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Hail Something

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1.
Hail Something I'm gonna try to hail something It's not looking good So I'm gonna lie to the public Cower in soot I'm gonna try to hail something Whatever she wants Because I'm gonna die before she does If there is justice at all But if you're looking for me I'm probably trying to sleep I get angry over circumstance When everything is alright I'm just stressed out and uptight I get angry over everything. I'm gonna try to hail something It's not looking good
2.
Like an Archer I just can't see past the scene I just can't wrap my head around Two sets of teeth inside of me I shut my lips up Just like a shelter Or say what I don't mean Because if I wonder I often worry If I can keep my fingers clean Feel great is just not an option I write songs, but not that often I sing songs, but not that often All I ever do I say, "I'm not alright" I throw my back out Just like an archer Who has never seen a fight I look around at all these humans And wonder if I seem Just well enough put together To raise another me I could be sitting wide awake at home, alone.
3.
Earth Around Me I want to believe In seasons that speak Where the people around me Live inside of my heat And in New York I was feeling Just a little bit alone When an angel sang across the Small screen on my phone I felt a weight had been lifted From the marrow in my bones And she stopped me from feeling angry The earth around me Feels like a soft sheet And in your sound sleep I felt her heart beat
4.
All Wrong 01:55
All Wrong You put your arm right through my chest When I wasn't looking You said to keep it to myself I'm telling everybody About all the times I wanna die I've been so awful I said, "It's such a waste of time." You couldn't tell me that I'm wrong Oh please tell me that I'm all wrong. I'm a ghost of what I once said On a hunt to fix my broke head I'm the king of changing subjects I keep risk at rest
5.
Fix 02:00
Fix I think the cure for aging Is get out while you can Or sleep half in the water And tie tongues in the sand I gotta fix my brain I found a cure for the curse I put my heart in reverse But my legs were like lead I started thinking again And then my hand was a pen And I started feeling like I might not be The last one out
6.
Shelf 01:37
Shelf My head was in hell I put my heart on the shelf I was alone at last A little more than I'd asked With your neck like an owl And your eyes in your mouth I could hear you singing, "Sorry for your sad soul." And then we fell through the floor And then we fell a little more And all I could say was, "I wanna know people care About the souls of their others" I'd be alright if I could say, "I'm okay." But I made a bluff like I had any other option But I think I'd rather stay awake I'm not sure how much I could take
7.
Awful Machine I was spirited I had courage once Now I'm imperative to an empty engine I should be interesting I should be interested I should be happy to be in an awful machine And when you fell I caught you by the shell And I kept you to myself I kept my straight face motor open And you kept me running I can often taste it When my heart gets racing
8.
Creature of the Week It was creature of the week There were times when I could not speak But I could act like I was going somewhere Or saying something Or saying nothing I admire that you're nearby When I'm on fire Still an insect Still an object The realization: no one's going nowhere I gave you a watch So you would stop Asking when I Was coming home I'm always coming home
9.
Box Springs 01:59
Boxsprings "I wanna be alone." She said under her breath And I could feel my heart strings stretch And I draped them all around her neck And I just sang, "I was a mess before we met Sleeping in box springs Covered in sweat Afraid of everything and shrinking slowly" And I watched her walk To the wall I was staring at With her legs like rope And she tied them around my lap. "You're not broke People feel like this everywhere I should know I was a mess before we met Sleeping on velvet Covered in sweat Hating everything and sinking slowly"
10.
Just Explode 01:56
Just Explode When you're not around I get sick and just explode Something in my heart Doesn't work I'm fucking broke Anything that does Only works because you do If you stick around I could stick around with you I'm a wreck But you keep me in check I kept my straight face motor open And you kept me running Let's just be real I hope I die before you do
11.
Eat 01:55
Eat These people all sleep They talk and they eat I wanna believe that this could happen To me But I'm happy to be a better part Of the machine

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released July 7, 2016

Produced by David Bell & Dikembe
Engineered and Mixed by David Bell
Mastered by Carl Saff
Lyrics by Steven Gray
Music by Dikembe
Art by Josiah Lloyd

Released by Death Protector Collective, Dog Knights (UK), Lost Boy Records (AUS)

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