Holocene

by igaf sequoia

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released February 8, 2016

Bethamy - Vocals
Tommy Danger - Banjo
Adam - Guitar, Bass, Keyboards

All songs written by igaf Sequoia
Recorded and Produced by Paul Roessler at Kitten Robot Studios
Art by Astrid Witchtree

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igaf sequoia Los Angeles, California

igaf sequoia is a 3 piece from Los Angeles
Bethamyann: vocals
Adam: Guitar
Thomas: Banjo

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Track Name: Canine
I am bad at naming things cause
I am always ready to say good bye
I'm good at killing things
I forget to feed them and
I let them die
your hands eclipsed the moon and sun
now you you're not telling anyone

you planted it there a seed
you watered it I crushed it
underneath my feet
our eyes were sharp when we were young
our teeth were sharp when we were young

I'm good at hearing things
like "I'll love you forever"
when you said "goodbye"
but I'm no good at burying things
I guess
I dig them up i just can't let them die
I am always the last one to see
and you are consistently hopeless and never ever free

you planted it there a seed
you watered it I crushed it
underneath my feet
our eyes were sharp when we were young
our teeth were sharp when we were young
Track Name: Willamette
passed out on the porch
told a lie that I had told before
I said I'm not missing you
shout it out to a crowded room
eyes they turned on me
I don't care i don't care let them see
cause there's nothing left to love in me

I need a surgery
I need a lobotomy
or a pill to eat
to help me to forget this magnet in my chest

I wanna jump this fence
hold up the neighbors
steal their cigarettes
crash the party
take every last empty bottle and can

passed out on the porch
told a lie that I had told before
I said
I'm not missing you
Track Name: Submerged
turn the page
your eyes darting back toward the way I came alluding to the fact that you don't want me to stay
like the letters that I sent that you never read or that old hard bargained cigarette

walking on water is harder than it seems I'd rather be sinking singing
underneath
id rather be singing at the bottom of the sea

where the ocean meets the land
spent our days searching for a fortune
in the sand found and imminent good bye
our end was eating us alive
like a demon in a four post bed
all those twisted up
holy men
trying to make us right

walking on water is harder than it seems id rather be sinking singing
underneath
id rather be singing at the bottom of the sea
Track Name: Runes
you were walking south down that road
I chose the north way, easy,
and my ego
you had a suitcase
held all your lies
held in my mouth the taste
of a bitter goodnight

I cut my hair in the backseat of your car
the lines in your face like marble carved
the truth
life is painful
life is painful

well now you're turning east up that road
burned down the overpass
let the needle go
we slept there once
scrawled an arrow speared heart
it's meaningless
it's hieroglyphs
some ancient art

I cut my hair in the backseat of your car
and the lines in your face like marble carved
the truth
life is painful
life is painful
Track Name: Monsanto
fucking with fields of corn and wheat
from our dirt, what can we feel safe to eat and
will it never grow again?
they're selling poison to our children
the scars of a capitalist hand are
burned into the land
can you see them from where you stand?
where do you stand?
are you with us
or are you with them?
are you with us or are you with them
all dark colors today from the air we wave no blue or red or white
in our poisoned sky
but that grass is oh so green
but what does it mean
to you or me
5500 square feet
but we are still hungry
we are starving
and they are feeding on our apathy
we don't want to know
oh Monsanto
Track Name: Postcards from the Caldera
there was a postcard on my bedroom floor I heard some scratching on my kitchen door
it's not you it's not you

it was a path that I could not be on
I found a way through the thorny place
where I'd come from

you're torn like the curtains
sunlight and smoke you keep the light out and leave my body alone
and cold
when I close my eyes I can hardly see the freckles on your face they've turned to ashes become a cancer that is eating you away

I made a grave for us beyond the sea
where I hear those voices calling out to me it's still not you
I've got a stereo to drown the sound I've got a blindfold to keep me from looking down
I should be over it by now
but when I close my eyes I can hardly see the freckles on your face
they've turned to ashes
become a cancer that is eating you away

and we all know I can never leave you alone
like the passenger in my car on fire well
God damn you inspire
me
Track Name: Holocene
these city lights it's so hard to sleep
and every night I dream of these
great walls trembling
collapsing around me
running for my life
what life?
why would I...

trying to find peace in the spaces in between
see the forest but there are no trees
an analog system
has us crawling on our knees
oh technology
making waves in the Holocene
it's a tragedy
it's so sad

we should hide now
go on run and hide
your jaws wired shut
but those eyes theyre open wide
and I'm trying to find some way to feel alright
oh but how could I

pacing circles around an olive tree
it's flesh and bone
it's just biology
this analog system has us crawling on our knees
and industry making waves
in the Holocene
it's tragedy
it's so sad to me

they're now listening it's to protect you
I am feeling free are you feeling free too
the ceilings collapsed and now
my body's trapped beneath
but Im still feeling free

I'm trying to find peace in the spaces in between
see the forest but there are no trees
this analog system has us crawling on our knees
oh technology
making waves in the Holocene
it's a tragedy
it's so sad
Track Name: Mosquito
this demon that I know too well
inside my skin my hearts a living hell
I toss and turn in my twisted sheets
I just can't sleep in this oppressive heat

now I can feel every fucking thing
it chokes my throat until I'm barely whispering and
I can't think
I can't speak of a way to resolve this peacefully

I saw him staring back at me
I forgot I thought he was my family
he's fear and apathy
and I'm my own worst enemy

well his body was on top of mine
I hated him and I struck him blind
I grabbed his face into it I screamed
no you won't get the best of me
but he had
he had already
he had already had his way with me
Track Name: The Last Winter
it's been a long time since you've been gone but I'm not telling anyone
I know it's just those hard times you had to fall upon but did you forget all those rainy days you spent out with me begging strangers for their sympathy
standing in the shade on some record of a day your hands are shielding my face it's dignity and grace that I have yet to find
our sweat clings to the walls abandoning our flesh for something less vulnerable and my heart can't hold a beat it's trying to jump right out of me as we are screaming along bang bang bang went frankies gun you took some shots it's true I'd be a liar if I said I didnt fire back on you
standing in the shade on some record of a day your hands are shielding my face it's dignity and grace that I have yet to find
it's not hard to see why you never wanted me
it's not that hard to see why you never wanted me
standing in the shade on some record of a day your hands are shielding my face
my eyes are all going blind
I don't mind