Good Sword (2011)

by Old Lava

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Recorded & Mixed @ The Magic Closet in Portland, Oregon by Ian Watts • Mastered by Dana White of Specialized Mastering in Portland, Oregon

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released January 1, 2011

All music and lyrics written and performed by Old Lava.
Artwork by Scott Steele and Amy Ann Chapman.
© 2011 Old Lava.

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Track Name: To And From The Record
i left the program, when i was born
to fight my way through it's demented thorns
as time got bought, it was locked in the wall under glass
the tongue slipped, but there's blood on every little word, oh yeah

i ain't a fancy singer, no, no
a self-circling thinker just go, goes
so grab your heart and tear in two with your life
there's mannequins, that begin where your pain and your love dies

 i don't want to break all, the comforts we designed
 i need to fold myself into a hundred different lines
 maybe we could take the parts, that i destroy inside
 and build a solid mental shelter from the memories that kill

it don't make you bad to scream in the phone
it don't make me bad to want to be alone
as i get cut from above with a knife in the sky
once upon a dark time, i had a bullet-proof vest on the inside
Track Name: Little Black Heart
little black heart of mine
watch you slip on this face for the last time
a dark red hush is coming
i was at a crucial loss
when my true love had climbed out
with any strong emotional pull, it leaves

 bad dreams, and sending it home
 where my beliefs are all letting go
 completely

i grew up in a shallow town
with a dagger swimming around
in language laced with nevers
i was pushed until we fought
in relationships it got lost
divide the missing pieces, all while

 it's helping me, to have no control
 the boundaries, extinguish my soul
 forever

 laundry of ill memories
 i can feel the background rebuilding
 slowly
Track Name: TG Gloom
i remember feeding a tender gloom
locked the gray noise in a destroyed room
and i remember burning the walls of youth
walked the black hand with a cradled tooth
it’s leaking, all my friends are on the outside
they’re sleeping, all my friends are on the outside   

a subtle pain sang as i grew tall
shaping the words from the sounds that i caught
saved every page, every photograph stare
then left all my things to the devil’s head

it’s leaking, all my friends are on the outside
they’re sleeping, all my friends are on the outside
and all the pain eventually dies
  too soon
  breaking the things you love in two

then i heard the dark pianos come through
a cloud you can understand carried me through
a recessed room where the air has died
setting a heart in a little brown bag
it’s leaking, all my friends are on the outside
they’re sleeping, all my friends are on the outside
  
and all the pain eventually dies
  too soon
  breaking the things you love in two
Track Name: Seatbelt
opened fire in a solid home
and you know there's no way to get back
gave desire some room to roam
now a cold, dead note travels over to me

madness lies in love-starved bones
with a gold tongue that's staying quiet
you never meant to let this go
singing low, with dead lips facing the trees

looking past the window shield
you feel a restless regret go
caught in seatbelt fears and love
giving up all hopes of ever driving this thing
Track Name: Quick Ka
a death kiss that split the world, i'm going away
been reaching through a lifeless hand
there's no grace to stand this on, i'm going away
i left the lights in my eyes all the way on
 looking past the pain and the fear of a god
  trying to fight it's way alive
  take my life in your hands
  and no thoughts i control

memories defeated, oh, how i left it behind
as november pulls me quietly down
doors of forgiveness are all turning away
to rebuild a heart by the numbers
 this truth, is all in the numbers
  trying to fight it's way alive
  through the pain in your heart
  digging down to the soul

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