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Let It Burn: The Ataris / Useless I​.​D. Split

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    This is a split that The Ataris did with their friends Useless I.D. from Israel.
    The Ataris had a decent amount of B-Sides and leftover tracks from their previous albums that had never been released, yet not enough to fill an entire release, so they got the idea to do this split with Useless I.D. - a band they had met on their first cross country tour of the states.
    Kris went on to actually help produce the following Useless I.D. album "Bad Story, Happy Ending" (also on Kung Fu Records) - You should go pick it up! In fact, you should probably go pick up one of every Kung Fu release. ;) Or you could just continue looking at cats on the internet. Your choice. Cats are pretty rad too. I understand.

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This is a split that The Ataris did with their friends Useless I.D. from Israel.
The Ataris had a decent amount of B-Sides and leftover tracks from their previous albums that had never been released, yet not enough to fill an entire release, so they got the idea to do this split with Useless I.D. - a band they had met on their first cross country tour of the states.
Kris went on to actually help produce the following Useless I.D. album "Bad Story, Happy Ending" (also on Kung Fu Records)

Includes unlimited streaming of Let It Burn: Ataris / Useless I.D. Split via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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released March 27, 2015

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Track Name: The Radio Still Sucks
I'm really fucking sick
Of Beck and 311,
And Marylin Manson,
I wish someone would break his fucking neck.

And what about Bush
And lame-ass Oasis?
Hey, talk about pretentious,
why don't they just blow England off the map?

Every now and then
I turn it on again
But it's plain to see that
The radio still sucks.

Every now and then
I turn it on again
But it's plain to see that
The radio still sucks.
Track Name: Song For A Mix Tape
today I made you a mix tape
and I decorated it with lots of stars.
it had all my favorite songs.
there was jawbreaker and armchair martian
built to spill and the descendents.
hell I even put one of ours on it.

falling for you was the easy thing to do.
if only somehow I could make you hang around.

today I made you a mix tape
to say exactly how I feel inside
and make you feel it to.
these are the songs that make me smile
and cry myself to sleep at night
when I'm lying without you.

I love you more than I ever loved anyone before.
hey silly girl I'm begging you.

all of these songs they remind me of you
I hope that you like this song.

did you ever listen to the words and melody
do you feel the pain inside
the way that it hurts me?
when your in your room at night
I hope you'll be singing along.
and make me a tape of your favorite songs.
Track Name: P.S. The Scene Is Dead
Do you know what its like
To live somewhere that sucks?
And everyone tries to bring you down.
No place for you to go
And see a punk rock show.
And spend your whole life trying to get out.
Track Name: Blue Skies, Broken Hearts... Next 12 Exits
Here I am sitting on the beach again
Watching as the tide comes rolling in.
I miss the times when I looked into your eyes
A sacrifice I made for paradise.

The objects in your mirror
are closer than they actually appear.
Track Name: Let It Burn
Knowledge is key.
You can never know too much.

Well I won't let them
Keep me from learning all I can.
Public schools just stand up.
The system feeds our minds.

Did the system tell you about democracy?
The same system that supported slavery?

When we try to make a change
To lock us up and throw away the key.

I won't let you
Play me for a fool

But I cant pray in school.
Make a decision for yourself
Don't bother with any trends
Open up a book
And share the knowledge with your friends.

Did the system tell you about democracy?
The same system that created slavery?

When we try to make a change
To lock us up and throw away the key.
Track Name: How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Got out of bed today.
I'm in love, what can I say?
I'm really happy to be
somewhere with someone who makes me happy
I took the bus downtown.
All day long I walked around.
I looked at all the sights
And thought about how lucky I am now.

I was sick of being down
So I gave it all away.
2000 miles from all I know.
So much better off today.

I'm still waiting for the world
To come crashing down ahead.
And I'm still waiting for someone
to call me up and tell me "You're dead."
Sometimes I wonder what was going through your head.
Hey, I don't know,
But I won't go there again.

You make me smile so wide
When I look into your eyes
And when you're not around
You know you're somewhere stuck inside my mind.

I was sick of being down
So I gave it all away.
2000 miles from all I know.
So much better off today.

And I'm still waiting for the world
To come crashing down ahead.
And I'm still waiting for someone
to call me up and tell me "You're dead."
Sometimes I wonder what was going through your head.

Hey I don't know,
But, I won't go there again
No I won't go there again.
Track Name: On With The Show
Frankie died just the other night.
Some say it was suicide,
But we know
How the story goes.

With his six string knife
And his street wise pride
The boy was a man before his time,
And she knew
All their dreams would come true.

But ya see, Frankie was fast,
Too fast to know.
He wouldn't go slow
Until his lethal dose.
And she knows
He'll finally come too close.

[Chorus]
Well, on with the show.
Going on with the show.
Come on baby
No, no, no.
Oh my, my, my . . .
[repeat]

He was bad.
He was never good.
But one thing that he understood.
And she knew
All those lies would come true.

The time has come and
He's paid his dues.
Suzy finally got the news.
She always knew
This day would come soon.

[Chorus]

[Chorus]

He was stopped on a dime
With a switchblade knife.
Some damn punk went and
Took Frankie's life.
And she knew
She'd have to pull through.
Broken down, with his broken dreams,
With a wink of an eye
Said "Suzy, listen to me
You must go
On with the show."

[Chorus]

[Chorus]

Oh baby!
Track Name: San Dimas High School Football Rules (Acoustic)
Last night I had a dream that we went to Disneyland,
Went on all the rides, didn't have to wait in line.
I drove you to your house where we stared up at the stars
I listened to your heartbeat as I held you in my arms.

We hung out at the rainbow where we drank til' half past two.
Nothing could go wrong anytime that I'm with you.
Like crashing a hotel room or leading up to that first kiss
Or searching for a high school that you know doesn't exist...

These are the things that make me free
I feel like I'm stuck in "stand by me"
This night was too good to be true.

Today I woke up alone wishing you were here with me,
I wanted us to be something that we'd probably never be.
Today you called me up and said you'd see me at our show,
But now I'm stuck debating if I even wanna go.

DENISE, don't you understand that what I say is true?
I just want you to know I have a major crush on you.
I'd drive you to Las Vegas and do the things you wanna do
I'd even have Wayne Newton dedicate a song to you.

I only wish that this could be
Just dump your boyfriend and go out with me
I swear I'd treat you like a queen.
Track Name: Bad Case Of Broken Heart (Acoustic Demo)
today I'm missing something
in this small new england town.
here's to you my best friend.
just wanted to say that I miss
having you around.

I'm staring at your picture
and dreaming that I could hold your hand.
we'd walk down to the ocean
and I would write your name in the sand.

they say sometimes you need some time apart
but I've got a bad case of broken heart.
and you're the only one who's got the cure.
and I can't live another day without seeing you smile.

2000 miles between us and I guess that I'm the one to blame.
relationships and heartaches,
these two things are one and the same.

the radio plays a love song.
I smash my fist right through the dial.
here's to the broken hearted.
a generation born in denial.
Track Name: Useless I.D. - Too Bad You Don't Get It
Nothing feels better than learning to face all the fears that's been guding you for years.
Nothing feels right when you can't sleep at night wondering does any body care?
I don't care but i'm aware of the things we used to say when we were young
they don't belong in our lives please don't live a lie.
Track Name: Useless I.D. - Questions & Answers
And now I've got a big question mark above my head.
I am one step behind the big fall,
before packing up and leaving I'm stuck in a junction with 24 ways,
how stupid of me to ignore the fact that I'm facing my weird life and future,
but still I've got a big smile on my face.
I guess nothing will change or turn off the switch in my head
nothing will make me to become what you became,
nothing is right and nothing is wrong,
you live your life now let me live mine.
And now I've got a big answer to all my friends,
who didn`t understand at all,
who didn`t get my way of living
this isn't something you learn at school
this is not a fucking pose
it is something that comes from inside
yeah something that I can call my life.
Track Name: Useless I.D. - Run
I can wait for hours
I can watch you from behind
you can go but I will be waiting until you will come around
no one else to trust and there is nothing we can't do
you might say that it's a trap
but we can hold hands and break through
break through the dreams we ever had
nothing can divide us
everything can change
except from what we want
except from how we are bond
sometimes I can close my eyes and I feel I lost something inside
all the memories from our past
keep on hitting strike by strike and even in the darkest tunnel I will always see a light
if there is somehow you can see it then come hold my hand
and run run through the dreams we ever had
nothing can divide us
everything can change
except from what we want
except from how we want
except from what we want
except from how we are bond.
Track Name: Useless I.D. - Time To Move On
It's time to open up your eyes
I think it's really time to understand it can't
you see you are the only one who is playing
I don't really think that you want to use a sharp knife to cut off your standards
but I feel you know it's time to do it
so take, take the blame
don't try to run away
a different game you have got to try it anyway
you have got nothing to lose
don't be so confused
and still you want to give up
cause you can't take it anymore
feel safer on higher ground
what's been lost can't be found again.
You think you fall straight to where you belong,
it's an illusion but you are to dumb to know it
maybe someday you will learn your lesson
maybe some day you will wake up find you are wrong,
hold your breath and do it!
Track Name: Useless I.D. - Have A Nice Life
Phone calls , excitement in the air.
Fluency has grown,
all we have shared is in a stream heading somewhere,
taking turns, back to nowhere.
Although there are a thousand more,
you are the one I have been looking for.
I have no clue if this is your game if so count me out and leave me in pain.
Already prepared for a final thought.
After only a few hours I got caught in your net,
why did you let me fall?
It left me in a crumbling room staring at the walls.
Track Name: Useless I.D. - Lost Once Again
Take a good look at your conscience now and tell me what you see,
‘cause I’m still trying to understand the word “companionship”…
This patriotic scene of life doesn’t suit me here at all!
Remember how it started: truth and friendship, nothing more…

And I’m still searching for that truth,
Searching for gone youth that you have lost so long ago…
Somehow I don’t know what really goes inside your mind
And who has passed the line of being wrong…
Somehow, I don’t know…

And you can’t even show some dignity
No, you can’t show respect!
I never criticized your way of life
but you are just trying to show me how
I’m so wrong and what to do…
Well, I don’t like you point of view,
So why do we have to compete?
Why can’t we just let it go and be?…
Become friends once again?
I know that you can understand
That there is no, there is no one to blame…
Man, if you’ll just understand
That there is no point in hating so much,
There is no point in being lost!
No matter how you look, there is always two sides to the coin…
You’ll choose which way is better for you;
For someone else it’s worst than being told how to behave,
than feeling so much lost…
Yes, so much lost…
Track Name: Useless I.D. - Not To Wait
We'll just keep on laughing at our broken dream
in our empty homes its too late for some,
its too late for me its too late
goodbye
of course you waste you time here but it is your choice
I offer you to stay,
its not too late for you its not too late for them,
its not too late goodbye!
Now you know everyone is alone and the longer you stay,
the more, the more you wanna go
and I'll just keep on laughing at your broken dream,
in your empty home its not too late for you,
was not too late for me its not too late goodbye!
Track Name: Useless I.D. - Something
Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover,
Something in the way she woos me.
I don't want to leave her now,
You know I believe and how.
Somewhere in her smile she knows
That I don't need no other lover.
Something in her style that shows me.
I don't want to leave her now,
You know I believe and how.
You're asking me will my love grow,
I don't know, I don't know.
You stick around now it may show,
I don't know, I don't know.
Something in the way she knows
And all I have to do is think of her,
Something in the things she shows me.
I don't want to leave her now,
You know I believe and how.