AMOS (limited edition cassette w​/​digital download only)

by Friendship Commanders

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    These limited edition cassettes are all hand-numbered, and there are only fifty. The purchase of a cassette comes with a digital download, so you're not confined to an analog experience. The cover photo is by B. Arson, and Ric Simenson did the graphic layout.

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This is the first release by Friendship Commanders, originally available on CD and limited edition cassette. Now only a handful of cassettes remain - and they come with a digital download. Get one!

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released June 11, 2013

TTS042

1. Unkissed
2. Built to Break
3. No Fun
4. Enough
5. Your Best Friend
6. THE SLAMS

B. Arson - guitar and vocals
Jerry Roe - drums
Tim Marks - bass

All songs by B. Arson

Produced and recorded by Jerry Roe and B. Arson

Tracked at Diamond Sound and Fort Knockout in Nashville TN

Mixed by Jerry Roe at South Street Studios in Nashville TN
Mastered by Alex McCollough at Yes Master in Nashville TN

Cover photo by B. Arson
Graphic layout by Ric Simenson

Thanks to Gary Paczosa, Bobby Holland, Chris Utley, Reeves Gabrels, Craviotto Drums, Meinl Cymbals, and Vic Firth, and of course - Amos McPhee.

℗ & © 2013, Trimming The Shield Records

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Track Name: Unkissed
I could be all you'd ever need
and you would still search for un-me
I could write songs for you all day
and you would hear all the notes I misplayed
how come I'm never on your list?
how come my lips will stay unkissed?
I could be with you from here out
but you will waste years with all your doubts

oh, love of all my life
it won't be long now, 'til I get it right
one day I'll finally learn
to get out of line, cuz it's never gonna be my turn

you said a fortune teller claimed
that you would have money, health and fame
but what did she tell you about this -
the person who mirrors you as you live?
see, I have walked done the aisle and back
yeah, I have been up and down these tracks
I don't need my palms or tea leaves read
I just need you for good, my friend

oh, love of all my life
it's been so long now, and you can't get it right
so this time I finally learned
to get out of line, cuz it's never gonna be my turn

so take your reference point of comfort
take the story you won't want to tell
take your childhood, now adulthood
take the in between, the living hell
take the music, take the magic
you can try it out with someone else
just take the whole thing, I can't use it
I will start this over myself
by myself

oh, love of all my life
it's been too long now, and you can't get it right
Track Name: Built to Break
every bit of faith I had in you
went running scared when I found out the truth
you're not with me
every little thing you ever said
just waved goodbye and somewhere in my head
I set you free

what we need is some way back to level ground
when did crashing worlds become a household sound?

don't leave me out when you tear it all down
I wanna watch the decay
some live in fear that they'll ever reach this day
but I say, some hearts are just built to break

I carried you this far, let's see you walk
I held you your beliefs, so show me mine
I'm coming up empty every time I look to you for strength
and you're coming up short in dedicated time

you said time would bring me everything I need
how could I have known your words would make me bleed?

don't leave me out when you tear it all down
I wanna watch the decay
some live in fear that they'll ever reach this day
but I say, some hearts are just built to break

so bring the big guns, let's get undone
everything we had, I wanna see the smoke
I wanna see the fire take the story whole
goodbye

don't leave me out when you tear it all down
I wanna watch the decay
some live in fear that they'll ever reach this day
but I say, some hearts are just built to break
Track Name: No Fun
Tuesday night slap-back, I told someone all about you
they said it was all in my head, that my feelings weren't true

sometimes it feels like a circle instead of a line
the progress we make in this lifetime is so undefined

me and you won't be hanging in clubhouses giving high-fives
you can't come in mine
see, it's true, you can bang all you want, but I'll turn out the lights
can't you read the sign?
it says, "every kind welcome but one: those who are no fun"
you are no fun

chariots wait for the people too tired to walk
you can take any road that you like, but I don't want to talk

sometimes it feels like a racetrack instead of a love
the chances we take in this lifetime are scary enough

me and you won't be hanging in clubhouses giving high-fives
you can't come in mine
see, it's true, you can bang all you want, but I'll turn out the lights
can't you read the sign?
it says, "every kind welcome but one: those who are no…"

don't you feel sorry you took what was someone else's flame?
and don't you feel sorry you look like you couldn't care less…
couldn't care less what they say?

me and you won't be hanging in clubhouses giving high-fives
and you can't come in mine
see, it's true, you can bang all you want, but I'll turn out the lights
can't you read the sign?
it says, "every kind welcome but one: those who are no fun"
you are no fun
Track Name: Enough
I don't want to undo your sense of right
but who you are and who I am, they tend to fight
I believe that we can be much better than what we've shown
but are you with me, or am I alone?

every day is like a list of what to do
and you don't want to become me, nor do I you
I believe that we can be much happier one day
not always struggling to be ok

but is it ever enough?
to be in love?
we'll shoot higher and higher, 'til we're so far above
but is it ever enough to be in love?

so your friends don't really know me, I don't care
it doesn't matter all that much unless you're scared
all you really need is just to see me for who I am
and then accept that, if you can

and is it ever enough?
to be in love?
we'll shoot higher and higher, 'til we're so far above
but is it ever enough to be in love?

it's not all your fault, I know you're trying
I know I'm not always there
but any aeroplane worth flying
is gonna need the freedom of the air

so is it ever enough?
to be in love?
we'll shoot higher and higher, 'til we're so far above
but is it ever enough to be in love?
Track Name: Your Best Friend
how can you go on living like you do?
you wouldn't know good love if it came and kicked the crap out of you
if you wanna run, go on
but don't come crying, you're trying to break my heart again
baby, don't you know I'm your best friend?

I can come over and see you with your girls
and I'm always around if you need someone to help you with your words
oh, but you didn't want the rest of what I gave you
why'd it take you this long to turn the bend?
honey, just move along, I'm your best friend

you can wander into the wild
you can throw your tantrums like a child
I'm gonna love you the rest of my life
we just couldn't get our hearts aligned

I'm gonna tell you how it has to be
you'll be a good man yet, and you can practice it on me
cuz somebody else might need for you to be there
no, I don't care, if you're too scared, just pretend
that she is the one you can trust like your best friend

you can wander into the wild
you can throw your tantrums like a child
I'm gonna love you the rest of my life
we just couldn't get our hearts aligned
so come hold my hand one last time
I'm gonna teach you to love somebody right
I'm your best friend
Track Name: THE SLAMS
back in the day I was small
back in the day before ALL

then you revealed yourself like a memory
such deja vu and now all you give me are

THE SLAMS

teenager guts in a man
six foot tall child with no plan

now all I have is a fading image
I keep it around to recall the damage

THE SLAMS

the good news is
nothing seems to last
not even the cracks
sunshine comes again