It Could Be So Much Worse

by Los and the Deadlines

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Los and the Deadlines' digital discography "Could be so Much Worse" is a collection of every song they released as well as never-before-heard b-sides and demos.

The internationally acclaimed London-based-arena rock-mega-super-stars wrote, recorded and performed their music from mid 2011 until 2016. Alex "Los" LoSardo and Niels Bakx founded the band which went through a few transformations that you will hear through this collection of songs.

All proceeds of this record will go to the charity Help Refugees benefiting people displaced by war. www.helprefugees.org.uk

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released June 10, 2017

Los and the Deadlines have been:
Alex LoSardo - vocals, lyrics, guitar
Niels Bakx - vocals, backing vocals, guitar
Alberto Voglino - drums [Pt.1 Bank, Perfect Holiday & OMG]
Triston Dubison - drums [Metro Talk & Demos]
Rotem Haguel - bass [Perfect Holiday & OMG]
Agostino Collura - bass [Pt.1 Bank & Metro Talk]
Tamo Harewood - bass [Demos]


Recording & Mixing:

Tobin Jones @ www.theparkstudios.com [Metro Talk, Part 1: Bank, Perfect Holiday, OMG]
Jay Stapley @ driftwoodstudio.uk [Demos]

Mastering:

Phil Joanides @ www.theparkstudios.com [Part 1: Bank, Perfect Holiday]
Noel Summerville @ 3345 Studio [OMG]
Paul Stanborough @ www.paulstanborough.com [Metro Talk]

Guest Performers:
Leslie Phillips- vocals on "Shooting in my Hometown"

Visuals & Artwork:
Ben Peter Catchpoole
Ben Gregory
Michael Osaer
Christian Doho
Ineta Baceviciute
Martin Ograbek

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Los and the Deadlines London, UK

The seedy underbelly of any major city spawns some of the most depraved and morally reprehensible bastards that even the dregs of civilization look down upon. These cretins walk amongst us, they ask you for money, they serve you drinks, they file your taxes, and in this case; they formed a band. ... more

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Track Name: OMG
[march of the underpants gnomes]

"Only if you could make your friends happy.
That'd be too hard naturally you're not friendly.
That is okay not everyone likes everyone else.
Maybe some times keep your feelings all to yourself."

[voices from the heavens]

"It is too hard to accept that you're never enough.
Only advice that you take is life's tough.
Confidence is it's a thing that you never had.
Open your eyes look around this shit ain't that bad."

[voices from the heavens]

[fuzzy airplane]

OMG

[intoxicated string quartet]

"Moving far away should be your option number one."
When's the last time you remember having any fun?
Upon arrival think about all of your past mistakes.
Stop pissing people off calm down, god's sake."

[mystery]

"Can you believe he didn't respond to my PM?!"


"I can 'cuz he's stupid, I'm done with him anyway.
Is he serious posting those pictures?"

"Like I even.. like I even care! Like he even matters to me!"

#GETALIFE
#WE #ARE #FINISHED
#ScrewU

"I can't believe it, the nerve of that prick. Who does he think he is anyway?! I'm fucking done with that asshole.
Just.. I don't care.. just.."

OMG

[electric lightning from the clouds]

"Open your eyes look around this shit ain't that bad."
Track Name: It Could Be So Much Better
Two packs please, smoke one tonight the other in the morning.
Super-size me, I’ll finish it all before the evening news.
On T.V., nothing ever changes. It’s getting boring.
Open up my cupboard to look just for the right booze.

It could be so much better.

Love all the people.
Feed all the starving.
See each other as equal.
Then we’ll start evolving.

Thank you sir. Come again, we’re always full of stock.
Pretty sure I won't be here tomorrow, need a day to rest.
My manager is gunna have to cover as he watches the clock.
Woke me up with a phone call saying “you ain’t doing your best”

It could be so much better.

Love all the people.
Feed all the starving.
See each other as equal.
Then we’ll start evolving.
Track Name: Feel At Ease
I think I've got an idea to make some money on the side. It shouldn't be too much work.
Just an hour or 2 here and there. It'll give me plenty of down time.
I just need to get a hold of an old friend. He knows another guy that can put me in touch with the right person.
After that, a few phone calls a day, a couple of hand to hands and I should be in the clear.

My feet hurt I'm tired of walking these streets .
looking for ways to live the dream.
A quick fix, a fast track to succeed.
Help me feel at ease.

I'm not happy with how this is panning out. His phone is dead. Does he have a new number?
Even if he does I'm the only one who would have it. Unless he is hanging round the old spot.
If I work part time where he is always turning up,I can grab him and make my golden pitch.
Who the hell am I kidding, I got nothing, I got no one, I need to come up with a plan B, DAMN.

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh

My feet hurt I'm tired of walking these streets .
looking for ways to live the dream.
A quick fix, a fast track to succeed.
Help me feel at ease, feel at ease, feel at ease...
Track Name: The Youth's Opinion
Identify your expectations.
Don't deny the requirements.
Please provide at least two references.
We'll decide if they're strong enough relationships.

I'll do anything, anywhere, any given time.
I'll never ask what is fair, I will never wine.
Take me now, take me here, promise not to leave.
I need a chance, give me a chance, PLEASE.

Specify your experience in research.
Tell us why you have organizational skills.
How high is your level of self-motivation?
Will you try to raise that by 100%?

I'll do anything, anywhere, any given time.
I'll never ask what is fair, I will never wine.
Take me now, take me here, promise not to leave.
I need a chance, give me a chance, PLEASE.

Congratulations, we are willing to offer this permanent position with 20 days holiday per fiscal year.
This will involve unsocial hours and you'll need to provide a track-record of meeting targets, good writing skills, excellent face-to-face communication, savvy with social networking and really do value the youth's opinions..
The youths opinions... The youth's opinions...
Track Name: Bat Shit Crazy
Bags under my eyes, holes in her jeans, head in my hands, what have I just seen?
She's got earbuds in, dancing on the pole, on the tube,16 years old
My stomach turns, I look to my side. There is a creep enjoying his ride.
Either this world is sick, or I'm insane.
Whatever the case just get me off this train.

This is Bat-Shit Crazy!

Tea in my hands cigarette on her lips.
The server holds her empty jar of tips.
Her smoke is done, she rolls another,
A man from the corner shouts he loves her!
My eyes roll, I decide not to stay.
I see there are no cups for take away.
This city is ill, or I've lost my mind,
Whatever the case I'll leave it all behind.

This is Bat-Shit Crazy!
With no sign of any sudden change.
This is Bat-Shit Crazy!
It's time for me to run away.
Track Name: Lust To Shop For Nothing
Give me some cash, show me some love,
Give me my bag, I'll fill it up.
The sales are moving fast there almost done.
Baby I'm broke, got nothing left,
Had a bad month, just paid the rent.
Here's my credit card just spend a little less.

We sprint, we rush, to go, to the store.
We see, we touch, we feel, need more.
Never, enough, we lust, what for?
We spend, our days, alone, indoors.

Look what I got, all shinny and new.
It was all half off, here's a gift for you.
I had such a good time, what did you do?
Thank you so much, your too kind.
I was at home looking for deals online.
Lets stay in tonight, see what we can find.

We sprint, we rush, to go, to the store.
We see, we touch, we feel, need more.
Never, enough, we lust, what for?
We spend, our days, alone, indoors.
Track Name: Familliar Faces
I decided to watch the news today, still nothing good.
Didn't see one story I liked, who would?
Cat and mice, shop-robbers, homicide, little engine that could...
Same old empty suits, same looks, shouting where they stood.

Familiar faces, oversized t,v,'s, smiles glowing bright.
Familiar faces, convincing you and me why we still must fight.

Decided to read the paper, top story-mourning of the passed.
Poverty and bombings, boy those stocks, sure are crashing fast.
So then I bought a book, one of current events....
Quotes from the same talking heads, that only speak to vent

Familiar faces, oversized t,v,'s, smiles glowing bright.
Familiar faces, convincing you and me why we still must fight.
Track Name: How Will You Pose
You need to complete the form
Leave no empty box sign below
You may think its just the norm
Your info everyone's to show

Opportunities of a lifetime, how do you know?
All the best photos on all the best timelines, how will you pose?

Check out all the cool profiles
Oooo, hot one, friend of a friend
Edit your page, up your style
Do your best or just pretend

Opportunities of a lifetime, how do you know?
All the best photos on all the best timelines, how will you pose?

Everyone has become
Bored but we still look good
What we know should be done
Won't we don't trust we could
Track Name: This Is My Place
Those girls nails are wack as hell and that dudes hair is something else
Who the hell am I to judge, walking around these parts asking for directions and help

If where I'm going is there and that route takes me here...
Where's the closest, cheapest pub I should stop to get my 1st beer

On a hidden corner, long overdue for some peace and quite.
Can't stand to see a fake-tanned, juiced up, punk who's just trying to get violent

Oh joy, I found a local to say this is my place.
Damn right it's where I'll spend my days, it's my time to waste.

The girls here don't have much to say, the guys you can't understand.
One has a cousin of a cousin of a friend with a friend in a very, very big band.

There's a click in one corner, a group on one side, a few others are scattered about.
Everyone keeps to themselves, no background music, and the Barmen seldomly shout.

The tables seem too sticky but the waitresses are friends of mine.
free drinks comes more than now and again and when they come its more than 1 at a time.

Oh joy, I found a local to say this is my place.
Damn right it's where I'll spend my days, it's my time to waste.
Track Name: Caffeine
This morning try to avoid the same problem
The last time you ran out it ended up costing.
No beans in the cupboard you knew you should've bought em.
Haven't had your coffee yet, conversation is not an option

Caffeine, how I want you, how I need you, don't care, your never too much how could I mis-treat you?
Caffeine, take me now, take me here, don't care, your never too much, how could I ever leave you?

Phew, close call, the store almost ran out.
It was only 1 tense hour, could've been much worse.
Man at the counter knows what I'm talking about.
Not the only case he's seen but today I'm the first.

Caffeine, how I want you, how I need you, don't care, your never too much how could I mis-treat you?
Caffeine, take me now, take me here, don't care, your never too much, how could I ever leave you?
Track Name: Standing In The Bank
No glass windows only steel bars.
1 floor, no stairs, no basement.
Shirts, ties, new customers, old patrons.
Hands with a few notes and coins in a jar.

Standing in the bank.

A lady in a red dress, a man escorted.
Locks with limited fingerprint keys.
A granite desk boss reports what he sees.
Ticking across wall screens, "we've all been extorted".

Standing in the bank

30 minute wait in a chair, greeted with a smile.
How do ya do? What can we do? how much you got?
A small account and some nerves, have to pay the lot.
Wink with a fake frown, just wait there a while.

Good for you, new policies, here's a list.
Don't worry, take the sheet, sign down the bottom.
I've only got 5 bucks will that be a problem?
No, you'll get plenty back, interest.

Standing in the bank
Track Name: Shooting In My Home Town (ft. Leslie Phillips)
There’s been a shooting in my hometown, just the other day.
There’s been a shooting in my hometown, what else can I say?
There’s been a shooting in my hometown, it’s made me wanna stay away.

When I picked up that phone and made that call home, I wished my mom would answer and say…
Baby we’re all right, there’s no worries tonight, but damn that wasn’t the case…

There’s been a shooting in my hometown, just like any another day.
There’s been a shooting in my hometown, I hope them folks are okay.
There’s been a shooting in my hometown, now people look down and pray.

When I picked up that phone and made that call home, I wished my mom would answer and say…
Baby we’re all right, there’s no worries tonight, but damn that wasn’t the case…

She said things ain’t changed and it’s getting ugly.
We live on a shooting range and I’m alive because I’m lucky.
Most of our neighbors are blind deff and dumb.
I’m moving far away and telling no one where I’m from.

There’s been a shooting in my hometown, and people don’t know who to blame.
There’s been a shooting in my hometown, and things just aint the same.
Peace is what I want but I don’t know if I’ll see the day.
Track Name: When We're Gone
People seem to talk in funny ways.
Saying things like “these are our final days.”
One could say that is correct.
But I’m not one to place bets.

We are changing our ways.
We are coming of age.
People look back, back in time.
When we’re gone earth will be just fine.

I’m not one for conspiracy.
Excuse me waiter, can I change my order please?
How bout the double-bacon with a little extra cheese?
What were we talking about, whats on t.v.?

We are changing our ways.
We are coming of age.
People look back, back in time.
When we’re gone earth will be just fine.

Give me the check and a pen I have to leave.
Going to head to a show you you would not believe.
Enjoy your whisky and the rest of your night.
It's just about done I'm sure we'll be all right.
Track Name: Hey You
Hey you, here is a list of things. I can guarantee
I won’t leave, deceive, or stop you feeling free.
Your needs will be received. Just sit back and breathe.
We and peace will live eternally.

Your voice always sings, I’ll go def listening.
If I can’t harmonize don’t stop your melody.
Your song is sweet as your touch.
Leave your mic on and turn your volume up.

Hey you, I’m not done yet. There is something left.
Us, is all I know. Don't leave me on my own.
Our love, easy to see, easy to believe.
You will only see, the me that’s in your dreams.

Your voice always sings, I’ll go def listening.
If I can’t harmonize, don’t stop your melody.
Your song is as sweet as your touch.
Leave your mic on and turn your volume up.
Track Name: Metro Talk
Robot revamp no guilty pleasures.
Wall to wall things, no ceilings, nice wheather.
Looking out for deals, half price
Get a wow, try this at home with no ice.
Bare-brick vaults with unprotected shoppers.
Done in a sec, gone in a flash, your favorite offers.
What you’ve been waiting for, fantastic loan rates.
A life coach, life-break a fairwell to boxing great.

A read a day keeps the madness at bay.
All mouths on mute on the subway.
Who sings when they’re losing? Who even plays?
This clockwork faded face game.

A topical happening with some you and I.
Fingers on the pulse we called the leader a liar.
Alerted of a snowball effect.
Poor parents run faster from the face of regret.
I was born there you was born here.
Another tango journey discovered over a beer.
Bills, Christmas, a signed baseball bat.
An awkward tea break and mindless chit chat.

A read a day keeps the madness at bay.
All mouths on mute on the subway.
Who sings when they’re losing? Who even plays?
This clockwork faded face game.
Track Name: Watch It Fall
The blind leading the blind.
Welcome to modern times.
Give me, give me, give me, give me more.
Free credit to the biggest store.
Buy it all for a glimpse of hope.
Who else thinks it’s a joke?
It’s an open book that won’t close.
They say that’s the way it goes.

Right. Left. Right.
Stuck, in old times.
They want to fight for it all, I hope they get none.
No one has won.

I'd rather watch it fall,
and hear you say it’s my fault.
You can really live the dream.
I’ve seen everything.
You can pour terror down my,
drained and crooked spine.
My smile screams loud,
when we're no longer proud.
Track Name: Tired or Alone [Metro Talk B-Side]
Don’t remember what it’s like to hold. (someone)
Everyone looks like there getting old. (or young)
Don’t remember what it’s like to sleep. (at home)
If I won how can I feel so beat? (to the bone)
Going, going, gone I’m on my own.
Am I tired or am I just alone?

You make me feel at home.
You make me feel at home.
Am I tired or am I just alone.
You make me feel at home.

Still I don’t remember yesterday. (again)
I bet it was all just the same. (in the end)
Just the type of thing that I would say. (say)
Wish we’re on our way.
Going, going, gone I’m on my own.
Am I tired or am I just alone.

You make me feel at home.
You make me feel at home.
Am I tired or am I just alone.
You make me feel at home.
Track Name: Betty [Metro Talk B-Side]
I forget how you sound and you forget how it feels to be in my arms.
I forget how you move and you forget how I use my charm.

Betty, don't worry Betty
We'll be together again
Betty, don't worry Betty
Won't be long before we hold hands.

Do you remember how my fingers felt upon your neck?
Do you remember how you'd scream? Cause I just can't forget.

Betty, don't worry Betty
We'll be together again
Betty, don't worry Betty
Won't be long before we hold hands.
Whenever I stomp my feet, whenever I clap my hands,
I picture it's you and me, playing a song again.

Betty, don't worry Betty
We'll be together again
Betty, don't worry Betty
Won't be long before we hold hands.
Track Name: Good For Your Health [Perfect Holiday B-Side]
This isn't how I like to wake up. Bad dreaming, heavy sleeping, smeared make up.
I don't like arguing with you, that's why I never do.
I hope you feel much better than me, this is the worst kind of sick, it has to be.
What a good night to cut loose, could have done with a little less drug use.

You shouldn't hold your breath been smoking lately.
Right now seems perfect to go crazy.
it could be right, it could be done, just don't repeat yourself.
No one ever said life would be good for your health.

Something will happen, its not gunna help the cause.
It will just lead to another chore, damn laws.
Try not to be tricked into believing that any of this matters.
Nevermind your guitar, enjoy the chatter.

You shouldn't hold your breath been smoking lately.
Right now seems perfect to go crazy.
it could be right, it could be done, just don't repeat yourself.
No one ever said life would be good for your health.
Track Name: Average Tuesday [Perfect Holiday B-Side]
Sure lets stop for one before I go home.
The wife won’t mind 1 more hour alone.
We've been working hard and we should catch up...
I know you’ve been down on your luck.
Just accross the road that bar shows all the sports.
They’ve got pay-per-view, no ads or weather reports.
Shut up, go inside, time aint free.
After you my friend the first round is on me.

Working men working hard on an average Tuesday

Honey I’m home, I’m sorry, I’m late.
Tim had such a bad day, got stood up on his date.
You know times are tuff, and I’m all that he’s got.
Don’t be surprised I’m tipsy and I smell like pot.

Don’t call me honey, not funny, this story is getting lame.
You say you love me then hug me it’s always the same.
Without me our house, our kids, our lives would be done.
One more week of this shit and consider me gone.

Working men working hard on an average Tuesday.
Track Name: Jack The Lad [Perfect Holiday B-Side]
Jack the Lad thought he had it real bad, so he ran around town showing all that he had.
Would put his hands on just about any ol’ chav. Then nick a late shop just for a laugh.
You can find him in south, east, and north. He’ll venture out west just to go back and forth.
If you cross jack be sure to mind your ass. He’ll take everything you got before you say “fast”.

You should take a holiday
Just 1 week to get away
It could be just what you need
Please just stay away from me

Jack the lad had a jerk step-dad. He started work too young while his mom lived sad.
Drank night after night, much more than a tad and when he’d get a case of the shakes, he’d get it bad.
You could give him advise, he’d lend you an ear. He’d nod his head twice and say it’s sounds clear.
If you start acting smart and lecture ol’ jack. You’d better stay far away and watch your damn back.

You should take a holiday
Just 1 week to get away
It could be just what you need
Please just stay away from me
Track Name: Don't Believe In Much
I do, want to follow you. Want to run away, want to follow through.
Will jump, leap into the fire. Dance within the flames, then jump even higher and never run from pain.

Never giving up. Never giving in. If losing means your love, I don’t want to win.
Don’t believe in much, don’t believe in sin, a touch is not enough. The love I am in.

I know, know what’s all around. Know what can be found, but I can’t be down.
I’ll go, even if I crash and burn. There’s nothing left to learn, but that’s not what’ve heard.

Never giving up. Never giving in. If losing means your love, I don’t want to win.
Don’t believe in much, don’t believe in sin, a touch is not enough. The love I am in.
Track Name: Wandering
If this is home, then why so many jumps? The simple things shouldn’t seem so tuff….
Going far away, far away from here.

Even if my heart was full of love and everyone knew just who I was…
I’m going far away, far away from here.

Every time the comfort is found, the sound seems to scare me away.
Always.
Wonder if I could be homeward bound? Or if I should learn to stay?
Wanering.


No matter how it seems, it so much more than that. After what’s been seen there ain’t no turning back.
Going far away, far away from here.

And if dreams are meant to be achieved, than why don’t we learn to feel release?
Going far away, far away from here.

Every time the comfort is found, the sound seems to scare me away.
Always.
Wonder if I could be homeward bound? Or if I should learn to stay?
Wanering.
Track Name: Can You Hear Yourself?
Oh this world is so small, yeah you’ve seen it all, we are so in “ah”
Which words aren’t true? Which tricks don’t you do? Who should be like you?
Is this done okay? Show us the right way? What else should be said?
Thank you for your time. You’ve been oh so kind. We’ll be just fine.

Listening is impossible. STOP, YOUR TALK! STOP, YOUR TALK!
What’s the point if you know it all? STOP, YOUR TALK! STOP, YOUR TALK!
If everyone is inferior, SHUT UP! SHUT UP!
After all, your home is not here. TALK, TOO MUCH!

Go do as you will, our word has been killed, your mouth can’t be sealed.
Again, again, again, it seems to never end, is this dead yet?
Or is it dead-horse beating day? Tell me was it you said go away?
Someone sing a song, until they are long gone, to the town of dumb.