Wet Coast

by Bulldog Skin

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about

After the icebergs melted, the coastal cities flooded, the governments collapsed and the bombs starting falling, I set out for the ancient forests of northern British Columbia.

I built a small cabin and lived lightly off what little food I could find, drinking rainwater collected in buckets.

With an old cassette recorder and some instruments I tried to make sense of my life, the recent past, where we went so wrong as a species...perhaps to provide a first-hand historical account for those to come. Or perhaps because it was just something to do.

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released 02 February 2015

Vocals, Guitar, Synth, Drums, Production: MZG

Melodica on "Vancouver" provided by Soren Little Brothers (Man meets Bear: manmeetsbear.bandcamp.com )

Mastered by Eric Brody (Beggards In A New Land: soundcloud.com/beggarsinanewland )

Special thanks to Eytan Tobin (eytantobin.bandcamp.com), Joseph Landau (josephlandau.bandcamp.com) and Will Hunter for being my reliable long-time listening committee, bandmates (at various times), and friends.

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Track Name: Caves (Intro)
Poked our heads out of the caves
To see what's left now in the morning
Silent springs and still waters
Dead sons and barren daughters
I watched our hopes wash
Ashore with rotten driftwood
We were senseless blind and stupid
Oh at last we've come to ruin

Slowly night falls, and its silence
Come down to weigh upon us
In quiet streets with burned out streetlights
Just your heartbeat matching the rhythm of mine
Track Name: Vancouver
Life in the city
It's a young man's game
To the forest I will go when I grow old

I can't make sense of all these people
All these people, oh
Understand me
Understanding's not my strength

The wind blew
Off the water
And I breathed it in
It was cold inside my chest

I thought of Vancouver
The shining snow upon your mountains
Oh my soul
Oh my soul yearns
Track Name: Wet Coast
I don't mind the rain
Or the fog
When living close to the water
The cold can't touch my bones
I'm warm
As long as I don't get lonely

On the wet coast
Where I built my home
On the wet coast
Where I will grow bearded and old

I will lose my hair
My strength
And be of use to no one
Like fungus in the hollow
Of a tree
Replaced by better machines now

On the wet coast
Where I built my home
On the wet coast
Where I will grow bearded and old

Years may pass unnoticed
As the river flows
I live only to keep living
And when my time is come
Lay my body down
Return me to the soil
Of the wet coast
Track Name: Back To The Trees
The animals that you love
Given the chance will tear you limb from limb
Every creeping thing in the dirt
Given the chance would gladly feast upon your skin
You say that's how the world works
The smaller fish is eaten by the bigger
You say that's how the world works
Oh, but this doesn't work, this doesn't work

Did they discover fire
To drive us back to the trees?
Did they discover fire
To drive us back to the trees?
Pass the word through the wire
To drive us back to the trees?
Did they discover fire
To drive us back to the trees?

The ones that we left behind
We call them savages, oh barbarians
In their houses and restaurants and streetcars
Oh barbarians
Wires grown into their chests
Pumping blood to computers
You say that's how the world works
Oh but this doesn't work, this doesn't work

Did they discover fire
To drive us back to the trees?
Did they discover fire
To drive us back to the trees?
Pass the word through the wire
To drive us back to the trees?
Did they discover fire
To drive us back to the trees?
Track Name: Ends Of The Earth בשביל גדוד 932
This is not about you
And it's not about me
And why should we matter?
At the end of the day
Someone's on the frontline
And who could be better?

Oh I know
Oh I watched
The bombs falling
Below the heights
And I thought

As surely as man is born unto troubles I will disintegrate
As the sparks fly upwards
Oh what a piece of work
What a piece of shit is man
Seeking only to incinerate
As the sparks fly upwards
If I could go back to the home we had together
I would crawl there from the ends of the Earth

I remember the grass
Yellow in the summer
Crushed underfoot
And I cried thinking
About those kids dressed like soldiers
Crushed underfoot

Oh I know
Oh I marched
Always beside them
With the bullets on my back

As surely as man is born unto troubles
The cities will return to dust
As the sparks fly upwards
Oh what a piece of work
What a piece of shit is man
Back into the dirt
As the sparks fly upwards
If I could go back to the home we had together
I would crawl there from the ends of the Earth

As surely as man is born unto troubles
I will disintegrate
As the sparks fly upwards
Oh what a piece of work
What a piece of shit is man
I will disintegrate
As the sparks fly upwards
If I could go back to the home we had together
I would crawl there from the ends of the Earth