Catastrofico EP

by Float as the Ghost

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A collection of devastating stories that begins with the end of the world. Acoustic folk.

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released 30 March 2014

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Float as the Ghost Nashville, Tennessee

Finger-pickin', titty-pinchin' progressive folk that's been haunted since birth. Performed by three, hairy American winning-machines.

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Track Name: The Ancient of Days
Oh, we could spend
the rest our time just worrying
Did we miss a grain of sand
or a patch of land when traveling
And all those dead brown fields
sit in the sun and they burn
And when the storms blow through
the rain catches like oil

We charged the mountains
but we can't get over
We're the ones shaking
they're still and sober
You weren't drowning in me
I'm shallow water
And drink all you need

Oh, when the ice gets thin
I'll chisel murals where I stand
Once the water hits my chin
I'll close my eyes and sink in
The snakes all forget food
and change with the world
The snakes live with you too
they hug your baby girl

The moon races straight for the ground
As the earth is pulled into the sun
The oceans are boiling now
As the ancient of days
grows sick of the praise
Track Name: Levitate
Last night, Abigail taught me how to pray
She said "just close your eyes
I'll tell you what to say"
Let all your promises
and all your fears slip away
it's all a godsend
it's just for heaven's sake

When the clouds roll in
so glad to see your face
when you take my hand
it's like we levitate
and I stayed awake
just to hear you say
we didn't fear the dark
until the devil came

Last night I asked her for just one shred of proof
she just closed her eyes said
"don't you feel it everywhere you fool!
Hung on the crosses
are your sins now washed away"
The look in my eyes said
"I don't feel anything"

When the clouds roll in
so glad to see your face
when you take my hand
it's like we levitate
and I stayed awake
just to hear you say
we didn't fear the dark
until the devil came
Track Name: Black Hearted
For once I'll get out of the cold,
and let the sun warm my bones.
I am careless with my steps,
'cause I've been caught in every trap.
Two more years without you home,
and I'll be carved out of stone.
You can watch me,
crack and crumble.

Black hearted.
Finally it's been revealed.
Open eyes,
have been replaced with trust issues.
And there I'll hang,
floating as the ghost.

For once I'll get out of the snow,
out of the land where wind starts to blow.
I grow more lost the more steps I take.
It only gets colder when the sun is fake.
Two more years still chasing your name,
a mirage of what's close grows further away.
I have not lost the scent of your trail,
that I can feel leading me to hell.

Black hearted.
Finally it's been revealed.
Open eyes,
have been replaced with trust issues.
And there I'll hang,
floating as the ghost.
Track Name: Pray Like It's Your Last Day
We'll lose ourselves pretending
wake up years later as strangers
evaporating through the walls
I can't tell if it's God or Satan
helping me but I just cannot seem
to get the ghost washed off my hands
and all the signs along the way
they'd all been painted to point me
in the wrong direction
and when the wind and the rain and the dirt
lead me to that burning church
oh the preacher sang
"Pray like it's your last day"

Trudging through the mud the beasts the trees
I stare up at the sky like there's something to see
Maybe I'm not standing here
Maybe I've outlived my body
Maybe I'm accountable
for the way that you are just not sure

Your palms are red by the burn of the sun
you keep your arms extended like they're antennas
relaying your messages your need of assistance
have you not learned in your days on this earth
that you can pray until your tongue falls out of your mouth
you cannot program the sky
I must learn to live and function
within the waves of change when they make us
who we are today
and I can't let the weight of the future
drag me like a lake into complacency
and they should see me

Trudging through the mud the beasts the trees
I stare up at the sky like there's something to see
Maybe I'm not standing here
Maybe I've outlived my body
Maybe I'm accountable
for the way that you are just not sure

We found ourselves when we were dreaming
woke up years later as strangers
evaporating through the walls
and I was growing arms and limbs to
pull myself back through the waves of time
to meet you back on the bed
where all we had was you and me
sitting in front of each other legs crossed eyes locked
our hands growing together into one thing
and I can tell by your pupil and iris
it's like there's another you that had to hide
planning it's escape right through your eyes
Track Name: River of Lies
City bound, the crack of dawn
Empty bridge, a hundred foot drop
Leave the seatbelts on
let the car sink

Oh, down the river of lies
I've found some truth my purpose lives
and dies with you
Before these wings were clipped and sewn
the black waves beat on my window
to remind me to swim

Stake your claim, pile it on
Sink in the sand like the setting sun
You've got places to be don't you?
I see the smile drawn
across your beak like it's painted on
You've got secrets to keep don't you?

Oh, down the river of lies
I found some truth my purpose lives
and dies with you
The gravity of what I've lost
pulls me to the river's floor
and I'm proud to be
Before these wings were clipped and sewn
the black waves beat on my window
to remind me to swim

We'll make it to the river bank
Appreciate the heartache
Embrace the way our world will change
Become one with the one we hate
Track Name: No Hope of Land
Tree roots crack the pavement
I forget just how to say it
Nothing ever seems
to be just quite worth is does it?
Are you this worthless desert?

One that I cannot escape
not a drop of water to be seen for days
Flood the sands with polar caps
We'll change the land we'll change the maps

I'm sorry if on your worst day
I run out of things to say
and you can see just how
boring I am on the inside
The ground was frozen solid
like it would not accept your body
and I am not just fine
with standing by while... (nothing's worth it)

Follow the hills
soon to be shaken and most likely forgotten
by the waves I've wished upon this place
Waves that you cannot escape
not a hope of land to be felt all your days

Tree roots crack the pavement
and for a second I forget we don't make it
Nothing ever lasts
quite long enough does it?
Is life this worthless desert?
Are there any worthless efforts?

Follow the hills
soon to be shaken and most likely forgotten
by the waves I've wished upon this place
Waves that you cannot escape
not a hope of land to be felt all your days