Beneath the Pines

by The Creeps

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1.
03:12
A little shimmer of life then it’s gone from your eyes I keep these thoughts in a plot off the coast of my mind A little break, maybe more, for me might just be so nice The permanence of it all can just cloy for me sometimes Guess I’m just looking for ways to feel like the old me While you’re looking away, I’m just counting them off All of the ways I could make it right but don’t And all of the costs
2.
Maybe my life’s a waste Maybe it’s mine for wasting But I’ve been burning days Like I can recreate them And I could write this off I could hesitate And say, “what’s lost can be found” But I know it’s staring me down So baby, give me all your wine You don’t need it like I need it And sure, I’ll give you all my time I don’t need it. I don’t need it And yeah, I’ll give you all my pride I’ll just leave it. I don’t need it I don’t need it. I’ll just leave it
3.
So if you’ve really gotta tell me something Tell me something I won’t remember at all Cuz I’ve been getting busy at the bottom of things Eye contact. I practice everything Except sleeping - I don’t do that much these days Cuz I’ve been getting useless at the bottom of things Tell me the time and I’ll tell you my weakness Tell me a time and I’ll tell you what it meant I don’t remember the crimes, I don’t remember the deeds I don’t remember the time that it stopped making sense I don’t know. I don’t know It’s the wrong way It’s the long way (I don’t know what I’m doing here)
4.
03:26
Am I wound up just to feel it? It’s just heady but it might be enough To get me through it. I’ll just construe it Cuz it’s too late to call our bluff And the waves will just keep crashing And the darkness will keep rolling in But if you’re not asking, I guess I’m not asking And it’s too late to start again The car is running, hun, and we’ve got to go Cuz I don’t want to be late It’s a party, hun, I know, but we’ve got to go Cuz we just can’t relate Once they’re out of your arms are all things even?
5.
03:43
All I’ve ever known is this madness I can’t help it, I can’t help it If I’m scared. And I’m scared All I’ve ever wanted is for this sadness I can’t help it if I just want to Disappear. And I’m scared I’ve had these dreams now for most of my life And I know just what they mean You’ve had these feelings now that things aren’t right And I know just what you mean And maybe it’s that much worse at night But I don’t hold that against me. What’s that got to do with me? Just lately, I’ve been thinking about death And lately, it’s been thinking all about me
6.
Don’t think I know where I’m going But if I’m lost then I’m too far gone to ever find me You’re saying something to calm my nerves But I don’t hear a word And if I’m running from something Then it’s moving so slowly that I never saw it coming You’re staring at me, eyes pleading But I won’t say a word I know, enough with all these superstitions. I know, enough with all the repetition I know, enough with all the grand traditions I know enough
7.
02:57
So how do you get so low? How do you get so that everybody’s talking? How do you get so low that you don’t come around? So what if I like it alone? So what if if I don’t feel like hearing all their talking? So what if I stay so alone they don’t come around? I never know what to say to you all anyway So how do you get so low? How do you get so that everybody’s talking? How do you get so low that you don’t come around? So what if I like it alone? So what if if I don’t feel like hearing all their talking? So what if I stay so alone they don’t come around? I never know what to say And even if I did, I’d never say it anyway Quiet, lonely, yeah I wouldn’t have it any other way
8.
03:01
So it can con me once with the promise that it’s nothing These fatal returns have got to lead to something The second hand ticks, so the minutes keep moving away You’ve had a crisis of faith. My crises, they keep coming Crises cardiaques, the emptiness of nothing And you can’t say if she’ll even make it through the day I guess I just picture a scared old woman trapped behind her eyes Full shook. Tongue tied I’ve been thinking - no, I guess I’m resolving to Steady hands, a calmness just to see it through I owe that much to you I’ve used my distance to weigh in undecided And I can live with it but some nights I might regret it, too I owe so much to you
9.
03:41
So I’ve got these things I’ve felt And I’ve got these things I’ve seen but I could never tell And I’ve got these things I’ve done Oh, lord, what have I done? And the words stuck in my throat, so I never made a sound A fire in the attic would burn this place down And the words stuck in my throat, so I never made a sound A fire in the attic would burn this place down How’s it in my mind? How is it in my mind In spite of everything, it’s inside of everything
10.
02:44
These human bodies. Such beautiful acts of betrayal And you’re maybe worried about girls again Meanwhile I’ve been thinking about all the space in between Everything and how seldom I see it These human bodies It’s not the tightest ship In fact there are holes You said, “you’re bleeding from the lip.” I thought, “it’s spilling from my soul.” In fact, I’m taking on water And whatever it is that kept me afloat Is smelling like burnt wick Is feeling like frayed rope These human bodies, such dutiful vessels of faith And you’ve got one eye on your phone again Meanwhile I’ve been thinking about just how fragile it seems And about what the spectre of emptiness means
11.
02:38
This fading light a stand in for our fading dreams Afraid the cracks have started at the creaking seams And things will just unravel at increasing speeds Until it all falls down Until we all fall I fear we’re all just fated to these capsules of time Like memories of pure bliss beneath these sky-tall pines And either that’s all that’s left, or even those leave our minds And then we all fall down And then we all fall Yesterdays (leave it all to)

about

The Creeps are:

Skottie - Vocals and Guitar
Ian - Bass and Vocals
Jordy - Drums and Vocals

credits

released May 4, 2018

Recorded in 2017 by Mike Bond at Wolf Lake Studios, and Jordan Bell at Atomic Audio.

Mixed and Mastered in The Bond Cave
Drum Tech services provided by JP Sadek.

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Layout + design by Josiah Barnett + The Creeps

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