Oceanographer

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Oceanographer seems to be brandished as the most experimental of the Ninjas albums to date. Ranging from fast, melodic hardcore, to more abrasive punk rock anthems- metamorphosing into melodic ballads, acoustic songs, and instrumentals... Oceanographer's attention shifting miraculously seems to work to its advantage through its gnashing one-liners and mighty mixing and production treatment. By far, Oceanographer is the most eclectic packaging of Ninjas With Syringes material to be released by the band to date.

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released May 13, 2011

Matt Danger

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Ninjas With Syringes Portland, Oregon

Ninjas With Syringes is a touring rock band from Portland, OR, founded by singer songwriter, Matt Danger.

The ecstatic quartet have muscled their way into the niche Portland music scene with high energy live shows, catchy hooks, blazing riffs and promise only one thing: a good time.

Opened for bands such as Flatliners, Menzingers, Dead To Me, Foxy Shazam, Banner Pilot, & Broadway Calls.
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Track Name: Carpet Burn
Carpet Burn

So I heard you fucked up again
You did it to him
Took a ride and then you pulled yourself
You fucked up.

You’ve got bad intentions why you’re pissing on my lawn
Carpet Burn all along

Cause no one’s quite as honest like you
Take these personal belongings as my excuse
But don’t say

So I heard you fucked up again
You did it to her
Took a ride on the crazy train
You fuck

You’ve got good intentions why you’re pissing on my car
Cause I’m still in the bar

Cause no one’s quite as honest like you
Take these personal belongings as my excuse
But don’t say
I warned you, no I told you
Go sleep on it
No I know now what I should’ve known then
You fuck up

Yeah yeah she knows what I like
I waited all day for the night
The night
The night
You’re goddamn right

Cause no one’s quite as honest like you
Take these personal belongings as my excuse
But don’t say
I warned you, in fact I told you
Go sleep on it
No I know now what I should’ve known then
You fuck up
Track Name: Section 8
Down on the streets where I know nothing
And they don't even know my name
And that's OK cause I'm not like that
So don't ask me anyway

Down on the streets where I am hopeless
And they don't even ask my age, age please let me in
And that's OK cause I don't like them no
So don't ask me anyway

And if you think it's a misunderstanding
And I should really get my head checked
Then I will go and I will wait but I won't listen
And if you think that I'm missing my heart
Or that it's something on the inside
Then I will go and you will know
That I'm not joking.

Down on the streets where I know nothing
And they don't even know my name
And that's OK cause I'm not like that
So don't ask me anyway

Down on the streets where I am hopeless
And they don't even ask my age, age please let me in
And that's OK cause I don't like them no
So don't ask me anyway
Track Name: Days Away
Days Away

Tell me when my eyes are open
I’m still hoping you’ll say forever
So this is how you leave me now
Never wanna come back down

Today’s the day I change
And the day you leave me here
Please stay with me tonight
I don’t care where I’m there for you

If you wanted to I could take you there
Never hear me say that life’s not fair
Til I hate myself for everything
When I curse the day that you met me

So this is it so this is done
Once again I’m the only one
Can’t follow, mind bleeding
Never thought I’d be misleading

You today that day I change
And the day I leave you here for you
Please stay with me tonight
I don’t care where
I’ll make it good for you

If you wanted to I could take you there
Never hear me say that life’s not fair
Til I hate myself for everything
When I curse the day that you met me
Track Name: Pseudo G/F
Pseudo G/F

It has been 6 months and think things have gotten weird
You wanna talk about feelings or anything like that?
Cause I know you well enough now and you know me for good
Now come and get your shit

Pseudo girlfriend can we still be friends?
Is it cool if I fuck you every other weekend?
I know I dropped the ball
And looking back just makes me fall
In love with you

And I know we’ve had some good times
And I know we’ve had some bad times too
Come to think of it we probably had more bad than good
And well shit man that bums me out

Pseudo girlfriend can we still be friends?
Is it cool if I fuck you every other weekend?
I know I dropped the ball
And looking back just makes me fall
In love with you

Nothing much has changed since you left me
Except I watch way more TV.
Track Name: J Nasty
J Nasty

Growing up he seemed so normal
Later he got weird
Cursing in the house
And punching himself out in the mirror

The day he quit the baseball team
Everything was find until
He couldn’t take it anymore
Would rather live with Hardcore Phil

Did he like punk rock music? NO!
Did he like skateboarding? HELL NO!
Did he like watching Japanese Anime
And listening to metal? YEAH!

But Jason, like J Nasty
Some call him Nasty J
They were one and the same

J Nasty was a metal kid who lived life in despair
But form his birth not of this Earth
So no need to cut your hair
Metal’s a must don’t laugh at us
Unless you do it as you walk away
I believe J when he told me:
“I’m more metal everyday!”

Bloo bloo bloo bla bla bla bla
Ga ga ga goo goo goo
Sound like everything that J was saying to me
Cause he was busy beating Contra III on hard mode

Cause Jason, like J Nasty
Some called him Nasty J
They were one and the same.

J Nasty was a metal kid who lived life in despair
But form his birth not of this Earth
So no need to cut your hair
Metal’s a must don’t laugh at us
Unless you do it as you walk away
I believe J when he told me:
“I’m more metal everyday!”

Did he like Hip-Hop music? NO!
Did he like Basketball? HELL NO!
Didn’t like much of anything
That had to do with Matty D. HELL YEAH!

Cause Jason, like J Nasty
Some called him Nasty J
They were one and the same.

J Nasty, yeah.
Track Name: Earthstronaut
Earthstronaut

Last day so I gotta be useless
Mileage you commandeer
Too bad alright
The biggest laugh on all frontiers

Short excuse so I get to fly back home
And I never bothered you
I guess it just goes to show you
Proof

Grandiose I know how it’s gonna fall through the floor
Pushed me off the edge you made me understand everything
In my final days what a special day anyway
Never looked back never looked back never looked

(Your Bat Bomb this shit’s gonna explode
Never a bad day I always look this good)

In lieu of your absence I resolved
To resituate, necessitate
The notion that even if I knew what to do
Don’t come back who would believe you

Sweet Pappy Johnson
No one remembers you
As if they wanted to
Yet

Last day we created a monster
The type that goes off on you
To do what monsters do
Best

Grandiose I know how it’s gonna fall through the floor
Pushed me off the edge you made me understand everything
In my final days what a special day anyway
Never looked back never looked back never looked

(Your Bat Bomb this shit’s gonna explode
Never a bad day I always look this good)

In lieu of your absence I resolved
To resituate, necessitate
The notion that even if I knew what to do
Don’t come back who would believe you

Born of the fire that burned me down with the
Bat Bombs exploding underground
The blackout pacts with the freeform face
So I lit the fuse and walked away

Grandiose I know how it’s gonna fall through the floor
Pushed me off the edge you made me understand everything
In my final days what a special day anyway
Never looked back never looked back never looked

(Your Bat Bomb this shit’s gonna explode
Never a bad day I always look this good)

In lieu of your absence I resolved
To resituate, necessitate
The notion that even if I knew what to do
Don’t come back who would believe you
Track Name: Los Intermision
Si los bilos los intermisiones.
Track Name: Victory
Victory

You take the low
And I’ll go get high
Search for the light
That you lost in your life

You’ve got no fighter in you
You regret all that you choose
You lost the moment you chose to fight it too

I am Jack’s unforgiving son
Look now I’m death from above
But most of all I just
Feel so badly for you

Time, you will lose it all
And you will find a friend
Look now it’s empty for me again

Time takes a break
Before it takes us all
We drift into the blue & black

Ness of sound
A little darker now
I profess my will is shit

But I’m having a ball I’m having blast
Scratch that it’s the best time of my life
And you got the guts to know that I’m sorry
A little darker now
Take it back to the start
Where it turns to shit and falls apart
Right from the start in your hands
It’s empty for me again

Pour me your thoughts in a dirty glass
Don’t answer any question I won’t ask
Like Rocket Ann whatchoo want from me?
Is this where I’m meant to be?
Is it east for you when I ask?

Cause I’m having a ball, I’m having a blast
Fuck that it’s the best time of my life
And I the guts to know that I’m sorry -No bother now
Take it back to the start
Where it turns to shit and falls apart right form the start
In your hands
It’s empty for me again

But I can’t help but love you
Track Name: Planet Carrier
I am the absence of matter
I’ve got my faithful illusions
I lack ambivalence
Subsistence through denial

I’ve gotta access emotion
And have the strength to carry through
You’ve got significance
Does this make you care?
When it goes…
On with out you don’t be the liar still
I’ve been gone along time and way passed my primetime

I’ve got the instincts to fight it
And have the courage to see this through
But without significance
Unacknowledged deception

Question the substance of matter
And draw my fatal conclusions
Am I benevolent?
Omnipotent desire?
When I have…
No wants, nor needs, all events are foreseen
I’ve been gone along time and way passed my primetime.

Jenny knows my problems she rare;y has the courage to solve them but she goes any time you’re near let’s kick the dust off the axis or kick this into gear. I don’t believe. Fuck yeah.

Validate my own conception of indifference categorized humancentric imperative nonmaleficence notions of civility gradually explain your curiosity. Planet carry your fears the earth it swings on her gears taking it’s power lapse the weight it falls on the back. Jenny and problems she rarely has the courage to solve them but she goes anytime your near let’s kick the earth off her axis or kick it…

On with out you Don’t be the liar now
I’ve been gone a long time and way passed my primetime
Jenny comeback devise a planned counter attack
I’ve been lost with action lived a life of distraction
I’ve got the substance the matters.
Track Name: Oceanographer
Oceanographer

I can lie away like the ocean
I can lie straight to you
I can stand as tall as the mountain
Basking through me and you

I can fall asleep like the ocean
Nevermind our like hearts in motion
Severed by the lack of emotions
Inside you

I can swing alone with the planets
Laugh along as if you planned it
Don’t be surprised when I land this
Inside you.

I can run as fast as the water
I can sit pure and still
A ship will sink to the bottom of the seafloor
Motion for a life no more

I can fall asleep like the ocean
Nevermind our like hearts in motion
Severed by the lack of emotions
Inside you

I can swing alone with the planets
Laugh along as if you planned it
Don’t be surprised when I land this
Inside you.

Tonight will do to well in you
Burn away not in vein
In time we’ll fade and burn away
But I’ll be awake in the meantime

Storms breathe in storms breathe out
Lay your head without a doubt
Storms breathe in storms breath out
Breath in breathe out

I can fall asleep like the ocean
Nevermind our like hearts in motion
Severed by the lack of emotions
Inside you

I can swing alone with the planets
Laugh along as if you planned it
Don’t be surprised when I land this
Inside you.

Tonight.
Track Name: Boardwalk
Boardwalk

There’s no passion in your song these days
There’s nothing new you need to say
With your heart so unentwined and your mind’s been doing time
It’s no wonder that you’re cautious

There’s no humor in your wit these days
No subtle message that you stylishly convey
With your tone so out of line there’s no meaning to your rhyme
It’s no wonder that you’re home now

And so I sing to myself
I could be here if I’m nowhere else
Putting ink on my wrists forever making these lists
I should have had a beer and went & lied down
If it falls on my mind again

Don’t answer your heart if you don’t know mine
It’s all that’s worth breaking that gets left inside
If you’re taking your time it’s behind my back
I wish for you this next heart attack

There’s no passion in your songs these days
Your eyes have watered and your soul is decayed
With no heartbeat in your chest an empty gut that won’t digest
It’s no wonder that you’re bored now

And so I sing to myself
When I could be there if I’m nowhere else
If I had it all wrong I should’ve wrote you that song
Now I’m content to merely sing along
Slowly taking my breath away

Don’t answer your heart if you don’t know mine
It’s all that’s worth breaking that gets left inside
If you’re taking your time it’s behind my back
I wish for you this next heart attack

Don’t say that you won’t we know that you will
It’s all that’s worth drinking that goes down with pills
If you’re still taking your time it’s behind my back
I wish for you this fatal heart attack

And that you never recover and you lose your mind
Forever stuck in a slow rewind
As your hair falls out with any friends that you’ve made
You’ll get so skinny you’ll forget you’ll name

Don’t be so sure there’s a cure for your cause you’re no fun when you’re sober
Or in control

You were my favorite one.
Track Name: Soap Box
Soap Box

I was hoping you would come along
To knock me off of my soap box
And how could that be wrong?
Cause I would never
I would never ask

And I was hoping you would be by soon
Cause I forgot to say or what I would do
And now you’re holding birds
Where I would never I would never

Hold you hand or wait in line
Or take the time to make you mine
For you, slingshot

I was folding on a pile of clothes
You kicked me over a milk crate
With the soap box pouring out
All the empties, all the empties break

With the light and the purple hues
I got distracted by the light of the moon
And now we’re only friends
Where I would never I should never

Hold you hand or wait in line
Or take the time to make you mine
Like a sewn up rag doll
With arms that pull and part
And the ripped up embers
Drag us into the dark
For you, slingshot.

Hold your head up in a world that’s caught up
Got the faith to leave it never superseded
As your soap box songs move us along
Knew you never meant it before we ever said it
For you, my slingshot
Track Name: Youth
Youth

You remember before you and I?
All that time we got just seemed to pass us by & by
You know I never read the paper I could put it down
Three is for the way these fires spread and put me out
Although I

Never saw it coming
No I never found the truth
Must’ve discarded it with my youth
Never had a good time
I should’ve been with you
Guess now I got nothing left to lose

You remember before there’s no much to say?
All the little words crept up and got right in the way
You know I never read that paper I could put it down
Three is for the way this thing never got me off the ground

Although I
Never saw it coming
You know I never read the truth
Must’ve buried it with my youth
Never had a good time
I should’ve been with you
Looks like I got nothing left to prove

I never saw it coming
And never found the truth
Must’ve discarded it with my youth
Never had a good time
Should’ve been with you
Looks like I got nothing left to lose

Left to lose
Left to lose
Track Name: Recall
Recall

Wait
Don’t go
You’ll see
It gets worse with out
You here

I’ve been
This down
It’s a shame they don’t
Recall

The taste
The Sound
It goes on without you

Had the lights with the yellow sound in it
Pink & red both spun around a bit
Sunken carriages marooned in the sand
Held up the weight with both hands

Had a dream that I was still alive
I woke up in a strong but sober state
Got cut when the bottle broke the line
I am out of all time I
Track Name: Gratis
Nope