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released July 7, 2015

Ciaran Megahey: Vocals, Guitars, Vibraphone
Gary Butler: Saxophones, 2nd Guitar on Spirit Shadows
Michael K. Newton: Bass
Matthew McLaughlin: Drums, Tambourine

Guest players:
Hannah Morgan: Violin on Spirit Shadows and Sweet Libertine
Blake Enemark: Pedal Steel on Sweet Libertine
Claire Megahey: Backing vocals on Creatures

Produced by Dean Marino and The Autumn Stones
Engineered and mixed by Dean Marino at Echo Valley Studio
Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel
Cover art and layout by Ciaran Megahey

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Track Name: Time Is a River
Time is a River

Time is river
it wants to lose control
time is a winner
it wants lick my bones

I want to lose it
I didn't choose this
I won't confuse it
can I prove it?

when he's rolling out to sea
and you're changing with the leaves
when the day turns into night
take his hand he's always right

Time is a river
it gets your heart and soul
time is a winner
and then it wants some more

I want to waste it
so I can taste it
I can't replace it
can I face it?

When he's rolling like a stone
and you're sinking into drink
when the night turns into day
get behind him he's ok

Chords
Verse: E, D, E
Chorus: A
Track Name: Endless War
Endless War

In your little ease
Imprisoned,
Frozen vision

Cuckolds crack
Come back as
Tasteless, racist rapists

In a spin
Lost for all words
And burned

What you claim
Pleased to remain
In chains

We’ve got an endless war
We’ve got an endless war
On our hands

We’ve got an endless war
We’ve got an endless war
On our hands

In the streets
Complete invasive, safe
Complacence

Starry eyed
Inclined to mindless
Trite contrivance

In a bind
Won’t wonder why
You whine

What you say
Pleased to deny and lie

We’ve got an endless war
We’ve got an endless war
On our hands


We’ve got an endless war
We’ve got an endless war
On our hands

Incomplete
entreating thieves to fleece
conceited dreams of life or death
bereft of zest
a pest

In a jam
about all that I can stand
what you want
pleased to belong
and wrong

We’ve got an endless war
We’ve got an endless war
On our hands

We’ve got an endless war
We’ve got an endless war
On our hands


Chords:
Verse: D A
Chorus: G A
Track Name: End Of Faith
End of Faith

This is the end of faith
The poisonous talking snake
Freedom at last
Chains of the past
What took so long
to write this song?
You’ve come a long long way
but this is our day
This is the end of faith
the lie with the human face
sin without God
isn’t it odd?
just failed the test
it’s for the best
You’ve come a long long way
but this is our day
Like a debt followed through
overpriced but overdue
This is the end of faith
the dawn of a golden age
dream a new dream
love a new love
unlock your mind
make friends with time
You’ve come a long long way
but this is our day

Chords
Verse: B, B5
Chorus: E
Bridge: F#, E
Track Name: In with the Out Crowd
In With the Out Crowd

We are the one true way
We’re all the rage
You used to speak freely
Now you feed the beast
Bleating sheep
fill the streets
with real sensitivities
Get in with the out crowd
Get in with the out crowd
Get in with the out crowd
Get in with the out crowd
We are the true victims
and we get no respect
offering new perspectives
Some would say regressive
Speak for God
hide the girls
O brave old world!
Get in with the out crowd
Get in with the out crowd
Get in with the out crowd
Get in with the out crowd
Because we love death
Because we love death
Because we love death
Because we love death
Get in with the out crowd
Get in with the out crowd
Get in with the out crowd
Get in with the out crowd

Chords:
Verses: Emaj7 B Dmaj7 B
Chorus: Amaj7 Dmaj7
Bridge: B Emaj7
Track Name: Sweet Libertine
Sweet Libertine

In the showers
in the shadows
she's a demon
she's the measure of your dreams
lend her your eyes
find what it means

like a first kiss
she's a secret
she's an angel
when I hear her purr and moan
hard as a charge straight to the bone

she's like a toy the way she spins
around the world
the yes girl

she's like a toy the way she spins
around the world
the yes girl

In the basements
in our bedrooms
she's a lover
she uncovers everything
lend her your mind
find what it means

like a first love
she's a secret
she's a rebel
when she takes on our whole gang
into the groove
into the bang

she's like a toy the way she spins
around the world
the yes girl

she's like a toy the way she spins
around the world
the yes girl

Sweet Libertine
Sweet Libertine...
Track Name: Spirit Shadows
Spirit shadows

I would like to lighten my load
Awful dreams I burn explode

Like a vagrant
Like a refugee
Like a savior
Your penitent
In the basement
An epiphany
It's contagion
a new despair

I lie uncrucified
I lie uncrucified
I lie uncrucified
I lie uncrucified
Track Name: Ooh La La
Ooh La La

Summer came
torched my heart
left me cold

drowning heat
melting feet
makes me bold

hey girls, let's unwind
entwined
lace and pretty face
escapists

see the way we shine
like a new valentine
and the way we talk
like a 'cock-of-the-walk'

Ooh La La
Ooh La La

Summer shame
touched my heart
like a dart

frowning streets
dizzy beats
it gets dark

hey girls, I insist
more bliss
sheer lust, pleasing all
enthralled

see the way we shine
like a new valentine
and the way we talk
like a 'cock-of-the-walk'

Ooh La La
Ooh La La

Chords
Verse: Dmaj7, Bm, Em, A
Prechorus: Em, A
Track Name: Creatures
Creatures

I am a man
I am a beast
a grain of sand
a creature of ease

I take the beauty
I do my duty
I'm on the inside
always the right side

Creatures of denial you're a creature
Creatures of denial you're a creature
Creatures of denial you're a creature

I am a man
I am a god
a creature of shame
you are the pain

I state my dictum
I blame the victim
I'm on the outside
I make the world cry

Creatures of denial you're a creature
Creatures of denial you're a creature
Creatures of denial you're a creature

Chords
Verse: Dmaj7, A
Bridge E
Track Name: Dark Age
Dark Age

Some people just want to die for something
Some leaders of men oblige them
In a cave any lies will do
And the temperature's rising too

Some say this is your dark age
Some say the truth is what you feel
Some say this is our dark age
I say zombies are real

Some people need someone else to hate
Some need to be tempting fate
in a place where there's no escape
must be some other human race

Some say this is your dark age
Some say the truth is what you feel
Some say this is our dark age
I say zombies are real

Some say this is your dark age

Chords: E. D

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