ZUGZWANG

by Magma Carta

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released October 16, 2016

Magma Carta is: Scott Stetson (lead vocals, guitar); Tyler Wood (guitar, keys, vocals); Kenn Busch (bass, vocals); Kevin Longino (drums, vocals). All songs written by Scott Stetson. Recorded, produced by Kenn Busch, Madison. Mastered by Justin Perkins, Mystery Room, Milwaukee. Type and design by Kevin Longino. Photo by Chad Bollenbach. Faces by Stefan Matioc. Copyright 2016, all rights reserved.

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Track Name: Gatecrashers
Make no mistake
Begs for defiant response
Demand a breakdown
And act surprised when you get one

Although this will still endure
Well, I never saw the allure
Don't jump 'till you know for sure
Gatecrashers

You told me once
We only get what we ask for
Don't go unpronounced
A stranger to the objectives

Although this will still endure
Well, I never saw the allure
Don't jump 'till you know for sure
Gatecrashers

It seems like our spread
Is four continents wide
But in a certain light
They saw we look quite alike

Although this will still endure
Well, I never saw the allure
Don't jump 'till you know for sure
Gatecrashers
Track Name: Perpetual 94
You say you know what you know
On the Egotist Variety Show
So throw your hands on the floor
And start the next World War

It’s in your skin and your bones
In those clairvoyant spectacular tones
When it gets dark on the set
Can’t tell the master from the marionette

Long overdue, but again we withdrew
Perpetual ’94 like we’re used to
So let’s not dwell at this shallow well
No, let’s not

Another mystic campaign
Over redundantly familiar terrain
It’s much harder to ignore
The rock you’re under than the rock that you’re on

Long overdue, but again we withdrew
Perpetual ’94 like we’re used to
So let’s not dwell at this shallow well
No, let’s not
Track Name: Cher Ami
Cher Ami
I couldn’t protect you
From those who fancied you
Some kind of archangel

Been to the finest schools
But it’s of limited use
Beside the Argonne hill
Behind enemy lines

If this is a man’s war,
If this is a man’s war,
If this is a man’s war,
Then who’s the animal now?

We’re along 276
Our own artillery is
Raining directly on us,
For heaven’s sake stop it

You were our last chance
Note in a canister attached
They shot down my Cher Ami
Just like all the rest

If this is a man’s war,
If this is a man’s war,
If this is a man’s war,
Then who’s the animal now?
Who’s the animal now?
Who’s the animal now?
Who’s the animal now?

By some act of God
Somehow you still made it home
No surgeon could overcome
All the damage was done

Cher Ami I don’t know how
But you’re weightless now
Track Name: Summer
It's summer and
Inspiration falls from the trees like leaves
All you gotta do is pick 'em up, yeah
All you gotta do is pick 'em up, yeah

It's summer and
Desperation clings to the rocks like mold
All you gotta do is scrape it off, yeah
All you gotta do is scrape it off, yeah

Go on, let me have it
Say I'm doing it all wrong
I try to remember
But it's just been so long

Malicious whine
All I need is your hair in my eyes
Make it more than a passing notion
Make it more than a passing notion

Go on, let me have it
Say I'm doing it all wrong
I try to remember
But it's just been so long

All on your dime
I could fix it tomorrow if I tried
But who could cope with the obligation?
Who could cope with the obligation?

Go on, let me have it
Say I'm doing it all wrong
I try to remember
But it's just been so long

Go on, let me have it
Say I'm doing it all wrong
I try to remember
But it's just been so long
Track Name: Liable, Low
Empty accord
Blown out the door
Laying in snow
Anywhere you go

A day of sympathy
Don’t make up for the
Other 364
Cast to the floor

You’re liable, liable, liable, liable, low
You’re liable, liable, liable, liable, low

Cloud of the scene
Less than serene
Stop wasting time
Your right don’t trump mine

You’re liable, liable, liable, liable, low
You’re liable, liable, liable, liable, low
You’re liable, liable, liable, liable, low
You’re liable, liable, liable, liable, low
Track Name: Roamin' Empire
I was out in the sticks
Picking up bricks you threw
Drowning in all my sin
Getting under my skin again

Won't last for long

Just stride in the lulls
Walkin' on skulls of friends
Take a look on the shelf
Just help yourself

And oh, your roamin' empire
Won't last for long
Oh, your roamin' empire
Won't last for long

Cross over the coals
Doing just what they told you to
To absolve your doubts
How's that working out?

And oh, your roamin' empire
Won't last for long
Oh, your roamin' empire
Won't last for long

And oh, your roamin' empire
Won't last for long
Oh, your roamin' empire
Won't last for long

And oh, your roamin' empire
Won't last for long
Oh, your roamin' empire
Won't last for long