Skip School, Start Fights

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Skip School, Start Fights
Studio album by Hit the Lights
Released July 8, 2008
Recorded The Pilot Studio
Genre Pop punk
Length 40:36
Label Triple Crown
Producer Rob Freeman
Hit the Lights chronology
This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder
Skip School, Start Fights
Coast to Coast (EP)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 70%[1]

Skip School, Start Fights is the second full-length studio album from the American pop punk band Hit the Lights, released on July 8, 2008. It was mixed by Zach Odom and Kenneth Mount (Mayday Parade, All Time Low, Cartel). This is the first release with their new vocalist, Nick Thompson, who previously played guitar and provide backing vocals. Demo versions of the songs "Drop the Girl", "Stay Out", and "Don't Wait" were released on the internet before the album's release featuring Colin Ross before he left the band. It is unknown if Ross demoed other songs for the record. The album features guest vocals from Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low on the song "Don't Wait" and Shane Henderson of Valencia on the song "Drop the Girl". The album peaked at number 97 on the Billboard 200 and number 11 on the Independent Albums chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Count It!" - 1:02
  2. "Breathe In" - 3:07
  3. "Stay Out" - 3:47
  4. "Drop the Girl" (feat. Shane Henderson from Valencia) - 3:21
  5. "Tell Me Where You Are" - 4:02
  6. "Hangs 'Em High" - 2:54
  7. "Back Breaker" - 3:25
  8. "Don't Wait" (feat. Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low) - 3:36
  9. "Cry Your Eyes Out" - 3:07
  10. "Statues" - 3:04
  11. "Say What You Wanna Say" - 3:11
  12. "Winding Down" - 3:12
  13. "On and On" - 2:56

iTunes Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "How Will I Know?" - Cover of the 1985 Whitney Houston single
  2. "Drop the Girl (Rowdy Boiz remix)" - Produced by The Secret Handshake