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1.
It would be so sweet to begin again no more one way streets be an unmarked man I know it’s only an illusion spellbound the walls came closing in I find my home is now a prison deep down I swallowed the key If it would get to you I would cut the ties that we keep If you could see the truth show you just what hides underneath But it would be no use a chorus to the words that you preach I’d die here waiting on the proof These clipped wings can’t make me crawl what good is love if it keeps me small? You’ll say you made me but I’m not yours to tame you don’t even know my name And I will be to you a cry that calls out deep in the night A haunting that you choose this voice to which you have no right You’re such a poor excuse a hunter who forgot how to fight For you I can no longer bleed These clipped wings can’t make me crawl what good is love if it keeps me small? You’ll say you made me but I’m not yours to tame you don’t even know my name I can be so sweet Come take your piece For me you ache it’s already too late These clipped wings can’t make me crawl what good is love if it keeps me small? You’ll say you made me but I’m not yours to tame you don’t even know my name If you made me then make me stay You don’t even know my name
2.
Faded Fable 04:49
New soft confessions new rare concessions what was then ends with indiscretions How it must hurt to be well versed in truth that’s curt each blow the first Who stays innocent (3x) Our fable fades as days grow smaller No matter the shape that time may take what is gone is never done Sun rests light upon the ground Whisper ‘welcome safe and sound’ Profit comes in the forgetting there was never a beginning Shadows at play when days were longer No matter the shape that time may take what is gone is never done Who is the monster? Who sews words together? Patches up three thousand crimes twisting thread between the lines Reaching to the West (3x) Love flashes back in scattered color No matter the shape that time may take what is gone is never done (2x) No matter the shape that time may take (2x)
3.
Come Clean 04:55
The night wrapped tight with snow Gives us a ghostly glow Alone in the hush The stars shining back at us The fight’s gone out of me Who I am is what you see No need to speak when words fall weak Some grace, this place is all I need All the noise and doubt it just fades away Filled to the top with all that I could say All I could say, all I could say Tonight I’m gonna shed my skin I’ve tried so hard to keep it in I know you see it We share a secret It lights up behind my closed lips Learn to let someone in To bless the places we have been Could we be only us And that would be enough I want to live not just exist Tonight will be our genesis Months ago I dreamed of how you would feel Here with you I see that it can be real It can be real, it can be real In cool air Our breath hanging bare That old ache Can’t be a mistake We can’t hide What feels so right It’s time to come clean When all parts of me Have come to hum your name Just look me in the eyes and I’ll show you what I mean In you I see me Who I was and am meant to be This hand you tipped it This weight you lifted Keep your eyes on me It’s time to come clean
4.
Hunger 04:45
One truth to know and drill it in your head so many ways of dying without being dead As we stand here now we will both meet the ground In shadow lies the heart of man Give me your hands There’s no escape from hunger that stays in the dark Words that we spoke are fragile and thin when fruit that once slumbered shines bright from within A life of service has come to a cross and like each nail you are dumb to your loss All that we hold is now made clear we’ll watch it burn and then see what’s still here there’s no escape from hunger that stays in the dark One truth to know though all try to forget our deeds and our demons find no rest in death There’s no escape from hunger that stays in the dark
5.
I won’t hear more talk I don’t want what’s mine Just keep the money Bury the crime Kept waiting on signs Embraced feeling lost How can I feel lucky At so great a cost How casually cruel Exceptions as rules A test of the refuge of old wounds There’s nothing to save When planted to rot I’m done waiting humble on a Potter field slot The traps that we find I’ve traced every line A circle of tread familiar in kind Every fear Washed away All my faith Washed away After the storm I am a wave You keep the shore I am the wave I see now how weak Our plans bled to rust We'll drink til we're dry No shelter, no trust Every fear Washed away All my faith Washed away After the storm I am a wave You keep the shore I am the wave All the lies They crumble, tumble, spill down With the slow turn of a blade Say them again Every fear Washed away All my faith Washed away After the storm I am a wave You keep the shore I am the wave
6.
I hear her a rattle beating inside my chest stem the tide a face that’s mine a quiet lie -ooo if you could see in me a language buried deep a wish unsewn come home a cage is laid from bone and shade for you can’t turn off can’t turn down so bright inside my head got to breathe sit and be never leave -ooo burned right to the quick wild prayers, no tricks her grip her lips at my mouth she is the poison she is my cure I hear laughter in the silence Such is madness, such is violence the struggle, that’s what binds us my secret dark defiance when thoughts come uninvited like weeds they grow inside us to the seeds we turn for guidance alone I am the poison, I am the cure
7.
What do they know of grit and taming fire with lily white hands and eyes with no desire to see this life as more than waiting on another how can they know where power lies? You hear the scream of metal that’s as good as your name the spinning wheels you swear that they all say the same and in the heat that most would jump just to escape you stay to see the devil without a shape So here I am with twisted fingers forming a prayer from steel and smoke my message it hangs in the air my burning lungs may never sing but are my witness to what no human words can ever express My word my bind pin pulled, straight line my task, clear mind won’t fall down now Lower your head they say go where you’re led don’t stray I put my faith in this feeling of freedom each day mine I’ll shut my eyes under silent skies I’ll shut my eyes Guilty and pure wander blind believing we are blessed and in our bodies confined are numb to consequence in what we trust as our guide we find our final test as salt or seed is how we’ll rest Can it be wrong to listen to the calm in your head? To value work for which we know we were meant? To not sit back and wait on hollow bonds to be done or given bread from the barrel of a gun? My word always my bind with my pin pulled kick the straight line it’s in my task I’m of a clear mind off like a shot pushed hard as she got they’ll hear me coming Lower your head they say go where you’re led don’t stray I put my faith in this feeling of freedom each day mine I’ll shut my eyes under silent skies I’ll shut my eyes under silent skies I’ll shut my eyes
8.
Oh my darling I know it’s been a long day so come and rest by bedside and dream the night away No, don’t worry I’ll be here when you wake but all is better in our dreams where time is ours to take Each day the earth tries to swallow you whole At night I’m buried by your weight Low and heavy the race is almost done but if I’d let you your feet in flight would run Each day the earth tries to swallow you whole At night I’m buried by your weight Wait, wait Slow and steady I’ll kiss your black lips pink I know that you still need me there’s just no time to think
9.
Thirst 04:57
In air so still we are left to swim to each house adrift the light’s gone dim in this town Through each glass pane the night has caved in the silent street reflects off my wet skin I woke up If I could calm my hands I’d leave these walls behind don’t need my eyes to read the map of your fence tied to mine What is there to regret when I hold your breath inside? And when I sleep my thirst will end the light can no longer hide I can’t see the river but I know I’m drowning... Hold me down.... My body like the stars burns so blue come back to me come back to me hold me down
10.
Reprise 02:58

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Action Camp's 2nd LP.

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released March 28, 2014

Maura Jacob + Bengt Alexsander

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Action Camp Pittsburgh

Action Camp is a Pittsburgh-based trio who blends elements of doom, post-punk and art rock. Now in its 14th year, the band has moved toward a minimal post-punk approach, in contrast to its electronic, sample-heavy beginnings.

Maura - Vocals, Bass
Bengt - Guitar, Vocals
Joe - Drums, Vocals
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