Many Waters

by The Ugly Facade

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Living It 04:35
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
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Killer 03:40
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
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Stranded 03:44
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
4.
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
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Many Waters 04:28
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

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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 November 24, 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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We live our lives in boxes, with little glowing screens. We fill our blood with toxins, so we can deal with things. And sometimes, more than often, the bitter masks the taste. The fruitless failed reflection: what if it's all a waste?

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