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Thrifters musical style becomes more defined and focused in their sophomore album showing more cohesiveness as a band and increased awesomeness. All tracks recorded by Cliff Obrist at SUNY Fredonia. Album art by Rose Bordett.

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released August 16, 2008

Cliff Obrist, Brandon Wells, Bradon Fisher, Jameson Dunham

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Music by Thrifter has been said to invoke involuntary vomiting and in some cases short spans of memory loss and feelings of hatred towards the Jonas Brothers. Women who are nursing or pregnant should listen to Thrifter. If you listen to Thrifter for more than 3 hours, please consult your doctor and have him listen to it. Ask your friends if Thrifter is right for you ... more

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Track Name: Sail Away
those days after school
never really thought much of it at all
name the time and the place
never really thought much of it at all
no matter how cool you think you are
you know we always fall
but that is no excuse
you know we always fall

its more or less a social gathering
with intermissions of five letter competitions
step it up you best aim to impress
leave it all behind and don't think twice
what do you want?
its everything that you want
what do you want?
its everything that you want

Lets just leave it at that
cuz no one comes close to answering
a question like
(what is love? what is peace?)
Track Name: To For
they think they know it all they dont
because you told me so I wont be your fool anymore
they manifest this destiny for us
that we don't even want
and we dont even care

to dream of waking this
to think of breaking this
problem on my own

it was so long ago
when we traveled through the dirt and snow
i still shiver to think about it
time may heal but it covers our mistakes


to dream of waking this
to think of breaking this
problem on my own
to see the mountains for the trees
the beauty of a stream
to fail and doubt and still have dreams

we are the ones to find
the way away from here
we are the ones to remember
everything so clear
seven days ago it seems so long compared to the last time
several days ago i'm losing stride keep walking for miles

we dont have much time
Track Name: Service With A Smile
Content confused
Easily amused
Sit back relax
And just count the facts

This is my conspiracy theory
I was your sleeping beauty, but your lips did less than wake me up
Your lips kept secrets as they sealed mine,
so good at hiding and not knowing what to seek
jealousy just makes hearts bleed

dont forget about the tricks and turns you burned into my mind
i'll be waiting and watching for them every now and again

So sorry that I’m a bore I was preoccupied with your smile
I’ll let anything and everything slip by
lets step out of character just for a moment strike any silly pose and hold it
I’ll be less oblivious you can be more obvious and we’ll see who cracks first

dont forget about the tricks and turn you burned into my mind
i'll be waiting and watching for them every now and again
not to mention that you are so obsessed with yourself you set yourself up
too bad that pretty face doesn't hold smiles as well as it held lies

Let me tell you how it all went down
We both led secret lives and somehow
They found each other still
Oh why oh why do we even try?
and you still think we're fine.
Track Name: Whatcha Doin Tonight?
i dont know what we're goin through
but i do know this that i'm going down with you
lets not pretend
everythings fresh runnin through my head
but i just have to ask one little question

whatcha doing tonight?

and we don't always act this way
on occasions when we want to get our way
sometimes we tend to forget
the little things that always seem to bring
regrets

and its always the same
what we do and what we say
oh no your feelings they begin to show
i'm seen'em bout a hundred times
if thats alright
oh no should we take it fast or slow?
baby i just dont know
what do you think?
I think i'll take my chances on something fine
Track Name: Crazy Joe
there was a time in your life
that wasnt such a bad vibe
the California Zoo's got to plenty to do
and the love of your life shined

now we see you running round the track
never miss a single sporting event
hangin round high school
as if you've got something to do

maybe lifes not perfect
maybe life got the best of you but
who can honestly say that
we're not all crazy too

you had your share of hard times
but you know you gave them too
if only we knew what you know now
maybe we could make it better somehow

and as the years go by
everything has changed
somehow you got left behind
and you never were the same

and in a single moment
as the end grew near
you held on and you held on
it was never more sincere

theres just so much to say
it's just so much to lose
and at the very last
i think we might pull through
its just so much to lose

maybe lifes not perfect
maybe life got the best of you, but
who can honestly say that
we're not all crazy too

maybe we're all crazy
just a couple of crazy's
oh no crazy joe
Track Name: Nothing To Do With A Teenage Girl
one hundred bottles and a brick wall
its too much for me to take
i'm like a teenger with a mischief middle name
there are so many little things sitting beside me I would love to break
how can I remove myself from this scene

I forget what to say in situations over my head
just let the air move round cuz silence says it best
move on and let it go but somehow I know I know
i'll find a way to hold on tight to everything but what is right

with one hand tied behind my back
i keep you waiting oh I keep you waiting
and I don't even feel ashamed
at least it seems that way

there are no simple ways of setting temptation on the table
keep sliding and sliding around
there are no simple ways to say
i've yet to figure out how
to keep my thoughts from entering my body
manipulate it oh how it creates

i know everything you said but I didn't hear a word of it

are all those pretty little things gonna be ok?
Track Name: Keep It Simple
a slip of chance you wrote on my hands
shy as sheep that blades of grass could scare away
even when your eyes dont shine through mine
we dont seem to realize

New Years Eve, another well conceived plan to
rewrite the past or pass it off as nothing
the first will be last or maybe the last are first
who am I I am not sure

the words I say to you dont matter now
the words I say to you dont help

Valentines there's always a first time
for everything they had their chance and this was mine
no one should, but all will feel like this
they don't predict events like these on candy heart messages


your gone but your not really gone
its nice to say that we still talk
when everything is lost
its nice to say that we still talk sometimes
Track Name: Pretty Faces Get Punched
sometimes the wrong people are right
and if magic spells could make people fly
then I'm just a fairy tale
so keep holding on to these dreams that made you believe
once again

have you seen a prettier face than that?
just keep loving you can never get enough of it
have you seen a prettier face than that?
the worlds stains but my colors changing everyday
you're handshakes got something to prove to me
you're handshakes got something to prove

so your searching for some little old lady to help across the street
but on the other side dirty jackets and dresses never meet
dirty jackets never get clean
your so sweet but you can't compete with this mixed up democracy
Track Name: Prelude to Self Destruction
I really fancy taking drives on a sunny afternoon
And leisurely cruise along while I listen to the radio song
But drivings such a drag when your just middle class
I think I’d have to take a loan from the bank if I wanted to pay for gas

We’re all waiting for evolution
To change our hearts
But nothings quicker than self destruction

Once we’ve all decided that our decisions just don’t cut it
Dollars to quarters and quarters to cents we’ll be living in boxes by then
Every standard must be raised just to pay for little things
Expensive living’s on the rise I think that we’re all going to die

the boards are already cracked and one day they will snap
showing no sympathy to even the ants
and what you’ll hear will be the prelude to
the repossession of your only home
and what you’ll hear will be the prelude to this self destruction

every standard must be raised just to pay for little things
expensive livings on the rise I think that we’re all going to die

Prelude to this self destruction
Track Name: The Last Scene
You are the one to contradict yourself
Here I am in your pocket I’m not feelin warm
I’m checked out now who’s gonna match your step?
missed that chance flew right over your head

Tie my hands and feet to the chair just leave
Don’t ask don’t ask and you wont receive
Let me go I’ll tell you everything
How all you wanted was a neat little doll to hold

This could be the last scene
This could be the last scene

Did my lips not move with the words
Or were you just not listening?
If you could simply reassure me
That we're indiscrete

I’ll let it last until your foots on my head
To crush any notion that you care
From the past I know you wont follow through
get up its your turn now you can bite the curb