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by Guardrail

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There's a list of requirements to put out a record as a Chicago Punk-Pop band: 1) Be from Chicago, 2) Make fast, loud music, 3) Claim that it is heartfelt and that you're doing it for your friends. This album pretends to do all of those things.

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released June 27, 2015

Jacques LaMore - Guest vocals on "Tear Me Down"
Robin Olmsted - Additional vocals on "Sincerely Me"
Ben Cassinelli - Additional vocals on "Motel Room 25"

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Guardrail Chicago, Illinois

You could say that Guardrail is a punk band. They play fast loud music, so no one would argue with you. Loud loud loud. Fast fast fast. Blah blah blah. We're so over it. We want to be treated as the creators we are. We are gods of our own world. We have the power to make and to destroy. We're just not very good at it. We're bad gods. Bad to the bone. ... more

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Track Name: Tear Me Down
I took some time to think about my life
And realized I wasted the last few years of it with you
So I felt compelled to let you know
That I've still got bigger and better things left to do

You're the storm that comes and takes away the sunlight
Your hail and winds level everything in sight
You tear me down, you tear me down
I'll prove you wrong, and make something of myself

To you there's no such thing as decency
I don't know what made you lose your faith in me
Did you have it in the first place?
Your disrespect must have made you too blind to see

You're the storm that comes and takes away the sunlight
Your hail and winds level everything in sight
You tear me down, you tear me down
I'll prove you wrong, and make something of my…

Of myself

You're the storm that comes and takes away the sunlight
Your hail and winds level everything in sight
You tear me down, you tear me down
I'll prove you wrong, and make something of myself
Track Name: Lost Touch
We haven't spoken in a few
How's the east coast treating you?
Dear Erika, congratulations
You exceeded all your expectations
Accomplished things you never thought you'd do

I hope that you're doing okay
A thousand miles away
I know that we've lost touch
But please don't lose touch with yourself

We haven't spoken in a few
You know Chicago misses you
Dear Erika, congratulations
You escaped the cold midwest frustrations
You'll make us proud no matter what you do

I hope that you're doing okay
A thousand miles away
I know that we've lost touch
But please don't lose touch with yourself
And when you come back home
We'll fuck shit up just like we used to

Just like we used to

I hope that you're doing okay
A thousand miles away
I know that we've lost touch
But please don't lose touch with yourself
And when you come back home
We'll fuck shit up just like we used to

Just like we used to
Track Name: Braindead
Your face, it glows
But it's unnatural
You're clicking keys so rapidly
You're living your life through a screen
You want to see the world
But you're confined to this machine

Well life means more to me
Just listen and you'll see
That it's more than just breathing
Go make some memories

Take control of this world surrounding you
Because you don't know when your time is through
You crave this false sense of attention
Won't quit until you're fed
The means won't ever bring an end
It's a matter of time before you're fucking braindead

No one is safe
We're all falling astray
Well I'm surrounded by so many people but I'm feeling so alone
'Cause everybody's staring down at their fucking phones
Experience is a word that's foreign
We've all become so boring

Well life means more to me
Just listen and you'll see
That it's more than just breathing
Go make some memories

Take control of this world surrounding you
Because you don't know when your time is through
You crave this false sense of attention
Won't quit until you're fed
The means won't ever bring an end
It's a matter of time before you're fucking braindead

Well life means more to me
Just listen and you'll see
That it's more than just breathing
Go make some memories

Take control of this world surrounding you
Because you don't know when your time is through
You crave this false sense of attention
Won't quit until you're fed
The means won't ever bring an end
It's a matter of time before you're fucking braindead
Track Name: Sincerely Me
I ditched responsibility today
Accelerator to the floor, I drove away
I went to a place where
No one's ever seen my face before
I ditched responsibility today

Just trying to close my eyes and get to sleep
Escape this feeling by living in my dreams
My eyelids shut but all I see
Are tidal waves surrounding me
I'm just trying to close my eyes and get to sleep

I tried to come in but you built your walls higher
I tried to get to you with water, wind, and fire
But your bricks were too strong
They left me weak-willed and weary
So I'll write you this song
And I'll sign it "Sincerely me"
Maybe you'll let me in someday

I don't know who I am at all today
I've got no fucking clue what else to say
We've been through this 100 times
I guess 101 crossed the line
I don't know who I am at all today

I tried to come in but you built your walls higher
I tried to get to you with water, wind, and fire
But your bricks were too strong
They left me weak-willed and weary
So I'll write you this song
And I'll sign it "Sincerely me"
Maybe you'll let me in someday

I know I'm not perfect, I've made my mistakes
But now I'm the one lying in this bed that you made
Don't know what you're thinking, not sure if you care
Once easily fixed, it's now beyond repair
It's beyond repair
It's beyond repair

I ditched responsibility today

I tried to come in but you built your walls higher
I tried to get to you with water, wind, and fire
But your bricks were too strong
They left me weak-willed and weary
So I'll write you this song
And I'll sign it "Sincerely..."
Your bricks were too strong
They left me weak-willed and weary
So I'll write you this song
And I'll sign it "Sincerely me"
I hope you never let me in
Track Name: I Got Another Girl Pregnant
Shit! Shit!
Fuck! Fuck!
Not Again!
Not Again!

Shit! Shit!
Fuck! Fuck!
Not Again!
Not Again!

Shit! Shit!
Fuck! Fuck!
Not Again!
Not Again!

Fuck!
Track Name: Motel Room 25
I know what you've done
So I'm gonna take this in my own hands
White snow, I've got a gun
So why don't you take your hand from his pants
Motel room 25
I listen closely so I know it's your screams
I fell and then I cried
Kicked down the door, why'd you do this to me?

Blonde hair and fearful eyes
I'm pretty sure he doesn't like what he sees
He's there and so am I
And there you are, you're down on your knees
"Oh Lord, please don't shoot"
My veins are pulsing now that I'm really here
Ignore, final salute
A ringing as the sound enters my ear

Shot in the shoulder
Shot in the throat
Shot in the face, now buddy for the
Shot in my heart

I know what you've done
So I'm gonna take this in my own hands
White snow, I've got a gun
So why don't you take your hand from his pants
Motel room 25
I listen closely so I know it's your screams
I fell and then I cried
Kicked down the door, why'd you do this to me?

Shot in the shoulder
Shot in the throat
Shot in the face, now buddy for the
Shot in my heart

Shot in the shoulder
Shot in the throat
Shot in the face, now honey for the
Shot in my heart

What did you do to me?
What did you do to me?
What has become of me?
What did you do to me?