Lake Joy

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released April 5, 2016

Engineered/Mixed: Chris Teti | Silver Bullet Studios
Mastered: Dan Coutant | Sun Room Audio
Artwork: Kkgas Perales
Lyrics: Hunter Rawls & Chris Branigan

Lost State Records | Portland, OR

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Track Name: Fog on the Glass
I want to bleed into the backdrop of you
And watch these lights fade into one
An endless wash of color pulling me down,
Folding me inside out

The fog on the glass separates us
I try to wipe it away, but it stays

There's specks of glitter in the dew
None of them are you
Track Name: In the Bend
Feeling this in phases now,
feeling it in the bend
Figures appear in tidal waves,
Watched them pass through the bank
Every place feels the same,
And I can't escape my name
Feeling us in phases now,
Feeling you in the bend
I'm a hallowed out bird cage,
They take everything

Caught in the bend,
Currents take me out and in
I forgot how to swim, but I'm still wading
My head's underwater, but my lungs are deep
To have braved this ocean, is to be our feat
Track Name: Loose
Perception is acute without you
Existence becomes folly
Bottlenecks the world
When I sense your body
I become loose
Track Name: Shoes to Fill
I don't like the way that your life irks you
It's not so bad to have such big shoes
It is only that they have to,
Be filled

The distance between our hands
Is my sculpture or painting
Whichever one I create,
It is the same, no meaning

Stuck between the space of your fingers
Where we traced our names

Soon I'll find the tree I'll die under,
Moving through the roots and water
Whichever path I take,
It's the same, no meaning

I am losing touch,
God, I miss you so much
You mend your cracks in your own way,
And that is ok
Track Name: Cauterize
We put our candles out with gasoline,
We douse the flame, burn everything
I get rid of all I own,
Left in a room - no home

The usual grief of waiting
Open the window, let me see the clearing

To cauterize your wounds is only to burn you
To ruin a good thing
To cauterize your wounds is only to burn you
Track Name: Lake Joy
Your feathers were ruffled and bent,
The bright light deep within the center of a kid
Fell dim as it rocked back and forth in the wind

"You wouldn't miss me if I were gone"
The stretch of your cold skin torn and spread long

You hung yourself at Lake Joy on Sunday night
Wish I had known your name
Maybe someday I might
Track Name: This Machine
I wish I lived in my dreams, where I'm not colorblind
And people grow like wildflowers
And wake up before they die

Inventing my own city, full of people with their heads down
Your eyes are always fixed
The medium is always missed
Their candles never lit

Being the ground beneath your feet,
Watching the flakes of dead skin pile up
And form a sheet
To smother the slow burn
Of this machine
Track Name: Fires Over Us
Couldn't hold down the drink, you spit your life all over me
You exposed your leaves, letting everyone see the rotting tree
The motion sickness of your first love, and hiding behind the car accident
Crashed into me, stripped away my vitality

The fire you spent so long afraid of, never danced inside of me - not once felt it leap
Didn't come home from Savannah, left our ghost at the docks - wrote your name with the rocks
The fires over us in the daylight, I felt their beam follow me, touching me, changing me

You were always afraid of burning, your beauty blurred by pain
The tusk you grasp for daily, evaporates to dust before settling

The fire you spent so long afraid of never danced inside of me
Track Name: In Memory of Elizabeth Yee
I'm learning to say goodbye
I'm learning how not to hide
Break you, I know I might
Found you in the fountain of youth
Could have drowned you,
but you were too deep to find
If I could melt you down,
and see what colors come out and move across the ground
Then I would
Paint you in a landscape waving goodbye
Goodbye