The Shakes and Other Ghost Stories (The Demos)

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released July 7, 2015

The Shakes and Other Ghost Stories
All songs written by Andrew Stieglitz & Michelle Turk
"I Won't Die" written by Michelle Turk & Chase Winters

Produced by Megaweapon and Nicholas Starrantino in Setauket, NY

Keys, Synth, and Vocals performed by Michelle Turk
Guitar, Bass, Vocals performed by Andrew Stieglitz
Drums on "The United Shakes of America," "I Won't Die," "Strictly 80's Joel," "It's Alright" performed by Michael McCarthy
Drum on "El Prefacio" and "Ghost Stories" performed by Andrew Stieglitz

Artwork by Nick DiMarco Designs

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Megaweapon Deer Park, New York

Megaweapon is a New York Riot Pop band featuring
Michi Turk on vocals/keytar, Andrew Stieglitz on vocals/guitar, Michael McCarthy on drums, and Erik Unkrich on vocals/bass.

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Track Name: El Prefacio (Demo)
I wouldn't sell my soul
But would I sell my skin?
Tell me where my body stops
And my soul begins
Track Name: Ghost Stories (Demo)
Here we go again: breathe deep and count to ten. If my heart can beat any louder, it would jump right out of my chest. Right into the Atlantic, right off my island of panic to a place where my soul can take a rest.

I want to break out but I can't lose what I have. Can't venture to the unknown; I'm trapped inside my comfort zone.

Here we go again: these symptoms are my closest friends and they call me often, more often than debt collectors. I collect all the reasons to get the help I need. And the reasons I feel I have to stay are the reasons I want to leave.

I want to break out but I can't lose what I have. Can't venture to the unknown; I'm trapped inside my comfort zone.

I might get really scared. I might try to die. But what if I tried to live? What if I lived to try? Can't leave this place called home. Can't go off to the unknown. Tell me where my body stops and my soul begins.

I want to break out but I can't lose what I have. Can't venture to the unknown; I'm trapped inside my comfort zone.
Track Name: I Won't Die (2015 Demo)
Subdue my anger like the quiet follows the storm. You treat me like an icicle: melt me 'til I'm warm. Now I'm fried. Flip me over on both sides. You try to burn me. Yeah, I'd like to see you try.

But I won't die. I won't die.

The sun will come out and eventually so will I. Out of my shell that you forced me inside. You try to lure me out so you'll be satisfied. When I turn around, stab my back and cut my pride. I let it bleed out.

I won't die.

Like the flower during winter, I won't die. See the ice patch getting thinner? I won't die. Coming back every spring and ask the sun to revisit life because I won't die.
Track Name: It's Alright (Demo)
Understanding what goes on
Inside my head
Is the first step
To putting all these problems to bed
But I can't quite do that
I ask myself why
And realize that in the end
It'll be alright

Lately I'm hanging on
To something not quite there
And I think that I'm losing my grip

It's alright, It's alright
if you just pretend
Everything's alright, it's alright
That's what my doctor says
Everything's alright, it's alright
When I take my meds
It becomes alright
It's alright, it's alright

I've said it before
And I'll say it again
I won't die
And I won't give in
Getting older
but celebrating youth
Because music made on old guitars
Can still sound good as new

Lately I'm hanging on
To something not quite there
and I fear that I'm losing my grip


It's alright, It's alright
if you just pretend
Everything's alright
It's alright
The voice in my head says
Everything's alright
It's alright
With a smile and nod
Even if it's not
It's alright, It's alright
Track Name: United Shakes of America (2015 Demo)
My throat is closing tight but my eyes they got that shine because you give me butterflies. Floating above the grey matter of my mind. If I saw you today, it would take away the pain. But what do I say? How do I say?

Do you ever get the shakes over things you can't explain?
Do you ever lie awake contemplating for the ages?
If it's not too much to take, maybe some time if you're free, if it's for the both of our sakes, won't you lie awake with me?

Is sexual frustration just somethiing I invite? If you want to lie awake, would you promise not bite? Only in the right places. These thoughts they cause me stress. Don't you recognize my symptoms? And there's something I'd like to ask.

Do you ever get the shakes over things you can't explain?
Do you ever lie awake contemplating for the ages?
If it's not too much to take, maybe some time if you're free, if it's for the both of our sakes, won't you lie awake with me?

Me and you.
You and me.
This could be everything that you wanted it to be.

Do you ever get the shakes over things you can't explain?
Do you ever lie awake contemplating for the ages?
If it's not too much to take, maybe some time if you're free, if it's for the both of our sakes, won't you lie awake with me?

Won't you lie awake?
Track Name: Strictly 80's Joel (2015 Demo)
Being around you is like being sick. Oh, I'm sorry. Was I being too much of a bitch? Forget me, I'm trying to forgive but I still haven't quit.
And I can't quite understand what is your master plan. I can't figure out why I stick around. You lie and you pretend. You tell me you're my friend.
I can't figure out why I'm here at all.
All of my headaches! All of the blabbering that I can't take. I'm not close to perfect but at least I'm not a fake. You're so ready to show off but there's nothing to see. You care more about what everyone thinks than you do about me.
And I can't quite understand what is your master plan. I can't figure out why I stick around. You lie and you pretend. You tell me you're my friend.
I can't figure out why I'm here at all.
Why don't you shut your mouth? Why do I stick around?
Why don't you shut your mouth? Why don't I go?
No te entiendo. Estas mintiendo. No te entiendo.
No te entiendo. Estas mintiendo. No se porque estoy aqui.
And I can't quite understand what is your master plan. I can't figure out why I stick around. You lie and you pretend. You tell me you're my friend.
I can't figure out why I'm here at all.
(No entiendo. Estas mintiendo.)