Forest Hills

by The Dustbusters

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The Dustbuster's debut album, all songs written and recorded by the dusties

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released April 25, 2014

The Dustbusters are...
Thomas Stringer-Guitar/vocals
Anthony Rossi-Guitar/vocals
Cory Giovan-Drum Set
Drew Niedzelski -Bass/vocals/organ

Recorded at Studio C at The University of New Haven, Except Tracks 1 and 6 recorded at Firehouse 12 in New Haven and Track 2 recorded in Studio B at UNH by Jon Scranton and Kevin Boettger.

Mixed and Mastered by Drew Niedzielski
Cover Photograph Courtesy of Robbie Keenan
Rear Album Art by Justine Kefauver

Many thanks to everyone who has supported us and helped make this album a possibility

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Track Name: Factory
I was born in a gloomy, human factory
If you can help me, I beg you do it please

feeling like a ship in a bottle
I guess I'd gone and broke my throttle
and I'm going nowhere fast
Hurricanes in my head and in my brain
thoughts are spinning around my head
faster than a loose freight train

Still sweating from the pressure of the days
They'll get longer till you're stuck in a haze
Get out fast, before you're hypnotized
into believing all the flatter and the lies

Hurricanes in my head and in my brain
thoughts are spinning around my head
faster than a loose freight train
Give me peace, won't you give me peace
and tranquility
I don't know if I've made the right choice
I'll have to wait and see
Track Name: Garden Gnome
Don't tell me anymore
I've heard it all before
A thousand times or more
And I'll be coming late,
So please don't hesitate,
I don't expect you to wait

You flapped your gums like a whippersnapper
stabbing at an open wound
who knew that you were all I needed to make it through
You just used me as a pawn
now I'm all alone just like a gnome out on the lawn

Give me your love,
give me a double dose
cuz my heart feels gross and my
eyes are closed
I see you walking with your current man
yet I want to hold your hand
yes my love for you is grand

You flapped your gums like a whippersnapper
stabbing at an open wound
who knew that you were all I needed to make it through
You just used me as a pawn
now I'm all alone just like a gnome out on the lawn
Track Name: Patches
We're floating on a dream
Do you know what I mean?
Things are not as they seem,
We're just floating on a dream
Track Name: Battle Apart
What am I lacking?
Was it there at the start?
I'm waiting for relation, and I feel lost

You know you're transparent,
and corrosive in your heart
maybe there'll be a next time,
but it's a battle apart

If not I'll rest emotions that beg to continue
He's innocent, and he's suffering
for trying, to tell her apart
and keep her around
the whole time he spent wondering

What am I lacking?
Was it there at the start?
I'm waiting for relation
and I'm still lost
You know you're transparent
and corrosive in your heart
maybe there'll be a next time
but it's a battle apart

If not I'll rest emotions that beg to continue
Track Name: Fruit and Rind
Absent minded today
just like any other
encumbered by effects that I don't need
The clouded conscentration
the reminders in every batch
it's frailty's fault there is no coincidence

They'll eat the fruit, and I'll eat the rind
All you're complaints arn't worth my time
I'm the dog, I beg you the leash
they'll eat the fruit, and I'll eat the rind

replace the present
what could be better?
Fine tune the banter
I want so much
Out of the daylight
moving distantly slow
enough is a knife
and I'll need to remember

They'll eat the fruit, and I'll eat the rind
All you're complaints arn't worth my time
I'm the dog, I beg you the leash
they'll eat the fruit, and I'll eat the rind
Track Name: Bad Bought Burden
Eyes to the ground
feeling down
but you're still playing around
You're to proud to keep your troubles to yourself
so clean your sheets and brush your teeth
just leave me be

Mutilate a clean slate
there's no affection on your face
plug me in and turn me on
can't you see what you're doing is wrong?
am I a drone, am I alone?
Can I control what's getting old

You took what you could
just because you wanted to
and I'm all out of words to excuse myself
you're a bad bought burden
from a cheap yardsale
you brought me two steps further
I was almost there

If you don't try you'll break his heart
Track Name: Mocha
You make it, seem effortless
that looming disconnect
We'll bow every branch
To think that romance
has had its only chance
it drags me down
to bounded ends

missing, what you never had will be the last thing
to tighten the slack of objection
that tight rope we walk
between our own two towers

Wish you'd take me with you
to that bright place
but you're gone with another
Was it every flinch?
I know the remedy
Track Name: E-song
I've had enough of those
face painted bluffs
that you require to function
and you grow from friends decendent

Into ice caves melting
and flood them in to nothing
just to make yourself feel better
just to make yourself feel better
than everyone else

I haven't got enough time
left to spend any on you
but I guess I'd rather be poor
you fill my pockets full of needles
and the needles feel so good

I wish I could take more

It was great to finally meet you
but it was a shame to hear your voice
it traps me in a castle
and leaves me with no choice
but shallow dreams from here
and you'll be making them unclear

I hope you're feeling better
Track Name: Seasick Sailor
Well he left, right out the door
with just a pack of cigarettes to keep him warm
He left his brain, on the front porch
she swept the mess under the rug and mopped the floor

She said she didn't hurt anyone
but she's the person holding the gun
and he's delirious
she'll never take him serious
what was, is a powerful thought
but the future's bound to bring about rot
and he's no use to her
A bootless, seasick sailor

Their tongues were dry
from the drought they faced
the sky couldn't be more painful at this pace
repeated process, and he won't rest
she won't realize no one can ease her stress
Track Name: No Vacancy
Well I'm sick, hanging around
this godforsaken town
cuz I'm alone every night
and in the day I wanna fight
every fucking lie I heard you scream towards the sky
it makes me want to believe in animosity's disease

Chivalry's been shot dead in the street
when I'm the ghost behind the sheet
my holy grail seems so discrete
and you can tell a lot about a man
just from looking at his hands
I conceal my gun, I'm not scared of anyone

Hell may seem like it's only make-believe
but the day's too long to remember my enemies
so we put on a disguise all you'll recognize are lies
and It crowds our memory and leaves us no vacancy

They took pictures and painted over
used black ink to make me sober
told me twice two different ways
vanity has filled their days
and they gave me regret for a spoonful of satisfaction
the contract's been sealed, and my motives repealed

I've seen goats kill wolves
gravity doesn't always pull
although you'll censor my words
doesn't mean I won't be heard
in a sweatshop all damn day
have I lost my mind or did it run away?
I've worked my fingers to the bone
all you do is sit and moan

Hell may seem like it's only make-believe
but the day's too long to remember my enemies
so we put on a disguise all you'll recognize are lies
and It crowds our memory and leaves us no vacancy