A Span Is All That We Can Boast

by Parliament Owls

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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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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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Track Name: Cocobolo
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?
Track Name: Lunar Tulips
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.
Track Name: Dropbear
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?
Track Name: Matterhorn
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.
Track Name: Cloudseeder
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?
Track Name: Departure
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
Track Name: In the Marrow
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
Track Name: Think of Me Among the Amber Waves of Grain
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
Track Name: Fighting Off Birds
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
Track Name: Ghost Dust
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

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