Not Our Shadow To Carry

by Seance School

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released July 6, 2017

Written/Performed/Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Robin Washburn from Spring 2015 to Summer 2017.

Vocals, Drums, Guitars, Bass, Piano, Keys: Robin Washburn

Additional support:
Guitar: Brandon Carter (tracks 1,4,5,7,9,10)
Vocals: Anna Byers (tracks 1,4,7,9)
Vocals: Lydia Washburn (track 12)
Vocals: Luke Good (track 13)

Additional musical songwriting on track 10: Leb Borgerson
Additional lyrical songwriting on track 13: Luke Good

Album cover photo: Cody Thomas

all songs copyright 2017 Curiouser Records.

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Track Name: 24Hr Vampire Film
24HR VAMPIRE FILM

Nervous armies get so quiet
When they finally find the real war
Here in the heart of all nature
Haunted halls and corridors

Mary Magdalene's a ghost now
Jesus is lost at sea
Tow your car out of the ocean
Maybe he's in the front seat

Does it bend your heart?
Does it light you on fire?
Will it break your back?
Will you fall out of bed?

Who decides who should live or die?
Blood, grass, and stone
We were all born on this island
And we wait for night to fall

Can you see God's eyes?
They're as big as the moon
With your certainties
And what goddamn mercy?

With your guillotines
And those old war machines
With your blood bank accounts
With your nothing at, nothing at, nothing at all.

Takes a lot of blood for a man to live
Takes a lot of blood for a man to live
Takes a lot of blood, takes a lot of blood
Taste a lot of blood

Takes a lot of blood for a man to live
Takes a lot of time for the walls to give
Takes a lot of blood, takes a lot of blood
Taste a lot of blood
Track Name: How Am I Driving
HOW AM I DRIVING

How am I driving?
How am I doing?
I can't see the picture
Can't get out of this clothing
When are we arriving?
I can't feel my fingers
Thanks so much for coming.
Words are never very much.

Ahhh ahhh

All your memory is a lot.
All your present tense is a lot.
All you future plans are a lot.
All your guarantees are a lot
A lot.

How am I smiling?
Where are we going?
How am I surviving?
What am I forgetting?
There are vultures in the ceiling
Casual and bleeding
What am I saying?
Words are never very much.

Ahhh ahhh

All your memory is a lot.
All your present tense is a lot.
All you future plans are a lot.
All your guarantees are a lot
A lot.
Track Name: Sleepwalker
SLEEPWALKER

Stack all the books into towers
VHS tapes from 1996
Cut all this tape into shapes
I could make something
Lasting just from this

Are you not feeling well?
Honey I think I've never felt so right
I could stay up all night
Leaving behind my work and skeletons

What does it mean (It's not clear)
What does it need (It's not anything)
What does it see (It's not there)
What does it eat (It's not anything)

When are you coming to bed?
Honey I think I'm talking to the dead
I'll be up for hours
Vanish into the woods behind our house
Here is as far as I go
Here where the lights burn blue and northern gold
Sleepwalking forever under strawberry winter Indian summer

What does it mean (It's not clear)
What does it need (It's not anything)
What does it see (It's not there)
What does it eat (It's not anything)

And I swear I want you right here
But there are things they keep me awake
And I can't stop my head

And you know I want you right now
But I am told to lock every door
Only then and only then I'll get rest

And I swear I want you right here
But there are things they keep me awake
And I can't stop my head

And you know I want you right now
But I am told over and over
Only then, only then I'll get rest
Track Name: Finally
FINALLY

Finally you saw something
Finally you felt something

God is obviously energy
Isn't that what makes hell so interesting?
The devil is obviously energy
That's what makes heaven so interesting

Finally you know something
Finally you surrender

Now you can walk through the wall
Now you can crawl under the stairs

Finally you want something
Finally...

God is obviously energy
Isn't that what makes hell so interesting?
The devil is obviously energy
That's what makes heaven so...

Now you can walk through the wall
Now you can crawl under the stairs
Now you can drop right through the floor
Now you can halt right in the air

One man's devil is another man's god
One man's god is another man's devil
Go ahead and jackknife into a swan
The wonder of the world is dust and gone

Finally you saw something
Finally you get something.
Track Name: Even The Stars Are Exhausted
EVEN THE STARS ARE EXHAUSTED

Did you have a secret world?
Back in New York
Ballerina, adroit swan
Nearly trained in Russia
Could have trained in Russia

Have you seen the Rite of Spring
Everyone knows what that one means
Break your hips and start again
Shine your light on the road ahead

Where are all the good folks dead
In the heart or in the head?
Where did all your friends go now
Somewhere old that can't be found
North Carolina

Where do all those memories go?
Underwater, under snow?
Thaw before your daughter grows
Maybe she will never know

Do you have a secret world
Yes you still do
In your heart here, overground
Drawn by strange forces
You're where you go.

Elegant horse
Ride off so far
Will you come back
Only you know

Skeleton horse
As tired as stars
May you shine on
Stand tall on your toes...