Baetyl

by Touch the Clouds

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"It's angry, it's paranoid, it didn't get enough sleep," said singer/guitarist Joe Philips, of Baetyl. "...it drank too much coffee. It got up and did it again. It's a reflection."

Recorded with Adam Cox in the library of a decommissioned public school in Southwest Detroit, Baetyl, Touch the Cloud's third release, was recorded in ten hours on a weird, wild, inspirational Saturday afternoon in mid­2014. Mixed by Derik Lee, it was recorded live with limited overdubs and several lyrics written on the spot. Philips credits Dan Coutant's "fastidious and accurate mastering...He provided a marvelous sanding and lacquer coat to (Lee)'s sculpture."

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released 10 March 2015

Music & Lyrics By Touch the Clouds
Recorded by Adam Cox at Brooksfield Gentlemen’s Club
Mixed by Derik Lee at Deer Like Studios
Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio

gangplankrecords.com

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Track Name: Working Harder
these last few days
we stayed awake
through an empire
we drive from state to state
we never wait for long
only echos of a past life

working harder than we ever did
for a little less than we should get
it keeps me honest
working harder than we ever did

through dusty haze
and blacktop lanes
getting faster
going nowhere all the same
a little taste of fun
all we needed was the moonlight

working harder than we ever did
for a little less than we should get
it keeps me honest
working harder than we ever did

awake and winning
a race to end it
Track Name: Crazy Dreams
with the oceans rising
past the tide
walking wounded
all our lives
we do not give a damn
we can't be monetized
we're frozen like deer in headlights

i've been having crazy dreams
where I remember every detail to a t
another sign from somewhere else

we talk in circles
on and on
watching movement
from beyond
when the moment is right
they'll strike between the eyes
when we're frozen like deer in headlights

i've been having crazy dreams
where I remember every detail to a t
another sign from somewhere else

look away
we can't be all watching someone give in
Track Name: We Won't Give Up
i gotta stick with it
it's effective
when i figure it all out
you will see me
dissecting
everything slightly
if you and me give up
it's likely
the fuel you need
can't be provided

no we won't give up the fight so easy

it's expected
we're tearing each other apart
with icepicks
pierced through your little heart
but you and me
we're nothing like that
don't you agree?
we're nothing like that

no we won't give up the fight so easy
Track Name: Nothing Can Save Us
go head and spit it out
don't let it rot in your mouth
you're always grinding your teeth
the feeling's such a relief
if you're not hearing something
there's a reason
'cause I'm not saying much
so let's be clear
to get ahead you've got to be
a motherfucking machine
intent on killing
just count the bodies and see
that no one gets ahead

monuments and crosses
marking all the graves
in crooked lines
nothing can save us

from the fear
they're pumping into your ear
it's buried under your skin
the thought that you'll never win
if you're not hearing something
there's a reason
'cause I'm not saying much
so let's be clear
to get ahead you've got to be
a motherfucking machine
intent on killing
just count the bodies and see
that no one gets ahead

monuments and crosses
marking all the graves
in crooked lines
nothing can save us