Quarters & Wax

by Aphids

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Total Refill Styles vary across the album, from post to math to indie rock, keeping them tracks tasty fresh the whole way along. Favorite track: When I Go.
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Recorded in 45 hours over a 4 day span at WMUC radio station at the University of Maryland.
Includes 9 brand new tracks, and 2 remastered tracks from "A Broken Bone Or Two"

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released October 7, 2012

Aphids is:

Trevor Nierendorf (guitar, lead vocals)
John Stackpole (bass, guitar)
Robby Bowen (drums, vocals)
Thomas Lardner (trumpet)
Nick Calvitt (guitar, mandolin)

Special thanks to Alex Bohn for backup vocals on "I Always Do"

Produced by Aphids
Recorded and mixed by Trevor Nierendorf at the University of Maryland WMUC studio
Mastered by Steve Corrao at Sage Audio
Artwork by Hugh Boyd

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Track Name: Tired
Was it worth it
To see me falling down
Was it worth it
To see me hit the ground
Was it worth it
Was it better than you'd ever known
Was it worth it
Did he make you feel at home
Something I could never do

I'm lost
I need your love, your heart again
I need to feel it beat under skin
I need your love, your heart again
I need to feel it beat under skin

I'm so, so, so, so tired

I'm done
I need some air, I need some space
I need a place where I can waste my days
I need some air, I need some space
I need to watch the light cast shadows on your face

I'm so, so, so, so tired
Track Name: The Hot Wax
I took the long way home, because, I could
These days never, turn out, the way, they should

Stuck at a red light
Caught in a fire fight

I never saw you this way before
Almost broke my hand, when you slammed the door

Always was passive
The fall out was massive
Our grip is slipping
The hot wax is dripping,
On to my hand

This will never be the same
This can never go away
Track Name: As Much As We Could
If I planted a flower in pavement, do you think it would grow?
I don’t know
There’s a variable, in the movement of nature
Like feet on hot pavement
They dance, they dance, around
They barely touch the ground
We march, we march along
Day by day

And all I see
Are the patterns around me
At the top of the hill, lies a tree
Seen it all before me

Studying progress, one might conclude
That often the old, reflects the new
And it’s sad to say, that we don’t learn
As much as we could
But sometimes we’ll see
What’s around the bend behind the trees
We create technology
To make it be

And all I see
Are the patterns around me
If it happened before, it will happen again
If it happened before
Track Name: Stone Harbor
I came to you broken
Eyes shut but opened
Up when you carried me
You followed my motion
Sand and the ocean
Swelled up to bury me
You stepped in my footprints
Became what I meant
When I said I was home
But you have made your choice
You have made your voice
Clear, I'll leave it alone

And I know, I know

Now it is empty
Just sand beneath me
And I have lost my way
The beach is endless
Dark, cold and senseless
Now that you've turned away
But I've been dreaming
And I've been keeping
Warm with the words you left
Said you were worried
Feelings were blurry
You haven't turned back yet

And I know, I know

And I wish that I could hate you
But I just hate myself
And I wish that I could change you
But I can't change myself
Track Name: Flicker, Smoke
She swears, she swore she loved him
But she seems more or less confused
Every night they'll fight like cats and dogs
But it always the same, was it always this way

You, need to open your eyes girl
He treats you right girl
Don't take him for granted

She says he's free of ball and chain
But the scars on his ankles don't say the same
He tries so hard to smile
But it's tough, when she's hanging off his face

You, need to open your eyes girl
He treats you right girl
Don't take him for granted

I could never do the same as him
I could never be the same as him
Track Name: Coca Cola Drive
Meet me at coca cola drive
We'll pretend everything's alright
We'll watch the airplanes flying up all night

And at the end of some old street
We'll watch the traffic in the heat
We'll feel the asphalt melting under feet
And on an empty open road
Get lost and find a new way home
It's always better when we're not alone
And in a darkened alleyway
We'll figure out to make this stay
I will not rest until the light of day

Oh, my love, I'd die for you now even still
I'm not ready just yet

Here I stand alone
You rattle through my bones

And in the middle of the page
I find that i have been replaced
A simple sentence that has been erased
And at the ending of the book
I find you gone and i am shook
I fill my head with all the words you took
And in the middle of a dream
As I turn in restless sleep
I see you holding on somebody's sleeve

And at my best I have seen you at your worst

I won't run, not anymore
My feet are so sore

Here I stand alone
You rattle through my bones
Now I know my place
It's written on your face
Track Name: I Always Do
I've been lost, I've been lost you know I have
But I found, found my way back to you
I always do

I am not, I am not better yet
But I will, I will see better ends
I always do

And I hold, and I hold you out
What I'm told, what I'm told I doubt
I always do

I've been lost, I've been lost you know I have
But I found, found my way back to you
I always do

I've been waiting, I've been taken in

But that's not who I am now
Track Name: Vivid Scene
I found sight
Lying in the backyard
Staring at the stars
And the grass was wet

And we end up
Back at square one

I found thought
Lying on the pavement
Wondering where the days went
Making a mess

And you can listen
But can you learn

Take what you can, don’t leave so soon
Every second, electric bloom
Tripping in triplets, the vivid scene
Seeing the world, from inside a dream

I found sound
Sitting on the back porch
Candle as a torch
And I’m covered in wax

Take care now
But we’re gonna lose it anyway

I found life
In every waking moment
Holding onto something
That’s holding back

Open up

Take what you can, don’t leave so soon
Every second, electric bloom
Tripping in triplets, the vivid scene
Seeing the world, from inside a dream
Track Name: A Perfect Array
Go out on a limb, you’ve got nothing to lose
Except for maybe a broken bone or two
Where the thought of the fall, is worse than the fall itself
Or sit, souvenir on the shelf

You always got your way
But not today
You never took the blame
But not today

Lost for the sake of learning the way
I fell awake
Dream like in sequence the places we frequent all melted like clay
Then I awake to a scarier state, a perfect array

You always got your way
But not today
You never took the blame
But not today
Track Name: When I Go
When I go I’ll go my own way
I will feel the wind on my face
I will see the ground approaching
Finally I will be free now

Free to face the night on my own

When I leave I’ll leave my own way
I will look up to the surface
I will feel the water on me
Finally I will be free then

Free to face the night on my own

When I go I’ll find my own way
I will taste the cold, hard metal
I will feel its warmth in my mouth
Finally I will be free then

Free to face the night on my own

When I leave I’ll make my own way
I will leave behind my body
When I go I’ll do it my way
I will be free from my body
Track Name: Haven't Had Much Luck
My crooked spine's a winding staircase
And it twists its way through me
It used to hold my bones all in place
Now it's crumbling, can't you see
I can feel you climbing up it
Kicking my nerves as you embark
Then you reach the top where you sit
And make your home there in the dark
Between my ears, behind my forehead
The only place I know you now
You will reside there until I'm dead
Or I've forgotten you somehow

Haven't had much luck lately, I'm giving up