A retrospective. 2012​-​2014

by My Brother: The Ocean

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released February 4, 2015

Vocals and Lyrics by: Mattie Washburn
Guitars by: Steev Washburn
Bass on Hollywood by: Albert Lanier Mills IV
Bass on all other tracks by: Andrew Arvin
Drums on Hollywood by: Zach Statom
Drums on "Thief" and "Coming Together" by: Ian Keith
Drums on Bones by: Michael Sudduth



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Track Name: Hollywood (2012 Demo)
So we blast off into this abyss of life that we've known forever
We wake up to realize that everything we live's a lie
And everyone's been watching us
The good and bad to their disgust
And we've been made to live in their sick, filthy little game

They set me up as a leader
Not realizing I'm a sheep
Being sent to the slaughter
And they're all following

Into death
To their demise
Into torture
Into the hurricane's eye

Hollywood has a hold on me
For the rest of my life I'll be a puppet on their string
Hollywood has a hold on me
All of my life I'll be dying to be free

From the silver screen I'm controlled by the serpent king
The ruler of hollywood is quietly strangling me
As this boaconstrictor makes the dark come quicker
The last thing I see are the pigs and goats approaching

The animals are all lined up
Track Name: It's All Coming Together Again (2013 Demo)
If actions speak louder than words
Your movements mean more than the thousand words
of any picture
I've ever beheld
My pen will never destroy their swords
But this will still be the path I choose
Cause in the end my strength is something that I don't have to prove.
Track Name: You're Like a Thief That Stole the Entire House (2013 Demo)
I'm not sure if it's a lack of energy
Or just a lack of words
But I feel like I've been lacking everything
I've become one of the herd
The only thing I find purpose in is music
Even that's starting to fade
And I'm just slipping away
To my fears
To despair
To never going somewhere
I'm filled with apathy
And self resentment
But you say I'll be fine
One day that I'll be alright
I just don't see a point
There's no comfort for me
There's no solace for me
Don't feed me sympathy
I won't indulge
I won't partake in the emotions that you're pouring out
Don't feed me your sympathy

I just want to feel alive once more
Like I did in oh nine
Just like I felt before
You walked into my life
You stepped out the backdoor
You're like a thief
Who comes in the night
You stole the entire house
I wouldn't put up a fight
Yes, the house was my heart
And I gave you the keys
But what good did it ever do for me
Track Name: Bones (Live from Big Dirty 3)
You weren't made to walk through this world alone
Rest your bones on my bones
Give me your hopes
I'll hold to their ropes
I won't let them go
So don't let me go

I don't want to leave
So let's stay here
Let's face our fears
Let's face the years
Let's grow up together. Old
While your bones I hold
If we're both bold
Yeah, we can face our fears

We weren't made to be on our own
Our hearts weren't made to be thrown
Make my embrace your home
We weren't made to be broken
But, how fragile we are
Oh, how broken we are

We're a bitter broken people
But I won't break you anymore
And I won't hurt you anymore
Rest your bones on me
Don't carry your own burdens anymore