How to Start a War

by The Modern Age

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the debut EP from the Modern Age

Nick Durcik - Bass
Paul Malhotra - Drums
Dan Pritchard - Guitars, vocals, etc

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released August 12, 2008

Songs by Dan Pritchard, music by the Modern Age (Durcik/Malhotra/Pritchard) Recorded at Brickhouse, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Mixed at SAR Studios, Drums, PA by Paul Sinclair and the Modern Age. Mastered by Chris G at Sterling Sound, NYC

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uncut unadulterated alternative rock and roll out of Echo Park, Los Angeles

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Track Name: How to Start a War
Wonder how right a state is
When all voice is incorporated
Are campaign contributions
Inherent in the constitution

If there's something worth fighting for
I'll tell you how to start a war

There are no strict party ties
Just spoiled eggs in drag disguise
How could they solve the issues
When all the power's misused

If there's something worth fighting for
I'll tell you how to start a war

How far we've come from a united state
When territories are red or blue states
Electronic voting will make sure things stay the same
Unless we force a change

If there's something worth fighting for
I'll tell you how to start a war
Track Name: Natural Remedy
You've spent countless nights
With open eyes
Thinking about things you can't define
You can't explain
Why you feel this way
It's something in you that you can't convey
It's nagging at you
It's an open wound
I've moved on while you stay mute

It's foolish to think that you'll never die
But you shouldn't waste another worried night
Forget about your new technology
'Cos I got the natural remedy

All your concerns
Are unsure
You're looking for answers you've got to learn
If you feel flat
Just relax
Keep your head moving, you're on the right track
You can't shine
Without the light
Open the doors, don't speak out of sight

It's not about who's wrong or right
There's no second chance to make up time
Forget about your new technology
'Cos I got the natural remedy

It's foolish to think that you'll never die
But you shouldn't waste another worried night
Forget about your new technology
'Cos I got the natural remedy
Track Name: Private Air
Buildings talk around me in circles
Buildings talk around me in squares
The builders don't seem to listen
They worry for their private air
And they'll sign their name onto a doctrine
Sworn to take some of their shares
Just so they don't have to bother
Keeping up with worldly affairs

-chorus-
It won't do
Without you

Over water workers worry
Of buildings they've never seen
Who want to take away their union
And burn it up like gasoline
And builders are not aware of
Buildings they allow to lead
Who plunder across the waters
Just to plant their own seeds

-chorus-

You can put your hands over your eyes
And pretend that you don't hear
But pretty soon you'll come to taste it
We're serving someone's final meal

-chorus-
Track Name: Another Virgin Suicide
I know it's eating me inside
As our bodies get closer, the temperature rises
I know they all say we're still so young
But I want to get laid, I want to have some fun

And you already know how I love you so much
But I want to feel your body, want to feel your touch
So come on girl let's get naked tonight
How can something be so wrong if it feels so right

-chorus-
Society tells you what's right
Inhibitions lost in your mind
As people live so they die
Another virgin suicide

Sure I'm broke and I don't have a job
And we're just 16 but man, we're in love
And I know all the risks involved
But I'm invincible, I'm not afraid at all

She swears she hasn't been with anyone
And of course, I trust the person I love
And if I use my head man, what could go wrong
So come on, pretty baby, just turn me on

-chorus-

Getting close, feels so great
Heat rises, feeling faint
Hands on her, hands on me
Just a little further please
Can't control, want it bad
What's the point of holding back
Want to make you scream and moan
Let's go

-chorus-
Track Name: Sweet Sixteen
Growing up, isn't all it's cracked up to be
Believe me
Sweet sixteen just fades away
Your memories start to grey
You become a slave to responsibility

-chorus-
These empty gifts they mean nothing to me
Your shallow wishes they mean nothing to me
Why can't I get anything that means something to me

So take your token presents
And you cards filled with currency
I have no use for these
Brother, can you give me something that's real
Instead of these formalaties
To pass the will and keep the peace

-chorus-

-chorus-

Blow out your candles, make a wish
Don't tell anyone what it is
Maybe this year it'll come to be
Track Name: Expressionless
Paint everything that is inside you
But even a masterpiece gets a bad review
Speak all the words that you hold true
Some stickler will disagree with you

I can't get what I'm striving for
There's no such thing as art anymore

Ring notes in an abstract way
And someone will tell you how they should be played
Scribe all the words that get you through the day
Someone will rewrite them anyway

I can't get what I'm striving for
There's no such thing as art anymore

I can't get what I'm striving for
There's no such thing as art anymore

There's no art anymore
Has all our expression lost it's worth
There's no such thing as art anymore