Saturn Missile Battery

by The Public

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The Public's first full album, released 2005, self recorded, produced and engineered by Travis Shuler

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released May 6, 2005

Bryan Besse - Drums
Jack Champagne - Lead Guitar
Ryan Plattsmier - Bass
Travis Shuler - Vocals, Guitar

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The Public New Orleans, Louisiana

The Public was formed in New Orleans in 2003 by drummer Bryan Besse and guitarist Jack Champagne. Singer Travis Shuler and bassist Ryan Plattsmier joined the lineup and they began work on a few songs influenced by UK post-punk,90s Britpop and American underground alt-rock. They broke up in 2010 a year after losing Plattsmier to suicide. Bassist Ronan Bradley played for the last year of the group. ... more

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Track Name: Ghosts
I've got a feeling something is about to go wrong
nothing is making sense, maybe i'm paranoid but
I've got a feeling something is about to take hold
of me uh huh oh no I've lost control

and the ghosts in my head
and the dust in my bed
dull reminders of all the things that I said

I've got a feeling something is about to explode
inside of me uh huh and there it goes and
I want to wait but waiting always takes too long
I want to wait but waiting always takes too long

and the ghosts in my head
and the dust in my bed
dull reminders of all the things that I said

I'm beginning to feel like there's somebody waiting to haunt me
I'm beginning to feel like there's somebody standing behind me
I'm beginning to feel like there's somebody waiting to want me
I'm beginning to feel like there's somebody standing behind me

and the ghosts in my head
and the dust in my bed
dull reminders of all the things that I said
Track Name: Connected By Wire
I am aware, I am aware of the dangers
inherent in letting myself be affected
by you
we may only be connected by wire
copper, sky fire
we may only be connected by wire
copper, sky fire

translate myself into numbers
lights and letters, phosphors
I am a thing, I am no one
uneffected by truth

we may only be connected by wire
copper, sky fire
we may only be connected by wire
copper, sky fire
Track Name: Identity Theft
all the things you've said to me
stealing my identity
til I don't even know who I am
all the things you've said to me
stealing my identity
til I don't even know who I am

all the things you've said to me
stealing my identity
til I don't even know who I am
and I can't get you away from me
you're latched on like a lamprey
and your teeth are ripping into my skin

I want to be you
No, I want to be just like you
I want to be nothing like you at all
can we start over?

all the things you've said to me
stealing my identity
til I don't even know who I am
all the things you've said to me
stealing my identity
til I don't even know who I am
Track Name: Capgras Syndrome
Peel off the plastic, wait for the reaction to come
Peel off the plastic, wait for the reaction. no, I can't feel a thing for anyone
Peel off the plastic, wait for the reaction to come
Peel off the plastic, wait for the reaction. no, I can't feel a thing for anyone

I can't feel a thing for anyone
I can't feel a thing for anyone
I can't feel a thing for anyone
I can't feel a thing for anyone

Peel off the plastic, wait for the reaction to come
Peel off the plastic, wait for the reaction. no, I can't feel a thing for anyone
Peel off the plastic, wait for the reaction to come
Peel off the plastic, wait for the reaction. no, I can't feel a thing for anyone

I can't feel a thing for anyone
I can't feel a thing for anyone
I can't feel a thing for anyone
I can't feel a thing for anyone

I'm faking this for the last time, she tried to tell me
I'm breaking down for the last time, got to believe me
I'm breaking down for the last time, she tried to tell me
Mirrors lie, Mirrors lie to everyone

Peel off the plastic, wait for the reaction to come
Peel off the plastic, wait for the reaction. no, I can't feel a thing for anyone
Peel off the plastic, wait for the reaction to come
Peel off the plastic, wait for the reaction. no, I can't feel a thing for anyone

I can't feel a thing for anyone
I can't feel a thing for anyone
I can't feel a thing for anyone
I can't feel a thing for anyone
Track Name: Lover, Come Quickly
lover, come quickly
I'm falling apart at the seams
I've seen things you just wouldn't believe
lover come, lover come, lover come

lover come quickly, I need you so badly
to bring an end to this world and its madness
oh, lover come, lover come, lover come quickly

"shut up and wait
and let this moment take effect
shut up and wait
or you may never see my face again," she said

cyanide, maybe a gun, swan dive off a parking garage
sleeping pills and alcohol, crash a car, explode a bomb
so many ways, so many ways, so many ways, so many ways,
to say I need you
so many ways, so many ways, so many ways, so many ways,
to say

"shut up and wait
and let this moment take effect
shut up and wait
or you may never see my face again," she said
Track Name: It's Never Over
like an actor failing in the line, she smiles, slips
stutters, steps back declines away from that bright spotlight
to hide her face
but she knows she can't avoid the eyes, the spies disguise their dark design
inside the corners of your mind they lie in wait

no, no it's never over
everything that you said, still echoes in my head
I can't explain away this strange fascination for you
all the things that you said, still echoes in my head

and now suspension of belief has died, the lights have gone out in our minds
we empty out into the night to try again
but you know we can't avoid the eyes, the spies disguise their dark design
inside the confines of our minds we can't escape

no, no it's never over
everything that you said, still echoes in my head
I can't explain away this strange fascination for you
all the things that you said, still echoes in my head
Track Name: This Isn't Love
there is nothing else in the world that fills me with apprehension
like the fear of isolation, "oh wait, wait, wait, did I mention
that if you leave me here, you leave all that we are about?"
I'm left chasing a moment and time's run out

she says, "no, this isn't love... there's got to be.. there's got to be something else"

now we walk alone, so silently.
while she waits for me to become something I can't be
and I want to speak, but i can't speak and i try to think but the words I'm thinking of just aren't right
and I want to speak, but i can't speak and i try to think but the words I'm thinking of just aren't right

she says, "no, this isn't love... there's got to be.. there's got to be something else"
Track Name: Invisible Girl
Am I invisible?
by the empty in your eyes I would think so
in another time, maybe I wouldn't be so
hard to see when you need someone who sees you
and believes you and accepts you as you are

now I stare through you as you stare through me
and we bitterly see that I'm not there in your big "now"
but I'll get there somehow

my invisible girl, in her invisible world, with an invisible twirl
brings me to my knees, but in my dreams, I know she wants me

so disappear with me to my invisible dream where I don't believe that we are
here today, in your big "now"

won't you come? I'll be waiting for you...
Track Name: The New Victims
she woke up late in life
to the sound of the world creeping in
she thinks it's probably nothing, rolls over
I guess it sometimes always seems that way

meet the new victims, hands in pockets
they face tomorrow with strict ambivalence
meet the new victims, shun tomorrow
a blank life with no regrets

there's nothing left
for us in this place
we've nothing to do

there's nothing left
for us in this place
we've nothing to do
but wait

some would say,
"everything we do makes up everything we are."
some would say, "life happens to us"
I guess it sometimes always seems that way
there's nothing left to say

meet the new victims, hands in pockets
they face tomorrow with strict ambivalence
meet the new victims, shun tomorrow
a blank life with no regrets

there's nothing left
for us in this place
we've nothing to do
Track Name: Saturn Missile Battery
This isn't the first time, I've started up a fire.
but this is the last time you'll catch me in it's light.
and now I know that you don't know
what we're here for.
and now I know, but you don't know
so what's the difference?

if we don't wake tomorrow
or if you can't take another day.
why wait for tomorrow?
there's nothing there anyway.

and you can stay at home tonight
but we'll be burning down the sky
and when the world goes up in fire
there'll be nothing left but you and I
and these explosions in the sky
they're explosions in my mind
these explosions in the sky
these explosions in the sky

and now your eyes are like fire and they won't stop
you cut me up again, just like iggy pop
and now I know that you don't know
what we're here for.
and now I know, but you don't know
so what's the difference?

if we don't wake tomorrow
or if you can't take another day.
why wait for tomorrow?
there's nothing there anyway.

and you can stay at home tonight
but we'll be burning down the sky
and when the world goes up in fire
there'll be nothing left but you and I
and these explosions in the sky
they're explosions in my mind
these explosions in the sky
these explosions in the sky