DEGRESSIVE

by DARK SMITH

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"Dark Smith masterfully pounds and grinds out bleak sonic textures with intense precision."
-NPR

"Goth-tinged post-punk with buzzing angular guitars, gloomy vocals and hypnotic song hooks."
-KEXP

"Swirling with hints of shoegaze, post-punk and dissatisfaction with the status quo."
-The Seattle Times

"A post-apocalyptic soundtrack for misfits, an anthem for the apathetic."
-Spill Magazine

"In short: it’s fucking huge.”
-Afropunk

Produced by Caravan Recordings
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Andrew Grosse
in Portland, OR

Vocals, Synth, + Lyrics: Danny Denial
Guitar, Vocals, Lyrics + Music: Ashe Tempest
Bass, Vocals + Music: Lia Lovecraft
Drums + Music: Nozomi Momo

Album Sleeve Cover Model: Nozomi Momo (25years ago)

DEGRESSIVE available on cassette on Youth Riot Records: youthriotrecords.com/shop/degressive-dark-smith

All Music by DARK SMITH
© 2019

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released May 24, 2019

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Track Name: Waiting
Drop me out of the sky and let me swim into the future
If there's one at all I'd rather not
Drag me up into the stars and let me pick another planet
Name it Oblivion, Oblivion

The world is ending and I feel nothing
I feel nothing
But consumed by the atmosphere

Pray for me as I burn and christen me so I'm the Mother
It's all I want to kill the Son
Bound my body to this ship and dare to leave me at the altar
I'll keep my vow I'm ready now

The world is ending and I feel nothing
I feel nothing
But consumed by the atmosphere

I'm consumed by the atmosphere
My greatest fear
It's swallowing me alive
(And I can't breathe)

The world is ending and I feel nothing
I feel nothing
But consumed by the atmosphere

The world is ending and I feel nothing
I feel nothing
But consumed by my greatest fear

The world is ending and I'm so happy
I'm so happy I'm so happy

The world is ending and I'm still in it
I'm still pitted
Calvinistic
Pessimistic
Pacifistic
Self-destruct it
Track Name: Ghost Me
Goodbye moon I'll see you soon
When Venice sinks and hell's in bloom
What do you feel you men of steel
When nothing hurts and nothing's real

You can't ghost me I'm already gone

Hello fire my indelible sire
You gave me life, exposed the liars
But bound by rage, a flame in a cage
And there's no one listening in your old age

You can't ghost me I'm already gone

And I know this love of ours will be the death of you
It'll beat and ravage you and pick at your bones
But there's nothing I can say and nothing I can do
I know it's the best for you to burn all alone

Walk home on your own
Track Name: Sadfluid
You say I'm sad I say you're boring
So sick to death of the same old story
You say I'm sad I say you're corny
You play with guns I play with Barbies

You got the fear got the fear got the fear of a female planet
You got the fear got the fear got the fear of a female planet
I see the tears see the tears see the tears on your leather jacket
Yeah fuck your fear fuck your fear fuck your fear of a female planet

Sadfluid....
Sadfluid....
Sadfluid....

You say I'm gay I say you're boring
You hate yourself because you're horny
You're so confused because you adore me
Don't kill yourself it's hunky dory

You got the fear got the fear got the fear of a female planet
You got the fear got the fear got the fear of a female planet
I see the tears see the tears see the tears on your lame-ass jacket
Yeah fuck your fear fuck your fear fuck your fear
Cause it's not your planet

Sadfluid....
Sadfluid....
Sadfluid....
Track Name: Seamstress
Seamstress glows like the moon when she smiles
No one Can lie to the twinkling stars in her eyes, but they try and turn the tides oh how they try

She turns to me and says Don't go Don't stay
I know... I’m far away Maybe you’re right
Maybe I'm not
Maybe you’re right
Maybe I'm not

Seamstress sew with your lamp turned down low
Make pretty dresses in an afterglow sew black satin bright Red lips and bloody finger tips

She turns to me and says Don't go Don't stay
I know... I’m far away Maybe you’re right
Maybe I'm not
Maybe you’re right
Maybe I'm not

Things that were lost, black dress striped socks Words that I missed came from the tip of your tongue Sleep that was lost in early morning light

She turns to me and says Don't go Don't stay
I know... I’m far away Maybe you’re right
Maybe I'm not
Maybe you’re right
Maybe I'm not

We know it won’t be long
(I can't laugh at the TV none of it connects with me)
We know we don’t belong
(I listen to soulless sound I can dance to anything)
We know it won’t be long
(I'm alone no one can know I'm committed to a ghost)
We know we don’t belong
(I'm the one it loves the most I'm the one it loves the most)
Say Goodnight to the sun
(I taught myself how to cry for the people still alive)
Say Goodnight to the sun
(Yes I've memorized the act I'm prepared for them to die)
Say Goodnight to the sun
(All I know is what I've seen what I've learned behind a screen)
Say Goodnight to the sun
(Empty rooms and broken dreams all I've lost is everything)
Track Name: Take A Picture It'll Last Forever
Baby blue lighter I’ve gotta let you go Black panther fantasies never had it all A blackhole in the sunshine
Another story left unseen
I’m never going to sleep now
You die in every dream... I have...

I know you’ll be the voice of a generation
It’s not my generation
It’s not my generation
I saw it when you saw my hesitation
It’s not my hesitation
I never stood a chance

Baby blue lighter it’s time to wake up now Empty all my pockets I’ll get home somehow I’m living in a timeline I see you in a bar You’re the center of attention
You don’t know who you are

I know you’ll build the greatest architecture
The greatest architecture, don’t crumble under pressure
I know you’ll build the greatest architecture
I never had the texture
I never stood a chance
I know you’ll be the voice of a generation
It’s not my generation
It’s not my generation
I saw it when you saw my hesitation
It’s not my hesitation
I never stood a chance

It’s not my generation
It’s not my generation
It’s not my generation
It’s not my generation
(Go towards the light...)
Track Name: Killer Whale
Authority is animal it’s open season on the crows
The father’s son is impotent the family line is discontent
Armageddon hurry up the kids have waited long enough
Now every day’s another storm
I wish that I was never born

I’ve got a message for the master race
You’re about to be replaced
You’re about to be replaced
You’re about to be replaced
I see the writing in a secret place
You’re gonna have to change your face
You’re gonna have to change your face
You’re gonna have to change your face

Sexuality is boring build your houses on my grave
The blushing is so nervous the guillotine is serious
This future is a fairytale withering before your eyes
Your childhood was all a lie
The groom should be the one who dies

I’ve got a message for the man in charge
You’re about to be discharged
You’re about to be discharged
You’re about to be discharged
I see the future for the world at large
It's gonna have to fall apart
It's gonna have to fall apart
It's gonna have to fall apart

One of these I promise you
The other shoe will drop
The end of days will finish you
And I will hold the mop
I will hold the mop
Track Name: Seattle Is Burning
I said I’d come tonight
You said you’d come tonight
You know you want this more than you do
You know you need this more than you do

You spread your fingerprints across the underground
There’s no one in your way this carcass of a town
Fuck what they have to say
There’s no money in this shit anyway
And now you’re turning red
It’s so calculated...

Fuck your stupid everything I don’t care
(You’re/I’m such a drama queen)
Fuck your stupid everything I don’t care
(You’re/I’m in the music scene)

You said you’d show up tonight
You said you’d show out tonight
We know we want this more than we do
We know we need this more than we do

Where are you coming from you can’t just have my skin
Can’t set this scene on fire just for the compliments
Who put you up to this?
Oh that’s right it was my idea...
You’re such a genius, you’re such a spark of whit

Fuck your stupid everything I don’t care
(You’re/I’m such a drama queen)
Fuck your stupid everything I don’t care
(You’re/I’m in the music scene)
I'm bored now
I'm so bored now

Seattle is burning...
Seattle is burning... me ...
Seattle is burning me alive

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