Whippersnapper

by No Jet Left

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The debut LP of No Jet Left, the long-awaited follow up to their 2008 EP "Now You're All Fucked." Schmidt began writing for Whippersnapper immediately after the release of the EP. The LP took three years to record because of lineup changes, college, and extensive vetting of songs. No Jet Left became the power trio that produced this record in early 2010, and began gigging constantly. This experimental yet confident album is the product of the band's hunger for creation...and world domination.

Note: Teen Atheist Dreamboat is free to download. Send remixes, requests, or comments to nojetleftofficial@gmail.com

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released September 20, 2011

Recorded @ Comprehensive Studio in winter/spring 2011, Santa Cruz California by Ian Thornburgh. Produced by Jordan Schmidt, Peter Hunter and Ian Thornburgh. Engineered by Peter Hunter and Ian Thornburgh.

Jordan Schmidt - Guitars, Vocals, Synths
George Hauty - Bass Guitar
Drew Dominguez - Drums and Cymbals

Special Thank You’s and Love You’s to Ian Thornburgh, Peter Hunter, Sajeev and the whole of the Church House, Priscila Martinez, the Moon family, Tom Osborne, Tucker Morrison, Grant Golland, Scott Hanshew (Rage of the Sage Productions) for filming, Nils for shutting up, Brendan Boe and last but not least our Moms.

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No Jet Left California

NO JET LEFT is a PUNK, INDIE, POST ALTERNATIVE band from CALIFORNIA. Jordan Schmidt [Guitars/Vox/Synth] started NO JET LEFT and proceeded to write several full works before this band came to fruition. In 2010 this lineup formed in Santa Cruz California with the bass lix of George Hauty and relentless beats of Drew Dominguez. "Whippersnapper" is the definitive record of the group's trio days. ... more

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Track Name: Fall into the Sun
I want to play

Where the good things are

Until I realize they’re

Spread to far

Stuck in a rut

Everywhere at once

Treading forward

To nowhere at all

Threshold

Are you on my level

Are you heavy mental?

Are you on a sailing train

Difference

Is there any difference

Maybe there’s a slight chance

That we’re onto something new?



And I saw you

Dying to be a child

All the way down

We Fall into the sun



Lonely as I am

My thoughts ain’t dead and broken

Feeling as I feel

I won’t be softly spoken

This a calling

I am expanding, sprawling

Dawn of the dusk of

Regressive situations

Special

Every day is special

Especially special

And you know it’s

Just like you

Hubris

You know you can do this

Or will you just screw this

Up, well at least you tried



And I saw you

Dying to be a child

All the way down

We Fall into the sun
Track Name: Didn't Come Home Last Night
I don’t care if I sing in key

That’s how much you mean to me

I don’t mind the waste of time

But I won’t forever be this blind

Party didn’t come home last night

She was spinning out but it’s allright



Drained with no philosophy

This thing we have will cease to be

Burnout you still hold my mind

Crush this feeling press rewind

Party didn’t come home last night

She was spinning out but it’s allright



Its allright, it’s allright, it’s allright

Its allright, it’s allright, it’s allright

Its allright, it’s allright, it’s allright



I will wait for you forever

Or at least until I get bored



Can you show me the door

To the house of whores?

You slam it in my face

I don’t care if I sing in key

That’s how much you mean to me

I don’t mind the waste of time

But I won’t forever be this blind

Party didn’t come home last night

She was spinning out but it’s allright



Drained with no philosophy

This thing we have will cease to be

Burnout you still hold my mind

Crush this feeling press rewind

Party didn’t come home last night

She was spinning out but it’s allright



Its allright, it’s allright, it’s allright

Its allright, it’s allright, it’s allright

Its allright, it’s allright, it’s allright



I will wait for you forever

Or at least until I get bored



Can you show me the door

To the house of whores?

You slam it in my face

I don’t care if I sing in key

That’s how much you mean to me

I don’t mind the waste of time

But I won’t forever be this blind

Party didn’t come home last night

She was spinning out but it’s allright


Its allright, it’s allright, it’s allright

Its allright, it’s allright, it’s allright

Its allright, it’s allright, it’s allright
Track Name: Dead Radio
I know there’s nothing I can say

To make it go back to the way

It never was, and will never be

Still there’s a hope within my mind

Your patience is running out of time

Nobody else can give you what I have

Absolutely nothing



I never really had a chance (to make it)

I never really had a chance

I’m listening to a dead radio

I’m listening to a dead radio

I’m listening to a dead radio

Yeah, you killed my stereo

You turned my heart too loud



This sentence troubles me the most

We’re doomed to never be the toast

Of everyone that is in our lives

Maybe we’re better as we are

Your arms are folded in my car

We’re on the same page in a different book

And no one’s gonna read ‘em


I never really had a chance (to make it)

I never really had a chance

I’m listening to a dead radio

I’m listening to a dead radio

I’m listening to a dead radio

Yeah, you killed my stereo

You turned my heart too loud
Track Name: Try to Turn this Off
Has it come to this?

I do believe it has

Slip yourself into my heart now

The present and the past

I got a story for you

Tell me, what’s your name?

Should I tell it to you

Or just nod and play the game?



Try to turn this off

I dare you

Baby we got time

We are animal

And you’re my love

I’m sincerely yours tonight



There’s no law against

Being an idiot

And that’s how feel

When you’re in my eyes

Just gotta get you alone

It’s harder than it seems

We’re with our circle of friends

I just wanna scream


Try to turn this off

I dare you

Baby we got time

We are animal

And you’re my love

I’m sincerely yours tonight
Track Name: Armor of Jest
I’m sick of the dogs

Barking at nothing

Although I relate

I’m a clog in the blogs

When I’m slashin’ the hype wheels

Turning to a dead end street

Or is it because

It’s not about me yet?

But they’ll see yet

The armor of jest

It protects me

When I need it

It’s all of the time

Especially these days

These days…



I’ve got non-descript rage

Against an indeterminate

Machine

And I know what I’m gonna do

But there’s no sense in telling you



Surrounding myself

With anyone open

Sometimes they only seem that way

Tell me your swipes

Are only joking

But I know you better than that

You aren’t release

You are attack girl

I’m barking up the wrong remedy tree

Because It starts with me



It starts with love

From me to me

If I can make you laugh

Will you set me free?

An unconditional love

I can’t give me

If I can make you laugh

Will you set me free?



How you gonna say

Everything’s OK

With a frown across your face?

You can’t convince yourself

Take it out on me

Defenseless as can be

Except for what I’ve learned

From tragic comedy



The chuckle boils

Inside your mind
Track Name: Don't Wake Up
Told her I was feeling lost

But yet I didn’t know why

She said “no need to feel that way, just look into my eyes.”

And I did, but not for long,

because we closed them very swift:

for I knew that all this meant was that we had to share a kiss.



And we did and I never felt more right.

Until I woke up in my room, wings cut from all the flight



Wait up, wait up, wait up

Please don’t wake me from this dream

Wait up, wait up, wait up

I’ll just try to go back to sleep

Wait up, wait up, wait up

Please don’t wake me from this dream

Catching the tides we used to ride

I’ll just try to go back to sleep



Remember how we used to

Play in a disco band?

Told you how we used to cry

And dance across the sand?

You said I was familiar

Like any other day

You didn’t seem to recall our love

But you liked it anyway

I said “that’s fine with me girl

Let’s get you out of the rain”

But the rain stopped when the dawn came

And you no longer me

The first thing that you ever learn

Is that life is but a dream

You can’t always have decisions

When nothing’s what it seems



I can’t even tell what’s real anymore

The sleeping’s the pattern, the living’s the bore



So don’t wake up from this dream

Don’t wake up

From this dream
Track Name: LOL in the Conversation
Look inside

There’s a dullness

Look around

Ensnared in the sound

Had a dream

Try to write it down

Say your prayers

Or just forget it all





Sleeping in the bright

I’m cooling down

Everything is fine

But what am I?

Try to slip away

As comfort wanes



I’m gone (WOOOO ooo)

I know it’s wrong



Mindless shells

Wander around town

And I’m one

But I’ve seen my skin

My defense

Is a shotgun shell

Split the air

It’s a cleansing spell



Chasing out the lights

I’m guessing how

Gotta make a stand

If not then, now

Staring at the wall

My mind projects

Foaming at the mouth

Is too much work



I’m gone (WOOO oooo)

It’s been too long



WE WON’T BE LEFT 4 DEAD.
Track Name: Vacant Fixture
Smoke a cigarette

Take a picture

Stare at ourselves in the mirror

Circular thought

Is such a vacant fixture

Stay up all night with the hipster tripster

Having lots of fun in Paris, Arizona

Miles away from Target, Minnesota

Resentment tastes good with sandwiches and soda

Running somewhere then you don’t know why you showed up




I might have said something honest last night

But I honestly I can’t remember

So many people, so many people

You don’t know

And you won’t know



Hook yourself to the pixel scripture

Feeling online with a simple liquor

Signing up for things you probably shouldn’t

Only do it now cause normally you wouldn’t

Who is it for?

The senses you’re denying

Who’s eroded frame do you think you’re buying?

Constantly trying to take a perfect picture

Stay up all night with the hipster tripster

I might have said something honest last night

But I honestly I can’t remember

So many people, so many people

You don’t know

And you won’t know
Track Name: Teen Athiest Dreamboat
He’s on the cover of Tiger Heat

All the ladies think he’s sweet

Girls want to get with him

And the guys are just confused

I think I see him all dressed in black

With Party City fangs he’s waiting to attack

He’s as American as apple pie

And bungee jumping too




Teen Atheist Dreamboat USA

(He don’t believe in God)

(Strikes me as kind of odd)



His name is danger, don’t get it confused

He’s got a chef to always make him food

He’s tough as nails, he’ll beat up your mom

He’s got the finest china, and his blow is the bomb

He’s fundamentally loathsome

But he’s so cool he’s never lonesome

I wanna be like him

You wanna be like shim

You wanna be a star-ar-ar!!!



Teen Atheist Dreamboat USA

(He don’t believe in God)

(Strikes me as kind of odd)



He’s gonna be a star

He’s gonna be a star

He’s gonna be just like you are

He’s gonna be a star

He’s gonna be a star

He is the everyman

He’s gonna be in your house

Taking pictures and fucking your mouth

Because he is a Satanist and he rolls like that

But he’s not a Satanist because that doesn’t make any sense

He’s not a Satanist it don’t make any sense

He’s not a Satanist that don’t make any sense

Because he don’t believe in God

He don’t Believe in God



Teen Atheist Dreamboat USA

(He don’t believe in God)

(Strikes me as kind of odd)
Track Name: Where the Gnashing Teeth Glow
Play, only feel the hide

Kandi Clubbers waiting to dive

Inspire touch

Sink to swim

Am I above it or falling in?

Glow



I spy with my little eye

Recipe for me to die

Just enough

The way I do

How could you ask me to

Glow

again?



Where the teeth glow

Where the teeth glow

I want nothing more than to rip your soul apart

Where the teeth glow

Where the teeth glow

Just like good ‘ole Napoleon Bonaparte

Where the teeth glow

Where the teeth glow

In the place where nothing could be any better

Where the teeth glow

Where the teeth glow

And we gnash until we crash, you know the reason



Where the teeth glow

Where the teeth glow

My heart is beating, breaking like a kick drum

Where the teeth glow

Where the teeth glow

Swaying phantom feet on purpose accidently

Where the teeth glow

Where the teeth glow

Though the cost is lost it spares no true expenses

Where the teeth glow

Where the teeth glow

If the price is life than I don’t want to pay

But I’m tempted to play



Feel yourself only to

conceal yourself from what is true

Kill yourself or your reveal yourself

You’ve sunk anyway
Track Name: Cut the Lines
See the cobwebs

See the cobwebs shake

Spiders just wanna kick it

Face your fears now

See the cartel flee

Taking off with the surplus

Take the time to

Realign in tune

Get it all back to you



See how they run

See how they fly

You’ve severed ties

Now cut the lines



And let it die

Someday you will find

It’ll fall in shape

In time

You will see

Design fate



Brinked out to explode

Currents overload

Currency is nullified

Cut off all supply

How will you get high?

That’s your problem

Not mine

I won’t shed one tear

Far away from here

Separation

Civillized



See how they run

Your will is done

Possess your soul

Connect the whole



And let it go

Someday

You will find

The shape of your voice

Within

Your own mind

Divine space