Here we see one of Harold’s many dreams for the first time. There are two stories in this song. The first is more of an anecdote. When my other Tio Raffy joined the army, Harold soon wanted to join too, just like his older brother. He became obsessed with airplanes, studying different models. He even started collecting dogtags with his name on it. The Intrepid is actually referring to this carrier in New York City that has all these old military planes and whatnot. We used to go there together when I was a boy, and Harold always loved telling the story of us going together.
Lieutenant Harold, are you ready to report to duty?
Is it time to board the intrepid?
Do the planes seem sturdy enough for you?
You’ll fly a jet plane like you always ever wanted!
You’ll be the soldier that you never had the chance to be!
All you wanted to be was a soldier like your older brother
Lieutenant Harold, will you tell them everything
About your brain and how it works on specific schedules
And gears functioning? What good would that bring?
If you told them about your accommodations
You would never get to fly off the station.
Just stay at home and hold your patience patiently
Don’t tell them about your medications,
your intellectually disadvantaged condition
Just pray and wait. You’ll rise above your station.
released September 8, 2017
Chris Lee-Rodriguez – Guitar, Vocals
Dylan Zobel – Bass, Vocals
Zach Sandel – Drums
Recorded and Mixed by Chris Teti at Silver Bullet Studios
Mastered by Dan Coustant at Sun Room Audio
a beautiful record that brought me through literally the worst moments of my entire life. while dealing with entirely different situations, this album helped me see the other side of the things I was going through. the blame, the pain, the destruction, all brought on by the actions of one broken human, unto his friends and family. it made me realize the importance of life and how people care about me. it helped me realize I don't need some girl to be whole and happy. fuck that. I need the people that really love me. my own actions could hurt so many others. thank you christian, thank you the hotelier. we love you more than we can explain and we miss you. there are people out there right now, alive, who might not be if this record didn't exist. your music has saved people. it certainly helped save me.