Many Waters

by The Ugly Facade

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Love is strong as death is long
But jealous hearts are graves
They burn like stars from half as far
And deep below the waves

And many waters sway and crash
But cannot drown the hate
And soon this ship will burn to ash
And many waters wait

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released 24 November 2014

Written, produced & mixed by Jeremiah Johnson
Drums by Martin Higman
Guitars on "Killer" and "Many Waters" by Clay Schroeder

"Living It" based on "I'm Living It" by Snaex

Additional engineering by Grayson Harvey
Mastered by Cory Allen at Altered Ear

Cover photo "Gran Ola" by Pablo Genovés courtesy of the Marlborough Gallery

Thanks: Chriss Sutherland, Alex McCann, Jono Foley, Peter Gabriel, Heath Friend, Chris Usalis, Emily Wright, and special thanks to those who hope we fail.

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Track Name: Living It
this is how the story goes:
a man is torn apart
time’s catching up with him

and i’m living it

this is how the story ends:
a man caught up in myth
he gets a script for some happy pills
and he downs them with a fifth

he scribbles out all his final words
on a cold apartment floor
a vain goodbye to a wasted life

and i’m living it

to hurt the ones who love you
to hurt the ones who try
to love the sick and suffering
to open up your eyes

this is how it really goes:
a man gets out of bed
he shakes off grandiosity
to trudge the day ahead

accepts the flaws that he has to bear
accepts the waning years
accepts the pain of yesterday
and pushes through the fear

and every other hour or so
the pain comes creeping back
but it’s a dull modern pain

and i’m living it

and on and on and on
Track Name: Killer
You are a fire that sucks me like rain
I swore I'd never do this again
Giving my blood without much to spend
I swore I'd borrow before I would lend

I want to know where you will go
I want to know what you know

I know
I know
I know
What you know

Pain seems to carry me
Pain seems to help me see
When will you let me go?

I'm falling
When will you let me go?
I'm fading
When will you let me go?
I'm draining
When will you let me go?
I'm dying
When will you let me go?

I fall in love with dying by your bite
The poisoned vessels tensing at your sight
It inches through and speaks the sweetest dream
My eyelids heavy by what can't be

When will you let me go?

You are the one who kept me alive
Though you're a killer from the inside
Giving my life without much to spend
I'll never waste it on you again
Track Name: Stranded
and we survive against all odds
we hide old wounds with new facades
we hold each other up on floating wreckage

stay as long as you want
be as sweet as you want to
i will love you
i will love you
i will love you

in time our masks have fallen off
the scars are found and we are lost
we stay aboard and pray for rain and rescue

stay as long as you want
be as kind as you want to
i still love you
i still love you
i still love you

we’re out for blood with tooth and claw
and eros wept for what he saw
the vessel fills and we descend to darkness

stay as long as you want
be as cruel as you want to
i don’t love you
don’t wanna love you
i still love you
Track Name: Just Another Little Bitty Suicide
change with the weather and you still feel dead
all beat up inside
cling to the rhythm knocking in your head

maybe that's my problem

some situation got you worn too thin
all beat up inside
looking for a way to get out of your skin

maybe that's your problem
why not make it mine?
let's not get too lonely
we can kill some time

oh baby let's go down
come to the bottom with me
we can move our bones around
we can swim for free

we can swim in skin all night
barter blood and sweat
just another little bitty suicide
just another way to forget

never thought you'd see the day you make it through
all beat up inside
looking just to crawl up under someone new

maybe that's your problem

listen to the damaged tell me who I am
all beat up inside
can't remember why I give a good goddamn

maybe that's my problem
why not make it yours?
baby keep your distance
you can't be too sure

oh baby let's go down
come to the bottom with me
we can move our bones around
we can swim for free

don't need to worry bout wrong or right
at least things won't get stale
digging up graves til the early light
skeletons for sale

oh baby let's go down
come to the bottom with me
we can move our bones around
we can swim for free

we can swim in skin all night
barter blood and sweat
just another little bitty suicide
just another way to forget

i've picked the habit
i have shown my skin
this is the new shit
that i'm drowning in

i will suffer you
won't you suffer me
Track Name: Many Waters
all the words and all the pain
nothing wasted nothing gained
same old story same old fate
no matter what the ship will burn
and many waters wait.

and i am someone else
and bit by bit i kill myself
invite you in for just a spell
to judge my every thought

and many waters couldn't free
the fire you build inside of me
you think you know what love should be
but i know what it's not

and i was ill equipped
to navigate a sinking ship
and pry it from the savage grip
of flames that we had fought

and so we watched the cabin fill
to drown the fire we couldn’t kill
and i don’t know what love is still,
but i know what it’s not

And we remember all the pain
The aimless venom that they sprayed
[The blameless victims they remain]
Lest we forget the ones who
kept us underfoot
And we recall the tragic sound
Of broken people breaking down
Lest we forget the ones that
we misunderstood

and i was just too ill equipped
to navigate a sinking ship
and pry it from the desperate grip
of currents we had fought

and so we watched the cabin fill
to drown the fire we couldn’t kill
and i don’t know what love is still,
but i know what it’s not

I’ll swim back up the way I came
And I will never be the same
And though I have myself to blame
i gave it all i’ve got

and you can throw a thousand fits
and stick me full of voodoo pins
i still don't know what real love is
but i know what it's not