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In the Distance

from Wake by All Torn Up!

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    This limited edition purple vinyl 7" press of "Wake" will be released in April 2020.

    4 song 7" of "Wake" by All Torn Up!

    Side A
    1. In the Distance *
    2. Catch 2222

    Side B
    1. The Lotus Eaters *
    2. Catharsis & Regret

    *clips from Malcolm X

    Joey Steel - lead vocals
    Jason Tancer - guitar
    Philippe - bass
    Cello - guitar & vocals
    Sören - drums

    background & gang vocals: Glenn Gentzke, Kristin Laughter, Ryan Kollin, & the band

    recorded & mixed by Pete Steinkopf at Little Eden Studio in Asbury Park, NJ
    mastered by Brian Chirlo

    original cover painting by Dick Lucas
    All Torn Up! logo font by Kaitlyn Chen
    front cover layout by Taylor Feld, Taso Theo, Jeff Spangler, & Cello

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lyrics

in the distance

in the distance is a boat in flames
sea’s burning while land sinks in
the children cry out their last tears
their screaming echoes into empty ears
a mother on fire, trapped in Scylla’s bated jaws
abandoned others lost in Charybdis
these dreams they seem so real
how did we end up here?

in the scattered
remnants
treading water
pledging to persist here

in those eyes
paradise

in the darkness pine little light
painful yearning of those flames that don’t feel right
the guilty breathing throbs and pounds
a haunting sacrifice in every living sound
while Agamemnon’s war was just one part
our weak condition gods and kings conspire
these dreams they seem so real
how did we end up here?

in the scattered
remnants
treading water
pledging to persist here

in those eyes
paradise

in the rubble of the failed factory
we built a boat to sail upon the sea
thirsty for dreams
engulfed in flames
praying for sirens, but scared to be detained
strangled by borders, and choking in the mist
displaced reason, forgotten in waves of myths
we fought their wars for a home
but all this time, wrong enemy’s opposed

these dreams they seem so real
how did we end up here?

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from Wake, released April 3, 2020

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