Tales of Conquest - digital 7"

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Great Escape 04:28
i kinda like the way it was before we settled on another hand the gray area between war and peace eating away at lungs at best it was apocryphal and it's allegorical at worst reinterpreting rewritten tales of conquest citing the sources that won't prove a thing it's clear my recollection has been skewed by misinformation holding court over dozens of sympathetic eyes that only root deep the shame i think we had our fill of nasty things we fed with zeal to open mouths all available condiments providing nothing to mask the taste we'll err on the side of cautious winds plan a great escape to let everyone know we mean it we'll fare well enough to stab again but we'll keep our exits free of obstacles the anecdotal evidence i found will only serve to further this bold affront to everything that's good and keeping alive the lie posthumously you might give me one last parting thought and hold your mouth open wide to let the good things flow out slicing, thus forking your tongue in a way it's just as real just as hammers leave a dent when there's no nail to strike or thumb to smash into a bloody scream fell in love fell outta line with your teeth stuck in my eye i fell in love and outta line with your teeth still in my eye
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Spent Shells 03:10
crown your head with laurel and a sign warning all to approach with cautious feet one should be ready to retreat with your other eyes with your other mouth floating words to ears that were attuned to safety-blanket certainties using what little was left of dignity we fought our way out leaving several bodies in our wake to justify such savagery we pointed at each other's hearts turned to stare feet kicking through spent shells piled up and slept on ignoring every morning after ache as a new normal takes the place of every other head every everything biting hard to get a taste of something everybody else spat out using what little... blemishes on the face of every underhanded compliment have a laugh at the noses we cut off still you'll be the gauge i use appraising every trinket cataloged to catch dust displayed in this private collection using what little...

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released August 22, 2015

produced by gary laney and the first part
engineered by gary laney at lakeside recording (lakesiderecordingstudio112@gmail.com)
all songs written by matthew johnston ASCAP
all songs published by palmwood music (palmwoodmusic@hotmail.com)
mastered by carl saff at saff mastering (saffmastering.com)

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The First Part San Angelo, Texas

Matthew Johnston: vocals/guitar, Jimmy Moore: bass, Drew Fish: guitar/vocals, Matt Taylor: drums

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