Stay Punk Vol. 1

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Hey friends.

This is the twenty fourth release from 'The Death Of A Modernist' and the first of the 'Stay Punk' volumes which is dedicated to showcasing 'punk' infused artists.

I would like to thank all the artists who agreed to participate in this project and to each and everyone of you for taking the time to listen.

I really hope you all enjoy listening to Stay Punk Vol. 1. There will be plenty more offerings to come in the near future. Keep posted for that.

Please spread the word, download and share this mix tape with all of your friends.

Lastly... if you enjoy any of these artists, please do support them. Any little gesture will go a long way. They are all amazingly talented and deserve your attention.

Stay punk!

T.

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released September 30, 2015

Cover Artwork :: Uncharted Maps

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Track Name: Accidental Hero - Pictures
:: PICTURES ::
Track Name: Across The Atlantic - Open Roads, Dead Ends
:: OPEN ROADS, DEAD ENDS ::
Track Name: Atlantic Division - Lighthouse
:: LIGHTHOUSE ::

No sleep your head is spinning he let you down for new beginnings
So you called me up and said you had to get away
And now you're sleeping fine each night cus of that day
I'll never forget the words you said to me

[CHORUS]
So when I'm breaking down before you
Tell me everything will be okay
I won't be scared of anything, my patchwork hearts unravelling
So carry me away in stitches
Fall in love and forget everything
That goes against what we could be, we're playing tricks on destiny

Could it be that we found what people spend their entire lives
looking for a searching and wasting all of their fucking time
And it don't make sense to me I guess we just got lucky
You struck me down just like a lightning bolt that loves me
Electricity in our hearts

[CHORUS]

you turned the lights out, ready to break down
you know i've been there, i'll be your lighthouse
these rocky shores can, be so forgiving
who knew erosion, could be a good thing
Track Name: Backyard Superheroes - My Fault
:: MY FAULT ::
Track Name: Bears In Trees - Good Hustle Kids
:: GOOD HUSTLE KIDS ::
Track Name: Before And After - Long Live The Rebels
:: LONG LIVE THE REBELS ::

This is our!
Own song
Our own jam
Our own dance

So come on
Come with me
Let's take
A chance

To be
Who we can be
If you
Believe

In yourself
And in your Friends
You can
Achieve

All the
Pleasures in
This life can
Be yours

Your friends
Will help you out
Through it
All

So pluck
Your strings
And bang your drum
For here it comes

We'll sing
This song and
It goes..
Na nana na nana na na

Chorus

Your
friends
Are your
family

And they
will always be
Right there
For you too see

You are not
Alone
Just don't let go
Of your friends who really matter

We'll Scream
And shout
Till you
Hear us

We'll be
Ready for more
You can't
Stop us

This fire
Will burn
And will
Never die

Pride and Passion
We're warriors
Let's do this!
Na nana na nana na na

Repeat chorus

We're going up and we'll never stop. We'll reach our dreams till we reach the top. Cuz the top is the place we want to be. To be in the place of the place to be. We'll play so hard, till we can no more. We're family, we're the band "Before". Together with our friends we'll fight through it all. Up high in the sky we will stand TALL!

repeat chorus
Track Name: The City Of Sirens - We're Gonna Have To Toughin' This Kid Up
:: WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO TOUGHIN' THIS KID UP ::
Track Name: False Contender - Taking Your Side
:: TAKING YOUR SIDE ::
Track Name: Ghouls - Abandon Ship
:: ABANDON SHIP ::
Track Name: Goodbye The Sunset - Dreamworld
:: DREAMWORLD ::

Secrets of mine will come out in time.
Don't hesitate, its better to wait in life.
I've never been, never been through open seas,
Breaking the promise that you gave to me.

And it's still hard to breathe without you,
I'll keep moving on and on.

Hey!

You honestly cut through like pieces of glass,
and wait for the silence of my life to pass
I'll run
And run

Hope is something you learn,
I'm not a waste of space,
When I escape this place
I've never been, never been through open seas,
Breaking the promise that you gave to me.

And it's still hard to breathe without you,
I'll keep moving on and on.

You honestly cut through like pieces of glass,
and wait for the silence of my life to pass
I'll run
And run

It's still hard to breathe without you,
I'll keep moving on and on.
Track Name: HOURS - Forty-Three Twenty
:: FORTY-THREE TWENTY ::

The roof top is where we sat as we
smoked ourselves into a daze
we climed the walls beneath the stars
and laughed until we felt the pain
it's just too difficult
to find these words

A little to the left and fate
had shown it's ugly face again
reminding us that control
isn't always in our hands
we need to learn how to proceed

This one's for you, my friend
life can be strange and cruel
it's 4320 hours to the day
to the day that you escaped from hell

that song that made you happy
will always play
but no one gave us warning
and now it never sounds the same
drift in and out of belief

And on the night
a piece of us all died
we'll bury ourselves in memories
for what will seem like eternity of war

This one's for you, my friend
life can be strange and cruel
it's 4320 hours to the day
to the day that you escaped from hell
Track Name: Kept At Bay - Borrow, Break, And Steal
:: BORROW, BREAK, AND STEAL ::
Track Name: Legend of You - Now That I Know
:: NOW THAT I KNOW ::

I won't. I remember so many years where the answers are never clear. Go on and tell me what you're here for. You couldn't stand the test of time. Can't you see that we're not in love? I won't ask for much. I'm willing to break. I give into every word you say. I won't ask for much now. I could never take hold of the wounded heart you mold. There's no running from your demons. I won't be the next in line. Don't you know when enough is enough? You wake up and think everything's fine. You know it's not. I won't ask for much. I'm willing to break. I give into every word you say. I won't ask for much now that I know. Is that what you said to me? Is that what you want to see? I guess I don't know anything. Is that how it had to be? Just to stop and leave? I guess you must know everything. I wouldn't ask you what you're here for. Endure the pain of the words you chose. Replay the stories and dreams we wanted as I awake to find your ghost. I dreamed the thought of your heart still longing the day I stare into your soul. I guess we know the way things go, it isn't safe to come back home. (My heart, it begs, for you, to stay) No I wouldn't ask you. We both deserve this. No I wouldn't ask you.
Track Name: Lindenwood - Monument
:: MONUMENT ::

The colors changed from green to gray.
My memories are my everything.

Take me back to the golden days.
Clasped hands have paved the way.
This is who you wanted to be, this is why you gave life to me.

I am the monument, adored at my birth, forgotten in time.
I have brought all your heavy hearts but you chose to leave me in the rain, under the heat, decaying with the dirt on my feet.
I am looking for all of you to join me.

Everyday I wish to bridge the gap between fearless minds and loving hearts, and heartless times.
Track Name: Lowlands - String & Bone
:: SKIN & BONE ::
Track Name: Meth Breath - Sleep Fighting
:: SLEEP FIGHTING ::

I don't know what you're staying up for
Are you concerned with details of the afterlife?
Sorry if your heaven's a metaphor
I don't think it's literal

Some people think they've got it figured out
I take my salt in pinches of correct amounts
Sorry if your hell is a metaphor
You take things way to literally
I could die but not this time

Yeah, I blame it all on selfish behaviour
Is anybody listening?
We do things just to cum and feel "alright", is anybody giving a
Fuck it all away, this anxiety is bound to make our lives a living hell
Accept that life is fleeting
Stop fucking around, I swear you'll get a decent night...

It's just perceptions locked behind doors
I lost my keys in the crevice of this cosmic couch
I'm sorry if I used a bad metaphor
I'm cringing and averting my eyes
"Thats right, come towards the light"
Not me.

I blame it all on selfish behaviour
Is anybody listening?
We do things just to cum and feel "alright", is anybody giving a
Fuck it all away, when anxiety is bound to make our lives a living hell
Accept that life is fleeting
Stop fucking around, I swear you'll get a decent night...

I could die but not tonight
I could die but not this time
Fuck it all away, this anxiety is bound to make our lives a living hell
Accept that life is fleeting
Stop fucking around, I swear you'll get a decent night's sleep.
Track Name: Mountains To Move - Nemesis
:: NEMESIS ::

To be honest, I’m doing better, but still not that great. I notice this from the reflecting image of my eyes, filled with self-hate. An epiphany of realising life means nothing to me but some setbacks and some hurtful memories that I’ll keep locked inside of me.

I’d be lying if I say everything will be okay, but none of that matters these days.

I consider the future to be an enemy. The nemesis in my own Greek tragedy, in which the hero will cease to exist once he meets his destiny.

Staring at the ground, medicine in my ears. I forgot for a moment how good feeling nothing can actually be. Let me be, can’t you see I prefer social distance over conversations about how good your life has been.

I can see the sun rise in the distance.

Surrounded by a mass I tend to turn my back to. I don’t belong here and never will. And realising this has made my life a goddamn living hell. Each time I’m underwater I try to hold my breath a little bit longer than I did last time, subconsciously hoping that the air in my lungs was less than I had expected it to be.
Track Name: Nice Shot, Kid - Cornered
:: CORNERED ::

I'm breaking through for once, and once and for all.
I will not sell myself short when I should be standing tall.
And from this point on I'll devote all my time to reclaiming everything you took.
I'll take back what's mine.

I've heard this all before.
This isn't over until I say that it is.
I've worked too hard for this.
I thought you'd always be in my corner through thick and through thin.
But if that's no longer true, then I don't need you.

It's obvious that we can't coexist.
Well I've got nothing to do with the pressure you put on yourself.
Dump your anger on somebody else.
This was never yours to take...back what's mine.
You never deserved my peace of mind.
Take back what's mine, you never deserved to disrupt my peace of mind.

I've heard this all before.
This isn't over until I say that it is.
I've worked too hard for this.
I thought you'd always be in my corner through thick and through thin.
But if that's no longer true, then I don't need you.

I thought you'd always be in my corner, for all the times that we shared.
I guess that you never cared, but I promise that
This isn't over until I say that it is.
I've worked too hard for this.
I thought you'd always be in my corner through thick and through thin.
But if that's no longer true, then I don't need you.
Track Name: Nobody Move - Hips
:: HIPS ::
Track Name: Nothing Planned - Laughing Stock
:: LAUGHING STOCK ::
Track Name: On The Open Road - Harm's Way
:: HARM'S WAY ::

I can't help but feel a little down sometimes
It's the demons I faced still burning deep inside
When I'm with you, you take away all the pain
Don't need to feel like my eyes are blinded by gains of sand

I was knee high now I'm neck deep
These mountains I climb are far too steep
It all came so suddenly
Please don't ever leave me
I find it hard to believe what you think of me
At least I know I'll hold you for today
Tomorrow I'll be stuck in harm's way

I hope you can cope to be with me and all my problems
I can help you through with yours too
Fuck those assholes worth absolutely nothing
They're stupid, pathetic, a complete waste of your worthwhile time

I was knee high now I'm neck deep
These mountains I climb are far too steep
It all came so suddenly
Please don't ever leave me
I find it hard to believe what you think of me
At least I know I'll hold you for today
Tomorrow I'll be stuck in harm's way

It's better to feel pain than nothing at all
At least I know I'm alive, avoiding death and its hallow call

Stuck in harm's way

I was knee high now I'm neck deep
These mountains I climb are far too steep
It all came so suddenly
Please don't ever leave me
I find it hard to believe what you think of me
At least I know I'll hold you for today
Tomorrow I'll be stuck in harm's way

I'll be stuck in harm's way
Track Name: Open Letters - The Shape Of Complaint Rock To Come
:: THE SHAPE OF COMPLAINT ROCK TO COME ::

I've lost my friends but I'm still indifferent, more stoic than I've ever been, it's true.
It's only time before I can leave it all behind.
Catch out from missing out.
I've got a feeling that it all comes down on me slowly.
So much of it is out of grasp I can't see.
It hurts when I am dreaming of you, please leave me alone.
It was always cold.
I wish I knew it all before.
Heart deep but my bones feel weak.
Inside your dreams it never had to be just me.
Past lovers tore us apart.
When I was in my head it was always fine, too bad it rots away when you cross the line.
When did it all go wrong?
That first time I met you? That first time I kissed you? Your warm embrace?
Our love or our lovers?
Track Name: The Other Stars - You Looked Better At The Party
:: YOU LOOKED BETTER AT THE PARTY ::

Sometimes I think when I was happy
I had just turned twenty and I met her at a party
I was starting to get all those funny feelings in my chest
and all those feelings in my chest won't go away

And she said
"Connor, you should watch out because I'm bad news"
I said "I've been to hell and back, I think that I can handle you"
I guess that we're all wrong sometimes

And if I get a cut I'll bleed for a day
but this pain, it just won't go away
it might not be a broken heart
but it's a start

Now Joe got his new car and he's driving south
Josie's making stories up with her big mouth
Me, Derek, Matt and Tom are trying to move it all along
and break the audio surface tension with our songs

Dan's in Milford, Eric's nowhere to be found
I'm spinning circles, tipping bottles upside down
seems only yesterday we placed our bids on life
seems only yesterday that we were kids, alright

And if I get a cut I'll bleed for a day
but this pain, it just won't go away
it might not be a broken heart
but it's a start

Oh, I am so drunk that it's funny
but maybe it's not as funny as we think?
no, it's ok, cause we're just joking
just silly kids, we took up smoking

Did I ever tell you just how sick I felt
when you were all fucked up on drugs and screaming in your prison cell?
It isn't very funny anymore
when we get too fucked up and pass out on the floor
No, it isn't very funny anymore
Track Name: Post Script - Summer Of Ash
:: SUMMER OF ASH ::

I never thought I could lose something this way
Like smoke and mirrors I stumble away
Running in all directions I fled
Finding the answer to all of this
Burnt out like a cigarette
and you just burned to ash

At first I felt whisped away
But we were just tossed like leaves in the wind
The seasons changed and our
Memories just rotted away

I promise not to overthink
or complicate things
I swear i'm worth it
I'll be persistent
trying to, burn down these walls to ash
I swear this isn't just a summer fling
My intentions are to never hold you down
Am I foolish to think?
Am I foolish to care?
Am I foolish to give in anyway?

At first I felt whisped away
but we were just tossed like leaves in the wind
The seasons changed and our
Memories just rotted away

In spite of friends words of caution
Heartbreak take me as I am
Or leave me here again
To suffocate, to suffocate in... Ash.

I'm lost
In this summer of ash
I'm lost
in this summer of ash
(I'M LOST)
You're gone for now, I know
Everything Moves on
(I'M LOST)
You're gone for now, I know
Everything moves on

At first I felt whisped away
But we were just tossed like leaves in the wind
The seasons changed and our
Memories just rotted away
But then I found you in this Summer of Ash
But then I found you in this Summer of Ash

But then I found you.
Track Name: Record Low - For Rose
:: FOR ROSE ::
Track Name: Riflekid - I Was A Rat
:: I WAS A RAT ::

8 bottles waiting to drain me alone tonight
I skipped the pills, I should profit but I'm alright
I lay on this floor; it's starting to feel like home
My back could kill me but I need to be alone

Silence, silence won't mean a thing
Endless violence inside my head
Silence, silence won't mean a thing
Endless violence

9 hours burned down the clock and I want it back
I wrote the songs like I mean to get back on track
They know I'm listening, they want me to be out here
Am I existing but I could not disappear

It's all confusing and been abusive
The lack of surprise would be haunting away
Am I just too late to make these all straight?
The phasing went on and on (on and on)
Track Name: Sharp Sleeves - Prosper
:: PROSPER ::

I’ve worn the past two years like battle scars
As we’ve slowly decayed and drifted apart
Your skin has grown so cold to my touch
You act like time alone can heal us
But tell me how we can work this out
If we can’t save ourselves

Maybe it’s too late
Maybe too much has changed
But if it’s a lost cause
Then I’ll find my own way
Out of this grave that I’ve been digging
For my bones, as they’re crippling
I give and you take, it’s always the same
If it’s true what they say, we’ll always be broken
We’ll always be broken

I know you want to pretend it’s our first summer again
But time has taken its toll, and we’re not who we were then
Losing all signs of hope, I can feel as we falter
But i know, that we must grow to prosper on our own

Maybe it’s too late
Maybe too much has changed
But if it’s a lost cause
Then I’ll find my own way
Out of this grave that I’ve been digging
For my bones, as they’re crippling
I give and you take, it’s always the same
If it’s true what they say, we’ll always be broken
We’ll always be broken

We’re bad news, a poor excuse
I mean, honestly, what are we trying to prove?
We’re bad news with a pretty good ruse
But I’m sick of playing games that we’re bound to lose (x2)

Maybe it’s too late
Maybe too much has changed
But if it’s a lost cause
Then I’ll find my own way
Out of this grave that I’ve been digging
For my bones, as they’re crippling
I give and you take, it’s always the same
If it’s true what they say, we’ll always be broken
Track Name: The Simple Things - Missing
:: MISSING ::

I have seen what you can be
A predator with a taste for me
Will you see what I have seen?
Or will you live on, with blades for teeth?

I have seen

This is where
Where I break free

Get up and get out
You lost your way
Sick and tired of so much same

Sick and tired of every day

Get up and get out
You lost your way
Same old same shit everyday
Get up and get out
You lost your way
Sick and tired of so much same

Stop

No, we can't talk this over
I'm done with this shit
I am out

Promises you made
Are empty broken missing now
Everything you claimed
Was a fucking lie

Promises you made
Are empty broken missing now
Everything you said
Was a fucking lie

You try to barricade that open wound
We're pushing through (pushing through)
With or without you
I see the folly of living with
No shame

Backed into broken walls
I haven't felt this small
Red-eyed and ready to appeal
You'd give up anything
To see what you can't be
Your new life, enjoy
Away from me

Away from me
Away from me
Away from me

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Take your next step
Knowing these deep wounds
Will bleed me dry

Silence is golden via you and I

Stillness corrupts what's left
In peace of mind

Well, now.
See this? It's a way of life

Capsized

It's your fucking life

See this? It's your way of life

Capsized
Track Name: Twinleaf - Twenty Faces
:: TWENTY FACES ::
Track Name: Underdog Champs - Picked Last
:: PICKED LAST ::

Take two steps back (stop wasting time)
Think about your words and the decision is mine
Best intention with the words results
Best intention with the words results

Keeping quiet to appease the best (I think)
Stop repeating your words and I'll rest
Best intention with the words results
My ears were the punching bags for your thoughts

This whole charade is getting old and I know
It's time to throw the river down and watch them fold

Keep this close, find out what it means to me
I know someday you'll understand
Over and over we keep our composure again

This whole charade is getting old; you better fold.
This is the point of no return
Gloves come off and the bridges burn
Fold the hand you hold; this means the world to me
This is the point of no return
Hear me out, see my heart, and you'll learn
Find out what it means to me

Keep this close; keep it safe and in your chest
Find out what it means

This is the beating in your chest.