Chemistry Night

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released June 8, 2012

All songs written by Jackpot, Tiger
Produced & Recorded at Let 'Em In Music, Brooklyn NY
by Alex Kahn, Drew Guido, and Amar Lal
Mixed by Amar Lal and Drew Guido
Mastered by Eric Xu, JPEX Productions, LLC

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Dennis Wilson faked his own death and Jackpot, Tiger is his brain child

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Track Name: In Like a Lion
Haven't seen this cold of a winter since 1996
In like a lion, out like a lion and you're my little lamb
Don't go darling, don't go my darling, don't go darling Don't go my darling girl!

Don't mistake my quiet ways for a sad disposition
I take happiness far too seriously
Don't go darling, don't go my darling, don't go darling Don't go my darling girl!

I got the effrontery to cruise down the sidewalk in my best friend's hat, on my father's dime
I'll take it all away if you got sunshine and I know you do, yeah I know you do!

Give me momentary eternity
momentary eternity
emotionally and physically
momentary eternity
Boy it' fast too fast slow down!

Blatant imposition is my only mode of battle
Now you can take it but soon you will hate it
Don't go darling, don't go my darling, don't go darling don't go my darling girl!

Our singer quit the band and you'd think that I'd care more
Instead I'm watching you play with you cat on your hardwood floor
Don't go darling, don't go my darling, don't go darling, don't go my darling girl!

I got the effrontery to cruise down the sidewalk in my best friend's hat, on my father's dime
I'll take it all away if you got sunshine and I know you do, yeah I know you do!

Give me momentary eternity
momentary eternity
emotionally and physically
momentary eternity
Track Name: Let You Down
Been over every inch of skin
Both the tattooed and the porcelain
Scouted and charted every inch
Of your coastline.

But with every mile drawn to scale
From collarbone to fingernail
I find no countryside
I can claim as mine.

Oh, I'm only gonna let you down
If I decide to stick around.

And it seems with every bridge I cross
Oh, it's one more match I strike and toss
Over my shoulder
As I'm waving you goodbye.

And if there's one thing I've begun to discover it's that
There's nothing quite so fickle as a serial lover
So don't be surprised when he leaves you
High and dry.

Oh, I'm only gonna let you down
If I decide to stick around.

So I'll go but you have to take my word
That the risk of another heartbreak
Is too high for any reward.
You call it selfish well I call it safe.
I'll be the first to admit this was the cowardly way.
You'll move on with little delay.
In a month it won't matter how much I say

That I was terrified to let you down
But I know I should've stuck around.
Track Name: I Wanna Get In a Fight
Good morning night, I'm hoping you'll be kinder this time then when we last left off, but you show no mercy let's take a breath let's take a pause. Who made up this twilight zone where it's ok for you to bring your new partner in bed crimes to my apartment to my only home.

And if I have to shake your hand once more! You got no business here, don't you know my friends pick sides.

I wanna get in a fight, I wanna get in a fight with you
I wanna get in a fight, I wanna get in a fight with you

This pen can pack a pretty punch I use the skills I have to make my noise, but you just keep talking as if someone were listening
But talking ain't communicating! Your static's louder now, what are you trying to say?

What determines the state of your material gaze
I thought I had better taste (I was wrong)
now I'm crying (I'm still wrong)
least I'm trying

I wanna get in a fight, I wanna get in a fight with you
I wanna get in a fight, I wanna get in a fight with you
Not anybody you, not anybody you
Track Name: Nobody Knew Me Today
I built a city deep underground where no one will miss me
I hide in my room sing a dark pleasant tune
to keep me away from you
Outside nobody's hurtin'
feeling no pain and so deservin'
Of their mother's praise and the pleasant parade
for which I'm just a little too late

I like the wind in white, someday I'll be in flight

Darling my fears get worse through the years
I'm growing down and giving up
Find me the good underneath my own hood
Break inside and let it out

What's the use of projection
if I can't see my own reflection?
The mirrors a blur and I think you'd concur
that nobody knew me today
yeah that nobody knew me today

I don't need, I don't need
to use my name to make a claim
All I want, All I need
is someone else to keep me sane

Darling my fears get worse through the years
I'm growing down and giving up
Darling my fears get worse through the years
I'm growing down and giving up
Find me the good underneath my own hood
Break inside and let it out
Track Name: Hurt Sometimes
What do you say to that?
The mutual agreement that we won't talk about you and me.
What do you say to that?
The helpful little pointers that you give to only me.
Cause it helps sometimes,
but it hurts sometimes.

And oh, I gotta hurt sometimes.
And oh, I gotta help sometimes.

What do you say to the rest of our lives?
Is it complication, stress relations all along the way.
And what do you say, lets quit all of that.
Lets remember all these times on fire and forget that there's a highway there.
It helps sometimes,
but it hurts sometimes.

And oh, I gotta hurt sometimes.
And oh, I gotta help sometimes.

And I never meant to mix everything up.
And I never meant to lose my cool.
I guess we never wanna appear unhinged.
But with you the hinges are gone.
With us the door's wide open.
And it helps sometimes,
but it hurts sometimes.

And oh, I gotta hurt sometimes.
And oh, I gotta help sometimes.

And oh, we hurt each other sometimes.
And oh, we need each other sometimes.
And oh, we love each other sometimes.
And oh, we need each other sometimes.
Track Name: Hairline
How can I slow down the race?
I'm moving at a traveler's pace
against the grain of mother's grace I've run
In the distant alleyways the latter saints of former days
erupt in laughter set ablaze for fun

A bottle for baby, a trigger for lady,
then maybe we'll all be fine
I'll keep you from sinking if you stop me from thinking
this fracture is just hairline

Let's never go back baby blue
They got all the answers but we got our highway shoes
Let's never go back baby blue
It's not over never was I thought you knew

The package that you found me in is now
crumpled up in your kitchen
I'm naked and I'm just begging for sleep
A dream or two to do me in
to slay the demons I begin to know so well they feel like kin to me

A body for sister, a window for mister
then maybe we'll all be fine
I'll keep you from sinking if you stop me from thinking
this fracture is just hairline

Let's never go back baby blue
They got all the answers but we got our highway shoes
Let's never go back baby blue
It's not over never was I thought you knew

Jump the bridge till you feel a breeze, a gentle breeze
Track Name: Truth and a Castle
Here comes a girl in the form of a storm
and you better beware- you better find hiding.
Here comes a girl in the form of a dream
and you better beware- you better find hiding.
Cause she looks like truth and she looks like a castle.
But she's burning inside trying to figure out the hassle
of it all, of it all.

Here comes a boy in the form of the night.
Oh, you better be beware- you better find hiding.
Here comes a boy in the form of a light.
Oh just shut your eyes he'll be gone in the morning.
Cause he looks so fearless and looks so nice,
but he's hiding behind the weekend nights.
He's not for you, he's not for you.

And I don't like words. I want to see them.
I don't like words. I wanna feel them.

You're like an old shirt I don't care if you're stained.
And the clouds are getting bigger- look at the rain.
It's falling. Sometimes we all do.
Why does it take a hurricane to play tricks on you?
Cause you're either a drug or just a bad habit that
I wanted to quit, but I couldn't not have it.
And fighting's not, not for me.

And until these rivers turn into lakes-
I'll still be the biggest fake.

Can you take it? Can you fake it?

No I'm not like you. No I'm not like you.
Track Name: Gentlemen Thieves
Let's point our shoes down the avenue
While the moon makes tracks above.
And let's lose ourselves in the sounds of a city
That's busy falling in love.

And I never once no I never claimed to be
The man anyone dreamed of
But, oh, I hope
Yeah, I hope that I'll do for now.

Right now.

See now I'm aware that I may lack that swagger
That all you college girls these days seem to be after.
But in the din of the bar amidst the shouting and the laughter
Oh, face to face, I will make my case to you somehow.

Well, I bet you get this song and dance from every other guy.
But, oh, the way you cut those bangs and how you frame those eyes.
You've got me like

Oh, goddamn.
I think I'm done for.

Now every minute I spend trying to talk to you fills up with missed opportunities.
Cause after all I'm just a boy who seems to talk about more than he achieves.
And you're just a girl at a bar beset by gentlemen thieves
All saying sweet things and plotting schemes to steal your heart.

So I'll stumble and I'll stammer
Get a little shit-hammered
Trying to think of how to break the ice.
Well here's the trick you can't come off like a dick
But no one's going home with the nice guys
So I'm like

Oh, goddamn
I think I'm done for.

I'm gonna get her
This little hipster.
Lean in with a cigarette
And whisper something eloquent.
This tall drink of water's
Just been sweating on the counter
Waiting for someone to come along
And show a little ill intent.
I ain't a pro
But I'm not new to the game.
Never learned to speak the language
But I read it okay.
So if you could just ignore
The stupid shit that I say
And focus on the sentiment.

How'd I end up here again?
I'll never understand.
I mean aren't girls supposed to dig you
When you're standing at the front of the band?

Oh, goddamn.
I think I'm done for.
Track Name: A Monster Lives In Here
Living in the ligament between summer and fall it seems
I'm familiar with this certain strain of breeze
The scene before change, the pavement before the rain
The sun melts my skin, but now I can smell the cold
coming closer at a rate I've known before
and don't, don't you know I'm not afraid anymore

My new home is a lot like the one before, buried beneath the floor. I still need help to open the door
Will you be my cane, a body to keep me sane
contract my disease, your body my canvas please
You'd ask me what your expiration date is for
and don't, don't you know I don't do questions anymore

I never pay my dues on time
I'm abusing all of the same lines
No mercy on myself
I wring my neck until it's broke

Black hole coming, toilet scrubbing lonely months ahead
Plaster drilling, monsters living underneath my bed
Make time to repair the bullet holes inside my head
and don't, don't you know I'm still afraid

Yeah a monster lives in here (stay clear, stay clear, stay clear)
Yeah a monster lives in here
Yeah monster lives in here (stay clear, stay clear, stay clear)
Track Name: Placeholder
The only crime I can see is you were too good to me
We slept through summer heat, we never claimed defeat
Fighting through hunger pains together we kept sane
I'll never leave you in the rain I'll never leave you

Afraid to show myself to anybody else
Now that you're not around everyday is halloween
You wanted more of me, but what else could I give
except for my bones and teeth, there's really nothing left

And if you're hurt I will
And if you're hurt I will
And if I hurt your will to love
Then I will go

Now that you're not around your face is glowing gold
There's not a place to hold, there's just a giant hole
Track Name: 9th St Blues
Once met a prophet in the park
He disappeared into the dark
Told me to watch for the wolf in sheep's clothes
I threw his words out on the breeze
I just want a mind that's free from the rattling of
ghost and babies

Once met a lover in the rain
Yeah her name was Mary Jane
She said keep me warm and
I'll keep you sane
So I did until the thread of her jacket ran with red
I said sorry but I think you should go

But you don't know the heavy load the drags me under
And when I see the dangling light I won't stop swimming

I took the bus to Boston town
To escape from New York Ground
The whole time I was dreaming of puget sound
Nobody else will ever known
I'm worse than Edgar Allen Poe
I'll hide your body underneath my own

But you don't know the heavy load that drags me under
And when I see the dangling light I won't stop swimming

Goodbye Routina, Goodbye
Goodbye Routina, Goodbye
I'll never beat ya, but I can leave ya

I walked under the willow tree
Smelled familiar potpourri
That same man was waiting
Waiting for me
He never looked me in the eye
I could tell by his sigh
Yeah the world it never dies
Just you and me

Goodbye Routina!