Beneath the Pines

by The Creeps

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The Creeps are:

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

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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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Track Name: Shimmer
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
Track Name: Staring Me Down
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
Track Name: Bottom of Things
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)
Track Name: Even
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?
Track Name: Scared
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
Track Name: Superstitions
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
Track Name: Low
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
Track Name: Full Shook
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
Track Name: In My Mind
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
Track Name: Bodies
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
Track Name: Fall
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)

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