Artifacts

by The Singular

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1.
I found a bunch of notes I took in Kindergarden Holy fucking shit the colors and the shapes The world is beautiful we just forgot to shut our mouths And listen for a minute I found a picture of myself I drew when I was 17 years old How terrible to see the way I saw myself When I had no regrets and no responsibilities
2.
Both hands on the wheel Three more days to go I heard god caught a cold And it would not go away I thought I should be home And I felt like I should stay February skies Falling down on me I held my head up high But I could not catch a break Old familiar roads Could set me back in place Both hands on the wheel Three more days to go I heard god caught a cold And it would not go away To see him on his back Put fear upon my face To see you on your back...
3.
So we gave our lives up to god when we were young And he threw them back like fish that were too small So we never knew what it was like to feel called So we hung our heads and decided "This is life from now on..." Yes I know the world don't care If I ever come back from there I built my own electric chair And now it's time to sit for just a while So I found the body, found the blood, and found out what they mean I found there's not a chance in hell for a sinning man like me So I did my best to justify and I did my best to find Some holy voice inside my head and trust it as my guide Yes I know the world don't care If I ever come back from there I built my own electric chair And now it's time to sit for just a while So we gave our lives up to god when we were young And he threw them back like fish that were too small
4.
Box 03:40
I want to box you Cause I want a story to tell all the grandkids A scar on my face I can name That says "I am not the same." I want to race you Cause I want to know What it fells like to push myself Hard as I think I can go And still come up broken Maybe we're changed and maybe we're changing Your fist my face your place or mine Cause home is a place that doesn't exist the way we remember As hard as you can I promise that I will not be fine I want to box you Cause I want to know What it feels like when everything Inside my body can't take anymore and lets go When I hit the bottom I'll tell it that you said hello
5.
There's teeth inside my head That I won't ever see Yea time's a funny thing. When you're older He took his pound of flesh But he won't let me be Yea God's a funny thing When you're older To want the world for her Instead of for myself Yea love's a funny thing When you're older
6.
Justy Knuff 03:19
Just enough to be numb But not enough to be okay What does happiness take? It isn't easy I know Just enough to fall asleep But not enough to have a dream My mind is listless as the sea When it just wants to lay Still and unafraid Oh I am terrified of every moment spent alone inside my head Oh I am hatching up a scheme to pull myself out of this bed And see what's next Just enough to check out But not enough to get back home My mind is somewhere on the road Thumbing for a ride Please let him inside Just enough to be numb But not enough to be okay What does happiness take? It isn't easy I know
7.
Drinking again 'Cause good news never lasts Good news never lasts too long And we waited on your front porch For the rain that never came And we put out our hands And made demands And God just laughed And turned his head Clouds hang low And give our thirsty hearts some hope But rain never comes And all our schemes remain undone And we waited on your front porch For the rain that never came And we put out our hands And made demands And God just laughed And turned his head
8.
Speak to Me 04:05
I spoke these lines and then Called your name again I swear you answered once Or did I just pretend? To hear some kind of voice To feel like I could be forgiven I don't want to waste my life Just wandering the empty depths Obsessing over pretty words To someday be my epitaph I acknowledge and accept The bitter-sweetest thing is Every mark I bleed to leave Will be erased with time To take in my next breath Or drink myself to death? Surrendering to outrageous fortune And might I ask for what? The slings and arrows For what dreams might be left So speak to me and I'll believe again I'll take back all the stupid things I said I just wanna feel the way I felt When I was sure that there was someone in control
9.
I saw you in a cross hair We took hold and released again I picked you from a lineup A soul that I might recognize Some electrical shock in your eyes We hung out on the weekend Your hair was softer than animal fur I did not believe in love anymore 'Til you stole the fear from my spine And put back the stars in the sky I'm sorry for what I am there's not much money in sad songs and poetry Or rant's about Radiohead's rock and roll dominance No matter how true they might be No matter how right I might be

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Artifacts is The Singular's second full length album. It is their first to feature new drummer Mark Bradbourne. Artifacts was recorded over a weekend at keyboard player Nichole Catalano-Miller's house. After a failed Kickstarter campaign the band pooled its own resources to purchase recording equipment and produced the album themselves. Lead singer, James Pequignot, finished post production over the next few months, and more than once abandoned his current progress and started from scratch.

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released July 13, 2013

The Singular is:
Mark Bradbourne: Percussion
Terry Mortensen: Bass
Nichole Catalano-Miller: Keyboard
James Pequignot: Guitar/Vocals

All songs written by James Pequignot
All songs arranged by The Singular, except Artifacts from Childhood Filtered Through Hindsight, En Empty Arm and a Full IV Bag, Electric Chair, and Wisdumb Teeth arranged by The Singular and Jason Chicatelli

Artifacts was recorded by The Singular in Nichole Catalano-Miller's house on the weekend of March 2nd, 2013, with additional recording and production done in James Pequignot's home studio. The album was engineered, produced, mixed, and mastered by James Pequignot

Hand clappers on Speak to Me were Terry Mortensen, Nicky Mortensen, Corey Stevens, Ginny Little, Amber Pequignot, and James Pequignot

Artwork by Eric Miller: emmdesign.carbonmade.com

"The Riddle of God" sample on God Turned His Head, was recorded and produced by freesound.org user Puniho. It was used under the creative commons license and can be found at the free sound project. www.freesound.org

The Singular would like to thank:
Amber Pequignot, Nicky Mortensen, Eric Miller, Rose Bradbourne, Bryton Catalano-Miller, Declan Catalano-Miller, Jill Bradbourne, Jenna Bradbourne, Peter Nincompoop, Jason Chicatelli, David Bon, Corey Stevens, anyone who ever babysat the Catalano-Miller children during practice/tour/gigs, coffee, and beer. They would also like to thank each other in a multitude of mind numbing variations

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The Singular is a band that holds high the value of music as an experience and strives to make a good one for anyone who cares to listen. As a modest four piece rock band they produce a sound that can be described as cavernous and overwhelming. They triumph the art of storytelling through song, and always invite their audience along with them on a musical journey. ... more

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