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Grips On Heat

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All songs written by Jeffrey Gray Somers. Recorded and Mixed by Shaun Curran and Steep Leans in 2013 & 2014 at the Napoleon Complex in Somerville, MA. Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk in Portland, Oregon.

Jeffrey Gray Somers: vocals, guitars, bass, drums, keys and aux.
Chris Eddleston: Drums on track 2 and 3. keyboards on Track 2. Guitars on track 1, 3, 4, 6.
John Brown: Bass on track 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8.
Album art by Jeffrey Gray Somers. Portrait of Gray by Mike D’Amore. Steep Leans font by Joe Beaton.

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released September 21, 2015

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Track Name: Books End
God he must be feeling pretty strange
Five hundred miles in the rain
He got on a Honda and rode across three states
To Allegheny - Verona, PA

He smoked as he stood out front
And he waited for her to come
The unreachable delusions of romantic memory
Had embodied itself in his company

And he knew that this ride would be his last
It was the final solution anyhow
He wants to tell you that he's only made of kindling
Once he catches he burns up quickly
Track Name: Wolves On The Mend
It's hell but I need it bad I gotta turn back to the nine to five
I'm too old to be running scared I'm gonna work until my sweat runs dry
Cause I'm gone, long gone - never gonna hit it again
I'm gone, long gone - taken by the wolves on the mend

I still got it on my mind these days find me on Atlantic and I'll be in a haze
I'll pop em quick and pass out for a bit, get to work feelin like just enough shit
Cause I'm faded and that's jaded but I've done it and I'll do it again
Aw man, the movies are more fun to watch than to be something that you're living in

I hate to say that I'm only one
I hate to say that I'm the one
Track Name: Grips On Heat
I came across in chaos time
With mindless heart in stunted mind
Inside your bed with grips on heat
Under this black dawn canopy
And what I thought was just a scheme
Adjusting every true belief
Til I get gone

These see through nights have lost their charm
Transparent highs now just do harm
I lay in the valleys of your chest
The safest place I've ever slept
My pretty smile hangs on the ground
Confusing all your precious sounds
Till I get gone

I think I'll fade out for a while
Yeah I think I'll fade out for a while
I'll try my best to wear a smile
I'll try my best to wear a smile
I'm going down way outta town
I'm going down way outta town
Til I get gone
Track Name: Colombia
I'm coming back to you no matter the weather
No matter the chatter or what's been tethered
Cause it's time that you grow younger
Find a different scene, different country, different world

When I get it straight you'll be at my every word
Yeah you'll trail behind me like the highest of lords
Cause it's time that you grow out your hair
And let it learn to hang where it wants to where it should

All these blacked out highways
All this bullshit talkin
All this endless barkin in my head

When I get my money I'm gonna figure it out
Gonna buy me a car I'm gonna drive it around
Cause it's time that we go down
To South America, Colombia, Peru

All these blacked out highways
All this bullshit talkin
All this endless barkin in my head
Track Name: Navigator In The Night
Who'd have guessed your son?
Does he think he's the only lonely?
Drawing designs with the gun
And follow suit with the sleeping allies

Well can you get that stoned?
Can you run it through the wires refracted?
Keep the silence in the moan
And Listen with the Antenna retracted

They'd never guessed your name
It always ends just the same way

In the fuzz plush white
Yeah in the the circuits hums drone exactly
Like the wind on the sea
Like the wind on the sea

Now yr dancing with the dust
As you skate upon the rust so lightly
Wondering who could you trust
Wondering who could you trust

When they cross out your name
They cross em all out just the same way

Yeah you wanna be a searcher
God's only sigh
You cross the desert with a whisper
A navigator in the night sky
You keep a gun on the saddle
With one eye on the sky
You cross the desert with a whisper
A navigator in the night sky

You'll never get that stoned
Track Name: EM
I gotta leave that dull caspule that blurs this calendar view
Cause there's no night and no day - a blank wave and it won't stop rolling through
And those tides won't quit, you better learn that quick and b-line out
Yeah she's gonna love you down, she's gonna love you right into the ground

And so you'll leave forever
Forever, forever, forever til it's gone

And now alone at sea you see that big black truth all around
And there's an eye in the sky, it won't blink and it won't stop staring you down
Now you better think fast kid, it's too late to turn that ship around
And that voice in your head, you should know it's all that you've got left.

And so you'll leave forever
Forever, forever, forever til it's gone
Track Name: Nightmare City
Left this town like I'm the only one
Gonna make some quick money, gonna get things done
I can cut any line i'm on
I can stay on point with this dream I'm on
I can't fade, it's too late
Lots of things I loved I went and burned off the page
It's shitty, yr so pretty
On a death-trip crusin to Nightmare City

I'm night-walkin, got neon thoughts
Tokyo dreams on a psychic course
Just one road left to take
It's the BQE to the end of the page
I don't know where I'll go
Gotta find some place where I can keep up the glow
It's such a pitty, I'm so pretty
On a death-trip cruisin to Nightmare City
Track Name: Rain Delay
Rain falls down on my front porch
I count the minutes 'til my feet hit the floor
The mailman drops me a note in the door
That I don't want to read

As days go by in this frozen embrace
Our foolish hearts slowly turn into clay
To be adjoined because they can't walk away
From their new blood

Maybe time spent under the stars
Is just as bad as these blurs that I paint in the bars
Cause even my memory as the kind of ideals
That will get me trashed

It's all my time and even still
I wouldn't walk out even if I had the will
I'd rather ride a train straight into Hell
Than be alone to dwell

You know I give my time so my mind ain't strange
And I give my tongue so you can speak what it say
And I want you to know where I'm coming from
And I want you to know where I am
Cause if you don't know where I'm coming from
Then where i is?

Every night and every day
Is just the same as yesterday
The sun comes up then it goes away
It's all the same