The Crab Tape

by The Alley Crabs

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about

An amalgamation of sonic mischief. With UC Irvine serving as a breeding ground, The Alley Crabs was formed in 2014. The combination of distaste for the establishment, delinquency, and masonic influences provided a warm petri dish for the cultivation of what can only be described as Beach Scum. Welcome to the awakening.

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released April 17, 2016

Special thanks to Cecelia Perez for her bodacious album artwork.

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The Alley Crabs Irvine, California

The Irvine Company thought they had every UCI student under their control, but five lone scums emerged unfazed by their attempts at brainwashing. The scums joined together and hatched a plan to free UCI from the Irvine Company’s grasp and set off to spread the good word.
The heroes formed a band and named it The Alley Crabs, after an STD their former rhythm guitarist picked up in Reno.
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Track Name: Beach Scum
[Verse]
I was so used to having things go my way
Of course, I kept it up and you wouldn't stay
Thoughts of having you leave, would't get the light of day
But so what, It happened anyway
And I find it hard to say
That you win
And I Lose

(Chorus)

I don't want to be a scum anymore,
I'd rather abandon ship than fight anymore
A scumbag's tune and a band of four, singing
I don't want to be a scum anymore
But so what, I am anyway
AND its much easier to say
That I'm the one whose right and your the one who is wrong! Woo

(Instrumental)

I try to address you
but theres a demon always stopping me
Can't fight the feeling that ending you would fulfill my lust and need
Why cant I choose to just let go
of the old me, could it be
that the past is a part of me
And I would't dare to say
That it happened easily

(Chorus2)

I don't wanna be a scum anymore
Abandon ship and fight anymore
A scumbag's tune and a band of four
Singing, I don't want to be a scum anymore

[Outro-Fat Riff] :)
Track Name: Ends
(Verse1)

All fall short of the daily race
And It shows upon their smiling face
Don't want to be one of a kind
I just want to be free in my mind
Yeah!

(Chorus)

I don't want to fight the fight if it doesn't bring joy
Or bring sleepless nights
Missed step, missin' my direction, trapped in a wave
Where you can swim but you can't stay
I got a lion in my bed,
Something rotting in my head
I dont care!

(Verse2)

Instigated, Inoculated
Put down the sound of Ends
In place of something I can't find
Replace my need and my time

(Bridge)

The wind never seems to blow,
Voyeur in the window
it watches me
Yeah!

(Chours2)

I don't want to fight the fight if it doesn't bring joy
Or bring sleepless nights
Missed step, missin' my direction, trapped in a wave
Where you can swim but you can't stay
I got a lion in my bed,
Something rotting in my head
I dont care!

The Outro
Track Name: Cali-Dab
(Verse)

Hes got a case of bad intentions
Reserved for two, copulating a ruse
Wont go without a fight
Hes a creature of the night

(Chorus)

A MAN AINT HALF AS GOOD AS HIS SHOES
GOT SOMETHING NEW AND SOMETHING TO PROVE
WHEN YOU SLIDE ON THROUGH
WITH A GLINT IN YOUR EYE
A TONGUE OF SILVER
AINT WORTH A DIME

(Verse2)

Hope you had a nice time
Robbed you blind
Dipped out of sight
Don't bother callin'
Your not the first girl of the night, HA HA!

(Chorus2)

A MAN AINT HALF AS GOOD AS HIS SHOES
GOT SOMETHING NEW AND SOMETHING TO PROVE
WHEN YOU SLIDE ON THROUGH
WITH A GLINT IN YOUR EYE
A TONGUE OF SILVER
AINT WORTH A DIME

[Break]

ME VALE GARAJE
ME GUSTA OIR
ME VALE GARAJE
ME GUSTA DECIR
Track Name: The Grind
I've been stuck in this ditch so long
Don't you have a hand to lend
I'm a friend you haven't seen in a while
Not an impulse I can't bend

And if there's a fresh wound
You would just let it bleed
If you're trying to move a mountain
Well you better take the lead

And we're set, at the mark
But afraid, to start

It's like I'm rubbing shoulders with time
Set aside in the dark
Redecorating in a beautiful way
Your old man sets the mark

And if there's a fresh wound
You would just let it bleed
We're making all the wrong decisions
A little solace is what I need

And we're set, at the mark
But afraid, to start
Track Name: Keep Me Wild
Oh when you sway
In my direction
It's a race
For your affection, you know

Oh won't you keep me wild
Oh don't you touch the dial

In the worst way
Well I'm betting
You can't silence those words in your expression,
You know

I'm gonna rip you all
A new one
I'm a trending thought
Of rescission

I'm gonna rip you all
A new one
Wouldn't you like to see
What I've done

I'm drawing blanks
A disarray
I'm a victim
To your sway

I'm gonna rip you all
A new one
Wouldn't you like to see
What I've done
Track Name: Spaced Out
I'm not saying I'm your friend
Cause I know just where you been
Wish your attitude came with directions
Then I wouldn't have to guess
I can't pretend to care about your life
Or your friends
Please tell me how you feel
Again

In a crowded room I can feel the space
If I heard voices would you still stay

We could never change
You've let your kindled heart estrange
Their smiling faces
Are alone once you feel
The empty spaces

Concessions scribbled down, so they don't fly away
Boundaries set behind, you fade the lines to gray

We could never change
You've let your kindled heart estrange
Their smiling faces
Are alone once you feel
The empty spaces

I got lost in my mind
And I would do it again
Colors felt so right

I get caught up in the time
Sounds illuminate like
Kerosene in the night (x2)