Traps

by Manuok

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released September 15, 2012

Erik Berg, Jeff Grasmick, Andrew Trecha, Geoff Hill, Scott Mercado

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Manuok San Diego, California

Manuok is a touring band from San Diego, Ca. and a recording project of Scott Mercado. The band is Geoff Hill, Jeff Grasmick, Erik Berg, and Andrew Trecha. Manuok has is about to release a new record, "Traps" - get ready for something a bit louder!

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Track Name: Count On Us
You can count on us. Save your prayers for us. Rays of light through dust. You can count on us. Leave your message at the tone. Leave your message on the telephone. Breathing’s hard through cellophane. The more you change the more you stay the same. You can count on us. Save your prayers for us. Kill the lights for us. You can count on us. Leave your message time. Leave your message on the other line. Breathing’s hard through cellophane. The more you change the more you stay the same. The more you change the more you stay a ghost. A seance. Spent a little on it when it started to show. Shot it with a camera like it’s someone you know. Flicker little candle moved your hand through the light. Answer to the riddle that I’ll never get right. Still, is that it on the window sill? Our ghost?
Track Name: Godfather
Start it all over. Everyone buy our new t-shirt. Kiss the godfather. Sell me your life old man. The system ain’t coming on. Jesus Christ. Some sale! The retail asking price is more than your first born - and that just gets you in. And now you’ve got to have it. And now you’ve got to know how you lived without it.
Track Name: Sinking In
I’ve been this way before - so careful where you live - no sunlight - the sun never sets on us - I’ve felt this way before - so careful who you love on cold nights - the sun never sets on us. We’re all dead. We’re all dead - alive- some kind of carrion - those sunk eyes - the sun never sets on us - I’ve felt this way before - so careful who you know - no sunlight - the sun never sets on us. We’re all dead. I started sinking in again. This war is a never ending kiss. Thank god that ignorance is bliss. So careful with your guns - the cross’d sights are better when their set to high - I’m standing at you door - so careful who you know - though sometimes we’re already in your home - pay your debts. I’ve been this way before - so careful where you live and careful where you go.
Track Name: Our Nation
Got your candle burning at both ends in the middle thought you couldn’t miss. It’s a sentimental house that bleeds you’ve got to burn it down hotter than ever. It’s alright if the poor stay poor - give an inch and they’ll take two more. How their hands are pulling at your strings how they drag you back to the ground. Try a little cut to right the wrong - gotta sing your song louder than ever. It’s alright if the poor stay poor- give an inch and they take two more. Such a long, long way back home. Betting on it bet it takes your life better take it when it comes around. Got your candle burning at both ends - gonna burn yourself hotter than ever. Rich stay rich and the poor stay poor - give an inch and they take two more. Such a long, long way home.
Track Name: NC
Hey love, there’s a storm - blackened clouds on the shore. Believe what you want - the needle has dropped. Help me I’m breathless. The bridge is too far. The more that I see you the further you are. Hailing through the roof and we look up for the proof. How needless the talk of how much it will cost. We already paid it. And like a straw man, she will destroy me because she can. So long, so long my heart. Sang it, so long, so long my home.
Track Name: One For Your Country
The place that you call your home, the safe where your heart is, they don’t even know you’re gone. They don’t even notice you’re not there. Buried without me in winter in snow. Left like a horse when the reigns have been torn. You’ll stay alive. You’ll lay in hollow ground. Breath in the silence when no one’s around. Pay for you sorrow with wealth. Swallow a pill for your health. Praise all you love all alone. And die for it all by yourself. Don’t you leave me to die ( don’t even notice). Don’t you leave me to die (falling left, falling right). The place that you call you home (don’t even notice) there’s a party inside. Slowly the whip-arm moves back. Once growing the desert attacks. Canary in skin and in bones you’ll mine for it all yourself. Don’t just leave me to die. Get it done. Get it right.
Track Name: No Shadow
Some believe it underneath it all or nothing. gone to pieces, got your reasons, had enough for two. Skin is freezing, your uneasy, cast no shadow, no reflection either, smoke and mirrors, bending all the spoons. Amen, Hallelujah too. Started praying for me when it suited you. Amen and Hallelujah too. Now you wish it aint’ come true. Felt me coming, felt like screaming, under covers. Scratch on the wall, long reprisal - how my name is used! Barely breathing, barely seeing - where’s my shadow? Banish them. Banish them. Banish them for good. Amen and Hallelujah too. Started praying for me when it suited you. Amen, Hallelujah too. Now you wish it ain’t come true. Hey man, don’t wake up. Don’t wake up your soul. Just lay down your beliefs. Some believe it enough for us all. Others find it at their curtain call. Some see through it like a crystal ball. Well, I’ve had enough of truth. Amen and Hallelujah too. Started praying for me when it suited you. Amen Hallelujah too. Now you wish it ain’t come true. How you’ll wish it ain’t come true. I’ve had enough of you.
Track Name: Buried In The Sand
Careful when we talk to others, the hidden cost of hidden lovers. All along protect your innocence - you buried it the sand. Stand up my love, stand down. Don’t let them push you around. Of all the things we ask of each other, the worst of all is never uttered. Carolina shores, needle through the hole.
Track Name: Sons And Daugthers
Faded light/life like a photograph. We wanted to look so old. The candle light didn’t soften me. The pale blue light on fool’s gold. The doctor will see you now (never to come home). The faint of heart and the absentee - the second that you were told. A simple phone call would honor me - a visit here would take me home. The doctor will see you now (never to come home). One laugh scars, but silence will win - we’re only wasting oxygen. What you are and what you’ve been is only wasting oxygen. Feel loved, right? It’s not enough that you’re killing me, you don’t even need my heart.
Track Name: Some Voices
Some voices lift you up. Holy rollers, oh my lord. How they hold you till you choke on their love. Some voices tear you down. Screamed from mountains, oh my lord. How they hold to the ground and don’t let up. Suddenly dissolved. Nothing left. Some voices steer you wrong, though every little misstep was your own. And how they haunt you in your heart and your home. Some voices fill the sky - clear as angels, oh my lord. All scream louder when you are gone...and you are always gone. Dance for me please oh please. Beg for you on my knees. As bright as you are, you won’t last the night - this time. As bright as you are, the moon and the stars - you won’t last the night. Somehow you’re alright. Somehow you survived.