Somewhere Better Than This Place

by Hot And Ugly


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released July 10, 2011

released 23 June 2011
Lt. Commander Data: Bass
Commander McDuff: Guitars, Vocals
Locutus: Vocals, Drums

All music and lyrics by Hot And Ugly
except "Mass Genocide For Love" lyrics by Chris Cooper

Samples and electronics provided by Alien Music (

Additional musicians:
Chris Cooper - lead vocals on "Mass Genocide"
Andy Litwiller - mellotron on "Smother", additional guitar on "Damned"

Recorded and mixed by Kyle Sweitzer

Front cover and Hot And Ugly logo by Chris Cooper
Insert by Sarah Hall



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Hot And Ugly Lawrence, Kansas

this the new shit
this aint no old hits
we're taking old school and starting up with new fresh

fuck the new trends
fuck the markets
we've got the youth and selling them the new hip

hot core
hip stars
we're smashing idols to make way for new gods

dance down
break fight
this is the new jam
so get in line and get sliced
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Track Name: With A Lil' Inna Jon And A Lot Of Luck
I see you across the bar
you're eyes are telling me
you wanna dance
my mind is saying:
no, no, no
but my hands are saying:
yes, yes, yes

so with blind inhibitions and a
sway to seize the forever alone day
into blind submissions and
in between our legs we swim away

hell yeah, we are all the bastard sons
and daughters of your epic failures
none of us are as lonely as all of us
so give in and drink up
running from father time
into the arms of mother god

it may take one shot or one too much
but we'll get along
(our hands clasped so tight)
I've been jonesing for some time
I needs my fix
(knuckles clinched white)
it may take more shots
but we got the groove
(as we dance into the night)
the night is young and we're in heat
it's time to get it on
(with the devil in the pale moon light)

forever and ever we dance
drooling on each other and
oh how it glistens and glistens
so night hear me I'm coming for you
oh and how we will glisten and glisten
darkness I'm coming for you
Track Name: Mass Genocide For Love
loneliness or boredom?
I don't know what compels me
my key survival instinct
to procreate or die
more than that it's pleasure
I need companionship
a significant other
to make me feel alive
how will I find my blushing bride?
I've got to cleanse this motherfucker
eliminate undesirable types

right click, left click, enter, delete
these are my tools of mass genocide
online dating because I'm afraid of the light
Fuhrer Courtesan in binary disguise
but I don't know what to say

hello there, I am me
I'm searching for missus me
are you the missus me
who I onto this site to see?
oh fuck no, that band sucks
you're not culture enough
you have a squinty face
plan nine from outer space?
you say there's more to love
you're fat, just be straight up
where is my Eva Braun?
the perfect specimen

first the showers then the furnace
perfection my way come
but I don't know what to say
Track Name: To Call You A Douche Is An Insult To Douches Everywhere In The United States Of Douche (To Douche or Not to Douche)
I hope your smug sense of self-importance
keeps you warm alone at night
so hateful and weak when you speak

we're talking about academic philosophy

sew up your academics
into a self-serving blanket
ego trips as a cardigan
and may your vanity cover your head
you fucking douche

as only the worst kind of pride can.
so why are you going home alone tonight?
Track Name: Damned Nation Lullaby
all my inspirations are
dead or insane
what is there to say
everybodys running around
in cycles with the moon
captain the copies are
copying the copies of
copies of copies

and as we progress
we digress; a dog, a wolf,
a butterfly, a worm

remember the world
when it was wonderous and new
now a fading dream
draped in haze into omit
vaugely felt in a glance
glimmering deja vu
the hopeless know humiliation

contaminate then self impersonation
be careful of what you become:
a junkie
a desperate man
a fallen star, a loon
remember the words:
"when I was young"

This soul is mine

assured in depravity
dim and blond
bright and devious

This soul is mine

now an old flag faded, tattered and torn,
once glorious now abandon and abused
so sweet, accessible, intimate and familiar
my revered obtuse

This soul is mine

run to the shores of reason
but we're coming up on the bridge
and everyone's jumping off into
jagged blue white
Track Name: I Haven't Jerked Off Since Easter
we hope the low lighting will hide the scars
and the music will drown out our fables
of a hero's quest
to stagger lees and learned fools
and tales of a land across the sea
to lushes and whores of stale dreams
and open sores, small talk to undercovers
provide small comforts in the barren
single serving friends and lovers

one shot at a time

desperate people, lost souls, emotional vampires
daddy's little princess, where did he touch you?
syncophants and leeches buttfucking you dignity
but hey, we're all here to have a good time, right?

we hope the morning light will bring a sense of rest
but what is rest when life is just moments?
Track Name: I Will Smother You With This Knife
eyes light wide screams, all hail the passion king
kneeling before our queen, bowing heads as she sings

I will hug you with this gun
and ravage you in its warm embrace
I will love you with these fists
and kiss you with these bullets

into her firey eyes we sing
to swoon in a cold embrace of our queen's despondency
cheering her rejoicing melancholy
bathing in fire, burning with desire

together we writhe in ecstacy
spewing forth my putrids
every drop of your blood will know my passion

why do I need you to feel
why can't I breathe without you
my passion, my love, my everything

under a blood moon we sing once more your name
into the sky, despair queen
release me from your grace I cry
or I smother you with this knife