Nihilist Blues

by Fat Spirit

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Fat Spirit's second LP, 'Nihilist Blues', released on Easter 2017 (04/16/2017)

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released April 16, 2017

Guitar + Vocals - John Graham
Guitar - Ian McQuary
Bass - Matt Timko
Drums - Brendan Hall

Produced, mixed and engineered by James Seretis
Tracked at Virginia Moonwalker Studios
Mixing and additional overdubs at La Cocina Studios
Mastered by Bryan Walthall at Stereo Image Productions

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Track Name: Obtuse Angle
If I had to say
There is no way that I
Could speak my piece and still
Come away unscathed

Even though you try to separate your shit from food
The stars they chart but I resist the pulling of the moons
My chest's a drum and I can feel the blood behind my eyes

But I guess I'm doing fine
I guess I'm doing fine
Yea, I'm not the only one
That is taken 'round the sun

If I had to say
There is no way that I could
Bite by tongue and not have
poison eat away

Even though you try to separate your shit from food
The stars they chart but I resist the pulling of the moons
My chest's a drum and I can feel the blood behind my eyes

But I guess I'm doing fine
I guess I'm doing fine
Yea, I'm not the only one
That is taken 'round the sun
Track Name: Cave
Look at the writing on the wall
Find meaning in nothing at all
Free from the movement of our mouths
Bask in the power of the now
Of the now

Lost in the desert but there's plenty of rain
Strayed from the road, been out here for days
I find a place in which to shelter myself
Sleep to the hum, drink from the well
Filled up with light I shine myself on the world
Golden sun-ray, milky white pearl
Until I need to go back into the earth
Blinking my eyes, I'm born in the dirt
Track Name: Fake Wand
I felt a stirring in my brain
Bought a ticket, took the train
When I stopped the movement stayed
Magic eyes, a puzzling state

Fake wand, fake life
Make time for strife
Grip my arm white
Hold on for life

Come on ride the train, it's fine
Could careen a well placed dime
Sickened by the pantomime
Life goes better with a lime

Fake wand, fake life
Make time for strife
Grip my arm white
Hold on for life
Track Name: Easter
Obliged to forget and to never look back
But time paralyzes the form
Shadows growing tall, it's unclear
Whence they cast, but they dance
Upon your bedroom walls
They all fall, but will you be around
And do they make a sound when we're
Lost in the pack and we're running away
But the past is on our backs

We live in a fantasy land
Wait for the knight to save the day
In the shade of a dark mountain face
Draggin' down the days, 'til we burn away
And where there's smoke, yea you know
There's hope that we can keep
Each other safe until we
Find a resting place

Easter egging
Patchwork spinning
Mossy laying
Tempest brewing
Track Name: Great Divide
Standing at the great divide
Missing guide when the boat arrives
The shore receding from your sight
Damp hair and the soiled sheets
Layers down comes a rattling
Reels you in like a baby on a string

Sliding slow into the bath
You see them hiding in the
Weeds, Adam and Eve
Your lungs are filling
Breathe a sigh of relief
And still I spin in that car
On that road everyday
We suffer when they rip
The band-aid from our skin
Track Name: Life with Snakes
So you spit on riches,
So you spit on everyone
Spit so much your mouth is dry and you choke
Feed yourself on curses
Feed yourself on bitter dirt
Gorging at the table until it hurts

Down in the pit
Live with the snakes
The smell of fear
And all our hate
Our bodies slide
Pile up
To reach up to
The smell above
We see them laugh
Haha, our bellies ache
We'd split their sides
To feed our face
We pass the time
Mouths they twist
Fangs they show
Where lips would kiss

Who knows what whispers say
I'll be on the water's edge
Playing in the bay
I find a resting place
Lay down in my body now
This is what I pray

If I'm to die someday
Taken by the arrows
I vow that I will stay
True to the love I have
I will not surrender it
I will not be shamed

In life we make mistakes
But if you drink the poison and
Come away unscathed
Don't let the memory fade
Remember all your weakness and
Remember all your pain
Track Name: Dagger
Every smile like a dagger's curve
We're singing like the shot heard 'round the world
Never forget but we don't ever learn
Live with a crazy heart when we bleed on the dirt

Wild animals we left the zoo
In dreams our feet kick a tattoo
Taking in smells like a thousand colors
From dust to rust and so there's nothing to lose
Live in the light as we wait to be over
The night will come and there's nothing to do
Except to live in the light as we wait to be over
Track Name: Outside
I'm a believer I'm sure you could tell
That I need something to believe
But when there's nothing but black-holes in your eyes
Well don't you know that is something
I think it's fading and it's not gonna last
Just like the last time let's get down to the task

These drunken mirrors they aren't good to talk to
These elevators will take you nowhere
Electric visions to light up the darkness
And though there's nothing I'm sure it's waiting for us
Right outside this

I'm feeling antsy so I go for a ride
To take a trip in the country
The hottest day that year, a boiling hell
I start to walk to the water
Covered in spiderwebs I get to the edge
But I give up and go back into the house

These drunken mirrors they aren't good to talk to
These elevators will take you nowhere
Electric visions to light up the darkness
And though there's nothing I'm sure it's waiting for us
Right outside this
Track Name: Sleeping
When I was young
I'd fall and skin my knees
The dirty leaves, a bed to receive my leap
But now I've grown
I'm not who I thought I'd be
Learn the hard way
Everyday, at night
When I go to sleep
I fall back into me