Demos 2014

by Perception Check

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Recorded in June 2014 over the course of two days in an extremely sweaty living room.

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released December 10, 2014

All songs written by Perception Check except for:

Roman Candle;
Written by Elliott Smith © 1994 Cavity Search Records

Folsom Prison Blues:
Written by Johnny Cash © Varese Vintage, 2002

Carson Mauthe | Drums & Vocals
Jeremy Simpson | Guitar & Vocals
Caleb Schellenberg | Bass & No Vocals

Album photo taken by Katelyn Giesbrecht (KAGE Photography)

Recorded by David Musso
Mixed and Mastered by Carson Mauthe

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Perception Check Winnipeg, Manitoba

Carson Mauthe
Caleb Schellenberg
Travis Kroeger

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Track Name: Rats
Look down there and tell me what you see.
Do you see all of those little rats?
Scurrying, scratching against their concrete walls?

All of them competing with their counterparts
Unaware of the world at large
Do they even know what it means to be
What it means to be– free?

All of them are looking for a way out
All they want is to find their way out
Who's gonna show them all the way out
Will they find it?

But when we really watch, what do we see?
Lesser living beings, undoubtedly.
Though, showing signs of some intelligence
Do they even know?

Mindless robots acting on indulgence
Atoms that react to their environments
Constrained by natural disablement
But do they even know? No!

All of them are looking for a way out
All they want is to find their way out
Who's gonna show them all the way out
Will they find it?

Rats

All of us are looking for a way out
All we want is to find a way out
Who's gonna show us all the way out
Will we find it?

Do we really need to find a way out?
Are we ever gonna find a way out?
Who's gonna show us all the way out
Will we find it?
Track Name: Human Race
The human race is dead; And we're all going insane
The human race is dead; And we're alone again

Skies filled with red; Pouring acid rain

The human race is dead; And we've all gone insane
The human race is dead;There's no one left to blame

The dark fog spreads; The light all fades
The ground black and dead; Filled with burning flames

Bombs overhead
They're going insane
Bombs overhead
We're going insane
Bombs overhead
They're going insane
Bombs overhead
We're all going insane
Track Name: Ashes & Dust
Your thoughts are piling up like ashes
Our health is crumbling to ashes
Your life is turning to ashes
Our world is burning to ashes

It's burning down
You're coming down
We're gonna drown
It's burning down

No one will know; No one will hear
Nobody will get us out of here
No one will find; No one will see
Nobody will clear out the debris
Track Name: Come A Little Closer
I see you there, and I'm right here
Come on closer; I want you near.
I feel the burning flames swelling up inside
Just come with me I wanna take you for a ride
Call me a faggot; Call me a pervert
Call me a loser; Maybe I deserve it
I feel it coming on and it's coming on strong
It overloads my brain; it's overloading
Right now

Come a little closer
Come a little closer
Come a little closer
Come a little closer

Lend me your ear; Lend me your soul
Lend me your skin; I'm getting cold
The ground is shaking, yeah I know it very well
It's gonna open up and send us all to hell
I see a white light; it's burning on my skin
Light me on fire and kill the pathogen
It's picking at my brain; itching inside
All of these voices are ready to collide
Right now

Come a little closer
So I can feel you breathe
I wanna make you see
So you can feel my pain
Come on and scratch my brain
Track Name: The Walls
He cannot find, he cannot find a reason
To carry on inside
Exonerate the mind, the mind that can't be trusted
He lashes out inside

Welcome to the walls
The walls that will confine you
Break through the walls
Crash into the walls
The walls that will defy you
Break through the walls

She will not find, she will not find the reason
To carry on inside
Break the mind, the mind that can't be trusted
She lashes out inside

Welcome to the walls
The walls that will confine you
Break through the walls
Crash into the walls
The walls that will defy you
Break through the walls

I'm slowly losing, I'm losing my mind
Confined by the limits that I've set inside
The wheels in the sky turn the day into night
The switch in my head turns off the light
Track Name: No Good
Hey, you. Do you know what you're looking at?
This kid's nothing but a dirty, stupid fag
You better make yourself very clear
Men like you don't take so kindly to queers

Nobody even cares to view the world in a different light
To live a life left estranged; out of mind and out of sight
It's no good

Hey, you. Do you know why you get so pissed?
Conditioned by your culture's macho shit
Your insecurities are all out on display
Every time you demonstrate your bigotry

Nobody even cares to view the world in a different light
To live a life left estranged; a constant pain and a constant fight
It's no good

Beat him up and turn him away
He's no good to you
Make him bleed and throw him away
Cause he's not good enough for you
Track Name: The Soldier
Hey there soldier what's wrong with you; Your world's been split in two
Black and white have lost the fight; Grey consumes your view
The strength that's been asked of you, dwindles on every cue
Combat the light now it's out of sight; your will has changed its hue

Follow me when you give up
Trust in me and rise above

Oh I defy you from ending the fight
What have you done to deserve this right?

Hey there soldier that I once knew, what is that beckons you?
There's nothing left; Of hope, bereft; Oh what will you do?
Your choice, not a simple one, do you stay or do you run?
I don't know but I'd like to show a better path towards the sun

Lean on me when you are weak
We'll find the truth of what you seek

Oh why do you fall apart?
What will it take to mend your heart?

It's gone; It's done; Act like you're the only one
Deplete; Retreat; Find the file and hit delete
Cave in; Repent; Begin your last descent
Devolve; Absolve; You have found your own resolve

Behold all your sins and look at what they've wrought
Soldier, it is time to kneel to your god– NOW

What have you done?
Where are you now?

Take my hand we'll fall as one
Let me in; put down the gun
Follow me, we'll find the sun
Stay by me together we'll run

Oh, soldier, let's continue to fight
Oh, soldier, let's continue to fight