Rot Forever

by Sioux Falls

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1.
3fast 06:20
she played rock guitar she hated herself also she googled her name on the internet when she was feeling lonely i google my name too in midnight light in an empty room when it comes creeping in i watch south park then go to bed they'll hook up trodes to my head glue them to my skull till i look like a cyborg too bored to burn too fast miss you bad but i won't text back but i've seen birds collide got chills in fast 5 seen spiders levitate between my house and our worn down gate those things we don't talk about and when we say we are you know we aren't you aced your SAT that's pretty cool you're so fucking smart that guy seems like a fucking dick i can't understand just why i hate him maybe i'm a fucking dick and my judgements tend to come way too quick or maybe he's more talented than me and that makes me feel weird in an uncomfortable way i can't explain or maybe i'm just kinda into his girlfriend she's pretty and she has a nice voice so i'm blank faced at a party looking for things to say and they keep making conversation but man i just can't expain won't someone take me away? i think you look just fine batting your lashes with a lazy eye i'm addicted to connected lives it's lonely when you've got no wi-fi those things we don't talk about and when we say we are you know we aren't man i know you've got some fucked up thoughts but you broke her jaw when she broke your heart
2.
Dom 03:29
spending too much time on the internet are you ok? you don't seem very into it when i get home i crawl in bed did you get that voicemail your sister sent? when i explode will you freak out? ben's never tasted saur kraut i think it's fun i think it's sweet i think it's nice i think you're mean how was work are you okay? how's your mom is she the same? i am good just playing shows you know how that stuff goes i know it's hard for you to see but this is just what she needs you never got just what she meant you messed it up again, again you went to bed but not to sleep you hurt yourself he is a creep that fucks his kids they hit their friends and disrupt class their teacher says i don't know just where i sit towards the back a little bit she had a big newfie named dom he died young now she's a mom i hope that she is doing ok i think she is in her own way i hope she is doing ok
3.
an oil slick around the moon would you like to watch cartoons? maybe it's just better this way maybe it's just strange to see you laugh with me i'm not funny just OCD oooohhhh maybe when we were better more unlike ourselves tell me what to do a chain of lakes inside your skull we ate donettes till we were full krispy cremes on eyelid screens meeting you felt strange i'm weak he always cheats at games nice set smoked pot by the ocean in san francisco i felt less alone show me all your poems
4.
Past Tense 06:06
i can feel you in my breathing space can you steal the things you're scared to take? but i can tell you're down again you tried to count your cells there's lots of them i guess it makes no sense you always use past tense you said you'd never notice if it came back to you you know that's not true i think it's fucking bogus it's all you wanna do it makes you feel like you i can't breathe underneath the lake monsters and freaks kiss my cheek tell me that i'm sweet make me feel ok your way
5.
Try 02:38
wait for your friend what's up? are you ok ben? she treats you bad cuts on her legs she has issues with her dad i want to kiss you you don't live here you probably never will eyes sadder than the passing of time so shy but i still think it's cute when you try
6.
i guess i'll live another way it's so romantic when our lungs disintegrate an astronaut floating in the shadows of the severed limbs of everyone that's ever been and graduated man you made it bleeding out space debris stillborn loves breathe heavenly and in and out again and in and out again i thought you dropped your ceiling stopped breathing hot mess on your tongue heaving cold gusts through your lungs a loose tarp flapping against your head it sounds like winter back in 1998 your mom will stay in bed for hours her eyes are emptier than anything you've ever seen you swear this is a movie your life's some stupid tv show on nick at nite your sister used to stay up late and watch with you you saw her face in the tv past dog hairs stuck by static electricity and mix cd's with modest mouse the first time at your best friend's house the stereo made sense to you and bedroom's seemed to come unglued from houses anchored to the ground you're falling skyward not a sound it is ok to be alone it is ok to stay at home there is no need to hate yourself for the failing parts that make you real i know that you will live to do another thing that makes you smile i know you'll see the northern lights and cry and say it's been worthwhile to stay up long enough to see the sun return to us for years until it floats away a balloon on some lost saturday
7.
i feel so october and what exactly is a human anyway? i think you're cooler when you're sober arcata beaches swimming out amongst the waves we smoked a spliff outside the practice space your face was sinking in and warping out of place i said the sky's a different shade you said it tends to happen fast this time of day i loved you soon as i first saw you bathed in blue across the room you looked so cool it feels like shit when i think about it now but i'd still like to love you somehow
8.
i know it slips and gets displaced beneath the waves that live in you your mom and dad survive encased inside their childhood residue it seems so strange to see the sun arrive so late it splits apart the nighttime warms your face i was on your roof looking at cartoons you were right there too nothing else to do then you stopped but it sounds like a dinosaur dying just those long nights where you're not even crying did you see the length of my reach? did you need something different than me? i'm getting so sick of myself the dumbest ticks become routine an exit pressed against your head a flaming ocean in the street i had a dream you were in a book that i am reading won't you come see pile with me?
9.
Copy/Paste 07:27
buildings disintegrate behind your eyes at night your thoughts swim inside the sweat you've left behind tug on your blinds the clouds are glitchy copies in some program you thought to yourself my bones are attracted to each point in outer space your phone cries out in this dark and roaring place your waking up face tugs on me across the city but when i'm feeling all alone i think of you faded out and overgrown call me up across our rooms there shouldn't be there couldn't be another you you're part of me i like the stuff you like to do stay home feel guilty about everything you do weird mood count the days in empty toothpaste tubes cool american chips scattered all along your chapped lips but when i'm feeling all alone i think of you faded out and overgrown call me up across our rooms there shouldn't be there couldn't be another you i know you've seen their bodies tugging on you too
10.
makes me feel like nothing ever did nothing seems to change and these moments they go we saw porches. with a bunch of artsy kids the songs were really great i didn't mingle at the show but i know you're lying to me i still hear your breath in the morning but there's some kind of cavern inside me with polyethylene gloves and carbon copies of me to be pulled out when you've finally figured out it's not enough to love someone or thing your dog still dies in your dreams in the san francisco earthquake people are crushed the ground shakes i see you leave my heart beats leena's looking good today writing lots and running late remember when your cousin came? she forgot your middle name frankie is a philistine you will turn away from me halo 2 in 7th grade we watched them hang saddam huessein all my friends are getting old seattle lost the super bowl tear the atoms from my bones make me something more than whole
11.
Crushed 04:08
it was sunny like 80 degrees i stayed inside watched tv all my friend is at work today i don't like him that much anyway and i keep thinking my wheels are all falling off and there's somebody stealing my socks i've been having this dream where my hands are too small i can't focus my eyes and i'm lost that's incorrect i'm untrue not quite sure if i'm confused drive at night through some fog i turn on my high beams they only make it harder to see and i keep thinking my wheels are all falling off and there's somebody stealing my socks so i just keep on banging my head on the wall feeling crushed by the weight of it all you're gonna make your great escape you turned away i'll do the same you've got a sexy buff guy calendar up on the wall i said i like your bangs you said hey thanks i like your clogs
12.
can you stay? hang out in my head staring at the ceiling all day clean your plate dook lays in the sun that song you sent me feels like saturdays call in i'm not sick i feel better than i usually do soaked in sleep stick with me in 2003 show me get off late bussed up to your house the moon was huge and followed me to your place never mind i don't even know the seconds get all stretched and split with holes
13.
Mcconnoughey 06:22
you're sitting in my kitchen feeling dumb we rearrange our bodies in the sun you said one day i'm gonna face it last night i saw the last episode of true detective i thought it was a cop out the way they left it college kids dance manically do you think they're ok? or are they always just that way? am i bored or just a loser? i know i get bad yelp reviews but it's the best that i can do guts and gore on my computer screen i'm semi-ok and i'm staring into you you feel it in your insides that you've peaked you haven't made a single thing all week you say you're never gonna make it where? on the overlapping bridges late at night you touch my face as cars whirr by i like the nighttime i like the daytime too what should i be? what can i do? your family visits once a week you're so nice i like your room i think i meant to lead you on
14.
i know what i am and i know what i wanna do i thought that we could get away i thought that you would come around and stay i don't like your rants i think you're too intense at times your eyes bulge out your head bugging out about the books you've read i know how it goes and i know how your breathing flows i thought that we could get away i thought that you would come around and stay why'd you go so soon? i think you're on a thought parade i called you up today you hate raiders but love last crusade but i think you lost again you lost your head your name's not ned but who knows you've got weird friends you picked a coma over your comrades a vegetable at last eating artificial grass sometimes i hate myself for putting stock in stupid stuff i can't escape my head she's so cool but i'm an idiot she'll just slip away you're as alone as yesterday you woke up by yourself called your mom and brushed your teeth real well
15.
dookie's puking everywhere will he be ok? i like the way you cut your hair it looks really great but maybe we're animals or maybe we're cannibals but lately i'm so afraid i've lost my place do you think i could come over? i think it's best when we pretend annie, how do you feel? i'm trying to make you real but i shut up when i shouldn't felt the rush and just blew it when i'm walking home the streetlights talk with me sometimes the sounds of skateboarding come rolling through the night i miss my dog and my sister she'll graduate in the summer all those asshole boyfriends with holes inside they pick at her heart i watched her cry all night ellie you'll be ok sometimes it feels so horrible but you know you can't push it away you just need to sit and cry a while and try and ride out the pain it goes away if you let it some saturday you'll forget it you'll be out climbing with your friends the sky so blue the sun will shine on you you'll be released but i think i should go to the dentist cuz i haven't been for a while and i need to get my eyes checked so i can see your sleepy smile from far away
16.
The Winner 02:23
trying to get to bed but i'm not getting anywhere at all it's 4 am i bite my fingernails my cuticles are pissed off eating jello for dinner if life's a contest i'm a winner i'm a grownup i can get ready for bed by myself but i can't fall asleep without you i'm alone and i feel most clever when i'm by myself but i'm only funny when i'm around you i'm a wreck and i just lie around in some boxer briefs haven't left the apartment for days if you're not coming home it'll probably turn to weeks leveling up in the latest rpg never thought that fantasy was for me but seriously it's pretty cool g d c who needs a chord sheet when you're the singer in sioux falls? but meta irony is not the point here i just wanna believe that what i'm doing means something to someone else before i die and rot forever

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Rot Forever was recorded and mixed in the summer of 2015 by Matt Thomson at Ivy League Recording in Portland, Oregon and Mastered by Sean Fahey.

Tapes and Vinyl available on Broken World Media and Standard Brickhouse Records

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credits

released February 19, 2016

Isaac Eiger- Vocals, Guitar
Fred Nixon- Bass, Vocals
Ben Scott- Drums

Tylord aka Tyler Bussey played banjo on Practice Space
Laken Wright sang on Soaked in Sleep
A whole bunch of *~semi-ok~* people sang on San Francisco Earthquake

Lyrics by Isaac except Crushed by Fred
Cover photo taken by Clive Nixon c. 1970 something

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