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Cumberland Falls

by Shunkan

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1.
I'm Not Cool 03:09
these days are starting to blend together seamlessly I’ve got lots of time to spare and some money but the more I’m getting older the more I get to know myself and I start to feel the tightness in the buckle of my belt and the more I get to know you the more I get to know myself and I start to feel the doubts of what she always, always felt these days I really don’t think I’m all that cool I’m just sitting at the bottom of the pool embarrassment is apparent when you really have high standards and you give a shit about looking like you don’t really give a shit and loving things is boring and nothing really matters oh your irony is tiresome and your dreams begin to shatter I’m just trying to stay afloat while it’s easy to be lonesome but it’s more interesting when your problems look so handsome I was scared to be myself when I had nothing to lose but I guess when I grow older I’ll have less and less to choose from so perhaps I’m wasting time by feeling like a loser because nothing touches idiocracy like my abuser and I bet behind your apathetic pictures on your pages that you like the same shit I do, we just make different faces
2.
out in the midwest it's been cold, winter's coming but I feel every inch of heat that's coming from my feet on the asphalt I prayed to my father's ghost that I could disappear like him what am I losing if I have nothing at all your voice is soothing when I'm crawling out to you away pop my pills to feel the same Smokey Robinson in flames fireworks and chimney smoke 17 and about to croak tin cans and a bottle of gin plastic bags in the neighbor's bin nobody's noticed that I haven't been outside stalking my neighbors with the eggs that I just fried away pop my pills to feel the same smokey robinson in flames fireworks and chimney smoke 17, life is a joke
3.
I don't want to seem ungrateful but something's different this year I can't swallow something so simple losing you was my greatest fear and I don't want to bring you down because I know we just drank all the beer maybe I should go into town where everyone after Christmas disappears mornings in the afterlife they’re out of sight white snow make the ash look white the lights look lovely strung across the streets I've never seen December scream I should've written one last letter the sum up my life long dreams mornings in the afterlife they’re out of sight jack Frost haunts my dreams at night mornings in the afterlife they’re out of sight first dates suck the air out tight mornings in the afterlife they’re out of sight kids with fists in bloody fights mornings in the afterlife they’re out of sight angels hovering in light
4.
Chemtrails 03:34
I don't believe in rising suns or those clouds they're calling trails I count the days after New Year's so I know what it's like to fail hold your feelings full of guilt and let your family know you're fine let me days begin to fade and my brain starts to, unwind... I know that you're lonely I know that I could make you feel more understood you're draining me slowly don't burn your tongue on the blood it's boiling I know that you're lonely I know that I could make you feel more understood you're draining me slowly don't burn your tongue on the blood it's boiling I've got your place right on the floor where the smoke begins to build I made up secret codes and dead end roads so that you would stay still hold your feelings full of guilt and let your family know you're fine let me days begin to fade and my brain starts to, unwind... I know that you're lonely I know that I could make you feel more understood you're draining me slowly don't burn your tongue on the blood it's boiling I know that you're lonely I know that I could make you feel more understood you're draining me slowly don't burn your tongue on the blood it's boiling
5.
The Ritual 04:59
I felt the earth throw me down like a wrestler he moves like a dancer and I felt his chair metal straight to my head I was presumed dead but I stood up straight cracked all of my bones sat up right on my throne and I looked around you were bowing down you were bowing down oh, you could come around out in the dark dance around the flames take a bite of my heart and we spin around our face to our backs seeing daggers in their eyes spirits out like fireflies I'm mummified wrap me up in your arms it works like a charm the body once was warm now it's all but the ashes of hymns and passages I stood up straight cracked all of my bones sat up right on my throne and I looked around you were bowing down you were bowing down oh, you could come around out in the dark dance around the flames take a bite of my heart and we spin around our face to our backs seeing daggers in their eyes spirits out like fireflies
6.
Rip 03:05
I could hear them pick at all their scabs the healing wounds they never had the voices that I'd like to hear one day they like to keep me close into the stars I wandered far into the dark into the rip it tears me apart I wandered far into the dark into the rip I know, I don't have much a metal frame a sheltered life minimal touch my fingers twitch they want to scratch the glowing itch I wandered far into the dark into the rip it tears me apart I wandered far into the dark into the rip I wandered far into the dark into the rip
7.
Honey 02:59
I can only walk, down the dirt road that you laid out for me I can only get lost, in the trees that my mother made for free the path turns a corner of something I don't want to see count the craters on my back they'll tell you a campfire story like "once, there was a girl who thought the world was in her head she'd wake up from a night of sleep, thinking she was dead but the world that she called her own, she could only dream whatdya mean oh, well she asked to be the princess, but she was meant to be king I don't want to scare you anymore I know that I sound funny my hands are tough and they protect me I just want to drink your honey parking lots and bare bone bridges that we'd drive your car out on and the ground would shake, so violently as we would yell our song oh I don't want to think that this night could turn into a memory count the craters on my back they'll tell you a campfire story like "once, there was a boy who thought the world was way out west and he felt the burden of his life banging on his chest and no matter what the townsfolk said, he had this dream whatdya mean well, that he'd be so far from home that no one could hear him scream I don't want to scare you anymore I know that I sound funny my hands are tough and they protect me I just want to drink your honey
8.
Older 04:05
children aren't you growing like a dandelion hopped up on your red dye 40, we're so high maybe if I think a little longer I can put my fingers on the moment I said goodbye can't you feel the earth spin round can't you feel me let you down I can see the truth from here oh I can see it but it's not very clear the storm is on my shoulders my breath is getting colder don't let my body break don't let me get older my mind is a pigment in the paint my dreams are fossilized like a portrait of a saint and ashes like to rub into my skin the way he likes to talk he seems to walk right in can't you feel the earth spin round can't you feel me let you down I can see the truth from here oh I can see it but it's not very clear the storm is on my shoulders my breath is getting colder don't let my body break don't let me get older ​
9.
Little Hell 03:31
​tied again hands behind my back winter’s grin laughing maniacally at plans that never seem to stick they always slip I look at you you’re doing so well and they look so carefree I’ll get there eventually I snap at the inklings of a bear claw trap where do I go when I don’t even know the cities on the map time is just an open door and I’ve been holding off swinging the keys with a smile it keeps us in check for a while CHORUS these ghosts are so frustrated because I have legs that could take me so far away and even if I didn’t have legs I still have a brain that still let’s me feel pain wrapped up again in red, white and blue where are my friends I bet you they’re at the bar again I’d rather stay away from them I wish them well but I think there’s a life beyond our little hell CHORUS these ghosts are so frustrated because I have legs that could take me so far away and even if I didn’t have legs I still have a brain that still let’s me feel pain
10.
the corners of my lips are splitting in two maybe they're just eager to be with you perhaps I haven't drank all of the melted snow that's running to where our bodies flow paw prints next to pine cones in the street car parts strewn in pieces on the sleet you've got drinks and joints back at your mother's house well, I've got teeth and blood stuck to my blouse I've been talking too much are they not hearing not enough? am I still shaking in my bed? am I still living in your head? making rounds on side streets wearing all black I love you even if you don't love me right back things get kind of funny when you get in too deep well, I don't mean to make you fall asleep I've been talking too much are they not hearing not enough? am I still shaking in my bed? am I still living in your head?
11.
my heart is torn in three my heart will never be free your laugh is no longer mine your scent of cedar and pine and when I'm down 6 feet under ground you'll know that I'll be around you'll know that I'll be around (just me) noodles and packets of salt soda pop and a bag full of lust bright lights falsified highs high ways an American life and when I'm down 6 feet under ground you'll know that I'll be around you'll know that I'll be around
12.
I could've sworn that I was warned but my visions aren't what they used to be the world is lit apocalypse and the fall out is dripping into me I'm glowing, from here on out it's not a trick but, it's a spiritual drought I know that God she, likes to doubt but I keep my palms close cause you're a bedroom dweller phony fortune teller tell me am I gonna be alright? are you gonna miss me, or is it just a mystery? magic 8 balls in the moon light I feel a turn a quarter burned yet I'm still laughing at the look on your face my eyes are red stuck in my head but who else is gonna take my place? I'm glowing, from here on out it's not a trick but, it's a spiritual drought I know that God she, likes to doubt but I keep my palms close cause you're a bedroom dweller phony fortune teller tell me am I gonna be alright? are you gonna miss me, or is it just a mystery? magic 8 balls in the moon light

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released September 13, 2019

Performed by Marina Sakimoto, Reese Jensen, Dave Puckett, and John Sanchez. Written by Marina Sakimoto. Recorded and produced by Josiah Mazzaschi at The Cave Studio in Los Angeles, CA.

Special thanks to Brett Birnberg, Jared Hensley, Cooper, Sully, Mama Shunkan for showing up every time, the best bandmates a girl could ask for, a small town in Kentucky, family, friends, anyone who has ever been supportive of the continuation of my music, and listeners like Josh Thornton. I am forever in debt to you.

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