Saturn Missile Battery

by The Public

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1.
Ghosts 04:26
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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"
8.
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...
9.
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
10.
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

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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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