Fight With Monsters

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This album was made with special love and care. We hope you enjoy the trip.

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released February 20, 2016

All songs written by Fight With Monsters
Ryan Caldwell - Vocals, Keyboards, Vibraphone, Ukulele, Backing Guitar
Ryan Worthy - Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Brian Sutton - Bass
Zack Darce - Drums, Backing Vocals

Additional Performances by
Derek Allen - Engineering and composition (Chopped and Screwed).
Ty Staehlin - Trombone
Kai Harney - Tenor Sax, Alto Sax
Aaron Cada - Drums (Vote Batman)

Recorded and Mixed at Wonder Pit Studios
Producer and Engineer - Ryan Caldwell
Mastered at 7Sided Studios
Mastering Engineer - Justin Birchard

Photography - Chuck Bennorth
Picture Editing & Layout - Michael Pottle

Special Thanks to:
Fine Line Creative Arts Center
Instrument Exchange in Batavia
Everyone who has helped us get this far.
... ask us if you're not sure if you've helped or not and we'll let you know.

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Fight With Monsters Illinois

Fight With Monsters was a progressive indie rock band out of the western Chicago burbs. Their musical reign lasted from 2010 to 2016 and contained countless shows, 2 singles, and 3 albums. In 2016 the band disbanded for various reasons but we still encourage you to look up what the members are doing and keep following their happenings. and if you ask nicely they might play a FWM song for you. ... more

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Track Name: Chicago Sunrise
I haven’t seen the sunrise in a while
Pretty as it is, I wish I were still sleeping
Cause for some reason it reminds me of you
Silly as it is, these thoughts are not worth keeping
The distance makes it hard and I’m sure that you can vouch
And I wish that some half naked dude had not commandeered the couch That had done such a job of helping me escape
From missing you, it makes me want to seal my eyes with tape
Oh but I know I’ll make it back to you woe I know I’ll make it back to you
So I went and walked down to the lake
Then I played Rainbow Connection until my fingers ached
Not a single jogger threw a single dollar in my case
Because it wasn’t open
Then I remembered that I had a train to catch
Sprinting down Chicago streets, my breathing slightly stressed
Oh but breathing is the one thing that I should’ve done from the start I began to realise running sleep deprived down lake shore drive That it’s important to oxidise a lonely troubled heart
Oh but I know I’ll make it back to you
Oh but I know I’ll make it back to you
In the meantime I don’t know what I’m supposed to do Oh but I know we’ll find some way to make it through
Track Name: When the Metal Meets the Road
Your hand grips the steering wheel like the remote of a VCR
Both feet planted firmly on the rug, cruze control means you’re going far
Your eyes are on the road but your mind is on the track
That is blaring out of the front door speakers cause you blew the ones in the back Now you’re out of control
You spun out on some ice and now you’re frame is in a roll
You’re upside down, you’re eating glass
Put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye
When the metal meets the road When the metal meets the road When the metal meets the road When the metal meets the road When the metal meets the
Christmas lights strobe on top of a black and white sedan
There’s a crushed beer can lying on the road that used to be a van
Gapers block now he’s home too late but not too late for the news
His good wifes name and that messed up van, you know everybody's got to lose Now you’re out of control
You spun out on some ice and now you’re frame is in a roll
You’re upside down, You’re eating glass
Put your head between your legs
When the metal meets the When the metal meets the When the metal meets the When the metal meets the When the metal meets the When the metal meets the When the metal meets the When the metal meets the When the metal meets the
and kiss your ass goodbye
road road road road road road road road
Track Name: Jesus Loves Us
Eight wasted years, a life made of glass
Now all my fears welcome me at last
A celtic knot of bodies and scrap
Blood and road salt, a mixture of love and asphalt Just another cosmic insult, one more gift from god
A sickly house, an empty bed
Drinking on the couch, pass out here instead Burn the plans, shred the hopes
Like a snake falling backwards down my spine Like an image scraped into my mind
Like a future wagered on a game
With casino odds it all ends the same
A streetlights shadow on your face
Just a rotting life that’s gone to waste
It’s a one way door you can’t go back
Roll the credits, Fade to black
Is this it, Is there something more
Than chasing love and hate and who’s keeping score
Imagine life is pointless, there is no master plan
You get one century of moments to spend the best that you can Well I won’t take that lying down
Because I need a moment
I’m going to find a moment
I’m going to seize a moment by the neck
Because the world owes me something
It’s one debt I can’t ignore
And if I feel one thing it’s the handle of a door
With a brush of fire in my soul
I will escape this hole
If this is control If this is control If this is control Then I like it
Track Name: Prisoner of War
No one really wins a war
No Matter what you’re fighting for
Cause once you give your soul to the fight It belongs to the fight for the rest of your life
So Johnny get your gun, the bullets are on the table So fire at will if you’re not able
Then I hope you’re kane from that dumb fable
No one knows what you are capable of
Oh yes we know you’re still fighting
But you’re kids are dead and your wife is in hiding So let’s get those bastards and ride like lightning Through the night as the stars are falling down
Are you alright son, you look like you just woke from the dead
And you’re standing like a corpse right over my bed
Have you heard a word that I said, I think you threw a rod inside your head You’ve been home from the war for three long years
So put down the gun cause your mother’s in tears
The world's not the battle that it appears
But those scars in your brain they aren’t just souvenirs
There is no war, there is no fight
There is no more but try as you might
They can take you out of the war but they can’t shade the light From his muzzle flares oh what a sight
Cause you’re a prisoner of war, a hero in a cage Strapped to a bed, teeth bore in rage
This is your reward for the people that you saved
Your country owes you dearly for the sacrifice you made
Track Name: Escape
I’ve got to find a way out, it has to be here somewhere A crevice a trapdoor or a spot on the floor
But the whole place is bare
I just talk to myself, defeated on the floor
I would kill for a day outside, cause I can’t take it anymore
Just give me escape
A hole in the wall
I can’t spend my life this way Counting the sands of time as they fall Iron windows every day
I cannot spend my life this way
Oh won’t you pipe down, we’re trying to get some sleep We’ve been here for a long long time
And rest is the only way to keep from losing your mind Or at least what’s left
Cause your mind is the only escape and struggle merely wastes your strength
Just give me escape
A hole in the wall
I can’t spend my life this way Counting the sands of time as they fall Iron windows every day
I cannot spend my life this way
You’re free to go but know if you do
You will leave all of your friends behind
And everything that you’ve been through
How will you do on the outside, ten bucks says you won’t survive Cause in here you’re not living but you're at least alive
Time is up, what did you decide
Track Name: Buried in the Dust
As the waves of our chords drift across these dark shore We were stranded from ourselves
As the sky starts to fade from a blood red to gray
We stayed stranded from ourselves
I cannot see clearly in the dust I can bury, do you think you can help
From the teeth of the beast comes the flight or the feast
And I can’t find my way out
As we carry away we indulge and decay with clues to get back to ourselves And as night turns to day we come together and pray
And together we start to shout out
Please lul us to sleep and please take us away To a place where we won’t need to stress We’re finding ourselves to be hating ourselves So please take us away from our mess
Please lul us to sleep and please take us away To a place where we won’t need to stress We’re finding ourselves to be hating ourselves So please take us away from our mess
Please lul us to sleep and please take us away To a place where we won’t need to stress We’re finding ourselves to be hating ourselves So please take us away from our mess
Mirages of light, at least that’s what it seems like to me And I cannot seem to be able to see thought my strings And their hold on me keep my actions in check I can’t think
Because everything just keeps coming there’s no running from the beast Because everything just keeps coming there’s no running from the beast Because everything just keeps coming there’s no running from the beast Because everything just keeps coming there’s no running from the beast Because everything just keeps coming there’s no running from the beast Because everything just keeps coming there’s no running from the
Track Name: Smile For Me
Smile for me but smile slowly
like the sun swan dives into the horizon
Smile for me and linger longingly
like the neon colored cotton balls he leaves behind
Smile for me, smile for me, smile for me
Walk with me but walk slowly
To feel the ground shift beneath our footsteps Walk with me but saunter mildly
Like the seasons change and float through time
Walk with me, walk with me, walk for me
Talk to me but talk slowly
So we can savor every single syllable
Talk to me but speak clearly
So I can hear you above this cacophony yeah
Wait for me, please wait kindly
Like the moon waits for every single night Wait for me and eventually
I’ll be by your side
Track Name: City on Fire
Just a spark can make the world turn on it’s ear
Can make the whole world turn in fear
Of attack, anticipation before the bombs come tumbling down We’ll see it then, so nice and neat, no ugly protests in the streets Filled with cars that have finally stopped
City on fire, burning to the ground
Boston's burning to the ground come on it’s all falling
City on fire, burning to the ground
Boston's burning to the ground come on it’s all falling down
Just a spark, a travesty
Why do they get paid for something i’d do for free
Is it a crime to think that embers look positively sublime Such a pity they’re so pretty
City on fire, burning to the ground
Boston's burning to the ground come on it’s all falling
City on fire, burning to the ground
Boston's burning to the ground come on it’s all falling down
I am just the same as them in a league of mortal men I am just the same as them even with my soul to mend I am just the same as them in a league of evil men
I am just the same as them
City on fire, city on fire, city on fire, city on fire And I am just the same as them
and I am just the same as them
and I am just the same as them
and I am just the same as them
City on fire, city on fire, city on fire, city on fire
Track Name: Vote Batman
His fingernails are slipping on the onyx that has petrified his heart
The warning signs have rusted and the guide rails have all fallen apart
He’s clinging to the edge right now and every single flex is fueled with rage
And when you’re on the edge like that you’re just a beast that cornered in it’s cage
You’re in the corner on the wall, you're on the edge waiting to fall
He has the rage to kill us all, oh but he waits, why does he stall
It could be something in his soul, the one he sold to reach his goal
He grits his teeth and plays his role and wishes he was never cast to begin with
Elect to choose abstain to vote our hero doesn't care either way
When he was young that was his dream but now they have both faded into gray Years of that dream has worn out all of the elastic in his face
When every smile covers a frown connect the dots he hardly has the will to trace
We join him now in his back room, his smile is dead inside this tomb
It’s like a huge postpartum womb, the girl comes in, there’s fighting soon As he says to his wife so kind, you wouldn’t get it, never mind
I’m the happiest man you’ll ever find, the happiest man you’ll ever find