TRIUMPH

by Bantam Foxes

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TRIUMPH is the debut album from Bantam Foxes.

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released September 27, 2013

Bantam Foxes are:
Sam McCabe: Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Collin McCabe: Vocals, Bass, Mandolin, Guitar
Jared Marcell: Drums

Tracks 1 and 9 recorded in May 2012.
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10 recorded in Spring 2013.
Engineered and Mixed by Ben Lorio at The Music Shed and What Noise Studios in New Orleans, LA.
Mastered by Bruce Bareille.

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Bantam Foxes New Orleans, Louisiana

Sam and Collin like to play guitars.

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Track Name: Charade
It's darker than you can imagine when you turn off the lights
I'm not afraid but I am trying to control the device
You think it's tragic that your eyes won't let you read in the dark
I sit and marvel at the way you just devour the art

Exploring other lives
Knocking them down to size
Where do you think that the monsters will be coming from?
We're turning tables now
Explain exactly how
You understand where the monsters will be coming from.

Lay on the floor and think about the planets way out in space
You're trying harder, but you cannot yet begin your escape
The lights are flashing, the brighter ones are starting to fade
You're uneventful and they're starting to believe your charade

Exploring other lives
Knocking them down to size
Where do you think that the monsters will be coming from?
We're turning tables now
Explain exactly how
You understand where the monsters will be coming from.

Erasing
Replacing
What's left of you
Track Name: Check the Weather
I've never checked the weather and none of my friends believe me
you've never seen my face but you're trying harder to read me
i just took off my shoes but i'm already planning on leaving
you ask me why, i simply say

i thought that you would know

it's hard to read you when you're typically brooding
you only bought this house so you could start thinking of moving
can't take you seriously with your constant need for improving
you ask me why, i simply say

i thought that you would know

you're in the paper every day but nobody reads it
you only sit and click your pen just to feel that you're needed
you always sit facing the door just so you can see it
you ask me why, i simply say

i thought that you would know
Track Name: Temperature's Dropping
Feel the temperature dropping,
make sure no one gets hurt.
When you lay down beside me
you're kicking me to the dirt.

One hundred times you've betrayed me,
now it's one hundred and one.
I'm gonna make you feel helpless.
I'll leave you nowhere to run.

How do you justify dodging personal fears
never to realize the temperature's dropping in here?

I watched as time slipped by
right through my fingers and drowned.
When you lay down beside me
it feels like no one's around.

One million times you've betrayed me,
now it's one million and one.
I'm gonna make you feel helpless.
I'll leave you nowhere to run.

How do you justify dodging personal fears
never to realize the temperature's dropping in here?

How do you justify dodging personal fears
never to realize the temperature's dropping in here?
Track Name: Die Alone
I don't wanna die alone
but I won't pick up my phone
I just wanna let you know

i can visualize
looking into your eyes

i can't even watch the news
without envisioning you
I don't know what to do
Track Name: Behave
Watch as all your dirty deeds
go flying straight out of your mouth
You know not now just what she needs
but you can figure out somehow

You can tell she lacks some faith
she can tell you missed the mark
to go a week without her face - like staring contests in the dark

Walking circles while your lover tries to let you down
Lonely feelings but you can't let this be over now
Risky moves are gonna put you six feet in the ground
boy, you better behave

Risky late nights all alone
trouble now and something tough
for a week she'll go back home
she's got your number, can't get enough

drive her crazy, you drive her wild
but feel that tension in your bones
trouble now, you're just a child
and you can't juggle on your own.
Track Name: Interstate 55
It's been a long time coming
She's been running for miles
I've been holding on to something
was it hell or was it pride?

I can't follow her anymore
My gas pedal to the floor
I can't tell if I'm alive
Driving down I-55

She's still trying to retrieve him
Shifting gears, slowing down
Said she'd never raise her hand at him
She can't turn back around

I can't follow her anymore
my gas pedal to the floor
I can't tell if I'm alive
Driving down I-55
Track Name: Dead Horse
You seem so cool, you seem so righteous.
I'm hypnotized, might be on nitrous.
"I've never been part of something like this"
- these words are false, the truth's behind us.

Nothing's worse, nothing's better
than watching you pull a double-header
and flail around, though a fish is wetter.
She's burning out. I'm glad I left her.

"Hey," you said, "don't let the kids bring you down."
"Damn," you said, "let's beat this DEAD HORSE around."

Let's start a band, let's have a go,
but six months in and it's still a "no."
These other kids are all at the shows
- I think there's something that you should know.

We don't get high, we keep it clean
but that doesn't fit your petty scene.
We're working so hard you wouldn't believe.
These are crazy times, times like these.

"Hey," you said, "don't let the kids bring you down."
"Damn," you said, "let's beat this DEAD HORSE around."
Track Name: Better Off
Sleeping in on the weekends
passing out on the floor
not even wired for dreaming
can't even read anymore

bringing a gun to a knife fight
casually cheating fate
staying out of the limelight
falling asleep at the gate

you cannot slow me down
you cannot knock me out
you cannot break me down
'cause i'm just better off anyhow

showing up for a slow day
unaware of the time
leave before you can get paid
subtly laughing at mine

coming up with excuses
a reason for the offense
shrug it off as "the new thing"
but never do it again

you cannot slow me down
you cannot knock me out
you cannot break me down
'cause i'm just better off anyhow
Track Name: Channeling Out
Blurry image / man in disgrace
I can't forget / the look on his face
It seems to me / my mind full of doubt
You're tunneling in / I'm channelling out

I hold the world inside the palm of my hand
You can't deny it, but I can
Not even God knows exactly what I am
You can't deny it, but i can

I scream and beg / I plead for help
I know the answer / somebody else
I cut the cord / cut my connections
A faulty mirror / full of reflections

I hold the world inside the palm of my hand
You can't deny it, but I can
Not even God knows exactly what I am
You can't deny it, but i can
Track Name: Fascination
Trace the lines there in the dark,
The resting place now of your heart.
Warmth and sense create the place,
Tangled up in skin and lace.

Fascination leads into obsession.

Eyes would glow and pierce the mind,
Twinkle lights and something kind.
Another smile across your face,
I will never leave this place.

Fascination leads into obsession.