Vagrant Beat EP

by Vagrant Beat

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Recorded June 2011 at Old Son Studios, Columbus, OH
Produced by Josh Landis and Vagrant Beat
Engineered by Josh Landis
Mixed by Josh Stanley
Mastered by Eddie Ashworth at Oxide Shed, Athens, OH
Design by Lauren Vandevier
Limited edition of 30 handmade CDs

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released August 22, 2011

Ryan James (Vocals, Guitar), Taylor Kreemer (Drums), Aaron Smith (Bass, Vocals), Josh Stanley (Guitar, Vocals)

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Vagrant Beat Athens, Ohio

In honor of the many echoes still traveling from 2010 - 2013.

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Track Name: Episodes
Drive the pin beneath the skin
Where sin meets muscle
Everything thats ever been
Shall be again

Drive the pin beneath the skin
Where sin meets muscle
The folly of indifference
The taste of blood

In circles we traverse
These cast off plains
Of desolation and despair
Which ransom us here for nothing

Drive the pin beneath the skin
Where sin meets muscle
Everything thats ever been
Shall be again

Drive the pin beneath the skin
Where sin meets muscle
The folly of indifference
The taste of blood

In circles we traverse
These cast off plains
Of desolation and despair
Which ransom us here

Oh, but someday
We’ll find another way
Until then it’s too late
Keep your head down, son

In circles we traverse
These cast off plains
Of desolation and despair
Which ransom us here for nothing

For nothing
Track Name: Make Your Bones
Hands around my neck
They want something delicate

(Make your bones)
Now the only way out
(Make your bones)
Is the same way that’s in

Lower your veil
What dwells within?
A fortnight of guile
Sweet as saccharine
Upon that you depend

The only way out
Is the same way that’s in
(Make your bones)
The only way out
(Make your bones)
Is the same way

The marrow of man
Rusted away
The locust swarm
Feed at your grave

(Terror tender in a whisper)
The marrow of man
Rusted away
The locust swarm
Feed at your grave
Track Name: Last Rites
Were we made
To pinch life from veins?
Preach divinity from false statuaries?
This depraved masquerade
More questions than answers
Flashbulbs burst at the parade
The caskets all singing

No martyr, no return
Crosses mark the spots we forgot

Take it back, take it slow
Take it back so no one ever knows
Those were the days, those were the days
Take it back, take it slow
Take it back so no one ever

Inches turn to miles
Occupy the space
We left between those years of squalor
I know you want them
I know you want
I know you want them back
I know you want them
I know you want
I know you want them back

What appetites find us in the shade
Ravished by a voice
Ravaged by a truth
Coming straight for you
Watch out

No martyr, no return
Crosses mark the spots we forgot

Take it back, take it slow
Take it back so no one ever knows
Those were the days, those were the days
Take it back, take it slow
Take it back so no one ever knows
Now your last rites
What have you done with the one you love?
Where has she gone?
Track Name: Draw You Out
How shame paints your face
At the mention of a name
Pale, porcelain skin break
You can’t have what I can’t take

I’ll draw you out
Of that wicked shell
That you’ve made a home
For such brittle bones

Well, we were younger then
With souls too tired
Still I bear these incisions
Each curve a wayward smile

I’ll draw you out
Of that wicked shell
That you’ve made a home
For such brittle bones

But you’ll feel again
This world
And all its grotesque pleasures
Spreading like snakes
Track Name: Small Hours
Child of night
Salt stream to wound
O’ cancerous thought
The small hours bloom

Put all the knives
Away in the house
Collect the flesh
From the body it left

You came to me
As an apparition
A gloved hand outstretched
An angel no more

Take me away from the light
Separate the vessel from the mind
To the land where men go forgotten forever
And move in silent winds

I held the weight
Of death in your eyes
Withered, afraid
That someday the dawn will be returned to me

You came to me
As an apparition
A gloved hand outstretched
An angel no more

Take me away from the light
Separate the vessel from the mind
To the land where men go forgotten forever
And move in silent winds
Track Name: Small Hours (Early Demo)
Child of night
Salt stream to wound
O’ cancerous thought
The small hours bloom

Put all the knives
Away in the house
Scale the flesh
From the body it left

You came to me
As an apparition
A gloved hand outstretched
An angel no more

Take me away from the light
Separate the vessel from the mind
To the land where men go forgotten forever
And move in silent winds

I held the weight
Of death in your eyes
Withered, afraid
That someday the dawn will be returned to me

You came as a vision
A stitch in the filigree
An end to the ache

Take me away from the light
Separate the vessel from the mind
To the land where men go forgotten forever
And move in silent winds