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Power Petting

by Black Belt Theatre

Released 2019
Independent
Released 2019
Independent
A blast of fresh, guitar-driven, old-school Rock & Roll. The songs hit hard, with well-placed nods to Cheap Trick and early Aerosmith, but without being "retro-rock". This is a refreshingly modern take on some classic themes. Play this album LOUD!
  • 03:48 Lyrics Call the Police

    I want to leave these lights and step out into the day
    But every time I try these punks just rip it away
    I don’t think I’m crazy
    More like barely sane
    It’s all blowing up again

    Call the police
    I think somebody’s coming for me
    Call the police
    I know somebody’s messin’ with me
    Call the police
    I hear somebody sneakin’ around
    Call the police

    I’d like to live my life with no one dragging it down
    But every time I strike they all come hanging around
    They may think it’s worth it
    They might like the game
    It’s all blowing up again

    (Chorus)

  • 03:18 Lyrics The Coronation

    Everybody’s always comin’ at me, like
    We can be what we wanted to be, but
    I don’t like it, I don’t like it

    I know you’re colorized. Brushed up and redefined
    You laid it out tonight like it’s something
    No matter what you do, you’re gonna see it through
    We’ll buy the better you completely

    Take a look at me. I am royalty
    I will be your guide. I’ll keep you satisfied
    Gather ‘round and see. The small town majesty
    Will entertain you for a little while

    Everybody keeps comin’ around sayin’
    We can look like we’re knockin’ it out, but
    I don’t need it. I don’t need it

    You know what’s best for you. Maybe you’re overdue
    It doesn’t matter if it’s true, this is your time
    Make it pretty, make it tight. Make sure the light is right
    You’re finally justified in your mind

    (Chorus)

  • 04:35 Lyrics Bullets

    You got me now. You won this round
    Don’t make a scene. You never let anything go
    And we’re still here. You lead me on
    Before I know, you sink back into this game you’re running
    And I keep running

    You’re always closing in
    You let the bullets fly. You let the bullets fly
    I’ll never break away
    You let the bullets fly. You let the bullets fly

    We’ve come so far. And held up fine
    It’s all a show. It never ends pretty with you
    But we’re not done. Forget my plans
    You set your hooks, and drag me into this game you’re running
    And I keep running

    (Chorus)

    No nerve. No fight
    No heart tonight
    No way I’ve won
    At anything we’ve ever done

    (Chorus)

  • 04:25 Lyrics Corner Drinker

    You’re driving me crazy. The only one around
    Wipe your face. Let’s shut it down
    I could walk out and leave you, but you told me what you’re into
    And I think it wore me down

    We start a fire with a shot or two
    If I can’t see straight, I’ll feel for you
    We do another, and another, and it slowly pulls me under
    And I think it wore me down

    Corner drinker, we are two souls coming together
    In our own space and time
    Corner drinker, we will have this evening forever
    I’ll get you home tonight

    Beautiful liar. Too much to say
    Move right in, I won’t turn away
    Got my attention for the evening, caught up in the feeling
    And I think it wore me down

    (Chorus)

  • 04:59 Lyrics Spent the Rent

    She spent the rent on a caravan leaving this weekend
    She blew it all on a ticket and followed a feeling
    Grabbed what she needed
    And if she’s worried she’ll never say
    She spent the rent on a getaway

    She checked out on a Saturday. Complete isolation
    She left town like a stowaway in desperation
    Down to the station
    When she’d had it she walked away
    She spent the rent on a getaway

    She spent the rent on a good life without hesitation
    She shut it down for the last time, and freed her frustration
    With no destination
    If she missed it she’d never say
    She spent the rent on a getaway

  • 03:15 Lyrics You're Freakin' Me Out

    You’re a burned out story. You traded guts for glory
    I hate the day that I met you
    One face in a million, but too full of opinion
    And maybe I know it’s not what I want
    I’m gonna dig in and tell you about it
    It goes on and on and on and on

    You’re freakin’ me out, yeah you’re freakin’ me out
    It’s too late, I told you  you’re freakin’ me out
    I’m not messin’ around. I said it, and I mean it
    On and on you’re freakin’ me out

    How many before me. Maybe one could’ve told me
    Maybe I would've listened
    My head wasn’t working. Always doing its own thing
    And maybe I know it’s not what I want
    I’m gonna dig in and tell you about it
    It goes on and on and on and on

    (Chorus)

  • 04:20 Lyrics A Beat up Dream

    Hey, don’t get carried away
    Did you find yourself another one waiting for you
    And nothing better to do
    God forbid they catch you hanging ‘round
    You got to take it underground

    It’s too late. So you walked away on a beat up dream
    Cuz it never paid enough. Did it?
    So long. Now you’re giving up on a beat up dream
    But did you ever give enough? No.

    Stay. We’re all wasting away
    And we’re waiting for another one to come into view
    We were pulling for you
    But you’re just too quick to compromise
    On what you might not realize

    (Chorus)

    You can circle the win
    Every day when your ship comes in
    And they told you to wait around. You’re not around

    Hey, don’t get carried away
    Did you find yourself another one

    (Chorus)

  • 00:28 I Said Baby (Bullets Reprise)
  • 04:35 Lyrics We Want What You Want

    We’re taking out the satellites. We are wired straight to dominate your mind
    And we won’t apologize if you’re powerless to this caress tonight
    Easy on you. You know we’ll never take it easy on you

    We lost you in the stage lights. Knocked down and neutralized
    You say you don’t want to feel this way
    We want what you want. We want what you want

    We are running through your veins with the sweetest high to occupy your brains
    And it warms you up inside. While we dig a hole into your soul tonight
    Easy on you. You know we’ll never take it easy on you

    (Chorus)

  • 05:37 Lyrics Winning the War

    What if I was to say to you those things you maybe knew
    If those things never do put it all back together
    What if I tried saving you from those things that haunted you
    Those things that bothered you. To make a break for the better

    Would it make you feel alright?
    Would it bring you out tonight?
    I know you fight the weather, and your cloud rained forever

    Are you winning the war tonight in your mind?
    Are you winning the war tonight in your mind?
    Do you think you can hold it down
    Long enough for a turnaround?
    Are you winning the war tonight?

    When we were younger we let it ride with Cheap Trick and “Draw the Line”
    Long nights and alibis. We got out undefeated
    What if I was to say to you, that those nights we never knew
    Those nights would carry through. They’re right there if you need them

    Would it make you feel alright?
    Would it bring you out tonight?
    I know you fight the weather, and your cloud rained forever

    (Chorus)

NOTES
Black Belt Theatre is back with their 3rd release, "Power Petting", and it picks right up where "Superbitch" left off. Another collection of ripping, guitar-heavy jams that will have you singing along on the first listen. This is perhaps their most finely-crafted record to date. Each song different from the last, but able to stand on their own. The band may have leaned even harder on their influences than on their previous releases, but yet have further defined their own sound. Tons of harmonies. Hummable riffs. Memorable choruses. There's even some horns. This is the work of band with a clear vision, firing on all cylinders.