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Hold Still Life

by Field Mouse

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Charlie Mayer
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Charlie Mayer Just saw these guys/gals live, and they put on a really fun show with lots of energy. This album captures some of that energy, and the vocals and sound have been hashed out perfectly. Wonderful album! Favorite track: Everyone But You.
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Agent K(ahunasan) Worth Every Penny it cost to add this to the collection.
Honey coated warm female vocals by Rachel Browne drip all over these dream-pop melodies.
Her voice has a familiar sounding quality and resonance in tone.
Shoegazer guitars propel these songs forward and make this an immediate, infectious and memorable collection of songs.
Wonderful! Favorite track: Tomorrow Is Yesterday.
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Jabod One of the best dream pop bands around. A pretty perfect combination of soft female vocals and harder-edged shoegaze guitar that makes them quite representative of the genre (which I love).
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released July 22, 2014

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Track Name: A Place You Return To In A Dream
think you sped off but can't be sure
your sound is mixed with all the rest
in the field this time there was no one else
in the field this time there was no one else, there was no one

the space where you sat, nervous electricity
the shape that you left, i can't trace it yet, 
it seeps back into the air

and all around the sun went low and late, 
and up there are constellations we can't see
in the pathways of old dreams i think i met you there, 
on a shoreline, in the reeds, in the air
dim forgotten
stuck in song
it followed me all along

nothing is complete nothing is complete
nothing is complete nothing is complete
nothing

there's a place you return to in a dream
there's a place where you believe anything
Track Name: Tomorrow Is Yesterday
Sleep 
I know you won't let me be
got a smile as a guarantee
I know you won't let me sleep
Far
I know you've come too far
I know you are what you are
I know you are what you are

it gets too close 
to what you already know 

Wait
are we ever going to meet
i feel you creeping out my feet
shadow on the balance beam
Stay
and take it all away 
cause nothing means that much to me
but what I'd give to feel so free

read "why'd you go and waste it?"
written on the wall in a crowded basement
everything's going down this week
it's history 
got a photo and pocket litany
back in time you're all so free
back in time you aren't with me

everything goes around
everything's happening now
i know you won't let me down
i know what you want me to
Track Name: Two Ships
Oh it's so fun to be on watch
gonna storm the castle
gonna see you march

I've got a hundred rooms
just pick one, just pick one
and get to sleep
dream into me

All I want is to see you hungry
All I want is to see you starving
All I want is your weight next to me
All I want 

Make the house your home
deep in some catacombs
come on and join the bones

you're in the city, you're not really alone
you're in the city, you're not really alone
come on and join the bones

All I want is to see you hungry
All I want is to see you starving
All I want is your weight next to me
All I want is you starving

I don't go out much at all
I stay in my bed
I talk to you nightly 
alone in my head
Track Name: Everyone But You
Everyone but you sits in the room
talks about school
fights through the gloom
whistling, drumming
knees in the candle
burnt down where your face sat
one time in April

Everyone but you
a book torn in two

tequila drips fingers
kiss lips you don't miss
I stare into the mirror and face my own fist
everyone but you
counted stars that night
but not me, I slept
dreamt you took another flight

Everyone but you
a book torn in two
Track Name: Asteroid
Haunted house inside my chest
you're better than, than all the rest
got your eyes set on stormy seas
lost your mind and your way back to me

it's a shame, it's a shame
you and i were just the same
it's a shame, it's a shame
you wake up so you can just walk away
you walk away

the asteroid was just a satellite
your hands in scorpio moonlight
got your eyes set on other shes
you never tried, you've got no claim to me

it's a shame, it's a shame
you and i were just the same
it's a shame, it's a shame
you wake up so you can just walk away
you walk away
you walk away
Track Name: Reina
Read your palm the only way i know
with fingertips, with my eyes closed
they're rivers running into lakes
moon rocks on the orbit's face

i had patience i buried my face
in quiet corners i stood in place
in a still life of some lost scene
in the ghost side of a sunbeam

what don't i already know?
i don't go anywhere you go

your eyes, awake, still in a dream
they don't tell me anything 
Track Name: Netsuke
See now, that wasn't so bad
it's always worse when you think about it
hold it in on the ride home
set your watch, eyes on the moon

someday when all the things you used to dream 
are lived out or buried underground
you won't remember how the fear felt
only what you didn't do
 
tell them what you need 
you can't please everybody all the time 
hold still for the day
go to school and watch the hours tick away

someday when all the things you used to dream 
are lived out or buried underground
and you remember the weight of the imaginary ties
guess they were right

dreaming in the bathtub of what came before
there's always something, something more
dreaming in the bathtub of what things are in store
one step to close the window and two steps out the door
Track Name: Horizon City
hey love, meet me tomorrow

three miles from mexico
and still so far to go
the lights behind us start to wane

hey love, take me to the water
that place where no one else will bother
hey love, take my name return it to my father

hey love, write this down
hey love, hear that sound
hey love, meet me tomorrow 

and now it's gone again
each night i'll tell you when
i heard the footsteps climb away
away away
Track Name: Bright Lights
Television flicker for every thought i have
i never dreamt i'd feel so dull
throwing stones out at the sea
in my dreams and memories
oh no, here we go

i used to have a lot friends
she said from the underneath the bed
i hope this summer never ends
wind it up and start again

when we were younger
we imagined we were part of something
i don't want any lovers 
can i move out gracefully away
or will i have to keep the stain

i used to have a lot friends
she said from the underneath the bed
i hope this summer never ends
wind it up and start again

bright lights make you hollow inside
Track Name: Happy
Close call,
caught that train tonight
once and for all, we're fine
just you sit tight

I'm happy

Out in the ether,
come up to meet her
we'll say it's a joke
but you'll never know

and that's what you get
for loving your regret

you give me nothing
you give me nothing

it's warm out now, the stakes have changed
But if you let me I'll still feel the same

oh, you give me nothing
I'm happy
Track Name: Kids
Think it over, you got nowhere else to sleep
Lay yourself down, don't worry about me
in the morning when light pushes in

Make it over, it's been such a long long time
Left the pine trees just to see if I could find
something more than the shapes we made
in the earth on those days
every summer, I wish I could still relate

But we were all just kids 
and kids exaggerate
kids exaggerate
Track Name: Water In The Valley
All the other eyes staring at the rock slide
pull me out and get some sleep tonight
on the mountain top there is still some air left
watch the lights rising from the other side

I can't write but i know you'll get the words
in long nights like this, it's in the firs
it's stars that don't light, it's not like what you heard
flood it out and comb the banks for her

where did you go that it's been so long?
so long
where did you go that it's been so far, 
far gone?

water in the valley