Sometime Come the Mother. Sometime the Wolf.

by My Eyes Fall Victim

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released October 31, 2014

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Recorded at Barbershop Studios in Hopatcong, NJ
Produced by Kevin Kumetz and My Eyes Fall Victim
Mixed and Mastered by Kevin Kumetz
Artwork and layout by Dan Martin

© Copyright 2014 My Eyes Fall Victim

Alex Branchick - Bass
Dan King - Guitar and Vocals
Evan Vinjamuri - Keys and Vocals
Mike King - Vocals
Steve Glesias - Drums
Tyler Erhard - Guitar

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Track Name: Guilt.
Guilt sets in
Have we forgotten what we came to do here?
A noble effort, but nothing gained
Just spit in the face of the occupation
We could’ve done more, we could’ve done more

We could’ve done more, we could’ve done more
We could’ve done more, we could’ve done more
Track Name: Where Are the Forgivers?
I’ve seen the transgressors
With intentions pure like so many angels
And I’ve sat with holy men whose hearts were cold as stones
Lost and abandoned
Lost and abandoned the same as us all, as us all

Everyone is hanging by a thread
And when the lights go out, we’re all as good as dead
Our deeds are known by name
We are all unforgivable

You are not machines
You are not cattle
And you are not saints
You are men
And you were not born with this hate

There is a darkness that we cannot overcome
Our eyes are screaming and bloody and tired
As we’re searching for the sun

Everyone is hanging by a thread

And when the lights go out
We’re all good as dead
As good as dead when the lights go out
We’re all good as dead
All as good as dead
All as good as dead

Where are the forgivers?
Where are the forgivers?
Where are the forgivers?
We are all unforgivable
Where are the forgivers?
We are all unforgivable

Forgive
Forgive
Track Name: Resurgam
Words aren’t coming like they used to
But I’ve got to write it all down
I’ve got to remember
What it felt like to be

Desperate
Anything but prodigal
Hopeless
And unaccounted for

Black clouds, storming over me
Regression, regression, regression
Black clouds, storming over me
Regression, regression, repeat

Will I have no songs left to sing?
Will I have no songs left to sing?

We only exist in what we create
So I’ll bull through the barriers
Screaming, “I’m still here”

Though I can see you
Still, I know I’ve wandered
Hold me still
‘Cause I can’t keep from shaking every time I think about where it is that we came from
Keep us
Guide us
Until the end of time

’Til the end of time
And I won’t wait for this to be over
Mend it together
Keep us true
Track Name: Afraid to Follow
I see white lights
Slipping through cold eyes
See how they’ve all replaced
Feelings with disgrace
Oh, no
They followed
Am I to bear the blame?

I cannot say I did not hear
I heard, I heard, I heard them
Marching cross the hills to God knows where
Never again will their faces be seen here

They all have long past gone
But I am the one who stayed
‘Cause I’ve seen, and I know
Oh, I know they won’t come home

I am the one who stayed
And I know they won’t come home
I am the one who stayed
And I know they won’t come home
I am the one who stayed
And I know they won’t come home
I am the one who stayed
And I know they won’t come home
I’ve seen, and I know
I know they won’t come home

I can hear their distant voices
Singing low beyond the hill
Had I been led to different choices
Could I have ended it myself?

I can hear their distant voices
Singing low beyond the hill
Had I been led to different choices
Could I have ended it myself?
Track Name: Lost Like You
Not a broken record
Just a broken man
Whose cracks are starting to show
Piece myself together
At least the best I can
Dead by morning
I’ll be dead by morning

I’ve said it before
And I’m saying it now
It’s just one of those things that I’ve come to find
That we are not all born alive

Dead by the morning
I’ll be dead by the morning

I’ve been swallowing blood in my sleep
For the better part of a year
Just to wash the bad dreams down
Wash the bad dreams down
Running over those words
I think you said to me
You said to me
“Let all things come to pass”

I don’t think I can see
Why you’d even find me here at all
I always thought I’d be gone by now
So lost and gone
And dead and gone
And I don’t have the answers
I am barely getting by
Just a headstone with a blank face
For the date to be inscribed
To be inscribed

And if it comes for you
I hope it comes for everyone
And if it comes for you

I’ve been swallowing blood in my sleep
For the better part of a year
Just to wash the bad dreams down
Wash the bad dreams down
Running over those words
I think you said to me
You said to me
“Let all things come to pass”

I need you to follow
But please don’t follow me
Don’t follow
I need you to follow
But please don’t follow me
Don’t follow

This is a road I’ve walked before
I took those steps
I walked through that door
And it led me nowhere
This is a road I’ve walked before
I took those steps
I walked through that door
And it led me nowhere

For I once was lost like you
Track Name: And Now My Watch Begins
Eyes forward, icy exodus
Move with the striations
‘Cause time is always pulling
With every intention
Of ripping us all to shreds
Our time is always pulling

It’s time and it’s time
And it’s over and over
The pile keeps piling
And no one can let it go
A ledger of profit and loss
We are all alone together
A mass of wandering enemies
We have spread ourselves too thin
We are all alone

Count me as one of the lost
Count me as one of the lost
Count me as one of the lost
Count me as one of the lost

Count me as one of the lost
For I am named and numbered
There’s no escape for me
There’s no escape for me
Count me as one of the lost
For I am named and numbered
There’s no escape for me
There’s no escape for me

Oh, when the irony graves us all
Return me to
The mother of all the things that have gone
Oh, so horribly wrong

Left alone to wander the coast
When I was plucked from the arms of the sea
And I just thought that you’d already know
That my feet would return to me

Icy wind at my back
You are the chill in the bones of all living earth
Carry my steps onward
Carry me onward

Summer has come and gone
Find me now in the throes of winter
And when the mountains thaw
I will be the lone resistance
Summer has come and gone
Find me now in the throes of winter
And when the mountains thaw
I alone will be the resistance
Track Name: Ragged Claws
Maybe I spoke too soon
There’s no forgiveness in me
Oh, for the life in me
I just can’t finish what I started

There is a light at the end of the beach
and it’s burning far out of reach
And I have heard the mermaids singing softly each to each
As they turned their backs on me
Nobody sings to me
Nobody at all
Nobody sings back to me
Nobody sings back at all

Maybe I spoke too soon
Let me linger in the chambers
Lead me to silent seas
Be gone my timid nature
‘Cause I just can’t finish what I started

Nothing is safe
Nothing is home
Nothing is comfortable
Nothing is safe
Nothing is home
Nothing is comfortable

I screamed about a fire
But nobody ran to me
I called to the choir
But nobody sang to me

I don’t want to love
And I don’t want to leave
That’s a bill I don’t have pockets to pay

I have been counting all my friends
When I should
Should have been counting on
Oh, no, I spoke too soon
I have been counting all my friends
When I should
Should have been counting on my friends
Oh, no, I spoke too soon
I’ve been counting all my friends
When I should
Should have been counting on my
Track Name: When All Is Safe
When all is safe
When all is silent
And in its place
Is when I know

When all is safe
When all is silent
And in its place
Is when I know
Track Name: The Way of Nature
I miss the shadows
I miss the complacency
Spoons to my eyes and take my sight
I do not want to see

There is a light
Burning
Behind the black clouds

And it burns and it burns and it burns
And it burns and it burns and it burns and it burns

I have seen my greatness flicker
After the lights went out
I used to shoulder the flame
But what do I carry now?
I have seen my greatness flicker
After the lights went out
I used to shoulder the flame
But what do I carry now?
What do I carry now?

I was a towering man
Lording over all
I built my walls up high
And watched my kingdoms fall
I was a towering man
Lording over all
I built my walls up high
And watched my kingdoms fall
I was a towering man
Lording over all

I will be true to you
I will, I will
I will be true to you
I will, I will
I will be true to you
I will, I will
Whatever comes

And I will be true to you
Whatever, whatever comes
Oh, I’ve shamed and dishonored it all
I dishonored it all
I want nothing
I am nothing
I could’ve done more
I could’ve done more
Track Name: The Way of Grace
Everything, oh, everything
Oh, everything you do
Is to feed what’s living inside of you
Anger and love, and love and anger
Oh, who will you feed now?

Keep reciting
Keep reciting
Keep reciting
Keep reciting
Forgive, forgive
Forgive, forgive
Forgive, forgive
Forgive, forgive
Forgive

Where are the forgivers?
Where are the forgivers?
Where are the forgivers?

Stop the beat of my own heart
Just to find a way back
Nothing ends, nothing starts
And nobody grows