Grand Kids EP

by Brocken Spectre

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you are iron in the wind & leaves in the sunlight.

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released June 11, 2013

Brocken Spectre is
Colin Ablitt - vocals, guitar
Collin Campbell - drums
Andrew Cleasby - bass, vocals
Nic Campbell - guitar, synth, vocals

Produced by Dave Dombrowski at Painted Frog
Additional production by Brocken Spectre
Mastered by Alex Willey

All songs written and performed by Brocken Spectre
Cover art and design by Colin Ablitt

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Track Name: Frost
Stutter start
dragon skin
washed in blood
battles win

mortar scrape
by painful brick
a beautiful mess
like stained glass kicked

You hold my heart
in leather hands
Peeled scales
At word's command

The frost erased
I finally cry
lifted chin
and clothed in white

Oh, I can hardly make out the sound
But I hear you whispering from beneath this thawing ground

The frost is released
Track Name: Marionette King
Marionette
Take what you can get
What you get is tangles, tangles, tangles.
Sleeping in fits, feeling counterfeit
Plagued with so many questions, questions, questions.

Is God dead or on some sailing ship?
Why can’t I see or hear him,
when I swear I’ve met him before?
Benzodiazepine
I thought he'd never come for me
Now he's standing at the door

I've got the strings, look at how they swing
The world was made in six days, guess what I'll make
Look at all these lands, I'm king by my own hand
Inexplicably barren, the strings now, they're tangling

It seems the seams have given up their hold
and now my needle has failed me, failed me, failed me
Old garish crown, throw it all away
somewhere between myself and the curtain
Track Name: Steam Hands
Oh, imagine how brave I'd be if I knew I was safe, but you're winking at my bruises.
Oh, my bohemian aspirations! I'll paint my own face amongst the apostles.

Say that you'll shelter me, even if I don't want your help.
I'll do it all on my own, even with my toothless self.


Call down the fire of the gods
Burn up my veneer
Tear down my veil
Lay bare all of my flaws
Don't let me
Be too afraid to fail


I was born as I slept among constellations
Turned all their lights into knots as I danced
I was the Titan, and no one can hold me
No spirit shackles, no clasp for my hands

Say that you'll shelter me, even if I don't want your help.
I'll do it all on my own, even with my toothless self.


These steam hands have no substance
Track Name: Anteros & I
Why did I go left instead of right?
I never even saw the flashing lights
Always there, sleepyhead
Twisted knot of hungry dread

A metal grate to filter through
And the poison I’ve been giving you
Feeding you


My words should have been delicate,
but instead they left you shattered
I escaped to dreams that scraped at their seams, and found quiet in the clatter
I got lost on streets I knew
I would have found my way home if I had listened to you

A thousand strides or more to keep myself away
Wasted weekends with wallowing weary days
But there were also scenes familiar
Family filled with warmth of embers

What I held was not the truth
I’m gonna find my way home, oh lights carry me through
Track Name: The Fourth Wall
They have rigged every mirror
You are not what you see.
Shards in your chest
Heavy stone, tiny seed.

There’s a song we remember, but we’ve never heard.
Captured light in my rib cage, never been more sure.

Splinters in splintered heart
Somehow I, I remember.
Nothing's complete
Jigsaw piece in all endeavors



The old ways of the world tremble in my being.
All of the trees are breaking the fourth wall.
Track Name: Corlioghost
Meet me down in the watershed
Face down with the cornerstone
Where we all have bled
Oh we all have bled


I've been fascinating on you
For some time now
Cause you're screaming from the back of my head
And i can't shut you out anymore


Lion, come and catch me
Dance upon the peak, tear with your teeth
Lion, come and get me
Dance upon the peak, tear with your teeth


Meet me down in the watershed
Face down with the cornerstone
Where we all have bled
Where we all have bled