Scott's Run

by Scott's Run

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Dear Friends and Family,

It is a special thing to be able to take a snapshot of the past year of our lives; the seven of us at Scott’s Run have worked hard to do just that with our first album “Scott’s Run” and we are more than grateful to have such an incredible group of loved ones to share it with. This album is for and about all of us, about the ecstatic highs and truly dismal lows that we have experienced together. And because Scott’s Run involves you just as much as us, we want everyone to hear our story, whether you can provide a donation to the band or not. If you’re reading this, we extend our sincerest thank you for being a part of the Scott’s Run family.

Much Love,

Cam, Alex, Jeff, Jonathan, Aaron, Keith, and Calvin

Special Thanks to:
Our Families – for putting up with the noise
Our Friends – for being our friends even though we like ska
Ken Barnum – for giving us our first shot, at a tractor festival in the summer of ‘12
Blaine Misner – for welcoming us into Cue Studios to record PW and DFS(FM)
Ben Green – for mastering the project
Mark Fries – for putting us on stage
Charlotte Miller – for drawing a face for our sound
Jeff Chiang – for being the 8th member of the band
Alex Sparks Lowry – for being a walking example that ska is not dead
Madeline Turner – for being lifeblood in the NOVA music scene

*This album was recorded in multiple locations over the summer of 2013. The majority of the record was tracked in a coat closet in Jeff Small's home in McLean, VA.


released February 14, 2014

Calvin Baxter - Keyboard
Aaron Frederick - Saxophone
Keith Kunze - Trombone
Jonathan Ledesma - Bass
Alex Lichtenstein - Drums/Vocals
Cameron Pulley - Bass/Vocals
Jeff Small - Guitar

Charlotte Miller - Album Art

Engineered by Cameron Pulley and Alex Lichtenstein
Mixed and Produced by Alex Lichtenstein
Engineered by Blaine Misner (Plaster Walls, Don't Feel Sorry (For Me)) *Cue
Mastered by Ben Green *Studio V



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Scott's Run Mc Lean, Virginia

Scott's Run is an indie punk band that combines elements of ska, jazz and funk. After touring extensively around DC/MD/VA, winning The Wicked Winterfest, performing at FEST TOO, and opening for Kill Lincoln as well as The Backyard Superheroes, Scott’s Run is currently working on a new EP this summer. In addition, Scott’s Run will be a featured artist for the month of July on ReverbNation. ... more

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Track Name: Plaster Walls
Well everybody’s trying to find the reason I’m alive, given how I was dragged here inside
and everyone just says in case,
you find yourself behind the walls of 54 tonight, you wouldn’t be here if you were just fine,
but it’s a delightful shiny place.

So walk on by as I walk deeper into my own head again,
another night of aimless walking and I might just turn around to call you friend.
But I’m back down, don’t need you now, sleepwalking to that old bridge somehow,
and I swear that I’m okay.

Maybe if I tie myself to the bridge I won’t waste July away,
the headlights whisper on the Capital Beltway
and I wish that I could melt into the rain that falls before me,
but I cannot deny this cheap disguise that’ll leave me behind those yellow plaster walls again.

When he said, “I think I’m gonna call you 89, brother you can pretend you feel just fine if you can tape a smile right to your face”
Then she said, “Where were you on March the 29th? You look a little ill, do you feel alright?” And I smile just in case.



How the hell did we get out here? I never see you anymore.
Empty spaces and sideways glances, where you were before.
And as my feet wave in the air, I wonder if you’d even care,
these voices whistle through night, God I wish I felt alright!

It goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on - You know I couldn’t care less
You’re wrong, you’re wrong, you’re wrong, you’re wrong, you’re wrong - You know I couldn’t care less
On and on - You know I couldn’t care less
You’re wrong, you’re wrong - You know I couldn’t care less

Repeat pattern - Behind these Plaster Walls again.
Track Name: Small D
Last night I went to a party (Keith’s Party!)
It just wasn't the place for me
None of the girls were into me (You're ugly!)
They said they only wanted Small D

To kill some time and free my mind
Decided I'd pretend to pee
But it wasn't empty- you guessed it-
And that's where I first met Small D
With company! With company!

Small D (Small D!) Small D (Small D!)
He's taking all the ladies from me
Whoa (Whoa!) Whoa (Whoa!)
Can I get a witness to see?

So me and Alex and Aaron and Calvin and Nate (and Keith!)
Went to that party to feel great
But sadly that didn't come to be (Lightweight hahaha!)
All because I ran straight into Small D

So fill up my cup x5 (You suck!)
Because I never want to give up
But to the left of me - you guessed it -
They were only cheering Small D
With company! With company!

Chorus 2

I thought to myself, damn,
Small D is a bonafide rockstar
And taking all the fish in the sea
But one day, someday real soon
The ladies gonna flock to me

Track Name: Don't Feel Sorry (For Me)
Verse 1:
There’s a voice inside of you, but you don’t listen to it anymore
I’m sorry, I might not be who I was back then
Since when did you find another man?
I feel like I am still the same, but I’m not myself with you

Different stages and vast locations compromised our being
Looking back I now look ahead and loved what I was seeing
Felines and photographs
Nothing could compare to the way you laugh
Easing in and letting go just to see you
We have made our choice soooo-

Don’t feel sorry for me, I brought this on myself this time
I feel like everything is right in front of me
And if they break us down we’ll smile, we’re here for a while

Verse 2:
I linger on your front porch, but you don’t sit outside it anymore
The third step doesn’t creak like it did back then!
Way back when we stood hand in hand
Do you feel like you’re still the same? Or do you feel sorry for me too?


Track Name: Right Back Where We Started From
Do you remember that day?
When you first came my way,
I said no one could take your place
And if you get hurt
By the little things I say,
I can put that smile back on your face

And it's alright and it's coming long,
we gotta get it right back to where we started from
Love is good, love can be strong,
we gotta right back to where we started from

A love like ours
Can never fade away
You know it's only just begun
So give me your love
I just can't stay away
I know that you're the only one

Track Name: 99 & Down For the Count
Well hey we're back again and I think we've got our things all figured out,
What can I do to break this conversation that's going to hell right now?

And here's to the times we had, the love we shared, so long to disintegrate,
Preoccupied with false realities, a perfectly delusional state

Now time's gone by, the best prescribed, through bloodshot eyes, at least I survived!
Through odds unknown, to each their own, together yet alone!

You got me dying, but at least I try, well half of the time
I won't hesitate, but still I wait and contemplate.
Because you don't see what I see
Because you don't feel my pain
Because every time you're down, I whisper "Baby, it's okay"
Dying, but it's okay, and I'm still awake.

Your attractive, it’s competitive, is this going to work?
Is all the bullshit and the struggle worth the effort I exert?
And no matter how this ends, you're gonna say, "We should be friends", but I don't care.

Track Name: Something More
Sometimes, I think back to when
I got you back and somehow lost you again
This seems all too familiar
I’m getting used to this fail-i-ure!

Am I still your best friend tonight?
And do you recognize?
Dark circles under my eyes
But I won’t shut them as long as I’m alive!

I know, that everything is lying right there next to me
So lie to me all night, it feels right!
She knows, I can’t keep fighting this disability
It might be our last night, you and I!

Verse 2:
Remember, how we talked all night?
We pretended they were stars and not just satellites
When I, left that single bed
I wish I, hadn’t left such things unsaid



All alone, lying down, nobody next to me
Staring at the ceiling, this lack of company revealing
Where the hell is my receipt, you know
The hours pass, the feelings grow, the more you’re gone,
The more I know that-

Track Name: Stacy's Mom
Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
Stacy's mom has got it goin' on

Stacy, can I come over after school? (after school!)
We can hang around by the pool (hang by the pool!)
Did your mom get back from her business trip? (business trip!)
Is she there, or is she trying to give me the slip? (give me the slip!)

You know, I'm not the little boy that I used to be
I'm all grown up now, baby can't you see

Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
She's all I want and I've waited for so long
Stacy, can't you see you're just not the girl for me
I know it might be wrong but I'm in love with Stacy's mom

Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
Stacy's mom has got it goin' on

Stacy, do you remember when I mowed your lawn? (mowed your lawn!)
Your mom came out with just a towel on (towel on!)
I could tell she liked me from the way she stared (the way she stared!)
And the way she said, "You missed a spot over there" (a spot over there!)

And I know that you think it's just a fantasy
But since your dad walked out, your mom could use a guy like me

Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
She's all I want, and I've waited so long
Stacy, can't you see you're just not the girl for me
I know it might be wrong,
but I'm in love with Stacy's mom

Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
She's all I want and I've waited for so long,
Stacy can't you see your just not the girl for me,
I know it might be wrong but oh oh
(I know it might be wrong)
I'm in love with (Stacy's mom oh oh)
(Stacys mom oh oh)
I'm in love with Stacy's mom
Track Name: Pressure
We don’t have to be, we don’t have to be alone tonight!
You are dressed yeah to impress the way you dance pretty baby girl makes me feel alright
So we won’t have to be, we won’t have to be alone tonight

I’m not tryna pressure you, but I cannot stop thinking, that I don’t really need to know ‘bout your boyfriend
I just gotta know
Your name, maybe sometime, we can kickback, and hang out, maybe
I’m tryna pressure you, but you could not stop winking, and I might just settle down to be your boyfriend
I just gotta know
Your name, maybe sometime, we can kickback, and hang out, maybe

I’m not gonna be, I’m not gonna be alone tonight!
(hey girl whatcha doin to me, whatcha da da doing to me?)
Give and flake, baby bump and shake, I gotta dance pretty baby girl so I can feel alright
So if you don’t want to be, you don’t have to be alone tonight

Track Name: Suburban Streets
Thirty-seven days ago I tried to plug myself into an electric outlet to see if it could recharge my batteries,
but nothing can anymore.
For thirty-seven minutes I swore that there’s no one left in this rathole town to talk to so I might as well tape my mouth shut.
but something’s gotta give
and I’ve found out that it can’t be me for too much longer and you know they’ll say that that’s okay with me
but I’d rather die in pieces than piece them together

What keeps me from staining these suburban streets? And even if I fall,
ya know I never let you fall as far as me
Beneath the cracked pavements of my parents’ driveway, I realize
that there’s nowhere left for me to go!

Whoaoooah for me to go

So write it on my headstone that being a winner doesn’t mean you’ve won
and even if I could do it again
I don’t wanna try anymore
There’s a difference between dying to live and living to die
and I’ve found that I can’t lie for too much longer

Did you get the wrong impression? believe me everybody that was never my intention
My shredded tongue is bitten bloody but I can’t staple my smile forever


It will be the same without my skin and bones
And it will be the same, cuz ya know, we all die alone!
ooooooooooo whoaoooao whoaooowhoa ooo yeah
Buried under these suburban streets lies the lost boy I’d like to meet--
something tells me he lies dead right under my bare feet.

Track Name: Retribution
Recurring apathy has got me passing regrets,
Changing my state of mind, my own self disrespect
Obsessive desires to call out these past mistakes
Distractions the main outlet to dissipate heartbreaks

Here we go another paranoid panic attack,
I can't believe that what you're saying is a matter of fact,
Isolated and my self esteem is failing me,
One more minute and I think I'll have my conscious free

Let's stop being so disillusioned,
Time will precipitate resolution
Come on give me the retribution I need
Heed to what I have to say in order to stand my ground
Representing those without a sound
Opportunity comes unbound tonight
But let's just waste it, alright

Apprehension seems to cloud my harmony,
Unnecessary tensions from my insecurities,
Quintessential issues piling on this plate of life,
It takes two people to cause one unadulterated strife

Here we go another paranoid panic attack,
I can't believe that what you're saying is a matter of fact
Isolated and my self-esteem is failing me,
One more minute and I think I'll have my conscious free


Only I will walk away

Chorus x Only I will walk away