This EP Will Self​-​Destruct

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Produced and Written by The Field Effect
Words by Doug Orey
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Annie Hoffman and Adam J. Hand @ Zippah Recording in Brighton, MA

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released February 7, 2012

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The Field Effect Boston, Massachusetts

With a shared respect for well-crafted songs, TFE packs a collective punch; spiked with introspective lyrics, infectious melodies, and ferocious rhythms. An antidote to the seemingly endless movement of aloof, lo-fi indie music, The Field Effect reclaims the genre with their passion for lyrical honesty, musical ability, and a fearless plight to make music for “the many” and not just “the few.” ... more

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Track Name: Kurt Vonnegut
A weekend away so I can get my head on straight
I'm falling fast asleep but waking up is always bitter sweet
Yeah, it's make believe every morning give or take
And I need need need something to change in me

A chain smoking car, Margot hums on the stereo
I feel asleep in her arms on an apartment floor
Then slipped out the back door to drink with your friends mom
Now was she hitting on me? Did not know what to think
But I never never felt more alive than I did that night

So wait for me on a balcony of clouds
With your hair the same color
And if you fail to see not to bother with the little things
Underneath your skin I know you're still in there
You're somewhere

I bet you never heard me sing about the Northern Lights
And you're skyward dreams but they were oh so real to me
As real as you, as you and I could be

So wait for me on a balcony of clouds
With your hair the same color
And if you fail to see not to bother with the little things
Underneath your skin I know you're still in there
You're somewhere
Track Name: One F
Oh my God, it's hot and messy in this house
I can smell the trash in the kitchen
Burning it's way out
Ya tell me I've got nothing to lose
By living here
I tell you I've got nothing to gain
But hesitation and fear

And these stairs they squeak and pop
Giving my position away
The bar below spills drunks into the street
And at the top of their lungs I hear them singing

Lie to me wrap me up in linen take me to the water
Tell me that I'm blessed, that this mess I've made
Is cleaner than the rest

Oh my Lord, it's cramped and fucked up in this house
Just give me a weekend by the water
Come on I want out
All bets are off now baby
And I'm pulling out my teeth
Maybe my gums hold the answer
To who I need to be

And if these walls could talk
I swear they'd give all of my secrets away
From the bar below I spill into the street
And at the top of my longs I, I'm singing

Lie to me wrap me up in linen take me to the water
Tell me that I'm blessed, that this mess I've made
Is cleaner than the rest
Track Name: Annapolis
Drunk off spring and two queen size beds
The taste of sea salts and her lips
All dressed in white the Navy men the roam these streets
And I know I know I know they'll always be better than me but

My Miss Maryland don't let me down
'Cause I think I've got, I've got it all figured out
My Miss Maryland don't let me down
'Cause you're all I have tonight

Now my friend Elliott said "Whiskey works better than beer"
And after a few more shots I think maybe I'll be in the clear
I avoid sleep these days that way I don't dream
'Cause when I do it's always do disappointing in the morning
I could still sing her to sleep but now it would just be cheap
And all those words I wrote well now they don't mean a thing
I've got five bucks left and I'm placing it on a sure bet
She thinks she did nothing wrong and it's alright in her head

My Miss Maryland she let me down
Just when I thought I had, I had it all figured out
My Miss Maryland she let me down
This bottle is all I have tonight

(This is all I have)

My Miss Maryland she let me down
Just when I thought I had, I had it all figured out
My Miss Maryland she let me down
This bottle is all I have tonight
Track Name: Til I Say When
Some nights I walk to where the sidewalk ends
I open my lungs and take the atmosphere in
If I should die, if I should die before I wake
Know that I lived to love until the dying day

But if you're going my way, hey tag along
And if you're singing, sing loud and long

I know you know I never meant for all of this
As the tear streak your cheek their taste stings on my lips
Your eyes are wide as we say our goodbyes
Just know my love we're always under the same skies

But if you're lonely this one is the one for you

I've known you for so long now
And you're all I've had since then
So sink with me on a saltless sea
Hold your breath till I say when

Someday not far away you know we'll be okay
When the states disappear and all of those miles fade

But if you're lonely this one is the one for you

I've known you for so long now
And you're all I've had since then
So sink with me on a saltless sea
Hold your breath till I say when
Track Name: Sleeping Alone
List for me my love everything you were afraid of
Growing up in a sunny seaside state
Was it falling asleep without a light?
Or maybe that the sharks would bite,
If you went into that water past your waste?

But as we grow, what scares me the most
Is sleeping alone.

Lately I've been thinking such awful awful things
But the liquor keeps me dreaming
And I lose my sense of me
Bottles line the kitchen sink
I wonder what my mom would think
If she knew that I'd been drinking in the afternoon

But as we grow, what scares me the most
Is sleeping alone.