Battle Scenes

by Kait Berreckman

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1.
Control 05:01
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
Night Owl 03:16
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
5.
Grace 00:35
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.
6.
Keep It Up 03:32
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?
7.
Oh, Cecile 03:56
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
8.
Let Her Go 04:13
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
9.
I'm Fine 05:45
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

about

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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Kait Berreckman Denver, Colorado

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“...detail-rich vignettes of nervous energy, internal struggle and social commentary...”
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