Ten Miles Wide

by The Mothership

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credits

released October 27, 2011

All songs written by Beckman / Fraser
except (*) written by Beckman / Lund
All songs performed by The Mothership

© 2011 Fraser / Beckman except (*) © 2011 Beckman / Lund

Produced by The Mothership and David Green
Engineered by David Green

Recorded at Houdini’s Tree Studios Seattle, WA
Assistant Engineer, Christopher Green
Mastered by Barry Corliss at Master Works Seattle, WA

Artwork by Danny Hirajeta of Iron Clown Studios

The Mothership is:

John Beckman - Vocals, Guitars
Paul Fraser - Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Thornes - Bass, Vocals
Will Andrews - Drums

Thanks to family, friends, lovers and believers

Special thanks to David Green and Jordan Lang
for making this possible

www.tothemothership.com

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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: Songbird
I’m over it
I don’t give a shit
I’m moving out
And moving on now
I’m over this
I don’t need your lips
I’m better off
Alone on my own cloud

You’re a song
Oh, you’re a songbird
Oh, and I love your sweet sound

I’m over here
I’m all out of tears
I’m drying out
And moving on now

Don’t leave me out
You're all vampires sucking me dry
Track Name: Bugbytes
All the facts are inside out bound
And all the rats become my mothers
I try to fight the urge to vomit
And try to hide the taste of bile
All the gaps within this somehow
Jot a thought of hollow nothing
Upside down upside down
And I reach out

Falling fast the comedown comedown
Cigarettes become my lovers
Sources bound to keep me under
Forces bound to keep me down
All my ticks are one now one now
Lunatics become my brothers
Upsidenow upsidenow
And I seep out

I love your cunning dumb delight
I loathe your stupid way of life
So pardon me

Now we know why
Now we know it’s not alright
A crumbling orb fell off the sky
Track Name: Flower
I saw you in the mud, a flower in the sludge, and there you were
Out of all the faces, blank and hollow stares, you were the one
I told a bit too much, secrets that I trust you'll never speak
I saw you in a dream, but never fell asleep, how it was fun... it was fun

I thought I'd had enough debauchery and fun, but that's not the case
Look at all the faces morph into a glare they're out for blood
Maybe I should hang and dangle in the rain to show 'em up
Look at all the faces begging me to care... I'm so done

I'm not afraid of you, just of the things I'll do, but not anymore

I've babbled on enough, I almost said too much, I'd better go
'Cause look at all the faces telling me beware. Just know....
I saw you in the mud, a flower in the sludge and there you were
Out of all the faceless blank and hollow stares you were the one

I'm not afraid of you, just of the things I'll do, but not anymore
Track Name: The Plank
Bordering psychotic here and self loathing
Pathetic and neurotic Mr. Drama King
You’ve got your stupid head
You’ve got your ignorance
So dumb and so average you might as well die

Burn it all it all dies
Defile my logic on why
Love and peace on earth
Now seems so right

Walk ‘round to the plank so high
Jump off and enjoy the ride
You’ve got your stupid trends
You lack the common sense
So young and so out of it you might as well fly

Loathing is in my veins and I love it
Track Name: Bite the Lion
I’ve been here it seems forever
Broken down, chopped and severed
Ten years cold, a ten year cold endeavor
Fourteen miles lost per hour

And so in this line
I will rhyme these words that don’t go together
You must find
Piece of mind and if you want me forever
You must promise to never

Speak aloud your holocaust of opinions
I’m not your prima donna local junkie pretender
You got me wrong all along, not for radio
Teacher tell us how to bite the lion

And so in this line
I will rhyme these words that don’t go together
You must find
Piece of mind and if you want me forever
You must promise to burn that smile off your face
Please burn that smile off your face
Please burn it off

Fast asleep against the wailing wall
Tell us how to entertain you all
The sentiment is honest but isn’t pure
How do we keep from drowning?
Track Name: Ugly Love
I don’t mind what you just said it’s wrapped around my brain
If you go I’ll crack a smile and rest my weary loath

I don’t want to feel the brunt of your ugly love
Keep my name off your mouth and I will do the same

And I am nothing
I feel nothing
It’s true but you won’t see

You don’t want to feel the brunt of my ugly love
Keep my name off your mouth and I will do the same

And I am nothing
I feel nothing
It’s true but you wont see

And you are nothing
And you feel nothing
It's true but you wont see
Track Name: Knifey Spooney
Is it something I said?
Is It the way that I speak?
Cause I stumble to say words I mostly believe

Cause I’ve been parading my time
I don’t know why

Simple as it may seem
Cover me in this dream
Cause no one cares no one sees why
Why do I try

The words that you’re saying get me so frustrated
I can’t get you out of my head
Everyone’s saying "oh please stop complaining"
they all say get on with my life
Jesus Christ

Soon
Soon you will see
You’ll be alone
Alone just like me
Then you’ll say why why why

In the colorful light
Covered me in disguise
An illusion it’s made
In her shadow I stay

Cause know one cares know one see’s why
Why do I try
Track Name: Pig
Well I did it again
Whatever happens happens
I’ve been digging hidden holes
No trace of fingerprints at all

I’m just a pig stepping in shit I’m just a pig

Well I harbor your scent
There’s not enough I can get
When repercussions take toll
I’ll collapse at your door
Track Name: LV-426
The Parasites and leaches drain
I’ll help you get on your feet again
Tell me my friend now what’s your name
Are you unsure of what to say?

Don’t’ advise what you don’t know
Take my advice don’t belong

Tell me now how I have changed
I won’t tell a soul
Tell me now how I have changed you

Not sure you still give a dam
I’ll give you time to smile and when
I’ve fallen down again
Place this thorn in my hand and close

Something’s out there watching our steps
Patient hunter feeds off of us all

Take me over
Tear me open
Take me over
All sing along
Track Name: No Minor
Staring me down your judgements unreal as harmless the rat you are
Spare me your lies I know what you said
constantly under my skin
The light in your path is crushing and real
There’s no one left to feel sorry for you

Under your vacant eyes you make your home
I don’t care where your hide leave me alone

Look at me now I’m all that you fear I’ll take your place as fool
Given your best but best wasn’t real
You showed me what not to do
A thousand eyes looking at you
Got what you want and I did too

My little faker
My Mental Patient
My little faker is putting you on

Throw it all away
Thing’s surely find a new
Throw it all away
Things surely find a new
Track Name: Burn Pile
Meet me at the burn pile
Bring a stack of rules
Bring your bills down
I’ll bring some fools

We’ll set ‘em a blaze and laugh and
Wake up in time for the evening news

Meet me at the burn pile
Burn away your blues
Scream your demons out
And I’ll bring some fools

We’ll set ‘em a blaze and laugh and
Wake up in time for the evening news