Sold Out

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released September 24, 2016

Darby- Bass/Vocals
Jimmy- Guitar/Vocals
Chase- Guitar/Vocals
Matt- Drums

All songs written by The Scratches.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Logan Williams and Tim Campbell at Vero Studios in Newark, Ohio.

Cover art by Cary Aldridge.

Special thanks to all the backers that made this album possible:
Tyler Deel, Jim & Tina Cassell, Leone Batte, that other guy, Charles Lubke, Lauralee Lantz, Greg & Sarah Hall, Hales, Hugo Copier, Nikki Wonder, Seth Baugh, Jasper The Colossal, William Mount, Quality Aeration LLC, Melter, Nick Allen, Griffin Brink, Chad Bunce, Wayne Lantz, Terry Lynn Adams, Kevin Cross, Megan Cassell, Eddie Held, Dan Moore, Pam Price, Caleb & Nicole Evans, Kris Vachet, JD Johnston, Chris Tuttle, the sexy and talented Lorna Friemoth, Kevin & Chelsea Gall, Darlene E. Peterson, Andy Black, Benjamin Jensen, and Aryk Wilson.

Love and thanks to Morgan, Mary, Melissa, and Michelle for their tireless support.

In memory of Mark Richard Antle and Andrew Michael Hull.

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The Scratches Columbus, Ohio

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: Happy Never After
There's a feeling that I know
A bland repeat malaise
A never ending grind of work
Of chores and long week days
A Monday morning state of mind
The cycle starts again
A life spent always waiting for
The next weekend

I'm gonna sleep until the afternoon
Round up my friends and drink all night
We wait so long and then it's gone so soon
We'll use these nights to make it right

It's finally Friday night again
Come over and retreat
To throw away the burdens of
Your every other week
The empty bottles on the lawn
Priceless nights with friends
With bloodshot eyes, a smile or two
We'll take it back again

I'm gonna sleep until the afternoon
Round up my friends and drink all night
We wait so long and then it's gone so soon
We'll use these nights to make it right

Sunday is a bummer, it's a dragger
Minutes counting down now, even faster
Nipping at your brain now is evil laughter
Keep your head down, you're happy never after

Sunday is a bummer, it's a dragger
('Til next week, and I'm gone)
Minutes counting down now, even faster
(One more week, sad so long)
Nipping at your brain now is evil laughter
('Til next week, and I'm gone)
Keep your head down, you're happy never after
(One more week, sad so long)

I'm gonna sleep until the afternoon
Round up my friends and drink all night
We wait so long and then it's gone so soon
(Sunday is a bummer it's a dragger)
(Minutes counting down now, even faster)
We'll use these nights to make it right
(Nipping at your brain now is evil laughter)
(Keep your head down, you're happy never after)

Sunday is a bummer, it's a dragger
('Til next week, and I'm gone)
(We'll make it right)
Minutes counting down now, even faster
(One more week, sad so long)
(We'll make it right)
Nipping at your brain now is evil laughter
('Til next week, and I'm gone)
(We'll make it right)
Keep your head down, you're happy never after
(One more week, sad so long)
(We'll make it right)

Sunday is a bummer, it's a dragger
('Til next week, and I'm gone)
(We'll make it right)
Minutes counting down now, even faster
(One more week, sad so long)
(We'll make it right)
Nipping at your brain now is evil laughter
('Til next week, and I'm gone)
(We'll make it right)
Keep your head down, you're happy never after
(One more week, sad so long)
(We'll make it right)
Track Name: Throw It Away
My hand shakes, my heart beats, I'm freaking
Future sneaks up on me, and I'm freaking
My family looks up to, up to me
I'm a zero, no hero, and I'm thinking

Why don't I throw it away
Everything is always the same
You were down and said that I'd be here
I'm here now
Why don't I just throw it away

My thoughts make me rethink sanity
My sickness, my mishaps consume me
Follow your gut instinct instinctly
Bad choices are now my specialty

Why don't I throw it away
Everything is always the same
You were down and said that I'd be here
I'm here now
Why don't I just throw it away

Stop waiting for tomorrow
'Cause tomorrow never comes
It's always the next day
No matter what you say
'Cause tomorrow never comes
And if you're asking if I'd stay

Why don't I throw it away
Everything is always the same
Why don't I throw it away
Everything is always the same
You were down and said that I'd be here
I'm here now
Why don't I just throw it away
Track Name: Calling Off
Sun shines in my window
But I don't wanna go, no not at all
So, I call off sick to my dumb boss
And go get drunk with Kevin Cross

And there's no work today
Free to be hanging around
With a brown paper bag of Fireball
We'll be wasting our time
With whatever we can think of
But we're not gonna waste it at a job

And now we're checking out
Our favorite strip club... the day shift is rough
So, we head to the grocery store, it's on
We're gonna hit on soccer moms

And there's no work today
Free to be hanging around
With a brown paper bag of Jameson
We'll be wasting our time
With whatever we can think of
But we're not gonna waste it at a job

And there's no work today
Free to be hanging around
With a brown paper bag
We'll be wasting our time
With whatever we can think of
But we're not gonna waste it at a job
Track Name: The Victim
Your state of denial
Leaves this all a mess
Two faces, one smile
Say hello, you're heartless at best

What did you want to say to me?
You play the victim like a pro
I'm drowning in all the subtlety
You pass the blame to hide your own
Say what you fucking mean

So I'll take the high road
No need to pretend
You take the goodbye road
Say so long to friends 'til the end

What did you want to say to me?
You play the victim like a pro
I'm drowning in all the subtlety
You pass the blame to hide your own
Say what you fucking mean

What did you want to say to me?
You play the victim like a pro
I'm drowning in all the subtlety
You pass the blame to hide your own
Say what you fucking mean
Track Name: Don't Hold Your Breath
One for the money, two for the kill
Step into the light and you start to feel a chill
They gave us all a fright

The streets turn black and the freaks come out
You were having confidence, but now you have your doubts
It's gonna be a long night

Don't hold your breath
It only gets worse from here
Don't hold your breath
(Your fucking breath!)
In comes your deepest fear

Lo and behold
This is the nightmare that you've been dreaming for
You don't ever want to wake up
You're trapped in hell this time
This time

I don't ever wanna wake up
I don't ever wanna wake up
I don't ever wanna wake up
I don't ever want to...

I don't ever wanna wake up
I don't ever wanna wake up
I don't ever wanna wake up
I don't ever want to...

I don't ever wanna wake up
I don't ever wanna wake up
I don't ever wanna wake up
I don't ever want to...
Track Name: Left Sunk In
By now I should've known better
But I can't wrap my head around the numbers
And I must say, when things are getting better
It's not ok when it turns into the latter

I know I'm not that much excitement
But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing
Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain
You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in
(Let's go!)

Wishful thinking is more than just a burden
It's like picking up pieces of a fucked up puzzle
Though the pieces fit, they don't mean shit
And when the puzzles complete, we'll all just quit

I know I'm not that much excitement
But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing
Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain
You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in

I know I'm not that much excitement
But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing
Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain
You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in

Hey baby, I'm a sinking ship
Don't step off that dock, don't even think of it
Because I'm not worth it, I'm not quite ready for this
So just go ahead and get your fix

I know I'm not that much excitement
But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing
Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain
You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in
(Let's go!)

I know I'm not that much excitement
But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing
Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain
You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in

I know I'm not that much excitement
But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing
Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain
You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in

I know I'm not that much excitement
But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing
Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain
You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in
Track Name: Hippo Chrissy
So it seems you've got lots to say
But I can't deal with your shit today, no way
When you open your mouth, you lie
I can't stand you, I won't deny, goodbye

I tried so hard to play along
(Against my will to carry on)
Let you keep thinking that you're never wrong
But now I'll tell it true straight to your face
It's time to put you in your place

Well you manipulate everyone
You get your way and I come undone, and I'm stunned
But I'm through, it won't work on me
I'll expose your hypocrisy, you'll see

I tried so hard to play along
(Against my will to carry on)
Let you keep thinking that you're never wrong
But now I'll tell it true straight to your face
It's time to put you in your place

I can't deal with your shit today, no way
Track Name: Best Laid Plans
A hear that was relieved
To walk a path that's preconceived
There's a will to fight, but to fight that will's more safe
To follow what is known
But to feel the marrow missing from the bone
To keep a heart resigned
Never seeing what it would find

The plans I made before you
I knew it all, but didn't know myself
There's unknown road ahead
But I won't turn back
'Cause that would be the way it was before
I won't be the way I was before

A heart that was surprised
To find a path can be revised
There's a need to win, to not just survive, to belong
A different kind of fear
To embrace a future brighter than it's clear
To let go what I knew
For waking up next to you

The plans I made before you
I knew it all, but didn't know myself
There's unknown road ahead
But I won't turn back
'Cause that would be the way it was before
I won't be the way I was before
Track Name: No Repair
Breathe before you say the wrong thing
Don't just spit out words
Tell the world all will be ok
Sharing every sad story on Earth

Social media stories of death
Filling up your wall
The new leaves turn for the worst
And the ones holding hands
Will be the ones in command

I'm finally there, past the point of no repair
It's cold out there, past the point of no repair
I sit and stare, past the point of no repair
Past the point of no repair

Shake your head to stir your thoughts
Please just don't give in
They say the best is yet to come
But I think they got it wrong
I know they got it wrong

I'm finally there, past the point of no repair
It's cold out there, past the point of no repair
I sit and stare, past the point of no repair
Past the point of no repair

I'm finally there, past the point of no repair
It's cold out there, past the point of no repair
I sit and stare, past the point of no repair
Past the point of no repair
Track Name: The Bend
Forget about the problems of our yesterday
I just wanna get drunk 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 get drunk 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 get drunk 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 get drunk 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 get drunk 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: 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
(Holy fucking shit!)

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

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