Toxins (EP)

by Mechanical Boy

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We recorded this live one evening in Mike's basement in NE Portland with our friend Ben Schumacher.

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released September 30, 2014

Mike Heubusch and Laura Kerrigan wrote the songs and played the instruments.

Ben Schumacher recorded and mixed the tracks. He didn't mind when we restarted songs in the middle of takes because we were laughing.

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Track Name: Oh, Ephemerality!
How long will my happiness last? I don't know. I make up all my problems as I go, when there's nothing wrong. I have no choice but to bide my time. The chemicals don't react right in my mind, and it takes so long to get it right. Communication is an art! And you're just getting started. Communication gets so hard when you've put yourself ten worlds apart, Oh yeah! But OOOOOOOOOHHH we'll try.

As it goes, we grow and change the best we can. Learn what went wrong and we won't do it again. We hope we wont.

Oh, Ephemerality! Is this my new reality? I don't know what it means. Oh, Ephemerality! Cause and effect compelling me. I don't know what it means anymore.
Track Name: Nothing But the Best
There you stood, looking beautiful
and I couldn’t help but wonder if you thought of us at all

and I wish I could see you play tonight
and I wish you knew we did everything we could to make things right

and you were my best friend and I just wish that I could say hello again
and you were his best friend too, and so as we go west I wish nothing but the best for you

and I can’t help but think about the last time around
when we’d write each other letters and share stories without making a sound

and it seems that you won’t be forgiving soon
and it seems you’d rather have me living on the moon

and you were my best friend and I just wish that I could say hello again
and you were his best friend too, and so as we go west I wish nothing but the best for you
Track Name: Sweat
Make me sweat, feel the heartbeat in your chest, while they're smoking cigarettes on the porch. Make me cry, feel shitty and don't know why. Tell me that there's just no life in your head.

It never gets easier, I know. Hedonistic tendencies follow where I go.

Feel alone, 4000 miles away from home, and everyone you've ever known for your whole life. Lay in your room, feel like you'll grow younger soon, but nothing that you do makes you feel otherwise.

It never gets easier, I know. Masochistic tendencies follow where I go.

And it comes when you least expect, like on lonely bike rides or when you write your friends. Inexplicable at best, just hope that it comes back again.

Make me sweat, feel the heartbeat in your chest, know that this is what I like best.
Track Name: Toxins
the fog settles in like a cage that I’m stuck in as I wait.
it’s been over a year but the noise that I hear gets amplified, from time to time

these bonds that I’ve broken, feel like a wound left open in the rain
my brain is so tired and feeling uninspired when I drift back into that place

so please bear with me, While I try to unlearn some of what the past has taught to me

I’m trying not to hold onto the toxins in my mind
I’m trying to grow
I’m trying not to hold onto the toxins in my mind
I’m trying to know