Retirement

by H A N N A H B A N D

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THIS IS OUR SECOND FULL LENGTH, THANKS FOR LISTENING.

PHYSICAL COPIES AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER HERE: artascatharsis.bandcamp.com/album/retirement

credits

released December 12, 2014

Recorded, produced and mixed by Matheson Vaughn and Benjamin Rivers at Dropout in Yarraville, Victoria, August 2014.

Mastered by Michael William Sale.

Additional vocals by Jess Locke and Matt Vaughn.

Thanks to: Matt for his time and dedication. Rivers for his passion and enthusiasm. Lachlan Dale for believing in the project. Chris Horry for sharing his space with us. Ezzy for the art. And the following people for lending us gear: Fitzy, Chris Rawsthorne, Ned Claridge, and Chris Horry. Shout out to all our friends and their respective bands who continuously inspire us. XOX

Layout and Design by Erin O’Brien.

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Sad and loud and angry and party DIY emo punx duo from sydney.

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Track Name: Receding Hairline
me and my receding hair line love you

Before the cracks creep / onto our foreheads
and our eyes sink / all blackened and exhausted
we should...
See how far we can push this / touch a nerve
One more lap, around the block / couldn’t hurt

Let’s let / What hair / We have / Left down
Let’s let / What hair / We have / Left down

So set in our ways we do not / notice how stubborn
We have become, we cannot see / our own grey stubble
Stupid metaphors about / burning the ends of candles
A decade of wasted youth can get a little hard to handle

Let’s let / What hair / We have / Left down
Let’s let / What hair / We have / Left down

I couldn’t think of / anywhere I’d rather be
The only time I’m happy / is when I am next to you.
Track Name: G Morals
G MORALS

From the outside looking in
its easy to suggest letting go,
It’s hard to remove yourself
when it all that you know,
Mixing with the sort of people
you spent years trying to escape,
Begin to question the compromises
you’ve had to make,

One day we will all have children
and force to live the same lives we did,
Where is the fun in that?
There is no fun in that!

Just do what you want
but don’t hurt anyone,

Addicts have empathy
you don’t have anything,

It’s not accidental
thats why its poisonous,

If you love someone take care of them,

Just do what you want
but don’t hurt anyone,

If you love someone take care of them,

It’s not accidental
thats why its poisonous,

If you love someone take care of them,

Just do what you want
but don’t hurt anyone,

If you love someone take care of them.
Track Name: You Have a Beautiful Invoice
YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL INVOICE

You want the world to acknowledge / your talent
and say that you’re capable
You demand a seat / but bring nothing to the table,

It is see through / forever fake
The calculated image / you portray

I can’t even pretend to be enthused
I can’t even pretend to be enthused

Just get your money and get out of here,
just get your money and get out of here
You’ve got your money now get out of here
you’ve got your money now get out of here,

Sing a song / sing it beautifully
When you open your mouth / it means nothing to me,
Sing a song / sing it beautifully
When you open your mouth / it means nothing to me.
Track Name: I Will Let You Down
I WILL LET YOU DOWN

I’ll worry for the both of us / I’ll over-think it all through
Make plans n lock them in / seven o’clock table for two

you can walk on me if the grounds hot / I’ll chew gravel for food
you can leak every secret that I foolishly shared with you, because I will...

I will, let you, down
yes I will, I will I will
Let you down,
I will, let you, down
yes I will, I will I will
Let you down,

I am human you will see
I will let you down
as you did to me,
I am human you will see
I will let you down
as you did to me.
Track Name: No, No Regrets
NO, NO REGRETS

I do not believe / in having no regrets
I want to learn / from the fuck ups
that i haven’t made yet
So i wont wave my hands around / like i just don’t care
won’t pretend I’m doing fine or that I’m not scared

so i say, no No Regrets
I’m actually looking forward to them
perfecting trail and error
one day i’ll be a better person, for you

Can’t work out how long its been
getting older / acting cleaner
‘it takes time’ or ‘time heals all’
when i say sorry i will actually mean it

I will say, no No Regrets
I’m actually looking forward to them
perfecting trail and error
one day i’ll be a better person,
one day i’ll be a better person,
one day i’ll say sorry n probably mean it
one day i’ll be a better person,
for you
Track Name: She Came as a Wedding
SHE CAME AS A WEDDING

I search for balance without complacency
I’m picking my battles a little more carefully
If you work it out for me, please let me know
I’m still hanging on, and i wont let go

But you / I won’t give up on you
Towel in hand / never giving in

Trying to be fit and sorting out my life
there is nothing to healthy about being alive,
We try to be ethical human beings
without understanding what that means,

But you / I won’t give up on you
Towel in hand / never giving in
I just don’t wanna hurt anyone
I just don’t wanna fuck it up anymore
Track Name: I Don't Know A Thing About You
I DON’T KNOW A THING ABOUT YOU

Holding on to long / a goal thats to strong
Private jokes shared / fish stories compared
A one in all win / for the captive grin
We struggle from hi to hey / untill its time to say,

I don’t know a thing about you

There is no lead / now who is the stranger
Cannon fodder feed / its the hay day of danger
Flat line touching / needs a bump again
Always must be laughing / cuz endlessly we’re friends,

I don’t know a thing about you

Let it all go / let it all go.
Track Name: Retirement
RETIREMENT

After ten years of banging / my head against the wall
I have a perpetual headache and a ringing in my ears
The mornings after / are getting harder / much harder than before
but i still find myself waking up in my pants and shoes on strangers kitchen floor

I still get the shakes / when i talk
my hands fidget / my back hurts
This is letting go

This is letting go / instead of giving up
retirement of an idea that we loved so much
Cliches like ‘two to tango’ they start to ring true
I have no idea what happened to me and you

I still get the shakes / when i talk
my hands fidget / my back hurts
this is letting go

We don’t need seclusion
we’re lonely more than enough
but i will not give you the means to hurt the things i love

This is cathartic / I really need this
It is so much more than / hot headed screaming

This is letting go / instead of giving up
retirement of an idea that we loved so much
cliches like ‘two to tango’ they start to ring true
I have no idea what happened to me and you
Track Name: Show Them Love
SHOW THEM LOVE (Deep Affections)

trying on downsizing / working on a smaller scale
my body, finally rejecting / living this way

cut out the parts that make you feel sick
keep the rest / keep the rest
and cherish it
remove the things that hurt too much
keep the rest / keep the rest
and show them love
(forever or as long as you can)

leaving behind people / i am cutting to the core
separating passion / from the hot dull bores

cut out the parts that make you feel sick
keep the rest / keep the rest
and cherish it
remove the things that hurt too much
keep the rest / keep the rest
and show them love
(forever or as long as you can)

its harder than i thought / letting go of my life from before
vices dig their heels in / theyre not going anywhere