DOWNHILL

by Cheem

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1.
Freakazoid 02:30
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)
2.
Kate 03:04
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
3.
Instar 02:57
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?
4.
Flamingo 02:35
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
5.
Jacuzzi 02:50
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
6.
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
7.
Paint 02:41
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
8.
Slimer 02:48
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
9.
Wildberry 03:05
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
10.
3D 03:04
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
11.
Mumble 02:38
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
12.
Meadow 03:09
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
13.
Root 02:47
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
14.
Monster Gorp 03:10
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?
15.
Reef 03:07
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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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
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Nate Porter
Sean Thomas

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