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Iron Chic - You Can't Stay Here (October 13, 2017) Album • Page 3

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by cwhit, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    This thing is extending summer for me
  2. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    Can it be Friday already plz
  3. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    I love Carly’s lone floating “fuck” at the end of Profane Geometry. Gotta hit that quota!
  4. dannyg


    Urgh.. hearing everyone talk about how they already have this album is rough.. I've literally preordered this record from three different spots hoping it'd come early. No such luck. Anyway, I've seen a youtube video of them playing Thunderbolts! live and it sounded killer. How's it sound on record?
  5. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    This album is everything I was hoping it would be I.e an Iron Chic album.
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  6. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    Album is amazing. Seeing them in November finally.
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  7. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    can all pop punk bands sound like this?
    kyle, jorbjorb, Jake W and 6 others like this.
  8. Elder Lightning

    So damn clean he a mop. Supporter

    In some ways this reminds me of that last Hostage Calm record.
  9. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    i hope carly returns for future releases, her harmonies added a lot throughout
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  10. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    this shouldn't have to be said but if you like this and haven't listened to latterman change that now
  11. Joel

    Trusted Prestigious

    Listening to this yesterday I couldn't help but smile, gave me the same feelings Latterman did in high school and they manage to do it while feeling totally genuine, one of the most likeable albums in this genre in a long time imo
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  12. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    Instant classic imo, I really don’t know if you could possibly be any more of a portrait of what I love about music
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  13. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    Seems like I'd be into this. Will need to check it out
  14. 0rb

    is this a dream? ✫・゜

    RVIVR is also very good folks.
  15. thenewmatthewperry

    performative angry black man Prestigious

    I need lyrics for this album.
  16. smoke4thecaper

    out of context reference Prestigious

    There are plenty of bands of this ilk who put out wonderful music, but Iron Chic might be the best at it. Between this and the Lillingtons, today is a killer day for A+ punk rock.
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  17. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    This is really good
  18. dannyg


    This band does for me what Weezer did for me back in high school with the difference being this band has only gotten better while Weezer lost it after Pinkerton. I must have listened to this new album 20+ times since it became available and Invisible ink probably 30+. So damned good! Lyrics below, pulled from a review site.

    Got my feet on the street
    And my head in the clouds
    It ain’t easy to sleep
    When you’re spinning around
    I got an ocean of grief
    Just pouring down on me
    It comes without warning
    I hope that I can keep it…
    …Down on my luck
    And there’s none around
    Yeah it’s stupid as fuck
    And I know how it sounds
    Must’ve been a relief
    Getting rid of me
    Must feel so much lighter
    Now that you’ve been unbound

    Now I know
    What emptiness is
    So I’ll go it alone
    Too fucking tired to bother
    To dial the phone
    I’m still mourning
    The life that I left behind

    You wanna settle the score
    Well I’m tryin‘
    Who’s selling self control
    Cuz I’m buyin‘
    Now I know
    Now I know it all
    Now I know
    It ain’t easy to live
    When you’re dyin‘

    It’s hard to be a human being
    How can we?
    When we’re not quite sure
    What being human means
    Should I let it die?
    Or push those thoughts aside?
    They never mattered anyway

    It’s like driving a runaway hearse
    And I cant stop
    I just I make things worse
    Come on
    And take the wheel from me
    And put me outta my misery
    You were crying
    When I sang the words
    I won’t see you in hell
    If I get there first
    I’m tearing at the seams
    But If anyone can dream
    Then I can

    Are we alive?
    When the fear subsides
    Does it even matter anyway?

    It’s been a long ride
    Feels like such a long time
    May as well just shut my eyes
    I’ve been asleep for half my life
    But I’m awake now
    I make mistakes and I make em loud
    Make em big so they shake the ground
    And now I’m making up for it

    You can forgive your enemies
    Be strong for the ones you love
    Have grace and humility
    It’s just easier to give up
    You can’t stay safe
    And you can’t stay here
    You can start losing everything
    Be scared of what’s to come
    Say a prayer with a melody
    Just breathing is hard enough
    You can’t stay safe
    And you can’t stay here
    You can’t fake a memory
    Be careful with what you love
    Have faith in humanity
    It’s easier said than done
    You can’t stay safe
    You can’t stay here

    You were a wide eyed kid
    With failure
    Drilled into your head
    And what’s fucked up is
    You went and got used to it
    You got blindsided
    Caught in a loop
    That never ends
    It’s like a wound
    That never mends
    You went and made peace with it

    There’s a story told
    As old as time itself
    We both know life is temporary
    It’s the pain you feel
    The zeal when steel
    Meets flesh
    History writes the rest
    And that’s oh so dangerous

    You know how it is
    Know how you’ll die
    But never when
    When you’re the type
    That never bends
    You just gotta break to bits

    Worth its weight in gold
    Your soul just sold itself
    We both know life is kinda scary
    And the fear it wields
    That pierces through your chest
    You know it never left
    And that’s oh so dangerous

    We’re In the shadows throwing rocks
    That land upon a window pane
    Somewhere close a window breaks
    And broken glass lets in the rain
    We run and hide
    While we bide our time
    We whisper in the dark
    Give us one more try

    Imagine our surprise
    When the darkness answered back
    While we bide our time
    We whisper in the dark
    Give us one more try

    Imagine our surprise
    When the darkness answered back

    We’re not finished here
    Don’t walk into that light
    Cant let them hear
    Hear us screaming for our lives
    We don’t play fair
    No we don’t play at all
    We walk the edge
    And never fall

    We broke our bones
    We sank like stones
    Drank our toast
    Here’s to never coming home

    Here on earth
    Where we serve our terms
    And it hurts like hell
    But we do it well
    I know that I’ve been thinking
    Some awful things about this place
    I can’t live without it
    Though I can’t change
    How I feel about it

    I know that you know
    There might be something off
    But you can’t put your finger on it
    And it feels so cold but I
    I’m sweating bullets
    You know that I know
    There’s really something wrong
    When your heart stops beating
    it’s been so long and I
    I just keep on forgetting

    We’re Here on earth
    And we make it work
    It burns like hell
    But we’ll never tell
    You think that I’ve been sinking
    Into a dark and distant place
    And I don’t doubt it
    I just can’t seem to do a thing about it

    I know that you know
    If there really was a god
    He could put a fucking end to this
    But that’s a ghost story that I
    I just can’t believe in
    You know that I know
    There’s really something wrong
    When your heart stops beating
    But it’s been so long and I
    I just keep on forgetting

    You can’t hold much
    When you break everything you touch
    Even time’s fine sands
    seem to blister and pop as they
    Turn to glass In your hands
    But you hang on tight
    You’re holding on for your life
    Just hoping you’ll get it right
    Just hold on for one more night
    It’s a new day
    When It Breaks it breaks all the way
    Little pieces all across the state
    Really shows the years on your face
    Close your eyes
    trust in every step you take
    As we clear a path to your grave
    It’s calling out to you

    Then we’re met with silence
    Like a bomb
    It’s a calm kind of violence
    And I have my doubts
    That we’ll make it out of life alive
    So it rots inside us
    So cool
    But cruel and mindless
    Just speak out loud
    And bring yourself back to life

    But You can’t say much
    When you speak
    The words turn to dust
    Just hoping that you can trust
    I’m holding on to you

    Planning a vacation
    In unmapped constellations
    I’ve seen them in a dream
    A thousand permutations
    Adjust my calculations
    But never what I mean
    And nothing’s what it seems

    When the walls start bleeding
    That’s a curse worth repeating
    My palms get sweaty
    Yeah I’m fucked up already
    The whole world’s drowning in my fist
    A long way from innocent
    It makes sense
    When you look at it that way

    It’s a one man operation
    A no-win situation
    A panoramic scene
    Complex computations
    And the strictest regulations
    Couldn’t change the things I’ve seen
    they might tell me what it means

    When the walls start bleeding
    That’s a curse worth repeating
    My heart feels heavy
    But it’s still pounding steady
    The whole world’s getting beat to shit
    No such thing as innocence
    Things end and we’re heading for that day

    My palms get sweaty
    My heart feels heavy
    Long way from innocent
    No such thing as innocence

    I think I know what’s real
    Sometimes I have my doubts
    If I were sure well then
    What would I dream about
    There’s a poetry
    In the lies that spill from our mouths
    But the truth that we hold inside
    Is gonna start slipping out

    We heard that life
    Had something in store
    But it’s coming up short
    And we’re begging for more
    Death’s sweet kiss
    Was a bullet that missed us
    We’re not giving up
    Just thinking wishful
    Spend the night
    Face down on the floor
    Just gasping for air
    Until we can’t anymore
    But Death’s sweet bliss
    Is just a whisper
    Just a whisper

    I might just disappear
    I’m so close to freaking out
    Theres a hole in me
    And I’m just finding out

    Alone with the thoughts in my head
    They’re buzzing like flies again
    Swarming this corpse of a man
    That’s all I am
    And all that I’ve ever been
    The how and the why and the when
    It’s all I know
    And knowing’s a curse in itself

    Yeah I just don’t know what to do
    I can lie to myself
    But I can’t lie to you
    When all our dreams are dead
    I’ll start living again
    I’ll start telling the truth

    I’d like be sleeping instead
    But this floor isn’t soft like a bed
    It’s all I know
    And knowing’s a means to an end

    As hard as I try to pretend
    This is all I am
    And all that I will be again

    It’s been a long hard year
    Started fine but it ends in tears
    One down
    We’re that much deader
    This one ain’t shaping up much better
    It ain’t done with me
    It ain’t done with me
    Setting sail for some nasty weather
    Same old shit just a little bit wetter
    And it ends right here
    Burst into flames when the sun appears
    Cause you’re done with we
    Yeah you’re done with me

    I was wrong when I thought you might
    Somehow always be in my life
    You’d hold on to me
    And never let go
    Now Home feels like a prison cell
    It’s my own special kind of hell
    I’ve got the key
    But nowhere to go

    Now one thing is clear
    I’m face to face with my greatest fear
    I’m a stone
    Baby you’re a feather
    Just leave me in the ground forever
    And don’t mind me
    Yeah don’t mind me

    I was wrong and you were right
    You gave me the best years of my life
    I’ll hold on to these
    Hold on to these
    Hold on to these
    And never let go

    I was playing with matches
    Now I sift through the ashes
    It’s cold now
    The fire’s out
    I might never be warm again
    And the rain comes to wash it down
    worse to burn than it is to drown
    Let the cool water
    Fill my lungs
    And I won’t have to breathe again

    Like a ship on the ocean floor
    That couldn’t quite make the shore
    the storm that brought me down
    Still thunders above my head
    I think back to where I was
    Safe and dry on the land above
    I could’ve stayed there forever
    but all things come to an end
  19. I'm loving this! Another great release from these guys.
  20. fame

    i thought this was chorus.FM?? Prestigious

    this is (unsurprisingly) brilliant
  21. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    So far I keep coming back to " Let's. Get. Dangerous." Iron Chic knows how to make a chill song.
  22. CarpetElf

    point gawd Prestigious

    My Best Friend is a Nihilist is spectacular.
  23. Track 1 might be my early favorite.
  24. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    Early favourite for me is Let's. Get. dangerous.
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  25. CarpetElf

    point gawd Prestigious

    Also excellent.