DEAD RECKONER

DEAD RECKONER

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Dead Reckoner has a distinctive, evolving sound that fills space with offerings of rich harmony and melody, whilst being careful not to stray too far from the punchy bottom end associated with riff-based old school hard rock.

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Lyrics

Head Down

Written By: Matthew Sharp

Woke from a dream that seemed to wear down my soul
Chill up my spine realize this story’s growing old
Flick on the light my room looks different than before
Feel like some frog left in the water about to boil

If I keep my head down, I might live a little longer
If I never stand my ground
The promises that break will only get harder to keep

Thaw out the muscle that bring the power to my veins
Press on the button that brings back logic to my brain
Cut off the member that leads me back towards the fire
Or let it rot leaving something sick left to desire
Ive been so careful and so fearful to remain
Inside a box I can blame no one that ive made
Who’s steering this ship? Do I believe in destiny?
Or do I put my hand up to be chosen to be free?
Or is it up to me?

If I keep my head down, I might live a little longer
If I never stand my ground
The promises that break will only get harder to keep

Western Disease

Written By: Matthew Sharp / Justin Campbell

Woe, my love has died, would you put your arms around me and let me feel life again?
Oh I would, but ive gotta follow my great career and I can’t decide which next thing to buy, don’t you know how I feel?

Let me see, let me breathe, have a chance to believe, I was meant for better days than these. Let me see, let me breath…

Woe, now I’m in the can. Would you visit me to let me know, somebody understands? Sorry, I know we used to be friends, but now is such a bad time I’m sure that you comprehend?

Let me see, let me breathe, have a chance to believe, I was meant for better days than these. Look back down along the tree, pretty soon you’ll see we’re kin we’re the same family. Let me see, let me breathe…

Oh, can I entertain ya? Can I entertain ya? One more time, one more time…

Woe, now I’m hungry, and I cannot eat next season’s seed it’s gotta go in the ground. Yes indeed it’s a western disease, I might just go and kill myself by having way too much to eat.

Let me see, let me breathe, have a chance to believe, I was meant for better days than these. Look back down along the tree, pretty soon you’ll see we’re kin we’re the same family. Look back down along the line, pretty soon you’ll find someone who looks just like me. Let me see, let me breathe…

Yes indeed, it’s a western disease. Yes indeed, it’s western disease.
Yes indeed, it’s a western disease. Yes indeed, it’s western disease.
Yes indeed.

Western Disease

Written By: Matthew Sharp / Justin Campbell

Woe, my love has died, would you put your arms around me and let me feel life again?
Oh I would, but ive gotta follow my great career and I can’t decide which next thing to buy, don’t you know how I feel?

Let me see, let me breathe, have a chance to believe, I was meant for better days than these. Let me see, let me breath…

Woe, now I’m in the can. Would you visit me to let me know, somebody understands? Sorry, I know we used to be friends, but now is such a bad time I’m sure that you comprehend?

Let me see, let me breathe, have a chance to believe, I was meant for better days than these. Look back down along the tree, pretty soon you’ll see we’re kin we’re the same family. Let me see, let me breathe…

Oh, can I entertain ya? Can I entertain ya? One more time, one more time…

Woe, now I’m hungry, and I cannot eat next season’s seed it’s gotta go in the ground. Yes indeed it’s a western disease, I might just go and kill myself by having way too much to eat.

Let me see, let me breathe, have a chance to believe, I was meant for better days than these. Look back down along the tree, pretty soon you’ll see we’re kin we’re the same family. Look back down along the line, pretty soon you’ll find someone who looks just like me. Let me see, let me breathe…

Yes indeed, it’s a western disease. Yes indeed, it’s western disease.
Yes indeed, it’s a western disease. Yes indeed, it’s western disease.
Yes indeed.

Western Disease

Written By: Matthew Sharp / Justin Campbell

Woe, my love has died, would you put your arms around me and let me feel life again?
Oh I would, but ive gotta follow my great career and I can’t decide which next thing to buy, don’t you know how I feel?

Let me see, let me breathe, have a chance to believe, I was meant for better days than these. Let me see, let me breath…

Woe, now I’m in the can. Would you visit me to let me know, somebody understands? Sorry, I know we used to be friends, but now is such a bad time I’m sure that you comprehend?

Let me see, let me breathe, have a chance to believe, I was meant for better days than these. Look back down along the tree, pretty soon you’ll see we’re kin we’re the same family. Let me see, let me breathe…

Oh, can I entertain ya? Can I entertain ya? One more time, one more time…

Woe, now I’m hungry, and I cannot eat next season’s seed it’s gotta go in the ground. Yes indeed it’s a western disease, I might just go and kill myself by having way too much to eat.

Let me see, let me breathe, have a chance to believe, I was meant for better days than these. Look back down along the tree, pretty soon you’ll see we’re kin we’re the same family. Look back down along the line, pretty soon you’ll find someone who looks just like me. Let me see, let me breathe…

Yes indeed, it’s a western disease. Yes indeed, it’s western disease.
Yes indeed, it’s a western disease. Yes indeed, it’s western disease.
Yes indeed.

Jaded

Written By: Matthew Sharp

Got stuck living in front of your rose colored glasses
The brighter it got gave me less time to misbehave
When it’s a lie that you gotta work so hard to keep going
End up feeling so much better when you just look the other way

I don’t smile all the time so you think that I’m jaded
You’ve been watching my life so you know that I’m tainted

I don’t want to let you down but you just wont stop looking in my closet
The more bones you find make it so much harder to forget
The mud on my face from the thousand yesterdays you remind me of
I could talk for hours but there’s only three words that you hear me say
Everything I do is pushing your buttons
Everything you say is pushing mine today, please let me get away
Somebody please just stop the clock, give little poor me a head start
You’ve got me reaching for the end

I don’t smile all the time so you think that I’m jaded
You’ve been watching my life so you know that I’m tainted
By two brushes that fight to finish this picture
Im so glad that ones buried so deep no one can take it

So please take my worst mistakes but don’t hold them against me I pray
Please, take my worst loves worst hates but first let them test me

I don’t smile all the time so you think that I’m jaded
You’ve been watching my life so you know that I’m tainted
By two brushes that fight to finish this picture
Im so glad that ones buried so deep no one can take it

Your in love, I see it, seems like your never leaving
Your love I need it, just gotta wake up and feel it

Most My Life

Written By: Matthew Sharp / Justin Campbell

And I know it wasn’t easy
And I know you’d always seen me
The way I looked in your mind
There I was about to dance to your tune
Pity you pretty fool

I’ve spent most my life trying to forget
The heavy handed view of God you tried selling me
Now ill make up my own mind, that’s if you don’t mind?
Actually I don’t care

Taking down another with you, innocent to the truth
Benefit of the doubt that it’s what you had to do
To keep things safe the way you knew
For their sake I hope you take a look at the heart
Of the one you say you love

I’ve spent most my life trying to forget
The heavy handed view of God you tried selling me
Now ill make up my own mind, that’s if you don’t mind?
Actually I don’t care

Most My Life

Written By: Matthew Sharp / Justin Campbell

And I know it wasn’t easy
And I know you’d always seen me
The way I looked in your mind
There I was about to dance to your tune
Pity you pretty fool

I’ve spent most my life trying to forget
The heavy handed view of God you tried selling me
Now ill make up my own mind, that’s if you don’t mind?
Actually I don’t care

Taking down another with you, innocent to the truth
Benefit of the doubt that it’s what you had to do
To keep things safe the way you knew
For their sake I hope you take a look at the heart
Of the one you say you love

I’ve spent most my life trying to forget
The heavy handed view of God you tried selling me
Now ill make up my own mind, that’s if you don’t mind?
Actually I don’t care

Most My Life

Written By: Matthew Sharp / Justin Campbell

And I know it wasn’t easy
And I know you’d always seen me
The way I looked in your mind
There I was about to dance to your tune
Pity you pretty fool

I’ve spent most my life trying to forget
The heavy handed view of God you tried selling me
Now ill make up my own mind, that’s if you don’t mind?
Actually I don’t care

Taking down another with you, innocent to the truth
Benefit of the doubt that it’s what you had to do
To keep things safe the way you knew
For their sake I hope you take a look at the heart
Of the one you say you love

I’ve spent most my life trying to forget
The heavy handed view of God you tried selling me
Now ill make up my own mind, that’s if you don’t mind?
Actually I don’t care