DOWNHILL

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released October 6, 2017

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Gabriel Weitzman at The Hartt School, Hartford, CT and in Trumbull CT.

Bass tracks were recorded and engineered at The Turrett Tower Recordings in Naugatuck, CT.

Additional mixing by Samuel Nazaretian.

Miscellaneous recording and production by Skye Holden and Gabriel Weitzman

Sam Nazaretian - Vocals
Skye Holden - Guitar, Vocals
Gabriel Weitzman - Guitar
Sean Thomas - Drums
RJ Briggs - Bass
Samantha Rose Lynch - Additional Harmonies on Monster Gorp
Tim Jones - Flute on Jacuzzi
Charlie Weinshank - "Auxiliary" Instrument

Released by Whelmed Records, Seattle, WA.

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Sam Nazaretian
Skye Holden
Gabe Weitzman
Nate Porter
Sean Thomas

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Track Name: Freakazoid
You’re the one thing that I want to know about
How does it feel to know that I would die with you
(I don’t want to wait to know about, I don’t want to wait to die with you)

I’d still run through my feeling and waste you babe,
I’d still stay and do nothing here with you

Something inside of me makes me like you,
I could stare and watch you wilt, oh
something inside of me makes me lightheaded,
and you’re all that I’ve got

Something inside of me makes me like you,
I just want to pull your petals off,
something inside of me makes me lightheaded,
and you’re all that I’ve got

You’re the one thing that I want to know about
How does it feel to know that I would die with you
(I don’t want to wait to know about, I don’t want to wait to die with you)

Each feeling, trapped like a fly in my fist, I don’t know how to
Kill it yet, more that I’m thinking the less that I feel it’s right
(I don’t want to wait for you to come)

Holding my head in my hands
(Turning it over and gutting unwanted pieces of your brain)
(Turning it over and gutting unwanted bits of your)
Track Name: Kate
Kate crunches numbers till the ceiling caves in on her head
She fantasizes ‘bout the lack of stress once she is dead
Kate thinks she can’t see quite as many colors as she once did
She says the lack of contrast might as well be what she wanted

Take some time to come back around,
should I say I’m sorry or say I’m proud?
My advice might have shut her down,
I don’t follow it, should I pull her out?

Kate says that I am probably the best friend she has had
She likes it but thinks I should look out for myself instead
Kate doesn’t understand why I’m so sad to hear her plans
They used to be so big and I’m scared I have ruined that

Take some time to come back around,
should I say I’m sorry or say I’m proud?
My advice might have shut her down,
I don’t follow it, should I pull her out?

She is scared I think she’s boring,
I wonder if I left the oven on,
upstairs I install new flooring,
I still feel the flood come on

Sorry my mistake

Feel the flood come on, feel it come on
Yeah I guess the rain feels great

Kate crunches numbers
Track Name: Instar
I tried so hard to see ways I could not be
Held down by the secret you need

I’ve tried so hard, I just can’t hide,
My skull cracked open, my limbs tied

I hesitated when you said, “Is something wrong with your head?”
I never waited to be led, is something wrong?

Is there something wrong? If not it won’t be long,
I kinda wish it didn’t matter at all

You won’t believe what I heard

I tried so hard, I just can’t hide,
My skull cracked open, my limbs tied

I hesitated when you said, “Is something wrong with your head?”
I never waited to be led, is something wrong?
Track Name: Flamingo
Fuck what’s good for me, don’t
tell me that I lost control
you’re always right, don’t go
I need one reason more
found out I’ve got no hope
I slipped and I lost control
you’re always right, don’t go
I always need you more

This is what,
I get when reality checks in, the next day varies,
I'm doing all the things I thought I had the chance to bury,
You loathe,
The way I obsess over everything,
I'm lost without the screen I'm convinced that I really need

This is why,
I hate my mentality, blames the world around me,
I'm back to all the things I wish I made the choice to bury
Track Name: Jacuzzi
I was born with a fuse blown out,
wished to turn down the world too many times to count,
got an argument in my pocket to weigh me down,
got a screen over my face to keep you out

you don’t even know, the pressure that keeps me so low,
hold me close, I’ll float away if you let me go

try me on, break me in, keep me here, struggling
cornered by, things I find, difficult to feel
scenic route getaway, buried me yesterday
it’s too late for me to be tempted by you

I settled for something less,
I never planned on coming to this,
No one knows,
And no one thinks so

I never wanted to have to tell you no,
Do me a favor and show me the door,
All I do is sleep and wonder why
I don’t love what I’ve created anymore

try me on, break me in, keep me here, struggling
cornered by, things I find, difficult to feel
scenic route getaway, buried me yesterday
it’s too late for me to be tempted by you
but I know I will

I don’t love what I’ve created anymore
No one’s bugging me to keep me fascinated anymore
Track Name: Game Boy Color
Backlight
brighten your face like I wish I could and
I try,
but you know me

and if you want I can make it happen,
I just need to know you’re fine,
I know you don’t care what any of that meant,
cuz I am yours, you’re not mine

you brushed me off yesterday,
I watched you walk away

I’m having a good day, don’t fuck it up for me

Don’t act like you don’t know what you want,
you’d step on me to pull yourself up,
don’t act like they’ve got something I’m not,
I feel like I’ve done more than enough

don’t act like you don’t know what you want,
don’t act like maybe it could be me,
don’t act like maybe I could be wrong,
don’t act like you don’t know
Track Name: Paint
Hey, I’m calling to say I can’t come in,
yeah I have a note,
and a bracelet they spelled my name wrong on,
didn’t even know,
I’m having another episode,
started in my throat,
you found me on the floor today

(Jaw is locked, mumbling)
(Not for half, as long as you)
(Need it)
(Short of breath, miss a step)
(Having another episode)
(Didn't feel, a single thing)
(Head bound)

Don’t you know that you have people who care?
And if you would call on them, they would be there,
I know you would rather be, dependable than depending,
Let me know if you think you, need anything

(didn’t mean to make you worry, at least not about me)
(didn’t mean to ruin it for everyone and me)

I'm calling to let you know I feel terrible and I,
Probably will not be good until later in July,
I'm having another episode, sorry to concern,
I figure now's a good time to learn

(Disappoint, aggravate)
(Better have, a good enough)
(Reason)
(Hard to hear, you'd better be)
(Having another episode)
(Try to rest, just go to bed)
(You’re fine)

Don’t you know that you have people who care?
And if you would call on them, they would be there,
I know you would rather be, dependable than depending,
Let me know if you think you, need anything

(didn’t mean to make you worry, at least not about me)
(didn’t mean to ruin it for everyone and me)

I think I’m getting better,
I stopped feeling my own pain
Track Name: Slimer
I know it’s hard for me to walk away,
but it’s not easy to stay,
I hope love brings you back to me,
but just to a degree

you’re holding me liable to help you come to terms,
I know that you’re only worried cuz I never learn,
you’re dropping me off a little ways too far from home,
retracing my steps by picking up the stones I’ve thrown

you’re holding me liable to help you come to terms,
I know that you’re only worried cuz I never learn,
you know you should stop yourself from looking over my shoulder,
it’s no consolation that the car was older

(he’s actually not mine, I found him)

ornate headstone for a dog,
he deserves it more than me,
I tore my own wheels off,
now I lay in the street

I know it’s hard to go
The way you’re leaving
Track Name: Wildberry
ooh, I’m buyable,
unreliable,
you set the pace,
glue me in place

help me,
(so I know what’s going on, tell me)
exactly what you all want, write me,
(the words that you want to hear, and I’ll cease)
the words I’ve been singing

do you feel that?
who brought it back?
ooh, I’m buyable,
unreliable
(I would love if you could love yourself but I don’t buy it)
(I would love if I could imitate the way you’re lying)

help me,
(so I know what’s going on, tell me)
exactly what you all want, write me,
(the words that you want to hear, and I’ll cease)
the words I’ve been singing

sometimes the irony exceeds the person underneath
would I go that far, it’s hard to tell
but I’m sure that I don’t trust myself

my reflection looking pale,
but I’m fall on the inside,
how am I holding up? I’m doing fine
try to catch me by my tail,
cuz I’m falling at all times,
how am I holding up? I’m doing fine
Track Name: 3D
Lady, could you tear my eyes out?
not sure what I need them for
Lately, visions cloud my eyesight
you know who I’m falling for

my plea
never where I want to be
can’t you see my face when I need to leave?
feel like a ghost with no sheet
stuck within your disbelief

Lady, could you stop my ears up?
don’t know why I use them still
Lately, noises cloud my judgment
I don’t know who I’m falling for

always wonder why I can’t just take care of myself
I don’t feel the need for someone to come and crack my shell
always wonder why I don’t see something wrong with this
never understanding the impact of a consequence
Track Name: Mumble
Can I say a single word?
it’s not so hard to go unheard,
to be stuck without a voice this time
despite all the others,
where I spoke cohesively,
no problems there, came naturally,
but a thing you mentioned before
seems to stop me

when I jump the gun,
I’ll be swallowing my tongue,
even though I choke,
you know what I mean

when I say something that I,
regret until the end of time,
while my consciousness is stuck
screaming at me from the sidelines,
and if I could have an hour,
compose my response in the shower,
well then I could learn to cool down
and seem well thought out

when I jump the gun,
I’ll be swallowing my tongue,
even though I choke,
you know what I mean

when I can’t be understood,
when you mishear something good,
did I say that you were wrong?
did I say a thing at all?

keep it inside, it’s alright, you could stay quiet

when I jump the gun,
I’ll be swallowing my tongue,
even though I choke,
you know
Track Name: Meadow
You like where we stand,
I’m sick of waiting,
I’ll hold your hand
and promise I love you

I’m not bored with you,
I’m just impatient,
I get it was the best night of your life

but I, can’t live,
I’ll break, I give,
I’ll stay, can’t promise I’ll like it

you like when we talk,
I don’t find it thrilling,
I’ve spent too long
talking about it

And I always thought,
I’d never be like
the ones who’d just
run through your meadow

but I, can’t live,
I’ll break, I give,
I’ll stay, can’t promise I’ll like it

I’m still, shut in,
you’re fine, with it,
I’ll stay, do I have another choice?

I told you, I told you, I know
and you tried to listen
I told you, I told you, I know
that I won’t stick with it
I told you, I told you, you know
that I couldn’t kick it
I told you, I told you, I know,
would you try to listen?

your field
looks less beautiful to me,
from the outside
Track Name: Root
With your acid breath, breathing down my neck
you’ll be keeping me awake,
with the words that fall from your gaping maw,
there’s something left that you can take,
take your formal dress and your mind’s unrest,
and throw the leftovers to me
condescending air with a jab to spare
now I’m empty

With a single word you could feel so hurt,
it’s kinda funny how it’s not,
Lashing out so hard that you’re losing parts,
we should have left you to your thoughts,
drinking from my cup, now I’ve had enough
there’s hardly any patience left,
as your mind relents
like your hands on your neck

don’t look at me, I cannot let you leave
mourn with you,
mourn for you,
you’re more important now

watch all the leaves, float along down the stream,
peacefully,
floating free,
you could have gone like them

watch all the trees, go along with the breeze,
still standing,
unmoving,
I hope your roots will stick

don’t look at me, I cannot let you leave
this quickly
Track Name: Monster Gorp
Guess I’ll find a place to call home,
Guess I’ll make mistakes of my own

Will this be good enough for you? Well I don’t know,
but I’m sure that I, can almost
try my best to get my message through, but you won’t know
it goes away, it gets old

Guess I’ll find my way from her home,
And I’ll make the change all alone

A missing note, no one knows,
Guess I’ll find a better home

I swore you’d never know,
I swore I’d let it go

A missing note, no one knows,
Guess I’ll find a better home

I swore you’d never know,
I swore I’d stay disowned

Window, whose side are you on?
Track Name: Reef
If I could drag my knuckles on the ground just like the animal I am I would,
I wouldn’t hesitate to make you hate the way I say your name
and place my face too close to yours
But I

Don’t like the way I behave, don’t like the things going on in my brain,
Don’t like the thoughts in my head, thinking that maybe I’m meant to be dead,
Don’t like the way I behave, can’t turn the game off, I don’t want to play,
But I

Found a reason in
(you)
I want
(you)
I need
(you)
I want
(you)

Don’t you waste your time, I’ve read all your letters,
it’s a nice omen, I think I believe that,
tell me all your secrets that you didn’t write,
and I will prove that I’m the best one to be keeping them

Don’t you change your mind, don’t you change your sweater,
I would choose but I know it’s your decision,
tell me all your secrets that you didn’t write,
and I will prove that I’m the best one to be keeping them

can you live without me?
always been your number one

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