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The Preserving Machine

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Javea 00:33
2.
It was the Summer Far from home and across the sea We watched the Spanish sun come up listening to The Rain Song at the beach Paella is a myth But those songs remain the same We were there for our favorite lovebirds As the world melted away She said “baby get dressed The party starts at 6pm It’s time to celebrate It’s gonna be an all-night party” We thought all of our shoes would give out But our feet never ached And we sang… We’re sharing the same dream tonight So don’t wake up and we’ll dance under the starry night By my side my darling there’s no wrong or right So let’s never wake up cuz we’re sharing the same dream tonight It’s midnight We’re waiting for the band to begin Oh all right, I’ll have another tonic & gin And we start to think about how this all began Feel the breeze and the night And the moon and the sand And we sang… We’re sharing the same dream tonight So don’t wake up and we’ll dance under the starry night Our third sunrise and my darling I feel so alive So let’s never wake up cuz we’re sharing the same dream tonight We’re sharing…we’re sharing the same dream tonight By the Spanish sea I don’t ever wanna leave I don’t ever, ever wanna ever leave By the Spanish sea I don’t ever wanna leave I don’t ever want to leave 7:30 AM Back on the bus We sang Across the Universe at the top of our lungs And we’ll never forget That trip to Spain And the most amazing night And the magic that friends make And we sang…
3.
After hours at Melin’s! After hours at Melin’s! The Kiss Kitchen is our dance floor We don’t wanna go home We’re rockin’ with the Freaks & Geeks After hours at Melin’s! After hours at Melin’s! Professor we want some more “You gotta hear this record, and you got a Phantom of the Park to meet!" 30 pack... VHS... Mr. show... Air guitar... Megadeth... Superdrag... I Get Wet... Navy Blues, Melvins too, KISS Alive both 1&2 Artie Fufkin kick my ass, smell the glove Just Farr a Laugh it's… After hours at Melin’s After hours at Melin’s (this song is dedicated to you) It’s 5 AM but think of your education! Beatles or the Stones? No way… Correct answer is always Cheap…Trick…yeah! After hours at Melin’s! (here comes a regular) After hours at Melin’s! (Check out Neil Hamburger) After hours - underrated movie We don’t wanna go home Cuz that’s our kinda MTV
4.
Sad Soldier 04:08
How I’d like to just sit and hold you And tell you everything will be ok But the world went crazy And it’s so fucked up I’ve never known skies so grey So while they wait for the next thing to go wrong I just remember That music is my gun So here’s some words for you to say... Wake me when it’s over I don’t wanna hear the news today Common sense is a little sad soldier, yeah I hate this shit I’m over it, don’t wanna Have to hope and pray That we’ll say “man, that was a close one” When I went to bed that shocking evening And I woke up early that black day For the very first time I started wondering If I made a huge mistake That I would bring such a beautiful new life to all this bullshit Then I took one look at your face And I knew every second with you was a good day I don’t wanna hang my head discouraged Just sad that nothing’s ever gonna change Complacency is death, so I say fuck that Let’s push until we find a way We can’t wait until it’s over Can’t afford to close our eyes today Common sense is a little sad soldier, yeah Don’t ask “why’d all the angels leave?” When things aren’t supposed to be this way Cuz the soldier - he asks “what... have we done?” Must be another way
5.
Manhattan KS 03:34
Still got stuff in the basement and some gas in the tank So let’s drive back to the city of irrational rank She said “do you wanna come Thought you’d never leave” Baby all I got are memories ...and that New York scene ain’t cool as they say I really wanna be in Manhattan KS I really wanna be in Manhattan KS Do you really wanna come with me We’ll trace the Rock-it Apple Family Tree oh yeah Spillin’ beers at Sufferbus with Texaco James TSL & whiskey down at Auntie Mae’s She said “do you wanna come Thought you’d never leave” I know that she won’t remember me But never has my heart gone astray I really wanna be in Manhattan KS I really wanna be in Manhattan KS Do you really wanna come with me We’ll trace the Rock-it Apple Family Tree oh yeah I said that I was done...but I’m missing her a lot And now, as the crowd is thinning I’m...still uncool…and I knew this day would come My heart is overrun Must be nostalgia Purple passion and some magic dust Makes me feel it all again and now I wanna get back there And I’m not the only one Do you really wanna come with me? Do you really wanna come with me? Do you really wanna come with me of yeah Gotta get back to Manhattan KS Never look back but blink and you’ll pass it Do you really wanna come with me We’ll trace the Rock-it Apple Family Tree oh yeah
6.
Must have been something about ‘82 It’s funny what some fantasies can do And little hearts break so slow The story of a boy lost in his art And the girl he watches from afar Preserves and protects her heart Juliet, I’ll speak for your fools You won’t remember us from school But we remember you Oh Juliet, time won’t heal these wounds And no matter what you do You’ll never know the truth So let me hear that song Let me hear that song and I’ll go to sleep Never had a doubt this much was true: You’re made for me and I was made for you Little hearts break so slow Shakespeare knew that star crossed love was doomed And Juliets are myths we buy into Little hearts break so slow Juliet, I’ll speak for your fools You won’t remember us from school But we remember you Oh Juliet, time won’t heal these wounds And no matter what you do You’ll never know the truth And now I see the girl you grew into I realize the daydream I held on to Little hearts break so slow
7.
Hey Gemini 02:33
There’s a guy The hero of The Mischief Mile His smile charmin’ all the Y’s With constellations in their eyes At night search for the sign Hey Gemini, hey Gemini Swing and twirl He’s dancing with another girl In a Christmas underworld While all those jealous flags unfurl Green eyed but that’s alright Hey Gemini, hey Gemini On the road Right there with us at every show Singing every song we wrote When there was no one on the floor Well I’m not breaking up Hey Gemini, hey Gemini
8.
I saw her in the checkout line With poster board and sharpie signs She wrote: “Dinosaurs and dresses Princesses and weapons” She blows up the text Erasing every line See how she describes her heart No fear to kiss electric sparks So wild to stop the pain and hunger Just like you 15 years younger She can see right through their eyes Making all the young boys cry No “how” or “where” or “why” will own her This unfrozen girl Then I saw her high school band… Sarah and the Fake-Bake Tans She sang “Prom is not forever, But all dogs go to heaven” My comedienne Ain’t giving up her mic See how she describes her heart No fear to kiss electric sparks So wild to stop the pain and hunger Just like you 15 years younger She can see right through their eyes Making all the young boys cry No “how” or “where” or “why” will own her This unfrozen girl No one else can fathom her kingdom No one else is here on her trip But she couldn’t care less cuz she’s the Queen at 4AM And her heart is her armor now And so the fun begins Now she’s dancing every night Shaking off the past frostbite Exclusionaries scared of new tunes Never realize what they lose So she puts up Christmas lights And rainbows on her welcome sign So inspired by her courage to be This unfrozen girl
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Ever since my real gig went away My music industry has moved into that empty space I got an iMac on my desk I got the levels in the red I got Logic and memory I made a motherfucking mp3 My industry’s on fire! Straight to Bandcamp #sucks is my hashtag No one gives a shit Here comes another hit Cracked the code, better look away Well I’m 45 and still alive - what can I say? I got a virtual amp I got a virtual band I got that USB drive I got that MIDI to change lives I got shorts Look at all my shit Straight to Bandcamp #sucks is my hashtag No one gives a shit Here comes another hit
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Been so long since I wrote that song My skates are hanging on the wall Now I’m all “hey, get off my lawn!” Will you wait til the summer break When I come back home? It’s been so long And I love that song So I’ll spin and skate til I fall Sound the alarms - we all buy the farm Don’t forget which t-shirt gives you guts Cuz bank or bust I’m all out of fucks And she said “hey, I just wanna know... will you ever make another Star Wars record?” It’s been so long And I love that song So I’ll spin and skate til I fall The electric kissing party’s over when you feel like getting older From afar the sequel seems bizarre Empty rink with the mirror ball lit up Then the lights come on And we ALL SKATE along Will you wait til the summer break When I come back home? It’s been so long And I love this song So I’ll spin and skate til I fall Now the summer’s here, don’t take it so hard when September Gurl is breaking your heart Remember what she told you all along... “The electric kissing party’s over when you feel like getting older”
11.
Fake ID 05:54
It used to be all I ever wanted It used to use up all I had I waited my whole life for it to happen But now waiting is all that I have Some were never meant to get rusted and spent Singing every night “The show must go on” But I’m not like them, though my heart may never mend And I couldn’t wait to go on But I can wait forever I can wait forever I can wait forever now Cuz there’s no rock and roll in my veins She kissed me but I’m not the same As those strung out boys and teenage junkies I feel it then it fades away I used to think all those melodies would hide that something was wrong It was never was about anything I thought it was A thread stitched inside every song And some were never meant to get rusted and spent Singing every night “The show must go on” But I’m not like them, though my heart may never mend Guess I was just singing along And I can sing forever I can sing forever now Cuz there’s no rock and roll in my veins She kissed me but I’m not the same As those strung out boys and teenage junkies I feel it then it fades away There’s no rock and roll in my veins Just vessels filled with songs of rage And those memories and a fake ID who's picture slowly starts to fade… Away It’s gonna be ok

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Power-punk-emo-pop trio Ultimate Fakebook returns with its first new album in sixteen years. A collection of tightly wound, disarmingly accomplished songs about shared dreams, national disappointment, friendship, devotion, love and Manhattan KS, the band’s exuberant, you-only-live-once spirit explodes in songs including “Afterhours at Melin’s,” “My Music Industry” and “We're Sharing the Same Dream Tonight.”

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released April 10, 2020

Performed by Bill McShane, Nick Colby, and Eric Melin

Mixed by Jamie Woolford
Recorded by Ed Rose, Bill McShane, and Steve Squire
Drums and Bass Recorded at Fire 'N' Ice Studios, Baldwin City KS
Guitar solo on "After Hours At Melin's" performed by Jamie Woolford
Additional Background Vocals on "Manhattan KS" and "Sequel" by Jamie Woolford
Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sunroom Audio
Mastered for vinyl by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering Los Angeles
Produced by Bill McShane
Co-Produced by Eric Melin and Jamie Woolford
Executive Production, A&R, and Design by Toddrick Spalding
Artwork by Moon_Patrol

All songs written by William McShane (ASCAP)

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