Plaidypuss

by Amber Lamps

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The debut album from Amber Lamps! Seven and a half years in the making, these 11 songs are all very important to us.

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released January 13, 2017

Lyrics by Brian Greene
Except Track 11 Lyrics by Eddie James and Brian Greene
Music by Amber Lamps
Produced by Amber Lamps

Amber Lamps:
Brian Greene – Guitar, Vocals, Hand Claps, Service Bell, Music Stand, Zen Master
Eddie James – Bass, Vocals, Hand Claps, Additional Guitar Tracks 2, 4, & 5
Steve Roscigno – Drums, Vocals on Tracks 6 & 11

Recorded, Engineered, Co-Produced, and Mixed by Mike Mazzotta @ Providence Music Group
Recorded @ Providence Music Group’s White Church Studio, Long Island, NY
Mastered by Scott Hull @ Masterdisk Studios
2017

Artwork by Grayson Schweers @ Schweers Design

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Astoria-based three-piece punk rock band Amber Lamps! Amber Lamps balance the seriousness of maturing with the fun of figuring it all out in their diverse, energetic debut album: Plaidypuss. Available now on BandCamp

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Track Name: Discretion
She’s home then, early again
I hear the front door open up and she approaches the bed
Tongue-tied, avert your eyes
I’ve just seen something that’s forever now burned into my mind

Well, she said “You’re killing me dead
I need this image of you, just like a hole in the head.
Oh, no, it’s time to go
I’ll just run and close the door behind me, leave you alone.”

A little Discretion will go a long way
Deception is a role that we both like to play
If you promise not to ever say “I’ll make this go away”
A little Discretion will go a long way
Deception is a role that we both like to play
If you promise not to ever say “I’ll make this go away” we’ll keep running

It’s no use without any proof
I’ll keep pretending it’s not happening underneath my roof
A blockade will keep this charade
Next time you carry on I hope that you’ll at least shut the shades

A little Discretion will go a long way
Deception is a role that we both like to play
If you promise not to ever say “I’ll make this go away”
A little Discretion will go a long way
Deception is a role that we both like to play
If you promise not to ever say “I’ll make this go away” we’ll keep running

Have some Discretion. Spare me the pain. (4x)
Track Name: Bitter Ride
Caught late to work again, you know I really didn’t want to go
When I finally got there, you know, my boss didn’t even show.
I called him later on, to give him a piece of my mind
He said “We don’t need you” and I said “Well, that’s just fine”

Then I said “Whoa, I think I just lost my job.”
And I said “No, now I’m doing favors for the mob”
It is such a bitter ride, and in the end we all die
Then I said “Whoa, I think I just lost my job… yeah”

I called my girlfriend to make sure we’re still on for lunch
She said “You’re a worthless mess,” so I asked her in a hunch
“I guess you heard the news, then, that I got myself fired”
She said “no” and told me that we’re through, she’s just so tired of me.

Whoa, I think I just lost my girl
And I said “No, man, she was my whole world”
It is such a bitter ride, and in the end we all die
Then I said “Whoa, I think I just lost my girl… yeah”

Making paper planes just to pass the time in bed
When my landlord knocked. Well, he came in and he said
“I don’t know where you’ve been, and I don’t care where you went
But if you think you’re living here, well, you gotta pay the rent.”

Then I said “Whoa, I think I just lost my house”
Then I said “No, gotta crash on my parent’s couch”
It is such a bitter ride, and in the end we all die
Then I said “Whoa, I think I just lost my house”

Sayin’ “Whoa, I think I just lost my mind”
Then I said “No, this world’s cruel and so unkind”
It is such a bitter ride, I think we’re all gonna die
Then I said “Whoa, I think I just lost my mind”
Sayin’ “Whoa”
Track Name: On The Radio
Been so long since I heard the sound
I liked the feeling of just driving around
Hear the blues from the old DJ
Hear the tunes that he wanted to play

On the Radio
On the Radio
On the Radio
On the Radio

Times have changed, now it’s been a while
Since I’ve even touched the radio dial
Writing songs, why? I can’t be sure
Don’t even know what to like anymore

On the Radio
On the Radio
On the Radio
On the Radio

I can’t listen to this anymore
Feels like I’m stuck in 1974
See a show and long for something new
Where to go? Man, I haven’t a clue
I once had my finger on the pulse
Ear to the ground for the next impulse
Now I’m stuck in a groundhog day
I think I’ll throw it away!

Even so I would do the dance
Because I know if I was given a chance
I’d make nice so we’d get along
And maybe one day I’d hear my song

On the Radio
On the Radio
On the Radio
On the Radio
Track Name: Another Lie
I saw you on the street
He must have swept you right off my feet
That’s great… Thought you were working late
You stayed with him that night
I was in the dark, now I see the light
It’s insane… You said “I can explain”

Don’t tell me another story
Don’t tell me another lie
Just tell me “Yeah, you bore me”
Truth may never save you, but it’s worth a try
Don’t give me your lame excuses
Don’t think you can make this right
Don’t think that I like the abuses
Tell me the truth before I say goodnight

You say that I got it wrong
But part of me knew it all along
That’s fine. This is a waste of my time
There was a time, before this went to hell
I once think, I thought I knew you well
Guess not. Thought you were better than that

Don’t tell me another story
Don’t tell me another lie
Just tell me “Yeah, you bore me”
Truth may never save you, but it’s worth a try
Don’t give me your lame excuses
Don’t think you can make this right
Don’t think that I like the abuses
Tell me the truth before I say goodnight

Don’t tell me another story
Don’t tell me another lie
Just tell me “Yeah, you bore me”
Truth may never save you, but it’s worth a try
Don’t give me your lame excuses
Don’t think you can make this right
Don’t think that I like the abuses
Tell me the truth before I say goodnight
Track Name: Between The Lines
On the corner of confusion and Stewart Avenue
Find me jumping to illusions
On the road to something new
It’s a shame that I couldn’t meet you on the line

Waiting maybe for a call out
Like a passionate plea
Hiding deep within the Fallout
Boy it sucks being 23
In a state of intellectual decline
It is weighing on my mind

Because I’m starting to realize my intuition
It’s jarring and hanging on my inhibition
I’m right between the lines, a paranoia undefined
Cause I don’t know what to say

I think I’m ready for the next thing
I just don’t know what that is
I guess this will be interesting
Is it ignorance or bliss staring blindly into the unknown?

Since I’m giving in my two cents
I should say that I’m getting bored
Cause stability’s a nuisance
Pulling slack out of the cord.
One more pull until I’m all alone
I am breathing on my own

Because I’m starting to realize my intuition
It’s jarring and hanging on my inhibition
I’m right between the lines, a paranoia undefined
Cause I don’t know what to say

I’m coming down, I’m coming down
I’m coming down, I’m coming down
I’m coming down, I’m coming down
I’m coming down, I’m coming down

Because I’m starting to realize my intuition
It’s jarring and hanging on my inhibition
I’m right between the lines, a paranoia undefined
Cause I don’t know who I am
Track Name: Eddie's Basement
1! 2! 8! 12!

It is so hot in this place
The sweat is dripping down my face
Can we please get some AC?
Place it right here next to me

An audience of chairs and couches and TVs
We’re not famous and we might as well just face it
Maybe someday we will find a better way
Until then we have to practice in Eddie’s Basement, HEY!

Get us fans or just a fan
Help to cool this red hot band
There’s only two ways out of here
Fame and fortune or the stairs

An audience of only family and friends
We’re not famous and we might as well just face it
Maybe someday we will find a better way
Until then we have to practice in Eddie’s Basement, HEY!

2! 3! 4!

It is so nice in this place
It’s great for such an ugly space
We may never get no pay
But you gotta love it anyway

An audience of anybody who can care
We’re not famous and we might as well just face it
Maybe someday we will find a better way
Until then we have to practice in Eddie’s Basement, HEY!

An audience of anybody who can care
We’re not famous and by now you should just face it
Maybe someday we will find a better way
Until then we have to practice in Eddie’s Basement, HEY!
Track Name: Punch Rock
My patient grin is wearing thin
Don’t know where you end and where I begin
It’s not a game, it’s who I am
Think you can pin me down I don’t think you can

Don’t pressure me to be
There’s nothing wrong with me
Don’t pressure me to change
Just singing my High Octane Sh-yeah: Punch Rock!

I don’t believe. You’d better leave
All of those notions that you preconceived
Best that you stay out of my way
Don’t want to hear what you have to say

Don’t pressure me to be
There’s nothing wrong with me
Don’t pressure me to change
Just singing my High Octane Sh-yeah: Punch Rock!

Don’t pressure me to be
There’s nothing wrong with me
Don’t pressure me to change
Just singing my High Octane Sh-yeah: Punch Rock!
Track Name: Adrenaline
I’ve been talking to myself
Wishing I was somewhere else
When I die, I don’t know when
I can’t end, I’ve just began

Feeling like I can’t be here
My senses are no longer clear
I’ll atone for all my sins
Feel the heat; Adrenaline

I’ve been talking to myself
Wishing I was someone else
Catastrophic mysteries
and future insecurities

Feeling like I’ll soon be gone
Feeling like I can’t hold on
I atone for all my sins
Face the heat; Adrenaline

As my kingdom lays in shambles at my feet,
I put my head into my hands, admit defeat.
Killing demons seems to be just killing time.
Does the sentence fit the crime?

Feeling like my time has come
Knowing that my will is gone
I’ve atoned for all my sins
Feel the heat; Adrenaline
Track Name: It's Not Alright
Well I’ve been trying, Lord knows how hard I try
I can’t keep the thought of you from my mind
And I’ve been dying each and every night
And nothing seems to make me feel right

‘Cause I fight and I scream. I don’t know just what this means
Down and straight in through the center, sailing wide
Though I want this to be just another crazy dream
But I cannot take you along for the ride
‘Cause I know It’s Not Alright

Well I’ve been whining, refusing your advice
I played it off again and made nice
But I was lying, obsessing once again
And wondering “When will this nightmare end?”

So I fight and I scream. I don’t know just what this means
Down and straight in through the center, sailing wide
Though I want this to be just another crazy dream
But I cannot take you along for the ride
‘Cause I know It’s Not Alright

‘Cause I fight and I scream. I don’t know just what this means
Down and straight in through the center, sailing wide
Though I want this to be just another crazy dream
But I cannot take you along for the ride
No matter what you say this is the night
Please won’t you come and save me from this plight
Cause I know It’s Not Alright
Track Name: James
I’m here, for now
I’m near, I shout!

I’m hanging on a memory
Be everything to everyone.
Look what I’ve done

You never got your chance to
Tell me just what you left unsaid;
Just in your head

So many times you tried, too
How can you say goodbye?
I heard every word

As autumn fades to winter
A new exit on the interstate
Just call it fate

Don’t ever fear for me
You were always here for me when I needed a friend

When you are feeling lonely
Be glad you got to know me
It’s clear: look in the mirror

To everyone who loved me
To all the friends I’ve left behind:
It was my time

I’m not finished with you.
I cannot see you go alone.
Not coming home

How could you do this to me?
You left us lost and unprepared
It isn’t fair!

Always just remember:
The warm beautiful December breeze,
I’ll always be

Someday you will recover.
I’m just waiting on the other side
By and bye.
Track Name: Legacy
This house is haunted, and yet
Haunted by all of my closest friends
And family meant to me
What’s the latest tragedy?

Holiday: A somber getaway
Headed back to better days.
Time of need. Watch me bleed.
Lest my sober eyes deceive

Well-wishers gone, but here I stand
Just who the hell do you think I am?

In my heart, in my soul, I will never be as whole
As the time you were by my side
After all these tears I’ve cried
Look at me! What I could be!
Until the day I die, got my brothers by my side

Underground, I think I’m going down
When I hear that familiar sound
Time of strife to survive.
And this song’s gonna save my life.

Well now you’re gone, but here I stand
Just who the hell do you think I am?

In my heart, in my soul, I will never be as whole
As the time you were by my side
After all these tears I’ve cried
Look at me! What I could be!
Until the day I die, got my brothers by my side

Well now you’re gone, but here I stand
Just who the hell do you think I am?

In my heart, in my soul, I will never be as whole
As the time you were by my side
After all these tears I’ve cried
Look at me! What I could be! (What I could be!)
Until the day I die, got my brothers by my side

I won’t give up! I won’t give in!
I won’t give up! I won’t give in!
That’s the Legacy you leave!