Swim

by The Duskwhales

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released February 4, 2014

Written and performed by Chris Baker, Seth Flynn, Brian Majewski, and Austin Mee

Recorded at Blue Sofa Studios in Greensburg, PA

Produced, mixed, and mastered by RJ Dietrich

Cover art by Nicolas Hall

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Track Name: Lemmingway
I’m in the here
You’re in the now
Follow your fear
Follow the sound
I got the call
You said to come
Take them away
That’s what I’ve done

I can’t stop them
You can’t make me
I can’t take them from this city
I can’t stop them
You can’t make me
I can take them from this city

Who we are is not who we want to
Drown for what? We know all the reasons
Follow me like lemmings to the sea
Follow me like rats through the hedge
Your children call
They know where they want to go
Over the edge

I can’t stop them
You can’t make me
I can’t take them from this city
I can’t stop them
You can’t make me
I can take them from this city
Track Name: New Soldier
Say you’re searching for me somehow but you don’t have the time
Say you’re looking for me everywhere but nowhere to find

Aint got time for my body
Aint gon’ stop a new soldier
Aint got time for my ages
Aint gon’ stop a new order

Say you’re looking for me everywhere but nowhere to find
Say you’re searching for the answer in a bottle of rinds

Aint got time for my body
Aint gon’ stop a new soldier
Aint got time for my ages
Aint gon’ stop a new order
Track Name: Communist Now
I fall in line, I cross my eyes
I am the madness
They’ll eat you up, they’ll tear you down
Like you’re contagious

You follow me, you follow them
You follow all the people (who are the communists now?)
Who threaten you, who threaten you
To take away your freedom (who are the communists now?)
I won’t abide, you won’t subside
You slaughter all my children (who are the communists now?)
I cannot stand, will not stand for you now

I try to find, I sympathize
I am the last one
They look at me, I look at them
I’m not the problem

You follow me, you follow them
You follow all the people (who are the communists now?)
Who threaten you, who threaten you
To take away your freedom (who are the communists now?)
I won’t abide, you won’t subside
You slaughter all my children (who are the communists now?)
I cannot stand, will not stand for you now

Who are the communists now?
Track Name: Dance for the Spiders
You can’t take me for a refuge
Spiders scuttle at my call
I can make them see me when I want
I can make them sting inside

All my friends have gone away to meet their Maker
Now they hang like gardens with their minds all torn up
I won’t dance for the spiders
I won’t dance for the spiders
All my friends have gone away to meet their Maker
Now they stand like statues with their mouths all open
I won’t dance for the spiders
I won’t dance for the spiders
I won’t dance for the spiders

You take me as you ought
I appear from out of the dark
Now they spin their webs all around you

All my friends have gone away to meet their Maker
Now they hang like gardens with their minds all torn up
I won’t dance for the spiders
I won’t dance for the spiders
All my friends have gone away to meet their Maker
Now they stand like statues with their mouths all open
I won’t dance for the spiders
I won’t dance for the spiders
I won’t dance for the spiders
Track Name: Swim
When I was a little boy I was a mermaid
Said I wanna take a walk by the seashore
I don’t want to go
Mother says you gotta get out of the water
Your fingers turn to raisins then no one will bother
Taking you back home

I just want to swim
I just want to swim

I don’t wanna take a walk by the seashore
I just wanna go swimming out by the sandbar
Something’s calling me
Mother said ok but just don’t go out too far
Said I would just go swimming out by the sandbar
Something’s got my leg

I just want to swim
I just want to swim

Hope it’s not too late for a swim
Hope it’s not too late for a swim

I just want to swim
I just want to swim
Track Name: Sleep Girl
She deserves to listen to her own case
Though what’s the point if she’s only bound to lose
Does she feel? Does she even care?
It doesn’t matter much, I never knew her anyways

I don’t need no regret ‘cause I’m happy to death
And everybody here is sadder than me
So why do I stay?
You’re not me so you know you’re not I goes to show
You never knew your place before you met me
So don’t you go write it in yourself
You’re not needed anyways

I can feel his breath whistling down my back
I can smell his smoke, begging God for death
She deserves to look back at her scars
Been trying to, trying to, to feel sorry for her loss

I don’t need no regret ‘cause I’m happy to death
And everybody here is sadder than me
So why do I stay?
You’re not me so you know you’re not I goes to show
You never knew your place before you met me
So don’t you go write it in yourself
You’re not needed anyways

Sleep girl, don’t wake up in the mire
Sleep girl, don’t wake up in the mire
Track Name: Painted Hero
When the winter’s coming down, the game is up
A painted hero without supper for a year
And all the tribes have risen on the totem
While I stay right at the bottom waiting for the moment to come

Do it make you sick? (Alright, it’s alright, it’s alright now)
Does it make you sick? (Alright, it’s alright, it’s alright now)
Does it make you sick?

Tomahawk in hand, I walk the forest when I see
A fawn emerge and stare right at me
With those eyes that beg forgiveness
I just cannot do this
I just cannot do this

Do it make you sick? (Alright, it’s alright, it’s alright now)
Does it make you sick? (Alright, it’s alright, it’s alright now)
Does it make you sick?

Rolling winds and trampled leaves will cover up the blanket of my body
While my spirit lingers on the doe I didn’t slaughter in my hunger
Now my moccasins will walk the fields of glory
Walk the fields of glory now

Do it make you sick? (Alright, it’s alright, it’s alright now)
Does it make you sick? (Alright, it’s alright, it’s alright now)
Does it make you sick?
Track Name: Cold But No Snowfall
Cold but no snowfall
You were never ever there
You were never ever there

Someday I’m gonna make you proud
I’ll be the son that you wish you had
And if it’s love I guess I must be she you should know that by now
What seasons are for
Filled with tears and apologies, well

Cold but no snowfall
You were never ever there
You were never ever there

So tell me nothing I’d prefer
To watch the weather vane just twist and turn
And all the pages that I didn’t write are catching up to me
If time is a trap
Can you dig us a tunnel to it?

Cold but no snowfall
You were never ever there
You were never ever there