by My Dad

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  • Stunts Tour CDR
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    This is the 3rd pressing of Stunts CDR. Hand assembled and hand burned CDs. Limited to 20. Made for the Spring weekend tours.

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released March 10, 2012

Engineered/Mixed/Mastered October 2011 to February 2012 at Space Jam in Chicago, IL by Seth Engel and Adam Salsberg.

Cover photo by Kat Bean.
All songs written, arranged, and performed by Dave Collis. Written from April 2009 to October 2011.
Stencil for CDs by Jacob “Fuzzy” Bonham.

Thanks to:
My parents. Aaron, Nnamdi, Smyth, Jamie, Seth, Jack, Alan, Ricardo, Branden, Andrew, Tucker, and Sam for playing in My Dad. Kat Bean, Evan Bernard, Eric Slick, Chris Baglivo, KC friends, Emily Cahill, Itto, Bandera, Creeper, Lord Snow, Sharpless, Young Bull, Tongue Sculptors, Keith Birthday, Bill Rooney, Justin Gaworski, Dom Angelella, Chaz Hewitt, Megan Capps, Maddie Lesperance, everyone at Big Mama's Warehouse and Treasure Town for your amazing support. I’m forgetting people… If you’ve helped me, I love you for it.

pressing info:
1st pressing 100 Cassettes (self-released) SOLD OUT
1st pressing 30 Stenciled CDRs (self-released) SOLD OUT
2nd pressing 50 Summer 2012 Tour CDRs (self-released) SOLD OUT
3rd pressing 50 2013 Weekend Tour CDRs (self-released) SOLD OUT




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Track Name: Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
They are all in all in between
all in all in between
there are people inside me
boating far and floating free

It's all in all the same
all in all the same
i hope they've built the home they see
with little rooms for all their kids

they're all in all in between
all in all in between
this tree house can house us all
come inside from this hard cold

its all in all the same
all in all the same
they are free
Track Name: Stunts
yesterday, you turned the motel into your home
made those lightbulbs into cups
eat out of my hands, cause you cut off yours
feed you my hard earned piece of land

on the 10th floor bathroom, people fall everyday
she said "dead men don't matter to me"
so i yell drag your knuckles
wont you hurry up now

i hope you've found new friends while the lands empty
their creeping eyes follow me
and those south philly scum bags take the fun out of me
but theres fear in your eyes and im losing sleep
Track Name: 83 and Loving It
the car has leaks to check for days
and i want you to step 10 feet away
this car could crash us all today
but i know i don't have money for the gas now

My car disappears within my hands
but i see that all the grease slides through your cheeks
i want to get home before tonight
but i know that you'll pull every trick in the book before we get inside, that clean hands wont pump your gas to fuck me up tonight
Track Name: Tomacco I - Contest
nine years we think
I cannot speak
Take 2 steps back
distance is tact
This chair seems clean
too high to reach
take 2 step back
distance can lack

Fall back into your home
and call her own

cars do not fear
hits to the knees
unrooted at best
soil your own
cars, im not here
this looks real mean
paralyzed at best
still feel my chest

Fall back into your home
and call my own
Track Name: Tomacco II - Panda
Wait for them to head south
Looking for those smoke signals
watching for the best place to get robbed

10 dollars or a pretty young life

Climb up trees till we hit the pool
bailing on your own plans
looking for the best place to get caught

10 dollars or a pretty young life