Arms of Catastrophe

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    Following three 7"s, Great Apes' debut full length, THREAD, will be released this fall on Asian Man Records. The lyrical and musical material on Thread was inspired by and pieced together from written conversations and interviews with close friends. The individuals who contributed spun narratives based on their own experiences and expressed their ideologies regarding subject matter they deemed important. Essentially, each song represents a different person.
    Co-released with Side With Us Records.
    1. Seventeen Years
    2. Arms of Catastrophe
    3. Yellow Ribbon
    4. Everything is Everything
    5. The Fine Art of Holtzing
    6. Vial of Life
    7. The Edge of Western World
    8. Withering Heights
    9. San Quentin
    10. Thread

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thirteen with strained seam
s
hidden wounds open wide

we hit dad’s stash at the eighth grade dance

the bliss of a kiss – peel skin, drink it in 
the new
found confidence of recklessness and romance



with friends boundaries bend

dig dim to ascend

we found a way to never feel bad again

black need slow seethes

consumed and naïve

great escapes collapsing into dead ends



some hazy amnesia – we’ll call it fun

tying off when we come undone

snake oil fixes breaking tearing

we could care less about who’s caring



destroyer – venom revelry

a death dance – the arms of catastrophe

eraser – an anesthetic blockade

a needle – quack toxic surgery to hack out the memory



we bleed to the pleas of mutes bearing truth

you’ll get no recourse from a refugee that’s half-dead

amiss in the drift – without name and shameless

this lightless altar – a hospital bed



spit up in the alley – drenched in disease

through the S.F. fog comes clarity

calm in the rubble of quaking city

compassion curing – sweet Saint Pity 



destroyer – venom revelry

a death dance – the arms of catastrophe

eraser – an anesthetic blockade

a needle – quack toxic surgery to hack out the memory


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from Thread, released September 17, 2013

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