Running in Place

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One of the tracks I came up with last summer, along with Secret. Originally sounded like this but faster. Then in August I restructured it to be like a full on doom metal track which segued into dance-punk half-way through based on a jam I had on it (with Kieran of IHL and Miles Tag!) but I wasn't satisfied with the way it was so I reverted it to the way you currently hear it.


You came to me at times
When the trees had frozen spines
In the piedmont
Your terms undefined

A hearty hello falls before a dejected stare at the floor
(Where's your spirit gone?)
You don't have to pull me underwater with you. Anymore.
(Drowned in hollow ponds)
Now there's no way to placate. Harmony deteriorates into nothing.
(Where's your spirit gone?)
One day for sure, we'll see what we were as a good memory
(Drowned in hollow ponds)
Gone bad.

(I just.... I just don't know... I just don't know where this is going.)
(I have no more sympathy. Your misery is not my responsibility.)
(Don't laugh. This is unsustainable.)

The hills hear your whispers
The walls have eyes
And the floors tell me that you've been lying all along
We're doing everything wrong.
(let's go)

Why would you cast the spells at me when we could make it right
Hiding from the one person pleading you dare not to take the blade to your life
We both make huge mistakes
We'll bury them all in darkness and hope that they won't come back

And now we can see
(We just can't stop running in place)
As clear as smoke screen tears in our eyes - good times, are eaten, alive

We just can't stop running in place
We'll bury them in darkness and hope that they won't come back
We can't stop running in place
We can't stop running in place

We just can't stop running in place.


from The Formaldehide EP, released June 9, 2016
Bass Recorded in January 2016
Vocals Recorded somewhere along the way too idk when. I know I did em in my dorm room tho and scared my neighbors. February 2016 I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Produced by Nathaniel Jones



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