When You Meet the Rall Tide, Kill the Rall Tide

by Rall Tide

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released October 7, 2014

Vocals -Peter AK
Guitars - Peter AK, Keith Smith
Synths - Ivan Nikalov, Peter AK, Chris Campbell
Drums - Trevor Hull, Peter AK, Zak Frieling
Bass - Keith Smith, Eric Allen
Sampler - Peter AK

Recorded at Memory Pool Studios, Detroit, June-July 2014
Engineered by Ivan Nikalov, Keith Smith, and Peter AK
Produced by Peter AK

Mastered at United Sound

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Rall Tide Detroit, Michigan

A couple rock kids meet in the damp hours of a Detroit rave and bond over the genius of the Replacements and Kanye. Rall Tide is born.

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Track Name: No Tomorrow
I miss my old girl
And the front porch that we used to know
Lying there up on the roof
My old girl had a view

My old girl had a view
My old girl's just like you
A couple broken melodies
All choked up and confused
No tomorrow

So we sang it at a party, everything we left
Two words chanced off half a cigarette
No tomorrow
Track Name: Hidden Fortress
It's the moon of the night, the day of the samurai
No, it's just more nonsense, if you don't care you don't have to try
Cause this heart is a hummingbird for questions still unheard
And this soul is a coal mine looking for a bird to choke

And I
I try
I try to forget
But these dreams are a fortress

None of these things come easy still there's one that's hard to breathe
Tonight but tomorrow these lies will come with ease
Cause the heart is a hummingbird for lessons left unlearned
And this soul is an abandoned home with matches left to burn

And I
I try
I try to forget
But these dreams are a fortress

And everytime I come here I wonder if it can be the last
If I'll finally shoot my mouth off, get me back some normal life
But cliches like that make hummingbird hearts attack
The banks and the breaks and the empty space where two lips say they won't be coming back

And I
I try
I try to forget
But these dreams are a fortress

So I
I lie
I lie to forget
These dreams are a fortress
Track Name: Almost April
Put a cap on between the snow falling and everything we've been promising
I'll never stay up, never get done, never finish, never come
Never be serious, you'll never be satisfied
Why?

All I can do is...
Never be there for you
Never be there, I've heard it's true, this born to die we live to lose
But the only thing I've ever known for sure is... oh, no, it must be some other

Almost April we saw it on the TV screen
A hundred dead, all Algonquin chiefs, what's it mean to me?
Too much red, counting stares, I know it's not enough to care
But in suicide slum we're doing fine, the trains are running right behind
Telegraph mines, the ghost lines in your eyes, wasting time but you know I-I-I-
Don't believe it's ever held my breath
Just a little bit

Uncanny, lately I've been everything but me
Except I never said I did not mean for that to happen
Accept I've been noticing August dreams come crystalline
Swallowing a little steam
God's honest thought: "Don't let him breathe"

Well you broke my city so I broke it back, bullshit bark dogs on the attack
Scratching off your emerald ash, my sweet gum baby
Well oh my god, oh my damn, once you've given it up you can't
Never ever never ever get it back again
But nothing's ever happening
Track Name: Trainwreck
Everytime I cut myself it bleeds right into you
And ten words cut a hundred times when you don't know which are true
So I keep my love under my feet with a piss-stained heart of gold
Down here on my hands and knees I don't need to hear what you're told

Pirates come on amber waves, on reserves made of steel
And if ones not enough then twos okay, now tell me how you feel
With the boys in the backyard cutting up, girls say it ain't what but when you show
The tree slopes and the avalanche, these thunderstorms and lightning rolls

Not growing up is getting old and it's all inside the trees
Fly yourself to the moon with an old white rope and from the stars you'll swing
Now the trainwrecks in a little bag you can't let leave your glow
But I ain't your fog on a leash, I got bones and teeth
And when this rabbit howls you'll know
Track Name: Bryni Town
What's the point of an ocean if you don't know how to drown?
Living on the Strait, this salt wound on the state, no I'll never know what to say
So today we're gonna start, no tomorrow will be better
A castle with too many kings, it'll be just one more, let's hit the party store
Yeah

Pop, pop, pop, pop
Get down, get down now
Somebody's hurt, call an ambulance
Sorry, that's the best joke, they'll never come up though

Well if it's too cold just to talk
And you can't find a match
Burn it all down, this home, this bryni town
Put your hands in the hands of the man with heat vision

A rich man, rare, distinct, we're standing by
Some scarlet ibis shotgun spraying
Valentines, the red red was his mind
A war hero slit catalytic cross the eyes
Yeah
Track Name: Hairpin Rabbits
When I finally come in it will always be too late
Stuck on Michigan time dotted lines just fade away

Shorter bonds are stronger bonds, shorter bonds are stronger bonds
The look in your eyes says
Shorter bonds are stronger bonds, shorter bonds are stronger bonds
Gotta get outta this
Promised yourself you'd never have another regret
But this cold drinks cigarettes

Tried to break glass but instead I broke this room
These feelings that last would hurt less if true

Shorter bonds are stronger bonds, shorter bonds are stronger bonds
The look in your eyes says
Shorter bonds are stronger bonds, shorter bonds are stronger bonds
Gotta get outta this
Promised yourself you'd never have another regret
But this cold drinks cigarettes

Don't need another show, don't want another stage
So cut the applause, your old news came too late
We're understanding
This isn't happening
Running late again, don't wanna tell our friends
Waiting for the fall, peeling off their hands
Got half a mind to
Forget what we were supposed to do
Feelings that last would hurt less if true
I tried to break glass but I just broke this room

Shorter bonds are stronger bonds, shorter bonds are stronger bonds
The look in your eyes says
Shorter bonds are stronger bonds, shorter bonds are stronger bonds
Gotta get outta this
Promised yourself you'd never have another regret
But this cold drinks cigarettes

And you only ever speak through technology you can't explain
While I'm locked inside again with math, graphs, chemistry and rain
So let me synthesize this paper, clear the air with vapor
Insulfate a concentrate and swallow two salts
Cause it's just like Ivan said to me:
"Peter, this is Peter, you're gonna have to make peace eventually"
Track Name: 3 Elvises
Wake up in keychain smoke and howl one for the day
Earrings and little things, receipts can't stand to shake
Head to the party store and wait, wait, wait
Get beer and whisky, how much longer will it take til I say

Alright now
Okay, yeah
It's alright
I'll be better in a day when I say

Give me three Elvises for white walls to line the room
And a fifth all to myself, double features coming soon
Got all these numbers and at least one might not lose
Take em down for answers from the man who's bulletproof and I'll say

Alright now
Okay, yeah
It's alright
I'll be better in a day when I say

And you say calm down, just please calm down
Can't stand no more, not one more sound
But I settled down once before and I'm not settling down, not anymore
When you say calm down, just please calm down
I can't stand no more, not one more sound
Cause I settled down once before and I'd rather spend the night on the floor than say

Alright now
Okay, yeah
It's alright
I'll be better in a day when I say
Track Name: Hours To Fill
Came home stoned from some shitshow down the road
Australia smashed the cop, killed the car standing all alone
When the lights came red all the actors had fled
And I was thinking I could make it true

There's always something wrong with this TV static snow
It's frozen up, the channel's stuck, more things I'll never know
What do I say when I see you this way?
Don't wanna get high just to have to talk to you
But I will, though

Got a face like hell, and a heart full of dirt painted up in fool's gold
I keep it to myself in pockets like my soul, just filled with holes
But you're soft as glass, and I can be a gentle man
Maybe someday I could let you know
Again

The devil starts when the town ends and un-dots all its eyes
Gotta sleep, gotta breathe, no, can't be left behind
But there's hours to fill and I'm all outta pills
Thought that might mean you could come this way again
But goddamn

Well you traced your number across my phone
In a digital screen I said it was romantic, you said no
Never thought you'd be so damn annoyed
I was just trying to be your cathode ray boy
I just wanna be your cathode ray boy
I'm just trying to be your cathode ray boy
Again, hell
Track Name: Broke Amnesty
Break it up, pull out every stem and every seed
Cut it out, don't wanna hear bout what you need
Cause on my back you were on my mind
On your back, circles tracing time, yeah
On my back you were on my mind
Why's it different this time?

I always dreamed I could hurt you
I always dreamed I could cut you straight through
I always knew I could hurt you
But I never dreamed you would hurt me too
So break it up, cut me out
I'm sleeping in cause I know how to make new friends
You light em up, smoke em out
And get passed around cause this heart's got a long way down

I always could dessert you
Anytime, anywhere you lose
I always would dessert you
Even when I broke amnesty and you'd refuse

I had a dream we were nothing
Electricity hanging off vacant rings
Two loops of empty string
Vibrating
I had a dream we were something
Electricity dancing on vacant rings
Two loops of broken string
Vibrating
Track Name: Stitches and Crash
Wasting more gas with Stitches and Crash
Take the copper and cover if you want it to last
But if you won't say nothing, I won't say anything
I won't say anything, anything at all
If you won't say nothing, I won't say anything
I won't say anything, you don't gotta call

Huffing more gas with Stitches and Crash
I'm a machine gun bulldog if you want it to last
But if you won't say nothing, I won't say anything
I won't say anything... at all
If you won't say nothing, I won't say anything
I won't say anything, you don't gotta call

I'm just wasting more gas with Stitches and Crash
I'm a machine gun bulldog and I want it to last
Track Name: Chain Effect
And when I finally come in
It'll never be too late
To say one more thing
That I never mean

Cause there's only two
If you want the truth
And I never do, never do
Because promises are just blueprints of what we won't do

Now that we got no net, what's the chain effect?
What's the chain effect to you?

Well you say it's like floating in a pool
When World War I biplanes come flying over you
Buzzing like a dog you haven't fed
But you know I never had a pet, why does that make you wet?

We went searching for the answer at my school
Pissing off the past trying to break it's silver rule
(I said) I can't behave when I'm in my mind
(You laughed) The future's looking for a ride
Then I made you cum to a 90's hit
From when we were six

Now that we got no net, what's the chain effect?
What's the chain effect to do?
Track Name: Sabres
I miss you
Oh whatchu doing on the phone?
It's been a minute since you shorted out
It's been okay

Oh it's green, oh can't you see it?
Oh no, it's blue, don't be so down
Haven't seen you by the lost and found
Still making change?
Okay

Still ain't never seen them
Tie some string around some time
But God's in brothers, I took it out
Still feels the same

Metro Times came out last weekend
Yeah, I heard there's been some shows
But I spent five bucks 500 times
They're all the same
Lame

I got some speed now if you want it
You ain't got no money? No, that's fine
It's been a while since you tried it out
Still works the same

Oh, not tonight, you got that Kommie
Said you can come around next week
Been picking up quarters and packing dimes
Well, how's the eighth?
Great

Oh Sports you won't believe it
Can't keep myself a goddamn job
But I keep some trees out in the garage
I'll be okay

I had a dream that you were calling
If it's real don't tell me now
It's been a minute since you shorted out
It's been a long, long fucking day
Okay