Greater Escapes

by Logan Archer

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CASSETTES AVAILABLE HERE: 4fctrl.bandcamp.com/album/4-008-greater-escapes

written/recorded in six days. instead of my usual method of trying to make music that sounds as clean as i can make it, i recorded these dirty little songs on a laptop microphone in short amounts of time, usually at 2 in the morning.

also, a personal note, tracks 9 and 10 are satirical in nature. i do not represent the ideas expressed in those tracks.

thanks for listening everyone.

"One of the first elements I noticed when listening to this album was the surprising amount of diversity in songwriting, production and instrumentation. Organs, little bits of percussion, guitars both electric and acoustic; all are featured on Greater Escapes. Even with the wide range of instruments on the album each track feels personal. Archer doesn’t add anything to the tracks that isn’t absolutely essential." - huddybolly.com

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released July 3, 2014

everything except album art: logan archer
album art: www.freeart.org/cellphone-photography/2nd-street-tunnel-2005/?v=s&i=1

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Track Name: Queen of Me
there's a woman in my closet and she's wearing heels
every time i try to ignore her she becomes more real

she is standing in a red blouse in between my shirts
i just try to work around her but that just makes it worse
yeah there's a woman in my closet trying on my jeans
i just want her to become her, she's the queen of me

she's the queen of me
Track Name: Warning
broken bottles under my feet
business can now proceed
get the money in the bag, save room for the cat
(don't let her out of there)
it's the desperate lining of the tortured plot
just another day on the job
line up the bodies, line up everyone

we're all goin down

one day i will see you there and i'll call out your name like a warning
Track Name: Safe (Riley's Song)
riley, don't touch me there
i still feel everything
on my sleeves, my heart's beating
me to death again and again

riley, i can't see straight
burning in the maker's flame
hold me close in your way
i want to be safe from everything

i want to be safe from everything
Track Name: Mercy
i am at the mercy of a god that i don't think is there
well who're you to hold that over me

i am at the mercy of a god that i think is cruel
well who're you to hold that over me
Track Name: Cutloose
what is life but without god
and what am i to you
if i can't talk to you right now
then who am i talking to
hurt myself just one more time
before you cut me loose
if i can't worship by myself
then who am i talking to
who am i talking to

what is life but without god
and what am i to do
if i can't talk to you right now
then who the hell are you
hurt yourself just one more time
before you tie the noose
if you can't make yourself feel high
then why should i cut you loose
why should i cut you loose
Track Name: Liar
why can't i see the liar in your eyes
why can't i leave you dead right where you lie
Track Name: Greater Escapes
i don’t ever want to feel again
i wanna stay dull, cheap, and fake
i want a short life expectancy
and a girl to fuck while my arm bleeds
i wanna live in disarray
i want a house that i can’t sleep in
cause bitch i’m never gonna sleep
until this life is stripped from me

i don’t ever want to love again
i wanna keep my hands to myself
i want a portrait of my family
so i can keep it somewhere where i won't see it
i wanna kill the pain i cause myself
and i wanna kill the regret afterwards
and i want a greater escape
so i can kill all that’s left of me
until i’m nothing
Track Name: Saint K
you are such a beautiful girl but you've got problems
racing on the edge of your skirt like a time bomb
one and two and three and four and you've got my heart

"be the woman he made you to be and i'll call you back"

you are such a beautiful girl but you've got problems
i saw pictures of your drugs and your dreams of stardom
one and two and three and four and you've got my heart

"be the woman he made you to be and i'll call you back"
Track Name: The Escapists' Plot
pour me another one
don’t try to take it slow
we’ve got a world of time
we’re all that we need

when we get out of here
we’ll be a fucking mess
you’ll find us on the streets
we’re all that we need

kill the sadness, break ourselves in
dull self-hatred, don’t you cave in
we are dedicated escapists
we are dedicated to nothing at all

daddy was never home
mommy was sniffing blow
now we are doing so
we’re all that we need

when we get out of hell
where will we rest our heads
no one but us understands that
we’re all that we need

kill the sadness, break ourselves in
dull self-hatred, don’t you cave in
we are dedicated escapists
we are dedicated to nothing at all
Track Name: Yalta
and so it goes, now it's all done
you know i still feel it, dear
all these ghost pains, all these half-brained woes
trying to tell me that

everything is uptight

you're a fake laugh underneath my sleeves
waiting silently
it's a curtain of uncertainty that
wraps your wrists and closes your mouth

everything is uptight
tell me that it's alright
drop the keys and turn out the light

when you leave me, when you break the chain
will i feel your pain
i can't see it, but i feel it
and i know it still lives

everything is uptight
tell me that i'm alright
nothing's ever right