Summer Megalith

by Caracara

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05:09
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03:22
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02:53
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00:36
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04:17
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04:55
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03:46
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04:29

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released September 22, 2017

All music written and performed by Caracara.
Engineered and Mixed by Jacob Ewald.
Produced by Jacob Ewald & Caracara at The Metal Shop, Philadelphia PA.
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe, Philadelphia PA.
Cover artwork and liner notes by Beau Brynes.

Caracara is Carlos Pacheco-Perez, George Legatos, Sean Gill and William Lindsay.

Additional Performances-

Tessa Ellis - Trumpet
Keaton Viavattine - Trumpet
Frank Rein - Trombone
Wil Schade - Saxophone
Peter Oswald - Cello
Lucy Stone - Additional vocals on tracks 8 and 9.

“Interlude” is a live improvisation performed by Wil Schade and Carlos Pacheco-Perez. They didn’t know Jake was recording.

Special thanks to Jacob Ewald, Emily “Scoob” Dubin, Zack Zarillo, Emily Hakes, Josh Miller, Caleb Griffith and CJ Harvey. Thanks to our friends, families and partners for all the support. Thank you to Flower Girl Records, The Metal Shop and The Brixton agency. Lastly, thanks to the ‘Roo Crew.

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Track Name: Evil
I watched you fall apart
What can I say?
I said nothing
And where is your heart
Could you at least build a fake one?
I was raised in a house with unlocked doors
I was invincible
Brick and mortar, skin and bones
With the coming of disaster we felt the lack long after
We closed up the home

If this is being civil, I want to be evil, I want to destroy the walls
If this is being civil, I want to be evil, I want to destroy it all

The suffering comes in steps
And flavorless indulgences
Success it loves a witness, so you let
You let them cut off all your hair and fix you up
But it's never the change you want that changes everything

If this is being civil, I want to be evil, I want to destroy the walls
If this is being civil, I want to be evil, I want to destroy it all
Your ignorant abhorrence, I'll no longer ignore this
I need it to end
If this is being civil, I want to be evil, evil again
Track Name: Glacier
Call me when you're in need
Do anything for anybody
Unabridged, but forgotten
I have learned at this young age
That they always leave in hate
Like the glacier, i will not be saved

I am trying to be okay being away from you.
Track Name: Pontchartrain
Knee deep snow
Of course it feel the day you hit the road for
Pontchartrain
Baggy ripped jeans with the coffee stained uniform

I was stronger then, but I'm not weak now
She said as she fled from the house
Found a dog eared page, and the notes contained
Filled me with crippling doubt
And are you alright now?

If I could take all of my mistakes
And make them again, I wouldn't
Cause there's no point in feeling pain
If you learn nothing

I was stronger then, and I'm feeling weak
Fear I may have already peaked
Bought a quart of bleach, finally washed those jeans
And now we barely speak
Are you alright now?

If I could take all of my mistakes
And make them again, I wouldn't
Cause there's no point in feeling sane
If you learn nothing
Track Name: Burn Me I'm Made Of Matches
Show up late for some plans that I didn't make
Acclimate to the chemical they handed me

I give up, wash me out brains in dixie cups
Little devil your touch, flood my skull with bright colors
Show me all whom i've loved

I saw you, crystal ball I could look into
But the visions weren't true, I was young, I was bored
With nothing better to do

I give in, sunrise shimmers I might just lose my shit
Little devil you spin the crank on the ferris wheel
I am locked in

Needle in my side
In your lie there's a paradise
Straight between the lines
Summer megalith was serpentine
Color coded eyes
Connect the dots with childlike colored pencil lines
Hold the grand reprise
Burn me I am made of matches and dried pine
Track Name: Revelatory
Disposable photograph i took when I was 17 years old
Mailed it to jesus, sweet virginia, do you hear me?
No you don't, and you probably always won't
In higher country, higher daily, find myself quite out of place

I need something in between closure and grief
When I seek revelatory thoughts in bleak daydreams

Leave your acura stick shift, hometown grocery parking lot
Turn on the radio, spark the gas tank cause you hate pop
You have always talked about what you talk about now
Hallelujah, fire and brimstone, satanic verse and your burnt car

I need something in between closure and grief
When I seek revelatory thoughts in bleak daydreams
When you call now, i will surely fall to me knees

I am leaving now
You can live without me in the meantime
I'll wait, i'll wait so far from you
Right where you wanted me to
Track Name: Prenzlauerberg
The lights flicker in east Berlin
Amphetamine fingers, mine are shaking
You ask if I would rather see Japan
And my reply, too quiet in the hum of the Ubahn station

There will be more time on the other side
For all the things you swore you'd do when you had time
At least I got to make it through the night
At least I got to say that you were mine
Track Name: Oh Brother
The wall extended
Far beyond the reaches of the city
The city that you and I could see
When you cashed in all your chips
As the wolves around our hometown circled in
You know that we left it all for them

I stand by what I said
So long, so long
I know you're gone
Bare fall branch knows what I meant
So long, so long
I know you're gone

Oh brother, can you hear them whispering
Or did the noise drown out their voices?
Saying "I'm sick of making excuses for myself"
When I can't help that there's nothing to do
Sometimes I fear the gun was loaded
Before we walked in the room

I stand by what I said
So long, so long
I know you're gone
Bare fall branch knows what I meant
So long, so long
I know you're gone

I have seen this before
The higher you climb, the harder you fall on your own
Take it from me, I know
The higher you climb, the harder you fall on your own
Track Name: Apotheosis
Say your message, make your peace
Apotheosis half asleep
I heard they sell the pills to fix you
Hasty question, wounded knee
Eighteenth week of pregnancy
Fluorescent lights buzz in the waiting room

If you're not okay, I need you to say something
If there's a holy ghost in a broken home
I need the creaking floors and the phantom moan
When the world turns the rafters into splinters in our feet
You know that I'll stand by you the way that you stood by me

Push yourself until you crack
Never thought I'd see you back
Here in the town that raised and robbed you
Victim of drunk circumstance
This brand of passive shyness can't
Restore the mess that we've collapsed into

If you're not okay, I need you to say something
If there's a holy ghost in a broken home
I need the creaking floors and the phantom moan
When the world turns the rafters into splinters in our feet
You know that I'll stand by you the way that stood by me

I am guilty, I'm disgraced
But I never saw a face like that
In all my years of wandering
We created, we're destroyed
Desperate and overjoyed
I don't feel this way for anything
Track Name: Another Night
Hey Mr. Mason, where are you staying lately?
Was that your mistress up late night wailing? Baby
Was premature, our sweet Czech mother
Been losing sleep over the letter we recovered
Precious possessions, let's rob the cradle
You know she said she was your wife up on the table
I'm no detective, I'm no reporter
Let's find a motive in the muck and the disorder

If you say you need me, I will need you back
What's another night? What's another night of that?
Just reach out and touch me, you can take everything I have
What's another night? What's another night of that?

Convalescent morning depression
We got maduros and you made me your obsession
We yell quite loudly, nobody noticed
We're all just screaming at the wall we're so devoted to the
Precious possessions, let's smash a picture
Let's write our name up on the wall and call it scripture cause
I'm no detective, but I'm a thief
So I will loot your place for copper while you sleep and

If you say you need me, I will need you back
What's another night? What's another night of that?
Just reach out and touch me, you can take everything I have
What's another night? What's another night of that?

And I walk through the cascades
The first place I remember feeling something
But I don't want to remember anything
When I cringe at the mention of that place
Track Name: Crystalline
The water’s crystalline
So I propose a motion that we shed our fabric skin
Dive in and see what’s underneath
In solidarity
You unveil a hieroglyph on your shoulder
Said “the stick and poke was free”

I am always loneliest when I’m I’m alone with you
If you’re being honest then I can be honest too

Sun kissed summer sheen
Smell tangerines when collar bones are beckoning discreetly
Catastrophe is coming
You said you’re suffering
Splashing in cold vanity, if empathy is clarity
At best you’re murky

I am always loneliest when I’m I’m alone with you
If you’re being honest then I can be honest too

You know I never knew much

Went looking for some demons
That you’ve been wrestling deeply, said “I’ve been declining steeply
Into lust and loathing”
Bored your friends to bits
Talking about the weeping and the constant lack of sleeping
Wolves wear you for clothing

I am always loneliest when I’m I’m alone with you
If you’re being honest then I can be honest too

You know I never knew much about your kind of love
I never really gave a fuck without fucking it up

And I can see that you’re hiding again from yourself
Catastrophe is coming
Track Name: Vulpecula
I found a way out of this but I don't think you want to go
Cigarette burns map out constellations on your bedroom floor

You said "I feel so sick won't you take me away from the west coast,
Find me a friend or the next dose, let me give in to the pain."
You said "There's no such thing as a victimless crime,
Find me a love or find me a high, I need you tonight
This ship is my ship to sink."

I found a way out of this that I finally had to take
My out my course with the titans above that we used to trace

You like Vulpecula, you said "I'll sink my teeth into anything,
Only the high fixed my broken wings, let me fly into the flames."
You said "There's nothing higher than stars in the sky,
Find me a love or just find me a light, I need you tonight
This ship is my ship to sink."

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