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released August 1, 2017

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Track Name: Minds Were Not Made to be Alone
​Ill winds winding through neurotic caves
(Mighty winds)
Carved by all of earth life's strange waves
(Strangers wave)
Spin the tormenting tornado thoughts
(Spinning round, round and round)
With out a friend you know they'll never stop
(On and on)

Minds were not made to be alone

Dark, dying slow
As we wait
For the right to time to live
For the right time to show
Our best selves to the world
In fear of being hurt

The yellow stars are exploding over head
(A cosmic bang, bang, bang, bang)
The expanding dreams of the cosmic dead
(On and on)
Forever’s shocked and rears its startled face
(Don't turn around, don't look down)
And stares into the darkling rim of space
(On and on)

Minds were not made to be alone

Dark, dying slow
As we wait
For the right to time to live
For the right time to show
Our best selves to the world
In fear of being hurt

Don't give up now
When things are just beginning to get strange
Track Name: Burrowers
​Words are burrowing
Worm holes in my brainsteam
I am dreading our thoughts mingling
And you don't even care
Your brainless muttering
Infecting everything
I'd like to keep for myself

Through the portals of your eyes
Comes the dawning insight
Our life was never mine or yours to own
(Realize you're always tied)
(to a shared mind)
(it's not your life)
The apocalyptic fear, now end is always near, please help me find the safest path home
(Realize) you're always tied
To the worlds shared mind

Always chattering
Always talking to you
You who always hears
But never makes a sound
Giants lumbering
Courageous slumbering
Just turn off the light and please let me sleep too

Through the portals of your eyes
Are the cold systemic lies
You tell yourself so you can sleep at night
While the soaring satellites
Divine the details of your life
Draw a thin conclusion of who you really are
(Realize) you're ways tied
To the worlds shared mind

Words are burrowers
Thought stealing couriers

Yeah the portals of your eye
Oh the dawning insight
You know our life was never mine or yours to own
(Realize you're always tied)
The apocalyptic fear, the end is always near, please help me find the safest path home
(Realize) you're always tied
To the worlds shared mind
Track Name: Feral in the Wild
​You said it was impossible
The rules are set in stone
But you never met the carver
And the carver wouldn't know
But if he did
You'd be the next to go

I say it's impossible
Gazing at a light
to move across the threshold
and drive into the night
But if I do
No one would ever know

There's gotta be some order
In this giant human mess
Cause for a minute if there isn't
You know how we get

Feral in the wild

I saw a man refuse a boys grandma
To see her pup grow up into a star
To please a shy and cloaked high scapegoat
He swims around in responsibilities moat
Theres wrath from kings when they're never looking down
When you know they're wrong and they never wore a crown
Don't get to say what you always had in mind
For fear of what? I never could decide
Track Name: Under Blue Light
​Stranded on the rocks (no)
Praying to the gods (woah)
Calling out for tides to finally turn your way
Praying for a hole
And deep inside ya go
Walk around like all made for you
In an under water realm (woah)
The sea it knows no bounds (no)
The magic that you find in every living thing
In every little shell(hey)
In the forest made kelp (wave)
In the living coral tentacles and mouths
Reach into the path (wave)
Grabbed by the man who asks (hey)
"Where is it that I'm supposed to go?"
Then there was a sound (doom)
Your heart it starts to pound (boom)
As a thousand feet of water starts to fall
The spell come undone (no)
The devil's clearly won (woah)
A laugh resounds and seals in your fate

Time was made for those who wait those who have a place to be
No one knows just who you are when you're taking orders from afar

New shoots can never grow
Under blue glow
Track Name: No More Light
​I've never seen the milky way
Pollution dulled all our dreams
I'd like to see the stars again some day
I'd like to see the stars again
Feel glaring Aldebaran
I want to live like how time chiseled me

"There has to be progression
Things cannot stay the same"
Said the man with coins for a heart
We need to cast the shroud away
See the ghostly Milky Way
He'll never know how much it means to him

No more lights that hide our stars
No more ugly city scars
No more dreams that never really can come true
No more towers in the sky
No more word that's sent from high
No more squandering the little life we have
No more light

All of human history
The constellations mystery
burrowed deeper into hardware selves

I need to see the stars again
Feel glaring Aldebaran
I want to live like how time chiseled me
Track Name: Spiders
Pull me apart like an ant
Show me your razors edge
Show me your witty tongue

​Through hell they fell deep into the well

Pull me apart like an ant
Show me your razor edge
Show me your brighter eyes
Track Name: La Di Da
​Three lights crawl so slowly 'cross the sky
Accelerate and then turn on a dime
Every body knows what just flew by
But said aloud the truth becomes a lie

Go and tell your friends about the bad thoughts in your brain
So they can smooth them out
Dumb you down and numb you so you can sleep at night
And be like everyone else

There need not be fear of when you die
Time shall turn itself like the tide
And after death everything rewinds
final breath becomes a new borns cry

Someone call the doctor about the bad thoughts In my brain
So she can cut them out
Dull me down and numb so I can sleep at night
And be like everyone else

No one tell the feds about the bad thoughts in my head
For they may take me out
Dumb me down and number so that they can sleep at night
And be like everyone else
Track Name: One Closed Eye
​I think the game is rigged
The con man lives the good life
All the money making machine
Slipping bad scenes into our day dream

I wish there was more time
I wish life was not a lie
Stacked on more lies
Bursting fire flies
Hints of insight
In the dark night

Imagine all their grubby signs
In the lot that was your mind
Imagine trying to be a pleasant human being
While they gnarl and gnash and tear
While they growl and howl and scare
Scare you into to saying things you never would
All hail the one
The one closed eye
Right?