The Bad Persuasion EP

Top 1000 Records of 2012?

Though we’re not really sure how to feel about this, a questionable spanish-language source, 1001 Records, has named Bullets for Manatees one of the top 1000 records of 2012 (we’re 636). Rolling Stone? Perhaps not … but we’ll take it.

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Bullets for Manatees EP

Red Lights Flashing — Lyrics

Red Lights Flashing from the EP Bullets for Manatees, 2012

Blame it all on the state I’m in …
an unusual mess to be dealing with.

Lights that shine steady and green
now are red and rapidly flashing.

Safety smells of quarantine.
An ocean’s in view when the red light’s flashing.
They still review in the factories
that know what to do when the red light’s flashing.

Say “hello” to my friends and kin.
I sincerely think they would laugh if looking in.
And tell them all my good hand’s asleep,
but it helps to numb the sting of clocking in.

Safety smells of quarantine.
An ocean’s in view when the red light’s flashing.
They still review in the factories
that know what to do when the red light’s …

Roy would often feel the need to destroy.
But the left would overpower the right hand
and break free before it could strike again.

Blame it all on the state I’m in …
an unusual mess to be dealing with.

The crowd surrounds the new cloud on the street,
but it looks to me like a blip to me
that lives on my TV screen.

Safety smells of quarantine.
An ocean’s in view when the red light’s flashing.
They still review in the factories
that know what to do when the red light’s …

Safety films for foreign teens
that show what to do when the red light’s flashing
can still be viewed in the factories
that know what to do when the red light’s …
flashing.