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The Symmetry Of Odd Numbers

by Hold Down The Ocean

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Call It Home 03:54


released May 11, 2018

Hold Down The Ocean
"The Symmetry Of Odd Numbers"

Written and Performed by Hold Down The Ocean:
Joe Brown- Drums, Backing Vocals
Dan Metzker- Guitar
Patrick Shannon- Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard
Steve Wiegand- Bass, Guitar

Recorded, Produced and Mixed by Mike Bardzik at Noisy Little Critter in Downingtown, PA from December 2016 to October 2017.
Mastered by Jason Elgin at Synchromesh Studios
Cover Painting and Sketches by Kristen Margiotta
Copyright HDTO 2018
Thanks to Fred Masherino. Thanks to Head2Wall Records.
Thanks to everyone involved for the help and all of our family and friends for the continued support.

"Call It Home"
We have a sadness of us-
only we can understand
I wouldn't wish on anyone
It's like it's all we've ever known
And silver linings are few and far between
We take our sadness with us
We may as well just call it home
It calls the shots

"The Sailor's Warning"
By the time we all came to
The sky had changed from grey to blue
But in my head it's always a shade of red
By the time I'd learned my lines
Each word I said a shade of red
It's in my blood

"A Story From The Halfway House: The Hoover Dam"
You were right, I was wrong to wonder
And wrong to fight us going under
Drive away, a story is over
Drive away, a story has just begun
No more lights and no more tunnels
You were right, Drive away

"Casting Out Nines (Symmetry)"
You've got me all wrong
And so, undefined
I cannot divide
I couldn't add it up if I tried
You've got me all wrong
I'm dotting my "I"s
And crossing your mind
I couldn't add it up of I tried
There's always someone in between
In my mind I count by fives threes and nines
I can't divide
I'm crossing my heart, I'm crossing your mind
When you're on your own

“I’ve Heard The Name”
Sold the house to buy the car
Didn’t make it very far
Now we’re trying to survive
Without anywhere to drive
And I’m on my own and you’re on your own
Don’t turn away
And it was all you had, well it was all I had
Don’t turn away
And if you feel let down, well I feel let down
Don’t turn away
There’s no one on the road
And the daylight’s fading fast
Don’t you think it’s time we go?
Don’t you think our time has passed?
It’s no one’s fault but mine

“Ad Infinitum: We Built A Fire”
On the beach, the planes took off just overhead
Just out of reach, I couldn’t hear a word you said
We built a fire, out of anything we found
The planes took off, and then they turned right back around
We built a fire-
That we all forgot to tend
That we thought would never end
And let it burn us to the ground
And then we turned right back around
Everything has come undone

“Collette, Your Love Is Fading”
Phone Call: Sesso
I never know what to say
What am I doing wrong
There’s always another day
There’s always another song
There’s always another song
I’d love you to sing along
What am I doing here
There’s always another year
And I just don’t know where to start
In trying to repair a heart
I wouldn’t know where to start


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