Twenty Years


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released August 29, 2014

Alec - Bass
Nate - Drums/Vocals
Kyle - Guitars/Vocals

Music by SLOTHS
Artwork by Alec
Lyrics by Kyle

Release by:
The Ghost is Clear Records (
Don’t Live Like Me Records (
Illuminasty Records (

Recorded with Fester at Haywire Studios in Portland Oregon, April 2014
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege




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Track Name: Elegy
come on
save yourself
raise more walls
go on
serve yourself
echoing fall
die young
save yourself
can’t remember
i won’t remember

i sat in silence for you
watching the past dissolve

scrub the self clean: re-write it
peel away memory’s film

i am still trying to forget

my past is now your present
Track Name: Void
i’m out cold
alone now

searching through
grass long ago
caught inside
myself again

weighing on
my mind as
your head pressed
that clean desk

grass slowly shelters the grave
words etched there forever
gathered around the stone
you were wrapped in a beige shroud

thoughts are outpacing me
images burn
let me sleep
empty shell slumped on the desk
was that you?
hollow room

void: warm, empty, absurd

there are so many words for end
which one would you want me to say?
lights flare behind closed eyes
what would you want me to say?

i miss you

Track Name: Passing

that hand on my back
couldn’t bring me comfort
leather, old and cracked
more like death

“be together in the light”
where did that leave me?
quivering, silent
as one without belief
belief in nothing
sadness is solace

life cannot be captured
twenty years
through crippled smiles
how can life cannot be frozen
twenty years
through crippled smiles

in that room life became a palimpsest
their history was revisionist
rewritten in your brother’s guilt
i read the text beneath

i stood and spoke my truth
as best i could
all anyone could do,
given the time

light reflected
in glistening eyes
with drifting stares
full of absence

light refracted
through oily hair
on low-hung heads
full of regret

how can life be filtered
through rushed slides
twenty years
a meaningless song

this is my way
of keeping you alive
this is the way
i keep myself alive