Acoustic Demo

by Small Mammals

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We were having a band practice and just decided that it was an excellent idea to do a real quick field recording and put it online to get our music out there! We are usually electric but we've been practicing acoustic for a show coming up. This album was recorded in a basement using a Rock Band microphone and audacity.

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released September 13, 2013

recorded by: Scotty McMaster
songs written by: Scotty McMaster, Albert Chizmar, Rayne Blakeman

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Track Name: Family Reunions
C, G, F
There is nothing I hate more than going to family reunions
I hate being surrounded by all you stupid morons and your children

Woah, I know,
That I'm supposed to like you, but I don't

How dare you have the nerve to say that I will have no future
Look at your life, look at what you've done and realize

Woah, I know,
You think you know what's best, but you don't
You really don't

G, F
So the next time you tell me how to live, remember

Woah, I know,
I always know what's best for myself, and I don't need you
This is my life, and I don't need opinions from you
Track Name: Punk Songs Are Worthless
A, E, D
Punk songs are worthless, and so are we
The sooner that we realize this the happier we'll be
But I think I'd choose musical pornography over anything that
A government, school, or institution could ever offer me

I wanna be a poet but poetry takes time
And it only takes me 20 minutes to organize these rhymes
And really I'm just bashing on 6 strings and sometimes only 5
Is this a therapeutic release of aggression or just a waste of time

Punk songs are worthless, so what does that make me
I would say angry youth but I'm already 18
So I guess I've got my whole life right ahead of me
But even art and music have structure so
I'll spend my life making a mess of things

I wanna be a poet but poetry takes
And it takes me only 20 minutes to organize these rhymes
These songs will all lose value in 6 months or maybe only 5
Is this some nihilistic, self absorbed form of expression or just a waste of time
Track Name: Death Bed
A, E, D
I'm not gonna make it out of here alive, but I'll go when it's my time
And if I'm lying in the grass then I know I've had a good ride
And if I'm homeless when that day arrives, well who needs a death bed
When I've got the sun and blue skies

So go, go, go, my apathy, take it away, away from me
Take it away, oh anywhere but here
Go, go, go, anxiety, take all that away from me
So I can die happily many years from now

I'm not gonna make it out of here alive, but I'll go when it's my time
And if I'm in a dumpster somewhere I really won't mind
So if I'm homeless when that day arrives, well who needs a death bed
When I've got the junkies by my side

So go, go, go, my apathy, take it away, away from me
Take it away, oh anywhere but here
Go, go, go, anxiety, take all that away from me
So I can die happily many years from now
Track Name: You Will Be Missed
And we'll scream up the punks and we'll know that it's wrong
But we won't give a damn, we'll keep singing our songs
And I'll try to believe that you really loved me
But I'll know that I'm wrong, I'll know that I'm wrong
And I can't help but laugh, I just wish I could cry
I'm so desensitized, I've been wondering why
Everyone that I know they've been writing it down
They've written hundreds of songs about leaving this town

But nobody does
And nobody will

You say that money can't buy happiness
So I guess my life will always hurt like this
And you say that you don't miss a thing, yeah
I can see it in your eyes, that you have been lying to yourself

C, G, A minor, F
I'll buy the train ticket if I have to, get the hell away from here
Cause I can't watch my friends suffer through the passing of another year

Cause it's this town that brings us down
And you're the one that told me to get out
So I hope that you go, I wish you all the best
When you're thinking back to this shitty town you remember,
You will be missed
Track Name: Stained
C, G, F
These days are so long but they're gone in a flash
Waiting for tomorrow then a whole year has passed and
You're still here, in this same place
Making the best of it or trying to at least,
And I'm still burning out alone

This new year is getting old so fast
One minute your here and the next you're in the past
And to think of all the things I could've said well,
Maybe someday our paths will cross again,
But for now I'll just burn out alone
Track Name: Anxiety Song feat. Human Petting Zoo (On uke but not on vox)
C, G, A minor, F
I can't stand being alone for just a little while
Just a couple hours and I will hate myself
Anxiety has led me to believe the ones I love will leave
They're never coming back to me, and I will die alone

F, G, A minor
I don't have to sacrifice my happiness for anybody
And I don't have to try and make sure I make everybody happy
F, G, A minor, C
So here's to all the times I cried and cried and cried
F, G, C
Over something that I couldn't control

C, G, A minor, F
The little things that get under my skin, I cannot let them in
I cannot let them tell me that I'm not good enough
When I think that way I start to feel like there's no hope for me
I start to feel the gravity pulling me to hell

F, G, A minor
I don't have to sacrifice my happiness for anybody
And I don't have to try and make sure I make everybody happy
F, G, A minor, C
So here's to all the times I cried and cried and cried
F, G, C
Over something that I couldn't control