One Percent Panic

by Viva Death

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released October 31, 2006

Scott Shiflett (baritone guitars, voices)
Trever Keith (baritone guitars, voices)
Chris Shiflett (baritone guitars)
Josh Freese (drums, frying pan)
Chad Blinman (noises, effects)

with Jason Freese (baritone saxophone on 5.)
and Reiko Yoshida (voice on 7.)

One Percent Panic
was produced by Scott Shiflett, Chad Blinman, and Trever Keith

recorded by Chad Blinman at Rumbo Recorders in Canoga Park, CA
and JE Sound in Hollywood, CA
and The Eye Socket in Venice, CA

mixed by Chad Blinman at Mad Dog Studios, Burbank, CA

and mastered by Joe Gastwirt at his studio in Oak Park, CA

graphic design by Chad Blinman and Scott Shiflett

All songs written by Scott Shiflett
except 2. by Scott Shiflett/Tim St. John
and 6. by Trever Keith

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Track Name: Broken Nose
It comes along now all too often
I find myself sliding backward
Let's replace it with a memory
It's never boring it's something better
Up until the moment I draw my last breath
I’ll never believe it's all for nothing
So what's the point? Can just this once
We compromise and tell no lies

Wouldn't it be
Nice if I could
Find a way to
Pacify the
Drug they're selling
On the street and
In the air?

Savior of a losing cause
Seller of an uncut drug
Buyer of a broken nose

If nothing's wrong how am I to believe
I’ve come so far when we are nowhere
So let's erase it with a melody
Go pick a subject and I’ll give a hand
So what's the difference? It's all the same to me
And if it's all the same to you then do what you do
Distribution the spoils go where they go
And the burden of truth sinks like a stone

Wouldn't it be
Nice if I could
Find a way to
Pacify the
Drug they're selling
On the street and
In the air?

Savior of a losing cause
Seller of an uncut drug
Buyer of a broken nose
Track Name: Be Excited
Down at the rock shop
They're giving contracts out like candy bars
Down at the rock shot
They're spending money like they're millionaires

Atrophy

Down at the sock hop
You jock your way up to the microphone
Down at the suck up
You tell a lie and then you strike a pose

Running headlong
Into nowhere
Fucking dumbstruck
By my bad luck

Down at the rock shop
They keep your photograph upon the wall
Down at the rock shot
You point the finger but you heed the call

Down at the sock hop
You go attracted to a million stares
Down at the boardwalk
You play to nobody cause no one cares

Running headlong
Into nowhere
Fucking dumbstruck
By my bad luck

Clean as can be? Not any more!
Pack the filth, stack the bills, and watch the bodies fall
You fill me up with your reasons, I don't feel nothing at all
Sweet as can be, you're the belle of the ball

Running headlong
Into nowhere
Fucking dumbstruck
By my bad luck

Atrophy
Track Name: Suspect
I went to school today
Not the one on my block, but the one of hard knocks
I lost control today

Your life's a world away
Always eating a peach while you sit on the top
Your life's a world away

But I need you, just like a slap right across my back
And I want you, so full my mouth I could fucking choke

Am I looking for trouble?
Am I looking for redress?
Am I looking for morals?
Am I looking for content?

Do for me or let me go
Do for me or let me know
Why won't you let me go?

The push is on its way
Moving into the dark, moving out of the pack
No more thrills, no more delay

But I need you, though I can feel that you won't be back
And I want you, so full my mouth I could fucking choke

Am I looking for trouble?
Am I looking for redress?
Am I looking for morals?
Am I looking for content?

Do for me or let me go
Do for me or let me know
Why won't you let me go?

Am I looking for trouble?
Am I looking for redress?
Am I looking for morals?
Am I looking for content?

Am I looking for problems?
Am I looking for pretense?
Going on about morals
Am I looking for coat check?
Track Name: You Can't Love
Plastered up on the side of the wall
You can't relate
Don't realize you've been hung out to dry
Your tears away

You can't love, you can't love, you can't love,
You can't love, you can't walk away

I bet you lose every game you play
But it doesn't matter anyway cause

So much alcohol
So much in the world
So much for the girl
Deprived what you're made of
And you don't even care

Blackened out at the end of the road
And now too late
Don't realize you've been hung out to dry
Your tears away

You can't love, you can't love, you can't love,
You can't love, you can't walk away

I bet you lose every game you play
But it doesn't matter anyway cause

So much alcohol
So much in the world
So much for the girl
Deprived what you're made of
And you don't even care

You can't love, you can't love, you can't love,
You can't love, you can't walk away
Track Name: Behind You, Soldier
I get to live in your culture
I get to live in your trash
Tinsel eyed so scintillated
I get to pick up the mess

Bombs and guns and aeroplanes
Sheiks and sikhs completing the disease
I’m not an instigator
But I’m not free from it all

Congratulations, we're going to hell
Too many people with their hands in the till
I’m not an operator
And I’m not clear as a bell

One chance to get out, one chance to get out
Calling all favors, your future's in doubt
One chance to get out, one chance to get out
Conversation's obsolete, there's no time for that now
One chance to get out, one chance to get out
We're integrating, you scream and you shout
One chance to get out, one chance to get out
Don't delay me with a truce, start running now
Track Name: United by the Threat of a Common Enemy
I hate you and you hate me
So the only thing we have is that we disagree
I don't know why you don't get it even some of the time
When it's obvious I’m right and that's the reason why

You should
Look over your shoulder you smug son of a bitch

I’m laughing out loud
Because I’ve waited for this moment
For such a long time
You need assistance with your resistance
Well count me in

I’m working on a dish that's best served cold
So I hope you bring that appetite for which you're known
I’m not about to jump the gun and make a mistake
So for now I’m going to help you out
But you just wait

Keep your friends close
But keep your enemies closer

I’m laughing out loud
Because I’ve waited for this moment
For such a long time
You need assistance with your resistance
Well count me in
Track Name: Rise and Shine
Thank you for your vote of confidence
But I’m not at all impressed with a hero
A man who's everything to everyone
And you're a legend, all hands stained black
While you feed from a loaded gun
Disinformation, got blinders on

Don't give in that plastic face will
Suit your style with a crooked smile
A rubberneck jack seen playing lookey with
The one he likes and with a laugh
You're reaching for your halo
Passing counterfeit trust to the best and worst of us
I know your profile, you're a motherwit clown
You're a jack you're a motordrone

But I’m feeling good, and I’m feeling fine
Cause I like to smile, laughing all the time

Maybe if you look me in the eye
But your face keeps slipping in and out of rhyme
You're into chaos, I can see the wires
Running through your mind
We're going nowhere in record time

Don't give in that plastic face will
Suit your style with a crooked smile
A rubberneck jack seen playin lookey with
The one he likes and with a laugh
You're reaching for your halo
Passing counterfeit trust to the best and worst of us
I know your profile, you're a motherwit clown
You're a jack you're a motordrone

But I’m feeling good, and I’m feeling fine
Cause I like to smile, laughing all the time
And I’m feeling clean, and I’m feeling high
Cause I know what's yours, and I know what's mine
Spitshine
Track Name: The Fear
Come take me by the hand now
Indoctrination by the book
Come play the role of god now
And push the others to the floor

Believe it or not, it's all very clear
Preparing for nothing, it's only a drill
Too late for your shadow, one less thing to fear

Come take me for a ride now
Ain't that just what friends are for
Cold comfort in the crossfire
I’m gonna need a miracle

Confused and distorted, it's all very well
Ring up the curtain, descend into hell
Too late for your shadow, one less thing to sell

Incomplete, the feelings are there
What do you mean, why should I care?
No operator, no secrecy here
Five, four, three, two, one dimensional

I want to get what I feel I deserve
Not just the pleasure of your company
Not just a measure of the promises you made
And what's more
I don't believe a single word you say
Would it matter anyway?

Strayed for a moment, so let's make a deal
You keep to the valley, I’ll keep to the hill
Too late for your shadow, one less thing to feel

Incomplete, the feelings are there
What do you mean, why should I care?
No operator, no secrecy here
Five, four, three, two, one dimensional

Indiscreet, yet so self-aware
You play a part in everything I seem to fear
So what's the problem, is everything clear?
Five, four, three, two, you're one dimensional
Track Name: Damage Control
You burned down my house again
All alive without indecision
Burned to the ground my friend
So much for your first impression

I vote your promises
And when you get what you want, I get nothing
But all your best laid explanations
And your good intentions

Even though you planned the whole thing out
Left no room for doubt
I’m sure you noticed that by now
Even as you struggle for high ground
Let there be no doubt
Water's rising to your door
And all you live for

We're lining up again
Down at the end of the block with our tickets and
Hand me down revolutionaries
We come for your history

Even though you planned the whole thing out
Left no room for doubt
I’m sure you noticed that by now
Even as you struggle for high ground
Let there be no doubt
Water's rising to your door
And all you live for

Have we given up the best years of our lives for nothing?
Have we given up the rest to hollow fields of no one?
Track Name: White Car
They don't really hear you, so they can't see
What makes you different, what makes you free
Supplication, for the world I missed
When a change of weather takes another friend

The closer I find I’m to God, the more that I know I’ve done wrong
Can't see for the shining white star
You drive like a motorcar, in all directions
And into heaven, you fly in your shining white car

A capsule in the court of the burmese king
A light streak shining to the bedouin
A momentary freeze and the frightening
Distraction in the source of the burning tree
Original sin originality
God-given reason and the reasoning

The closer I find I’m to God, the more that I know I’ve done wrong
Can't see for the shining white star
You drive like a motorcar, in all directions
And into heaven, you fly in your shining white car

Big house come down blowout speedball
Track Name: Into the Void
Monkey was born in the land to be king of all he could see
Because he had eyes he soon realized his will was the way
Monkey was driven by thoughts and by fears and over the years
Monkey would rise to the top of the bill, all else he would kill

Into the void
Into the void

Money could turn a good man to his end and onto his knees
Raping the land and the conscience of man just like a disease
Money was made but flaws in the trade would turn us to slaves
Money to take and spirit to break the fools and the brave

Into the void
Into the void
Into the void we turn
Into the void

Many would fall but challenging all, their souls thay had saved
Others would cleave to gear and to blade, a choice that was made
Money to sell, to poison the well, the usual fee
Nothing was learned through fire and ruin, so monkey was thrown

Into the void
Into the void
Into the void we turn
Into the void