Deterioration Of The Fight

by Sprewelled

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All songs recorded in Jonny's Bedroom with the exception of "Devote (acoustic)" which was recorded in Garvin Lau's living room
Written in December 2013
Recorded in December 2013


released January 4, 2014

self-recorded ⁄ produced ⁄ mixed ⁄ mastered
all songs by sprewelled ©2014
with the exception of "Holland, 1945" and "Hardcore UFO's"
cover design by Jonny
Mikey Esparza ––– vocals ǀ guitar ǀ cello
Ian Sicher ––– drums ǀ harmonica ǀ tambourine
Jonny Basquez ––– vocals ǀ guitar

"Are We Lost?" written by Mia MacGregor
Alex De Los Santos (Of The Saints) [Devote (acoustic)]



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Track Name: Free Association
I suffer from what I don't know
I know what I came here to say
I say what I think to be true
I think what I feel is okay
I feel like I'm losing my head
I lose what I only once had
I had what I needed to grow
I need to find methods of change
I'm finding it hard to let go
I'm letting my panic run free
I'm running on boredom alone
I'm boring myself with my words

My words are just culled from my fears
My fears are the pains in my skull
My skull needs a minute of rest
But rest is so tough to come by
I'll come to my senses at last
I sense that I'm lacking in time
I lack all the time that I waste
I've wasted these last 20 lines
Track Name: He, I
The dying wish of a man
To be remarkable in failure
To be believably unable
To be a man condemned to crumble
A crumbling man

And he's careening down the highway
And he's a martyr in his own way
And he's a different kind of idol
An idol of a different kind

The search for reasons I don't want to see
The will to live and the pressure to be
The courage and the gumption of a man in love
The love and presence of my friends just scares the hell out of me

But now I'm clinging to my bed sheets
But now I'm starting to get cold feet
But now I'm over thinking everything
I'm thinking that might be a good thing

The polar nature of a man who fears he shouldn't be
The mind is grappling for the permanence of entity
The will of I
The will of he
The will of God
The will to be
Track Name: 22
Rest for only heaven's sake
I'll be awake for days
Ludicrous and waffle bread
Skip the cusp of noon and wreck us right

A severed belt is a enough to send me flying
And CK's right about something I've sought for months on end, like you

Fleeting wholesome sleep
I've never been so relieved and sick of candy
Nail and carve beyond the bed
I imagined with a stroke
And as casual as the honeydew
I sufficed behind you
Track Name: Are We Lost?
[Mia MacGregor]

Don't stay and hide
There's a beautiful world outside
Behind the blood and carnage is where true humanity lies
I know you hate them
And if I'm not mistaken
They've let you down, the world has let you down
But together we're safe and sound
Safe and sound
Track Name: Holland, 1945 [Neutral Milk Hotel]
[Jeff Mangum]

The only girl I've ever loved
Was born with roses in her eyes
But then they buried her alive
One evening, 1945
With just her sister at her side
And only weeks before the guns
All came and rained on everyone
Now she's a little boy in Spain
Playing pianos filled with flames
On empty rings around the sun
All sing to say my dream has come

But now we must pick up every piece
Of the life we used to love
Just to keep ourselves
At least enough to carry on

And now we ride the circus wheel
With your dark brother wrapped in white
Says it was good to be alive
But now he rides a comet's flame
And won't be coming back again
The Earth looks better from a star
That's right above from where you are
He didn't mean to make you cry
With sparks that ring and bullets fly
On empty rings around your heart
The world just screams and falls apart

And here's where your mother sleeps
And here is the room where your brothers were born
Indentions in the sheets
Where their bodies once moved but don't move anymore
And it's so sad to see the world agree
That they'd rather see their faces fill with flies
All when I'd want to keep white roses in their eyes
Track Name: Hardcore UFO's [Guided By Voices]
[Robert Pollard]

Sitting out on your house
Watching hardcore UFO's
Drawing pictures, playing solos til ten

And are you amplified to rock?
And are you hoping for a contact?
And I'll be with you without you again

And turn and run, the angel's calling
You say when and I say I'm falling
Up and down through broken down buildings
Back and forth and you don't bother at all

Count the days that we have wasted from the start
Speak the words and build a playground in your head

And you know why I left you for so long