North By Northeast

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Recorded and edited by Dimitris "Mr. Lee" Misirlis at Matrix Studio Athens, Greece
Mixed and mastered by Paul Miner at Buzzbomb Sound Labs Orange, California, USA.
Artwork by Ultragrim Dis-sign

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released March 14, 2014

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Bandage Athens, Greece

Four too old to be young punk rockers from Greece blend the music they grew up on with the music they love today. Records, live shows and good times.

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Track Name: Layers
Can you remember layers?
Between the black and white
Can you distinguish any colors?
Hinting a normal life

Nothing changes, trading places from bad to worse
Tracing footsteps, to something different,

And believe there is some better sense
Not the agonizing consequence
Arriving at the conclusion
Of a layer less life

Nothing is ordinary
Extreme is the new routine
It’s a thought torn apart and reason
Is becoming a distant dream

Nothing changes, trading places from bad to worse
Tracing footsteps to something different

And believe there is some better sense
Not the agonizing consequence
Arriving at the conclusion


I believe there is some better sense
Not the agonizing consequence
Arriving at the conclusion
Of a layerless life
Track Name: Failure
To talk of separation doesn’t take long
Where is your answer?
You try to explain everything that’s wrong
The deaf and the stupid cannot understand what’s going on
It’s never changing, some things just aren’t meant to happen

Not, not in this lifetime
Never follow blindly anyone, anybody
Not in this lifetime, rather get left behind
Abandon that wagon

I’m not gonna be a part of this cycle
I’ll never get around the thought
Of always having to question
The people call it a failure
They call it a failure
To comply with the raising fanatic demand
So come and show that faithful hand tonight

To talk of separation doesn’t take long
Where is your answer?
You try to explain everything that’s wrong
The deaf and the stupid cannot understand what’s going on
It’s never changing

I’m not gonna be a part of this cycle
I’ll never get around the thought
Of always having to question
The people call it a failure
They call it a failure
To comply with the raising fanatic demand
So come and show that (faithful hand tonight)
Track Name: Never Forget
No one wants to take sides
But this time dilemmas are clear
You swallow everything coming
Or you make your way to the light

No you can’t be excused
From exposing aspects of fear
And believing everything passes
Is the epitome of a fool

How can you forget, how can you forgive yourself after anything like that?
I know we’re walking backwards, backwards on a never ending track

No one wants to remember
But the past can always come back
Today everything will be different
What was bad will still be fucked up

No you can’t be forgiven
For turning away on attack
What goes around will surely hit back
Right back around in your face

How can you forget, how can you forgive yourself after anything like that?
I know we’re walking backwards, backwards on a never ending track
Track Name: Broken Parts
can you replace any old broken parts?
A coming end imminent, I have lost all heart
Letting me breathe I will adapt again
Taking in more of this, before the break I bend

On a faulty scale, we become outweighed
The trajectory of a failed race

Have you noticed this isn’t a dream?
Have you noticed this isn’t a dream?
All of us are now coming apart at the seams
Can you tell this isn’t a dream?

Setting my place I will fall back in line
I can wait while I wait, taking my time
Feeling exempt becoming so natural
Next to the sound you make, leaving this life

On a faulty scale, we become outweighed
The trajectory of a failed race

Have you noticed this isn’t a dream?
Have you noticed this isn’t a dream?
All of us are now coming apart at the seams
Can you tell this isn’t a dream?

But I feel so tired right now
The weight of everything comes crashing down
This time I can’t get up
This time it’s just too much
The weight of everything
Comes crashing down on me
Track Name: He's Like Me
He’s just like me
Can’t you see?
Unattached and lonely

And we make it work
We just keep it simple
And honestly

There’s a chance we’ll break through
To a wild plan b
That always comes up

I’m not surprised we’ve made it this far
Don’t brag, just care about each other
Always keep our blue sky for the rain that’s pouring down

No misunderstanding
We lie, when it doesn’t matter
Always know we’re going somewhere new


We have friends
But around them
We are different

There are principles
And we dance along
But when alone

Just put on our music
Now it’s us and we
That’s a place to be

I’m not surprised we’ve made it this far
Don’t brag just care about each other
Always keep our blue sky for the rain that’s pouring down
No misunderstanding
We lie, when it doesn’t matter
Always know we’re going somewhere new
Track Name: Determine
Some people are born with insecurity innate
It’s become part of the strain, now an ongoing fate
Remaining a shadow of a distant self
Letting all the darker thoughts crawl in that feeble brain

I don’t know if you’ve heard pundits trying to explain
Facts are based on reason but the end result’s insane
Rusting away in the gutter, rotting out with age
Making every life lesson seem like a huge mistake

So when the light goes on
You’re in a nervous state
From being shunned to long
Being discouraged to wait

For that moment in time
When you can stand back up
When you can draw the line
And determine your luck

Light goes on, nervous state
Shunned too long, discouraged to wait
Track Name: Demand
Watch the family plan, it is mirroring an image
Of the life you live out there

Always someone looking down on you
Knowing better
So you apply, you’d normally deny

When will we demand?
All the life that’s taken from our hands
When the opposite insist
Then your body will persist
Don’t look away, take a stand
Only with demand

Stop feeling helpless and alone, shattered pieces on the pavement
Of a frame that brakes too soon

Stuck in the routine, in apathy
Leave’s you stranded
You’re wrong again and abandoned

When will we demand?
All the life that’s taken from our hands
When the opposite insist
Then your body will persist
Don’t look away, take a stand
Only with demand
Track Name: I Said I Wanted To Leave
I said I wanted to leave
Never ever come back
Thinking out loud about trying something different
Leaving this place

I don’t know
What to make of that
I’m not under pressure

Are you coming with me?
Am I going alone?
Are you prepared to leave everything behind?
Starting over

I don’t know
What to make of that
I’m not under pressure

I said I wanted to leave
Track Name: Inconvenience
“What if I swim away?
And I drift on alone
What if I choose to stay?
And I sink like a stone”

She used to get bored of that recurring moment of silence
That expression on her face portrayed
An image so familiar now

And she knew exactly how
To trigger some violence
It was just another line to cross
And barely feel alive

Where you there to care
Or just to disagree
I showed some despair, disbelief
No apology

And is this all in all
The choice you offer me
I can taste defeat so retreat
Shut the door when you leave

“Why is this happening?
Have I lost everything?
Can I pick up the pace?
Save all I can of this”

He used to feel reassured by feelings
Hidden in numbers
There was something in his head that said
“It’s gonna be alright”

And it felt good to know he finished
Things that he started
He built confidence from simple things
Making way for his life

Where you there to care
Or just to disagree
I showed some despair, disbelief
No apology

And is this all in all
The choice you offer me
I can taste defeat, so retreat
Shut the door when you leave

I want some inconvenience for a change

“What if I swim away?
What if I choose to stay?”

Where you there to care
Or just to disagree
I showed some despair, disbelief
No apology

And is this all in all
The choice you offer me
I can taste defeat, so retreat
Shut the door as you leave
Track Name: Don't Be Fooled
When you go through that maze don’t be fooled
You’re a rat and at the end there’s no cheese
It’s just a wall, ever long, brick by brick

And we go around
Moving onwards doesn’t mean we’re moving on

So run, run down and back again
Run, run down and back again

When you walk down that road, look around
You’re just like everybody else lost and never found
And you just follow don’t lead your own life

So pay the man, pay the man, pay the man
We’re all working for somebody else’s hand

And run, run down and back again
Run, run down and back again

When you go through that maze don’t be fooled
Track Name: Just Stand Back
Not many seem to believe in pragmatic change
An ideal conception of answering questions using empirical lanes
Everything’s exact
Meaningful reaction will teach you a fact

And I just stand back, I watch as it all falls apart
Like a castle made out of sand that gets squandered to dust
And there’s just ideology here left to rust

Consumed by irrelevant thinking will never contribute
To discover the truth about all that you do, focusing on the present
Actions speak louder than words
Theory comes full circle if you make it work

And I just stand back and watch as it all falls apart
Like a house that’s made up out of cards, it comes crumbling down
And the pieces are bound to stay deep underground
Track Name: Constant Reminder
Always looking up blood still pumps through that heart
Having to let go there is hope at the start
It’s a constant reminder of pushing your luck
Make the effort, forward step and use what you’re taught