The Dead Weight EP

by Cassius At Best

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    The Dead Weight EP is a collection of several songs written at Cassius At Best's inception. The EP includes four new recordings as well as the "Scoundrel" demo released earlier this year. Also includes cover art, back cover and lyrics.
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The Dead Weight EP is Cassius At Best's 'official' debut release. Includes four new recordings and previously released track, "Scoundrel." Thanks to Dave Cole for welcoming us in his home to record these songs. Additional thanks goes to Shannon Lawson, Cassie Moore, Donna Spires, Ian McKain, Francis Hendricks, Kayla Wilson, Andy Holbrook and anyone else who has supported us thus far.

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released December 30, 2015

Guitar and vocals by Josh Adams. Drums by Derrick Taylor. Bass guitar by Austin Locke. Recorded, mixed and mastered by our good friend Dave Cole. All rights reserved, Cassius At Best.

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Track Name: Friends & Counterweights
It's hard to tell you just what I think these words mean
when every phrase turns a different ending.
And my old friends can barely stay clean.
A circumstance makes me condescending.

Is that what you wanted,
a simple discussion?
I know you think it's fair,
but deep down you know I don't care.

So break my heart if you don't know me.
Break my heart so I stop pretending.
And at your peak, you explained it calmly;
all your life, you've been contending.

And I know you think
you've worked it out.
With loose lips, the ship sinks;
we're going down.
So divide all your friends with your memories
between who they are and they used to be.
I'm lying face down with the apathy.
Forget what it was and what it meant to me.

Is that what you wanted,
a simple discussion?
I know you think it's fair,
but deep down you know I don't care.
Track Name: Dead Weight (I'll Die Trying, Too)
My full moon, don't go so soon.
It's not like you,
but I'll die trying, too.

Harboring my youth,
now I'm dead weight.
Now I'm dead weight.
We're passively consumed
like an earthquake.
But now it's my hands that shake.

I've got no clue.
Caught in this loop.
And I like you, but I'll die trying, too.

Harboring my youth,
now I'm dead weight.
Now I'm dead weight.
We're passively consumed
like an earthquake.
But now it's my hands that shake.

So tell me it's nothing of which you wouldn't approve.
From bullshit to cunning,
it feels like I'm playing a ruse.
So I'll beg for money, the shame and abuse.
I'm cutting the corners in telling the truth.
My eyes sink like anchors when they're not in use,
so I'm taking perspective like a knot in my noose.

But I'll die trying, too.
Track Name: Separate Identity
Listen to the radio, your favorite talk show.
I don't even mind.
There's something in the buzzing tones,
fluorescent lights and megaphones
keep me up all night.
But if you called my name, I didn't know.
I was half dead in the winter snow,
trying to hold the breeze.
In a house of glass, you're throwing stones.
The only way I've ever known,
so set me free.

What would you say now?
Would you let me in or would you cut me out?
So profound as every word spills it.
Is it just me or a separate identity?
And from these streets I watched it form
into a bloodbath that you adorned.
Satirical indeed,
but you're the only one laughing.

Speak into the telephone with every phrase you've ever known
to keep me off your mind.
There's something in the overtones,
to improvise, to fit the mold.
Suits me just fine.
But if you called my name, I didn't know.
I was carving out a heart of stone
for when you leave.
In a house glass, you should've known the consequence of getting old.
So set me free.

You say it to yourself.
You don't need no one else.
You say it to yourself.
No you don't need my fucking help.

What would you say now?
Would you let me in or would you cut me out?
So profound as every word spills it.
Is it just me or a separate identity?
And from these streets I watched it form
into a bloodbath that you adorned.
Satirical indeed,
but you're the only one laughing.
Track Name: Broadway
So let me know if I go to far
as you deal the cards.
In neon lights
they'll talk all night
and fight for the pulpit.

So take into account
with all your whereabouts
and put me in the ground;
I'd be so better off.

Oh, now you've won the crowd
theatrical and selling out.
I want that Broadway sound
but I know it's not enough.

So keep it slow,
stay in your car
as I beg the stars.
In the dead of night,
we'll keep up this fight
and ask, "Was it worth it?"

Take into account
with all your whereabouts
and put me in the ground;
I'd be so better off.

Oh, you've won the crowd
theatrical and selling out.
I want that Broadway sound
but I know it's not enough.

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