Late Nights and Early Hours EP

by The Hostiles

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released August 2, 2012

Recorded and mixed by Matt Harvey

Artwork by Si Mitchell



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The Hostiles South Ayrshire, UK

The Hostiles capture the upbeat energy of US west coast ska punk in the slightly less-sunny climes of west coast Scotland. Spirited and infectious, they combine distorted guitars riffs, low-slung rhythms, in-your-face vocals and a two-pronged brass backbone of trumpet and trombone. Good times guaranteed. ... more


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Track Name: Late Nights
My writers block strays from day to day
Tonight it's gone, there's a few things I wanna say
Like how I feel
The way it's supposed to be
And words off of the paper
Mean so much more to me
Now it makes sense (uh-oh)
Why I wrote this song
In beats there's a presence
More acceptable than dropping bombs
The words of another can poison a mind
So I write to right
What's wrong in mine


Locked up words and boxed up phrases
Who the fucks got the key?
Trapped by these walls
And bound by these chains
Who stole my sanity?
Some discretion with some suggestions
Of some things I'd rather be
Familiar faces with the same disgraces
And something's you'll never see
Track Name: Released From Captivity
Naturally I'm a bit scared...
It's been a while since I've been with a girl
and I don't remember how to bring them into my world.
I feel so out of touch.
The players not the game has changed so I haven't missed much
but the pressure's at the point to where my head is gonna explode.
My friends all dragged me out when I wanted to stay at home.
That cute girl at the bar is in need of some help
but I would feel to awkward to introduce myself.

Do I really want to take a risk and put myself out there when I know
that she'll just hurt me just like the rest of them.
I don't think so...

Start off not having anything to talk about.
Leave off thinking you'd just rather do without.
Write off your past attempts because it'll put you off.
It's tough getting back on the horse when it throws you off.

There you go, spoken like a true cynic.

I'm not giving up on life. Just putting off having girls in it.
I'm just comparing the pros against the cons
and if the pros out weigh the cons then I can't be wrong.

Con you won't get laid.

I still probably will but it won't be in that 'special' way.
Pro. You won't get messed around, have your heart trampled on and beaten into the ground.

One day I'll find that special someone.
Right now I'm better off without one.
Sometimes you'd just rather have fun...
Track Name: You Liar!
Speaking softly no one can ever the tell.
The way you lie you think you do it so well.
What you don't know will be your biggest mistake
The way you play em all
Fuck em all
We know that you are fake

You try to hide who you are.
Cover up your mistakes.
Let the truth slip away

You lie. You liar!

I find the predicaments you have created.
Never cease to amaze or become outdated.
We're all victims of your original ploy.
Which is rated on how many lives you can destroy.

You have me hanging on every word you say.
You try to play me like it was a game.
I can't believe the shit you try to get away with.
You fucking liar! I think you should be done away with..
Track Name: Wish You All The Best
'I wish you all the best'
The last thing she said before she left
I wish that you would stay.
Last thing I said to her that day..

And so we come to a stand still
On your own, base a decision on what you think is right.
Still not gonna sleep tonight.

And your intent was to see this all comes to an end.
Whatever works for you.
I hope your wish will come true.

You mean so much to me.
If you love it then you gotta set it free.
If it does not return, you are no longer my concern.

You've made your decision. There is no turning back.
You're gonna have to live with that.

All the best? Ask for a lot?
Is it too much to be happy with what you got?
We're almost done so don't drag it out.
I'll feel the burn. There is no doubt.

And so we've come to the end.
It was fun but it's time to move on and so I better let go
and claim a piece of this world.