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This City is Sinking

by the vast

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Anamnesis 04:26
Born from the ash of a body that’s past And the faces are surrounding they’re so familiar It’s either my sixth or my last I won’t waste it I’ve felt like this before Since the day that we packed up that room You could say that we’ve all shared a gloom Between the moments of doubt I'd try to comfort myself Or at least convince my brain It wouldn’t come without some pain The absent voice of spite Tries to take another bite Missing pieces of the frame Claiming it won’t be the same But I still tried to understand the path that you chose to take And when this died the first time I couldn’t take the weight of it crushing me I couldn’t take the weight of knowing we might never walk through this door together again as we walked away to decay on our own
Seismic 04:50
A blank space in my mind From which to draw inspiration creations compilations and collaborations And sometimes it’s as stiff as a wall But that’s fine cause when it’s full I don’t always feel the need to be in control Waves are formed of the ground Between the earth and the sky A ripple of dancing air can be felt A little too close to the heart for some While for others it’s just another knife to the pump And not just on the surface of everything that you see But hidden in a part that’s the hardest to reach some things only grow apart Without ever bidding adieu They only grow apart No longer joined they are now unfettered Time and time again The path of solitude aches in a different way I’ll stray from that type of pride every chance that I get Choosing peace to a degree but when it comes I will make dents
He’s either brave or a fool Or some would say a machine Face green filled with envy Day dream change themes quickly Before they know that it’s empty Before they know how to see the weight of words you speak Now draw your tongue and try your best to cut deep Or if you dare to cast a stone from the place that you hide And when it breaks we will swallow the shards as sharp as a knife Cold as the steel left to rust into decay from another rain I have been trying to say I’m sorry But there’s nothing I could say And there’s nothing I could do that would bring you any kind of peace of mind With time I know you’ll learn to heal these wounds on your own With the heart on my sleeve I could strive everyday just to make you believe That when my time here comes down to the end You’ll look back and know you had a friend Some one who had your back when it was needed And always stood by your side when you were defeated
Calm Before 03:43
I couldn’t stand in the way of what you want but what you’ve got is a bridge that I would burn before I’d dare to cross and it always seems that the way through it was rejected parts that moved connected leaving less than we’d expect of them an overcast consuming buildings collecting a sense of the calm that comes before the sky is worn here shaking with the breeze reaching for grey but ending incomplete soaked into the ground under my feet mortar stained black from the dirt beneath bled from flesh bones and teeth to transform the strong into the weak the darkness in this city has stolen my heart more than once before
The Device 08:43
aligned top and right view block letter format revised 32 draft after draft will be replaced endlessly tweaking mistakes scrolling through a more detailed view of plans that show how it was made connected to everything except for the world around you at times it seemed to control you as the time it takes is what you lose glow of the screen has pulled you through the glass from which you view it’s pulled you in from the distance I had the best of intentions your face left blank of expression and there’s no way I can fix this it was designed in a way to be replaced and not maintained and every time you’d even pay to give the spy a new upgrade when precisely rendered your attention will be captured with a fraction of the effort until this world is consumed and completely wrecked from within we’ll descend toward our doom once everyone that you’ve ever known has ceased to move and the shell of what you once were forever haunts this tomb but I still remember a time when we could look into each other’s eyes anytime that we needed to speak between our species will never survive if we can’t learn the value of a life without the cost of these types of chains


released February 28, 2022

All songs by The Vast.

Produced and mixed by Ryan Wasoba @ Bird Cloud Recording
Mastered by Carl Saff


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the vast St. Louis, Missouri

casey bourisaw

aj hofstetter
/guitar + vocals

casey oliver

alan baumann

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