This is My Confession (pre​-​release preview)

by Onward Chariots

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released January 29, 2013

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Onward Chariots Brooklyn, New York

Onward Chariots is a little band with big dreams from New York City.  We released our first singles on lovely February Records in 2009 and 2010, and those songs were praised on blogs and played on radio stations from Norway to Brazil.  Since then we've played the Indietracks Festival and Athens Popfest, twice toured Europe, and released a single on Elefant Records and another on Dufflecoat. ... more

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Track Name: Mel Gibson
Wild and sad and mad and free, you roared across the screen,
Fighting the drug lords, fighting your personal demons.
As you threatened suicide, we held each other tight.
Yelling in pain, you got our adrenalin screaming.

You gave our lives the greatest thrill they ever had.
Who’d have guessed Mad Max was really mad?

You were so cool. You were so cool.
Sweat in your hair, a thrill in the air. So what happened?
You were so cool. You were so cool.
Was all your mania real?
Or what happened?

Driving through the desert sun, your face was harsh and real
Beating up bikers, heating up seats in our theater.
You were different, on the edge. You showed us how to feel.
Crushing the malls / we sat on the couch, you made our suburban nights sweeter.

Those drunken threats you made, the girlfriend you attacked.
That troubled tough guy wasn’t just an act.

You were so cool. You were so cool.
You lit up the screen when I was sixteen.
So what happened?
You were so cool. You were so cool.
A hero with fire in your eyes
So what happened?

I dropped my latte when I heard the morning news.
Mel was mad. His girlfriend had accused him of abuse
Drinking too much booze and spouting crazy right-wing views.
I refuse.

Please don’t abuse your wife
Or blame the Jews for your life.
You were the man. I don’t understand. Mel, what happened?

You were so cool!
Track Name: You Don't Have to Be Unhappy
Wild and sad and mad and free, you roared across the screen,
Fighting the drug lords, fighting your personal demons.
As you threatened suicide, we held each other tight.
Yelling in pain, you got our adrenalin screaming.

You gave our lives the greatest thrill they ever had.
Who’d have guessed Mad Max was really mad?

You were so cool. You were so cool.
Sweat in your hair, a thrill in the air. So what happened?
You were so cool. You were so cool.
Was all your mania real?
Or what happened?

Driving through the desert sun, your face was harsh and real
Beating up bikers, heating up seats in our theater.
You were different, on the edge. You showed us how to feel.
Crushing the malls / we sat on the couch, you made our suburban nights sweeter.

Those drunken threats you made, the girlfriend you attacked.
That troubled tough guy wasn’t just an act.

You were so cool. You were so cool.
You lit up the screen when I was sixteen.
So what happened?
You were so cool. You were so cool.
A hero with fire in your eyes
So what happened?

I dropped my latte when I heard the morning news.
Mel was mad. His girlfriend had accused him of abuse
Drinking too much booze and spouting crazy right-wing views.
I refuse.

Please don’t abuse your wife
Or blame the Jews for your life.
You were the man. I don’t understand. Mel, what happened?

You were so cool!