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Mister Right 02:17
I’m gonna fuck you up My love is outta sight High-octane mother fuck, yeah I do this every night My mind is over dressed My head is water-tight It’s not that easy honey To be you’re mister right I’m gonna be your mister right I’m gonna knock you outta sight I’m gonna be your mister right I’m gonna knock you outta sight Hot shit not comin down Red-lined and outta sight I’m gonna lock you up Stick you with dynamite My mind is over dressed My head is water-tight It’s not that easy honey To be you’re mister right
Tonight I feel like I’m in a dream I’m flying I see everything Was it something I had to drink Or am I coming apart at the seams She’s standing right here in front of me She wrote the words and she’s starting to sing Something about a Chevrolet And a boy and girl and a Saturday It’s like I’m flying and I Don’t every wanna come back down Oh yeah I wanna get down with her tonight It’s the only place I wanna be I’m turning into a brand new me Thanks to the ??? I can finally see Every moment is Friday night She’s the sky and I’m lost at sea I’m all alone on a movie screen I’m ready to play my big scene All the pieces fall into place Now that I know what I wanna be
Feel Alive 04:12
Just like you need I’m a beast on your pretty face Fuck you up rotten love I’m a head case Got a knife gonna loose my tension In my head I feel the friction This feeling inside I took it all and it ate me alive I’m bleeding out my feelings, yeah I’m gonna be just who I wanna be You’re gonna give all your love right to me I gotta find my sin salvation You’re the means of my damnation This feeling inside I took it all and it ate me alive My hands are being tied I’m all alone and feel alive I’m bleeding out my feelings, yeah I’m bleeding out my feelings, yeah
Oh My Nadine 01:26
She’s got what I need and I gotta have it everyday if I can Oh my Nadine My life is ending can’t you see that You the only girl I wanna be with I’m bleeding out my heart I can’t go on
Don’t bother talking it’s the same I’m sick of taking all the blame Don’t even call me on the phone I’m not afraid to be alone I’m gonna make you bleed For what you done to me My love was never free to take You got it all and made it hate All of the rage you see in me, yeah It’s gonna make me set you free, yeah
She’s in a cage like a rat you can’t keep her Fool around with a man cause he hates I’m in love it’s a bad situation Inside my head she’s my medication Do you want me I gotta know tonight Do you want me A funny feeling inside Do you want Feels like I’m gonna die It’s gonna be all right It’s gonna take all night I’m afraid of the things she tells me Making plans like she don’t believe me I’m afraid of the confrontation She’s in need of my best persuasion
Mine Tonite 02:08
She’s got me running a fever She’s got me feeling all right I’m finding every day that I need her To tuck the covers at night Before my life was caving in Her loving made me high again This time I’m never gonna say goodnight I’ve got to make her mine tonight I’ve got a little fire inside me It burned a hole in my heart So many reasons I’m finding To hope where never apart
She’s my baby she makes me feel all right She’s my Friday night lover she’s outta sight I love her so much I just can’t help myself I don’t want her to grow up and love someone else She is all I ever wanted She is all I ever need She is all I ever wanted She’s everything to me She’s my baby she gets me every night Under the covers she wants to hold me tight I need her so much I just can’t help myself I’m never gonna grow up and love someone else
Hypodermic 02:09
Baby went to med school Says that I’m real sick I’m degenerated My skull is 10 feet thick She’s real good with needles Sticks me twice a day I don’t know what she gives me But it makes me feel OK I love her bedside manner but there’s one thing on my mind There’s a rash on my ass and my straight jacket’s too tight She gets under my skin Let the infection begin She gets under my skin Hypodermic Takin’ me for a joyride In a stolen Ambulance Givin’ me thorazine Cause she wants in my pants Gives me all her lovin’ Intravenously I wonder what the hell she Puts in my IV
Nitro Doll 03:21
She’s got an atom bomb She’s gonna blow me out My little nitro doll She likes to scream and shout She’s daddy’s little girl A rocket in my vein She’s mommy’s little thrill Give me something for the pain We’re burying the needle She’s not afraid to feel We’re burying the needle She’s not afraid to feel She’s not invincible
I got a girlfriend she’s fine you know she’s playing with the needle all day She’s got the body of a goddess and she’s doing everything that I say I give her all that she wants just to keep her from going away She likes to listen to my music in the morning and in the night She says she’s never gonna grow up but I’m thinking that she just might She likes to dance the mashed potato till the dawning of morning light I keep her locked up in the closet so the other fellas don’t get smart Ain’t nobody in the world ever gonna tear us apart She’s my junkyard girlfriend and I’m keeping her close to my heart
Cut Me Out 05:37
I’m runnin hot I’m chewin on a razor blade Tonight I’m changin all the little plans you made Drive through the night in the red do you feel the flame After the fire nothin's ever gonna be the same The hate inside me It’s all I wanted Cut me out I’m a demon baby for your love Scream and shout we gonna do just what your dreamin of We're waiting for the time To come alive Feeling alright she's a fever got a hold of me Curl up inside me girl I’ll show you everything No end in sight in the streets I know you love to hate This love is hot can't you feel it baby radiate
The Sinner 02:44
She’s the girl with the ugly face I’m the man in an angry place I’m gonna love you baby in your skin I’m the devil gonna make you sin Dance together momma 1 2 3


When John Mark moved to the DC area in 2002, he joined the pop punk band, Plan 15, with Pete Martone on bass and vocals, Kevin Scandal on guitar and Alan Slimak on drums. it was Pete's project, and he decided shortly thereafter to put Plan 15 on hold and begin playing RCR songs. Scandal moved out of the area before this, making RCR a three-piece with John Mark on guitar and vocals. This album is the result of this second incarnation of ROCKET CITY RIOT.

Within a few months, Dave Seiden joined the band on lead guitar, and added a new depth to the band's sound with his furious noodling approach to guitar playing.

Martone's approach to bass playing is to give it all and then some and his experience with pop songs adds a unique perspective on the mostly hard-rocking tunes on this record.

Slimak's background is in metal, and it is no more apparent on the recordings he has made for RCR than here. Double bass and a kit of a thousand toms add punch and fever to the basic approach to songwriting John Mark took on these songs.

At this time, John Mark was still a relatively new songwriter, and it shows here with an eclectic mix of pop, rock and punk songs. More a collection of singles than a cohesive album, POP KILLER still shines brightly and stands as a testament to the brief period of time when the band performed regularly and refined their sound on the stage rather than in the studio.

Many of the songs are re-recordings of demos from 2000 and 2001 which appeared later on the collection Middle Age Suicide in 2006 on Magnatune.com, but the others were written by John Mark during this period.

The new songs are Down With Her, Feel Alive, Oh My Nadine, Mine Tonite, Junkyard Girlfriend, Cut Me Out and The Sinner. The rest are re-recorded versions of earlier demos.

This version of POP KILLER includes three exclusive bonus tracks recorded live in studio for WMUC in College Park , Md. in 2003.


released November 1, 2003

All songs by John Mark King


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