Amber Alert

by Moonraker

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released 11 March 2011

Moonraker is
Matt Battaglia- Guitar/lead vox
David Green- Drums/vox
Matt the Party Bear- Guitar/vox
Nick Sucks- Bass/vox

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Moonraker Santa Clarita, California

Its just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. Then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns and also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you? Moonraker is a punk band from southern California ... more

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Track Name: Big Trouble in Little Saugus
The world's gotten heavier, I've gotten older,
but I'll still run marathons with it on my shoulders.
How will I go on
with no one to prove wrong?

We shake in our boots. Leave me holding the bag.
It's the chance of a lifetime but he'll bounce right back.
I climbed the ladder, you clung to the net.
If you don't touch the tightrope you can't break your neck.

What about me? Insult to injury.
Just tell yourself it will all work out well.
Forget the fact he's in a full-body cast,
just keep writing checks that you'll never cash.

So shake in your boots while I hold the bag
and It's just a flesh-wound, I'm sure it will scab.
I climbed the ladder, you clung to the net.
If you don't touch the tightrope you can't break your neck.

And I'm washing the heart-stains off of my shirt sleeves.
And I'm washing the heart-stains off of my sleeve.

Shake in your boots, leave me holding the bag.
Don't finish your drink, just leave me the tab.
I climbed the ladder, you clung to the net.
I'll hold on to the tightrope, it's all I have left.
Track Name: 20 Years to Midnight
Maybe for you the right thing to do
was give up on your hopes and dreams,
leave them behind like tumbleweeds.
No harm done, you were only having fun.
Just bury it down deep inside,
it's just another compromise.

You gave up so long ago and I'm always the last to know.
Don't complain to me when you forget who you're supposed to be.

With teeth just like piano keys and X's where your eyes should be.
All the things you said to me, I followed them down to the T.
But you'll just change your mind again, you'll fold like an accordion.
You knew the way I felt but you only wanted a way out.

You gave up so long ago and I'm always the last to know.
Don't complain to me when you can't clear the cobwebs off of your dreams.

Lips as loose as icebergs, you're living in the past.
The fire in your eyes could melt the desert into glass.
You used up all your passion but don't know how it got lost.
You held it under water til the bubbles stopped.
Track Name: I've Got Mine
This pulpit's full of bombs built from bartered souls.
Set to blow our hopes and dreams to smithereens.
Never content with who we are, always ashamed of what we've done.
Always a step behind, a prayer away from perfection.

Let's sip this holy water, hope for ghosts in sons and fathers.
The kings have lost their faith, but the beggars' never falters.

It's the same old song in different time.
But you can't just change the words and think that we won't know.
We're sick and tired, we're sick and tired of singing along.

Let's sip this holy wine and pray that we repent in time.
Don't need your saving grace, cause I've got mine.
Track Name: The Very Top
It's as difficult as can be and I know you don't think of me
when you're hopping from bar to bar. Just leave your cell phone in the car.
That's not the way that its always been, you call me crying at 3 AM.
But now you're all smiles, guess your problem's solved
cause you moved as far away as possible.

And I don't know about you and me
cause now this bridge smells just like kerosene.
When you ran across it and never looked back,
you might as well have been lighting a match.

Maybe I'll see you in December, I won't hold my breath about June.
The only thing you have time for these days
is everything but me and thinking it's okay.
So pack your bags and look for comfort from everyone else
cause if this town was gonna kill you I guess I was gonna help.

And I don't know about you and me
cause now this bridge smells just like kerosene.
When you ran across it and never looked back,
you might as well have been lighting a match.