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released September 20, 2014

Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by James Couts.
Solo on Home is Where the Heartache Is by James Couts.

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Last Days Pay Canton, Ohio

With a sound inspired by old-school punk, 90's alternative, and classic rock.Last Days Pay is in a class of their own. The band writes about what they know, and the lyrics are a true variety, ranging from hope (Dust off the Dream) to struggle (Away) to sexual escapades (Breathe Deep.) Last Days Pay refuses to tie their selves down to one particular sound. ... more

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Track Name: Away
Well get over here boy and sit down in front of me
And tell me when you grow up what do you want to be
In this town there's no room for imagining
There's only two kinds of work fast food or factory

Your dreams are all packed up at the end of the day
But they'll never come true if they're always locked away

Away away away

Well they call you a loser cause they don't understand
Why you don't live the life that your mommy and daddy planned
Sooner or later you'll submit to conformity
If it's the only choice anyone ever lets you see

Don't lock the door to your own cage
There's more to life you just got to get away

Away away away

Get the hell out of dodge and never look back again
Gotta follow your heart if you're ever gonna win
If you don't take take your shot, you don't get to cry to me
Just write another chapter in your midwest tragedy
You know how it all ends up if you stay
If your dreams aren't here then follow them away

If your dreams are locked away
In a Midwest tragedy
Then carry them away

Away away

So leave the factory
With just your last days pay
You've got to get away

Away away
Track Name: Identity
I would fly around the world
And carry you in my arms
Keep you safe at night
And protect you from harm
I'll sweep you off your feet
When the world comes crashing down
I will hear your cries when no one else is around

I tried to be the hero
But you never saw my face
Now I'm just another headline
Soon to be replaced
I'm all that I can be
Man of every woman's dreams
Giving more than I recieve
This is my true identity

You didn't like my costume
In the shadows I now stand
I tried my best to save you
But you wouldn't take my hand
The cut was deep but still I healed
When you moved on you moved so fast
Now I've got a brand new outfit
And the old one's in the trash

I tried to be thehero
But you never saw my face
Now I'm just another headline
Soon to be replaced
I'm all that I can be
Man of every woman's dreams
Giving less than I receive
This is my true identity

Your weakness gives me strength
My power outgrows yours every day
Nobody can stop me
Medals from my battles on display
Now when you cry for help
No one will come at all
You wanted me to save you
But I laughed and watched you fall

I tried to be the hero
But you never saw my face
Now you're another headline
Soon to be replaced
I'm all that I can be
The man of every woman's dreams
Always looking out for me
This is my true identity
Track Name: Home is Where the Heartache Is
Gotta escape, gotta get away
Sick of dealing with the same shit every single day
Yellin and fightin, screamin and cryin
Keeps pushing us apart instead of uniting
Runnin your mouth, feelin ten feet tall
Till I put my fist through the motherfuckin wall
Slam another door, stompin on the floor
Get into the car I can't take it anymore

Bloodshot eyes and clenched up fists
Home is where the heartache is
When I'm gone you won't be missed
Home is where the heartache is

Didn't know better, couldn't see the truth
You don't hurt the ones you love you hurt the ones that you abuse
Puttin me down, follow me around
Makin sure I don't do any of the things you don't approve
Never good enough, yellin in my ear
All my friends and all my things start to quickly disappear
Being alone, or being with you
Gotta get away and it's long overdue

Bloodshot eyes and clenched up fists
Home is where the heartache is
When I'm gone you won't be missed
Home is where the heartache is

You've always got the road
You've always got a song that you can sing along
You've always got a way
To make tomorrow better than today
Track Name: Pubcrawlers Anthem
When the sun goes down on this wasted town and the dreams of the young men die
If you feel beat down every time you turn around then you're no different than I

It's hard to man up with an empty cup and a guitar on the side of the street
Boil up more noodles then boil your brains in the upstairs summer heat

And every day that passes you survive
And sooner or later this town will have to kiss your ass goodbye

You're not alone
We're there
We're here and everywhere
Going through the struggle and
Not knowing what to do
We've been down and out
And black and blue
But in the end we're always gonna make it through

If you wanna be tough and you wanna be free and you want to feel alive
First you gotta learn how to take the hits and never say die

Cause the time for sitting on your ass has long since passed away
Our trials may be different but the suffering's the same


And every day that passes you survive
And sooner or later this town will have to kiss your ass goodbye

You're not alone
We're there
We're here and everywhere
Going through the struggle and
Not knowing what to do
We've been down and out
And black and blue
But in the end we're always gonna make it through
Track Name: Breathe Deep
It's been a long day
It's been a long week
But in my pocket I got
Something soft and pink
Crusty cotton
Not forgotten
Wouldn't be as good
If they didn't stink

I gotta see her again (again)
And get a new pair, get a new pair

It's the end of the date
And I think you're really great
So would you please just (Leave your panties tonight)
You don't have to put out
But if you're gonna tease
Would you please just (Leave your panties tonight)
So I can
Breathe Deep

I'm rollin downtown
Breathin in your scent
All the red lights and
Horns I soon forget
Off to a better place
A better state of mind
Try to control myself
before I get a DUI

I gotta see her again (again)
And get a new pair, get a new pair

It's the end of the date
And I think you're really great
So would you please just (Leave your panties tonight)
You don't have to put out
But if you're gonna tease
Would you please just (Leave your panties tonight)
So I can
Breathe Deep

They say I'm crazy
But you still think it's hot
How much I smile when I
Catch a whiff of your twat
Now when I'm walkin' home
I go commando
I made a monster that
Never lets my boxer briefs go

I gotta see her again (again)
And get a new pair, get a new pair

It's the end of the date
And I think you're really great
So would you please just (Leave your panties tonight)
You don't have to put out
But if you're gonna tease
Would you please just (Leave your panties tonight)
So I can
Breathe Deep
Track Name: Dust Off the Dream
Burning every bridge you cross
Don't mean you're always going forward
Not knowing where to go
Don't mean there's nothing to move toward

Knowledge without application
Might as well be masturbation
The waters cold at first
But you get used to it off you just jump on in

Wasted youth is what they called it
I got damn good at it too
Live for the minute not the hour
How did I get so subdued

I've been ridiculed by others
Pushed around by some
But the best thing about failure
Is that the best is yet to come

Dust off the dream
You had at seventeen
Before the world tried to tell you no
And maybe when they see
What you can do then they'll believe
And dust off a dream of their own

Burning every bridge you cross
Don't mean you're always going forward
Not knowing where to go
Don't mean there's nothing to move toward

Knowledge without application
Might as well be masturbation
The waters cold at first
But you get used to it off you just jump on in

Dust off the dream
You had at seventeen
Before the world tried to tell you no
And maybe when they see
What you can do then they'll believe
And dust off a dream of their own
Track Name: No Mercy
My line's not in the sand
Won't move at your command
My line's become a wall
Standing strong, standing tall
I'm un-unbreakable
I'm un-unmistakeable
I'm in-insatiable
My life unfakeable

No Mercy

If you talk the talk
You best walk the walk
Give me an excuse
You'll end up lined in chalk
You don't, don't control
Just an asshole
Not com-compatible
Far from intellectual

No Mercy

You must prove to me
That you're worth the fight
And if I am wrong
Show me that you're fucking right
Because other-otherwise
There's no, no compromise
Don't don't rationalize
Just say your goodbyes

No Mercy
Track Name: When the Smoke Clears
The life you want is not a gift
It's a goal to overcome
If you don't fight you get a zero sum

And it don't matter how you fantasize
Romanticize
You gotta do the work or it's all lies

So when the smoke clears
And everything you wanted disappears
Who you gonna turn to?
When you get left behind
And there's no more free ride
You gotta learn to count on you

If you can't find the time
To live your dream that's fine
You won't stop me from living mine

And if you wanna cry
That's your choice it's your life
But don't you ever forget why

So when the smoke clears
And everything you wanted disappears
Who you gonna turn to?
When you get left behind
And there's no more free ride
You gotta learn to count on you

Another pipe dream
Floats out on the breeze
So quickly taken away

Another kick into your self esteem
Where you gonna go
Down on your knees

So when the smoke clears
And everything you wanted disappears
Who you gonna turn to?
When you get left behind
And there's no more free ride
You gotta learn to count on you
Track Name: Forbidden Fruit
You told yourself that there was nothing left to gain
But heartaches, hangovers, shame and pain
Past mistakes don't teach the lessons that you need
Needs and wants aren't always the same thing

But when the taste of the flesh hits your tongue
You come undone
And when you're doing wrong it never feels more right
Forbidden fruit is the sweetest kind

Another walk but there's no shame
You've done it all before and you'll do it again
Criticism falls upon deaf ears
The words of others don't bring any tears

But when the taste of the flesh hits your tongue
You come undone
And when you're doing wrong it never feels more right
Forbidden fruit is the sweetest kind

You'll never outrun the devil on your shoulder
You're free from everything except for your own mind
The fix you get for free it has the highest price

But when the taste of the flesh hits your tongue
You come undone
And when you're doing wrong it never feels more right
Forbidden fruit is the sweetest kind
Track Name: Battle Scars
I see you cry I feel your pain
I see you giving up again
Your head hangs low and your hands shake
Tears of rage run down your face
Tired, hungry, poor we are
Scraping crumbs out from the jar
We are lost, we will be found
We'll burn this city to the ground

Each scar is a story
Every drop of blood a tale
All this pain will lead to glory
Side by side we will not fail

Leather jackets and ripped jeans
Molotovs and kerosene
Weary eyes and battle scars
The uniforms of who we are
Hand in hand into the night
Burning buildings give us light
Win or lose, it matters not
They will know that we have fought

Each scar is a story
Every drop of blood a tale
All this pain will lead to glory
Side by side we will not fail
These battle scars our medals
This trail of blood our tail
Just keep your foot on the pedal
There's no way we can fail
Track Name: Hit the Floor
When you take on the world
It takes on you
Uphill, outnumbered
You try to stay true
To your mind, what you think is right
What you gonna do
When the cheers of the many
Drown the screams of the few

Suffering don't mean
A fuckin thing
Long as your favorite
Show keeps you chuckling
Turnin blind eyes to the cries
Of the ones who been left behind
You close the door
But you're feeling so confined

You hit the floor
You take a stand
You were a boy
Now you're a man
No real advice
No real control
You lose your mind
When you sell your soul

You grew up a
Hellion
Now you stick to
Socially acceptable rebellion
But when the star dies
It ends lives everywhere it shines
You quit the game
You cut the ties

Maybe you left the
Front lines
But no matter how hard you try
Your thoughts still rewind
To the good old days
The good old nights
Remember the passion
But forget the fights

You hit the floor
You take a stand
You were a boy
Now you're a man
No real advice
No real control
You lose your mind
When you sell your soul

Keep putting everybody else first
And comin up last
If you need proof
Just look to the past
Martyr after martyr
Death after death
Murder each new leader
Till there's nobody left

To take control
They say remember your role
Go back home, act sensible
The only way to survive
Is to stop being weak
And never give up
When it looks bleak
Track Name: Aiesha
Aiesha what you gonna do tonight
Are you going downtown
Are you looking for a fight
Are you trying so hard to get a little of it all
Making little problems big and
Bigger problems small
Aiesha

Will you take over the city or be taken from behind
When we hit the pipe you never know just what you're gonna find
Do you need another daddy who will take care of it all
Or a loser you can push around and and lead him by the balls

Put the pedal to the metal when I get under the hood
I'll be the one you want but I ain't the one you should
Your body's saying yes
But your mind is saying no
Either way we know that one of is gonna have to go

You're gonna grab it by the horns
Gonna take it where you please
Gonna walk up to the heavens and you'll get 'em on their knees
When you don't know names you keep on cutting down your enemies
Keep on cutting till you start to see the forest for the trees

When the innocence fades and you look at what you've done
You'll get to see the price of all the toys that you won
Your picture on the wall is just an image caught in time
With a great big smile telling everybody that it's fine

The pressure builds up till you think you're gonna pop
And you think of all the things you love and how they all have stopped
The grind is slowly wearing all the happiness away
Better grab ahold cause it might not come back another day

Keep a pulling that thread until the sweater comes undone
It feels so cold even when you're standing in the sun
Maybe then you sort on through the faded memory
Wonder where I am and if you maybe make it back to me
Track Name: Down The Road
All this talk of compromise
Seems tilted in the way it slides
If you don't like who I am
You can go

Cause there's plenty of women out tonight
Others might see eye to eye
I already pretend from 9 to 5
After that I'm done

If I can't be me when I'm around you
What do you expect me to do?
Be true to me or be true to you
I guess I'll see you down the road

Trying out new things is fine
But I hate running all the time
If I don't want to go out
Then don't cry


Cause I gotta have time to myself
And my friends help keep my mental health
But too much of a good thing can be bad
And that includes you

If I can't be me when I'm around you
What do you expect me to do?
Be true to me or be true to you
I guess I'll see you down the road

Believe in the power of one
You can always get things done
When there's no one holding you back
You can start to run

If I can't be me when I'm around you
What do you expect me to do?
Be true to me or be true to you
I guess I'll see you later down the road
Track Name: With Our Past
I take comfort in the sight of the sun coming up when I lay down
I take comfort in a crowd, blending in to the city that's all around

Whoa 
Just another man
Whoa
Just another day

Some people fight for peace, some people pray for war
Some people live their life behind their own front door
We talk bout the good times that we had, but it won't last
The way we pay for the future is with our past

I take comfort in the sight of the unknown, going places I've never been
I take comfort in the lights on the stage knowing I can let it all out again

Whoa
Just another band
Whoa
Just another day

Some people fight for peace, some people pray for war
Some people will live their life behind their own front door
We talk bout the good times that we had, but they don't last
The way we pay for the future is with our past