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Recorded by Will Russel at Electric Wilburland Studios, Newfield, NY

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released August 10, 2000

Marty Dobranski
Kevin Savino-Riker
Eric Laux

All lyrics and music by Absolute except:
Lyrics on 'Mr. Boston' by Ryan Hanlon

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Kevin Savino-Riker Anaheim, California

Hi, I'm a full-time day-job kinda guy who writes eclectic music on the side. I gig occasionally, I participate in songwriting contests when the mood strikes, and he sometimes speaks in the third person.

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Track Name: A Flat Conclusion
Demonstrate
Incarcerate
The flag will burn with a morbid hate
The eyes of dires seal their fate
Races end
Immortals blend
A young boy grips his father's hand
A river of blood carves through the land

Give it all away
Take it day by day
My life is yours to live
But mine to throw away

Problem I
Can't deny
Can't get away from, can't defeat
Until your blood runs through the street
Flowing fast
Here at last
My brainwaves cease to make ends meet
Until your blood stops at my feet

Give it all away
Take it day by day
My life is yours to live
But mine to throw away
Track Name: Yellow
Rise over the water to see my solemn smile
Glowing there so idle in my steamboat of denial
Knocking on that wood to keep my boat afloat
To keep myself alive, yet it's murder that we wrote
Wipe my hands clean by shedding fake skin
One more win for losers slipping on ice too thin

Hey hey hey now we've got the last laugh now
Fingers pointing away from us but our lines are here to stay
Hey hey hey now we've got the last laugh now
Fingers pointing away from us but our lines are here to stay

We're only having fun, not doing any harm
But now I need a hand turning off my car alarm

Hey hey hey now we've got the last laugh now
Fingers pointing away from us but our lines are here to stay
Hey hey hey now we've got the last laugh now
Fingers pointing away from us but our lines are here to stay

Knocking on that wood to keep my boat afloat
To keep myself alive, yet it's murder that we wrote
Wipe my hands clean by shedding fake skin
One more win for losers slipping on ice too thin
Track Name: Who I Am
Let's play a game, it's called 'charades'
But not like the kind that you used to play
'Cause you'll be you and I'll be me for once
It's kinda cool that you know the rules
But you've played for awhile and I'd like to
I'd like to play too

Is it my turn soon?

The game of Life is quite the same
But though we share a name
You know it's better if I live my own life
'Cause no one wants to turn into his father
'Cause once you do, you know you're screwed
'Cause then you lose a part of what used to be
Used to be, used to be you

...and him too

Is it my turn soon?
Is it my turn soon?

Do your job and guide me
Direct my shoulders from behind me
Take my hand and walk beside me
'Cause I'm beside myself right now
I can never be you
Even if it's what you'd like me to do
Accept this person standing in front of you
'Cause this is me and it's who I am

I'm prayin' to my brothers for mercy
I'm hopin' that I have your sympathy
I'm clouded and I need an epiphany
Someone's got to come and show me the way
I'm prayin' to my brothers for mercy
I'm hopin' that I have your sympathy
I'm clouded and I need an epiphany
Someone's got to come and show me the way

Is it my turn soon?
Is it my turn soon?

Do your job and guide me
Direct my shoulders from behind me
Take my hand and walk beside me
'Cause I'm beside myself right now
I can never be you
Even if it's what you'd like me to do
Accept this person standing in front of you
'Cause this is me and it's who I am

I'm prayin' to my brothers for mercy
I'm hopin' that I have your sympathy
I'm clouded and I need an epiphany
Someone's got to come and show me the way
I'm prayin' to my brothers for mercy
I'm hopin' that I have your sympathy
I'm clouded and I need an epiphany
Someone's got to come and take me away from this place
Track Name: Get Out of My House
Every single day I try to say
You......
I've got shit to do without you
Get.....
Every single day I try to say
Get.....

Out of my fucking house
Track Name: On My Way
I think the time has come for me to go
'Cause you're heart's already gone
The way you have a lack of things to say
Tells me it' time to be on my way

By the daybreak I'm gone
'Cause you won't be here for long
Not a long time, no no no
By the daybreak I'm gone
'Cause you won't be here for long
Not a long time, no no no

I'm scared to cry, to cry myself to sleep
For fear you'll be there in my dreams
But I awake when the daylight comes
And I know you won't be there
And I come apart at the seams

By the daybreak I'm gone
'Cause you won't be here for long
Not a long time, no no no
By the daybreak I'm gone
'Cause you won't be here for long
Not a long time, no no no

I'm wide awake and I'm lonely

By the daybreak I'm gone
'Cause you won't be here for long
Not a long time, no no no
By the daybreak I'm gone
'Cause you won't be here for long
Not a long time, no no no

Wishing we could be here
together forever
The way we never could
Wishing to have you in my arms
To keep you safe from harm
Feels more tragic than it should
Track Name: Mr. Boston
I've found something that takes me away
Helping me leave this wretched place
It lets me forget reality
It helps me find some inner peace
I could come back if I wanted
But why would I ever, ever do that
When all my worries and all my fears
They would all come rushing back

I hit the bottle and I slip away
Deeper and deeper and deeper every day
Hitting the bottle and letting go
It's the only sacred ritual I know

Well I don't know if there's a heaven
But I think that this place is close
It's a place where nothing matters
It's a place where no one really knows
When my world is a world of illusion
And my thoughts are full of confusion
I guess I didn't know
Well I guess I've gotta go

I hit the bottle and I slip away
Deeper and deeper and deeper every day
Hitting the bottle and letting go
It's the only sacred ritual I know

Waiting for the weekend just
Another seven days to wait
To wait until next weekend
'Til I can hit the bottle
'Til I can hit the bottle again
Track Name: Head Case
This summer night
Ain't so bright
Got a burning in my throat
And an itch to fight
I'm sleep deprived
My mind's depressed
Stubborn thoughts refuse to rest

Lie to your face
Piss on your grave
I never liked you anyway
Lie to your face
Piss on your grave
I never liked you anyway

Smiling bright
Looking tight
Pretending everything
Will be alright
But I know the ropes
So I can pull the strings
Feel the hell
My wrath brings

Lie to your face
Piss on your grave
I never liked you anyway
Lie to your face
Piss on your grave
I never liked you anyway

Anyway
Track Name: Beside Me
Runnin' down the same road I ran down yesterday
Somehow in the end I'm gonna get there a different way
Took me half an instant just to see where I'm gonna be tomorrow
It hasn't been quite the same in that empty hollow place
Ever since I turned around and, from a distance, saw your face
I'm filling up I'm pushing out and where you lead I'll let my spirit follow

It must've happened so fast
'Cause I've been waiting for you
Been waiting for some time now
With no one to talk to
It must've happened so fast
It must've taken so long
To get you here beside me
And help me sing along now

Never before and never ever again to lack
Show me how to get away I'll find a way to take me back
Finished what I didn't do, what I started long ago
Leading down the winding way, the one I never ever took
I look back forty times to see the way I used to look

But I haven't looked the same way since
So I walk to the Delta

Take a ride into the place where I see your secret inner light
Illuminate and drown the flood and bathe me 'til I'm clean inside
Precious Delta wind away and tangle up the Darkness side
If you follow me I'll follow you and we'll no longer hide

It must've happened so fast
'Cause I've been waiting for you
Been waiting for some time now
With no one to talk to
It must've happened so fast
It must've taken so long
To get you here beside me
And help me sing along now
Track Name: Dissonant
Shot from the mouth, the blamers take aim
They weed us out, call us dissonant
If I am guilty of this crime
I have to ask you, are you innocent?

Are you innocent?

Even Jesus sinned sometimes
I doubt that I myself have not
Believe in my right to speak my mind
And I won't abuse this gift I've got

What does it take to tolerate this?
An open mind's the place to start, I bet
Want to ask me what the message is?
I have to ask you, are you ready yet?

Are you ready yet?

Even Jesus sinned sometimes
I doubt that I myself have not
Just believe in my right to speak my mind
And I won't abuse this gift I've got
Track Name: Love Sour
Get out of my face
You make me sick
A waste of time
Watch the clock tick
Lack of respect
Well fuck you
I don't need to respect
Shit like you

Look forward to the past
Knowing love can never last
The same old loop once spun
the same pathetic rerun

Can't figure it out
I'm miserable here
Drag myself around
To hold her near
Picking at my skin
Her beautiful words
I bleed inside
Oh, how they hurt

Look forward to the past
Knowing love can never last
The same loop once spun
the same pathetic rerun

Lack of respect
What? fuck you
I don't need to respect
Shit like you
Contradicting mind
Who knows more
Her beautiful burn
Digging at my core

Look forward to the past
Knowing love can never last
The same loop once spun
the same pathetic rerun
Track Name: 5:03
I'm sorry Mr. Boston
I'm just a little lost again
You've always been my friend
Until your crystal shimmer ends
But you came through today
And helped me find my way

The summit of my psyche
Is surely Bully Hill
Paralyze my inner self
and exercise my will
The consequence is virtual
I'm sure to get my fill
I've paid the price so many times
But never paid the bill

Won't you be my Natty Lite
Providing me with lifelong delight
The popping of your can is grand
You'll always be my righthand man
Drink this little toast to you
For all the things you've helped me through
You carried me up to the top
And you'll never see me stop

The summit of my psyche
Is surely Bully Hill
Paralyze my inner self
and exercise my will
The consequence is virtual
I'm sure to get my fill
I've paid the price so many times
But never took the bill

I'm sorry Mr. Liver
Nevermind that quiver
Cirrhosis has set in
And it eats me from within

The summit of my psyche
Is surely Bully Hill
Paralyze my inner self
and exercise my will
The consequence is virtual
I'm sure to get my fill
I've paid the price so many times
But never took the bill