Caterpillar

by Hand Practices

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credits

released 18 December 2014

hand practices is
patrick betzold - guitar
robbie bourne - bass, vocals
max crowe - drums
josh kalvelage - vocals, guitar

this album also features
christopher smith - keyboards
dan smart - auxiliary percussion, organ

technical wizardry done by
dan smart @ echo/normal studios - recording, engineering, mixing
www.facebook.com/pages/Echonormal/932018463490659

&

adam boose @ cauliflower audio - mastering
www.caulifloweraudio.com

cover artwork by
conor campbell
www.newirishart.com/irish-artists/conor-campbell-artist.htm

add'l artowrok done by
patrick betzold

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Track Name: Nowhere to Run
backed in a corner, nowhere to run
load the last bullet into my gun
take my ten paces, i turn to fire
there's no one against me, naught to be won

i've burnt all my bridges, fled from the past
still got that bullet, i'm free at last
held to my temple, i try to pull
the trigger is loose my finger just can't

i remember a day when i felt as if nothing could hurt me
is there no other way? do you know how to get there again?
are you lost and afraid? do you feel just like everyone else
this is all gonna change
that is what i keep telling myself

i know it's only an imaginary weight
i feel it hanging from the end of every chain
and every time i try to gather all my strength
i feel like it's just gotten heavier again

wish i could tell you i didn't care
about all these pieces beyond repair
if i can ever love you again
i'll send you a signal, shoot in the air
Track Name: Not Another Revolution
on the end of a needle spinning on a wheel spinning on a wheel
hit my head on every pin til i can't feel
it's like i'll never slow down
gotta get a hold of myself

no matter where i land you'll spin me again spin me again
not another revolution, now i'm back where i began
and i get dizzy in the head
one more spin and i'll be dead

the sun shines the sun sets i get high i forget

put me together just to tear me apart
thought it was blood but it was hopeless art

give me strength to make it
i need an indication
some kind of show of faith that
it's gonna be okay
you must be just as wasted
baby it's time we faced it
we're just in different places
i love you anyway

and i'm still dizzy in the head
one more spin and i'll be dead

the sun shines the sun sets i get by on hedged bets
the dust piles my time's spent i get high i forget
Track Name: Just Wave Goodbye
we will make it out alive
i know that everything will be alright
i'll see you on the other side
i'm staying here but trust me dear i'm fine

i just need time
don't ask me why
one day i'll come back out without you on my mind
don't wait for me
just wave goodbye

i hope we can find peace within
and if we don't let's just pretend we did
cause after all i've sacrificed
i don't think i've got anymore to give

i just need time
don't ask me why
one day i'll come back out without you on my mind
don't wait for me
just wave goodbye
i think i'm going insane
trying to figure it out
they told me that i could change
but i'm beginning to doubt
there's nothing that i can say
but i'm still gonna shout
Track Name: MptyWndW
i got so high that i saw god
but he couldn't hear me shouting
help me i am drowning
another nightmare's coming on
but i don't think i'm sleeping
help me i am peaking

help me i am peaking

it'll all be fine if you let it go
it was all inside your mind
in time you will find your way back to yourself
realize there's nothing outside

i got so lost within my thoughts
that i couldn't hear you calling
help me i am falling
i could've sworn i hit the ground
but somehow i'm still sinking
help me i am peaking

help me i am peaking
Track Name: The Universe is Fucking with You
how could you have been so foolish
to try and take on the entire universe?
what did you think it would accomplish?
what histories would it have changed?

we're taking turns
dizzy and sticking pins
everybody wins

you can't see them but they followed you home
you can't see them but they're there
the universe is fucking with your head
for what it's worth there's no other way out

you're upside-down
a game of cat and mouse
everybody wins
Track Name: In Retrospect
i don't know what the fuck i'm thinking
i don't know why i never learn
but i can't, i can't
can you?
no i can't, i can't
can you?

feels like i'm floating past the ceiling
these masks we wear are all for show
when all i want is to hold on
to everything worth letting go
but i can't, i can't
can you?
no i can't again

i should've known we'd both
end up alone waiting
right by the phone for someone to call
say nothing at all

these words don't matter anyway

i should've known we'd both
end up alone waiting
right by the phone for someone to call
say nothing at all
is this how we fall in retrospect love with something that's gone?
Track Name: Shapeshifting
there was no other way out
i should've left you a note
to let you know i'm not returning
i don't know
what i'm turning into
i want control
i lost it all when i was searching
for someone to save
a reason to stay

shapeshifting

there's nothing working
and we've both given up
turning round in circles

i thought of what i would say
if our paths ever crossed
but you wouldn't understand me
wish you could
and one day you will
but it isn't the time
til i'm not myself
til i'm someone you can't change
your memory dulls
it's on the tip of your tongue
can't remember what's

shapeshifting

i'm turning into static
the outline of a face
and i might just vanish
through a giant hole in space
pretended to be something
it didn't seem to take
i'm turning into nothing
Track Name: The Last Astronaut Left in Space
if in the end i could do one thing over
i don't know
i'd have to think
i've got all these regrets
for the most part they're nothing worth changing the past ought to be

just going to keep on moving forward
until it's safe to turn around

if i disappear before all this blows over
i hope no one comes looking for me
cause if they even found me i would never be the same
but that's ok so just go on let's be free

just going to keep on moving forward
and if i ever turn around
i hope that it's all done burning down

now that it's been quite some time since i walked off
i forgot the way to get back home
there are faces i miss and i wish i could tell them
and i hope that they already know
Track Name: Things Are Happening And That's OK
you love me like you don't know what love is
so go ahead take everything i have to give
we're saying words but we don't know what they mean
it sounds absurd, but i don't think they mean a thing
if what you heard was just the space left in between

things are happening and that is okay
let them be and they'll all go away
set them free it's out of your control
things are happening and that's okay

it'll all be alright somehow
it'll all be alright

sometimes i forget why i'm walking on
i see you standing there and suddenly you're gone
if i walk a bit longer will you reappear?
cause i am starting to believe you were never here
and that everything i've been has faded to thin air

things are happening and that is okay
seems to me they happen everyday
make your peace may god accept your soul
things are happening and that's okay

it'll all be alright somehow
it'll all be alright

how are you today
no more looming rain clouds
i'm feeling okay
no more gloomy feelings
no more worthless failure

how are you today
one big ray of sunshine
i'm feeling okay
one bright wave of starlight
one last celebration

i love you like i don't know what love is
but i know love's the only thing that ever lives
yeah, we all die, and so will all the things we did
aim towards the clear blue sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
sky and pull
Track Name: I Don't Have a Reason
it's so good to see you
tell me how you've been
why are we still living in the same mundane routine?

i'm still getting by
still living day to day
who cares about the future? it turns to the past and fades away

i better be going
hope to see you soon
i can only take so much til there is nothing i can do

i'm still gonna love you until the day i die
i don't have a reason, i don't need a reason why

i can see a light
i know it's not the sun
still i'm moving towards it though i feel i should run

the opposite direction
as far as can be
but everywhere i look light is still shining down on me

sometimes it gets heavy
it's all i can feel
i gotta remember none of this is real

i'm still gonna love you until the day i die
i don't have a reason, i don't need a reason why