Battle Scenes

by Kait Berreckman

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Battle Scenes is the long-awaited second full-length album from Omaha songwriter, Kait Berreckman. Songs about internal struggle masked by external poise sung with unapologetic authenticity, backed by crisp and honest rock ‘n’ roll fill the nine-track album to the brim with guts and imagination. Berreckman’s signature pop-coated folk-rock from her 2011 release, Conservation, remains intact, but with a rockier edge. With help from Jon Ochsner (bass), Morgan Karabel (drums), Sam Burt (guitar), Joe LaChance (piano), and studio wizard, Jeremy Garrett, Battle Scenes came to life in less than three months, now we’re all just waiting to see who wins.

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released August 24, 2016

Kait Berreckman - vocals, guitar
Morgan Karabel - drums
Jon Ochsner - bass
Sam Burt - guitar
Luke Pruitt - guitar, vocals
Joe LaChance - keys

engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jeremy Garrett

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Track Name: Control
If I drive around the block a few more times
would it be cool to come inside?
I brought some High Life and some nervous vibes
I don't think I will survive

What if I can't talk to you the way I should?
What if I can't let my guard down?
What if tryin' makes me make some stupid joke?
It's not funny, it's not funny, I know

I need some space in which to break

Cause I wanna be in control and outta control at the same time
I wanna be in control and outta control at the same time
In control and out
In control and out
In control and out of control

I wanna wrap this feeling up in easy words
I wanna make you understand
I know I'm lookin' like I'm ok
but I'm on another planet

I need some space in which to break

Cause I wanna be in control and outta control at the same time
I wanna be in control and outta control at the same time
In control and out
In control and out
In control and out of control

I like to party but I'm better when I'm alone
I like to party but I'm better when I'm alone
I like to party but I'm better when I'm alone
I'm better when I'm alone, better when I'm alone

Cause I wanna be in control and outta control at the same time
I wanna be in control and outta control at the same time
In control and out
In control and out
In control and out of control
Track Name: General Electric
General Electric's got a battle scar on his chest
he's still runnin' like the day he enlisted
General Electric lead us through the war

He's holdin a magazine of silver bullets
just enough to wreck us and let us know it
General Electric, lead us through the war

You and I gonna make it, make it
You and I are gonna make it out alive
you and I are gonna make it, make it

Ragin' for hours we're holdin' our ground
think you're in the clear now, baby don't back down
General Electric, lead us through the war

It's gettin' dark now, send in the reinforcements
fire shots of bourbon, wake me in the mornin'
General Electric, lead us through the war

You and I gonna make it, make it
You and I are gonna make it out alive
you and I are gonna make it, make it
you and I are gonna make it out alive

Wave the white flag, I'm done
Say it's over, I don't care who won
Get yourself together
reload the guns

You and I gonna make it, make it
You and I are gonna make it out alive
you and I are gonna make it, make it
you and I are gonna make it out alive
Track Name: Indecision 2016
Everyday I write your name on a blue little pill
everyday I say I don't care but I know I will
when the day comes that your name is too beautiful to say out loud

All this promise wellin' up inside my chest
If I'm honest I don't think I'd be the best
but we've got love and science and I know I wouldn't let you down

It's all waitin' for you
It's all waitin' for you
oh what's a girl to do?

Sometimes I think this body was made for you
but I'm starting to think these ain't the days for you
all the hate and all the ways we try to keep each other down

But we're so crowded now I can't see a space for you
all the places I know might be erased for you
could I bring you to a world that's so close to burnin' out?

It's all waitin' for you
It's all waitin' for you
oh what's a girl to do?

Would you hear silence? I can't find much these days
All the bright screens ain't lightin' the way
it's just a sharp, fast, careless parade
what can I say?

It's all waitin' for you
It's all waitin' for you
oh what's a girl to do?

Everyday I write your name on a blue little pill
everyday I say I don't care but I know I will
Track Name: Night Owl
My baby's a night owl
he's a night owl
stars in the sky must be his kind of caffeine
cause when he's wakin' up
I'm just startin to dream

But I always been an early bird
yeah I always be an early bird
coffee at sunrise, whiskey to close my eyes
and when I watch my baby sleepin
I wonder how we'll survive

I see him in passin'
I see him fly by
I don't get to ask him
how was your night

cause my baby's a night owl
and I'm an early bird
oh I love him so much tell me what am I supposed to do
can't take the early bird from the sun
you can't take the night owl from the moon
someone's gonna be tired
and someone's gonna be wired
we just don't know who
Track Name: Grace
I can't give you my love
and I won't swallow you up
I'll do my best to face these bitter days alone
I will give you grace.
Track Name: Keep It Up
I try to be over you
I practice in the mirror, I practice when I drive
you know I think I've got the accent down, I'm workin on the smile
I find it's very hard to do
especially with you comin' round, holdin' out your wounded heart
you're lookin' for the truth, like it's up to me to choose

you know I'm underqualified
I been foolin' everyone
question's in my mind, you can't see it in my eyes

Keep it up, keep it up
how long?
Keep it up, keep it up
how long?
Keep it up, keep it up
how long? Oh, how long?

You've got me where you want me now
filed under beautiful, stuck inside your dreams
it's everything you wanted but I'm burstin' at the seams
and I try to be over you
but you don't seem to get it, you don't seem to understand
you take me by the heart when you take me by the hand

Do I stay right here or run away
answer changes everyday
question's in my mind, you can see it in my eyes

Keep it up, keep it up
how long?
Keep it up, keep it up
how long?
Keep it up, keep it up
how long? Oh, how long?
Keep it up, keep it up
how long?
Keep it up, keep it up
how long?
Keep it up, keep it up
how long? Oh, how long?

I try to be over you
I practice in the mirror
I practice when I drive
I find it's very hard to do

you know I'm underqualified
I been foolin' everyone
question's in my mind, you can't see it in my eyes

Keep it up, keep it up
how long?
Keep it up, keep it up
how long?
Keep it up, keep it up
how long? Oh, how long?
Keep it up, keep it up
how long?
Keep it up, keep it up
how long?
Keep it up, keep it up
how long can I? How long? Oh how long?
Track Name: Oh, Cecile
Whispers down the hall
rumors spreadin' thick and raisin' doubts
he wants answers, you've got those
if he would just close his mouth

Oh, Cecile
(he ain't listenin', Cecile)
Oh, Cecile
(he don't care how you feel)
Oh, Cecile
(it's just a game of distraction, he's just a cog in a wheel)
Forget him, Cecile

You set the record straight
you tried bein' nice but you're wearin' thin
he wants the facts baby, you've got 'em
but he has to listen


Oh, Cecile
(he ain't listenin', Cecile)
Oh, Cecile
(he don't care how you feel)
Oh, Cecile
(it's just a game of distraction, he's just a cog in a wheel)
Forget him, Cecile

I bet he's thinkin' twice now
I bet he's shakin' right now
Keeps repeatin' lies like a record with a scratch
it don't change the fact, Cecile


Oh, Cecile
(he ain't listenin', Cecile)
Oh, Cecile
(he don't care how you feel)
Oh, Cecile
(it's just a game of distraction, he's just a cog in a wheel)
Forget him, Cecile

Oh, Cecile
(he ain't listenin', Cecile)
Oh, Cecile
(he don't care how you feel)
Oh, Cecile
(it's just a game of distraction, he's just a cog in a wheel)
Fuck him, Cecile
Track Name: Let Her Go
oh you’ve mastered the art of the flashback
tasked with forgetting her name
yeah it’s faster to rewrite history
than to stand up and take the blame

all your memories are washed out in sepia
and you love to watch yourself bleed
screaming louder into the theater
“won’t you remember me?”

but if you let her go, she’ll be gone
you’re the only one
hanging on

she’s in the whiskey, in the smoke as it curls
she’s in the bottom of every glass
it’s a mystery how you keep returnin’
but she’s never comin’ back

but if you let her go, she’ll be gone
you’re the only one
hanging on

imagine she’s a tooth
tied to the end of a string
think about a thing she’s said
or how she drank her tea
now wrap that string around a doorknob
and brace yourself
it’s gonna hurt like hell

but if you let her go
she’ll be gone
you’re the only one
hangin on
Track Name: I'm Fine
I fall asleep during the battle scenes
and I struggle with what that means
am I tired of the fighting?
am I denying how I feel?

Everything's a little blurry
and I don't mean to worry you
I'm probably overthinkin' it
I let it sink in way too long

It's probably nothing

I'm just fine, I'm just fine

It's got me feelin' so neurotic
Like I had it then I lost it
oh the way that I hold on to
things I want to just let go

And the cannons blast around me
I am sleeping very soundly
why don't I get up and fight it?
start a riot? I don't know

It's probably nothing

I'm just fine, I'm just fine

You can keep your drugs, they won't wake me
you can keep your drugs, they won't wake me up

I'm just fine, I'm just fine
I'm just fine, I'm just fine
I'm just fine, I'm just fine