"GOSSIP" reflects a year and a half of writing collectively as a band for the first time, and also of the band's loyal fans who helped spread the word about an album they helped fund. "GOSSIP" plays on the grey area between perception and reality, how one of the oldest and most common means of sharing facts, views and slanders can often shape the idea before the reality of it has even been experienced. Within these songs, we hope that you can be reminded of your own real experiences, as each track serves as a snapshot of our own.
All we ask is for you to keep talking
released 19 November 2013
produced, recorded and mixed by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount @ Vintage Song Studio, Atlanta, Ga
mastered by Michael Fossenkemper @ Turtletone Studio, NYC
You should know better than to mess with me. I don't forgive that easily. Stand tall, ignore your faults. You'll do fine, right...If you got it, then flaunt it, but baby, you never had it. Nothing to do, nothing to prove. I'm so over this, and over you. First place was never meant for two. I took your heart, I fixed it up. Oh, you've lost touch? Sorry that's your luck. You took your shot -- you threw it away. Nothing to say 'cause I give and I give and I give and you take. They say "ignorance, oh it's bliss." I got something you shouldn't miss.
Track Name: Shut Up & Kiss Me
You, you need me. Too many thoughts block our chemistry. Don't overthink. Stumbling over every single thing. Am I talking too fast? Is it in my head? Did you mean everything that I thought you said? On and on and on we go. I'm not quite right, but I've never been wrong. My heart is weak but my mind is strong. On and on and on we go. On and on and on you know...Invincible, but you think I'm breakable. Just shut up, shut up and kiss me. There's no excuse that should be protecting me, so shut up, shut up and kiss me. It's not like me to fall so easily, to leap so carelessly, to give in helplessly. No, it's not like me to be so reckless, please, listen carefully: SHUT UP, SHUT UP and kiss me. I, I need you. You're an idea I'm not used to. Should I say what I think? Biting my tongue never fixed a thing. Did I spill too much of what's left unsaid? Did I say enough? Is it in my head? On and on and on we go. Finding myself in between your words, making too much out of what I've heard. On and on and on we go, on and on and on you know.
Track Name: CRUSHED
You had me wrong from the minute that you walked in. You're spinning webs when you lips start moving. And I gotta say, and I kinda gotta say, you had me for a moment but it dwindled down to nothing. You said I won, but it felt like losing. You made a mark, but it feels like bruising. And I gotta say, and I kinda gotta say, you had me for a moment and I guess that counts for something. I'm grieving, I needed what you wouldn't give. I'm grieving, I'm grieving. It was you, that caught me by surprise. Deja vu, I should recognize. I refuse to buy into another you. It was you, that opened up my eyes. Follow through, a short-lived disguise. It was you I crashed into and now you've left me crushed. I should've pushed just to counter your reaction. This chase is just a bittersweet distraction. And I gotta say, that it's kinda not okay. I was your best escape but you didn't even notice me. Now you've left me crushed.
Track Name: 72
Feeling like it's all I can do to get out of bed. Feeling like I'm all alone with you in my head. And I'm feeling oh at least you got me feeling something stupid over you. You ripped my heart out and you stole the breath from my lips. I tried to quit you but this fire won't quit. And I'm feeling like I'm dying at your fingertips, going crazy over you. You oughta know when to let me go. Let me out, let me out, let me out. Feeling like I'm slipping through the cracks again. Feeling like I'm floating up and out of my skin. And I'm feeling oh at least you got me feeling something stupid over you. You ripped my words out and you took the view from my eyes. I hate to kiss you, but I never felt more alive. And i'm feeling like you're killing me from the inside, losing my mind over you. I can take it. I can take it, what you throw at me, I can take it. Oh I can't take it. I can't take it. Will you let go of me? And I hate it, oh I hate it, when you leave me..why you leaving? I can't shake it, I can't fake. You fucking got me.
Track Name: New Blood
Disengage, I was never meant to be caged. Rearrange, what's meant for me I was meant to take. We were born to do this on our own, and you don't know what I'm capable of. In the end we are all hunters. In the end we are...We are the new blood. A shot you can't ignore. What are you fighting for? We are the new blood. Just like your favorite drug, is it worth dying for? Renegade, it's a part of me I can't wash away. Wise up, you'll feel the bleed before you know you're cut. You won't know what hits you when it does. No, you won't cause in the end we are all hunters. In the end we are. Be killed or kill for a second chance. You put your faith in a stolen glance. You should be afraid of what's in my veins. We are the new blood.
Track Name: Secret
You got away with driving me crazy. Blurting out what I've thought about, pushing you away. These backhanded slurs, these unforgotten words keep haunting the room when you leave. These missteps I've made pave the road every day, and I'm wondering what's wrong with me. But I'll tell myself you were right all along, 'til your secret's out, well, maybe I'm wrong. Convince myself with my back against the wall. Your secret's out, well, maybe I'm wrong. You got a way of saving me, baby. You're that pick me up when I'm out of luck, but I throw you away. This misdirected hurt, these cold, reckless verbs still bump into me when I sleep. Deep down hoping it's a dream, hoping that you'll see that I've never learned to trust anything. Give me words I can touch, simple actions I can trust. Give me strength, give me peace. Give a show of hands from someone listening. Give me strength, give me peace or give me a way out. Anything's everything when you need something enough.