Disaster Strikes! [EP]

by R.O.P.

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released March 20, 2012

1. Casualties of War
Written and Arranged by Chris Burrows and Anthony Lipari

2. Hindsight
Written and Arranged by Anthony Lipari

3. Going Nowhere
Written by Jacki Heron
Arranged by Anthony Lipari and Chris Burrows

4. Miasma
Written and Arranged by Anthony Lipari and Chris Burrows
Lyrics and Melody by Jacki Heron

5. Reality
Written by Jacki Heron
Arranged by Anthony Lipari and Chris Burrows
Bass by Lorenzo Piccirilli

Vocals: Jacki Heron
Guitar: Anthony Lipari
Drums: Christopher Burrows
Bass: Joseph Paquette

All music written and performed by ROP
Artwork by Stephanie Stanko

Production Credits:

Casualties of War, Hindsight, Going Nowhere, Miasma
Mixed by Tom Rice @ The Audio Cafe Recording Studio, Inc.
Mastered by Jeff Soweto

Reality
Mixed and Mastered by Colin Marston

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R.O.P. Detroit, Michigan

Dynamic and versatile, R.O.P. can and will deliver soaring sounds of crunchy guitar riffs, pulse-pounding backbeats, bluesy vocals, and a guttural groove often preceded by swooning ambient flavors, in-the-pocket playing, soft-spoken lyrics, and a brooding undertone. It also comes as no surprise to find the musical palette decorated with appetizing guitar solos, harmonies and killer instrumentals. ... more

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Track Name: Casualties of War
Casualties of War

Another quiet town, where no one knows my name
It makes it easier, for me to hide my shame
How could people understand, the burdens that I bear
Despite my good intentions, this path just brings despair

[Chorus]
But someone calls my name
They've seen these scars before
It shows that I'm to blame
For the casualties of war

I've sworn now to protect
The ones worth fighting for
From the enemies outside
And the darkness in my soul

A kind hand reaches out,unsure of what to do
I can't accept the favor, it feels like deja vu
They help me realize, that I don't have to hide
I Shouldn't be controlled, by the monster deep inside

[Chorus]

But still I can't escape, the pain and misery
The image of your face, burns in my memory
By these wretched hands, and a sick twist of fate
I lost the one I love, I reached out too late
Track Name: Hindsight
Hindsight

Can't seem to find the things to say
These simple thoughts I can't convey
I try to help you through the day
And make your sadness go away

[Chorus]

Hindsight
A beautiful blur
Try to remember
You as you were

I'm losing time within my mind
And searching through this past of mine
I long to see you smile again
Because I still view you as a friend

[Full Chorus]

Hindsight
A beautiful blur
Try to remember
You as you were

Hindsight
Lost in the past
Trying to make these
Memories last

(Instrumental Bridge)

[Full Chorus]
Track Name: Going Nowhere
Going Nowhere

Far far away there's a silence that knows
Aside from our instincts there's much room to grow
But can we move towards beauty
In a time like this

Across from my vision there's so much to learn
And under what's waiting ahead do I turn
But what can you expect from me
In this lifetime

[Chorus]
Meaningless words they ring in my ear
Why is it real life that we fear
Emotions do shadow the truth that is nothing
But still we make something just to care
Going Nowhere

I know often times I've got nothing to say
The things all around me go drifting away
And if you ask what's inside my head
I believe it's blank

And cancel the words I spoke to you last
My mindset was awful it came out too fast
There's a reason you're alone
When you go thinking

[Chorus]

(Bridge)

[Chorus]

Going Nowhere (x2)
Track Name: Miasma
Miasma

Alone and in despair
I can not feel you there
One day you're here, the next I don't know
I wake up from a dream
Amazed at what I've seen
I try to go back in, go back to sleep

It's there I see your face
a strange familiar place
I cannot say the same when I awake
Our run is over
A life is over
So many chances gone to waste

[Chorus]
You never said not to worry
You never said it'd be alright
We never were in a hurry
And now we've let all of our time pass us by

A stranger passes by
With sadness in his eyes
Keeps a steady pace, a good disguise
And though he tries his best
To live among the rest
The man that was inside has already died

Cause no one can replace
All that has been erased
And so it goes, a shattered hope in fate

(Bridge)

[Chorus]
Track Name: Reality
Reality

There's no washing the stains that have tainted your sight
Should you remove every color, exposing the things that you hide
Keep your faith, keep your faith
Don't step down from the doorway
It's too late, It's too late
To make something of this life

Upon believing, your changing the world with your pride
Who's gonna listen, and tell you what's wrong and what's right
What's right

You can, catch the snowflakes as long as they fall
Come march it don't mean nothing at all
There's no planning the future, day by day
There's no planning the future

There's no reason to fall down every time you try
Should you remove all distractions
Exposing the real reasons why
Keep your faith, keep your faith
Two steps back and one forward
Gonna break, gonna break
A little more every time

Upon believing, your changing the world with your pride
Who's gonna listen, and tell you what's wrong and what's right
What's right

You can, catch the snowflakes as long as they fall
Come march it don't mean nothing at all
There's no planning the future, day by day
There's no planning the future