Empire of Whales

by Empire of Whales

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released January 4, 2013

Vocals, rhythm guitar, and bass by Joseph Mecham
Lead guitar and backup vocals by Michael Carter
Drums by Ben Olsen

Additional vocals on Willow Tree by Rayna Mecham
Recorded and mixed by Joseph Mecham
Mastered by Carl Saff

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Track Name: Sleeping On Straw
Lost in the rush of progress
Our sense of touch abandoned
How could this be failure

We are accustomed to the comfort that we live
We were born and bred to be so much more than this
Sleeping on straw, filling our lungs with dust
Digging our graves, burying those we’ve lost

Answers in our bodies
Contrast to your treason
How could this be failure

We are accustomed to the comfort that we live
We were born and bred to be so much more than this
Sleeping on straw, filling our lungs with dust
Digging our graves, burying those we’ve lost
Track Name: Willow Tree
Live before it’s gone
Some won’t see the dawn
It’s alright we have hope that it’s temporary
In your arms, no regrets if it’s temporary

You will know our names
Not our broken bodies
This is no test, this is our blood line
We will never make our way back home

Silent when you need
I will be your willow tree
It’s alright we have hope that it’s temporary
In your arms, no regrets if it’s temporary

You will know our names
Not our broken bodies
This is no test, this is our blood line
We will never make our way back home

We are still standing here alone
Track Name: Ritual And Shape
Peeling your eyes back from the scene
We all return the way we came
In a fire when we break
In a moment we escape
With an empty hand we’re letting on

It’s cold enough under different skin
You’ll never find what you’re living in
The question answered without a sound
Your fractured bones and your body found
We would be better off alone

Touching so delicate your face
Trusting in ritual and shape
In a child we embrace
Our existence and our faith
With an empty hand we’re letting on

It’s cold enough under different skin
You’ll never find what you’re living in
The question answered without a sound
Your fractured bones and your body found
We would be better off alone

Play in the snow there my son and wait for the doctors to come
Just stay in the snow there my son and wait for the doctors to come

Afraid of the future, ashamed of my past
Lost out in orbit, a dinner for rats
A third of a century with fear of my eyes
The ship I was born on is creaking to capsize

Follow the sun away from the shadows
A bird in the hand is two in the shallows
Track Name: Love
There’s no science telling us that we should be alone
They deny us based upon a love they’d never know

We are in love deep in our skin
We’ll never hide ourselves from those we love again
We are in love, we’re no disease
It’s only natural, the child that you conceive

So contagious, sharing love, a privilege bought by birth
How you made us, a mother should accept without a curse

We are in love deep in our skin
We’ll never hide ourselves from those we love again
We are in love, we’re no disease
It’s only natural, the child that you conceive