Life​.​.​.

by SHIT GIVER

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debut full length self-released on tape. 250 copies

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released January 4, 2017

Recorded in Valencia, CA by Mario Luna & Shit Giver
Mixed by Shit Giver. Additional Mixing by Greg Hartunian
Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studio.

Music by Shit Giver. Words by Preston Mendell

Cover Art by Andrew Jeffords.

Thanks to John Baffa, Bob Clendenen & Will Wiesenfeld

For Nick Polster

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Track Name: Rewinds
there's a dull droning hum in my head all the time
it reminds and reminds and reminds
then it rewinds when it gets to the end
i can never get off of this ride

screaming static, all my senses become one
then i burst from my body like a bullet from a gun
pull the tape off the reels to see how it feels or do it just for fun
i steal a rocket ship and set a course for the center of the sun

won't be surprised if you decide to leave me behind
i'll rewind and start again and when it's really over i'll know
i've got a long, long way to go before i call this house a home
i watch the fire glow and i die slow

there's a dull droning hum in my head all the time
it reminds and reminds and reminds
then it rewinds when it gets to the end
i can never get off of this island

won't be surprised if you decide to leave me behind
i'll rewind and start again and when it's really over i'll know
i've got a long, long way to go before i call this house a home
i watch the fire glow and i die slow
Track Name: Alien
come from far away to see you at night
but you don't even know what i am
hypnotized by blinking lights
sucked deep into black hole eyes
no escaping yr oblivion

i've come from another dimension
this is an abduction and i am alien

stay awake for as long as you can
but the poison is taking a hold
every word is a perfect lie
designed to sustain this high
cold indifference, complete control

i've come to collect another specimen
this is an abduction and i am alien

try to find the words to explain
but it's simpler to say it's a hoax
deep inside you know it's true
but who would ever believe you
you've been the butt of yet another cosmic joke

i never meant to help you understand
this is an abduction and i am alien
i was sent to experiment on homo sapiens
this is an abduction and i am alien
Track Name: It Comes in Waves
it comes in waves
and we are all slaves to the rhythm
we dance to the end of the chain
and no one saved

it comes in waves
we hide in the caves like children
we play our little games
and no one is saved

keep running away
can't even remember
what i'm trying to escape
but in the end it'll all be explained

it comes in waves
and we dig the graves that we lay in
we could waste our whole lives waiting
and no one is saved

keep running away
can't even remember
what was on the last page
but it'll catch up to me someday

it's all in how you choose
there is no win or lose
it's driving me insane
this endless repeating refrain
it comes in waves

keep running away
can't even remember
the last time i stayed in one place
long enough to remember my name

it's all in how you choose
there is no win or lose
when you accept your fate
you're free to oscillate
even cursed sisyphus
never complained
embrace what you cannot change
this endless repeating refrain
it comes in waves
Track Name: Underneath
so long shell i see myself
as if from a distance
in and out of consciousness
this altered existence
and if i tried would i find i am still in control of my mind
or has free will evacuated
and if i know what i see isn't real would i still call this reality
oh i know what's just underneath

nothing and everything fighting to form
from chaos torn
colors kaleidoscope and visions swarm
with this synthetic porn
i'm living and dying with each breath i breathe
eternally free
from this void of oblivion in all i see
who am i if i'm not me
consensus can not be achieved

i take life too seriously

and if i try and i find
i am still in control of my mind
i know what i see isn't real
but i still call this reality
even though i know so well
what's hidden just underneath

something is entering from in between
disguised like one of my dreams
and its separation is a philosophy
and it's killing the scene
youth and utopia fade away
they'll never repeat
in this void of oblivion in all i see
who am i if i'm not me
consensus can not be achieved

i take life too seriously

and if i try and i find
i am still in control of my mind
i know what i see isn't real
but i still call this reality
i know no other name
despite all the things i've seen
just underneath
Track Name: Collide
come on and dance
step into the light
cuz nothing's alright
don't think twice

come take a chance
ya let's take a ride
and we'll slip and slide
to the other side

cuz we're about to collide

ya we're about to collide
we could all be destroyed in the blink of an eye
so let me enter your mind, baby
let me come inside

come to your senses
you must realize
that we are all fools
but to be foolish is wise

come to the edge
where the void can't be denied
and we'll manifest the implied
let's rip reality wide

cuz we're about to collide

ya we're about to collide
we could all be destroyed in the blink of an eye
so let me enter your mind, baby
let me come inside

"impact is imminent" the doomsayer cries
but nobody's listening, nobody even tries
infinite indifference to my oncoming demise
watching as darkness fills the sky
and when it hits we'll all turn into satellites
don't fight the tide, just look inside, are you ready to die?
cuz we're about to collide
Track Name: Slow Bus
i take the slow bus home
soak up san francisco
i don't know what i'm waiting for

le flaneur
i've got no reason to be anywhere
but here

i sat on the beach all day
counted boats, watched the waves
i still don't know what i'm waiting for

le flaneur
i've got no reason to be anywhere
but here i am
waiting for the light to change

in my had there is a labyrinth
i get lost there and so i wander
pondering so many things
in the city all alone

i've got nowhere to be
i've got no place to go
might as well just take the slow bus home

le flaneur
i've got no reason to be anywhere
but here i am
i still don't know what i'm waiting for
Track Name: Sleep Forever
this is nothing like real life
the air up here is laced with fantasy
and my head is getting light
i drift into another daydream

where finally the cord is severed
and i become the sky
exist without effort
i want to sleep forever

this is nothing like real life
each frequency contains a symphony
flowing forth from paradise
i roll onto my back and float downstream

far away from pain and pleasure
in a void between my eyes
endless this endeavor
i want to sleep forever

and if i wake up, i'll forget my dreams

down, slipping deeper
i find no rest, no release from the reaper
til i breathe in the sea
death, sweet peace, come to me

this is nothing like real life
the most mundane become a mystery
and my memory gets wiped
and my identity is splitting at the seams

so follow me into the desert
don't need a reason why
intertwined together
let's go to sleep forever

and if i wake up, i'll forget my dreams

down, slipping deeper
i find no rest, no release from the reaper
in between boundaries
dream sweet dream set me free

slow sinking slumber
i am zero times every other number
when i breathe in the sea
death becomes me
Track Name: Life...
stuck in this waiting room
bittersweet purgatory
under fluorescent lights
i'll tell you a story
of secret things i find
in riddles wrapped in rhymes
nobody is living here
we're all just killing time

wasting away
waiting in line
clocks tick too slow
on walls without windows
there's no escape
no world outside
just wasted faith
awaiting a sign
from a disinterested divine

so stare ahead, arm akimbo
do the lobby limbo

the paradox called paradise
lies forever beyond reach
besides sin is much too sweet
we're all blessed and we're all cursed
and this is it
they call it life
a flailing dance in a bottomless pit

wasting away
waiting in line
clocks tick too slow
on walls without windows
so slip into a dream
of the garden at night
the fruit on the vine is ripe
so go ahead and take a bite
daddy won't mind

then let the juice dribble down to your toes
do the lobby limbo

the paradox called paradise
lies forever beyond reach
besides sin is much too sweet
we're all blessed and we're all cursed
and this is it
they call it life
but i don't know what to do with this shit

seek no meaning
no magic spell
no soul to sell
oh is this heaven
or is it hell
i can't tell
Track Name: A Fly
love is tar
and i am a fly
i can't escape
no matter what i try

love is sickness sinking into skin
i wish i could stop it before it begins
this is an elegy to how it feels
to live inside a dream but believe that it's real
cuz love is entropy draining my energy
nothing can ever be more than a memory
it seems sweet as honey and soft to the touch
but if you take a taste, it's already too late

cuz love is tar
and i am a fly
i can't escape
no matter what i try
i can't forget
all i can do is lie
stuck in this dream
waiting to die

love is ecstasy, burning lust
as love destroys my enemy
love too will be the end of me
love is everything and endlessness
too immense to comprehend
i can't escape it but i must