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"WOULDN'T LET YOU GO" is the only selection included on the vinyl record. Recorded and mixed at BFG in Appleton, Wisconsin, 2013.

Vinyl available from recessrecords.com

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released 04 October 2013

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Track Name: WOULDN'T LET YOU GO
You don't wanna talk about it
I don't wanna find
You'd rather press your lips
To anybody's cheek but mine
I'd be a liar if I said
You weren't worth the time
We've both watched time slide by

I wouldn't let you go
But there's no way for you to know

Soft and old
And next in line
You'll fear your own mind
In time

You so often pick the fruit
That isn't in your tree
And when the fruit is bruised
You toss it, carelessly
Across the carpeting
We wipe our filthy feet
I help you break your legs
And you help me
Track Name: NEAR YOU (demo)
Love you enough to hate myself
A favor done for no one else
We scream our names
To the never ending empty space
They all stand around
And shuffle dirt all day
In this awful place
And nothing quite like you
Comes along unless you don't expect it to

Near you
It's where I need to be
Without you it's just them and me
Near you is where I need to be
Track Name: YOUR SWAY (KEEPS THE ROT AWAY) (demo)
Here
In a land of foreign stoops
I've watched you make your move
And the perils you've designed
Are only in your mind
And all these monuments are chimes
Colliding in the wind
With a clang we find
The future's always waiting to begin
You look so plain
And you speak so low
And your beauty sways and waves
Like an elm tree or an oak
My silence is the ax
That's chopping at the trunk
And the weeds refuse to rise
From the very place
That you sprung up
I can't think you into thinking
That the thought that brings you peace
Has anything to do
With me
Your sway
Keeps the rot away
Track Name: A LONG DRAGGING FOOTSTEP (demo)
A long dragging footstep
Clears the farmland, the forests
And the empty parking lots
A long dragging footstep
Frees the city
And all the lonely souls
Drains the rivers and the oceans
Puts a hush
To the commotion
The Footstep
Always has its way
A long dragging footstep
Leaves a twisting, gnawing groove
A long dragging footstep
No one can move
The Footstep
Always has its way
It's the smoke between your teeth
It's the pulsing light through the blinds
The screaming in your sleep
A fire
In a hayfield
Where the farmer makes its bed
A worm-fed muscle
In your heart or in your head
The Footstep
Always has its way
Track Name: FERAL CAT TRIBE (demo)
Lightning striking from her finger tips
Gravel buried deep beneath the skin

I don't care for the way it was before
Anymore

The dwellers of the houses in the hills
Shake the hands of crooks and cops
Who hand them sleeping pills

And the world you knew so well
Is now no different from your hell
Track Name: ANTS AND FLIES (demo)
Flying ants
Shed their wings
Crawl in vain
For their lives
Stomped upon; carelessly
Like shit that draws flies
Honestly
Am I dead to you?
You claimed one and one are two
Now the truth seems so untrue
And lies will never do
Curled up warm
Beneath your feet
I pick apart the words I eat
And what I'd give
To watch you sleep

Breathing deep

Between the sheets
Track Name: TWIG (demo)
You trip and fall
Instead of helping yourself up
You lay there
And cry about how cold the pavement is
You tell me
Someday I will hurt like you hurt

I will never
let myself hurt like you hurt

I've been stepping over casualties my whole life
If you rub the twigs
You start the fire
And you'll burn up with the rest of them