Sick, Sad World

by Polar Bears In Purgatory

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"Sick, Sad World" is the debut album by Polar Bears in Purgatory.

"This CD contains all the music we wrote within our first 6 months as a band. We recorded the majority of it over 3 days at Chime Studio in Renfrew. After this we dicked about with it a bit and got some friends to add some stuff."

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released April 12, 2013

Theo Watson - Guitar, Vocals
Ewan McCreath - Bass, Vocals
Cal Cassidy Reid - Drums, Vocals

Recorded, engineered and mixed by Ross McGowan except tracks 1, 7 and 17

All music and lyrics written by Polar Bears in Purgatory except track 1

Music on track 1 by Mizuki (soundcloud.com/mizukislastchance)

Voices and words on tracks 1, 7 and 17 by Chris Thorburn

Cover art by Michael Allan

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"Polar Bears in Purgatory are an energetic, melodic punk trio whose down to earth humour and catchy hooks are unparalleled"

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Track Name: Intro
It is the year 2013. A sick, sad world has enveloped the earth. Plagued by economic ruin, political disillusionment, television. But like the phoenix that rises from the ashes or the flower birthed from the excrement so too shall a band of merry brothers arise to alleviate the darkness. Armed with four power chords and a two liter bottle of cheep cider. They are young. They are fearless. They are Polar Bears in Purgatory.
Track Name: Tequila Breath
Drinking cider on the train, I went to meet my friends after
Terraqoma played, we downed some drinks and then we
went out for the night, there was a happy ending
I felt so alive when I kissed a girl in Hive

Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath
She seemed turned on by
Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath,
My hand on her thigh
Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath,
She might have ran from my
We do what we have to to get by

And I've lost my phone again, some asshole ran of with it but
Liam sorted it, he chased that asshole down and it
didn't ruin my night, nothing could damped it coz
I felt so alive when I kissed a girl in Hive

Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath
She seemed turned on by
Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath,
My hand on her thigh
Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath,
She might have ran from my
Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath, Tequila Breath,
I'll be drunk again tonight
Track Name: Witnessed Your Fall
Is this what you planned?
because I thought we could go far
but the you threw it all away because you're self obsessed
and you think that you're better than you actually are

You've lit a fire within me and it's not going out
until I've seen you crumble
You've lit a fire within me and it's not going out
until I've seen you stumble
until I've witnessed you're fall

What will you do when you're friends are gone
coz you've pushed them all away
What will you do when there's no-one home
and you're alone; she's has enough of you again for today

You've lit a fire within me and it's not going out
until I've seen you crumble
You've lit a fire within me and it's not going out
until I've seen you stumble
until I've witnessed you're fall

Woah-oh!

You've lit a fire within me and it's not going out
until I've seen you crumble
You've lit a fire within me and it's not going out
until I've seen you stumble
until I've witnessed you're fall
Track Name: I got my Tongue Pierced
I got my tongue pierced like I wanted when I was in my teens
I got my tongue pierced and next week and week i'm gonna be 23
I got my tongue pierced now all my friends are gonna make fun of me
I got my tongue pierced and i can't pronounce words properly
I got my tongue pierced
Track Name: Coward's Game
I want this feeling to end
Coz it's taking over my head
My mind is littered with shame
I feel like I'm going insane

Coz nothing is worth this
I know I'm imperfect
I'm playing the cowards game
And nothing will ever be the same
Track Name: Supernova
I am so happy to be
In trouble miserable me
Battle rages on inside
find me a corner to hide

Wait for the darkness to swallow me whole
Wait for compasion it comforts my soul
compassion in doses is easy to find
I need something more I'm losing my mind and

It feels like I'm being set free
I can be what I want to be
Something inside me feels wrong
Finding the strength to go on

Wait for the silence to empty my head
I sit and read X-Men in my empty bed
Pull the smoke into my darkening lungs
I smile to myself because I'm having fun

I accept this quest
I'm stronger than all the rest
I am a 4 leafed Clover
A Supernova

Dishonest, trecherous friend
Our story has come to an end
I still can't be what you seek
Can't be what you want me to be

A lifestyle of comfort has swallowed me whole
Counterfeit compasion blackens the soul
Onward momentum should never feel wrong
Not when it was dormant inside all along

I accept this quest
I'm stronger than all the rest
I am a 4 leafed Clover
A Supernova

I accept this quest
I'm stronger than all the rest
I am a 4 leafed Clover
A Supernova

I burn hotter than
The radioactive man
I am a 4 leafed Clover
A Supernova
Track Name: Interlude
Tune in for another exciting episode of Titanium Heart. nothing can stop the boy with the unbreakable heart: no love left unrequited, no break up too devestating for he is the hero who always gets the girl!
Track Name: Titanium Heart
They think I'm boring
So they ignore me and I
gotta get out of here

They think I'm no-one
You gotta be someone coz you
Cannot live in fear

In my normal life I can't complete certain tasks
but all that is different when I put on my mask

I am Titanium Heart
I've got a head start
coz I can fly through time
(and his heart's unbreakable)
None can make me cry
Not the super bad guys
I can see through lies
(and he always gets the girl)

challenge me to combat?
bitch you do'nt want that coz
my fists are magical

so you try to shoot me
bullets pass right through me coz
I'm fucking intangible

I was trained by the best, I know all they know
I've got and alien power ring and an enchanted tuxedo

I am Titanium Heart
I've got a head start
coz I can fly through time
(and his heart's unbreakable)
None can make me cry
Not the super bad guys
I can see through lies
(and he always gets the girl)

I am Titanium Heart
I've got a head start
coz I can fly through time
(and his heart's unbreakable)
None can make me cry
Not the super bad guys
I can see through lies
(and he always gets the girl)

I'm way too powerful
Track Name: Drive
Another party, another evening with another girl
A few more drinks to sink to change the way she thinks about you
She doesn't know it but soon she's putty in you're hands
as you bother leave together unaware of you're sordid demands

I could turn a blind eye and pretend that I don't care
but I would be no better than the rest of you
The only thing that drives you is the thing you
want to drive into them

You tell her you are different but you don't really want to brag
You tell her you have feelings but all you really want's a shag
You tell her she is special but in you're head it's "what a slag"
I bet you can't believe you're luck she's just another drunken fuck
So fuck you

I could turn a blind eye and pretend that I don't care
but I would be no better than the rest of you
The only thing that drives you is the thing you
want to drive into them

The thing you want is something unattainable
because her cunt is something unobtainable

I could turn a blind eye and pretend that I don't care
but I would be no better than the rest of you
The only thing that drives you is the thing you
want to drive into them
Track Name: Luxemburgers
What's the currency of Luxembourg?
LUXEMBURGERS!
What's the currency of Luxembourg?
LUXEMBURGERS!
What's the currency of Luxembourg?
LUXEMBURGERS!
What's the currency of Luxembourg?
LUXEMBURGERS!
Track Name: Only Lust
I've seen a lot of strange things in my time
I've seen a lot of strange people too
I've seen a lot of strange things in my time
But none of them as strange as the two of you

And then they called it love, I was like "What the Fuck?"
Coz how can there be love without any trust
And then they called it love, I was like "What the Fuck?"
Coz how can love exist when there is only lust

I take a look around the room for things for my eyes to consume
all I can see are differences between them
I take a look around the room for things for my eyes to consume
but what's apparent is the distance between them

And then they called it love, I was like "What the Fuck?"
Coz how can there be love without any trust
And then they called it love, I was like "What the Fuck?"
Coz how can love exist when there is only lust

I've seen a lot of strange things in my time
I've seen a lot of strange people too
I've seen a lot of strange things in my time
But none of them as strange as the two of you

And then they called it love, I was like "What the Fuck?"
Coz how can there be love without any trust
And then they called it love, I was like "What the Fuck?"
Coz how can love exist when there is only lust
Track Name: GTFYFC
Cover band poser
Stupid hat no hair
Thought I wouldn't go there
You thought wrong

Can't believe I liked you
Now I wanna fight you
Put my first right through
You're dumb face

I don't want to see you
If you talk to me
You will be sorry that you every crossed me and I'll

Spit in you're black eyes
I hope you slip on black ice
I can see through you're disguise
And you're someone I despise

So get to fuck you fucking cunt

It's really creepy
You're too sleezy
You look 40
Old as fuck

Hate that you're there
While I'm stuck here
I wanna smash you're
Stupid face

I can't wait till I'm there
If you touch what's mine
I will come find you and I will destroy you and I'll

Spit in you're black eyes
I hope you slip on black ice
I can see through you're disguise
And you're someone I despise

So get to fuck you fucking cunt

I want to see you in pain
I want to see you with no sking

You asshole
I hate what
You're doing
In her flat
You asshole
I hate what
You're doing

You asshole
I hate that
You could be
In her twat
You asshole
I hate what
You're doing

I will come find you and I will destroy you and
You will be sorry that you every crossed me and I'll

Spit in you're black eyes
I hope you slip on black ice
I can see through you're disguise
And you're someone I despise

So get to fuck you fucking cunt

You fucking cunt
You fucking cunt
You fucking cunt
Track Name: Just Because We're Friends When I'm Drunk (Don't Mean We're Friends When I'm Sober)
Just because we're friends when I'm drunk
Don't mean we're friends when I'm sober
It's 10 am and I've sobered up
That means our friendships over
When I see you at the club tonight
You go out for a cigarette
You've got a lighter and I don't
Your the best friend I can get you cunt (You cunt!)

When I saw you at the party
I thought that you were cool
But I see you in the High Street
And you're acting like a tool
Just because we talked alot then
You think we can talk now
But I've got nothing to say
Nothing to talk about so fuck off (Fuck off!)

Just drawing a blank yo

You are really uninteresting
Alcohol makes you paletable

A general exception to this rule
Is if you're drunk and female
But not if you're under the age of consent
Coz I don't wanna go to jail
If you want real conversation
Talk to me on facebook
Coz I'm really shy when I'm sober
Not as confident as I look; it's a self esteem thing (Self esteem thing!?)

I'm just not that confident man

You are really uninteresting
Alcohol makes you paletable
Just wanna stare at you're girlfriend's boobs
Don't wanna hang with boring dudes
And you're really fucking boring man
Track Name: Big Mack
We asked Big Mack if we could go to the party but Big Mack no let us
Track Name: Square Peg/Round Hole
Square Peg pushing into a round hole
like an ignorant child that doesn't know the rules
and I'm pushing harder. harder and harder
Starting to push so hard I leave a scar

This is no what I wanted, don't want to be that guy
I want to be forever by you're side
To be honest I'm not the kind of guy that you wanted

I'm disappointed, I could have been the guy
to make you laugh instead of cry
I'm a loser who ran a mile just to see you

I'm a Square Peg pushing into a round hole
like an ignorant child that doesn't know the rules
and I'm pushing harder. harder and harder
Starting to push so hard I leave a scar

I forget why I do this, I amen't drunk at all
I'm banging my head off of a brick wall
If I'm honest, I'm still not sure why I do this

Now I'm hopeless, getting fucked on all
of the substances I can get my hands on
I'm sedated, waiting for the day that you hate me

I'm a Square Peg pushing into a round hole
like an ignorant child that doesn't know the rules
and I'm pushing harder. harder and harder
Starting to push so hard I leave a scar

I leave a scar
I leave a scar
I leave a scar
I leave a scar

I'm a Square Peg pushing into a round hole
like an ignorant child that doesn't know the rules
and I'm pushing harder. harder and harder
Starting to push so hard I leave a scar

I leave a scar
I leave a scar
I leave a scar
I leave a scar
Track Name: Lacking Substance
I'll drink for a bit
Coz when I drunk I am articulate
It's funny but it's shit
I only open up when I'm off my tits

I can't be what I wanted to
I can't be what I wanted to
I just wanted to be like you
I can't be what I wanted to

I'll take what I've got
It helps me laugh and to control my thoughts
It's not what It's not
I feel my brain consumed by rot

I can't be what I wanted to
I can't be what I wanted to
I just wanted to be like you
I can't be what I wanted to

Fuck You

I can't be what I wanted to
I can't be what I wanted to
I can't be what I wanted to
I can't be what I wanted to
I can't be what I wanted to
I can't be what I wanted to
I can't be what I wanted to
I can't be what I wanted to

Fuck You