There's no Speed Limit in the Grass

by Atomic Potato

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Here it is. The FIRST ever 'recorded' full length Atomic Potato LP.

There's No Speed Limit in the Grass!

Written 2007-2009 and recorded 2010-2011.

Sorry it took so long to share it with everyone! Thanks for being patient.

Hopefully we will have physical CD's and other things to give you in the near future... stay tuned!

Please donate if you really like it, or don't! Hundreds of hours, dollars and literal blood, sweat and tears were poured into this project.

artwork done by Mr. Insomnia

graphic design by BR Prod

credits

released December 22, 2011

Robby Sager: Guitar, Trumpet, Keys, Ska Sounds, Vocals

Ben Idle: Trombone, Keyboard, Noise

Scott Lewis: Drums, Guitar

Scott Meadows: Guitar, Science

Anthony Weisenberger: Trumpet, Woo'ing

Luke Shows: Bass

Joseph Michael Schultz: Nonsense

Dan Hart: Keys, Vox

Ian Asplan: Sequencing/arranging on track 11

Tyler Lee Witt: Inspiration and Phone Calls

Jon Lewis, Joe Camerlengo: Guest Vocals on tracks 7, 9

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Recorded, produced by Alex Fraser, Max Moon and Robosag @
New Fidelity Studios in Cincinnati, OH and Los Angeles, CA
June-July 2010

Additional recording, mixing and mastering done @
The Parkview House in Newport, KY
August 2011

Remixed and final master by Robby and Jean
BR Prod in Hamilton, OH and Long Beach, CA
September 2015

Special thanks to Tim McGowan, Matt Wixson, Paul 'Duck' Tucker, Community Records (Love you Greg and DRay) Sam Ash Music (Cincinnati), Queb Music (Los Angeles CA) the guys from Sleep Fleet, Stuck Lucky, Fatter than Albert, Maddie Turner, Woody Bond, Matt Rooney, Kelcey Duggan, Cody Unangst, s1ckd00d, We are The Union, Mustard Plug, Big D and the Kids Table, Jeff Rosenstock, John Dedomenici, Tomas Kalnoky, Mark Perdomo, Skachilles (still exists?), Reel Big Fish, The Disregardables, This is my Suitcase, Carmen Hood, Tim McLane, Mike Ulanski, Jon Weiner, Jon Lewis and the Dopamines, Hannah Shows, Olivia Fisher, Scott's dad, Dylan Anderson, Jacob Nicholson (Thanks for hooking us up with free McDonalds, man), Ryan Rockwell and Maura Weaver, Billy Menke, Terri, and Cedric 'the man' Menke, all of our parents, Tegan Stryker Heckler (RIP) and a WHOLE LOT MORE for supporting us throughout this process.

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Track Name: Ska is 4 Suckers
There are no lyrics to this song.
Track Name: We are Broke! Let's Tour!
We drove two hundred miles

To play to fifteen kids

Who didn't appreciate the sound
(play hardcore!)
Our heads were pointed to the ground

Got promised some money

But the show we played was free

Kids started to leave.

And my fingers start to bleed

We'll never be on Fuse TV

We'll never be on the cover of AP Magazine

So what?

I guess we're taking a chance.

And I guess I'm bold.

Because I'm gonna teach this dance.

I'll leave it

all behind

The promises and memories

the thoughts of another time and

I'll make it

Even on my own

You said to me I'd never change

But on the road

I'll never be alone

We drove three hundred miles

To play to 200 kids

Who wanted just to hear more
(play an encore!)
My back is feeling kind of sore

Someone took all the money

that I think we'll never see

Then Clint quit the band

And all the blame comes back to me


We'll never be on MTV

We'll never be on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine

So what?

I guess we're taking a chance.

And I guess I'm bold.

Because I'm gonna teach this dance.

I'll leave it

all behind

The promises and memories

the thoughts of another time and

I'll make it

Even on my own

You said to me I'd never change

But on the road

I'll never be alone

Never be alone!

Twenty Minutes in

I broke another string

What am I doing here?

I can't even sing

I can't stop this rushing sensation

Stop dreaming start living your real life now.

Fuck.
Track Name: Extrinsicity
Joey introducing the band in the stylings of Brad Neely from "Wizard People, Dear Reader" if you haven't heard it or seen it, please go download it somewhere and enjoy the extravaganza.
Track Name: The Atomic Potato
Everybody come on down to see the ska show

And hit the dance floor while the music plays don't waste my time.

It might be faster and you might say its unoriginal

But I'll keep doing this until the day I die

The harmonizing melodies of a church choir gone mad

Theres anger dwelled inside of me

I'm gonna face you now I'm gonna take the blame

Oh what a shame...

How do you explain?

Woahhhhhh

YOU WANT TO change the scene

BUT I DON'T WANT TO feed the corporate machine

1, 2 , 3 and now its all on me

I hate the way you tell me this is "how its gonna be"

LOOK INTO my eyes

and if you stare into them long enough you'll find a big surprise now

You can finally see

The reason for me.


Everybody come on down to see the punk show

Basement filled lets mosh and shout its

Not a fucking crime

It might be louder and you might say its unprofessional

But I'll keep doing this until

The day I die

Someone called the cops another noise complaint

now this house is just a home

A couple stupid kids with no future

I'm gonna face you now I'm gonna take the blame

Headache in my brain

how do you explain?

Its not enough I need to scream I can't express my feelings but

I WANT TO change the scene

BUT I DON'T WANT TO feed the corporate machine

1, 2 , 3 and now its all on me

I hate the way you tell me this is "how its gonna be"

LOOK INTO my eyes

If you stare into them long enough you'll find a big surprise now

You can finally see

The reason for me!
Track Name: Heat Factor
Melting like butter and I'm praying for rain

Burning in the beams and I'm going insane

Theres got to be a way to get out

Although I'm losing my mind and there is without a doubt

Its like the sun is on my tail and I'm fleeing in fear

and all I know is that I gotta get outta here!

The weather man told me the drought would never end

(Its ninety three degrees and I'm dying motherf$&#*!)

A shelter or a cave would be your best friend

(That's all I have to say cuz I'm livin here in hell!)

Theres got to be a way to get out

Although I'm losing my mind and there is without a doubt

Its like the sun is on my tail and I'm fleeing in fear

and all I know is that I gotta get outta here!

I got a glass of water so I could get hydrated

Before I took one sip the shit evaporated

Irony is Completed.

Theres got to be a way to get out

Although I'm losing my mind and there is without a doubt

Its like the sun is on my tail and I'm fleeing in fear

and all I know is that I gotta get outta here!
Track Name: Teddy Bears and Rainbows
Back off man

This isn't your place

This girls way too young

You can see it in her face

And I don't understand what you could

possibly see in her.

Sweet 16 turned sour so fast

Only thing you wanted was to be tappin' that ass

I can see it in your eyes and the little guy in your pants.

And you'll go on singing songs about rainbows

In your fairy tale land far away from here

It happens again the only thing you see in her is

just her skin.

Wipe off your smug little grin

I DON'T CARE!

SHOW ME WHAT YOUR MADE OF

I DON'T CARE!

THERES ONE LIFE YOU HAVE TO LIVE

I DON'T CARE!

WHATS LEFT OF YOUR LIFE?

I DON'T CARE!

I'LL SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE YOU FUCKING DICK

YEAH!
Track Name: I Wanna Go (Home)
I laid myself out on the pavement

so everything is alright now

The sky is blue and the leaves are calling

so beautiful falling from the bough

And I believe

People get what they deserve

and if you listen to me

I'll tell you what I've heard

I've got a couple notebooks

And a backpack with one tshirt in it

I've got a few maxed out credit cards

And a brain that's got no limit


The clock counts down waiting for the show now

The crowd lines up you can feel the nerves

Keep a steady hand and don't fuck it up now

The impressions good or your gonna hurt

The products the same

So just act it out like they did before you!

The message was lame

so just pretend you are playing a game.

Don't listen to the broadcast

The news ain't good its gonna bring you down

Don't need another problem up in my

Head I've got enough and I'm leavin town

we'll sing:

Lets pack up and fly away from here.

(You can leave your troubles in Ohio)

and lets forget all those wasted years

not coming back, no we're never coming back no way.


The air smelled bad and the van was roasting

I could not sleep and the traffic was bad

The 30 bucks couldn't buy us gas I wish I

had that cash that I gave to my dad

There's no need to complain

I should have known that it would be this way

and there's no one to blame

and now I have to live with a debt that I can't repay

I'm getting on a boat now

To sail far away to somewhere I don't know

The sneakers on my feet turned into boots and my

heart is singing the blues

we sang

Lets pack up and fly away from here.

(You can leave your troubles in Ohio)

and lets forget all those wasted years

not coming back we're never coming back no way.

The sun stopped shinin

The bombs start fallin

The sun goes down and now I wanna go home

This land is barren no food and water

My friends go down and now I wanna go

Back to my country and the land of the free

Give me a big mac with a coke...Oh Say can you see!

I want to kick my feet back and watch Family Guy til Four AM

I wanna drive my van to Newport and drink rootbeer floats with Scott and Ben

So, Hey

Is love really on the way?

and Hey

Is someone gonna show us the way?

Its alright tonight I see the light and

the porch on 154 seems so far away

Another day it passes by

Mom I don't know if I can

face the facts and do it on my own

I'm twisted up in all these lies that I can't escape and

Yeah that's when I'll come home


I laid myself out in the grass

so everything is alright somehow

The sky is blue and the leaves are green

so beautiful I think I can rest now
Track Name: Urban Renewal
It was 30 degrees in a broken home
lights dimmed low looking out the window
I couldn't feel my fingers and I couldn't feel my toes and
the voice inside my head was screamin
(I shouldn't be alone)
The wind singing in the streets a solemn tune for me and you but on the
other side I heard its nicer with the fires burning through
I never recovered from the
sound the bells ring so
I slipped out the door to take a walk and I sing

I took off my cap as I
walked in the door
hung up my coat and took a seat on the floor
The old man looked me in the eyes and then I knew that
anything was possible and that his words were true
"Son you've got a roof over your head and heres some food
I got no trouble with you stayin here as long as you will
tend to my son while I'm out in the shed
take a left at the stairs and you will find your bed."

I woke up next morning to the sound of a drum beating
steady in my head keeping tempo with my thumb
I sat up on the edge and then I walked into the room where
the old man stood holding a shovel and soon we were
walking out back I knew what I had to do and there was
no turning back this job he couldn't do so
I tightened my grip and I dug up a hole there
I buried the pieces what was left of my soul

It was 30 degrees in a broken home
lights dimmed low looking out the window
I couldn't feel my fingers and I couldn't feel my toes and
the voice inside my head was screaming
Track Name: Pete Wentz, Motherfucker!
Well just because you are famous doesn't give you a goddamn right

To play out the role of asshole and make money with the lyrics you write

And just because you claim to care it doesn't make us even there

With your celebrity faux pas entourage i swear


And I can't fight the feeling

This is all in vain

We're all the same and I can't even

Keep my life in check

Last week I thought yeah

These feelings would be through

Denial swells inside of me

I want to be

just like you


I'm back to square one

And I'm still not having any fun

Could anyone please pull me up

I'm feeling stuck and I CAN'T GET OUT

And it doesn't matter what you say I'll keep doing it "doing it" anyway

The same old shit I failed at yesterday

And if it makes you feel any better yeah I lied when I laughed at your shitty joke

Just so I could see you crack a smile

And I can't fight the feeling

This is all in vain

We're all the same and I can't even

Keep my life in check

Last week I thought yeah

These feelings would be through

Denial swells inside of me

I want to be

just like you


And just like that I'm happier

Couldn't complain anymore about your shit

And after all is said and done.

We'll both agree that we're all better from the experience.

and now I'm

back to square one

And I'm still not having any fun

Could anyone please pull me up

I'm feeling stuck, I CAN'T GET OUT
Track Name: There's no Speed Limit in the Grass
My name is Tyler Lee Witt

and in the next 5 years

it'll be a household name

I've done more growing up

in the past 5 months

than I have in my entire life

I've finally found the light

I finally know what I'm here for

I've put smoking weed and

Robbing corner stores

I'll take it back

This life is mine its all my own

The future starts at my grandma's house at my computer all alone

I'll seperate myself from them and make a bunch of new friends

I'll start a new band and make it so

EVERYONE CAN LISTEN

to the catchy songs we'll write

we'll fucking record with Joey Sturgis

The kids will line up to see our pretty faces headlining at the attic

$20 a head could pay for our honest rave review

In the latest issue of SPIN where I'll be rockin the front cover

Lookin like Billie Joe Armstrong meets a 'Breakfast Club' Judd Nelson

My name is Tyler Lee Witt

and in the next 5 years

it will be a household name

I've done more growing up

in the past 5 months

than I have in my entire life

WOO!

Drop the Anchor!

I'm on a boat motherfucker!

I'm rollin in the bills and I've got so many bitches that I

Hit it and I quit it outta notches on my belt and the

paparazzi love it when I come out my hotel.

My name is Robert Dale Sager

and in the next five beers

I'll be digging my own grave

I've done less growing up

in the past 5 years...

then I have in my entire life.
Track Name: Milking the Tit of the Scene
tit.
Track Name: Desperation
Well I guess at the end of another good run

The times we shared were always so fun

Now you are leaving my head can't believe

Unbelieveing, my heart is stuck in my shoes

I'm at the end of my rope now

My soul is pulling hard on a thread

I can't connect to you how are you gonna leave me out to dry?

You're out of my head

Don't care many times it's said

How are you gonna leave it all behind?

Arisen from the ashes you stand in front of me

Head screwed on tight and nothing seems wrong

Right about now, I started to believe it all had something to do with this song

Your thoughts can't always be right

Some people make mistakes

Letting go would have made it easier

Now I think I'm sick get out of my fucking face!

You're out of my head

Don't care many times it's said

How are you gonna leave it all behind?

I've felt this pain burning ever

so strong

but I don't know what's wrong!

If you won't talk to me... That's just fine!

My whole world's crashing all down in one night I cannot sleep

The noise in my teeth evicts the peace I thought that I was getting back

My whole world's crashing all down in one night I cannot sleep

I cannot sleep!
Track Name: I Hate Music, Music Hates Me!
I can't fight the feeling
Gave up appealing
To everyone
There's nothing
else to write about
I can't predict the future
But the image can't contain me

This is how it starts
Your making anorexic indie rock
Fake broken
hearts
Your music fucked it fucking sucks
Give me a reason to believe it
The point I'm trying to make it will not get across

Super size your album with a
dose of poppy flair
Smothered in production now your'e gasping for fresh air
The answers pretty easy if you ask yourself instead
I know I'm wrong and
I'll go on but now its time to clear my head

Your arrogance pushed me over
the edge so i
took my trumpet to my face and broke my teeth
Took my guitar to
my back and totally shattered my spine
(Cuz they killed punk rock)

Snapped the cord
Broke the bass and Held it above my head
and then i smashed the shit
out of my laptop.
Track Name: The Pirate Way (Bonus)
this is a bonus track.