Mare Island

by Mare Island

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1.
Alight 06:03
There’s a light on the hill that goes on late at night It lets us know that the doors will be open And I’m told it’s a safe place to hide But can they be trusted? They speak with confidence They say that they can be trusted They dress in uniform They tell you they can be trusted What do you know of them? Do you think they can be trusted? The hillside teems with them Do you think they can be trusted? They have new clothes for you Do you think they can be trusted? Can they be trusted? Light is on so the door should be open But who are they? There’s a light on the hill that goes on late at night And the doors will be open Can they be trusted?
2.
Anon 05:17
Golden As the hair and the light that frame your face Dangerous Are the avenues that lead from this place Finally throwing caution to the wind It rises high as a kite and starts to spin Dangerous Words can open up so much possibility And on and on, anon, anon On and on, anon On and on it goes Everyone is sorry for the life they chose Up from the depths of your darkened room Creeping in the corners when the day is through I only cry when the clouds roll in Finally throwing caution to the wind It starts spinning like a rising kite And disappears into the cloudless night And it was a long night From now until dawn is longer still And I was a liar For telling us both it wasn’t real I pulled over to the side of the road And hiked down to where the roses grow Headed through the tunnel where we used to play And stood above where the bodies lay Dangerous Are the methods by which we’ll leave this place And it’s worth it And on and on, anon, anon Down by the water, we will meet And retreat to the shade To stare at the clouds through shaking leaves Anon, anon So pull your car to the side of the road And meet me down where the roses grow Head on through the tunnel where we used to play And lay beside me in a shallow grave It will be a long night From now until dawn is longer still And I am a liar For telling us both it wasn’t real Stare at the clouds through the shaking leaves Quiet enough, I can hear you breathe On and on, anon As we lie beneath the dancing trees Anon, anon
3.
Vanish 06:30
We argue so predictably, I’m always in the wrong I can only hold at bay my failures for so long I’m not afraid of standing still And letting good things come to me But too long in one place and I Contract assorted misery It’s weeks since I’ve been into work But still I leave the house each day To cash in all my tapes and books Guitars that I no longer play And with the spoils, bought a car Just like the one I drove in school When everyone’s left for the day I’ll pack a bag and steal away And as the sunset in my mirror Eventually disappears, so have I A sudden change of altitude and the car died in the snow A week after I got to town, I found work behind a bar A young man takes a shine to me He thinks that I’m a mystery A puzzle he can figure out So I’ll oblige him, naturally So now we share a place downtown A room above a restaurant We both couldn’t be happier Says I’m exactly what he wants What they want from me is a mystery They think that I’m much more than what they see But I seem secretive when I just remain quiet Not again, he’s pissed, he’s crying He says “I’m scared that you’ll have vanished When I open my eyes As if I’d been kissing you goodbye all along”
4.
Crushed 03:43
Blade on the wheel splits the grain in half With edge sharp and pressure intense A final crack and I am pulverized And the voices pour over the mountain Wanting, watching, waiting for you to come around Sometimes I dream that you’re different And that all this sadness couldn’t crush you Yes, I’m ashamed that’s who I am Say what you will, at least now I’m truthful Thank you for showing me I’m capable Capable of feeling this crushed I never thought that this was possible That it kills to love someone this much
5.
Unawake 05:09
My eyes crack open to drink in the light My dreams, unspoken, stay frozen in time Next to you… I lie, chasing echoes that ring through the night For one fleeting moment, I’m brought back to life It was you… Unawake Once again inside the walls Of a house that’s no more It was physical and it was meta But it wasn’t metaphysical It was natural and it was super But it wasn’t supernatural Underneath the Leonid, you burrowed under my skin I lay beside a fire underneath a spire of smoke Next to you, unawake I wanna scale the stairs And stare out the window At the hills in the distance And the trains that look so small As day turns to night And the homes light like candles In a bed for a child, I fall asleep I fall back to sleep It was natural and it was super But it wasn’t supernatural It was physical and it was meta Or was it just me? Underneath the Leonid, you burrowed under my skin I lay beside a fire underneath a tower of smoke Unawake, next to you

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"Mare Island stands out as one of the most outstanding new projects from the Bay Area music scene. Their mix of dream pop, post hardcore, and something of the (real) emo of the 90s flows between styles, all thanks to the current of waves on that coast." - Noisey MX

"Fusion of 1960s pop harmonies, biting guitar arpeggios, romanticized lyrics, shimmering percussion, and feisty rhythms" - Popmatters

"A gorgeous journey through soft and loud, dark and light." - TheBayBridged

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released June 23, 2017

Recorded by Ian Pellicci at New Improved Recording
www.newimprovedrecording.com

Mastering by Shawn Hatfield
www.audibleoddities.com

Orchestral arrangements by Dario Slavazza, performed by Magik*Magik Orchestra:

Christian Behrens - Bass Trombone
Alicia Mastromonaco - Horn
Matt DePasquale - Trumpet
Jason Park - Trumpet

Erin Wang - Cello
Stephanie Bibbo - Violin
Clio Tilton - Viola

Lyrics by Josh Staples

Mare Island is Josh Staples, Derrick Chao, Sean Leary, Matthew Izen and Evan Sarna

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