The Shine EP

by Westside Daredevils

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about

shortly after forming the shine in 1999, we banged this out on 8-track tape with the intention of circulating it around town to find a drummer so gray could move over to guitar. it worked, and we hooked up with morrie rothstein, formerly of pegclimber and the 1-900$. moe whipped up some cover art and we burned a few copies to land gigs. we changed to westside daredevils soon after, so this became known as "the shine ep".

it's strictly ephemeral, meant for those who like to hear demos and early versions, but there are enough nice moments to make it worth sharing.

free to download. enjoy!

credits

released January 12, 2000

lineup:
brandon (bass)
brett (guitar, vox)
gray (drums, guitar, vox)
jeff (guitar, vox)

all songs written, recorded and mixed by westside daredevils
mastered by mind's eye music productions in knoxville, tn

© 2000 bad grammar command music

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Track Name: Jump The Front Row
call in the companions
seating for the show
he's a westside daredevil
he only jumps the front row
but they just flooded the canyon
thought you'd like to know

laughter in the balcony
movement in the aisle
foolish in the cheap seats
'cause he's a fool with style
he's a westside daredevil
and he will reconcile
Track Name: Spiritual Spelling Bee
burn a candle in the window
a light so they can see
calling out across the void now
a spiritual spelling bee
do they have a dictionary
do the lines connect
do they open up the doors at night
just for effect

should we bite the phantom hand
bad grammar command

there's a message in the ether
read you loud and clear
tongues and automatic writing
now shake the chandelier
are they shouting at the devil
do they come in jest
do they separate the gullible of us
from all the rest

should we bite the phantom hand
Track Name: Andrea
andrea started a band
but she did not understand
she wanted to be as cool as she can
you better not touch that letter
you better not touch that dial

all the girls started to shout
when the pity poetry starts
with every word bouncing back from their hearts
as if she'd never learned the difference
between precocious and precious

andrea's dying her hair back to red
and then strangely enough
even all of the boys did
she'll never remove the tattoo that she drew
on her right shoulder blade
you know it's not enough to say

andrea sat on the stage
wet with blood, sweat, and bitter rage
wondering why she felt old for her age
when all the girls said they loved her
like she'd been left for dead

andrea's dying her hair back to red
and then strangely enough
even all of the boys did
she'll never remove the tattoo that she drew
on her right shoulder blade
you know it's not enough to say

all your dreams are gone
never will you sing no more
you know you've got the right thing going on

andrea's dying her hair back to red
and then strangely enough
even all of the boys did
she'll never remove the tattoo that she drew
on her right shoulder blade
you know it's not enough to say

all your dreams are gone
never will you sing no more
you know you've got the right thing going on
Track Name: Darling Currency
there's no feel of emergency
yeah, yeah, yeah
there's no sense of urgency
yeah, yeah, yeah
capture perfect smiling sharing
every mile these wheels are baring
wearing down in the dirty sea
yeah, yeah, yeah

there's no cord that we can't sever
yeah, yeah, yeah
there's no pressure down here in the never
yeah, yeah, yeah
nothing bores you like complacent
second nature born in a basement
wearing down in the carpet forever
yeah, yeah, yeah

so rise up darling currency
yeah, yeah, yeah
pour out into the world with me
yeah, yeah, yeah
veneration comfort zero
someone's got to be the hero
but there's no feel of emergency
yeah, yeah, yeah
yeah, yeah, yeah
Track Name: Simple Posing
shouting out to deliver all the toys that you've burned
you will not be satisfied by the urges of the turned
you've thought of every reason for the treasons that you've learned

discuss into obscurity 'cause that's the way it's done
it's not a real party until no one's having fun
these half thought out philosophies are like staring into the sun
Track Name: Symposium
that girl has all the answers filed away for quick retrieval
that girl is poison as was written by
bel biv devoe, no
watch me form my grand hypothesis

study after study we've done
shows everyone we know to be dumb
everybody under the sun
thinks the unexamined life is more fun
study after study we've done
shows everyone we know to be dumb

that guy has no conception of the errors in his perception
he knows that everybody loves him so
glad to see him go, no
watch me form my grand hypothesis

study after study we've done
shows everyone we know to be dumb
everybody under the sun
thinks the unexamined life is more fun
study after study we've done
shows everyone we know to be dumb

study after study we've done
shows everyone we know to be dumb
everybody under the sun
thinks the unexamined life is more fun
study after study we've done
shows everyone we know to be dumb
Track Name: Chicks In Time Machines
for the kids in the mall
by decree of the queen
the chicks in time machines
will respond to the call
the artless and small
are burning all their magazines

summon up the youth brigade
the stockade is bolted tight
fire all the searchlights into the night

back in the fold
the spirits of gold
are scolding the tv screen
the tv recants
and offers a dance
to the chicks in time machines

arming all the wide-eyed types
looking for a fight
fire all the searchlights into the night

the sidewalks are lined
with beauty defined
the well-clad speaker teens
are checking their charts
for a place in our hearts
for the chicks in time machines


summon up the youth brigade
the stockade is bolted tight
fire all the searchlights into the night
it's alright, it's alright
Track Name: Miner's Shortwave
cold mine down below
all things small refuse to grow
solid state radio
still won't save you
from the wages of a daughter lover
as you dig out the mother
deep and slow

drop a charge down the well
all things small refuse to sell
never hear the warning bell
as the blast hits
and the pieces won't receive the care
that you'd love to share
and rust like hell

now you're back in the dark
all things small produce a spark
just can't wait for the bark
flip the on switch
and you'll spread your message through the air
that you'd love to share