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The Ultimate Escape

by Tsunami Bomb

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1.
18, you think you're free To be what you wanna be Have a job or 2 or 3 You'll say you're sorry Don't try to run or fight Ask how or when or why Who cares what's wrong or right? It's money that matters Each day just like the next We struggle on and on In nightmares but we're still marching Handcuffed to life again Don't try, they'll only push you down What's opportunity? You've got what you wanted now How long till I'm my own? Independence doesn't start When you leave home Locked in, can't get out Your cube is your new home 4 walls, no windows, no doors Handcuffed to life again Don't try, they'll only push you down What's opportunity? You've got what you wanted now
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Something isn't right, something's got you down You feel mechanical, a lost soul in the crowd You're one of us so none of us are going to listen to you complain You better shut your mouth, or when we're through with you, You'll be ashamed If you wanna be in, you're in If you wanna get out, get out! Or take the Russian roulette, and bet you're going down Thought you had friends, thought you knew this band If you want your life to be your own, divided we stand Shooting for stability is pointless cause you gotta deal with me I'm seeing red, if you turn back now you'll wish you were dead You better watch your back cause we're on the attack You better watch your back, there's no turning back when I say... Don't you understand what you've done? Let's even up the score By now you'd better be heading for the door
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"Don't walk on eggshells for me I'm not as fragile as you think Stop making your words fancy Why say I don't know HER When you actually do? Just tell me what you really mean Really mean When we're alone Why can't you tell the truth? When we're alone, you know what you should do Avoid reality As you dig yourself a hole Excuses are pathetic Why say I apologize When you don't regret a thing Just tell me what you really mean Really mean You say these words Why should I put up with lies? You say these words when you know that they are untrue Mean what you say 'cause no one will take the blame Mean those words; the responsibility's yours Mean what you say 'cause no one will take the blame Mean those words; the responsibility's yours Don't walk on eggshells for me I'm not as fragile as you think Stop making your words fancy Why say I don't know HER When you actually do? Just tell me what you really mean Really mean When we're alone Why can't you tell the truth? When we're alone, you know what you should do Why should I, apologize? You say these words when you know that they are untrue Why can't you tell the truth? When we're alone, you know what you should do
4.
Roundabout 03:03
1 A.M., the club is closing down. it's been a long day We're on a great big road trip from coast to coast The map is in our hands, wave goodbye and off we go Do what we want to do This adventure is our history, we're out here on our own [Chorus:] Whoa, here we go We'll never get there, we'll never get there If we didn't, who would care? 6 A.M., the sky is turning light. Wish I could go home LA to Salt Lake in one long night The sun is coming up but my body feels cold inside What am I doing? This adventure is our history, we're out here on our own Then there are times when I feel so alone and no one knows who I am Then there are times when The only thing I'm wishing for is a friend Then there are times when The kids we meet mean more to us Than we ever thought they could [Chorus] Driving all day, driving all night Asking for directions, should have driven right Sleeping on the floor, driving through the snow Sweaty, smoky venues at every single show El Diablo is our home Still one question: where does the time go? [Chorus x2]
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Top 40 Hit 02:20
They're making you what you are: Soldiers with no brains You think (you think) you have a choice (You don't) Money chooses for you You play the role Follow the herd You play the role Remote controlled They scoop it up, shove it down your throat And you swallow... You play the role They have their hands over your ears You'll never hear the sounds that matter Brainwashed by repetition (They open your mind) with a soldering gun Don't let them tell you what to like Don't let them tell you what to buy You see (you hear) what they decide; Your radio (has got to die)!!
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20 Going On 04:04
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Even though I'm always gone Doesn't mean I'm not thinking of you all the time And when life is getting rough I imagine us sharing our whole lives We could run away Leaving behind anything bigger Not knowing where we're going to stay When there's no Mondays You're part of me, it's so easy to see. In the simple truth When I'm in your arms, I feel safe from harm And sorrow too You're part of me, it's so easy to see. In the simple truth But most of all, nothing couldn't be solved When I'm with you The memory of your smile Pierces through the dark when I go to bed alone And when I'm about to fall apart I remember your open arms Waiting for me to come home Let's create our own world Make of trust, simple and honest I'll sing a song you've never ever heard No one can hear You're part of me, it's so easy to see. In the simple truth When I'm in your arms, I feel safe from harm And sorrow too You're part of me, it's so easy to see. In the simple truth But most of all, nothing couldn't be solved When I'm with you But most of all, nothing couldn't be solved When I'm with you
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Ask her to stay Ignition turns, the engine burns to life She drives away Away into the night Storm rolling in The darkness descending and then She picks up her poison bottle Cloudy sky, cloudy mind, now she feels at home She drinks away her pain As she takes your life into her hands Out on the road The poison has begun to settle in She's going home But wishes she could disappear again She starts to swerve The white line means nothing to her She picks up her poison bottle Heavy head, heavy eyes, will she make it home? She drinks away her pain As she takes your life into her hands Her memories remain As she takes your life into her hands Losing control Bits and pieces scatter like small toys She'll never know The lives she has taken and destroyed She looks around At flames eating bodies on the ground She sees her broken poison bottle Pick it up, smash it down in a pool of blood The cops came and they took her away in chains
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Count Me Out 00:45
I saw things that gave me reason to justify attack. In your hair and in your breathing, I know just what you had. Down with hope and down with you, down with all your friends. I've been trying too hard. I don't wanna be there when you fall down, even though you deserve it now. Give it up you're going down. I hope you made it count. Back it up, I'll back you out. Baby back down, back down now. I won't be the one to wait around. For you to keep me honest. I won't be the one to hit the ground. Running when your lips are stuck to his. I won't be the one to be let down. I won't be the one so count me out. I don't wanna be there when you fall down, even though you deserve it now. Give it up you're going down. I hope you made it count. Back it up, I'll back you out. Baby back down, back down now.
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El Diablo 03:04
I think about what's going on, then I stop thinking about it I had a reason to believe that something's wrong... It was only you for so long The people ask but i don't hear what's the question anyway? I collect a fuzzy cloud of memories to sell to people who care Not worth the time or energy Take us for granted, you'll get what you ask for Go! And don't look back at what you know Now it's over and this chapter has been closed The slate is blank, the day is new The past is over, future's in view I take my strength and apply it here Obsolescence: that was what you feared Don't look back at what you know It's over and this chapter has been closed When I open my eyes, you'll be gone For you it's over, for me it's just begun Let's not dwell on the past My memory is fading now I don't know you
11.
Take a look around the room, eyes red from crying No one knows what is true, then I see you I can't even try to convey how safe I am (When you're around me) You donate your strength when I am broken Like a tiny grain of sand, I'm insignificant Who is a foe, who's a friend, and who pretends For his or her own benefit and all the while I know (You're thinking of me) Even when I'm alone, you're thinking of me Sometimes I wish I could become a painting on the wall Watch the people passing by, they don't notice me at all Wish I could disintegrate like a fading dream You remind me that you're by my side, and you're thinking of me You take my heart, I'll take your hand
12.
There's a light inside my head Flickering but almost dead My will to be awake Covered in two tons of sand More weighed down than when I began Impossible to get up now, it's too late And I feel like moving on And I feel like getting on with life To feel the presence of the sun on my face Is what I need to smack those cobwebs into shape My room is an empty cave Darkness swallows up the day The shades are always drawn Skin as pale as dirty soap Eyes that do nothing but close Can't even see that my love of life is gone And I feel like moving on And I feel like getting on with life To feel the presence of the sun on my face Is what I need to smack those cobwebs into shape Oh, but outside my bed it's cold Each day I'm swimming through molasses How will I wipe the sawdust from my eyes? Each day I'm swimming through molasses Oh, but outside my bed it's cold Each day I'm swimming through molasses How will I wipe the sawdust from my eyes? Each day I'm swimming through molasses Covered in two tons of sand More weighed down than when I began Impossible to get up now, it's too late And I feel like moving on And I feel like getting on with life To feel the presence of the sun on my face Is what I need to smack those cobwebs into shape Oh, but outside my bed it's cold Each day I'm swimming through molasses (Dragging along, my motivation's gone) How will I wipe the sawdust from my eyes? Each day I'm swimming through molasses (Pick myself up and take back my life)
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Allmusic.com
Review by Johnny Loftus
"Tsunami Bomb has shortened the fuse for its first full-length on Kung Fu, hacking off the keyboards that marred 2001's Invasion from Within and concentrating instead on uncoiling Agent M's explosive vocal presence over an album's worth of boisterous brass-knuckles California pop-punk. While it offers much more than head-rush instant gratification, Ultimate Escape's initial salvo is quite formidable. "Russian Roulette" douses its Andrews Sisters-style vocal harmonies in a punk rock solvent worthy of the Turbo A.C.'s, and establishes a fun, freewheeling call-and-response vocal style between the beguiling M and her band of dudes. The same sound dresses up the raggedy new wave tour van anthem "Roundabout," and also saves "Top 40 Hit" from crossing the median into cliché. The latter song's anti-corporate message rant is admirable (and true), but its vicious hardcore riffing might have been better served without the baggage. But that's a minor misstep on a record full of face-punching riffs and vocal hooks that just beg to be shouted at shows. "20 Going On...," "Headlights on a Hand Grenade," and triumphant, pogo-worthy closer "In This Together" are all standouts -- the latter might feature one of M's most powerful lyrics. "I can't even convey how safe I am (when you're around me)," she sings, and it becomes as much a dedication to a partner as it is a thank you to the fans. That's probably the greatest thing about Tsunami Bomb and Ultimate Escape -- the band's joy at playing is infectious, inherent, and totally ridiculous. It pushes their music past generalized comparisons to Green Day or any rock band that was ever fronted by a woman, and makes their record something more than another series of anthems and chord changes -- it's an escape from the mundane and the moneybags."

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released July 17, 2014

Josh Achziger - Additional Personnel, Assistant Engineer, Vocals (Background)
Mark Adkins - Vocals
Agent M - Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals
Dominic Davi - Bass, Guitar (Bass), Member of Attributed Artist
Warren Fitzgerald - Additional Personnel, Guitar, Soloist
Brian Gardner - Mastering
Mike Griffen - Guitar, Member of Attributed Artist
Mike Griffen - Guitar
Steve Kravac - Audio Engineer, Audio Production, Engineer, Mixing, Producer
Gabriel Lindeman - Drums, Member of Attributed Artist
Tsunami Bomb - Writers , Primary Artist, Vocals (Background)
Emily Whitehurst - Writer
Logan Whitehurst - Artwork, Layout Design, Photography

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Tsunami Bomb Petaluma, California

Founded by Dominic Davi and Oobliette Sparks in 1998, Tsunami Bomb came out of the Northern California punk scene based around Petaluma, CA. Getting their start from AFI bassist Hunter Burgan's label Checkmate Records, and later Tomato Head Records, Tsunami Bomb would release a number of limited run EP's before signing to Kung Fu Records in 2002. ... more

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