still life

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released November 6, 2015

SYG-026
Produced & Engineered by Josh Frost
Mixed by Josh Colby & Josh Frost
Mastered by Josh Colby
Front & Back Photos by Nick Beardslee

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Track Name: every night
treading water with two anchors on my ankles
while the plankton laugh hysterically at how my body dangles
towards the surface
I'm not going anywhere for a while
losing oxygen I reach for you to save me
but you're caught up on the shore
with everyone else misbehaving;
so let me drown
but I would still give you everything left in my lungs
if I could

why do I do this?
I'll never know.
my head moves too fast to ever slow

have you ever loved someone
but not known them at all?
so far away
but still you feel your souls are intertwining
does this even matter?
why is your heart so inviting?

who am I to even think that you would have me?
if you saw me in the street
would you stop or would you pass me?
it's hard to tell
well I've walked this block six times and worn holes in my shoes
and there's still no sign of you

did you ever fall asleep or did you lay awake?
it's two a.m. and there's no one else I'd rather have beside me
thoughts like this could kill a man;
every night for the past six years now
Track Name: bloom
disaster waits for no man
and I am no exception
gounded; made to stand alone
but I still think about September

vivid imagery
painting nothing
stable fixtures creak
safe from nothing

perfection found in broken things
maybe one day you'll find something in me
hairline fracture
I just can't keep myself together

passing time
watching flowers
grow from my insides
wasted time
counting the hours
it took for me to finally bloom
Track Name: feels like
feels like catching rain in your cold hands
just to feel something again
confusing pain with ignorance
guilt tripping over myself

I was the cloth you cut from your own sleeve
a piece of you no longer needed
I think poison tastes the best when shared with two
burning in harmony

I never wanted to see the coast anyway
they say life's good until it's not
I've been carried away by storms
suffocate me in a cloud

feels like
breathing beneath your wave
echoes
faint whispering
sunlight
why don't you brighten my day?
still life
replace my earth with graves

hide the light inside your palms
bring it out when you're alone
shed some tears over the past
bottled up to make them last

feels like
breathing beneath your wave
echoes
faint whispering
sunlight
why don't you brighten my day?
still life
replace my earth with graves

peaceful love
greying sun
feels like us
giving up

teaching myself to walk again
moving inches
Track Name: pictures
I couldn't have called this, couldn't have called this
couldn't have seen it if it was in front of my face
now I can close my eyes and I see the places
that we used to go

we would come home so late
acting exactly our age
now all that's left are these pictures that float around in my head again float around in my head again
float around in my head

I've walked around this apartment for two hours
and still haven't accomplished a thing
what am I thinking?
why did I leave my head back home?
why did I leave my head back home?

we would come home so late
acting exactly our age
now all that's left are these pictures that float around in my head again float around in my head again
float around in my head