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Short Circuits

by Roosterhead

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A street of once-majestic theaters The loving people you accrue Even your favorite pizza parlor Will be replaced by something new And if you feel it can't get darker The only thing I've found that's true All the concerns and fears you harbor Will be replaced by something new
Did someone tell you Life would be wonderful? You could know what it means To live your childhood dreams Did you foresee bright, rich, and colorful? They're bloodsuckers preying on the gullible It's a victimless crime Happens all the time Byproduct of the design But it's a victimless crime It's a victimless crime You really shouldn't mind Byproduct of the design
I used to sharpen pencils Way in back where I’d sit But those mechanical contraptions Always chewed them to bits Scribbled scraps of paper Just to pass the time With other empty-headed clones Off the assembly line It’s tough discernin’ Misinformation When you’re a hostage Of their education And propaganda Rules the nation My head is burnin’ ‘Cause now I’m learnin’
Get in the driver's seat Behind an infinite line Paranoid that we'll overheat Long for more ignorant times? Code Red Burning dread Atmosphere Code Red
Let's head for the Hollywood sign We'll be drenched in sweat and gasping for breath At the peak, through the haze We can stand and stare out forever At a million young professionals and tourists Who have dreams like we once had But don't be sad Because the city's like a ticket or a scratcher And our number's not a matcher today What could stop us from a trip to the beach? We'll have a mango and a peach with territorial surfers And bask in the glow of sunset and Japanese radiation We'll bury our frustrations in the sand
True Evil 00:57
Hope is alive Justice will thrive The power elite Are taking a dive Hate is rejected Love is protected Virtuous times Can be resurrected The future is rising Tomorrow’s surprising Boundless potential We are realizing Buying organic Saving the planet The need is urgent If you understand it Driving a Prius En los Estados Unidos Shallow divisions Will not come between us Mood elevated Crisis deflated Judgement day Has been overstated And then… True evil Smoke rises above Los Angeles like bloodletting from a wound Evil’s all around And I guess I spoke too soon
Snapped out of my daydream Shocked by an abrupt scream, "Don't fry my mind!" Packed it up to Inglewood Tried to do what I could just to unwind But it's a memory murder scene Diphenhydramine Don't fry my mind
The Tribe 01:00
We used to plan big things Momentum was nothing to us With hearts to the skies we got sparks in our eyes Beaten and bruised with dirt on our shoes Wild and drunk on the kindness and the sweetness of life We were young and alive And part of the tribe Oooh, I Was part of the tribe
June Gloom descends as the moon hides from friends
Three hundred tickets to Utopia How many do you think you can sell? One night at the Strip and I'll owe ya A paid subscription to your wishing well Rat race at the end of the rainbow
She’s breaking rules and social norms Casting off her uniform Regicide has set her free Of patriarch and monarchy She’s got legs for days and they’ll smash your face She’ll rip you to shreds with precision and grace She’s a powerhouse in a floral blouse She’s a hero in every resident’s house She’s an independent princess, don’t get her upset Independent princess, she don’t need a dress to be an Independent princess
Anthropomorphic everyday objects Plastic eyes that smile at me Projecting artificial emotion I gradually begin to suspect Awareness in these foreign objects Initiate and introspect I cracked a joke and then I broke Metallic limbs when I awoke I never meant to Ever forget you My fate was clear when I appeared As a somber object in a lonesome mirror But then sometimes I get sunshine Radiating from the inside
If you don't bring an attitude I know where you can buy one Your suitcase or your headspace Gotta widen your horizons Welcome to my domain I'm sorry, what's your name? Call me an acronym, a Spanish hymn I'll put your hometown to shame Fake it 'til you bake it in your psyche It's unlikely that you'll ever make a dent Did you hear about the rent? Hug a tree, lift your truck Or chase that flighty, mighty buck Like our entire government If you don't bring an attitude I know where you can buy one
25 Minutes 01:05
When the party lights flash And you call my name No inhibition, no restriction No subtlety, no shame Eyes on the wheel This is real The ride is rough and I'm Gettin’ dizzy as I go These mechanical devices Are an unfit distraction And your dadaist love Is just an abstraction I've seen rainbows all around, but It’s too much trouble to track one down I've spent 25 years down on my knees Got 25 tricks up my sleeve For 25 minutes of, 25 minutes of your love


Roosterhead's Short Circuits is the band’s exploration into writing captivating sub-minute-length songs, with a lyrical emphasis on relevant social and political commentary. The 14 songs in 12 minutes are a barrage of concise, compact statements that avoid taking even an extra second to get their points across.


released February 10, 2017


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