People Are Evil

by Soft Deadlines

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released November 30, 2018




Soft Deadlines Phoenix, Arizona

Soft Deadlines are on a mission to fuse elements of art punk and power pop with dirty club grooves a la Factory Records.

Music. Noise. Destruction.

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Track Name: The Now
Live in the now
try to control yourself
But this is not a dance
This is a cry for help
Days are just equations
Learning the angles
Logic suffocates, sentiment strangles

But why not be okay whatever happens?
Why not be okay?
Struggle, adapt

Death, though not your friend,
is not the real enemy
Dress up, play pretend
Be a true Kennedy
Cope until it's copacetic
cope until it's copacetic, but...

Track Name: Club Silence
There are two people wearing my skin
I'll meet you at Club Silence
Your kindness is suspicious
Your innocence is beautiful
I'll be wearing my blonde wig and pushing with the pull

It's time to wake the baby
Who's got that phone?
It just keeps ringing
It just keeps on

We've found the end
How shall we begin?
I can't wait to give you nightmares.
Track Name: Lung Capacity
A ticker-tape parade going nowhere
I spent my nights at rest on a pedestal
You talked me into coming down

I hear a sound like air escaping
Everything goes to hell
You gave me something for the pain
You sold me a cell

You think that you know yourself
Think people are evil
You think that there's nothing left of us?
Just wait for the sequel

Have no patience? Have no fear
Who do you think I am?
(Lessons, asked and answered questions)

I got a request for when you forget me:
forget everything.

There's blood everywhere.
Track Name: See The Dead
You better tell your friends
The party's almost over
And when it ends, something new begins
Go into it headlong

The circles where we swim
Where we disturb the surface
The depths are open, spoken, unspoken
Making me nervous

No one's fit to carry my cross
I'm a liar, I'm a lie, I'm a total loss.
Wanna dance?

You're so, you're so faded
You're so, you're so fine it breaks my heart
You're so, you're so lovely
locked up, left behind in the dark

You wanna see the dead?
They're just here in the kitchen.
They can be helpful when they're not too busy burning.
Track Name: Spit
You'll go through the windshield or into the dashboard
Some idiot up and pulled the ripcord

He's grinning, so happy he could spit (spit!)
We learned every lesson except how to fight this
He's grinning, so happy he could spit
But there's always next November 5th

They're shaking cold hands and talking in whispers
Don't wanna end up like your brothers and sisters
You were so many, and now...
Track Name: Lost Transmissions pt. 23
Track Name: Minutes To Air
Just minutes to air
Hope the Taken are takin' care
And let's keep that shine on the surface
Cuz what's underneath makes me nervous

Sandy's at the scene, putting personal feelings aside
Sandy, tell us: what's happening?
The mood at the station is tense,
Since the prophets of doom are the ones making sense.


We love surprises
We've taken the bait
Uncovered the truth too late...

But you said it best when you stopped asking questions
Stopped making sense

Sandy's at the scene
Dismayed, narrating disgrace 'til her feed's interrupted

"Baby, are those tears just from the tear gas?
And could it be safe to slow down so fast?"

But you said it best when you stopped asking questions
Stopped taking notes
That's how it goes
It exists in a vacuum
It sleeps in your guest room
It makes people so
The end is in sight
I welcome it.
One more knife fight and it's over with.
Track Name: No Right
Your DVDs will sit forever in a stack
Your TV will play static to no one
Someone will take your place in traffic on MoPac
Part of the work that's never done

You got no right, you got no right

Their words could touch you if you weren't so out of reach
Admonitions such as "think of the children"
They'll be so angry for so long at this mystery
Until one day they understand:

No one's been lonely for as long as us.
Track Name: Pleasure Center
You used to be cool, now you're just cold
just trying to be good for something
Been fighting this since you were five years old

I'm in your nightmares; oh what a shame
but there's enough blame for everyone.
Making the wrong moves in the right game

The pleasure center
The end is merciful
You're free to expect whatever
You have your good days
You take your medicine
You leave enough unsaid

Well, very well.

Your sentences spool out
Calling your friends
Telling your side
But the truth is there's nothing you need to defend.
And I'm in your nightmares, I'm in your dreams
and it's just what it seems.
It's getting so hard just to say the right things.

The water's so clear
Speaking of clarity, I think I see the bottom
You're branching out now
You're breaking character
So show me something
Track Name: Time To Shine
New enemies taking shape
They're stopping at nothing

There will be wolves, wearing your clothes
Smiling at you so prettily
Don't let your dreams out on the phone
No one can know

Keep losing ground

Never get back what we've given away
Never get hurt quite the same
Time to shine, time to find a miracle cure

Real heroes, they don't wear capes
they blow up your news feed

And you were so green, so innocent,
letting them catch you meddling.
Blind as a bat
Dumb as a stone
No one goes home
Track Name: Everything You Do Is A Drug
Everything you do is a drug,
if you do it wrong and do it often enough
It's gonna save you from the farther reaches of hell
Help you finally learn to just be yourself

Until it starts getting less and less effective
I guess you need more

Separate yourself from the pack
Keep your knees up
So you'll never have to go back

Find the cutest girl in your class
Get her number, cuz she would rather answer than ask
Don't tell her

That she'll always need to be prepared to deliver you more

You need your head shrunk
You're falling down the stairs
You did too much
You're falling down the...

You need your head shrunk
You're falling down the stairs
Just one last one?
Don't be, don't be scared

Oh, to form no attachments
To need nothing but air
Oh, to live as a pinpoint and shrink 'til nothing's there.

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