EP No. 1

EP No. 1 Album Details

Recorded at Deepest Darkest studios in Unincorporated Milwaukie, Oregon, USA
Mastered by Tony Lash at SuperDigital, Portland, Oregon, USA
Album photography by Cristin Norine
Album art and layout by Jared Abraham

Performers

Nate Purscelley | Lead Vocals, Trumpet, Guitars
Nat Johnson | Vocals, Guitars
Matthew Lenhart | Bass Guitar, Vocals
Jared Abraham | Drums, Vocals

Track List

  1. Play Us Something New
  2. Feel Like a Monster
  3. Upside Down
  4. Down Down Down
  5. Hell’s Where You Left Me

Track Details

Play Us Something New

Words and music by Nate Purscelley
Arrangement by Deepest Darkest

Lyrics

 Here we go, not again,
It’s the song about somebody done you wrong,
I’ll tell ya friend,
That you started with the wrong one all along.

Second verse, he’s the worst,
How could anybody be so arrogant,
It aint the first,
That it ran against your perfect master plan.

Play us something new…

Havasu, at twenty two,
Like a scene from MTV reality,
You made a move,
And the mess of your conquest came back to me.

Here we are, years have passed,
And the choices you make never seem to last,
‘Cept the one,
Where you’re always being hurt by everyone.

Play us something new…

The navy’s got your father.
In distant foreign waters.
He feels that he lost you.
Don’t let it slip away.

My advice: change your tune,
And the harmony you always want to see.
Will come to you,
And you’ll save your voice for someone else but me.

Play us something new…

Feel Like a Monster

Words and music by Nate Purscelley
Arrangement by Deepest Darkest

Lyrics

 
I know it's hard living in the scene,
Feel like a monster, feel like a killing machine.
Poor boys can only be you in their dream,
Feel like a monster, yet you're a helpless being.

Ask me again to save us. I'm losing my mind.
Ask me again which way is up. I'm out of control.

I know it's hard living in the scene,
Feel like a monster, feel like a killing machine.
Poor boys can only be you in their dream,
Feel like a monster, yet you're a helpless being.


Ask me again to save us. I'm losing my mind.
Ask me again which way is up. I'm out of control.

If it's hard to believe you won't want to save us,
If I'm down on my knees, you won't want to wake it up.

And I'm the one, the one, the one...
to walk you out to the street.
And I'm the one, the one, the one...
to roll to everyone's beat.
And I'm alright, alright, alright...
except for just a few things.
But I'm alright tonight.

Just when it seemed a lame duck,
Mike took command.
His strength and mind overcame us,
A hell of a man.

If it's hard to believe you won't want to save us,
If I'm down on my knees, you won't want to wake it up.
If it's hard to believe you won't want to save us,
If I'm down on my knees, you won't want to wake it up.

Upside Down

Words and music by Nate Purscelley
Arrangement by Deepest Darkest

Lyrics

Another day, she would have laughed.
They would have teased, then shot the breeze.
But in her mind, was something cold.
To those same girls, who wrecked her world.

Upside down...
She could have been something special.
If not for them.

She's always late, with perfect skill,
Avoids them all, in every hall.
Friday's come, and things will change.
What's in her grasp, will fix the past.
 
Upside down...
She could have been something special.
If not for them. If not for them.

She could have been something special.
She could have been something special.

Down Down Down

Words and music by Nate Purscelley
Arrangement by Deepest Darkest

Lyrics

 
Baby’s gone and found somebody older,
Wayne got layoff notice via text.
Baby’s on some pills the new guy sold her,
Wayne’s got no more reason to be stressed.

Baby cites come bull that Norma Jean said,
“A wise girls leaves before she is left,”
Wayne puts down the phone and rubs his forehead,
“I think a couple drinks would suit me best.”

They’re goin down down down down.

Baby’s only comfort was in chaos,
Mom and Dad the same in common too.
Most dudes couldn’t hang to see the payoff.
Wayne became the sane in Baby’s zoo.

They’re goin down down down down.

Baby doesn’t even know we miss her,
Broke down by the road a tired mess.
Wayne forsees only empty future,
His tear-soaked pillow’s Babe’s forgotten dress.

They’re goin down down down down.

Hell’s Where You Left Me

Words and music by Nate Purscelley
Arrangement by Deepest Darkest

Lyrics


I got the call at quarter to nine,
To leave my friends on the Earth behind.
There ain't no chance of travelling back,
I’m on a one way trip with the space program.

I’ll go sixty million miles when I’m done,
With my back to my family, back to the sun.
Some people think I’m crazy as hell,
But hell’s where you left me, it’s just as well.

I don’t think you’ll miss me long.
Just don’t play our favorite song.
When I’ve landed I’ll have time.
To dream with you. To be with you in my mind.

I trained nine years to get off that rock,
Now I’m out here breathing against the clock.
Like Lindbergh I’m a lone eagle flown,
A spirit crossing the river home.

I don’t think you’ll miss me long.
(but) Don’t you play our favorite song.
When I’ve landed I’ll have time.
To dream with you. To be with you in my mind.

And when I’ve sipped my last O2,
I’ll lay down my head and I’ll think of you.
Some people think I was crazy as hell,
But hell’s where you left me, it’s just as well...