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Bullfighter

by Wringer

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Our first "full-length". Nine songs written from 2011-2013.

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released 20 August 2013

Anthony Elliott - Guitar & Vocals
Jared Wilson - Bass & Vocals
Jake Swiss - Drums

Recorded & Mixed by Gary Whelpdale at The Witching Well in Bloomington, IN
Mastered by Philip Zumbrun
Artwork by Ben Riddlebarger

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Track Name: ¡Encierro!
¡Encierro! Por que no quieres?
Life's a bull run, betray or be buried
I'll always have one foot in the gutter
I'd rather rot than be like the others
Because there's guts still spilling out loud
Blood still staining the streets
When you give the system a shot
It just fucks you casually
It's like the whole world's locking me out
But it's better than being caged in
Or a lifetime running from assimilation, annihilation
It's a bull run! Viva la heartless!
Take the bait or starve like an artist
It's a bull run! Failure in kindness
It's a bull run
Viva la mindless
We won't buy it
Track Name: Hello, Nurse!
Treachery, M.D., with your dirty bag of tricks
Play along, something's wrong, I need a simple fix
What's the diagnosis? Am I gonna be okay?
Put me on some fucking pill so I can face the day
Because I heard you say
I got a weakness, I got a filthy sickness
And you got a cure to take this all away
Charlatans, politicians, I am on my knees
Said you would help me, but you're part of the disease
Because you're the one who benefits from these half-assed remedies
And you're telling me
I got a weakness, I got a filthy sickness
And you got a cure to take this all away
Pull the wool over my face, it's a common case
But I'm okay, I'm not afraid
We're all dying anyway, I don't need you to tell me I'm okay
I'm not afraid
You can fabricate a name for this made-up plague
It won't change anything
Track Name: Mammoth Cave pt. II
Ollie, your plans have been delayed
I see it in your face that you're afraid
To waste away or brace to fail
It crushes you and now you can't inhale
Old dread, undead, creeping in
A quarter-life crisis
Ollie, when will you begin?
Is this what your life is?
Old dread, undead
Betrayed, beleaguered and bereft
Gotta make the best of all that you've got left
You can't live a lie or lie in wait
You still cannot force or change the course of fate
I know it feels like
Old dread, undead, creeping in
A quarter-life crisis
Ollie, when will you begin?
Is this what your life is?
Old dread, undead
Ollie, this is your time
And you've been missing it
Stuck planning out your life
Instead of living it
Track Name: American Grandstand
I can see it crystal-clear, a stone souvenir
A monument to abstract values here
Unrelenting in what it represents
A testament to fortitude and opportunity
And a memory of wasted dreams
I'm waiting for them to come true
All the things we had in mind, forever enshrined
Fallen by the way and left behind
Was it only an absurd fantasy?
History doesn't mean the same to you and me
More than words ringing in my ears
I'm waiting for them to come true
You cast a stone, I'll make amends
Just put the chisel in my hands
Because all we'll ever need is something to believe
Not self-destructive creed, so childish it seems
When everything we have is just a dream
I'm waiting for them to come true
Track Name: Never, Again
Never again, bleach and ammonia
Spreads like a toxin all over, making it hard to see
Called you a friend, never again
I am exhausted, but damned if I let you jade me
I stuck up for you and your name
You fucked it up the same
Can't believe I'd ever let you in again
Now I know that I can get through anything
Can't believe I'd ever put you before me, so immaturely
Bleach and ammonia, you and me, never again
Shutting the door, cutting my losses
Quitting is easier now I'm hitting a winning streak
No looking back on something so black
Something that makes me feel so stupid and sad and weak
Can't believe I'd ever let you in again
Now I know that I can get through anything
Can't believe I'd ever put you above me, time for recovery
Cutting my losses, you and me, never again
Stress, distress, dismay
I'll do my best and repay
If I ever see your face out in the rain
Never again!
Track Name: Closed Book
You have no faith in me
You'd rather dwell on who I used to be
Because you're too caught up in complacency to see
You're raising a heathen
Now there's a million other books out there
And I don't need another cross to bear
Because when I love somebody I don't care
What fairy tales they believe in
I'll make this clear and easy for you
Leave me out of your thoughts and prayers for good
Don't make me beg, I've got bandages on these wounds
Sore from the last time through
Where do you think my soul will go if I die today?
God take their ignorance and rip it to shreds
There's no sense for you to keep me here
I've already found my way
Not to be deaf dumb and blinded by faith
Track Name: Blue & Black
Well you got no use, all you got is excuses
Seems like everything's coming up dead roses
Can you really blame it all on luck?
You do the deed and then you pass the buck
Never thought to break it down, just fuck it up
It's simple, it all comes back
A well-earned smack, it all comes back
You're never gonna stop 'til you're blue and black
And now you're red in the face, but you're placing the blame
Ain't it just insane how some things never change
You treat the world like a punching bag
Never thought that it would hit you back
Knock you the fuck down and drag you out
And on and on and on
It's simple, it all comes back
A well-earned smack, it all comes back
You're never gonna stop 'til you're blue and black
Track Name: 15 Minutes In Denton
Bully for you, it's bullshit to me
Buried in baggage and busted dreams
There's no guarantees, no charity
Everything's faulty and nothing's free
So cancel all my appointments
And give all my possessions away
I wanna go on an endless holiday
Fair-weather friends, armchair critics
Killjoys and cowards: you won't be missed
Safety, routine, ignorant bliss
I'd trade it all for a night like this
Track Name: Eazy-E Had Nights Like This
So things didn't work out the way you had planned
Crossed your name, cut down where you stand
If you give up your heart, you were fucked from the start
When the world leaves you hanging
We're all brought into this world without a clue
Well I'd rather except it than end up like you
You just take what they leave, then you say I'm naive?
At least I fucking believe in who I am
The only reason I'm still standing
I have failed, I've prevailed
Man, you don't even try
No regrets, don't let this pass you by
You can act all enlightened and say you don't care
But your smug cynicism will get you nowhere
Because the day that you quit is the day you submit
To the bastards who always said "you can't"
If we don't take a stand we never stood a chance