Twelve Stories Down

by Up For Nothing

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Brooklyn punks Up For Nothing are back again with their third DIY release "Twelve Stories Down". These guys have pounded away like true DIY champs for nearly a decade and have delivered another true gem into the heart of the NY underground scene. "Twelve Stories Down" manages to incorporate many different styles of punk rock and finds a way for them to mesh together so perfectly that you begin to understand midway through your first listen, that these fellas have single handedly managed to create a sound that only they can convey. With blistering fast speeds, and razor sharp vocal melodies, these songs will play on inside your head long after you finished listening. New York Hardcore legend Ernie Parada (Token Entry, Black Train Jack, GreyArea) yet again lends his voice to these fellas on "All We Need" and "The Slouch" which gives this new found NY sound a bit of familiarity. These guys now in their mid 20's are showing no signs of slowing down, as the years pass along they are forming what some will soon look at as their own legendary sound with help from the legends they grew up listening to.

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released 25 March 2011

Recorded at: NOVA Studios NYC
Produced, Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by: The Jerry Farley
Pre Production By: Ernie Parada
Assistant Editor/Assistant Engineer: Vincent Punziano
Guest Vocal Appearance: Ernie Parada
Artwork: Ernie Parada

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Track Name: Can't Get Away
I want a fresh start, a moment to reflect on
Two thousand dreams destroyed, and then my mind starts feeling that it’s time I start leaving
everything I ever once enjoyed.
It’s always the short end that ends up in my hands
and it’s always gonna be this way. My visions distorted my mind can’t run away from the everyday routines in store.

Can’t get away from the scenery I see everyday
Can’t get away from these moments that I had today
Can’t get away from the negativity in my brain
Can’t get away from the days coming after me

I want the worlds scars to show up in my thoughts
so the imperfections come on out today, and then my mind starts feeling that it’s time I start seeing
everything the way that it’s supposed to be. Time rests its head on the shoulders of the dead and together they count down to the end. The hours are stolen the dreams are never dreamt and together we live the time we spend.

Can’t get away from the scenery I see everyday
Can’t get away from these moments that I had today
Can’t get away from the negativity in my brain
Can’t get away from the days coming after me

Can’t get away Im staring down the path of the end
Can’t get away I find it harder not to be who I am
Can’t get away I’m trapped inside a world of formality
Can’t get away from the days taking over me
Track Name: The Slouch
You ran to the point of no re-entrance
And now the time has come for everyone to see this
A mind full of regrets, a mouth full of shit
Either plan this shit out right or fucking deal with it

Experience is gone there’s no place left to go but home
Through loss comes life alone
Experience is gone and there’s no place left to go but home
Through loss comes life alone

Come and take the pain away from how you will end this
It’s time for you to see the cold hearted bastard
Your mind has fucking lost itself, your mouth’s full of shit
Your heart stopped beating on the day you turned you back on it

Experience is gone there’s no place left to go but home
Through loss comes life alone
Experience is gone there’s no place left to go but home
Through loss comes life alone

I can’t believe it’s all been done
It’s hard to achieve the strength in strong
I’ve got a friend within my soul
I will be fine here on my own
Track Name: After Midnight
These nights to myself won’t be the same
My thought’s awakened my life's untamed
I fought a full regression with mind and soul
A fight I choose so that I’m no longer

Falling away through time spent believing that someday will find me
Somethings never change
As life passes by like a bullet that cuts through the walls of this place
And I’ve never seen something as beautiful as the smile on your face
When thoughts after midnight take down all the worthless in me

I’ve learned from my mistakes
These days won’t be the same

I said tonight’s the only night
I’ve got to set these problems right
Hats off to all that used to be
Time for a change of scenery
Now we’ll see that whats standing through the change in tides is meant to be
A life of making the most of whats given to me

I’ve learned from my mistakes
These days won’t be the same

These nights to myself won’t be the same
My thoughts awakened your life’s so tame
You’ve got a full regression of mind and soul
Holding on like a curse and now you’re

Finding a way through tough times and all riding waves of retraction through life's better days
You make for yourself and you take someone else through your world of disgrace
Not a minute goes by with me taking the time to see whats behind me
Cause I only can see what I’ve yet to achieve and it’s all there in me.
Track Name: Destruction
Woken up this morning by destruction raging through the day. You’re never fucking waking up again. I can’t say that I could've lived a better way. You’ll never fucking see another day. Close your eyes real tight and find what you believe. Think strong and die strong, fight through and hold on. Hold my hand real tight and together we can rest in peace. Think strong and die strong, fight through an hold on.

My aspirations falling down along the way, a million thoughts of whats been lost are raging through the day.
So rage on and bring me the courage to stay strong and lead us into our eternity.

Scared to death this morning I’ve seen what no ones ever seen. My body from a birds eye view and
tomorrows never coming, I’m proud of who I came to be, and I’ll always fucking keep that with me. Close your eyes real tight and find what you believe. Think strong and die strong, fight through and hold on. Hold my hand real tight and together we can rest in peace
Live strong together, die young together.

Grab all your thoughts as your words hit the floor.
Glass shatters up the stairs your futures out the door.
Your clinging to the thought of living through today.
Your mind is flashing better times you‘ll never get to see.

We can’t live for tomorrow we only have today
Find time for your thoughts and believe to find a way
We can’t live for tomorrow we only have today
Stay true to yourself and let go
We cant live for tomorrow we only have today
Find time for your thoughts and believe to find a way
We cant live for tomorrow we only have today
Stay true to the end and let go
Track Name: All We Need
It's been a hard time leaving what I've become
Just find your place and all is won
Another line from the book of what we need to be

I’ve been trapped inside the veins of what I’m ready to find
Knee deep in vines I cut through barely alive 
And now I’m forced to believe that these days are gone forever

And I can’t seem to remember what caused the change
Now I find it hard to keep it all packed away
I can define my own forever and start a war inside today
that I’m losing to the wrath of my memory

Desire’s been the one holding on to the last of me
Ready down goes the sounds of the last to leave
Hold on the image strong
Hold tight hold on forever

I found the new days leading the old this time
A sight for all the sorest eyes
A new light in the dark is all we need

Remember your world is always in your hands
Have you ever thought life would last you
Forever means nothing in the end if you want it to

Your mind is always the only thing you need
This is your only shot now so make it count
Because we all fall inside, I’m breaking outside
I've got a lifetime to forget what I've been told

What I've been told is wishing for me to make the worst mistakes
I’ve been sleepless, speechless, mislead, force-fed, into a life I dread.
Track Name: Motives for Arson
Can’t find the words to say to you
Can’t find the heart to feel for you
I can’t hide it, you mean nothing to me
And as time goes on my hatred’s growing stronger everyday
And if a house represented your life
Then I’d burn it down tonight
And draw the shadow of my face with the remains

I may be tired but not defeated
I’ll give it all until I get what I deserve to see
Revenge, enough to get me by through the darkness tonight
I’m moving onward to feel completed
You gave me your best shot I gave you what I came for
Revenge enough to satisfy the hate I have tonight

What a great start, a plan of mending
The perfect start to another morbid ending
Now we’re face to face with no more patience
A battle lost is a battle won in this case
You fear that time’s consumption sees through your words
A blank thought that’s raised confusion inside your world

Time stands still when your words confused and you’re running out of things to say
I’ve seen you hold your head up high, I’ve seen you fall to the ground, now I’ve seen you burn alive as you fell to the fires in hell.
Track Name: Says It All
Hey, Hey
Track Name: Mark of the Beast
Look at how blinded you’ve become
You couldn’t even see my fist til’ it was fucking up your face
I’m tired of all your fucking up
Your negativity has brought you straight to hell where you can

Burn all your bullshit
And die from what you did

Look at the asshole you’ve become
Swim with your lies as weights and drown with all you’re pissing on
I can’t say that I never saw this all in you
I’ve seen your future thrown away

You’re never gonna say that things deserve to be this way
A coward running far away from hints of your mistakes
Believe me when I say that I am far from done with you
The fire still burns inside my soul and forever in hell where you can

Burn all your bullshit
And die from what you did
Track Name: Behind the Wheel
We play in a punk rock band and we’re rockin’ through state lines
Ten nights eight guys and one van all the ambition in the world
We’re driving though New Jersey, Philly then off to Buscemi
Mellencamp lessons in Beach Grove

What a ride through the heart of the city
Singing songs at the top of our lungs
It’s been a hell of a ride having the times of our lives
Through the days and living dreams all through the night
As the sun goes down the night’s taking over my soul
When the music plays there’s no holding back at all

We’re on our way heading up and down the interstate
Only to find the one true passion of our lives
Head on full steam the only thing we’ll ever need
Is our hearts to feel the love that comes behind the wheel

Acoustic night to fill in for cancelled Orlando
Next stop is Jacksonville walking through the drive through
Vinnie’s cousin Amanda has found us a fantastic place to stay
Next stop is RVA and tattoos on both wrists for memories

We’re driving back up the northern roads to make our way back
Down the streets we always called our home to play the next one
These are the times we hold close to us rest stops, punk rock engulfing us
A true song and the hopes of where we’ll go as the road takes us to the next show

We’re driving back down the south east coast
We’re driving back out to the west coast
Track Name: Twelve Stories Down
We’re going up to the twelfth story going down on Friday night
I can’t believe what we go through every time we start to get this right
Fall fast and impact slowly we’ll never see another Saturday night
It seems we’ve done all we could to try to bring you what we burn inside

It’s twelve past the fall and we survived today
And through the pain of it all you never once turned your backs away
When contemplating the ending of our times our days were lost
And we played through it all

The passion breathes through our souls fights to the death unites through chords, can’t forget singing along live times of what we wanna know

We’re setting up, we’re going on shortly
Blasting music on a Friday night
I lose myself in every song that we go through
I’m feeling stronger as the time goes by

Songs are fast and impact slowly
We’re rocking through another Saturday night
We owe the words of the songs to the ones that
Spend their weekend singing every line

Every time we feel like giving up you’ll always be right here through all our fears you’ll find a way
When we need you to you’ll be sincere, we’ll find you here
That’s why we’re here
When the view from the top seemed like a never ending dream
of endless pain
(We’ll find a place where we belong live for ourself live through our song)
I turned and heard the sound of the chords singing me awake
Track Name: When the Clock Strikes Twelve
Where will you end up when the clock strikes twelve?
A story in the world that no one ever lives to tell
You’re the first to complain and the last to make a change
I’m the last to let go with the fire in my soul

Slow and steady wins the race I’m gonna spit your words back in your face
Now there’s a time to walk and there’s a time to fight
I’m gonna play this out until I get it right
Silence has replaced the fear that the world counts down and the end is near
Now the bombs are falling down with tides and thunder
If we don’t die first then we’ll kill each other

Over and over my mind goes through the end
Will the ocean, wind, or the terror threats win our thoughts from now to then
I want a peaceful night with a side of life to live on my own time
And if I fall before my time to go I’m gonna live before I die

I never wanted this to be
A life that’s been taken from me
Can’t close my eyes and run away
From all the lives that fell before they could become themselves

Slow and steady wins the race I’m gonna spit your words back in your face
There was a time to see the way the world should be
Those days are what you’ll never get to see
Violence has replaced the fear now the world counts down and the end is near
When the world is falling down you start to wonder
If the life you lived, lived through another
Track Name: On the Rise
Up on the rise
No way to slow down
We’re taking up shop we’ll sleep when we die

Raise the stakes run in the fire with everything we are
We’re fighting through the hard times
We’re finally making good time against our fate, against our fate
Everything we lost makes us understand
That we take what we got and make the best of our
Everyday it’s all we got now against our fate, against our fate

We’re on a mission, we’re never giving up
To be the ones that never gave up what we achieved
And be the only ones still standing

We’re on a mission, we’re never giving up
We built the strength in ourselves to continue to be
The only ones still standing

Raise the stakes run in the fire with everything we are
We live a life outside our own and now we built our place
Forever’s today, forever’s today
With this shortened fuse we’ll lose if we don’t take a chance
So we’ll take what we got and make the most of our everyday
And save regrets for another day, another day

We built strength inside ourselves and we’re still standing

You’ve hit the bottom when you stop digging down
The catalyst for change is in me
And you try to run
When you point your finger and form it into a gun
Take aim, admit we’ve changed
And I see where it’s me
But you stand by and only would want to agree
You’re going to see

When all is said and done you either fold or you become
We found in life what makes our hearts break through
We’re on the rise

A long road to carry on riding blindly for so long
Now we’re on the path that breaks us through
We’re on the rise, we’re on the rise