October 3, 2016

Ceschi & Factor Chandelier – “Take It All Back (Parts 1 – 4)”

Dope new rapid fire four minute EP from Ceschi & Factor Chandelier. Catch them on tour alongside Astronautalis all month long! Cover art by Derek Weisberg.

Ceschi & Factor Chandelier w/Astronautalis:
Oct 02 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Oct 03 The Camel Richmond, VA
Oct 05 V Club Huntington, WV
Oct 06 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Oct 07 – Killa Tomato fest – Nashville, TN (w/o Astronautalis)
Oct 08 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Oct 09 The Milestone, Charlotte, NC (w/o Astronautalis)
Oct 10 Will’s Pub Orlando, FL
Oct 11 Churchill’s Pub Miami, FL
Oct 12 The Orpheum Tampa, FL
Oct 13 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
Oct 14 Trim Tab Brewing Co Birmingham, AL
Oct 15 12 & Porter Nashville, TN
Oct 17 Proud Larry’s Oxford, MS
Oct 18 Zanzabar Louisville, KY
Oct 19 The Firebird St Louis, MO
Oct 20 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Oct 21 The Vangaurd Tulsa, OK
Oct 22 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
Oct 24 Stickyz Rock n Roll Chicken Shack Little Rock, AR
Oct 25 The Parish Room at House Of Blues New Orleans, LA
Oct 26 The Studio at Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Oct 27 Paper Tiger San Antonio, Tx
Oct 28 The Kessler Dallas, TX
Oct 29 The Sidewinder Austin, TX

Part 1 – Cormac :

On “the road” again –
that was a reference to Cormac McCarthy.
33, still singing fuck the police
while the mark of the beast
surrounds me through targeted marketing.

Awfully ominous aren’t we?
I’ma be honest with all of these zombies
making a mockery out of humanity..
thinking that a meme is a revolutionary strategy.

Please try to dream
bigger than a five inch screen.

I’ll fight & scream
Even if they don’t hear me.

Never wanted to be anything better than anybody.
Only want to think up possibilities for everybody getting a little more free
but we’re still trapped in a prison of debt
because of corporate greed.

That’s gangster shit.

Keep most poor while the few stay rich.
They tell me “that’s how it is”
but I want to believe in more than this.

Been a captain of a slow sinking ship.
Got locked up cuz a motherfucker never snitched.
Life can change so quick.
Grandpas gone, little brother had a kid.

Still singing these songs.
Don’t know how to quit.
They tell me that I got a Peter Pan complex heading to my middle age Not grown yet.

If growing up means settling for the least evil in a race between rats.
I don’t know about that….
I don’t know about that.

Wish I could take it all back x 2

Part 2 – SxE Youth :

Was a straight edge youth with broken noses…
watching friends throw away youth through overdoses….
We sang Minor Threat while dad smoked crack in Jersey.
We sang Bad Brains PMA.

Take It All Back
Wish I could take it all back
Take It All Back
Wish I could take it all back

Part 3 – Lion’s Mouth :

Head in a lions mouth.
Oh this silence feels so dumb.
We’ve lost so many times…
Wouldn’t notice if we won.

Feel sorry for me!
I am a human,
self aware.

Please don’t ignore me!
I am a human.
Life’s unfair.

One by one we’ll spill our guts
On the floor
One by one we’ll dry up

Children burst into flames
on a battlefield somewhere
But my insides are numb
And I’m struggling to care.

Feel sorry for me!
I am a human,

Please just reward me!
I am a human!
You should care!

Part 4 – Failing Our Best :

Is anything relevant?
Is there anything else worth mentioning?
Show me your belief and I’ll question it.
While they’re waiting for Jesus to resurrect…
we’re stuck in a system that will never represent
most of us residents.
I’m fucked and a felon.
Tough luck.
All the debt’s piled up to my neck.
So what?
I’ll go a little bit insane
with a 9 millimeter to the brain.
Every other rap is another bad attempt to redefine pain.
Teen angst never left these veins
Guess that I can’t win if i don’t pay.
The sting of failure never fades away.
But it’s all ok…..
David Bowie’s ghost told me that
we could be heroes one day.

Been this way since I can remember.
Really don’t think it’ll get much better.
35 candles dripping on a birthday cake
and I’m still living like a damn rebel.

I don’t got a boss….
don’t worship any corpse on a cross…
never went to temple or mosque….
I barely got a cause

but I still pray for the human race
in my own way:
every word,
each song.