Dead Like Tan

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Dead Like Tan
Written & Performed by Action Camp

Additional Musicians -
Cameron Mahoney: Drums on tracks 1, 4, 5, 11
Derek Toa: Slide Guitar on track 3
Clinton Degan: Rhodes Piano on track 11

Recorded by Action Camp in The Bunker - Brookline, MA from March 2006 - March 2008
Additional Location Recording in Pittsburgh, PA
Mixed by Bengt Alexsander except tracks 2, 7, 10 mixed by Ben Grotto
Mastered at Soundlab - Pennsauken, NJ

Art by Lisa Santosa
Additional Art by Craig Swan
Layout by Bengt Alexsander

Thanks
Papa Jacob, Hopi, Eric, Matteau, The Brookes, Kim, Camwes, The Reverend Sting, Derek, Lisa, Craig, J$, Pittsburgh, Boston, Wine, Zipcar, NZ, TnT, Santa Fe, ERC, LL, B, NC, RN, CH, the library, David Lynch, the color black, the number 2 (as in years it took to finish), Ramona, Tuna, Siobhan, & Riley.

Action Camp uses Fender, Hofner, Ibanez, Boss, Digitech, Dunlop, Vox, Peavey, Gibson, Ableton, Mark of the Unicorn, and M-Audio gear.

www.action-camp.com
booking: actioncamp@gmail.com

2008 Incubator Records
digital and damn proud.

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released April 30, 2008

Maura Jacob - Bengt Alexsander

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Action Camp Pittsburgh

We're from Pittsburgh. We like Doom, Surf, and Electro - so that's kind of our thing. Maura sings and plays bass, Bengt sings and plays baritone guitar, and Joe plays drums. We also use lots of samplers, synths, and drum machines.

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Track Name: Tonight
everything we do tonight
will never be the same again
everything we say tonight
will never be the same again
everything we do tonight
will never be the same again
everything we say tonight
will never be the same again

and i know i won't regret you
and i know i mustn't be scared

everything we hear tonight will never be the same again
every smile i give to you
will never be the same again
each step that i took stole you away
now that you're here please stay
and if we touch it will never be the same again

every word rings differently,
you made them each anew
this place where we stand tonight
will never be the same again
i watch my feet, how my heart beats,
i wait for something new
so say to me we're meant to be,
we'll never be the same again

and i know i won't regret you
and i know i mustn't be scared
because everything you've shown me
quiets my every fear

there comes a day
there comes a day
there comes a day
there comes a day
we'll fade away
Track Name: Best I Can Do
if only i could
i'd tell you one thousand times i love you dear
but this is an act
i've said it so many times it's lost its meaning
so i'll write this song
in hopes that we'll be together after all
it's the best i can do

so don't you cry, be patient now
i'm still standin' by your side
but you should learn that you can be on your own
don't hold too tight
you can't pin down the things you want
but i'm still here with you
here with you
here with you right now

if only i could
i'd tell you one thousand times i love you dear
but this is an act
i've said it so many times it's lost its meaning
so i'll write this song
in hopes that we'll be together after all
it's the best i can do
Track Name: Seed
all my excuses left love open to abuses
lost in my own mind
but you pulled me under
forced me to discover what's true

you came to me so naturally
from a common seed
i'm startin' over
from you i receive true honesty
and we learn what we need
from startin' over

caged by my tension
from shooting down all convention
to you i give the lead
i find inside what is mine is also you

i put my sights on the bright side
and only ended up blind
yet when life leaves me low
in you i'll have a home
you are my home

you came to me so naturally
from a common seed
i'm startin' over
from you i receive true honesty
and we learn what we need
from startin' over
i'm startin' over
Track Name: Bad Talker
the ocean looks so bright
when it's the only thing in sight

we aim to bury what has long been dead
tuck it deep in the water's bed
the air bites down hard
the sand it sticks like tar

he's a bad talker but it's no bother
drew him a grave, lines cut there by the waves
silence is soothing, absence don't move me
desire drowns so slow

wash it off, let it go
trace turns, count the burns
wash it off, let it go

memory stings sickly sweet
words off the tongue slide deep
sing me revenge, stoic and then
sleep

he's a bad talker but it's no bother
drew him a grave, lines cut there by the waves
silence is soothing, absence don't move me
desire drowns so slow
he's a bad talker but it's no bother
silence is soothing, absence don't move me
he's a bad talker, silence is soothing
he's a bad talker, cut by the waves
he's a bad talker but it's no bother
silence is soothing, desire drowns so slow
Track Name: Dust
i can't mourn dust and ashes
the things from which i came
i need them in everything
they all move towards the same aim

they say look back with regret and wonder
but i don't know why

'cause every step on which i've stumbled
by this point has crumbled away
and i come closer to my return
to stable ground

i am left to trust my doubts
the thoughts from which i've strayed
their weight is gone
my path is already laid

they say look back with regret and wonder
but i said goodbye
Track Name: Hari
hear the wail, humming, weeping,
oh i am on fire, i'm on fire
to the earth, to the root
enough, enough, enough
there is no more hiding
to a time a time ago

i return to what i've known
to turn grief into work
to write our name
to war again for home
with sweat and fear
in my blood
for peace with you
Track Name: Three
i watch your eyes
i feel your hand
tracing over my old man
bite you lip
hold your tongue
in the dark is where this stays fun

i'll play my part and step aside
and let him think to me you lied
us three we put on quite a show

he looks at you through a disguise,
he speaks to you with practiced lines
i purred to him not long ago
(dip and smile with poise and grace)

go ahead and dance with him
get tangled up in every limb
he'll keep you warm in his embrace
but come the morn' it's you you'll face
Track Name: Remain
i've listened to you for a time unending
now the sound of your words
i hear them bending

i lie and watch the lights cross the ceiling
focus upon the words you're concealing
and all i think about is how dark it is here

i thought i was wise,
made my choice and stayed with it
but decisions made
don't seem to want to fit

now the smell on your clothes
is all i can call mine
and i lie in your bed
alone at your side

how long will i be left here waiting
believing in a sliver of the real you
how long will i be left here waiting
believing in a sliver of the real you

the steadiness i hear in your breathing
adds to my confidence in my feelings
why can't i go

i feel my blood run slower each day and
a time will come you'll give what i've prayed for
how can i sit and watch as it all falls down

the face you wear alludes to an array
of thoughts you've tried so hard not to display
my eyes are closed

how long will i be left here waiting
believing in a sliver of the real you
how long will i be left here waiting
believing in a sliver of the real you
how long will i
Track Name: Please
you saw me standing alone
took it as a chance to slide over my bones
your cheap talk, my weak eyes
you think you're on top
your hands upon my thighs

all you've got is nothing on me and
all you know is we all get lonely
so if you think you've got new things to show me
well, it's a bit too late

the more words i say the more of yours you swallow
your mouth keeps moving it's my skin it follows
your heat rises, drunk on your power
but by morning you're gone, down the drain of my shower

all you've got is nothing on me and
all you know is we all get lonely
so if you think you've got new things to show me
well, it's a bit too late
Track Name: Prayer
say a little prayer for me darlin' darlin'
save a little prayer for me darlin' darlin'
say a little prayer for me darlin' darlin'
save a little prayer for me darlin' darlin'

the world conceals its chaos
in me i see the cracks
ashamed of his slow hands
no anger towards my acts
hold my breath a spark ignites
it slithers cross my insides
not cool stone or meak as clay
i bend and hear it cry

say a little prayer for me darlin' darlin'
save a little prayer for me darlin' darlin'
say a little prayer for me darlin' darlin'
save a little prayer for me darlin' darlin'

come lay your bones with mine
heat dances on your face
take your hair in my hands
cool water breaks like lace
push down my knees in defiance
feel my will pulse away
i offer all i am
free me from this gift you've given