BONUS: "Violently" - Live at Walter's

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"Violently" will appear on SQUARE AND COMPASS' second full length LP. Details forthcoming.


The tide is rising now.
Our toes are sinking in the mud,
and I somehow forgot how water
composes two-thirds of the earth—
that we’ve been landlocked and prosaic
since the bay of our birth.

Pity on you and me. My love,
why are we toiling on through time
despite pre-written history?

If only we could float
among the clouds or ‘cross the waves
and pretend our mortal anchors won’t sink all
that we want to do, to be or know.
But even ancient stones are crumbling,
so how can we hope to hope?

Pity on you and me. My love,
how can I be a better man
when I’m already history?
O, I’d give anything, anything, anything to master
the mystic whir of destiny.
But I’m afraid I’m only the
quintessence of dust.

Kiss me violently,
if only for a moment to forget…

We live and we die in layers of dirt.
We live and we die in absence of mirth.
We live and we die with scruples unkept.
We live and we die; no time to reflect.
We live and we die.


from How to Escape, released November 1, 2012



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"This is a newer band made up of OG punk/hardcore kids from Texas. They put on a super energetic and interactive live show, thanks to their insane singer. Really fun to watch, and a great homage to the punk/DIY scene from ten years ago. They’re just getting started and already doing a bunch of rad stuff." - Sarah Saturday (Warped Tour Booking Agent) ... more

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