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Self titled debut album from NHK.

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released August 14, 2013

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NHK Boston, Massachusetts

NHK (New Hong Kong) is a 5-piece band that has been rocking the Boston music scene for three years, organically fueling a grass roots following with electric live performances, anthemic song writing, and a whole lot of beer and chicks. For those who enjoy a good old fashioned dose of face melt - Look no further than NHK. ... more

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Track Name: Dose of the American Dream
can't have what you want
the things that you can't see through the light or endless night
till the bitter end
sooner or later
later is never
a simple choice a lonely voice
tip your head and

take
take another
take one for you
your menagerie
and take
one for the good times
to keep on living
the American Dream

should heed the warnings
warning I'm crazy
the hands you shake the beds you make dealing out the craving
I'm crawling under
under the water
the flow of fame the rush the game
tip your head and

take
take another
take one for you
your menagerie
and take
one for the good times
to keep on living the American Dream

(bridge)

tip your head and take
take another
take one for you
and take one for me
and take
take another
take one for you
your menagerie
and take
one for the good times
to keep on living
the American, oh the American Dream
oh the American
oh the American
Track Name: The Show
give me some liquor and smelling salts it's war in the Middle East
twenty four hours of the latest trends
and war in the Middle East

hello and welcome to the show
the man on your TV will let you know
go on and get yourself a drink
try your best not to blink
while we work to send out all the drones

send out all the bombs
send out all the bombs
send out all the bombs

give me some liquor and smelling salts it's war in the Middle East
twenty four hours of the latest trends
and war in the Middle East

and now they're at it once again
I better see a drink or two in hand
oh a starlet came of age
well sex tapes are all the rage
just try to make it seem unplanned

release all the tapes
release all the tapes
release all the tapes

give me some liquor and smelling salts it's war in the Middle East
twenty four hours of the latest trends
and war in the Middle East
in the Middle East

destruction
seduction
building it on mass production
induction to the Middle East
destruction
seduction
building it on mass production
reduction of the Middle East

give me some liquor and smelling salts it's war
in the mother fucking Middle
East
Track Name: Thunderdomination
listen all cause this is the truth of it fighting leads to killing and killing leads to warring and that was damn near the death of us all but look at us now everyone's banged up and talking about hard rain but we learned from the dust of them all Bartertown learned so when men get to fighting it starts here and it finishes here ladies and gentlemen boys and girls dying time's here

two men enter one man leave two men enter one man leave two men enter one man leave two men enter one man leave

you know the law
to get in there pick a fight
get to the weapons use them anyway you can
you can't break the rules cause there aren't any there
you know the law

gut full of fear
dying times here
motives are clear
dying times here

two men enter one man leave two men enter one man leave two men enter one man leave two men enter one man leave

death is listening
and he will take the first man to scream
get ready to fight remember where you are
cause master is coming with the strength of blaster's arm
this is Thunderdome

gut full of fear
dying time's here
motives are clear
dying time's here

swords axes chainsaws knives spears fists
five years for a pig
you know the law
who runs Bartertown
who runs Bartertown
one two three go

gut full of fear
dying times here
motives are clear
dying times here

two men enter one man leave two men enter one man leave two men enter one man leave two men enter one man leave
Track Name: RUI
cruising down the street and I'm driving forty one
trying to keep the heat down low
when I'm getting the itch for the starter and the gun
and the feel of the open road
cause when I've got the spirits in me
no nothings gonna bring me down
and when the station's playing rock and roll
lead feet buy another round

gonna pour myself a drink
and go out for a drive
gonna add a little rock
and drive by RUI

twist and turn down the back roads hitting eighty eight
revving engines gonna kill some time
when I get in the mood for some whiskey and the bar
got a couple of gears to grind
and now the station's playing louder
and I don't wanna be alone
spot the legs at the end of the bar stool
designated lady gonna drive me home

take a hit and I'm fueled up with the power
taking these turns at a thousand miles an hour
brakes are shot and I'm feeling like I'm flying
engines alive and there ain't no way we're dying

no way to stop me so don't even try I'm a juggernaut tonight I'm RUI

RUI RUI RUI RUI

and drive by RUI
gonna pour myself a drink
and go out for a drive
gonna add a little rock
and drive by RUI

gonna pour myself a drink
feels good to be alive
gonna add a little rock
and drive by RUI
Track Name: Mariana
dive
dive down mariana
where nobody can find you
where you're hunted in silence

fear
fear the depth and its secrets
places hidden from sunlight
places governed by violence

and drifting closer I creep
careful not to wake you as you sleep
you can't survive
no going up so you must dive

time
time is lost in this darkness
waiting for your forgiveness
waiting renders you helpless
make for the light
freedom in sight

and drifting closer I creep
careful not to wake you as you sleep
you can't survive
no going up so you must dive

(bridge)

and drifting closer I creep
careful not to wake you as you sleep
you can't survive no going up so you must (dive)
and now the trap has been sprung
sinking fast and fading from the sun
your cancer vibe
you can't go up so you must dive
dive
Track Name: The Ark
don't you look inside the Ark Marion
don't look inside the Ark Marion
don't look inside the Ark Marion
don't look inside the Ark Marion

light; it's the power of God
you hold it in your hand and watch them tremble in awe
run when I tell you to run
the battle may be lost but there's a war to be won

don't look Marion
don't you look inside
don't look Marion
don't you look, look inside
don't you look inside
inside the Ark

we're always running from the bad guys
like we're painted with a bull's eye
while we're digging for the next prize
in the sand

snakes, why'd it have to be snakes
you don't know what I would give to get away from this place
always, always coming prepared
but we're fighting for our lives and I keep coming up scared

don't look Marion
don't you look inside
don't look Marion
don't you look, look inside
don't you look inside
inside the Ark

you're always digging in the wrong place
and you're just arriving too late
when you're putting on the wrong face
melted off

(bridge)

don't you look inside the Ark Marion
don't look inside the Ark Marion
don't look inside the Ark Marion
don't look inside the Ark Marion

don't look Marion
don't you look inside
don't look Marion
don't you look, look inside
don't you look inside inside the Ark
Track Name: Senescence
I'm sorry baby you know I tried
you may think different not eye to eye
I'm not a bad man I did my best
but you never spoke up and I did the rest

on a beach where I laid you down
waves were crashing all around
we were staring in moonlight feeling the touch of the ground
breathless sound

the bitter winters and the crushing falls
the distant springtime but through it all
we had those summers we had those days
but the seasons started changing and we went our separate ways

on a beach where I laid you down
waves were crashing all around
we were staring in moonlight feeling the touch of the ground
breathless sound

I know I probably should have called you
I know you wanted more from me
but I wasn't up for losing
treading carefully
I know I probably should have told you
what we were here for
but how do you say you're a means to an end
without saying
saying you were a whore

and now it's over and it's time to go
I'll pack my things and I'll hit the road
I'm not a bad man I did my best
but you never woke up and I did the rest

on a beach where I laid you down
waves were crashing all around
we were staring in moonlight feeling the touch of the ground
breathless sound

on a beach where I fucked you now
the last time I'll come around
we were staring in moonlight feeling the touch of the ground
breathless sound
Track Name: Trial of Marches
I'm here for my confession
and I know it's been a while
and my sins can't be forgiven but I'm not the one on trial

this time
I know
my fault
overload

and I know I can do better
even you can see I'm right
building armies from your armies that are falling in the night

the unknown roads I tread
the marching in my head
the nightmares come instead
the marching of the dead

too late
discarded
ignite
start again

it's a delicate procedure
adding pieces one by one
a hate abomination - I'll control you when I'm done

the unknown roads I tread
the marching in my head
the nightmares come instead
my vision dressed in red
the unknown roads I tread
the marching in my head
the nightmares come instead
the marching of the

dead
tattered thread
poison fed
crust of bread
so I bled

fine
come inside
Frankenstein
too alive
to survive

it grows
relentless
control
all gone

and now the moment you've been waiting
a confession through the lie
no one's ever really living and the guilty never ever die

the unknown roads I tread
the marching in my head
the nightmares come instead
my vision dressed in red
the unknown roads I tread
the marching in my head
the nightmares come instead
the marching of the dead
Track Name: Notches
turn up the music, turn down the lights
bring out the dancers and cheap shots to fuel the fights
assemble the circle, twist on an arm
nail down the reserves and knock em down while dialing up the charm

fortune smiles on the brave and the brave are learning young
empty bottles remain so they climb another rung
carving notches
carving notches

step on a landmine, ruin the shot
putting out feelers and adding raises to the pot
splitting your new jeans, proposition the green
string out a fresh line and give them something that they've never seen

fortune smiles on the brave and the brave are learning young
empty bottles remain so they climb another rung
carving notches
carving notches

New Hong Kong rocks

fortune smiles on the brave and the brave are learning young
empty bottles remain so they climb another rung
carving notches
carving notches
carving notches
carving notches
Track Name: Plumes
and now you stare into the sun and burn your eyes away
then blame the ones who came before
the power in your blood could fuel this precious child
it has its fill yet it asks for more

I have found a way to breathe in fire
to live on in ember, to inspire
speak the words and watch them march in time
the secret of fire is in your mind

crying out in pain but no one helps her
this drug tastes better than you knew
suffering the weight of burning children
the blackened poison of the far and few

I have found a way to breathe in fire
to live on in ember, to inspire
speak the words and watch them march in time
the secret of fire is in your mind

(bridge)

tying up your hands and churn the waters
elected questions no one cared
you never think to check or look around behind
you hung the noose that lies around your neck

I have found a way to breathe in fire
to live on in ember, to inspire
speak the words and watch them march in time
the secret of fire is in your mind
fire in your mind
fire in your mind
fire