Patterns

by Longclaw

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released July 11, 2017

Longclaw is Alex, Jen, Matt, and Stacey

All songs written by Longclaw
Recorded by Stephen Dorman at Radhouse Recording
Mastered by Derek Leisy at Audiosiege
Cover art by Chelsea Wilkinson
Insert art by Kirsten Holliday

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Track Name: Dark Matter
take your time with this one
it might mean more than you think
make up your mind with this one
you’ll have to feel everything

you’re going to see what i’m trying not to be anymore

take your time with this one
(when you’re away from everyone)
it might mean more than you think
(what form do you take on)
make up your mind with this one
(when you’re left with all your shame)
you’ll have to feel everything
(you can make yourself so small)

you’re going to see what I’m trying not to be anymore

i’m sorry, i’m trying
i’m sorry, i’m trying
i’m sorry, i’m sorry
i’m sorry, i’m sorry
i’m fucking trying
Track Name: Shorter Cliffs
do you feel tightness in your throat?
it’s all you have
all you’ve ever known
once you see that the grip is your own
loosen it and let it go

once you see that you are in control
loosen it and let it go

it’s all that I can do
to find what’s best for you

move closer to the edge
fall harder than you can help
move closer to yourself
fall softer off shorter cliffs
Track Name: Best Intentions
i saw the light
i made it shine
and i wonder if you feel with a heart like mine

through the darkest clouds
our ignorance resounds
and miss the beauty in a world that truly astounds

i can see there’s an ocean of pain
a collective shame
i did nothing to erase
we can hear a deafening cry
a culture that stood by
and did practically nothing

i saw the light

i saw the light
i made it shine
and I wonder if you feel with a heart like mine

i can see there’s an ocean of pain
a collective shame
i did nothing to erase
we can hear a deafening cry
a culture that stood by
and did practically nothing

i still feel with a heart
no matter how much pain affects it
i still feel with a heart
a heart with the best intentions

i saw the light
i made it shine
and i wonder if you feel with a heart like mine

i can see there’s an ocean of pain
a collective shame
i did nothing to erase
we can hear a deafening cry
a culture that stood by
and did practically nothing

i can see there’s a promise to make
a decision to take a stand
and not just sit by
we can lend a hand to the weak
pull them up on their feet
no one else should be victimized

i saw the light
i made it shine
and I wonder if you feel anything at all
Track Name: Bad Dreams
when i’m lost in my head
i’m not with you
heavy like lead
and I’m sinking

when i lay in my bed
i hope it’s with you
it’s not something i’ve said
but i just think (that)

you seem to be
just what i need
to fall back asleep
after all these bad dreams

been wearin’ so thin
i’m almost see through
i try and pick myself up
but it won’t do

when i’m stuck in my bed
i hope you’re there too
something we could regret
but I just think that

you seem to be
just what i need
to fall back asleep
after all these bad dreams

before all this
i said no
you took it back
i told you so
you asked for this
i gave you it
you wanted more
i told you so

you seem to be
just what I need
to fall back asleep
after all these bad dreams
Track Name: Belly Up
here’s to hoping that my good intentions will swallow me whole
dissolve down through water
raise me up and let me learn how to float
belly up to the moon
take solace in knowing i can sink if i need to
with any luck i’ll evaporate soon
and complete the cycle i’ve been going through

i hope that all those i’ve hurt
can some day know me as salt of the earth
i just wish that doing what’s best felt any better than this
i just wish that doing what’s best felt any better than this

i just wish that doing what’s best felt any better than this
because this feels like dogshit
Track Name: Patterns
hung my jacket on the hook
went for a walk same route you took
i see what you’re thinkin’ and i
know how to feel it but
i’m no good with words that hurt
i’m no good with words that hurt

i’m sorry for the comparison
i couldn’t look at you without seeing him
just another angry man dealt an unfair hand
as i try to fix what i pretend to understand
and i admit that i pretend to understand

i feel like a catalyst for some
they’re just perpetually moving up and on
so i hang my demons out to dry
and let the resentment swell with the passing time

i’m no good with words that hurt
i’m no good with words that hurt