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released March 11, 2014

Produced by Aphids
Engineered by Sean Mercer
Mixed by Mat Leffler-Schulman
Recorded at Mobtown Studios in Baltimore, MD

Mastered by Steve Corrao at Sage Audio

Special thanks to Sean Mercer for backup vocals on Drywall and Fox Mulder on Winter's Bony Body


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Track Name: Two
Cannot see
And I
Couldn’t tell you where I went last night

In that fugue state
Not quite awake
But I finally understood what you said
In the hospital bed

I’ve got some bones in the ground
That I don’t wanna take about
I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve
That you don’t wanna be around

And you
Don’t wanna be where I’m at, cause you
Wouldn’t ever see me
The same again
And I
Can get so apathetic when worse things have happened
And I’m sorry
That I can be so cynical

In that fugue state
Not quite awake
And I’ll never understand the lies
That come out of your mouth
Track Name: Drywall
Keep your hair up, for a little while
You know I love you when you're tired
We could race, raindrops running down
My window by the stairs

But my mother will be home soon

Keep the lights on, if you go
I need the shadow's company
All your wrecking ball thoughts
They blow right through my home

Oh I hope it is rebuilt soon

And the shadows dance
As the roof caves in
And the raindrops run
Down the drywall in the living room

If the air is words you breathe
I don't have to drive you home

I found a piece of you in my room
Planted it in the carpet
I watered, waited, watched you bloom
Flowers are flesh, blood soil
Delicate and wilting, are you?

Eight months on, your ghost is gone

Keep your eyes closed, for a little while
You know I hate it when you peek
Track Name: Word After Word
Tripped over word after word, stuck in a frame
Look but don’t touch that’s enough, keep it the same
Clear unlike plaster, as easy to fracture, watch it break
Thousands of pieces this mess have you seen it’s a shame

Ashes, ashes, we all stood still
Faster, faster, empty out the till
He is a bastard, scared to look at her, forgets his lines
Shuffle stage right, the sincere look of fright, deep in his eyes
Mumbles and tumbles down 3 flights of stairs, been there before
Posing the question of unclear intentions, make up your mind

Ashes, ashes, we all stood still
Drastic, sarcastic, mocks from the sill
He stares from the outside
Looking in
Not scared on the outside
But fearful within

(Like I don't know you)
Track Name: Inhale;Exhale
Of great deceit
The endless feat
Amongst us all
We all compete
I took your word
The words I heard
Were not the same
A different picture frame

And you always had
A secret to tell
Under your breath
Inside your shell

We tried so hard
I drove so far
Only to end up
Walking in reverse
It’s not you it’s me
I swear
There’s nothing to see here

And you always had
A secret to tell
Under your breath
Inside your shell
Unclench your jaw
Draw in a breath
The things that we saw
In varying depth
Track Name: Winter's Bony Body
Winter's bony body keeps me sleepless
And I don't mind

Winter's bony body keeps me sleepless
Twisting, turning, quivering, under the sheets

She's cold, can't feel her bones
She's cold, can't feel her toes

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