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Sara Brennan This whole album is really good, but Above the Earth is one of those songs that I want to condense and inject into my veins. Favorite track: Above the Earth.
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Joseph James A great album in the vein of Thrice and Manchester Orchestra. Review: wp.me/pioLi-6M Favorite track: Above the Earth.
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released November 18, 2014

Written by:
Matt Buenger (Guitar, Vocals)
Joe Christopoulos (Percussion)
Producer/Mixing/Engineer: Matt Buenger
Assistant Producer: Marc Mellens
Mastering: Alan Douches
Artwork/Design: Megan Czervionke

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Track Name: Dwellers
Irrational fears cloud your mind
and all hope is left behind
for the dwellers to feed on

so see the world through my eyes
and you'll finally recognize
the fires that lay burden on my soul

breathe the air deeper now
you're finally finding out
the choirs sing brighter songs outside

and bring the noises in your head
to a screeching stop instead
of sirens following you home

so come out in the open
find comfort in the way you're not
simple and softly spoken
when you're alive and you're on top
of the world

breathe the air deeper now
you're finally finding out
what it's like to not feel insecure

bring the noises in your head
to a screeching stop instead
hear my voice and follow every word

so come out in the open
find comfort in the way you're not
simple and softly spoken
when you're alive and you're on top
of the world

well this house is burning
and i know you're learning to accept that it is gone

along with it's bridges
to unhappy places that you go when you're alone

so dance in the embers
and unwrite the letters to this melancholy rhyme

irate with the thought of
that you were once caught up in the irrational for some time

so come out in the open
find comfort in the way you're not
simple and softly spoken
when you're alive and you're on top
of the world
Track Name: Glass Bottom Boat
There’s a glass bottom boat
passing by over my head
people stare but
they don’t care what
they don’t care what happens, what happens
and there’s a school swimming by
silver tails caught my eye
so I stare but
I don’t care what
I don’t care what happens, what happens

and “oh my god” I scream out to the water
save my soul
take me now

as I go up for air
all the silver tails scatter and scare
there’s a shark in our midst 
comin’ by to steal her a kiss

“oh, my god” I scream out to the water
save my soul
take me now
and bring me home
where I came from nothing
let all my hopes
slowly drown here
Track Name: Child's Play
Well I hardly care what they think of me now
been gone for a while I’m lost in the sound
don’t bring me back I’m happy this way
asking my heart if I’ll come out to play

I see life through the eyes of a child
and I let my mind run wild
‘cause sometimes it’s as simple as it seems
and I abandon everything in pursuit of a dream

well what a relief to finally say it out loud
no longer ashamed that I’m riddled with doubt
they say you only live once and that’s what I believe
so I’ll wear out this guitar with the heart on my sleeve

I see life through the eyes of a child
and I let my mind run wild
‘cause sometimes it’s as simple as it seems
and I abandon everything in pursuit of a dream

If only my name
lives on when I’m gone
a life went to waste
only then can you tell me I’m wrong
Track Name: Familiar Dark
are we growing up or just growing apart
from each other in this familiar dark place
i hardly know you anymore
and it seems we’ve lost the things I most adored about you

I wanna feel the earth shake again
feel a pulse beat through my skin
but I, I swear that I can’t find that here with you
I wanna see the waves crashing in
to the shoreline as I spin around
to rhythmic sounds with someone far less miserable than you

are we giving up or just giving in
to tragic memories of our sins
the story always reads the same
and I’m so tired of playing games with you

I wanna feel the earth shake again
feel a pulse beat through my skin
but I, I swear that I can’t find that here with you
I wanna see the waves crashing in
to the shoreline as I spin around
to rhythmic sounds with someone far less miserable than you

it’s love and loss, these things happen
say all you want, I’ll speak with actions
‘cause I am gone before you can catch your breath
and nothing you have said can change it
Track Name: Faintly, I Recall
you were there
you're still around
thought I'd lost what I had found
looking back I never should have strayed

but come again, come alive
never fill my apetite
lying in this bed that I have made

but you know...

that maybe you're not ready for this yet
and lately I've got a stomach full of regret
but faintly I recall something you said
you said "baby, I'd follow you 'til the end"

you'd shut me out
change the locks
if you only knew the kinds of thoughts
running through my mind when you leave

she'll say a prayer for my soul
mother, she can make me whole
'fore I leave my wounds at your feet

but you know...

that maybe you're not ready for this yet
and lately I've got a stomach full of regret
but faintly I recall something you said
you said "baby I'd follow you 'til the end"
Track Name: Vain
I'd fall off the end of the earth for your love
clutching my pride in my hands understand this
I'm falling, falling, falling faster than gravity
hoping, wishing, praying you will come after me

come now I'm bound to leave this place
somehow love found one of our veins
as time burns I've learned I'll get by okay
as long as I don't rely on you for anything

I'll call off the search it is all over now
it's useless, you're just nowhere to be found
I'm racing, pacing, wasting precious reality
wanting, wishing, waiting for you to value me
Track Name: Above the Earth
you're pulling teeth from a vampire
we both know the fangs aren't coming out
to be quite honest I'm getting tired
of all the people sleeping safe and sound

well i'm out here
above the earth
looking for blood to end my thirst
I can't be saved
'cause I'm already dead
should've sold my soul instead
at least then
I'd have something to show
for the life that I let go
for my own selfish reasons

you're pulling teeth from a vampire
but don't think you've got me figured out
well go ahead, set my lungs on fire
see if I will make a sound

well i'm out here
above the earth
looking for blood to end my thirst
I can't be saved
'cause I'm already dead
should've sold my soul instead
at least then
I'd have something to show
for the life that I let go
for my own selfish reasons

pulling teeth from vampires now
you don't have me figured out
you don't have me figured out
god damn I'm lost in the sound
Track Name: Better Half
I try to speak but the words won’t come
and it’s frightening as a loaded gun
and it’s mine to keep
but it’s mine to run from
and silently
some day it will catch up

and finally
it takes the better half of me

from the ones that I love
and it’s sad you see
just how i’ve given up
happily
I betrayed all your trust
tactfully
so be mad if you must
just remember me as I once was

well half a drink
it turns into one
unraveling
of all that I’ve done
and I start to think
it’s about time that I give up
this tragedy
of a life that don’t live up

and finally
it takes the better half of me

from the ones that I love
and it’s sad you see
just how I’ve given up
happily
I betrayed all your trust
tactfully
so be mad if you must
just remember me as I once was
Track Name: Haste
so make haste slowly
and see it to the end
the one and only
promise you pretend
to keep
a loss that you won’t weep
still you send
your grief 
while you grin straight through you teeth
and this i know
and this i know

so bring my only
love back to my arms
but you can’t hold me
back from doing harm
to me
can hardly stand to eat
ripping apart
at the seems
so you can watch me bleed
and so this goes
and so this goes

well this is hopeless
no I can’t change my stars
and lets be honest
these temporary scars
will be 
forever there for me to see
and the part
of me
torn off between your sheets
and how are you so cold?
how are you so cold?
How are you so...