.​.​.​or of Something Else

by My Mother the Carjacker

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My Mother The Carjacker's debut FULL LENGTH album
"...or of Something Else"
Funded by fans and Kickstarter

A collection of songs from the bands inception to late 2013. We are grateful so many people took part to make this album happen!

***INCLUDES "...And Some Other Things" DIGITAL EP AS BONUS TRACKS WITH PURCHASE OF THIS ALBUM***

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released August 19, 2014

PRODUCED BY MY MOTHER THE CARJACKER
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS - Robert Worthington, Ann Hutchins, Marvin Wilder
MOSTEST EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF ALL THE THINGS AND BEYOND ♥ - Ken Richards

MIXED by Liam Worthington
ENGINEERED by Paul Shepherd
ASSISTANT ENGINEERING by Julio Samico, Justin Brown
ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING by Liam Worthington, Dan Whittal, Brody Mudryk
EDITING by Liam Worthington, Dan Whittal

BRASS SECTION (Trumpets, Trombone, Tuba) - Justin Worthington
VIOLIN - Elyse Jacobson
CELLO - Doug Gorkoff
BRASS ARRANGEMENTS by Liam Worthington, Justin Worthington, Dan Whittal
STRING ARRANGEMENTS by Allan Heppner
ADDITIONAL VOCALS by Lyndsay Johnston
GUEST/GANG VOCALS by Marc-E Johns, Joseph Musters, Duke Nolan, Mattaeyus Moon, Liam Worthington, Allan Heppner
ADDITIONAL PERCUSSION by Marc-E Johns, Liam Worthington, Dan Whittal

ALL MUSIC WRITTEN BY MY MOTHER THE CARJACKER
ALL LYRICS BY DAN WHITTAL

ARTWORK & DESIGN- Allan Heppner (Azzurri Design & Media)
ART DIRECTION - Allan Heppner
ALBUM ART CONCEPTS - Dan Whittal
PHOTOGRAPHY - Shimon Karmel (www.shimonphoto.com)

RECORDED AT VOGVILLE RECORDING
ADDTIONAL TRACKING AT STANDSTILL PRODUCTIONS
MIXED AT STANDSTILL PRODUCTIONS
MASTERED BY GREG MINDORFF AT SUITE SOUND LABS

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"Built with three solid musicians, My Mother the Carjacker has completed a diverse piece of art seeping pleasant, gritty and humourous sounds catering to a fluid audience that likes good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll and beyond. Live, MMCJ is uncaged, rabid and wild releasing a spoiled whirlwind of energy." -- VanMusic ... more

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Track Name: Robots Are People Too
Out in the grey,
I see some visitors coming this way
Stomping rhythmically, crushing everything
Their cold hearts are mechanical and strange
Are they made for good or for evil? No one can say
We have no arms to bear to keep us safe
My heart, it starts to sink
They’re heading straight for me

Mecca, evading
Mecca, come sailing
Mecca, still waiting for you to come and save me

Everything that they told you is true
We’re destruction breeders, just like you
Every one of us has a chance to be saved, to stray away
And you do too
Suddenly, something happens that no one can explain
His system switches him from armed to stray
He’s made his choice and that’s the way he’ll stay for good
Can it be that my mere words allowed him to be free?
Changed his heart and mind from it’s programming
If that’s the case, well then I’m glad he came to me

Mecca, evading
Mecca, come sailing
Mecca, still waiting for you to come and save me
Mecca, aborting
Mecca, consorting
Mecca, fair warning
Kneel before me, what’s your story?

Mecca, evading
Mecca, come sailing
Mecca, still waiting for you to come and save me
Where will this lead? Only time can tell
Neutrality of mechanicals
I plant a seed that’s made of steel
Among the marigolds; parry back and watch it grow
Mecca, aborting
Mecca, consorting
Mecca, fair warning
Kneel before me, what’s your story?
Track Name: Shark Fin Soup
Bit by bit they sit in shit filled pits
Anxious, the richest bitch

Wave what you are
Taste caviar
War you don’t fight in
Stored, then recited

We need another plague
We’re not so far away

From hate
From pain
A game they say we play today in vein

Wave what you are
Taste caviar
You will be hunted
Growth won’t be stunted

We need another plague
We’re not so far away
Track Name: Uniformed
Severance from tales you’ve wove
Sinful delights in which you’ve indulged
Can’t be right when it feels so wrong
Difference, it won’t belong

You woke and spoke of a time,
nobody listened
Where love and hope had both died,
was it so distant?
The vision still is in your head
You’ve become infested
A little slice of heaven
No one expected…

Uni-dreams, uni-forms
Oh, oh
Is this the reason you’re born?
No, no
I’m bending over backwards; you don’t want my help
So sell yourself, pretend it’s the end of the world

Sickness, indeed
A unison of breed
It’s disturbing, undeserving
Fallen unto the greed
There must be hope in this life
We have to stand a chance
Appease your utmost delight to keep you separate
Opening the dopamine
Exploding the sadder scene
A gleam that means we’re clean and free from where we could have been

Uni-dreams, uni-forms
Oh, oh
Is this the reason you’re born?
No, no
I’m bending over backwards; you don’t want my help
So sell yourself, pretend it’s the end of the world

Uni-dreams, uni-forms
Oh, oh
Is this the reason you’re born?
No, no
The art’s the part that saves us from unified hell
Double take that vision as it starts to melt
I’m bending over backwards; you don’t want my help
So sell yourself, pretend it’s the end of the world
Track Name: Palindrome
Substance of love bounces up into my head
Come and sway with me
While body rots instead

I see through crystals though mysticals remain
This old potency has just tickled my brain
I’m not the same I’ve gained insanely too much
But it’s just enough to see that we’re fucked

Substance of love you’d love to find
The substance dwells within your mind

Climactic reenactment of my first breath
But this time it’s seen as starting steps to death
Accept yourself inept in it’s absent days
Striving for this lure has more than one way

Substance of love you’d love to find
The substance dwells within your mind

I’m inside of shit

This thought, oh it never works
But it doesn’t hurt to try
You were mine, you were mine
You talked but you never heard
And your words, they were all lies
Oh an eye for an eye
I’ll find you on my own terms
When the worms feast on my rinds
When I die, when I die
Suicide seems so sublime
But I’ll wait and bide my time
I’m alive, I’m alive

I’m inside of shit
Track Name: The X Dance
We’re not set in stone,
We’re jelly!
Our extremities opposable in every way
Come on and take a chance
Enjoy this new romance
There will be no perhaps,
Get off your ass and dance!
Consider me a necessity in the transferring of these energies
Please seize this opportunity

I dance soulfully
I dance soulfully
I dance soulfully
I dance SOULFULLY
Bits of Sicily bounce outside of me
Introspect, you see?
I dance soulfully!

You like the feel,
I like it too
Let the melody crawl inside of you
Left foot, then right
Get down tonight
Under the spotlight you will entice
Consider me a necessity in the transferring of these energies
Shake your shit right now!

Move through motions you choose
Infuse abusive use of sleuth
Routine, pristine flailing
No way, no how they’ll stop you now
Who knew that you’d do what ever the fuck you wanted to?
Shake your ass around

I dance soulfully
I dance soulfully
I dance soulfully
I dance SOULFULLY
Bits of Sicily bounce outside of me
Introspect, you see?
I dance soulfully!

Shake your shit right now

I dance soulfully
I dance soulfully
I dance soulfully
I dance SOULFULLY
Bits of Sicily bounce outside of me
Introspect, you see?
I dance soulfully!
Track Name: S.i.L.O.P.
Once upon a fucking time
There was a crime that I cosigned
You wouldn’t believe, it wasn’t the best
At least that’s how I see it from what I’ve sharpened in my chest
I watched the moon die and spooned the light
Spooned it til midnight
A will to pass on a will to survive
And I couldn’t believe when I came alive

Coming to life
Coming to life

I’ve been holding on so close,
to the things that push me away the most
It’s not a great pass time, or so I’ve been told
Sucking on pistols
I wanted to die, so that’s how I strived
And I couldn’t believe when I came alive

Coming to life
Coming to life
Track Name: Summer Daze
Summer daze
Summer daze
In a haze
Summer daze

The taste of sweat, and holding hands
Indecision endured
Lone moments spent upon the grass
Scribing thought to word
The temperature has been rising
The temperature has been rising, rising
The temperature has been rising
The temperature has been rising

Mushrooms, ecstasy and cocaine
Motley partners two step with my brain
No matter how wrong, it feels so right
This summer’s the best of my life

Mushrooms, ecstasy and cocaine
Motley partners two step with my brain
No matter how wrong, it feels so right
This summer’s the best of my life
Summer daze
Summer daze
In a haze
Summer daze
The temperature has been rising
The temperature has been rising, rising
The temperature has been rising
The temperature has been rising
Track Name: Night Terrors
Fall now to sleep, please close your eyes
Seek sweeter dreams than world provides
Your mind’s at ease. Little it says
Savor the peace, cause terror’s ahead

Pain may gradate into the scene
Make everything much less serene
Demons relay; it’s me they indite
Words can’t convey the terror tonight

No words convey the fright tonight
Under my slumber I fight for life

Panic ensues, slower you crawl
Forced limbs won’t move as the tower falls
Bellow a scream, but no sound comes out
It’s just a dream, but this now I doubt
Webbing appears in obscuring sand
Such linear, horrific strands
From where’s this dismay appear so polite?
Words can’t convey the terror tonight

No words convey the fright tonight
Under my slumber I fight for life
No words convey the fright tonight
Under my slumber I fight for life

Come home to me, you’ve earned the right
Coddle the fear that’s tangled up and is inside you
Blessed be day, fear not the night
Coddle the fear that’s tangled up and is inside you

Take home the day, never the fight
Coddle the fear that’s tangled up and is inside you
Track Name: Buff, the Celestial Reindeer
I peer into the stars
And what do I see?
A fucking reindeer
He’s peering back at me
His head held high with pride
Steadfast and sturdy
I wish he could come down
He’d never hurt me, no

In light of Buff

He was the leader of the pack you see?
No man or mammal was willing to cause a strife
But now at night in his attained spot to leer,
You can still see Buff the celestial reindeer
Don’t look now! He’s changed the roaming skies
Searching lies, cries and hollow alibis
And though this warrior is so distant in your site
He is still able to fuck you over night

In light of Buff
Track Name: Sleight of...
Lay you down
Fish around
On what I found

I met you in my darkest mood
I wonder how it came to now
I never meant to bother you
Or show my snout
But it came out

Circular trees won’t cover it up
Batting the breeze cause you’re out of luck
Circular trees won’t cover it up
Batting the breeze cause you’re out of luck

My choking led to holding you
So happy now that you came through
It’s almost like, say, de ja vu
Cause letting go
Is so hard to do

Circular trees won’t cover it up
Batting the breeze cause you’re out of luck
Circular trees won’t cover it up
Batting the breeze cause you’re out of luck

In my head I swear
Bleeding eyes can’t bear
Hey, who hasn’t been there?
Still better than reaching the end
All have made gruesome press
What the problem is:
Way too many goddamn friends
Still better than reaching the end
In my head I swear
Bleeding eyes can’t bear
Hey, who hasn’t been there
Still better than reaching the end

Circular trees won’t cover it up
Batting the breeze cause you’re out of luck
Circular trees won’t cover it up
Batting the breeze cause you’re out of luck
Track Name: POV, Tentatively
First, it hurts
It burns
And It’s all because of me
Lately, I’ve seen an absent reality
To be released
Meeting weaklings repeating what they’ve heard
Absurd to burden me with reciting
Don’t wanna be right here again

Lodged inside a collage of mine
entwined is the right word
Seasonally I’m beaten free to see what I’ve inferred
Caught rotten again
I will pretend to be the one who’s failing
You sacrifice
You sacrifice
You sacrifice

Holding on
What’s gone was never meant to be
Exceed debris to see what is happening
It means nothing at all
Don’t falter with the martyr’s incentive
Conflict, tough shit
Fit me a brand new Zen
So happy to be right here again

Lodged inside a collage of mine
entwined is the right word
Seasonally I’m beaten free to see what I’ve inferred
Caught rotten again
I will pretend to be the one who’s failing
You sacrifice
You sacrifice
You sacrifice

Lodged inside a collage of mine
entwined is the right word
Seasonally I’m beaten free to see what I’ve inferred
Caught rotten again
I will pretend to be the one who’s failing
You sacrifice
You sacrifice
You sacrifice
Please release me