2014 Tape

by SILENT ERA

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released September 12, 2014

Recorded September 2014 in Oakland, CA by Jonny Tsagakis.
Mastering/post production in San Francisco by Kyle
Band photo taken by Martin Sorrondeguy

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Track Name: Ones At The Top
these days I can’t help but go out of my mind
they say if you see something, say something

right
it’s not black and white
and all the ones at the top
look down and not up

these days we take what we get
history screams, our ears are still wet

mind
how the axe swings
there’s no fault to be found; look up and not down

we can’t shrug

the all seeing eyes are mirror-blind
and the glass has no real silver lining

mind
all recognize
for the old will die while the young will live on
Track Name: Glass Ceiling
mystery why we are bleeding, right
no shards from the glass ceiling, right

backslide, hold tight

mystery why we are bleeding, right
no scars in a half visible fight

backslide, hold tight

what would the Mothers say
“For shame”
Track Name: Rope's End
they won’t give any
that ain’t it, fact is if they don’t give they’re winning
they don’t try anymore
that ain’t it, fact is that they don’t have a thing to give
i don’t understand, don’t get it, get it
dragging us at rope’s end
we fray, bit by bit
Track Name: Dead Seas
no trees, no people, dead seas, no people
nobody likes humanity anymore
who would? they throw their hands up and walk away!

what seems costly now will be priceless then

no trees, no people, dead skies, no people
failed brakes, watch the crisis roll on. modern problems lie

and if you’re keeping on then know it’s as criminal as can be
the ancient know, the old don’t see

what seems costly now will be priceless then

no trees, no people, dead seas, no people
no one likes humans anymore
can’t back down now

and if you’re keeping on then know it’s as criminal as can be
the ancient know, the old don’t see
things fall apart, be ready
Track Name: Remind Me Why
the triumph of one does not negate the misery of the many
the power of one is remade by the violence of the many

remind me why I live my life, again

the wealth of one does not relate to the hope of the many
the sorrow of one is remade with the love of the many

remind me why I live my life, again
Track Name: Pale Blue Dot
tiny lights cast across the sides of our minds
winking in, winking out
dead before we ever saw them

pale blue dot

tiny lights tossed along the lines in our hands
winking in, winking out
dead before we ever saw them

pale blue dot
Track Name: Rising High
keep on building the Fatherland
burn it back as best we can

flames rising high

greenbacks blinding the morally dead
torch it all to black and red

flames rising high
Track Name: The Big Swim
drowning in a sea of white noise, in the big swim
a hundred years go by, is anyone satisfied?
stay home if you like, I couldn’t if I tried
a collar buttoned high, a buckle cinched too tight
a twinkle in the eye, a brick in the gut

right by right
what we breathe, and for what do we fight?

drowning in the big swim
white men lock up your sons, they’re not safe for anyone
march around the place acting like they own it
turn a century on a dime, it’s hardly any time
normal’s not in line, majority wasted outright

— by right
what we breathe, and for what do we fight?

drowning in a sea of white noise, in the big swim
right by right
what we breathe, and for what do we fight?