Hooray for Our Side

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Our debut EP, featuring 5 freshly-minted tracks, featuring guests from Suburban Legends, Starpool, and more!

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released July 30, 2013

Katon Guinen - lead guitar, backup vocals
Nikki Klein - drums, backup vocals
Veg Crash McCoy - bass, backup vocals
Evan Wohrman - lead vocals

Additional musicians:
Karen Roberts - backup and group vocals
Brian Robertson - trombone
Vincent Walker - trumpet, keyboards, tambourine, backup and group vocals
Brian "T-Bone Willy" Williams - trombone

Produced, recorded, and mixed by Vincent Walker
Mastered by Steve Foote
Cover artwork by Thom Foolery

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Hooray for Our Side is a ska/punk/alternative rock band based in Orange County, California.

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Track Name: Plastic Knives
You could cut through the tension with a plastic knife
If they don't have you comatose from trying to take their side
All tied up in broken strings of hate, revenge and snide
You fate is sealed, you fought and lost
I'm gonna shut you down in Riverside

This is what you get
This is what you need
This is what you asked for
This is how it's gonna be

I know you think I should feel sorry
But I'm just not sorry about this
I can't help ignoring
Your stories are boring
No touring, I'm starting to drift
You know I think we could do better
But you're just not sorry about this
I can't help ignoring
The anger I'm storing
How'd you like your face to meet my fist?

You won't catch my attention with your plastic life
You stab me right into my back, then expect me to comply
Because you said that
And then you fucked off
And then you came back
And it was all wrong

This is what you get
This is what you need
This is what you asked for
This is how it's gonna be

I know you think I should feel sorry
But I'm just not sorry about this
I can't help ignoring
Your stories are boring
No touring, I'm starting to drift
You know I think we could do better
But you're just not sorry about this
I can't help ignoring
The anger I'm storing
How'd you like your face to meet my fist?

Face! Meets! Fist!
Track Name: Sympathetic
Let me show you what it feels like
To be out on your own again
Everything was alright
When I could say you were a friend
But somewhere deep inside your soul
I knew something wasn't right
Why should I stick around this cursèd home
And let my heart pay the price?

My knack for sympathy's not
Working anymore
I must have used it up
But I'm not quite sure what for
And when your friends are gone
You won't know what to do
Payback's a bitch, you'll find
When it all comes back to you

All these walls are caked with dust
And this hallway feels so empty
I guess it doesn't seem like much
But this is what you left me
Not a bitter word went left unsaid
No sedative for the pain
The nightmare's over, I had to end it
'Cause this is you when chaos reigns

My knack for sympathy's not
Working anymore
I must have used it up
But I'm not quite sure what for
And when your friends are gone
You won't know what to do
Payback's a bitch, you'll find
When it all comes back to you

(Breaking news out of Anaheim: People can be cruel, heartless bastards. You could be one of them. Find out more tonight at 11.)

Phone shaking by my side
Pushing me to face the light
Sang every song to soothe
They became all about you
I laughed to laugh as you did
Smiled to believe that they were wrong
Supposed to stay together
We were supposed to stay together, whoa

Let's raise a toast to what could have been
And hold a wake for disregard
A vigil for the thoughtless minded
Grim dirges with no notes nor bars
No remnants of your final goodbye
Your lies all left extinct
Now you're gone and we're left standing
While we chant three cheers for anything

My knack for sympathy's not
Working anymore
I must have used it up
But I'm not quite sure what for
And when your friends are gone
You won't know what to do
Payback's a bitch, you'll find
When it all comes back to you
Track Name: Wasted/Back to Life
Oh my God, well, it's happened again
I've already seen how this story ends
Most other folks would just let it all pass
But in twenty-six minutes I'll be on my sixth glass

I sit here getting wasted
The grim reaper's out there waiting
But a little red devil's already possessed my mind
I've got no hope for freedom
Made best friends with all my demons
And they prefer I spend my time inside (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Surprise, surprise!
Woke up late again
But I've got no job and I've got no friends
The rich ain't happy and the sad get sadder
So if I sit here getting drunk
Does it really even matter?

I sit here getting wasted
The grim reaper's out there waiting
But a little red devil's already possessed my mind
I've got no hope for freedom
Made best friends with all my demons
You know what, man? I'll take a chance outside!

(Let's talk it on out)

We're looking good, we're feeling fine
I think I'll take you out tonight
Ghost Town, boomtown
Going to the show
I've got my coat, I've got my hat
I'll wait outside your London flat
Likkle old time reggae on my red radio

Hey, little rude girl
Where you going?
Hey, little rude girl
Don't you know the music brings this town to life?
Hey, pretty rude girl
Are you listening?
Hey, pretty rude girl
Don't you know that you brought me back to life?

So shake your rump to this mighty beat
I think I killed my losing streak
Good luck is on my side and that's alright
I said, Hey, Miss Katella
I just wanna be your fella
We can take the 50 bus to the party downtown
You know her love is lethal
But deep down she is an angel
I can't get enough of that Orange County sound
Can't get enough of that Orange County sound

Hey, little rude girl
Where you going?
Hey, little rude girl
Don't you know the music brings this town to life?
Hey, pretty rude girl
Are you listening?
Hey, pretty rude girl
Don't you know that you brought me back to life?
Track Name: Starting Over
I'm more or less insane
Moreso than a month ago
I'm chasing what's not really there
I'm catching frowns and cold blank stares, I saw
Conscience on sale, a half-price discount
Can you spare a dime, it still costs too much for me

I'm okay
I'm just fine
I won't do anything I might regret this time
And don't say
She's your valentine
"'Cause opinions change," sincerely say the undersigned

So let's tear down unfriendly confines
Of city limits and county lines
Erase these walls and borders
Our from each and every corner, I can
Can we start over? Nice to meet you
I like your shoes, where did you get them?

I'm okay
I'm just fine
I won't do anything I might regret this time
And don't say
She's your valentine
"'Cause opinions change," sincerely say the undersigned

Don't you believe me?

I'm trying my best
To work this all out
To catch myself and get back up when I fall
Down, down, down
I know you've got my back
Catch yourself, kid, and get back up
'Cause you never know where you might wind up, yeah
Down, down, down
You got so far off track
Know yourself, kid, and get back up
'Cause you never know where you might wind up, yeah

I'm okay
I'm just fine
I won't do anything I might regret this time
And don't say
She's your valentine
"'Cause opinions change," sincerely say the undersigned

Don't you believe me?
Let's tear down unfriendly confines of city limits and county lines
Track Name: Outatime
From suburban homes in RSM
To faithlessness and a punk rock band
I didn't think it'd all go by so fast
Community service and late night shows
I'm not sure where my time goes
I didn't think it'd all go by so fast
It goes by so fast

So stay if you want
Or you can just go
My high self esteem's hit an all time low
It seems once again
That I've lost a friend
My mind's in the red
Here's what I said

Where has everybody gone?
They're missing out on all my songs
I think I'm doing something wrong
There's no one left to sing along
Somewhere along the way I lost it, yeah

'Cause I didn't think it'd go by so fast
I used to be first but now I'm last
And I used to think that I had some class
One second here, now it's all in the past
'Cause I didn't think it'd go by so fast
If I was out there, I know I would not last
And I used to think that I had some class
One second here, now it's all in the past

So hand me a pen
I'll write down these words
Put my thoughts on paper so you can be sure
If it happens again
You won't lose a friend
With means to your ends
Here's what I said

Where has everybody gone?
They're missing out on all my songs
I think I'm doing something wrong
There's no one left to sing along
Maybe that's the way I want it, yeah yeah yeah

'Cause I didn't think it'd go by so fast
I used to be first but now I'm last
And I used to think that I had some class
One second here, now it's all in the past
'Cause I didn't think it'd go by so fast
If I was out there, I know I would not last
And I used to think that I had some class
One second here, now it's all in the past

So look at me now
What do you see?
I'm everything I want to be
Did I fail?
Did I succeed?
I didn't turn out perfectly
I fought the bullshit
I fought the smears
I wrote these songs for my own ears
That ticking clock's what I most fear
We're out of time I'm sorry dear

'Cause I didn't think it'd go by so fast
I used to be first but now I'm last
And I used to think that I had some class
One second here, now it's all in the past
'Cause I didn't think it'd go by so fast
If I was out there, I know I would not last
And I used to think that I had some class
One second here, now it's all in the past

'Cause I didn't think it'd go by so fast
I used to be first but now I'm last (I'm sorry, dear)
And I used to think that I had some class
One second here, now it's all in the past (I'm sorry, dear)
'Cause I didn't think it'd go by so fast
If I was out there, I know I would not last (I'm sorry, dear)
And I used to think that I had some class
One second here, I'm sorry, dear