the solution to pollution is dilution or infusion

desperate lives

don't forget the reasons you love me
Track Name: West Coast Slide
no one wants to live forever
without love
on the west coast slide

skipping class like it's over
and the skirt begs why
little birds on your shoulder
but the ink ain't dry
23 is a number that brings me back
young enough to remember a prom night flask

substitute the curves of your body
for the stories and pain that divide me
substitute your name on the blank sheet
for moment where principals are fought

why you wanna run forever?
shattered love
in your hands tonight
no one wants to live forever
without love
on the west coast slide

teachers know that lessons are sealed in blood
tenured love is a prison, just to tie us up
when the chance is a drug that makes us whole
hit the breaks and let our hands grown

why you wanna run forever?
shattered love
in your hands tonight
no one wants to live forever
without love
on the west coast slide

why you wanna run forever?

your school charm is keeping me from leaving
I'll lose your number in the back of a Lincoln

why you wanna run?

on the west coast slide
Track Name: Sunset on High Street
bet your bottom dollar
it won't last that long
hopeless outside the moat

shedding like a flower
honey on your breathe
god knows how far you'll go

others tried to love you
claiming the free pass
cobwebs consume the postal code

wading through eternity
for the next clean dream
it's 81 degrees

now you're crawling back to me
it's too late, it's too late
the price we pay

skidrow's gonna make you cry
skidrow's gonna make you cry tonight
the homeless ain't lonely
it's sunset on high street

poverty is all we see
the homeless ain't lonely
the homeless ain't lonely tonight
Track Name: A Measure of Life
she held a thrift store pose with Cure on the stereo
a pastor for the scene

the way she stood on her toes for songs that she didn't know
and lyrics kids can't read

she was pretty in pink with sleeves like an artifact
multiplied the treason

but he was holding her hand with claws like a weatherman
I'll wait another season

please stand here for a minute
I'll find a way to make it
and cross that frozen garden line

please wait here for a minute
I'll find a way to leave it
I'll find a way to make you hurt

when the borders long gone and we're reunited
you won't break for me

when our secret of love is drowned on the stereo
just choose the wedding theme

now you swear you're back with eyes that can haunt me
and bruises left on your knees

just a punk rock queen lost in your coronation
this night belongs to me

please stand here for a minute
I'll find a way to make it
and cross that frozen garden line

please wait here for a minute
I'll find a way to leave it
I'll find a way to make you hurt

in a moment they're gone and I'm left and holding
it takes a moment

leave your name on the stereo

and you don't know what it's like

just stand on your toes and watch me, watch me go
just stand on your toes for lyrics you didn't know

just stand on your toes and watch me, watch me go
Track Name: Last Flight
I'm saving this high for you and me
the summers at your door
schools out for summer
don't watch it fall apart

it's up to you
it's up to me and you

can slow this down
arrows scrape across our skies

summer blood behind the scenes
carve a note inside a tree
and you'll forget these songs

come on and lay down
can't let go
summer blood, they know

it's up to you

can slow this down
arrows scrape across our skies

the silver lines around the truth
are dry enough to shield your view

the silver lines around the truth
are dry enough to shield me from you

can't slow this love in real time
the silver lines around the truth

can't slow this love in real time
Track Name: Payola (Numbers Game)
the devil can judge
you're on the same side looking in

the grass is orange
a whore to the spin

a degree is a crutch they sold you
100,000 thin

now your fathers selling off the last drop
now your mothers selling off the grave plots

more than a number

spare the world the trust fund perspective
your tongues too blue

Williamsburg is safe for the rich kids
just choose the avenue

one day you'll wake up and realize
it's a numbers game

guess who's caught holding the last
guess who's caught roaming the same blocks

more than a number

one day you'll realize (more than a number)
Track Name: For James
stow your eyes, there's always something to cry about
save your mind, death it thrives in defeat

leave the children they don't know better
sticks and stones from lace and leather
cleaning out the sand between the sheets

cold sober frowns, you're older now
listen to the warning

is it colder on the inside (crooked house)
is it colder on the inside (needles pound)
is it colder on the inside (crooked how?)
is it colder on the inside?
hold on to me

shed your bones, there's always marrow to keep afloat
grind your teeth for quid between the sleeves

leave a note for the untamed spirits
moving up north, I'm your outer limit

21 degrees will keep you clean

is it colder on the inside (crooked house)
is it colder on the inside (needles pound)
is it colder on the inside (crooked how?)
is it colder on the inside?
hold on to me

let me be
hold on to what we leave between

just hold on to me
Track Name: Trifecta
share the bounce
let's make this count
and find our own way

share the bounce
just turn me upside down
forget the small change

turn me off, the fire keeps spitting
it's closing time

so lock the door, it's safety in numbers
and warm behind the blinds

whoever said that three was a crowd
didn't know just where to start

whoever said that two was enough
was blinded by the simple visions

share the bounce
let's make this count
and find our own way

share the bounce
just turn me upside down
forget the small change

whoever swore, that faith was worth faking
was passed out on the stand

you'll never know that I was your answer
just a marble inside, inside your hand

share the bounce
let's make this count
and find our own way

share the bounce
just turn me upside down
forget the small change
Track Name: Tigerbeats
Frankford Avenue is where I'm gonna find you
riding over the tracks of the 15
fixed gear lovers
the shadows that bind two
steal some sugar and just close your eyes

sign that treaty
drown on the Delaware
it's not over, it's not over, it's not over
light that cigarette, abandon the fresh air
it's not over until

we got the tigerbeats
keeping us on our feet
taking it to the streets
(I gotta feel from you the other side)
we got the tigerbeats
keeping us on our feet
taking it to the streets
(the stage is ours tonight)

from the other side...

Monday lights are burning the city kids
it's not over, it's our future, it's our future
dirty dreamers and the tickets to short clips

it's not over until...

we got the tigerbeats
keeping us on our feet
taking it to the streets
(I gotta feel from you the other side)
we got the tigerbeats
keeping us on our feet
taking it to the streets
(the stage is ours tonight)

the stage is mine tonight

TIGER
you're a star
cross my heart
Track Name: Mavericks
it takes a lifetime to find it
and when you wanna ride it
that ghost is gone

some waves lose control in the evening
when the seagulls aren't stealing
we just want to know that feeling
of falling

takes a moment to free a man
when the leash finds the coral hands
you'll find out that god's in another league
there's a half moon inside of me

it takes a lifetime to find it
and when you wanna ride it
that ghost is gone

backwash skin feels like love
lying on your back, just staring at the stars above
it's that fleeting moment, that fleeting moment

it takes a lifetime to find it
and when you wanna ride it
that ghost is gone

is it smooth inside?
ride the barrel of the maverick high

is it smooth inside?
lose your edge and you lose, cause she'll make you try

she'll make you try
ride the barrel of the maverick high

she'll make you try

lose your edge and you lose, cause she'll make you cry

it takes a lifetime