Red Numbers Rising Faster

by The Ks

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Tackling Death, Love and Money (in that order) with hooks and humor, this album's wry take on modern life brings an intelligent edge to their party rock.

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released April 29, 2011

Ray "Razor" Beyda: Red Guitars
Dave "Soup" Campbell: Drums, Vocals
Dan "Danny Icewater" Kilian: Vocals, Brown Guitar
Jeff "Big Swifty" Gordon:Bass
Jon "Laserbeams" Mossberg: Saxes, Keyboards

Produced by Dan Kilian and Jason LaFarge at Seizure's Palace in Gowanus

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Track Name: Party In The Graveyard
Bring your wine your cigarettes Come out tonight meet your friends Bring your notebook bring your pens We’re going where it all begins The show that always ends

We’re gonna party in the graveyard

Cops are coming after us They can’t catch us, we’re too fast We can hide behind these stones Stiff as statues til they’re gone Then it’s up til dawn

We’re gonna party in the graveyard

Tell your stories sing your songs Grab some glory we won’t always be this young We’re gonna get old and we’ll have to face that fear We’re gonna go and when we go they’re gonna bring us right back here

We’re gonna party in the graveyard
Track Name: Waiting Beds
I’ve got the full moon in my window but it keeps on sliding over Hailed this taxi just to chase it but we never get no closer Those red numbers on the meter they keep on flashing faster Are we riding to the moon or are we driven to disaster Well the evening started quickly yes I got out at 3:50 Moving in and out of buildings and I’m bringing people with me And it’s August so we’re swimming in the soggy Summer air There’s a current it’s pulling us it’s taking us somewhere Where we gonna go where we gonna go instead? This city is full of waiting beds With sweaty sheets or sleeping heads I can’t recall what I just said I’ve got the full moon in my window and I keep on sliding over To my latest sweet acquaintance and I kiss her on the shoulder And the exit signs approaching but we never quite decided Where it is that we are going so we’re gonna keep on riding Where we gonna go where we gonna go instead? This city is full of waiting beds With sweaty sheets or sleeping heads I can’t recall what I just said I can’t recall what I just said The conversation’s lost its thread One Day we will all be dead Wondering what it was we did Where we gonna go? I’ve got the full moon in my window but it keeps on sliding over Hailed this taxi just to chase it but we never get no closer
Track Name: I'm All Over The Place
Got myself a new distraction
A deeper blue dissatisfaction
I made myself a new promotion
Poured myself into the ocean

Let the water run all over the world
I’m on the run all over the world

I’m all over the place

Brought the war a brand new battle
I poured myself out into bottles
Drink it down or let it flow
Light a match and it explodes

I don’t know how many little holes
I’ll make my mark before I go

I’m all over the place

If I could find just one I’ve left so many things undone
So many things I’ve made a mess of every one
If I could walk the line it keeps on changing all the time I won’t be done until I’m dying

I’m all over the place

Got myself a new distraction
A deeper blue dissatisfaction
I made myself a new promotion
Poured myself into the ocean
Let it run
Let it run
I’m all over the place
Track Name: You Don't Have to Know
A dog barks
The Earth shakes
She walks by
And hearts break
An a blind fool
Could feel the heat
Something strange runs through
The kids on the street

You don't have to know
To know

Half a glimpse
You hear her voice
And you're deep in
There's no choice
So you step quick
Cause the hunt's on
You want one good look
Tell me where you goin'?

You don't have to know
To know

She's sending
Some message
You're reeling
You're wreckage
You want it
Can't see it
But you'll find it
You can't fight it

You don't have to know
To know
Track Name: Black Bubblegum
It starts out sweet
And then it hits the street
Just like you kid
Just like you did

It starts out slow
Then the next thing you know
You're all used up
You're all chewed up

Black bubblegum
Leopards the sidewalk
People slide talk
They want to get by you
Black bubblegum
Black bubblegum

It starts out pink
Then what do you think?
You feel the hurt
You're picking up dirt

Big time dreams
Desperate schemes
Chew on your doubts
Until you're spit out

Black bubblegum
Leopards the sidewalk
People slide talk
They want to get by you
Black bubblegum
Black bubblegum

Ask for a dollar
You'll get a quarter
Stretch out the time
It'll only get shorter
Ask for millions
You'll get nothing
In the nook of this building
Can you see them sleeping?
Can you see them sleeping now?

Black bubblegum
Leopards the sidewalk
People slide talk
They want to get by you
Black bubblegum
Black bubblegum
Leopards the sidewalk
People slide talk
They want to get by you
Black bubblegum
Black bubblegum
Black bubblegum
Black bubblegum
Track Name: Eden Roses
Up on the mountain, Eden roses grow
Rattlesnakes and lions and look out below
Gonna pick you a dozen and carry them home

And you will never know
The kind of lengths I go
You know I love you so
But you'll never know

My Boss is dreadful No he never smiles
From morning to midnight, he's got me working all the while
Still I'll take on the workload just to keep you in style

And you will never know
The kind of lengths I go
You know I love you so
But you'll never know

I watch you when you're sleeping
I study your brow
And if bad dreams creep in
I'll get in there somehow
I will take on the monsters
That wake you in the night
And I will watch over you
Until the morning light

And you will never know
The kind of lengths I go
You know I love you so
But you'll never know
And you will never know
Oh no you’ll never know
You know I love you so
But you'll never know
Track Name: My Name Is Love
I hide in flowers
I move in the night
Feed on your hunger
Pull me close as I bite

I prey on young women
I prey on young men
When we kiss it's heaven
When I'm gone it's the end

I've scattered bodies all over this world
And yours is next my girl
There is no crime I'm not guilty of
And I've come for you this time

And my name is Love

I'll play you some music
Sing you a song
Get you to do it
Even though you know it's wrong

I'll take you dancing take you to bed
But all the romancing's gone when it's dead
I'll fill you up still it's never enough
And then I'll drain you down

Because my name is

It can be so sweet
It can be so bitter
That spark when we meet
The cut when we sever


I prey on young women
I prey on old men
When we kiss it's heaven
When I'm gone it's the end

I've scattered bodies all over this world
And yours is next my girl
There is no crime I'm not guilty of
And I've come for you this time

And my name is Love
Track Name: Usury of the Heart
I met you
And I went mad
Had to give you everything
Everything I had
And you gave me your hand
I felt the fire burn
Didn’t know what
You’d demand in return

Down in your lending chambers
I want to turn the tables
Don’t want to sign no papers
That’s no way to start

Thought you gave me your love
But it was a usury of the heart

Now I’m lost
And I’m dejected
Couldn’t take the cost
You collected
But I’d take you back
If I was able
If we could work out something
Under the table

Thought you gave me your love
But it was a usury of the heart

There’s no time to lose
Girl you’ve got to choose
You want a living breathing love
Or just a shiny substitute?

How can you turn a profit?
What good do you get off it?
How can you stop a loving feeling
Once it starts?

Thought you gave me your love
But it was a usury of the heart
Track Name: Couple Nights A Week
If you want my time I'm a busy man
Still I'm gonna give you all I can
Cause you're so fine Baby Girl you win
That’s right I'm gonna pencil you in
A couple nights a week
I'm gonna give you my love a couple nights a week
You're a special girl
Yes you know it's true
So many I wouldn't give one night to
But if you want more
Honey don't you freak
Like I told you before just a couple nights a week
A couple nights a week
I'm gonna give you my love a couple nights a week
Monday night I've got something to do
Tuesday night I've got something then to
Wednesday night I've got to practice with the band
Thursday night Well maybe I can
Friday night Yeah that's allright!
Saturday Night Hey I saw you last night!
Sunday, don't get carried away don't go crazy
A couple nights a week
I'm gonna give you my love a couple nights a week
Track Name: The Great Depression
The great depression never went a way
It hid out in poorer sections waiting for me to come it's way
I thought my nice paying job would keep me safe. Good God I was so naïve
When the crunch came down I was out on the street have to hit the concrete
Now times are hard fish ain't biting. The wanted ads aren't too inviting
Now the thin cow's gonna have to eat the fat. Pinch you wallets people and hold onto your hats
Because The Great Depression, The Great Depression's back!

Look at sky wish on a star pray they'll bring back old FDR
But FDR won't lend a dime to me
See those limousines go by at least their taxes won't be too high
Guess it's good to see someone's getting lucky
But it's hard to see people living large when Herbert Hoover Junior's back in charge
All my friends are wearing a frown. I'm a one man shanty-town
Because The Great Depression, The Great Depression's back
The Great Depression, The Great Depression's
Back it's back it'll take your cash if you get something together it'll fall apart fast
Get back get back it'll spread like a rash and the welfare cutoff comes down like an axe
It's back it's back here the market crash because the stockbroker couldn't stick to the facts
And the whole world wants to kick your ass
Because The Great Depression, The Great Depression's back
The Great Depression, The Great Depression's
Oh yeah the great depression
The Great Depression, The Great Depression's back
Track Name: Digging a Hole
When we were down buried in rubble
A man came down carrying shovels
He told us in a voice harsh and rasping
He said “All the walls of these caves are collapsing"
He threw down his tools and he said “No doubt,
The only way out is to dig your way out"

Now we’re digging ourselves out from under
(Digging a hole)

He came back to see how we’d progressed
There were piles of piles it was all a mess
We were covered in soot from head to foot
Anyone could see that it wasn’t any good
He said “Now people I’m not kidding.
You better get going cause the air is thinning"

Now we’re digging ourselves out from under
(Digging a hole)

I don’t know I don’t know
How we’re ever gonna get out of this hole?

Now we’re digging ourselves out from under
(Digging a hole)
(I don’t know I don’t know
How we’re ever gonna get out of this hole?)
Track Name: Little Plaything
Little plaything
Don't you want to play no more?
Little plaything
You sure get sad when you're bored

I could think of things for us to do
I could think of things for us to do

Little plaything
Are you all played out?
Little plaything
Are you starting to have your doubts?

I could think of things for us to do
I could think of things for us to do

I could lie around coloring books all day
I could take you to a Sunday Matinee
We could do watercolors and Papier Mache
I could teach you a brand new game to play

I could think of things for us to do
I could think of things for us to do

Little plaything
Don't you want to play no more?
Little plaything
Don't you want to play no more?
Track Name: The Shadow
There's a shadow falling across this room
In between the lamplights there's a track of gloom
There's a shadow crawling across the floor
It's grabbed onto your ankles and it's pulling you down for more.

Have you seen the shadow on the floor?
Can you see the shadow lurking behind the door?
Can you feel the darkness rising up rising up?
Can you see the shadow?

There's a dark figure coming down the hall
There's a shadow behind the lamplights, and now it's dimmed them all
And the darkness it swallows us whole
There's a shadow on the ceiling, there's a shadow on my soul

Have you seen the shadow on the floor?
Can you see the shadow lurking behind the door?
Can you feel the darkness rising up rising up?
Can you see the shadow?

There are shadows playing in the street
You act like it doesn’t matter but there’s a darkness so complete
Don’t want to go out there, but oh no it’s coming in
And I’m captured by the darkness and the darkness wins


Have you seen the shadow on the floor?
Can you see the shadow lurking behind the door?
Can you feel the darkness rising up rising up?
Can you see the shadow?

Can you feel the darkness rising up rising up?
Rising up rising up?
Rising up rising up?
Can you see the shadow?
Track Name: You're the Only One Who Loves Me
Not in too much demand.
Everybody else got wedding plans
With you I’ve got a banquet served
It’s more than I deserve

You’re the only one who loves me
You’re the only one who likes me baby
I’m a big jerk most the time
But with you I turn on the charm
You’re the only one who loves me
Usually I’m so ugly
But I’m B-I-U-tiful
When I’m in your arms

Most days I don’t speak
I don’t open my mouth for at least a week
And when I do don’t no one know what the hell I meant
But with you ain’t I eloquent?

You’re the only one who loves me
You’re the only one who likes me baby
I’m a big jerk most the time
But with you I turn on the charm
You’re the only one who loves me
Usually I’m so ugly
But I’m B-I-U-tiful
When I’m in your arms

Got to keep you fooled
At least another day or two
Keep aquainting you
With the nicer side of me
Cause that’s the only side I’m gonna show to you

You’re the only one who loves me
You’re the only one who likes me baby
I’m a big jerk most the time
But with you I turn on the charm
You’re the only one who loves me
Usually I’m so ugly
But I’m B-I-U-tiful
When I’m in your arms

You’re the only one who loves me
You’re the only one who can stand me baby
You’re the only one who can stomach me
But when I’m in your arms
I am B-I-E-A-U-T-I-F-O-U-L-U-L
when I’m in your arms
Track Name: If My Heart Was In It
If my heart was in it I would make you mine
You would be the center of my grand design
I would build you a mousetrap so ornate
You’d be eating the cheese without realizing that you'd taken the bait

If my heart was in it
Baby you'd be mine

Well my heart was broken and I promised myself
Never let one woman ever capture my imagination
So if I've been drinking, out with the boys
I might throw you a line I might let you have a choice

If my heart was in it
Baby you'd be mine

I would tell you things that make your heart burn
Give you gifts you could never return
Tell you secrets that would speak to your soul
You'd lose all self control

If my heart was in it
Baby you'd be mine
Track Name: Seven Skeletons
Seven Skeletons were standing on my lawn
I let them come on in and they put their skins back on
I came to recognize them as my long lost friends
I never thought that I’d see them again

Oh my bones Oh my bones
Don’t leave me on my own
Oh my bones Oh my bones
You know here you have a home
Oh my bones


I asked them how you been how you been my long lost friends?
They just stood there and grinned so I asked them once again
I asked them why they’d come I asked them where they’d been
They just laughed and said “We’ll soon see you again"

Oh my bones Oh my bones
Don’t leave me on my own
Oh my bones Oh my bones
You know here you have a home
Oh my bones

They took their clothes off and they rattled down the road
I ran to follow them but soon I could not go
Any further but I heard them as they shuffled out of sight
Deep down inside I felt my own bones shiver with delight

Oh my bones Oh my bones
Don’t leave me on my own
Oh my bones Oh my bones
You know here you have a home
Oh my bones