Pay to Live

by Geometers

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released December 2, 2016

catalog numer JF007

Geometers is...
David Beale - Drums
Kyle Pollard - Guitars and Vocals
Sam Wadsworth - Bass, Baritone Guitar, and Vocals

Produced By: J. Robbins and Geometers
Recorded and Mixed By: J. Robbins at Magpie Cage
Additional Recording By: Sam Wadsworth at Japam Studios

Mastered By: Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio
Mastered for Vinyl By: Dave Eck at Lucky Lacquers

Artwork By: John Cox
Liner Notes Handwritten By: Louisa Stratigis
Layout By: Kyle Pollard

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Track Name: L’appel Du Vide
down here, you'll find a brand new type of dread weighing down, and it's heavy. don't try pulling yourself too far ahead. it's coming 'round - you're not ready. c'est l'appel du vide. your god's got more time to play. aim to please. down here, senses abound and crystal clear. the fear is real - uncanny. don't try pulling yourself ahead. wasted ground - you're not ready. c'est l'appel du vide. you're god's got more time to play. aim to please. this equilibrium (it's always in your head) tenuous and now it's growing thin. something's gotta give (when there's seconds left to live) it always moves so slow. is that sinking in? c'est l'appel du vide. your god's got more time to play. aim to please
Track Name: Patsy
lost yourself about a month ago. took it off and then you threw the damned thing out. 'cause you wore it tight enough to squeeze your soul straight up and through your mouth. now you're screaming out. no surprise you let it get to you. golden boy could never see the whole thing through. and you couldn't hide from it, even in your deep and darkest sleep. this eternal creep. poured my life right down the drain. with the lies i wish i'd made up. mind your own, i've got my reasons now. mind your own, i've got my reasons. i'm not feeling sorry for you. lost yourself about a month ago. took it off, just to throw it out. and you wore it tight enough to squeeze your soul straight up and through your mouth. now you’re screaming out. mind your own i've got my reasons now. mind your own i've got my reasons. i'm not feeling sorry for you
Track Name: Title Fight
this year is mine and mine alone. i’m singing from atop the holy throne, testaments to the unknown and I won’t fall through all of this. no, i’m better than that. shake the coil off of your mind. this tenure, composed of strife. stand for something, fall on the spikes. there’s virtue in sacrifice. pawn everything i keep inside, until there’s nothing left for me to hide but discontented jealous pride and the things that keep me up at night. it’s my title fight. it’s a lonely life. shake the coil off of your mind. this tenure composed of strife. stand for something, fall on the spikes. there’s virtue in sacrifice. all my life, you were right - you’re so right. when i’m failing, you’ll know that i’m failing. don’t care what you’re saying. gonna live my life the only way i can
Track Name: Pay to Live
you pay to be alone
but waiting by your phone
the life you couldn't own

obsess about yourself
forget about your health
another grave to sell

you pay to be alive
the falsehood you can't hide
you couldn't reason why
breath of life becomes a sigh
Track Name: If/Return
if i could read the braille underneath, would it save me from my latest defeat? would it push me to the rail, or would i stay with the golden shades of yellow that never change? self abuse in everything i do. falling through. in evidence is truth. these are things we always talk around. act as if we’ve got it figured out. waste my days buried in doubt. halos on everything i see. tattered robes with blood on the wings. one shot, flashing eternity - the last chance you’ll have to believe. self abuse in everything i do. falling through. in evidence is truth. these are things we always talk around. act as if we’ve got it figured out. waste my days buried in doubt. waste my days drowning it out
Track Name: Spring
the change of seasons shake you to the bones. discontented and you’re all alone. you don’t dream about it anymore. you’re head is bleeding out now, on the floor. it’s all those simple things that you can’t find. blame the poison sting that left you blind. cross your fingers for the end of days. an easy exit, you won’t have to change. stay the same
Track Name: Schematic
a call for arrogance. design, project. we’re hedging all the bets. when every box is checked - divide, commence. we’re the architects. trace the circle back to one. starting it over again. defend, pretend - it’s worth it in the end. crossing off every day. all work, no play, makes a better man. trace the circle back to one. it takes a while to fall so far from grace. fake a smile, count your wasted days. the same time - the same place. starting it over again. defend, pretend - it’s worth it in the end. crossing off every day. all work, no play, makes a better man. trace the circle back to one. it takes a while to fall so far from grace. fake a smile, count your wasted days. the same time, the same place
Track Name: Formaldebride
she is frozen, always pulling at the roots and i’ll keep it flowing, locking all the little truths inside. got this sickness, you know - picking off the rotted fruit. eyes wide open, she’ll go. i’m broken and it shows. in time you’ll know, my love. first time, she’s mine. glass eyes, unwind. her time, feels fine. try to keep it down inside but it’s running you over again. she is frozen, always pulling at the roots and i’ll keep it flowing, locking all the little truths inside
Track Name: No Deeds
if you’re just a sum of
everything you’ve ever done
no deeds can hide
we’ll tally your credits
including the mattress
bad seeds survive

and honesty counts twice for me
the standard measure burns inside

the changes in sight
just realizing
no deeds can hide
your perfect reminder
salvation through blinders
you needed a sign

and honesty counts twice for me
the standard measure burns
Track Name: Twin
i’ve got suggestions for you - cut all ties. you’ve got nothing to do, selling lies. pleased to meet you. i’ll be see-through. i’ve still got suggestions for you - compromise. you keep pushing it through, feigning life. there are times when all i do is pray. pleased to meet you. i’ll be see through. losing your sight, stuck in your mind you can’t hold on. counting the days you’ll be praying for change, you won’t find it. pleased to meet you.