Primitive

by Fossil Generation

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"Primitive" was recorded between October 2012 and January 2013

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released May 29, 2013

Bradley Thomas - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Shawn Ayala - Bass
Seth Scales - Auxiliary Percussion, Vocals
Ryan Minton - Drums

Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Matt Reifler

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Track Name: Majestic
"Ten men and two women, stuck on a ship,
it took ten years for their lives to be stripped,
of an earthly presence...
There were twelve of us when we first took off,
four stayed strong while the others got soft,
from the atmosphere...
And all I took was a loaded gun,
'cause I had my doubts,
yeah, we all had some
until we got here...
When did we get here?
Some got sick, the others were trouble.
We had a captain and he was humble,
until he send us here...
When did we get here?

If I was a bird then I'd fly away,
but I'm not so I guess I'll stay.
I've always been right,
but somehow I take the blame.
And when I lie down it will hit me in waves,
that I've learned my lesson the hard way,
and the more things change,
the more they stay the same.

Calling in to base,
calling in to check on home.
Drop off the face of the Earth,
with just a drop of wine in my paper cup.
Why do I feel so tremendous,
and why do I feel so majestic,
from way up here?

'Cause if I was a bird then I'd fly away,
but I'm not so I guess I'll stay.
I've always been right,
but somehow I take the blame.
And when I lie down it will hit me in waves,
that I've learned my lesson the hard way,
and the more things change,
the more they stay the same.

Oh, I'm only part awake...
Oh, I'm only part awake...

If I was a bird then I'd fly away,
but I'm not so I guess I'll stay.
I've always been right,
but somehow I take the blame.
And when I lie down it will hit me in waves,
that I've learned my lesson the hard way,
and the more things change,
the more they stay the same.

Are you surprised at all?"
Track Name: Deep Space Underground
"Residual places that we don't want to be
will always take ahold of me
and keep where I need to be.
Deep space is a place that I've found
underground
in living color.
Resolutions - heavy,
with a belly full of envy,
and they've got me where they want me.
So if I ever come back,
how will I know how to act?
So I might as well go there to die.

What's gone wrong...
What's gone wrong was the plan,
we can never come back, not ever again.
And It's been so long....
It's been so long that I've forgotten what it's like
to live my own life...

While I've got you here,
won't you stay?

Afterglow of radiation
from two suns of contradiction
that are supposed to bring me back to life.
So if I ever come back,
how will I know how to act?
So I might as well go there to die.

What's gone wrong...
What's gone wrong was the plan,
we can never come back, not ever again.
And it's been so long...
It's been so long that I've forgotten what it's like
to live my own life...

And I don't know my name,
I don't know my name,
I don't know my name...."
Track Name: Earthbound
"There is a melody that's stuck in my head,
that sings 'Am I dead to the world,
or just in my own head?'
And I've got to know,
will you see me right now
as I write down the lyrics to this song.
And where are you now?
Will you shoot off your rounds
before we are earthbound?

We're taking off.
I'm on my own.
Not coming home.
There is a clue
that in our crew,
our blood runs through some crooked veins.

Decided to love,
that one final night,
under sedation from liquored lips.
Now don't get too soft,
when in an instant I'm off,
ignore my staggered cough.
And do you think of me now
'cause I'll never be found
beneath an array of alien sounds.
Where are you now?
Will ou shoot off your rounds
before we are earthbound?

We're taking off.
I'm on my own.
Not coming home.
There is a clue,
that in our crew,
our blood runs through some crooked veins."
Track Name: Blue Chariot
"I got away just in the knick of time.
Pardon me, did you find your peace of mind
in the songs you wrote while I've been gone?
'Cause in my head, I still sing the same song.

I swear to you, I'm back to the surface,
turn back around, and I'm out through the entrance now.
Around the time that I got to know you,
I left home for new frontier pursuits
out of space that we create.

We rode the blue chariot
out in the pouring rain.
And though I'm faint,
I'll sing the pain away.
'Cause my mind's decayed
out in outer space,
so I hope he stays
in my place.

And I swear to you, I'm back to the surface,
as I turn back around, and I'm out through the entrance now.
Around the time that I got to know you,
I left home for new frontier pursuits
out of space that we create."
Track Name: Nebuloid Stargazer
"Staring out a window pane,
wondering which star is which,
and pondering the questions,
while waiting for a time that we can repeat
relationships that we've made up,
and situate a light where we bathe.
Staring out a window pane,
pondering the deaths that we've faked.

Sleep away most of the day,
I know we'll find a way
to get out and explore the world
but I hope for
more to say
before I have to go away,
but I know the world will remain
and all will stay the same.

It's like an alien shaking hands with a dinosaur.
My calloused hands are becoming sore
from fighting confusion.
There's a simple solution.

I'm tired of convincing myself that I'm okay,
when everyone around me has nothing to say.
I guess it's not like it matters anyway,
but it might feel nice to feel alive someday.

So when we get there can we sit and rest?
I've sat cryogenically on the verge of death
for so long now
that I can hardly breathe
and I can hardly see
a light that leads me
and shows me the way.

Sleep away most of the day,
I know we'll find a way
to get out and explore the world,
but I hope for
more to say
before I have to go away
but I know the world will remain
and all will stay the same."
Track Name: Ambidextraterrestrial
"She still calls to me in the afterglow,
fights to slow her heart rate,
even though it's past midnight,
I'm only part awake.
She begs to hear a verdict
in terms of her endearment,
but I can only speak for myself.

She says I'm from the Earth,
born from grime and dirt,
but who am I to you now?
I promised to see this through,
and I swore that I'd remain true until the end.

She's calling my name.
She's calling my name.
She's calling my name,
but I don't know my name.

I wanna be your love,
your constant fire,
until our last embrace.
Now, teach me how to speak
in the tongue of these,
as we fall from humanity.

Can't you see what's going on?
Can't you see what's going on?

I don't wanna be locked down
in another bedroom.

Can't you see what's going on?
Can't you see what's going on?

Part of the solution was never found.
Don't be waiting on me 'case I won't be coming around.
Even though I"m still chained to the ground,
I know that part of the solution was never found.
And she said,
'I'm not coming home,
but now that I'm gone,
I feel like I'm.......
Lost.'

If you can muster the faith,
that we're coming home one day,
we might be okay.
We might be okay.
If you can stay brave,
I promise to stay safe,
and I'll be okay,
I'll be okay.

'Whisper my name, whisper my name,
in the heat of the breaking day.'
I will remain, yet my feelings the same,
but I'm not coming home anyway.
She said...
She said...
She said...
She said...
'This is rebirth.'
Rebirth.
Rebirth.
Rebirth.....

And though our hearts my break,
our memories will stay the same,
and our language the same.
And when I reach the age
that the memories will fade,
I hope I die while I'm part awake..."
Track Name: Curious Furs
"I know they're watching me
while I'm milking the trees,
but we lost the photographs we took.
Speak through your teeth,
when you're talking to me.
We found truth when we shook the ground.

We'll call them clovers but they're not,
in fields of green, I shudder at the thought
of forgetting our language.
Can't see or speak,
while I'm down in the ground,
but what's wrong with saving myself?

I'm always trying not to doubt myself,
and I imagine I should find some help,
I know...
I'm always lonely but I'm never alone,
and if I'm here I'll never find someone
to hold...

They stole my friends heart and his eyes,
so I've felt lost since we've arrived.
When will I find a new home to call mine?
Or did I ever really have one to begin with?

I'm always trying not to doubt myself,
and I imagine I should find some help,
I know...
I'm always lonely but I'm never alone,
and if I'm here I'll never find someone
to hold...

I know they're watching me,
while they're milking the trees,
but we lost the photographs we took.
Can't see or speak,
while I'm down in the ground,
but what's wrong with saving myself?"
Track Name: Primitive
"For awhile I wandered,
and now I know,
the lives we live are primitive.
And now I see
similarities
with these fragmented worlds
so far apart.

And now the songs we sing
have another meaning,
and all the people I've known,
I don't know anymore.
And all the things we thought,
like all the guns we brought,
we don't need anymore.
We've got our foot in the door.

Listen to me,
he's an archuloid!
You can't trust these animals anymore.
It's a complicated situation
without an end in sight.
Now my mind implodes,
as I decide:
It's now or never.
Or will we stay here forever?

And now the songs we sing
have another meaning,
and all the people I've known,
I don't know anymore.
And all the things we thought,
like all the guns we brought,
we don't need anymore.
We've got our foot in the door."
Track Name: Solaris
"When the stars align,
I'm feeling alright.
Tonight,
I'll forget to stutter.
But lately,
I'm really trying,
not to blow my cover.

Am I even alive
to know the difference between
waves of light
and my unfaithful attraction?
Gravity intervenes,
pulling us together,
so what do you think made me this way?

('cause I hate what I've become,
and I'm not the only one)

Remembrance of a cancer
in family strains and ways of life.
So just rely on phantom answers,
there's a brief silhouette of mine.

Am I even alive
to know the difference between
waves of light
and my unfaithful attraction?
Gravity intervenes,
pulling us together,
so what do you think made me this way?

('cause I hate what I've become,
and I'm not the only one)"
Track Name: Jupiter Coil
"We've gone on a trip,
out of our minds.
I've thrown out the clip
to my gun,
'cause I don't need it now.
Just shed your skin,
'cause I need it now.
I know within,
it's by my design
where my mind goes.

What if it's all in my head?
Was it something I said?
What if i decide to stay?
Would you notice anyway?

But if I stay here in your nest,
I'll lose the contest
that I'm running in.
We'll all drown in sin
at the same events,
yet have different interests
in women.

What if it's all in my head?
Was it something I said?
What if I decide to stay?
Would you notice anyway?

A holographic universe sleep and then expands,
while we're still taking orders from the people in command.
Did you ever feel like when you need someone most
that there's nobody there to fill the holes in your heart?

What if it's all in my head?
Was it something I said?
What if I decide to stay?
Would you notice anyway?

So I won't let you,
or them,
or anybody
tell me who it is that I'm supposed to be.

I stepped on this ground first,
and now I can never return to Earth
back to the place where we were birthed
almost like we were cursed.
And now that we've learned their words
we can finally end our search
in an alternate universe.
This is our rebirth.

Rebirth...
Rebirth......."