Integration (Demo Album)

by Contra

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about

A collection of the recordings put together that mirror more or less the current form of our eleven songs.

All tracks will appear later in a more refined form on an official debut album

Recorded on various items, iPhones, ITouch's(??), A Samson Mic, and a few Laptops.
Recorded in various places, Che's Bedroom, Nahiyan's Bedroom, JoeD's spare bedroom, Nahiyan's upstairs landing, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Recorded between the October of 2012 to the August of 2013

Tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 Recorded in Mixcraft 6
Tracks 2, 11 Recorded in Garageband
Tracks 3, 6 Recorded on Nahiyan's iPhone and Che's iPhone respectively

I guess in time, maybe when we actually release an official finished product, we'll make all these tracks downloadable, but not right now, it just seems too impersonal, especially since all these tracks mean a great deal to us in the band.

Like there's times when one of our friends in particular will play the Distance demo that Nahiyan made all the way back in October 2012, and he'll play it and we all know it's his way of making fun of Nahiyan. And It just seems really weird to have someone we don't know just having that song, or at least it seems weird to me.

credits

released August 12, 2013

Contra
Nahiyan Khandker - Harp (Bad)
Joseph "JoeD" Mock - Washboard
Mitchell van der Woude - Cowbell
Che Salgado - Holophonor (Bad)

Rusty, Che's dog - Everything else

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Track Name: Khyber Pass (Demo 2)
Run though a Khyber Pass in your mind
Sail on past through the cliffs of a shore that you've been on before
Move on up from behind
We only are as you thought we were is that what you prefer?

Move on up from behind
Move on up from behind

The world is a nice place to be
If you can learn to turn your head at what's unpleasant to see
The violence is all in your head
So stop thinking about it and go back to bed

Move on up from behind
Move on up from behind

But I don't care
They're not anywhere, close
I'm as happy as can be

Filled with apathy
Foreign trouble no travesty
Improving lives is no priority

Things are nice round this time of year
Money's comin' in at a steady pace
I heard overseas they're living in fear
What a funny thing to be killed just cause-o-yer race
People downtown have nothing to eat
One of 'em asked me if I had much to spare
Well he better get up onto his feet
Made thousands last week but I'm not one to share
Move on up from behind
Move on up from behind

But I don't care
They're not anywhere, close
I'm as happy as can be

Filled with apathy
Foreign trouble no travesty
Improving lives is no priority

I'm wrapped up in my life
Nothing else could matter more
Material, yeah it keeps me alright
Made enough in my years to buy your store
Smartass writers that mock me in they're books and they're songs
Doesn't matter to me
They'll see that they were wrong
When they starving out onto the street

And I don't care
You know I won't share
What they don't to deserve it?
Their lives ain't even worth it
My square they better desert it
Protests are so disconcerted
I'll shoot 'em, won't feel alerted
Khyber Pass, I've never heard it
Track Name: The Girlfriend Experience (Second Take)
Look into my eyes
What do you see?
A lie comes and falls
From my mouth to my feet

But you're not first in this long line so you come here and take your seat
You're not what I want or what I need so let's not try to meet
I hope these word don’t come to knock out the floor from beneath your feet
But then again I don't care much you're nothing but a prop to me

This I know for sure
If you turn and walk out the door
You'll come back to me inevitably
I've got a hold on you obviously

We don't have
What you think
And I don't think you have
The brains to blink

You don't have to be forlorn
Just be on time when I get bored
And you don't have to make it real
Just give me something I can feel
I'm not one for pleasantries, not for you at least
But ive got useless time to kill
So get over here and have your fill

This I know for sure
If you turn and walk out the door
You'll come back to me inevitably
I've got a hold on you obviously

And here you are saying to me that you're under duress
But you can leave if you can leave if you want, I couldn't care less
You think that you were the only use of my time
But as I said before I've got many more in line

This I know for sure
If you turn and walk out the door
You'll come back to me inevitably
I've got a hold on you obviously
Cause I control you
Even if you don't know
But I don't like you
And it shows
Track Name: Contra (Demo 1)
I was born in nicaragua
Didn't like their government
So I became a contra
Did what the fuck I wanted
They put me on posters
Said help your fellow contra
They hoped that I would do then
What the fuck they wanted

So what they're trying to say
Is that they wanna use my AK 4 their gain
But even I know wars a young man’s strife but it’s an old man’s game

Today I shot a Sandinista
He begged for his life
But he don't know they'll pay me big tah
Shoot down some communistas
Had my way with a couple baristas
US funded violations
But no UN can predict the horror
Of living in socialist nations

So what they're trying to say
Is that they wanna use my AK 4 their gain
But even I know wars a young man’s strife but it’s an old man’s game

And when I hear their guns going off in the dead of night, it don't scare me
And when we have to fight and I look them right in the eyes it don't scare me
No it don't scare me
No it don't scare me
Oh Reagan can you spare
Some support from the air
You say that we've been banned
Don't act like they've forced your hand

You had us commit violations
Mass killings in many locations
How much longer can u stand atrocities
Treat humans as they were common commodities
Just give us aid so we can end your war
So you can get elected in 84
We promise not 2 rape and pillage anymore
So we say as we kick a woman 2 de floor

So what they're trying to say
Is that they wanna use my AK 4 their gain
But even I know wars a young man’s strife but it’s an old man’s game
So I became a contra
So I became a contra
So I became a contra
So I became a contra
So I became a contra
So I became a contra
So I became a contra
So I became a contra