The Animal Manual

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1.
We could wait a little longer for the brightness to return The wilderness will fill us with whatever’s left But I’d rather turn and twist away What’s left in this city until the lights fade I’d rather turn and twist away What’s left in this body until my breath fades I feel so much lighter now You don’t know how You don’t know Your tracks in the snow (We know who you are, we know where you go) Lead me to a warm home (We know who you are, we know where you go) Your tracks in the snow (We know who you are, we know where you go) Lead me to a warm home (We know who you are, we know where you) I feel so much lighter now You don’t know how You don’t know Your legs are tied together I’ll watch you sink I’ll watch you drown Barely standing, bare and stranded
2.
Don't stray too far from me You'll be swallowed by the sea Is it any wonder how we got here Any at all Tell yourself it's laid in front of you In a tree-lined hall Set it on fire Make your way towards water Don't stray too far from me You'll be swallowed by the sea Are you as terrified as me By the immensity of where we are Is it any wonder How you follow your path Buried in ash Is it any wonder How easy it would be To be swallowed by the sea
3.
Singularity 04:50
Everything will collapse Both falling into place and ending Chasing the sun Becoming one the same We are constantly looking behind us How do you look ahead When everything is said It's a sinking feeling Heavy on the heart So make room For the ever-fading spark Where do we come from If we never start at one When everything Is said and done Said and done Everything is new Let it take you Enticing as it seems we must forget everything There is a weight light but great (There is a light) There is wilderness beyond this (There is a light)
4.
Still Air 02:34
Hold, hold it closer I don't want to lose sight of this An idea from movies and books that I've read Never thought to expel it from my head It’s so much brighter here The more your mind weighs The less it weighs you down Let go your rope and listen to the sound Of silence, somberly Move you ahead It’s so quiet here
5.
Ghosts 03:52
Consider this Nothing good ever comes with time And I can vouch for that So grab your things I hope your clothes, your clothes are packed Because it's quiet (We need to leave) Because it's quiet (Are you listening) Because it's quiet The house is burning, the girders are falling You were trapped here before The house is burning, the girders are falling You were trapped here long before That's not a fire It's the sun Listen just this once Your head is well Filled with poison until your eyes swell Make it stop There's a slew of remedies around you Take your pick You'll go for what you already have You already have You already have
6.
I will build a crown of wires For only you to wear for me I'll keep the sharp edges in my hand Staining red the sand I tend to find my lovers in a trance Imagine how your synapse would dance Pushing and pulling away An electric calm Blood in the palm Your crown suits you An electric calm
7.
New Blood 03:55
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Tension 06:40
I can't begin to conceive what it is that's waiting for me I have missed every step In my head, it's already like I'm at the beginning again Where does it all go? Everything you've ever known If it doesn't fade away Then really who's to say? I like to think it spreads out into every little thing Until we all fall face down We are all attached by strings We are all attached Everything dies and nothing leaves We return We return to the wilderness we come from Everything dies and nothing leaves We return, we return We become everything

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released April 28, 2015

Released on Signal Recordings © 2015
Recorded by Dave Leonhardt
Mixed & Mastered at The Gradwell House by Dave Downham
Artwork by Brian Anderson

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