SEE LEVEL

by Chew Toy

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    This album is the band’s most ambitious release to date, using more instrumentation and experimentation than anything previously released. This album is a culmination of a couple of years of the band getting together and creating when they had free time. If you aren't listening to this loud, you aren't hearing it all.

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1.
05:48
This might be my greatest day. Skies are just my shade of gray. Standing in line for a piece of the pie Now we’re shaking our tails. Out on our own got our heads held high and we’re setting our sails My friend got stopped on the side of the road. Feel sorry for me I’ve got miles to go. Holding back tears summer sun is here and I’m dry as a bone. Looking away nothing more to say now that I’m all alone. All Alone. Nothing good comes from worry. Pulling ourselves out of everything. Life flashes by me like a dream. Still waiting for emotion to come from me.
2.
03:42
Number eleven on the list of billions. Flew his plane in the Grand Tetons. Another victim of a vicious attack. Family wishes time could be taken back It looks like fate just laughed in their face. Moldy walls of trailers coming down. We eat raccoons with chopsticks underground. Number two on their list of children. Got swallowed up in the Atlantic Ocean. Another victim of a vicious attack. Family wishes time could be taken back. It looks like fate just laughed in their face. Moldy walls of trailers coming down. We eat raccoons with chopsticks underground. Bring them back dear God bring them back. Bring them back Oh God why don’t you bring them back. Bring them back well some god will bring them back. Her eyes are floating to me, the deepest deep blue sky. They’re making me shake.
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03:15
4.
I’ve got friends in trashcans down on the corner. They’re as mad as badgers doused with cold water. Walking around in my casual yellow Walking around in my casual yellow I used to think that I could do better. Burt where'd you put my white striped sweater? ABC, 123, you learned it from me. Look at you, a real sweet tooth, you’re chomping on cookies. Walking around in my casual yellow. Walking around in my casual yellow.
5.
03:50
For you.... For you... For you... For you... I’m 12 minutes of your time I’m a nerve, I’m a nerve that you want to disappear Count your blessings, or just never mind. It’s aright, I’m alright, I’m floating in this space with you... with you with you I’ll be with you. Unhook your line and just give it time It’s a blessing it’s a curse when they put you on display. I take your hand and make it mine You know it’s time, it’s time to choose. Or lose For you... For you... For you... For you...
6.
As we travel down these stairs filled with cigarette butts You tell me what you’ve been thinking I tell you I’ve had enough Looking in the mirror the reflections seem to match The image that we hold so dear and the shimmer that it lacks I’ll still hold the sun up til the evening starts to knock On the nightly door of blindness when you cannot find the lock I’ll still drive you home in that bitter loving cold Some things I heard about you were better left untold. As I’m driving down these streets paved with silver and gold I tell you what I’ve been thinking you tell me what you’ve been told Looking in the rearview mirror the reflection doesn’t match The image that we hold onto and feeling that it lacks I’ll still hold the sun up until the evening starts to knock On that nightly door of blindness when we cannot find the lock I’ll still drive you home we’re slowly growing old Some things I feel about you are better left untold You always fell asleep Before my favorite song Home we’re halfway there But tomorrow I’m moving out.
7.
It looks like we all made it Through everything we all hated Let’s take some time to pretend How we’ll have it wrapped it up, up, up In the palm of our hands It starts slipping though our fingers One too many times you’ve lost trust in people You’ll feel like a camera Flipping though the frames again It looks like they left without you You’re begging for someone to hold onto Just take some time and you’ll forget All the thoughts, thoughts, thoughts that are echoing in your head I hope to see you when we’re inside Oh so many times we’ve lost trust in people They’ll reinvent the standard Then they’ll flip it back again Of all those many times we’ve seen trust in people They’ll tear us up inside But we’ll feel like gods again.
8.
04:00
Well I hope ...and I hope I’d say by this time you’ll see her floating in the rain If you don’t, I guess she already sank Well I drove my wife to the river side And, the drink you know it washed her all way But, I’d rather have it end another way and, I hoped And we’ll walk, all that talk About our lives, and our pain Just so we’d have a chance to get away Then I saw his face, through a window frame It was then, when I lost all my faith in you But now what else did you expect me to do? Just hope?

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released December 20, 2014

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