Living Creatures

by Stolas

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Recorded at Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento, CA with Josh Benton and Will Swan of Dance Gavin Dance.

credits

released 14 March 2013
Stolas is:
Carlo Marquez – Drums/Vocals
Sergio Medina – Guitar
RJ Reynolds – Bass
Jason Weiche – Guitar/Vocals

Guest Vocals on “Circuit Theory” by Donovan Melero
Guest Vocals on “Medusa” by Kurt Travis
Guest Vocals on “Year of the Light” by Tillian Pearson
Guest Vocals on “Panic” by Jonny Craig
Guest Vocals on “Captured Light” by Cory Lockwood

Narration on "Our Last Night On Earth"
by Kurt Travis and Lauren Johnson
Narration on "The Greatest Illusion" by Lauren Johnson


Kurt Travis and Cory Lockwood appearing courtesy of Equal Vision Records

All music and lyrics by Stolas
Recorded at Pus Cavern Studios by Josh Benton
Mixed by Josh Benton
Mastered by Kris Crummet
Artwork by Ernest Castillo [www.facebook.com/ArtworkOfErnestCastillo]
Layout by Jason Weiche [jwdesign@live.com]
Published by Blue Swan Records

© 2013 Stolas

For booking:
[Melero Group]
donovan.melerogroup@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/StolasLV

We would like to thank...

Will Swan, Josh Benton, Pus Cavern, A Lot Like Birds, Jonny Craig, the Speed of Sound in Seawater, Hail the Sun, Dance Gavin Dance, I The Mighty, The Orphan The Poet, Alaska, Oranges, Habit, These Colors, Donovan Melero and Melero Group, the Medina family and Layla's Palace, Taylor Kimball, Phill Dixon, Yayo Taco...

...And all of our listeners, without whom there would be no Living Creatures.
We appreciate all of the love and support.

Carlo – Carly, My parents, Marco, Ryan, Mason R., and H.
Sergio – My mom and dad, my little brother David, my two sisters Layla and Cecilia, Ivan Repko, Koala, Donny, Phill, Devin Warner.
RJ – Carlo, Sergio, Jason, My parents, Sandy, Bobby & Albert, and the Battle Born Slam.
Jason – Jack & Lorayni Weiche, Jeff Weiche, Kynndra, Carlo, Ryan, Marco, George & Momma Maggie, Brian, Spencer

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Track Name: Thief & the Hourglass
Couldn't sever your sadistic ways
I wanted to burn the things that I can't change
If I could empty my brain,
I'd never come back.

As I rot in this cage,
like fresh mold wrapped in its discourse,
where everything said is being monitored
by the sadistic cold machine.

Every breath incites that the flames burn bright,
and death invites me every day.

It came back around like clockwork,
translucent in its descent.
I could see that all is one,
and that hate was different.

I could lean over and stare into my soul.
It was deep like a well,
and in the darkness, I heard a voice.
It was telling me to leave.

As I rot in this cage,
I can't run. I just wait.

I made my escape
The voice caught up to me
It led me to my demons
It brought me to my knees


As I rot in this cage,
I can't run. I just wait.
Track Name: Circuit Theory
Watch me as I move
I want you to feel it to.
With every touch a warm embrace
Grab your hands but they melt right through

I want your mind
I want it loose.
Give me your eyes, tell me the truth.

Can I have you to myself?
I believe you can help
Help me to feel all the love I've never felt

Found the water when the well was dry
Found you a meal for these hungry eyes

I wanted something more
Miracles don't exist
I had her on the floor
Afraid of all the things I'd miss

I don't know anymore.
Track Name: Our Last Night On Earth
I'm so sick of this
I'm so sick of all these places that I've been.
All my friends alike, cut from consciousness.
Their lives are dithering, but not me.
I'm fine.

The sky lit up.
I watched the words roll off of your lips.
The sound of waves broke apart what was left of here
The nights grew louder in the great beyond.
We all had to let go.

It's such a mystery how you can get to me
and turn my life off.
And all the space between,
it all makes sense to me:
We're all in this lost.

We fell like others when this world was so cold,
but never like this, now this doesn't feel like home.
Take comfort in knowing it won't be all right.
We fell like others when this world was so cold,
but never like this, now this doesn't feel like home.
I'm sorry to inform you:
I'm sorry for you.
Track Name: Time & The Sun
What a disaster!
What a sweet disaster!
How do we get out of here?

Take me through this.
I'm slipping through the words.
Distract me from the world ending around me.

Look around:
They're just faces passing by.
There's no wonder why.

You left yourself on the edge.

Leave.
Don't leave yourself on the edge.

Take me through this.
I'm slipping through the words.
Distract me from the world ending around me.

You left yourself on the edge.
You left yourself.
You left yourself on the edge.
You left yourself on the edge, let me go.
Track Name: The Greatest Illusion
I gained the ability to fly.
It was the greatest freedom I've ever felt.
The skies opened up. Any movement felt natural.
The wind wrapped around my skin,
gracing me with its presence.

With the Earth below, my body escaped the atmosphere.
The heavens unravelled their every mystery.
Time stood still. I felt at peace.

Before I could speak, a dark thought wandered in:
I remembered the one I loved.
Upon my return, hastened in every way,
my body aged, and I could never find her.
I felt cursed in every bone.
The Earth began to pull upon my flesh.

It is here I will stay
until the gods bring her back.
Track Name: Destroyer
The Earth is hollow,
Anxious to go home.
Wasted my life.
Don't need tomorrow.

My love is an arrow
that will find you in the burning sun.

I couldn't see your face,
so I drew it on the wall.
It was one of the many things I've learned
while you were gone.

I looked at your eyes.
It had no effect on time,
and it wouldn't stop the world
from swallowing us whole.

I see your face. I get worried sometimes.
If you're waiting for the end,
this is it.

Afraid of this.
Afraid I'm losing my mind.
I can't see what's inside.
It's like I never lived,
stuck inside of this.
No sense of time, just along for the ride.

I get lost. I don't mind.
Give me the details.
I'm running out of time.
I'm afraid of this.

The sun would outline
the details in the land,
It gave us a brief moment to make our peace.

Oh, the light was really bright.
I had to shut my eyes.
I'd watch them all burn before it gets to me.
I'd watch them all burn before it burns me.

Afraid of this.
Afraid I'm losing my mind.
I can't see what's inside.
It's like I never lived,
stuck inside of this.
No sense of time, just along for the ride.

I get lost. I don't mind.
Give me the details. it's like I'm running out of time.
I get lost. I don't mind.
I hate the feeling of being burned alive.

I'm afraid of this.
Track Name: Medusa
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First single off of Living Creatures ft. Kurt Travis

Lyrics:
I will find a way,
To provoke a sense of hate within.
I will move the Earth,
And shift its weight on top of you.

There's no way we'll leave this place,
Knowing why we're here.
There's nothing left to learn.
There's nothing left to fear.

What a waste of breath.
An empty hollow shell.
A heavy bag of bones.
Time never heals.

I will take control...
There's no way we'll leave...
There's no way we'll leave this place.

I travel and how I scavenge
There's a morning to fill my throat with, yet no lungs scratch the nerves
And the need to never leave.
Fall back to the ocean
Of only salt and hungry mouths.
The empty days collect
Everyone you meet.

I will find a way back.
Track Name: Year of the Light
I never get tired. I never get sleep.
I open my eyes, a stray of light like hot knives.
Get the truth out of me,
So the whole world will know. They'll know.

Enfold me under your wings.
What secret grief had made me sad.

I've been missing you for weeks.
I've been missing you for years.
Not a thing in this world to put my trust in.
Look at this fantasy.
Why won't you live it with me?
I built it this time. We'll hide beneath the trees.

I never get lost down the streets where we'd walk.
I never lose sight of what I want.

Pull me under.
Don't let me wander.
Nothing in this world to put my trust in.

Nothing in this world.
Track Name: Panic
In my mind, you told me you'd stay.
You held back the rain,
and the mountains cried in lines.

It's hard to know. You'll never know.
We're lost in this world.

I've lost my breath between the cutting air
and somehow I've lost my life between your lies.

Are you still there?
Or have they had their way with you?
To the voices that let us go:
We were lost.

Even if you never come back,
your ghost, it's still here.
Let's pull the strings.

I've been making mistakes,
and hoping you wouldn't notice...

Are you still there?
Or have they had their way with you?
To the voices that let us go:
We were lost.

Even if you never come back,
your ghost, it's still here.
Let's pull the strings
in the waters that pull us under.

My life has thrown me under,
crushing my bones, collapsing my lungs.
The simple breath, the aching shakes.
I found myself alone.

Hold me closer, Phantom,
That changed my life without permission.

I've been making mistakes.
Track Name: Captured Light
They will be there when you settle down
when you find yourself alone.

You find yourself alone.
You're a fool to hold the rope, you restless soul.
You find yourself alone.
Though you should, you can't let go.

Breathe for me, brother.
Breathe for me, brother.
Breathe!

Why don't we look closer?

Run for it!

Spoon-feed me theoretic words
with no diuretic necessary,
gag-reflex commentary.
This is so very important,
you've got it all sorted out in boxes.
Don't be cautious!
Make me nauseous!
Let it all out!

When you shove this down my throat, I can't breathe.
When you tell me these lies, I can't see.

Do the dead even know that they're dead?
Do the innocent burn?

They will be there when you settle down.
When you find yourself alone.
You're a fool to hold the rope.