The Unexpected Way Of Things

by Branson Hollis

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released May 20, 2013

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Track Name: Ten Thousand Oaks
Something’s growing up here
Something’s been unearthed
We built a whole new mountain we can climb

Time has come to depart from this world
This hell of a world
We set sail into the mist

Something’s growing up here
Something’s been unearthed
There is a brand new breach we can escape through

Hey, you arches walked us out
You’ve been there so long

Hold us
Take us away
Lead our way

Won’t you care?
This is the last call
Sure we’ll dare
Embrace our will to
Leave this all
Behind with the muddy water

We know we got
A long way to go but
Sure we’ll dare
We’re going
To walk this land
We’ll go back and fucking forth
We’ll get it done
We will

Set sail
Head to the bright side
We’ll make the shore
Show us the bright side
Steer us
Head to the bright side
Here come the waves
Follow the setting sun

This would not have been without your holy hand on
Sure we’ll use the bearing of your faith
And stride each ground like we’re going home
We’re going home

Who cares what’s before the bright side?
Alright then
We got to the bright side
We made the shore
It’s so fucking bright here

We walk this land
We’re going back and forth
We’ll ever be
Quite amazed and thankful
Track Name: Wolf Speaker
Great fake homes
Reaching each others doubts, faults
Scoring the last half step you need to
Burst your way
Out of the damn puzzling, swarming
Spiralling dance we all look up to

Right now we’re getting stronger
We’re getting smarter
He knows
Right now
Steady, we own the power
To hold something you don’t
He knows

Make way
For random souls around
They come
Along your way

Wide souls
Now give a hard look at this stocking hole
Hope you’ll never use a walk on this ground again
Reap out, stack up
And hope you won’t have to turn back
Then hope you will get to clean up your head and

Hold onto hope
Farewell glance
Beg for relief
You’ve never reached this far
You’re nowhere near the Lord

Don’t you look back
Hold on your faith
Stick to the track
Then you ask Branson there
And pretend you really care

Right now we’re getting stronger
We’re getting smarter
He knows
We’ve been right there
We’ve seen this all before
Before your eyes, the only path
This strenuous step will lighten you all

We packs of witnesses
We can’t tell the way from here

Everything tends to get weathered here (weathered here)
As we walk by (as we walk by)
We can barely breathe

It’s so bright over there
It feels like we’re almost done
It burns all our clothes
It looks like we’ve made it though
Sure we ought to be blind
So we can’t find our way back home
Ever
Track Name: This Is A Slow Ride
Oh Don he does no good
Don he has no dreams
God he does not fear hell
He’s going down
Faced like he always is
Don he feels no tick
Taking a good deal out of contingencies
He once felt like
It all was paused
He once knew
The very midst of the merry-go-round
It never turns
It holds still

I can’t remember how I used to look at the stars
It all felt like it was a slow ride
It got the best of me
It got me right here

I can’t tag along in
This whole of a life rolling around me
All this constant funeral
But I no longer expect someone to notice at all
Bury me right here

It’s coming down, it’s coming way down the line
You lost me back then
It’s coming down, it’s coming down, it’s coming fucking down
The impending doom

I can’t remember how I used to look at the stars
Now I know for sure it was a short ride
But I can’t hold it
It’s catching up with me again
Track Name: Albina Press
Can’t you hear the groans outside?
The way I was wrong
Let’s capture the feeling in here
Can’t you feel the stoned clouds fall?
The further you walk in
We’ll cling to the last beams of sun
Let’s have just one last look
We’ll wake up tomorrow

Before your eyes, now
See the dusk one last time
A soft breeze soaks in, tickles the safe warmth

Bury your souls
Bring on the fright

You’re running on a cliff
And this won’t feel good
This storm it jostles you
You’re begging for time
You can’t grab all this shit up and take it away, no

Yeah I beg
No
I can’t hold it

This boundless shore
It has no cliff, well
We’ll take another day to
Reach the soil we’ve been told about
This broken city
We might wanna go in
Cause all we need is something to aim for
And do our best to find our way back

You won’t say goodbye, no
Not until you’re ready to miss it all
A soft breeze soaks in, tickles the safe warmth
You’re out

A frozen time comes right in
It ended quick I almost died
Track Name: The Nearer & Farther
You’re screwed and you don’t know it yet
Fretting for nothing else than booze
You dumbfounded cunt
What the hell are you breathing for?

Don’t you point the finger like they do wrong
You just pulled it out of your fat ass

You dipshit, beer-ingesting
Raging prick, sin infested

You dumbfounded cunt

Hey

Screw you all who aren’t giving a shot
It beautifies the stray out of your frame
The jarring ones
It enlightens the dreamers we all are

So why don’t you wannabes just shoot the shit once again?
You’ve all been given the right to choose
Fret and frown about the non-disposable
Don’t try and look back through this path you once barely consider
Maybe the risk and excitement of making a point
A point
Maybe that’s what got you all confused

You’re cold enough to freeze
You fill your life with emptiness
You’re exuding routine
You’re born and blind, senseless, loveless
You’ve never been to any shore to look up
No shame
You’ve never been to any shore to look up
No shame

So why don’t you wannabes just shoot the shit once again?
You’ve all been given the right to choose
Fret and frown about who’s occupied
Don’t try and look back though this path you once barely consider

The silly boy
Fucks you
Track Name: The Good & Gone
Wait while we’re on this clinch
Let me embrace the whole
It’s increasingly cold
All the good and gone
See, I’m scared of what lies ahead

I remember
You stood on this porch
Whispering
‘I’m stuck here
With my childish daze
Now I’m holding this pose
It realigns your flesh’
I cried

I remembered a dream
The place had emptied out
I remembered you
Then I woke and cried
I still cry
Track Name: Maunder's Tale
Every way I came to reach you
There is a story to tell (Hey)
Every way I came to hear about you Lord
Back up a bit (Hey)
The cold breeze slashed up your neck
It spreads around and holds you tight, it’s a curse
Right now

Theres’s something still burning your feet
There’s something wrong
There’s no way
You can escape
There’s nothing to run from

The sun sets on our backs
You can't deny the curse
It's more than you can take
The soil it gives no more
There's nowhere to come from
The sun it shines no more
There’s nothing to run from
There’s nothing to run from

Every way I came to reach you
Just keep on blowing out the truth (Hey)
Every way I came to hear about you Lord
Go the hell on (Hey)
The cold breeze slashed up your neck
Why do I still care?
It spreads around and holds you tight it’s a whole hell of a curse

Can’t you see? It fucking killed me
(You cut it loose)
I’m standing here, where ashes never get to burn
(A soft breeze slides)
Well that’s not fear you’re shrouding here now
(You dreamt all this)
It’s something else that rose deeper
Can’t you feel?
(Right)
Now it’s coming into sight

It’s time when the sun rises anew
You get up and go on
You swear you’ll just go on
You watch your cocoon burning down
You get up and go on
You swear you’ll just go on

Walter said history’s out there

Wiseman said history’s out there
Why don’t make your own?
Coalesce till it burns a bit
Wiseman said history’s out there
Then go make your own
Coalesce till it burns a bit

Wiseman said history’s out there
Coalesce till it burns a bit
Wiseman said history’s out there
You’re settled down when it wounds for good
Track Name: Singularity
As we drive right through the haze
As we rail off our meadow
You do want me to turn us around

Those blue waves, they call out our names
This wild realm, it pushes us away

I can’t sense the distance
But I sure as hell know
That we don’t have much time to get off once and for all

It’s all good
We got it

Bear us
We don’t know the way
We’re scared of the sounds here
Then what got you this far?

Bear us
Light up the way
We’re lost and abandoned
Then how come you got this far?

You know how we’re sharing the world
That’s why we fit
Though our time is sneaking off quicker
We managed to get more of more of this love
That won’t fade away

We still wonder how this is higher
We still wonder how this is higher
We’d best not look up and wonder how this is higher
We’d better look down and go on this high

And walk away
Now
We’re not afraid anymore
See now you came right in

The whole plain and simple ending of the curve

Leave us
We sure know the way
Leave now
We sure know the way
We sure know the way out
Track Name: T. Gondii
Wake me as I force my way through hell
Get me out
I plead

I’m heading down, heading down the dark
The unlooked-for
A dead end

If you take them down then take me down as well
Get me out
I plead
I’m lying, dying here

So you woke up quite unsure you’ll make the day
They’re gonna rise and you’re scared to death
But hey
Hey

Don’t be this jerk
This drama queen
Show some guts

Build up the nerve and stand your ground
Go get some
Grab your knife and hold it tight

They crawl, they walk, they run
They’re catching back up with you

Run till it burns your guts
You’re way too clean to take it all
Now they’re making headway
And now they’re dealing with your mind
You’re shaking

You’re drawing down, you’re diving down these drowsy ghouls
You’re swimming through for sure

You’re drawing down, you’re diving down these drowsy ghouls
Just keep on howling in your sleeve
See, that’s courage to me

You’re drawing down, you’re diving down these drowsy ghouls
See? You don’t need me no more
Shall I, shall we, shall I?

I’m going down, going down, going down, going down, this sort of gate

I’ll walk away
Towards colder paths

I’ll build up the nerve and stand my ground
Go get some
I’ll grab my knife and hold it tight

I can feel the groans rising in my stomach
As they’re approaching my location

I brace myself and keep shattering my faith in life
As it slowly fades before my eyes

I’ll crawl, I’ll walk, I’ll run, I’ll be safe by the moonlight
Unless they catch me dreaming

I’ll crawl, I’ll walk, I’ll run I’ll be done when the sun sets
And if there’s any God left please call it out
Track Name: Funston Ave.
It scares
It scares
It scared me
The beat
I just felt your heart beating inside of me
It pierced me
Sh, sh, sh, sh

Our rising joy above it all
It’s harsh and sweet
And our will to love
That grasp
Our thawing tongues
We’re fine and condemned in the wry
Cold and neat

Your eyes
The pulse
The pulse
The pulse
The pulse

Tonight
We feel like the ones
Tonight
Though we’re trembling unceasingly
Your skin
It feels soft, it feels warm
Your eyes
They’re hiding there, hiding their beauty

Paralysed me

Well these sounds around
They’re winding down your ears
They carry our souls
They crush into the window’s blur
We’re two loners alone

Then the curse we must remind ourselves
It feels way too far from here
We combine our wounds to love again

Put these bodies away
It burns, burns, burns
There’s some kind of dying inside
She cries, cries, cries
Bend over again
She cries her love
How crazy are the time and day to
I cry mine
Feel this way

Then writhe
We feel like the ones
Tonight
Though we’re trembling unceasingly
Your skin
It feels soft, it feels warm
Your eyes
They’re hiding there, hiding their beauty

Tonight
I’m holding you like you hold
A dream
That slowly fades as you’re waking up
Your skin
Means the world to me
Your eyes
They’re hiding there, hiding their beauty
Your eyes
They’re hiding there, hiding their beauty
Your eyes
They’re hiding there, hiding their beauty
Track Name: Stanislava
(No words)
Track Name: Zemlya Sannikova
The whole world keeps on chanting
And you’re out of reach
You’re drifting off
As I sink in time
The beauty never fades
Well I’ve lost it
It just kills to not know
If you’ll ever come back
Revived

Here’s to you who’s sleeping tight
While we pray with eyes wide shut

They said you’re out there
And it’s not worth it to try
We’ll never leave here
Or leave you high and dry

I writhe incessantly
Those words are walls
The ground gives way
And I’m falling head first
But before I go
Fetch me her eyes

Soak back
You got so much left to see
They said you’re out there
You’re nowhere
I know I can’t drag you back down this road
You’re too far and my tears are drowning me
You ought to try
You ought to try
You ought to try
And revive

Each second down here
Is like stones in my heart
You hear all our songs
Give them back those wings

I writhe
I don’t know the way
Those answers are walls

You once opened your wings
So is my soul now
So is my soul now

Don’t try and fly out (yeah)
Turn your back and walk
You’re back and revived now (yeah)
Pace the earth again
You’re back and revived now (yeah)
Open your eyes and smile