Sent Here To Destroy You

by Viking Skate Country

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Sent Here to Destroy You, the debut album from Viking Skate Country, four Chico dudes painting a hectic scene with swaths of feedback, in bright, noisy pop tones.

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released December 8, 2016

Recorded and mixed in Chico, Calif., by Dan Greenfield.
Extra gear provided by Greg Hopkins.

All songs written by Viking Skate Country.

Viking Skate Country: Jason Cassidy (vocals, guitar, organ); Robert Smith (drums, acoustic guitar); Mike Strishak (guitar, vocals, banjo); Conrad Nystrom (bass).

Gang vocals on “No Bongos” & “The Great Hour”: Regina Coffman, Ken Smith, Hannah Leigh and VSC. Percussion, uke, and uke on “The Great Hour”: Hannah Leigh, Ken Smith, and Dan Greenfield, respectively.

Thank you: Connie Cassidy, Regina Coffman, Hannah Leigh, Roman & Sammy, Dan Greenfield, Amy Greenfield, Clay Nystrom, Ken Smith, Sesar Sanchez, Logan Filmore, Brandon Smith, Nolan Pavone, Phil Anker, Garry Jacobson, Dan Wooldridge, Chico News & Review, Cobblestone Elementary, Kevin Williams, Adelle Brooke, Maltese Bar & Tap Room, Duffy’s Tavern, Monstros Pizza, Chico Area Punks, 1078 Gallery. Plus: West by Swan, The Americas, Michelin Embers and all the other dope Chico bands.

Dedicated to Shae Smith.

©2016 Palais Idéal

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Let's warm up the scene; let's heat up these amps.
Let's pick up a brick and find something to smash.
See that empty pickup, let's fill it with big amps.
Drive it right on the stage and invent this big jam.
Like this ...
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Track Name: To France!
I’m gonna wake up, way up
I’m gonna stand out and stand up
For me and forever

I’ll freak out, break down
I’ll break down and freak out
And reach back to find out

I’m run down, not running
I’m sunken, not sunning
It’s warm, it’s not safe

To be singing, I’m needy
Don’t seek me, I’m sinking
It’s warm, and I’m drinking

Red wine colors me inside
Red wine colors me inside
Red wine colors me inside
Red wine colors me inside
I can’t change my mind; maybe it’s the wine

C’mon! Let’s blow this place
Say fuck off to the money game
And sell the car and my guitar

And blast off on a red-eye plane
Breathe the air of a different place
And pas-de-deux along with you

At the Pont Neuf, Île de la cité
With the stinky cheese, and the tortured meats
and pass the bottle to all we meet

I need this, I’m needy
Don’t seek me, I’m seeking
It’s warm and I’m drinking …

Red wine colors me inside
Red wine colors me inside
Red wine colors me inside
Red wine colors me inside
I won’t change my mind; I tell you it’s the wine
Track Name: She's Alright
She swung her shovel at my head
I knew that she loved me
It was very very touching
The way that she touched my hair and
Cried … shovel at her side
I wanted to take cover
She wanted to hold my hand and fly

I … just wanna kiss
That glitter lipstick
I can taste the neuroleptics
In the quiver of her lips
Her glossy lips
Let’s ditch the orderlies and fly

Tonight ... we run outside
We run and hide
She say we gonna live forever
And she’s a digging us a hole
A deep, deep home
She wanted to fall right in and fly
Track Name: Distortion
And the record spins
As she floats across the room
Into his lonely tune
And the arms of someone new

Then the whiskey kicks in
And the record skips again
And the little boy within
He goes on in

And everybody’s screamin’
Why!

The record spins another tune
Strikes a chord of something new
He pumps his fist and sings to you
But he will never make his move

Then the whiskey kicks in
And the record skips again
And the little boy within
He goes on in

And everybody’s screamin’
Why!

And the needle hits the groove
Changes speed and warps the room
He’s watching from the corner booth
She never sees him make a move

Then the whiskey kicks in
And the record skips again
And the little boy within
He goes on in

And everybody’s screamin’
Why!
Why!
Why!
Why!
Track Name: The Great Hour
Wake up sleepyhead
It’s time to get up now
It’s three in the morning
And I know my way around

This is one hour that you've never seen
But I know where it hides
Right between you and me
And underneath the sky

And we’re singin’ now
Ba-ba, ba-da-ba / Ba-ba, ba-da-ba / Ba-ba, ba-da-ba / Ba, ba, ba

Let’s take our clothes off
Throw ’em on the lawn
Show the jerks how to party
And maybe they’ll follow along

Maybe we’ll just mess around
And drink up all the wine
Dance the room and sing our tunes
And shoot out all the lights

And we’re singin’ now
Ba-ba, ba-da-ba / Ba-ba, ba-da-ba / Ba-ba, ba-da-ba / Ba, ba, ba

Wake up sleepyhead
It’s time to get up now
This is our greatest hour
And you don’t wanna miss it now

I’m not so in love with you
That I’d let you sleep at all
’cause there’s a tune a-gatherin’
Inside my big ol’ heart
Track Name: Thundercoat
What if I picked up the first round?
It’s warm; the band’s on fire
And what if you promised to stick around?
I’ll get you drunk tonight

And what if the whole bar would sing along?
I need, need, need one more song
What if we zip you up, and hold you strong?
Please, please, please, one more song

I need, need, need, one more song
I need, need, need, one more song
Please, please, please, one more song
One more song …. One more song
Just one more …
Track Name: No Bongos
What’s wrong with the scene, I hear the hippies are back
It’s a burnout, man, twirlin’ up from the ash
I lost all my punk songs; let’s just write some new ones
Drink a fifth of Makai, and drop a bomb on the building
Like this …

Let’s warm up the scene; let’s heat up these amps
Let’s pick up brick and find something to smash
See that empty pickup, let’s fill it with big amps
Drive it right on the stage and invent this big jam
Like this …

Sent here to destroy you
Sent here to destroy you
Sent here to destroy you

Like this …
Track Name: No Sound
In space there is no sound
Your words hang from your tongue
Nothing comes near
I don't hear them

Under current
I don't feel it
My eyes are open
I'm awake dreaming

I hear your sigh
No light - out of sight
Hey, guess I'm in here
Somewhere I hear
Track Name: Celestial Monochord
The world has always been sick, it has always been mean
I’m not the first to say it’s how it’s gotta be
Yeah, the world will always been sick, it’ll always been mean
Even when I’m rotting underneath

You go down to the water to wash your sins away
But those same dark waters will carry me away
You’ll still reach in, gather up a drink
Even when I’m rotting underneath

You might disagree
You’re wrong and I’ll prove it now
We been singing this song since the world was born
And we’re still singing it now, singin’ now, singin’ now
Yeah we’re singin’

The world has always been sick and mean / I’m not the first to say it’s how it’s gotta be
The world will always been sick and mean/ Even when I’m rotting underneath

You might disagree
We’re fine and I’ll prove it now
We’ve been singin’ since the world was born
And we’re still singin’ now, singin’ now, singin’ now!