A Span Is All That We Can Boast

by Parliament Owls

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CatMonarchy This is some of the finest progressive post-whatever music out there. With tight, creative instrumentals and a fresh, captivating vocal style that combine to create something truly brilliant. I can't wait to hear what's next! Favorite track: Cocobolo.
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grystrion This album is an instant classic for me. I enjoy the combination of Math Rock and Post Hard core, the careful utilization of screamed vocals, and the overall vibe of the album. Matterhorn in particular is practically complete euphoria for me, the sheer amount of energy in the track is absolutely incredible. Favorite track: Matterhorn.
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1.
Cocobolo 05:06
Cover me in blankets of newborn daylight Take the veil of distance away Hold me in the tangle of your arms, fading away, so let us make Imaginary cities where wounds can't forget their own names But are fine with dying Just a change of state Rewrite stories of origin, colour Colour palette of destinations, dreams of new kingdoms There you will fly away Hold me in the tangle of your arms, fading away, so let us make Imaginary cities where wounds can't forget their own names But are fine with dying Just a change of state Here I will stay Stay, stay, stay Let soar your wings now Let your song sing now Retrace scattered steps Unknowing we forget Can't we just stay?
2.
Lunar Tulips 03:09
It's never more than just a wake up It's never more than just a waste of time It's never more than just a break up Letting a let down last too long Too long to wait to watch it all go To endless skies where nothing can grow It's never more than just a wake up it's never more than just a waste of time It's never more than just a break up Letting a let down last too long Can't help but feel thieved as life repeatedly says "just let go" Reveal your no face, the sun illuminates it Can't let go Send it far away, into empty space Gardens we have always grown on lies Falling apart as we watch the light die It's never more than just a wake up It's never more than just a waste of time It's never more than just a break up Letting a let down last too long When do I cease to be human? Send it far away, into empty space Gardens we always grown on lies Falling as the light dies Can't you, can't you see? I'm all that's left of me. I'm all that's left of me.
3.
Dropbear 05:17
Build your myths Reverence of self deception Birth after re-birth But still, Sickness, it keeps turning away But for today, Hunger for it's poison It's poison I don't wanna break apart your life Mutate, unstitch into the falling pieces Love has gone and sharpened our knives Can we evade these false defences? WHY WON'T THESE ROTTEN WALLS FALL DOWN? I don't want to bury you in time Drowning in the ether of noise Tried to tell Tell the truth but it keeps breaking Tried to tell Tell the truth but it keeps breaking Change the names of everything Raise up your hands Fake your surrender Paint the portraits you can't frame Hang them on the walls Make your surrender Writing these melodies, insanity You won't even look at me Nor will I move forth in silence We do it all alone You can't, I won't, there can't be Nothing until everything Everything has happened. We have stripped it away And now there's nothing left Can't we just see? It was us who clipped our wings We could have stayed I don't wanna break apart your life Mutate, unstitch into the falling pieces Love has gone and sharpened our knives Can we evade these false defences? LET US BRING THESE ROTTEN WALLS ALL DOWN Is that too much to ask?
4.
Matterhorn 04:17
Watching the changes in a mirror universe where love can suffocate colour in absence Please don't wait, I will be right there Enslaved by the constant emancipation How much can I keep? So reach out, Ripping off wings from the beginning Nobody will need them here How can I leave trails when all follows? Let it die Take no prisoners Thank you Time, for letting me forget that it's over Thank you Time, for letting me remember it's all right Thank you Time, for letting me forget that it's over Thank you Time, for letting me remember it's all right here It's all right here in front of you. Now I sit at the bottom of this river and I thank you Time for taking me.
5.
Cloudseeder 04:20
Hollow, ever waiting Opaque voice of patterns gleaming from the light of Far suns all long dead. Can I let go of this false God who burns out my eyes? Love is screaming inside of me A cauldron, the echo chamber of self This is not the first time I've turned it into a weapon, love Growing things can't know They're the perfect lies as they are fed sunlight Bleeding things can't know They are free as they always wash their feet of footprints, So human We are Hollow, ever waiting Opaque voice of patterns gleaming from the light of Far suns all long dead Can I let go of this false God who burns out my eyes? Love is screaming inside of me (scream into you) A dark that can only be found in the aftermath of something so true Wake spring in Death's hands to rise from grey Look into my eyes and you'll see Your young self dreaming of just you Hush dear, let it all go We are All of breath Hollow, ever waiting Opaque voice of patterns gleaming from the light of Far suns all long dead. Can I let go of this false God who burns out my eyes?
6.
Departure 05:00
Please just let this light die, Die Blindfolds brighten, laws they lie In the womb you create The quill falls, eviscerates These absolutes weigh on me Can we start again? Feel you leaving and quickly Follow beyond the shadows Can we fall asleep? Live the seasons in your arms Lilith, your heart goes silent With distance Where have you gone? Please just let this light die, Die Blindfolds brighten, laws they lie In the womb you create The quill falls, eviscerates These absolutes weigh on me Mutations and inversions of love Rushing overhead at speeds of death Twist the serpent into your form Lullabies in which we all are born Lull us to sleep Fevered dream, the faceless god-rise Please just let this light die, Die Blindfolds brighten, laws they lie In the womb you create The quill falls, eviscerates These absolutes weigh on me Gone
7.
In the marrow of this pulse are tiny forevers Always they die, Every breath and sign of life Substance of sight, Waking up, Realize it can't ever be more than the space in between us In the marrow of this pulse are tiny forevers Always they die, Every breath and sign of life We pass through We are reborn I've been here before Every morning I wake up, Realize I can't ever be more than the space in between us
8.
Go slow Feel it move all past Behind as it crumbles A new home is in the distance, taste it out of reach Desire consumes memory, what once was Moving through the silence, little pieces of madness Sleeping until they must do it all alone Go slow Think what you want to Nothing ever ends Trading dues with things more desolate Don't look back Say what you want to Nothing ever ends Just trading dues with things more desolate Say what you want to Nothing ever ends Moving through the silence, little pieces of madness Sleeping until they must do it all alone Give in to mass And so will grow identical pieces of memoir holes Doomed to live mirror images of pain escaped But always too late Welcome home, welcome to the cycle
9.
Fossil eyes finding Ancient sites forming Why won't these rotten walls fall? Is this all that's left? Dismembered Search for the graves Marked with our own common names Always empty Turn and forget What is this familiar burial? Memories are traces of birds in heaven A place we always have been forever Ruins we cannot reach, not ever Reasons unknown to me Forever Search for the grave Marked with our own common names Always empty Turn and forget Search for the graves Marked with our own common names Marked with our names Trace forever
10.
Ghost Dust 05:23
Can you hear the cracking of the bones? Changing, whispering Something is wrong to you What are we doing, what are we doing now? Wishing away these dreams? What are we doing, what are we doing now? If we just sing "it will be okay" Until our last breath is taken by waves In the end, in the end is nigh Fall asleep, be overgrown in our dreams What are we doing, what are we doing now? Wishing away these dreams? What are we doing, what are we doing now? What are we doing, what are we doing now? Still I cannot see What are we doing, what are we doing now? Plant the seed, the center of imaginary cities And watch it grow in place of the memories Let you go, watch you fall Mirror echoes from afar From afar Let you go, we should have known Mirror echoes from afar From afar

credits

released September 6, 2019

Parliament Owls is:
Hayden Crocker - Bass, Gang Vox
Devlin Flynn - Vocals, Guitar on Track 8
Joey Martel - Guitars, Synths, Piano, Horns, BG Vox
Jesse Schafer - Guitars, Gang Vox, Screams on Track 9
Marcus Sisk - Drums, Auxillary Percussion, Gang Vox

All music written by Parliament Owls

Mixed by: Phil Spencer at Studio H
Mastered by: Reuben Ghose at Mojito Mastering
Engineered by: Joey Martel & Phil Spencer

Guest Vocals on tracks 5 & 6: Brody Post

Strings on track 9: William Lamoureux

Artwork by: TT Vanvlack

Recorded at Djank Studios & Humber Studios

We would like to thank Phil Spencer, Reuben Ghose, Brody Post,
William Lamoureux, TT Vanvlack, AJ Astle, Dorothy Progosh,
Daisy Progosh, Jonathan Diano, Daniel Goldstein, Sam Goswell,
Matthew Johnston, James Valdez, Milan Kozovski, Nick Bennett,
Trent Bos, Andrew Mullin, Peter Cook, Spencer Swanson,
Seung Woo Kim, Yukon the Dog, Jayden the Cat, Mister the Dog and all of our Families, Friends, Partners and Band's we've shared the stage with for their unconditional love and support. Without these people, this album would not be possible. Thank you for listening, and thank you Time.

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Parliament Owls is a 5-piece post-hardcore/prog rock band from Toronto, ON.

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