Thick As Thieves

by Kicked In The Head

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Originally released in 2000, Thick As Thieves was re-released on Ressurection-AD records with two added tracks, Cannonball and Us Against the World.

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released November 20, 2001

All songs written and performed by Kicked In The Head
Gary Hedrick - vocals
Ryan Dowd - bass, vocals
Anthony Modano - drums
Matt Sanocki - guitar
Matt Rositano - guitar, trombone

produced by Kicked In The Head
recorded and mixed by Jim Siegel, The Outpost
mastered by Jeff Lipton, Peerless Mastering
additional vocals by Ryan Overbeck, Mark Vieira and Duggan

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Track Name: Breakdown
Open your eyes...Open your mouth...Open your-

Why can't you release the fear?
Take a chance so you can be free
Get out of this hole shoveled deep by insanity
Why run and hide? Is it 'cause it threatens you?
Trash anger for something new
This fad has come and gone

Open your eyes...Open your mouth...
Open your ears...Don't hold yourself back
Open up and release the fear

It's time so open wide
Don't fight it let it ride
Detonate history
Destroy this legacy
Why live a lie? You're just getting screwed
Talk's cheap you're turning blue
Pull the plug and push on

Open your eyes...Open your mouth...
Open your ears...Don't hold yourself back
Open up and release the fear

Breakdown! Breakdown!
Why don't you breakdown!
The time is now! Can you taste it!
You've got to kill it or it kills you!
Open your eyes...Open your mouth...
Open your...mind!
Track Name: The Witness
She was a witness, a silent player
The missing link that they never found
Lose a best friend...Watch a life end...
Two shots went off and they both hit the ground
From out of nowhere...In like a nightmare...
Why did it go the way that it went down?
"He really did it! I won't forget it!
It's painful now that mom is all gone!"

Peripheral visions cut down on the sides
Your set of blinders they don't bother your new eyes
Tread round in circles cut holes in the place
I can't get past your tired face

Does it...Does it boil your blood?

She was a witness, a silent player
The missing link that they never found
Steps are retraced...Feelings replaced...
Ears are ringing 'cause the sound is too loud
Sit back and recline...The tape's on rewind...
Hit the switch 'cause it's time to shutdown
"I'm frustrated! They could've waited!
I'm gonna blow my lid and let it all out!"

Peripheral visions cut down on the sides
Your set of blinders they don't bother your new eyes
Tread round in circles cut holes in the place
I can't get past your tired face

Does it...Does it boil your blood?

Say goodbye...No more lies...
In disguise...Truth will rise...
Say goodbye...No more lies...
In disguise...Truth will rise...
Peripheral visions cut down on the sides
Your set of blinders they don't bother your new eyes
Tread round in circles cut holes in the place
I can't get past your tired face

Does it...Does it?
Track Name: Cannonball
Every once in a while I feel like taking off
Taking off and I'm never looking back
Look myself in the eye
Truth forces me to testify
Taking off and I'm never looking back
Don't look back

These hard days I joined the underdogs
To keep my flame lit within
Coming up from the bottom
Frayed at the ends
Go to the moments
Can the world catch up with me
It's inside - it's my design
Why stand by waiting...
Then I'll be empty (Won't you come after me?)
Running for that open door means I'm still free

Is it what it feels like?
Cannonball, fall, cannonball

Every once in a while I feel like taking off
Taking off and I'm never looking back
Life is such a surprise
And I won't drown in these rough tides
Taking off and I'm never looking back
Don't stand by waiting...
Then I'll be empty (Won't you come after me?)
Running for that open door means I'm still free

Is it what it feels like?
Cannonball, fall, cannonball

Fall down yeah (When I fall away from you)

Is it what if feels like?
Cannonball, fall, cannonball
Track Name: Lost Cause
You might as well beat me 'till I'm black and blue
Cause this feeling is stuck to me like it's crazy glue
Perfect love's to good to be true
Now that the devil broke my heart and tempted you
How did you turn to a shade of gray?
Your heart went black and turned on me one day
You betrayed my trust - you betrayed my love
When you slept with my best friend
You slept with my blood!

A lost cause of lost hopes and dreams
An empty shadow of what used to be
A LOST CAUSE!

I'm too young to stop having fun
And I'd rather shoot myself with a loaded gun
Then love some chick that left me high and dry
And cheated on me with another guy
You decided your fate, now live with it!
You want to be friends but I could give a shit!
I was in it for love and you left for lust
You can't control your hunger or your thirst!

A lost cause of lost hopes and dreams
An empty shadow of what used to be
A LOST CAUSE!

Your actions speak louder than words can express
Out of fear and desperation I'm put to the test
You could've avoided this train wreck
And still walked away with your self-respect

A lost cause of lost hopes and dreams
An empty shadow of what used to be
A LOST CAUSE!

There are some things in life that you've got to learn
And the number one lesson is that you don't burn
The bridges you've built - no reason at all
Because in the end your ass will always fall

You're lost!
Track Name: In Trouble Again
A white picket fence has been painted black
The kids know the parents are on the attack
So they try and shed some light on an all out war
But mom and dad are too busy
Trying to settle the score
Something's wrong in paradise
Who do you think will pay the price?
A one-way ticket to divorce land
And things aren't going as you had planned

Watch out...

Dumb and drunk with a bottle for a soul
You've gone nuts 'cause you're out of control
Forgot the trouble in-between
'Cause you're too consumed with your riot scene
Something's wrong in paradise
Who do you think will pay the price?
A one-way ticket to divorce land
And things aren't going as you had planned

Watch out...

Again! Again! I'm in trouble again!
Again! Again i'm in!
Trouble again...

A nurse pinpointed the virus
A doc diagnosed the disease
Somehow this crazy circumstance
It's got me down on my knees

Again! Again! I'm in trouble again!
Again! Again i'm in!
Trouble again...
Track Name: Deep, Down & Dirty
You're saving up for a rainy day
But you're standing knee-deep in a downpour
Do you want to find yourself, twenty years from now, staring at a stock ticker?
Your heart is pounding
Everyone's heart is pounding
We're all in this mess

It's all turning out to be such a scene
What I thought reality really just wasn't me
Busting my balls working 9 to 5
Worrying about my bills and how I'd survive
On my own and all alone
With my Ma telling me how big I had grown
When all I really wanted was art and rock n' roll
It was from my heart and it was from soul

Deep, down and dirty
Into the sewer
Washed away with the piss and manure
Left looking for clear water to swim
Just to get out of the mess that you're in

Society says that I'm against their grain
Jittery and self-conscious they label me insane
Trying to make me scared of what I really wanna do
They say, "If you don't make cash
then you're definitely screwed!"
But if I don't do what I want
I've gone deaf, dumb, and blind
With no control over hands or even my mind
Searching inside for something I might never find
All because of some bullshit financial bind

Deep, down and dirty
Into the sewer
Washed away with the piss and manure
Left looking for clear water to swim
Just to get out of the mess that you're in
Track Name: S.F.U.
Shit's fucked up
That's the way it goes
One minute's kicking ass
Then the next one really blows
So at the moment when you think
That everything really sucks
Reality goes and tells you
That your shit's fucked up
Control yourself! Control your mind!
Or else this world's gonna leave your ass behind

SHIT'S FUCKED UP! UH HUH!
SHIT'S FUCKED UP! WHAT!
SHIT'S FUCKED UP! OH YEAH!
SHIT'S...FUCKED...UP

But you're never getting down
No matter how many hits you take
Gonna kick it live no matter
How many mistakes you make
Holding in perspective
What's good and what's bad
There's no sense in getting angry
There's no sense in getting mad
Control yourself! Control your mind!
Or else this world's gonna leave your ass behind

SHIT'S FUCKED UP! UH HUH!
SHIT'S FUCKED UP! WHAT!
SHIT'S FUCKED UP! OH YEAH!
SHIT'S...FUCKED...UP

When will I live? When will I die?
And how will I keep control of my mind?
This world that we live in
Has got its ups and downs
But I keep on moving' on
And I never hit the...ground
Track Name: Wake Up
When I first saw you it blew my mind
You got hit and you still survived
Even though the laughs turn into cries
Now that you're forever paralyzed
The way you thought before it's been reversed
Tragedy has killed the curse
You got smacked to the ground so wake up

Wake up! You came for the thrill
you came for the kill and you lost it
Wake up! You came for the thrill
you came for the kill and you lost it

Just an acquaintance, didn't know you well
But I could tell you thought your life
Was a living hell
Just one jump was all it took
To turn another page in life's big book
The way you thought before it's been reversed
Tragedy has killed the curse
You got smacked to the ground so wake up

Wake up! You came for the thrill
you came for the kill and you lost it
Wake up! You came for the thrill
you came for the kill and you lost it

Someone's thrown a monkey wrench into the works
And caused a major malfunction that only hurts
Your troubles chase you as you try to run away
From a head game you don't want to play

Wake up! You came for the thrill
you came for the kill and you lost it
Wake up! You came for the thrill
you came for the kill and you lost it
Track Name: Tidal Wave
Multiple choice
Pick and choose
Who do you think will win?
'Cause someone's got to lose
Will you draw the line?
Will you pass the test?
Now that you're trapped inside
Of this hectic mess!
This life's tidal wave
It's pushing me to the edge
Will I get through this mess before I'm dead?
Survive an undertow that's turning me inside out
My sphincter's squeezing, my hands are freezing
My stomach's freaking out!

My head - It's split in two
My head - What will I do?
My head - Can I buy some time?
My head - I think I lost my mind

Damn my to-do list is way too long
I've barely got time to sing this song
Day by day - one by one
I keep working my ass off 'till the day is done
This life's tidal wave
It's pushing me to the edge
Will I get through this mess before I'm dead?
Survive an undertow that's turning me inside out
My sphincter's squeezing, my hands are freezing
My stomach's freaking out!

My head - It's split in two
My head - What will I do?
My head - Can I buy some time?
My head - I think I lost my mind

I've got this funny feeling
Something's just not right
Twisting and turning in my bed all night
This stress has got me down
This stress has got me out
This stress has got me evaluating
What I'm all about

Lost out at sea
Where no one can find me
Swimming amongst a coral reef in my own lunacy
Numb to a cold that doesn't even hurt
The only pain that I can feel
Is way down in my gut!

My head - It's split in two
My head - What will I do?
My head - Can I buy some time?
My head - I think I lost my mind
Track Name: Fix My Sink
Slumlord! My place ain't worth shit
Nothing works my ceiling leaks quite a bit
Slumlord you're a pain in my fat ass
There's a blizzard coming and I've got no gas
I said now man, I knew you'd blow it
And if I had grass I'd make you mow it
Every day! Just 'cause you're a prick
And for once I'd want things my way

I've got problems with my rent
I've got problems with my...

Slumlord! I'll kill you to death, man
I'll knock your house down with
A wrecking ball so there's nothing left
Me and the unabomber will send you a bomb
I said I'll blow up your ass
And all my problems will be gone
Now I've had enough of these tricks
That you think you can play on me
This ain't Three's Company you Mr. Roper wanna be
I've had enough of your games
And I've had enough of your lies
When will you recognize
That it's you that I despise

I've got problems with my rent
I've got problems with my...

Slumlord! I'm not paying my rent
Because I took that money and I had it all spent
On food and arms 'cause I'm preparing my troops
Us tenants have banded together
And we're coming in groups
To fuck up your shit and overthrow your ass
The mission of optimism will reign at last
So forget your negative ways
Get me out of this realty haze
This bullshit makes me crazed
I think I might move out today

I've got problems with my rent
I've got problems with my...

Pay the rent! Fix my sink!
Track Name: Us Against The World
When I'm wasted just like everyone else
And I'm struggling through all my days
And my worlds gone from white to black
And I cant get outta this maze
I need a remedy to keep me young and free
So that fear won't knock me down
Odds are against me but deep inside
I've got the will to stand my ground

Then my girlfriend is seeing red
And mother nature's just a little unkind
And the boss man is comin' down on me
His hot air is such a waste of my time

I need a remedy to keep me young and free
So that fear won't knock me down
Odds are against me but deep inside
I've got the will to stand my ground
We're in this all together

Man I should hit that bottle
Cause it's all caving in on me
And my family makes me wanna kill
Cause they're consistently so crazy

I need a remedy to keep me young and free
So that fear won't knock me down
Odds are against me but deep inside
I've got the will to stand my ground
We're in this all together

This is the part when the shit hits the fan
I turn on my TV and see disaster, man
Lights, camera, action in my living room
And I can't get enough of the 10 o'clock news
Serial killers, rapists and nuclear war
Terrorists and racism, wait, there's more
Fortune and fame becomes depression and drugs
While the tax money goes to warheads and slugs
Frustrations come through in stereo sound
World War III crashes down on your hometown
What goes up must always come down
What can you count on when you're pushed to the edge?

We're in this all together
What about you?
Track Name: Put Up A Fight
The dreams inside your head are a battleground
For the baggage in your life that has kept you down
A killer in you that's always on the attack!
It drags you through the mud
As your skull's about to crack!
It drags you through the mud
As your skull's about to crack!

If it tries to suck you dry tonight
Will you put up a fight? Will you put up a fight?
If it stabs you in the back tonight
Will you put up a fight? Will you put up a fight?
If it eats you like a plague tonight
Will you put up a fight? Will you put up a fight?
If you start to suffocate tonight
Will you put up a fight?
Put up a fight!

Dead weight!
Dead weight!
It's keeping me down I've got dead weight

You've got mixed emotions that you can't hide
Why don't you deal with the pain
You feel deep inside?
Get on with your life 'cause all this shit's off track!
Take control and get this monkey of your back!
Take control and get this monkey of your back!

If it hypnotizes you tonight
Will you put up a fight? Will you put up a fight?
If you start to get abused tonight
Will you put up a fight? Will you put up a fight?
If it wants to drag you out tonight
Will you put up a fight? Will you put up a fight?
If you're chased in your sleep tonight
Will you put up a fight?
Put up a fight!

Dead weight!
Dead weight!
It's keeping me down I've got dead weight

Don't hold your breath...

Dead weight!
Dead weight!
It's keeping me down I've got dead weight