Flotsam & Jetsam: Ugly Noise [2012]

Flotsam & Jetsam - Ugly Noise [2012]

Released December 21, 2012
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre Thrash metal
Length 47:27

Ugly Noise is the eleventh studio album by the thrash metal band Flotsam and Jetsam, released on December 21, 2012. In order to make this album, Flotsam and Jetsam used PledgeMusic, encouraging their fans to contribute funds to its recording and the band themselves to donate to charity as a part of their fundraising.[1][2][3][4][5]

Ugly Noise marked the first Flotsam and Jetsam album recorded with two of its original members Michael Gilbert (guitar) and Kelly David Smith (drums) since 1997’sHigh. Original bassist Jason Newsted also co-wrote some songs for the album[6], but did not officially rejoin the band.

Track listing

  1. “Ugly Noise” (4:10)
  2. “Gitty Up” (3:09)
  3. “Run and Hide” (5:28)
  4. “Carry On” (4:19)
  5. “Rabbit’s Foot” (4:17)
  6. “Play Your Part” (5:29)
  7. “Rage” (3:25)
  8. “Cross the Sky” (4:45)
  9. “Motherfuckery” (3:07)
  10. “I Believe” (2:53)
  11. “To Be Free” (3:08)
  12. “Machine Gun” (3:17)

Lyrics

1. Ugly Noise

In the circle take your place

In the circle take your place
Feel free to roam inside this space
I can’t leave I know to much
To rise and show my face

In the circle take your place
Feel free to roam inside this space

Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful

In the circle take your place
Feel free to roam inside this space

Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful

In the circle take your place
Feel free to roam inside this space

Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives

Tell you where to start
Tear away from the heart
Tell you where to start
Tear away from the heart
Tell you where to start
Tear away from the heart
Tell you where to start
Tear away

I loved it once
I love it more
I begin to feel what I felt before
I loved it once and now I love it more
I begin to feel what I felt before

Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives
Ugly Noise and Beautiful Lives

2. Gitty Up

Demons that never sleep, secrets that I keep
Water water everywhere but not enough to drink
Demons that never sleep, secrets that I keep
Water water everywhere but not enough to drink

Scorch everything in sight, scorch it all right
Burn it down in one night
Scorch everything in sight, torch it all night
Burn it down in one night
Burn it down

Revolution so far from here, as the days get longer
How can you not know, the waves burn in the melting snow

Demons that never sleep, secrets that I keep
Water water everywhere but not enough to drink
Demons that never sleep, secrets that I keep
Water water everywhere but not enough to drink

3. Run And Hide

I feel alive, no regrets
I just can’t take it any more
So I try to run and hide
From things I felt inside
Before it hits me in the throat

These things that happened to me
These things you want me to be
I realized that I was wrong

I’m still alive, take no bets
I just can’t feel it any more
So I try to run and hide
From things I felt inside
Before it puts me to the floor

I can feel its fingers around my neck
Squeezing the life out of me
Why won’t this all just go away
And let me be me

4. Carry On

It gets under my skin
The need to just one time win
When I am given a reward
It’s often at the wrong end of a sword
The way that you have handled me
Makes me wish that I was free
I wanna just get up and run
My time with you has lost it’s fun

When you look at me I know
That it’s time for me to go
I don’t care about what you’ve lost
Or about your personal cost
My life isn’t yours to change
Improve, better, or rearrange
Ya take me for what I am
Or don’t cause I don’t give a damn

I won’t take anymore of this
It consumes my mind
I won’t take another, minute of this,
Waste of my time

I, I, I,
I can take a shot at this myself
I, I, I,
I will carry on

Now it’s time to figure it out
Think hard of what it’s all about
Is any of this good for me
I got no time to wait and see
I’m out the gate like an angry stampede
Bound and determined to succeed
If you’re an obstacle in my way
Drop to your knees and pray

5. Rabbit’s Foot

It takes a long time
To come back from losing your mind
Take it from someone who really knows
Everytime you turn around
There’s someone there to drag you down
And everytime you lose control
You knock yourself right back down in the hole

Every step is not the last that you’ll ever take
Every mistake is not the last one you’ll ever make
And when you need a helping hand
There’s someone there to kick the sand in
When you need a real rescue there’s no one
Coming to help you

I will walk through life with a rabbit’s foot hanging from my side
So I can thwart off bad luck in the direction of my stride
Good luck is my guide [x2]

It’s been a long time since I have lost my mind
And I wish I really didn’t know
And everytime I turn around I pick myself up from down
And when I need a helping hand there’s someone there to help me stand
And everytime I lose control I climb right back out of the hole.

I will walk through life with a rabbit’s foot hanging from my side
So I can thwart off bad luck in the direction of my stride
Good luck is my guide [x2]

6. Play Your Part

Their sad little eyes that make me wanna cry lacerates my heart
The way that the skin looks all sunken in, nauseates my emotions
The cry for help that makes me want to fix it all
The need for the cavalry to ride in and save the day
You can try to walk on by
You can turn your thoughts away
You can ride the wave of denial
And let them suffer another day
Cut through your heart until it pays
Don’t play your part keep your own ways
You can try to walk on by
You can turn your thoughts away
You can ride the wave of denial
And let them suffer another day
I can’t bleed anymore, I can only give so much till I’m done
I can’t let this go away, even though I could ride away in the sun
Under siege over looked seen as just another block in the road
Under siege over looked, reap and carry all that you can steal

7. Rage

I can’t control my – RAGE
Violence and – RAGE
Addicted to the – RAGE
Feel my rage
Like waters I will – RAGE
Boiling to a – RAGE
Like a bull I – RAGE
Walk me thru the rage

There’s a battle in my mind, anger hits me all the time
As I’m imprisoned in a cage, I can feel it turning to
I can’t control my – RAGE
Violence and – RAGE
Addicted to my – RAGE
Feel my rage

There’s a battle in my mind, anger hits me all the time
As I’m imprisoned in a cage, I can feel it turning to

Unrelenting – RAGE
Irritating – RAGE
Violence and brutal force will start a riot
RAGE – aggravate my
RAGE – complicate the
Rage – Rage violence and – RAGE

There’s a battle in my mind, anger hits me all the time
As I’m imprisoned in my skin, I can feel it turning in to

RAGE – I can’t control my
RAGE – Unrelenting
Aggravating, Complicating – RAGE
Violence and – RAGE
Addicted to my – RAGE
Boiling to a – RAGE
Rage rage rage
I’ll give you my – RAGE
Walk me thru the – RAGE
Feel the wrath of my mother fuckin’ God forsaken – RAGE
Nerves start wearing thin, that’s when I begin
To call upon the RAGE, RAGE RAGE RAGE

8. Cross The Sky

As I lay here bleeding
My eyes are fixed on the sky
Hero down for a reason
It looks like my time to die

I never thought I’d be taken down
Flat on my back seeing stars
Gotta rethink my strategy
I hope it ain’t my time

I gotta believe there’s a soul to save
As I race across the sky
I gotta believe there is still some good
As I look you in the eye
There’s gotta be someone worth fighting for
As I look at you and sigh
I gotta believe there’s a soul to save
As I race across the sky
As I lay here bleeding
I wonder what will be next
Was I ever a hero?
I think it’s my time to die

I can sure be taken down
The power of one frail voice
Gotta give up on strategy
I think it’s my time to die

I gotta believe there’s a soul to save
As I race across the sky
I gotta believe there is still some good
As I look you in the eye

9. Motherfuckery

You were there for me, when I needed some reality
Held my hand make me feel like a man
But it’s all part of a bigger plan
A plan for me to lose my mind

Ooh but you turned your back
Just walked away and never looked back
Complete unravel of our intimate ties
You just kept walkin like you didn’t even hear me cryin your name
Don’t walk away

She can’t hold it for ransom anymore
Didn’t say a word just walked out the door
Stop wanting what you cannot get
You see there might be something better yet

When I met her first,
All I noticed was some curves in a shirt
I didn’t notice what was in her mind
And now I’m running from it all of the time
Sooo it’s good that she’s gone
I should a never never held on so long
I don’t think that she will ever be back
She just kept walkin like she couldn’t even hear me call her name

She can’t hold it for ransom anymore
Didn’t say a word just walked out the door
Stop wanting what you cannot get
You see there might be something better yet

10. I Believe

I believe there’s a storm comin down, and we’re all in over our heads
I believe that we’ll all hit ground, and may even wind up dead
I believe in a chance to survive, no matter what the experts said
I can tell there’s something goin down, I can feel it, I can feel it

I believe, I believe
I believe, but I don’t know what

I believe that a chance to survive, depends on where you put your head
And I know there’s something going wrong, I can Feel, I can feel, I can feel it

I believe, I believe
I believe, but I don’t know what

I believe there’s a safe way out, where no one has to get hurt
Like the hand of God comin down, and lifting you out by your shirt
I believe if we don’t look out, we’ll end up face in the dirt
I can see there’s something goin on, I can feel, I can feel, I can see it,

I believe, I believe
I believe, but I don’t know what

11. To Be Free

I chose to walk this path you sure can’t take it from me
I follow my own footsteps that lead me to the door
Oh the price I’ve paid, just to keep my soul free
I veer off the beaten path, just to see what I can see

To be here, to have my mind
To be alive, to be free
Oh the price I’ve paid, just to keep my head straight
I may have missed out a little, but now I’m doing great

To be away, back in my mind
To be living, to be free
Oh the price I’ve paid, just to keep my soul free
I may have missed out a little, but now I’m fuckin free

Free To Be What I Want To Be

12. Machine Gun

I got tools to mow down everybody, I got triggers waiting
I got plans to take out everybody; I know where they’re hiding
I got sights set on a few that need to be addressed
When I run it thru my head it ends a bloody mess yea

Sick of all the people running up and down my back
Better to eliminate them than have a heart attack
Everybody on my case had better step aside
When I think I’ve had enough, you all better run and hide yea

I’m past the point of no return

I got tools to mow down everybody, I got triggers pulled
I’ve begun to take out everybody they’re no longer hiding
I hit sights among a few no longer need addressed
When I run it thru my head it looks just like this
Sick of all the people running up and down my back
Better to eliminate them

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