Relic EP

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01:18
2.
03:33
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4.
05:22
5.
04:27
6.
02:56
7.
03:44
8.
08:41

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released March 1, 2011

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Track Name: Retornados
Retornados

Verse 1:

You built this home
on top of the hill.
Think you've struck gold
but you've fallen ill . (Oh if you only knew)

Verse 2:

You believe your place
in a defensible state
but did you account
for the war they wage? (Oh did you? did you?)

Chorus:

Don't just assume that I wouldn't mind.


Verse 3:

Do you claw and bite
to get ahead
or is it your loss
that you seem to dread? (Now come on don't you.)
Track Name: Dirty Sleeves
Dirty Sleeves

Verse:

News doesn't carry weight 'til you know the names involved,
making cracks right down the gates of unfazed, uninvolved predilections.

Keep it all at arms' length, just to hide these dirty sleeves.
Make it right, you can't make it right if you tried. No you tried and you know it well.

Chorus:

All the while your words are wasted
I can see your face is painted on.

Verse:

Tired of the streetlights going out right when I pass by underneath.
Walk's hard enough to discern, this seems just like a cruel mockery

Talk like there's nothing up, and we'll do just as we please.
Float like it's all a dream but there's a solemn misery on the floor here.
Track Name: Checkers
Checkers

Verse:

All unknowing,
we've broken roles
we were assigned.
Now it's resignation.

Conflicting visions
in my mind
never knew a fight that
seemed too refined.

Chorus:

You play checkers,
I'll play chess.
Then you'll tell me baby
just who moves, who moves best.

Verse:

Insist on systems
then play with no rules.
So fine then, find them
at your door.

I'll take a note or
you'll take a bow.
You be combative,
go ahead, go ahead.

Chorus:

You play checkers,
I'll play chess.
Then you'll tell me baby
just who moves, who moves best.

You play teacher
I'll play the pet
Then you'll turn on me/ Show me how it's done
Track Name: Refuge
Refuge

Verse

You hit your head on the window.
"Too bad," they said, "maybe tomorrow."
You told me to back off but I can only say,
I can only say "You need to get a grip."

Chorus

Can I
take refuge? Your crusade is so honest.
Don't you know
empty vessels always ring the loudest.

Verse

She said, "You’ve really got the guts,
Don’t you know I’m the queen I’m the very best."
And I take it with a grain of salt because
Empty vessels always ring the loudest.

Chorus

Can I
take refuge? Your crusade is so honest.
Don't you know
empty vessels always ring the loudest.
Track Name: Shake Hands
Shake Hands

Verse:

Fix your smile 'cause
you're cracking up.

For once you're not so
dispassionate.

You take comfort in forced
civility.

No other recourse
so revert for me now

and

Chorus:

shake hands.
Shake hands like you once did.

You're wrapped,
you're wrapped in a blanket of fear.

Verse:

You shy away from
your loneliness

into a deep
oblivion.

You've slathered and slaved.
It's time for sleep.

So you dream
where you dream.

Now,

Chorus:

shake hands.
Shake hands like you once did.

You're wrapped,
you're wrapped in a blanket of fear.

You've lost
you've lost control again.