Eggshells

by Exit Mice

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04:37

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released December 13, 2019

Dave Yarwood: vocals, guitar
Ross Gruet: bass, vocals
Eric Lee: guitar, synthesizer
Jon Sebastian: drums

All songs written by Dave Yarwood

Recorded at Rollingwood Sound, Durham NC
Produced by Exit Mice
Engineered by Ross Gruet
Mixed by Duncan Webster & Jon Sebastian
Mastered by Landr

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Exit Mice Durham, North Carolina

Slacker pop / grunge / indie / punk nerds.

Recommended if you like synthesizers and irrational time signatures.

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Track Name: Precipice
We find ourselves descending
You're all the good things that I shouldn't have
We can stop pretending
We're at a precipice and looking back

With only finite patience
How much longer can we last?
We're stopping at old stations
Unwanted relics of the past

I'm trying to ablate it
It's hard to conceive of, like a tesseract
I wish I could navigate it
I could avoid it if I could react

With only finite patience
How much longer can we last?
We're stopping at old stations
Unwanted relics of the past

We'll stuff the thoughts all down until they disappear
Become invisible
But they're still there
Track Name: Erase
How do you do it?
You keep me on board
After everything
I keep coming back for more
Now, it's been forever
But you're still on my mind
I should just forget you
But your essence is with me all of the time

Memories I've been trying to erase
Too bad they're not as pretty as your face

When I finally see you
Regrets in your hair
Oh so maladjusted
Worse for the wear
I still lose my balance
My stomach sinks
Stillness in your absence
But you still appear to me out of sync

Memories I've been trying to erase
Too bad they're not as pretty as your face
Track Name: Phase Shifter
Sick of feeling bored
You're through with being dull, you don't want to be ignored
Try another guise
You're wearing out mantras, trying them on for size

Gone out the window
You're looking for someone else to be
Scared to be yourself
Maybe someday you'll notice

You can't please them all
The things you say and do can't please them all
But all you want to do is please them all
The things you say and do can't please them all
But all you want to do

Is shift phase to phase
And if it strikes a nerve, then you'll go your separate ways
Meet face to face
Well, you can wear the façade, but you'll still feel out of place

Gone out the window
You're looking for someone else to be
Scared to be yourself
Maybe somebody'll tell you

You can't please them all
The things you say and do can't please them all
But all you want to do is please them all
The things you say and do can't please them all
But all you want to do is please them all
Track Name: Eggshells
If I had the right
To say my piece without a fight
Then maybe you would see the light
But it doesn't matter
It's no good if you
Can't see it from my point of view
I'm trying to get my feelings through
But it doesn't matter

On eggshells
This pressure's
Too much for me
No relief
Disbelief
We're out at sea

Anything I try
Is not enough for you
I'm doing the best that I can do
So where'd it all go astray?
It suddenly gave way
Picking up the pieces just to throw them all away

I just can't go on
Pretending that my fears have gone
Pretending that you're never wrong
But it doesn't matter
I can't trust myself
So why should anybody else?
I put my feelings on the shelf
'Cause it doesn't matter

Defeated
Repeated
All my mistakes
These eggshells
I can tell
Are about to break

Anything I try
Is not enough for you
I'm doing the best that I can do
So where'd it all go astray?
It suddenly gave way
Picking up the pieces just to throw them all away

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