Thresher

by Lamniformes

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released September 9, 2016

On Thresher, Lamniformes were:

Ian Cory - Vocals
Jack Ferencz - Guitar
Mike Lambert - Guitar, additional vocals on track 4
Parker Langvardt - Bass, additional vocals on track 4
Peter Reale - Drums
Pamela Buschbacher - additional vocals on track 4 and track 5
Alex Doyle - additional vocals on track 2

Lyrics written by Ian Cory
Music written by Lamniformes

Recorded at Observatory Studios in Chicago by Greg Obis, and at Peter Reale’s house by Peter Reale.

Mixed by Jack Greenleaf

Mastered by Greg Obis.

Artwork and design by Sasha Van Dorp

Photography by Richard Gin

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Pronounced "Lam-neh-forms".

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Track Name: Approaching A Golden State
I dream of golden light
And a deep red that isn’t mine
Silent and motionless
I hide behind your hair
In another life I would cut it all off
And run away to a church in the woods
In another life I would head west
And give myself over to the luminous
But here and now the cold only deepens
(One last thing before I go)
What keeps us warm won’t keep us alive
Track Name: Dehumanize Yourself And Face To Bloodshed
How many layers of detachment can I have before I stop being alive?
How much longer can I keep spinning my wheels without knowing how to drive?
For all intents and purposes I’m too entrenched and purposeless
Another day spent on the couch with nothing to drink but the blood in my mouth
It just repeats each day of the week
A constant feed in the absence of sleep
Shallow rewards that I justify
By the minimal amount of mental exercise
Order in, buckle down, hit refresh you millennial fuck
Brag about every word that you’ve read, you know it never is enough
All I do is reiterate, reblog, and masturbate
For all intents and purposes I’m too intense and purposeless
Another day spent on the couch with nothing to drink but the blood in my mouth
Track Name: Thresher
I’ve learned to process the end before anything starts
Always had the teeth but not the skin of a shark
If you break my heart into a million pieces I’ll already know what defeat is
It’s the look on my face when I’m lying awake just before daybreak
Before the pressure cracks
Before the thresher comes
I will breach the surface
Cause I believe that the effort’s worth it
“Sometimes you need a cul de sac,” she said
Well honey I’ll believe that when I’m dead
When you finally lower me into the coffin, it’s a moment I’ve thought on often
And the fear that I’ll drown in the absence of sound deep underground
What will my legacy be?
If I admit defeat
What will you write around my name?
If I can’t leave my own stain
Before the pressure cracks
Before the thresher comes
I will breach the surface
Cause I believe that the effort’s worth it
Before the curtain falls
Before the harvest comes
I will bloom with a blinding fury
In the last rays of the sun
I will swim forever forward
Track Name: 100% Enemy
I want to take a razor to the mess you call a face
Show that underneath the pretext all that you feel is hate
You’re a rat that thinks itself a king
When will you learn that no one owes you anything?
You claim to be a victim while you stand atop our throats
Willfully ignorant to the walls you’ve built around your soul
You’re a rat that thinks itself a king
When will you learn that no one owes you anything?
No euphoria
No second chance
No time for subtlety
Fuck you and the ground on which you stand
As long as I have teeth I will bite you
And as long as I have fists I will bash you
You will never be a brother to me
0% friend 100% enemy
Track Name: Departing An Empire
The new moon
A celestial sickle cell
Will you guide my feet tonight?
Over bridges built
From the bones of junkie kings
Whose gold has long since turned to dust
And in their place now reign
Not in blood but a deeper stain
Jackals fat on their remains
If I stay
I decay
Turn inward
Crystalize
Speak no more
If I stay
I embrace
Empty bliss
Dissipate
Strive no more
But instead
I refuse
To stagnate
I become
Lamniform
I’m done wading through
The wreckage of my high school
Waiting for the water to recede
Building dreams out of debris
Pulling strings out of my wrists
Accepting that I won't be missed
(one last thing before I go)
A rising tide will
Lift all of our ships until
The waves come crashing down
We won't survive
The Empire will split
When the waves come crashing down