Life​.​.​.

by SHIT GIVER

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1.
Rewinds 05:39
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
2.
Alien 03:32
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
3.
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
4.
Underneath 04:23
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
5.
Collide 03:36
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
6.
Slow Bus 03:28
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
7.
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
8.
Life... 05:09
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
9.
A Fly 03:51
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

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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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SHIT GIVER Los Angeles, California

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2013-2019
"and will you miss me when I'm gone"

Preston - gtr/vox
Lucian - drums
Pascal - bass 2013-2019
Dan - bass 2019
Mario - bass sometimes

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