Contiguous

by Milkbread

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This track was recorded at Q Division Studios in Boston, MA as a part of Converse's "Rubber Tracks" recording series. Matt Beaudoin expertly captured, engineered, and mastered it. The artwork is a modified photo by Markus Spiske. Thank you to all the beautiful people at Converse for giving us and many other artists the opportunity to record and share our creations, and many thanks to all those who were involved with or around the writing and honing process of this song.

Love to all of you and yours. Enjoy.

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Side by side motion is messing with your devotion
Float alone on the ocean but which hand is holding? a wave
Hits and splits the ship into halves though you
Survive the crash there's a crack in the glass
Sand spilling out too fast, watch the grains pass
The pile that's left get surpassed with each mile you last
But you smile as you take out the trash and
Stack it on the other bags of passion, you grab
All the door handles but can't handle the scandal of
Picking Brahms or Handel, sitting or standing, art over family
Animals can be cannibals but so was
Hannibal so try to understand the intangibles,
Decide are you a hero or vandal, some say
Semantics while they confuse their answers, many think its
What empire you were blessed with but then again
Falling three times is a hell of a hat trick

Pay attention to the hand you're dealt, when you
Lay a card down remember how the ink felt
As choice slips from your fingers with every move you embrace
Pay attention to the hand your dealt, you only get
One chance at the game so make your moves day to day

Your reputation is the demons you're leaning on, the crop that you're
Feeding on, if you stop you'll be looking for the reasons to
Gather more notorious monologues now forget the right or wrong
Move on to the best option to settle for
Climb the ladder or splatter your brain matter
After shattered dreams plaster your back, you stagger
Battered by chapters of patter you gathered, you never
Mastered your swagger you have to break that pattern, you grab
All the doors handles but can't handle the scandal of being told
"This is it for you. There are no more
Halls to walk through, you got to get used to the
Script you'll have to run through. It's over."
The life you moved through was slow at first and though it was
Unrehearsed you gave it your all
A man piles his regrets on his shoulders until he is
Burdened with so much that he gives into the weight and he falls

Pay attention to the hand you're dealt, when you
Lay a card down remember how the ink felt
As choice slips from your fingers with every move you embrace
Pay attention to the hand your dealt, you only get
One chance at the game so make your moves day to day

credits

released 10 July 2015
Milkbread: Ben Shaw - vocals | Seth Bailey - trumpet | Chris Gagnon - tenor sax | Tom White - piano | Dylan LaGamma - bass | Paul DiMartino - drums |

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