Alkaline Trio

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Alkaline Trio are a band from Chicago consisting of Matt Skiba on guitar/vocals, Dan Andriano on bass/vocals, and Derek Grant on drums/back-up vocals. Their music is characterized by dark lyrics, catchy choruses, fast tempos and recurring subjects of love, alcoholism, depression, fire, drugs, blasphemy, and death.

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Albums[edit]

Goddamnit (1998)[edit]

  • Even Christ himself would cringe at the sight of your scars.
  • While you're counting sheep, I'll count my lucky stars.
  • You were the last good thing I ever saw.
    • Cringe
  • Why did you become a cop? Shut the fuck up.
  • After my court date, I'll forget about you. I'll tell my cellmates, I'll forget about you. After the jailbreak, I'll forget about you.
    • Cop
  • Choking on a thought of leaving, drinking to keep from sobbing.
  • There's no telling what I'd do if I don't return to you.
    • San Francisco
  • Crack my head open on your kitchen floor, to prove to you that I have brains.
  • Your voice like the sound of sirens to a house on fire. You're saving me.
    • Nose Over Tail
  • Put down like a teenagers first drink.
  • Put down like a prostitute in court.
    • As You Were
  • I'm so tired of picking myself up off the ground.
  • So happy Valentine's Day, I hope the sun's out in New York. I hope he bought you roses.
    • Enjoy Your Day
  • I wanna wake up naked next to you, kissing the curve in your clavicle.
    • Clavicle
  • And when I fall down I'll fall apart. Trade in my bike for a shopping cart.
  • Between the moon and you, lunacy is setting in.
  • Lately I've been feeling dead inside, like my guts have dried up and died. But every night I water them back to life.
    • My Little Needle
  • I can't believe my heart's still pounding, I can't believe how close I came.
    • Southern Rock
  • I know I will always stop and see you and we'll run into each other's fucked up lives.
    • Message From Kathlene
  • Look at all those stars, look at how goddamn ugly the stars are.
    • Trouble Breathing
  • Without wearing a stitch of clothing, we were both deeply in disguise.
    • Sorry About That

Maybe I'll Catch Fire (2000)[edit]

  • I'm now huffing gas and sniffing paint to take away this buzz that I call you.
    • Keep 'Em Coming
  • Lower than piss. Have you ever felt like this? Judging by your eyes like crystal balls, Madam Me is predicting that your answer will be yes.
    • Madam Me
  • We've talked so much I think we filled this ashtray twice.
    • You've Got So Far to Go
  • My my, what a mess we've made of our pretty little heads these days.
  • You have to be the cutest gravedigger I've ever seen.
  • Fuck you Aurora, you took my only friend. You won't catch me behind the wheel of a Chrysler ever again.
    • Fuck You Aurora
  • I see you've brought your bedroom eyes. Not assuming you want to keep 'em. I'm assuming you reckon you won't.
  • Nothing to see here but the rain; there's nothing to hold you but the flames.
    • Sleepyhead
  • All that evil shit's not hard to find. I guess I only claim to be nice.
  • Sorry I don't even know your name. I guess for me it's easy this way.
    • Maybe I'll Catch Fire
  • But then she went away and she's not coming back, and I'm pretty sure that boy is staying in tonight.
    • She Took Him to the Lake
  • Shaking like a dog shitting razorblades; waking up next to nothing.
  • I've got a big fat fucking bone to pick with you my darling, in case you haven't heard I'm sick and tired of trying.
    • Radio

Alkaline Trio (2000)[edit]

  • Take your wings outside, you can't fly in here.
  • At least we're still friends. At least we're still alive.
    • Goodbye Forever
  • One thing that I've never said, I'm truly happy in my heart and in my head.
    • Bleeder
  • These cuts run deep, these scars are permanent and always on display. This makes things difficult for me.
  • Maybe I'll stay down next time I get hit by a train.
    • I Lied My Face Off
  • I need a beer to wash it all away without a trace. And then I'll drink 23 more to wipe this stupid smile off my fucking face.
    • My Friend Peter
  • Sorry I'm late, I was out spoiling my liver.
    • Cooking Wine
  • And we laid in my bed like a train wreck, and we both got laid like concrete.
    • Sundials
  • I've got it now, a thorn in my side the size of a Cadillac. Drive it through, cause backing up now would be next to impossible.
    • 97

From Here to Infirmary (2001)[edit]

  • At the right place at the right time, I'll be dead wrong and you'll be just fine.
    • Private Eye
  • It's better now to be alive, sleeping is my 9 to 5, I'm having nightmares all the time of running out of words that rhyme.
  • I guess I should be one to talk; there's nights that I can't even walk, there's days I couldn't give a fuck, and in between is where I'm stuck.
    • Mr. Chainsaw
  • I have no desire to see through my own eyes anymore.
    • Take Lots with Alcohol
  • Why is it that you had to say goodbye in your special way? You slashed the tires on my car.
    • Stupid Kid
  • He likes to pretend that he's all sewn up; it makes for a much stronger case, but there's blood underneath that skin, and that scar's not so easy to erase.
  • It's a valid reason for every drink, and a new tattoo is a new reason to think.
  • That self-pity shit is just too hard to resist.
    • Another Innocent Girl
  • If assholes could fly, this place would be busier than O'Hare.
    • You're Dead
  • A little something like this is way too big to miss.
  • I'll drink this beer and write in fear of a song everybody hates.
    • Armageddon
  • Did I remember to sleep in? Take lots of pills? Commit irreversible sins?
    • I'm Dying Tomorrow
  • If it was up to me, I'd never have to miss you.
  • You have every right to be this appalled with me, join the club. I signed up a long time ago, and I know how you feel.
    • Bloodied Up
  • Never had a drink that I didn't like. Got a taste of you, threw up all night.
    • Crawl

Good Mourning (2003)[edit]

  • I don't blame you for walking away; I'd do the same if I saw me. I swear it's not contagious.
    • This Could Be Love
  • Dream a good one tonight, I'll listen to the bad ones when they come.
    • One Hundred Stories
  • You had nine lives and one by one you chewed them up.
    • Continental
  • What's upside down? What's coated in silver? This crucifix is my four leaf clover.
  • I remain free from all the comforts of home, and where that is, I'm pleased as piss to say I'll never really know.
    • All on Black
  • You went out with a bang when you took with you all my dreams underground.
    • Emma
  • Believe in what I am, because it's all I have today, and tomorrow who knows where we'll be.
    • Every Thug Needs a Lady
  • You know all my favorite singers have stolen all of my best lines.
    • Blue Carolina
  • Were you planning on staying forever? You don't fit in this hole, or don't you remember?
  • Same place, same hello, same goodbye. Helps you pick through beat up insides.
    • If We Never Go Inside
  • And all that followed fell like mercury to hell.
  • So what do you say, your coffin or mine?
    • Blue in the Face

Crimson (2005)[edit]

  • You had time to waste, and I'm not sorry. Such a basket case, hide the cutlery.
    • Time to Waste
  • Drive yourself insane tonight, it's not that far away, and I just filled up your tank earlier today.
    • Mercy Me
  • Had a nice grip on my life till you twisted my arm.
  • To a hopeless cause I sold my soul, a romantic plastic piece of shit you can mold, until I break into chokeable pieces.
    • I Was a Prayer
  • Like the pills in your hand, I'll never let you down.
  • Give us back our sins, deadly one through seven.
    • Back to Hell

Remains (2007)[edit]

  • Bless me, dark father, I have sinned. I've done it before and I'll do it again.
  • But I'm better now, having a good a time; being selfish and drunken, and vulgar and lazy.
    • Hell Yes
  • If they offered a test about being a good friend, I'd put money down that you'd surely flunk.
    • Jaked on Green Beers
  • You've got a funny way of showing off your bathroom surgery.
  • The stars at night are big and bright, deep in your eyes, Miss Vincent.
  • You told me once I made you smile, we both know damn well I didn't.
    • Queen of Pain
  • My shoulders and ears are all yours, my dear, I hope it comes as no surprise.
  • You've been known to say that you're a-okay when you were feeling dead inside.
  • I just want you to know I got no place to go until the day you die.
    • While You're Waiting
  • I'd kill for you and eat the flesh, give you the heart and burn the rest.
    • Fine Without You
  • Just be true to yourself, if it lands you in hell, well at least now you know.
  • With one million things holding you down, why you're one of those things I don't know.
    • If You Had a Bad Time
  • I know you never lie, but it's no fun to tell the truth. I guess I never loved, but I will see what I can do.
    • Buried

Agony & Irony (2008)[edit]

  • I've grown to love your disappearing acts, do one more pretty please.
    • Calling All Skeletons
  • We are one with the larvae and dirt, we don't discriminate at all for what it's worth.
    • Live Young, Die Fast
  • Do you find you like to fall in love with people that you're never gonna meet? It's easier than breaking up and crying in the street.
    • Love Love, Kiss Kiss
  • And I might try to apologize, on a good day, on my best day if you stick around.
    • Ruin It
  • If you'd cry me a river, you can baptize me in.
  • You were the first real choice I would make, but we all make mistakes.
    • Burned Is the House
  • I bit my tongue and I let it bleed. I've never been big on originality.
    • Live Young, Die Fast (Acoustic)

This Addiction (2010)[edit]

  • Those others were like methadone, I took to get me through the day.
    • This Addiction
  • A final exhale when I'm done, and you can keep my last breath floating in your lungs.
    • Dine, Dine My Darling
  • Well the fact of the matter is both our hearts shatter way too goddamn easily.
  • When you asked me if I'd stay forever, guess you meant just for the week.
    • Dead on the Floor
  • I'm like a junkie for your smart mouth.
  • See, I'm so far off the map, the sun is shining, while it's raining and I'm draped in silver lining.
    • Off the Map
  • I'm leaving heaven behind for good, this time the angels can keep it.
    • Draculina
  • As I turned into ash before my sweet demise, the end of me was so beautiful.
    • Eating Me Alive
  • If I'm the captain of this boat then all my shipmates are fools, and all the stars in the world couldn't help me steer my way out of this kiddie pool.
  • It's ironic that I drink to make my insides stop hurting.
    • Fine

My Shame Is True (2013)[edit]

  • Like all good dreams you wind up dead.
    • I'm Only Here to Disappoint
  • And I don't care if we fuck or we talk or we cry, I just miss you. I wanna kiss you to death tonight.
    • Kiss You to Death
  • I know you're gonna take what's left, but you'll never see me run.
  • Can you see what's in these hands? It's everything I need to see, to breathe, to feel.
    • Only Love
  • How is it so dark, your past? How did we grow up so fast?
    • Young Lovers
  • You keep staring to your future, through these marvel lights they show everything you're never ever gonna have. That's a giant pill, but swallow if you can.
    • Balanced on a Shelf
  • It's hell and it gets worse, you know. How many more days am I gonna wake up when there's no place I wanna go?
  • If that sunshine's really gonna kill us all, why is every day so cold? Why is everything so fucking cold?
    • Broken Wing
  • Developed a knack for this dull conversation. I'd sharpen my wit, but what's my motivation?
    • Sun Burns

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