Transcontimental

by Permafrosh

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about

A collection of songs I wrote during high school and my freshman year of college.

Because of how long it took to get everything mixed, I had plenty of time to write notes about each of the songs, which you can read if you click on the individual bandcamp tracks. No real reason to do this, but they're informative, and probably decent bathroom reading material.

There's a bonus track if you download the album.

credits

released December 8, 2013

Guitar, Bass, Vox, Lyrics - Jake Spies
Drums, Goodness - Jonah Wolfson
Guest Vox on "Mr. Meerkat" - DJ Randy

Drum and Bass tracks recorded by Nick Sonuga at Sonik Sound Studios in London

Electric Guitar tracks recorded by Jeremy Sklarsky at Threshold Studios in NYC
Acoustic Guitar and Vocal tracks recorded by Mike Wuerth at Threshold Studios in NYC

Mixing by Nicholas Sonuga @ Sonik Sound
Mastering by Jack Braglia @ Vital Mastering

Special thanks to Mike Wuerth for advising me and being a chill dude.

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Permafrosh London, UK

Freshmonic, moronic, occasionally demonic. Permafrosh wants to lay its musical eggs in your ears.

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Track Name: Icebreakers
SOMETIMES I TALK WHEN I'M ALONE AND PEOPLE THINK I'M CRAZY
THERE'S NO ONE HERE BUT I CAN TELL FROM THE WAY THAT THEY SEE ME

SO WHY, WHY DO I SAY THESE PHRASES
IT'S LIKE I'M A PUPPET TO MY LAZINESS

IF THERE'S A SOUL THEN WHO IS SHE?
FAR MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN ME.
SOMETIMES I THINK THAT I SHOULD END IT.

I WISH MY FRIENDS WOULD UNDERSTAND THE REASONS WHY I DO THINGS
I TRY TO TELL THEM WHAT I MEAN BUT I'M NOT INTERESTING.

SO WHY DO I BEHAVE JUST AS THEY DO
MY HEAD SPINS LIKE A TOP AS WE CONSUME

THE BEST DRUG OUT THERE IS JUST LIFE
BUT NOW I CAN'T EVEN GET HIGH
I GOTTA END THIS SICK ADDICTION.

GET SOME HELP
FIND YOURSELF
Track Name: Hate You
IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME
THAT I'VE SPENT LOCKED INTO YOUR EYES
EFFORTS ARE FUTILE, TORTURED AND EXILED
I HAVE BECOME

WAY BEFORE
TOO MANY PEOPLE THAT YOU CALLED WHORES
BLATANT HYPOCRISY, NARCISSISTIC WANNABE
I KNOW

IT'S COMING FROM A TRUTH
BUT NOW I CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE IT
AND IT INSTIGATES WITH YOUTH
YET I'M TOO OLD NOW TO RECEIVE IT

I'M NOT BITTER OR UPSET TODAY
JUST HAPPY THAT MY LIFE REMAINS
STILL INTACT, UNBROKEN BY YOU

HERE'S ME
I'M JUST SO GLAD I HATE YOU

I NEVER LOOKED FOR REVENGE
THERE'S NOTHING I COULD TAKE THAT WOULD MAKE FOR THOSE AMENDS
AND EVERYTHING USED TO BE WORTHLESS
ESPECIALLY ME

PLEASE GO AWAY
IT'S ALL I EVER USED TO SAY
THE OPPOSITE ALSO WAS TRUE BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH I LIKED YOU
BACK THEN

YOU'RE TRYING TO BE NICE
AND IT'S MAKING ME FRUSTRATED
I'M THE ONE WHO'S FEELING SICK
BUT WE'RE BOTH SO MEDICATED

I'M NOT BITTER OR UPSET TODAY
JUST HAPPY THAT MY LIFE REMAINS
STILL INTACT, UNBROKEN BY YOU

HERE'S ME
I'M JUST SO GLAD I HATE YOU

I'M DONE
WHAT DO I SAY
WHEN YOU DON'T EVEN LIKE HIM AT ALL

I SPENT YEARS PRETENDING
GAMES WERE ENDING

MONKEY SEE, SO MONKEY DO
BRING ON INEBRIATION.
IT'S FUN TO SEE YOU LOSE CONTROL
AS I RELISH VINDICATION.

I'M NOT BITTER OR UPSET TODAY
JUST HAPPY THAT MY LIFE REMAINS
STILL INTACT UNBROKEN BY YOU

HERE'S ME
I'M JUST SO GLAD I HATE YOU
Track Name: Blister
TWEET LIKE A POET AND FUCK LIKE A MINOR
I'M NOTHING IF NOT ALWAYS GRIPPED BY DESIRE
THESE KIDS THEY ARE DIFFERENT, BUT ALL SEEM THE SAME
I WHORE MYSELF OUT SO THEY MIGHT LEARN MY NAME.

AND NOBODY NOTICES AND NOBODY CARES
YOU CAN'T HAVE A SOUL IF GOD FORGETS YOU'RE THERE

I'M DEAD ON THE INSIDE BUT THAT'S HARD TO SEE
WHEN PEOPLE THINK "LOSER" THEY LOOK RIGHT AT ME
I BEAT MYSELF UP I'M SO ANXIOUS TO FIGHT
GET BLACK AND BLUE BECAUSE LIFE'S BLACK AND WHITE.
Track Name: Love and Consequence
I'M SICK OF PRETTY ALCOHOLICS
I HATE THAT WORDS DON'T MAKE A PROMISE
ALL THE CHANCES TO LEARN A LESSON
AND IT'S ONLY MYSELF I QUESTION

WHEN YOU LAID YOUR HEAD DOWN NEXT TO SOMEONE ELSE
DID YOU THINK MAYBE TALKING MIGHT HAVE HELPED
IT'S TOO LATE; OLD ACTIONS SPEAK IN PRESENT TENSE
YOU'RE PLAYING THE GAME OF LOVE AND CONSEQUENCE.

SO WHAT AM I, YOUR LONGEST REBOUND?
I THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS MORE THAT WE FOUND
THE SAND GETS QUICKER AS TIME PASSES
TO BROKEN HEARTS AND EMPTY GLASSES

IT'S EASY TO OUTSOURCE CONTROL FROM YOUR LIFE
IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S JUST YOUR BOTTLES OR YOUR KNIFE
I NEED YOU BUT I'M REALLY ON THE FENCE
I'M PLAYING THE GAME OF LOVE AND CONSEQUENCE

YOU SAID NEVER AGAIN. YOU'RE RIGHT, "NEVER AGAIN".

WHEN YOU LAID YOUR HEAD DOWN NEXT TO SOMEONE ELSE
DID YOU THINK, BABY, TALKING MIGHT HAVE HELPED?
IT'S OVER, AND A NEW MATCH COMES HENCE (BUT WITHOUT YOU)
OF PLAYING THE GAME OF LOVE AND CONSEQUENCE
Track Name: I Never Asked To Be Anywhere
CALL IT QUITS
I NEVER STARTED
THE WAY I WANTED

AND I CAN'T WAIT
TILL I DECAY
AND I HEAR HIM SAY
"BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME"

EVERYTHING'S AGELESS AND THIS WORLD IS TASTELESS.
JEALOUS OF DYING, I LIVE AND KEEP BUYING.
IT'S A VANITY FAIR!
I'LL MEET YOU THERE!

ZILLIONS OF ATOMS FLY THROUGH SPACE
I LIKE THOSE ODDS BUT I GET THIS PLACE?!
OUR POPULATIONS DEHUMANIZED
OUR JUDGEMENT DAY UNRECOGNIZED.

IF I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THE GUN
I DON'T WANNA LIVE WITH ANYONE!
YOU SAY I'M UNGRATEFUL? LIKE FUCK I CARE…
I NEVER ASKED TO BE ANYWHERE.

NOTHING CHANGES
BUT THE LINES ON OUR FACES
TILL THEY REPLACE US.

AND I CAN'T LEAVE
THEY'RE LISTENING
NOW THEY'VE BEEN SEEN…
"NEW WORLD MCCARTHY".

EVERYTHING'S AGELESS BUT THIS WORLD IS SHAMELESS.
JEALOUS OF DYING I LIVE AND KEEP TRYING.
IT'S A VANITY FAIR!
AND NO ONE CARES!

THE TIDE IS LOW AND THE BEACH IS EXPOSED
THE LIARS HAVE TOLD US ALL WE KNOW
CONTENT WITHIN OUR SCRUTINY
THEY FEED UPON OUR JEALOUSY.

THIS IS ONE MACHINE THAT CAN'T BE FIXED
WE'RE ENGINEERS AND HYPOCRITES
I'D RATHER BE LOST WITHIN THE AIR
BECAUSE I NEVER ASKED TO BE ANYWHERE.
Track Name: Fox Without a Face
AND I'LL NEVER LET THEM GO
IDEAS I'VE HEARD BEFORE
ALL THE PAIN I'LL NEVER KNOW
WISE WORDS WASTED
OR NOT
ALTHOUGH THEY NEEDED SPEECH IT'S NOT THAT
THEY CARE
AND THEY DON'T WANT TO REACH.

SO WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND YOUR FEET
YOUR THOUGHTS DISTRACT YOU FROM THE BEAT
MOVE WITH HER BUT DON'T UNDO HER LACE

YOU MIGHT GET TO HOLD HER HAND
BUT YOU NEVER WILL UNDERSTAND
YOU'RE DANCING WITH A FOX WITHOUT A FACE.

SHE'S YOUR SEXY SPECIAL FRIEND
LIKE YOU'VE NOT MET BEFORE
JUST ONE NIGHT BUT NOT AGAIN
AND SHE'S GOT MONEY.
YOU WOULD
RAPE HER IN THE CROWD. AND IT'S NOT
CLEAR WHY
NO ONE MAKES A SOUND.

SO WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND YOUR FEET
YOUR THOUGHTS DISTRACT YOU FROM THE BEAT
MOVE WITH HER BUT DON'T UNDO HER LACE

YOU MIGHT GET TO HOLD HER HAND
BUT YOU NEVER WILL UNDERSTAND
YOU'RE DANCING WITH A FOX WITHOUT A FACE.

ELEGANCE. IGNORANCE.
Track Name: No Excuse
SAY MY NAME AND THEN YOU CAN GO
YOU WEREN'T MINE BUT HOW WAS I TO KNOW?
FOREIGN PLACES I'M NATIVE TO
YOURS WAS THE HAND THAT HELPED ME FEEL BLUE

I'M ASHAMED AND INSULTED AT WHAT I'VE BECOME
I LANGUISH IN HEARTACHE WHEN REASON'S NOT FUN.
BUT YOU SIT THERE JUST TRYING TO FRACTURE MY DREAMS
AND I'M GONNA KEEP GOING IF YOU'VE NO EXCUSE FOR ME.

CURSE ME OUT, YOU'RE WASTING YOUR BREATH
I AM THE DEMON THAT SAVED YOU FROM DEATH.
AND IT'S FINE THAT THERE'S NO THANKS I HEAR
I'LL JUST STAY ALONE AS HIS BEDROOM YOU NEAR.

THERE'S A REASON YOU PREP SO MUCH JUST FOR ONE LINE
EACH TINY SPEED BUMP'S A ROAD TO LOST TIME
YOU'RE A JOKE AND A JUNKIE I KNOW YOU CAN SEE
BUT YOU DON'T CARE AT ALL AND YOU'VE GOT NO EXCUSE FOR ME.
Track Name: Bloodstain On My Polo
THERE'S A BLOODSTAIN ON MY POLO
FROM THE DRIP THAT BROKE THE DAM
THERE'S A FACE I'VE NEVER SEEN
ON THE FLOOR

THERE'S A CHURCH UNDER THE STAIRCASE
FOR ONE LAST SPECIAL SAVING GRACE
AND EVERYTHING IS CHANGING
FOR SURE

AN ANGEL'S BEEN APPLAUDING
SINCE I SENT THE DAJJAL TOPPLING
PAST THE DRUNKEN MIRRORS
INTO THE DIRT

NO ONE CAME TO HELP HIM
AND THIS HERALDED THE END
EVERYBODY STARING AT THE STAIN
UPON MY SHIRT

THERE'S A COSTUME IN MY CLOSET
STALE, COLLECTING COBWEBS
I HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN IT
IN YEARS

SINCE IT'S BEEN A WHILE
IT'S COMPLETELY OUT OF STYLE
SO I'LL JUST REPLACE MY SMILES
WITH SNEERS

ONCE IMAGINATION
UPGRADE TO PREMEDITATION
AND COMMENCE YOUR OPERATION
TO STRIKE THE BLOW

SEE HIM IN THE CLUSTER
LET HIM SEE YOU SO HE WONDERS
WHY TOWARDS HIM YOUR FIST THUNDERS
IN HIS CLOTHES

THERE'S A BLOODSTAIN ON MY POLO
THERE'S A RUMBLE IN THE CROWD
THERE'S A DYNASTY THAT'S DYING
AND IT'S LOUD

THERE'S A STORM AND IT'S APPROACHING
THERE'S POTENTIAL FOR A MESS
THERE'S AN ANGRY AND IRONIC
WAY TO DRESS

SO POP YOUR COLLAR
AND WATCH THE HEM
CUZ IT'S JUST LIKE THEM.
Track Name: In My Head
TEARS ON YOUR CHEEKS
AS MY MONSTER'S RELEASED
YOU COULD SEE MY THIN SCARS
BUT YOU DIDN'T REMARK

NOW I CAN'T EVEN SCREAM
CUZ I'M CAUGHT IN BETWEEN
MY OWN HEAVEN AND HELL
AS THE FEAR STARTS TO SWELL

I'M ALWAYS ALONE
EVEN IN MY OWN HEAD I'M ALONE

I'M LOWER THAN DIRT
CUZ IT'S YOU THAT I HURT
TRY TO TURN TO MY FRIENDS
BUT I LOST THEM AGAIN

MY MOOD BLURS AND SWAYS
AS MY SANITY FADES
WANT TO TELL YOU I'M WRONG
BUT YOU'RE ALREADY GONE

I'M ALWAYS ALONE
EVEN IN MY OWN HEAD I'M ALONE

THE DAMAGE IS DONE
AND MY EGO HAS WON
GOT MY RIBBON IN BLUE
"FIRST IN: TORTURING YOU"

BUT THE TEARS ON YOUR FACE
HAVE NOW BEEN REPLACED
AND I'VE FOUND MY NEW HOME
ON MY PODIUM, ALONE
Track Name: She
I SEE HIM THERE
IT HURTS MY HEAD
AND I KNEW WHAT WAS
BEFORE IT WAS SAID

AND YOU STOLE MY EYES
SO I BROKE MY HEART
BUT THE FEELING GROWS
AS WE GROW APART.

WE WERE MIXING WORDS
WHILE YOU MIXED WITH HIM
NOW THE SILENCE HURTS
CUZ I UNDERSTAND.

AND THE PICTURES PLAY
STUCK ON LOOP FOR ME
WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES
ALL THAT'S THERE IS SHE.
Track Name: Alvanley
YOUR UNMADE BED
THE LIES WE SAID
MEMORIES FROM LAST WEEK
IN MY ACHING HEAD

THE BARRIERS WE BROKE
THE LAST TIME WE SPOKE
I THOUGHT I WAS DREAMING
JUST BEFORE YOU WOKE

NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY MIND
AS WE END THIS YEAR
I'M GONNA KEEP YOUR FACES CLOSE
AS THE END BEGINS TO NEAR

THE SHIFTING SHAPES AND MURMURS FADE
ECSTATIC AND SAD
THAT'S WHY I KEEP THIS JOURNAL FOR
THOSE FRIENDS THAT I ONCE HAD

WE KNEW IT COULDN'T BE FOREVER
WE WERE JACKASSES BUT CLEVER
AND ALTHOUGH WE DIDN'T WANT TO
OUR BONDS WE HAD TO SEVER

AND IT'S NOT THAT THEY FORGOT ME
THEY JUST REALIZE IT'S NOT ME
SO THEY KEEP UP THEIR FOCUS
AS THEY CARRY ON WITHOUT ME

NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY MIND
AS WE END THIS YEAR
I'M GONNA KEEP YOUR FACES CLOSE
AS THE END BEGINS TO NEAR

THE SHIFTING SHAPES AND MURMURS FADE
ECSTATIC AND SAD
THAT'S WHY I KEEP THIS JOURNAL FOR
THOSE FRIENDS THAT I ONCE HAD

WORDS AREN'T ENOUGH BUT GOODBYES ARE TOO MUCH
Track Name: Mr. Meerkat
MR MEERKAT
WHY ARE YOU SO EVIL?
BUT I SEE YOUR BLOOD RUNS RED.

DID THAT BIRD OF PREY
STEAL SOMETHING OTHER
THAN SOME SKIN FROM YOUR HEAD?

I SEE YOU CRYING

YOU'RE SO DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHERS
BUT WOULD YOU BE THE SAME?

ARE YOU MISJUDGED?
WHAT'S YOUR MOTIVE?
MAYBE YOU'RE JUST STRANGE.

MR MEERKAT
SHOULD I HAVE FAITH IN YOU
AND DO YOU HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF?

IT'S PARTY-TIME!
IT'S PARTY-TIME!
DO THE MEERKAT! THE MEERKAT!