Past the Forest of the Fruitless Thoughts

by Graveyard Lovers

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1.
When… When will I come Back where I’m from To where I belong? When… When will I come Back where I’m from To where I belong? My life… I don’t often pray And I never paid Much attention to god But today… The sky’s fallen grey And I can’t explain These troubles away My life… I used to fight Now I try to do right And never complain I’ll take the weight I must bear I ask you that you spare My women from pain When… When will I come Back where I’m from To where I belong? When… When will I come Back where I’m from To where I belong? When… When will I come Back where I’m from To where I belong? When… When will I come Back where I’m from To where I belong?
2.
05:37
I... Had a dream That I won the lottery Oh yeah They… Said to me That I could do anything Oh no Just sign on the dotted Line if you want it Look right in the camera Capture every moment You’ll… Never know… What you mean to me Have you ever been told a lie? Have you ever been told a lie? They’ll look you right in your eyes Have you ever been told a lie? Have you ever been told a lie? They’ll look you right in your eyes When… I was a child I already knew everything Oh yeah Now… That I’m a man I no longer know anything Oh no Cause time is the slowest crime If you let it Stop your beating heart Cause you to forget it And you… Never know… What you mean to me Have you ever been told a lie? Have you ever been told a lie? They’ll look you right in your eyes Have you ever been told a lie? Have you ever been told a lie? They’ll look you right in your eyes Who told me to tell a lie? Who told me to compromise? Who convinced me to sell my mind? I never used to shy away From a light of a brighter day No matter how much I paid Where did it go? (repeat) Have you ever been told a lie? Have you ever been told a lie? They’ll look you right in your eyes Have you ever been told a lie? Have you ever been told a lie? They’ll look you right in your eyes
3.
03:42
A storm is gonna come I think it’s gonna rain Push out beyond the center And come back again We’ll open up our chests And just release this pain A storm is gonna come I think it’s gonna rain You know I love you hun But I can’t feel a thing A baby and a carriage And a wedding ring The old one had to die Before the new one came A storm is gonna come I think it’s gonna rain A storm is gonna come I think it’s gonna rain It’s more than just a feeling I can feel it change The day is gonna come Where I can take my name A storm is gonna come I think it’s gonna rain A storm is gonna come I think it’s gonna rain A storm is gonna come I think it’s gonna rain A storm is gonna come I think it’s gonna rain A storm is gonna come I think it’s gonna rain A storm is gonna come I think it’s gonna rain Push out beyond the center And come back again We’ll open up our chests And just release this pain A storm is gonna come I think it’s gonna rain You know I love you hun But I can’t feel a thing A baby and a carriage And a wedding ring The old one had to die Before the new one came A storm is gonna come I think it’s gonna rain
4.
04:02
I’ve been losing sleep But all I do is dream Some secrets I can’t keep I just wanna grab a bag and leave The road is calling me I like the in between Not this way or Not that way babe No destination needed Reality and dreams Nothin’s as it seems This is what it’s like to live Directly in the in between God and technology Peace and catastrophe The beginning of millennia’s A paralyzing place to be I’m walking out that door What the hell am I here for? It’s killing me so I just leave Cause I sleep best in blue jeans Leave the phone but grab my keys I still remember trees Everywhere’s available So anywhere is home to me I’m staring at these screens Immune to the obscene Desensitized and oversexed An ordinary thing to be Reality and dreams Nothin’s as it seems This is what it’s like to live Directly in the in between God and technology Peace and catastrophe The beginning of millennia’s A paralyzing place to be I’m walking out that door What the hell am I here for? It’s killing me so I just leave Cause I sleep best in blue jeans God and technology Peace and catastrophe The beginning of millennia’s A paralyzing place to be I’m walking out that door What the hell am I here for? It’s killing me so I just leave Cause I sleep best in blue jeans I’ve been losing sleep But all I do is dream Some secrets I can’t keep I just wanna grab a bag and leave The road is calling me I like the in between Oh, ain’t it fun? I stay on the run Cause I sleep best in blue jeans.
5.
04:07
Don’t you be afraid In me you’ve got a partner Our feeble minds may stray But I’m not leaving this dream that seemingly Touches everything we see Is this really happening? Let’s take all the wandering souls and Guide them toward the light Hard won battles and useless wars Be my partner And I’ll be yours I can’t do this with anyone but you Days will fade away And years will follow after Here will I remain Smiling in the yard Hopeless cause, unlikely team The world’s exactly As it seems Everybody’s talking hun But no one’s making sense Hard won battles and useless wars Be my partner And I’ll be yours I can’t do this with anyone but you Join me for the final drive I’ll be your partner And you’ll be mine I can’t do this with anyone but you Hard won battles and useless wars Be my partner And I’ll be yours I can’t do this with anyone but you Join me for the final drive I’ll be your partner And you’ll be mine I can’t do this with anyone but you
6.
04:16
Never felt like I belonged That’s why I make these little songs Then one day along the track I met this guy named Gabe I was just about to crack When he turned to me to say ‘Loosen up child and don’t ask why’ ‘Lift high your head through your life’ ‘Pain is a constant’ ‘If you choose to lie’ ‘The grass is never green on the other side’ ‘Loosen up child and don’t ask why’ ‘Lift high your head through your life’ ‘Pain is a constant’ ‘If you choose to lie’ ‘The grass is never green on the other side’ What all you chase With all your time Adds up to nothing The day you die So take a break And take your time Until you reach The other side
7.
04:46
I wanna exercise my violence I’ve been taking lots of vitamins Oh wait a minute… I hear someone calling out my name Another dollar and another year Break a bottle Make it disappear No, I’m not crazy I’ve just finally given up on your game I’m a fun machine I want to hear you scream I’m a fun machine Just give me what I need I’m a fun machine I’m sick of everything I’m a fun machine Wake up! I’m your nightmare from the trailer park I’ll burn your city Leave you in the dark And turn my head Only to smile at the fear on your face A sea of people running out of luck No one seems to even give a fuck Oh wait a minute I hear someone calling out my name I’m a fun machine I want to hear you scream I’m a fun machine Just give me what I need I’m a fun machine I’m sick of everything I’m a fun machine I’m a fun machine I want to hear you scream I’m a fun machine Just give me what I need I’m a fun machine Somebody help me please I’m a fun machine Wake up! You’re the weakest kind Because you just don’t mind You wouldn’t recognize The place you’re trying to find You live with closed eyes The earth is terrorized Because you just don’t mind Because you just don’t mind You’re the weakest kind Because you just don’t mind You wouldn’t recognize The place you’re trying to find You live with closed eyes The earth is terrorized Because you just don’t mind Because you just don’t mind Oh, oh Oh, oh, oh (repeat) I’m a fun machine I want to hear you scream I’m a fun machine Just give me what I need I’m a fun machine I’m sick of everything I’m a fun machine Wake up!
8.
Who am I when the noise all stops? Passed the forest of the fruitless thoughts In the meadow staring at the sky The day after my body dies Am I every thing I’ve ever seen? Am I every place I’ve ever been? Am I only what I do and say? Who the hell am I asking anyway? Are you everything you’ve ever thought? You were there to watch the ball drop You skinned your knee on the field at play Are you the same that you were that day? Who am I to you my dear? Am I everything you love and fear? Are we only what we do and say? Who am I on judgement day? Who am I to you? Who are you and I? Until we die, we ask why Who am I to you? Who are you and I? Who am I to you? Who are you and I? Until we die, we ask why Who am I to you? Who are you and I? Who am I to you my dear? Am I everything you love and fear? Are we only what we do and say? Who am I on judgement day? Who am I to you? Who are you and I? Until we die, we ask why Who am I to you? Who are you and I? Who am I to you? Who are you and I? Until we die, we ask why Who am I to you? Who are you and I? Who am I to you? Who are you and I? Until we die, we ask why Who am I to you? Who are you and I? Who am I to you? Who are you and I? Until we die, we ask why Who am I to you? Who are you and I?
9.
I wake up in the morning Oh I, I, I, I… I try to be The man I’m supposed to be I tell you that I love you Oh, it, it, it, It took a while For you to say Indeed you love me too What the hell does love mean? Tell me what the hell Does love even mean? She’s my only friend She’s a perfect ten And if this ever ends I’ll put my notice in I’ll never love again How many lazy lovers Can a wandering mind Find wandering In the trashed parts of the world Some fools will never trust a lover That’s not firmly Wrapped in plastic With a logo Saying ‘She’s the perfect girl’ What the hell does love mean? Tell me what the hell Does love even mean? She’s my only friend She’s a perfect ten And if this ever ends I’m put my notice in I’ll never love again What the hell does love mean? Tell me what the hell Does love even mean? What the hell does love mean? Tell me what the hell Does love even mean, honey? I wake up in the morning I see the way you lay And I don’t mind You’ve taken half my bed I tell you that I love you Cause I put my headphones on And you are What is fillin up my head
10.
This Indian summer It don’t have to end Reveal all your secrets You found a new friend The fireflies shine on the Sweat on your skin We’ll stay here forever In the warm august wind This is what happens When life lets you in The seasons before this Were cold without end All that I’ve been through I’m glad I survived Everyone has had their turn And now it is ours This Indian summer It don’t have to end Reveal all your secrets You found a new friend The fireflies shine on the sweat on your skin We’ll stay here forever In the warm august wind It’s hard to believe Just how far we have come The short days of winter Made the nights seem so long The city lights won’t Drown the stars in our sky All that’s behind I’m so glad I survived This Indian summer It don’t have to end Reveal all your secrets You found a new friend The fireflies shine on The sweat on your skin We’ll stay here forever In the warm august wind

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We recorded Past the Forest at The Radar Studio in Clinton, CT with our good friend and co-producer Will Benoit. We didn't quite know what we were going for, so experimentation was really important. Half of the album was written while recording. We were unapologetically channeling the 90's catalog we grew up on, but still allowed ourselves to be influenced by more experimental bands of the last decade. In other words, not too cool to go for the heartfelt, Pearl Jam chorus but keeping it current with a nod to bands like interpol and Modest Mouse. Its kind of my vision of where rock music would have gone if the internet didn't happen. Not a radical idea, but I would like to see more bands go there.
-Zach

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released November 18, 2016

Produced by Graveyard Lovers and Will Benoit
Engineered by Will Benoit and Daryl Rabidoux
Recorded with solar power at The Radar Studio in Clinton, CT
Artwork By Andrew Weiss
Design by Carah Cronin

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Graveyard Lovers are a three piece post grunge, rock band based in Brooklyn, NY.

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