Deathray

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Our first album, initially released on Capricorn/Universal in 2000, re-released via Doppler Records in 2002.
More details and backstory:
www.newsreview.com/sacramento/slow-deathray/content?oid=3531
www.mtv.com/news/articles/1426830/deathray-harnesses-energy-from-cake-split.jhtml

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released 02 May 2000

Produced by Eric Valentine and Deathray
Engineered by Eric Valentine at HOS in Palo Alto, CA
Mastered by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Layout and graphics by Keara Fallon and Deathray
Cover photo by Allyson Seconds
Band:
Greg Brown
Victor Damiani
Dana Gumbiner
James Neil
Michael Urbano

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Deathray Sacramento, California

Deathray included Dana Gumbiner, former Cake members Greg Brown, Victor Damiani & Todd Roper, & also featured stints from James Neil & Max Hart.
The band was signed to Capricorn Records, & their debut was released in 2000.
Deathray's songs have been featured in many films & TV shows, including Sony Pictures' Open Season. In 2007, the band called it quits to focus on new projects.
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Track Name: My Lunatic Friends
i know today is
just another day
another concession
another delay

it's just another ordeal
do you know how i feel?
lalalalalalala...

maybe tomorrow
i'll be on my own
calling your name
with a plastic cone

it's just that your so demanding
i never know where i'm standing
lalalalalalala...
my lunatic friends have tied me down (4x)

i just wanna tell you people
that everything's my fault
i just wanna kick the door down
and start my twenty-four seven day assault

(but) my lunatic friends have tied me down (2x)

it's just that you're so demanding
i never know where i'm standing
lalalalalalala...

my lunatic friends have tied me down
Track Name: Only Lies
it's not like a gift i had to disguise
a pleasant exchange or a carnival ride
the pressure beneath you, in check with a sigh
it's not like i hurt you,
they're only lies

only lies, only lies
only lies

see how we run to somewhere else
see how we run to somewhere else
to someone else

a seed in a vacuum,
a doll full of rice -
it's not like i left you only lies

only lies, only lies
only lies
it's not like i left you only lies
Track Name: What Would You Do?
what would you do without the fence
around the GTO?
it's low down, way too low -
it makes no sense to park there

what would you do without the tube
of glue and sticks of wax
behind your baby's back
to hold her up if she falls down?

what would you do if skies were blue
or grey, or whatever?
if it was up to you...
what would you do?

what would you do without the gas
piped up into your head
the pilot light's gone dead -
and now your head is hazardous

what would you do if skies were blue
or grey, or whatever?
something to prove you're coming to?
and if you could move or tie you shoe -
now and forever -
if it was up to you...

(SOLO)

what would you do if skies were blue
or grey, or whatever?
something to prove you're coming to?
and if you could move or tie you shoe -
now and forever -
if it was up to you...
what would you do? (x3)
Track Name: Zero
'Cos you don't have to walk back to
Your deep shame or your steamboat lease
(You) Got a husband in Tennesse
Hanging out with the Ku Klux Klan

He's drinking hot blood and clear champagne
Thininking 'bout his career-o
He charmed the pants off the three blind mice
He told a joke and it sounded nice

But when you walk you don't really move
'Cos you're telekinetic
Could this ever resemble truth?
Assembled on a track

We're all tired from waiting
For you to be a hero
When you walk you don't really move
It all adds to zero
Track Name: Check It Over
(CHORUS)
The ship is sinking but it's alright
to check it over, check it over,
Check it over now
It's been a long night
And now it's over
Or is it over?
Check it over now

(V1)
Back in cheap seats
You feel a shockwave
Spilling your cheap drinks
On your knees

And up in first class
Through all the white teeth
A gentle whisper,
then a scream -

(CHORUS)

(V2)
It's just a test tone
In all the best homes
They're dropping white phones
On their plates

But when the clock stops
They want to talk shop
And now the doors locked
Anyway, the ship is sinking but it's alright...

(CHORUS OUT)
Track Name: Legionnaires In Doubt
Underwater in submarines
Navigating these sleepy machines
On the Sky Saw, or on a date
Saving ladies from their final fate

And suddenly it's all over
Ooh when the cat gets out
Put one on every corner
A Legionnaire in doubt

Moving faster on rice paper trains
Tuning scanners with Electro Brains

And suddenly it's all over
Ooh when the cat gets out
There's one on every corner
A Legionnaire in doubt

And suddenly it's all over
Ooh when the cat gets out
There's one on every corner
A Legionnaire in doubt
And suddenly it's all over
And when the cat gets out
There's one on every corner
A Legionnaire in doubt,
A Legionnaire in doubt
Track Name: Now That I Am Blind
what do you see when you see
what seems to be right through me
why do you act so suprised to find
my hands over my eyes

maybe there's a reason that we
are running the red lights
is it because we just can't see them?
or have we lost our minds?

baby we're so tragic
i'm lost inside this static
still your name has got a real nice sound to it
now that i am blind

now that i am blind (4x)

now that i am blind (4x)

now that i am blind (3x)
Track Name: Someone After You
You might be paranoid,
you might be rich
You might have a hidden camera in your shoe -
When you come around, sit me down
and tell me life's a bitch -
'cos you know there's always someone after you

It might be fire
or it might be smoke
either way it's such a complicated view -
Is this the way the best line of your story always goes?
When you know there's always someone after you

You come around, that freaky sound
of ropes breakin' and satellites crashin' on down
And all the spys with radar ties
are hiding outside

You know who you can trust
And you know who's tellin' lies
You know that if it's false it must be true
You notice that I've got a funny gleam between my eyes
And you know there's always someone after you
yeah, you know there's always someone after you

You come around, that freaky sound
of ropes breakin' and satellites crashin' on down
And all the spys with radar ties
are hiding outside

You might be paranoid,
you might be rich
You might have a hidden camera in your shoe -
When you come around, sit me down
and tell me life's a bitch -
'cos you know there's always someone after you
yeah, you know there's always someone after you
Track Name: Scott
Scott, if I ever see you
I am gonna kill you, and then
I will get sent back to jail,
the Pope will send the bail in tens,
and twenties, 'cos his god is funny,
spent all my fucking money
and I still feel lost

'Cos people like the same things that you do
People like the same things that you do

Scott, why'd you have to do it?
Why couldn't she see through it, like gauze?
You tore through her bolted soul,
you made it past the goal,
but I paid the cost

'Cos people like the same things that you do
People like the same things that you do

But I don't like the same things that you do
Track Name: Baby Polygon
It's alright, it's ok
Baby Polygon's on the way
Look out Jax and Bobby Blake
'Cos Baby Polygon's on the make

On the make

This is the last Saturday,
'cos Baby Polygon wants to play
Coming around for Devil's cake
Rising up, out of the lake

Out of the lake
Track Name: 10:15
10:15 she's on the train
flipping through the pages selling junk
that no one needs
10:16 she looks at me
looks through me at the scenery
somehow, it's all the same

she is surounded by so many
foolish thoughts
someone made

if i was more continental
and less judgemental
maybe i'd believe
these cold steel rails
mean something more
lead someplace we've never been before
but i'm more inclined to leave

i am surounded by so many
evil thoughts
someone made

she is surounded by so many
foolish thoughts
someone made

10:15 she's on the train
flipping through the pages selling junk
that no one needs
Track Name: This Time
remember a golden day
baby far away
that you left behind
way back when your heart was black
from the love you packed
as you left your mind

'scuse me but the casualties
of the love you seek are a little high
I know I'm a lucky boy
but I can't enjoy
til I know you're mine

oh yeah
this time
make your mind
this time

bells ring, children sing
but no one brings
a shred of sense

get straight cause it's getting late
and I just can't wait
to get off the fence

oh yeah
this time
make your mind
this time

if you want to see me blow away
that's an easy thing
all you have to do is say the word
and I'll be going

remember a golden day
baby far away
that you left behind
way back when your heart was black
from the love you packed
as you left your mind

oh yeah
this time
make your mind
make your mind
this time
Track Name: Happy New Year
Happy new year
It's a cold one
Won't you let go
Of the old one
It's justified
It's a brand new year

Get your make-up
Matching case
Tell you something
There's no trace
Of that other year
It's just a memory

And the world is waiting for a reason
Tell them something blame it on the season
Maybe then we can slip away

Happy new year
It's a cold one
Won't you let go
Of the old one
It's justified
It's a brand new year
It's a brand new year
It's a brand new year