The Cost

by Chrome Lakes

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released January 13, 2017

Recorded at Studio Litho and the Boiler Room in Seattle, WA
Engineered and mixed by Derek Moree
Produced by Chrome Lakes and Derek Moree
Mastered by Chris Common
Artwork by Austin Sellers
Layout and Design by Elizabeth Hall
Copyright 2016

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Formed in 2013, in the belly of Seattle, Washington, Chrome Lakes approaches their music through the lens of post-hardcore in the year of post-truth America. Their sound, shaped from the influences of Seattle’s community and America’s emo and post-hardcore landscapes, offers an aggressive, yet melodic entry into the schism of indie rock, moving past the last decades-worth of Seattle folk... ... more

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Track Name: Revolutionaires
Revolution for amusement
revelation with no change a comin’
too patient for the movement
too still for the rock & roll sideshow
now i gotta hit the pavement
with the straight faced crooked eyed patrons
sit and wait for the changes
but the changes they sit
and they wait for arrangements
a paled heart in pieces
revolution revelation
plant the needle
in the groove of your satan
disillusioned all boasting
six hundred and sixty six patrons
disillusioned boasting
you can yell at the moon
but it won't bring the morning
no it won't and i've tried
revolution revelation
revolutionaires
but who of you cares?
we're all in the clear
revolutionaires
Track Name: Sanctimony Us
passed out on a bed built of paper
we awoke to the sound
of it crumpling up
and we were dreaming
of paper cuts and our blood still dripping
torn pages and a stain we're still cleaning up
and we were dreaming of
sanctimony
sanctimony us
we made a life out of metal
we built a frame out of rust
set the tracks set the lights and we're ready
built it up tore it down
now we're loading the truck
it's unsteady
feature film on a bed built of paper
falling through to the floor now it's opening up
and we were dreaming of
sanctimony
sanctimony us
we made a life out of metal
we built a frame out of rust
and the dust will settle
and the crossbeams will rot
and i know what you're thinking
this isn't the plot
we were sleeping
we were dreaming
we were waking
we were dying
passed out on a bed built of paper
we awoke to the sound of it crumpling up
we were dreaming
Track Name: The Cost
round and round we go
circling the sun
melt upon the waves
insane as it was
side to side we go
we gave up on the cause
lost along the way
the same as it was
the same as it was
before we were ever born
a long time ago
we have been dismayed
our nature just the same
never will repay
the cost of it all
up and down we go
we floated long enough
sank like a stone
as hard as it was
insane as it was
there once was a solution
a long long time ago
and i'm trying oh to be just who i am
now i'm choking
and i never thought to be just where i am
but where i am is an evolution
round and round we go
we're circling the sun
we melt upon the waves
the same as it was
Track Name: Plight For Sore Eyes
played the fool one two three so
well oh so many times
i've broken down
and lost my pride for what
nothing but fear and anxiety
no i don't want you to be
apart of that no more
close that window
open the door
let's go outside and explore
let's go unsee the sights
this world's so peculiar
so peculiar and a plight for the sore
a plight for sore eyes and still staring
mysteriously still standing
stuck in a time warp
and repeatedly hitting the switch
oh but so afraid to jump ahead
to old to stay behind
what do we want
now what don't we need right now
a life ignored obscured
close that window and kick down the door
let's go inside and take what's your's not mine
still standing and staring blank
and obviously misunderstanding
still standing staring blank
a life ignored obscured
it's a plight for the sore
a plight for your sore eyes
there's a cure
for the plight
a plight for sore eyes
it's a plight for sore eyes
Track Name: Cold Bones
we walked along that cobblestone
we tripped as we stumbled home
there's not much to be said
for a life that was lived in the lane
that was fastest
oh the slower you go
well the more you feel
you can feel it in your bones
your cold cold bones
a saint is no mistake
just a made up name for us to forsake
there's not much to be said
for a life that was tame and not lived
it was tragic
oh the faster you go
well the more you feel
you can feel the cold in your bones
you can feel the warmth in your soles
on a path that leads you on
leads you on leads you home
well it leads you on oh it leads you home
well it leads you on past the present oh
and to the future on
you can feel the warmth in your soles
because the more you feel
the further you will go
in your cold bones
we walked along that cobblestone
we tripped as we stumbled home
there's not much to be said for a life
that was tame and not lived it was tragic
Track Name: Water
he went down
down to the water
as it turned out
that lake was made of fire
down
down to the water
it turned out
that lake was made of fire
doubt following forefathers
they took you down
down for the slaughter
water
down to the water
with a torch in his hand
he lit that thing on fire
with the flick of a match
the devil pushed him down
and then he fled for the coast
down towards Mexico
and there he stood charred and wet
it's where he would spend
the rest of his death
a lake of fire
now he would swim in
water
and he still stood charred and wet
it's where he would spend
the rest of his death
in a lake of fire
now he would swim in
water
Track Name: Running For No One
the love that i will give
is the love that i will get
i no longer can
no longer must i pretend
to minimize the debt
to all of my friends
on only me i know
that i should depend
instead our stressed hands
they do not extend
for miles and miles
i'm not running for no one
and no one's running from me
it could all be missed
it could all be misleading
a shell of a mold
a shell of a mold repeating
minimal thought set to retreating
inhibitions they keep on depleting
luck and love
will keep this heart a beating
the luck that i will have
is at the end of the rainbow
i no longer can
no longer must i pretend
i'm not running for no one
and no one's running from me
Track Name: Walls
if i spin in circles
can i turn it all around
if i can't look up
then i must be down
if we take a picture
will it all focus now
if i frame it up
will you tear it down
the walls are painting pictures
while the picture paints the wall
who would've thought
that they'd do it so well
well i've been here for a while now baby
and i gleaned a scene of tragedy
now i'm breathing a big sigh of relief
because then all the walls were closing in
and the floor was rising up
and the roof was coming down on us
but we made it out
the walls are hanging snapshots
of our lives all tied up
a frame wrapped in a bow made of luck
i've been around for a while now honey
i've done a lot but it's not enough
the change is slow
but the pace is so abrupt
and now all the walls are closing in
and the floor is rising up
and the roof is coming down on us
but we made it out
we made it out alive
so-so
Track Name: Gold And The Bronze
somebody traded their name for mine
they mailed the letter once
and sent it back twice
to copyright my time
white lies grey as a goose
in a bottleneck sky
we fly up so high
some fly as high as a kite
some fall down to the ground
with no wind to get high again
we'll have a better day
when we're flying straight
a line worn thin
by stepping on and on
a line drawn in the sand
this balance beam is wearing thin
turned to a tight rope and now
you know i'm teetering
between the gold and the bronze
doing well but too bad to have won
i've been so high but i'm on the ground
gravity has pulled all my hair out
and taped my mouth closed
and yet all that shimmers ain't gold
we'll make our own way
we'll lay our own cement lane
choose a path and be blessed by the rain
it might sound insane
flying free through the acid rain
never hindered by the pain
untouched by the plane
not for the heart of the faint
i am standing on the other side
of the tunnel where there is a light
i can only see your eyes silhouette
as i draw the line in the cement
i read your lips and i start to twitch
i'll see you on the other side
at the end of the line
i've seen the light
we'll have a better day
when we're flying straight
Track Name: New Possible
actions they just keep
speaking louder than our words
the new possible is key
to reinvent a wheel that turns
it takes more than you have learned
the new possible's absurd
it's unsure all that we've procured
the new possible's insured
i'm assured that it's absurd
action's speak louder
than a blanket statement
keeping me lukewarm and stagnant
pearls lie deep below the surface
not sure of there purpose
resting at the bottom
lying close to the most worthless
the new possible is priceless
the new possible is closest
i'm assured that it's absurd
it's absurd what we deserve
equal to what we earn
we keep what we reserve
equal to what we live
to what we earn
what we earn
the new possible's for sure
Track Name: Deal With The Dark
it's time
time to make a deal
a deal with the dark
time to flick that ash
ash to a spark
spark to a flame
a flame to a fire
a fire burns as bright
as bright as the sun
bring your head
head to the brink
the brink of your hell
see what's in front
and not what's behind
no more of looking back in rewind
tune the tape up and let it roll
no memory of who you were before
you were a ship not a boat in a storm
your broken mast your broken oars
and now you're swimming to shore
it's time to make a deal
a deal with the dark
no memory of who you were before
you were a ship not a boat in a storm
and now you're swimming to shore
it's time to make a deal
a deal with the dark
sinking down
down deep
a deal with the dark