We Fall Apart

by The Volunteered

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1.
Spiders in my blood Feels like the old days Not sure what I can take Anymore I don’t even know If I should go home It makes less sense alone I suppose At a glance What a taste But it can’t Linger on Another time Another place Bless the news And you’re gone And you’re gone Sleep is for the dead So I’ve heard it said Not sure it makes much sense But ok We should wait a while Something to admire Some madness reconciled Tonight At a glance What a taste But it can’t Linger on Another time Another place Bless the news And you’re gone And you’re gone
2.
Old Life 02:59
Bruises underground Here to psyche me out What have you left me with? I need a lesson in Getting over these Lost letters redacted Broken hand me downs To sift and sort out can’t think straight anymore Funny to think how The past has a hold On your head right now Sold it on Your pale complexion I heard it all Raised expectations That old life’s lost, so let it go Look to me again Take it for granted That I’ll be back for more Stand and take it all Put your hand to my chest And watch me fall Sold it on Your pale complexion I heard it all Raised expectations That old life’s lost, so let it go That old life’s lost, so let it go That old life’s lost, so let it go That old life is lost
3.
It’s something we’ve entertained We’ve spent too long In the same place It’s not too late To make a change We carved ourselves a corner Somewhere across the water In Amsterdam There’s something warmer Let’s get out while We still can there’s Nothing here To hold us back Trouble stacked beneath us Can’t let them come between us The time has come Our work here is done Let’s get out while We still can there’s Nothing here To hold us back Let’s get out while We still can there’s Nothing here To hold us back
4.
The Lights 04:36
Just across the street from us There’s so many things to reach for It never quite looks the same when It's in front of you Sometimes I think we missed a trick But we lucked into a better thing It never quite looks the same when It's in front of you Lights eat the stars Lights eat the stars In the winter time The shimmering grit from cars that pass A kerbside mirage, it never lasts It never quite looks the same when It's in front of you There’s some time inside our hearts And as it ticks by, we fall apart It never quite looks the same when It's in front of you Lights eat the stars Lights eat the stars In the wintertime I know what it means The cold shoulder to our memories It's harder it seems To be understood Like you really should Lights eat the stars Lights eat the stars Lights eat the stars Lights eat the stars I know what it means The cold shoulder to our memories It's harder it seems And you're drawn towards false remedies But all, we really need Is to be understood Like you really should
5.
Win Is Easy 02:57
We made it through the Summer Has it ever been so hard? I know we help each other But that’s barely a start The win is easy You just have to care enough Care enough Two bullets in the barrel And it’s pointed at our heads Don’t think about the peril Take the shiny thing instead The win is easy You just have to care enough Care enough Today is much to short to spend On what we face tomorrow So never mind Forget I said anything Let it die Let’s find another way To survive The win is easy You just have to care enough Care enough
6.
I’m not quite sure that I Did the right thing In bringing you here Each time you smile at me I must remember To swallow my fears It’s a fire It’s a ghost That haunts me You are a sailor that Cannot quite swim And we’re out to sea One day the ocean it Will pull you in It terrifies me It will rise over us As we slip Wish I could reshape the planet for you Smash it all down into pieces and make something new That you could love The way I love you I took a long walk Off a short pier In bringing you here Every faith will get Tested sometimes No matter how clear Let it shake And I’ll keep It close to me Wish I could centre the world around you Crash it all into the ocean and Make something new That you could love The way I love you

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This EP was recorded in fits and starts across the back half of 2019 and the first half of 2020. The aim was to create a record that we were really proud of, which hasn't been the case previously.

Initially, it was going to be an album, but coronavirus put an end to that. Our singer, Mark, was sick with the virus for a month. It took a few weeks after that before he was able to sing again.

Though we had to change our plans, we're really happy with what we've done. But the next one will be even better.

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released June 26, 2020

All songs by The Volunteered:

Mark Rowland: Vocals, bass, acoustic guitar on Something New, Mellotron
Paul Webber: pretty much everything else

Liz Sadzik: piano on Something New
Simon Berridge: guitar solo on Going to Amsterdam
Ritch Spence: ambient piano on The Lights
Cody Ketchum, René Methner, Simon Berridge: backing vocals on Going to Amsterdam
David Gorst: keyboard on Going to Amsterdam

Produced by Paul Webber
Mixed and mastered by David Gorst

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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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