Trenches

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Our debut full-length "Trenches", out Nov. 4th!

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released 04 November 2014

Mikey Burrell - Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Gabe Delorme - Lead Guitar, Back Up Vocals, Harmonica

Thaddeus Eng - Piano (Tracks 1, 8, 16)

Recorded at 112 Studios.

Mixed by Mikey Burrell. Mastered by Cameron Kennedy at Splintered Wood Records.

Cover Art photography taken by Ben Di Nunzio.

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Track Name: War Pt. 1
well I found my own escape and it's far away
vicariously living through the pictures in my head
and I broke every promise, now I'm waking up to greater losses
well they still maintain that they're in control
but who knows just how far that'll really go
we had our minds in the gutter, now our limbs are in the trenches
but it's the pride we felt, that no one ever mentions

so we seek your help, no we need your help
so we can go, so we can go all night
oh we seek your help, no we need your help
so we can know it all

when it's over, when it's over
when this war's over, I'll take you home
when it's over, when it's over
when this war's over, I'll take you home
when it's over, when it's over
when this war's over, I'll take you home
when it's over, when it's over
when this war's over, I'll take you home
Track Name: Life At Home
stop if the eagle sees you
start up again when he flies by
stop if the shakes just won't or if resentment overflows
I never really had a reason, I never really thought it out
I never really planned on leaving, I sure ain't quitting now

stop if the eagle sees you
start up again when he flies by
stop if the shakes just won't or if resentment overflows
into those greater lakes, born from your bathroom sink
down through the pipes and out the streams where all those fears can meet
well I'm bussing through my life yet again
clearing plates full of people's problems, wearing down with every solved one
and all the windex in the world couldn't scrub these tables clean
or finally set me free, or finally set me free

and all these plans of keeping my cards and hand a secret
they've all been compromised, your eyes they're so deceiving
so I hold my head up higher, so I play with a different driver
held out for the bigger prize, turns out I'm a damn good liar

stop if the eagle sees you
start up again when he flies by
stop if the shakes just won't or if resentment overflows
into those greater lakes, born from your bathroom sink
down through the pipes and out the streams where all those fears can meet
well I'm bussing through my life yet again
clearing plates full of people's problems, wearing down with every solved one
and all the windex in the world couldn't scrub these tables clean
or finally set me free, or finally set me free
Track Name: Recalibrate
I never thought I'd feel at such a standstill

I kind of miss when we were heading downhill

it makes some sense but I just never guessed

my voice is playing in my head now

we never really get along

he's always pointing out what's wrong as if I didn't know
as if I didn't know

we break down at the first sight of day
it doesn't have to feel, it doesn't have to feel so strange
so slowly taking over
my body's run down
I'm an old soul at heart

and I can't hear a thing when the siren's pass and I go deaf

let's make this silence last

forever
when I recalibrate, when I recalibrate

who's right, who's wrong, does it matter in the end?
when I recalibrate, when I recalibrate

I never thought I'd find you on the other side

we always spoke like we were running out of time

I guess it seems that's all we ever really had together
we took our tests at the same time

neither tried and neither of us passed

we met disappointed looks as if we couldn't tell
as if we couldn't tell

we break down at the first sight of day
it doesn't have to feel, it doesn't have to feel so strange
so slowly taking over

my body's run down
I'm an old soul at heart

and I can't hear a thing when the siren's pass and I go deaf

let's make this silence last

forever

when I recalibrate, when I recalibrate

who's right, who's wrong, does it matter in the end?
when I recalibrate, when I recalibrate

I know it's right 'cause I'm spending too much time
working like a lawyer to convince myself it's fine

I'll never feel it when I'm absolved of all my sins by the self appointed king of guilty men
Track Name: Coasting
I'd give it all away if I had the time to sell

I'm just a broken stranger searching for a way out of this war
but every exit's blocked and all the sky's lit up

foundations tremble as more forces approach

but I don't know if I can say anymore

without risking all the reasons we invaded the fort

I protested loud, right from the start

but there's nothing left to salvage at this point

the city burnt down, the people moved on and I found hope

I can't recall the last time I felt so afloat

the river caught fire, we all found shelter and peace

in the idea that there's somewhere to make homes for ourselves
oh wake me up if I've done something else wrong again but I'm feeling fine and I'd just like to ride it out

oh wake me up if I've done something else wrong again
but I'm coasting higher than I have for a while

I'm writing home again

letters to all my family and friends

but say what are the odds it gets through uncensored?

I gathered all of my thoughts to lay out and ignore

all the hatred I store that seems designed to destroy myself

the city burnt down, the people moved on and I found hope

I can't recall the last time I felt so afloat

the river caught fire, we all found shelter and peace

in the idea that there's somewhere to make homes for ourselves
oh wake me up if I've done something else wrong again but I'm feeling fine and I'd just like to ride it out

oh wake me up if I've done something else wrong again but I'm coasting higher than I have for a while
oh wake me up if I've done something else wrong again but I'm feeling fine and I'd just like to ride it out

oh wake me up if I've done something else wrong again
but I'm coasting higher than I have for a while
I'd like to share what I found with all of you
I'm coasting higher than I have for a while
Track Name: Lac L'achigan
I feel alive when I wanna be a part of the shining sea
I'm worn out when I arrive, I'm tired all the time
I'm living like a ghost I'll make the most of the strength you give to me

I'm aligned with every current
I'm a storm I'll never pass
I'm a short fuse ready to blow
but when it really matters I find friends right by my side
sweet home, I've arrived

I'm fed, washed and satisfied
last night I dreamed for the first time since I can remember
heard someone call my name but I guess I'm hearing things
I'll hold my tongue until I die

I'm aligned with every current
I'm a storm I'll never pass
I'm a short fuse ready to blow
but when it really matters I find friends right by my side
sweet home, I've arrived

you said life goes on forever
and you're freaking me out
day in, day out
I live in hell
medals and glory can't save myself from myself

I've had enough, I've had enough
I've had enough, I've had enough
I've had enough of my breaking down like a beggar in the streets
is it sad enough you can laugh it off?
not really, I'm just tired, wired
and find I've had enough of feeling so strange
of fighting myself every day
but when it really matters I find friends right by my side
sweet home I've arrived
Track Name: Heavy Shoulders
So you're tired of fucking up?

brother I can relate
I've been searching now through half-open eyes
and I've got nothing to say

I've got nothing
so would you speak up now?
it's always awkward as hell

I wish I knew how

I wish I knew how

would someone let the shepherd know?

he's been losing his sheep but he's too blind to realize
don't underestimate me, I'm nothing less than crazy
I'll find my own way out
Track Name: Today, We Sleep!
We start over every day it seems

we never get it right but we're living in our dreams
and I fell apart in the dead of the night

so I'll sleep today

we all pile in to the streets and subways

it set ideas ablaze that burnt to a crisp

when you give up all your hope you'll find
 you've got nothing left to live for
but wear it like a badge

wherever we are we'll struggle together if we falter at all

and I could retrace all my steps but it just wouldn't feel the same
so I'll have to trust that I'm meant for this game

I keep passing out with thoughts of worry

and I've been wandering about slightly dizzy

I get so sick of this town when no one's around

I take my place at the helm of the best seat in house

wherever we are we'll struggle together if we falter at all

and I could retrace all my steps but it just wouldn't feel the same
so I'll have to trust that I'm meant for this game

but the creatures they fuck up and ruin the scene
always lecturing us but never know what we mean
I felt that worry sweat drip down my neck

but I do my best to forget about it

We start over every day it seems

we never get it right but we're living in our dreams
and I fell apart in the dead of the night

so I'll sleep today
Track Name: Reconnaissance Mission
I left when the lights were low
I woke up and I had so far to go
and I sat down for a moment, yeah I sat down for a moment
just to clear my head, just to clear my fucking head of everything I've said


well I left in the middle of the night
I've gotta go I've gotta set this story right
and I built it up so fast, just to realize it's a wreck
oh it's a fortune for a fee but there's a wall hear blocking me
I'll tear it down or scale the top but still wake up saying

I'm in deep, deep trouble
I'm in deep, deep trouble

it's funny 'cause I feel alive but I'm still seeing black and white
and tonight, tonight I find hope, tonight if I cope I'm living out the promises I made
when we were just kids, we live and we lived
I swore I'd never grow up ever at all
and now that we're fucked, we'll see if my trust pays off
and if I can finally see whatever's been blindsiding me

the current's changed but the tide still remains
we can swim 'till we drown or curl up in chains
the captain jumped but I'm not surprised, he was always dishing out bad advice
oh do you really feel how you wanna feel?
you know I love you but I think you've had enough
I know, I know it's rough but still we're right on time despite always letting life just pass us by

I'm in deep, deep trouble
I'm in deep, deep trouble

it's funny 'cause I feel alive but I'm still seeing black and white
and tonight, tonight I find hope, tonight if I cope I'm living out the promises I made
when we were just kids, we live and we lived
I swore I'd never grow up ever at all
and now that we're fucked, we'll see if my trust pays off
and if I can finally see whatever's been blindsiding me
whatever's been blindsiding me
(do you really feel how you wanna feel?)
like a hundred bucks at most
(do you really feel how you wanna feel?)
maybe not but I know that it's my fault
(do you really feel how you wanna feel?)
not tonight but I think I got my start
Track Name: 11th Hour
Don't fade away
we just met we've got years to waste and say
the things that cross our mind
as if it doesn't happen all the time
go ahead and breathe a little
we'll be just fine if we stick to the model
of what we love most
as long as we can go
and I think we'll live to see another day
Track Name: Point Pleasant
I've been sitting in the corner screaming not too loud love, not too loud
I've been set up hired to get fired so I clad my way through
but it gets a little bumpy and I get a little grumpy so I take a shit on everyone else
and it's not a lack of trying but it's not a fear of flying so I still place the blame on myself

in those fields where the snow turned ice, stop for no one, wait for nothing
I'm running as fast as I can but I'm tripping over my words

[woahs]

I've been living without much context, sitting around just to see and hear what's next
and I still hear the engine screaming far too loud love, far too loud
they said believe it and you'll see it and I fell for that too
I'm residing in Point Pleasant where the shit's about to go down

in those fields where the grass turned brown, stop for no one, wait for nothing
I'm running as fast as I can but I'm tripping over my words

[woahs]

in those fields where the snow turned ice, stop for no one, wait for nothing
I'm running as fast as I can but I'm tripping over my words

[woahs]
Track Name: Trenches
I let myself and the others collide, oh I know
you brought me back and I felt fine, the sun shining every day
you held your shield and I had mine,
we lived like kings all the time in a language we could understand

I'm scared to ask, did the other survive?
I kept my charm right by my side
and they were numbered all along
but still, I still want it anyways
oh all those days we left behind
they're getting even closer than you think
I'll trade you yours for all of mine
just let me dine then intertwine

I'm unaware, in bliss I ignore every sound and every chose
I feel the waves from far away crashing back to shore
but in my head I'm still thinking back to whatever it was that she said
something about never giving up when you can't feel the ground beneath your feet

I'm scared to ask, did the other survive?
I kept my charm right by my side
and they were numbered all along
but still, I still want it anyways
oh all those days we left behind
they're getting even closer than you think
I'll trade you yours for all of mine
just let me dine then intertwine
Track Name: Quarter-Life Crisis
I'm always freaking out and tweaking out and crawling in this skin
there's a better way to live out there not all wrapped up in sin
blink once for yes, twice for no
come alive if there's something strong to chase that thinking
but I remind myself that things can change sometimes
take me up on that offer I made some years ago
we'll go anywhere and wait, wait for signs to show
a dog to steal my scarf, go flying off and through those snowy banks
I'll chase him anywhere, anywhere, oh anywhere he goes

'cause I am tired and there's nothing to see when the sun goes down but some good TV
and everything comes back to focus if you leave it alone for just a moment

well every year these dreams seem to fade a little
and every day these nightmares seem just a little more real
so we'll laugh and we'll follow what we preach to the grave
'cause it's all we have until we're nothing
until we're nothing
until we're nothing
I'm bringing laughter to the dead
I hope when I revive they remember what I said

'cause I am tired and there's nothing to see when the sun goes down but some good TV
and everything comes back to focus if you leave it alone for just a moment
Track Name: Overthinking
I cannot stand here another fucking second
it gets to my head and then I'm anxiously running
and I know that feeling, it comes from the telephone
I only trust one soul and it's not my own, oh no

you were asking questions while the rest of us were living
I told you you were dying but now I start to wonder
I'm losing the days in dangerous ways
I sneak around corners 'cause I can't show my face, oh no

and I'm only painting the picture I'm strumming
I'm having the very best fucking summer
and I may regret some things but I'm dwelling on nothing
put me in the kitchen and I'll do the cooking, I swear
oh I swear
oh I swear
oh I swear
Track Name: Wake Me Up When March Ends
I found a way
to reach within and recreate
to find myself and reinstate
a love of life
and a burning hope that it'll be alright
we started shit but I know, I know, I know we'll handle it

they're still standing by
I feel their eyes all the time

oh I'll be there in a moment but I'm too terrified
I'll leave this on the counter, you can sleep it off tonight
I thought you'd never leave me and I thought I'd never die
but here we are counting stars, trying to get ourselves as far away from everything
but I can't tell what shit to bring

oh I keep trying again, ideas setting in stone
take a look at his eyes, I think there's nobody home
oh I keep trying again, oh I keep trying again
take it down a notch, oh everything has to end

it's time to sleep and reset
wake me up when the summer hits next
we pull it off and then we craft another plan
old gang's in town again

they're still standing by
I feel their eyes all the time

oh I'll be there in a moment but I'm too terrified
I'll leave this on the counter, you can sleep it off tonight
I thought you'd never leave me and I thought I'd never die
but here we are counting stars
trying to get ourselves as far away from everything
but I can't tell what shit to bring
oh I keep trying again, ideas setting in stone
take a look at his eyes, I think there's nobody home
oh I keep trying again, oh I keep trying again
take it down a notch, oh everything has to end
just another town for you and me
let's light 'em up then set 'em free
I left the timer set to blow, let's grab the dough, we've gotta go
oh I keep trying again, oh I keep trying again
take it down a notch, oh everything has to end
Track Name: Please Return To Battlefield
I'm always waiting for something to happen
but I need to put the wheels in motion
I fear falling further but I stand still and complete the order
the sun beats down forgiving no one
got no religion to fall back on
no hope of heaven, no inspiration
just knows he's gonna blow up

I've got shades of it all but this tree never really stood too tall
we bear broken fruit
well I remember this tree never stood too tall

and now we battle for our health again
and now we battle for our health again
there's never insight when all we know is what we want and what we want is what we'll never have
and so we battle for our health again

I'm always waiting for something to happen
but I need to put the wheels in motion
I fear falling further but I stand still and complete the order

I've got shades of it all but this tree never really stood too tall
we bear broken fruit
well I remember this tree never stood too tall

and now we battle for our health again
and now we battle for our health again
there's never insight when all we know is what we want and what we want is what we'll never have
and so we battle for our health again

I'll leave when the lights come on and it's clear the show is over 'cause the house music's playing
I found a glimmer of hope, spin and pretend
oh I'll be there to take your calls
and I'll be right when the timing's all wrong
I'll let you know how you look in that dress
but I'm no good with the subtleness
Track Name: War Pt. 2
well I found my own escape and it's far away
vicariously living through the pictures in my head
and I broke every promise and I shattered every word
and now I'm waking up to check if anybody heard
we had our minds in the gutter, now our limbs are in the trenches
but it's the pride we felt, that no one ever mentions

so we seek your help, no we need your help
so we can go, so we can go all night
oh we seek your help, no we need your help
so we can know it all

when it's over, when it's over
when this war's over, I'll take you home
when it's over, when it's over
when this war's over, I'll take you home
when it's over, when it's over
when this war's over, I'll take you home
when it's over, when it's over
when this war's over, I'll take you home

oh when it's over, when it's over
when this war's over, I'll take you home
when it's over, when it's over
when this war's over, I'll take you home