Regal Shame

by Strange Apparition

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Recorded from January - April 2014

Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Nick Bernstein
Cover art by Jackson Cadenhead

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released April 21, 2014

Nick Bernstein - Vocals, guitar, bass
Jackson Cadenhead - Vocals, guitar
Declan Levy- Vocals, synths

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Strange Apparition Hastings On Hudson, New York

A post-punk, alternative band based in the fair hamlet of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Contact us at strangeapparitionofficial@gmail.com. Hope you enjoy!

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Track Name: I've Got What You're Looking For
Before I begin
Let me just say
That you're looking radiant
With your silver eyes and porcelain skin
I hope that I can see you again
And tell you things that you'd never know
Before you go
I can't help but think

Maybe I've got what you're looking for
So you won't need to search around anymore
Baby I've got what you're looking for
So take my hand and leave me through your life
We've got the world at our fingertips
A story of love could be read in your lips
Maybe I've got what you're looking for

And when I wake up
Guess who's on my mind
I lay awake at night
And I lose track of time
I'd take time with you over diamonds and pearls
You can draw your own mind, I write songs about girls
Despite my daydreams about you and me
I can hope that one day you'll see

Maybe I've got what you're looking for
So you won't need to search around anymore
Baby I've got what you're looking for
So take my hand and leave me through your life
We've got the world at our fingertips
A story of love could be read in your lips
Maybe I've got what you're looking for

I'll take my time with you
Don't just pass me by
Tomorrow we start anew

Maybe I've got what you're looking for
So you won't need to search around anymore
Baby I've got what you're looking for
So take my hand and leave me through your life
We've got the world at our fingertips
A story of love could be read in your lips
Maybe I've got what you're looking for
Track Name: Whiskey and Coke
You drink whiskey and coke on a Thursday night
And right after class, you're getting high as a kite
Up on the roof you look out over the town
Kissed by the wind as the leaves turn brown
You open the door and swallow the key
And everything is nothing but never to be
You're out of touch, you're out of bud
You're out of luck

And don't let me run from the power of this sun
And don't watch me cry, let the breeze entice the sky
And I know what's good for me

It feels like a deep sleep in the middle of the night
But that friendly disease is a super bright light
And it keeps you awake as you slip out of sight
Without a care in the world and a love for the flight
It's a victimless crime, and you've got time
You're in your prime

And don't let me run from the power of this sun
And don't watch me cry, let the breeze entice the sky
And I know what's good for me
And I know what's good

We drink whiskey and coke on a Friday night
We're waiting 'til your friends are out of sight
'Cause we don't wanna be the ones to decide

And don't let me run from the power of this sun
And don't watch me cry, let the breeze entice the sky
And don't let me run
And don't watch me cry,
And I know what's good
Track Name: Superficial Girls
Long hair, fierce stare
Too much but not enough to care
Superficial girls
Lavish lives, moonlight drives
They'll win 'til they're all out of tries
Superficial girls

I let you come into my life
And now what's left is filled with strife
Superficial girls
I felt like god 'til I awoke
And then I realized I was broke
Superficial girls

Superficial
Superficial girls

Your girl will save you from the cold
You think like that you're getting old
Superficial girls
Maybe I'm just in the wrong
but I can't write a single song
About superficial girlls

Superficial
Superficial
Superficial
Superficial girls

Long hair, fierce stare
Too much but not enough to care
Superficial girls
Maybe I'm just in the wrong
but I can't write a single song
About superficial girls
Track Name: Making Friends with Monkeys
I, I can't move on
'Til I cry for help
You, you won't move out
And I've tried, to force you to
It's not helping, sure not helping
Nobody's helping me
I can't help it, yeah you can't help it
Please, why can't you see?
I can't understand why you
You won't understand why I
Why I can't depend on you
'Cause you put the blame on me

You wouldn't know what it's like
'Cause you're never in my shoes
I never thought we'd be alike
Until you came and changed my views
Making amends with you is so numbing
I think you would agree
What's been foretold and what's forecoming
Is that you'll put the blame on me

I could live without you
Don't think it's out of doubt
I may do things to spite you
But I won't run my mouth
Sometimes helps me
When you help me
Somebody's helping me
I can't help it, yeah you can't help it
Please now don't you see?

You wouldn't know what it's like
'Cause you're never in my shoes
I never thought we'd be alike
Until you came and changed my views
Making amends with you is so numbing
I think you would agree
What's been foretold and what's forecoming
Is that you'll put the blame on me

You wouldn't know what it's like
'Cause you're never in my shoes
I never thought we'd be alike
Until you came and changed my views
Making amends with you is so numbing
I think you would agree
What's been foretold and what's forecoming
Is that you'll put the blame on me
Track Name: Barely Legal
I didn't take no shortcuts
I spent the money that I saved up
Oh mama running out of luck
She's like my sister, don't give a fuck
I wanna steal your innocence
To me, my life, it don't make sense
Those strange manners, I loved them so
Why won't you wear your new trenchcoat?

I should've worked much harder
i should've just not bothered
Come on and listen to what I say
I've got some secrets that'll make you stay

I just want to turn you down, I just want to turn you around
Oh, you ain't never had nothing I wanted but I want it all
And I just can't figure out
I'm nothing

And altogether it went well
We made pretend we were best friends
Then she said, oh you're a freak
They ordered me to make mistakes
Together again, like in the beginning
It all works somehow in the end
The things we did, the things you hide
Oh, for the record it's between you and I

I didn't take no shortcuts
I spent the money that I saved up
Oh mama running out of luck
She's like my sister, just don't give a fuck
I wanna steal your innocence
To me, my life, it just don't make any sense
Those strange manners, I loved them so
Why won't you wear your new trenchcoat?

I just want to misbehave, I just want to be your slave
Oh, you ain't never had nothing I wanted but I want it all
And I just can't figure out
I'm nothing

And altogether it went well
We made pretend we were best friends
Then she said, oh I can wait
They ordered me to make mistakes
Together again, like in the beginning
It all works somehow in the end
The things we did, the things you hide
And for the record it's between you and I
Track Name: Impractical Me
Rushed life
Caught in reverse
Never thought I'd be under this curse
Black ice
Sand in my hand
Slipping fast like an hourglass
I don't know what trust is
Never could go where lust lives
Try to fight myself but I won't quit
So how could I comprehend what love is?

I was impractical
Wasn't I
I was infactual
Who was I

Take me away
To a place I can face
Make me a stray
Cut me off in that place
Take me away
To a place I can trace
Make me a slave
Cut me off in that case


I was impractical
Wasn't I
I was infactual
Who was I

I was impractical
Wasn't I
I was infactual
Who was I
Track Name: Nevergirl
Catch the drift and I'll follow
Follow you as you walk away as I start to say
That I love you
And no one ever wants to
And no one ever has to say that the choice I made
Was not for you
And I'm not gonna be the first
To rekindle that well known thirst
You packed away when you betrayed and me and you were
Through

Now the scar you left me is mine
If I deserve the bitch then that's fine
But can you please recall the man who gave it all
Just to end up left behind?
And I will never know, and she will never show
What a world of hurt I'm in
And I can't take that
No I can't take that
Track Name: Underdog
Wanna shroud myself
From these wretched thoughts
and the clutch of wealth
To pretend these incertainties
Make a fool out of you
And a life out of me
In a life without control
Should I be the judge?
Should I make the call?
When I try to amend what’s right
When I’m handed shit
And forced under strife

I don’t wanna be the underdog
Sitting there on my lonesome log
High as a mountain
While I’m astray
And when I tag along
They’re always singing the same old song
The one about the life that got away

Ran from odds and ends
Till my feet were numb
And my mind was bent
Gave the king an arm and leg
But my choice in pay was not well spent

And let it be unforetold that I trashed my soul just to unload
And I would let you know
But I cant let you go

I don’t wanna be the underdog
Sitting there on my lonesome log
High as a mountain
While I’m astray
And when I tag along
They’re always singing the same old song
The one about the life that got away

I don’t wanna be the underdog
Sitting there on my lonesome log
High as a mountain
While I’m astray
And when I tag along
They’re always singing the same old song
The one about the life that got away
And yet I stand along
And I keep writing the same old song
The one about the life that had it made
Track Name: No One To Compare
There’s no one to compare with you
No one here today
No one else I care about
Anyway
There’s a side to you, your picture
No one knows about
Not a care in the world
Or a sense of doubt

I just want to say
Jumping out in the fray
Even if the sun burned out
On a day like today
I would love you anyway

There’s no one to compare with you
No one here today
I look at you till the world around me
Fades to gray
And every day’s a ride with you
Down a beach in July
Or a stone in the ocean as I
Desperately try and stay dry

I just want to say
Jumping out in the fray
Even if my mind gave out
When I’m finally late
I would love you anyway

Can I spend all my time in your light?
Any place will do, you decide
‘cause when your face is up against mine
My love, you’re all I need tonight
Just wrap your arms around my neck
And look me in the eye
Kiss me twice and I’ll hold you tight
And everything will be alright

Ooh, I just want to say
Jumping out in the fray
Even if the sun burned out
On a day like today
I would love you anyway
There’s no one to compare with you
No one here today
I love you, I love you, I love you
Anyway
Track Name: Clampdown
What are we gonna do now

Taking off his turban, they said, is this man a Jew
'Cause they're working for the clampdown
They put up a poster saying we earn more than you!
From working for the clampdown
We will teach our twisted speech
To the young believers
We will train our blue-eyed men
To be young believers
The judge said five to ten, but I say double that again
I'm not working for the clampdown
No man born with a living soul
Can be working for the clampdown
Kick over the wall 'cause government's to fall
How can you refuse it?
Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
You know that you can use it

Voices in your head are calling
Stop wasting your time, there's nothing coming
Only a fool would think someone could save you
The men at the factory are old and cunning
You don't owe nothing, boy get running
It's the best years of your life they want to steal

Well you grow up and you clam down
For working for the clampdown
You start wearing the blue and brown
Working for the clampdown
So you got someone to boss around
It makes you feel big now
You drift until you brutalize
You made your first kill now

In these days of evil presidentes
Working for the clampdown
But lately one or two has fully paid their due
For working for the clampdown
Ha longy long
Working for the clampdown
Working for the clampdown
Yeah I'm working hard in Harrisburg
Working hard in Petersburg
Begging to be melted down
Ha longy long
Working for the clampdown
Working for the clampdown
Track Name: Summertime
Ooh summertime
I got yours and you got mine
Place a bet to stay alive
By the lake till the end of time

And when you’re falling apart
Be sure to hit the ground hard
Don’t let yourself end up with scars
‘Cause I might leave you

Ooh precious pain
Crazy words but I stay sane
Count the calls of regal shame
Excuse the world and let life drain