Seven Car Pileup

Seven Car Pileup

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Fun classic-rock and funk influenced Indie Rock.

Biography

Seven Car Pileup has been bringing their high energy grooving infectious rock to their fans throughout the Southwestern United States since January of 2007. Despite the sometimes blistering Arizona heat, Seven Car Pileup has been able to convince their fans to wake from their heat hibernation enough to have become a notable part of the Desert Rock landscape.
Seven Car Pileup recently complete an EP with legendary local music producer Bob Hoag. The EP, Zombies with Dino, contains 4 songs in their signature punchy up-beat hook laden format. Currently Seven Car Pileup is busy spreading the word about their EP all while entertaining mall rats and bar flies alike.
Seven Car Pileup is composed of Mark Mason (vocals and guitar), Jess Pruitt (Bass), and Mike Vigil (drums and vocals). Mason and Vigil had played together previously in the indie-rock band Lucky. When Lucky disbanded they formed a new band with good friend and super talented bassist Jess Pruitt (Until The Return). Their chemistry was instant, and they've been composing and performing as much as they can ever since.

Lyrics

Steve McQueen

Written By: Mark Mason

I could be your something new, a change of pace
Hold your breath out for the truth, escape with out a trace
You know there is something deadly wrong
Don't pretend it's okay, all your friends they betray

When you need a change of scene I will be your Steve McQueen
When you're tired of Charlie Sheen I will be your Steve McQueen

Come over to my side, jump the fence
Won't you be my blushing bride, it only make sense
You know we could be the sweetest song
Don't resist this is fate a sirens song that can't wait

When you need a change of scene, I will be your Steve McQueen
When you're tired of Charlie Sheen I will be your Steve McQueen

When you need a change of scene, I will be your Steve McQueen
When you're tired of Charlie Sheen I will be your Steve McQueen

Outta My Mind

Written By: Mark Mason

I can't find the words to say, this nervous love won't go away, I can't leave now
I can't leave mistakes behind, to leave a woman this hard to find

I can't get you, I can't get you, I can't get you, outta my mind

They all said I went to far, and the things I did would leave to big a scar, but you're still here
I don't know anyone this dependable, or any other girl this very lovable

I can't get you, I can't get you, I can't get you, outta my mind

So don't think you're safe from me, I'm sure there's more of my misery, I'll share it with you
But if you want to come along, maybe next time, this will be your song

I can't get you, I can't get you, I can't get you, outta my mind
I can't get you, I can't get you, I can't get you, outta my mind
I can't get you, I can't get you, I can't get you, outta my mind
...
'Cause I'm out of my mind

Oxymoron

Written By: Mark Mason

Half dead once alive, plugged in on TV air supply
Web paged, bell eyes, you've got thought bubble alibis
You try hard to not see it, to not see that this is the end
You try hard to not try, to not try

Stop sleeping, stop lying, start living, at least trying
Stop sleeping, stop lying, start living, at least trying

Crossed off your life, quiet whispers of a final sigh
Techno nipple suck, pulling up your truck of freight size pacifiers
You try hard to not see it, to not see that this is the end
You try hard to not try, to not try

Stop sleeping, stop lying, start living, at least trying
Stop sleeping, stop lying, start living, at least trying

'Cause you think there's nothing new under the sun
Time to go back to where you once had begun
'Cause you think there's nothing new under the sun
Time to go back to where you once had begun

Sucker Punch

Written By: Mark Mason

“Sucker Punch”
Lyrics by Mark Mason

I'm a conclusive grenade
I'm an exploding point, full of rage
I'm am a jealous lover
I'm a mythic beast, act your age
I'm a tipped missile
I'm a miss-directed rage
Divisive sway
I'm an early start
I'm a sucker punch
You can't stay

It's all my false complexity
It's all my brash levity
I'm sucker punch, I'm a sucker punch

I'm a punch drunk hostage
I'm a Stockholm syndrome-ee
I'm a eager missive
I'm an unexpected mess, our last tries
I'm your hopeful way out
I'm your rocket ship home
I'm an early start
I'm a sucker punch

It's all my false complexity
It's all my brash levity
I'm a sucker punch, I'm a sucker punch

I'm a mistake, I'm a shopping mall refuge
I'm a crisis of conscious, I'm your best present choice
Descend into lunacy, because it's home, forgetting our lies
Letting go, covering shame, but you can't stay 'cause I won't let you

It's all my false complexity
It's all my brash levity
I'm a sucker punch, I'm a sucker punch

The Apprehension of Hope

Written By: Mark Mason

“The Apprehension of Hope”
Lyrics by Mark Mason

Scribe my name on a freeway bridge, 'cause you want them to like me the best
Be their favorite, favorite one
Whistle, whistle I wish you'd stop, wish you'd stop
Fantasizing about something I'm not, and never gonna be

Please don't tell me, cause I just can't handle the weight
Please don't tell me I'm great
It's not that sad I just want it
It's not that sad I just want it
It's not that sad I just want it to end

Pick your battles like you pick your friends, pick your friends, you pick your friends
Be your last hopeful one, hopeful one
Sparkle, sparkle, I wish you'd leave
Pretending we got something you need, you need

Please don't tell me, cause I just can't handle the weight
Please don't tell me I'm great
It's not that sad I just want it
It's not that sad I just want it
It's not that sad I just want it to end

Please don't tell me, cause I just can't handle the weight
Please don't tell me I'm great
It's not that sad I just want it
It's not that sad I just want it
It's not that sad I just want it to end

Let's Be Hippies

Written By: Mark Mason

“Let's Be Hippies”
Lyrics by Mark Mason

Quit your job, and I'll quit mine
Let's buy a VW bus how divine
Burn our bridges once we drive through
Wake up each day covered in morning dew
Forget our past lives of restriction
Lets live a life of a creative condition
Paint our bus, paint on our face
No more living our lives at erratic paces
Wake up don't worry about your day,
No more living our lives hidden away

We'll paint the sky and I'll sing it a sun
Let our time slide by, let our bonds be undone
We'll paint the sky, sing it a sun
They may mock us call us gypsies
But I don't care dear, lets be hippies

No more plastic no more pollution
Dropping out of society is our favorite solution
Everybody wants to make the cash
But not us dear lets live a bit more brash
Let's run away now as far as we can
To a happy existence for this woman and man

We'll paint the sky and I'll sing it a sun
Let our time slide by, let our bonds be undone
We'll paint the sky, sing it a sun
They may mock us call us gypsies
But I don't care dear, lets be hippies

Undone
Oh yeah

In Your Pocket

Written By: Mark Mason

“In Your Pocket”
Lyrics by Mark Mason

We whisper sweetness like we mean it
Maybe we mean it, but you’re a pro
You concubine of information
Toothless tiger, heart sinking stone
Woah

And I just wanted
I just wanted a shot

You needn't worry
You needn't fret
You've got me in your pocket
You've got me in your pocket

You fueled the fire, like you meant it
Maybe you did, but I'm karma's fugitive
Some cost cutting lay off
Wretched disciple, sour fleeting moan
Woah

And I just wanted
I just wanted a shot

You needn't worry
You needn't fret
You've got me in your pocket
You've got me in your pocket

And you push, push away
And you push, push away
And you push, push away
And you push me away

Control

Written By: Mark Mason

“Control”
Lyrics by Mark Mason

The wings entangled, the rudders dead
The bottom fell out, far away
And I hold onto hope, yet I believe
There's got to be something, something yet to be seen
It can't so quickly, it can't end so very mean
And to me hiding is protecting

I'm not in control, stop
I'm just in the way, stop
Just want it to stay the same

The same

You're still here, but I don't understand why
And you still care, but I don't understand how
This negativity had me in it's captivity
The poisonous gases, you breathed it in
And I was drowning, but you pulled me out
And to me hiding is protecting

I'm not in control, stop
I'm just in the way, stop
Just want it to stay the same

The same

Please believe, please believe me when I say
Please believe, please believe me won't you stay
Please believe, please believe me when I say
Please believe, please believe me it's okay
Please believe, please believe me when I say
Please believe, please believe me it's okay

I'm not in control, stop
I'm just in the way, stop
I'm not in control, stop
I'm just in the way, stop
I'm not in control, stop
I'm just in the way, stop
I'm not in control, stop
I'm just in the way, stop
I'm not in control, today

Please believe, please believe me when I say
Please believe, please believe me it's okay

New DNA

Written By: Mark Mason

“New DNA”
Lyrics by Mark Mason

I could shave my head and dance in ashes, but it wouldn't change a thing
I could dye my skin and move to new places, but it wouldn't change a thing

The crisis is pertinent, I checked myself and the solutions not in me

You see your key, revolutionary
You are the way, for a heart of purity
I checked myself, and you're the revolution
I checked myself, and your the evolution
I checked myself, whoa

I could stand on corners screaming warning, but it wouldn't change a thing
I could hide in caves loose track of mornings, but it wouldn't change a thing

The crisis is pertinent, I checked myself and the solutions not in me

You see your key, revolutionary
You are the way, for a heart of purity
I checked myself, and you're the revolution
I checked myself, and your the evolution
I checked myself, whoa

I could apologize to everyone and make amends, but it wouldn't change a thing
I could move far away from all of my friends, but it wouldn't change a thing

The crisis is pertinent, I checked myself and the solutions not in me

You see your key, revolutionary
You are the way, for a heart of purity
I checked myself, and you're the revolution
I checked myself, and your the evolution
I checked myself, whoa

With you I'm an evolution, a drop of your blood is a revolution
With you I'm an evolution, drop of your blood, drop of your
With you I'm an evolution, a drop of your blood is a revolution
With you I'm an evolution, drop of your blood, drop of your
With you I'm an evolution, a drop of your blood is a revolution
With you I'm an evolution, drop of your blood, drop of your…

Cardboard Nation

Written By: Mark Mason

“Cardboard Nation”
Lyrics by Mark Mason

We can get, get whatever we need
We can get it made so easily
It all comes in tiny, tiny boxes, tiny boxes for you and me

And we all come in screaming
Give me, give me, give me yeah
It's our discount society, cardboard nation

You can get it made so cheap-ily
Ship it in from other countries
We got food, we got fun, we got our lives in pre-packaging

And we all come in screaming
Give me, give me, give me yeah
It's our discount society, cardboard nation

TVs, CDs, PCs, oh so happy
MP3, DVD, LP, it's all ecstasy

And we all come in screaming
Give me, give me, give me yeah
It's our discount society, cardboard nation

Discography

1. Bob Hoag produced "Zombies With Dino" EP - wide release May 16, 2009

1. Self-titled debut release "Seven Car Pileup"- wide release November 14, 2008

2. Redemption Single pack, included: Redemption, Mexico (Cake), Love Like Diamonds, Redemption (acoustic)

Set List

Set list may include any of the following:

Lucy (I see)
Drive-In
The Juggler
The Bad Months
Sucker Punch
Outta My Mind
The Apprehension of Hope
Oxymoron
Steve McQueen
Lets Be Hippies
In Your Pocket
Control
New DNA
Cardboard Nation
Two Foot Ponds
Windless
November 20th
Redmeption
Sanctity
Love Like Diamonds
Lucky
Beautiful Girl
True Amity
Two Oceans Away

***Cover songs***
El Scorcho (Weezer)
Last Christmas (Wham)
Mexico (Cake)
Muzzle (Smashing Pumpkins)
Say It Ain’t So (Weezer)
The Killing Moon (Echo & The Bunnymen)
Believer (Ben Kweller)