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BEAKERS

The debut album by
PROF. POSTMAN and the LABORATORY TECHNICIANS

Produced by Ryan Laubenthal and Brandon Karcic
Recorded and mixed by Ryan Laubenthal
Mastered by Austin McMaken
All songs written by Brandon Karcic

Recorded in the kitchen at Onion House Recording, Chardon, OH
An Onion House Production

Brandon Karcic is PROF. POSTMAN

THE LABORATORY TECHNICIANS are:
Brandon Karcic: Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Laubenthal: Bass Guitar
Clayton Harrison: Djembe Drum

FEATURING THE TALENTS OF
Alex Madej
Cody Adams
Mike Franklin
Shelby Sangdahl
Michael Herrick
Steve Deurlein
Sean Casamento
Courtlyn Lubecky

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released November 5, 2016

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Prof. Postman and the Laboratory Technicians Chardon, Ohio

PROF. POSTMAN
is Brandon Karcic

THE LABORATORY TECHNICIANS
are Clayton Harrison
and Ryan Laubenthal

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Track Name: Move Out
There’s no room for me to move in here
There’s no room even to move the furniture around
All I really want is a little desk
A comfy place to write the great American comeback story

There’s no use asking for permission anymore
Best to do what makes you happy when you long for it
All I really need is a little break
If you would only hear, I’ve done my research and I know what to say

Or maybe I should move out
You think that I should move out?

There’s no chance if you never take the chance
Can you stand - Stand the smell?
All I wanna do is get this done
I don’t wanna end up back on the front, left to write about

Standing in puddles, slipping in mud
Watching the snow with my stereo on
So I’m letting go, giving up, and turning my hat around

And maybe I should move out
Ya think that I should move out?
Maybe I should move out
Maybe I should move out

I’ve been cleaning in the corners where you never go
I’ve been stealing all the quarters, trying to build a home
Have you seen the cobwebs built behind your fake fireplace?

Maybe you should move out
Maybe you should move out
Maybe you should move out
I think that you should move around

I don’t think you should hold out
I think that you should move out
Maybe you should move out
Maybe you should move out
Track Name: Caught Up
Don't get caught up too much in the things you love to do
Because I'm starting to see them taking away from you
Don't get caught up too much in the things you love to do
Because I'm starting to lose track of how to recognize you

But then, who am I?
I'm after something different than the first time
And then there's you-
You're after something different, too
And where do we stand?
Face to face, and thumb to rush
And lip to stem
But you had a different plan

So what's on your mind?
I can change, if you tell me why
Just don't leave me out
In the dark, without a flashlight
Do I make sense?
I don't want to lose all my friends
Just turn off your phones-
Lie down on the couch - What does that mean?

So speak to me
I can smell the irony
Don't shelter it
I see the light through the crack in the door
Please don't say
You just want me to stay away
Because I'm not a fool
With my feet filled up with glue

And I won't get caught up too much in the things I love to do
Because I'd rather be doing the things we used to do
And I won't get caught up too much in the things I love to do
Because I must admit, I'm really missing you
Track Name: No Love
No desperation
No nostalgia and no need for conversation
No time for contemplation
No love

No love, but children
No desire, but no end to echoed questions
“When will come the second?”
Still no love

No taking back decisions
Made in lamented minutes
I’ll never know what it’s like
To lead the easy life

No reservations
No foundation, No imitation
No pleurs, and
No love

No nudge to the door
Always ignored, Never accounted for
Then disposed of
Needless to say…

No taking back decisions
Made before I got with it
I’ll never know what it’s like
To lead the easy life
Track Name: Lightning Strikes Again
Lightning strikes again
Shakes the ground, and looses adrenaline

In charge, charged from cloud to ground
I just heard the loudest sound
Ears are ringing
Sorry, I can’t hear you now

Lightning strikes again
Trample darkness, electric elephant

Mid-charge, charge the blank account
My heart dropped with the loudest pound
Hands are shaking
I don’t wanna be here now

Lightning strikes again
Hear the water lap, and the rising winds
Track Name: Zoroark
I've got to admit that I miss you now
I’ve got to admit that I miss you now
I was asleep a little while ago
But now I'm wide awake, I'm wide awake

And can you tell it's been a beautiful day just by the look on my face?
I didn't think so - I learn nothing from appearances

I yearn to know the way
But I've burned so many bridges
I learned to stay away
I raised my flag and put yours back in the fire

I've got to admit that I miss you now
I’ve got to admit that I miss you now
I talked to him for a while tonight
And he's just like me, he's just like me

And can you tell it's been a terrible day by the smile on my stupid face?
I didn't think so - I show nothing in appearances

I deserve to know the way
If anybody else does
I'd claim you back today
I'd raise my fan, if all it took was a dollar

And can you tell that I have lost the way because the map is upside down?
You never realized - I guess I'm just too good at appearances

If you could see my place...
If you could see my place...
Track Name: Misdreavus
I shriek in the night - I work on your fear till the first sign of light
Then I'm gone, gone - Back to the dark

I think all the time - What if there's something happening outside
Should I go, or stay alone? - Should I see what's left to be?

Stroll down twenty-eighth - The morning is warm, and the sun hits my face
And I melt - You can't even tell - But I feel my skin getting softer

There's nothing to do - The boy on the top wouldn't stop the pursuit
Here he comes, now - To knock me around

Once, I was alive - It's here in the cave that I learned to survive
As a ghost - But that's how it goes, when you come in alone

I should leave here tonight - But each time I get to the road, I decide
To go home, again - Awaiting the slow ache

Once I was a kid - The voices of Gods told me just how to live
Where'd you go? - Giving me no warning...
I'd be all right, if you just said goodbye
Track Name: Submission Street
Why ya always gotta make this harder than it has to be?
Already feeling guilty before you pull your trip on me
Sorry - I gotta do my thing

Why ya always calling right when I’m about to go to sleep?
Already feeling tired when the telephone beings to ring

And it’s within my reach
I’m looking for a chance to fall into a dream
You’re looking for a ride out to some party
But it ain’t me, baby
I’m tired of driving down Submission Street

Why ya always trying to top the low that you hit yesterday?
Already feeling dizzy before you even get halfway
Every word you say makes you sound insane

Why ya always gotta make this harder than it has to be?
Gave you all my time, but you’ve got problems with the way I speak

When it’s within your reach
Would’ve turned out different if I didn’t grab the car and leave
So this is how you want to thank me?
If I never loved you, would I drive down your Submission Street?

When it’s within my reach
I’m looking for a chance to fall into a dream
I ought to get some sleep
Instead I’m driving drowsy down the darkness of Submission Street
I’m driving drowsy down the darkness of Submission Street

Wonder how you’re gonna make it home without me
Your judgement’s blurry - Your vision is cloudy
What if I let it ring and rested so soundly?

Why ya always trying to be the driver when you’re second seat?
Wonder how you could survive if I’d have gone and hit the sheets

When they’re within my reach
Looking for a chance to fall into a dream
I ought to get some sleep
Instead I’m driving drowsy down the darkness of Submission Street

When it’s within my reach
I’m looking for a chance to fall into a dream
I ought to get some sleep
Instead I’m driving you down the darkness of Submission Street
I’m driving drowsy down the darkness of Submission Street
Track Name: San Francisco Sunset
There are so many ways to keep up, it’s hard to keep up
You can call from a hotel phone, if you can’t from home
I’ve got magnetic hypotheticals, but you say they’re unacceptable
And you move to medical land

What do you not want to do?
I think you know what you’re putting me through
But then, over again
I think I see what you were trying to do
If you’d have said it, I’d have gone for it, too
But no - You said you loved my soul

Forgive, forget - Oh sure, you bet
I’ll go back home and pretend I wasn’t close to the City of Angels
But don’t get upset with your San Francisco sunset

Never say forever or only ever again
Speak no truth you won’t pursue
Do what you want - Oh, give me a shot
Say “I was wrong” - Don’t lead me along
Then go where no one else has to know

I think you know what I was trying to do
I know you knew what that required of you
You had to return the one that was past due
I know you thought about it every night
I hope you knew that you had every right
To decide to try to change your life

Or to just say “No, I wanna go back home”
But then tell me so, ‘cause I’m under your control
But not on my knees - No struggle to breathe
But it’s kinda starting to get harder

To forgive, forget - Oh sure, you bet
I’ll go back home and pretend I wasn’t close to the City of Angels
But don’t get upset with your San Francisco sunset
Track Name: Change Your Mind
Are you wearing thin?
I'm sorry, love
I know I'm pushing it too far

Are you caving in?
I didn't think so, love
Or you wouldn't keep your date with him tonight

And I came here to get away
From the thought of you in his embrace
But the view from the window on the highway was just the same as at home

And I'm looking for a cure
For either your steadfastness
Or my inability to move on

I'm still hoping you'll change your mind
Because I can't seem to change mine

Have I said too much?
I swear it's true love
I've never caught it quite this bad

Is it just my luck?
My sister's right-
I'm doomed to be a hopeless romantic the rest of my life

And that's just the way it is
Bound to sleep around till I've got kids
And a wife
And my pillow and blanket on the couch

But it don’t have to be so
If you find yourself alone
Give me a call - It might not be too late to go again

Because
I'm still hoping you'll change your mind
Because I can't seem to change mine
Track Name: Snap Out Of It
“You just need to face your fears”
“Yeah, I know how you feel”
“Oh, you’re blushing now”
“How ‘bout a drink to loosen up?”

(“Oh, what’s wrong?”) ”Shoulda brought someone else”
(“Oh, what now?”) ”Oh, god- you’re at it again”
(“Come back now”) “I need to speak at you”
(“Come back now”) “Gonna tell you what to do…”

“You should just snap out of it”

I don’t know the source
But you know it all, of course
Oh, you’re telling me
You’re telling me you’re not yelling at me

“You should just snap out of it”

“Pull yourself together now”
Pull myself together? - How?!

“You should just snap out of it”
Track Name: Way Out
We can go - To see the nicest people we already know
But it’s never the same - Even the perfect people tend to go, and change
Ain’t that a shame?

But I guess it’s just another rotten part of the game
The freshness fades - And love decays
Forty insists I should be over it now
But how can you learn if no one shows you how?

At guess and check time, I got stuck in my mind
I am looking for my way out
“Please excuse me” - I saw your eyes moving
Looking a different way - I should find my way out

I can go - Look for pretty people at a rocknroll show
But it don’t go the same - The easy ones are gone, and I’m all that remains
Eight more dollars to waste

But I guess it’s just another rotten part of the game
You lose your way, to the strangest place
Thirty insists, “Kid - ya can’t get out alive”
So I don’t see a reason to stop wasting time

On guess and check day, I didn’t know what to say
Should I be looking for my way out?
“Please excuse me - I must be moving”
Not what I’d do today - Wish I’d found my way out

Wayback - Looking for my way back