Budokan or Bust​!​!

by Watashi Wa Dance Party

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■ 1st Full-Length


released March 25, 2016

AJ Peacox: Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Wade Morris: Guitar/Vocals
Erich Beckmann: Drums/Vocals

Maiko Z: Vocals
Andre Beller: Back Up Vocals
Michael Montemerano: Back Up Vocals
Allissoon Lockhart: Tenor Sax
Michael Armstrong: Trombone

■Drums Recorded at Earthverb with Chris Deuchars

■Album Mixed and Mastered by Mike Ault

■Album art by Maiko Z



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Watashi Wa Dance Party San Diego, California

★Budokan or Bust★

Guita/Vocalsr: AJ
Guitar/Vocals: Wade
Drums/Vocals: Erich

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Track Name: Fuck Off Into the Sunset!
Fuck off into the sunset
Track Name: Roller Coaster Day
I’ll never not not know you, but who could think of any one time I couldn’t say, ‘you’re my best friend ever’? It’s been a hell of a ride. Roller Coaster Day. Let’s take a ride one last time with two hands in the air. It takes two to pray. I’ll take your picture, smiling. I’ll take another at the end so we don’t have to pay. Could this be the day where everything is ripped away? I’m so sorry for the words I couldn’t say. ‘Sad,’ to say the least if that’s what’s been on your mind. You say, ‘I break up with you!’ In a year you’ll be gone. The other side of the world. The other side of the bed hasn’t stopped getting colder. I’m gonna see you when you’re one year older.
Track Name: Another Year in Memories
With your hand in mine we can still die alone in your eyes.. they're wide, like windows show me wrong from right. But these souls are not for sale, they're simply on display. We both share a dream of throwing everything away. Broken voices sing the most beautiful songs at the most awful of hours, and each note of this loose chord builds like the lies that we tell ourselves. Give me your time, give me your love, give me everything that I am dreaming of. Then wake me up to tell me it's all over. The memories we have won't last forever. I fall in love more often than I lie and whenever I'm not doing anything right, I still think of you from time to time and the way you'd say my name makes me forget it's even mine.
When I was 17 years old/
I wanted to sing songs that were worth more than gold/
Now that I am 29/
I can barely make these songs even sort of...kind of rhyme/

I don't have/
Anything to lose/
The world was only for you/
I was unstoppable/
A bomb destroying my obstacles/
If only I knew/

Don't look back/
Don't feel bad/
Where do rockstars go to die/
Don't give up/
Don't be sad/
This rock star will never die/

Who needs money/
I don't need money/

Promise me you will be so famous/
Your pirate songs will carry me along with you/
Sell my soul for all the glamour/
Believe in me and I will believe in you/
Track Name: Strawberries
This is my last cigarette, and I’m lighting it for you to thank you for the burns, and the strawberries, too. Do you remember the message that lucky sent us? ’Stop searching forever. Happiness is just next to you.” I hope this finds you well. It’s my last song for you to thank you for the moon, and stars, and kittens, too. Do you remember adventures we had together? Stop searching forever. Happiness is just next to you. Stop searching forever. I’m lost without you. Stop searching forever. I’ll be here waiting for you. Stop searching forever. I’m right here next to you.
Track Name: Blue Dreams
I saw my friends fleeing from the coast to outter space. Abandon places where we used to sit and wait for our time to leave here. For our time to say goodbye. Well, as long as California stays connected to the left side of the states, I will remain. I saw the books pile up on the left side of my shelf, and all the pages pressed together sealing secrets that I’ll learn someday when I’m not lazy. And the word will glue together all the paragraphs, and the chapters of my life will be alright. Well, if I sit through every song, maybe I would get along with the people I describe, and the feelings I tried to hide in prettier words. Why can’t I just say this right? I’m so happy I could cry, so sad that I could die. I let the forces in my life snuff out my brief candle light. I saw the sunset from the pier with a few brand new friends, and learned how all things come to end just like a good day turns to a sad, and I won’t ever learn the other side of the page until it turns, and I will gaze at beauty in the most terrible of way. Well, if I sift through every song, maybe I would get along with the people I describe and feelings I tried to hide in prettier words. Why can’t I just say this right? I’m so happy I could cry, so sad that I could die. I let the forces in my life snuff out my brief candle light.
Don't Cry Blues Eyes
I won't say goodnight
You have more songs to sing
You have more Nights to Dream

I won't ever let you go
So won't you let me stay
By your side
Close your eyes
Let your hands improvise
This is not a compromise

Your Violin is blaring
Scream until everyone is staring

Everybody here says that you will be okay
But you know damn well that isn't true
So let's take them all down with me and you

Make a wish upon a star
Blaze so bright that you shine far
Sing Loud, Play Fast
Be the best, break the glass

Promise me you'll live forever
Just say you will try
I know/
you know/
this not the end/
don't say goodbye/
Track Name: Insomnia
My life’s been changing before my eyes. I wish that you could see for me because I’ve got problems and you’ve got to solve them. But isn’t that not fair… isn’t that not fair to say, I said I’m trying to figure this out. I’ve got my heartaches and I’ve made mistakes and I blamed them all on you, it was the best thing I could think to do. Maybe that’s why I’m alone; maybe I’ll never know the truth behind what we do. Maybe it’s not too late and we don’t need to hesitate; no more. But I can’t stay.. I’ll stay awake. I’ve been count, count, counting the days where you would wake, and you would stay.. but you’re run, run, running away. This song’s about all the people who are feeling like me because it’s not how it’s supposed to be..Now we are going faster than we can’t ever be knowing.
Track Name: When She Loved Me
When somebody loved me, everything was beautiful
Every hour we spent together, lives within my heart
And when she was sad, I was there to dry her tears
And when she was happy, so was I, when she loved me.

Through the summer and the fall, we had each other, that was all
Just she and I together, like it was meant to be
And when she was lonely, I was there to comfort her
And I knew that she loved me.

So the years went by, I stayed the same
But she began to drift away, I was left alone
Still I waited for the day, when she’d say "I will always love you."

Lonely and forgotten, never thought she’d look my way,
And she smiled at me and held me, just like she used to do,
Like she loved me, when she loved me

When somebody loved me, everything was beautiful,
Every hour we spent together, lives within my heart
When she loved me.
Track Name: 黒王子
We used to be friends/
We used to be a lot of things/
But what can be broken it can be fixed/
Our love life will tell us, and everyone will know/
To our family and friends this was all a show/

We fought to the death/
We were armed to the teeth/
The war that surrounded us, could not be anymore unique/
Watch those fireworks, They fizzled out too soon/
But I swear to you there will be a boom/

Forget all the lies, just remember the highs/
Or do you want this rocket to fall from the sky/
And catch a tail wind at a million miles per hour/
To only blow up in an amazing shower/

Everybody's, Got somebody/
but I got nobody here but me/
and it was all unfortunately my fault/
So this rocket is ready to fall/

Watashi Wa Warui Hitoda
Dakara, Gomen'nasai
And I regret, That I never Tried

Uso tsuita no watashi,
Hontou ni Ai-Shi-Teru
I believe, that one day we will pull through

And I'm an asshole, Such an asshole/
blowing up so naturally like a bomb/
Dazzling the sky, while shouting "What Have I become?!"
Hello Friend/
It feels so good to see you again/
These past months, they've been so quiet/
And these stars have been so dim/

So I'll write this song/
For when we meet again/
And we'll act, like nothing has happened/
And I get to see you grin/

so, What of those times/
You said that you would run away/
You wanted to be someone else/
Anyone and anywhere but here

oh, Little Tiger, Don't Tear me apart/
With your words, the sharpest of tongues/
I don't mean you any harm/

I want you to be happy now/
I need you to be stronger now/
Oh, Little Tiger/
Don't forget me in case you ever fall in love again/
Track Name: Union Station
I could say don’t go away, but you probably will. Please, please stay. Don’t go away. Please, please stay. Don’t get on the train. Please, please stay. Don’t leave today. Please, please stay. Don’t go away. I could beg just one more day, but I know you well. You will go. I should’ve known. Goodbye, my only love.
Track Name: God Speed
I once had a thought that both of us were lost but maybe I’m wrong. You were not afraid to fall in love.
I never dreamed about waiting for the day to end, I just wanted everything like you and Morgan. All the times that the angels have lied, I’m just a heathen in your lonely life. There are a million things that I haven’t said yet because I’m afraid of how you’ll reject them with your cool cool heart beating so violently for me.