brand damage

by the Capitalist Kids

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Our magnum opus, brought to you by Eccentric Pop Records in the US, and Brassneck Records in the UK/Europe. If you like outside the US, definitely order it from brassneckrecords(dot)bigcartel(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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Track Name: more dreams than plans
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
Track Name: decent proposal
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
Track Name: no. 472
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
Track Name: brute farce
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
Track Name: standing still
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
Track Name: cognitive dissonance
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