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Reactor Beach!

by The Figbeats

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Diagnosis 02:09
Doctor I've got nowhere left to turn My throat constricts, I sweat, my stomach burns I can't chew off what I bite It feels like something just ain't right Gotta sickness inside me but you already know this I wanna wanna wanna wanna wanna wanna diagnosis, oh yeah, I wanna wanna wanna wanna wanna wanna diagnosis Put me under check out my insides Cause what goes down must come back up sometimes
Detente 03:55
When it gets too hot Who'll fire the first shot Maybe I won't, baby if you don't When it all goes wrong Who'll sing the sad song If you don't, baby I won't It's been the same since who knows when That same old argument again But if I love you more than you hate me Well then let's try to sidestep World War III I know you're sorry 'bout my head I never meant those things I said But if you've got no better place to be You might as well come home with me
I'm A Rat 04:16
In the Northwest corner of the Crossroads of America The cornfields they give way to windswept beach and steel mill sky I've slept out on that sand, I held my girl within my hands While we gazed across the waves to where that windy city lies The sunset fades to pink behinds the smog I drive by burned-out factories and packs of wild dogs When I sit down by the lake, there's a beauty you can't fake The Region has a hold on me that I can't shake Im a rat, I'm a rat, I'm a rat, I'm a rat I'm a rat, I'm a rat, I'm a rat, Im a rat The cross I bear, the badge of pride, the feather in my hat and I said I'm a rat, I'm a rat, I'm a rat, I'm a rat Underrepresented on the Governor's agenda Politically divergent, demographically distinct I feel no sense of shame, 'bout our locality's nickname Us Region Rats ain't all the same, we don't think the way you think
Fuzz 05:04
I have never been so out of words yet had so much to say Some things right now are just as good as they will ever be The days they come and go Like the wind off of the farm as it passes through my window and the sun beats on my arm and that's not bad not like it was not like it would be without a little fuzz around the edges where it hurts touch me gently be my first I hear a bang and turn the wheel I feel a pulling to my left I almost hit that fuckin minivan but somehow I did my best And now I'm jacking up the back and I'm watching it all roll by I look up at the clouds and get a stone kicked in my eye and that's not bad not like it was not like it could be we all need a little fuzz around the edges where it hurts touch me gently be my first Now I'm coming home to you and I know that you'll be there after all that we've been through you still run your fingers through my hair. and we'll talk about the news and the days events when I tell you you're beautiful and you'll know just what I meant and that's not bad not like it was not like it would be without your love around the edges where it hurts you touch me gently you were my first Yes I know that you are beautiful You touch me gently you were my first
Your Ghost 03:19
I heard your footsteps behind me baby I looked around, ain't nothing there I heard a creakin' down the hallway sugar There's something creeping up my stairs I live alone in my isolation baby But your ghost is everywhere 2000 times I called your name, said 2000 times I cried A million more times, still the same, cause I never get no reply Your spectral presence still remains, like my head's caught in rewind Lost everything else when you walked away, so I might as well lose my mind now I say...
Icarus 02:59
Better learn to live with what you've got Kitchenette's gonna get a little hot You never know when you should say when Your wings are made of paraffin I don't know what to say to you Sometimes enough just ain't enough You kids always gotta play so rough Somebody's always calling all your bluffs Sometimes enough just ain't enough Never read the fine print to find that catch You count your birds before they hatch Gotta learn that you can't believe that hype Rot away before you're even ripe I don't know what to say to you
Bad List 02:31
Get your shoes on, gonna go downtown Better put your mittens on, it's gonna get cold I saw a bear claw, and a chainsaw A little reckless, a little too bold And I don't know, if you know, What I'm talking about now And I don't know, if you're ever gonna Figure it out now Try to reach you, in the distance You're looking see-through, I'm losin' interest Never teach you, I need a witness I would eat you, put me on the bad list Time to wake up, fill your plate up Better shape up, it don't take long Take an airplane, take an el train Shake your tambourine and sing another song
Unfolding 05:22
Let the words come down through me and get me out of the way cause this is the purest thing that i ever hope to say with all the clutter of my clever thinking and jokes to be made the noise has me sinking yeah i'm sinking And though I may have been gifted with heightened awareness of moods as they change she couldn't care less and I I only wanted to tell her goodbye I only wanted to tell her goodbye I can see myself saying the things that I think I should be like my favorite resentment it all unfolds before me I am holding your hand as you cry It is what's now showing in my mind as i hover above and float near the ceiling You hold my cold hand you say I'm unfeeling I only wanted to tell her goodbye I didn't want to be unkind Now I'm screaming inside but i think that i'm protecting you from the truth that you're already suspecting So i compose a credible ending with logic and blocking but I am pretending And thanks to my talents you draw the conclusion that it's best for us both but it is i who is losing you... i'm unfolding ... i'm unfolding... Close up the curtains and turn out the lights I have poorly scripted most of my life It's my last run on broadway this is my final call this act runs forever and i'm winging it all I want to walk around corners and see midgets on stilts I want scary music to precede my guilt I want beginnings that end I want stars that die I want mysteries that never tell why... i'm unfolding ... i'm unfolding..
I know that something ain't right I heard a scream in the night I'm picking up on the clues I'm getting closer to you If it's the last thing I do I'll get you into my claws, I've got... Probable cause You've got a trick up your sleeve You're getting hard to believe I saw the tracks of your shoes I'm getting closer to you if it's the last thing I do Uncovering your ambitions Bearing out my suspicions I'm on to you..1..2..3..4...
I don't know exactly how it did begin But I know I'm barely on my feet again Just to pay my bills, might have to steal and borrow And I don't know where I might lay my head tomorrow But I know I feel alright, and I'm still here tonight Yeah, we're all here tonight, and that's alright I woke up in 1995 From a long strange dream and I finally felt alive The path laid out for me had gotten stale So I finally started blazing my own trail So I broke out with reckless energy Thought the whole world was an oyster just for me Till I woke up on the wrong side of the steel Then I had to find out how to make my way for real I broke down again in 2 aught 3 I felt the whole wide world was rising up at me My days out in the sun had turned to night And I had no grand escape plan in my sight But I finally picked myself up off the floor And I don't know what tomorrow has in store These days I hold perfection in my hands But I know it might all just slip right through again


Brad Skafish - Lead Vocals / Guitar
Jim Senderhauf - Bass / Lead Vocals
Bob Shields - Guitar / Backing Vocals
Chris Leather - Drums / Backing Vocals


released July 30, 2013

All songs written, recorded and produced by The Figbeats
at Moon Daddy Records in Michigan City, Indiana 2013
Mixed and Mastered by Bob Shields

Additional Backing Vocals on That's Alright by Eve Senderhauf
Better Than Ever co-written and performed by The Figbeats
and Ione Skafish, drums performed by Sean Kilroy
Train sample in I'm A Rat courtesy of Travis Morgan travisjmorgan.com
Band photos by Michelle Senderhauf varin.org
Cover photo by John Stavinoha flickr.com/photos/johnstavinoha
Art Direction and Graphic Design by Leatherwerks leatherwerks.us
A special thank you to Rhys Mussman, founder, Moon Daddy Records



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The Figbeats Valparaiso, Indiana

* Brad Skafish
* Jim Senderhauf
* Felix Baeza
* Adam Hazlett

Power-pop/punk rock/garage rock/fortune telling/financial advice/HVAC repair/light dentistry

~ Bob Shields - Guitar 2012-2015
~ Will Schnabel - Drums 2014-2015
~ Chris Leather - Drums 2013
~ Sean Kilroy - Drums 2011-2012
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