BLUESHIFT

by Visitors

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The BLUESHIFT EP is the first studio EP by Visitors from Salt Lake City, Utah. The 5-song EP was recorded in November and December of 2013 at Rigby Road Studios with Joel Pack (engineer, producer).

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released 20 May 2014

Written and performed by Visitors
Produced by Joel Pack and Visitors
Engineered and Mixed by Joel Pack (rigbyroadstudios.com)
Mastered by Stephan Hawkes

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Track Name: With a Y
Encrypted tinctures dissolving
Spelling out an unresolved melody that can never
Be even partially complete
Give up the ghost or go on fishing a barb through a sea of brunette hair
In hopes to snare something I keep telling myself I felt before
Strung wide the distances between the strands that mark the years that I’ve been chasing the same high that I haven’t known since the first time
I’ll have you know that you ruined me
‘Cause I could have it all and still not
Be even partially complete
I’ll have you know that you ruined me
Because the blessing from you was a curse indeed
I’ve been waiting years to snap out of this
But your name sits on my lips and I’m afraid it might never leave
The consequences incurred while crossing marked territory
Had it been left unmarked with dressed scars perhaps I could shake a fist at fate
Maybe the ground raised or maybe I sank
Either way I am left cordoned off and quarantined
I move to merge the phrases that delay us
Strike out to lead the symphony
Change the frame of the status
Form transients into melody
(It’s that goddamn melody)
Chasing that high
That ruined me
Track Name: Ages
In a no-tell motel that refuses me to leave
The path to complete is synthesized inorganically
Sober as judge (the rudiments hardly budge)
With a lifetime of angles smoothed on the devils tongue
Its unchanged these habits die slower than I
Seem to swim against the evidence
We borrowed
I’ve been intoxicated with the idea of removing my spine since I
Spent my whole life straddling lines never picking a side
To align on
Unchanged these habits die slower than I
Seem to swim against the evidence we borrowed
And stole
Unchanged, trade for trade, day after day I borrow
I’ve been running parallel campaigns to keep my options open
I’ve been sleeping with enemy
Oh every night I go to bed alone
I wish I couldn’t hear the sound of my own voice
Echoing loud
Unchanged these habits die slower than I seem to swim against the evidence we borrowed
And sold
‘Cause unchanged, trade for trade, day after day I borrow
I will, yes I will, oh I will change nothing at all
Track Name: Past Passages Passed
I haven’t been able to shake off this incorrigible daze
Keep inching forward headlong
Step out and float across the crowd (gauge the fall, ain’t far, at all)
I’ll just reach out and not look down (gauge the fall, ain’t far to fall down)
Just be satisfied and stay satisfied with every little sacrifice
It’s too late now to turn around
I waited on the world to catch up with my version of truth
So I wasted all the time I set aside before genericized drone tones
Just be satisfied with the sacrifice
And stay satisfied
With life and love
And a body that refuses to run out of blood
From endeavors that were starved since birth
And the wet dreams that have parched my reserves
Just be satisfied and stay satisfied
My heart is in the right place but sometimes
My head cannot escape
This place
Track Name: Camera Obscura
It was just a cadaveric spasm
She was dead within a second
And so her closed
Don’t mistake the twitches as glimpses of hope
Oh no
For opportunity would have kept knocking
But no one was ever coming home
The worst time is the first experience
Where it doesn’t hurt at all
Oh how do we justify able hands with unmarked lives
It’s the price that she paid for anonymity
The first thing they would have you believe
Is the last thing that may ever be achieved
Well the worst time is the first experience
Where it doesn’t hurt at all
‘Cause you’re numb to everything
At all ‘cause you’re numb to everything
Snake oil satellites caffeinate her lonely nights
Don’t bother, don’t bother
Just let sleeping dogs lie where they lie
And let collapsing stars fade while they die
Let sleeping dogs lie where they lie
And let collapsing stars fade when they fade when they fade
I am awash but I am afloat
Atop a conglomerate
Where no one holds their own
Well the worst time is the first experience
Where it doesn’t hurt at all
‘Cause you’re numb to everything
At all ‘cause you’re numb to everything
Track Name: Springtides
Aren’t you tempted to fill this space
With all the people you once threw away?
And all the la-la-la-leaps of faith
Honey, they aren’t so easy to sustain
Harmless in isolated incidents
Merge and grow ruinous
Were they such great years so much so that you needed a reprise?
Maybe you’re the only reason
Why your life didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to
So don’t reach for the sky because an infinite climb
Would soak you in regret wishing that you had just gotten it
Right, the first time
Let’s measure real change on learning from mistakes
Let’s measure real change not half-assed leaps of faith
First everyone regrets then everyone forgets; Their problems repeat
First everyone regrets then everyone forgets; Their triumphs relieve
So hand me your intentions, pledge to me your resolve
(First everyone regrets then everyone forgets; Their woes repeat )
Put one foot in front of the other and shuffle along (First everyone regrets then everyone forgets; Their springtides succeed)
Adjust your well-adjusted plans
All the ideas you had
Lead back to unlearn again
Harmless in isolated incidents
Merge and grow ruinous
Were they such great years of your life so much so that you had to try to get it get it get it get it
Right this time
Get it right