R2 (EP)

by Runabout

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Runabout's second foray into morose misanthropy. Tales of woe, broken dreams, seductive nurses and extra-terrestrials await the unsuspecting listener.

This is also DIY release, recorded in Runabout's rehearsal space & mixed on Fil's laptop

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released December 13, 2019

Andrej Kostić- Bass & Drum Machine
Lukáš Král- Synths
Filip Molitor- Guitar & Vocals

Mixed and engineered by Filip Molitor
All songs written by Runabout
Cover Art by Filip Molitor

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Runabout Prague, Czech Republic

Three movie geeks and a drum machine doing a throwback to 80's gothic rock & post-punk with a modern twist

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Track Name: Misery
Life is a cesspool of misery
And I forgot to take my pills today
Now I look around and I hate everything
Cos life is a cesspool of misery yeah

Life is a song that you don't want to sing
You don't even know what key it's in
And you only get one chance to play it perfectly
Cos life is a cesspool of misery
Come on!

I am the dog that nobody wants
Drowning in a river of jeers and taunts
Life is a circus full of clowns and tigers
And the inmates are running the asylum
Life is a cesspool of misery
Thank god it's only temporary
I can't wait for death to come and set me free
Cos life is a cesspool of misery
Good god!

A cesspool of misery

(Take it to the bridge)

No matter what I do no matter what I say
Nothing ever ever seems to go my way
I'm not quite ready for suicide
So I guess I'll stick around for a little while
I don't want to be me but everything dies
On a black planet there's no time to cry
Sing a sad song to get some relief
Cos life is a cesspool of misery

Life is a cesspool of misery
And I forgot to take my pills today
Now I can't wait for death to come and set me free
Cos life is a cesspool... of misery!
A cesspool of misery
Track Name: Toy Museum
Tell me I'm dreaming, please tell me that you still love me
I want to believe that, I haven't fucked up everything
The nights have grown long, the nights have grown long and dark and freezing
How can I go on? I'm wallowing in my own self pity

Like exhibits in a toy museum
Like the crumbling walls of the Colosseum
I'm gathering dust and broken dreams
The illusion has faded
When the blue turns black

When the blue turns black, when you left me I left the country
I want to take it all back, want to take it all back but my bridges are burning

Like exhibits in a toy museum
Like the crumbling walls of the Colosseum
I'm gathering dust and broken dreams
The illusion has faded
When the blue turns black 

Baby I'm lonely now, my heart is crying out for you
To just hold me now, don't let me go please hold me forever
I'm just another sucker looking for some cheap kicks
A wretched motherfucker with a bag of dirty tricks
I never deserved a love like this, wake me up when it's over
When the black turns grey

Like exhibits in a toy museum
Like the crumbling walls of the Colosseum
I'm gathering dust and broken dreams  
Wake me up when it's over
When the black turns grey
Track Name: Angel In The Cuckoo's Nest
Wake up in the morning
It's time to face reality
I can't help wondering 
How did I ever end up here?
Form a neat line
Because it's time to take your pills
Watch the Don Quixotes
As they battle their windmills

So I'm hanging out here
With my angel in the cuckoo's nest
We're swapping our stories about
How life is a fucked up mess
I'm feeling so high that I could almost fly
There's bars on the windows 
In case I really wanna try

They'll loosen the straps
If you promise not to bite
They'll prick you with needles
If you insist to fight
There's a ginger genius
That says she's the architect around here
Let's go out on the balcony
Maybe smoke will make our minds clear

So I'm hanging out here
With my angel in the cuckoo's nest
We're swapping our stories about
How life is a fucked up mess
I'm feeling so high that I could almost fly
There's bars on the windows 
In case I really wanna try

Let's sit in a circle and tell our woeful tales
No one can help you
If you refuse to help yourself
I'll draw an angel for you
And a demon for me
We can laugh at all the in-jokes
In our tragic poetry

So I'm hanging out here
With my angel in the cuckoo's nest
We're swapping our stories about
How life is a fucked up mess
I'm feeling so high that I could almost fly
There's bars on the windows 
In case I really wanna try

Because everything's fine
As long as I'm here

But where are you?
Where have you gone?
Track Name: Alienation
I was born out of darkness
I clung on for dear life
Branded with lasers
Cut with the sharpest knife

I burst out uninvited
Covered in blood and shrieks
Into the shadows
I made my retreat

Alienation (is what I feel)
Alienation (got to persevere)

Succumb to my killer instinct
I grew to formidable size
Now I am just a monster
In their eyes

Navigate the iron labyrinth
I picked them off one by one
I must embrace this beast
That I've become

Alienation (is what I feel)
Alienation (got to persevere)

I'm just trying to survive
With my predatory guile
As I sneak up behind
With my wicked double smile
If you pierce my hide
I spill vitriolic bile
It's corrosive to your skin
That's just part of my design

Through the unthinking process
of natural selection
The strong reap all the benefits
The weak don't get a mention
Don't save the pretty kitty
Better run, better run
Ready or not cos here I come

Alienation (is what I feel)
Alienation (got to persevere)
Track Name: All Or Nothing
Walk with me down to the river
Think of all the wrong we've done
We'll wade out into the water
Wash our hands clean of blood
We bear the scars of ages 
Marked by the ones we love
We embrace the current that rages
Dragging us to oblivion

I have a tongue of silver
I will tell you beautiful lies
I'll make you share my burden
I'll use you as a crutch
When you listen to me
I will lead you astray
Why won't you listen to me?
I promise I won't do it again

Walk with me down to the river
Feels like we've been here before
You dragged my broken body
Out on the burning shore
You'll push me into the fire
I'll pull you under the waves
It's either all or nothing
This is not a temporary phase

Let's tell a different story
Let's start over now
Pretend it never happened
We can make the past die
Doesn't it sound so tempting
To erase all the hurt?
We can rip out those pages
If you only say the word
Let's write a brand new chapter
We both know how it ends
Let's just go through the motions
As the cycle starts again

Let's tell a different story
Let's start over now - It's all or nothing
Pretend it never happened
We can make the past die - It's all or nothing
I'm a manipulator
I'm only filled with hatred - All or nothing
As we lose control
What a sight to behold - It's all or nothing

All or nothing

Walk with me down to the river
Think of all the wrong we've done
We'll wade out into the water
Wash our hands clean of blood
We bear the scars of ages 
Marked by the ones we love
We embrace the current that rages
Dragging us to oblivion

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