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released September 1, 2014

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The Elizabeth Dane Chicago, Illinois

A four-piece outfit from Chicago with a penchant for simple, yet haunting songs.

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Track Name: Nantucket Sleighride (With Bells)
we chase the wave
until it breaks
into a dorsal fin

a killer whale
from beyond the pale
who can tow us in

our shaky hides
our faces flecked by foam
wives on the docks
but we're not coming home

we're not coming home

there were some nasty little thoughts
about a nail pick
Track Name: No More Death
no more
no more death
no more
no more death

i can still feel your hand
how i can feel its grip
two restless souls
sharing a hospital bed

no more consciousness
no more hold your breath

with a sigh of relief, the tears still fall
to his chest
i can still feel your hand
and how it lost its grip

the only one to watch you
lose your last breath
Track Name: Bug Powder (Acoustic)
a safe nest to call my own
the old emptiness
where i feel the flood
runs cool into my veins
i'm an addict now
i'm an addict now

restlessness inside my soul
it's a terrible feeling
i can't call this home
blame, blame on everything we've known
and all the futures
though we've yet to cast that stone

are you in, are you out?
i'm an addict now
i'm an addict now

dear joan, you've been a lousy lover
but a wonderful friend
through and through, i've been able to use you
but this has to end
i think a shot to the head will do the trick
i don't really even have to talk you into it
just think you'll see the great unknown
now, is this a bad omen?
or is this a bad joke?

are you in, are you out?
i'm an addict now
i'm an addict now

are you in are you out?
i'm an addict now
i'm an addict now
Track Name: Little Girl
if the shroud around you falls
and if your eyes are going white
and if the blood you're coughing up
is keeping you awake at night

little girl
little girl

when you come to me at night
and your faith in me lights up
how it bursts now at the sight
though you cannot rise above

little girl
little girl

darling, how your heart hangs heavy
and though you isolate the thought
moving through this plane, you feel the star
and so now does my heart

little girl
little girl
Track Name: Turn Obscure
i’d let you write all over me if i thought i would change
i’d learn the language you’d prefer to have this exchange
i’d shave my head and get cut, and never be the same
i’d let you skin me alive, and put me on display

i’d close my eyes and listen to you, fast explaining the world
you’d do the walking for me, becoming part of the herd
reading to me every night, but only what you approve
i’m a good boy, i know that you’re my only truth

i learn my lesson again
i learn my lessons again
i learn my lesson again
i learn my lessons again

with no one fawning over me, i start to turn obscure
just an inkblot bleeding over someone's work
i talk and talk and talk and talk to an ascending wall
i swear your door was open at the start of it all

you never listen to me, you never show your worth
what’s the point of you existing on god’s green earth?
always fail to do the thing that you’ve set out to do
if it kills you, you’ll know i’m your only truth

i learn my lesson again
i learn my lessons again
i learn my lesson again
i learn my lessons again

you’re a changed man now, your former self a myth
but you’re still not quite the person that i want to be with
i learn my lesson again
you’ve given me your body, you’ve given your soul
but it’s not enough, babe, i’ve got to swallow you whole