Down in Flames

from Down in flames by The Resignators

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Down in Flames was the newest song Steve wrote for the EP project. Stacy, Francis and Steve tweaked the lyrics to tell a story that speaks of the damnation & salvation experienced in everyday life, meanwhile advocating acceptance, “we can’t help the way we are, you know we’re all the same”. The story was set in Mexico and has a latin feel, complete with Jeremy’s salsa/mariachi influenced horarrangement, due in part to our listening to and networking with many Mexican ska bands lately. We are hoping to take this song back to its homeland when we tour in June 2013.

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DOWN IN FLAMES

I WAS DRINKING IN A DUSTY BAR
DOWN IN TIJUANA
WHEN HE CAME TO ME
(IN A DREAM OR SO IT SEEMED)

HE SAID
I HAVE A JOB FOR YOU
I KNOW YOU’RE THE MAN TO DO
THAT JOB...... FOR ME

WE CAN’T HELP THE WAY WE ARE
WE KNOW WE’RE ALL THE SAME
WE CAN’T HELP THE WAY WE ARE
SO WE GO DOWN IN FLAMES

YOU’VE GOT A REPUTATION FOR
OPENING UP THOSE BOLTED DOORS
THAT HINDER ME
(CAN’T YOU SEE IT’S STILL A DREAM)

PRICK YOUR FINGER, SIGN IN BLOOD
GET TO THE HILLS BEFORE THE FLOODS
COME... WITH ME

THE DEED IS DONE
THE GAME WELL PLAYED
I AWOKE, YOU’RE AFRAID
SET ME FREE
(YOU AND ME FROM THIS DREAM)

I’VE PAID MY INDULGENCES
GIVE ME MY FORGIVENESS PADRE
PRAY... FOR ME

WE CAN’T HELP THE WAY WE ARE
WE KNOW WE’RE ALL THE SAME
WE CAN’T HELP THE WAY WE ARE
NO MATTER WHAT THEY CLAIM

WE CAN’T HELP THE WAY WE ARE
WE KNOW WE’RE ALL THE SAME
WE CAN’T HELP THE WAY WE ARE
SO WE GO DOWN IN FLAMES

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from Down in flames, released February 19, 2013
Douglas, Harrison, Killpatrick, Sharp, Meadon, Koulloutas, James

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The Resignators Melbourne, Australia

The Resignators, from Victoria, Australia, are a seven headed brash and boisterous ska punk monster, featuring blistering guitar, thumping bass, melodious keyboards, driving drums and a military like horn section, ready to attack, putting a bomb under the relatively easy, feel-good vibes that are often spun in the genre, with their punk-inflected ska. ... more

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