The Protagonist

by Doctor Yeh

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Andrew Zane - Bass
Michael Olsen - BG vox, Guitar
Calvin Cieslak - Lead vox, Guitar
Chad Norris - Drums

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Calvin Cieslak
Mastered by Dan Franklin at Dan Franklin Music
All songs written by Calvin Cieslak

Special thanks to Janna Abad for breathing and to Calvin's MATH102 class for being a noisy bunch. No keyboards were used in the creation of this album.

Album cover by Brennan Lowe

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released December 25, 2011

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Track Name: Yes, Dear
You've siphoned off my will
And I say unto the floor
"When you coming over?"
I can't take this any more
I've got an anxious feeling creeping
And pills set by the door
But they can't help my problems
Like so many times before

I want you out of here
A shallow feeling, broken-back veneer
You're overbearing, guilt-inspiring fear
But I can't bring myself to cut the cord
My Dear

You storm into my room
And demand something to drink
I run hide, tail between my legs
And obey without a blink
The clock hands turn wildly
And my heart begins to sink
I hang my head, I've failed again
And I don't know what to think

I want you out of here
A shallow feeling, broken-back veneer
You're overbearing, guilt-inspiring fear
But I can't bring myself to cut the cord
My Dear
Track Name: Overture for the Mrs.
Typical Affliction
She's running away
Two mile sea
I'd do anything to stay

Cureless infatuation
I don't know how to say
I'm done looking
And I'd do anything to stay
Track Name: Who Do You Think You Are
I've worked this line
For twenty years time
I've done my job
But now I see
Conspiring
To get me gone

If you thought I'd just get up and leave, you're crazy

Who do you think you are?

The new guy's space
Fills half this place
And undeserved
I built this town
Up from the ground
And now I'm taking you all with me

If you thought I'd just get up and leave, you're crazy

Who do you think you are?
Track Name: Watch Your Back
Locked below the sea line
Captains orders
Full on stolen rations, they say
"Thief," they call me outright
I'm no sinner
Scapegoat for the first mate, I say

You better watch your back

Cleaning up their quarters
Dirty sailors scoff at me from beneath their sheets
You'll receive what's coming
Exact revenge
You'll pay for what you've done to my pride

You better watch your back

First mate's daughter is sleeping
I see my chance
I'll steal her from her bed by this night
The hungry waves are rolling
Begging me
I toss her to the sea straight away

You better watch your back
Track Name: Houston
Her home is through that window
And her work in married men's beds
I have to admit, these last few weeks
She's been living in my head
She says, "Step right up, I'll only take five minutes of your life."
And buildings shout accusations amongst clouds like doubts in my mind

Tonight I'll take her back to my place, I guess
I'll admit that your business isn't really what I want, I confess
She goes looking through the kitchen for something to eat
"Baby, sit down right here -- and, by the way, will you marry me?"

Houston show this city that you're not like the rest.