The Way It Is

by The Gusto

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released May 21, 2008

Drums and bass recorded at DNA studios by Mark Witcomb, Guitar tracked at South of Hell Studios by Dec Dwyer, Vocals tracked at Master Blaster Studios by Gavin Lefebvre. Extra backing vocals on "Carry On" by Rorr Dogg and Gavin. Piano and female vocals on "Okay" and "Lonely Highway" by Mike Massey and Francie Phelps. Mixed at Master Blaster by Gavin Lefebvre. Cover art by Ashley Witter. All songs written and are owned hard by The Gusto.

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The Gusto is a dangerous four-headed beast. Its roar is a harmonious orgy of pain and shredding, much to the delight of its young, drug addicted fan-base.

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Track Name: Apehangers
Get some credit in the straight world

'Cause I know I never will

I tried living the nine to five

But that life gives me no thrill

But you know that it's a great world

Even if it doesn't seem

But you keep on pushing harder and that

Means everything to me



We can't ignore this

We cannot afford this

We keep on the straight

Thinking every single day

Nothin's gonna stop us now



Where are we goin'

I don't know

To where there is no end

Where are we goin'

I don't know

To where there is no end



We've got some time to kill right now

We couldn't ask for more

We're just here to show you how

We've got some time to kill right now

We couldn't ask for more

We're just here to show

Show you how



We can't ignore this

We cannot afford this

We keep on the straight

Thinking every single day

Nothin's gonna stop us now



Where are we goin'

I don't know

To where there is no end

Where are we goin'

I don't know

To where there is no end

Go
Track Name: 2 Chords
And now I've the feeling you have always been with me

And you help me everyday

And I don't believe you had the right to give up on my dreams

And you come back in another way



He's coming 'round again and

Gotta go gotta go gotta get it

Now I know

He's coming on strong

He don't throw in the towel and quit

He's the man with the plan and you know it

Now I know

Whoa



And even when the others have fallen onto their knees

You bring the gusto that they need

And if you don't believe me just read the writing on the wall

Because the record says it all



He's coming 'round again and

Gotta go gotta go gotta get it

Now I know

He's coming on strong

He don't throw in the towel and quit

He's the man with the plan and you know it

Now I know

Whoa



Did you come in

When I waited

Did you leave with the things that I had found

Did you notice you were changing

Did you leave with your fears lying on the ground

When I waited

Did you leave with the things that I had found

Did you notice you were changing

Did you leave with the plans lying on the ground

Did you listen to the frightful sounds

Cowboy up when you were down

Did you notice you were changing



He's coming 'round again and

Gotta go gotta go gotta get it

Now I know

He's coming on strong

He don't throw in the towel and quit

He's the man with the plan and you know it

Now I know

Whoa
Track Name: 3AM
Well we started out making big waves early on

Then we found that we'd gone from an ocean to a pond

And the waves that we made they could stop as much as move along

Well it makes me wanna say

That



I wanna go back to the days when were animals

Never cared and never did what we were told

Our indifference to the world was bought and sold

Now a days I feel we're getting old

We could never find a better way

To make a difference in the world those days

We could take it way beyond to far

And if you need to find us

Here we are



Running down the streets at three A M

As if it was always us versus them

They say we live our lives out on the limb

But we're ready for the war



And when your calling comes

Your ready for the day

Now you know you've got the answer

Now you 're over paid

And when your life is in a rut and you feel screwed

You do

To make it through

But



I wanna go back to the days when were animals

Never cared and never did what we were told

Our indifference to the world was bought and sold

Now a days I feel we're getting old

We could never find a better way

To make a difference in the world those days

We could take it way beyond to far

And if you need to find us

Here we are



Running down the streets at three A M

As if it was always us versus them

They say we live our lives out on the limb

But we're ready for the war



Here we are

Running down the streets at three A M

As if it was always us versus them

They say we live our lives out on the limb

But we're ready for the war



Here we are

Running down the streets at three A M

As if it was always us versus them

They say we live our lives out on the limb

But we're ready
Track Name: Lumberjack
It's time to break the hold we've placed upon ourselves

And when we do this we will know it's just as well

We've got a lot to prove and then a lot to do

Forget all this

This normalness

Wanna be part of something else



What am I gonna do

Just can't find the time

What do we adhere to when I'm saying



I can't wake up with the sun

And pretend my mind is numb

Every single day's the same

When you've got someone to blame

I've become so fucking numb

I can't waste my time on this

Going through the motions and getting pissed



Today's the first day and yesterday was the last

Tomorrow we will start a new and stop living in the past

We've got to work it out just one day at a time

That's all we need

That's how we bleed

It's how we take a step out of line



What am I gonna do

Tryin' to find the time

What do we adhere to when I'm saying



I can't wake up with the sun

And pretend my mind is numb

Every single day's the same

When you've got someone to blame

I've become so fucking numb

I can't waste my time on this

Going through the motions and getting pissed
Track Name: OK
Was it something strange

Should I read a book and rack my brain

'Cause I don't wanna go insane

Need a new plan to get away from the pain



'Cause I really don't care about the really cool talk shows

Should pass out now

Buy a home on the headstone

Gilty to feel

So what's the big deal

I need a chemical imbalance deep inside

To erase my stupid pride



One more sip and I'm okay

Just one more drink and I'm okay

Yeah

'Cause I really don't care about the world

And I've got no real feelings for these girls

It's all up to you so give it up now

And everything's all right

I'm doing just fine



Can I get away

Take some time off to vacate my brain

'Cause I can't get away from the pain

Gotta blow off steam just so I can say



That I really don't care about the really cool talk shows

Should pass out now

Buy a home on the headstone

Gilty to feel

So what's the big deal

I need a chemical imbalance deep inside

To instate my stupid pride

I need you all here by my side

To erase what's difficult tonight



One more sip and I'm okay

Just one more drink and I'm okay

Yeah

'Cause I really don't care about the world

And I've got no real feelings for these girls

It's all up to you so give it up now

And everything's all right

I'm doing just fine

Fine



What's the point of the parading scheme

Is it too much to take

Does it make you wanna scream

Ah

Ah

Ah

Yeah



One more sip and I'm okay

Just one more drink and I'm okay

Yeah

'Cause I really don't care about the world

And I've got no real feelings for these girls

It's all up to you so give it up now

You think you've got it all figured out

I really don't care unless you really mean it

If you wanna get hip just turn up the steam and

Nothing you can try can even stop us now

And everything's all right

I'm doing just fine
Track Name: Auburn
Last night it was prophetic

But there was nothing left to do

We could just ride around this town all night

Getting drunk with you

Some things we never notice

But there was nothing free forever

And everybody knows

That punk rock shows

Don't give you what the fuck you're looking for



When we go down to the Auburn nation

And learn a thing about our civilization

Start some trouble

Make a fan or two

But you were only there for my frustration and

I know what everybody talks about

I know what everybody needs

When we gotta go

Don't wanna say so

'Cause you were only there for me



When there's nothing left we've got nothing left to do

But I wouldn't wanna be there without you

And when the going's tough it never felt so bleak

But those cheap beers and cigarettes never tasted

So sweet



So many places to go

So many things to be seen

When all I got is you

And all you got is me

This will never end if we just don't let it

Don't try to pin it down because you'll never even get it

Tomorrow may be theirs but this day is ours

Gotta live each one like you're dying the next because



When there's nothing left we've got nothing left to do

But I wouldn't wanna be there without you

And when the going's tough it never felt so bleak

But those cheap beers and cigarettes never tasted

So sweet



When there's nothing left we've got nothing left to prove

But I wouldn't wanna be there without you

When there's nothing left we've got nothing left to do

But I wouldn't wanna be there without you

And when the going's tough it never felt so bleak

But those cheap beers and cigarettes never tasted

So sweet
Track Name: Home
Now it's time to make it mine

The truth it was I couldn't find

And I'm okay

When you're not home

Once I had to find a way

It comes back to me everyday

I couldn't stay

When you were home



You'd lie to me sometimes

The truth I couldn't find

But this one wasn't mine

And I'll make a promise

Stated lound and stated clear

When you're home

I'll be gone



Now it seems I felt the weight

The difference between love and hate

And I'm okay

When you're not home

Then it seems I wanted more

The difference sets an even score

And I'll be there

When you come home



You'd lie to me sometimes

The truth I couldn't find

But this one wasn't mine

And I'll make a promise

Stated lound and stated clear

When you're home

I'll be gone



When I can't escape the way things are

Was it too much of your time

When I can't describe things dear

Was it good enough

It wasn't mine

Yeah



You'd lie to me sometimes

The truth I couldn't find

But this one wasn't mine

And I'll make a promise

Stated right into your eyes

When you're home

When you're home

When you're home

When you're home
Track Name: The Way It Is
This one goes out to all the clean ones

Who call us dirty

You're living in your own fantasy

And when you suck the teat of white light

For fame and money

You pay with your soul as a fee



Say oh no it's the time to make you see

That it's not my choice to make you enemies

You say what's right and wrong

But you've been preaching far too long



And you're all gonna die

And your God doesn't exist

Only the Devil

Can hear your payers

And that's just the way it is



You speak of freedom and deliverance

For everybody

But the real free ones you never see

And when the bell tolls you'll be saying

To everybody

Now is the time to follow me



Say oh no it's the time to make you see

That it's not my choice to make you enemies

You say what's right and wrong

But I say

You've been preaching far too long



And you're all gonna die

And your God doesn't exist

Only the Devil

Can hear your payers

And that's just the way it is



And you're all gonna die

And your God doesn't exist

Only the Devil

Can hear your payers

And that's just the way it is
Track Name: 20 Jake
Hey

Hey mother fucker

Do you wanna get fucked tonight

All right

I said hey mother fucker

Do you wanna fuck a butt that's tight

Awe yeah

I said hey mother fucker do you wanna be the one

To get your head blown off by my gun

I'm gonna kill you

But first we're gonna fuck tonight



And when you come

I'm gonna take your dick out of my ass

And stick it in my mouth

Wanna suck suck suck some cum

It's what I'm all about



So if you wanna get fucked tonight

Well I'll fuck you hard

If you fuck me right

But then you're gonna die

You're gonna die

I said you're gonna have to die

You're gonna die

I said I'm gonna kill you right after we fuck tonight
Track Name: The Mess
This is not a test

This is just a fucking mess

We gotta get out of this town

To keep it falling down

Been screwing up for days

We've been counting all the fucking ways

And if we do what's right

We'll still be screwed tonight



It's in the way we look and everything we do

And we do

Do

It's up to me and it was always up to you

Up to you



And all these things and all these people

Will never be just seen as equal

It comes out on the radio

Replaces everything I've ever known

And I know

It'll be there when I'm gone



And I'm already pissed

We could do without this awkwardness

I'm hoping that you know

It's because of what you do

We broke a lot of rules

But we're all a bunch of fools

If we never wake up and face the fact

That our heads are up our ass



It's in the way we look and everything we do

And we do

Do

It's up to me and it was always up to you

Up to you



This is not a test

This is just a fucking mess

We gotta get out of this town

To keep it falling down

Been screwing up for days

We've been counting all the fucking ways

And if we do what's right

We'll still be screwed tonight

It's in the way we look and everything we do

And we do

Do

It's up to me and it was always up to you

Up to you



And all these things and all these people

Will never be just seen as equal

It comes out on the radio

Replaces everything I've ever known

And I know

It'll be there when I'm gone
Track Name: Carry On
Never wanna be the people that you always see

Walking 'round like fucking ass holes

But here I am

And there I go

Never did you see the times of great glory

'Cause dread and fear has always held you back

But it was wrong

So carry on



You wanna be a man but you don't understand

The things you've gotta do to make it right

Don't fall down on your knees and cry to me

'Cause it was wrong

Wonder what we do to carry



Never see the things you wanna see

'Cause you were always stuck where you had to be

But here I am

And there I go

Never got a taste of victory

Too scared to sweat to scared to bleed

But it was wrong

So carry on



You wanna be a man but you don't understand

The things you've gotta do to make it right

Don't fall down on your knees and cry to me

'Cause it was wrong

Wonder what we do to carry on



Every time you get out of place

There's someone in your face

Telling you just what you're doing wrong

But who are they to say

How to live your own way

When all you gotta do is just get along



Never wanna be the people that you always see

Walking 'round like fucking ass holes

But here am

And there I go

There's no problem being who you wanna be

That's just your personality

But it was wrong

So carry on