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The debut album from Vancouver BC ska band, The Brass Action!

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released June 25, 2013

Recorded at Fader Mountain Sound and Armoury Studios.
Engineered by Paul Boechler at Fader Mountain Sound in Vancouver, BC.
Mastering by Brock McFarlane.

©2013 Copyright The Brass Action

All songs by The Brass Action

Lyrics and Melody for The Devil Down Below, Smooth Noir and Mona by Will Shand

Piano on The Devil Down Below, Kiss My Brass, Who Needs Them?, and Companion by Alan Keelan

Cover, insert art and logo by Combination 13

The Brass Action is:
Garrett - Bass
Tyson - Trombone
Richard - Trumpet
Mark - Drums and Vox
Ryan - Guitar and Lead Vox

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The Brass Action is high-energy horn-driven punk at its finest! This 6-piece Vancouver Ska Punk band has been bringing it for TEN years with Psychobilly, Rockabilly and Reggae influences! Be prepared to dance, skank, mosh, sweat, and find out why we're called The Brass Action. ... more

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Track Name: The Devil Down Below
Woke up in the morning feeling mighty fine,
Got two fingers of whisky and a bottle of rye,
Head swimming silent working to town,
The job that pays is the one I found.

Kick the job, jump to the bar,
Got tabs across town but I'm going far,
Find a place they don't know me yet,
Leave no scrub with lost profit.

Forget your immortal soul,
You gotta drink to the devil down below.

Got Derringer sitting right by my side,
My eyes straight set on my liquid bride,
People always come, and people always go,
The drink never left me out there alone.

Bartender says it's time to pay,
Derringer speaks, and I run away,
Scramblin’ through brambles in deep dark night,
Hidden from the haze of their flashlights.

Forget your immortal soul,
You gotta drink to the devil down below.
To live and drink another day,
You gotta run, RUN

Laying in cold wet mud‘n clay,
Their torches gone to wait for day,
Sip my flask and carry on,
Fuck the town that I came from.

Forget your immortal soul,
You gotta drink to the devil down,
(Drink to the devil down),
Drink to the devil down below.
Track Name: Jack Kerouac
Why the torment in nights of tears,
Flowing from the old machine answered with lust,
More nights while others slept today,
You pounded your brain with the streams of distain.

Oh why Jack, oh why Jack?
Pen and paper you sang to us all.
Oh why Jack, oh why Jack?
You left us seamless in the depths of the fall.

When the stream ended, wound up in self,
No reasons except the surf and the sirs we all face,
Inside a book living forever,
The Jack we all miss, the one tough to love.

Oh why Jack, oh why Jack?
Pen and paper you sang to us all.
Oh why Jack, oh why Jack?
You left us seamless in the depths of the fall.

Oh why Jack, oh why Jack?
Pen and paper you sang to us all.
Oh why Jack, oh why Jack?
You left us seamless in the depths of the fall.
Track Name: Kiss My Brass
This is a brand-new musical disc,
With the flick of my wrist,
Make you jump and twist.

Sounds from the mighty Brass Action,
“Kiss My Brass,”

MOVE YA….
Track Name: Mona
And her name was, Mona. Mona. Moooooooonaaaaaaaa.

Then I saw her face, and I knew it for sure,
In love with a girl, so impossibly pure.

Stop, and turn back my way,
Then I'll spit out what I'm trying to say.

Mona, Mona, stroll through the night, a quick fleeting sight of you,
Mona, Mona, a moment in time, for a lifetime you’re mine.

Stayed awake for days, wandering the streets,
Hoping to hear, the sweet steps of your feet.

Pain, slowly grew in my heart,
Another two souls lost forever apart.

Mona, Mona, stroll through the night, a quick fleeting sight of you,
Mona, Mona, a moment in time, for a lifetime you’re mine.

I searched the streets, and foreign seas,
I thought of you, religiously,

Lost track of years, my desperate quest,
Find rest my dying day, asleep upon your breast.

Then I read the news, said the night that we past,
You had left home, and would never come back.

A ghost, I had chased all these years,
You'd always be mine, I had nothing to fear.

Mona, Mona, stroll through the night, a quick fleeting sight of you,
Mona, Mona, a moment in time, for a lifetime you’re mine.
Track Name: The Handyman
I fixed the odds and the human race,
Piss me off and I'll fix your face,
Fixed the internet and then I solved Y2K,
If you're lonely I'll fix you up ok.

I can fix anything (handy guy),
I can fix anything (handy guy),
I can fix anything (handy guy),
I'm that kinda handy guy.

Al Gore and I fixed the climate change,
Fixed the stove even fixed the range,
Fixed the Americans, solved my rubix cube,
Fixed your dog and your attitude.

I can fix anything (handy guy),
I can fix anything (handy guy),
I can fix anything (handy guy),
I'm that kinda handy guy.

Last week I fixed my car,
Changed a tire, flew to Kandahar,
I fixed the middle east, yeah that was me,
Even thought I'd solve teenage apathy.

I can fix anything (handy guy),
I can fix anything (handy guy),
I can fix anything (handy guy),
I'm that kinda handy guy.
Track Name: Smooth Noir
Neon covered nights (neon covered nights),
Slipping out to sweeps of cigarettes and song (long gone),
Sing on (and on), to the bleary breach of dawn.

(Sultry swinging voice) Sultry swinging voice,
crooning out to those long dead before their years (careers),
cold beer (swell beer), will always sweeten bitter… tears.

But nothing, no nothing, no nothing at all,
Stops to hustling restless dreams, in this old spot,
But nothing, no nothing, no nothing at all,
Compares to Marlow's suave veneer, once at the top,
But nothing, no nothing, no nothing at all,
Stops the Viennese amateurs left out to… rot.

Brandy in the drawer (brandy in the drawer),
Take a swig and think to hero's time in war (the corp),
Once more (no more), a gun I shall implore.

(Light flooding in) Light flooding in,
through shuttered blinds you tell your tale of woe (so low),
and I know (he knows), troubled dames just can't let… go.

But nothing, no nothing, no nothing at all,
Stops to hustling restless dreams, in this old spot,
But nothing, no nothing, no nothing at all,
Compares to Marlow's suave veneer, once at the top,
But nothing, no nothing, no nothing at all,
Stops the Viennese amateurs left out to… rot.

Nobody knows (nobody knows),
The insurance game has laid it's claim tonight (that’s right),
A fight (white light), Will pay the widow twice.

(Pour quoi Jeff) Pour quoi Jeff,
No bullets left ‘cept the one, in my chest (no vest),
I rest (protest), forever cool as… ice.

But nothing, no nothing, no nothing at all,
Stops to hustling restless dreams, in this old spot,
But nothing, no nothing, no nothing at all,
Compares to Marlow's suave veneer, once at the top,
But nothing, no nothing, no nothing at all,
Stops the Viennese amateurs left out to… rot.
Track Name: Pick Me Up
Came into the streetlights (no highlights),
Breathing the cold air (going nowhere),
Walk past the broad lines (this is my time),
Open the swinging doors (starting new wars).

Tell me what happened (can’t comprehend),
Did you do all you can? (I’m my own man),
Sometimes you’re gonna fall (then I will crawl),
When will you give in? (After I win).

I need a pick me up! (ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo)
I need a pick me up! (ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo)

And so it goes (and life flows),
Make room for change (time to rearrange),
No one writes a guide (eyes open wide),
It’s how you react (ready for attack).

Face it like a man (we know you can),
Don’t make a scene (you kick and scream),
Soon you’ll see the dawn (you’ve moved on),
See you another day (laugh it all away).

I need a pick me up! (ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo)
I need a pick me up! (ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo)

I need a pick me up! (ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo)
I need a pick me up! (ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo)
Track Name: Chicken House
If you put it on too strong,
It dies under the stress,
If you take the tension off,
It makes a fatal mess.

One mistake and you’ll lose all containment,
One mistake and you’ll go,
Down in its unnatural breath.

It takes all the pressure fine,
But it can’t take the heat.
If you miss your mark this time,
Well, it could mean defeat.

One mistake and you’ll lose all containment,
One mistake and you’ll go,
Down in its unnatural breath.

My job is to keep you there,
That’s what it’s all about.
One breath might be all it takes,
Don’t ever let it out.

One mistake and you’ll lose all containment,
One mistake and you’ll go,
Down in its unnatural breath.
Track Name: 11:34 (Hell O'Clock)
When that little girl of yours,
Is sitting behind those closed doors,
Well, you better watch her carefully,
What sort of evil is she conjuring?

If you feel that fear inside,
Burning like the devil's pride,
Your mind plays tricks with every sound,
Better pray the dead stay in the ground.

‘Cause it’s one on one with the devil's pawn,
Run, run run till the crack of dawn,
Don’t slow down or he’ll suck your soul,
'Cause hell o'clock,
And the terror won’t stop.

Well your blood is boiling hot,
And all your flesh begins to rot,
You run away from the stench of death,
Don't ever stop or it'll be your last breath.

Blackness and screams have filled night,
You hope that there's an end in sight,
And from your eyes you bleed,
This madness is the devil's deed!

It’s one on one with the devil's pawn,
Run, run run till the crack of dawn,
Don’t slow down or he’ll suck your soul,
'Cause hell o'clock,
And the terror won’t stop.
Track Name: Who Needs Them?
Think there must be something wrong with me,
There must be something that I cannot see,
All my friends say "I'm something else,"
‘Cause theyre messing with my mental health.

Well there’s one good thing I can, take away,
No these feelings aren’t here to, here to stay,
I’m left to deal with my thoughts alone,
Oh, I find comfort in those, sweet two tones.

Now I'm making only enemies,
No expectations, no more fantasies,
I said, judge me if you want, but I am fine,
I'll be a King with these thoughts of mine.

Some picked up, some straight up left this town,
Some are still here to hang around,
Some of them liked her more than me,
Who can blame them for this philosophy?

I had lots friends, that was years ago,
I've been sinkin' like Dorian Grey you know,
In the flesh I am wondering who you are?
And Mr. you know I'm not, I’m not going far.

Now I'm making only enemies,
No expectations, no more fantasies,
I said, judge me if you want, but I am fine,
I'll be a King with these thoughts of mine.
Track Name: Box Wine
Gotta get up, it’s so damn late,
Gotta get out of bed and face your fate,
Cause it’s true boy, all the things you did last,
Got a lot of mental bruises didn’t get in a fight.

You drank too fast, didn’t get home til dawn.
You went swimming with your clothes on,
Told your best friend’s sister she’s unbelievably hot,
But you and me know, she’s definitely not!

Box wine, box wine, box wine, box wine, all the time.
Box wine, box wine, box wine, all the time.
Box wine, box wine, box wine, all the ti-i-i-ime.

Never happened quite as bad as this before,
You swear to God, you won’t drink anymore,
Shouldn’t, have taken, so many shots.
Cause the room is spinning, and your stomach’s in knots.

Sudden flash, a glimpse of memory,
Runnin’ from the cops, and you got free,
Fell in a bush, your friends left you for dead,
Look in the mirror, why are my lips red?

Box wine, box wine, box wine, box wine, all the time.
Box wine, box wine, box wine, all the time.
Box wine, box wine, box wine, all the ti-i-i-ime.

Box wine, box wine, box wine, box wine, all the time.
Box wine, box wine, box wine, all the time.
Box wine, box wine, box wine, all the ti-i-i-ime.

Box wiiiine, goes to my heeead, Turns my teeth reeeed.
Puking, ALL O-VER YOU!
Track Name: Companion
To my darling girl, well I miss you so bad,
You left me so quickly and didn't seem sad,
You walked out that door and you didn't look back,
Left me with nothing, my red heart turned black.

Now I'm singing in the night,
As I staggered from the bar,
Well this drunken communion,
To the way that you are,
My heart skipped for a minute and you left me to the end,
Oh why girl you left me I cannot comprehend.

I've given you my heart, and you've taken away my soul,
Oh, will this dying relationship keep me from my goal?
Well, I've worked way too hard and I've waited way too long,
To let you walk away now, without a sense of right or wrong.

Every night in the city streets, well, I'm up against the wall,
Yeah, I'm wondering if you're out there girl, if you missing me at all,
I’ve got my heart in my pocket, you’ve got your heart on your sleeve,
Your blasphemy and trickery, only the devil could conceive.

I've given you my heart, and you've taken away my soul,
Oh, will this dying relationship keep me from my goal?
Well, I've worked way too hard and I've waited way too long,
To let you walk away now, without a sense of right or wrong.

Living in the Church, and living with the sin,
I'm starting the healing and healing starts within,
I left you for a minute and you left me to the end,
Oh why girl you left me I cannot comprehend.

I've given you my heart, and you've taken away my soul,
Oh, will this dying relationship keep me from my goal?
Well, I've worked way too hard and I've waited way too long,
To let you walk away now, without a sense of right or wrong.