Fables

by Vices I Admire

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Our 4th studio album! Recorded entirely at our very own, Vice Studios

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released 04 May 2013

Music by Vices I Admire
Lyrics by Dave Curtis

Recorded at Vice Studios
Mixed and mastered by Dan Battenhouse

Artwork by Dave Curtis

"Only Me" and "Beautiful Fire" feature Tavis Alley of Speakeasy Tiger on guitar.

Special thanks to the crew at Gorilla Snot for their support! Please visit 'em at www.gorillasnotusa.com - tell 'em Dave with Vices sentya! Joey, Patrick, you guys are insanely awesome!

Printed and pressed by the pimps at Eyedea Worx -- eyedeaworx.com -- much love, Carey Ray!

Vice Squad, Shannon, what can I say, you guys are incredible! I don't know what we would be doing without you guys. Probably having fewer arguments about grammar and not reading as many good books. Oh and our music and video collection would be severely lacking as well.

And, of course, thank you thank you thank you to all of our fans! Your constant support and kindness keep us in the game! We are very lucky to have such extraordinary people in our lives!

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Vices I Admire is a rock band from Denver, CO. They are known for their intense live shows and passionate song craft.

Vices I Admire is: Alex Simpson - drums, vocals; Dan Battenhouse - bass, guitars; Dave Curtis - vocals, guitars
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Track Name: Only Me
Old bruises, bad news is
Imperfectly reused in a second life taught by second-hand thoughts to breathe when it's blown out.
I like him, don't fight him
When he speaks a piece of his mind, I give the devil his due, and if he gets through it's rude to push him out.

More than anything now, the lips I've kissed the lips you own, the lips I hate, I've memorized.

Turned to demons I can't shake. They burn. They keep me alive.

(And you'll love only me)
She loves only me

Heartacher, backbreaker. Insensitive curator. Practice smashing windows, breaking bones against the wall.

No feeling, soul stealing. If drowning slow is appealing, appreciate your motive's weight when there's nothing else to hold.

More than anything now, the lips I've kissed the lips you own, the lips I hate, I've memorized.

Turned to demons I can't shake. They burn. They keep me alive.

(And you'll love only me)
She loves only me

(Guess I'll be one more hero) (I guess I've guessed wrong)
Hold your breath, speak no more

(And you'll love only me)
She loves only me
Track Name: Last Chance
Cold wind come kiss me awake
I like the way that you stutter when you know I'm not sleeping

Stay with me a little while, and see in a little while
You won't mind the mess, 'cause I made you this way
Now you know

Oh! Oh!
Could you be mine? Would you be mine?
Could you be my last chance for love?
Will you be mine? Should you be mine?
Could you be mine? No no no yeah yeah

No more money or drugs
No more love anymore
I'll give a kiss to the kids
And set the lock on the door
I'll give everything up
I'll sell the kids to the store
I'll put some cash in your hand
And stuff the rest down your throat

Give up, give up
Give me your love
'Cause without you, I'm paralyzed
Give up, give up
Teach me to feel

Soft words won't sing me to sleep
I like the way that you mumble when you think I ain't listening
Touch me just a little more
And then for a little more
You will tell the lies that you promised to me
Now you know

Oh! Oh!
Could you be mine? Would you be mine?
Could you be my last chance for love?
Will you be mine? Should you be mine?
Could you be mine? No no no yeah yeah

No more money or drugs
No more love anymore
I'll give a kiss to the kids
And set the lock on the door
I'll give everything up
I'll sell the kids to the store
I'll put some cash in your hand
And stuff the rest down your throat

Give up, give up
Give me your love
'Cause without you, I'm paralyzed
Give up, give up
Teach me to feel

Could you be my last chance for love?

Give up, give up
Give me your love
'Cause without you, I'm paralyzed
Give up, give up
Teach me to feel
Track Name: Come Home
They dreamed of bright love but that's how the story goes
When she left color for chrome he was the last to know
She said, "Surely be nice for you to come with me."
He said, "I know I've got a love like a star you can hardly see, but all my fire is for you."

She sold plastic dreams, paper smiles
She studied the wonder-less world and dreamed only a little while
She said, "Surely be nice if you would come to me."
I said, "I know I've got a love like a star you can hardly see, but all my fire is for you."

I don't need you to stay
Lift my broken wings, I'll be on my way
Promises are the thinnest air, oh I breathe you now
Wrote a melody to bring you back somehow

All I dream at night is of the bright love that came back home.
Would you come back home?
Track Name: Orion
Are you simple in love?
Do hollow dreams haunt you still?
Always chipping away
By counting on time to kill

She said, "Fever, you followed where pleasure has failed me."

You'll fly for your love and win her away awhile
Be blinded by love, it gives you away awhile
Breathe water if love could carry your pain awhile
Drink poison, for love may favor your dreams awhile

Are you simple in love?
Does memory serve proof?
Every habit I've formed
Grows sweeter with age, like you

She said, "Fever, you followed where fortune has failed me."

You'll fly for your love and win her away awhile
Be blinded by love, it gives you away awhile
Breathe water if love could carry your pain awhile
Drink poison, for love may favor your dreams awhile
Track Name: Beautiful Fire
I'll recreate you in gold
and manufacture your soul
oh liberator, baby, drag me under

And wander with me a while
'til I taste teeth in your smile
oh victimizer, honey, push me further

Like older versions of me, betrayals waiting to be, inventing venom and divine disfavor

But that's as bad as it gets
choking on cheap cigarettes
drowning in patterns and in beautiful fire

Not again!
Devil at the door when I burn me up
Not again!
Devil like a whirlwind that calls me up

Another paranoid beat, bloodlust is tempting to feed
Drives me just short of crazy, not further

Improved alchemical burns
Give me seniority sir
Or otherwise define my flight to failure

A castle built by default don't leave no footprint at all
Don't give no warning when it topples over

But that's as bad as it gets
choking on ancient regrets
drowning in patterns and in beautiful fire

Not again!
Devil at the door when I burn me up
Not again!
Devil like a whirlwind that calls me up

Follow
Leader
Don't go
Make sure

To leave it all for the sake of the one who says she wants my love
I'll never get it right anyway, I've never seen when I've had enough

Not again!
Devil at the door when I burn me up
Not again!
Devil like a whirlwind that calls me up
Track Name: The Wicked Sun
Blessed be the artificial tear
To conjure up the dreary and dear
To invite the victim toward the chopping block
Where we'll feast upon his wings
Then speak of finer things

Oh, it seems, black hearts bleed melodies
Blow out the wicked sun
Kisses for everyone
Gnash your teeth alone, grind the bones and pull the demon out of me

She's an elegy that's sure to solve me soon
A dark comedy that's filling up the room
Shall we send her off to forage for the flock
Or shall we dance among the dead?
Prove that life and love are lies not long to live

Oh, it seems, black hearts bleed melodies
Blow out the wicked sun
Kisses for everyone
Gnash your teeth alone, grind the bones and pull the demon out of me
When you gnash your teeth alone, grind the bones and burn the demon out of me

Everyone of you is loved
And everyone of you is lost
And everyone of you is dust
Again again again

Gnash your teeth alone, grind the bones and pull the demon out of me