Ultimate Songs From The Pit

by Shael Riley and The Double Ice Backfire

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Ariamaki It's almost impossible to pick a favorite from this jam-packed banger apocalypse, but Rarest, Hobby, Gun, Memphis, Model, Base, and Boot Straps deserve special highlights. Favorite track: Rarest of Elements.
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Andrew Ryan One of the rare albums I can listen to start to finish, day after day, and still never skip a song. Every song will always be stuck in your head to the point that it will eventually drive you completely and utterly insane.

But in a good way. Favorite track: Boot Straps.
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Mattia De Franceschi IMHO, one of the greatest "nerdcore" albums: a seamless union of instrumentation and chiptune as a beat, creating a contemporary soundscape for the lyrics to flow on. Incredible ^.^ Favorite track: The Other Side of Memphis.
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1.
How to Fire a Gun (free) 02:56
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.
2.
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!
3.
Hipster Hoax 04:03
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....
4.
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.
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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.
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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.
7.
Boot Straps 04:02
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.
8.
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.
9.
Hobby Model 03:52
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
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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.
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Haters Unite 03:48
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.

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released November 6, 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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