Tyranny Garden (remastered / re​-​issue)

by Ubasute

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Remastered at Dead Air Studios by Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere, Bucket Full of Teeth), limited to 300 copies, all on clear vinyl. Due out mid June

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released 01 June 2014

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Ubasute Montclair, New Jersey

Ubasute: "refers to the custom allegedly performed in Japan, whereby an infirm or elderly relative was carried to a mountain, or some other remote, desolate place, and left there to die, either by dehydration, starvation, or exposure"

Alex Caprio - vocals, lyrics
Jeremy Suria - guitar
Mike Marciano - bass
Drew McQuade - drums
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Track Name: Indian Giver
You have me frequently checking the front desk to see if your letter came through
“Sorry mister, maybe tomorrow?”
All that energy spent pacing up and down the hall, checking my watch, wondering why I let you have such a stranglehold on me
We can dine in that banquet together, make fake smiles at our guests
Thanking your host for being a part of this
We toast to his rise, we pray for his fall
We get born into this role, life created without consent
And I don’t know who he is but I still have that rush of anger at the site of his name
That bastard son that came to be the man I am today harbors all that resentment
My mother raised me on disappointment
My father raised me to reject affection
I can lie here, open myself and be ignored for I am no special, just a child grown into this, a man of burden
Track Name: Snow Bride
I never meant to threaten you with heaven
In the cold you could cling onto me and split a flask, muttering about the weather
In the heat I could come home to you on the couch with your feet on the head rest in front of a fan
Fainting there, looking at me with desperate eyes, thinking I could help
It’s a fantasy I don’t mind coming home to
I’ve seen Aries rise, give birth to fruit deadly to eat
Then I became part of something that I feared, left to die here
I know parents don’t want to hear that their creation is better off in death
But with great pain, comes great creativity
It’s a fantasy, no more and no less
It’s a book that’s left open on the nightstand
It’s a lesson that’s been learned when all the students have cleared the room
You look at that man you share a bed with and you cry yourself to sleep
We’ve made the chef taste his own meals, he needs to know what he’s been serving to his guests
Track Name: Divorce Catalyst
You have to face it, you fucked up and now you have the rest of your life to carry the debt you created
And thank you for the shot at freedom
And bless you for the chance at redemption
No need to conduct a eulogy for me, I’m a shit human being and deserve to be buried alive in memories of dirt and snow
You don’t get to have that love you read about
You’ll never earn that love you dreamt about
There is a desert for you, built from the blueprints of a retched soul
You can claim that as your heart and soul
She was willing to uproot, replant anywhere
All you had to do was provide the soil
But men like me can only provide an uncertain plot
Track Name: Feast / Famine
As I’m left to fend for myself and guard myself against the wolves, I’ll still beg at your feet for the crumbs to survive
Make me feel worthless, make me feel alive
Show me that no one loves me like you do
I’m just another enjoying the pain and getting off on the suffering
And I don’t think that he deserves the love that you give him
Maybe you’ll look him in the eye and tell him that you love him when you fuck him tonight?
But who am I to question anyone’s motives for survival?
Maybe you’ll look him in the eye and tell him that you love him when you fuck him tonight?
Make me feel worthless, make me feel alive
Show me that no one loves me like you do
Track Name: The Acquired Taste of a Lion Tamer
Save me the salesman pitch, some country habits die hard
But I’ll sleep easier with the doors locked
In all those photos I can see your wedding ring
I wanted to appeal to your intellect, find out if you can fuck as well as you claim
I’d soon welcome you back into my life
I’ve been the guilty pleasure
I’ve been the secret shame
But never the proudest moment
If you’re his goal, you’re his endless runner
In my version of events I make myself out to be the bigger bad guy
Because I’m a monster and I’m a god damn coward
I remember nothing and that man paid to keep the records had split his earnings and ran
Nothing left but for us to sort out the mess that she left behind
Track Name: Iceberg
You should let the dead man sleep and come home to whatever fantasies he wants to
It’s those nights that have a way of creeping up, causing you to sneak out of your window in a panic
You’ve got that stack of books and I’ve got this need to skip town
We can coast on charm and good luck
I never had it so I’m due for it now
It’s some sort of dream where you’re chased and you wake up in some foreign place
Oh my darling, my little slice of life
We’ll never be anything more than slaves to the trade
Track Name: They Secede
Our grand plans were just a way for us to pass time
You have a transition period and I was your driver
I picked you up and I dropped you off a few years ahead of schedule
And there was no Will to stop me
The most dangerous thing you can give a man is hope
And thanks for all the hope you gave me
Now I’m just as paranoid and desperate for love as I was before you ever took a bite
You think this road leads anywhere?
I thought our signs told us to go this way?
You came out of that fog with a bouquet, it was just for me
It was just for me
We grabbed and scratched at the wishes for some sort of escape, one last big score
Flee north and make this your new home
Now it’s on fire and it snows for much longer where I come from
To the victor go the spoils, I’ll play the role of the revisionist
But I wouldn’t call this anything more than a poor man’s draw
Flee north, make this your new home
Thanks for all the hope, Rachel…
Flee north and make this your new home
Flee north and make this your new home
Flee north and make this your new home
Flee north and make this your new home