Between the Earth and the Trees

by Merrick's Tusk

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1.
Reform 02:48
Reform, Refrain So come on down, leave this town behind us Let’s paint the sky a different shade of grey that sets the tone You’re burning out, you’re burning. You’re burning out I can be the frontline, I can be a lifeline Cos all my guards are down, tonight So if I’m feeling inclined then I’ll Reform, refrain from all that we’ve done You’re faking storms, now everything counts No more taking for granted, now that everything counts I can be the frontline, I can be a lifeline Cos all my guards are down, tonight So if I’m feeling inclined, I can ask myself just why I left all those times behind again Rock reform from all that we’ve done Refrain from all that we’ve done So if you’re feeling inclined, Then try
2.
Blueprint 03:50
Safe in thought, this is how I break into this reclusive mind-set I can’t escape your world now. And they’re They’re searching for us, now don’t Don’t worry for us, just help Win some, you’ll know better next time Two steps worse, Leave now, jump ship. Now you’ve played your bit Into your clueless mind-set I can’t escape your world now. And they’re They’re searching for us, now don’t Don’t worry for us, just help When the wins become undone You will suffer, you will suffer But first, We can rebuild, we can start again When the wins become undone You will suffer, you will suffer We can rebuild, we can start again We can rebuild, we can start again We can rebuild, we can start again Win some; throw all bets to the wolves Lose some, and it’s all just begun
3.
Alternate 04:01
Like the process of breathing hard in a tight chest Look to others to bail out, pretend we’re alright now Waking an alternate sight for more Waking, waking up we’re all too lost to know our own horizons are closing in, let’s take a step back And figure where we begin If you look hard enough Then you might find some trace of me Waiting for alternate sight for war Waiting, waiting for the ultimate fight that’s forewarned Don’t slide, slide away from where we left off What’s done is done for Don’t slide, Don’t slide away far Don’t slide, slide away from where we left off What’s done is done for Don’t slide, Don’t slide away far
4.
The Earth 00:24
5.
While these walls keep on closing in With a sense that we cannot begin In a state that you could not perceive I’m like the breeze between the earth and trees Turn off the lights, to watch the storm Watch the squall take hold Turn out the lights, to mask the storm While the despair holds on Would you know if I’m breaking up? I’m sure you won’t, cos I’m shutting off Turn off the lights, to watch the storm Watch the squall take hold Turn out the lights, to mask the storm While the despair holds on And I can’t begin to see where all my shit fits in Although it’s all I want and it means so much to me So I’m just floating on, so I’ll drink until I’m done I’m reaching my ideal, the one where I can feel Would you know if I’m breaking up? I’m sure you won’t, cos I’m shutting off Turn off the lights, to watch the storm Watch the squall take hold Turn out the lights, to watch the storm While the despair holds on How did I become so numb? Pull the threads and I’ll come undone How did I become so numb? Pull the threads and I’ll come undone I’ll come undone While these walls keep on closing in With a sense that we cannot begin In a state that you could not perceive I’m like the breeze between the earth and trees
6.
Wait and I’ll tell this fortune over Wait and I’ll tell, or I’ll bite my tongue It’s time, bite down This is bigger than me I’m trying to pick up the slack But I’ll never get those years back The sand in my mouth makes the grind much worse As my filter gives way, I’ll say Wait and I’ll tell this fortune over Wait and I’ll tell, or I’ll bite my tongue Wait and I’ll tell your fortune over Wait and I’ll tell, or I’ll bite my tongue I am a dam holding the flood back And it’s starting to crack From my head to my feet This is the part where I need to retreat to dry land To lose the days and lose myself Lose myself Hold the waves the tide will come again As your lungs fill up Hold the waves the tide will come again As your lungs fill up Hold the waves the tide will come again As your lungs fill up Hold the waves the tide will come again Break it down, the way that it sounds The sum of all we’ve earnt Break it down, break it down It’s the way it sounds, it’s the way it sounds
7.
The Ache 02:45
When the drink only serves to vent, This is how I circumnavigate your head Destructive but crucial And as hurtful as useful can get Don’t write this off, don’t hesitate If it’s all that you want then you can pave the way The disconnect from speech and tone These days it’s easier, these days it’s easier to feel alone And it comes with age to increase the ache And it comes with age to increase the ache Don’t write this off, don’t hesitate If it’s all that you want then you can pave the way Don’t write this off, don’t hesitate If it’s all that you want then you can pave the way So be upfront, take a note from another book All this comfort in silence upsets the balance So let’s try again another day Leave the grudges to go astray For all the good we’ve achieved Is the best that we’ll ever be Don’t write this off, don’t hesitate If it’s all that you want then you can pave the way Don’t write this Don’t hesitate Don’t write this Don’t hesitate
8.
Persist 05:00
This circumstance whispers to the day And if I take one chance Here, now. Take time Take time The best are all dead they’re all Perceptions of what we know And our expectations are screened So roll out the robes, roll out the robes So take note that it’s come to this We’re not guaranteed on turnaround times Take time Take time Destined to settle with the sour taste And the drive will persist, persist. Take time With the faith in love of the forgotten lines Take time Sickened by the constant failings of life Hearing this as fiction rather than facts (take time) Pressing with the tide and falling apart Crushed by the weight of it all (take time) I can never wake for fear that I’ll be Crushed by the weight of it all The best are all dead, they’re all The best are all dead. The best are all dead, they’re all The best are all dead. The best are all dead, they’re all The best are all dead. Crushed by the weight of it all. The best are all dead, they’re all The best are all dead. Crushed by the weight of it all. Crushed by the weight of it all.
9.
Never Enough 03:06
I’ll find my rank in the room I’m breathless and smoke fuelled A desolate island, abandoned and bleak I can barely speak. Through stone walls Uninhabited corridors You’re all valuable, so I’ll be all I can but it’s never enough, I’ll be all I can I’ll be all I am but it’s never enough, I’ll be all I So I should take the advice I give And find a smarter way to live But I prefer to watch it burn With the thoughts that go unheard So let’s have another drink I hope I’m stronger than I think I hope I’m smarter than I think I hope I’m stronger than I think Through stone walls Uninhabited corridors You’re all valuable, so I’ll be all I can but it’s never enough, I’ll be all I can I’ll be all I am but it’s never enough, I’ll be all I I’ll be all I can but it’s never enough, I’ll be all I
10.
Untethered 03:41
Tear down, tear down the walls Cos it’s my time to long It’s 4am and I’m wide awake can’t sleep Because my head's gone, it’s gone wandering off The places that I’ve found that no longer surround me And I’ll find the space in my head That no longer doubts me Whenever I can’t find the words, You’ll always make sure I’m heard So after all is said and done I’ve let my guard down for the one The places that I’ve found that no longer surround me And I’ll find the space in my head That no longer doubts me, so lets Tear down, tear down the walls Because it’s, it’s my time to long Tear down (tear down), Tear down The walls that used to make me helpless It’s my time to love When I hide in my dreams Your eyes continue to seek Still the same old with kid that still struggles with sleep Now, be gone, rest your head son So just listen
11.
The Trees 00:24
12.
At Your Best 03:34
I fail to understand this There are no words Now you’re so lost Now it’s all lost You’re at your best when it’s falling through It’s all on you, it’s all on you Set back with no warning The weight of your soul holds you down Don’t let it own you, the unfiltered sounds I fail to understand this There are no words Now you’re so lost Now it’s all lost I saw you crash I felt the earth shake I saw true colours that you cannot fake So walk it off, walk it off my friend You had a choice and you’ve got it made I fail to understand this There are no words Now you’re so lost Now it’s all lost You’re at your best when it’s falling through It’s all on you, it’s all on you

credits

released May 3, 2019

All tracks written and performed by Merrick’s Tusk. © 2019
Track 8 written by Merrick’s Tusk and Adam Sumner.

Produced, engineered, mix mastered by Jason Wilson at stakeoutstudios.com
Photography by Melanie Siddall
Design and layout by Alexandra Lofthouse
Logo by Carrie Gregory

Thanks to fans, friends and family for supporting us along the way. With special thanks to Buttonpusher, Patrons, Jonah Matranga, Jason Wilson, Marty Toner, Melanie Siddall, Hannah Varley, Dave Seaton, Leah McSherry & Undead Collective Records for continued support and inspiration.

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