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This is the band's debut EP featuring all original tunes

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released July 27, 2013

Dan Hardin: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Thomas: Vocals, Electric Guitar
Ryan Fowler: Drums, Percussion
Dave Neill: Bass

Recorded and mixed at Goldsmith Studios by Donnie Bott and Brian Cronin
Mastered by Donnie Bott

Executive Producer: Britt Garrett

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Small Time Napoleon Louisville, Kentucky

Small Time Napoleon has been described as “a mad science blend of western swing, hot jazz, and folk” by Insider Louisville’s Kyle Ware. Their live shows are intimate and natural while remaining energetic. Their combination of swing-era influence with modern inclinations has driven them to a sound and style that is both new and old and wholly their own. ... more

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Track Name: In a Haze
One day the good lord, gonna take you home
Just to see me a champion, gonna break you out of this dark place
With your silly little ways and I’ll teach you to bend but not break
You may see me as a mistake
But you will come home in a haze of love and hate

I know there’s times you want to bring me the old ways of champions
You want to send me a dark slate so you can learn that I can save
And we can walk on water for today
You may see me as a mistake
But you will come home in a haze of love and hate

One day the good lord, gonna send you home
Just to find me a champion, gonna break you out of this dark place
So you can learn that I can save and I’ll teach you to bend but not break
And you can see me as a mistake
But you will come home in a haze of love and hate
You will come home in a haze of love and hate
You will come home in a haze of love and hate
Track Name: Sidewinder
Hey sidewinder got you figured out
I'm not getting in your way
I just remembered who's the boss of this one's talking
And how to have my say
My father raised a gentleman it won't do to get arrested
Always playing for your pistol you're bound to get light-headed

I found that hardest habit, here's your living proof
I am not getting any younger
Indiscretions lessons and you know that it's the truth,
Oh listen to me, hey sidewinder

Hey hey sidewinder, I know you didn't know

Hey sidewinder I don't know about all of that trash that you've been saying
Out to impress them you just got to run that mouth, you ain't been taught the rules for playing

Hey hey sidewinder, I know you didn't know you didn't know, didn't you know
Track Name: Simple Security
Lets break all of these tired worn-out rules
I’m not bound to my past, I’m not held by this room
I couldn’t use it, this kind of simple security
Its much too loose-knit to be worn faithfully

I’ll not play with, all your silly little toys
It seems telling to put forth that I just don’t have a choice
I could choose to wrestle with my eternity
Like we used to before socrates

Well break it down for me
Help me fight past this urge for sanity
In the end I may secede
That what’s best for you is not what's best for me
So lets agree to disagree

If I’m to take part in all your fool proof arguing
I might point out that you add and subtract quite on the whim
Well it seems useless, spelt a J or with an I
to add subtext, but no utility

Well break it down for me
Help me fight past this urge for sanity
In the end I may secede
That what’s best for you is not what's best for me
Seems this test has proven that its time to leave
So lets agree to disagree
Track Name: Dead Cats
Dead cats in the elevator, sixteenth flat, I told you I loved you, but I'm taking it back
We've been through this before, but I should have known better
A pretty face, two long necks keeping it clean, I'm holding my breath for the american dream
She gets what she want, but you know I've got it easy

I cut smoke on the black top, heating the slicks, I've got a custom tooled suspension low to handle the drift
She needed to unwind when he cracked that carburetor

Girl you know you get around, I know you didn't need that kind of pressure
Little girl these words you're wearing out, I ain't wrong, but we know it don't matter
I ain't wrong, but we both know it don't matter

Its that look on your face with his lips on your neck, makes the music hard of hearing, but its what you'd expect
She needed to unwind, but baby got off easy

Girl you know you get around, I know you didn't need that kind of pressure
Little girl these words you're wearing out, I ain't wrong, but we know it don't matter
I ain't wrong, but we both know it don't make any difference what I say

Dead cats in the elevator, sixteen stones, this aint getting better, I just want to go home
I came for the ride, but I should have known better
She fooled me once or twice, but I should have known better
She told me a bunch of lies, but I should have known better
Track Name: The Tower Song
They came with their boots on and faces painted red
Well if its war they want, then war they will get
With just an eye of you, developing tunnel view
They proved they would die for you

Did you see me, with your gun
Trying to defend you
Locked towers safe from harm
Baby I'll protect you
Oh oh what am i to do
Oh oh what is this ive done

Don't let their waving banners, lock your pretty eyes
Its always the first they take and if I'm not mistaken
Its really me your saving

Did you see me, with your gun
Trying to defend you
Locked towers safe from harm
Baby I'll protect you
Oh oh what am i to do
Oh oh what is this ive done

They're shouting cat calls and you're screaming lies
Baby this ones for you I've loaded enough for two
And I fucking love you baby

Did you see me, with your gun
Trying to defend you
Locked towers safe from harm
Baby I'll protect you
Oh oh what am i to do
Oh oh what is this ive done

Did you see me
What am i to do
What is this ive done
Baby I'll perfect you
Track Name: Confidence Man
Been a little while since you came around
As I recall, we tore up the streets of this town
But we all know how no one knows you when you're down
Who could be to blame, anyone would do the same
How about you

I guess I'm really asking, do you ever recognize
My old familiar glimmer in another set of eyes
And do they drown your battles in another set of lies
Who could be to blame, anyone could do the same
How about you

Now and then I'll admit I get caught in a day dream
Don't we all feel the seasons turn
Tell myself over and over I'm waiting
Waiting for when will I learn

Been a little while since you came around
As i recall you wore out the sheets in this town
We all know you get so lonely when you're down
Who could be to blame, anyone could do the same
How about you
How about you