The Jaws Of Life

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released August 5, 2017

All songs by Steven Rodgers, Zachary Fallon, Dan McCormack, Andres McCormack, and William Wright

Lyrics by William Wright

Programming on tracks 6 and 9 by Thomas Thibus

Produced by Don Coffey Jr.

Recorded by John Baker and Gray Comer at The Arbor

Additional recording by Dan McCormack at New Puerto Rico

Additional recording by Thomas Thibus at Atopia

Mixed by Don Coffey Jr. and Dan McCormack

Mastered by Matt Honkonen at The Tiny Treehouse

Art concept by William Wright

Photography by Michael Simmons, William Wright and Jeff McClain

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Track Name: Night Of The Twisters
There's a whisper creeping through the wires tonight
There's a pavement hiss beneath the tires that I'm on my way back
And I never thought that I'd live to hear myself say that
And I never thought that I'd live to hear myself

There's a twister ripping through the yards tonight
And it moves without a conscience or a heart
Oh my
Track Name: Heaven Can Wait
Oh my champion
If the morning comes
Promise you'll get me home

Oh my burning sun
There is no more blood to boil
Except what's inside my bones
And I'd like to keep it, but if you need it
Then Heaven can wait

Has my perfect plunge to the Earth begun?
I am speeding up. I can feel it

I can't see my skin for my scars
I can't see the sky for the stars
But Heaven can wait

Heaven can wait
But it won't
Track Name: Dream Of Nothing
On a loop the same dream
Of a dark room and a black screen
And we all stand mid scream
Pupils to the white, tears stream
Cheering on that perfect nothing
We blur together into something new

On a loop those soft words
That distorted every version of
A world we thought we knew and loved
Forever and ever
And maybe for the better

Whispering, "There is no dark room,
There is no black screen,
No one around you,
No happy ending.
There is no wake up
There is no shake off
And no alarm clock
This is no dream, boy
This is it."

There is no dark room
There is no black screen
No one around you
No happy ending
There is no wake up
There is no shake off
And no alarm clock
This is no dream, boy
This is it

There is no endgame
There is no next thing
No dungeon of flame
And no ascending
There is no tunnel
There are no long beams
Things are what they seem
This is no dream, boy
This is everything
Track Name: Still That Soldier
I breathe in, you're next to me
I breathe out, you're gone
We didn't have until we did
It isn't true until it is

I look back, the ground gives way
What a humiliating dream
Wake up twisted in the sheets
A bitter mixed into the sweet

[Chorus]
I stood still
And you moved forward
You moved forward
You moved forward
I am still
A little tired
A little older
But still on fire
Still that soldier

It's a disaster but it's ours
God bless your little heart
Anxious children arm in arm
Bound by some warning in the stars

[Chorus]

Don't let that cold trap
Close on your old back
I said I'd be smart
And I won't break that promise

Don't let that dark path
Turn your heart black
'Cause we came too far
To let the sail sag on us
So let's move on or sink honest

[Chorus]
Track Name: Saturn's Son
Black teeth and eyes sans pigment
Sits on my chest while I sleep
This figment of make believe
Is making me believe
That shadow moves on its own
Even when light isn't thrown
Listen, my muscles and bones
Obey me please
Oh please

[Chorus]
I've been trying like hell to get out of these patterns
But it's hard to get well while getting eaten by Saturn
From all that I can tell, nothing even matters, so...

Sweat beads, my cycles shifting
Eyes in the back of my head
I'm shifting out of sync with myself
I'm drifting out the window, parallel to Hell

And I've never felt better
And empty pen at the end of a long, mean letter
No I've never felt better
And the end wraps you up like a warm sweater

[Chorus]
Track Name: Murder The Tamer
Pieces are breaking off faster than I can tie them on again
Reflections getting skinny, burning at both ends
And all I ever wanted was to wake up with two living arms
And know that I could throw them around something without doing harm
But honest to God, I would settle for either one of them

Do you remember what it's like
What it feels like to be somewhere else
Do you remember what it's like
What it feels like to be someone else

Well I want to feel that one more time
I want to feel that one more time before I go
I want to replot that bloodline
Murder the tamer, free the lion

Leaks have opened up faster than I can shut them down again
Head is getting spinny, the waves are rushing in
And all I ever wanted was to have two feet set under me
And not walk through life haunted by some hidden piece of history
It's harder to convince myself the sound of the clock is pretend

Do you remember what it's like
What it feels like to be somewhere else
Do you remember what it's like
What it feels like to want something more
Do you remember what it's like
What it feels like to be someone sure

Well I want to feel that one more time
I want to feel that one more time before I go
I want to replot that bloodline
Murder the tamer, free the lion

I want to feel that one more time
I want to feel that one more time before I go
I want to replot that bloodline
Murder the tamer, free the lion
Track Name: Giving Up The Ghost
I can feel the ghost
Moving around in my skin and bones
Whispering, "You'll never be alone
As long as you've got me"

I can feel the ghost
Slipping out of my skin and bones
Slipping out of my room and home
Probably for the best
Go and find a better place for us
Away from all the mess
That I fooled around and made for us
Track Name: Summer Death March
I was sure last summer was the end
I shaved my head and everything
The same sappy torch song played on repeat
But these people will shrug off anything you blame on the heat

And I couldn't seem to keep my body over my feet
And I couldn't seem to keep anything holy and sweet
I said, "Holy Jesus, I've got holes in my hands and I'm bleeding"
I was waving the world away, I was a coastline receding

I feel it coming back, I feel it coming

I was sure last summer was the end
I made my peace with it
I sat down in Krutch Park and cried like a baby
And some people gathered around to figure out was I crazy
Or was I on something, I wasn't but I should have been, maybe
So I could lean my head back and watch the city go wavy

I was sure last summer was the end,
But here comes the summer again
I was sure last summer was the end,
But here comes the summer again
I was sure last summer was the end,
But here comes the summer again
Here comes the summer again

Here comes the summer
Track Name: God Carrier
Dark night, light on the water but none in the sky
A voice came from every direction at the same time

And I couldn't turn my head
And I couldn't walk away
And I couldn't block it out
And I wouldn't anyway

Then I heard her say...

[Chorus]
We now live in a world without barriers
Look me in the eyes
I am your god carrier

Dark eyes, fixed on the street below from so high
Are they looking at me? Or am I scaring myself?
Are they looking at me? Or am I scaring myself?
Or am I looking down on someone else?

[Chorus]
Track Name: What A Bastard
There is no honest way to say
"I was wrapped in those shadows, but I just walked away"
It bleeds in through your seams
And no one gets out clean
When you walked through the door
A choir of ghosts filled my head and said, "Leave"

[Chorus]
But I am still here, covering my ears
Screaming, "What a bastard, I lost some important years"
Dressing reckless as wild
And lost in the eyes of a spoiled child

And no amount of trying makes amends
For the time that you left me drowning in that ditch
No amount of trying rights your sins
But you tried and tried and tried and tried
And tried and tried again

[Chorus]

You can take my heart, I trust my hands
To drag me through this trial and trance
If it's home or the beast, I will take my chances
With what growls beneath the dirt and plants

I am still here

Covering my ears
Screaming, "What a bastard, I lost some important years"
Dressing reckless as wild
And lost in the eyes of a spoiled child
Track Name: My Champion
Oh my champion
If the morning comes
Promise you'll get me home

Oh my burning sun
There is no more blood to boil
Except what's inside my bones
And I'd like to keep it, but if you need it
Then Heaven can wait

Has my perfect plunge to the Earth begun?
I am speeding up. I can feel it

I can't see my skin for my scars
I can't see the sky for the stars
But Heaven can wait

Heaven can wait
But it won't