Back in Black

by Archie Powell & The Exports

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about

This is our third full-length album. Heartbreak and sexual frustration are blanketed in equal parts pop pastiche and harsh noise collage. Archie's voice didn't work right for a month after this recording.

credits

released 28 April 2014

ARCHIE POWELL - VOX/GUITAR
RYAN EXPORT - KEYBOARDS
ADAM EXPORT - BASS
RJ EXPORT - DRUMS/PERCUSSION
ALEX J. EXPORT - GUITAR

PRODUCED BY JON ALVIN WITH GABE LIEBOWITZ AND ARCHIE POWELL
ENGINEERED BY JON ALVIN WITH VOCAL ENGINEERING BY GABE LIEBOWITZ
MIXED BY JON ALVIN
RECORDED AND MIXED AT CHROME ATTIC (CYRSTAL LAKE, IL)
MASTERED BY JUSTIN PERKINS AT MYSTERY ROOM MASTERING (MILWAUKEE, WI)
SONGS BY ARCHIE POWELL EXCEPT:
TRACKS 4 AND 5 BY ARCHIE POWELL, NICK WOODS, BRIAN PEOPLIS
TRACK 10 BY ARCHIE POWELL, ADAM EXPORT
MUSIC BY THE EXPORTS
BACKUP VOCALS ON TRACKS 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, AND 12 BY GABE LIEBOWITZ
JIM “BIG ARIZONA” VONDRUSKA APPEARS SPORADICALLY IN PRAISE OF FOLLY

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Track Name: Everything's Fucked
I AIN’T SEEN THE SUN FOR DAYS
AND IT’S TIME TO WASH MY SHEETS
I WISH SOMEONE COULD MAKE THIS MASTURBATION OBSOLETE
BUT BABY IF IT’S NOT YOU I GUESS I’D RATHER TUG
HONEY YOU’D HAVE THOUGHT IT’D BE EASIER TO JUST UNPLUG

BUT THROUGH THIS LABORED BREATH
AND SOLITAIRE CROQUET
THERE AIN’T NO PRAYER IN HELL YOUR GHOST WILL EVER GO AWAY
AND I’VE BEEN UP ALL NIGHT JUST TRYING NOT TO CALL
YOU ACT AS IF I’D GOTTEN YOUR NUMBER FROM A BATHROOM STALL

BABY DON’T YOU KNOW THAT I’VE BEEN TRYING TO SEE
IF YOU’RE MY LATEST DIGNITARY OR AN ABSENTEE
ISN’T IT EVERYTHING THAT YOU WOULD HOPE IT COULD BE?
EVERYTHING’S FUCKED

I’M SORRY THAT I JUST CAN’T MOVE AHEAD
BUT SOMETIMES I WISH THAT INSIDE MY HEAD
WHERE YOUR FACE AND YOUR HIPS KEEP A PERMANENT BED
THAT A BULLET WOULD BE THERE INSTEAD
Track Name: Tattoo On My Brain
A COUPLE THINGS ARE BETTER UNSAID
YOU MAY AS WELL JUST TAKE A NEEDLE TO MY FOREHEAD
OR DIG IT DOWN A COUPLE INCHES
WE CAN GET THERE QUICK WITH SAWS AND SCALPELS AND SYRINGES

I’M CALLING FOR A CONSULTATION
A SKETCH OR TWO TO HELP CONVEY THIS INFORMATION
TO GATHER UP AN INKY PLAYGROUND
LATHER UP AND LET ME DOWN

HEY - JUST TATTOO ON MY BRAIN
REMIND ME HOW YOU MADE MY AGENDA FOR GOING INSANE

YOU CAN TELL THAT IT’S A TRAIN WRECK
ALL THIS GRAY WILL HAVE SOME COLOR IN A HOT SEC
KEEP IT CLOSE TO MY ADVANTAGE
SEND ME HOME IN STAPLES WITH AN EXTRA REAM OF BANDAGE

CELLOPHANE AND CORTISONE CREAM
I’LL HAVE A HEADACHE FOR A YEAR, I NEED SOME MORPHINE
I’M STOCKING UP ON MENTAL SUNSCREEN
SCABBING UP THE UNFORSEEN

I KNOW NO ONE STILL LIKES ART NOUVEAU
I JUST THOUGHT I’D SAY I LOVE YOU IN THE TACKIEST WAY I KNOW
Track Name: Lean
GIMME THAT LEAN BABY GIMME A KISS
YOU KNOW I DOUBT YOUR CURRENT SITUATION’S BETTER THAN THIS
I SAID GIMME THAT GREEN LIGHT OR GIMME THE CURE
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE I’M CARTOON OF A CARICATURE
GIMME THAT LINE BABE OR GIMME THE DOOR
YOU KNOW I NEVER HAD TO COUNT MYSELF A STALKER BEFORE
I SAID GIMME SOME TIME BABY GIMME A CALL
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN CHOKING ON A MEDICINE BALL

THIS ISN’T NEW
YOU CAUGHT THE BROADCAST
BUT THROUGH AND THROUGH

BABY YOU GOT THAT LEAN
A COG IN MY NEUROTIC MACHINE
THE CORAL TO MY AQUAMARINE

GIMME THAT LEAN BABY GIMME YOUR HAND
YOU KNOW YOU GOT THAT HESITATION I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND
I SAID BABY GET KEEN GIVE IT MORE THAN A GUESS
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE AIR MAIL WHEN YOU’RE THE PONY EXPRESS
GIMME THAT SONG BABY GIMME A DANCE
YOU KNOW I AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG FOR YOU TO GIMME A CHANCE
I SAID GIMME THAT BREAK BABY GIMME A CLUE
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN DROWNING IN A BARREL OF GLUE

THIS SHOULDN’T BE
I NEED COLD PACK
AND SURGERY

I GUESS THAT I SHOULD JUST CONFESS, GIRL
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO THROW A FIGHT
AND LET ME SAY THAT FOR ALL TIME I’LL SEEK YOUR IMAGE
WHEN I’M SHITFACED ON THE INTERNET AT NIGHT
Track Name: Scary Dream
I’VE BEEN DREAMING UP A DIRTY, DIRTY DREAM INSIDE MY HEAD
THE KIND YOU NEVER WISH TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS
THE KIND YOU WISH TO TELL YOURSELF YOU DIDN’T EVEN HAVE
THE KIND OF SEX YOUR CONSCIENCE CAN’T SEEM TO DEFEND

SUFFICE TO SAY I’VE ACTED ON IT, RAN IT TO THE HILT
YOU KNOW I’VE REALLY DUG A DEEPER DITCH TO LAY
A PLACE TO KEEP MY CARCASS WHILE I CHEW UPON THE GUILT
MY MOUTH IS FULL & I JUST AIN’T GOT SHIT TO SAY

WAKE UP, GET UP
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
WAKE UP, GET UP
WELL, WE’RE ALMOST DONE NOW
WAKE UP, GET UP
IT’S ALMOST OVER NOW
WAKE UP, GET UP

EVERYONE WILL HEAR BEFORE I GET A CHANCE TO SPEAK
YOU KNOW THAT EVERYONE WILL NAIL ME TO THE WALL
EVERYONE WILL HATE ME FOR IT, EVERYONE WILL FREAK
AND I’M SO FUCKING SCARED I’LL GET MINE AFTER ALL
Track Name: Holes
FEELS LIKE YOU’RE BURNING HOLES IN MY EYES
WE GOTTA FIND A BETTER WAY TO SYNCHRONIZE
FEELS LIKE YOU’RE BURNING HOLES IN MY HEAD
WE GOTTA TAKE A CHANCE AND HOPE TO WAKE THE DEAD

WE GOTTA RE-ORGANIZE, RE-ORGANIZE

FEELS LIKE I’M TAKING ORDERS AGAIN
YOU KNOW I HAVEN’T HAD TO SINCE I DON’T KNOW WHEN
BACK IN LINE WHEN I’VE ALREADY SERVED
AND NO SIGN OF THE LEAVE I ALREADY DESERVE

WE GOTTA RE-ORGANIZE, RE-ORGANIZE
I’M AFRAID TO GO TO BED WITH THE LIGHTS OUT
RE-ORGANIZE, RE-ORGANIZE
CELEBRATE FOR ALL MY SINGLES AND SHUT OUTS
RE-ORGANIZE, RE-ORGANIZE
TAKE MY CHANCES ON A REASON TO FALL OUT
RE-ORGANIZE, RE-ORGANIZE
Track Name: Electrocute My Heart
YOU KNOW YOU’RE ELECTRIC
YOUR PULSE KEEPS MY PACEMAKER GOING JUST FINE
WE RUN DIAMETRIC
WITH EQUAL AND OPPOSITE CHARGE THROUGH THE LINE

YOU RUN THE GRID HONEY HEAVEN FORBID
WE CAN’T GET IT ONLINE
YOU CAN ALWAYS RE-ROUTE MY CIRCUITS
YOU KNOW IT’S A VICTIMLESS CRIME

MY SYSTEM IS SPASTIC
YOU MIGHT HAVE THE GROUNDING TO KEEP ME ALIVE
YOU’RE BRIGHT AND BOMBASTIC
YOU MAKE ALL THESE SPARKS FLY AND STILL I SURVIVE

YOU’RE HOT TO THE TOUCH AND AS SUCH BABY
I OVERHEAT ALL THE TIME
YOU CAN ALWAYS SHOOT ME MORE STATIC
YOU KNOW THAT’S A PAIN I DON’T MIND

ELECTROCUTE MY HEART BABE
LOVE CAN’T SAVE MY SOUL
THESE KINDS OF TREATMENTS TAKE THEIR TIME
AND TAKE THEIR TOLL
BATTERY BLAST UPON MY TONGUE AND IN MY MIND
I’M STILL NOT CONVINCED THAT I’LL EVER BE FINE

OUR WIRES ARE WASTED
THEY SIZZLE AND SNAP WHEN THE SWITCH IS SUPPLIED
THE CHARGE IS INVASIVE
IT WON’T BE A SHOCK WHEN THEY SEE HOW I DIED

RED VERSUS BLUE WILL MAKE PROBLEMS FOR YOU
EVERY TIME THEY ENTWINE
YOU CAN WATCH ME GRAB BOTH AND GRIT
AS I SEIZE AND I SPIT
WHILE THE VOLTAGE CASCADES
AND THE LIGHTNING PERVADES
AS MY SKIN STARTS TO BURN
AND MY BRAIN TAKES A TURN
WHILE I CRACKLE INSIDE
WITH MY MOUTH OPEN WIDE
YOU CAN BET I’LL BE STIFF AS A STONE
WHEN THE SOCKETS ARE FRIED
Track Name: Rodeo Crush
EVERY SO OFTEN I’LL WALK BY THE PLACE
WHERE YOU USED TO LIVE JUST FOR THE THRILL
AND LOOK IN THE WINDOW AND HOPE FOR YOUR FACE
BUT THE STOREFRONT JUST DON’T FIT THE BILL

I USED TO THINK THAT YOU’D BACK FROM THE BRINK
YEAH YOU’D REALIZE YOU’D TAKEN A SHINE
BUT MY BEANIE IS YELLOW, YOUR STETSON IS PINK
AND THE RODEO SUITS YOU JUST FINE

IN MY DARKER WAYS I’LL STILL CURSE HIM FOR DAYS
WISH HIM CANCER OF SKIN AND THE MOUTH
AND CRIPPLING BONE LOSS FOR COUNTLESS DELAYS
TOWARD THE DANCING YOU WON’T DO DOWN SOUTH

I USED TO SAY THAT YOU’D STILL STOW AWAY
YEAH YOU’D COME TO YOUR SENSES IN TIME
BUT YOU’RE SHARING A BARREL WITH CLOWNS TO THIS DAY
AND THE RODEO SUITS YOU JUST FINE
Track Name: The High Road
I SAW YOU AS YOU GOT ON YOUR FEET
ABOVE MY EXPECTATIONS WITH YOUR SOLES ON THE STREET
I DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS THE PLACE TO BE

AND I SAT WITH A PLAN IN MY HEAD
A RUNNING RICH RED RUSE TO HELP ME EVEN THE SPREAD
AND I’M RELIEVED I DIDN’T WING IT INSTEAD

I SAID YOU LOOK SO TIRED
DIDN’T WANNA BE SO PLAIN
AND I SAID I CAN’T DENY IT
AND I WON’T GO DOWN IN VAIN

WELL IT’S A START, GOT MY FOOT IN THE DOOR
I PASSED THE FIRST AUDITION AND YOU’RE CALLING FOR MORE
UP IN THE CLOUDS WITH YOUR FEET ON THE FLOOR

WELL I DON’T THINK I’M SUCH A TERRIBLE GUY
AND I DESERVE SOME CREDIT SINCE I’M WILLING TO TRY
AND THIS TIME I WON’T BE THE ONE WHO CRIES

MY MIND SAID DON’T EVEN TRY IT
TAKE THE HIGH ROAD INTO TOWN
AND I SAID I CAN’T DENY IT
CUZ THE HIGH ROAD’S COMING DOWN

STRUNG UP PROPERLY, I KNOW YOU’RE HAPPY
BUT IT’S TIME TO ROLL WITH ME, SO FORGET ABOUT IT
LIFE’S BEST PARTS ARE FREE, I CAN’T COMPETE BUT BABE
AT LEAST I’M FEELING CHEAP
Track Name: I'm Gonna Lose It
LATELY GIRL IT SEEMS YOU DON'T WANNA DEAL WITH ME
WEEKS HAVE PASSED WITHOUT AN ACTION REPLAY
AND I'LL BET SIGHT UNSEEN THAT YOU WON'T KEEP ME ON YOUR TEAM
OR EVEN BOTHER CALLING ON MY BIRTHDAY

CUZ I'VE GOT A FEELING THAT YOU WERE NEVER QUITE IMPRESSED
I GUESS IT'S NOT APPEALING TO HEAR ME SAY I LOVED YOU BEST

I GUESS IT'S TRUE THAT I'M THE ONE WHO CORNERED YOU
THE ONE OF FEW WHO MADE ME GET SO MISCONSTRUED
AND I'M GONNA LOSE IT

IT WAS MY MISTAKE TO EVER THINK I HAD A SHAKE
WHEN YOU'D ASK ME OUT FOR DRINKS AND GET ME STARTED
WHAT WAS I TO MAKE OF ALL THE TIME I SPENT AWAKE
I THOUGHT THAT WE WERE CLOSE BEFORE YOU PARTED

BUT NOW I'LL NEVER PRESS YOU AND TELL YOU JOKES OR SEND YOU TEXTS
LET ALONE UNDRESS YOU AND BITE YOUR TONGUE OR TOUCH YOUR BREAST

WHAT'S A GUY TO DO? I'D KILL FOR JUST A NIGHT WITH YOU
MY REHAB'S OVERDUE, BY NOW YOU'VE GONE AND RUN ME THROUGH
AND I'M GONNA LOSE IT

I WANNA DEAL WITH YOU, BUT EVERY DAY I START ANEW
AND TRY TO HIDE THE TRUTH, BUT THE FACT IS I'M OBSESSED WITH YOU
AND I'M GONNA LOSE IT
Track Name: Jump Off A Bridge
I KNOW A GIRL, SHE’S MY DISEASE
SHE’S EVERYTHING I WANT IT SEEMS
BUT LATELY I JUST TEND TO WAX ROMANTIC
WE CORRESPOND MOST EVERY DAY
IT’S MOSTLY SMALL TALK ANYWAY
BUT I’M NOT ONE TO ARGUE WITH SEMANTICS

AND IT’S SAD, IT’S GROSS
IT’S A CINCH TO DIAGNOSE
I GOT NO WANT OR WAY TO FIGURE HOW TO BE
AND YOUR PRICKS AND GAUZE
WON’T FIX MY HOPELESS CAUSE
YOU KNOW THAT GURNEY’S GONNA BE A FRIEND TO ME

BABY YOU BEHAVE LIKE YOU WERE BORN IN THE FRIDGE
YOU KNOW YOU MAKE ME WANNA DRINK A FIFTH AND JUMP OFF A BRIDGE, YEAH
YOUR ADVANCES DON’T HAVE MUCH TO ABRIDGE
YOU MAKE ME WANNA DRINK A FIFTH AND FUCKING JUMP OFF A BRIDGE

HER EYES WERE BLUE, HER LIPS WERE RED
I HAD A DREAM SHE GAVE ME HEAD
AND TOOK MY HAND TO WALK ME ON THE BEACH
WHEN I AWOKE FROM THAT CARTOON
I LAID IN BED ALL AFTERNOON
AND TRIED TO FIND THE GUTS TO STAND OR SPEAK

AND THIS PLACE IS HELL
I GOTTA STAY HERE ‘TIL I’M WELL
YOU KNOW MY ROOM AIN’T GOT NO WINDOWS OR A SINK
AND THEY SEND THESE DAMN BALLOONS
THAT FAIL TO KEEP ME MUCH ENTHUSED
AND ALL THE FOOD IS SHIT AND THEY DON’T LET YOU DRINK
Track Name: Mambo no. 9
GET OVER IT, FALL IN LOVE WITH SOMEBODY ELSE
FAKE IT LIKE YOU’RE OVER IT, FAKE LIKE YOU’VE ALREADY LET GO
WHO HAS TO KNOW?
Track Name: Everything's Cool
YOU CAN FIND YOURSELF AFLOAT SHIT RIVER
IF YOU THINK YOU’VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY
YOU FOLLOW UP TO FALL DOWN IN THE ALLEY
LEASTAWAYS THAT’S HOW IT HAPPENED TODAY

BUT I’VE BEEN THINKING ‘BOUT YOU AND ME
AND THE TIME I TOLD YA I WAS YOUR FOOL
BUT YOU COULD NEVER LOVE ME GIRL AND I COULDN’T BREATHE
BUT NOW I THINK THAT FINALLY EVERYTHING’S COOL

I’VE BEEN TRYING TO PULL MYSELF OUT SINCE
YOU HAD ME FEELING NOSE DEEP IN A BOG
I DIDN’T HAVE TO BE YOUR MAIN BITCH BABE
YOU KNOW YOU COULD HAVE HAD ME JUST BE YOUR DOG

BUT I KEPT WISHING YOU WOULD THROW ME A BONE
AND NOW I’M THINKING ‘BOUT YOU MAKING ME DROOL
AND EVERY TIME I’D JUMP WHEN YOU WOULD CALL ME AT HOME
BUT NOW I THINK THAT FINALLY EVERYTHING’S COOL

I’LL HAVE YOU KNOW
THE THING THAT BUMS ME OUT IS
THAT I NEVER HAD A CHANCE TO KNOW
HOW YOU KISS OR YOU TOUCH SO

GUESS THAT I’VE BEEN TREATING FOLKS KINDA DIFFERENT
SINCE I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY REASON TO STAY
A FELLA’S LIABLE TO SKIP TOWN CRYIN’
WITH A HEART THAT’S MADE OF PAPER MACHE

BUT I’VE BEEN THINKING ‘BOUT THE TIMES WE’VE PASSED
AND HOW YOU HAD ME FALLING OFF OF MY STOOL
AND ALL THE THINGS I WOULD HAVE DONE FOR YOU BUT YOU NEVER ASKED
AND NOW I THINK THAT FINALLY EVERYTHING’S COOL