Thalassophobia EP

by Ian Bravender

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released June 5, 2016

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Track Name: Engine Lights
Check your engine lights
Leave all the rest behind
What is yours is mine
Leave all the rest behind

We hail from the land of longing
Finding what we want to find
Striking down the empty cultures
All hands on and pay no mind

Pull your eyelids open
We'll crack the eastern bloc
Bend the rock to fracture
Until the flood tides stop
Check your rear view mirror
Make sure the backseat's clean
Watch out for sirens flashing
No one knows what they mean

Rise until there's nothing higher
Rise until there's nothing left
Rise until the world is made of water
Rise up your wall of white and blue and green and oh my god
We don't know what lies below
Track Name: Coming Up for Air
Alone on the top, there is nothing but space below
Where light never goes
Feel the deep reach up, wandering wondering what is there
Explore I do not dare

I can not breathe, I can not breathe

I can no longer breathe the fluid life that lies above
I can not think of love
I can not see the light that I once held as divine
The depths are all mine

I can not breathe, I can not breathe

Alone on the top, there is nothing but space below
Where light never goes
Feel the deep reach up, wandering wondering what is there
Honestly I do not care

I can not breathe, I can not breathe, I can not breathe
Track Name: Currents
This is the energy that controls all the weather
This is the energy that brings us down together
This is the current of the earth and all that fear the ocean
This is the storm that will enrage the surf but not disturb the current underneath

This is the wave that controls the wars and pushes armies
This is the origin of ocean boats, the turn of seasons
This is the pull of how transitions raised ancestral beings
This is how the ocean controls our every notion and all our ideas of meaning

The sea is throwing back all the voices that don't want to drown
Every single wave is like a soldier who will fade
Back into the fear where the soldiers are made
The burning energy
Burning effigies we all fall asleep and wake up floating at the surface

The currents are the monetary value we disposed of
Energy is currency, we're floating up above
In the present tense, our reticence is dragging us to sea
Energy is currency, we're sinking down beneath

Oh, we're swimming in a rising tide
Track Name: Murk
I'm at the top
But in the darkness, how can we know light
One and on the engine groans
But I know never to trust my own sight

And another one
Will raise the sun
'til you're dead
Throw up your fists
Lay down your head
I feel dead

I'm miles above
But through the murk I'm overcome with fear
You festering wound, the bandage off
But through the blackness, who knows what lies near?

All light is gone
Before the dawn
'til you're dead
Throw up your fists
Lay down your head
I feel dead

The lessons that we've learned
Are overridden by the seething dread
The memories that we've earned
Are stained and bruised by everlasting dread
And everything that's calm
Will crumble by my new acquired dread
Your pillars all will fall
They'll tumble like I'm crumbling in dread

Throw up your fists
Lay down your head
I feel dead
Track Name: Hadal
There is black, there is nothing more
Sight is not real here
Where pressure reigns with an iron fist
There could be something more

There is black, sight is gone
movement is useless here
With no senses but a vague feeling
Of something more

There is black, there is no color
You are all alone here
But he is not alone here
There are others

There is black, there is no life left
Coral crushed like stone
Branches twisted, veins corrupt
Yet, somehow more