Songs From A Vacuum

by The Deathrays

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released August 11, 2013

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All songs written, arranged and produced by The Deathrays.

Mixed and mastered by Joe Chinni.

The Deathrays are:

Dan Barwick – Bass, Backing Vocals, and Guitars (#3, #12, #15)
Tony Chinni – Vocals, Guitar, Bass (#3, #12, #15), Electric Piano #1, and Monotron and Theremin #13
Aaron Schopp – Drums and Percussion
Matt “Sly” Snyder – Oil Projector Light Shows

The Deathrays Auxiliary:

Joe Chinni – Synthesizer (Mellotron and Vocoder) (#1, #7), Electric Piano (#5, #11, #15), Organ (#5, #10)
Dave Godbey – Harmonica (#6, #10), Scream #15
Kevin O’Neill – Saxophone #13, Flute #15
McKinley Parr – Backing Vocals (#4, #10)


Ronald Reagan appears courtesy of Americans for Fascism.

Visit us @ deathrays.com or @ facebook.com/TheDeathrays

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The Deathrays are a rock n' roll band that defies classification. A head swirling mixture of psych, blues, pop, punk, funk and soul that is grounded in solid playing and song writing. Live shows consist of intense, high energy music slathered in flashing colored lights from multiple projectors. A true spectacle of sight and sound. ... more

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Track Name: In Layman's Terms
Things are not as they seem
Life is only a dream
It's all the same to

You don't know me at all
You don't know me at all

Resist what is pulling you away
All of your precious little things
It doesn't matter to

You don't know me at all
You don't know me at all

Think what you please
It's not what you need
I'm only thinking of

You don't know me at all
You don't know me at all

Vocoder:
Jesus swept down with love like a Deathray
Turn off your minds and we'll see you on Sunday
Jesus swept down with love like a Deathray
Turn off your minds and we'll see you on Sunday
Track Name: A Trip To The Ontologist
Well I've made up my mind
Not to think about the past
All in good time
But I swear that it's gone so fast
And I know it can not last

Out of my way
I'm an ordinary man
I can't explain
Cause I know not who I am
And I hope you'll understand

And I feel so surreal just to be here at all
And I feel so surreal just to be here at all

I take pleasure in pain
It's the only thing I have
I've gone insane
And it's so so good to be back
And I made it out intact

Stare down the sun
I am mother nature's son
It's just begun
I can hardly stand the wait
And I know there is no escape

And I feel so surreal just to be here at all
And I feel so surreal just to be here at all
Track Name: Fade Away
Pieces of pieces
Broken down into piles
A face with no name
It's all the same after a while
You can still dream
What does it mean when you're fading away

Fade away, yea
Fade away, yea
On my way home

Won't you save me
Won't you save me
From myself

The folds and the creases
Increases releases of smiles
It's all in the game
When we're all insane after a while
You're not what you've seen
Or where you've been you're fading away

Fade away, yea
Fade away, yea

On my way home

Won't you save me
Won't you save me, from myself
From myself, from my, my my self

"You are excrement, you can change yourself into gold"
Track Name: What It Means
Well you don't realize
A hand extended, once you've taken
Act so civilized
Won't admit to broken issues

And what it means
Is everything and nothing at all
And what it means
Is everything and nothing at all

Well you don't realize
You're being lied to plastic people
Hour after hour
Reasons ending, search continues

And what it means
Is everything and nothing at all
And what it means
Is everything and nothing at all

Nothing at all

Well you don't realize
Being lied to plastic people
Hour after hour
Reasons ending, search continues

And what it means
Is everything and nothing at all
And what it means
Is everything and nothing at all

Nothing at all


You think your life has got meaning
I really think you must be dreaming
You better soak up all the marrow
Your world view is so narrow

Yea, they're gonna do what they want
They're gonna take it away from me
They're gonna do what they want
Just you wait and see

You drop a bomb on my city
There ain't no vote, there's no committee
This doesn't look like progress
I wanna burn down Congress

Yea, they're gonna do what they want
They're gonna take it away from me
They're gonna do what they want yea
Just you wait and see
Track Name: Man In Sheep's Clothing
What will be, will be
And can set you free
But you will see
There is nothing free
When you gave it all away

Please release me
Put your Deathray to my head
Please deceive me
You'll be better off than dead

What you don't know
Will only grow
And the proof will show
You can never know
No one's wrong like me

Please release me
Put your Deathray to my head
Please deceive me
You'll be better off than dead

Now all I see
Is complicity
You're just like me
And you'll never be
Everything at once

Please release me
Put your Deathray to my head
Please deceive me
You'll be better off than dead
Track Name: Hear Me Out
It doesn't matter what I say or do
You're gonna do just what you like, yea
And it's all been said man it's all the same to you
And I know just what I like

Hear me out
Don't sell me out
Right or wrong
I can't tell the difference anymore
It's not sold in any store

It doesn't matter what you say or do
I'm gonna do just what I like, yea
And it's all been said man all the same to you
And I know just what I like

Hear me out
Don't sell me out
Right or wrong
I can't tell the difference anymore
It's not sold in any store

And it doesn't matter what you say or do
You know just what I like
Is it me or is it you
I can't stand all this strife

i don't wanna disagree
I don't need your sympathy, but
I just try to wreck my life

Hear me out
Don't sell me out
Right or wrong
I can't tell the difference anymore
It's not sold in any store

Yea, said my time thats mine now what I like
Said my time thats mine now what I like
Said oh in my mind it's alright
Said oh in my mind it's alright

You've all been lied to for so long
You've all been lied to for so long

Said, oh you're gonna reap just what you sow
Said, oh you're gonna reap just what you sow

You've all been lied to for so long
You've all been lied to for so long

Said, oh you're gonna reap just what you sow
Said, oh man reap just what you sow
Track Name: I Want More
There's a hole in my head where my mind shoulda been
And I can't figure out now, which way is up and I

I can't feel it anymore
All I've got and I want more

Well there's pieces of you in my pieces of me
And I'm all upside down man I just can't see but I

I can't feel it anymore
All I've got and I want more

You want it you can't have it
You've gotta try and grab it

You want it you can't have it
You've gotta try and grab it

I can't feel it anymore
All I've got and I want more

There's a hole in the sky and it's mine mine all mine
It's like Jesus Christ with like laser eyes and I

I can't feel it anymore
All I've got and I want more

Well there's pieces of me in my pieces of you and I'm
So fucked up man I don't know what to do but I

I can't feel it anymore,
All I've got and I want more

You want it you can't have it
You've gotta try and grab it
You want it you can't have it
You've gotta try and grab it

I can't feel it anymore
All I've got and I want more
Track Name: Indivision
I've been rearranged
Should I feel this strange
I wanna give it away
This contagious malaise

I've been waiting for a very long time
Nothing's ever like it seems in my mind
I've been waiting for a very long time
Nothing's ever like it seems in my mind

I'm gonna nurture my rage
Just like flames in a cave
I wanna do it today
I wanna give it away

I've been waiting for a very long time
Nothing's ever like it seems in my mind
I've been waiting for a very long time
Nothing's ever like it seems in my mind
Track Name: Insect Bones
I'm not convinced that this is happening at all
I'm not convinced that this is happening at all
I'm not convinced that I am right and you are wrong
I'm not convinced that you are listening to this song

Cause now I know
Not to look you in the eyes
When things go wrong
It should come as no surprise

The wind that blows
Might cast us all aside
Like insect bones
When there's nothing left inside

If this is real then I don't wanna be at all
If this is real then I don't wanna be at all
In all my dreams you are so big and I am small
In all my dreams you are so big and I am small

Cause now I know
Not to look you in the eyes
When things go wrong
It should come as no surprise

The wind that blows
Might cast us all aside
Like insect bones
When there's nothing left inside
Track Name: Take It Back
Say nothing by saying everything
We all have so much to bring
Do nothing by leaving it all alone
We all have so much to show

And I know what I believe
Take it back from me

A little more each day
In the same old way now
I don't think so
I don't think so

Live life like it's your only one
Each moment like a song unsung
Think nothing while proving everything
We all have too much to say

And I know what I believe
Take it back from me

A little more each day
In the same old way now
I don't think so
I don't think so

Take it back from me
Your head buried in the sand
All I can see
Well that's just my philosophy
Well that's just my philosophy

You take it back from me
Your head buried in the sand
All I can see
Well that's just my philosophy
Well that's just my philosophy

You take it back from me
Your head buried in the sand
All I can see

Well that's just my philosophy

Sample:
"There's a time, when the operation of the machine becomes so odious
Makes you so sick at heart,
That you can't take part,
You can't even passively take part
And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels,
Upon the levers, upon all the apparatus,
And you've got to make it stop,
and you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it,
That unless you're free,
The machine will be prevented from working at all"
Track Name: T.V. Eye
Look into the TV Eye
Mind control that you will buy
Operators standing by
Transmit truth and sell you lies

I don't believe it
I know it's wrong
How much longer
Can this go on

Look into the setting sun
In spite of the victories that we've won
Watch the close of civilization
Endless war is not a rerun

I don't believe it
I know it's wrong
How much longer
Can this go on

Hypocritics them dodge bullets, so...

Look into the TV Eye
Mind control that you will buy
Operators standing by
Transmit truth and sell you lies

I don't believe it
I know it's wrong,
How much longer
Can this go on

Hypocritics them dodge bullets, so...
Track Name: Watching People Die
This mortal coil
Unraveling before my eyes
You turn to greet them
It comes as no surprise

We think we know
What it's all about
We'll never know
We've all been locked out

What you mean to me
I can never say
Words are failing me
To express my pain

What's in all of you
Just like all of me
And I notice now
That we'll never be free yea

Dearly departed your
Ashes turn to dust
That's alright it's the
Same fate for all of us

We think we know
What it's all about
We'll never know
We've all been locked out

What you mean to me
I can never say
Words are failing me
To express my pain

What's in all of you
Just like all of me
And I notice now
That we'll never be free yea