Worn Smooth EP

by Simpler Shades

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Emilie K It's so hard to choose a favorite track on this album. The band has a unique sound that makes every song feel honest and real. Favorite track: Lil Day Dreamer.
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All songs written and recorded over the course of a year between summer 2014 and 2015 in Athens, Ohio. Mostly USB mic, mostly at night.

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released July 3, 2015

Uke / Vocals: Megan Dalton
Guitar / Vocals / Production / Percussion: Cody Adams

Recording Engineering and Mixing on Trees and Flow: Derek Long
Mastering on Trees and Flow: Shaun Livingston

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Simpler Shades Athens, Ohio

Athens, Ohio

Meg plays Uke
Cody plays Guitar

We sing.

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Track Name: Modus Operandi
Commence your head to shake friend you've got no grit
Who are you to blame you're an accomplice to this
Oh it's somethin faint
All on fear not faith
Oh your heads in the way

Dilute the senses you're finally acting your age
Toxic indifference has kept you from turnin the page

All the same
You're falling away
Out of mind
Before I'm out of sight

Combat the pull of pride friend you're work ain't done
Left to work a lie that is workin on no one
Could be kept alive
Only cost you a life
Don't you gouge you're eyes

Dilute the senses you're finally acting your age
Toxic indifference has kept you from turnin the page

All the same
You're falling away
Out of mind
Before I'm out of sight

Who're you calling the fake?
Lucid throes of the shakes
Oh it comes in the dark when you're feeling the freedom to fight
Yeah it knows what you are just a product of nervous respite
Lengthen the shadows and wait for a break in the light
You're a hard one to know kid it takes one to say you're alright
Track Name: Trees
If I could have one wish
Just one wish, you know what i'd get
To be
Totally free from this weight that's tethering me
To my seat
And just Float away
Float away
Feel the sunshine and rays and be present today
Right here right now

And if you were to ask me
Baby what will there be beyond the trees?
Well I would say that now is the time
to create our own paradigm
Instead of something we find...

Through the others eyes
they're all tellin lies
and using it as a disguise
for selfish compromise
and it seems
Oh so very clear to me
That for what we strive we will receive
So we can't deplete any possibility
for creativity
and what's in store for you and me
Through the trees

If I could have one wish
Just one wish
You know what i'd get?
It's you
Track Name: Flow
Staring at the wall
Soon the curtain will call
Gleaning from their eyes
Mirrored, masked, admired

What if we know
What they know
'Cause they don't
Flow

Ya come around here feigning your expertise
& you think I'm just floatin' by with the breeze
it's right under our nose and I smell deceit
the sickly scent of mold growin on old beliefs

But I know
Something you don't know
It's that they don't
Flow

Don't think this is all harmonious
We've just decided that we should probably give a fuck
Effort is the key to opening your perception
But they've all used it as closed-minded misdirection

But I know
& you now know
that together we can
grow

thinkin this might be ventriloquism
tossin voices free of criticism
but when I strain to see through the screen
I make out the strings out of scissors' reach

But we know
somethin' they don't know
we got power and a plan
to grow
Track Name: Ice Cream Grin
Common sense don't seem so common
We got a throne full of thieves
Shuffling through the lives of the people expected to wash their feet.
Baby child the future's uncertain
Don't you act so naive
Gotta fill your tongue with thunder, don't let them see

Why'd you have to go and do it all on your own?
The best of everyone is measured by what you want
Was it good enough to make ya condemn your soul? How so?
Alike in that we're ghosts composed by those we used to know

Met a man on a rice plantation, he had an ice cream grin
Confident if he died working that would be just fine with him
What's the use in sitting round dreamin with the gift of movin around?
At the time I took it with a grain of rice, it seems so much heavier now.

Why'd you have to go and do it all on your own?
Complete misunderstanding of the power in your hand
Was it good enough to make ya condemn your soul? How so?
Correct in every word except for those that carried worth.

Oh, what a convoluted seed you've sowed.
And I know that your words are as permanent as a flake of snow.
But you're so cold and I feel I'm falling down.

Better tell for you reap what you've sowed:
Why'd you have to go and do it all on your own?
The best of everyone is measured by what you sold
Was it good enough to make ya condemn your soul? How so?
Alike in that we're ghosts composed by those we used to know
Track Name: Lil Day Dreamer
Little day dreamer won't you rest your tired eyes
At 21 already feel that you're out of time
Your troubled mind won't let you sleep a wink,
Caught up in one long waking dream
Little day dreamer how'd you dig your hole so deep?

Little day dreamer won't you rest your tired eyes
One in three hundred million you still live disguised
One little lie is but a flake of snow
But let it build until it folds
Know what you risk is a lifetime of risks unknown

Books and pens ain't means to ends you crave.
Now the bends come back again you don't feel so brave
All the time spent readin lines from a page
Where's your mind been, petrified and decayed
Not a damn cell could keep your pace

Little day dreamer won't you do your heart some good
Pick up that bike and take a ride out into the woods
I'll bet a dime you'll find a strange new place
To scatter petty thoughts astray
Little day dreamer won't you do your heart some good.

Leaves and vines might just remind you to slow
Down your head as fast as your wheels can roll

How fast can you go?

Don't waste your time waiting for the sun to rise
Don't lose your mind blaming the moon the night
Closing both eyes wondering who turned out the lights
I've always flown blind some just belong out of line

Don't waste your time waiting for the sun to rise
Don't lose your mind blaming the moon the night
Closing both eyes wondering who turned out the lights
Always flown blind some just belong out of line

Don't waste your time waiting for the sun to rise
Don't lose your mind blaming the moon the night
I know you've been
Closing both eyes wondering who turned out the lights
Always flown blind some just belong out of line

Don't waste your time waiting for the sun to rise
Don't lose your mind blaming the moon the night
I know you've been
Closing both eyes wondering who turned out the lights
I've always flown blind some just belong out of line
Track Name: Flames for Moths
Let's be patient
Let's just wait and see
How this hand turns out
Let place payments
No erasers just
Bet on karmas account
Let's rake razors
Across the face of your
Precious landscaped corral

Oh if somebody called you
It wasn't god at all
You talk in riddles and
I'm feeling present tense
Oh its a matter of cause
That you cant have caused at all
No you don't command the stop and start
But you're glad to play the part

Take that savior
And raise him higher
In a bust of broken bronze
Tell my neighbor whos
Doing fine to
Have my trust wrapped in gauze
Leave my spade
Bury hatred deep
Make it know its for naught

Oh if somebody called you
It wasn't god at all
Your making every cent
On loose sentences
Oh its a matter of fault
And you can't fake flames for moths
And ya never know how far you've gone
Til you see from where you've come

That despicable absence
Oh that hangs in the sky
I've seen photographs of
What I'm sposed to have
Saw its a matter of thought
And you can't fake praise to god
If I had one chance to take it back
Id stay true to my mishaps
Track Name: Napkins
I've been here & I've been there
I've been trying to reach you
I've been wrong & I've been long gone
But you're here still preachin'
So fuckin' done with your preachin'

Infinitely wondering why you're still
Throwing napkins on the floor
Tell your mama to go back inside
'Cause pride is still a necessary chore
But it can screw you to the core

Solace can be found even in the desolate hours
Grasp the boundless now; know the past has no lasting powers

Winter came as quickly as the wrinkles on my face
When you said you were leaving
But who would think that I'd be here to pour this into song
While you're barely breathing

As I retreat, guilt smacks you in the face & plants you in your seat
But arrogance is unceasing
Oversaturation of your aim to blame the break
But it's not me that you're needing
It's just the ego you're feeding

Solace can be found even in the desolate hours
Grasp the boundless now; know the past has no lasting power
Stop & let yourself smell the flowers

I've been here & I've been there
I've been trying to reach you
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