The Dress Rehearsal Demos

by Exit Stage Left

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Melbourne is hot in the summer, so is this demo. We were sweaty boys making it, so get sweaty listening to it.

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released March 20, 2014

All songs by Exit Stage Left

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Exit Stage Left Melbourne, Australia

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Track Name: Twinkies & Roaches
I've got pictures hanging on the wall
scenic landscapes
glimpses, of how it was before
and if you say there's a better way
to wash the blood from yesterday
I'll try, oh I'll try
(these memories burn deeper still)

Try to make amends for our sins
for all our

Fallout that burnt our world and tore it down
scream for resurrection
they built the bombs, we lit the fuse, there's nothing left to do
the ends will never meet the means of cockroaches and war machines

So many died, oh but we survived

No more blue skies overhead
the ash and dust covering the rest
the way we never said goodbye
to know that was our final night
so please believe me, god forgive me
I was so damn scared

These hollow walls stained red with blood provide us shelter
to give us shelter from the storm
(this ain't living, you're not here)
and muffled screams, pollute our dreams
then silenced under dirt

No more love and no more life
the lies we weave are black and white
I scream to walls
but no ones listening

Bury all we love under the dust
that burnt our world and tore it down
scream for resurrection
they built the bombs we lit the fuse, there's nothing left to do
the ends will never meet the means of cockroaches and war machines

Cold, lying in my bed
looking back at charred
faces of the dead
watching me with

No more love and no more lies
they drop like flies
burnt alive
I scream to walls but no ones listening

Trapped and buried underneath our

Fallout that burnt our world and tore it down
scream for resurrection
they built the bombs, we lit the fuse, there's nothing left to do
the ends will never meet the means of cockroaches and war machines

I've got pictures hanging on the wall
glimpses, of how it was before
Track Name: Reservations at Dorsia
We're going down to a place
Where the sun won't ever grace
The half empty bottles of Ketamine that neatly line the shelves
Don't look away
That is to say your eyes are yours still for today
But come tomorrow they'll be sitting in a jar upon my bedside table

Keep going down
Who would've known
That to draw outside the lines
Would leave me so hard to define
For men in white coats who never had the fucking time
It's no acute disorder
Girl, you're drop dead gorgeous
When you're strapped down tight upon my table under fluro lights

As she falls to the floor
She thinks about the ones she has to live for
The ones who'll identify her remains
And anytime, and anywhere she could've been but here
Well fate chose not to let this wait
So serve her on a dinner plate

And scream your little lungs out
No one can hear you anymore
The tears of horror
I adore your insides, can't you see?
I'm mastering anatomy
Practice is the key
Self-taught surgery
I can justify
Severed skin, severed ties
Bone-saw lullaby
You'll beg me to let you die

Taking all that she has,
Watching, waiting, dying for that moment
A fleeting glance, a final chance to act
The time is now to end the slaughter trend
Her hand falls on the hope of steel
And turns it on the one who deals

For every gleam in your eye and every stain on your knife
For every time you've gotten off while cutting into flesh and life
I will not second guess this, no, I will not show restraint,
And though you've taken my humanity,I am still humane

These scars will never mend
This night will never end

I'll wear a mask like you
A lie to see me through
I'll use the open wounds to bury all the pain inside me
Track Name: Hearts
You said we both could run away,
A better place but not today

Just close your eyes I know you can
If you would take me by the hand

Time ticks away, but still you say
"I've always wanted to believe
That life so beautiful exists out there we just don't know where."

Well, honey, don't just fantasize
The world is right before your eyes
Just take a chance
You'll never know until you dance upon a moonlit night

Times like these and times like those
Nothing like the poets wrote

I took your heart, you took my smiles
The days were brighter for a while

On distant shores the day awaits
We can't leave living up to fate
When luckless tragedies eclipse the moon in moments far too soon

But life is not a two-way track
And once we're there we can't come back
With promised hope still comes dismay
I guess that's what you mean when you say

"I won't see you again"
And I know what we had has to end
Without a glance from your eye
Just walk away, it's goodbye

You said we both could run
You said we both could run away

You say
"I won't see you again"
And I know what we had has to end
Without a glance from your eye
Just walk away, it's goodbye
Track Name: So9
Welcome to a world where all your dreams may come to life (or so it seems)
Imagination is the key to stretch the words beyond their meanings
We embrace the tease

Every pot of gold is painted so it won't reflect the shit that flows
When nothing's left to overdose we're still here lying comatose
Why stop when we're so close?

The lines won't trace the same way
Take your place in the herd
We're just so high so we can-

Sitting on your pedestal as all the world lies under you
And to yourself you've gotta prove you're going off, so light the fuse

You never wanted to compromise
Can't keep the pace so I'm left behind

As the night draws ever nearer
See intentions become clear
And things will never change

The lines won't trace the same way
Take your place in the herd
We're just so high so we can fall
Sell your soul for a word

Now time's left gaping and stretched too thin
With memory tainting my thoughts within

Just take away from me
Say you wanted to be
Any and every thing I ever could need

Wasted years haunting
Dreams that kept me wanting
A space within the distorted illusions of my mind

So take your place