Anything But Sleep

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released May 10, 2017

Thank you to Daniel Blake at the School House Studio for recording, engineering, mixing, and mastering this record.

Thank you to Krystal Ritenour and Krystal Ritenour Media for photographing, editing, and designing the ablum artwork.

Thank you to Sarah Ziance for being the model for our very weird album cover and teaching us how to make fake blood.

The audio clip in Track 1 is from the film "O' Brother Where Art Thou," one of the greatest movies ever made. Credits and all rights belong to Mike Zoss Productions, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, The Coen Brothers, Buena Vista Pictures, and United International Pictures.

This album was produced by Devon Mensch and Zachary Pardus.

We hope you enjoy it.

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Track Name: Weight
pass the blame off of yourself but I won't
cast your stone and pray you strike bone
well goddamn I did it again I got in over my head
and now I'm neck deep in my own mistakes again

is this a god I don't believe in punishing me for my sins
or am I just that fucking stupid after all

we will not be broken by this
we will not be broken

when you look in my eyes do you still see the light
or do you concentrate on the parts that have died
I feel like my lungs are full of cement
yeah, I know I'm a sinner but I've tried to repent

there's nothing you can give to a hollow man
except a stage, some lights, and a microphone stand
and yeah we are tired and walking through hell
but sit back and enjoy we've got stories to tell

we will not be broken
Track Name: Villain
you've got premonitions and visions of the past
but what do you see on the day that I breathe my last
will I regret a thing? hell no. will I take fear to the grave
or will I shine like I've always been?
a phoenix from the ashes of a cigarette

or will I be empty like the bottles we drink from?
our fountain of youth

the world's not gonna hand you what you want on a silver platter
go forth, dear adventurer, the consequences don't matter
if life gives you an inch you take a goddamn mile
the road ahead is long but the rewards are so worthwhile

I let myself get carried away

I let myself get carried away again

if every story needs a villain I will gladly take that role if only that means I get some peace and fucking quite for once

I want to let myself get carried away
I want to let myself get carried away

you ready to raise some hell?
Track Name: Change Of Heart
take it back
take it back
take it back now

I took too much now I'm waiting on the come down
I overdosed on the feeling I got
the sweetest poison that I've ever known

try to hide
try to hide
try to hide now

look away from the statues that you've torn down
I can't rest the blame solely on you
you know I lit the fuse, and waited for it to

blow it all away and make me clean
blow it all away and make me clean

we had a change of heart
we tore ourselves apart

take it back, take it back
I took too much and now I'm waiting on the come down
take it back, take it back
I took too much and now I'm waiting on the come down

I had a change of heart

take it back, take it back
and just let me be

and take your negative fucking attitude with you
Track Name: Hell Or High Water
through hell or high water, the devil or a flood
nothing will keep you from pulling your head above
the currents that carry you and drown you all the same
the fires that light the path, and set villages aflame

we are quick to kill
go for the throat
and spell out in blood
the messages they wrote
like how do we live or die
and what happens in between
how far can we fill the next life
underneath

you put the last nail in the coffin

the book that tells us to love our neighbor
and teaches us how to steal his land
the men that preach of innocence
and reach out with a blood stained hand

we are quick to kill
go for the throat
and spell out in blood
the messages they wrote
like how do we live or die
and what happens in between
how far can we fill the next life
underneath

you put the last nail in the coffin
you put the last nail in the coffin with this one didn't you, you goddamn son of a bitch get fucked
Track Name: Traitor
I tore myself apart and with what pieces I could find
I built myself all over again into a creature far more kind
I rewrote the last pages because the chapters were all wrong
a victim of vicious circumstance but I will come out just a strong

if not just a little bit bent out of shape

or at least that's what I tell myself
to get some sleep at night

I can't say I'm not totally wrong
but goddamn it all, I'm never right

I'm never right

so pull the pin and watch the sparks
flying from the wreckage of a tired heart
I pulled the short straw again and now I'm stuck at the start
but what's new right?

so god give me plague or just the crops that I reap
give me heaven, give me hell, give me anything but sleep

and when I'm all used up throw my body on the lawn
I'm a traitor to the cause of letting my self move on

I still can't sleep
I still don't dream

whatever happened to rock n roll?
well it's dead like us, god rest its soul

god rest our souls