AreaMan

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released January 17, 2019

Vocals - Guff
Guitar - Matt Sampson
Drums - Joe Baxley
Bass Guitar - Ben Levin
Sax on tracks 1,3, and 6 Joel Dickman
Piano and Moog Guff
Songs:
Words - Guff
Music - Guff and Sampson

Recorded, Produced, Arranged, and Mixed by Guff at AreaManor Studios in San Pedro, CA

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AreaMan Los Angeles, California

AreaMan believes that there is a common thread connecting first and second wave punk rock, post punk, indie rock, and the vital and visceral underground music that is bubbling up from LA’s crumbling dives and rapidly multiplying venues. It is this thread that they believe they weave their music with -for better or worse -it is not their style to stay within strict “genre specific” guidelines. ... more

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Track Name: The Sea
Another year in the rearview
Laid waste to the months
Another painful regret hewn
Sunk down in my gut

I’m tired of this place
And I’m Tired of Believing
That my life is gonna change
Cause this city’s so deceiving

Force-feeding the brightview
Uncorking the years
Retreating from harsh truth
Emotions are sheared

I’m tired of this place
And I’m tired of believing
That the world is gonna change
While I’m focused on receiving

I’ll stop when tomorrow comes
I’ll get it right Get it all done
I’ll save myself from every me
With every lie another try slips below the sea

Nothing Ever Changes...
Track Name: Tiny Tremor
Your lips were shaking like a tiny tremor
Hot tears streaming down your face
My first thought was to hold you closer
Cause I knew this was the last embrace

We had fun under the catalina sun
We had fights that no one ever won

I’ll never be the one for you, So find someone that’s true to you.
Not me. Never could it be
So think back on the time we spent, the laughs we shared, the paths we went
Move on, But still remember me

I heard somewhere that you’re getting married
I’m happy still to be on my own
there’s no burden that I have to carry
And when I’m ready I will find a home

We had fun under the catalina sun
We had fights that no one ever won

I’ll never be the one for you, So find someone that’s true to you.
Not me. Never could it be
So think back on the time we spent, the laughs we shared, the paths we went
Move on, But still remember me

And love don’t conquer everything despite the bullshit that you read...
Track Name: Decent People
Decent People don’t act this way
Giving demons a place to pray

We forgot much more than, much more than We could ever learn
These trinkets impress us digesting everything we’ve earned

The putrid carcass of yesterday
Still weeping gently for our disgrace

We forgot much more than, much more than We could ever learn
These trinkets impress us digesting everything we’ve earned

The sum of what we were
Can never be the same
We’re shattered bits of stars

Surviving in this entropy, while siding with our inner beasts, pretending that we’re gods or men we’re decent people playing dead

Forward motion is held at bay
Tracking the seasons we’re forced to stay
Track Name: Ungrateful
To be so ungrateful for a life you never asked no one for
How guilty should you really feel?
The wick is still lit but the wax is melted down so much
Lurching forward just to kneel

So you throw it all away
The knowing look of the dying beast in the mouth something so much larger
And I got the news today
Another flame smothered out and the world becomes that much colder

Compromising nothing, you’d rather die than become boring
The greatest sin of them all
Forced by your nature you forged a pathway to the ledge
Just to leap in to a fall
Track Name: Check Please (Welcome to LA)
You showed up ready to take on the world
Play some music and chase after girls
you’d never sell your dreams to survive

In time you found yourself sucked dry
Cycled out watching time blast by
Corroded dreams left out to die

Well you can’t act
And you sure can’t play
But you can’t go back
Welcome to LA

You watch them come with open hearts
And then you watch the process start
Until like you they realize

This place is good at stealing time
And tarnishing whatever shines
Leaving you drunk down in a dive

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