Carpet Bomb Ballet

by As A People

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released November 8, 2008

Adam Yas: Vocals/Guitar
Nathan Link: Guitar/Vocals
Nigel Sussman: Bass/Vocals
Tim Way: Drums

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As A People San Francisco

As A People is Adam Yas (vox, rhythm guitar), Nate Link (lead guitar), Nigel Sussman (bass), and Tim Way (drums). Inspired by their diverse musical tastes, the band set out to create a mutant variety of rock n’ roll in 2006. After years of shows over , several EPs and one full length album later, As A Peoples' members have gone separate ways. See LeatherFeather.net and DaylightHorror.com ... more

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Track Name: Barnburners
Run Rats!!!

Spare your wings and snap you heart strings
Unclog the carotid artery
Burn the barn and watch the world shrink
The pink eyes in the night sky light the way
Run you rats your exit cleared a path
They’re buying tickets for the Carpet Bomb Ballet.

Run Rats!!!

Barnburner! Barnburner you’re born again

I don’t wanna be involved
Keep my name out of it
I don’t wanna be involved

Barnburner! ! Barnburner you’re born again

Smoke em out on a high and holy day
They’re buying tickets to the carpet bomb ballet
Enter through exit innocent
Go buy a ticket
It’ll grandfather you in!!

Run Rats!!!
Track Name: Federales
Guess what? You underestimated us again. You should’ve killed us when you had the chance. As a result, you anticipated cold lips On your forehead

Did you forget? You said you’d give me my jugular back. The one you went for when you had the chance
As a result, you anticipated cold lips on your forehead.

Let us in We’re on your side We mean you no harm We’re harboring no ill will

You should be next you should beg for my Forgiveness. But you see, I want you to want it bad. Through your duct tape I wanna hear you express Just how bad.

Let us in We’re on your side We mean you no harm We’re harboring no ill will

(On top)
I can hardly see you from here
(On top)
On top of the world
(On top)
You might as well disappear
(On top)
On top of the world

Tap dancing on my last nerve Tap dancing on my last nerve
You should be afraid You should beg for all my mercy,
But you see, I want you to want it bad.
Under your blindfold
You’re on the hindsight express
Now ride it.
Track Name: Lucia
Start the exorcism Yank it out of my love Come see the C-Sections The baptism of the week You’re no longer welcome here in her sleep Her slumber belongs to me I’m asking you to leave Leave our Lucia

I’ll somersault through your Hiroshima Plow through your invisible men End over end
Overjoyed, over emotional AWOL over the wall within End over end over end

As A People we may never ever get over this As A Pack of howling dogs we’ll forgive when we’re fed You’re not welcome in her sleep. Her thunder belongs to me. I’m asking you to leave Leave our Lucia

I’ll somersault through your Hiroshima Plow through your invisible men End over end
Overjoyed, overemotional AWOL over the wall within End over end over end

I’ll somersault through your Hiroshima Plow through your invisible men End over end
Overjoyed, overemotional Eyeball to eyeball til the end Again and again..again

End over end!!!
Track Name: Solomon
How do I know I’m not Solomon.
I am my father – I’m fire and water and the wind.

How do I know
I’m not re-inventing the wheel?
I am my father -
I’m finally him – it’s sinking in.

I said every man for himself!!!

Montreal, can y’all follow this?
Cradle to the cigar I am fire and metamorphosis…

How do I know
I’m not re-inventing the wheel?
I am my father -
I’m finally him – it’s sinking in.

I said every man for himself.

I said every man for himself.
(out in the wild)
Track Name: Henry James Rifle
Shut up shut up Enough is enough Get in the minivan We’re going for a ride
We may not be home for a while

Erupt erupt You’re bubbling up Blanketed by Vesuvius wine
Emperor of a nihilist empire

Bellyaches and bayonets They’re locked in a chest
Talk it over while you’re both still alive And you better be sincere You better mean it

We’re arm in arm We’re here for our come uppance.
A zillion strong. Cmon give us what we deserve – rebirth.

Shut up shut up Enough is enough Get in the minivan We’re going for a ride
We may not be home for a while
You pigheaded whores – you’re gonna get yours.
Talk it over while you’re both still alive
And you better be sincere – you better mean it.

We’re arm in arm We’re here for our comeuppance.
A zillion strong. Cmon give us what we deserve – rebirth.
Track Name: Packrat
How many bags are you traveling with? You’re out of your mind to be carrying this. Embedded in gelatin your skeleton is Smothered and covered In the muscle massive.

How many bags are you traveling with? You’re out of your mind to be carrying this Neck deep in the gelatin Your skeleton is smothered and covered in the muscle massive.

Over the course of 70 days You became more and more set in your ways The ear canals are starting to cave Remember the fortune that you blew away

I need you to feel this life for me. I need you to feel your life for me. Ladies and Gentlemen our big finish! I wish.

Go ahead now Chop it off – let’s get it over with!!! Cmon, let’s get it over with. Anyway how Chop it off-let’s get it over with!!! Cmon, let’s get it over with. Make us all proud! Chop it off – let’s get it over with!!! Cmon, let’s get it over with.

How come you are waterlogged in your skin? How can you be so sopping wet within? You’re such a body adrift – dis-a-connect! Diluted and rooted in plaster of paris.

I need you to feel this life for me. I need you to feel your life for me. Ladies and Gentlemen our big finish! I wish.

Go ahead now Chop it off – let’s get it over with!!! Cmon… Anyway how Chop it off-let’s get it over with!!! Cmon… Make us all proud! Chop it off – let’s get it over with!!! Cmon…

a little off the top …it’ll grow back my love

Chop it off, let’s get it over with! Cmon let’s get it over with. Chop it off!!!

a little off the top it’ll grow back or not
it’ll grow back my love
it’ll grow back.
Track Name: Fredo
And now you know where to look You’re on your way
And now you know where to look And now you’re safe
And now you know why we stare Off into space
And now you know where to look And now you’re safe

I’m so used to you when you’re spiraling out So familiar with you when you’re in L.A
I don’t know where you go if you don’t go down the drain

I remember it now like it was yesterday When you offered to take all of the blame
I don’t know where you go if you don’t go down the drain

There’s a way that you can atone for being alone There’s a way that you can be whole again It’s a view that you can renew from the eastbound side of the brain

I remember it now like it was yesterday When you offered to take all of the blame
I don’t know where you go if you don’t go down the drain

And now you know where to look You’re on your way
And now you know where to look And now you’re safe
And now you know why we stare Off into space
And now you know where to look And now you’re safe

I don’t know where you’re going if you’re not going down the drain

I’m so used to you when you’re spiraling out So familiar with you when you’re in L.A
I don’t know where you go if you don’t go down the drain
Track Name: Pony Boy
Go on honey walk your eggshell path. I reckon any moment it could crack. But I won’t ever let you fall through first. I’m your bloodletter

You won’t need to tiptoe out to eat… Forever hoping they don’t hear your feet.
Go on honey roam your Eggshell Earth. I’m your bloodletter.

Don’t wait too long for me Don’t wait too long for me Don’t wait too long for me Don’t wait too long!!!

Get out alive – - watch where you step. Don’t get out of line.

Alleviate a little pressure, now.
We’ll all be blown to bits without an escape route.
A letter opener for you, Rodney. For your tracheotomy.

I know you lit a match, I know it for a fact.
You’re never coming back. I’m your bloodletter.

Don’t wait too long for me Don’t wait too long for me Don’t wait too long for me Don’t wait too long!!!

Get out alive – - watch where you step. Get out alive!!!

I’m your bloodletter!!!
Track Name: Miss Tennessee
Whoever kidnapped Miss Tennessee Come alone Let her out her hole Let her go

Whoever took away what she used to be If you’re out there I… can whistle you a nightmare

Mass produce the anti venom Let em look at the sun for once Let em out of their holes Let em run
Mass produce the anti venom Let em wiggle their tied toes Don’t say goodbye to your old nose

And there she is Right where he belongs!

You are in your natural habitat It is what it is

I never headbutted anybody I love Never once Am I the only one? Maybe so.

Whoever kidnapped Miss USA From out of thin air I… can whistle you a nightmare

Mass-produce the anti-venom Let em look at the sun for once Let em out of their holes Let em run
Mass produce the anti-venom Let em wiggle their tied toes Don’t say goodbye to your old nose.

And there she is And that’s all she wrote…
Track Name: Rip Suzuki
I won’t let you go I’ll never let you go I’ll never let you live in limbo Or soak in your ghost

I wont let you go I’ll never let you go I’ll never let you hide in the horror You’re gonna live on

No more sailing off into the sun Stay where you are If they bury us in the water bed You’ll drown in my arms

I won’t let you go I’ll never let you go Doubtful

I won’t let you go to waste I won’t let you crumble in two Oh god What’ve they done to you?

Would you shanghai your eyes for me? It’ll all be over soon You’re bruised. What’ve they done to you? You need help What’ve you done to your bad self?

Umbillical billy club swinging in us If they bury us in the water bed You’ll drown in my arms Umbillical billy club swinging in us Don’t pull

I won’t let you go to waste I won’t let you crumble in two Oh god What’ve they done to you?

Would you shanghai your eyes for me? It’ll all be over soon You’re bruised. What’ve they done to you? You need help What’ve you done to your bad self?

Son are you there? Son you tried. You gave it all you had. Son you tried.
Track Name: Good Idea Crew
On the way out of the elsewhere In the Northern of France They fed a wolf a young woman Stick a fork in her plans There she go – lead by her nose I wish you well Mademoiselle Even as the beast was feasting You believed in yourself

Aren’t you the one they sawed in half?

Fare thee well all you t-cells Quicken the bedridden wedding Balancing upon your last legs Clipping off your wings Hope is obviously swollen How bittersweet has it felt? Even as the beast was feasting You believed in yourself.

Aren’t you the one they sawed in half? Aren’t you the one they sawed in half?

You’re way above sea level Hang your hard head up high Far above the physical Hang you hard head up high

Aren’t you the one they sawed in half? Hang your head high.

Hang your head up high

This one went to market
This one went home
This one had the roast beef
This one had none
Track Name: Iso Alexander
Leave him alone. Stay away from his brain. You animals breed invalids. We oughta jump rope with your varicose veins. You oughtta go on down in infamy.

Even though you fell below You’re in our hearts
Nobody wants you to go blind Forgive me Iso Alexander

He who won’t amputate Won’t hear the bone break You’re gonna go on down in infamy Your God won’t let us win He could give a shit about your penance You oughta go back home and think a bit.

Even though you fell below You’re in our hearts
I know your home is here
Even though you fell below You’re in our hearts
Nobody wants you to go blind Forgive me Iso Alexander

You’re on your own from now own Now way out Your home is here No way out. No way no how!!

Bet it on your son and sign below Bet it on his soul…

I give a fuck. Yes Sir.
I give a fuck. Yes Sir.

Don’t give up on me. Don’t give up on me.

It’s a one and a two and away we go.
Track Name: Capable Choir
Oh firing squad You can mow the men down They’re no longer the proper nouns
They seem to have lost their god Somewhere in the shit The long and the short of it
Now all they have left is this horrible mess Get over it Get over yourselves Get over yourselves
It’s the gift that keeps on giving All that it can give Just don’t tell us where the live rounds live
Oh firing squad You’re my capable choir Shalom you can open fire.
Better you than me. Shalom you can open fire.