Summercamp Nightmare

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1.
There will come a day when the rain will fall The sky will fall, too - a tragedy in blue And the rage will come You would not like me when I am angry But you might like me, yeah, when I've had a few A few blue balloons To raise the ancient ruins of my brain All my pain, my never ending reign As king of into the unknown Have you seen the incandescent queen? Could you put her on the telephone? 'Cause it won't be long until we get back home We're running but it isn't far to the backseat of my car In a world that's full of crime Baby, I just wish that I Could be your endless alibi Something in the way that she says to me: "Come on boy, let's leave - it's time to stop Believing in a ghost from another day When life was lined with innocent and guilty" And it never goes away until I've had a few A few blue balloons To raise the ancient ruins of my brain All my pain, my never ending reign As king of into the unknown Have you seen the incandescent queen? Could you put her on the telephone? Yeah 'Cause it won't be long until we get back home We're running but it isn't far to the backseat of my car In a world that's full of crime Baby, I just wish that I Could be your... No more heroes, no more zeros They all have gone away The future comes today No more red lines, no more headlines at all The future comes today, and with it melts away The ice cream memory 'Cause it won't be long until we get back home We're running but it isn't far to the backseat of my car In a world that's full of crime Baby, I just wish that I Could be your endless alibi 'Cause it won't be long until we get back home We're running but it isn't far to the backseat of my car In a world that's full of crime Baby, I just wish that I Could be your endless alibi ('Cause it won't be long) Yeah (Running but it isn't far) Yeah In a world that's full of crime Baby, I just wish that I Could be your endless alibi
2.
Halloween 02:59
Deeper, deeper than God The kid is just a sleeper Look in his eyes "I think he's got a fever Should I get his mom?" No, go and get a scalpel We’re planting a bomb I think we’ll build a tower Inside of his head That topples every hour Renders him dead We’ll put him in a blender See how he does Until he can’t remember The boy that he was This is Halloween It’s Halloween Ha ha ha ha This is Halloween Whoever you are Persistence: this is the key Lock him in a basement Leave him to me A thing goes wrong In the darkness unseen As we’re lighting them up You know they're splicing the gene This is Halloween It’s Halloween Ha ha ha ha This is Halloween Whoever you are The sin is the same For masking the blame But you didn’t wanna Down in the valley below There’s people on fire And they don’t even know This is Halloween It’s Halloween Ha ha ha ha This is Halloween Whoever you are (This is Halloween) Many thanks to you Many things to do And the beat goes on (This is Halloween) Until the beat gets through Teary eyes only see A blurry reality And the beat goes on Until the beat gets free
3.
Dregs 03:23
Yaaaaiiiii! Awake in the dark Dreaming of day Skating my life away On impossible ice, but I didn't know Why do I hate me so? Burn into ash, ash into dust Aren't these the gods we trust? Gone out of their minds In for the kill But I can remember still... Days gone by Welcome to the dregs of my mind Right on time Welcome to the dregs of my mind Welcome to the dregs of my mind Welcome to the dregs of my mind Thought of a lie, and Thought of a bomb Thought if I played along That I might slip away And out on my own Guess that I should've known As bullets divide flesh of the sky Sunlight goes bleeding by Gone out of their minds In for the kill But I can remember still... Days gone by Welcome to the dregs of my mind Right on time Welcome to the dregs of my mind Welcome to the dregs of my mind Welcome to the dregs of my mind Burn into ash, ash into dust Aren't these the gods we trust? Dreaming awake What can I do? What ever happened to... Days gone by? Welcome to the dregs of my mind Right on time Welcome to the dregs of my mind Welcome to the dregs of my mind Welcome to the dregs of my mind
4.
He can't get in, he can't get out He starts to spin, he rounds about So you're leaving town I watch you turn the bend But the earth is round You'll be back again The name of us is this, my love We gotta get out of here Methinks the end is near We gotta get out of here 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 The game is to exist at all, my love Hahahahahahaha A domicile, but the truth remains She picks apart my brains Oh so strange We gotta get out of here 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 The game is to exist at all, my love (So you're leaving town) So you're leaving town (Watch you turn the bend) Watch you turn the bend (But the earth is round) But the earth is round (You'll be back again) You'll be back again Wake up And let's get out of here 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 My love My love My love The name of us is this: the alien The game is to exist at all, my love
5.
Who do you think you are? Are you Allison? Are you on the sun And searching for a star? Do you know what you are? An insect in a jar What do you think you see? You know, nothing's for free You're a robot in a dildo factory You are the interdimensional You're the illusion of the fake You're the Play-Doh And the oven Easy Bake Do you know what's at stake? (Over there) Colorful ladies are combing their hair Searching for enemies They don't care where Looking around for signs of life Sharpening their knives 4 o'clock in the morning And I'm mourning for the last Of the passers by As I go walking past At last In their eyes there's astronomy There's a stranger striking tones There's a dragon Dragging on his broken bones He'd like to crawl back home (Over there) Colorful ladies are combing their hair Searching for enemies They don't care where Looking around for signs of life Sharpening their knives (Over there) Colorful ladies are combing their hair Searching for enemies They don't care where Looking around for signs of life (Over there) Colorful ladies are combing their hair Searching for enemies They don't care where Looking around for signs of life Sharpening their knives
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Dive 03:59
Faith - pretending you are not home I almost believe you But now you're not alone 'Cause I can perceive you She floats in the water And I think she's drowning alive Like a lamb to the slaughter Boy, don't be a fool She'll be draining the pool as you dive Sure - ignorance seems to be free I'd like to remind you The price of what you don't see Oh shit, look out behind you A ghost in the water And I think she thinks she's alive Like a lamb to the slaughter Boy, don't be a fool, she'll be draining the pool as you... Dive into the same black hole Survival of the fittest soul (The door is opened up before your eyes) (Except our perception is) way too slow There are no final goodbyes on this earth Oh...the doc's only daughter, and now... She floats in the water And I think she's drowning alive Like a lamb to the slaughter Boy, don't be a fool all your life A ghost in the water And I think she thinks she's alive Like a lamb to the slaughter Boy, don't be a fool She'll be draining the pool Oh no, don't be a fool, she'll be draining the pool Oh no, don't be a fool, she'll be draining the pool as you dive No, don't be a fool, she'll be draining the pool Don't be a fool, she'll be draining the pool Don't be a fool, she'll be draining the pool as you dive
7.
Fable 05:13
Alarmed by fascination The darkness in me grows A moment's hesitation The dark assumes control Really, I don't know what matters I only know two things First it is a flower that flatters Second is a scorpion stings I'm giving up on a wish in the well Alright I'm sick and tired of trying to tell Whether I'm facing front or back Waiting in line, let me sling this fable Have you seen the papers? They're written from a bird's eye view Unsafe beneath a surface of saviors They can't see me or you I'm giving up on a wish in the well Alright I'm sick and tired of trying to tell Whether I'm facing front or back Waiting in line, let me sling this fable Well the future came today The alarm bell sounds the stage While these fools twiddle their thumbs Something wicked this way comes I'm giving up on a wish in the well Alright I'm sick and tired of trying to tell Oh yeah I'm giving up on a wish in the well Oh yeah I'm sick and tired Whether I am facing front or back Waiting in line, let me sling this fable
8.
Pretty Girls 02:45
Well I don't really know what I've done But they tell me it's 4:21 And the snakes are all shedding the light While I stockpile secrets Alone in my darkness I'm searching the crowd for a smile But there are no pretty girls in style In the 9th grade of Hell where I'm from There are no pretty girls - how come? For the State of the Union Address He'll be dressing himself for the press They'll be pressing him up to confess That the state of the union's a mess And the point is... He's searching the crowd for a smile But there are no pretty girls in style In the 9th grade of Hell where he's from There are no pretty girls - how come? There's a man overboard underneath That don't shut up - oddly enough he can't speak That's not enough Melody might spring a leak they can't shut off A ship slowly sinking at sea, we self destruct Well they came in the dead of the night And they looked to be looking to fight So I challenged the lead to the line And he broke me like glass As he passed into presently... Searching the crowd for a smile But there are no pretty girls in style In the 9th grade of Hell where they're from There are no pretty girls - how come? Well I'm searching the crowd for a smile But there are no pretty girls in style In the 9th grade of Hell where I'm from There are no pretty girls - how come?
9.
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" Yeah 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 Oh, 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 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 rehearse See, Hell ain't no place Where they melt you down, no In fact it's so cold that you learn Oh, to sit with your sins 'Til a new day begins And the devil returns So what do you think Of my bedroom in Hell? Always drips in the sink Never a drop in the well Yeah So what do you think Of my bedroom in Hell? Always drips in the sink Oh, never a drop in the well Never a drop in the well Oh there's never a drop in the well Well there's never a drop in the well Never a drop in the well Never a drop in the well
10.
Amaze disgrace How sweet the sound Of footfalls in The underground And rise my children Come and play The perfect earth She'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 our screams Amaze disgrace Oh how sweet it is Your life's blood bleeds Along your wrist 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 our screams It was a night like tonight So many years ago I was drawn towards the light Held on too tight, could not let go And rise my children come and play The perfect earth, she's been blown away And don't you fear it when you hear it Stirring down below (Stirring down below) Don't you get that's how it lets Itself into your soul? (Self into your soul) And don't you fear it when you hear it Stirring down below (Stirring down below) Don't you get that's how it lets Itself into your soul? These walls are too thin to Hide our screams Amaze (disgrace) (Amaze disgrace) Amaze...
11.
Soul Reality 04:10
Spaceship - long trip - fat lip - fly I'm gonna miss you Back on planet Earth Now that I'm so high Been a long time Living in a world of crime Never again, friend of a friend Telling it's a lie Boy, I think you're way out of line Better luck again next time Never again, friend of a friend Telling it's a lie And I don't understand Why'd they choose me The abduction of my soul reality How long I've been gone I do not really know But I think I see a planet below Spaceship - long trip - fat lip - fly It's been a long time Living in a world of crime Never again, friend of a friend Telling it's a lie And I don't understand Why'd they choose me The abduction of my soul reality How long I've been gone I do not really know But I think I see a planet below And I don't understand Why'd they choose me The abduction of my soul reality How long I've been gone I do not really know But I think I see a planet below I don't understand Why'd they choose me The abduction of my own reality How long I've been gone Well, I do not really know But I think I see Think I see a planet (Below) Below
12.
Me and the latest from Mars Clone our respective goodbyes Shedding a skin full of scars Peeling the lids from our eyes I know they don't seem to care I don't think they understand I don't think they understand Claire, where the hell of you been? I've waited for more than an hour Out there's a whole world of sin Back home the milk has gone sour I know they don't seem to care I don't think they understand I don't think they understand Hopelessly out of control Dividing yourself from your soul You think I don't know what you've done Right now it's 4:21 I know they don't seem to care I don't think they understand I don't think they understand I think my brain is off I'm just a little peculiar A word goes in one ear and Into the future To think I never saw you I only pretended Your show got preempted, though And that's the truth I know they don't seem to care I don't think they understand I don't think they understand I know they don't seem to care I don't think they understand I don't think they understand

about

Back in the day we had a band house where we lived and rehearsed on the daily. One day, the great Robert Chicken Burke burst through the door and exclaimed "Hey boys, you guys are ready. We need to make a record NOW!" "Summercamp Nightmare" is the result.

It was recorded at the infamous IWWI studios in Weehawken, NJ. They have the piano that John Lennon recorded Imagine on and so we couldn't resist putting it on several recordings. This is an all natural record, where we literally removed all computers from the building. We recorded on tape and used all vintage tube gear.

The very first song we played live at IWWI wound up on the album (Bedroom in Hell). Even though it is decidedly mellower than much of our more recent work, many consider this record to be our best with favorites like Broadway Alien, Halloween, Dive, Endless Alibi & Signs of Life. There are also bonus tracks featuring early versions of Amaze Disgrace and Dregs as well.

credits

released October 7, 2003

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

Additional personnel
Tom Benton — Executive producer
Cover art by Joey Eppard
Back insert photo by Allison Braun
Insert photos by Molly Rubin
Graphics by The Turning Mill
Mastered at The Clubhouse, Rhinebeck, New York by Paul Antonell and Sean Price
"Dregs" and "Amaze Disgrace" recorded at The Temple of Stote, produced by Joey Eppard, engineered and mixed by Robert Frazza
All other songs recorded at IIWII studios in Weehawken, NJ, produced by Robert "Chicken" Burke, engineered by Sal Mormando, and mixed by Sal Mormando, Joey Eppard, and Robert "Chicken" Burke

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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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