Bright Light

by No Nets

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released October 21, 2016

Written by Sal Mastrocola*
Performed by No Nets

Sal Mastrocola – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums
John O’Neill – Guitar, Vocals
Dave Hauenstein – Bass
Walter Shock – Drums, Percussion

*All songs written by Sal Mastrocola except track 7 by Sal, Dave, John, & Walter. Tracks 4 & 8 by Sal, John, & Walter. Keyboards, additional percussion, guitar, and vocals by Greg Gibaldi.

Additional vocals on tracks 3,4,5,9 by Erin Bagwell. Additional vocals on track 5 by Dan Mendes and Greg Gibaldi. Choir vocals on track 9 by Erin Bagwell, Pete Orlando, and John O’Neill. Bass on track 5 by Dan Mendes.

Produced by Greg Gibaldi and Sal Mastrocola. Recorded by Greg Gibaldi at The Seaside Lounge and Limited Production House. Mixed and engineered by Greg Gibaldi at Burlap Manor and Skillman Music. Assistant engineering on track 9 by Pete Orlando. Mastered by Walter Dicristina at Emvy Music. Cover photography by John Harrison. Inside photo by Kirill Orlov. Art direction and design by Sal Mastrocola.

Thank you to all our friends and families for your unending support and love. Extra Thanks to Greg G, Erin B, Dan M, Johnny L, Chris M, Pete O, Ginny M.

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No Nets is a rock band from Brooklyn by way of The Bronx & Jersey, made up of a few grown-up-ish punk and emo kids – and a metalhead.

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Track Name: Dark Matter
You’ve been failing me in the times that I needed you most
I’ve been writing checks that I cash on behalf of a ghost
You’ve been telling me I’m free to stay or go
That’s a lie, I don’t feel better now that you’re close

But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t needed it
Maybe when we get back to your place we can bump heads
But I’d be lying if I said I was faking
Maybe when we get back to your place we can bump heads

Hear me out hear me out cause I’m thinking it through
What does a boy like me gotta do to prove that I can stand up
You’re always trying to knock me down

Hear me out hear me out cause I’m thinking it through
I know you care but you’re bumming me out dude
Yea I can stand up you’re always bleeding out the mouth

But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t needed it
Maybe when we get back to your place we can bump heads
But I’d be lying if I said I was faking
Maybe when we get back to your place we can bump heads

Maybe when we get back to your place we can take a little time take a little time
I’m so tired of waiting in this line

Ain’t we just like matter, old and paranoid
Neither created nor destroyed
Dark matter I’ve got too much of you in me

Ain’t we just like matter
Track Name: Heavily On My Side
Time is heavily on my side but I’m not ready to go
I’m gonna get there when I get there
I’m gonna get there when I get there

Time is heavily on my side but I’m not ready to go
I’m gonna get there when I get there
And when I get there I will know
Time is on my side and I’m ready to go

Used to destroy with little regard
Now I gotta wife and a little backyard
I’m a husband and I kinda like the name
Used to bleed black for the cutting edge
Now I buy my produce at a farmer’s market
It’s expensive but it’s healthier for me

Ruts and rhythms I fall in don’t help me understand
They don’t make me wholesome
They don’t help me be a better man

Time is heavily on my side but I’m not ready to go
I’m gonna get there when I get there
I’m gonna get there when I get there

Time is heavily on my side but I’m not ready to go
But I’ve got so many things to prove
And I’m starting to feel old
Time is on my side am I ready to go

I am falling out a window
Could it be a blessing or a blunder
[How much more can you take]
Falling out a window
Never wanna wake up torn asunder
[Is it ever gonna get you through the day]

Ruts and rhythms I fall into help me understand
There ain’t much between your love and how to be a better man
Track Name: Black Diamond
If ever you thought there for a minute that I actually felt alive
That would be a lie
Passion and payment are often parallel lines
You said I’ve got no fire inside
Just doldrums and a 9 to 5
Talk to your mom she says it’s better to lie
Work at some job you don’t like
Get your wonder on the weekends or the nights
And hope your hobbies keep you alive

Well you never would’ve thought that
You’d be feeling old and rusted
Singing only from the corners
Late 20s waking up dead

Hooray hooray you’re my black diamond
Hey hooray I got faith that you won’t break
But you won’t stay the same

So get out while you still can
They kicked you in the stomach
Didn’t count on thick skin
Certain that you were wasted
But they didn’t waste you yet

If ever you thought that I would lay down and die
Bury my head in the sand for a while
What I wanted was to show you

Hooray hooray I’m a black diamond
Hey hooray I’m a black diamond
Carbon core and crystalline
More than what you’ve seen

Hooray hooray I’m a black diamond
Hey hooray I’m a black diamond
God damn right that I won’t break
Baby it’s my day

So get out while you still can
It’s gonna be a long walk but you’re patient
And your legs and arms and hands
Are tickets to reanimation
And anticipation swells, you gotta gotta start something
You’re never looking back again
You were dumb enough to force my hand
Scream in exclamation that you haven’t lost it yet
They were always right and you were always wrong
Started out so young made you feel so old
American tundra had freezer burned your soul
In a midtown hole held your breath til you turned purple

They were always right and you were always wrong
Til ya hit the road til ya finally realized something
Fire in your heart you couldn’t help but start
Could tear their world apart
Diamond eyes all brilliant sparkle
Track Name: Holes
All my friends got things to call their own
Loves and drugs and crutches songs and hopes
And I’ve got things I never thought I’d own
A love so big but I’m still full of holes

I still got a lotta holes to fill even though I’m really happy
I still got a lotta holes to fill even though I’m really happy
I’ve still got a lotta holes to fill

Bobby wants to roam the earth before the corporations
Bulldozed all the trees to dust
And made the whole world pavement
Erin wants to say FUCK YOU
To all the men who thought they could do it better than she could do
Luke is digging at the root of my fearful platitudes
Holy hell I’m freaking out when the changes hit the fan dude
Moving on taking chances growing up just like molasses
Get me out of here before I have to move along

And John just wants to give love
So much til his heart explodes lit up with everything good
A full cup gushing happy thoughts
We all just wanna give love


I still got a lotta holes to fill even though I’m really happy
I still got a lotta holes to fill even though I’m really happy
You gotta dig gotta dig when you start to feel sick
Gotta dig to get unsick
Gotta dig gotta dig when you’re feeling kinda sick are you feeling kinda sick?
Then get out your fucking shovel

I wanna make corrections for the troubles that I know
Don’t wanna wake up sweating
Wanna keep it under control
Don’t wanna reconsider and revisit
Remarks and numb reactions that they cause
Don’t wanna stay the same just because

Cause I still run the show
Track Name: Morning
Sun is coming up
Track Name: Bright Light
There are trains now in motion
That might never ever stop
And my friends they have boarded
Hoping they’ll come out on top
Some are straight and true
I mean the kind of routes
That’ll drop you at a mansion house in the Hamptons
Some are less direct might run off a bridge
Mine included but I’m willing to bet

So I pour over pages, crawl the black hole of the web
For a list to sell me certain
That the lines we’re on were always meant to connect

I’m a boy known to crumble at the slightest hint of stress
You hate cops and in general
Anyone who claims to know best
But we’re not half whole in fact we’re almost full
Yea we top each other off till spilling over
We could learn world trade or map the ocean’s lengths
Ride our train till we are crinkled and grey

Can I sit next to you
Don’t wanna die alone

Sun is coming up the bright bright light
Track Name: Lucky One
Hey am I right am I the lucky one
True that you’re gone but are you playing along

Are you in the corner when the lights go out
Looking at me calm and protecting
Know you’re in the ground but I still feel you all around

Days can go by where you slip my mind
You’re gone completely
But I see through your eyes
You’re my bones my skin my spirit guide my religion

Are you in the corner when the lights go out
Looking at me calm and protecting
Know you’re in the ground but I still feel you all around

Oh love of my live
Never knew for a day
Won’t let you die
Cause I owe you everything

I owe you everything
Track Name: Gettin' Despondent
Wanna get inside out wanna be overwhelmed
Living despondent come on and light me up
But it doesn’t get me high anymore just freaks me out

Wanna get inside out wanna be overwhelmed
I wanna dig a hole I gotta let it go
I wanna dig a hole where i will never pick up my phone

Once in a day these little secrets are
Spilling out of the cracks that line your legs
Puddling on to the floor
There are hundreds of ways to keep on going
If you’re interested in that sort of thing but you’re not
Leaving the couch is like a chore

Wanted to kill your doubt you did the opposite
Living despondent just kinda fucked you up

Wanna get inside out let’s get it over with

Should’ve left you alone but instead I’m at your door
Should’ve boxed my emotion
Slid back the glass and handed them in through the drawer
Should’ve left you alone but hey I don’t know
You’re like a dirty washcloth dragging your ends
And now I’m here to ring you out
And now I’m here to wipe the sweat from your furrowed brow
And now I’m here to ring you out

You said that I don’t wanna know you don’t wanna be here
What a lonely goat what a broken record your fears
What a lonely goat
Track Name: Gilded Cage
I hate the way it sounds
When you rub it in my face
At the end of the day
Don’t I deserve to be happy
I followed all the rules
But I’m still stuck running with the fools
In an eternal race at glacial pace
And I’m melting

Gilded cage of concrete
Glass the floor beneath me
And I could break it so easily
But it would shatter from under me
And who knows where I’d land

I hate the way it sounds
When you rub it in my face
The gloating and loathing
You know it breaks my heart
Ad infinitum

Gilded cage of concrete
Glass the floor beneath me
And I could break it so easily
But it would shatter from under me
And who knows where I’d land

Gilded cage of concrete
Glass the floor beneath me
And it could cut my enemies
But it could murder my family
Or stab my baby’s heart

The sun is coming up
So hand me that old hammer
The sun is coming up
It’s coming up