Simien the Whale

by Simien the whale

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released 27 November 2012

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Simien the Whale Grand Rapids, Michigan

Formed in 2006, Grand Rapids, MI based production duo Simien the Whale - Tory Peterson, Zach Guy - have finally created the album they always wanted to.

"Displaying hints of Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Crowded House, shoegaze...this could be one of the catchiest local albums you'll hear this year. Seriously."
John Sinkevics - Revue Magazine
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Track Name: Always Something Easier
When the day is getting long
And you're feeling on your own
I'll be there
I've been there all along

Don't you wish you had a little bit more time?
There's always something easier than the long way out
There's always something a little bit brighter

When your right is feeling wrong
The best is yet to come
I'll be there
Like I've been there all along

Don't you wish you had a little bit more time?
There's always something easier than the long way out
There's always something a little bit brighter
Track Name: One Night Only
Blank checks and tiaras from Spain
Sent with petticoats and roses from lovers with no name
Breaking laws and vases just because she could
Stopping traffic for a latte and reflections in the hood
In all the bright lights blinking for the world to see
It reads: "One Night Only"

She lies awake at night dreaming of life where anything is possible
All the way to China, digging holes through time
To a place where she's anonymous

She floats above her managers game
Dancing delicately sequined dress signed by her favorite name
Cameras flash to catch a piece of her fame
In her glory making stories at the Pistons-Lakers game
In all the bright lights blinking for the world to see
It reads: "One Night Only"

She lies awake at night dreaming of life where anything is possible
All the way to China, digging holes through time
To a place where she's anonymous

Everyday wishing for some way she could
Be remembered as a child
Pay no mind no matter who or what they say
Love this woman for a while

She lies awake at night dreaming of life where anything is possible
All the way to China, digging holes through time
To a place where she's anonymous
Track Name: S.H.F.B.
You've heard of Lazarus
Spoke the truth and received a new pair of shoes
He had barnacles
Crabs of Ramses
Taken from a lame ram
He sucked the taste out of giving a hand
He was erased
But everybody knows

You've heard of Howard Roark
Architected an agenda of the female dream
A modernist to boot
The kind of energy he spent couldn't outdo and obsession
He failed to sign on the dotted line
What a crime
But everybody knows
Track Name: Keep on Marching
My stress compresses me apart
I've found downtown thinking is an art
Close your eyes and breathe in the breeze
Wash your face and hands

Keep on marching
Onward for the system
Because that's what you're here for
Keep on marching
Onward for the system
So their greed can grease their gears once more

Yeah, but you're a fighter
Said you found the best idea
Searching for something you'll never find

Stories floor me
What's happening?
This dance just can't get happening
Close your eyes and breathe in the breeze
Let me be
Don't worry about me

Keep on marching
Onward for the system
Because that's what you're here for
Keep on marching
Onward for the system
So their greed can grease their gears once more

Yeah, but you're a fighter
Said you found the best idea
Searching for something you'll never find

When you wake up in the morning and the sun refused to shine
You're losing every gleam in your eye
So many hours later when there's nothing left to find
A lonely, lonely place in your heart

Yeah, but you're a fighter
Said you found the best idea
Searching for something you'll never find
Track Name: Dog Days
What a day it's been
The cows are in the pasture again
People at the front door
Begging for a little more
And the Northward wind
Oh, what a day it's been

What yesterday was
A money maker for us
Driving to Topeka
Couldn't get much sleep there
On a Greyhound bus
Oh, what yesterday was

Now the day is heading West I think I'll take my rest
I dearly want some
Watching as the sun goes down
The day's light get surrounded by a deeper shade of red and yellow
Damn, I am a lucky fellow

What tomorrow is
Is when the Jones loses fizz
Ricky got some new wheels
Trying to get some sex appeal
And the businesses
Oh, what the business is?

Now the day is heading West I think I'll take my rest
I dearly want some
Watching as the sun goes down
The day's light get surrounded by a deeper shade of red and yellow
Damn, I am a lucky fellow

What a day it's been
A dog day it's been
People at the front door
Begging for a little more
Wife can't find her house key
Probably going to blame me
Bleeding from the ear drum
Means you're going to go dumb
Try me at canasta
Man you met the master
Today, I broke my french press
Made a caffeinated mess
What a day it's been

Now the day is headed West I think I'll take my rest
Track Name: Sooner or Later
You've got to do something
Because it's nothing at all
Just won't cut it in my world
You're too soon to see
You thought getting sober was all too easy
But your weight keeps dragging you under
A tidal wave
Sooner or later it's all good
Take a look around yourself
But anyway...

I can't stop thinking about that night
When the fireflies flickered around you in the Summer air

You're too cool for such a young girl
It's intimidating
And my mind keeps spinning in circles
So far away
I've been sitting here too long
My time is wasting
But my weight keeps dragging me under
This tidal wave
Sooner or later it's all good
Take a look around yourself
But anyway...

I can't stop thinking about that night
When the fireflies flickered around you in the Summer air
All I ever wanted was to say
But I'm tongue tied twisted around you for what I dare

You get me closer to reason
You bring me closer to life
You give me something to say to you
Take it off

I can't stop thinking about that night
When the fireflies flickered around you in the Summer air
All I ever wanted was to say
But I'm tongue tied twisted around you for what I dare
Track Name: Easy Way
Baby, there has got to be another easier way than this
I never would have thought it could have gone so far
You know