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by Problem Dog

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Released on tape through Ronald Records, Road Soda Records, and Blade Records.

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released January 5, 2016

Eric Green - Guitar, Vocals
Garrett Smart - Drums, Vocals, Bass
Dillon Cunningham - Guitar
Josh Lownsbery - Bass, Guitar, Vocals

Photograph by Kylie Cox

Special Thanks to Justin Ross

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Problem Dog Modesto, California

Downer Punk from the Central Valley, California

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Track Name: Mercer
I wish I knew you, I wish I could
Love you like I was told I should
But I still bear these crosses that you said you'd take away
The weight of which drags me down like a ship sinking a sea

I was told that I was loved since I was a little boy
The stories they composed,
So beautiful yet so cold,
Were nothing more than unfulfilled desires, dead joy
Forced into my mind,
Programmed while I sleep at night.

Show me the way out of this cave.
It's filled with a stench I can't erase.

So tell me that story once again,
The one where you loved me 'til it ends
And every word grips me more each time than it did before
Leaving me hopeless, begging for truth in folklore

As far as i remember, I've never failed to disappoint
They were never pleased with me!
Why should they be?
And as I search for an answer, I've learned which direction to point
To find the culprit.
The whole time they were it.

Show me the way out of this cave.
It's filled with a stench I can't erase.

Show me the way out of this cave.
It's filled with a stench I can't erase.
Track Name: Ropes
I keep trying to drown my sorrows away
But it seems that they know how to swim
So I take another drink to fill up the bay
That I keep all of my demons in.

A dull knife for a dull life
I wish at least one was sharp.

Cold nights with no light
seem appropriately dark.

These ropes
That held the bridge across this rift
Have broken
But I'll use the rest to climb this cliff
'cause I've never wanted anything more in my whole life than to reach the top
So I'll give it all I've got.

I keep having these dreams that haunt me every night
And you are the reoccurring star
Lighting up my mind like stadium lights
But your presence is still so very far.

And I've found that I'm let down
Every time that I wake
This town, the lights and sounds
Are reminders of this fate.

These ropes
That held the bridge across this rift
Have broken
But I'll use the rest to climb this cliff
'cause I've never wanted anything more in my whole life than to reach the top
So I'll give it all I've got.

These ropes
That held the bridge across this rift
Have broken
But I'll use the rest to climb this cliff
'cause I've never wanted anything more in my whole life than to reach the top
So I'll give it all I've got.
Track Name: Michigan
There's a great lake that separates me from you
And if I knew you were still there I'd swim right through.
But I fear I may perish 'fore I reach the other side.
So please, If you're still there, meet me on the island inside.

I know what we had was more than a spark;
'Twas a great flame to light the way through this lake of dark,
Eerie, bitter emotions spawned from the ducts of our eyes
Quenching our fire, leaving us separate and blind.

So won't you please meet me there? Just swim straight ahead.
I'd swim all the way, but water was never my friend.
And are you even there? Can you hear a word that I'm saying?
I swear I heard your voice in the wind. Was it a trick my mind's playing?

Don't go...

Just go...
Track Name: Full-Bellied Zenkai Power
Everything ends in crimson cement and shattered bones
But I'm not letting go, I'm only going home.
Everything ends in crimson cement and shattered bones
But I'm not letting go, I'm only going home.

And so I climbed this bridge so high
And stared down at the ground as cars drove by.

I don't wanna be here,
But like a magnet it pulls
Me to do the things I fear
That make me a fool
(As I wait by the phone,
I've never felt more alone)
No, I don't wanna be here

So here I lie, face on the ground.
I can almost hear the sirens ringing across the town.

I don't wanna be here,
But like a magnet it pulls
Me to do the things I fear
That make me a fool
(As I wait by the phone,
I've never felt more alone)
No, I don't wanna be here

I don't wanna be here,
But like a magnet it pulls
Me to do the things I fear
That make me a fool
(As I wait by the phone,
I've never felt more alone)
No, I don't wanna be here

And everything ends in crimson cement and shattered bones
But I'm not letting go, I'm only going home.
Track Name: Treasured Things (acoustic)
How many beers do I have to drink
Before I'm too drunk to even think
About the blades laid by my bedside?
Hopefully I pass out 'fore I use them tonight.

And what the fuck am I supposed to do when
The alcohol won't stop the loneliness
Even in a room full of friends?
That's how you know that I'm a mess.

I wish that all of my friends
And family were dead
So that they would not cry when
I'm found with a bullet in my head.

I've been lying for a while
But no one could see past this smile
To gaze at the scars underneath
This mask that I wear from week to week.

And as the minutes turn to hours
That the day then devours,
The face of a clock seems more like a film
Repeating again God's ill will.

I wish that all of my friends
And family were dead
So that they would not cry when
I'm found with a bullet in my head.

I've got so many things worth fighting for
But I just can't do it anymore
Without someone putting me
On their list of treasured things.