Evolved Animal

by The Jetbirds

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Recorded over the summer of 2013 at Multi-Track Chicago by Mickey Craft.

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released 14 August 2013

Max Kijek - Vocals / Guitar
Jerry Murad - Lead Guitar
Aric Spartacus - Bass Guitar
Tyler Capone - Drums

Recorded in Spring/Summer of 2013 at MultiTrack Chicago with Mickey T. Craft.
Mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, Chicago.

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Track Name: Bad Seed
Sittin’ around, strumming my guitar
Cuz I got no money
Take the good with the bad
Try and cash in on the change
Tried runnin’ through the city like a wrecking ball
But its already gone, already wrecked, and it’ll never be the same
Say it ain't so, now, say you're not serious
Such a drag, but the river lined in gold
Tryin’ not to drown in pursuit of that glory
Another obstacle to navigate, Another chapter to the story about,

About a lotta dumb things I’ve done while drinking
A lotta cool girls I used to know
A couple old cars that remind me of a time…
And an old black dog that got me through it all, GO!

If I had to bet, Id put it all on black
That the best times that you’ve ever had
Gonna be worthwhile and hell wont be that bad
That these stupid dreams become what you are,
Wanna smash my spirit, got a smashed guitar for you
For you

Well it looks like the jokes on me
9-1-1, got an urgency
This place I'm in sucks like some giant black hole,
Gotta check out of this roach motel
Another penny in the wishing well
Chalk it up, better live and learn,

When you're dancing with the devil
It always ends in trouble
In trouble, trouble
Well home is what you make it,
It ain't real if you fake it
You fake it, fake it
When you’re all mixed in with the bad seeds,
You’ll always be hanging out in the weeds

Bleeding from my head again
Go on, get a life, get out, she said
Tell me, how did I get here again, again
The last thing I remember
It was right before my bender
Its been foggy ever since I think I saw you there

Yeah, You were picking a fight when you first saw me
Thought that you were Hercules
I found you lying in the street, defeated
Looked like you could use a place to stay
Struck me as a runaway
Guys like you will never learn

Whiskey is the devil
Instant, unchained evil
So evil, pure evil
I used to be an angel
I couldn’t cut it, so well
Oh well, farewell,
I got all mixed in with the bad seeds
Now I kinda like hanging out in the weeds

Oh, come on, fire me up
Like only you know how to
Let go
Oh, don’t tie me up
I've come too far to lose
I got these bad seed blues

Don’t freak out. I'll tell you what you need to know,
You gotta keep tryin, if you want to feel alive
Gotta fight through places you don’t wanna go

Maybe I'm the bad seed
Yeah, I really like hangin out in the weeds
Track Name: Liquor Store
To be responsible
Just seems impossible, now
I'd think about it
But I'd rather head down to the liquor store
Well, you’re damned if you do
You’re damned if you don’t
So lets just kill ourselves with alcohol
And call it a day

Nice to know ya
I’m wondering if you’d hang around
If I said that what you’re searching for ain't there
I can’t control ya
But I sure as hell can tell you how
Simple life can be when you’re going nowhere

Why are you sitting there, looking so surprised
Well I’m not like those other guys
I don’t expect you to sympathize
But you better believe
From the dead end street, I'll never wander
Excess makes the heart grow fonder
Crawl out from that rock you’ve been hiding under
You look so dirty
But its so nice to know ya
I’m wondering if you’d call me out
If I said you’ve been taken by a liar
I can't control ya
But I sure as hell can tell you how
It is to be so low
So I say, lets get higher

Lets go back to the liquor store, baby
Where we locked our eyes
And fell in love that day
You see, its starting to feel like its torture now
So lets not think about the future now
Some things are better left alone

We’re all born to die
Not meant to make it
And we didn’t hear
But I can take it
So let those taillights go on and fade then
Let me paint the scene, now come bare witness
Bummin’ around town, ain't got no business
But look around here
Goddamn, what is this
Looks like paradise to me
It's so nice to know ya
Gotta make you feel me now
Zap you with the end of my live wire
Lets take control now
You don’t have to run around
Its warm here by light of my amplifire

Lets go back to the liquor store, baby
Where we locked our eyes and fell in love that day
You see, its starting to feel like it's torture now
So let's not think about the future now
Some things are better left alone

Hold on
I think I hear a sound
Sounds like some bad times coming through
Sad but true
Don’t it suck when everyone deep-ends on you

Its so nice to know ya
Gotta make you feel me now
Zapped you with the end of my live wire
Lets take control now
You don’t have to run around
It's warm here by the light of my amplifire

Lets go back to the liquor store, baby
Where we locked our eyes and fell in love that day
You see, it's starting to feel like it's torture now
So let's not think about the future now
Some things are better left alone
Track Name: Nuke Warm
Life’s a bitch from time to time
Keep on falling when you should be climbing
We all bleed the same
You gotta bleed it out

Some guys wanna dull the pain through their veins
Some guys just wanna jump in front of El-trains
I ain't going out that way, oh no
Tell the world that I’m coming

You want it, you got it
Come on, get a load of me

Line up your guns and barricade the doors
You’re under attack
Ain't a damn thing you can do about it
Keep fightin’ it, but I’m nuke warm
Code red

We all hurt the same
And that’s okay,
We all deal with things in different ways
You know, that's alright with me
You gotta let it out

Some girls are sweet, just like a bottle of wine
Flying through your front window in the middle of the night
Some girls are cracked up, like the eggshells
Scattered across the windshield
Baby chicken battlefield

Well, rock and roll
I love it, gimme some more

Line up your guns and barricade the doors
You’re under attack
Ain't a damn thing you can do about it
Keep fightin’ it, but I’m nuke warm
Code red

You don’t get it
No, you’ll never get it
You’re never gonna get me, no
Don’t sweat it
No, I don’t sweat it
I’m addicted to pain by now

Line up your guns and barricade the doors
You’re under attack
Ain't a damn thing you can do about it
Keep fightin’ it, but I'm nuke warm,
Code red
Track Name: She's The Gun
Rip through that flesh
Tear up that bone
You’re done, you’ve had it
Pierced through that bullet-proof
Black leather jacket
Take a chance or never know
Think I’ll try this out and let the rest unfold

Now I’m her bullet and she’s my gun
The cruelest tragedy would be a silencer
I’m her bullet and she’s my gun
The cruelest tragedy would be silencer

Wont bend, wont break
No, it can’t corrode
Never grow old
You just wont make it through
This hail of steel; so cold
Cause of trauma
Cause of panic
Tried to stop it
But it’s automatic

Now I’m her bullet and she’s my gun
The cruelest tragedy would be a silencer
I’m her bullet and she’s my gun
The cruelest tragedy would be silencer
She’s the gun. she’s the gun

The cruelest tragedy, now, would be a silencer
Ain't no way, that I can see to win the war
So precise, she targets you just for fun
She’s the gun

She’s the gun, she’s the gun
Track Name: New Setta Wheels
I used to dream here
But I’m losing steam here
Couldn’t stand to be here
Without your love here
But sometimes I’d rather have nothing at all
Than be locked inside your prison walls
In a room without a view
I’m always stuck here, rotting away, away

Where the blood runs red, the scars form deep
There was a hole in my heart
I plugged it with a speaker
Now It’s blasting out the noise of a non-believer

And it says its okay
Yeah it's alright
Fuck no, it’s not alright
This is an emergency
This is a stimulation ghost town
Feel like I’m wasting my time here
I never want to see you cry here
But everybody crosses the line here

Sooner or later

Under the blue sky
I can hear her calling
She says my name is trouble
Pleased to me you
Sooner or later, I’m gonna destroy you
To the untrained eye, I might just be a stranger
But I oughta warn you, girl
My name is danger
And sooner or later, I’m gonna destroy you too

Under the blue sky
We always see eye to eye
But sometimes that blue sky’s hard to find

I’m color blind
And I wanna know
Why they tell me that there ain't no lonely place like home
There’s trouble ‘round here
Been this way for years
You live, you grow old, and then you die
I’m on fire
And I wanna know
Excuse me while I travel down the lonely road
There’s trouble ‘round here
Been this way for years
I’m trading in my Chucks for a new setta’ wheels

Saw her again, said where have you been
You were my lightning in a bottle
My hurricane wind
Go on and blow on through
Take whatever you want to
Now, the storm may leave
But she’ll never forget you
And the memory bleeds, like a fading tattoo
Now I’ve got some tattoos
And you’ve got some tattoos, too

Under the night sky
We sat and watched our stars align
For the last time

Now I’m running blind
And I wanna know
Why they tell me that there ain't no lonely place like home
There’s trouble ‘round here
Been this way for years
You live, you grow old, and then you die
I’m on fire
And I wanna know
Excuse me while I travel down the lonely road
There’s trouble ‘round here
Been this way for years
I’m trading in my Chucks for a new setta’ wheels

Sooner or later, it all starts falling through
It’ll come back to haunt you, sooner or later
Sooner or later, it all falls back on you
Yeah, it all comes back around, sooner or later

Sooner or later, sooner or later

We’re all running blind
Yeah, I wanna know
Why they tell me that there ain't no lonely place like home
There’s trouble ‘round here
Been this way for years
You live, you grow old, and then you die
I’m on fire
And I wanna know
Excuse me while I travel down the lonely road
There’s trouble ‘round here
Been this way for years
I’m trading in my Chucks for a new setta’ wheels
Track Name: Without You
I’ve been kicked around
A few times here and there
I know that you don’t care
But hear me out, when I’m asking you
When did they start telling you what to do
They took you away from me
Took you way from me
You don’t know what I’ve gone through
But I know there’s one thing that is true
I lost my soul the day I lost you

I lost you somewhere along the way
Last I heard, you were doing okay
Dyed your blue hair
Covered your tattoo
But your looks still murder, from my point of view

I only came here, just to see your reaction
I don’t care that we burned down this bridge before
Everyone keeps telling me
Everything that’s wrong with me
Maybe you could save my soul
They think they should save you from me

They say that with or without you
I’ll throw away all my dreams and values
I could sail a thousand days and nights
They say that with or without you
Ill always be lost at sea

Labeled us a problem
Said that we could go no farther
Branded us more toxic than that Lake Michigan water
We were both runnin away from
Running away from it
We don’t want it, no we don’t need it
Said we had no hope
I guess you started to believe them

I only came here, just to see your reaction
I don’t care that we burned down this bridge before
Everyone keeps telling me
Everything that’s wrong with me
Maybe you could save my soul
They think they should save you from me

They say that with or without you
I’ll throw away all my dreams and values
I could sail a thousand days and nights
They say that with or without you
I'll always be lost at sea
There’s nothing more I can say
I guess there’s nothing more that I can do
They say that with or without you, with or without you
With or without you

Ill be a mess
Either way
And that’s okay
I don’t wanna be normal
I'd so much rather be evil

On judgment day
When I pull in to that big ol’ cloudy parking lot
Ill say, I’m sorry Jesus
But I really like girls and booze and punk rock
Send me below with all the like-minded souls
We’ve got no place to go but up from here
I gotta tell ya

I only came here, just to see your reaction
I don’t care that we burned down this bridge before
Everyone keeps telling me
Everything that’s wrong with me
Maybe you could save my soul
They think they should save you from me

They say that with or without you
I’ll throw away all my dreams and values
I could sail a thousand days and nights
They say that with or without you
I’ll always be lost at sea
There’s nothing more I can say
I guess there’s nothing more that I can do
They say that with or without you
With or without you
Ill be a mess either way
Track Name: No Halo
Heard your message loud and clear
But I don’t know where to go
If I can find a way up to you
You’ll be the first to know

I see the writing on the wall
There’s no halo over me
Am I coming through at all?
Such a catastrophe

Why are you sitting there my dear
Stuck in those bright lights
Waiting for someone else
To come and start your revolution
I’m down here
Frothing like a rabid dog
Out of control

Because I know that there’s gotta be
Something in the water
There’s something in the air
If the smokes don’t give you cancer
You’re gonna get it from somewhere else

Heard your message loud and clear
But I don’t know where to go
Cuts like a dagger
To think of all that goats blood on your door

If I find a pathway to the door of your heart
I’ll pick up a pry bar
I’ll rip that motherfucker apart

Why are you sitting there, my dear
Stuck in those bright lights
Waiting for someone else
To come and start your revolution
I’m down here
Frothing like a rabid dog
Out of control

Because I knew that there had to be
Something in the time that you looked down on me
Something that told me it was destiny
I’d do anything to make you believe it too

I see the writing on the wall
There’s no halo over me
Am I coming through at all?
There’s no halo over me
I’m down here
Frothing like a rabid dog
Out of control

Because I know that there’s gotta be
Something in your sigh
Seems to testify
Gotta put some fire behind those angel eyes
I’d do anything to make you believe it too
Track Name: Give 'Em Hell Johnny
Those problems all stacked
Gonna break your back
Such a heavy load
Whiskey breakfast down some Tuesday morning slum road
Throw your problems out on the table
Gimme two cents, give you two cents back
Heart attack
I’d rather be in an ambulance right now

This job is killing me
My woman left me and I cant blame her
What I need right now is a 100% enabler
Tough break, man
Empty bottle
Move it on down to the lakeside bar
This wont be pretty
But that’s cool
That’s what you are

You know that when it all comes down on me
And its hard enough just breathing
Gotta refuse, reject, resist
Knock em to their knees
Because it’s a hard road to travel
It’s a tough pill to swallow
When you’re sitting there, thinking the dog’s your only friend
How do I get so filled with rage
Inside, still feel so hollow
Unknown

Better give em hell, Johnny
Give em hell

Sometimes I wanna escape back west
Under those palm trees
Give me shelter
I see it clear
Give me everything that I’m lacking here
Better get your head checked, Johnny
Life’s a party
I’m being anything but insincere
When I say God bless this land of milk and honey
And cheese and beer

You know that when it all comes down on me
And it's hard enough just breathing
Gotta refuse, reject, resist
Knock em to their knees
Because it’s a hard road to travel
It’s a tough pill to swallow
When you’re sitting there, thinking the dog’s your only friend
How do I get so filled with rage
Inside, still feel so hollow
Unknown

Better give em hell, Johnny
Give em hell

Feel that pressure
Pushing down real slow
Well you got no reason
And you outta know

Fate
Bad philosophy
Change
That’s bullshit too
Go on, embrace that villain in you

This ain't the end, you know
It’s just the start
Won’t be too long before
There’s another Beer City broken heart

You know that when it all comes down on me
And its hard enough just breathing
Gotta refuse, reject, resist
Knock em to their knees
Because it’s a hard road to travel
It’s a tough pill to swallow
When you’re sitting there, thinking the dog’s your only friend
How do I get so filled with rage
Inside, still feel so hollow
Unknown
Track Name: Suicide Love
Hey, another day
Bottom of the barrel, bottom of the ashtray
Somebody put me out of my misery
I don’t want to be your chosen one
I can feel your hatred for me
Your fucked up love is complicated

Still I let it ride
On the one I'm thinking of
I get so tired of drinking her away
You know I've tried thinking
Got a fearless heart, you gotta rise above
But I'm a one trick pony, too dumb to know
Three strikes coming, girl you know that I wont

Give up and let it fall to pieces
Like a bullet to the brain, like a wrist slash
Suicide love
Let go and watch it fall in to the deep
Like a high-rise jumper, like a hang man
Suicide love

Sometimes I feel, like I am just an alley rat
And she’s a bird of prey
I'm just a meal, I'm just today
No you don’t have to say a word
I can feel your hatred for me
Your fucked up love is over-rated

Still I let it ride
On the one I'm thinking of
I get so tired of drinking her away
You know I've tried thinking
Got a fearless heart, you gotta rise above
But I'm a one trick pony, too dumb to know
Three strikes coming, girl you know that I wont

Give up and let it fall to pieces
Like a bullet to the brain, like a wrist slash
Suicide love
Let go and watch it fall in to the deep
Like a high-rise jumper, like a hang man
Suicide love

I can tell by your concrete eyes
That you aren't impressed by me
I can tell by the tone of your voice
That you probably never will be
Do you really wanna know what love is?
It’s a self-inflicted way to die
Do you really wanna know what love is?
It’s the worm in the apple of your eye
In your eyes

I can see my own demise
You cant disguise it, I think its time that we
Give up and let it fall to pieces
Like a bullet to the brain, like a wrist slash
Suicide love
Let go and watch it fall in to the deep
Like a high-rise jumper, like a hang man
Suicide love
Track Name: Evolved Animal
No sense in giving in
It's best you just stand tall
Brick by brick, no rest
Build up this ghetto wall
Always surrounded
Never grounded
Feel my head, always pounding
To the beat of that rebel drum

When I was born
I came out screamin
They took one look at me
They said its mother was a jackal
It’s a vicious breed
Sometimes, when I'm starving here
And I feel like I'm in need
Wanna show my teeth
So I listen close
And that drum beats on
It beats on, and on, and on, and on

No sense in cryin’ over spilt blood, sweat and tears
But there ain't no way I’m gonna let these fuckers go and pollute my atmosphere
Ill say what’s on my mind
If you don’t like it, you can leave it all behind
That’s right, I said it
You can get the fuck out
You can get the fuck out

Such a shame that you don’t wanna come out and play with us
You dug your grave
You made the monster
Now you cant deal with us
You might wanna walk away, but you cant deny the lust
Because even when you start to rust
That drum beats on
It beats on and on

I hope its not too little too late
Well whatchu want from me?
If this is what tomorrows like
You better take me back to yesterday

No sense in getting tamed
Like a problem you can solve
The more you push that animal
The more that it evolves
If you can't destroy em
If you can't beat em
You should join em
I think ill beat em
Maybe lead em straight off that cliff
And we can start from scratch

Don’t bother waiting up for me
I missed the last train home
Not by mistake
I know exactly where I need to go
Down by the cemetery
Bring the dead to life
Maybe give em one more chance
And they’ll survive
Survive

I hope its not too little too late
Well whatchu want from me?
If this is what tomorrow's like
You better take me back to yesterday
I hope its not too little too late
Well whatchu want from me?
If this is what tomorrows like
You better take me back to yesterday

Don’t bother waiting up for me
I missed the last train home
Not by mistake
I know exactly where I need to go
Down by that cemetery
I’m staring up at the stars
Hits you quick
Just like a brick
You aren’t a big as you might think you are
But when I was born
I came out screaming
They took one look at me
They said its mother was a jackal
Yeah, it’s a vicious breed
Now, you’ve got two choices here
You can fight or you can run
So I wouldn’t lift that needle til the records done