The Graduation EP

by Alabama Deathwalk

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released January 9, 2014

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All songs performed by Eric Reed, with help from Simeon Beardsley, KT Neely, Jon Berry, and Robert Watkins.
Recorded by Robert Watkins.
Mastered by Trevor Richardson.*
Cover design by Jonathan Rebert.
Cover photos by Eric Reed.
Recorded December 2013.

*This detail is not in the back cover credits due to a timing issue, but the entire album was mastered by Trevor Richardson in Nashville, TN. He was gracious enough to jump on board just a week before the EP's release.

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Track Name: Ringing In My Ear
I would run, run, run ‘til I lose myself
Swim down towards that push on my chest
Shoot myself into outer space
Just to find me a quiet place
I’ve always got that feeling in my chest
Getting more, but needing less
Working so hard to find me some rest
With that ringing in my ear

I would sing, sing, sing ‘til my throat don’t work
Pluck this thing ‘til my fingers burn
Hit the road with a few close friends
See the world from the back of a van
I’ve always got that venom in my blood
Trying to stay calm as the crowd shows up
Oh, what a stage to spill my guts
With this ringing in my ear

Oh, to see the Lord in everything
Let that light wash over me
Tie a bow around all my sins
Live like the world’s always ending
Can’t I have heaven yet?
Feeling lost and overwhelmed
More each day that I stay here
With that ringing in my ear
With that ringing in my ear
Track Name: Graduation
In the quiet room
Reading "The Tower and the Bridge"
A book I hoped would mend
My disinterest in the next 10 years of my life
Of my life

And the interviews
With the tie and the resume
Sell myself to sell myself as my childhood blows away
And it’s time
And it’s time

Graduation time has been messing with my mind
I don’t want to say goodbye

In the living room
6 strings and a pen
The world we’re living in boiled down to a song
And you help me sing

In the crowded room
The marquee and the beer
The Christmas lights in here
Symbols of a scene I don’t want to leave

I know the world won’t stop for me
I feel it spin when I sleep
But there’s still one thing I need:
Time to breath
Time to breath
Time to breath
Time to breath

Tuesday nights
The old friends and the hymns
We lean on Him as He hears our awkward prayers
And He smiles

This was my life
3 letters and a safety net
Friends that I could lean against
When I was doubtful and tired
My rulebook in hand
My rulebook in hand

The future will be great, but it will never be the same
So damn hard to say goodbye
Track Name: Solitaire
Long talks in my dirty apartment
My mind is in the glove compartment
I see you crying like a child
But all I think about is a clean slate
All I think about is a clean slate

Talking circles ‘til we both feel nauseous
But I’m the only one voting to stop it
I see you crying like a child
But I don’t do anything

I can’t tell you what you need to hear
You just wouldn’t believe me yet

This is the way my heart feels
Begging for silence
This is the weight I carry around
Is this the way J.M. felt?
Loved but overwhelmed
Lusting for quiet
Ready to jump in a coffin
Turn my cell phone off

Invitation to a hotel party
They’re waiting for me in the lobby
I’m outside with my head on the dashboard
Wishing I was on the interstate
I’m always wishing I was on the interstate

Old picture in my tri-fold wallet
I take her out when no one’s watching me
All my friends are in line at the preview
But I’d rather see a re-run

You can’t tell me what I need to hear
I just wouldn’t believe you yet

This is the way my heart feels
Begging for silence
This is the weight I carry around
Is this the way J.M. felt?
Loved but overwhelmed
Lusting for quiet
Ready to jump in a coffin
Turn my damn cell phone off

Long nights in a clean apartment
All you can eat and an open bar for you
Oh boy, all your dreams came true
But you don’t feel anything
Track Name: Wait To Find Me
When you go will you wait to find me?
When you go will you wait to find me?
Hands and feet
Bright and clean

When you go will you wait to find me?
When you go will you wait to find me?
Hands and feet
Glistening

Selfless and sleepy
The wind that always brings me home
Where your voice is waiting for me
Where your voice is waiting for me

Awful news in a waiting room
Awful news in a waiting room
The letter you wrote
Folded up in my drawer
About the day I was born

It’s hard to hear with a cell phone up to my ear
It’s hard to hear with a cell phone up to my ear
It’s hard to hear with a cell phone up to my ear
It’s hard to hear with a cell phone up to my ear
I’m only up-state, but it feels like I’m a million miles away

Selfless and sleepy
The wind that always brings me home
Selfless and sleepy
Please

When you go will you wait to find me?
When you go will you wait to find me?
When you go will you wait to find me?
When you go will you wait?

He showed He cares
Even through doubtful prayers
He showed He cares
Even through doubtful prayers
In my mind I rehearse
Even if you’d gotten worse
He still cares
He still cares

When you go will you wait to find me?
When you go will you wait to find me?
When you go will you wait to find me?
When you go will you wait?