Handshakes

by House Ghost

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1.
03:07
gas station coffee and cream one-handed while i'm trying to read a scrimshawed vending machine just let me sway here on the curb quietly forming new words that have still not ever been heard i don't know how to make things right i need to be done with you tonight i don't care what you tell our friends i'm just trying to find an end to the weekend my home is sewn into my suit constructed from the silk of a chute an open burden of proof we are just handprints on the wall animals answering calls trying to make sense of it all we're not feeling so fair i'm not fighting well you're not one to really try so, let's let it die i am trying to find a reason to walk away i am trying to be something that turns you i want someone to say i don't have to try just let it die i'm dealing with recidivism and reminded how it goes i'm taking on major chains into the shoulders of all we know you know you know they say everyone's not going home then you wonder how they go together, nobody knows
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03:47
I think maybe I know that I'm a fool they tell me all the time, uh-uh-uh-uh-oh I lose my wings and I look like a kid Icarus, you know he flew way too high, he flew too high I let go my ego and I will cast it against the rocks then I see something shiny in the water and I say oh-uh-oh sorry I'm so sorry oh-uh-oh I would tell you not to worry, but oh, I know I'll just do it again yeah, I'll just do it again I burn bridges, it's okay I've got a ladder I made it out of wax, uh-uh-uh-uh-oh I'm dead enough to bury, but I ain't dead yet I wonder what his daddy thought, oh my my, oh my my my I let go my ego and I will cast it against the rocks then I see something shiny in the water and I say oh-uh-oh sorry I'm so sorry oh-uh-oh I would tell you not to worry, but oh, I know I'll just do it again yeah, I'll just do it again oh-uh-oh sorry I'm so sorry oh-uh-oh I would tell you not to worry oh-uh-oh I sure I'm good and ready oh-uh-oh I'm dead enough to bury oh-uh-oh sorry I'm so sorry oh-uh-oh I would tell you not to worry, but oh, I know I'll just do it again yeah, I'll just do it again
3.
phantom mill up on the shore i'm still drowning at your door we could lay our heads on the river bed hotel ghosts won't let me in whispering all of my sins trees so green their leaves won't turn fires so tall they will always burn bang my head against the sun someone tell me when i'm done suckers two for one in the hum of waiting amps picking splinters off the ramp i've died and gone to camp sleep in piles on broken springs every morning shows us things you're a friend of mine you can cut in line sulking idly on the porch skipping canteen 'cause we're poor you'll never see those stars again sadder a fate than passing friends
4.
you're not fired you just don't work here anymore thanks for the loyalty security will show you to the door current situation, newly unemployed empty out a bottle in hopes to fill that void Now, I guess love don't live here no more I could sell drugs, but that's too cliche when boss walked in like, "here's your vacation" I was thinking like two weeks pay, but I was wrong middle finger to management grab my Cheetos and sandwiches how to hell I get fired while on my lunch break my boss said I be vanishing I be lacking all etiquette he gon' need him an ambulance in the worst way clear my work from my cubicle all the paper and pencils I'm thinking that lentil's the only soup I mess with tell me what's a gold watch without a ring and a necklace flying obscenities on the way to the exit show them what I'm made of feeling grown guess I'll go home and play Sega street fighter Vega find an ad in the paper bag produce at Traders so I can see the fruits of my labor get lost real gone here's your gold watch now move on
5.
I've got a few tickets to the show you should go I think you should go I've got a few tickets to the show I think you should go I really think you should go they opened up for so-and-so they 'bout to blow you should go I know they blow you should go I'm just trying to get these tickets sold do I have to? you should go but I don't want to. you should go but will the girls be there? you should go so you're saying I should...you should go okay make you wanna say "ah!" this town used to be a showdown we almost headed for the west coast this town started feeling like a ghost town and this ghost is feeling like a house ghost
6.
Waiting out in the sun For my legs to run With a blown out eye And a beat ear drum I'm an ocean of waves They're hitting me sick With a blown out brain I ain't been too quick Will you come with me To the silent sea crashing in my Head in my hands I want to know how did we hit land Get bent painful rainbows Washed out of all of my clothes I'd give anything to stop And lose this diamond head Got my head in the clouds And it won't come down To meet my neck Back on the ground
7.
Hey California I'm not in a hurry to brave you but if you fall in the ocean I'll come from Kentucky to save you here's to us and what we might become I don't understand how being locked here inland has become such a horrible fate I know that the coast is appealing to most but my heart's in a flyover state I know many who searched for themselves fled the commonwealth and ran through your hell but the few who found a place in your sun seem alright to me
8.
03:27
Here come the bright lights Ruining my night And just as you are being so persuasive They've clouded my chances With black smoke advances Don't they know their war's invasive And now you're saying things you want to hear. Should I just fake it? And now I'm hesitating reciprocating In case we make it, but I feel fine, time is on my side As long as I don't die, I'll fix it all later Here come the heat rays Red weed and dark days I worked so hard to be a safe place Goodbye adolescence Under violent fluorescence But I refuse to lose this teen age And now we are sitting here so awkwardly just you and me Even if we weren't in hiding would still be fighting silently
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credits

released October 31, 2016

Keith Miller - VOCALandGUITAR
Derek Keijner - GUITARandKEYSandBASS
Brad Bramer - DRUMandPROGRAMMING
Matt Vaughn - BASS
Jacob Campbell - KEYSandGUITAR

With:
James Lindsey - VOCAL (Gold Watch)
Eons D - VOCAL (You Should Go)
Zach Driscoll - SAXOPHONE (You Should Go)
Josh Brown - TROMBONE (You Should Go)
Shane St. Clair - GUITAR (Fall in the Ocean)

Remixes by:
Ryan Marsh
jkylemann (feat. Maximón)
GL1TCH r0mney
Goldtone
Mark John Lukey
Wooden Axle

Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Brad
Recorded by Brad and Keith
Artwork by Jacob A. Campbell
© & ℗ 2016 Hearse Guest

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