Austere 12" LP

by The Kreutzer Sonata

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Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joe Tessone @ Mystery Street Recordings in Chicago, Illinois USA.

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released February 13, 2015

Karl- drums/vocals
Adam- Guitar/vocals
Katie- bass

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Track Name: Ready to Die
Don't exploit the dead or the lives they lead
through thick or thin they were just human
Good made evil, just words to me
Through different eyes is a different story
A soul is a flame in a breath ends the game
Life's a senseless beautiful tragedy

And you say
Fuck this life
And you say
I wanna die
And you say
Fuck this life
But are you ready to die?

I've seen junkies hustle streets while business men walk fast by me
Whose to say one day they won't be side by side and six feet deep?
Foot in the grave, hand on the clock.
Punch in, punch out then fucking drop.

I'm counting the days as they billow away
Like smoke from your cigarettes, leaves curl from the maple tree
From dust to dust a soul is all remains
Track Name: P.W.M. (Punks with Morals)
The same motherfucker that's supposed to be a punk
is talking like a homophobe when he gets drunk
hypocrisy is a fatal disease
Keep your hate south of I-80
and all these motherfuckers that are supposed to be a scene
are stealing from each other and its fucking sickening

These days all the morals have been taken away
are we blind or can anyone explain this to me
can we try maybe glorifying something that's right
like unity in this fucked up punk scene
take a dive if you're feeling alright
maybe no ones gonna save you tonight
when they're down pick em up dust em off lets go
its all for one so fuck your ego

All these bands in the punk community
that show up right before their set then leave
Hypocrisy is a fatal disease
dont pretend you're part of the scene
and the same motherfuckers spiking up their hair
are criticizing others for the shit they wanna wear
hypocrisy is a fatal disease
what is there to gain from these divisions
we
separate our means

These days all the morals have been taken away
are we blind or can anyone explain this to me
can we try maybe glorifying something that's right
like unity in this fucked up punk scene
take a dive if you're feeling alright
maybe no ones gonna save you tonight
when they're down pick em up dust em off lets go
its one for all so fuck your ego
Track Name: All Coming Down
I think everyday of the end
the thin fucking line the walls are decaying that hold us within
i throw every hope to the wind
nobody can tell me whats right what not to believe and what to defend

Discrimination has no translation
evacuation requires a location
no matter how good you're living its all coming down
the person standing next to me, the people that i'll never meet
united we stand in the eyes of the end
we're doomed and everything you own can't save you this time

so take one good look at this dead fucking end
say goodbye to your skin, your bones and your life its over my friend
can you say that you're proud of how you lived?
consider each day your last chance to right all the wrongs you commit
Track Name: Bottled years
Wherever the wind blows and rhythm of time flows
Youth wilts and wrinkles and actions all ripple
Like a needle laced with veins of thread through a body of dreams collective head

We are reactions sifting through raw distractions
Writing bloody life stories steered by self satisfaction
Mouthing words we should have said to ghosts of friends as good as dead

Where'd the time go?
Where'd the time go now?
Learning to sneer in high school halls, writing hasty words on bathroom stalls

Any good mother would be worried sick if she remembered what it took to be a good kid
The alienation of the wrong sort of smile
The fists the fits the downward spirals
So hold on and ring true cause life is so see through
Bold bright or burned black with smeared blue and gray hues
That the colors blur behind its veil
And most only follow the same worn trail

My New England's somewhere in Kent Falls and a Bridgeport ferry out across the Long Island Sound

Where'd the time go?
Where'd the time go now?
A brother's cry under a burning sky as the fiends fled from the parking lot

A New Jersey beach, scabs on your knees, gulls in the dunes an Atlantic breeze

Awe struck with the New York fray, stumbling city streets of yesterday
Track Name: Where We Left Off
Where we left off
I tattooed myself through the worst of times
Where we left off
The pills killed my highs now I drunk whisper my old lines
Where we left off
The whiskey leaked out my pores where did dad go wrong?
Where we left off
The floorboards creaked like a sad old familiar song

And I'll be just fine
Living out of my mind
fake smiles and social norms never did it for me

So fuck the world
and almost everyone except for my girl, this band of vagabonds and the ones I left back East.

Where we left off
I was forced to say goodbye but i won't
Where we left off
and forced to make it all right, but I can't
Where we left off
and it's just a matter of time for us all
where we left off
before you walk the fuck away and leave it behind or you'll fall

I lit the wind on fire to see if it would cry
I looked up to the stars feeling as if I'd fall right into the sky
Track Name: Nightshift Kids
There's a way out though you can't choose your way in on
New England smoky summer nights with nothing worth saying
Then there's a city and you cough out your old ghosts
there's a past left layered in casks of wine to future somber wedding toasts

No we've bad tattoos and dirty jeans
The curse of an overactive daunting restless memory
You swore off their way of life
You swore off their way of life

There was a girl you used to kiss on Norwalk Beach
Now there's a lady but you both work while each other sleeps
She takes care of you, she does it with a smile
But you're boozin' sleeping in your shoes and stomping stock room roaches out

And at 5 AM they called police.
Across Rose Hill an ambulance cried out in the midnight streets
You swore off their way of life
You swore off their way of lie

Nightshift Kids, in darkness
Living off our hero's hopes that somethings gotta give
When morning breaks, our eyes are phased
Light is but a memory that's laughing across the lake.
Track Name: Addition by Subtraction
Depression is the only thing
that makes sense to me
its such a logical reaction to the fear
and the way we decay until we all disappear

No one sees the gloom i carry
there's no cure for insecurity
black is all i want to see
no shape or depth to anything
away from all the excess worry
no one's there to even hear me
all concepts and recollections erased

With youth comes bad decisions
you sometimes can outrun
with age comes isolation
you're sick of everyone
in winter i fall
down cold like the snow
back to purgatory
I'm next in line

I once found comfort knowing I
would be the first one to die
i wouldn't live to see all the changes
and the way we grow back into strangers
and pointlessly they carry on
untethered to a purpose or a sense of right and wrong
and visibly in their minds i dreamed to stay
but how I've learned that the dead do fade

With youth comes bad decisions
you sometimes can outrun
with age comes isolation
you're sick of everyone
in winter i fall
down cold like the snow
back to purgatory
I'm next in line to go
Track Name: Bad Blood
When death comes knockin' we'll be there
Forever you're never alone
When sorrow gleams its mellow stare
Just know you're never too far from home
When dust fills your cuts and rain runs your blood
Remember the times made of gold
'Cause we're the kids who won't give up
Even when the fair weather blows cold

On the street tonight there's no sound save the dull whisper of a town
And the screams from a club played to a two person crowd
In the shadows he's writing words down
On a bloody nosed napkin as the train pulls around

This crooked smile runs in my family
Through this unabashed land of liars and thieves
This crooked smile runs in my family
I'm still trying to find what it means to me
Track Name: Bruises
I'll do my best to be a good man, and create my life, create my chance
Patience and compassion, put these virtues into action
I'll do my best to be a good friend, we're brothers and sisters til the end
And we all share the same fate

At one AM I left the bar with a greater definition of who we are at large
We all feel alone so let's stick together

Til the end
I'll be by your side
Til the end
And we'll push on
Til the end
So keep that spirit strong
Til the end

I'll do my best not to be blinded by my pride
Or any hatred I may have inside
'Cause too much love for yourself and hatred for everything else leaves you with a huge fucking whole in your soul
Track Name: Cringeworthy
Loyalty is laughed at and you're left behind
An online personality will make you shine
We can't relate to you, I don't know why fate would choose
To drop us off and leave us in this sorry excuse for a

Society
So divided
So one sided
We won't relate to you when you're so unenlightened

I hate my fucking generation

There's a race war, there's a class war, there's a war on equal rights
It exists in subtle whispers in the back of our minds
They exploit our worth so many times you start to think they're right
So take your fist off your phone and raise it for a fight on


Society
never changes
Conformity
Comes in waves
Their grip on us
Manipulates and never fades

I hate my fucking generation.
Track Name: Until Time Overlaps
Choose the wiser the weak will destroy you and leave you with hollow and haunting decay
Tears despair you cant be repaired you're fighting for life and you can't get away
The sadly misguided will wallow in vacancy unsatisfied with their lonely remorse
In a matter of time the comfort and shine will leak through the cracks your life's in reverse

The trouble consumes and confides him with doom
The sequels are not as enticing a tomb
The offer that stands is more a demand
The nightmare ensues when he protests his dues
these moments of weakness are powered by seamless
and purely pathetic longing for things that
wont happen again these moments are dead
time wont overlap its a fucking dead end

Time's a fucking dead end

Withered and tired
and never admired
lost in desire
a waste of a wake
A mind divided
and never excited
he's trying to hide it
he's not gonna make it

he's vain
he's slain
he's under offered strain
he's high
he's dry
his pain will never die