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The Other Shore

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(aBATMAN) It is good. Very good, as usual!! it happens with all their albums, I guess, we start out with a #wtf is this and then, in time,realise its #beauty 👌🏽🌒🐈😎😻📴😈🐛😎😂😽 Favorite track: Space.
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thelizardqueen I've always been like Stone - cold, seemingly emotionless - but Murder by Death's music just turns me into an emotional puddle of goop in the best way possible. Favorite track: Stone.
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Derek McDowell Alas, best song by far. Favorite track: Alas.
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Calen Henry Delivers the "space western" promise so completely. My favourite MBD since Good Morning, Magpie. It's a shame the digital is mastered so loudly, though.
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bobbaganush I was searching for you waiting to bloom Favorite track: Bloom.
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VIN Another classic from a class band. Top notch from start to finish. Bandcamp is an excellent format for music, thus I have a large collection of bands and music downloaded. But Murder By Death and particularly this album makes Bandcamp worthwhile alone. Truly superb. Favorite track: New Old City.
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released August 24, 2018


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Track Name: Alas
Maybe you’re right, I’m no good
Got a heart made of glass and a head made of wood
Let me make it clear
When I’m gone I’m gone
The night’s just the night and there’s no coming dawn
When shall I return?
I confess I don’t know
What’s around the bend
What’s left to unfold
I could promise you the moon brought down with a lasso
I need to stay but alas I must go
Back in the stark woods behind your old house
I buried something that’ll leave you no doubt
Something to prove myself to you
Half is a lie, but the good part’s true
I need to stay but alas I must go
Or maybe you should move on and I’ll go it alone
Out in the barren field where we first met
Full of decay from a life in the red - Oaths that I broke
The money I spent
Couldn’t make it work, couldn’t even make rent
All the people I forgot that I knew, that i met
Maybe my life will repay the debt
I need to stay I need to stay I need to stay but alas I must go
I thought you wanted me to stay but you need me to go
I just want to say, now I finally know
Alas, I must go!
Track Name: Chasing Ghosts
Might disappear for awhile
Time to take a bow
Bottled up too long this time
Been hangin’ by a thread ‘til now
(Keep runnin’)
Never thought that I was anything special
Had nothing to hold myself up to
Then you gave me a name, gave me power
Power to draw from a model to hold myself to
Chasin’ ghosts
The ones I hunt the most don’t come around anymore
(Keep runnin’)
You underestimate what I’m capable of
Didn’t used to give a shit cut myself off from your love
(Keep runnin’)
Track Name: True Dark
I called out your name into the dark
But nobody came, nobody heard
I been searching my whole life for you
Always come up dry
Maybe better luck next time in the by and by
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Your time is done no room for pride
True dark is coming from the inside
Darkness is the light of a city on fire
True dark is the knowledge that the flames will burn higher
There’s nothing in this world you could say that would make me believe
That I should follow some fool off a cliff just ‘cause they’re in the lead
There’s nothing left for me here, nothing I can find
If I told you I knew why it’d be a lie
True dark!
Track Name: Stone
My well is dry, my words hollow
Promises brittle as my bones
You’ll get nothing from me
You’re squeezin’ water from a stone
And I am fool enough to be this alone
Ain’t you ‘supposed to bend?
Ain’t you ‘supposed to flex like a willow in the wind?
Ain’t it easier to bend?
I am the one who stayed behind
My will is iron
I know that I haven’t learned a thing from the trouble it’s got me in
And my troubles are just starting to begin
You run deep in me
Like the place where a river used to be
And I know it was a long time ago
But now all that’s left is sediment and stone
You are a diamond and I’m just coal
If you are a river then I’m just stone
You are flesh and I’m just bone
You are a churnin’ river shapin’ my stone
You are the spring thaw
You are the churning flow of the river
You are endless
I’m just stone

You are the river
I’m just the stone
Track Name: Travelin' Far
I beg forgiveness
I’ve been such a fool
Lost and alone
I spoke your name out loud to the room

Travelin’ far
To be where you are
Travelin’ far
Towards the brightest star

Lying on my back
Eyes open eyes close
Imagined voices crack
Making fists wiggling toes
Track Name: Only Time
I’ve had time
Time enough
To make up my mind
How to say it right

When times got tough
I made my bed
Then I laid in it
It was my chance
My moment
To take the reigns
To face the day
Burn out bright but I faded away

I march these halls
I do my time
The reflection I see
Is no longer mine
My body wracked with pain
And to what end?
This place is changing me
I don’t know myself know myself know myself
I rise from my slumber too soon
Drifting alone
The tracks of my tears fade away
I hear the hum of the engines in space

There’s only time in this place
Nothing to separate the nights from the days

Only time
To make it right, to fill the days and the nights

Only time
Track Name: Space
I stare out the window into swirling deafening space
Shakes the bolts and the bearings
Fills the walls of this place
Until I step outside
Into the void
There is no sound
Darkness is everywhere
I stare out the portal
Into horrible space
Seething breathing like a living thing sucks the air from this space
Track Name: Bloom
I just had the feeling
I was in a dark room
I was underwater
I was waiting to bloom
And you were floating above me
I was coming out of a dark dream
I was like a child
All alone
I couldn’t find shelter
No hope
And I couldn’t stay dry
All around me tempests writhed
I couldn’t open up to you
I couldn’t read the room
I was searching for you
I was waiting to bloom
Track Name: I Have Arrived
It’s been a long ride
I just wanna step outside
Stretch my legs
Drink up the light
See your face when I open my eyes
They come and go they come and go
Meteor shower, asteroid storm
Bangin’ away at my door
I see your face in the burning star I’m searching for
Did you wait?
Did you wait for me?
Did you wait?
Tell me everything
I have arrived
I wanna step outside
In the red light
This patch of dirt will make a fine fine home
Vermillion skies two shadows merge as one
Take me there
Be they sinners, saints I don’t care
A red garden for my bed
Green green grass to rest my weary head

At last
How fast those four years passed
I have arrived
Track Name: New Old City
I am my mother’s son
Come with me oh daughter
Make way everyone
There is a change in power
Coming down
Rising up from the cold hard ground
Go go too late to turn back now
The moon is at our back
Pack up your things
Before they hear us
Before the first shot rings
You're not the only one
Caught up in the fray
Burnt up in the atmosphere
Lost in a new old city
Below the earth it rumbles beneath the ground
Deep in the tunnels under us
Follow the sound
Track Name: Last Night On Earth
I saw people pray
I saw people fight
I saw the day turn
To endless night
The rivers rose
And it took its toll
Hope faded
I folded
Skyscrapers fallen to the ground
Children lost in the rubble and never found
Last night on Earth
Last night on Earth
Don't look back
It was the last night
I saw a husband cradle his wife
I saw satellites fall from the sky
I felt the hope that I carried inside die
I saw power, corruption and fools
I saw wild dogs scavenging the schools
While the charlatans sold water to the drowned
The lost instructed the found
But out there
I saw you surrounded by light
The fire of your spirit burning bright
I saw the glimmer of the hook
The last page of the book
Just a spark to catch my eye
And I knew I was on borrowed time

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