Eclectic Shadyland

by CRUST

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CRUST are: David Pseja, Doug Mensing, Rich Light, and Eric Pseja

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released November 1, 2013

Produced by CRUST
Mixed by David & Eric Pseja
Mastered by David Pseja

Recorded in various basements in New Jersey, Minnesota, Virginia & Illinois. High-fives to Dan D'Elia, Robert Pashman, George Dobbs, Dan Turdo, & Rich Adams for their gear and assistance.

Cover art and design by Doug Mensing & Eric Pseja

‎©2013 Necronomicon Records. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws and may result in having your soul swallowed.

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Four college guys with solid mediocre musicianship and unstoppable creative drive. E minor anthems? Heck, yeah. Wizards, demons and circus freaks? Of course. Meandering, brain-numbing jams. All day long. Sappy power ballads? Child's play. High-quality, 64-bit digital recording and modern mastering? Not a chance. Fun? It's the bedrock of everything CRUST does. ... more

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Track Name: A Keeper
That was a keeper.
Track Name: Cinderblock
Hey kid were you born to rock?
Living tie-dyed, brain-fried, dazed and shocked
Smash your head against the wall
Saying kiss-off, piss-off, to hell with it all
Nothing they do seems to get through
You’re like a cinderblock

Hey punk what’s it all about
Do you care if they stare when you strut and pout
What will remain will when you leave this place?
Feeling no love in your goal of reaching second base
Nothing they say stands in your way
You’re like a cinderblock

You’re telling me, you don’t wanna be
The lowest common denominator
You say you love her?
Then why you acting like you hate her?
Can’t you see you’ve turned you life into a mess?
How can you sleep when the alarm clock's screaming?
You better smell the coffee now and wake up.
Life ain’t no circus, so take off that clown make up
What lies behind those eyes is anyone’s guess
Seems it’s the new religion more or less

Sure kid, I’m a stupid fool
It’s not the same kind of game as when I was in school
You can explain to me all the things that you do
And in the end I’ll pretend I was not like you
Don’t want to hear your side or wound my stubborn pride
I’m like a cinderblock
Track Name: Sunshine
At first, we thought she’d sing her old familiar song
Then the rains came down and proved that we were wrong
When the water rose we knew we’d have to start again
Dear Mother Nature will you ever make amends?

Hey! We need a little sunshine
Bask in rays of better days when everything was fine
Hey! We could use a little moonlight
A slower pace, some quiet space to help us through the night

Once, you were full of hope and full of grace
Then, the real world wiped that smile right from your face
Didn’t Mama tell you life will sometimes treat you rough?
It’s time to raise our heads upright and say “enough!”

Hey! We deserve a little sunshine
Bask in rays of better days when everything was fine
Hey! We could use a little moonlight
A slower pace, some quiet space to help us through the night

We can’t change this world through hope alone
We must roll up our sleeves
I dreamt I heard a billion voices sing as one,
The time is now, we won’t delay
Rain, rain go away!

Hey! We deserve a little sunshine
Bask in rays of better days when everything was fine
Hey! We could use a little moonlight
A slower pace, some quiet space to help us through the night
Track Name: No Matter How Hard We Try
Back in 2006 in the basement of Richie’s house,
Doug played a righteous riff and the band just grooved on out
The song had no lyrics then so Eric quickly grabbed the mic
He improvised a melody we liked and then he belted out the title line

Two years had flown on by before Dougie brought some words to town
A gripping tale of suburban angst that the band gave three thumbs down
Rich took a shot with a story ‘bout a B-film star's decline
The idea sounded groovy at first but the stars would not align

Working out a theme
It's harder than it seems
It makes us want to scream!

We pour ourselves into all that we do but
No matter how hard we try
We beg and plead for divine intervention
But there's no help from on high
We get ideas we all think might have wings but
Somehow they don't seem to fly
It's just no use trying to force inspiration
Our Muse just passes us by
No matter how hard we try

In twenty-ten Doug tried again with an ode to a Superman
Davey really liked the idea but Rich and Eric tossed it in the can
So Davey scribbled down some words about this tune's painful birth
And that's how we got this tune you're hearing
Take it for what it's worth.

Working out a theme
It's harder than it seems
It makes us want to scream!

We pour ourselves into all that we do but
No matter how hard we try
We beg and plead for divine intervention
But there's no help from on high
We get ideas we all think might have wings but
Somehow they don't seem to fly
It's just no use trying to force inspiration
Our Muse just passes us by
Track Name: Stand Or Jump
This is a scary place, I find myself in
Don’t know which way to go.
When you jump in the water, you either sink or swim
Not much between, Lord knows
Or you can stay there standing on dry land
Not much livin’ in that
You can think about it all the time
But sooner or later you gotta act

Stand or jump, what’s it gonna be?
Stand or jump

Well I dipped in my toe, the water was cold
Got goosebumps on my skin
Then I felt a little nudge, and then I lost my hold
And she just pulled me in.
Under water and over my head
Feelin’ dizzy but feelin’ good
We came up both a smilin’
Shoulda known that we would

We didn’t stand or jump, just fell in don’t ya see
We didn’t stand or jump!

We didn’t stand or jump, just fell in don’t ya see
We didn’t stand or jump!
Track Name: Sarah
She blew into town with her track suit on
A sexy mama fresh on the scene
A straight-talkin’ savior with a loaded gun
She shot my heart and now I’m down on my knees
I’m like a dog with a bone
And now I’m takin’ her home
You’ve screwed up one too many times
Yeah Sarah! Sarah you’re a friend of mine!

They bought her a $100,000 smile
And she’s stealin’ hearts across the land
A G-droppin’, eye-poppin’ breath of fresh air
She's workin’ on her master plan
I’m like a dog with a bone
And everybody’s takin’ her home!
You’ve screwed up one too many times
Yeah Sarah! Sarah you’re a friend of mine!

I’ve never been into this kinda crazy thing before
You got me crossing the line as your partner in crime
And I don’t know who I am anymore

She came back to town with a sharp suit on
A strange glimmer in her eye
She may be out, but you know she ain’t down
She's gearing up for another try.
She’d like a dog with a bone
Can’t get her out of my home
You’ve screwed up one too many times
Yeah Sarah! Sarah you’re a friend of mine!
Track Name: Blood & Polyester
Hello baby
What’s your sign?
Why don’t you come a little closer
And I’ll show you mine

I can’t fight this feelin’, my mind is a-screamin’
You know that I want you
You’re lookin’ delicious, and oh so nutritious
My body it needs you

I can’t – stop – this craving
One little nibble is all that I need
We’ll share the power of this nocturnal hour
Give in and I will set you free

Now come on back, baby
Where you gotta go?
Look into these eyes
You can’t resist me, I know

Dismiss your frustration, give in to temptation
One taste and you’ll feel good
Embrace this new past time, it won’t be your last time
It’s super, it’s natural

You can’t – stop – this cravin’
The hunger’s building now you know what you need
Let’s share the power of this nocturnal hour
Join me in immortality

You can’t – stop – this cravin’
The hunger’s building now you know what you need
Let’s share the power of this nocturnal hour
Join me in immortality

Hey baby, let's split
This place is dead
You hungry?
How 'bout we go and get a bite?
After that, maybe we head on back to my pad for a nightcap
You know, if I'm not in bed before dawn, I just fall apart.
Track Name: A Home In The Country
It’s always been my dream
To make my home in the country
Beneath these wide open skies
Fall asleep at night
To the sound of the cricket chorus
Letting my cares pass me by

They dug up the fields today
They’re building a mini mall
Here come the coffee chains
I’m watching the tall oaks fall

It's still so real in my mind
A life of peace in the country
Watching the clouds roll on by
Now it's hard to sleep at night
With the future so uncertain
Was my dream just a lie?

They dug up the fields today
They’re building a mini mall
Here come the coffee chains
I’m watching the tall oaks fall

And the fast food wrappers will come blowing in
Rolling ‘cross the prairie like tumbleweeds
Dollar store consumerism heroin
Pushing plastic junk that nobody needs

It’s time to gather some things
In my little home in the country
I’ve wiped the tears from my eyes
Making a couple of plans
Reinventing the future
Someone somewhere has to try

They dug up the fields today
They’re building a mini mall
Here come the coffee chains
I’m watching the tall oaks fall

And the fast food wrappers will come blowing in
Rolling ‘cross the prairie like tumbleweeds
Dollar store consumerism heroin
Pushing plastic junk that nobody needs

Then the rootless lemmings with their power ties
Choking off the blood flow to their brains
Will build a society condo-sized
Along a flowing river of highway lanes
That lead to fields of department stores
Drowning out the stars with fluorescent light.
Happiness imported from a distant shore
Farewell fools, goodbye, God bless, goodnight

Farewell fools, goodbye, God bless, goodnight

Farewell fools, goodbye, God bless, goodnight
Track Name: Way Down
I’m a way down low, feelin’ near the end
Can’t stop or go, can’t just pretend
My candle‘s burning at both ends

I’m a way down low, feelin’ near the end
Can’t stop or go, can’t just pretend
My candle‘s burning at both ends
I gotta put it out!

Keeps a rainin’ down, nowhere to hide
Can’t find the light, God knows I’ve tried
Feels like I’ve nothing left inside
Somebody help me out!

Deeper than I’ve ever been
Can’t escape this pool of sin
Crushed beneath this weight I bear
Let it go, please take me there
Take me there!

Can’t run no more, can’t escape the past
Tied down to the tracks, train’s a comin’ fast
Looks like the end is here at last
I guess I’m checkin’ out!
Track Name: Bats In The Belfry
Altar candles burning, dim in the night
Stained glass windows painted black
Listening in silence, sits Father McWhite
To confessions of Jeremy Wylack

Pardon me dear Father, did you hear that sound?
Said Jeremy to the quiet priest
Occasionally you’ll hear strange noises resound
Coming from the rafters to the east

It’s just bats in the belfry, nothing more
Bats in the belfry

It’s just bats in the belfry, nothing more
Bats in the belfry
Track Name: Criswell
A magic kit at six touched a place within his soul
His cape became his mark when he was ten
He spoke in revelations when he was twelve years old
He thrived on the applause even then

Criswell - Clairvoyant of the night
Criswell - Between the darkness and the light
Criswell - What does the future hold?
Criswell - Your story must be told

On late night TV he kept the crowds in awe
With shocking future visions bold and brave
In truth the man was driven by the dollar signs he saw
And only Ed would give the fame he craved

Criswell - Clairvoyant of the night
Criswell - Between the darkness and the light
Criswell - What does the future hold?
Criswell - Your story must be told

Ed and Cris were visionaries, martyrs for their art
Remembered for their timeless work Plan 9
Criswell sank into the mire of nudie horror parts
And sealed his fate as legend for all time

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