Friendly Fire

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FRIENDLY FIRE is our second album.


released August 12, 2012

Lloyd L. Naideck, Gary Laurie, Adam N. Copeland, Gerry Griffin

All songs © 2012 Copeland, Griffin, Laurie, Naideck
Words: Copeland; except Griffin on 1,3; Laurie on 4
Recordings produced by Adam N. Copeland
Mixed by Scott Thompson and Adam N. Copeland at Escape From the Industry


Diana Laurie, Andrew Morgan, Joe Pearl, Gerry Griffin IV, Beth Hatfield-Griffin, Erin Karcher, Mary Ellen Morrow, Maine (Supreme Commander, Bean, and Baby Jasper), Erika Palmaffy, Alana Hoffman, Dan Copeland, Pauline Copeland, Theresa Copeland, Tara Copeland, Liam James, Zac Clark, Scott Thompson, The Brothers Minus, Frank Zappa, Secactus



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Track Name: Andorra
Blame and complain and
with twisted words we all just spin and fall
Who’s right or who’s wrong or
who’s left or who’s gone?

Momma always told me “be mindful of what you learn”
People always talking “you’ll use this in the real world”

Where are the Gold Stars for those who obey laws?
Those who are in charge should be behind golden bars.

Waiting and waiting
we look around and it all just seems to fall
The waters are rising
The virtuous are wrong

Momma always told me “it’s not who you are but what you learn”
So why is it I’m failing to hang on in the real world?
Track Name: Spin
Oh, I’ve seen it all before
you say you’re just a little bored
Yeah it’s all so routine
but I know what you mean
It spins around
but there’s no sound

Caught in a fixed groove with, no sound

You’ve heard this song so many times before
That all you can do is cry

Take me in your arms again
Love has made a fool of me
Take a good look at my face
Clearly, I am not too proud to beg

Caught in a fixed groove, with no sound
Track Name: Miel
Would it be alright
if I held you so tightly that
no one can hear you scream?

Oh how I fell for your charm
tattoo heart
shooting stars
under we slept 'til dew fall
Fue un flechazo o mi herida funesta
Oh Miel, what should I do?

Because we don't know how to stay
in one place too long
And all I want to be is where you sleep
my love.

Would it be alright
if I tied you down tonight so you
can be the one to squirm?
Track Name: Keep on Movin'
Wake up each morning and You try to survive
But sometimes you feel Like you’re running out of time
You get knocked down But you won’t take a dive
Scramble for bliss But it never arrives

You follow the rules And try not to cheat
But fate buts in And you have to retreat
Feel all alone In a sea of deceit
Lost and adrift With no chance to complete it but

I’ll keep on movin’ til my legs won’t pull no more
I’ll keep on movin’ til I find another door
And when the sun goes down, you’ll find
There’s more ahead than what’s behind

Packed up his things and he moved from his home
Walked through the earth to the sound of his own metronome
He always stopped to smell the aromas
I won't forget what he told me before he left:

I’ll keep on movin’ til my legs won’t pull no more
I’ll keep on movin’ til I find another door
And when the sun goes down, you’ll find
There’s more ahead than what’s behind
Track Name: Kaleidoscope
NO, no I’m not bored spending all these lowly nights under the sheets
away from the scene and all her actors. Oh please just leave me alone.

I know, it’s not right, I should put up the good fight
but tonight I’m feeling fine staying inside in your arms
OH I’d be a fool not to forgive you

I’m sickly and my chest/head is caved in
waiting for someone to pull out the final pin
you’re too much and it’s too much too much too much
when you say too little and what you say doesn’t come out right

my hands are shaking, my heart’s racing
i can’t believe the face you’re making
my hands are shaking, my heart’s racing
i can’t believe what you are saying
my hands are shaking, my heart’s breaking
i can’t believe that we’re still making
up can’t believe what i am saying
you must think that I am making this UP. TONIGHT.

i had all my dreams come and go
so i’d better stay in bed and come up with better ones
looking at my past through a KALEIDOSCOPE
the images are fragmented, all saturated, and upside-down
Track Name: Rose (My Old Ways)
I want to get drunk
i want to start fights
lose track of time
in the middle of the night
i want to be held
i want to be hit
i guess i’m more Jersey than
I’d care to admit

Rose, I'm losing my red mind
I hope you’d help me try to find it
But I won't go back to my old ways

I'd tell all my friends
but they wouldn't believe
because your name ain't as sweet
as what you do tp me

Edit my head again
with alcohol
Empty my head of
all the black yarn
Pull me out on the floor
when I don’t want to dance
Again and again and

I need somebody who can take me out
I need somebody who can keep me up at night
I need somebody who can speak my language
i need somebody who can make me scream and shout
but i don’t want to yell
Track Name: The Thief
I spend my evenings looking through catalogs
changing channels, complaining nothin’s on
while you are half a world away
and your sleeping on the ground
while a television thief dangles
as a crowd

gathers around a tree
pelts him with
stones, he said
“grab his feet
and swing him around”

What guilt
What shame
White/What guilt
White/What shame

I was born into this war
I was captured
and traded
made out to be a whore

i don't fight for diamonds
i don't fight for peace
i don't fight for honor
most days i fight to eat

Come on back your house is not enough
Your letters are not enough
Come on back this house is not enough

Oh there's nothing, nothing I can do
I'd come to take you
There’s nothing I can say
You’d stay, you’d stay
Track Name: The War On Drugs
Load it up and shoot again
put a hole in someones head.
Drink up fast and drive my car
yes, you're gonna be a star.
Find a way into my yard
stick a knife in someone's heart.
Tear apart my family.

is a WAR
on ME