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released November 1, 2016

Nate Garner - Saxophone
Jarred Fehrenbach - Trumpet

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Track Name: Rise
now I know the meaning of curiosity killing the cat
so do I bury the body, or carry it on my back?
did you kill it yourself, or did it kill itself for you?
the death of one old has awakened one new
Track Name: April Is The Cruelest Month
walls are closing in, then they all fall to the ground
the threat has never been so real, my body might never be found
my thoughts are leaking out of my head, my world's no longer safe and sound
the only thing that's going to help me now is a bullet in the mouth

the only thing that keeps me alive
is a devil in the crosshairs, two eyes in the sky
a third one inside, a flame in a jar
I ripped off the lid, and the room filled with fire
and it smashes through a glass cage
burns the masquerade of innocence
inhibitions, expectations, cast away
realize the masked game we play
is just a new interpretation of the same old plague
before I could think, the world became so small
before I can blink, I see it all

that shit you can't un-see
spent the last few years trying to snap back like a bungee
what the fuck's wrong with me?
with every day I feel a little less alive
'cept when that fire burns bright in my insides
said it all, therefore I said nothing clearly
now they're more delirious than me
I feel like a million dollars during hyperinflation
when it takes a wheelbarrow full of cash to buy a pack of reds
only solace left in nothingness
look me in the eyes
I am become death

voices in my head keep screaming
I can't even hear myself breathing
world is changing, this ship is sinking
sky is falling, everything's burning
don't think for a second that I can't see it
every day of my life I can't escape it
my world is changing, this ship is sinking
no one's the person they used to be
Track Name: Ghosts
find things about yourself that you will soon forget
counting old friends left behind, a jaded mind to go with it
hate flowing through your veins, but jealousy is all you feel
mistaken from the start, always wrong, it never ends
you can never be in love until you learn to be alone
you will never miss those heavy eyes until you're left with none
never taste true happiness until you hang your head
Track Name: Gel Capsule
a new day is calling from somewhere out in the open wild
grass is singing and the trees are screaming from beneath the sidewalk
it's only a matter of time 'fore they start talking to each other
why'd we wait this long to realize we don't have that much longer?
the drips are starting to get to me, I'll let them get the best of me
give it a few more minutes and I'll surely be intensely
chewing all the way through my left cheek ,don't try to stop the bleeding
'cause there's a man in the bushes, he's waiting for his next drink
fuck it, I'm too tired to think
trapped in a bubble, washing down all these marshmallows with Jack Daniels and some trouble
for a while it doesn't matter that the truth has burned what's left of me
blindly I stumble on in hopes that I can set my hens free
Track Name: Antebellum Rising
antebellum rising, 9.8 meters per second
second only to the speed at which the room is spinning
cross sectional definite death
hesitation's the beginning to an early ending
antebellum floating in that shit you just blew chunks of
on your hands and knees wishing you had kept to smoking mustard
all seeing, past codeining, you're Cobaining
there's a possibility you won't have a body left to discharge
my mesothelioma death from asbestos
spike my tongue
when did all these dragons start chasing me?
paranoia comes right on time
jump into the backseat of a gold 2-door Saturn S-Series
Track Name: Them Daisies
can't laugh anymore
them daisies covered up dead bodies
scratching, clawing for the door
my fists are trembling, someone's calling
telephone is ringing in the next room, all the neighbor's hear me
waiting for the next in line to hit the hills
and don't stop running
nevermore will I devote my time, my mind, my energy to it
succubus of earth's creation, my Achille's tendon's aching
I'm still waiting for the bell to sound it's toll
signal awakening
but I'll never hear it's chimes until I ring it
my hand's shaking
Track Name: Fool's Errand
baby, you wanna play games?
show me your shit and I'll show you the same
I was never much for games, but if the stakes are high enough, best believe that I'll play

breathe in, breathe out, your lips pressed against her mouth
I found you a key, now you won't get locked out
and you don't like to shout, but you will if you need to
you'll give you a good seeing to 'cause you're inside, I'm out

now you've stepped over the line
now you're tied up with my time
piece back together the sweater you stole
and I'm ceding control, I'll meet you at the boat

take me far away
he'll never find the right crosswords to say
and he still smokes weed every day, to the chagrin of his tendencies toward malaise
Track Name: In The Family
You won't help me
'cause I can't help you
that's too bad
I don't need you
you want the different
but you're the same
fucked-up idiot
in your fucking game

In the family is where
I should be
it's all too cool
too cool for me
I want to be arrogant
just like you
In the family is where
I should be

Play with you and kiss your ass
you need the money
need it bad
you and your weird sexual trip
this song's for you
I break the grip...
Track Name: Lillipads (Metaxa)
this old world is really something
this old world's something I love, yes I do
but I don't want this here world, not one bit
if I can't be in this world without you

c'mon, dance your heart out, dance over this way
c'mon, dance 'til you can't even move
and when we're all done dancing, I'll sit beside you
we'll spend the rest of our days howlin' at the moon

oh, the stars, they always keep me company
when I'm alone and I'm thinkin' of you
but them stars will never hold me
they'll never hug me, never kiss me like you do

c'mon tell me, tell me the answer
whisper words into my ear, so sweet and true
or just let the wind speak for you, like I always like to do
'cause I love you more than words could ever prove
Track Name: Choke
if you're so dead, then act like it
it's why you dance like you're lit
life is long
not long enough

move through space, say no words
leave no trace, there is no urge
see your face in my mirror
[I hate you so fucking much]
find your place, walk the earth
[I love you, I can't get enough]

jacaranda trees looking at me
rose-colored lenses from the petals to the roots, beneath the streets
I trip where broken slabs of concrete meet
I throb so sweet

and I repeat my empty sheets
of manifesto destiny
endlessly, endlessly

nah, fuck that, I don't stop for you
back turned, I'm on top of you
mayday I'm the first mate, but my hand's wrapped 'round the captain's jugular
[word!]
I'm gonna take it around the world and bring the roaches too
now I'm used to you
now I paint pictures of you
bric-a-brac, through and through
it's translucent with 10x zoom
now I paint pictures of you, now I paint pictures of you
there's no use in stopping you
you'll do what you're gonna do
I'm gonna rip the world down, I hope that's cool with you
Track Name: King Of Hearts
dear heavenly father, forgive me for I have sinned
I killed a man today, the virus was alive in him
slap those cuffs upon my wrists, I could give a fuck
take me far away from here, make me taste my own blood

love is love, drugs or no drugs
you're a star child
Norma Jean is calling
now it's time to dial

I can't take one more second between these dying paper walls
all I need is a match and I'll light this place right up to Kingdom Come
she walks up to me and she asks me if I've ever met god
I told her, "take a long walk off a short pier, and fall off"

daisies, orchids, birds of paradise
oh, what a year
tired when you're awake
and you're restless when you're here

I saw the sky burning, I was scared but now i'm learning
3's and 7's keep on turning up, and my father's not helping
I was walking past the monastery on Orange and 10th Street
when I happened to happen upon something that keeps my stomach churning
Track Name: MYF
every day we kill and write, every night's the same
we kill your family and use their blood to write all of our names
shoot your father, stab your mother, eat your sister's brains
take your grandma's walker and make her feel pain

MYF, MYF, murder your family
MYF, MYF, murder your family
MYF, MYF, murder your family
MYF, MYF, kill your fucking family

slaughter, slaughter, slaughter, we're laughing as we kill
'cause MYF's a way of life, and we love what we do
we don't give a fuck what you say, or think, or do
'cause MYF is out to kill, we're coming straight for you
Track Name: Signal Hill ft. Vertigo Senses
(CAxLITE)

do you know the feeling
when life's serene enough
to the point you could be dreaming
and you miss reality, wanna wake up?
I met a girl once, she puts her hair up
she idolizes Lux Interior, she's a fine one
she's not around much, but I don't mind it
for company, I got a mask that keeps the sun off of my eyelids
without her, I would still strive for success
but what's the journey worth without someone to share the prize with?
every few years I'll run into her
for a while she was dating him, now she's dating that girl
sometimes she wears her red-dyed hair in curls
we took a walk on the beach once, she showed me her world

(SENSES)

by then, we'd been in it together for quite a long time, her and me
exploring the boundaries stuck between madness and the sea
sincerely an overdose of reality to those of weak will
seeking pleasure as the horizons spill sherbet into the sky
falling into the night
I can sense my sight's taken
I can feel the ice breaking as she's making me feel like more of a man
each day in every way
I gotta hand it to the lady, got me goin' crazy
should I stay or should I go?
so many destinations but she's the only place I know
I wonder if she'd take it personal if I took a vacation
I can feel the pressure, seconds being wasted

(CAxLITE)

she drives me crazy
she's so sadistic when she sedates me
drags me by the balls across the floor and then she plays with me
mind games are her specialty 'cause she comes off so endearing
she's got two tongues and only one tongue piercing

(SENSES)

'cause she's a nasty little girl, dirty but beautiful in her own way
canvas covered in illustrations, sunflowers in her dark alleyway
probably seen sadder days, lonely Saturday nights
she chooses to splatter brains leaving no evidence in sight

(CAxLITE)

now I'm sure as hell shellshocked
hellshockin' the ice block between me and this conversation
staring at the clock
waiting 'til it hits six hours and 66 minutes
wondering if it rings nine times when I hit it
thinkin' about the way the light hits it
about all the sad songs inside it
I'll die before I letcha feast your eyes on it
I could care less what you summon
why don't you go back to your brunches and luncheons?

(SENSES)

'cause your motive's unknown
feeding on the intellect of innocence
corruption in your system, but that's not exactly breaking news
I'm paying dues, like my debt to society
sobriety no longer on my mind as I climb the skyline
just to get high with you one last time
and fully pick apart your pieces, undressing you with my eyes, so fine
I can hear the song of the siren
as the flashing lights drive by
Track Name: Lillipads
this old world is really something
this old world's something I love, yes I do
but I don't want this here world, not one bit
'cause I can't be in this world without you

c'mon, dance your heart out, dance over this way
c'mon, dance 'til you can't even move
and when we're all done dancing, I'll sit beside you
we'll spend the rest of our days howlin' at the moon

oh, the stars, they always keep me company
when I'm alone and I'm thinkin' of you
but them stars will never hold me
they'll never hug me, never kiss me like you do

c'mon tell me, tell me the answer
whisper words into my ear, so sweet and true
or just let the wind speak for you, like I always like to do
'cause I love you more than words could ever prove
Track Name: Ram's Blood (Surreal)
I just heard life is a lie [surreal]
can't hear your thoughts, but you can hear mine [surreal]

dead inside
you told me you are too, so there's nothing left to hide
come a little closer to the edge with me
you call me crazy, well maybe the fuck I am
but it's too late, you're inside
I don't know what's happened to me
defibrillate my mind at the cost of my integrity
that sounds fine by me
let me just numb myself first
it's a long way down, but I know
I got to, need to get away from the light fast
blind 'til night
it makes no sense to me

you're the fucking devil, woman [surreal]
hot water feels cold in the mid-morning [surreal]
I just want this all to be over [for real]
tie the cord, kick the chair, now watch me heal [good is evil]

I'm so paranoid
stop in the middle of the street and run
it's a cult bruh, and they're coming to get me
fertility, C.A.C.C.
visions of you at the center of an orgy in the library
I can see, I can see
I can see patterns in the Nth degree
it's all about G-theory
the feeling, the flavor
do me a little favor
shut your fucking mouth, because
everything you say makes my ears bleed
I can see, I can see
get the fuck off of me

three fingers get the spirit out
doused like a light, she's suppressed
but there's doubt
your mother's god in your house
compromised by black magic, that you're sure about
I want out, I want out
your grin's making me nervous now, that and all these fucking flowers
you've taken all my power
that I probably never had to begin with
I never bothered
what's my fucking problem?
I've got a whole lotta words, and there ain't shit behind 'em
I'm in pieces, go and find 'em
I got three months left 'til i get back my Honda
Track Name: The Ballad Of Gallant '82
dance

dance around the sun, dance

it's just a thing, just existing
I wonder, after all these years, is it still missing?
I can't complain, I'm still drifting
the water's warm, I could get used to all these things
are you listening? I can hear it singing
every second, every step, we're spinning
at the same time standing still and dancing
I know, you know, you feel me?

put three feet in the air
with eyes, each makes a pair
now spin around one time for each and every solar flare
I remember round now every year
breeding lilacs outta my hair
let's head for the hills, it's just not fair that there's so many trees here

put three feet in the air
with eyes, each makes a pair
now spin around one time for each and every solar flare
I remember round now every year
breeding lilacs outta my hair
let's head for the hills, it's just not fair that it's so beautiful here

hey man, you wanna hear a story?
it's here, hell nah it won't be boring
I picked up all the faces from your past life
cut em up, made a mask, split your mind
my chainsaw blood pouring
five rings on your fingers don't mean shit to me
when I cut 'em at the knuckle, feed 'em to the pigs
how do I wake up from a waking dream?
sit tight, watch myself go insane
I don't believe, I don't believe, it's too real for me
what have I done, what have I done, what'd you do to me?
get outta me get outta me, no I'm gonna stay
it's alive, but it's sleeping
every day, every night, it's creeping
and I know it's coming back for me
and I'll be waiting