by shores

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recorded by rick johnson at cold war studios between august 2014 and february 2015.
mixed by rick johnson.
shores on this recording: brian, billy, sean, brent, pat.


released July 15, 2016



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Track Name: cavalier
just part of the routine
ask if it's all right
a sinner and a saint
a new life in the making
but what's new life
based on alibi
but what's left to hide
away from stolen time
you never could stop that
you never will stop that
collect the tolls
in just time
are you still perfecting
those lines?
Track Name: the merry whatnot
stern and strewn
owned mistakes pride
washed and moved
collected comforts lie
freestanding now
with the loss for words
little left to lose
new lean to abuse
time to make up
found pieces to redeem
time to wake up
pull over the old bereave
there's nothing quite
like a scar to truth
this is nothing quite
like a bruise
mean for sport, sporting the means
the sentiment express, rail-tied and neat
idling, waiting
excused from prior fears
excuse the cost to disappear
Track Name: macgill
it could just be
as sharp as the wit
the dislikes
so pointed
let it just be
as stark as the wick
need not mention it twice
but once at the top might have been nice
Track Name: honey
for good or bad, we're here
on time, sound, and cured
a little bit trial
a little bit error
a little less time to set apart
the boredom, the terror
conceding defeat
left of let fall apart
just missed the start
it's all anyone can do
but it was too much for you
so begin with things that count down
and beginning now
things that count hold down
and what wouldn't give
too tired, too true