Shots Fired

Shots Fired

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Shots Fired is an explosive new band from Kansas City with a sound that rivals bands like Sparta, Cursive, and The Used. With the release of their debut CD in June of 2004, Shots Fired has landed opening slots for groups like The Icarus Line, Reggie and the Full Effect, and The Detachment Kit.

Biography

The third person bio’s, press quotes, and photographs seek only to convolute one immutable fact: Puzzles are better than paintings, and the music of Shots Fired stands out much like the former in a sea of the latter. Born and rising from Kansas City, three boys are proving that there is still anima in rock. With songs ranging from Friday night melody to the dissonence of an alarm clock the following Monday, Shots Fired demonstates that walking out of a record store with Drive Like Jehu, Thin Lizzy, and The Cure can still yield one messed up amalgamation. Zachary Aaron, Billy Johnson (Frogpond), and TJ Matthews (Sunset Black) wouldn’t dare change your mind about that. Rock is back and Shots Fired is bringing more than their share of it.

Lyrics

Squires at Bristol

Written By: Zachary Aaron of Shots Fired

Semper Fi
Sober hands
Are you tired of screaming
Let it fall
And when it lands
Oh your knees will be bleeding

So look at the plans
Adolescent plans
Held together from the night before
So look at the light
The omniscient light
Pressed your face against the bathroom floor

And you could be the ratified beautiful
And you could give radiant color
And even though its something that we’ve done before
The cadence and the window are gone

Semper fi
Sober hands
Are you tired of screaming
Let it fall
And when it lands
Oh your knees will be bleeding

A sinner for sure
Oh a visage to you
A simple plan for believing
And anything you want
I’ll give it to you
A simple plan for deceiving

When the highs and the lows from the incident faded
Now from autumn ever after make sure nobody knows
And these are the signs of a bitch opportunist
They’ve taken advantage and they’ve taken you home

And even if you decide to trust these
Marks on the right side of me
Oh I, I’ve never been a fan of innocence
14 years is just like 26 years to me
And if it’s a mistake then whoa-oh
Let’s all welcome this disease
That’s right
I’ve never been a fan of listening
So break on the back of a tiny little boy
Lying naked on the right side of me

So look at your plans adolescent plans
Held together from the night before
And look at the light the omniscient light
Held your face against the bathroom floor

Congratulations
On your wedding
And the first day
Of a new life
Congratulations on your child

Celebration

Written By: Zachary Aaron of Shots Fired

Now its so evident
You don’t like it
You love it
Attention and the reverence
When it was new I used to like it to
But I resisted ever since
And it’s a fuckin shame to see
The same tired monologue
From the same play
From the same scene

And now its running through my veins
And now its running through my veins
No more silent passenger
But I can turn the radio on

Some of us weren’t surprised
Do what you will
Hope my friends keep you warm
Do what you will
This is my celebration
This is my celebration
This is my celebration

The venom in voices
We can set aside
The fashion covering
All except the lies lies
I feel it running through my veins
Feel it running through my veins
The engine light’s flashing
But I can turn the radio on

Some of us weren’t surprised
Do what you will
Hope my friends keep you warm
Do what you will
This is my celebration
This is my celebration
This is my celebration

and this little knife of mine
I’m going to let it shine
The faster the threads unwind
Follow the leader and I will sew your eyes closed, tie your hands together
Sew your eyes closed, tie your hands together

And I, Christ is not the reason I
Face looks so content tonight
Never thought is all right

And this little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine
Faster the threads unwind
Follow the leader and I will sew your eyes closed, tie your hands together
Sew your eyes closed, tie your hands

Ragdoll

Written By: Zachary Aaron of Shots Fired

Like a rag doll
Sudden mind fall
Trying stations from the start
Tethered once and torn apart
Never before
No one else knows
Never contemplated thoughts
On the rise to suck my words
Weather well son
Now and go home
And its what you’re fighting for
So be mine and ever bored
If anyone knows patience
Any one breaks no more
Any one time despite the curse
And I wish I might deter
And it goes

No expressions
Lost my patience
Never would shy to find my way
Handicapped, wasting all the days
And they wanna know that one
Every one is pressed so hard
Lets undress inside my room
And I’ll be aware and just as soon
If anyone knows

Wrestle the righteous highs, total silence, every one is open

Dr Blake said
Gotta wait to burn
Gotta lot to learn
Drawn away for now
So awake it hurts
From the white façade
And it rakes my nerves
If I act surprised

Then its gone away
And it lives that way
And the walls rang out
Over faith you were
And its gone away
Count your 1 to 5
And it brings no more
And it feels so wrong

Its all this cold
Sonnet breaks and falls apart
And I’ll lie inside your bar
Till I go psycho
Never see gold
And they’ve raped the 13th measure
And now its back to suck my words

Damn you wont subside
Simple notes, count them well
Drawn away and contemplate
Then stand tall
You came at the worst time
You came at the wost time
Ready to speak an unkind word



Discography

Shots Fired - "Self-titled" CD
Release Date: 6/12/04
Recorded @ RaxTrax in Chicago

Track Lising:

01. Cocaine
02. Celebration
03. Squires @ Bristol
04. Ragdoll
05. Rob McFiver
06. My Friend
07. Ludo Calls the Rock
08. Lapinaphobic
09. Anakin