love and cannibalism

by the new lines

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released December 2, 2016

(c)/(P) 2016 the new lines

hewson chen, rene dennis, mark di donna, matt schulz, davis white

Mastering by Shane Chaney
Production assistance courtesy Jed Marshall @ Cyborg Audio.
Additional drum engineering on “The phylactery’s lesson”
courtesy Shane Browne.
Sleeve art & graphic design by Stephen Grasso

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Track Name: weatherman's apology
well i'm sorry about the weather,
it's so hard to hear the clouds

they cry out for every one of us,
and their tears, they fall as the rain

if you're curious about tomorrow
let's all try to use our ears
maybe we will hear the sky's whispering,
calling us to return home again

well i'm sorry about the weather, man
see the clouds they only want us home
well i've asked them for the weather, man
but the clouds they only want us home

you can try to look up skyward
and use your eyes to read the stars,

but they cry for every one of us,
and their cries, they become the wind

so we keep asking for answers
but we must read between the lines

for the heavens they are whispering,
calling us, to return home again
Track Name: mass observation
we gather by the roadside
staring at all the strangers
what shall we give them
and what will they try to take?

is this the story?
an evolution?
is it symmetric
or complementary?

we read each other
but our histories
don't read the same

we're often holding back the
few plans we try to make
filling our dreams with
contributions we could have made

could we now counter
this situation
choices we've made?

we read each other
but our histories
don't read the same
Track Name: ventriloquism
so you learned to throw your voice now
and speak through other people's lips

but people grow suspicious
of your true intentions

you're proud of your communication,
of hiding with faces others wear

but don't you grow so tired
of never moving your own lips
Track Name: cayetano's prayer
who knows the path you took
to find yourself within this bind
was it some offense that mercy took
to make her take the stand?

the people are gathering
to watch you try and fight it off
you still have your pride
and so you swore that they won't make you cry

losing your way
losing your focus
is this how they say it goes
under the pressure

you would not answer them,
though they press to make you scream
you would not give in and so you call to
usher in the end

losing your way
losing your focus
is this how they say it goes
under the pressure
Track Name: the phylactery's lesson
this is the way this is your life now
you pinch your arm and study your words so closely
well this is your hand, this is the choice you made

cupping your hands over your mouth now
too scared to talk and you don't trust your voice
well this was the plan, and this was the road you took

listen the wind it keeps on calling, calling your name
but you don't want to listen
but you know this fate follows the path you took

look at the trees quicker they beckon
are you afraid? did you forget your reasons?
you were so bored, and your heart ached for change
Track Name: because no one knows
as the darkness follows you
and drives away all those you know
there's no answer here my friend
nothing as the shadow grows

even though you bite your tongue
animals they always know
smelling you they read your mind
and your deepest thoughts they know

here are several messages
how much will you pay for them?
knowledge it comes with a cost
and this cost no one here knows
Track Name: it's not all in your head
if you're feeling upset you've got to hold on
though your friends are keeping secrets
you can hear them in your dreams
now you don't trust anyone
it's not all in your head
it's not all in your head

if you're feeling nervous you've got to hold on
this is how the ending happens
with a line drawn in the snow
though no one else sees the lie
it's not all in your head
it's not all in your head

so you lash out just to show them what you see
you're so tired and you feel so alone
it's not all in your head
it's not all in your head
Track Name: love and cannibalism
outside your door there's a strange noise
that keeps you from closing your eyes
as you creep out you discover
your parents aren't sleeping at all

well somehow your head has caught fire
what is the reason you say?

maybe you're too young to learn of
these secrets that prowl in the night
or should you abandon your playthings
and open your eyes to the light?

well somehow your head has caught fire
but it's just the natural way

it's just nature's way

so as you grow up to the world
and see things beyond your control
people they will seek their pleasures
and in this you will play a role

well somehow your head has caught fire
but it's just the natural way
Track Name: cayetano's answer
those who walk so softly,
and talk under their breath
did you let them work their magic
did their magic cloud your chest?

closer still you draw, whispering in my ear
though you claim to know my nature
now you're asking me to change

though i know you are scared,
it won't be long till you're here

as the worms turn into moths
and the moths they burn in flame
so all life it has its stages
and in each stage you can't remain

closer as you draw, don't forget these words
from my arms you came to being
and to my arms you shall return
Track Name: johnny appleseed
does the harvest follow you where you go
and starving men they stalk you to and fro?

you never wanted this power, you were born in this way
and you are growing tired

you're hearing people praying in your name
and every time the prayer is the same

they only care for your blessings, your warning's lost in the way

so you plant your trees and hope the best things will last
though you know, it never works out that way

so you go through life just keeping your eye on the prize
though you know, it never works out that way
Track Name: the fateful exposition of captain socko
well don't be so down
just as all good things must end
we all knew this time was comin'
that i must go so very far away

well seasons they must change now
so the fields can rise anew
though there's so much left to say to you
i know that we'll meet again someday