Blueprints For Victory

by Hopeless Otis

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Sophomore EP. 5 track album.

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released February 28, 2014

We are:
Larry Spahn - bass/vocals
Eddie Kalinowski - drums/vocals
Joe Dorane - vocals/guitar

All songs written by Hopeless Otis
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by John Ryan
Queens/Long Island - Summer 2013
Album art by Michael Clapis

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Hopeless Otis New York

From New York City, aiming to bring back positivity to punk rock.

for booking inquiries email: hopelessotis@gmail.com

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Track Name: Shark Tank
I woke up in a shark tank. I woke up in a wolves den. Woke up with my muscles aching underneath my skin. Now every plan is fool-proof. A work of art. I need an ace up my sleeve like you wouldn't believe. I need a god damn jump start.

Who's to blame I think you know. the gun at your back or the knife at your throat

tell me you're not brainwashed. Tell me you're not like the other ones. Never knowing victory or defeat. So come on motherfucker wipe the whole slate clean

We'll make strides in miles and pass all your trials before we ever live by a code we know we never wrote. And the weight of the world will surely crush you just like it's been crushing me too. Find a way to break through

Who's to blame I think you know. the gun at your back or the knife at your throat

tell me you're not brainwashed. Tell me you're not like the other ones. Never knowing victory or defeat. So come on motherfucker wipe the whole slate clean

we chose this life. Nothing was handed to us

Who's to blame I think you know. the gun at your back or the knife at your throat

tell me you're not brainwashed. Tell me you're not like the other ones. Never knowing victory or defeat. So come on motherfucker wipe the whole slate clean
Track Name: Winners Write The History Books
Mayan calendar 2012. party at my place time to get loud. We can watch the bombs drop down from my apartment window downtown

We've been waiting all our lives for the end of days to arrive. Some will crawl out from the sea and we'll dive down into the reef

this party's moving underground so

hold me, hold me under the water. i'm not gonna' drown in your culture. Break me, break me. It's no use

Burn your records, we need heat. whoever said oxygen had to be free. We're gonna' set up lawn chairs on the fire escape, watch the solar flares, and slip on our shades

this party's moving underground so

hold me, hold me under the water. i'm not gonna' drown in your culture. Break me, break me. It's no use

history will be made whether or not you showed up to the party late
Track Name: Ernest Saves This Song
we've been greasing the wheels of change for years and after all this time we're still stuck in between gears. So sick of hearing "it is what it is" you don't have to wait. be the change you want to create

we're striking fear into their hearts when we tell them they won't tear us apart. We're breaking them, we're breaking them slowly one chord at a time

I want to coat these memories in gold, put them up on pedestals, set them up on my front lawn. Trying to keep these ghosts far from my home, far from everyone I know

we're striking fear into their hearts when we tell them they won't tear us apart. We're breaking them, we're breaking them slowly one chord at a time

to fight against cynicism in a modern world is the best decision you could possibly make for yourself
to fight against cynicism in a modern world is the best decision you could make believe me
Track Name: Pilot
You, you don't have to prove anything to anyone. this war was over before it's begun and I think we won. Believing in something small is better than not believing anything at all. Because it's 'play to win' not 'win or lose' so put up your dukes

You, you don't have to prove anything to anyone. this war was over before it's begun and I think we won. Believing in something small is better than not believing anything at all. Because it's 'play to win' not 'win or lose' so put up your dukes

destroy it all, destroy it all, destroy it all then build it right back up again
destroy it all, destroy it all, destroy it all then build it right back up again

you, you're only as strong as your will to carry on. when the thugs on the corner want to shake you down, build a bridge and move over to better side of town. Because no one should have to put up with hating everything they once loved. It's life and death and minimum wage. its just the shit that you deal with every day

destroy it all, destroy it all, destroy it all then build it right back up again
destroy it all, destroy it all, destroy it all then build it right back up again
Track Name: Brand New Machine
trade in that suicide pill you keep tucked underneath your tongue for a new course to run, a product of a job well done

before you carved your name into the cliffs your chisel was lost to the winds nobody will miss how you came to terms with your failure. the great divide is a great big lie but we will cross it in time. train your brain all you want. what will you become

you're gonna be a brand new machine, you're gonna be a brand new machine, you're gonna be a brand new machine, a brand new machine

you'll never get the life you want, stay hopeless, stay hopeless
you'll never get the job you want, stay hopeless, stay hopeless
tighten up your grip enough and make sure you throw every punch like you mean it

for every kill i was cutting up my arm. drinking animal blood to call the storms and end this terrible drought that's been going on for so long. a thousand years of innovation could just disappear in an instant and lay waste to all you know

you're gonna be a brand new machine, you're gonna be a brand new machine, you're gonna be a brand new machine, a brand new machine

you'll never get the life you want, stay hopeless, stay hopeless
you'll never get the job you want, stay hopeless, stay hopeless
tighten up your grip enough and make sure you throw every punch like you mean it

I wish I could say, I wish I could say I love you more than I am willing to admit. But you don't have to be, you don't have to be so brokenhearted. find yourself back where you started

stay fearless. you're a brand new machine