Sinking Ships

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This song is the first single and also first track off of this EP.


I'm a ghost of good intentions,
Consider, if you will, the turmoil that causes.
How does it feel, guys?
You held on instead of cutting your losses.

Moral compass, more or less, nonsense in my eyes,
I'm beginning to think we're something special.
Here's to never growing up or being nothing at all.

And everyone's crawling like it's the last train out of town,
But trust me it's only starting here.
I know I'm selfish so I made a list of everybody's name except my own.
What I am these people are to whom I owe.

Think you're impressive?
Well, I've just been messing with ya.

Don't take my word for it, this ship was made to sink (hey hey hey)
I wouldn't watch you drown if I could get my head above the sea.

Thoughtful insight, inside my thoughts are full of spite.
Trial by fire, try all of me on for size.
My fault lies in all I've ever done was try.
It's high time I changed my priorities.

Mental fault lines strike across my mind,
Cracks in the foundation that are now my frailties.

I need a new state of mind.
Maybe I'll move to the states and leave all my friends.

Game over. I want to go home.


from Parachute, released May 7, 2015
Produced, mixed, and mastered by the one and only William Muir at The Sound Distillery in Kitchener, Canada.

Guitar/Vocals: Matt Burt
Vocals: Spencer Thompson
Bass: Bennett Cormier
Drums: Patrick D'Alessandro

Cover art: Spencer Thompson

Special thanks for Jason Royle for helping out on bass when needed and just being a total gem.



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