Vial of Life

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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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with teenage parents in

the Northeast’s winter teeth

a child dressed in bruises 

neglect’s sweat soaking sheets 
 


mother’s resenting eyes 

father’s fumbling hands

petal fallen to storm
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cast out to barren lands



exhaust emaciated frame

cement bed of recess yard

fall lapsing into coma white

wake to fifth grade cards

they put a price tag on my vial of life

my breath is profit, not a basic human right

all of the days spent monitoring in fear…

I live for my brother and the people I hold dear

needle pointing compass

navigating veins

all paths plagued in sugar 

dizzy missing frames



death hides in my shadow

tugging swollen feet

Christmas skin – jab it in

mother’s sending sweets

survival assembly line

patient demoralized in care

tied up and strangled by 

the red ticker tape of our health fare

they put a price tag on my vial of life

my breath is profit, not a basic human right

all of the days spent monitoring in fear

I live for my brother and the people I hold dear…

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from Thread, released September 17, 2013

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Insert hype-up descriptors here. Plain and simple, San Francisco's Great Apes are a lyrical punk band. Music, much like a bio, is often at its best when it’s spit out intensely and quickly, with concision and honesty.

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