Bright Side of Dim

by The Mothership

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about

This recording would not be possible if it wasn’t for our gracious family, fans and friends
who have supported us throughout the years.

Special thanks to our Kickstarter backers:
Peter “Bruno” Evans, “The Dude”, Anne Conklin Williams,
Mark Taylor, Timothy Batson, Jesse Smith, Josh Liam, Duncan, Patricia & Matthew Andrews, Claudio Cozzutto, Curtis Brady, Dougan Chesner, Chris & Katherine Cullman, Adam P., Steph, David Mirn, Bryce & Jamie Lewis, Ryan Phillip Lam, Chris Forry, Arman Birang, Chelsea Burmeister, Scott Gilchrist, Lindsey, and Chris Hendrickson

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released March 28, 2014

The Mothership is:
John Beckman: vocals, guitar
Paul Fraser: vocals, guitar
Ryan Thornes: vocals, bass
Will Andrews: drums

Produced by David Green, Derek Moree
and The Mothership
Engineered and mixed by Derek Moree
Vocal production and editing by
Houdini’s Tree and Chris Green
Mastered by Chris Common
Recorded at RedRoom, the Boiler Room
and the Lake House, Seattle, WA

All songs written and recorded by The Mothership
Electric upright bass performed by Chris Cullman
Additional sound effects provided by Chris Cullman

Art and design by Danny Hirajeta
of Iron Clown Studios

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The Mothership Seattle, Washington

The Mothership has landed in Seattle, WA. Their repertoire is a polished mixture of the revolutionary and the familiar. Their new full-length album entitled "Bright Side of DIm" is a creative milestone for the band and is sure to attract attention from fans of epic, dark and spacey rock music. ... more

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Track Name: Special Release Japanese B-Side
Special Release Japanese B-Side
(Beckman)

I've done my very best to move along
(but these) debaucherous attempts
are goin' wrong

Goodbye old friends, good riddance I'm done with this
Goodbye dead end
good riddance you had your chance

That tribe I once called friends,
they knew it all
but them short dick hypocrites
never knew shit

Goodbye old friends, good riddance
I'm done with this
Goodbye dead ends, good riddance
you had your chance
Track Name: My Twitching
My Twitching
(Beckman)

hey, what's this?
well I don't know my name today
I'm crawling out of my ditch now
and I know nothing
along with me is my twitching
but i don't know it's name
whoever hit that switch there
really fucked me

Well I now see,
I now see I'm sick
and it finally,
it finally caught up with me

hey, what's this?
well I don't know my name today
Track Name: Orb
Orb
(Beckman)

Lookin' down on myself

There's an orb in my peripheral,
a butterfly battleground
I'm bound to keep my stomach full
and cancel out my evil eye

Shut 'em down
all of you is a part of me now
Track Name: Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
(Fraser)

Tell me what you want of me
Tell me with some urgency
I know what you are so please
Speak as if I cared

Speak of your iniquity
With arrogance and pageantry
Keep your secrets safe with me
If all you want is enmity

Tell me now

Its not enough to watch you bleed Consequences end in grief
Honesty is just a word you say Disenchanted liberty
Every time you choke I see
You curse the ground beneath your feet

I got you so figured out
You're looking up going down
Going down
Tell me now
Tell me now
Track Name: Piranha Piñata
Piranha Piñata
(Beckman)

Pack my bones into your closet
cash my soul in for what I owe
I'll be your dirty little secret
I'll be the memory you loathe
once you realize

Shove my dope into your pocket
stack my clothes in the road
you know I'll never be forgotten
I'll be the ghost that haunts your hole
once you realize

that it's not about you
we can all move on,
'cause I've seen this all before
Track Name: Belly Acher
Belly Acher
(Fraser)

Confidence is opening your eyes again Confidence is opening your mind
Can't explain the obvious in other words Can't pretend to be alive.
Just enough to reason through
another day
Not before the audience has arrived.

I'll feel better in a week
got my belly aching out
I've seen better sunny days
back when everything was wrong.

Seems to be I can't attest to anything There seems to be a complicated lie
Just enough to reason through
another day
Not before the audience has arrived

Put you all on hold to live again
Put you all on hold to breathe again
Track Name: Snot
Snot
(Beckman)

I can't recall all these nights
and I feed my demons livin' up my life, but

I won't become unhitched
I won't become unhitched
La dolce vita
just let me fly

it won't be long,
I'm willing to admit
'cause I can't get on or off now
'cause I burnt that wagon down, but

I won't become unhitched
I won't become unhitched
La dolce vita
just let me fly

Can't unglitch a mangled mind
Can't unsee what's in these eyes
Can't debug a mangled mind
Sit and watch your angels cry
Track Name: Mister Fister
Mr. Fister
(Fraser)

Hey
I want to take you
I know where to break you
I'll pick you up I'll put you down
Lost little soul lost little town
In the bottom of your broken hole
I prefer to go

Oh, know I'm a dickhead
I bring such a sickness
It's not because you wanted me
Im perverted like you wanted me
Not to say that im your only way
But im your only road

Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello
Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello
From the bottom of your hole
Track Name: VID 00048
VID 00048
(Thornes)

I came to play from miles away
Waiting in the shade
Counting down the rest of your time When this new moment finds its way
I'll make all your heads sway
Wanting to get it on
More than it can wait

Now that we're finally on our way
Perfectly portrayed
Lets enjoy the rest of this ride
Pushing passing, lightning flashing
Just like we always knew would happen in the blink of an eye

I saw the sun today
It made me want to play
I could live this way forever
I beg another day
To be set on this stage
In the midst of it
ill make this place my home

Now that this journey is alive
We're finding light
Now that this moment can survive
We're filling time

We must get lost to find our way
Track Name: Easy Way Out
Easy Way Out
(Beckman)

Fire that round
my feathergun trigger
it's the easiest route
'cause it's a long way down
and the mess will be bigger
it's the easy way out

Let it go and let's forget,
I dangle off a limb,
my noose and I
I sit and have a cigarette
while all the angels and the demons
try to decide
the easy way out

Fire that round
the blood runs thicker
it's the easy way out
the cold black clouds
are cryin' me a river
the easy way out

Let it go and let's forget,
I dangle off a limb,
my noose and I
I sit and have a cigarette
while all the angels and the demons
try to decide
my easy way out
my easy way home
Track Name: Opera Nomadic
Opera Nomadic
(Fraser)

Every reason ends the same
Just a feeling there's
nothing more that I could say
Come along this fairy tale
is common sense
don't hurt yourself ok
You know their words deceive us
Telling lies is so much easier these days Life is all philosophy
Satellite feed mediocracy awaits
Its easier this way

So let the arms of comfort guide you Digging holes where no one finds you Hope will never get you their alone

Now I've seen
I've changed my mind
Let me comfort your disease
Now I've seen I've changed my mind
It's a wonder I can breathe

Simple easy's all it takes
Simply its what you make it out to be
A little lost along the way
to belong you put your innocence away. I'm not the one who needs
your sympathy treats me so kind
Given it all to take I'll thank them all
in good time

Careless and void of virtue
Do as you like when you choose
Never surprised for you
it's all a good time
Is there a point to get to
Its just a choice its on you

You say its alright
Im just out of my mind
Its a wonder I can breathe
Track Name: Slippy
Slippy
(Beckman)

All of my battle scars
are little reminders that prove I'm alive,
proof that I've come this far
A cold cold pulsless heart,
give it a jolt man, give it a spark,
help me uncross my wires
I'm not the same at all

Enough of these blacked out nights,
all I can remember is how i forgot,
a chemical paradigm
All of my battle scars
are little reminders that prove I'm alive,
proof that I've come this far
I'm not the same at all

This debaucherous monster
eats me alive
This debaucherous mantra
keeps me deprived
Track Name: En Vino Veritas
En Vino Veritas
(Fraser)

Her very silence offers
complicated palindromes
Her mood is violent
centered often on my fault alone
Pray for her soul
Pray for us all

How many time must I confess to her
and spill my head
It's ill advised
en vino veritas my confidant
Pray for her soul
Pray for us all.

Given into drowning
so demanding is the fall
Given my surroundings
I expect you most of all

Oh its alright its alright its alright

I found myself carrying your cross
Taking on all the load
My patience won't forget the cost
If only now I wouldn't know.
Im not alone

There's no reason to complain
She gives enough to feed why bother
My lady luck I made it up
My laziness
Give my heart a recess
Go Go Go
If you could

ts ok
Its ok
Its ok
Oh oh oh oh ok
I got you wrong
Track Name: Omissions
Omissions
(Fraser)

Left my home so long ago
Left no reason at all
There's no letting go
Tried to feel I could
there's no beautiful lies I know

It's not cold where I've gone
There's no place to fall
Such a lovely song
Tried to feel I could
There's no beautiful lies

Fallen asleep
Sun burnt it seems
I've let you down
Familiar sound
So close you say
Floating away
Over and out
Omission count down's begun I know