Mixed Signals

by Devin Tait & The Traitors

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1.
04:22
I approached with confidence I thought your heart was on your sleeve But you don't deal in common sense, no you don't And that heart was make-believe You want the truth Think you can handle the truth But you're not getting the truth I felt a connection Overruled by rejection (woo hoo hoo ) You got me all mixed up How dare you demand When I don't know where we stand I don't know what to do You got me all mixed up Behind that cherub face Lies a darker space To which I seem to be blind I poured out my soul But you just took it to go (woo hoo hoo) You got me all mixed up You're acting contradictory To words you said previously So help me solve this mystery, a little help Should I stay or should I leave? You want the truth Think you can handle the truth But you're not getting the truth I felt a connection Overruled by rejection (woo hoo hoo ) You got me all mixed up How dare you demand When I don't know where we stand I don't know what to do You got me all mixed up Behind that cherub face Lies a darker space To which I seem to be blind I poured out my soul But you just took it to go (woo hoo hoo) You got me all mixed up You want the truth Think you can handle the truth But you're not getting the truth I felt a connection Overruled by rejection You got me all mixed up How dare you demand When I don't know where we stand You got me all mixed up Behind that cherub face Lies a darker space To which I seem to be blind I poured out my soul But you just took it to go (woo hoo hoo) You got me all mixed up
2.
I had you, I had you exactly where I wanted you I thought you were under my spell I made you, I made you and paid you like you wanted me to I bought all you had to sell But I'll never be as important As someone you've never met I'll always be second best To someone you've never met Oo ooway oo There's no one you like better than somebody new Oo ooway oo There's no one you like better than somebody new Reasons change, seasons and reasons they will always change but you will never change your ways Moving on, will we discover that this bond is strong Or will these be our last days? 'Cause I'll never be as important As someone you've never met I'll always be second best To someone you've never met Oo ooway oo There's no one you like better than somebody new and I'll never be as important as someone who you just met I see you looking over my shoulder I know it's not for someone wiser or older Or even someone you'd want to get to know Then you look into my eyes Like I'm supposed to be satisfied Cause I'm the one you can't let go But I'll never be as important As someone you've never met I'll always be second best To someone you've never met Oo ooway oo There's no one you like better than somebody new and I'll never be as important As someone who you just met
3.
04:30
Whenever you leave I feel it’s generally expected that I’ll fall apart I follow the path marked ‘do not enter’ Visions recast with the people who last I’d wanna see at the end of the world no voices, only echoes the damage is done, it went down with the sun You leave me high and dry you leave me wondering why you leave me high you leave me questioning why whenever you leave I forget what I believe the problems multiply you leave me high you leave me whenever you leave it comes so easily invasion of my fortress storming in just like winter I’m incomplete so I’m resigned to compete with myself and the demons within the voices and the echoes the damage is done, it went down with the sun You leave me high and dry you leave me wondering why you leave me high you leave me questioning why whenever you leave I forget what I believe the problems multiply you leave me high go on, go ahead go on and cut my safety net it's warm where you're here and cold when you go sun when we're together then you leave me alone I gave you everything didn't I now the damage is done, it went down with the sun and I'm alone You leave me high and dry you leave me wondering why you leave me high you leave me questioning why whenever you leave I forget what I believe and I'm left terrified you leave me high you leave me
4.
04:25
I've always been a sucker for those little sparks that fly when I try to look away but you catch me with your eyes you got that dirty little mouth makes me wanna come clean then you hit me with a punch that i never could have seen i'm beaten and it took less than two licks i'm broken but i don't want to be fixed i'll take my time and heal and never make those same mistakes again it's the war of the roses it's a fight to the end i always think i'm tough enough but then i break before you bend you've had your time to strut and fluff now c'mon and show me your stuff buttercup, i never thought this is how we'd end up you played me like tekken and i never suspected that you'd turn the game around right when i least expected i'm beaten and it took less than two licks i'm broken but i don't want to be fixed i'll take my time and heal and never make those same mistakes again one blow... one hit... one blow... one hit... one blow k.o. i can never say no one-hit wonder demigod of thunder you don't turn the other cheek and you're always down to fight once I get you goin then you'll be that way all night i try to play it off but you know i like it rough one way or another we'll end up in fisticuffs i'm beaten and it took less than two licks i'm broken but i don't want to be fixed i'll take my time and heal and never make those same mistakes again
5.
05:31
I used to think that we were perfect You had me fooled I must confess But now I see what's really happening And I'm not impressed So now I'm gonna have to show you What happens when you fuck around I'll place your spineless body on my tongue And I will swallow you down And you'll burn in my stomach You'll scream and you'll cry And then you'll start to feel regret But it's too late baby, that's what a liar gets I bet you didn't think I'd notice That you'd been stringing me along But I have dealt with your kind before And if they ever did me wrong... Well they'd burn in my stomach They'd scream and they'd cry And then they'd start to feel regret But it's too late baby, that's what a liar gets I fell for you, a fool for you I thought I knew, but I was wrong I gave to you, I made for you And stayed with you, but not for long No it won't be very long Til you burn in my stomach You'll scream and you'll cry And then you'll start to feel regret But it's too late baby, that's what a liar gets
6.
03:47
where are you tonight i cannot help but wonder why you’re not here with me the people walking by umbrellas up to keep them dry dashing so quickly i don’t mind the wind i’d let it blow me away again ride it to the end i don’t mind the rain fueling foolish escapades falling in cascades but i love it when it sprinkles and the sky fills with mist just like the first time we kissed when i feel those fine little drops my beating heart stops just to get back in time with yours you won’t hear from me i’ll stay on your periphery however foolishly throughout our history the same old patterns on repeat i had to set you free i don’t mind the snow falling softly in a glow purifies my soul i don’t mind the storm as long as i’ve got someplace warm to ride it out til morn but i love it when it sprinkles and the sky fills with mist just like the first time we kissed when i feel those fine little drops my beating heart stops just to get back in time with yours when it sprinkles and the sky fills with mist just like the first time we kissed when i feel those fine little drops my beating heart stops just to get back in time with yours
7.
03:41
I was up for anything and you were up for anything But then I had a thought that changed my mindframe I was up for anything and you were up for anything but then I said something that changed youre mindframe Don’t say it to me, I won’t say it to you We gotta get into another mindframe I was up for anything and you were up for anything Is there something I should know? Should I stay or should I go? Say it isn’t so (I’ve got my) Hands on the Radio You don’t belong to me, I don’t belong to you We gotta get into another mindframe Don’t say it to me, I won’t say it to you We gotta get into another mindframe I was up for anything and you were up for anything But then I had a thought that changed my mindframe Is there something I should know? Should I stay or should I go? Say it isn’t so (I’ve got my) Hands on the Radio Play your favorite song, turn it up and sing along That’ll get you in a better mindframe Play your favorite song, turn it up and sing along That’ll get you in a better mindframe I was up for anything and you were up for anything Then you said something to change my mindframe So play your favorite song, turn it up and sing along You gotta find another mindframe Is there something I should know? Should I stay or should I go? Say it isn’t so (I’ve got my) Hands on the Radio Is there something I should know? Should I stay or should I go? Say it isn’t so (I’ve got my) Hands on the Radio
8.
What a waste, what a waste, what a beautiful waste It’s such a shame, such a shame, such a dirty shame If you can’t feel this then you’re doing it wrong And if you can’t feel this why are you tagging along? Pop those pills, light another smoke Have a laugh at someone else’s expense When I roll my eyes at your Phi Phi read I can see you getting on the defense When we all go out and you can’t keep up Shades down and slumped in a stall To hear you tell the tales the next day You’d think you were the belle of the ball What a waste, what a waste, what a beautiful waste It’s such a shame, such a shame, such a dirty shame If you can’t feel this then you’re doing it wrong And if you can’t feel this why are you tagging along? Beauty is as beauty does Moss grows while you’re rolling and stoned Even sugar daddies sour After all the green that they’ve loaned This town’s not big enough for all your mistakes It’s a smaller world than you think And if you don’t stop stealing sips of my Stoli, I’ma have to raise a stink What a waste, what a waste, what a beautiful waste It’s such a shame, such a shame, such a dirty shame If you can’t feel this then you’re doing it wrong And if you can’t feel this why are you tagging along?
9.
03:28
10.
didn’t wanna move too fast so much pain in my past unsure if it would last acting tough but feeling insecure juggling so many balls bouncing off the walls hanging til last calls holding out but what for sorry that I made you wait i’m not one to believe in fate i wanna know that it’s the real thing now i’m in a better state there’s no need to hesitate listen to my heart sing now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want i want a life with you now i know what i want, i know i know what i want i’ve never been so sure this time I know it’s true say goodbye to all my fear when I look in the mirror it all becomes so clear you learn to swim so you won’t drown looking back on yesterday hear the music play we’ll always be this way All I searched for now I found sorry that I made you wait i’m not one to believe in fate i wanna know that it’s the real thing now i’m in a better state there’s no need to hesitate listen to my heart sing now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want i want a life with you now i know what i want, i know i know what i want i’ve never been so surethis time I know it’s true now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want get up on your feet your journey’s not complete move to the beat and don’t give up get up on your feet your journey’s not complete just move to the beat and don’t give up on love now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want i want a life with you now i know what i want, i know i know what i want i’ve never been so sure this time I know it’s true now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want i want a life with you now i know what i want, i know i know what i want i’ve never been so sure i know this much is true now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want
11.
03:30
Speed dating, dadalada Speed Dating Give me, give me your attraction Give me, give me your reaction Give me something I can sink my teeth into Give me something that I'll wanna hold on to Give me, give me satistfaction Speed dating, dadalada Speed Dating Let's get together, become lighting fast lovers we don't like what we discover so we move on to another (Chorus) I've got no time and you've got no patience And nobody here is any good at waiting Get on with the show we don't need long romances we're speed dating First impressions, there are no second chances No hesitating We love so fast these days, you know Tell me, tell me your desire Tell me, all that you require Tell me all the things I can expect from you Leave out anything I'd take exception to Tell me, are we going higher? Let's get together, become lighting fast lovers we don't like what we discover so we move on to another (Chorus) I've got no time and you've got no patience And nobody here is any good at waiting Get on with the show we don't need long romances we're speed dating First impressions, there are no second chances No hesitating We love so fast these days, you know I've got no time and you've got no patience And nobody here is any good at waiting Get on with the show we don't need long romances we're speed dating First impressions, there are no second chances No switch and baiting We love so fast these days, you know
12.
if you're gonna run then you've got to commit when you're 'bout to break down just throw a fabulous fit then you get back up, suck it up and start again you just hit it, you gotta hit it When you feel the panic taking over your mind and you feel the bogeyman is coming up from behind never hit rewind or stumble into a blind don’t ever give in, no never give in Quitters never win, they fail to see the future right in front of them they say that nice guys finish last but when they cross that line they’re gonna have the last laugh dance to the rhythm that you create fly to the top of the empire state take your aim and make your mark and then make it big if you’re gonna break, gotta break free instead tune out all the distractions fighting over your head it’s time to take the reigns push on through the pain just one more minute, another minute when you’re close enough to get your eye on the prize a moment comes to separate the weak from the wise time to show your size the imitator belies you’re gonna get it, go on and get it go get your feet on the floor like never before this time you're at war, you are at war oh, you can rack up the score like never before this time you're at work, you are at war

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Equal parts dance, pop, rock, and alternative, Devin Tait & The Traitors takes inspiration from the new wave music of the early 1980s with a mindset that is completely of the 20 teens. Devin, Liana and Jarod harmonize over the rhythm section of Brandon and Myles, with liberal amounts of synthesizers and some rocking guitars. Features the singles "Now I Know What I Want," "You Leave Me," and "All Mixed Up."

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released July 22, 2016

All songs mixed & produced by Devin Tait unless otherwise noted
Mastered by Brandon Strecker
Photography by Luther Orrick at Double Agent Photo
Devin Tait
Vocals, keyboards, piano, programming
Liana Hernandez
Vocals, percussion
Jarod Millsap
Vocals, keyboards, percussion
Myles Matisse
Drums
Brandon Strecker
Bass, guitar

All Mixed Up
Written by Devin Tait
Drums recorded by Brandon Strecker
French translation by Melodie Simond

Someone You’ve Never Met
Written by Devin Tait and Liana Hernandez
Guitar by, and drums recorded by Brandon Strecker

You Leave Me
Written by Devin Tait and Liana Hernandez
Drums recorded, and additional drums, by Ryan Canestro at Ditch Road Studios

Suckerpunch
Written by Tait/Hernandez/Hendershott/Strecker
Drums recorded by Brandon Strecker
Guitar by Ronnie Hendershott

Burn
Written by Liana Hernandez, arranged by Devin Tait
Drums and piano recorded by Brandon Strecker Guitar by Ronnie Hendershott

Sprinkles
Written by Devin Tait
Drums recorded by Ryan Canestro
Guitar by, and piano recorded by Brandon Strecker

Mindframe
Written by Devin Tait
Drums recorded by Brandon Strecker

To Be Young & On Downers
Written by Devin Tait
Mixing, drum and piano recording, and additional production by Brandon Strecker

Quickie
Written by Devin Tait
Guitar by Brandon Strecker
Drums recorded by Ryan Canestro

Now I Know What I Want
Written by Devin Tait
Guitar by, and Drums recorded by Ryan Canestro

Speed Dating
Written by Devin Tait
Drums recorded by Brandon Strecker

Quitters Never Win
Written by Devin Tait
Drums recorded by Brandon Strecker

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Having transplanted himself from Kansas to California around the turn of the millennium, Devin Tait quickly found himself derailed from his original plan to join a boyband. Meeting a couple of guitar playing lesbians at karaoke led Tait to form the band Shitting Glitter with Amy Crosby and Von Edwards. After nearly a decade with the band, Tait decided it was time to branch out on his own. ... more

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