Meet Me Overboard

by The New Self Defense

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The New Self Defense is a New York City-based post-hardcore band that was originally formed in 2003 after the breakup of the NJ-based band Prevent Falls. Their music has aptly been described as "Quicksand/Helmet meets The Police on meth."

Over the years, The New Self Defense has written and collaborated with the likes of Tim Brennan (Dropkick Murphys), Brian Carley (Penfold) and Alf Bartone (Damn This Desert Air, The Fire Still Burns and Ex Number Five). While the band remained essentially dormant over the last few years, The New Self Defense has since emerged with a new active roster, a handful of face-melting new songs and a new EP, Meet Me Overboard, released in June 2012.

Meet Me Overboard was recorded and mixed by Fred Duey of Pulsar Studios at the Barns in East Moriches, NY in January 2012. Album artwork by Nicholas Bohac.

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released June 4, 2012

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Track Name: Loose Noose
Walk away, these cuts will mend
It seems it only took so long for things to sink in
And let each day help me forget
How I tend to inflate my own value in all of this

Well this facade, it fell eventually
She said "He lifted me right off my feet"
But this was not quite what we had in mind

You can scream all you want, you won't be found
Don't you know that you're buried underground

"Leave today," these thoughts they said
But this rope it just hung loose enough to sneak in
And from up here we can repress
The reality that all along, we each knew it would come to this

And if she could talk she'd tell you everything
We all fall down so easily
But he'll be the one to feel this in the end

You can scream all you want, you won't be found
Don't you know that you're buried underground
Track Name: The Dragon
If I lose the need for air
You know you're the first I'll turn to
And if I lose the need for air
We'll make it, don't despair

Is something wrong?
When this heart still stands yet all else seems to fail
And it goes on and on

I can't wait 'til our paths cross again
If only in time
We'll laugh away the hurt that you once lived with
The dragon, he will rise

There's a better life ahead
No need to force a smile, no short breath
There's a bitter life ahead
It's easy to forget
And it goes on and on

I can't wait 'til our paths cross again
If only in time
We'll laugh away the hurt that you once lived with
The dragon, he will rise

We are forced to face this truth
That there's no eternal youth
And the best aren't guaranteed to ramble on
Please repair these broken wings
Track Name: Here We Go Again
This has to, it happens slowly
These thoughts, they just grow so organically
And these walls, they're a strong foundation
To leave me so undeserving
This shelter is perfect

A simple thought in my head
Has consequences you'd never get
To foster dissatisfaction
For the good times, they need improving
So here we go again

We can't escape what's under the skin
This can't be all, this can't be all
We've drained the blood and lost all feeling
But here we go again

So here's the part you came for
This thing that keeps you wanting more and more
It's oh such a show, me versus me
To the victor go the spoils
So here we go again

We can't escape what's under the skin
This can't be all, this can't be all
We've drained the blood and lost all feeling
But here we go again

Break the drawing board

We can't escape what's under the skin
This can't be all, this can't be all
We've drained the blood and lost all feeling
But here we go again