Lessons In Hunger

by Swampboots

supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

1.
We know it always ends / With the arctic wreckage of a lonely bed / Still there’s something beating inside / Something burning we can’t deny / The emptiness expands / Come closer, take my hand Nothing’s gonna happen / but even if it did I wouldn’t feel a thing / Nothing’s gonna happen / but even if it did you wouldn’t feel a thing / so come on and kiss me / come on and kiss me / I won’t feel a thing / nothing’s gonna happen / but even if it did you wouldn’t feel a thing Still we come here every night / Deaf and dumb, nearly blind / Expecting nothing receiving less / Just an awkard smile an empty caress / still there’s something close to hope / Smoldering in us both
2.
Milo 03:44
Milo, you believe in a radiant acceptance only the beautiful know / And while they play in celluloid glow / The rest of us must settle for shadows In the cinema you sit two rows behind a girl with Stanwyck’s smile and Karina’s eyes / You’ve got nowhere else to be / the film is ending / She’s going to leave / But you won’t say a thing Milo, you’ve nothing left to lose / When you know you don’t belong / And failing feels like flying / when your love is all your own / Your love is your own Milo, you might not say all that much / But you deserve to be held and ought to be touched / If only you could leap / Into the screen / Force that girl to see / The kind of man you could be But you project your tragedies / on to everyone you meet / Admit surrender / long before defeat / I can’t prove it’s worth the pain / to fall again and again / a blink of truth over a life of regret Milo, what you so afraid of / What you so afraid of Milo what you gonna do / you gonna run and hide again Milo what you gonna do / when you find that your orphaned heart is dead
3.
This life / Slips by so fast I think I’m blind to light / I’m lost and scared and gaining / Speed You see / Love as a cheap game and you play your role / A simple fix, a steady income Just give me something like tenderness Our nights / Go on for years and scale the lonely quiet / When we sway with the tide the city / Dies Please stay / Forget those men you keep and fall away / Into the last gasp of the moment Just give me something like tenderness
4.
Anna's Boy 03:48
At twelve years old you swore I’d be your only love / Guess I’m a fool for taking you at your word So what if fifteen years flew by / So what if you’re with some other guy / He don’t give a damn for you Your love is true / But can’t you see mine is too / Come on and leave that man you serve for the boy who worships you When you slipped and fell on the ice after school / Remember how I tried to carry you home I must’ve made it half a block / Before my arms gave and you dropped / You kissed my cheek and limped away alone Right then and there I pledged that I / Wouldn’t leave your side without a fight / Come on and leave that man you serve for the boy who worships you I’ve worked all my life to build a home / Now all I’m left with is a couple empty rooms I know he buys you expensive things / But money ain’t worth shit if it’s paying for your tears / I’d never leave you empty and all alone I’d pick you up and hold you tight / I know you’re scared but it’ll be alright Come on and leave that man you serve for the boy who worships you
5.
When she kisses me / She keeps her eyes closed / ’Cause she can’t help wondering where you are When she lies down to sleep / She turns away from me / Cause she can’t help wondering where you are She needs you / She needs you / But she keeps me ‘round cause I won’t break her heart Sometimes she’ll just leave / Won’t say how long she’ll be / Cause she can’t help searching for your love She wears her red dress / The one she never wears for me / Cause she can’t help searching for your love She needs you / She needs you / But she keeps me ‘round cause I won’t break her heart These days it seems / Like I’d be better off alone / But I can’t help reaching for her now And oh those moments / When she smiles at me / I just can’t help reaching for her now She needs you / She needs you / But she keeps me ‘round cause I won’t break her heart
6.
All the stories that she told me / Got me feeling wrecked and lonely / She married once when she was young / He was so much older, and pushed her around So she broke her vows and moved on / Without a dime or a friend / She’s lived with other men since then / And somewhere along the way her heart caved in Maybe if I play a sad song / And dim the lights real low / And if we dance real close / and if we sway real slow She could feel / like love might still be real She moves a little closer to me / Hiding her hands beneath her coat / I can’t find the nerve to draw her near / A kiss don’t cut as deep when it’s dulled by fear / Cause she’ll just pick up and move on / And what’s a simple man got left once she’s gone / The flesh is weak, the flesh is wanting / The mind is tired, the heart is longing Maybe if I play a sad song / And dim the lights real low / And if we dance real close / and if we sway real slow She could feel / Like love might still be real

about

Recorded at Houndsteeth Studio, MN. Additional tracking at Mulberry Suite, NYC.

credits

released April 2, 2013

All Music and Lyrics by Dylan Schultz

Dylan Schultz - Vox, Guitars, Etc.
Adam Schultz - Percussion
Brian Peck - Violin

Engineered by Jordan Skophammer
Mixed by Jordan Skophammer & Dylan Schultz

Layout by Taylor Girouard

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Swampboots Brooklyn, New York

Purity is far from Truth.

contact / help

Contact Swampboots

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Report this album or account

If you like Swampboots, you may also like: