We're So Far From The Sea, But You Look Like You've Drowned

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walked through cityscapes like silhouettes in the very dead of night
woke with twisted necks from staring at each other all the time
but you're not naive, you know all good things come to an end.

stop forging the anchor, and cast it off now you're ready
from too many years holding a sinking ship steady
you've woken some demons up, but you'll keep them all in check, you swear you will.
but they'll keep clawing at yr soul 'til they break you
and the longer you hold out, the harder it makes this
it's time to face it head on & say what you should've said so long ago.

keep saving yr graces, i'll keep taking my chances

i'm avoiding yr eyes, we're making poor conversation
for all the calls that you make you can't bear to talk basics
well this is our last call, and i'm afraid to say this is all we ever are.
if you stay solid as a rock, i'll come crashing
break my bows over births and spill my sails across yr shore
leave my body to be gorged on by seagulls. it's all that i'm worth.

keep saving yr graces, i'll keep taking my chances

drifting apart i'm still dreaming you miss me
don't be disheartened you're not who you could be


from New Homes / New Hopes EP, released August 15, 2012



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Amateur Historians Belfast, UK

Three people, zero superpowers.

We are Chris Curry, Luke Casey, and Gerard McCorry and we write stupidly heart on sleeve emo songs shrouded in indie-pop chord progressions.

Amateur Historians started in early 2011 & despite spending most of the year and a half we've been together on different land masses, we've managed to remain a band that exist, yes.
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