We Don't Listen EP

by The Volunteered

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I Spent a few winters Living In a liquid haze I misplaced my ego And I misplaced my father’s shame Hard news is easier when you have Someone to blame Then you start over A ridiculous new phase My younger days were languid Mornings in recovery That time you never tasted Will be hanging over me It’s rarely quite as simple as I’d like it to be Wish I could clear out everything And just set you free Wallow here with me It’s not what you think Sugary thoughts We left in the past Is it too much to ask That we don’t listen When I left you at the station It was such a fucking wrench I made my way home and wondered What it fucking meant Another unexpected thirst That cannot be quenched A tale of libido versus Common fucking sense Put your head on my shoulder And look ahead with me Through the darkened hallways Of responsibility Hope I never pass along The damage done to me We must step forward now And what will be will be Wallow here with me It’s not what you think Sugary thoughts We left in the past Is it too much to ask That we don’t listen
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Paul Newman 03:10
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Make yourself a life Toss yourself aside A chasm many miles wide You can't think it out Sometimes you allow Yourself a little spark of doubt I don't know if I can give you the right Breaking down a lie Try to satisfy An unknown quantity of light Take it on yourself And everybody else Will take a lesson you compel I don't know if I can give you the right Build bricks in your skin till they cut you open Don't know what to say, so Tell them what they want to hear Tell them what they want to hear Tell them what they want Sit and face the three Hopefully they'll see The other side, a sweet relief You wish you could sleep It's been too hard keep This shit alive for a year I don't know if I can give you the right Find some way back in Leave so much unspoken Don't know what to say So tell them what they want to hear Tell them what they want to hear Tell them What they want
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Rivers 04:29
Boxed in It's all such a new thing Misdirected expectations Back up Think we've had enough Of all these wretched interruptions I think we need a rest Think we need a rest Several nights, begin again And we don't know when this will end I don't know why I Can't break these rivers from your side Why can't I take this off your mind? Take time To close off everyone When all concessions lose their flavour How long Can we wait it out An exhausting intermission I think we need a rest Think we need a rest Several nights, begin again And we don't know when this will end I don't know why I Can't break these rivers from your side Why can't I take this off your mind?

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released October 21, 2018

Recorded, mixed and mastered in our homes.

Mark: Vocals, acoustic guitar, bass
Paul: Guitars, percussion

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The Volunteered London, UK

We like to think of ourselves as a less miserable Sparklehorse.

It started as one person recording very scrappy demos during his son's naps. As of 2020, we're an actual band, switching between sparse acoustic songs to fuzzy, messy rock and a few points in between. ... more

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