by Run Down

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    The first ever recorded VK material under the former alias of Run Down

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This was the first recording by Joseph Sulier and Colin Swanson-White under the name Run Down who would later change their name to Voight-Kampff.


released January 1, 2007

Artwork by Ryan Trudeau
Layout by Colin Swanson-White

Recorded 08/07-09/07 by Matt Castore

Joseph Sulier-Vocals
Colin Swanson-White-Guitar
Phil Schwarz-Bass
Ted Howard-Guitar/Backing Vocals
Brad Stiffler-Drums

Released by Firestarter Records



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Track Name: American Despair
I'm oversexed and under pressure
I'm gettin homesick from a letter
heard couches callin out my name
found out the west was just as lame
so give me a drink that I can afford
I've seen enough of the sunshine and now I'm bored

And I don't wanna go home
cause I ain't got no home
but I don't wanna stay there or go anywhere

It's best to keep your eyes in the backs of your heads
because the wolves are all around and they will have us in our beds

Gimme the east, the west, the north
the middle west, the south, and more
give me American despair
gimme gimme a reason I should care
I once knew a girl who called me "baby"
used to say my mind would drive her crazy
now I sleep in a cold room second-handed
my life's my cell my gut's been branded

I could have stopped the way I felt
I could have saved myself, it's true
I could have saved your life as well
I could have stayed away from you
it's always the last place that you look
that you will find the life you've lost
the life you'll risk at any cost
Track Name: The Coming
There's somethin bad about this city
and this time it's not just me
it's closing in, it's a box too small
and I ain't got no room to breathe
but I think I've got it figured out
I can't relate to the same old shouts
there's nothing up about always being down

I've been learning a brand new song
I've been itching for it all along
my dead shoes got a few steps still
they're makin way for a dangerous will
it's my life, it's gonna be my own
I'm gonna make my visions known
there's nothing right about always being wrong

And I don't care what the masses say
I'm gonna see it my own way
you're gonna greet a brand new day
when I'm through

You can't sing along to empty words
unless you've got an empty head
so I'm carving a new path
it's based on all you never said
the coming evolution
shall absolve us of our crimes
and new earth shall come to fall
upon the ashes of our times

If there's no future to be found
I'll make a present all my own
if my existence has no meaning
then reinvented I'll be known
Track Name: (Untitled/Unreleased Song)
I'd like to hate-fuck the hole in my heart
been so long down low you'd think loss was my art
I share a bed with a ghost
unoccupied and I think too much
but I've got things to do
like drinking and such
they're saying "Hey Joe, where you goin...?"
you can figure out the rest
gone to sink myself
with the lead in my chest
my poverty's pain
that don't come from money
my wealth is my hate
and of that I've got plenty
gimme some lies
cause I've got both your secrets

But truth is the crown of the common man
and I'll die in the ground with my crown in my hand
yes I'll die in the ground of the common man's land
with my truth in my heart and the fist of my hand