Risk EP

by Et Tu Brute

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released March 3, 2014



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Et Tu Brute Chicago, Illinois

Et Tu Brute is a midwestern-style punk rock band from Chicago/Cicero Illinois. Et Tu Brute was formed by ex-members of Chicago local punk act X Is For Eyes, and current members of Duller Colors and Aim At Your Enemies.

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Track Name: War
"Dude my biggest fear is that I'll take a road that will lead me into just like plain loneliness. And like, I don't want that, but I don't want to live a life that like I'm really really unhappy with. And like, everything practical seems like the right decision, but everything impractical seems like a better decision."

I don't want to be fat and old forever, and feeling like this. And by feeling like this I mean feeling like, feeling like shit. Let us try to be honest for once, paint the picture as it might seem to us. It is a matter of taste, a matter of style, a matter of aesthetic. When all the while. I feel disheartened by the truth, as it might seem to you. I am the ultimate cynic, delightfully inconsistent, a walking contradiction. I am the ultimate hypocrite. I digress lets get to the final question:

Where do you stand when all your heroes have failed you?
Track Name: Risk
I wrote this song on your guitar in your apartment, surrounded by my possessions. And this paper has been blank, for as long as I can think about the means to which I'll write this life.
Because you say that you've been bored. You've been yearning for experience, saying you feel left out of these goings on... Not this again, not this again.
And I want to be 25 for as long as I can be 25. Experience? What is experience? They don't study this in college.
Your attention: may I have your attention? Because I mean this when I say this and I mean this when I say that I am being coy about this future. It's sisyphean, as if the great artisan intended for these wings to melt.
And I want to be 25 for as long as I can be 25. Experience? What is experience? They don't study that in college.
Track Name: Hatchet
Dear my friend,
This is the last song I will ever write with you in mind. Because vengeance is bitter-sweet, recompense falls underneath, and these lines end in the trash cans of my mind. I wonder if I am the one who's lost it after all. Football season's over or at least that's what I thought. I've had the time to let it simmer, boil and burn. And the stand-up cynics of our time only made me laugh the first time around. Just like old trio songs, I've played them all out. Tired hairlines on scratched vinyl records. I've made up my mind to never settle down. I am formed, fleshed, maxed out; like my undergrad loans and graduate receipts.
Now I lose sleep at night with concern for my rent. And I look back on panic attacks with warm sentiment. And I'd undo the past if it meant that I could do it all again, and dear my friend, my dearest friend.
Track Name: Abacus
This is me four beers in, a sad sorry sack of shit. Sluttering May 4th and it's 11 past 11 and I am wishing that two years felt less like two minutes. Oh, how the calendar weighs heavy as if it hung itself on me.
And I wish I could get this drug test over with, because it feels like I'll never get high again. And I'm living life on shot-clocks as if my twenties didn't have another five years to grow or accomplish anything.
Saving time, sharing shorts, no you can kill it. "Days and days and days and days of sour grapes." I wish I had the type of friends that knew that I would die for them. I wish I weren't as loyal as I am.
I don't believe in anything, but I pretend to have a soul. It makes things much more comfortable.

"I wanna have someone there, and like it's easy to be like 'oh it doesn't matter who's there,' but dude, it matters who's there. Like, you want somebody you trust and actually respect with or without their clothes on... I don't want to be in a flat alone, like with an acoustic guitar. I just, I don't want that. It's impossible to make a proper decision when you're twenty-five years old because you don't know anything."