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Common Heroes EP

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Common Heroes was a power pop band from 2000-2005 in the Seattle area. They released several albums, played many shows/toured, had a lot of local radio play, and reached the heights of obscurity before disintegrating upon re-entry. CH was: Ira Merrill (lead vox/rhythm gtr), Steve Gale (drums), Leif Andersen (lead gtr), and a few bassists in the form of Kyle Hokett, Terry Mattson, and Jim Shank.

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released January 1, 2005

Engineered and mixed by Jack Endino in Seattle
Mastered by RFI in Seattle

Ira Merrill - Vocals/Guitar
Steve Gale - Drums
Leif Andersen - Guitar
Kyle Hokett - Bass

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Common Heroes Maple Valley, Washington

Common Heroes was a power pop band from 2000-2005 in the Seattle area. They released several albums, played many shows/toured, had a lot of local radio play, and reached the heights of obscurity before disintegrating upon re-entry. CH was: Ira Merrill (lead vox/rhythm gtr), Steve Gale (drums), Leif Andersen (lead gtr), and a few bassists in the form of Kyle Hokett, Terry Mattson, and Jim Shank. ... more

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Track Name: Gold Star
Gold Star
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Singer seize the melodies and find a friendly ear
Sonic fist and you exist on candy bars and beer
To sleep so little
To burn so bright
To be so hopeful

I can feel it coming closer
Every time they mic ya
Gold star and a smack across your mouth
Because I like ya

Industry and MTV and California heat
When you float you'll rock the boat and never miss a beat
To bash so blistered
To run so fast
To cook so clever

I can feel it coming closer
Every time they mic ya
Gold star and a smack across your mouth
Because I like ya

I can feel it coming closer
I ain't gonna psyche ya
It may be a leathal doser
Hey yeah

I can feel it coming closer
Every time they mic ya
Gold star and a smack across your mouth
Because I like ya

I can feel it (I can feel it)
I can feel it (I can feel it)
I can feel it (I can feel it)

Yeah...
Yeah...
Yeah...
Yeah...
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeahhhhhhhh!!!
Track Name: I'm Just Asking
I'm Just Asking
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Death on your breath my little dragon lass
Kill with your iron will and none shall pass
You don't bother mourning as we reach the end
Shame how you flame and eat your one true friend

What are you on
What do you want

Coldest condolences to Mister S.
You ran from yourself and me to him I guess
So act how you act and leave me open-jawed
Follow your thrill and call it "will of God"

What are you on
What do you want

Cut me open halt my hoping
Burning on my bed I bawl
Soul still bleeding wrongs repeating
Wallowing where maggots crawl
Every day is dark...

Dear you, you finally got your big ideal
Sad your reality's just what you feel
Pirate and plunder I've no more to lose
Love, the tortured voice of all the boys you use

What are you on
What do you want
What are you on

Cut me open halt my hoping
Burning on my bed I bawl
Soul still bleeding wrongs repeating
Wallowing where maggots crawl

(What are you on)
Cut me open halt my hoping
Burning on my bed I bawl
(What do you want)
How I miss you how I miss you
Curse and kiss you baby doll
Every day...
Track Name: The Gift
The Gift
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Lost in an empty head
Rung up emergency for the living dead
I heard my life in a shell
I knew you would meet me where I fell

And now I can feel you everywhere
Coming over every wall
Free for all
Richer than any millionaire
And I'm feeling ten feet tall
Free for all

Tossed in the twisted towel
Faded the frequencies the hell hounds howl
Bad razor bounced off my wrist
For love of a redhead girl I kissed

And now I can feel you everywhere
Coming over every wall
Free for all
Richer than any millionaire
And I'm feeling ten feet tall
Free for all

Now I can feel you everywhere
Man I can feel you everywhere

And now I can feel you everywhere
Coming over every wall
Free for all
Richer than any millionaire
Even if I take a fall
Free for all
Track Name: Sour Grapes
Sour Grapes
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Tore through the pages of Spin Magazine
In my car
You were goofing with some or other
Valenteen scene star

But nothing ever happens
(Nothing ever happens)
Who's to say it will
(It will)
A dying dream to keep alive
And now its time to kill

Can you forgive me for my need to make
You bleed
I been working so hard just to get a break
Succeed

But nothing ever happens
(Nothing ever happens)
Who's to say it will
(It will)
A dying dream to keep alive
And now its time to kill

Nothing ever happens
(Nothing ever happens)
Who's to say it will
A dying dream to keep alive
And now it's time...

Kill...
Kill...
KILL!!!
KILL!!!
KILL!!!
KIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!
Track Name: Midnight Generation
Midnight Generation
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First it was the brawls and then the bombs
Cuz you're paying every day but the debt goes on
Were you bleed out your eyes to be first or last
Did you hide behind the couch when the school bus passed
You golden coward
Beg forgiveness
Get your witness
On and on those
Thoughts and patterns
Leave you scattered

Goodnight midnight generation
Goodnight

Hammering the judge for all your nails
As your bent fat finger flips off free bail
And the wicked witch wind tells your restless mind
That you'd be better off if you just flatline
Oh silver needle
Stings for comfort
Slakes off some hurt
Blood spits back and
Fifth for pleasure
Trial and treasure

Goodnight midnight generation
Sleep tight all you kids
Last flight midnight generation
He's all there is

You will not get out alive
That's the brutal truth
But don't let your struggle to survive
Steal away your youth

Take it back
Take it back
Take it back for me yeah
Take it back
Take it back
Take it back for me
Take it back
Take it back
Take it back for me

Castaway don't let them
Grey your heart
Track Name: Phantom Limb
Phantom Limb
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Baby you're clay
Or you're paper mache
A liquid lover
You'll take the shape
Of anyone you must
To get love

But after the make
He'll be crushed in your wake
And you'll feel nothing
You'll move right along
And he'll weep
His song

Punishing reactions to imaginings
Polishing your plates of pretty promise rings
Cuz promises are just these
Silly things

And I must have some nerve
To expect or deserve
A happy ending

(What happened?)

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