Model Citizen

by HAMMERHANDS

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1.
I can take you down To a little place at the edge of town And feed your soul Make a mountain of fire from a handful of coal And that’s how this is gonna go I can sow the seed Give you all the things that you think you need With the same routine Of keeping your desires out of your dreams At least that’s how it’s gonna seem A model citizen Will take their medicine Then not concern themselves with all the things that mighta been Try not to scream and shout Or let your hair fall out Come a bit closer man I’ll show you what I’m talking about Face down on the floor You’ve been wanting less while I keep giving you more Transition complete The time has come for you to see The ass that you were born to be
2.
MAXIMUM Beta 04:26
I coulda made a big difference But I didn’t Cause I didn’t care I coulda made a million dollars But the money just wasn’t there I coulda been an adonis But I wasn’t Cause I’m a fat little hog I coulda been real famous If I had written some better songs Go throw the filth in the fire Go hang the moon on the sun Your day will soon expire My day has yet to come I coulda been a better lover If you had told me What was on your mind I coulda made it last forever But now I’m just running out of time Unloaded gun Unloaded gun
3.
Do It Right 04:13
Now the stage has been set, and all the pigs have gone to bed For the night, for the night And the car is in its place, but the driver won’t wait So be on time, be on time Cause the stakes have all be raised And your mistakes won’t get you paid Another dime, another dollar, another cuban holiday Cause there’s a million other faces Who would gladly take your place So do it right, do it right Now you’ve practiced every step, and you know just what to expect Once it begins, it begins And while you're loose about the law, you’d never choose to lose at all You’re here to win, here to win And if the bastards grind you down You’ll take em out without a sound And they’ll believe it when they see it When they’re falling to the ground Cause every fault is a disease And your erection dwarfs the trees So hold it in, hold it in You felt like A god inside Believing You’ll be just fine (It’s only, the first step, in your decline) If you keep your cool this time Now the car won’t start, and the beating of your heart is Deafening, it’s deafening Now morality escapes you, for a moment you’re an angel And a king, and a king Now the blood on your hands Smells a lot like them You never thought that this would happen Then you take a look around And while it’s on another level You’ve got balls of heavy metal Let em sing, let em sing
4.
I'm Not Here 04:49
To calm the stress I found myself a lady of the night But hours turned to years, so I made the girl my wife While coming home from work I found a note left by the stairs I read it softly to myself while holding back a tear “Just thought you should know, that baby, I’m not here.” I came across a beggar who was looking for a change I threw a nickel on the ground and spat into his face I told him “you should leave before they take you to the chair” Then he just started laughing, then he whispered in my ear “Just thought you should know, that baby, I’m not here.” After my lobotomy they kept me in a cell The doctors wrote my family to say I’d been doing well But in my head I stood before the nation as they cheered Then I would say unto them before I would disappear “Just thought you should know, that baby, I’m not here.” (I never was, or ever will be, I never was, I’ll never be again) Then it all became so clear And now there’s nothing left to fear
5.
It is clear that the world isn’t all on a map and the Things that you’ve given, may never give back The table is empty and the cupboard is bare And there’s only one seat that we both gotta share There are too many rivers, but not enough lakes Not too many lovers forget your mistakes These callous decisions have brought us this mess and I Couldn’t love you more if I didn’t love you less It felt like December in the middle of June A chill hit the air when you walked in the room and I Shoulda known better than to call out your name but your Eyes were like porcupine quills in my brain So watch as your innocence burns in the fire While winds of compromise quell the desire I Opened the door and I swallowed the key cause if You’re coming back, then it won’t be with me
6.
Dad Sludge 03:33
Million dollar mule Couldn’t pull the rope to get it out of you You’ve changed your tune But not enough Speak your mind Tell me what you think about nobility And culture’s crimes That aren’t your fault Sit up straight You ain’t got the time to go slowly What’s on your plate Cause I got the meat you can’t eat too late And it don’t taste great Get off my lawn Come back when you can take accountability You think you're strong But you’re not Do your worst Show me why you think that you’re deserving To walk this earth You’re not alone
7.
I hope you realize, down deep inside There’s rules by which we live And if you’re planning on disharmony By all means, cease and desist Cause when you heard the sounds of church bells I’ll bet they went like this I hope you satisfy your sense of pride When you shake your bloody fist I know your epilogue won’t be resolved And it had a gruesome twist Cause when you heard the sounds of church bells I’ll bet they went like this Now common decency appears to be A dream that you once had And now you’re practicing without a single Thought inside your little head Ideals can come and go but it’s critical For a teacher to exist So when that awful sound comes back around Don’t even bother to resist
8.
I’m not sure if you were The jailer or the crook The picture gets kinda blurred Your crimes I'll over look But you showed your softer side When you read your alibi Now you won’t return to me I’m not sure if it was The dealer or the hand And nothing that we could discuss Would help me understand And even if you deserve Ace high or a royal flush You still won’t return to me Of the few things that are known Without a single doubt Is that one day the time will come To blow the candle out And though it breaks your heart Forever’s just not in the cards And you won’t return to me
9.
I’ve got a molotov cocktail And a long list of names I’ve seen the back pages and the dirty faces Now I’m ready for the rain I’ve got the noise in my head now And a bullet in my teeth For the faith healers and the crack dealers and For the scum that stain the street And now I’m trading today for tomorrow And I’m trading my noose for a whip I’ve been thinking long and hard about the changing of the guard And I’m tightening my grip Because the avalanche is coming So you’re gonna have to choose a side Because the road to freedom was paved with heroes Who played the villain from time to time

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released July 18, 2019

HAMMERHANDS:
Collin Young - Guitar, Vocals
NJ Borreta - Guitar, Vocals
Jon Galletly - Drums, Vocals
Justin Hunt - Bass

recorded, mixed and mastered by Collin Young
produced by HAMMERHANDS
recorded at B-town Sound Studio
artwork and layout by Justin Hunt

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