Home Is Where Your Shell Is (2011)

by Old Lava

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released August 25, 2011

All songs written and performed by Old Lava
Old Lava is: Scott Steele and Amy Ann Chapman
Scott Steele: Guitars, Drums, Vocals
Amy Ann Chapman, Xylophone, Percussion, Kazoo, Vocals
Recorded 7/27-7/28/11 by Andrew Greacen & Mixed/Mastered by Jocko @ More Sound Studio, Syracuse, NY
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Track Name: An End Is Born
wrong celebration
a doom's vacation
a wave of doubt plays
telling me that i don't
deserve the stars that you sew
in my darkest moods

it's a bad thing to become
beg to let go
you can but you won't
the birth of letting go

a vision sings to me
frees a brief bereave
touches me on the arm
sentimentally shows
a dream I never outgrow
like i'm losing you

pensive but patient
a broken station
heavy on my health
apprehensive of myself
what if it’s the best
I’ll ever do?
Track Name: Throwing Stones
throwing stones in words to you
she backs against the afternoon
eyes blur across a dark bridge
thoughts melt into a windy summer

let the emptiness hold me
feeling so unholy
if I get in control of me
this could be my destiny

kicking dirt across the sky
majesty has a wandering eye
crayon hearts explode in it's shadow
paralysis in a broken structure
Track Name: Traps
you're not as small as you think you are
transplant your secret home
it takes the guts to accelerate
a dream sequence to explode

if someone tells you what to do, be aware
and then they try to steal the things that you have
if someone tells you where to go, it's a trap

I'm not as dumb as you think I am
the better part of a one-track hold
the voice inside, yeah I know it's right
but man I wish it'd leave alone
Track Name: Care Less
it could blow your mind sometime
you can say it's just another crime of mine
but it could blow your mind
and you can call it divine or another waste of time

careless cursin'
like you're a different person
some things are hard to undo
the hapless treason
is you're changin' like a season
and winter is taking hold

it could blow your mind sometime
you can say it's just another crime of mine
but it could blow your mind
and you can call it divine or another waste of time

it's a simple circumstance
no need for the romance
the virile verses will do unto you
no reason needed
as crimson bleeds in
i've got my reasons for the lack thereof too

it is just another part of you
Track Name: Silver Wires
in silver wires
the night was crossed
painted and displayed
in shattered glass
from every side
the doors were sealed

sealed in so nothing can break through
trying to make the earth new
but they've got wires at your neck
forces will forsake you
if you don't play the game, too
they've got wires at your neck

from battered eyes
the memory sells
a small belief
as no one moves
now eyes are closed
swimming far back
Track Name: You Keep The Dish
I know why you sleep by yourself
reflecting hard behind the waves at night
too much time to wonder why
theres no return to where the hearts you break
have razor burn on parts you kissed
tiny scratches where weapons missed
hallucinations have seen the fist
I don't know where to help you

all alone and it's making you mad
because everyone wants someone so bad
you're trying to crush your dreams in my hand
breaking it down like rocks into sand

your chemicals have misfired
synapses that need rewired
you’re holding up your heavy heart
you ain’t whole, you’re just a part
a fraction of a human being
I know you’re cut, but you don’t bleed
tear worlds apart to blow off steam
I don’t know how to help you

you're trying to crush your dreams in my hand
breaking it down like rocks into sand
all alone and it's making you mad
because everyone wants someone so bad
Track Name: Train-Top Girl Face
risky call
chicago
light bends as you fall
from any truth
in one cycle
as you breathe inside

I met you holding my next love
had to see what I'm made of

imagine a soul
torn perfectly in two
it takes one sad day
to open myself
and share parts with you

I met you holding my next love
had to see what I'm made of
a situational mind-fuck
you had a girl's face
Track Name: Into Dark Blue
(Scott)
spinning fire is enveloping you
old hands are developing, too
dying off with a sound thats alive
praying hard to an invisible mind

(Amy)
they turned back and left it blue
like this world isn't good enough for you
you'll find your own way through
or turn back, leave it blue

(Scott)
scratching secrets into the walls
spreading blankets where I should fall
I believe in the power to call
for your help if I've helped you at all
we will break if we don't bend

(Amy)
when it's the, when it's the end
how can you, how can you pretend?
we know just where you've been
and it is no god send
we will break if we don't bend

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