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by The Atomic Atoms

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released April 5, 2008

addamn brewster - vocals, rhythm guitar
tommy guns - bass guitar, backup vocals
freddie the baby - drums, backup vocals

All songs written by addamn brewster with the exception of "still ain't comin' home" - tommy guns, "the perks" -music by tommy guns, "the j.s." - brewster/guns. All songs arranged by brewster/guns. Additional backup vocals provided by: track 3 - Adam Lavigne; tracks 5, 6, and 9 - Abby Belle; track 14 - Josh Eagle. Additional instrumentation provided by: lead guitar/keyboards (and other random) on most all tracks and rhythm guitar "the perks" - tommy guns; drums on track 3 - Adam LaVigne; cello on track 5 - freddie the baby. All songs skillfully produced/mixed/masterd by Tommy Cappel at "AjumpsBshoots Recording Studio" in Cincinnati, OH.

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The Atomic Atoms Cincinnati, Ohio

Adam Singer and Tommy Cappel met at a Cincinnati hole-in-the-wall called Boswell Alley once upon an open-mic night. The result; The Atomic Atoms. An eclectic, high energy band with a fun genre-hopping style.

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Track Name: Still Ain't Comin' Home
The story is a long one, the characters are flawed
There is no "happy ending" just a lot of moving on
and if you think that it's over, you're only half correct
it never seems to disappear - it's always in my head

and she still ain't comin' home
still ain't comin' home

As Jake drives through the country puffing in the breeze
he flicks a piece of garbage for the pavement to retrieve
and lights another death request that he doesn't even mean
and it's all a force of habit since she kicked him to the street

and she still ain't comin' home
still ain't comin' home

I can't remember anything
where is that sweetest love. that one who's meant for me?
I look up to the sky and all I see is emptiness,
embarrassment, and a bitter soul.
It's all a part of what I know

and she still ain't comin' home
still ain't comin home
Track Name: Feedback Pirouette
The voice in my head says "baby, you wanna bleed"
and I can't control this livid side of me for all I'm worth
and I'm beginning to see it was love
it was love
oh, it was love

And she's inside my head
just hanging around

So maybe, baby, you're here
and maybe you're killing time
and I can't quite figure that out
I'm writing the checks - I don't know what name to sign
it was love
it was love
oh, it was love

and she's inside my head
just hanging around
she's inside my head tying all the nerves down
and she's over my head
I think I'm finding that out

Warm gun to the temple
razor's gracing my skin
and I've come back to this scene again and again
and it's alright now, I'm better just to pretend
it was love
it was love
oh, it was love

and she's inside my head
just hanging around
she's inside my head tying all the nerves down
and she's over my head
I think I'm figured that out

For all I'm worth, and I'm beginning to see
I said - for all it's worth, yeah, I'm beginning to see
it was love
it was love
it was love
Track Name: I Won't Hold My Breath
Just go to hell
alright, I said it
You've made your choice. I'm sure you won't regret it.
You can't drag me down, I'm just too apathetic
There's a whole world out there without you in it

Lord knows I'll be just fine
and I don't need you by my side
I've got my feet on solid ground
and your name means nothing to me now

You're not my friend - you're just some inconvenience
there's no love left, a little loss between us
your knife's in my back
retrieve it at your pleasure
I won't hold my breath for you

Lord knows I'll be just fine
and I don't need you by my side
I've got my feet on solid ground
and your name means nothing to me now

...and I find your face so goddamn appalling
All my memories; I find them so appalling...

Lord knows I'll be just fine
and I don't need you by my side
I've got my feet on solid ground
and your name means nothing to me now
Track Name: Psalm 27
I've been down to Memphis (Nawlins)
took a ride on many Mississippi roads
I've partied out by the Ohio river
until I woke up on the Jersey shore

but I can't survive without you by my side

I've lived with the horde in Iceland
fought off that cold for two
but you've gotta drive down to Texas
to see the kind of stupid shit that I've been through

and I can't get by without you by my side

I made a friend in Kansas
He suicided at 16
While I earned my scars in German-American bars
just dying to die for words that I don't believe

but I can't survive without you by my side
and I can't decide where I want to die
Track Name: Fine Prayers
Daddy's watching o'er the sheep to see that they don't stray
The sun was rising hot. I said I'd be on my way
I've been told that in his youth my Daddy was a lot like me
Yeah, but even in his youth my Daddy saw something that I couldn't see

He'd say "Say a fine, fine prayer
and I'll see you there"
So I said a fine, fine prayer
and nothing
just nothing

My Daddy, he's a grave man
there's islands in his stare
I'd ask him to forgive
"Forgiveness comes from elsewhere"
... or so he said

He'd say "Say a fine, fine prayer
and I'll see you there"
So I said a fine, fine prayer
and nothing
just nothing
Track Name: The J.S.
And every time I turn around I see your face
Like an old projection slide without a trace
And I've been taking all these pills for so long I don't know which way is up
And I'm thinking 'bout giving up

So I'm going back outside to be along
Lock that Fucker down. I ain't coming home
And I've been taking to the streets
-as only a wounded man can do
And I don't even have a clue
Track Name: The Tension
Well she'd carve my name in the middle of her breast
And stare me down like none of the rest
And hold my hand on our walk through the park
And we kiss in the streets just like we kiss in the dark

And I need the tension

Well the sound of her voice would be an angelic hell
And I'll be fooled, I'll be under her spell
And she'll hold me close when my hands start that shaking
She'll know that she knows and she won't be mistaken

That I need the tension
Track Name: Irrational
She covers me like a coffin - Irrational
it's a shame the way she wants it all

She watches me like a vulture - Irrational
it's a shame the way she can't let it go

but your eyes are good to see
when you keep lookin' back to me
she just shrugs and smiles 'cause she doesn't understand it at all

That's why they call it a "fall"

So play the pawn for what you believe
but I've got nothing up my sleeve
Just a dissonance that speeds on
and on
and on

He speaks in tongues unrequited - Irrational
You can feel his mind's a burden to his soul
It's a shame the way he can't let it go

But when my thoughts are on your lips
I'm afraid that I could slip
you want to take out all the sting
It's enough to leave me in screams

He's in a small cafe with "Lay Lady Lay" in the walls

That's why they call it a "fall"
Track Name: Here We Go Again
People are always askin' they say "man who's Tom Foolin'"
I said he ain't no friend of mine
People are always askin' they say "man who's Tom Foolin'"
i said he ain't no friend of mine

but if you need a friend i suggest
you give him a try
cause he's just a man, but man
he'll be a friend 'til the day you die

Now, Tom Foolin' was the one what tried to recreate his own death
with a stack of prostitutes and a pack of cigarettes
he said "man, oh, it ain't about the way you go
it's just a question of if you're up to quest
any way the wind may blow"
and uhhh...
"fire" he'd tell ya
"fire is all ya need
to find out when you're dyin
what it was that made you breath"

whew

Tom Foolin' was just a joker with a crazy eight
she had sphinx eyes and that was all
he'd ever need to keep him straight
and he'd say
"she's my baby"
"you know, uhh, she's my baby"
with her pistol smile was what let him know
he'd be hers for a while
but Tom Foolin' was a man of slaving senses
spent too much time in a bottle of wine
and the sacrosanct romances singing

"break me, take me, do with me what you need
the first to throw his stone will just be
the first to see me bleed."
And I ain't never been no one to tell no one how to live
but if your stones get too heavy
ooooh-hoo


People always askin' they say "man who's Tom Foolin'"
i said he ain't the man before your face
but if he ever was... he left without a trace...
Track Name: The Perks
Pacing at the edge of my cage
Fists full of smoke and a dead man's name
"Don't you realize that your life is just a stain?"

Oh, there's a limelight
corrosive in its shine
and I say "When's it my time to decide?"
Fly, fight, or die.
That's my disguise.

Holding out another day
Stray thoughts keep me sane.
What the hell have I gained?

Oh, in a lifetime
I was what I despise
and when's it my time to decide?
Fly, fight, or die
That's my disguise.

We're not out there trading guts for glory
And we don't even see the sky
I'm still awake and that's my only story
of every day I wondered why
Fly, fight, or die
was my disguise.
Track Name: Shoot to Kill
I don't want to make your rules
And I don't care what you may do
Or if your voice sails out of tune
So long as it's you

I don't quite know wrong from right
And I'm much to fast to push that ruse
But I won't get lost in that good night
So long as it's you

Rage, rage
every diatribe's an extension of an exhausted sense of empathy
I'm tamed, tamed
and I'm mostly sure
That you're gonna be the death of me

I'll understand the words you use
You'll hear me out the whole way through
Hell, I'd circumcise my right to choose
So long as it's you

Take me back to what we've loosed
Before the bruising and the hopeless sense of misuse
I'd do anything
anything you ask me to
So long as it's you

Pain, pain
your voice is "yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah" inside my head
but you're a sight to see

I'm chained, chained
with such lovely accidents
you couldn't dare to pity me

... but you ain't comin' home to you.
Track Name: Choose Your Own Adventure
I just want to live a civil life
Don't want to waste it all on fussing and fighting
I can't survive at the edge of a knife
I want to feel inspired
but I don't want to die here

A civil life's the only life for me
All I really want is a little peace

And I just want to live a frantic life
Don't want to waste it all on watching passersby
I want to thrive in the heat of the night
Under neon signs in the cityscape with the sirens racing by

A frantic life's the only life for me
All I really want is a little dream

and I just want to life a simple life
Where the grass is greener 'cause the fences climb so high
Don't want to blow it all on running down a vice
I just want open skies where the stars look divine.

A simple life's the only life for me
All I really want is everything
Track Name: Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ and some Other Guy walk into a bar
the Other Guy says "Hi"
Jesus says "How far
do you gotta drive to get to the penitentiary?"
"Just a little ways down that road," he says
"you can follow me."

Well they got to the spot and there sat I
without a clue
Face to face with Jesus Christ
some Other Guy, too
and Jesus says
"Son, son... I'm sorry about your luck
but that fella there just flipped the switch and I'm here to let you know
from here on out your ... "

And I dream, dream
I've seen stranger things
And I'd dream, dream about you
if you'd only dream about me, too.

Now, I got this woman; she's a perfect Georgia peach
She's Irish, Welsh, and German
English, Czech, and Cherokee
And I know wolves don't smile
They just show off their teeth
but it takes a woman like her to make a decent man out of me

So I dream, dream
I've seen stranger things
And I'd dream, dream about you
If you'd only dream about me, too.