The Dignity of Movement EP

by Slow Relics

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released June 26, 2014

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Music and Lyrics by Michael Lambert
Nic Shute: Trumpet - "The Flood"

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Track Name: I, And I Alone
My form beside your own
The skin, the teeth, the bone

A fire burning slow
The fuel, the spark, the glow

I'll take in the air
All the breath I can bare
I'll cast the final stone
I, and I alone

My feet have left the ground
The rise, the leap, the bound

My knees come crashing down
The seize, the fall, the sound

And I'll disappear
At least once a year
I'll brave sticks and stone
I, and I alone

When all is done and said
The nerves, the shake, the dread

I'll try to rest my head
The ease, the warmth, the bed

So I'll pull away
From the death and decay
I'll face the unknown
I, and I alone

My form beside your own
Just skin, and teeth, and bone
Track Name: The Flood
I feel the water getting deep
It collects around my feet
And it's never showing any signs of slowing

If it calls for fight-or-flight
I'm not sure if I'll survive
One false-step could sweep me in its undertow-ing

And if I thought I was fine before
All this time i was just better without knowing

Now the tide's up to my knees
As the wind becomes a breeze
At this rate it's safe to say there's no return

While I say my last goodbyes
I trace the outline of your eyes
To save myself will be my very last concern

And if I thought I was fine before
Now I'll surely come to get what I deserve

So, wait for me
Until I drown in the sea
And when I, don't make it back this time
You'll find you're better off below than without me

The stream is rushing at my waist
I swear I've lost my sense of taste
Minutes pass until I'm gone and swept away

A look of calmness on my face
As our fingers interlace
I'm unconvinced that everything will be okay

And if I thought I was fine before
"How" and "why" are words I never thought I'd say

Standing neck deep in the drink
I have to stop myself and think
Is this the way I want to leave the world behind

Soon I'll be in over my head
So many things we left unsaid
But i guess that's just the way the stars align

And if I thought I was fine before
It took a flood for me to see that i was blind

So, wait for me
Until I drown in the sea
And when I, don't make it back this time
You'll find you're better off below than without me
Track Name: Under Honest Trees
And it came, as no surprise
Her lashes folding gently
And the look of concern
In her eyes you found
Comfort and repose
In the autumns ending
And the hems of her clothes

What a gasp, oh what a swell
How lungs could grow so quickly
Pulling air from your mouth
Spelling foreign sound
Constant and discreet
While the leaves attending
Have blanketed our feet

The rise and fall
The best laid plans
You place your crown
Beneath her hands
Hearts collide
To form one whole
As seasons shift
From pole to pole

And a house, portrayed a home
The sunset so intently
Scattered light through her hair
Revealing thoughts unknown
Callous and remote
While her fingers tensing
Now gripping at your throat

What a shame, oh what a mess
To recount every memory
In reverse, without end
An onset of regress
Unnerving and deprived
But improved from mending
And sharply you survived

The lies befall
The circumstance
You climb back down
Adjust your glance
Charts defined
Maps unfold
As seasons drift
From pole to pole
Track Name: Nostalgia Isn't What it Used to Be
When we were young
No one cared to tell us
Things will never go our way

And now that we're older
It's all anyone says anymore
So how could we forget

The first time he saw her
He caught his fall but only just
And watched her with sharpening eyes

The arrow fell and pierced his side
As he reached across the great divide
Clasping hands never felt so tight

Mmm-mm
Mmm-mm-mm

She held an air of confidence
Unshaken by a foreign glance
She was cleverly spoken

Her eagerness distressed the ties
Sowing seeds for their demise
I guess, it was all in the moment.

Oh no
Oh oh, no
Track Name: The Miner's Canary
Oh you used to sing so loud
Your voice would echo out
Alarming and so proud
How the words would flee your mouth

And I recall
That day in Montreal
My back against the wall
Oh the silence shook us all

Now you're breathing
So shallow
And the light has left your eyes

The air you breathe
Is thinning over time
So watch my back
For every single sign
The clarity
Of danger is in sight

I rush to your side
You simply reply
"I know that I tried
But I think it’s too late"

"You've got to save yourself
There's poison in your cells
My cunning sense of smell
Has predicted my fate"

Now I'm breathing
So shallow
And I'm planning my goodbyes

The air you breathe
Is thinning over time
So watch my back
For every single sign
The clarity
Of danger is in sight

And all this time
I thought I was guarded by your side
But darling I, I waited too long
And now I must let fate decide
So, run away
From the feeling that it's already over
And run away

The air you breathe
Is thinning over time
So watch my back
For every single sign
The clarity
Of danger is in sight