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Death, Destruction & Other Stories For Children

by My Instant Lunch

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    Immediate download of 11-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Each track has lyrics embedded and you get 3 digital pieces of hand drawn, color concept art by Mikaela Fuchs with your order.
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My dream is o'er, to live no more. Last night was the end of the world.
Sirens 04:46
Beware lads, Beware the song The sea is filled with men who failed to fear though her voice is masked with beauty violence is her native tongue and before the waves entomb you you’ll hear Oh! Oh! I have to hear the siren’s call Tie me to the mast and cover your ears with wax There’s no returning from a briny grave a life traded for a moments ecstasy the souls we’ve lost to sirens on the air sing their warnings from below the sea hear Oh! Oh! Beware my son! I hear the siren call It’s so beautiful and it’s calling me back home Woe is me and he who follows me
Come bury my bones come bury my bones bury my bones, so I won’t feel alone Below the ground I hear the sound of my friends and family bury my bones so I wont feel alone The soil has taken my body and reduced it to dust and oil now my only recourse is to make my home in the soil So come bury my bones come bury my bones bury my bones so I won’t feel alone
Second hand sing to me something loud and clear pendulum swing to me hold me ever near Tell me of a secret tired mystery how to lay my hands on what I cannot see as we kill each other what we’ll discover time moves slow and steady and we’re chasing moments gone already now it feels like there’s no time clockwork messenger tells me of a turning sphere hourglass signature past and present disappear hunting after something searching empty space looking after something time could not erase as we kill each other what we’ll discover time moves slow and steady and we’re chasing moments gone already now it feels like there’s no time there is no time there is no time time moves on without me
Into The Sea 04:24
Toil in earth and soil for far too long, I can hear the tides call out to me. Turn my back to shore and leave the dust behind, I’m jumping headlong in the sea Hold Hold me Hold me under (the sea) Sink or swim she said and I decide daylight fades behind me as I dive Cold hands come remove the breath from me below the surface I find I’m alive I’m alive! Hold Hold me Hold me under Pull Pull me Pull me Into the Sea Tides they fall like kings and queens Noiseless calm Embracing Sleep Ebb and flow Still the squall Sink or swim Rise or fall Hold Hold me Hold me under the sea.
Fire 03:05
Fire so bright and so clear you think it’s a toy, but it’s not it’s something to be feared so enjoy it while you can, while you hold it in your hand but remember stop drop and roll Light it up and smile as the smoke rolls through the town we’ll be dancing in the ashes as it all comes burning down playing with fire seemed like such a good idea who knew that burning homes was such a promising career? Voice of Reason hold your ground play with fire burn it down Forget all those lessons learned strike a match and watch it burn don’t forget what mother said play with fire, soon be dead make your own emergency gain a sense of urgency! Burn it down! Voice of reason Hold your ground play with fire burn it down
Open up your eyes little children See there’s corruption all around there’s blood in the streets of this city as we lose ourselves in the crowd So let’s run to the mountain And we’ll learn what our arms and legs are for And we’ll live forever more Gather your belonging as the time is growing thin we need to disappear before the daylight settles in Don’t worry ‘bout that screaming that you hear from far behind ‘Cause the family that’s around you is in the hands of the Divine And we’ll live up on the mountain and we’ll leave for distant shores and we’ll live forever more Listen precious babies don’t be troubled in your mind your fates will be much better than the ones we left behind as molten holy judgment comes a’rainin from the sky no matter how you’re tempted don’t you turn to say goodbye say goodbye an we’ll run to the mountain and we’ll learn what our arms and legs are for and we’ll live forever more forever more
So gather friends, you'll hear the strife of an Astronaut and his trophy wife a broken word, a fall from grace Give ear and heed this tale of space Don't you know who I am? A hero of the space program I'm a treasure of the USA But you want to break the rules make me look like a fool Are you trying to throw it all away? Your addictions are embarassing The alcohol, the gambling I grit my teeth whe you're around They say "Get that wife of yours in line" or find yourself with lots of time To watch the shuttle from the ground So I wont cry as I reach for the sky A trophy wife I swore to be when I was twenty-three you told me you would hold me high But now my surface starts to rust I am collecting dust You love that program more than I Your pretty wife's become a wreck alcohol a side effect of too many nights alone But don't you worry Ethan dear Just go to space and disappear I'll fill the void you left at home No I won't cry As you reach for the sky Chorus Don't be afraid of the space that you leave as you depart for space unknown If you create a vacuum in the place you should be It'll be there when you return home The threats became much more severe The general had made it clear: "Lose the girl or lose your chance at Mars" So on that day a plan was hatched The wife would be dispatched While he departed for the stars He'd hear the news when he returned About their home and how it burned and with the cameras on he'd grieve But left to vices all alone she'd done some plotting of her own She had betrayal up her sleeve So I won't cry As you reach for the sky (Chorus) Now you've heard this couples woes Learn something from this tale Devote your heart to something else Your love is soon to fail But if the damage has been done and love has lost it's place don't ever give your lover too much space
War! 04:28
Listen to those yearnings in your core Step into the darkness you’ve been longing to explore The enemies are chosen and the battle lines are drawn now you’re gone, gone, gone Generals choose your men and let the games begin decisions that you make lives could be at stake In a war We need more Surrender your guns and your time and children and ammunition Because this is a war We need more! So raise your flag in your fist and prepare for that old tradition because this is a war. You heard the warnings you saw the signs and in the morning, the prophet reminded you of your crimes you turned away as you saw the flash conviction turned your bones to ash you were gone gone gone and the war rages on and on so generals choose your men and let the games begin decisions that you make your pride could be at stake Because happiness is a warm gun in my hand In a war We need more So raise your flag in your fist and your children as ammunition Because this is a war We need more! Gather round, it’s time to begin The battlefield is right out your door This is a war.
Sweet child close your eyes Go to sleep dream of older times years gone by close out the death around wake to see another day hold tight your father’s hand go to sleep Shut out the day of fear Draw in I’ll hold you near Close eyes and pray for peace Go to sleep


Death, Destruction & Other Stories For Children is My Instant Lunch's first full-length album. It is the culmination of a year's worth of writing and recording. Although many of these songs will be familiar to fans of the band's live show, their presence on record is a special treat for all.

This initial digital release of the album comes with 2 additional pieces of hand-drawn, full-color concept art by Mikaela Fuchs. Lyrics for each song are included as well.

By purchasing directly from the band, you cut out the middle man, thereby giving us financial means to make cookies and bring them to our next show for you. Not to mention addition to actually making it to that show.

Thank you for being awesome.


released March 31, 2011

©2011 All Songs Written and Performed by My Instant Lunch.

My Instant Lunch is:

Adam Kronowski: Drums, BGV
Jordan Lucas: Guitar, Vocals
Danny Rankin: Bass, Vocals
Michael Ray: Keyboards, BGV

Carl Purdy: Violin on "A Prelude of Space"

Tracks 1-6, 10 & 11 recorded, mixed and engineered by Mike Froedge at Open Sky Studio, Atlanta, GA.

Tracks 7-9 recorded, mixed and engineered by Nick Duke in various houses and apartments throughout the United States.

Mastered by Glenn Schick and Colin Leonard at Glenn Schick Mastering, Atlanta, GA.
All Songs Written by My Instant Lunch except for "Last Night Was The End Of The World" written by Andrew Sterling and Harry Von Tilzer.

Artwork by Mikaela Fuchs.


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