The Lavender Album

by The Disabled

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Simply stated by the band as the album they’ve always wanted to make The Lavender Album shows the growth of The Disabled from their punk rock roots. Diving into more eccentric musical styles the album is by far the most solid of any of the group’s albums displaying many less conventional influences and more adventurous song construction.

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released July 9, 2011

Whiskey Nick: Guitars, Vocals
Lizzie: Bass, Vocals
AS: Drums, Synth

Special Guest
Micheal Truttmann: Saxophone, Piano

Recorded by AS
Recorded at Mob Front Records

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The Disabled La Crosse, Wisconsin

Established on New Years Eve 2004, The Disabled started life as a no thrills punk rock trio who would develop including influences from the indie and experimental worlds.

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Track Name: That Is Old Kentucky Shark, And He Has Been There.
Someone told me a story
About the end of times
Someone told me a story
It was a fucking lie
Sometimes I wonder why
Nothing’s ever cut and dried
Sometimes I wonder how I-I got to have you in my life

(chorus)
This is a song for the girl that never went away
This is a song for the thousand things that go right every single day
That no one ever seems to write a song about
It’s funny because they’re the things that make you stick around

A bowl of ice cream
It’s fuckin’ February
Ten minutes you’ll be telling me you’re cold
Sometimes I wonder why your crazy never got on my nerves
But you do have sex with me and that makes up for quite a lot

(Chorus)
This is a song for the girl that never went away
This is a song for the thousand things that go right every single day
That no one ever seems to write a song about
It’s funny because they’re the things that make you stick around
Track Name: Long Story Short: She slept with like 30 guys
(Chorus)
Step Up….
I shouldn’t be who they want to be…

Analyzed, Desensitized to their tears
“Cruel to be Kind” is a worthless response
Kids don’t know just how far to go
You should show them to stand proud
Not cut them right down to the ground
(Chorus)
And I know I’m supposed to respect you
But I can’t understand why you do the things you do
And I don’t have time to change your mind
Saturday night you’re going out and I don’t want to get in that fight
(Chorus)
Take the easy way out again…
Track Name: Peter, Paul, and Crowley
Trying to define
the hues of the moonlight
but I haven't the vocabulary
nor the dictionary
so perfectly ordinary
that I forget what it's like
how pain is the price
to be here with you on Earth tonight

Wish I could say
what you mean to me
but I haven't the dreamer's mind
nor the poet's rhyme
to describe my Heaven's sight
and I forget what it's like
how pain is the price
to be here with you on Earth tonight
Track Name: No Mr. Gorgonchuck, I Will Not Stop Rockin’ In Your Classroom
I guess it’s safe to say
That we should’ve seen it coming
Maybe put us in the way
And the look in your eyes like you believed the lies
And like title ever could have took the place of pride
I don’t know
Hardly seems worth the effort to explain

(chorus)
And I don’t know if I’m disgusted more or less than I’m betrayed
But we never could have stood to see another man a slave
And to think how close we came to a brand new day
Hey!
Could’ve ended better but instead I’m gonna walk away

It’s always been this way
Such a fucking shame
Row on row of empty causes
Nets and losses
Stupid goddamned game

(chorus)
And I don’t know if I’m disgusted more or less than I’m betrayed
But we never could have stood to see another man a slave
And to think how close we came to a brand new day
Hey!
Could’ve ended better but instead I’m gonna walk away

And the look in your eyes like you believed the lies
And like title ever could’ve took the place of pride
I’ve walked a lot of lines
Had a couple bad times
But I just can’t stand to pitch that line
Track Name: Paint Don't Fix Stab
young girl in the parking lot
she has placed her heart
but the Party Still Rages on

Young man at the top of the roof
cries out there's no use
but the Party Still Rages on

wrong neighborhood wrong time
should have been at home sleeping it all off
but the Party Still Rages on
you know it always will

pretty girl in a tight spot
violated and she wants to stop
but the Party Still Rages on

old man at the end of the block
trying to remember what he's forgot
but the Party Still Rages on
Track Name: Krueger
Trust is a funny thing
It runs out quick
Just think about the friend you had before you did this
And I know I only doubt it ‘cause I want the universe to be just
I’m sure things will work out ‘cause, after all,
“This time its love!” and

(chorus)
I was always sure that life was never worth giving up
To waste the chance we’re given, man,
It’s just fucking criminal
And I was always sure there was a second chance for everyone
Yeah, I was always sure
But I’m not so sure about you

Now the weddings all done
You got your pictures on the net
Classy move to keep the date
I’m sure that’s something that you’ll never regret
In time
As you’re rollerblading off to a brand new life
Just remember:
“You deserve this!”
We just wanted you to know before we said goodbye that

(chorus)
I was always sure that life was never worth giving up
To waste the chance we’re given, man,
It’s just fucking criminal
And I was always sure there was a second chance for everyone
Yeah, I was always sure, but I’m not so sure about you
Track Name: Charles Dicking
He would twirl
his cigarette lighter around his callused fingers as he
Always told
The funniest stories and you always listened to his
noble ideas well meaning intentions
But angels don't do well down here when they fall from heaven

Sober days
on loading dock gates and warehouse floors
He will make
Me a millionaire once I tell the World about his
noble ideas well meaning intentions
How angels don't do well down here when they fall from heaven

Now I find
I use his footsteps to guide mine
If only by
His company he's shown me beauty in the ugliest times

But angels don't do well down here when they fall from heaven
Track Name: In The Time Of Chimpanzees I Was A Chimpanzee
I never did agreed that it's a sin
but a bullet in the head ain't
no way to live and
kinda glad I never had the guts
cause this ain't no dream but it's close enough

I've always been kinda fucked in the head
but I never really did have it all that bad
three squares, a mom, and a dad
but the truth is I never did liked myself
which tends to make the living kinda rough
as if being young wasn't hard enough
but it's the perfect recipe for making a punk

They say it's all how you grew up
Chemicals and all that junk
I just say some of us have all the luck
through bloodshot mornings and low wage days
Somehow I managed to find my way
But it wasn't cause of any of those things
See some are meant to live and some to fade away
Track Name: I’m no hero, I just like punching people in the face
You come to work everyday and you’re driving me insane
It’s like you’re eating at my brain
With your hair done up and your clothes all fancy
You try so hard, but you’re just not pretty
(chorus)
I know those shoes weren’t mine
Makes me want to gouge out your eyes and
I’d feel much better, if you would die, die, die
Die, die, die tonight

Your name’s not a name it’s just letters pushed together
No one wants human chain it’s 100 degrees out here
Why are you so goddamn stupid?
(Chorus)
Track Name: Thank God The Emergency Pancho Survived
I remember when we cut the string
I remember wishing I could think of anything to say
And I was never very good at ends of things
I usually try to be somewhere kinda not around
When it starts
To come down

And I remember talking to you on an afternoon
The weather just cold enough for thinking “jacket soon”
And I remember thinking this was gonna come between us
And never wanting any less to be right
I remember saying maybe I was being an asshole
But I was only trying to avoid a fight, ‘cause I knew

And it’s not that I begrudge you the peace of mind
It’s just that we can never figure how to fit inside
Fucking complicated lives
Did I mention that I’m sorry for the wasted time?
It’s just I thought that there’d be more before the well ran dry
It’s alright
We’ll get by
Can’t say we didn’t try

And it’s not that I begrudge you the peace of mind
It’s just that we can never figure how to fit inside
Fucking complicated lives
Did I mention that I’m sorry for the wasted time?