Somebody, Somehow

by Sentient Moss

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credits

released March 24, 2017

Connor McArthur - GUITAR & VOCALS
Matt Balkovic - GUITAR & VOCALS
Joe Fadem - DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Nigel Whitley - BASS

Additional personnel:

Zach Henry - VOCALS on "Clarity"
Cody McCorry - BASS on "Unit Zero"

Recorded at The Hangar in Wall, NJ
Engineered by Kevin Grossman
Mixed by Kevin Grossman and Sentient Moss
Mastered by Tom Ruff at Asbury Media
Album Artwork by Shaina Donner
Album Layout & Design by Sarah Fadem and Laura Gesin
Logo by Ryan Weber

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Sentient Moss Wall Township, New Jersey

Sentient Moss is an alternative rock band from Wall, NJ. The quartet manages to skillfully blend jagged, odd-timed instrumental passages with catchy, anthemic choruses that come together to create a distinctive sound that refuses to commit to a singular genre. ... more

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Track Name: New And Used
it was the right thing to do
to not go chasing after you
I may have caught my breath
but in the long run, I would lose
Now summer comes
just in time to save me from
the lifeless abyss of a winter with no sun
I'm calling me out for being so down
and I'll i need now is a delicate sound
to take the reels from my head
and put them in the ground
The pain dissipates and all is well
I manage to escape from my own hell
I like the frames that make me
forget about myself
I hit a new low, but my friends saved me
was it confusion, or a lack of empathy?
The black widow can kill without feeling anything
I feel so used, but that's okay, cause it feels new
I'm calling me out for being so down
and all I need now is to leave somehow
and find my own peace of mind in the delicate sound
if a broken bone can grow back stronger, then it may be awhile until I find her staring back with eyes that match the oncoming warmth of the summer
Track Name: Clarity (ft. Zach Henry)
Lying awake with the window open
Fixated on the street below
Well, it helped a few souls
To get to where they were going
As it stayed put
And it grew old

Look around with the shades down
Looping my thoughts
Speak them out loud,
"Don't you wanna be somebody, some day?
Somebody, somehow."
Picture if we didn't need to sleep
To stay alive
I'd drive all night
That's not the case, you can't stay awake
I watch you doze off
On the passenger side

Start behind the starting line
But run like hell
When you hear that gun fire
Take my clothes off
'Cause they're weighing me down
If you're different, you need to take pride
It's sunny out, baby, it always is
Clouds are an illusion meant to keep you in
I'm glad to have gifted musicians as friends
Everyday, I strive to be like them

Look around with the shades down
Looping my thoughts
Speak them out loud,
"Don't you wanna be somebody, some day?
Somebody, somehow."
Picture if we didn't need to sleep
To stay alive
I'd drive all night
That's not the case, you can't stay awake
I watch you doze off
With a big smile

Clarity revealed itself to me
Clarity
Track Name: Unit Zero
Inside the system I start to redefine.
What it means to be upside down.
Every time I start to reply
You go offline
Can’t run and hide behind
Irrational fears
That describe the way that I feel inside Unit 01

And I waited for ten whole years
To sell that box with all my stuff
But maybe I’ll just stay
And keep on wasting away

Outside
Why would I want to go outside
These walls have never hurt me
What if I meet the Sun
Oh no
He’ll never go away
Will I ever sleep alone
It’s time that you went home

Now I’m tracking lines down the window
I want to run and catch water
Get out and dry myself off
To find that someone took my clothes
And left me in the clothes
It feels so much like that dream
Where I don’t wake up
Track Name: Nagisa
Turn right
This is where we looked at the sky
And watched the boats pass by
I never knew this sort of view could stay the same
I've been away from here for awhile
I'm tired
Let's head back home
I'm awake
But I don't think I will be for long
Settle down, fall asleep
It's important to me
That I dream
Of good things

I still remember what you said,
"Don't let all of those thoughts get the better of your head."
You would take over for a time
Every single thought you had
Was the opposite of mine

Time
Two different hands transpose
Orbit around alone
Before they end up close
A change of mind
With a particular song
That I could hear long after all the lights went off
Has it really been five whole years?
I'm here now
In my arms, if you want, you can shed all of your tears

I still remember what you said,
"Don't let all of those thoughts get the better of your head."
You would take over for a time
Every single thought you had
Was the opposite of mine
If we are one in the same
Why don't you ever come when I call your name?
I can't beat it, no
It's impossible
Let me let it go, God
Let me let it go

Nowadays
When I look at the sky
The whole picture is there
But the paint is not dry
I try to imagine
What life would be like
Had you kept your promise
Hadn't left us behind
If I were back on the path
Under those cherry trees
I would still call your name
Would you remember me?
And all of this
It was well worth the pain
Let's live it again
Instead, this time, stay

I can't let you go
Track Name: 1999 in Colombia
You were my guy
Now you can't even look me in the eye
Close, close your mind
Think what you will I think you're blind

So you said
Please, leave me be
I don't wanna know where you're coming from
So you said
Please, just let go
I don't care enough about you bro

Think about the times
Collaborations, sharing of our minds
I don't know 'bout you
I thought I did, but man who are you

So I said
Who the fuck are you
To tell me who I am, what I've been through
So I said
Who the fuck am I
I'm the one you can't look in the eye

But I'll stare you down
Track Name: Could It Be
Can you please keep quiet?
It's a little late now
Don't know how it started
Baying like a bloodhound
Save your voice, save your voice
easy come, hard to go
Walk away, walk away
Turn around and go home
Both worn out it seems
the yelling's taking a toll
Hit the lights
Friday night
Fuck a bed,
hit the floor

Could it be the broken glass,
making you act like that?
Making everybody feel so bad
Well, could it be the broken glass?

Letter by letter,
spelling out a bad word
What good will come of this?
Forgive and don't remember
for the sake of the rest of us
For the sake of...

Could it be the broken glass,
making you act like that?
Making everybody feel so bad
Well, could it be the broken glass?

Just relax, I've got you
Don't pay no mind
to the sound
Just relax, I've got to
Donate no mind
To the sound
Just relax...
Track Name: Rose Like A Ghost
Steam rose like a ghost
Into a cold summer night
A pair of eyes, pitch black
Stared back
Silently asking, "Why?"
And Hope's legs flailed but failed
To reach thick blanket woods every time
A pair of light, pitch white
Peaked over the horizon

I should've called someone with a gun
I should've called someone with a gun
I should've called someone
I should've called
I should've called someone with a gun
I should've called someone with a gun
I should've called someone
I should've called

Was there a chance it could have lived on?
Was there a chance it could have lived on?
Was there a chance it could have?
Was there a chance?
There was so much more I could have done
There was so much more I could have done
There was so much more I could
There was so much

Is it the norm to suffer before rest?
Can't imagine if I were staring at death
For that long
Scared stiff until the moment just before
It overcomes
We all do our best not to think about it
Guilt manifests in branded memories
That stay with me until I'm gone
Track Name: Next Stop
Take another dose
Comatose
So far away
From what was closest to me
You need to breathe
Keep breathing
Don't stop breathing
And lose all sense of being
What am I afraid of?
What am I even made of?
Shut down, turn around
And run out of here now
The lack of company
Makes it loud in my brain
I am going deaf
I'm slowly going insane
I'm slowly going insane

Been waiting for
The last train I'll take
'Cause when I get there
I'll want to stay and
Drink the days away
It'll be a big mistake
Maybe this time
It'll hurt me enough
To make me want to change

Age has revealed flaws
In things once thought to be
Flawless in nature
Unscathed monotony
Now the water is clouded with remorse
Slowly running down the drain
Bottomless, infinite
Pitch black, imminent

As I left her there
Sitting in her seat
I couldn't break her gaze from the windowpane
It was soaked with rain
That made its way onto her face
In our last exchange
I said,
"I swear, you'll be fine without me
as long as you're still breathing.
Keep breathing.
Don't ever stop breathing
and being you."