Overzealous!

by Murder By Scooter

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Our first full-length album! Thanks to our supporters!

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released May 11, 2013

Murder By Scooter is:
JESS CARLISI - VOCALS
SEAN CONWAY - GUITARS, VOCALS
DAN POORMAN - BASS, VOCALS
JOE YONKERS - DRUMS
ANDREW FREY - TROMBONE
JACOB GARBUS - TENOR SAXOPHONE

PIANO, ORGAN, and ACCORDION by SEAN CONWAY

ADDITIONAL PERCUSSION by JAY SAGER, SEAN CONWAY, JOE YONKERS, and DAN POORMAN

GANG VOCALS by MURDER BY SCOOTER and FRIENDS: NIC PALMERI, KEVIN REDDING, SARAH WOLFFE, PJ GRISAR, MARCUS LAZORE, KAELA BRUNDAGE, MAUREEN GIOIA, DAN ALFONSO, KELLY BARBOUR

ON “THE COP SONG":
VINCENT PALMERI as “DISPATCH"
SEAN CONWAY and DAN POORMAN as “31" and “17"

ENGINEERED, MIXED, and PRODUCED by JOE YONKERS
With thanks to RENE JOLY and ROBINSON BATTEAU

ALBUM ARTWORK by KELLY BARBOUR

Lyrics copyright Sean Conway, Dan Poorman, and Jessica Carlisi

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Track Name: The Prolonged Promise
It's been a long time coming now / I got the money somehow / This prolonged promise is fulfilled / Taxi, take me to JFK / I'm getting on an airplane and flying away / I said I'd see you someday / Taxi, take me to JFK / I'm getting on an airplane and flying away / I said I'd see you someday / Dreaming of places off the shore / Don't really care, I'm out the door / If I don't leave now, I never will / Taxi, take me to JFK / I'm getting on an airplane and flying away / I said I'd see you someday / Taxi, take me to JFK / I'm getting on an airplane and flying away / I said I'd see you someday
Track Name: Miss Universe
I come home and I'm tired, she's wired / Like a time bomb ready to blow / And I'm not ready to go / (And I'm not ready to) / Come back down to Earth / This fight is not worth what you and me have built / What you and me have / Hey, Miss Universe / Calm down, calm down / Hey, Miss Universe / Calm down, calm down / Hey, Miss Universe / Calm down, calm down / Hey, Miss Universe, calm down / I know it's a crisis, but try this / (Midol) Breathe nice and slow / In time, it's gonna go / (I think I'm ready to) / Don't go just yet, we'll get there, I'll bet / Remember what we've built / What you and me have / Hey, Miss Universe / Calm down, calm down / Hey, Miss Universe / Calm down, calm down / Hey, Miss Universe / Calm down, calm down / Hey, Miss Universe, calm down / (Got myself a girl, she gives me what she can / Normally smiling when she takes my hand / But lately she's been moping, I've been hoping / That it's not me triggering it, I must be figuring the wrong thing / She sat me down just the other day / I was afraid of what she had to say / I try to apologize, she says 'don't speak' / 'It's been a really rough week'
Track Name: Have You Been Drinking?
I never took you for that guy / Nike sneakers, a GTI / My friends say we should be / Remember me? / I was that sober girl sitting on the couch / I was a girlfriend / Waiting for a boyfriend / Staying for another end, but once again / The TV's on but I'm not here, I'm gone / I'm gone / I'm gone / I'm gone / I never took you for that boy / Quote unquote self-employed / My friends say I look beat / Remember me? / I was that older girl sitting on the couch / I was a girlfriend / Waiting for a boyfriend / Staying for another end, but once again / The TV's on but I'm not here, I'm gone / I'm gone / (Face her, she's no chaser / You've got a right to give in / Still that poison win) / I was your girlfriend / Waiting for my boyfriend / Staying for another end, but once again / The TV's on but I'm not yours, I'm gone / I'm gone / I'm gone / I'm gone
Track Name: Pathetic
Waiting, saying / Things will get better once I let it go / And I know, it should not be so / It should not be so / Waiting, embracing / What comes tomorrow, can't let myself show / Yeah, I know, it should not be so / It should not be so / How pathetic, I don't get it / It was expected from the start / It was expected from the start / How pathetic, I don't get it / It was expected from the start / It was expected from the start
Track Name: Obsessed!
I want it, I need it, I crave it, I wish it / Was mine, in my mind / All the time, I'll be fine / I want it, I need it, I crave it, I wish it / Was mine, in my mind / All the time, I'll be fine / I'm fuckin' obsessed / Screw all the rest / I want it now / I'll get it somehow / I'm fuckin' obsessed / Screw all the rest / I want it now / I'll get it somehow
Track Name: Simple Machines
If we can build a ping pong table / From a slab of wood in your uncle's garage / Then I believe we can forge ourselves a suture / To block out the sun if we get too hot / The kids scream, 'boy, this summer's been a bummer!' / You could squeeze the tension out into cups / Sell it to your neighbors and make a few bucks / Just as long as you give a few fucks / And I've been trying real hard to sit alone in my room / Tickling my gall to write something for you / All I've got are some shit poems and a bass guitar /
So if I called you on the phone, would you review me thus far? / Looks like I'm a three-star kind of guy / Gimp slice on an apple pie / And as for you, well, I saw you in my dream once / Oh, wait, I think I saw you whip my cream once / Next year, I think I'll thrash around like it's the 1990s / The very clothes on my body won't define me / Yeah, and you won't ever find me / And my fear is that you'll wish me luck on my next endeavor / And that they'll never, ever, ever find me clever / I'm a simple machine, man, pull my lever! / If a chair is down a leg, it ain't stable / We'll throw it to the back of your uncle's garage / For all the other boys who pick and pull, all the looters / One man's trash is another's mirage / The kids scream, 'boy, we've had a ball this fall!' / You could pack your bags and head off to class / Write a scrap of wisdom as the door hits your ass / And reap the presents from your barren, old past / And what I've gathered thus far is I'm attracted to doom / Greasing my gears, I'm rusted by you / All I've got is a good poem and a bass guitar / So should I take to the city in a boxcar? / Next year, I think I'll thrash around like it's the 1990s / The very clothes on my body won't define me / Yeah, and you won't ever find me / And my fear is that you'll wish me luck on my next endeavor / And that they'll never, ever, ever find me clever / I'm a simple machine, man, pull my lever! / I'm thick / Can't get my mind off this chick / What she's doing is making me sick / Make it quick, and kill me! / But that's just girls, / Them with their curls / And their discomfort on tilt-a-whirls / This here's a team, grab a microphone and scream, / 'We are all simple machines!' / We are all simple machines, / We are all simple machines, / We are all simple machines, / We are all simple machines
Track Name: Just Maybe
Music up, windows down / Roman candles on machine gun clouds / And all the blue turns red / The sun off a Chevy / The skin of a lady / The feeling that just maybe / This is all I've ever need / Drying out, tide rolls in / Move the blankets back again / And getting close / I'm going crazy / What little that you're wearing / I'm thinking that just maybe / You're the one from all my dreams / And I know I shouldn't ask for more, but I do / But I do / So give me more, baby, please / Love me right here by the sea / You're tempting me / And I know I shouldn't ask for more, but I do / But I do / So give me more, baby, please / Love me right here by the sea / You're tempting me / You're tempting me, you're tempting me
Track Name: The Cop Song
It's the third time this week / That the police got me / And I'm really sick of them / I don't drive a nice car / I don't race off the start / Even if I did, screw them / It's inescapable / They're everywhere / Always look 'em in the eye but never stare / Just keep your head up and tell 'em straight / Everything in the end is your mistake / 'Cause it's the third time this week / That the police got me / And I'm really sick of them / I don't drink like a fish / I don't smoke myself to bliss / Even if I did, screw them / Don't bother / There's no use lying / Trip your words up and you'll be forever fighting / Swallow pride, and like he said / Put your hands on the hood, bend and spread / 'Cause it's the third time this week / That the police got me and I'm really sick of them / I don't take off the shelves / I don't act like someone else / Even if I did, screw them / It's the third time this week / That the police got me / And I'm really sick of them / And it isn't just me / It's just everybody / Under misguided authority
Track Name: The Squid
I told myself I couldn't love him / That I could never settle forever / Stay chained together / To a guy that adored me, but endlessly bored me / Told me stories of all the girls he'd loved before me / But he held me when I could find nobody else to call my own / And eventually forgetting everything I thought I'd always known / Set free alone, by all the thoughts up in my head / Condemned never to satisfy my heart again / Hey, pay mind to what I got to say / One day, hey / You'll scream your secrets at yourself, but you won't know how to listen / So hey / Trust your gut, shut your lust / And ride the wave right into the night / You see, the thing I came to realize / I won't soon forget / Is don't do anything your future self might soon regret / Get out while you still can / You'll find another man / The sea is filled with fish / You know, it doesn't matter which you end up with / 'Cause life has ways of granting every wish / And you can't anticipate the things you swear you'd never miss / So here's a kiss / Goodbye to having all control / Ride the next wave like it don't matter if you stand or fall / Hey, pay mind to what I got to say / One day, hey / You'll scream your secrets at yourself, but you won't know how to listen / So hey / Trust your gut, shut your lust / And ride the wave right into the night
Track Name: Origami Valentine
Much to the dismay of your sensei, you were skipping class / To meet me outside by the soccer field in the tall grass / When I first met you, you had on the coolest clothes / Just like a model out of the Japanese Vogue / You took my hand, you liked my band, you gave me fashion tips / But most of all and above all, you let me touch those lips / Pass up drinks and put out smokes / You're so beautiful, I puke and choke / Your uncle's Takashi Miike, yeah, you're mine / Origami valentine / You tried to teach me to use chopsticks and I quickly failed / To grasp the noodles with my hand, so shaky and pale / When I first met you, you did not know how to dance / But nor did I, so we just writhed and then it was romance / I love the way you giggle, girl, and I'm your biggest fan / Except for the large one you sometimes carry in your hand / Your friends all think that I'm a jerk / My stupid jokes don't always work / But you still like me and I know you're mine / Origami valentine / (Waiting on you, waiting just for you) / Though I'm no Rivers Cuomo, I could write you a song or two / Compare you to Yoko Ono, but oh no! / That's so not called for and it's so not you / But you're a pipe dream, baby (Yes, I'm in your dreams) / I'll never know you, baby (Unless you cross the sea) / Origami valentine, origami valentine / I will never know you, you're not real / This valentine is just surreal / I closely follow J-Pop trends / But you can't hear me in the end / (Waiting on you, waiting just for you) / I will never know you, you're not real / This valentine is just surreal / Origami valentine
Track Name: Motivator
I wish it would rain / It'd fit the mood / There'd be an excuse just to stay inside / I'm sick of the pain / It's on the tube / It's on the web, it's where I cannot hide / So tell me later, tell me later, please just stop / Let tomorrow, let tomorrow be my rock / And I promise I'll be fine / Yes, I promise I'll be fine / But for now, just lend me find some peace / I'm missing the days / It's all a blur / I never wonder if you miss me too / I'm sick of the maze / I can't get through / Dead ends and slips, they trip me back to you / So tell me later, motivator, please just stop / Let tomorrow, let tomorrow be my rock / And I promise I'll be fine / Yes, I promise I'll be fine / But for now, just lend me find some peace / So tell me later, motivator, please just stop / Let tomorrow, let tomorrow be my rock / And I promise I'll be fine / Yes, I promise I'll be fine / But for now, just lend me find some peace / (Motivate me later, motivator) / Just leave me alone / Just leave me alone / Just leave me alone / So tell me, motivator, please just stop / Let tomorrow, let tomorrow be my rock / And I promise I'll be fine / Yes, I promise I'll be fine / But for now just let me find some peace / So tell me, motivator, please just stop / Let tomorrow, let tomorrow be my rock / And I promise I'll be fine / Yes, I promise I'll be fine / But for now just let me find some fuckin' peace
Track Name: Where We Used To Live
Where we used to live, I had a dog / And he would sleep all day / And when he'd wake up I'd be gone / But he'd still love me anyway / I always called home a joke / It never had a drop of hope / But where we used to live, I take it back / Talkin' 'bout where were you? Weren't you there? / The place we used to be / It seems so long ago, it's coming back to me / Where were you? Weren't you there? / The place we used to be / It seems so long ago, it's coming back to me / Where we used to live, I had a guy / And we'd get carried away / I never thought we'd say goodbye / Said we'd be married someday / I never thought we'd ever get choke / Until that one day we broke up / Now I go to where we used to live / And it takes me back / Talkin' 'bout where were you? Weren't you there? / The place we used to be / It seems so long ago, it's coming back to me / Where were you? Weren't you there? / The place we used to be / It seems so long ago, it's coming back to me / I don't know why we took for granted / All of the first and second chances / What little good a dumb excuse does / Shouldn't have questioned what the use was / Where were you? Weren't you there? / The place we used to be / It seems so long ago, it's coming back to me / (I don't know why we took for granted, all of the first and second chances) / (Where we used to live, where we used to live, where we used to live it's coming back to me) / (What little good a dumb excuse does, shouldn't have questioned what the use was) / It seems so long ago / It seems so long ago / It seems so long ago, it's coming back to me