McCluskey's Room

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Trouble 03:37
Does it feel like foggy weather Does it feel like anything that you remember Your heads in the clouds Don't notice the ground Soaking with rain That you're still walking on You can't tell her you’re sorry You can't tell her you remember everything When you promised her stars But left her alone Chasing the world away on her own Trouble. Oh trouble. Trouble’s gonna find us here It’s another weekend away. From the city and lights Clearing your mind. Take in the nights Watching the skyline for your plane to come in Jet blast is washing out But I’m still holding on You can't tell her you wrote her You can't tell her you still love her When you promised her stars But left her alone Chasing the world away on her own
Sirens 03:14
I can feel the problems. I can feel the monsters I can feel your smile getting inside me Cigarretes, silhouettes and I’m now I’m drowning underneath this flow Let’s live for the moments. We’ll make mistakes What the hell are we doing here? All I can say now is that I’m sorry Don’t think anything today. No need to worry About where I’ll be and where I’m gonna go Sirens call wrecks my ship on the rocks below Nobody’s around it’s just ourselves Nobody’s listening, nobody’s listening Tell me everything you want Let your mind do the talking So tell me what is underneath your skin I want it all. I want it all. I want it all You’ve got me wrapped around your finger Anything you want, I promise
Arm in Arm 04:12
Your face and this city. And the bar that we fell in love in The winters spent here feeling so long and distant Your hands getting cold. Sad to see the years that we spent alone We were young and happy and never thought that we’d grow apart Wedding invitations on the refrigerator That we never attended, though we always meant to Photos that tell only half of the story Of the nights that we spent and the years that I owe you Arm & arm we’ll bring this party down Your heart. Swells true. Know the things i’ll never get to tell you Your mom stopped by on a Saturday. It just lose it Your head. Finally clear. No car of yours in the driveway The patio lights and the nights that we missed all this summer. (lyrics from The Hold Steady’s ‘The Weekenders’) I remember the metal bar. I remember the reservoir And you could say that our paths have crossed before I remeber the OTB. The five second delivery And you could say that our paths have crossed before I think they know exactly what happened I don’t think it needs any explaining I’m pretty sure I wasn’t your first choice I think I was the last one remaining I wish we hadn’t gone and destroyed it cuz I was thinking we could pull another weekender
Bitter 04:01
Conversations I no longer feel like having Where you're from, your spent dreams, small talk and the weather Droning on how you've been to this place or another Do our best to keep our heads on straight Trying not to crush each other with our history to date Settle down. Build a house. Start our social anxiety I'm sorry that you had to hear it from The other kids in the social network (dumb) I'm never feeling right but that's an aside The photographs and the 10 second videos Tell the others what you wanted all them to know Forgot about the divorce. Forget our fight for the kids That house we never built has come undone The fence around the backyard needed painted, son I let weeds fill the yard. The neighbors took notice We kept it in the house, away from prying eyes Starting spilling over to the spot down the street We let our friends all die cuz we’re just getting older
The pesticides, the alcohol Spray cans and bottles I Swear I've tried them all But you’re not home, no you've not returned Keeping your distance over your concerns These empty rooms, these creaking stairs, The distance is palpable in the air Here I sit in these four walls we built Did what they said, but I’m living with the guilt They’re keeping me from seeing you The success of plans trapped in McCluskey's Room The dust has settled, now watch it collect It's best we kept appearances when they looked We tried to be clever, yeah we tried to be smart Thought we’d maybe stay here Out here in the suburbs We'd settle down. Host a party in summer Learn to hate the neighbors or maybe each other
Paranoia 03:47
Endless nights. Panicked dreams. Stitching me together right back at the seams Homicide. The cops won’t know Bolt down the door starting to lay low Paranoia sinking in These thoughts won’t know what hit them Lost and found. Never turned around My world’s upside down You want it all. I want it too Smash thru the window and climb across the room Hopped the fence. Spared no expense Chase him thru dessert. My lungs about to burst
living with regrets not the hardest thing she ever had to come back from a little more clearer. these shoes werent the brightest. neither was the weather wants to be anywhere but here navigates the staircase. music getting louder. waitress comes around. guess she'll order another she can leave. she says she knows it whats to go back to? she met him in college her lipstick's smearing. all for the better night on the town. what she wanted to hear bartender serves them a little bit harder then what she was used to. orders cran and a vodka starts to work. feeling less nervous leaving in the morning, what she needed to hear streets feeling emptier tonight stumbling home. balance is right she doesn't have to know it does his best to not let her on 2am the scene is familiar that's what he's here for. already face down bets against advice she's heard not the first. the moment slipping
Sincerity 04:05
Sincerity gets lost at the door Too late to say what you’re doing here Tomorrow’s gonna listen Tomorrow’s gonna know you better Head still pounding. Feeling stupid. we argue in circles Conversations must have gotten to you Not okay with what i’m saying, what i’ve been doing Sincerity’s lost at the door, I'm telling you Where's our afternoons where's our endless nights? Replaced with something bitter like these drunken fights The situation is over-complicated. The writings on the wall but we’re just trying to forget it (yeah) I’m not jealous. It’s totally fine Past the boundaries that are back in her mind 70 floors up, traffic is harder to hear We’re jumping the balcony to know that it’s there Hour rolls on. I”ve not not heard a word Record must be broken to be keeping you The silence is deafening. Too stubborn to admit it We’re both just lying if we said we’ve not missed it We’re holding on but we’re further yet We don’t want to notice it’s our thirties that are closing in Selectively willing to forget Awake at 4AM from the words I’ve not said yet
Blue 03:18
I’m running and running I’m back in the black and my lungs in the jack And I’m stacking the stack When my foot hits the floor and I’m out the door cuz I can fight in this war It’s a long, long, long, long road that leads me right back to you I’ve been driving all night just to get back home too soon I’m gunning. I’m gunning. I’m rolling the dice I’m loving. I’m loving Ignoring everyone’s advice
Rhythms 04:03
Tony’s got a letter. He knows who it’s from but It’s smeared with mascara, soaking with rum Stupid behavior, he looks past the words Hopes he can answer to what he remembers Her heads on the bar. Can hear her words slurring 3 or 4 more and morality’s blurring Shocking she’s written from silence and time Doesn’t care now if it’s just curses and lacking in rhymes Eyes rolling over admit what is done She pulls it together right back to square one Say you don’t know the lines on my face But it’s all I can do to remember the pace of your Hips thrown around me. It lasts in the dark Trust in too much. You don’t know who we are Let’s hold on to substance. That’s all that is here Doesn’t care now - it’s just the numbness is creeping in with the years


released September 7, 2018

Leads - Ben Zimmerman
Rhythms - Dave Chekan


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Duo from Pittsburgh who play rock and roll.

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