Born to Be Mild

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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.

Contact/booking:
esclyff@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/esclifetheband

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ESC Life Zagreb, Croatia

bar core / billiard wave / post indie something from Zagreb, Croatia

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Track Name: Morning Sickness
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
Track Name: Close Without Banging
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
Track Name: Vacation
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
Track Name: The Worst Cover Band Ever
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
Track Name: Song of the Weak
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
Track Name: Say You Will
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
Track Name: Chainstore Radio
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
Track Name: Fill The Void
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
Track Name: This Time Next Year
...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
Track Name: Born to Be Mild
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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