Ted Edited It EP

by Rusty Things

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Recorded and edited by Teddy Freeman in Shelton/Seymour CT.
teddyfreeman.com
DEMO OF OUR FULL LENGTH "WADING THROUGH THE WASTE"
These 5 songs are re-mastered on the full length.
You can download it for free or donate if you want. everything we make off this recording is going towards our new recording so the more you donate the faster new music will be up. Thanks!

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released June 24, 2012

Alex M, Tom V, Kevin B, Tyler A

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Rusty Things New Haven, Connecticut

Rusty Things is a spicy, eclectic gumbo of all things folk, swing, punk, and good ol' rock n roll from the Valley/New Haven area of CT. With a full-length album in 2013, an EP in 2014, and a soon-to-be-released EP and acoustic release in 2015, Don't miss their intense, energetic live performance that douses the audience with passion and good times. ... more

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Track Name: Gravity Or Wings
I don't presume to know what happened all those years ago
I barely know what's happened for the past few years of my own
I guess it's just another lesson learned
or just another book you've heard of
just to feel like we are not alone.

And then I ask myself why every one of us should die
is it a plan or is it jut the way of life.
Well I guess that I won't ever know or maybe I'm not meant to know
til my time comes at last.

And so we'll wait for the weekend
we'll wait for the seasons to change
watching trees changing colors
while the end doesn't seem so very far away tonight
and we'll wait for the sunrise and wait for the high tide
to carry us out to sea
where maybe wings might lift us up
or gravity might make us sink.

Well I won't stand for anyone
except me and the ones I love
the rest of everything's up in the air.
I've had a hard enough time reading the back of my own mind
never mind anybody else's out there.

And then I ask myself why every one of us should die
is it a plan or is it jut the way of life.
Well I guess that I won't ever know or maybe I'm not meant to know
til my time comes at last.

And so we'll wait for the weekend
we'll wait for the seasons to change
watching trees changing colors
while the end doesn't seem so very far away tonight
and we'll wait for the sunrise and wait for the high tide
to carry us out to sea
where maybe wings might lift us up
or gravity might make us sink.
Track Name: Bliss
Our ears are ringing with a sound so curious
resonates reason in our brains
a trace of treason flowing through our veins
we're singing our voices furious
fueled by the fire in our hearts
but ruled by salaries and shopping carts
we say this for those oblivious
when tides rise higher than before
and when the suns aren't shining anymore
betray this sense of remorse for us
we never felt quite like this
since ignorance is bliss we'll think this isn't real

we weren't ready for this
existence or its consequences
this world's a twisted place within us
we bite more than we can chew
indulgences instead of values
have become what we wanted
we wanted everything

the names of angels held less notorious
than the names of evil men at best
in mobs and gangs and slay the innocent
our children shall hold them glorious
and don their faces on their walls
and find then places on their pedestals
a future far from victorious
is likely what were headed for
unless we learn to live for something more
the answer so much more obvious
than why the moth flies to the flame
and why we're dancing while we're lame and falling over

we weren't ready for this
existence or its consequences
this world's a twisted place within us
we bite more than we can chew
indulgences instead of values
have become what we wanted
we wanted everything
Track Name: For All You Know
So tell me now, what have you found
in the wake of the earthquakes deafening sound
you're righting wrongs instead of songs
never felt any melody for oh so long well
your band of armies instead of harmonies
singing songs of anything that keeps them going
it's not enough for us
when under god we trust
only seems to bring out the worst in us

but for all you know its not what you wanted
for all you know its the best thing yet
for all you know the world wont show its worth
unless you get there first

well no one knows just how it goes
so expect every paycheck to sink so low
you wonder you just scrape by
as you sweat over debts piling up sky high
a penny saved is sure not worth a penny earned
we're finding out the hard way we never learned
to live our lives without a compromise
even as the red rockets glare in the sky
so we go on a ticking time bomb
ticking on time to the beat of any song
the early bird wont catch the worm
as the earthquake shakes them back to the earth

but for all you know its not what you wanted
for all you know its the best thing yet
for all you know the world wont show its worth
unless you get there first
Track Name: Brass City Business
In a town founded on its industry
the golden years have rusted
the scum fill the streets
your enemies are closer than your friends
there goes the neighborhood once again
if you've got the means of transportation
and you've got the pence
just honk your horn outside their door
they're sure to have your fix
if you want it home grown or glass blown
or cooked by a twelve year old
i know its surely on their list

Tomorrow another mother's son wont be coming home
she's all on her own but
the business is booming
who cares what their using for
as they crawl back for more

The town hounds go at it in the ring
you will never find a more wretched hive
of scum and villainy
these streets are filled with rocks and pills
enough for anyone's sick fill
the right price for a good high
is always worth a kill

Tomorrow another mother's son wont be coming home
she's all on her own but
the business is booming
who cares what their using for
as they crawl back for more
Track Name: The Way It Goes
Well no park bench ever felt as cold
as this one right here
as the old man wiped his hands
and took out his pink slip to wipe his tears
he said fifty years wasn't enogh
i guess i just never had the stuff i need
to succeed in this game of life
the wrinkles on his face are pages of a story
that tell the tall tale of the fall and fail

Of a man who could have been anything
if he just kept his eyes open wide
to the wars that he fought inside
the truth he was never taught
i can still hear all those voices cry

so the story goes two decades old
saw my number written in the centerfold
of the newspaper my mother read everyday
and said goodbye with a wave
and then my life changed had to be a man
with a helmet on my head gun in my hand
i obey what they say in this time of need
the uniform felt more than just the clothes on my back
a way to mask the fact i was not the same

Just a man who could have been anything
if he just kept his eyes open wide
to the wars that he fought inside
the truth he was never taught
i can still hear all those voices cry

This gun i hold did as i was told
even though i know i got free will of my own
this is war it's so much more than you'll ever know
it's just the way that it goes
you want your big homes and white picket fences
then we better round up all the poor defenseless
little boys and girls
slaving on the whims and the sins
of the western side of the world