Fellow Creatures

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debut album by Fellow Creatures.

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released April 6, 2016

All songs engineered by Chris Freeland and Fellow Creatures except "Seance (Shuka)" and "Allies," engineered by Thomas Orgren.

Tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 11 produced by Fellow Creatures.
Tracks 2, 3, 5, 8, 10 produced by Fellow Creatures and Louis Weeks.

All songs mixed by Chris Freeland except "Seance (Shuka)" and "Allies," mixed by Thomas Orgren.

Mastered by Sarah Register.

Cover photo by Michael Snyder. Art design by Jocelyn Mackenzie.

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Track Name: Try Not to Think About It
You try not to think about it.
You try not to wait.
You keep your eyes wide and open.
You’ll see what they say.
They say it’s no accident, they saw it a mile away.
The ocean will rise, the sun will burn a hole in your skin one day


You try not to think about it,
You do anyway.
There must be a way to fix it
There must be a way
So you build a time machine, send messages into the past.
But they come back unread,
unseen, unheeded,
What did you expect?
Track Name: Silurian Stomp
They formed on the continental shelf
Water teaming
But something struck off by itself

Up, upon a slab of rock
One came creeping
Somehow seeming to draw breath

Inky water turned to black
Nothing touching
Nothing touching but beneath

Not a swimming, floating in and out
What a feeling
What a feeling by itself

They formed on the continental shelf
What a feeling by itself
What a feeling, to be dry
What a feeling, what a feeling...
Track Name: Wouldn't You Like to Know
The fire went out the fire went out
in the darkest night, creatures awoke

They started out calm, we all got a long
Then they bared their teeth and laughed at us
You know I didn’t mean it ha ha
You know I didn’t mean it ha ha

Then they disappeared with their jaws outstretched, getting all worked up
Tearing thru the woods like a man on fire

How dare you think you can go to sleep
Like we’re finished now cuz the fire went out
And if we don’t let all our anger out
It’ll just build up it’ll all pour out

Then they collapsed, then they collapsed,
They snarled and we weren’t sure if they were really asleep
Let’s make for the road, let’s make for the road
Their teeth get sharper now with every bite
I think they really mean it, I do
I think they really mean it, I do

Then we disappeared with our arms outstretched
What did we do wrong?
If you feed the beast it’ll feed itself

How dare you think you can go to sleep
Like we’re finished now cuz the fire went out
And if we don’t let all our of anger out
It’ll just build up it’ll all pour out
Gonna chase you down gonna eat you up
And then spit you back when the fire goes out
And you think you’re gonna get away now,
But we’ve caught your scent gonna follow you now

We’re never gonna give up
Track Name: Seance (Shuka)
Set the table
Use an oval
Offer up the aromatic bread
Start the chanting
Hold your hands up
They came once, they’ll surely come again.

Do you wanna wait till tomorrow to come back to where you were?
Do you need another moment? Give in to the one you are
Shuka shuka

Interference
Holy ions
Reedy voices on magnetic tape
Listen closer
Can you hear it?
Through the static, slowly taking shape.

Do you wanna wait till tomorrow to come back to where you were?
Do you need another moment? Give in to the one you are
Shuka shuka
Track Name: Latter Days
If I ever made it seem easy then be sure that I am just a liar
And if I seemed to disobey everything you asked it's not for lack of trying
Signs and the miracles, heat and the blinding light
We knew we were right, we were sure.
Then came the creeping doubt and I could not cast it out, could not cast it out

We fought with people in the street,
Spit down at their feet and shredded up their pamphlets
The voice of god was calling out so only we’d hear it
Calling us, calling out.

La la la...

When you placed your hands on mine and traced all of the lines
and told me about my chakras
I thought I've seen this trick before, a woman at the door, a carpet bag of candles

La la la...

Signs and the miracles, heat and the blinding light
We knew we were right, we were sure.
Then came the creeping doubt and I could not cast it out, could not cast it out
Can you be sure anymore? How can you be sure anymore?
Track Name: Arid Zones
I'm not gonna wait / how can i prove it to you?
Number forty-eight / look me over

Cover my face / why don't I remind you of you?
Number forty-eight / is it orders?

Arid Zones
Arizona

What a sad state / I wanna be part of the team
But you had to cut weight / for the lord

I'm a careful man / you know the older I get
The less I hesitate / I feel bolder

Arid Zones
Arizona

You know I really like it right here
I got a lot of room to roam
Something about the drier climate
Really puts the vigor in my bones
I will always call this place home

Something about your misreading
Resembles a waterspout
Something about your willful misreading
Makes me want to drive you out
I don't know what your talking about
Arizona
Track Name: Allies
Every time they see you coming
Muttering beneath their breath
Hiding behind their cloudy eyes
Every time you hear it coming
What is on your brother’s mind?
How do you avert your eyes?

Every time they see you coming
Words reveal themselves anew
You can doubt a little less
Every time you hear it coming
Smile so you can see their teeth
Rolling you around inside their mouths

If they think they’re gonna fool you
Like that don’t mean nothing by it
Protest too much
And if you say it’s gonna thunder
Good enough for me
We’re allies
And if you say it’s gonna thunder
Good enough for me
We’re allies

Every time they see you coming…
Track Name: Expectations
We watched you shrivel up one summer
We watched you floating by the edge of the pond
Just close enough to hear, far enough away to feel alone

We watched you hollow out one autumn
We watched you hunched above your blueprints all night
The future soaked you up, but it alone could never get you dry

Did we not meet your expectations?
So you stayed folded up all winter, come on.
We did lose sight of you. I'm working on believing that's on you.

oh oh, oh oh
You could not find it enough....
Track Name: Breathe Easy
Small town living no positive friction
So we moved downtown


You made the money, I studied the rhyme scheme
We made the rounds


But every day a twenty dollar parking fee
And every night a full streetside cacophony
(behind the bed stand plays the neighbor's baby grand)


How do we keep our eyes up on the throne
With our two noses grinding on the stone?
Wouldn't it be easier with a little breather?

The heart of satirical man is a cynic
I could make it easy but the devil could be in it

There's too much here so we moved out to the country
Nothing to choose

We got bored 'cause nobody came to visit us
What did we do?
Nothing left to lose my dear

So we curl up and it's only you and me
In our house it's as quiet as can be
cut the ceiling fan, cut the banging pots and pans

We try to see how long we can lay completely still
Try not to think about the lives we could have lived
Wouldn't it be easier with a little breather?

The heart of satirical man is a cynic
I could make it easy but the devil could be in it
The heart of a cynical man is a critic

Do you want to breath easy?
Track Name: Life Alone
You came with the crocuses all purple and white
The incantations mother pressed on your shoes
The mark of a mastermind

You came with me two years on, sleeping inside
The incantations mother pressed on your shoes
Did it make you as old as I?

I'm not utterly blind this time
I'm not brotherly kind
Gotta get back to you

With very little life alone

You came with the crocuses all covering the yard
The incantations mother pressed on your shoes
The mark of a mastermind

Agree to a life that unfurls in purple and white
The incantations, brother let's shoot some hoops
And drink a belly full of wine

With very little life alone
Track Name: Beamships
Out in the field one night
I was bathed in an unearthly light
Ship hovering high overhead
All the sparrows fluttering around it

Of course I took a picture of it
It was blurry ‘cause the flash was off
Don’t think you’re the first to have doubts.
Don’t think you’re the first.

But I know what I saw…

Out in the field one night
Saw my baby in the moonlight
There in the arms of an engineer
It was so clear

But I know what I saw…

I know what I saw.