Between the Earth and the Trees

by Merrick's Tusk

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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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Track Name: Reform
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
Track Name: Blueprint
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
Track Name: Alternate
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
Track Name: Turn Out The Lights
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
Track Name: Hold The Waves
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
Track Name: The Ache
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
Track Name: Persist
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.
Track Name: Never Enough
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
Track Name: Untethered
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
Track Name: At Your Best
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

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