Duck, Duck Grey Goose opens the album, and provides a introduction to the band. It establishes the band's sound, which is rock with theatrical instrumentals. The song opens with bombastic violin sounds, like the soundtrack to a movie with a lot of drama. They lyrics set the tune for the album, and introduce the singer as a confident and saavy player who has the town and the girls of that town in his hands. ('I'm the king of this town/I'm sure you'll come around just wait till you see the crown/I hate to say I'm a pro at this game/but to throw the towel in now would put my name to shame') The chorus goes on the band (I'm sure all she saw was the waterfall of champagne/we make it rain all day every day).
The instrumental features crowd noise and a literal introduction ('Ladies and Gentlemen boys and girls, I present to you the one and only, Let's Get it!'), in keeping with the theatrical tone.
The song ends with the intro to Tell me How bad, which would be slightly more effective if now for the gap of dead air between the two songs. But that could just be how it plays on my iTunes.
Do not disturb (Tell me how bad) establishes a formula repeated in a few songs where the song opens with the refrain from the chorus (in this case, 'Tell me how bad') before sliding into the first verse. This song continues the persona from the last one, as the singer states, that he 'came to break necks and get in their beds', and that 'they all want to be number one on my team'. This song could be read as being about a groupie, because the girl 'comes to all my shows', but is definitely about a girl who has wanted the singer for a while, and he's finally delivering. (You say you're game, down for whatever whenever/Well today is your day/Games I don't play) As the title hints, the lyrics follow the couple to a hotel room, all the anticipation, and promise of what's to come. Once again, the bridge touts the band's prowess, in a line that the band has taken as their slogan, given it's place on their merch t-shirts. ('We're second best to noone.'), and again in the ending, which has some spoken word, 'Check your watch! Cuz it's our time now.')
Shoot for teams has more of a dirty guitar sound. The story changes throughout, at first glance, it's more of the same ('Do you got a man and does he know you won't be coming home tonight?') as it follows the singer picking up a girl and going off with her, but this is a one night stand that changes things ('it's safe to say that we won't be the same, no matter how hard you try, not even you can change the tide'). The singer has feelings for the girl, but she doesn't feel the same. The bridge takes the clock back a little, and tells succinctly just how things started ('things started getting hot and heavy in an instant/and I started thinking "Oh my god, she just might be the one."') and then goes to end the song on a melancholy note, with gentle music, 'Behind your eyes, you'll sleep with him tonight/Make up your mind baby girl, when are you mine?')
Maps is the closest the album gets to a ballad. It offers a glimpse of the real guy behind the frontman's persona, as it tells a familiar story of a band guy in love, and how hard it is to be on the road all the time. It's surprisingly tender, looking back on the relationship, how their time has gone so fast, and how the singer is trying his best to balance love and his dreams of making music. ('we'll make sacrifices, do what we do with hopes of something better. Cuz I don't wanna lose you, but girl I can't let this go.') Despite the refrain of 'I don't wanna be in love anymore/I can't stop but I don't wanna be in love anymore', it ends on a hopeful note (Girl I know we're gonna make it).
Circoc and Roll is the first new song, beginning with a melody guitar riff and a scream of 'Let's get it!'. (The frequent band shout outs never feel tired or overdone because the band seems so earnest and so confident.) The lyrics tell the story of a girl who is either cheating, or has the singer as one lover of many. ('oes he taste like me? Is the grass as green as you used to think?') This song is more straight up rock than the other tracks, but it ends with classical piano, a good lead in for the last track.
The chorus features crowd vocals and crowd noise and it's easy to imagine singing a lot ot this with the band at a show.
To catch a snipe, another new song, is the most theatrical of the album. It sounds a bit like if Let's Get It was trying to be Panic!At the Disco, but they handle it well. The lyrics tell a more literal story, and are more like narration, telling the story of a guy trying to make it in hollywood. ('Kill the lights' he screams/Watch me shine he sings/Ladidadad') It switched back and forth from first and third person, and finally establishes the singer as an ambitious rival. (He's hogging my spotlight. The song ends with operatic sounding chorus vocals, and the singer laughing in a maniacal fashion, fading into a tinkling piano sound, only to end in canned applause, a perfect close out to the album.
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