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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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I’m a loyalist, baby

the roots to the tree

I stick in when the torrent rages

won’t you sway with me 

giving incinerator – born in your side

we got a thirst for better or worse

let’s drink it dry

when ambition’s missing

when fog fills my eyes

jolt me with the shove of love

guide me in ties

we’re all shepherds, baby

we don’t need no gods

we embrace that fleeting grace

and find beauty in flaws 

we got trajectory

out of the factory…

when your will wrinkles weary and worn

when the hours pull taught and torn

I will sew your pattern into me

weaving the chaos in close company

when the blanket of days wears thin

cover me in warmth again

without you, the seams pull apart

the thread to the fabric – the sum of all parts


from Thread, released September 17, 2013


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