Bottom of the Barrel

by Lung

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Music by Lung (Kate Wakefield + Daisy Caplan)
Recorded, mixed and mastered by John Hoffman at The Lodge
Album Art and Design by Rachelle Caplan
Photograph by Natalie Jenkins and Rachelle Caplan

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released March 17, 2017

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Lung Cincinnati, Ohio

electric cello
drums
vocals
www.lungtheband.com

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Track Name: Control
My mind, my mind keeps running away keeps running away
Please, I’ll fuck this up don’t touch me.
I can’t control you anyway
I swear I’ll just break you down.

My mind and body’s breaking me down keeps breaking me down-
my body’s breaking me down keeps me breaking me down.
Track Name: Bottom of the Barrel
And I know love is better when it hurts me
and it hurts a little harder with you
but I just keep on searching just to find love
at the bottom of the barrel.

Slipping your fingers falling down backwards, this isn’t how this how this was supposed to go-
this is more like drowning in hell where
everything tastes nice
wildly entangling all that you’ll never show
burning sweetly all of your patience shuns my impatience
speaking in mirrors tell me now, fast or slow?
Tell me is it fast or slow.

And I know love is better when it hurts me
and it hurts a little harder with you
but I just keep on searching just to find love
at the bottom of the barrel.

Growing to find I’m cruel and you’re heartless
tie you down sweetly tight to the kitchen floor
like you like it
tell me you hate me, tell me you need me
acting like strangers never became you more
Slipping farther down in your sea you smile like a train wreck
wreck me and break me then clean up all the rest
you’re my favorite kind of mess.

And I know love is better when it hurts me and it hurts a little harder with you
but I just keep on searching just to find you
at the bottom of the barrel.
Track Name: Actor
And I forgot needing
I forgot wanting
I forgot haunting
Now I know

It isn’t much solace
to be your prisoner
with your back breaking
on my spine.

But I’m not not coming to get you
silly doll
(you never could make up your mind)
not coming to get you
not this time
is this the thrill you’re searching for?
I’ll make you crazy little actor.

Don’t be such a bummer, baby
counting all the ways to kill me.
Don’t be such a bummer, baby
counting al the ways to kill me.
Kill me-
but you won’t.
Track Name: Abuse
It was just another time to be a little less alive
just another time to feel a little less like myself
and I hate everything that comes around-
it just keeps coming round again-
everything that comes around
keeps coming.
Everything that comes around it just leaves me a little more used.

My lazy blue dream keep it to yourself
I was caught in the middle of a fucked up crime scene clinging to myself
Every time the sun comes up I get a little unwound
I get to feeling like the world is crumbling down
and I can’t seem to let go of it all
but I never want to see you again.

Put your right foot left in front of the other
put your right foot left in front of one another
keep your back straight, cards held tightly to your chest.

And all the rich ones live without any meaning
and the best ones live without too much feeling
and you just can’t catch a break without a little abuse.

My lazy blue dream keep it to yourself
I was caught in the middle of a fucked up crime scene clinging to myself
Every time you come around I get a little unwound
I get to feeling like the world is crumbling down
and I can’t seem to let go of you now-
but I never want to see you again.
Track Name: Hypochondriac
And I know my body’s worthless half the time
and the other half it feels it’s hardly mine.

And when I go home I get this crazy feeling like I lost it on the way.
And when I wake up, feels like I’m barely breathing, like I’m choking on the day.

But I just just can’t escape another day without it- with my hypochondriac ways.

I broke it, I bought it.

And with the tick tick ticks in my hands
my bloody heart is pounding
it’s forgotten how to stop.

You broke it, I bought it.

But I just can’t escape another day without it- with my hypochondriac ways.

Could you find a pill to save me?
Doctor knows what Doctor gave me well.
Track Name: Stranger
Hey Stranger, I know you well
I know you better than yourself
I know the way you fold your body
(and I hate this)
but I’ve been watching you now
yeah, I’ve been watching the way you hold your face
the way you clench your fingers in the dark.

I am not myself at all, so could you forget about it now?

Hey Stranger, I guess it was time for you to go
I knew you better than you know, knew you better, (and I’ll leave you)-
but you’re a part of me now
yeah you’re a part of the way I hold my breath
the way I find your stories on my skin.

Hey Lovely, I guess it was time for you to go
I knew you better than you know, knew you better-
and I’ll break you.

I am not myself at all, so could you forget about it now?
Track Name: Wishing Well
In a little dream I fell into the wishing well
(oh my God)
In a little dream I fell into the wishing well
wish me well.

Come to find that I got lost while I was sleeping
was carried away, woke to the sound-
can’t feel my feet on the ground
see
I was running from the ghost that sinks inside of me
tearing the paint down from the wall
waiting for something to fall.

In a little dream I fell into the spider’s den
(oh my God)
In a little dream I fell into the wishing well
wish me well.
Track Name: Velvet
Give me all velvet please
give me all of your purple and gold
tell me all that you need
and I’ll give you empty promises.

You just do what you’re told.

Give me all velvet please
I am not your God but I want you to follow
tell me all that you need
and I’ll give you empty promises.
Track Name: Peaches
I’ve been down
I’ve been down at the bottom
I’ve been down at the bottom because
I can’t function like I used to
Jack and Jill have gone and lost their minds.

You’ve grown up
you’re out back planting peaches
you’re burnin’ up in sunny beaches
because you have found you love convention
and you need a stable kind of life.

But rewind girl
Take another sip from the bottle
steal another kiss from your Mama because
things don’t happen like they’re supposed to
and you need a different kind of life.

Oh no-
I only wanted to destroy you Adelaide
I have the cards I haven’t laid them down.

I’ve been down
I’ve been down at the bottom
I’ve been down at the bottom because
I can’t function like I used to
Jack and Jill forgot to pay the rent.

You’ve grown up
You’re out front selling lemons
I’m in bed with the tremens
because I can’t function like I used to
ever since your body went away.

Oh no-
I only wanted to destroy you Adelaide
I have the cards, I haven’t laid them down.

You’ve grown up
You’re out back planting peaches
You’re burning up in sunny beaches because
you have found you love convention.

I’ve been down
I’ve been down at the bottom
I’ve been down at the bottom because
I can’t function.
lalallalalalallalalalallallalalalalallalalalalalaaa

You smile like a ghost but you’re a little bit higher
I’ve been around but I am just a bit tired
Throw me away and I am just an admirer
Throw me away and I’m a creep
I’m out back counting sheep.

You smile like a clown but you’re a little bit meaner
I’ve played the fool but I am just a bit cleaner
Back in my memory everything was much sweeter
Back in my memory-I digress..
I always was the mess.
Track Name: Regrets
How can I explain all the nothing that remains
you laugh like your father
trapped in frames of time.

How can I forgive all the lives that I have lived
I’m not happy to see you
now that you aren’t mine.

And it’s all the same
Always the same way back to roads we used to know
and where they go
they lead to roads where only ghosts can find you.
I will always love you
Could we take the wrong way home?

No one can escape
all the actors and the fates
the whisper behind you
counting every move.

Nothing can be said
all the books that we had read
they’re screaming your name now
“God what have you done”

And it’s all the same
you say you swear you never could regret this now
but nothing’s changed
as the days past I’m trying to forget how
I will always love
Could we take the long way home?