Anthem of Imperfection

by About the Mess

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released 06 July 2011

Recorded at Million Yen Studios. Engineered by Jeff Dean. Mastered by Dan Knowles. Artwork by James Cackovic. Layout by Joe Novak. Photography by Mike Hari. Also thank you to Music Garage Chicago, and Floyd's Pub.

All music by About the Mess, and lyrics by Joe Mizzi, except "The Letter" by Wayne Carson Thompson, originally recorded by The Box Tops.

About the Mess is Joe Mizzi, Mike Carlson, Jack Duffy, Mark Gustafson

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About the Mess Chicago, Illinois

4 assholes, all at least 30 years old, who still think that spending a significant amount of their free time playing 'punk rock' is some sort of worthwhile endeavor, despite their significant others completely resenting them for it, and despite the fact they dont make any money, fame, or fortune doing it. PUNK ROCK ON BITCHES! ... more

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Track Name: Janie
I've been walking these streets at night
Trying to get a fix on you
Now I'm all alone and don't know what to do

All these drinks and cigarettes
In the dark at a stranger's side
I'll catch a glimpse of you and I'm all in for the ride

Janie remember when
I'd wake up naked next to you
Janie where are you now?

Now I've spread myself
All over town like a fucking rat
Janie where are you now?

Saw an old photo yesterday
Raised our glasses in some Detroit nest
Must have been five years since I burned all of the rest

As I stumble through one more night
In disguises as a safer man
Maybe I'll find me a shadow that thinks I'll give a damn

Janie remember when
I'd wake up naked next to you
Janie where are you now?

Now I've spread myself
All over town like a fucking rat
Janie where are you now?

Janie remember when
I'd wake up naked next to you
Janie where are you now?

Now I've spread myself
All over town like a fucking rat
Janie where are you now?
Janie where are you now?
Janie where are you now?

Janie where are you now?
Janie where are you now?
Janie where are you now?
Track Name: Story to Tell
Somehow I lost my way
Been four years and not a sign
Drawn a map that's traced in bars
While I'm picking up the pieces from another life

Hold on to me
I could use a friend
Hold on to me

Always, always I am waiting
For a story to tell
That doesn't end where it began

Always, always I am walking
These same tired lines
That always end where they began

Thought I was the next in line
Found myself without a rhyme
Built myself a mausoleum
Only to be buried six under without a crown

Hold on to me
I could use a friend
Hold on to me

Always, always I am waiting
For a story to tell
That doesn't end where it began

Always, always I am walking
These same tired lines
That always end where they began

Time out
Nice to meet you
Can't say where I know you from

So long
It was nice to know you
Can't say when I will see you again
Can't say when I will see you again
Can't say when I will see you again

Always, always I am waiting
For a story to tell
That doesn't end where it began

Always, always I am walking
These same tired lines
That always end where they began

Always, always I am waiting
Always, always I am walking
These same tired lines
That always end where they began
Track Name: Shitty Beers and Pissing on Bedroom Floors
Remember when the world was staring us down daring us to live
We stood on mountains and scolded masses they were never on our side

Come along with me
Rest your laurels at the door
Fuck 'em all
This ain't over yet

Waking as the sun goes down we're heading out to shore
Tonight we'll be drinking shitty beers and pissing on bedroom floors

Sore backs and ticking clocks
Beer shakes and coronary blocks
Fuck 'em all
Let's even the score

Remember when the world was staring us down daring us to live
We stood on mountains and scolded masses they were never on our side

Come along with me
Rest your laurels at the door
Fuck 'em all
This ain't over yet
Track Name: Anthem of Imperfection
I heard you've got a secret
And you've got some regrets
Well I've got a few

Let's have this dance anyway
Lose ourselves in the stray
For an hour or two

And we'll go down down down
And out through the night
We'll run run run
Straight on by the morning light
We'll die die die die die
Before they take the fight

And we'll be singing
The Anthem of Imperfection

So now lay down your sorrows
Don't have time for tomorrow
Even if we make it at all

We'll set this house afire
Watch the embers flame higher
Before we ever take the fall

And we'll go down down down
And out through the night
We'll run run run
Straight on by the morning light
We'll die die die die die
Before they take the fight

And we'll be singing
The Anthem of Imperfection

Woah oh oh aoh
Woah oh oh aoh
Woah oh oh aoh
Woah oh oh (Woah oh oh)
Woah oh oh (Woah oh oh)
Woah oh oh Woah oh oh oh oh

And we'll go down down down
And out through the night
We'll run run run
Straight on by the morning light
We'll die die die die die
Before they take the fight

And we'll be singing
The Anthem of Imperfection

And we'll be singing
The Anthem of Imperfection

And we'll be singing (go down down down)
The Anthem of Imperfection (we'll run run run)
(we'll die die die die die)

And we'll be singing (go down down down)
The Anthem of Imperfection (we'll run run run)
(we'll die die die die die)