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Mean

by Wyla

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Recorded at El Rancho Morbido, Fall 2016- Spring 2017.
Engineered and mixed by Ryan Slagle
Produced by Edward Madill
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege

Special thanks to Anna-Maria Babcock, Robbie Breitweiser, Daniel Torres, Tony Scalia, Jordan Adams, Kenneth Harrington, Zach Wright, and all of our friends and families, more than is possible to list. You know who you are.

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released September 25, 2018

Britt Benson-Greer - Bass
Matthew Kotarba - Drums
Edward Madill - Guitar, Organ, Synthesizer, Voice
Ryan Slagle - Guitar

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Track Name: Elevator Went
Empty threats of suicide,
As you talk about the meaning
Without actually dreaming of
Doing the deed any time soon.

If everything is so light and empty,
How come it feels so heavy?
And if life is so simple and easy,
How come its driving you crazy?

With pre-sleep conclusions
That heaven is using
It's role in your heart
For its own stupid part in
Putting off beauty until doom.

If everything is so light and empty,
How come it feels so heavy?
And if life is so simple and easy,
How come its driving you crazy?

Hope-sick brain,
The elevator came,
Took us up on down,
But we ended in the same place,
You know we ended in the same place.

Where we stepped right out
Into the hollows of the mouth,
Finally gonna make it to the
What's it all about?
All this water in the drought...

Rode it like a carpet
Through the big, white store,
Up and down the aisles,
Always wanting more,
Always wanting more.

But your pocket's full of lint,
The elevator went,
Trying not to hurry,
But now you're chasing it,
Flying but falling back...

Because the wax wings melt,
And the paper wings burn,
But when the sun's gone out,
We're all getting hurt
Track Name: Heart Attack
Woke up from a heart attack,
Lost everything and gained it back.
Maybe cancer will kill me, too,
Before I ever even get a chance to meet you.

Who's scared of nothing?
Nothing at all.
'Cause nothing is all we'll have
When everything is gone.

Who's scared of nothing?
Nothing at all.
'Cause nothing is all we'll have
When everything is gone.

But with denouncement of modern things
Comes the thoughts that Luiddites bring.
I like the future as much as you,
As long as its intent is thought out through-and-through.

Who's scared of nothing?
Nothing at all.
'Cause nothing is all we'll have
When everything is gone.

Who's scared of nothing?
Nothing at all.
'Cause nothing is all we'll have
When everything is gone.
Track Name: Mar
Sealing up the windows,
To keep out the cold,
Just passing through the poison belt,
Come to level us.

It's a difficult machine
To keep from sinking in the ocean.
When you're lost at sea
You fall into the motions.

From our spot atop the hill,
We watched the bodies pause.
Breathing off the tanks we filled
To ward away the fog.

We brought the machine,
Cold steel and oxygen,
To this disaster scene,
Now we're watching as the world ends.

Here the walls are
See-through mirrors,
Rootless stem feeders.
Wet mouth, open ears,
Swept palate, thrill seekers.

This haze of
Cups measured,
Baited moving weather,
Hot eyes, heavy air,
Couch talk, clock tare

This tip of crystal,
Cradled by
The arms of sunken ice,
The cracked hull's alright,
Foam white,
Mouth full,
Belly tight.
Track Name: Messages
Messages I can hardly read,
Eyes that sigh more than they breathe,
Acid washed, and acid cleaned,
Those thoughts I knew
I didn't need.

I know how i'm going to rebuild my world,
With the sky on the ground, and the birds on the floor,
And a sun-drenched goddess,
Out-of-focus in the light.
But i don't know how I'm gonna make it last,
I could stone myself silly but I'd burn myself fast,
And I ain't got no money to
Escape like that.

Please, please, please,
Just let me know,
If you're really there,
If not, I'll go.
'Cause I don't wanna put
Ourselves through that,
But being alone
Can be so damn sad.

I know how i'm going to rebuild my world,
With the sky on the ground, and the birds on the floor,
And a sun-drenched goddess,
Out-of-focus in the light.
But i don't know how I'm gonna make it last,
I could stone myself silly but I'd burn myself fast,
And I ain't got no money to
Escape like that.
Track Name: Process Addiction
There's a cave of rabbits with nowhere to go,
The ceilings low there, inside the hole.
It's all over for the fur-covered meat,
Hair-line fractures gone and broken their teeth.

You shot the, you shot the messenger,
In your big plot to catch the predator.

It was after Easter and you lost your head,
Thought you could have it all,
Got none instead.
Moved the door and you left your clothes,
If the shroud was sacred, it never showed.

Who shot the...?
You shot the messenger,
In your big plot to catch a predator.

Who shot the...?
You shot the messenger,
In your big plot to catch a predator.

Release the ears you pinched and ripped,
Drawn back by rabbits, clever and quick.
Track Name: Black Cat
This rope inside,
It's been bringing me down,
Just a-pullin' at the top of my lungs,
A sort of heartache buried underground
Until it's finally risen above.

And it's taking my breath,
Stealing the best from,
Every single thing I do,
Every single thing I do.

I don't mean for you to worry,
Yeah, everything will turn out just fine,
You'll get yours and I'll get mine,
In Due time, in due time, in due time

But it's taking my breath,
Stealing the best from,
Every single thing i do,
Every single thing i do.

Someone said they lost their black yesterday,
Hope that means this bad luck's gone away,
Gone away, or never there in the first place.

They all said to jump the ship before it sinks,
Let fortunes favor the psychics
With those visions that show them where to go,
And the maps for the rest of us to follow.
Track Name: Skeleton
The skeleton walks,
As the dark settles
And the sun goes down,
Picking thorns to weave a crown
And guard the town.
In the distance, he hears the sound
Of people laughing loud,

So, next night he leaves,
Wrapped in jacket,
Though it isn't cold outside,
Skeleton, what are you trying to hide?
"I'm scared 'cause I don't wanna hurt anyone too much,
But I can't help but killing everything i touch,
And i just wanna learn the rules of the games they play."

As the night grew low and the moon shone,
Someone caught a glimpse of bone-white.
Skeleton, you're such a fright.
"I'm scared, 'cause i don't wanna hurt anyone too much,
But I cant help but killing everything I touch."

Now it's time to go.
Now it's time to run away.
Let yourself give anywhere but here a silver-lining,
Have you had your fill?
Are you sick of keeping still?
Married to the thought that maybe things could have been better?

Well i hope you make it far,
far beyond the mountain-scarred
skies with no horizon to taunt you with its treasures.

Now it's time to go.
Track Name: You're the One
Followed home by thoughts of you
And you're similarity to the
Girls I've always been attracted to.
Eyes that actually look at mine,
A secret desire to be divine
And an overwhelming sense that you're the one.

You're the one,
You're the one,
You're the one,
You're the one.

You know me well enough to know I'll
Never be enough to
Satisfy your
Love of death.
But I'll keep up my fantasy,
Innocent as it can be,
And smile always anyway.

Always anyway,
Always anyway,
Always anyway,
Always anyway.
Track Name: Jack of All Trades
Jack of all trades,
Master of none,
You get spread so thin,
But you don't come undone.

Take this deck of all spades,
Get your full-house and run,
Don't you worry bout losing it,
you've already won.
Track Name: How the World Goes 'Round
Hear the voices when the fan's on high,
I swear to god that they can read my mind,
'Cause they tell me stories 'bout the spirals and curves,
All the funneled envelopes of broken words.

And if that's how the world goes 'round,
Get me down, let me out,
Get me down, let me out.

I see the ghosts when the candles gone out,
All the smoke filling up the top of the house,
Its like whoever lived here must have burned up alive,
'Cause the carpet's filled with ash from the fire.

And if that's how the world goes 'round,
Get me down, let me out,
Get me down, let me out.

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