Beware the Water

by Adler Hall

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released October 5, 2018

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Henry Hoagland: Vocals, piano, synth, guitar
Spencer Inch: Drums, percussion, marimba, vocals
Kyle Joseph: Guitar, programming, vocals
Ryan Kershaw: Guitar, vocals
Robin Buyer: Bass

Produced by Kyle Joseph
Mixed by Kyle Joseph at Perimeter Recording

Recorded by Kevin McMahon, Kyle Joseph, and Robin Buyer at Marcata Recording, Perimeter Recording, and Pulse Music

Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

Artwork by Nick Pope

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Track Name: Teresa
I’d grow tired of these one-way conversations here
Tired of the fortunes you seem never to appear in
You smile at me, your teeth stained gray with the wine that I poured for you
“Though it’s nice you ask it won’t change anything I see

You didn’t come all the way to this place by the
river of fire and the edge of the sea
To ask me about my habits ask me why I never leave

I’m not here for consolation
Or for stories of my former life
You paid for my direction
So just set yourself right here”

So you take my hand and place it over the Tarot
You sigh and scratch your stubble, lift your dress a little higher
Say I would’ve thought that you’d learned down here
There ain’t nothing above worth a bit of your love and
Though you could beware the water you’ll have nothing else to see

I’m not here for consolation
Or for stories of my former life
You paid for my direction you’ll go
right, right, right, right back here

Right here where I’m waiting
I’m here with the curse that will chase you down

back. down. here.

I’m ready to see you
I’m ready now
Track Name: After Paree
Let me go first get through this thing I’ve half rehearsed
a hundred times for you
I knew you’d make it harder be there waiting at the far end of the field
where I last saw you
You’ll twist the knife invite me home that very night
to a party of a thousand old acquaintances
You make your toast you raise a glass and just say “home”

I’ll wait for more
for all those other ways you’ll find
to hit me even harder than you did before

Last I recall I was just east of Avignon
I wasn’t far from you
She brought me to her place and taught me harrow taught me every way to take her
Taught me how to say her name, asked
How I’ll keep it up in that city I don’t love
“Now that you’ve been down on me
Cause I can tell you can’t afford to live this well”

While I wait for more
for all those other ways you’ll find
to hit me even harder than you did before

Is it my turn now to talk?
Here’s your mistake, you think each reference that you make
is worth the reverence you’re been trying to replace
and I’m not sure that you felt a single word

But I’ll wait for more
for all those other ways you’ll find
to hit me even harder

If I’d gone first got through the thing that I’d rehearsed
ten thousand times for you
You’d know that I’m not here to make it hard or watch you kneel or hear you ask me
If I have to use your name
You’d know I came just because I couldn’t wait
Just to see you from a distance coming back to me
and I’m not sure if you can hear a single word I say
Track Name: Incognito
Late last summer I remember sending you to sleep
You were trying to decipher more Of Grammatology
I heard you whisper how you hate just how dumb you turned out to be
I heard you try so hard not to call for me

But you cried out
Called for me by name
The one that I had made for me

What if I offer
What If I wait
Whenever you tell me
You might remember half this place
I wouldn’t dare to you
Get in your way
Oh I would let you run

Let you leave me on my knees
Let you forget all of the things that you'd have done to me

If you call out
Call for me by name
Tell me you can come with me

If I offer
If I wait
Whenever you tell me
You might remember half my face
I wouldn’t dare to you
Get in your way
I would let you run

(run) fast, forward, back, or over me
I’d let you run while you’re asleep
Track Name: A Semi-Lucid Dream
You’re my
half creation
Know you’re alive
Right now - cause I made you
But I’ve learned to tell when I’m dreaming
Just to bring you back just to see you
Though I’m not sure it’s right
when I can’t even tell you why I’m trying
Or why we’re back here

Back in my old room waiting
Trying my hardest to move away
But maybe this time I’d make it
Make it worth throwing in the sky just to save it

For me
It’s a petty thing
To bring you back
Just to slip your shirt strap off your shoulder
And kiss your neck in my sleep
Trying to guess what you’d be like on the edge of my teeth

I can’t even tell you why I’m trying
Or why it’s so easy to bring you here

If we were awake
You’d tell me of
I know it’s not right
To bring you back at all
Track Name: Late Arrival
I think I’m sure
I should tell you what I heard
That the one who brings you sleep
Has a twin who’d bring you down beneath the earth

So I’ve been asking every time
I hear you moving in the night in my room
Are you here to lead me down or through the night?

How can I be sure
You’re the one I have met before
Not your brother - who looks just the same
When we both know there’s nothing he can’t take from me

I will ask you one more time
you’re half darkness half the night in my room
But are you here to lead me down to

The water
I can’t remember now
Just what you call it
Will you tell me right now
I am not my fucking brother
I won’t leave you in the night
with all the ghosts of your desire
that’ll leave you in the light

Don’t you remember your elation
With your skin against the knife
Or all the times you fell to pieces
At the edge of some great height
I am not my fucking brother
Half the darkness half the night
I’ll help you find your father’s mother
hear her tell you it’s alright again

Come now let me lead you to the water
then I'll leave you be
When you say it’s what you wanted
That’s enough for me
Track Name: D/V Karen
Pass me the coin that you found in your mouth when you woke to my face
It might be the carrot or maybe the stick you’ll be hitting me with
Out on the water will you lose your shit will you tear at my pockets
Tell me I’m not worth the metal or your spit
God I’m used to this shit

I would prefer a much quieter kind who’d just ask about the currents - maybe the tides -
Or point out the plovers and ask what me what kind are they
semipalmated or something you only find down here?
Nah they’re only down here
They’re all I have
All I have for my way back
Waiting for me there

I’m not sure
If the crossing with you’s harder
Or my return

Maybe just this once we can stay out
I’ll ship the oars we can drift on the tide out of the sight of both shores
bask in your favorite reflections
All your best recollections
They’re all I’ll have
but maybe you
would dare to ask
If I could take you back?
I could take you back.

I’m not sure
If the crossing with you’s harder
Or my return
Track Name: Take It With You
Go on
try something narrow
like the pin oak in the garden
I grew up under just to start
Now something harder like the time that she turned towards me told me
If you want it’s yours to take

(take) Back. Or leave with me
Oh you take all I had and play it back for me

I know
It’s like you told me
I would end up in the water
Hear them calling ‘cross the waves for me
But maybe I will see some rescue coming
Fuck the thought is more than I can take

Take back - and harder to believe
You would take all I had and play it back for me
when you’d come you’d torture me

Is that all I have done here?
you whisper “Sein zum tode” to me
Like I don’t know it
Will they follow me under
Start to hear the voices calling
For me ‘cross the water
Just pull me out now or under
You show when turned she towards me told me
It’s not love it’s harder

To Take. Take back. To take away from me.
Oh you take all I had and play it back for me.

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