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released October 14, 2016

Alex Hayman - Bass, Vocals
Billy Seed - Guitars, Vocals
Weezey Jaye - Drums, Vocals

All songs written by Exploder Than You

'Released under Rabbit Ear Records, England. 2016'

Produced, mixed and recorded by Forbes Coleman at AudioBeach Studios, Brighton and Hove
Mastered by Forbes Coleman

Photography and artwork by Sam Cordell and Annie Hynard
Illustration by Yannis Nicolaou

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Track Name: Castle House
I'm spaced out
I know you never counted on someone like me
I haven't slept all night
I'm freaking out
You said you'd only come over to watch TV
You fell asleep on my chest so I couldn't take you home

I'm spaced out
I thought all that you wanted was a cup of tea
This never felt quite right
I'm freaking out
One minute you were talking, then you fell asleep
You fell asleep in my clothes, I won't ask for them back

You are only human
We've got lots to hide
Feels like it could be morning
I've stayed up all night

I'll take you home tomorrow

I'm spaced out
I know you never counted on someone like me
I haven't slept all night
I'm freaking out
You said you'd only come over to watch TV

I know you never asked, but I guess you can stay over
I know that we have no future
But maybe just tonight is all that we need
I'm scared so I'll tell myself
You are the best thing for me
So close the curtains and shut the door
Let's block out the world and stay up all night
You'll be gone in the morning
I never want to see the sun's blinding light

You fell asleep on my chest
You fell asleep in my clothes
You fell asleep in my bed, but I've been up all night

You are only human
We've got lots to hide
Feels like it could be morning
I've stayed up all night

We're still strangers and this could be dangerous
Good vibes and landmines and look at the time
Six months in the last six minutes
I just wish this was groundhog night
Track Name: Salsa Shark
I want to twist the knife
I'll never be able
Kill your friends to make it right
Strangle them with a cable

Take all these pills
And pay your bills
Get out of bed
They think you're dead
Just prove them wrong

Change out of your clothes
Everyone knows
You've been wearing them for days
Where have you been

I swear I'll never know
How to get things done
I swear I never knew
How to make things good
I swear I'll never know
How to chase the sun
I swear I never knew
I never understood

Shapeshift
I want to be your fortress
Let me in
Take this
It's dangerous to go alone

What if I did what I never did

We've got a lot of time to kill
The gaps between fingers feel
Just like home
Track Name: Sesame Cake
You look so thin
And I can see your bones
You make me feel like a monster in a puppet show
You pull my strings
And I don't want to know
I can give you whatever I've got
But that's much I know

But I'm done

Happy new year I wish you weren't here
I don't want to spend another minute
Hiding and fighting and biding my time
Until I know I'm gonna reach my limit
You're just another resolution
I failed to keep
When you push and you push
To the top of the hill
I hope the way down isn't too steep

(Look me in the eyes when you say fuck you, fuck you)
Cover the clocks
Just take this bullet gracefully
It's easier to forget
This altitude is making me sick
And I'm running out of patience

You should learn to
Hold your tongue

You look so thin
And I can see your bones
You pull my strings
And I don't want to know
Track Name: Rum & Choke
We're bouncing through the light
Keeping balloons off the ground
Kicking footballs through crumpled sweaters
with a plastic bag as a parachute
and we still watch cartoons, all the shadows are lava, so tread carefully

I've got a box to put our favourite past times in
But I haven't touched it in years
I've kept it safe in case you come around again
Just like it was before
I'm not waiting for a punchline I'm just looking for some closure

You changed
Act your age
Looks like our friendship is sinking
Good things
Come to an end
Never asked me what i’m drinking
We're saved
In the back page
Crumpled paper’s not for inking
You've lost
What made you my friend
This is not my home

And at the final moment where it’s apparent that your old friends don’t matter
I hope you take solace in surrounding yourself with people who can’t hold a candle to us
You’ll burn out before you’re ready and your transparency will show, where the fuck have you been?

Stumble through bills and bars and I don’t know where we stand
Drawing on past nostalgia I’ve got no pen to hand
One day we'll laugh about it that's what I stay for
My cards are on the table talk less and say more

You changed
Act your age
Looks like our friendship is sinking
Good things
Come to an end
Never asked me what i’m drinking
We're saved
In the back page
Crumpled paper’s not for inking
You've lost
What made you my friend
This is not my home
Track Name: End Scene
Exploring the city
At 2am
You know I can't sleep
As I walk on by open windows
I can still hear the radio playing songs from my teens
I've got my phone in hand but I've no one to call anyway
So I just keep on walking
Yeah I'm gonna keep on walking

Feels like I'm floating in a boat that has no oars
I'm pushing with my hands against the rocks that slow me down
I could be a pedestal that elevates the beautiful
This place could be my jungle or this place could eat me whole
The walls are cold and the air is thick, I don't know what to make of it
But after all the bars are closed, you still got a roof and a bed

If the ship goes down
Then I'm going too
And if we crash the car
It's just our adieu
The water is rising
Do you have the guts
The engine's on fire
The breaks have been cut

The sounds of this room are all wrong, it's caving in at the seams
The carpet died and there's water up the sides
But it won't dampen next door's screams

If the ship goes down
Then I'm going too
And if we crash the car
It's just our adieu
The water is rising
Do you have the guts
The engine's on fire
The breaks have been cut

She said 'oh my god I miss you
But I can't do this anymore
She's still on your mind and I know
That she's the one you always adored
I'm sick to death of ulterior motives
Be honest with me, be honest with yourself
Your interest is fading, depleting
You can't just put us on the shelf'

Now the llama's dead
Now the llama's dead
And I've still got that jumper from 2014

I'm sorry I didn't roll out the red carpet
For your arrival my dear
I've just been caught up in my own mind
And you've just been spiteful all year