Monsters Are People

by Chess at Breakfast

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1.
she’s a witch girl, having the time of her life she can crush any man’s skull with her inner thighs she’s a reaper, swears she’s gonna make history on a swift broom, advertising her misery he fights with blisters between his knuckles he throws punches & punches & punches until someone says “uncle” he swears he killed 100 men in vietnam, but he fails to mention it was all on an xbox so who gives a damn? the only thing that keeps his attention— jet black stilettos hiss hiss daddy’s got a brand new mistress looks like satan in a polka dot dress & black lipstick he just does what she says ...and whatever monstress wants, monstress gets... she gets her kicks stomping on sidewalk cracks just to break your mama’s back now your father’s hexed & the whole town is next daddy found his head in the lake mommy found her fingers in the sink preacher found daddy in the bedroom daddy found god in the devil hiss hiss daddy’s got a brand new mistress looks like satan in a polka dot dress & black lipstick he just does what she says he just does what she says he just does what she says he just does what she says i don’t need all of you i don’t need all of you she don’t need all of you she don’t need all of you here daddy & the devil sittin’ in a tree K-I-L-L-I-N-G
2.
i swear i saw it with my own two eyes another lover between my lover’s thighs their hands were clasping, mouths were gasping the only thing they were missing was me instead of stopping them right then & there i snuck away & prayed the nastiest prayer “god please strike down on he like a bolt of lightning smiting open sea” mr. god told me to keep my patience, but mr. god doesn't know what it's like to watch the boy next door invade the equation, become your baby's daddy, & steal your wife so even after all the difficult labor thou shalt kill thy ruthless neighbor the table’s turned, now i’m the other lover & he’s the monster i was born to smother this rough love bug brings tough love, bub such a long way down free falling from grace will i ever hit the ground if i'm not weighed down by faith? this rough love bug brings tough love, bub
3.
The Dirt 01:59
i’m drained -- i’ll sit this one out and let all of my friends do the work chained -- i’ll bitch and i’ll pout and make a new set of friends in the dirt brain dead, six years of meds i don’t recognize anyone anymore like my father before me, i feel no pain ‘cause with empathy comes chains
4.
Brain Fog 01:05
take these hands & these thoughts away venom courses through my veins take these hands & these thoughts away there's nothing left that i can contain like father, like daughter like father, like daughter you fostered a monster like father, like daughter
5.
Eenie Meanie 04:23
you said we broke your trust as if that ever meant something these chains are starting to rust our feet thump & we owe you nothing eenie meenie miney moe grab your master by the throat if he hollers, let him choke eerie meanie miney moe you said your method was just as if your towers weren't tumbling these walls will crumble to dust boots fall & the ground is rumbling so little pigs, let us in if you really wanna make amends, then stick out those chinny chin chins but even with sugar & spice & everything nice, you taste like the nothing eenie meenie miney moe grab your master by the throat if he hollers, let him choke eerie meanie miney moe so keep your eyes fixed on the prize no matter how ambitious the size don’t let the empty visions, premonitions convince you otherwise so keep your eyes fixed on the prize despite their desperate wishes, and cries don't let the empty visions, superstitions convince you otherwise no matter how malicious the bite just keep your eyes fixed on the prize eenie meenie miney moe grab your master by the
6.
beware of my god her piercing teeth, lockjaw crusted blood beneath her eyes try & you’ll see you will never catch me look out for the law you’re always on the radar just another dot on a screen that no one will see you’ll never be set free celebrate another wasted space the only thing that remains the same something to hold on to when the sunset crushes your day in two where is your god? behind the clouds? i bet not stuck in only the best-selling fictional read that takes a certain breed to believe celebrate another wasted space the only thing that remains the same something to hold on to when the sunset crushes your day into... oblivion
7.
Look Away 02:47
i've been surrounded by these fallen angels all my life they pray to false gods that smile & nod then move along it's crazy to pretend that there exists a higher prize than satisfaction from succumbing to the urge to criticize why must I sympathize with certified insanity? [babbling] that's what you all sound like to me have you all lost your fucking humanity? i guess the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree family is first & we're all that you have family is first & we're all that you have family is first & we're all that you have family is first & we're all that you have dear, cover your ears it'll all be okay if you just look away oh dear, please cover your ears it'll all be okay, but you must look away dear, cover your ears it'll all be okay… you must look away look away
8.
The Mud 01:39
9.
Gak 04:13
his nose pressed to glass, covered in gak he won't feel sorry through the wall she can’t hide anymore, lie anymore for love he can't love anymore, lie anymore for lust she leaves a light on, to convince herself that hopeful thoughts will pull her from this hell she greets the black swan with a final wasteful prayer, then turns the vac on to suck out all her air his dancing hovers over vacant smiles but he won’t feel, ‘cause with empathy comes chains she can’t hide anymore, lie anymore for love he won't love anymore, lie anymore for lust she can’t hide anymore, lie anymore for us
10.
if we get one chance at all, it'll take a miracle to not bash our skulls straight through the mirror & into the wall, where all the bugs & the critters crawl it’s true — i never needed a friend to have my back when my back was against the coast i’m turning into a ghost every dog i know wants to bury my bones so bury my bones it’s true — i’m better off alone this is the last time i conceal below the mud so roll me up in a rug, lay my head on the tracks, make me part of your past make me part of your past there’s no excuse for what you do to you a vulture through time, you live just to eat the dying consumer habits are consuming you you want it all & everything too you eat your cake in a padded room but even monsters are people too

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The second and final LP from Colorado-based indie prog band, Chess at Breakfast.

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released June 25, 2021

Personnel:
Caleb McFadden | Vocals, Guitars | Lyrics on all songs
Justin Daggett | Bass, Backing Vocals, Throat-Singing | Lyrics on Tracks 02, 05
Mike Davis | Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals, Keys, Sampling, Additional Guitars, Throat-Singing | Lyrics on 02, 05, 07, 09
Music by Chess at Breakfast.
Artwork by Kim Desmond (insta: @kimdesmondphotography)
Engineered, produced, and mixed by Mike Davis @ Koncept Jewel Studios from November 2020 to May 2021.
Mastered by Jason Livermore @ The Blasting Room in May 2021.

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Chess at Breakfast Fort Collins, Colorado

Punk meets prog meets indie meets metal.

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