Ultimate Songs From The Pit

by Shael Riley and The Double Ice Backfire

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released 06 November 2011

Produced by Shael Riley and Ty Guenley
Album art by Ricky Henry
Engineered and mixed by Ty Guenley
Mastered by Drew Lavyne at A.L.L Digital Mastering, NYC

NES Programming and vocals by Shael Riley
Guitar, drum programming and bass by Ty Guenley

Publishing Rights features additional vocals by Schaffer the Darklord

Bootstraps features additional vocals by Brian Mazzaferri (of I Fight Dragons)

Area Dolls Guy features additional vocals by Mega Ran

Rarest of Elements features additional vocals by Billy the Fridge

Brian Mazzaferri appears courtesy of Atlantic Records

Kickstarter backers: Chief Executive Producer: Charles Bowman
Executive Producers: Aaron Shanahan, Anthony "Kroze" Kresky, Blake Disselberger, Brian Fork, Daniel "Cesque" James, Dawn Hewitt, Derek Alexander, Ethan Heilicher, Hena Mohayya, Josh Maher, Bernard Prowse IV, Ross Butler, Saker Alexander, Samuel Abram, Santi San, Saturday Delson Sazaran, Steph Prader, Stewart Ulm, Tim Steele, William Rahn.

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Track Name: How to Fire a Gun
I would like to learn
how to fire a gun,
in case it ever comes to that.
I think it's something everyone should know,
and I would like to learn
how to dress a wound,
in case I'm ever hurt real bad
and don't have access to a doctor's care
And I would like to learn
how to fire a gun.

How to fire a gun

And I'd like to learn
how to program C
Design a 2D fighting game
based on GPS technology
Learn one special move,
in every US. state.
Players moving in real-space,
producing correlating in-game change
and they would like to learn
how to fire a gun.

When you eject
a loaded cartridge,
do you leave one in the chamber?
Do you have to cock the hammer
manually?

Do you believe
she'll ever leave you?
Do you have someone to read to?
Do you hope you'll never need to
fire a gun?

And I'd like to learn
how to practice law.
Devise a perfect policy.
America with true justice for all,
And I would like to learn
how to play guitar.
I'd shred little melody,
one to make you re-assess your life.
And I would like to learn
how to fire a gun.

How to fire one.
Track Name: Publishing Rights
Get with it.
Pick it up now.
You see my big, black boot heel coming down.

Can't skip it.
Listen up now
and When you hear this, throw yourself to the ground.

Move that ass
Move that ass
Move that ass on the floor.
Move that ass
Move that ass
Move that ass more and more
Move that ass
Move that ass
Move that ass on the ground
Move that ass to my jackboot sound

I own the publishing rights
to the stereo sound.
I own the publishing rights
and I'm the manager now

Now!

(Get with it)

Now!

(Pick it up now)

Now!

'Ey, shortay!
Listen up now.
You better step it up
'fyou want of piece me.

Y'all bitches,
give it up now.
They all want a taste of my
royalties.

Move that ass
Move that ass
Move that ass on the floor.
Move that ass
Move that ass
Move that ass more and more
Move that ass
Move that ass
Move that ass on the ground
Move that ass to my jackboot sound!

I own the publishing rights
to the stereo sound.
I own the publishing rights
and I'm the manager now!

now!

Now step into my office
We're drafting up your contract
at the bottom you will find a little dotted line
and I'm'a need your Hancock on that.

Now, once you find it, sign it.
We're kinda short on time.
It's fine kid.
Don't you hesitate and don't you try to make
your eyes squint.
Never mind that fine print.

Under the cover of night,
you might find something ain't right.
You just signed everything over to me,
even the publishing rights.

Oh! One last thing. just listen.
You and like-minded bitches
will earn a world of pain if you attempt in vain
any copyright infringement.

Y'all bitches
Y'all bitches
Y'all bitches dance and have sex with me

Y'all bitches
Y'all bitches
Y'all bitches fuck; that's my philosophy.

Y'all honnies
Y'all honnies
Y'all honnies, sex and bareback your man.

Y'all shortays
Y'all shortays
Y'all can have sex with the rest of my band!

I own the publishing rights
to the stereo sound.
I own the publishing rights
and I'm the manager now

I own the publishing rights
to the stereo sound.
I own the publishing rights
and I'm the manager now.

Now!
Track Name: Hipster Hoax
Life's strange when your friends are names on a screen,
and the bulk of them are strangers.
You tap feet to a different beat.
Oh no
As it is we haven’t got any rhythm
Down with a second way of life
Make it pretend it's not by default.
Self-exclusionary
Cool and very, very,
very flavor of the week.

This has all been a joke.
This has all been some
jacked-up hipster hoax
that I'm not cool enough to understand.
This has all been a ruse.
What's that?
I laugh I lose?
So, tell it to me, (un)'til it's funny, man,
if this has all been a joke.

You get dressed from a pile of clothes on the floor.
Don't pretend you'll go out later.
You get depressed by the opposite sex. Oh no.
Keep it up until they downgrade the standard.
The media tell us "now's our day"
but we're not the “us” they mean.
So.
Grow a handlebar mus-
tache,
and you can be the trailer park trash of a new regime

It's a joke.
I think it's all been been some
jacked-up hipster hoax.
That I'm not cool enough to understand.

I know it's all been a ruse.
What's that?
I laugh I lose?
So, tell it to me, (un)'til it's funny, man,
if this has all been a joke.


I
won't wear glasses anymore,
or talk about pirates, ninjas and cats.
They never were cool.
I Wrote
my last meme about the zombie apocalypse.
Hit on my last girl with
something clever written in binary
on her tits,


computers are commonplace to the point
where you feel no ownership.
When that aesthetic is gone as well
the dice on your shelf can be your
twenty-side identity crisis.
So get lost in this sea of archetypes.
all as cutting-edge as you;
make the most of it and,
make a post of it and,
scream into an empty room:

This has all been a joke.
I think it's all been some jacked-up
hipster hoax
that I'm not cool enough to understand.
I think it's all been a ruse.
What's that?
I laugh I lose?
So, tell it to me, until it's funny, man,
if this has all been a joke.

I think it's all been a joke.
I know it's all been a hoax.
I think it's all been a joke.
If this has all been a....
Track Name: The Other Side of Memphis
Satisfy your urge
to eat cubed bullion
Tasty but it's true
I'm so sad and blue
the window to your heart is frozen solid
this place we're living in lacks Mountain Dew

he asked me "what's your fascination with a girl named Andy Walsh?"
I told him "sir, you have to realize where I'm from.
The other side of Memphis is a place that's cold and dark
and it seems to me that red-heads have more fun.

Show me how to cook that yummy tofu
Fry it up real good and salt it like you do
you're naked but your Chai tea's rather lovely
it spilled and got me soaked. What will I do?

he asked me "what's your fascination with a girl named Andy Walsh?"
I told him "sir, you have to realize where I'm from.
The other side of Memphis is a place that's cold and dark
and it seems to me that red-heads have more fun.

In these seven months
I barely got to know you
I found myself in Texas in late June
at a hookah bar with Kristin Ritchie
scared that she might kill me when we're through

she asked me "what's your fascination with this girl named Andy Walsh?"
I told her "lady, please just realize where I'm from
The other side of Memphis is a place that's cold and dark
and it seems to me that red-heads have more fun.
and it seems to me like we could have some fun.
Track Name: tip eht fo mottob
There's an old man
and he keeps me
in a subterranean area.
And he won't let you come and see me
until you fulfill his criteria

After midnight
in the full moon's light
climb way up onto a bridge
where you'll meet a friend of the old man's
and beat him to death with your fists.

Some day you're gonna die
you know it
Grow a backbone but don't
you show it.
Say to yourself
"This is it. This is it. This is it."

Wait for the day when you finally show here
blocking will get you
nowhere
Say to yourself
"This is it. This is it. This is it."
It's life at the bottom of the pit.

The old man
is a wizard
and he feeds on younger men's souls
I saw him murder an actor
just the other day
in his throne room.

And he treats me
like an animal.
I Can't wait for the day that he dies,
when I take his key and I set me free.
If he don't, I might eat him alive.

Some day you're gonna die
you know it
Grow a backbone but don't
you show it.
Say to yourself
"This is it. This is it. This is it."

Wait for the day when you finally show here
blocking will get you
nowhere
Say to yourself
"This is it. This is it. This is it."
It's life at the bottom of the pit.


I'm a monster
when I hunger,
and I feed on scorpion flesh.
When the insects crawl on the dungeon wall
my tongue makes quite a mess of them.

It's been lonely
since the wizard
disappeared in the blink of an eye.
Saw the old man turn to a young man,
then get up and leave me to die.

Some day you're gonna die
you know it
Grow a backbone but don't
you show it.
Say to yourself
"This is it. This is it. This is it."

Wait for the day when you finally show here
blocking will get you
nowhere
Say to yourself
"This is it. This is it. This is it."
It's life at the bottom of the pit.
Track Name: Asian Kids Have All the Best Moves
One night in August, in a warehouse,
'bout a quarter past nine.
You promised you'd show me your jump kick,
if I stood still.

I always envied all your magazines.
Thought your sister was hot.
You climbed up on a stack of boxees,
and leapt at me.

And as one leg extended under the fading sun,
I fixated on the ballast of the unextended one.

To have sweet ninja skills,
it must be pretty fun.

Seems like Asian kids have all the best moves.

I learned the letters in my alphabet
by the time I was five.
I heard you speaking several languages
when you were three.

I got my undergrad in English
through the SUNY system.
You got a scholarship to law school
at NYU.

I'm not a racist, alright maybe yes I am,
but the whole board of admissions there
was all made in Japan.

It's not eugenics; it's just nepotism, man.

Seems like Asian kids have all the best moves.

Say "sayonara" when I mean "gomen no sai"
No self-identity at all. We're gonna try
to re-appropriate the joys of childhood
Nintendo, anime, it made us feel so good

Alright.
But we're poor,
and white.

You can pretend that you're something you like
When you're poor
and white.

When you identify as cultureless they,
call you a vulture when you try to get away from the gloom.

Should be no surprise who we choose,
when Asian kids have all the best moves.

Me and my homeboys playin' the club one night,
Tricks, and bitches and ho's.

I don't know why you had to show up,
but you did.

You could have been at any
other bar in town,
but you take your flaming dragon punch and
follow us around.

We're all on fire now and
flying to the to ground.

Say "sayonara" when I mean "gomen no sai"
No self-identity at all. We're gonna try
to re-appropriate the joys of childhood
Nintendo, anime, it made us feel so good

Alright.
But we're poor,
and white.

We can latch on to something we like
When we're poor
and white.

When you identify as cultureless,
they call you a vulture if you
try to get away from the gloom
should be no suprise who we choose,
when Asian kids have all the best moves.
Track Name: Boot Straps
I whipe the sleep right outta my eyes
Gotta catch that morning train
Take a sip off my bodega coffee.

The good people shuffle into the rain
But roaches scuffle in
eat the heart
so the head won't start
Once hare beat the tortuous, he
got the rigor mortis

I live right American way
take pride in the things I do that every day
that's why I spend all of it working for someone else

Senior photo copier me
Golly gee
Am I glad I am
the director of general sadness

Take me down.
Take me down,
Mr. Freedom.

How can we live like this?
I am a great man,
but I am a lazy man.
In a world where slavery exists?
I am a strong man,
but I am more than a little bit vulnerable
to the weight of a world of a false impression
to the words of a girl with a bad suggestion

let it go,
let it go,
let is all blow over
'til your life
'til your life
'til your life
is over.

Sink deep in a whiskey and coke.
Take an Adderall, focus and hope.

Keep buckling down
'til the buckle snaps
Boot-straps coming around.

I got that big old college degree
I'm all like "LOL"
I broke your copier machine.

I'se here last night 'til a quarter to ten.
while I fucked your niece Noel.
When a man works overtime he
makes his own vacation.
I hate your generation

Fuck your life, how it makes me feel.
Bitch, Baby, I'm the streets, and I keeps it real.
That's why I delete all your emails while you're away.

Gonna reach up high
pull you down
make you bust your ass
so you can have a taste of the underclass.

Not so free anymore,
Mr. Freedom

If it ain't broke don't fix it if they tell you it's broke then it probably ain't cause they make a lot of
money when they fix it. You got to mix it up and get tough to the beat of a different--snuff the
old masters in with the new. Every single one of them you, you, and you. This ain't a test
god bless the mess and just get up. Get the fuck up from your desk.

I am a good man, but I am an angry man
I am a smart man, but I am more than a little goddamn confused.

Sink deep in a pizza and coke,
you play your Warcraft, focus and hope.
Track Name: Princess of Ants
What I'm asking you, baby, is why can't we just be friends?
but you turn off the world and hide under your bed
Did the novelty wear off, or did just get sober?
Did you find that extra life, or are you dead?

I could have had a Hipster Tinkerbell, or the Dutchess of the Lawschool Dance,
shacked up with the Queen of South Town--such a practical romance.
They say the way to his heart lies through a man's stomach, but for me it was through my pants.
I could have had the Baroness of Lovely, but I got the Princess of Ants.

You got an eight by seven wall scroll of Darth Vadar
Flippin' a peace sign as he hands Yoda his bong.
I'm a reasonable man, without a lot of
deal-breakers
But unlicensed, drug-themed merchandise is one.

Get her off my shoulders.
Making me me older.
You're so damn hot but I just wan' stop. Yeah.

Get her off my shoulders.
She's just like a boulder.
She's like the Princess of Ants.

How can I get out 'this city
with your ice-ball kiss
and your rope-dart pity?
There's an Animality from your deadly kitty
Did I get too old, or did your
pretty little
melody wear off, or did I just get over it?
All this fucking you is fucking with my head.

They tell you, Girl, you must defeat Sheng Long, before you stand a chance.
I could have had the Baroness of Lovely, but I got the Princess of Ants.
Track Name: Hobby Model
Who's that pin-up
at the con?
Flashing her panties with a genesis controller on.

That's creative. She
seems legit.
She's laughing at you. Raise your hand if you're an idiot.

girls get mad.
They say she's not a model
but a photography student
is coming over tomorrow
to take pictures of her
in several states of undress
so I guess she's a model in the strictest sense, then

What do I do
for a girl put together with airplane glue?
You can fool
almost all of my people's eyes.

Hobby model.

I saw this Hip-hop documentary
that featured a lady who's a rapper in theory. Her
record label's
signed no acts. what it
lacks in musicianship it
more than makes up for in

ass crack
Move that booty!
She's fine she's in
this movie.
Shake it, shake it, shake that thing
we'll forget that you don't sing.

And you'll never
be alone
when you're a rapper
Who doesn't own a microphone

What do we spend?
On the personality of a Facebook friend.
You can bend
almost all of my people's minds.

Hobby model.

Now, I'm a Sensitive thinking man,
it would be crass
to admit to your arrogant self
I like a girl for her ass

So help me make it creative
Let's make it mean more than sex
embossing effects in Photoshop
and drop-shadow reflections

If we're so smart,
did we develop an addiction to
deviant art?
You can break
almost all of my people's hearts

Hobby Model
Track Name: Area Dolls Guy
He's just a kid with his heart on his sleeve
and you didn't know he's ready to leave.
He don't care no more; he's got one foot out the door
cause he is tired of being just friends.

With his back to the world and his freak sail unfurled
he's giving up on Area Dolls Guy, yeah,
just trying to find the perfect girl.

The little girls have a neighborhood queen
She's tending her hive;
she's keeping it clean.
She got a hold of our guy
she put his nose to the grind
'til he was everyone's pet.

Mermaid attire to the nautical ball
She's watching his eyes. She's wanting it all.
Emerald lips and toes
Screaming "There she blows!"
In a sea-foam blue dress.

And as she blows out her hair,
she gives him a cannonball stare.
He's giving up on area dolls guy yeah, just trying to find the perfect girl.
Track Name: Haters Unite
As you are her white knight
I'll be your black
the president's blessing
is never coming back
I drank all the Stoli all I
got are shots of Jack
I lied to you. About that.
I need every edge

I'm not a shadow of
my former self
Drink psycho hard tonight.

you'll never change the game
so hate the player
Show me your haterade

I'm not a shadow of myself
haters unite.

I opened a capsule
Inside I crept.

Everybody I ever met got
married while I slept

I stare at this brickhouse Chinese girl
down at the Burger Fresh
It sucks to have
no game.
No one loves a fat kid.

Tonight we will rain hell upon the sons of bosses
With righteousness and spite
They'll find out what it means to take some losses
Awesome sauce is what it's all about
no doubt
no doubt
Show me your haterade, yo.

Light up a candle.
It turns into day.
Success is just a smile over substance
away.

You shadows of
your former selves,
it's all gon' be
alright

We'll never change the game
But I know we can shut this shit down
show me your haterade.

I'm not a shadow of myself
haters unite.
Track Name: Rarest of Elements
Come on in. Tell us how you're doing.
We're all so excited to see you.

Let us make you comfortable, now.
Everyone's here to please you.

You're the only girl at the forty-man gangbang.
And I'm goddamn pleased to meet you.
We've been saving up all week. You're gonna get a special treat.
And we hope you'll think it's neat.

Cause you're the rarest of elements
Girl, you are heaven-sent
you fulfill our adolescent fantasy, compliments
of being heaven-sent.
Girl, you get really bent
-over and over again with many gents.

Let us mix you something to drink now.
I really hope you dig it.
Everyone's eager to get with you how
everyone's gonna frig it, you midget.

Everbody line up.
We about to give you some deep-seeded man issues.

We love to get under your skin.
Track Name: 8 Bits to Loneliness
She don't care about your
gamer score
That's just the currency of impotent gods

Watch her
disappear in a
pixel dust cloud
before Nullsleep comes on

Cause there are no single girls at the chiptune show
There are no single girls at the chiptune show
There is love in the world somewhere else I know
But there are no single girls
Go home. That's where you go.

There is love in the world, this I think know.

Someone's drunk and shouting at their pizza
where you bullshit with the boys,
with the "better luck next year"s converging into
the DPCM noise

Remember Annie in Suspenders was there with Jennifer
dancing the night away.
And you realize it's reflective of her sexual preference
she dresses like an SNK
character

Cause there are no single girls at the chiptune show
There are no single girls at the chiptune show
There is love in the world somewhere else, I know.
But there are no single girls
Go home. That's where you go.
Track Name: Actual Conspiracy
they say our world is fake
I don't believe that's true
it's run by reptiles who are always watching over you
they say our dreams are gone
we've never seen the moon
they say you're leaving and you won't be coming home so soon
they say the masons and the skulls have planned this from the start
they said that no one from the earth would ever break my heart
they think I understand
it's unbelievable
it's all conspiracy and we are under their control

and the planets are aligning
the calendar is set
and all the prophet's visions have foreseen what happens next
as the ice is slowly melting
and the planets start to warm
to a habitat for lizards who were here when you were born
and now you're gone
now you're gone
now you're gone
and now you're gone


and everything I do
is written down unchanged
they're using microwaves to try to read inside my brain
what did they say to you
to make you want to leave?
I know they're using you to try to take control of me
and I can see the cameras
I can hear them on the phone
and even though you left me I don't feel like i'm alone
now my heart is beating fast
I feel it in my chest
but then my thoughts begin to calm me cuz I know what's next


we'll overthrow the devil
eliminate the threat
we've been seeking out the problem so solutions can be met
but the devil's always near us
and the aliens are here
and they'll infiltrate our culture just to make you disappear
and the planets are aligning
the calendar is set
and all the prophet's visions have foreseen what happens next
as the ice is slowly melting
and the planets start to warm
to a habitat for lizards who were here when you were born
and now you're gone
now you're gone
now you're gone
and now you're gone
Track Name: Personal Space
Used to wear a cape
at my school bookstore
They don't let me pull
that shit anymore
Glad I got my Xbox
Xbox always been so good to me
Then a little man,
ran outside my car

Go out in style
bring a party so wild
that you might take over the place

Ya'll ready for this?
Grab an opposite sex type boy girl kiss them.
I'll apologize, but I'll stay disguised
in my sunglasses super shades

Pump up the bass
if you don't care much
for your rommates'
personal space

break ups,
I start to regret.
Never miss the girl.
Only miss the sex.
I could be a porn star
if I changed my name to Miles Long,
then a little man,
ran outside your car.

I'm holding it down tonight
the king of the monitor's blue light
and we all need some love
to feel alright.

Video is good.
I don't know 'bout that
Played a game of cards.
Some kid called me fat.
All I ever do is
waiting to be doing something else
then a little man
ran outside my car
Track Name: Pump Up the Bass
Alone with your laptop on a perfect Friday night
You set out to write that screenplay
You wind up on Facebook no matter why you went online,
so stand up and laugh in its face.

pump up the bass.

Bump it up loud
let it drown
everything out
you scream and shout
"fuck it."
Let it eat away
all of your doubt.
you're capable now
Don't let me get down.
Pump up the bass.
Bump it up loud.
Let it drown

pump up the bass

You cannot determine at what point we began to move
Momentum is something you can't escape.
Focus. Life slips away no matter what you do.
choose what direction you take.

(chorus)

Let is sooth you
Make it known
that yours is the hammer that will smash heaven.
In a million points of light, your will explodes.
Let it move you
to the bone
to crank up your speakers to eleven

Zen duck
when it hurts
try to not be a neckbeard wolf-shirt
pump up the bass

Prove the axiom.
Face it straight.
You're so good at Mortal Kombat 7.
Live a million lives tonight. Do what you know.
Throw a black powder grenade back
ev-er-y time life gives you lemons.
Zen duck when it hurts.
Try to not be a neck-beard wolf-shirt
and pump up the bass.