Life Is Grand EP

by Atomic Potato

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Life is Grand!... (When you're rude)

This was the first official studio record that we recorded between March-April 2008. We hired Brian Whitten and used his space in Northside in Cincinnati to record our songs. Our friend Wade was filling in on drums at the time and he recorded all of the percussion that appears on the record (aside from the bonus track) Everything was done very quickly and precisely, drums, bass and guitar were all tracked in one session, Robby went in and recorded all the vocals by himself the second session then the third session was horns and Adam's backup vocals. The gang vocals were recorded in Robby's basement in April 2008. Corey Montgomery and Tyler Lee Witt recorded seperate vocal tracks at different locations and their tracks were mixed in to the master CD.

The EP was released May 11th, 2008 at the Mad Hatter in Covington, Kentucky. The ultimate goal of the EP was to gain some serious exposure and to have something to send out to venues so we could book tours and become famous rock stars obviously!

The EP did help to fuel a United States tour in winter 2008 and then a few smaller tours in 2009. We plan to re-press the record and have bonus material available on the disc (which you can download here) when we have the available funds.

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released May 11, 2008

recorded at Self Made Studios March-April 2008 (Cincinnati, OH)
Produced by Robby Sager and Atomic Potato
Engineer: Brian Whitten
Assistant Engineers: Mitch Jones, Robby Sager

Robby Sager - Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Trumpet
Mitch Jones - Bass, Backup Vocals
Ben Vanderpool - Trumpet, Trombone
Adam Meyer - Trumpet, Backup Vocals
Wade Knight - Drums
Julie Barnett - Backup Vocals
Corey Montgomery - Backup Vocals
Tyler Lee Witt - Backup Vocals

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Track Name: Life is Grand
Just got out of bed now
and now I'm all ready to tackle the world with
My low self esteem and bad attitude
Its kind of funny

life is grand
when youre

rude.

Things are not always what they seem.
The Future Isn't What it Used to be
My mind dips to the past
Think about things the way they used to be.
Now I don't see anything but
The man I can not be.

Its sick and kinda sad how I turned my
back on my old friends.

But what did they do for me I dare to ask?

I think I'm right when my appetite for self destruction
takes ahold of me it makes my past mistakes a little bigger than
a gray day be.

Its not like I meant this to happen to myself

Its kinda funny

Life is grand

when youre rude

Things are not always what they seem.
The Future Isn't What it Used to be
My mind dips to the past
Think about things the way they used to be.
Now I don't see anything but
The man I can not be.
Track Name: God, Save the Pep Band!
I can see the shining stars in my head

Mellow, softly, whispering to the dead

but as I open my eyes again

I can see the reality within my bed

My faith is not secure

But what the hell am I waiting for?

Why do I always wait for more?

Take me back and show me what I've done wrong

The trials I face end up with the same, sad song

And when I make my amends again

The laws that bide me to my doom will rule instead

I want to change my past mistakes

Having them around is a thing that I've come to hate

I carry a heavy thought in my head

I try to lighten the load but it piles on like lead

My friends have gone to waste

So now I'm here and I don't know what to

Make of my life

To just sit around so long and when it is time to figure out

What its all about

and now I see why it always seems to bring me back

To bring me back

I feel like I'm always under attack

I can see the shining stars in my head

Mellow, softly, whispering to the dead

but when I open my eyes again

I can see the reality within my bed

My faith is not secure

But what the hell am I waiting for?

in my life?

To just lay around so long and when its time to figure out

What its all about

and now I see why it always seems to bring me back

to bring me back

I feel like I'm always under attack!
Track Name: Hang On
Hang on

Til The Break of Dawn

we don't have tomorrow to carry on

stay with me

and love me through the night cuz

we don't have another day to make it alright


of all the times that we spent together

my mind is lost we're not meant for eachother

and if i recall, correctly last fall, you told me that you'd love me forever


and I thought I had what I wanted in life

You said one day you'd be my wife, ya know

and after all that has passed us by the past 10 months were just a lie

(chorus)

When I would kiss you I thought it was a dream

It made so much sense, we were the perfect team

Where did we go wrong? Despite lasting so long?

Is this how we really fit in the scheme?

and I thought I had what I wanted in life

You said one day you'd be my wife, ya know

and after all that has passed us by the past 10 years were just a lie!

(chorus)
Track Name: George Washington
George Washington

Took the words from my mouth

Stolen I lost again

My disguise in the fight


It might've took a while but you found a way to get away

the way that I thought you'd say its like a cheap way to imitate

Another day goes by and you still have got no place to call your home

and I won't save you

Hide all the time and you contemplate suicide

and nobody's gonna take the blame for evil thoughts on your mind

I can't think straight

Don't push it in my face


Eight years have passed the things you said were true

I tried to laugh again but your words stuck like glue

give me a drug so I can think of someone else

and I won't save you

Lie all the time and then you save your ass just in time

Til the shit hits the fan and you are caught on the scene of the crime

I can't think straight

Don't push it in my face