It's The Year 2000!

by Control Group

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Recorded and mixed to tape in three days, at Electrical Audio in Chicago, by the incomparable Steve Albini. All proceeds from this record (and all Control Group music sales until November 3rd, 2020) will go to the ACLU.

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released July 4, 2018

All songs by Darren Korb, Jeremy Parker, and Evan Reynolds
Recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio
Mastered by Margaret Luthar at Chicago Mastering
Graphic design by Melissa Irwin
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Track Name: Because It's Biblical
You're in a pawnshop craze believe in miracles
A rental in your name because it's biblical
The present in your stalking is talking stocks and bonds
But it's gone on too long you know it never stops
It's coming on too strong when all the words fall out
You try to make amends you try you try

Everyone you know is a liar and a horrible fake yeah
Trusting in them was the worst of your childish mistakes so
You think you rule and the world is all in your plate then
Then you find out what terrible gods we make

You're not a perfect guy you get it when you can
You don't believe in God you trust the anchor man
But you believe in the TV that CBS has been selling
There's no telling what those little kids say next
They shove it in your face the bass gets louder and louder
It's too crowded and dark in here

Everyone you know is a liar and a horrible fake yeah
And when they steal from the poor and they're soaking in hate now
You think you rule and the world is all in your plate then
Then you find out then you find out what terrible gods we make

You see a pretty girl the kind you want to meet
Three days of paper plates and sweating in the sheets
A roll of quarters for ordering in you can't begin to think about going outside
The rest of the world's too big and too scary so don't get carried away this time

Everyone you know is a liar and a horrible fake yeah
Where can you turn when your friends when your friends are all snakes
You think you rule and the world is all in your plate then
Then you find out then you find out what terrible gods we make
Track Name: Life After Hatred
He
Turns
The door
Knob
And changed
Life
For everyone
Inside that church
Forever

Do you still believe that there can be life after hatred?
When you've been ripped apart and, you're beaten broke and naked
Do you still believe that there can be life after evil?
After all the shit you've seen, how can you still have faith in people?

They
Were
On their
Way
Home
From
Their friend's place and they
Posed no threat
Or danger

Do you still believe that there can be life after hatred?
When you've been ripped apart and, you're beaten broke and naked?
Do you still believe that there can be life after evil?
After all the shit you've seen, how can you still have faith in people?

He
Sends
The wrong
Tweet
And changed
Life
For everyone
Around the world
Forever
Track Name: The Jar
You glare out the window door,
waiting for the sun to peek.
You can't commit to lay awake.
You heavy face the walls,
your hands like rubber stoppers,
your feet like tired moths,
your mouth is just a stagger.
You trade Peter for Paul.
You yell down the hall.
No longer afraid to fall,
like a plane about to stall.
What is there left to feel?
All the world's a parade.
You're just a clown's prop.
When they pie your face,
just smile.
A quick short pop and you're awake.
There's nothing you can drink or take,
nothing to push back in to slumber.
Your mind, it shakes.
Your soul, it wanders.
You dream of undoing past blunders.
You celebrate your favorite summer.
Tears congregate at the corner of your life.
Wine black seas rise.
You're paralyzed,
with just a smile.
There's nothing left to feel.
All the world's a parade.
You're just a clown's prop.
When they pie your face,
just laugh.
So, empty out your eyes.
Fill up your dog.
Pull the rip cord.
You're the mortar.
You're not the filling.
You're the vessel.
Love the jar you are.
Track Name: Schadenfreude
We go way back to the old days and you could always count on a helping fist
Getting shoved right up you ass And you never asked, and I kind of wished you didn't exist

Well life's an easy ride, when you learn to drive and you take your time and don't get lost
And everybody thinks they got a handle on it, but the handle's coming off

My life is the blooper reel from the summer feel-good movie that you hate
You smiled at all the mistakes I made, didn't you? Didn't you?
My life is the blooper reel from the summer feel-good movie that you hate
You smiled at all the mistakes I made, didn't you? Didn't you?

What's that awful noise? Well it's just my voice trying to squeeze out a note or three
And it's a real big shot in the arm just to see you come down here and show your support for me
We both knew we were so cool, and we could do anything we wanted
And I can pick my friends, and I can pick my nose but I can't get laid if my life depended on it

My life is the blooper reel from the summer feel-good movie that you hate
You smiled at all the mistakes I made, didn't you? Didn't you?
My life is the blooper reel from the summer feel-good movie that you hate
You smiled at all the mistakes I made, didn't you? Didn't you?

Another lovely Sunday in the park, I'm kicking over some piles of raked-up leaves
And batting 'round some idle thoughts like musing on just who likes me the least
And while the deck just might be stacked against me, but in my defense we were never free
And now I've got one chance I'm going to be the best underachiever that I can be

My life is the blooper reel from the summer feel-good movie that you hate
You smiled at all the mistakes I made, didn't you? Didn't you?
My life is the blooper reel from the summer feel-good movie that you hate
You smiled at all the mistakes I made, didn't you? Didn't you?
Track Name: Cat's Meow
Hey
I see you lying there on the window sill
Curled up with your ball of string
You little alley cat
You're running out of lives this time
I can see you tearing up the curtains
You're climbing up the walls
Something tells me that you're gonna wind up on your feet
I know but don't ask me how
I can tell you are the cat's meow

Hey
Your curiosity it got the best of me this time
Just a little scratching at the window until the claws come out
Now the cat's out of the bag I feel it's safe to say
I know but don't ask me how
I can tell you are the cat's meow

Now the cat's out of the bag I feel it's safe to say
I know but don't ask me how
I can tell you are the cat's meow
I can tell you are the cat's meow

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