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released July 23, 2015

Produced by Daniel Finfer
Additional production by Daniel Anderson and Stephen Coleman
Mixing by Daniel Finfer, Stephen Coleman, Chris Newton, and Jason Siler
Mastering by Jason Siler

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Track Name: Everybody Is Disappearing
Landed on a vacant runway,
No one watching from the tower
Lights that used to line the coast -
All turned off and out of power
And everyone's shutting down,
I'll miss the way it used to sound
Seems to me, from what I'm hearing,
Everybody's disappearing

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me
Everybody is disappearing
I'm just trippin' right?
I'm just trippin' right?
Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me
Everybody is disappearing
I'm just trippin' right?
I'm just trippin' right?

Came upon a list of names
All crossed off except for mine
Somebody searching for me
Bent on chasing me through time
Met the devil after sundown,
Offered me a golden idol
Told me that I looked familiar,
From out last trip around the spiral

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me
Everybody is disappearing
I'm just trippin' right?
I'm just trippin' right?
Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me
Everybody is disappearing
I'm just trippin' right?
I'm just trippin' right?

Maybe I'm wrong because it seems to me,
you're the one who's disappearing
and i don't wanna start a fight
but whatchu on tonight?

Maybe I'm wrong because it seems to me,
you're the one who's disappearing
and i don't wanna start a fight
but whatchu on tonight?

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me
Everybody is disappearing
I'm just trippin' right?
I'm just trippin' right?
Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me
Everybody is disappearing
I'm just trippin' right?
I'm just trippin' right?

Just trippin'
Just trippin'

Asked him where the people went to
Gave an answer I've been fearing
'Everybody's still right here man,
you're the one who's disappearing'.
Track Name: Room Service
We tried to correct ourselves from all that we've been through
In phantom hotel rooms we never checked into
I tried to return but I'm asleep in the hallway,
You'll try to convince yourself,
You'll try to forget

I know you've been here before
I know you've been here before
The stranger sleeping on the floor
I know you've been here before

I tried to convince myself I'm not still attached to
The waves and vibrations that I can't get back to
I'd like to believe you're not the net wrapped around me
I tried to convince myself
I tried to forget

I know you've been here before
I know you've been here before
The stranger sleeping on the floor
I know you've been here before

In all the shades of black we've been
We spend our time in rooms that spin
We paint with blood on bathroom tile
And they still keep knocking, but we're gonna be a while

I know you've been here before
I know you've been here before
The stranger sleeping on the floor
I know you've been here before
Track Name: All The Time
Paralyzed, I'm turning to stone
I've never tried to walk on my own
Sinking through quicksand, it's up in my bones
Swimming in rapids above the waterfall

Burning fuel, I'm circling to land
Everything's slipping right through my hands
Separate myself and help me understand
Looking back to where I have never been

I'm stranded by myself in the terminal
I'm stranded by myself in the terminal

Powerless, I study mistakes
Slowing down burned right through the brakes
Picking through parts of what's left in its wake
You cannot speak with someone else's tongue

I'm stranded by myself in the terminal
I'm stranded by myself in the terminal

All the time I wasted, all the time I've wasted
All the time I've wasted, all the time I've wasted
I'm stranded by myself in the terminal
Track Name: The Line Drawn Through Me
Chasing different waves
Seeing different shades
Rolling in the tide
Thirsty
Thirsty

Cutting myself in half to rebuild a life; I already started
Water is rising up, and now I'm afraid I'll turn out like them
Cutting myself in half, floating away to undo myself again
Sent through the prism down onto the floor
I'm drowning in your hands

Passing ships in glass
Bridges burn too fast
Sunken eyes in light
Blinded
Blinded

Cutting myself in half to rebuild a life; I already started
Water is rising up, and now I'm afraid I'll turn out like them
Cutting myself in half, floating away to undo myself again
Sent through the prism down onto the floor
I'm drowning in your hands

I should escape sometime
Track Name: Planes Mistaken For God
It was just a plane mistaken for a God
Until we saw it burn on a distant mountain
We forget the names of everyone we've been
We're just another tribe spilling blood on the pyramid

Just another age spent hunting through the night
Locked in a cage like a wounded jaguar

I wait all human history to watch it start to crumble
In dancing through the fire with you we let it burn
I'm just another jaguar you wounded in the jungle
I wait all human history to watch it burn

In every waking dream we still look the same
I'll find a new shade when the day gets longer
I've been here before but not as who I am now
The channel slow-fades to the sound of static

Just another age spent hunting through the night
Locked in a cage like a wounded jaguar

I wait all human history to watch it start to crumble
In dancing through the fire with you we let it burn
I'm just another jaguar you wounded in the jungle
I wait all human history to watch it burn

Our history speaks in a violent rhythm
With blood on our hands at the top of a pyramid

I wait all human history to watch it start to crumble
In dancing through the fire with you we let it burn
I'm just another jaguar you wounded in the jungle
I wait all human history to watch it burn

I wait all human history to watch it start to crumble
In dancing through the fire with you we let it burn
I'm just another jaguar you wounded in the jungle
I wait all human history to watch it burn

Wait all human history to watch it crumble
Wait all human history to watch it crumble
Wait all human history to watch it crumble
Wait all human history to watch it crumble
Track Name: Beat To Hum
I was wounded in the landing
Woken up by distant chanting
Every stream I stop to stand in
Fills with blood I had a hand in
From the branches, they descended
Looking through me, what will they see?
Lying down, I let them take me
Track Name: In Quicksand
Always one coming after you,
Drawing a line in ink and feather
Never works when you want it to,
Don't waste your time applying pressure

Another lesson in the quicksand
Too late to reach for a strong hang
It's kind of funny when we find ourselves
Surprised our animals
Start kicking in

It makes it worse, it makes it take longer
When I try to untie you
And first things first, the poison gets stronger
Once it gets inside you

Now its all catching up with you
Measuring time in pain and pleasure
Shrinking space in between you two,
Caught in the vines you grew together

Another lesson in the quicksand
Too late to reach for a strong hang
It's kind of funny when we find ourselves
Surprised our animals
Start kicking in

It makes it worse, it makes it take longer
When I try to untie you
And first things first, the poison gets stronger
Once it gets inside you

Another lesson in the quicksand
Too late to reach for a strong hang
It's kind of funny when we find ourselves
Surprised our animals
Start kicking in
Track Name: Holy Roman Empire
I'm worshiping soil you stand on
These statues I've constructed
Bloodlines of a civilization
These tribes you leave corrupted

Your vacancy grows like the vines grow
These statues I've constructed
I keep finding your face in the jungle
These temples we protected

Empress, your dynasty
Conquers like a holy roman
Empress, your dynasty
Conquers like a holy roman
Empress, your dynasty
Conquers like a holy roman empire
Empress, your dynasty
Conquers like a holy roman

Down in uncanny valleys
We bow in huddled masses
We follow all directions
Both feet against the ashes
All shallows in the basin
Each stream the stone obstructed
Mined out these precious metals
Did what The Hum instructed

Empress, your dynasty
Conquers like a holy roman
Empress, your dynasty
Conquers like a holy roman
Empress, your dynasty
Conquers like a holy roman empire
Empress, your dynasty
Conquers like a holy roman

I'm worshiping soil you stand on
These statues I've constructed
Bloodlines of a civilization
These tribes you leave corrupted

Your vacancy grows like the vines grow
These statues I've constructed
I keep finding your face in the jungle
These temples we protected

Empress, your dynasty
Conquers like a holy roman
Empress, your dynasty
Conquers like a holy roman
Empress, your dynasty
Conquers like a holy roman empire
Empress, your dynasty
Conquers like a holy roman
Track Name: Our Unique Acceleration
Pressed my ear against the ground
Heard its artificial sound
Up the branches I ascended
Ladders hung from footage found

I can see it in your eyes
All the things I thought I could do with this curse of foresight
I'm the shadow in the night
Waiting for the warmth of your slow wave of sunlight

Let's agree to disappear
Once the tide starts rising here
Trapped in between two smooth rotations
Our unique acceleration

Broken muscle memory
Still tastes like what it used to be
Carves into the spiral's arm
The hum of what's ahead of me

I can see it in your eyes
All the things I thought I could do with this curse of foresight
I'm the shadow in the night
Waiting for the warmth of your slow wave of sunlight

Let's agree to disappear
Once the tide starts rising here
Trapped in between two smooth rotations
Our unique acceleration
Track Name: A Fire In Memory
Every time I wake up, I remember
that you're no longer sleeping next to me
and then I wonder how we lost eachother,
lights on the horizon join the sea

Too afraid to face the day without you
I find ways to put myself to sleep
sending out these signals from the shoreline,

This fire is dying
Say goodnight

When you can't stop somebody leaving,
all that you can do is watch them go
but when it only seems to keep repeating,
you wonder if you're meant to stay alone

Too afraid to face the day without you
I find ways to put myself to sleep
sending out these signals from the shoreline,

This fire is dying
Say goodnight
Track Name: Vines
Let's take a slow drive down infinite roads
I'm building these chords from your palette of tones
In chalk on the sidewalk, we wrote down our plans
But it's my own writing I don't understand

You take the high road, and I'll take the low
I'll have the fire on before you get home
A place to come back to, should you lose your way,
Those vines wrapped around you, didn't they?
Didn't they?

I should have known you would wander this far
Trying your best to forget who you are
Born to a small town, but destined to leave
These tales of the yes men you choose to believe

You take the high road, and I'll take the low
I'll have the fire on before you get home
A place to come back to, should you lose your way,
Those vines wrapped around you, didn't they?
Didn't they?

Once in a lifetime, and never again
You wasted all that was possible then

Somebody gonna come around someday
Somebody gonna take it all away
Nobody gonna get you back
Nobody gonna get you back

Somebody gonna come around someday
Somebody gonna take it all away
Nobody gonna get you back
Nobody gonna get you back
Track Name: Kill Your Idols
Had to cover my eyes
When I saw you on the screen
Through the cracks in my fingers
I saw home
I saw home

Whoa, whoa
I'm not the only one
Whoa, whoa
I'm not the only one
Whoa, whoa
I'm not the only one
Whoa, whoa
I'm not the only one

Found a crack in our ice
Glowing off the setting sun
Your unlovable shadows
Floated on
Floated on

Whoa, whoa
I'm not the only one
Whoa, whoa
I'm not the only one
Whoa, whoa
I'm not the only one
Whoa, whoa
I'm not the only one

This isn't the end, you said
Kill your idols with a pen

(I'm not the only one)
Whoa, whoa
I'm not the only one
(Under the setting sun)
Whoa, whoa
I'm not the only one

(I'm not the only one)
Whoa, whoa
I'm not the only one
(Under the setting sun)
Whoa, whoa
I'm not the only one