Born to Be Mild

by ESC Life

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1.
(intro) 00:03
2.
Are you sick of clocks? Are you sick of cars? Are you sick of work And corporate hives While they're being boring you're being bored Isn't it nice when youre just ignored... Every bloodshot eye may be the witness To your morning sickness Are you sick of dawn Of dirty tram Are you sick of lights They're red again Are you sick of earphones in a knot Are you sick of life I hope you're not Every bloodshot eye may be the witness To your morning sickness Every bloodshot eye may be the witness To your morning
3.
You and your kind You like to twist and shout And I like it whispered in my ear One comrade's passion is another one's aggression So please Close without banging Don't Don't leave a light on In case you haven't learned I like sitting in the dark See you sometime on the western side of the wall Now please Close without banging Now that you've given up Don't you dare and change your mind about it Now when you've wasted all my time I guess you've had enough of a groundhog day You can't get out of Please give it back, it's mine And no I'm not the A side of 'heroes' I'm its quiet counterpart There's a ball of dust on the needle and the record's run its course Now please Close without banging Leave nothing hanging
4.
Vacation 03:13
I think I need a vacation And sweet constructive boredom And a weird sleep cycle Cause I know where this weight comes from And when I dream I dream of numbers Nothing fun or artlike Only devils and demons And whatever's on my bank account So here's to vacations I think I need bad weather To lock me up inside With smooth jazz selection And Criterion Collection And when I dream I dream of numbers Nothing fun or artlike Only devils and demons And whatever's on my bank account Here's to vacations Let's crack one open for Inactivity Where I don't have a smartphone In my vicinity Only cheap cider and Talk about nothing and a lack of clothing... ...and you
5.
Give your money to the worst cover band ever Four people who couldn't agree on what to play They loaded their van with expensive gear But it's probably the last time they're around here Let me introduce the worst cover band ever Sing along with the worst cover band ever The one that won't play any hits tonight They came to this place by someone's help The only fight they put up is the one between themselves Let me introduce the worst cover band ever Heard it all before Sounds so 20 years ago Heard it all before But sounds so good I want to hear some more Bang your head to the worst cover band ever Tonight they're playing songs you've never heard What you thought was the poor man's Superchunk Might be the rich man's us And we just might be the best band in the world Heard it all before Sounds so 20 years ago Heard it all before It sounds so good, I want to hear some more Heard it all before Sounds so 30 years ago Heard it all before That's what they call rock & roll I sang from my heart but to you it's whatever and Connecting the dots seems to last forever And we sang "alright" at the end of Surrender Now say goodnight to the worst cover band ever
6.
Wish I could feel The way you always feel About everything around you And have your nerves of steel You don't believe In any of our leaders Priests or corporations Only in yourself I don't need a light above me I don't need the life you stole I just want you to hold me Like i'm going to go away Never to return Did you keep those holy books I gave you Or let them burn? You don't need Don't need a helping hand You're so independent Guess what, I am not I don't have a problem with you I don't have a lack of love Just a lot of envy Not going to let it show I don't need a light above me I don't need the life you stole I just want you to hold me Like i'm going to go... ...and I never will
7.
Say You Will 02:40
Do you dare To waste most of your precious time on me I don't care Just go ahead and pull your tusk through me Common sense will tell you That your heart is wrong When it says I am the one Keep your faith in me And like Christine McVie Abandon perfection Say you will and join me in my future games
8.
Don't fall asleep in a queue No, we don't want you to The flowchart says Sleepwalkers buy necessities But miss, I know you're smart $mart enough to fill your cart By doing that You'll save along the way Dance in the liquor department Dance in the make believe wine cellar Bomb this supermarket Dance to the beat of the brandy street Let's dance in the liquor department Dance in the make believe wine cellar Bomb this supermarket Dance to the beat of the chainstore radio Don't fall asleep in a queue No, sir, i'm asking you To take your time And redefine necessities But sir, I know you're smart $mart enough to fill your cart With a coupon more You'll save along the way This one's for your empty heart This one's for your empty card This one goes To anyone who paid
9.
Liquids made me thirstier Smoking made it difficult to breathe Running made walking with head up high nearly impossible Everything's replaceable Now tell me what's redundant There's nothing missing in this picture (That's why) I'll fill the void with nothing I'll fill the void with nothing Maybe nothing should have been there in the first place I'll fill the void with nothing Dancing made me feel too old Reading made me feel too young at heart Not getting rid of habits just acquiring new lies I don't know how I'm sure I'll figure it out, I'm smart I will replace you with a hole No bonus tracks, Extended jams, No, nothing No filler stuff I've got enough Of nothing Don't pity me Just comfort me With nothing No filler stuff I've got enough Enough Liquids made me thirstier Smoking made it difficult to breathe Running made walking with head up high nearly impossible Everything's replaceable Now tell me what's redundant There's nothing missing in this picture (That's why) I'll fill the void with nothing I'll fill the void with nothing Maybe nothing should have been there in the first place I'll fill the void with nothing Dancing made me feel too old Reading made me feel too young at heart Not getting rid of habits just acquiring new lies I don't know how, I'm sure I'll figure it out, I'm smart I will replace you with a hole No bonus tracks, Extended jams, No, nothing No filler stuff I've got enough Of nothing Don't pity me Just comfort me With nothing No filler stuff I've got enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough ENOUGH
10.
...now take this imaginary machete And walk with me through this jungle of life In an unforgiving city that wants to be The center of the universe And that's how much it costs in money and nerves And we've both taken turns in pulling our weight I've learned how to run, How to crawl And fail and fall I'm the friend of the mother of all learning It is my duty to know no fear For the sake of this time next year And the year after that one ... I intend to do what I think I perfected Not going anywhere - challenge accepted Are you laughing at the face of fear? For the sake of this time next year And the year after that one
11.
You will bleed Ah, yes you'll bleed When you cut yourself You'll see your own insides What you need Is a bit of sleep And a lot of love 'Cos you might stay a child You're born to be mild... Did they get you to trade your Peace for speed In a zombie company Do you remember that one time you almost died? ... Give that thing to someone else Someone else who wants to die young Give that thing to someone else You're born to leave last, die dumb

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PDV Records - PDV038
Last Exit Music - LXM003
Ill in the Head Records - ILL-033
Bartolini Records - BART018

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released January 15, 2019

ONCE AGAIN PRODUCED BY MARK MRAKOVČIĆ AND ESC LIFE

On this album ESC LIFE are Nara, Elvis, Ante & Andro with a little help from our friends:

Mark Mrakovčić, faux Hammond on 5, backing vocals on 2, 5, 9
Eva & Sara, backing vocals on 1, 5, 9, 11
Ika sings "no bonus tracks" part on 9
Dunja's voicemail appears on 2
Eva & Sara play and sing in Žen, Ika sings in On Tour, and Dunja is Lovely Quinces, check those bands out.

Mix & mastering by Mark Mrakovčić

Vacation was tracked and recorded at EMI studios by Tom Šlogar and Dorian Špiranec. Everything else was engineered by Mark Mrakovčić at Marky's Place.

Words and music by ESC LIFE
Awesome cover art by Lovro Škiljić

ESC LIFE would like to thank Sanjin Anić, Mark Mrakovčić, Leo Vidmar, Jakov S. Perković, James Alex, Vedran Meniga, Six, Buda, Enslin, Bero, Vrana, Bicika & Turbojugend Novi Sad, Zoran Ernoić, Kruno Domaćinović, Marko Ferragosto Nemec, Tom Šlogar, Mate Škugor/Žedno Uho, Gorana Perić, Remedy, Shoplifters, Beach Slang, Žen, On Tour, Bad Daughter, (the) Lesser Men, our wives, daughter, pets, vehicles and admiral Grant Hart.

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www.facebook.com/esclifetheband

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