Bite Me

by The Scratches

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released June 13, 2014

Darby- Bass/Vocals
Jimmy- Guitar/Vocals
Bethany- Guitar/Vocals
Matthew- Drums

All songs written by The Scratches.

Produced by Tim Waters and The Scratches. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tim Waters at Radio City Records in Columbus, Ohio.

Artwork by Bethany Meyers.

Copyright © 2014

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The Scratches are a melodic punk band from Columbus, Ohio. They're bringing back pop-punk from before it was a dirty word, mixing in plenty of catchy hooks with skate punk double time rhythms, ripping melodic bass lines, tag team vocals, and 4 part harmonies. It’s fun, it’s catchy, and it’s the real deal.
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Track Name: H.E. Double Hockey Sticks
I'm trying not to try so hard
I'm trying not to overthink
I'm trying not to care
I'm trying to be fair to me

I'm sick of being sick to death
I'm sick of how it's not so fun anymore
I'm sick of how we are
Get the fuck out of my car, we're done

You had me at first sight
You lost me at never by my side
You had me at hello
You lost me at hell no

I used to never used to be
I used to feel on top of the world
I used to have pride
I used to never hide from you

I hate it how you hate my friends
I hate it when you roll your eyes
I hate the way it hurts
Stop wearing all my shirts, we're done

You had me at first sight
You lost me at never by my side
You had me at hello
You lost me at hell no

You had me at first sight
You lost me at never by my side
You had me at hello
You lost me at hell no

Hell no, hell no, hell no
Track Name: Land Mines
Close the bar, 3 o'clock in the street
Drunken sprinting will lead to defeat
Oh no, sticks and stones again

You had to go but I didn't believe
When you said it was you, never me
Oh no, now I'm single again

I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines again
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines again
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines again
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines again
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines

Dressed to kill for a date, such a find
Too burned out to remember what time
Oh no, forgot my wallet again

Up all night, spent my rent at the bar
Late for work, locked my keys in my car
Oh no, I'm hungover again

I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines again
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines again
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines again
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines again
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines

I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines again
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines again
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines again
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines again
I'm dodging land mines, I'm dodging land mines
Track Name: The Bend
Forget about the problems of our yesterday
I just wanna hang out with my friends
She was just a girl that you loved yesterday
Better days are just around the bend

Can you feel the heat? Can you fill up the spaces?
The who, what, and where? The people and places?
The sun's coming up, but I'm feeling down
All my friends don't want me around
If I'm not perfect you can fill in the blanks
The words bundle up and they fill up the tanks
The tank's on full, but I'm feeling empty
And even if you're here, you've already left me

Smoke and mirrors, finally finding I was wrong
Strike a match and let it burn
Lost in the illusion in the corners of my head
Waiting out the storm of everything unsaid

Forget about the problems of our yesterday
I just wanna hang out with my friends
She was just a girl that you loved yesterday
Better days are just around the bend
Better days are just around the bend

And I don't understand what the point of the race
And I can't keep up, can't go through the paces
Of a life on the run, so I'm turning in
I need a new start, don't know where to begin
I've never been the type to care where I fall
Never wanted to compete, never answered the call
So can you tell me why I'm always feeling this way?
Soaking up another loss at the end of the day?

Smoke and mirrors, finally finding I was wrong
Strike a match and let it burn
Lost in the illusion in the corners of my head
Waiting out the storm of everything unsaid

Forget about the problems of our yesterday
I just wanna hang out with my friends
She was just a girl that you loved yesterday
Better days are just around the bend
Better days are just around the bend

Time and time again
We lose sight of what we know
Like the fire within the smoke

(Time and time again)
Somehow we got off track yesterday
Waiting for each today to end
(We lose sight of what we know)
Swallow the lump in your throat, it's ok
(Like the fire within the smoke)
Tomorrow's around the bend

Forget about the problems of our yesterday
I just wanna hang out with my friends
She was just a girl that you loved yesterday
Better days are just around the bend

Forget about the problems of our yesterday
I just wanna hang out with my friends
She was just a girl that you loved yesterday
Better days are just around the bend
Better days are just around the bend
Track Name: Better Off Dead
I can sense your eyes are watching with every step I take
You tear off the bandage to watch the blood escape
There is no rhyme or reason for the pain inside
Words are like razors that drag in my mind

In the end I fought to breathe
And found that life is worse than dying
Better off dead
Better off dead

I wish I had the guts to drop you like a habit
Your needle tunnels deep, I'm crippled like an addict
You say you don't want chaos, then lit up every fuse
All organs start to fail from cauterizing you

In the end I fought to breathe
And found that life is worse than dying
Better off dead
Better off dead

In the end I fought to breathe
And found that life is worse than dying
Better off dead

In the end I fought to breathe
And found that life is worse than dying
Better off dead

In the end I fought to breathe
And found that life is worse than dying
Better off dead
Better off dead
Track Name: Scary Movie
Skin crawling, scared of my shadow
Tree branches scratching the window
No one home but me and the TV
Wanna run, they're coming to get me
Too much of Freddy and Jason
I hear a voice from the basement
Cool breath, I pull up the blanket
Try acting tough, I can't fake it

Stayed in Friday night, what a mistake
Movie monsters are too much to take
Foul creatures, zombies, and demons
No one to hear as I'm screaming
Vampires creep to my bedroom
Fangs pierce my neck, I'll be one soon
Consumed by nightmares of dark things
Wake up in terror as the phone rings

I'm scared of scary movies
I'm jumping when the phone rings
Call waiting is a killer
Hold on

I'm scared of scary movies
I'm jumping when the phone rings
Call waiting is a killer
Hold on

I'm scared of scary movies
I'm jumping when the phone rings
Call waiting is a killer
Hold on

I'm scared of scary movies
I'm jumping when the phone rings
Call waiting is a killer
Hold on
Track Name: Not Today
Hold up your head, it's no walk in the park
You're reaching out, but you're missing the mark
Passion and drive aren't a part of the scene
Give up your dreams for the easier the things
Swallow your pride just to get out of bed
9 to 5 'til you're sick in the head
I try to sleep, but I toss and I turn
Every mistake is a lesson to learn, and...

This can't be all we are
Sun up on another day
This ugly world is pretty lame
This can't be growing up
Sun down, it's all the same
Maybe someday soon we'll make a change
But not today

Motivation slipping through your hands
Wake up in time to do it over again
What is the goal if you stop and you think?
Hollow at best 'til the end of the week
Stomach turning, failing, chasing regrets
You're dying slow and you're drowning in debt
Wasting time, still trying to cope
The ends meet at the end of the road, and...

This can't be all we are
Sun up on another day
This ugly world is pretty lame
This can't be growing up
Sun down, it's all the same
Maybe someday soon we'll make a change
But not today

Another day is pretty lame
We'll make a change
But not today
Track Name: Mix Tape
I made, I made you a mix tape
Which sold in my yard sale
You said it was dumb

I played one of those MASH games
We're married with five kids
You said I was scum

All of my Pogs and comics and clothes
All hang on a rack
My mom made a buck from selling my bike
The tires we flat
It didn't matter that I spent a week
Perfecting your songs
The best songs of all time
You hated them all

I made, I made you a mix tape
Which sold in my yard sale
You said it was dumb

I have gym class with your brother
He said that you're over me
I'm not what you need

I heard you got a new boyfriend
Take him to the park
And get stung by a bee

All my Ninja Turtles and posters and Legos
And Barbies and Pez
Out with the old and in with the new
But you're stuck in my head
It didn't matter that I spent a week
Perfecting the mix
The best songs of all time
You said they were shit

I made, I made you a mix tape
Which sold in my yard sale
You said it was dumb

I made, I made you a mix tape
Which sold in my yard sale
You said it was dumb

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