brand damage

by the Capitalist Kids

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1.
it’s nice the times when I see you happy like when you’re talking on the phone to someone else who isn’t me it seems I may have lost the power to make your face light up in that old way and it’s a shame to see well I hope that we’re ok and that this is just a phase because I wouldn’t have a place without you here I know you might be in a funk and I know you’re going through some junk but I still love you that’ll never change we both have our own troubles and our lives haven’t worked out the way we planned but that assumes I ever had a plan well I had more dreams than plans but I bought you a wedding band because I wanted to hold your hand until I died so tell me we’re ok and that this is just a phase because I wouldn’t have a place without you here
2.
do you remember the night I proposed? dressed in my finest thrift store clothes with a bottle of champagne in my backpack riding around while we were out for a meal some shithead decided to steal the front light off of your bike outside the restaurant I wanted to go for a ride in the park but at that hour at it was getting pretty dark being the better cyclist gave you my light with one request: please try to stay by my side and we can share the light just try to stay close by as we travel on this path we pedaled down by the lake I knew it was not a mistake you were cranky earlier when you were hungry but now you were fine I found a good place to stop moonlight on the waves and I pulled out the box you said “You can’t do this here, Jeff, you know I just peed on that tree.” that sparkling wit I so admired not to be outdone, I inquired would you make me the happiest and grant me this request? Please always stay by my side and let me share your light just try to stay close by as we travel on this path
3.
01:52
can I just take a sec let you know I think that you are the best put it down in a tune number 472 you’re in my days you’re in my nights you’re in my face but that’s all right because I couldn’t do without you my respect is so high that your love is something I’m honored by I hang on to your coattails but you know that my love won’t fail you’re in my thoughts you’re in my dreams you’re in my plots and all my schemes and I couldn’t do without you here’s another song about the girl I feel so strong about I admit it’s fluffy stuff but damn I just can’t get enough of you so to reiterate,  I sure think you’re pretty great you’re in my hopes my memories my minor notes in major keys and I couldn’t do without you
4.
01:25
try to bring home the bacon while the ceo is making 300 times what you’re getting and yet you still defend it how can you still pretend it will trickle down? you must be kidding I listen to these people talk I feel like I’m living in a cuckoo clock and it’s a challenge  to maintain any hope at all with gun-toting Trump supporters want militarized borders and funding slashed for social welfare and yeah, they say they’re Christians in what alternate dimension would Christ approve? (if he were up there—and he’s not) I listen to these people talk I feel like I’m living in a cuckoo clock and it’s a struggle  to maintain any hope at all
5.
we live in a plutocracy it’s hard to get a slice I sure would like a house for the wife and me man, that would be nice I never wanted to participate in capitalism’s games but I keep getting older every year and I can’t help feeling lame and I don’t know which way to go I doubt I ever will I’m still standing, but I’m standing still some kid started a kickstarter to make potato salad and raised over 50,000 bucks this world is invalid Meanwhile, I’m in school for the second time with my fingers crossed trying to find a way to pay the rent without my soul getting lost and I don’t know which way to go I doubt I ever will I’m still standing, but I’m standing still
6.
we all have a little cognitive dissonance the only way to make it through the day now, isn’t it? there’s a boot on your head and you’re kissing it it’s so confusing head containing thoughts conflicting narrow worldview constricting despite data insisting you keep it all managable I write little songs about the things that are wrong because it’s easier than storming the streets the little rocks that we throw at the tanks while they roll over our bones with such ease
7.
the moon’s 380,000 km away but when I walk outside at night I see it plain as day and some people once played golf up there, they say and that’s completely beyond my comprehension and when I’m touring through Europe in May and early June if we both walk outside we can look up and see the same moon now I don’t know how you could love such a goon it’s all completely beyond my comprehension.
8.
we founded this country you can’t take it from me all you lousy immigrants aliens, illegals all you worthless people stay on your side of the fence yeah we’re sorry about gatt and nafta but I’m afraid that you’ll hafta just stay put and deal with the mess you’re in manifest destiny this country’s the best in the world, but it’s not for you you anchor baby-having job-stealing, welfare-grabbing parasites gotta get, now shoo all you tired and huddled masses kindly take your yearning asses back across the border where you’re from and I don’t know if you’re aware of this but every muslim is a terrorist ban ‘em all and build a wall we’ll all be white and proud and standing tall when we’re finally free to hate again when we’re making America great again
9.
we’ve never learned to put ourselves in others shoes we want to turn the clock back to 1962 yeah you know we’re on a mission to keep them barefoot in the kitchen I’ve never read the bible but I’ve skimmed it and I’m sure it said something about a fetus in Corinthians now we all will scream with one voice for our right to deny your choice because it takes a village to control a woman’s body
10.
corporations are people money=speech slavery is freedom ignorance is strength
11.
I got nobody to love me tell me that they’ll be thinking of me no one to make me pancakes make up secret handshakes and now I wonder how much can a man take? I’ve got nobody to love. I got nobody to be with swinging and singing in harmony with no one to be by my side no one to bolster my pride and maybe go out for a pleasant bike ride oh, I’ve got nobody to love well I know I should just hang out on my own work on myself for a bit but I’ve never cared for being all alone yeah I’m prone to feel like shit I got nobody to dance with no one to go on a trip to France with go out and look at birds with hang out and just be nerds with no one on whom to use my talents as a wordsmith oh, I got nobody to love
12.
you ever wonder what it would be like in someone else’s mind? that’s something that none of us will ever know I’m pretty certain that it would be better in anyone’s head but mine ‘cause mine’s a total freakshow and we have to play the hand that we were dealt, I understand that and we all do the best that we can that’s all we can do I can’t articulate the things that rattle around inside my skull I need a thirty-something lobotomy I have moments of peace and contentment oh, so wonderful but let me tell you, they’re few and far between and we have to play the hand that we were dealt, I understand that and we all do the best that we can that’s all we can do and you can try to talk to people but they won’t understand
13.
we’re gonna redistribute all your wealth share it all with someone else who didn’t have the gumption that you had we’ll leave you something, don’t be sad we’re gonna lavish on the moocher class subsidize their lazy ass create a culture of dependency a big taker society there’s nothing greater than a job-creator but we’ve decided it’s best to punish you for your success we’ll tax your business right out of existence we want schools and health care who ever said life was fair? I’ll tell you what we’re gonna do we’re gonna redistribute all your wealth share it all with someone else who didn’t have the lucky breaks you had sorry if it makes you sad now you can say you’re going Galt but you know that it’s your own fault and before you know it, there’ll be a socialist utopia
14.
02:37
you still have a smile that makes me melt when you want to show it then, you could be flashing it right now and I wouldn’t know it I don’t see you very much these days oh, why did I blow it when I should have taken action? we live out our days in separate lives in separate apartments and the only upshot is there’s no catpiss on my carpet but I was never good at doing things that was more your department and now I have no purpose I flounder and I flail and I feel worthless and if this really is the end I just hope I don’t lose my best friend you still have your wedding ring I guess you could’ve sold it I still have a wish to hold your hand but now I can’t hold it but this whole curling up in a drunken ball thing is getting real old it’s time to get up off the ground pick up whatever pieces can be found and get out of this god forsaken town I’ll see you around I wish you the best

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"Super tight, confidently “uncool” pop punk from a band that’s nailing their very particular sound."
--Razorcake

"The Capitalist Kids rip through their songs as if they were paying for the studio time by the second, but verbose stories and massive riffs are compacted into limited spaces...This is a celebration of impressive modern punk with a nod to a classic approach."
--Rich Quinlan, Jersey Beat

"A masterful collection that truly showcases the talent of every single member."
--Maximum Rocknroll

"The band is still cranking out ultra catchy songs with the sort of dynamic choruses that other bands wish they could craft."
--I Buy Way Too Many Records Dot Com

"Brand Damage is a confident and lean effort, which packs a bunch of ideas and hooks into its short playing time, while recalling elements of the classic '90s Lookout! sound, without rehashing over old ground."
--Keep Track of the Time

"capolavoro [masterpiece]" ✭✭✭✭✭
--Troublezine

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released July 6, 2017

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