Thursday Night Burrito Fight

by The Schwam

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We created this EP as part of a challenge to ourselves. We decided to write songs inspired by genres we don't normally play. We believe musical expression shouldn't be limited by genre. Some days you want to scream your head off and some days you have to quietly reminisce... and sometimes life hands you a steady beat to rap to. Thank you for listening and we hope everyone who listens to this record takes whatever they need out of it.


released August 1, 2016

Brandon Bachrach - Vocals, Guitar
Jason Basner - Bass
Jon Rosario - Sax, Guitar, Vocals
Mike Marguccio - Drums
Bryan George - Trumpet, Trombone

Featuring sampled tracks by The Muckrakers (Track 1) and Stereo Jo (Track 4). Track 5 lyrics by Dr Seuss



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Track Name: Cornered
The path that never ends
I go back around again
Until I don't know when
And I can't stop

There's a bright light in my eyes
I try to look back to the sky
No matter how I try
It's still there

You know where I'll be tonight
3AM I'm looking for your light
Cause if I can't do it on my own
there's trouble here with more to come

Now the darkness comes
My heart starts beating like a drum
Do I fight or do I run I just don't know

You can't stop me when I'm there
Run away cause you'll be scared
Drive all night until you're there
Until you're safe

It's something that I just can't stop
It's something that you must unlock
You've never seen it until now
Let's hope you never have to see me like this again

I try but its frightening
On my lip, I'm biting.
My two fists, they're tightening
Oh won't you let me be?!

I'm calm but you're wrong now
I need to have the patience to show you how
You stand there laughing while I break down
I'll never see myself the same way again

The path that never ends
I go back around again
Until I don't know when
And I can't stop

The path that never ends
I go back around again
I'll learn to make amends
When I can stop.
Track Name: Big Heart
Sleeping won't be easy, when you've gone away
Dreams will tell sweet lies, that waking will betray
Though words are all that stand between us, I be there to say

It's okay

Big Heart whispers nightly that the end will soon be here
Where love and understanding becomes riddled with fear
And even though I cant imagine life without you here

It's okay

All signs lead to the end of the road and
I know life is a story can't be told til' you reach the end

The night that I've been dreading showed itself in the morning light
A distant cry was too nearby for something to be alright
And now theres only one thing that I can think to say

It's okay

Big Heart whispers one last time as I look you in the eye
Love and understanding summarized in one last sigh

And now sleeping isn't easy, cause you're trapped inside my dreams
The morning never seemed so dark and the silence seems to scream
But every night I live a lie where you can speak my name
And tell me it's ok.
Track Name: Diskagnito
I still remember when the world first defeated you
Must be cause some scars never fade
A new skin can turn you in to something that you hate
If only you were the only one being played

And it's tough to see you break hearts
While I just stand tall and watch
Think I gotta give up because I'm
Under the impression that I'm wasting my time

You can't complicate me
Everybody thinks that they're so lonely
You can't complicate me
You tore down your home in the house of the holy
You can't complicate me
You've been reading upside down signs
How can you look me in my soul and say you feel so alone

Just watch me change
To vie is to sacrifice what keeps me safe

But trying to try to lie alone
Is prying the time right out of my soul
And I know, that I don't know

And it's tough to see you break hearts
While I just crawl through the dust
Punched through a wall of trust on a hazel peak
Don't you even try to satisfy me

You can't complicate me
Everybody thinks that they're so lonely
You can't complicate me
You tore down your home in the house of the holy
You can't complicate me
You've been faking all the damn time
How can you look me in my soul and say you feel so alone!?

It's beginning to feel like your world has won
My hands are untied, so you can teach me fun
I'll jump off small houses and hope to unravel
I'll move small mountains and bleed by example

You can't complicate me.
Track Name: 9 O'Clock
The sound of alarms ringing in my ears
I need a few more minutes, or a couple of years
Slept in late, got work at 8
Got up, ran straight out the door with haste

Out on the highway thinking about how
I'm trapped in a cycle, here and now
Cars blare, lights flare, mean glares, don't care
Caught in a traffic jam, going nowhere

My fingers rata-tata-tappin' on the wheel
Kickin' my brakes with my soles and my heels
Now I'm growing weary of the same old drive
Repeating a daily routine to survive

Although there's always something going on
excuses that I claim
There isn't anything to stop me from leaving
Only got myself to blame

So I try to occupy my time
With the beat and the rhyme to get by
Till I get my mind out of the past
And grasp what's ahead
Before I work myself until I'm dead!


Go to the store
Gonna get some Lemon Squares
Get to the door
It's just a bunch of million-air heads

Wasting my time
I'm just a few steps out of line
This disrepair I want to cause myself's a victimless crime

In through the aisles
This shit seems to evade me
I'm in mile seven marquee for that vitamin C

Or something like that

I don't know anymore
Distracted at the horse divorce
However you pronounce it
Deflating concentration is the source of my stagnation

Finally found it
Right next to the Pi-
R you kidding me!?
Its ninety nine ninety
Six, my prediction was wrong

This is just some sugar and lemons that I used to prolong this song

It's just a quid pro quo
I'm out, 'bout to pick up one of those
One of those?
One of those.


I hope you trip
So tie your shoes
Running back and forth
From day to day
Can't make up your mind
You're lost on your way

I'm at a loss of words
For thinking you were once kind
I have to play the game

Stomach's in a knot
Because of my mind
I feel for you all around
At the same time I really wish you weren't here
Unsettling rejoice

I can't say that I'm happy
I can't say that I'm mad
Sappy would work
But Nirvana would be mad

Shame on me, shame on me
Leave me alone
Go away

Rummaging through the black and white
Stuck in the gray

I only think of leaving
Every moment
Of every day

Stuck in the dark
I need the light
'Cause you're saving the power
For everyone else.


Understanding isn't easy to communicate through lies
Your acting is impressive, but your method's ill-advised
Target locked upon the sun, but you can't even see the skies
It's a beast to say the least but I spy...
You're living in denial

Truth can be a type of misbehavior
A room of passer-by's telling you to act their age
Or something just real enough to make the world believe your bluff
But if you can't afford to make it, you might just be the product

A bomb

You cut enough wires, the ticking don't stop
and you set off a silent alarm

The storm defines the calm

But basically you can be dangerous and anything
Hospitable as anyone, but never any better
'Til you learn to be you
And you've got nothing to prove
You tend to surround yourself with everyone you love - to lose

So your woes accumulate and you can only blame yourself
When 9 O'Clock comes around
I've got my friends and my health, and some...


It's getting late
It's time to say goodnight
You don't want to leave me
You've got such a big appetite

Dammit, you're right
I'm all out of fight
I'll see you in the morning
And everything will be alright

But it's not air-tight
and I can see it in your eye
You're holding back a cry
But you won't tell me why

So I'm leaving, man, fly
Sunlight burning in your eyes
Can't see me in the glare
Cause I'm not really there

You don't even want to look in my face
What did I do to deserve to be thought of with such distaste
Now cut it

Don't let the extra go to waste
There's a man sitting next to you eating food up off your place

And to negate my existence
And to show me such resistance
How can you be cool with me
And keep so much distance?

Goodnight, goodbye
Whatever makes you smile
I'd rather keep my brains in my head than on the floor tiles.

Track Name: Oh! The Places You'll Go
Today is your day
You’re off to great places
You’re off and away

You've got brains in your head
Feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose

You’ll look up and down the streets
Look them over with care
About some you will say,
I don’t choose to go there

With your head full of brains
And your shoes full of feet
You’re too smart to go down any not so good street

You may not find any, you’ll want to go down
In that case of course you’ll head straight out of town

Oh! The Places You’ll Go

Except when you don’t
Because sometimes you wont

You can get so confused
That you’ll start in to race
Down long wiggled roads
At a break necking pace
And grind on for miles
Across weirdish wild space
Headed, I fear, toward a most useless place
The waiting place

For people just waiting.

Waiting for a train to go
Or a bus to come
Or a plane to go
Or the mail to come
Or the rain to go
Or the phone to ring
Or the snow to snow
Or waiting around for a yes or no
Waiting for their hair to grow
Everyone's just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
Or waiting for wind to fly a kite
Or waiting around for Friday night
Or waiting for their uncle jake
Or a string of pearls or a pair of pants
Or a wig with curls or another chance
Everyone is just waiting.

No! That’s not for you
Somehow you’ll escape
All that waiting and staying
You’ll find the bright places
Where Boom Bands are playing

With banner flip-flapping
Once more you’ll ride high
Ready for anything under the sky
Ready because you’re that kind of a guy

Oh The places You’ll Go

There’s fun to be done
There are points to be scored
There are games to be won

And the magical things you can do with that ball
Will make you the winningest winner of all


You'll be famous as famous can be
With the whole wide world watching you win on TV

Except when they don’t
Because sometimes they won't

All alone
Whether you like it or not
Alone will be something you’ll be quite a lot

But on you will go
Though the weather seem foul
On you will go
Though your enemies prowl
On you will go
Though the Hakken-Kraks howl
On you will go

On you will go...

On you will go
Though the weather seem foul
On you will go
Though your enemies prowl
On you will go
Though the Hakken-Kraks howl
On you will go

Onward you'll go

Onward up many
A frightening creek
Though your arms may get sore
And your sneakers may leak

And will you succeed
Yes! You will indeed
98 and ¾ percent guaranteed

Kid... You'll move mountains