Atrophy EP

by The Nocturnal Broadcast

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released October 26, 2018

Connor LaCour - Guitar, Vocals
Drew Brunson - Guitar, Vocals
Annie Carlson - Bass, Vocals
Taylor Stoma - Drums, Vocals

Recorded at Dead Horse Studios
Mixed and Mastered by Mike Desmond

Album Art by Sarah Burke

Published with Lemon Night, LLC

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Track Name: Silicon God
I spent another night
passed out in the light of my
TV screen
I spent another day
trapped in the haze of that
light blue palm sheen staring back at me

It's been hours now, at least
Since I felt grounded on my feet
and I'm scrolling, hanging
In the vastness of sedation
We are sedated
We are sedated

I am dangling
I am dangling

Till me clean
Plant a sturdy crop
That feeds the
Bloated, scheming
Swamp of gossip teeth

Squeaking on the metal that grinds us away

I spent another year
plugging my ears
just to feed that hunger
that drooling mongrel
Scowls as I lay down
to rest away the day:
"Distraction's easy.
distraction's easy"

I am crumbling
I am crumbling

Squeaking on the metal that grinds us away

All hail! the great Silicon God
Track Name: Atrophy (or, A Reflection on Williamstown, WV's 2008 Sternwheel Festival and the Events Therein)
I drove back home in the dark
when all was said and done
I crystallized in time
my epitaph stuck on the tip of my tongue
I cursed a vulnerable heart
And I dug in deep a scar
Just to see if I bleed,
Could I wrest myself from the numb?

Encased in wilting weather
Of an evening wrought
With petal-picking hypotheticals
Over and through the bottles
And the funnel cake dust
I stood as you shook me like a cold

I know you lied to me
I know you lied to me
I still wake grinding my teeth

I stood alone as you watched me
atrophy
In the time between uncertainty
and my trembling teeth now
I'm picking at that scab
that I never let heal, in fact,
the impression dried like I was
wet cement on an autumn night
God damn
I'm wishing I hadn't just
let you twist me
into a predictable
panicky
paradigm

For all the spines in their sweaters
Like cattails caught in a flood
Floated by me whether or not
I could feel inside a
souring of my blood

I know you lied to me
I'm still unravelling
I still wake grinding my teeth

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All in time
I'll be alright
I've seen it in the sky
I've seen it in my mind
Track Name: Something I Forgot
Reclining in your Earl-Grey smile
You draw a breath in calm
And I'm sprawled throughout
The house meanwhile
Scouring every corner on a whim

Did I prepare for every
Lurking, whirring
Reason why I'd want to crawl out my skin?
If I did..
Will it cross my mind
To hold my shrouded sin?

Oh god was there something I forgot?
Oh god was there something I forgot?
Oh god would I know it if there was?

My circle shrunk until I could not
Bear to leave my room
Now the walls they glare a
Sycophantic symphony
That celebrates my doom

I lost track in a watercolored world
(Why do I live inside?)

Oh god was there something I forgot?
Oh god was there something I forgot?
Oh god would I know it if there was?

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