Talk Is Cheap

by The Scoffs

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1.
Short Fuse 03:06
We can get along just fine if you can leave your attitude behind Because I don't have a minute to spare for an hour of grief The moment that you start to bitch You're gonna flip the lever on my switch and then you'll see another side of me Can't we all just get along You keep kicking this ticking bomb Don't push me Don't piss me off Don't push me Don't piss me off Don't push me Don't piss me off You can always speak your mind But we're gonna disagree sometimes You clean up your side of the street and I'll clean up mine Try to force your views on me And that's the moment that you'll start to see Just how fast a situation can decline Can't we all just get along You keep kicking this ticking bomb Don't push me Don't piss me off Don't push me Don't piss me off Don't push me Don't piss me off Can't we all just get along You keep kicking this ticking bomb Bang! Don't push me Don't piss me off Don't push me Don't piss me off Don't push me Don't piss me off You take a mile when I give an inch Now you're getting under my skin And suffice it to say there ain't no quicker way of getting your head caved in Get your hands off of my free will Or someone's gonna end up killed 'cause this countdown can't be stopped when it begins Can't we all just get along But you keep kicking this ticking bomb Boom! Don't push me Don't piss me off Don't push me Don't piss me off Don't push me Don't piss me off
2.
Oh I can hear you talking Keep on talking You've got nothing to say unless you're shooting off your mouth about me anyway Keep the laughs coming Keep your mouth running I'll do my best to always give you something else you can talk about Oh I can hear the whispers from your sisters in the hen house And they just keep on talking Never stop to get the story straight Keep the dirt flying Keep your tears crying I'll keep on trying for a little bit of truth in your lying mouth Empty minds with empty words Can't wait to tell you what they heard on the assembly maligned Your life is ripe for their discussion Talking loud and saying nothing with no peace in mind But your talk talk talk is cheap Your talk talk talk is cheap Your talk talk talk is cheap So cheap The blindness in your outrage is outrageous A contagion of anger so misplaced There's nothing sacred in this modern age Keep it all easy Keep it light and breezy So all the simple people can be proud of all their silly conjecturing The choir's got a preacher facing in Here comes the sermon again Recite the lines you learned by rote and gloat amongst your friends Keep your jaws swinging Keep your hands wringing I'll keep on living with a reason while you're greasing the squeaky wheel Empty minds with empty words Can't wait to tell you what they heard on the assembly maligned Your life is ripe for their discussion Talking loud and saying nothing with no peace in mind But your talk talk talk is cheap Your talk talk talk is cheap Your talk talk talk is cheap So cheap Empty minds with empty words Can't wait to tell you what they heard on the assembly maligned Your life is ripe for their discussion Talking loud and saying nothing with no peace in mind But your talk talk talk is cheap Your talk talk talk is cheap Your talk talk talk is cheap So cheap Your talk talk talk is cheap Your talk talk talk is cheap Your talk talk talk is cheap So cheap Cheap
3.
In crimson pools I see my reflection The glint of steel on a lethal weapon  The look of hate twisting up my face A stranger with an icy gaze Forgive me lord for I have sinned Oh I can't guarantee that I won't do it again 'Cause now it's too late and life couldn't wait for me In Cold Blood Now it's a life on the run a knife and a gun for me Time heals all wounds or so they say But this rage inside me never fades away When pain's the only thing I've ever known My solace rests in violence alone Forgive me lord for I have sinned Oh I can't guarantee that I won't do it again 'Cause now it's too late and life couldn't wait for me In Cold Blood Now it's a life on the run a knife and a gun for me This world made me grow up hard This world made me mean No one taught me right from wrong No one taught me anything A body beat and broken And a heart devoid of love The only one I'll answer to is my maker up above Committed an unspeakable crime November fifteen nineteen fifty-nine No one home would make it out alive The world would be forever changed before the new sunrise I have sinned Oh I can't guarantee that I won't do it again 'Cause now it's too late and life couldn't wait for me In Cold Blood Now it's a life on the run a knife and a gun for me
4.
Here comes the little blue man With his little tin star and a gun in his hand He's gonna knock your block off if you don't do what he says There goes another young man With a lesson to learn about making a stand Don'cha know blue meanies demand your total respect A C A B Don't cross that thin blue line A C A B Alright Oh no here come The little blue tyrants It's four on one with The little blue tyrants Watch yourself around The little blue tyrants Or bang bang you're dead The little Blue Tyrants Oh no There goes another young dad They shot him seven times Even though he complied While his wife and kid watched them blow him away There goes another young man Sick of being harassed about a cigarette tax So they choked him to death on the ground that day A C A B Don't cross that thin blue line A C A B Alright Oh no here come The little blue tyrants It's four on one with The little blue tyrants Watch yourself around The little blue tyrants Or bang bang you're dead The little Blue Tyrants Oh no A C A B Don't cross that thin blue line A C A B Alright Oh no here come The little blue tyrants It's four on one with The little blue tyrants Watch your nerves around The little blue tyrants Or they'll protect and serve The little blue A C A B That's right
5.
All My Fault 02:17
I used to blame society for every stupid fucking thing that went wrong I never took a look at me to see that I was my own problem all along Too busy pointing fingers and making problems bigger The gun was aimed at my foot each time I pulled the trigger Now I'm a man who's lost it all and it's all my fault I used to think that I was free from all convention but I've never been more wrong A slave to my worst qualities acting so callous just to prove that I was strong A vassal to my failure both inmate and the jailer I placed a chain on my leg and searched the world for saviors Now I'm a man who's lost it all and it's all my fault Too busy pointing fingers and making problems bigger The gun was aimed at my foot each time I pulled the trigger Now I'm a man who's lost it all and it's all my fault My head was planted shoulder deep Denial-ism kept it buried in the ground And as you sow, so shall you reap became so clear when I stood up to look around The bullet holes in my boots I was the one that shot 'em And though my feet are hurting I'm gonna stand upon them To be the man that lost it all 'cause it's all my fault

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The debut EP release from The Scoffs! The Seattle-based punk rock n roll band release a 5-song slab rich in 70s and 80s tones and vibes, engineered by Evan Foster (Boss Martians) and mastered by the progenitor of the Seattle sound, Jack Endino.

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released May 4, 2020

Steve "Knuck" Bostick: lead vocals, guitar
Gabor Szakacsi: guitar, vocals
Nate Manning: bass, vocals
Rob Olsen: drums

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The Scoffs Seattle, Washington

Straight from the heart of the Needle City - Old school punk rock sounds reminiscent of the late 70s and early 80s.

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