Some Assembly Required

by Mute Issue

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released October 11, 2011

Produced by Mute Issue and Roger Lima (Less Than Jake/Rehasher). Recorded by Roger Lima at Moathouse Recording Studios. Mixed and Mastered by Stephen Egerton (Descendents/ALL) at Armstrong Recording Co.



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Mute Issue Miami

Mute Issue are a 3 piece hardcore/pop-punk band playing in the vein of Jaw Breaker, Bad Religion and Descendents. Having played in the Miami scene since '01, they've since released 2 EP's, a full-length, been apart of several compilations and done countless touring. The band recently entered Moathouse Studios with Roger Lima producing/recording and Stephen Egerton mixing/mastering a new 6-song EP ... more

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Track Name: Winning's the Other Half
Is the prize worth all this pain?
It's hard to stay dry when you're standing in the rain
But maybe I like to soak
Sometimes I want to see if I can still float, if I could do it alone

Sometimes it feels like a punch in the face, I speak when I've got nothing to say
Sometimes I think that I'm wrong until I realize I'm right, I want to win but it's just not worth the fight

I'm spread thin, I'm severed, I'm stretched out, I'm scattered
I am the hail that destroys and shatters
I gave up on umbrellas a long time ago
I don't want to look up and believe, I want to know

Is the prize worth all this pain?
It's hard when you have everything to lose
and nothing to gain
Track Name: Missing Pieces
Am I defective? I must be missing parts
I didn't realize there was so much assembly required
No manual and no batteries
No technical support and no warranties

Just leave me on the shelf, behind whatever's left
Just call me in, I need replacing
no one wants a toy that's missing pieces

Feed me to the dog, the one that no one loves
Leave me in the store, the one that everyone mugs
Leave me in the yard, the one that always rains
Leave me in the sun, so I can melt under the rays
Track Name: I'll Be Your Lookout!
Sometimes, we share a heart
Sometimes, we are worlds apart
But I know, just when you leave
As soon as you take your eyes of me

GONE - I ask you like a broken record
GONE - But I'll never know what's wrong
Like a blaring siren on repeat
I'll wait until you get back because I know that you need me

Our love, is built on tension
Our love, it moves in slow motion
But every so often our love, derails
In a tragic crash, to save ourselves

If I don't say something stupid, we won't say anything at all
I know that it's not me, but sometimes I wish it was all my fault

At least then I'd know who to blame
Maybe then I could do something
But until then I'll be your look out
Because up ahead, I see brighter days
Track Name: Molotov Heart
Feels like I popped a blood vessel in my head
Feels like I don't wanna get out of this bed
It's been one of those days this whole week
I'm having trouble speaking my mind to you
Feels like my heart's attacking
I'm stroking out, there's nothing that I can do

There's a weight on my shoulders I can't bear
My head's gonna roll right off and I don't care
Seems just like yesterday I was flying high
Now I'm crashing and burning right in front of your eyes
You're watching the flames engulf me
Even though I feel so far away from you

When it comes to disappointing me
I've already expected that from you
So why the hell do I feel this way

Your silence makes for good poetry
And I'm listening intently
To everything you don't have to say

Feels like I wanna throw up all my insides
All this in your frustrating roller coaster ride
Feels like my bones wanna rip out of my skin
The night's only getting longer as we begin
I'm gonna shove my heart into a bottle,
Light it up and throw it down your way
Track Name: Cartography
I use to believe that the only home we have is the one that we're born into.
And the only one we'll ever love is the only one we'll never get too.
I use to believe these bricks held up the stars
but now it seems to barely carry our dreams, the weight of bad ideas

Can you map out hope, a road that'll lead me home

I use to believe all these closed doors made the windows seem so bright
Now they're blinding me from ever being able to sleep at night

Can you map out hope, a road that'll lead me home
Can you fill this vehicle, so i'll never run out of fuel
I've lost myself, but i think that i have found you.
Track Name: Tunnels
This life seems so dim
Without that shit eating grin
Without a thought just holding your hand
When that bubble pops
All the world seems to stop
And my castles just turn back to sand

I've made a mess of this life
Because all I see is the night
Here's a toast to hoping the light is really at the end

This love is crazy, This love is scarce
Why do I misinterpret the things that you say
My dreams in the clouds and their floating away

Feels like I'm stuck in a cave
There's light coming in, but it's only from one way