Half Life

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Half Life is a mostly live record with favorites like Wrong Alright, Broadway Alien, Paint By Number as well as many songs from the "funk" era of "3" that appear only on this release. It was recorded at The West Strand Grill, where we played most of our hometown gigs from 1999 - 2003. We took the live recordings into the studio, added some background vocals and re-cut the acoustic guitars for better sound quality. If you're into live energy and some experimental jamming this is a good record to grab.

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released December 17, 2002

Joey Eppard — Lead vocals & Guitar
Billy Riker — Guitar
Joe Cuchelo — Bass guitar
Chris "Gartdrumm" Gartmann — Drums & Background vocals

Additional personnel
Tom Benton — Executive producer
Produced by Bruce Berky, Joey Eppard and Billy Riker
Bruce Berky — Recording engineer
Mixed by Paul Antonell and Bruce Berky
Bruce Berky and Sean — Price Pro Tools Engineers
Mixed at The Clubhouse and Carolyn Productions, Rhinebeck, NY
Imagery — Erik Sacino / Solar Gravity Studios
Remote recording facility provided by Nevessa Production Woodstock
Chris Andersen — Production coordinato
Preston Reppening — Audio technician

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3 is a band apart. Dark yet uplifting, spiritual without any connection to religion, theirs is a sound that transcends the genre conformity of modern pop culture. Rapid-fire acoustic guitar infused with dynamic percussion, animated drumming, thunderous bass and melodic vocal acrobatics culminate in a listening experience that is at once accessible and unique. 3 offers musicality without pretension ... more

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Track Name: Wrong Allright (Gangstaship)
Want you notice you’re losing focus
They mean to choke us
It could be wrong alright
We live together in life to sever
We don’t know whether
It could be wrong alright

Lately I’ve learned to watch my back
Look out the window and I see a ghostly face
No eyes, no lips, no skin at all
Just a secret stirred in and out of space
So we can talk about some gangstaship
But violence never changes it
It only rearranges it, deranges it
It's dangerous I know

World's getting fatter on baby batter
So what’s the matter?
It could be wrong alright
Shall I continue the beast within you?
What a week we’ve been through
It could be wrong alright

Lately I’ve learned to watch my back
Look out the window and I see a ghostly face
No eyes, no lips, no skin at all
Just a puff of smoke in an empty space
So we can talk about some gangstaship
But violence never changes it
It only rearranges it, deranges it
It's dangerous I know
(Dangerous I know)

We can talk about some gangstaship
But violence never changes it
It only rearranges it, deranges it
It's dangerous
We can talk about some gangstaship
Violence never changes it
It only rearranges it, deranges it
Well it's dangerous I know

Lately I’ve learned to watch my back
Look out the window and I see a ghostly face
No eyes, no lips, no skin at all
Just a secret stirred in and out of space
So we can talk about some gangstaship
But violence never changes it
It only rearranges it, deranges it
It's dangerous I know
(Well it's dangerous)
Lately I’ve learned to watch my back
Look out the window and I see a ghostly face
No eyes, no lips, no skin at all
Just a secret stirred in and out of space
So we can talk about some gangstaship
But violence never changes it
It only rearranges it, deranges it
Well it's dangerous I know
Track Name: Paint By Number
I do what you want me to do
I say what you want me to say
I smile when you give me the cue
I play what you want me to play
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three, well
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free
Well, well, well…
So how come the road never clears?
How come it’s always so cold?
I guess there’s no way out of here, well
Unless I reshape to your mold
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three, well
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
I’m gonna let it shine, hey

Let’s take it down another notch
Dim all my brightest ideas
Just a little snip to the crotch, now watch
That ought to set you at ease
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free, well

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
I’m gonna let it shine, babe

Oh, paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
Paint by number
Obey all posted signs, yea
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
Aw, here it comes!
Track Name: Body Turn To Dust
Looking in the mirror do you find
You can see the road you've left behind
Almost to the point of no return
You can feel the fire start to burn

I believe in chanting what you start
You get the body, play the part
Almost to the point of no return
Yeah, you can feel the fire start to burn

All those pretty pictures in your head
Of a life you thought was better dead than alive
Put a bullet in your soul
But I don’t do that no more
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
(Got to do just what you must before your body...)
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust

I believe the time has come to stop
You can tell me now you never dropped
Almost to the point of no return
You can feel the fire start to burn
All those pretty pictures in your head
Of a life you thought was better dead than alive
Put a bullet in your soul, yeah
But I don’t do that no more, no
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
(Got to do just what you must before your body...)
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust

All those pretty pictures in your head
Of a life you thought was better dead than alive
Put a bullet in your soul, yeah
But I don’t do that no more, no more, no
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
(Got to do just what you must before your body...)
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
You got to do just what you must
Before your body turn to dust
(You got to)
Just what you must
(You got to)
Body turn to dust
(You got to)
Just what you must
Body turn to dust
(You got to)
Just what you must
(You got to)
Your body turn to dust
(You got to)
Oh, yeah
Body turn to dust
(You got to)
Oh, yeah, yeah
(You got to)
Body turn to dust
Body turn to dust
(You got to, you got to, you got to)
Body turn to dust
Oh yeah, yeah
Body turn to dust
Track Name: Broadway Alien
He can’t get in, he can’t get out
He starts to spin, he rounds about
So you’re leaving town
Watch you turn the bend
But the earth is round
You’ll come back again

The name of us is this, my love

We gotta get out of here
Methinks the end is near, strange
We gotta get out of here, whoah
Methinks the end is near

The name of us is this: broadway alien
The game is to exist because we can
The name of us is this: the alien
You know the game is to exist at all, my love

Domicile, but the truth remains
She picks apart my brains
Oh so strange

We gotta get out of here, whoah
Methinks the end is near

The name of us is this: broadway alien
You know the game is to exist because we can
The name of us is this: the alien
You know the game is to exist at all, my love

Wake up
Let’s get out of here
Methinks the end is near

The name of us is this: broadway alien
You know the game is to exist because we can
The name of us is this: the alien
You know the game is to exist at all, my love

My love
My love
My love

The name of us is this: the alien
You know the game is to exist at all, my love
Track Name: You Call Me Baby
Did you ever feel so small
In the face of it all
That if you cut yourself in two
There’d be nothing left of you?
‘Cause all the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t get us back together again
It’s an eight mile trek
Towards the back of the bus
Where there’s an empty seat
Somebody saved for us saying
Hey (hey) you what do you do
When you’re all stuck up
And your bones stick through?
It’s the longest fall
An even longer haul
From the top of the line
To the place you crawl sayin'

You call me baby
I could believe in you now
Hey, it’s only me trying to get by
In this city tonight
Because I know it’s right
One day you will all wake up
From the American dream
American dream

Late at night you go to bed
Don’t be so sure you’re not dead
In the morning when you wake
You better check the space that you take up
‘Cause all the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t get us back together again
It’s an eight mile trek
Towards the back of the bus
Where there’s an empty seat
Somebody saved for us saying
Hey (hey) you what do you do
When you’re all stuck up
And your bones stick through?
It’s the longest haul
And even longer fall
From the top of the line
To the place where you crawl sayin'

You call me baby
I could believe in you now
Hey, it’s only me trying to get by
In this city tonight
Because I know it’s right

Ever wonder what you are
Besides the sum of your sensation?
Dark and starless night
You know my mind is under
Constant renovation, revelation
Leaving on the light
We are the children of an age
Of ancient, faceless information
Don’t forget to write
You know I’d grow up
But I don’t think I could stand the elevation
I’m afraid of heights
Oh

Oh, all the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t get us back together again, nah
Oh, all the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t get us back together again
Oh, all the king’s horses
All the king’s men
Could not get us back together again
Oh, all the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t get us back together again, oh

Yeah
You call me baby
I could be
I could be, oh
You call me baby
Yeah
Track Name: Bedroom In Hell
Hell’s not hot
It’s so cold that it burns
So I’m watching the pot
Until the fire returns
Voices of those familiar
Whisper “I’m sorry my son
If the devil ain’t already killed you
Thy kingdom may never come”
So what do you think
Of my bedroom in Hell?
Always drips in the sink
Never a drop in the well

One by one the guilty trudge
All in single file
One by one they leap from the ledge
One by one they land in the pile
And they wait for the fireworks to start
They wait in the darkness alone
If the devil had half of a heart, yeah
Then he might just come back home

So what do you think
Of my bedroom in Hell?
Always drips in the sink
Never a drop in the well
Alright

Well I hope you don’t
Think me ungrateful
But I can’t think of what
Could be worse
Than to sit all alone on a bed
Made of stone
Watching the shadows reverse
See, Hell ain’t no place
Where they melt you down
In fact it’s so cold that you learn
To sit with your sins
‘Til a new day begins
And the devil returns
Hell yeah

So what do you think
Of my bedroom in Hell?
Always drips in the sink
Never a drop in the well
So what do you think, yeah
Of my bedroom in Hell?
Always drips in the sink
Never a drop in the well

Oh, never a drop
Never a drop
Never a drop in the well
Oh, there’s never a drop
Never a drop
Never a drop in the well
There’s never a drop in the well
Well there’s never a drop in the well
Well there’s never a drop in the well
Well there’s never a drop in the well
Track Name: Get 2Gether
When we get together
Always stormy weather
Never can we sever for long
Sure was nice to see you
But I would not want to be you
I can’t fight this feeling for long

And when they tell you
That you don’t need eyes to see
You pack up your bags, check your price tags
Looking back at me
You know the truth, know it well
You cannot lie
What about your friends?
What about all the loose ends to tie?
When we get together
Always stormy weather
Never can we sever for long
Sure was nice to see you
But I would not want to be you
I can’t fight this feeling for long

And it's just the system trying
To bring another good man down
Act like you miss him
Yes it all comes back around
You know the truth, know it well
You cannot lie
What about your friends?
What about all the loose ends to tie?

When we get together
Always stormy weather
Never can we sever for long
Sure was nice to see you
But I would not want to be you
I can’t fight this feeling for long
When we get together
Always stormy weather
Never can we sever for long
Sure was nice to see you
But I would not want to be you
I can’t fight this feeling for long
When we get together
Always stormy weather
Never can we sever for long
Sure was nice to see you
But I would not want to be you
I can’t fight this feeling for long
I can’t fight this feeling for long
I can’t fight this feeling for long
I can’t fight this feeling for long
I can’t fight this feeling for long, long, long, long,
la, la, la, long!
Track Name: Paint By Number Again
I do what you want me to do
I say what you want me to say
I smile when you give me the cue
I’ll play like you want me to play
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three, yeah
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free
Hell yeah
So how come the road never clears?
How come it’s always so cold?
I guess there ain’t no way out of here, yeah
Unless I reshape to your mold
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three, yeah
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free
Hell yeah

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
I’m gonna let it shine

Let’s take it down another notch
Dim all my brightest ideas
Just a little snip to the crotch, now watch
That ought to set you at ease
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three, yeah
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free
Hell yeah

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
Gonna let it shine

Oh, well, well, well
Don’t give up, it’s a quarter past three, yeah
I’m just scared I’ll die before I can be free
Hell

Paint by number
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
Paint by number, oh
Obey all posted signs
Am I so out of touch
To wanna let my darkness shine?
Here we go!
Track Name: Amaze Disgrace
Amaze disgrace
How sweet the sound
Of footfalls in
The underground
And rise my children
Come and see
The perfect earth
Catastrophe
And don’t you fear it
When you hear it
Stirring down below
Don’t you get that’s
How it lets itself into your soul?
These walls are too thin to
Hide your screams, yeah!
Amaze disgrace
Oh how sweet it is
Your life blood bleeds
Along your wrist
And rise my children
Come and play
The perfect earth’s
Been blown away
And don’t you fear it when you hear it
Stirring down below
Don’t you get that’s how it lets
Itself into your soul?
These walls are too thin to hide your screams, yeah!
It was a night like tonight
So many years ago
I was drawn towards the light
Held on too tight, I could not let go
And rise my children come and see
The perfect earth catastrophe
And don’t you fear it when you hear it
Stirring down below
Don’t you get that’s how it lets
Itself into your soul?
Don’t you fear it when you hear it
Stirring down below
Don’t you get that’s how it lets
Itself into your soul?
These walls are too thin to
Hide your screams
Amaze
Disgrace
Whoah
Track Name: Life's Not Fair
Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear, swear
Calling on the phone is what you do
Yeah, yeah

We try most of all to get things done
We try most of all to change our world
When the joke wears thin
I wonder, have we been the same?

Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do, yeah
Doodoodoodoodoodoo

We try most of all to get things done
We try most of all to see how it is
When the joke wears thin
I wonder, have we been the same?

Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do
Doodoodoodoodoodoo

Throw me a line, reach out in time
To a place where the rivers run dry
Light up your soul, you never know
Beautiful sky in this twilight of the banks, it shan’t be long
Light up your soul, you never know

Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do, yeah
Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do
Doodoodoodoodoodoo, yeah
Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do, yeah
Doodoodoodoodoodoo
Life’s not fair
I love you but I just don’t care
I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do, yeah
Doodoodoodoo
Life's not fair
I love you but I just don't care
Well I promise but I do not swear
Calling on the phone is what you do, yeah
Life's not fair