Ephrata

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Publicity: Team Clermont - bill@teamclermont.com
Booking/management: ephrataband@gmail.com

All songs ©2017 Ephrata

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released September 22, 2017

This album was recorded in Seattle, WA USA in 2016-17. All songs produced and engineered by Brady Hall.

Odds, Tunguska, Breakers, Sea Of Straight Faces, Fiend Folio, Pharaoh, Sun Scenario written by Brady Hall. 1000 Things, What Is Mine, Consequence written by Skadi VonReis. Evil Twin written by Jules Jones.

All songs ©2017 - registered with BMI

Front cover art by Thomas Doughty, Engraved by John Satrain circa 1830 - public domain image

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Ephrata Seattle, Washington

Skadi von Reis - guitar
Brady Hall - guitar
Jules Jones - bass
Ben Bromage - drums
Everybody - sing

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Track Name: Odds
listen to the fascinating ways
i can call you seven hundred names
and we'll never get along
how will we carry on

oh what have we done?
standoff has begun
doom for everyone
twin pistols at dawn pistols at dawn

what you thought was ordinary bait
just convenient ways of saving face
and I'll never understand
why you won't talk to the hand

oh what have we done?
pride trampled upon
doom for everyone
twin pistols at dawn pistols at dawn

oh what have we done?
townfolk all have come
doom for everyone
twin pistols at dawn pistols at dawn
Track Name: Tunguska
A crashing pandemonium filled your heart with dread

Run, run, scream and cry.
Run for your life

Your burning skin your burning eyes, the ringing in your ears
The sky broke wide and let upon the world a burning sphere

Run, run, scream and cry.
Run for your life

Run, run, scream and cry.
Run for your life
Run for your life
Run for your life
Run for your life
Track Name: Breakers
Don't you know that things were better when they were bad?
You showed your hand, you shouldn't have
Listen and you'll hear the voices of the damned
They hadn't planned, on our demands

Trust me you'll come around, you'll come around and put your money down
That's where we'll pin you down, we'll pin you down and sell you by the pound

(chorus)
Don’t call up what you can’t put down
Better them, better them, better them than us

Let me be the first to say you're not allowed
Scream and shout, you're still left out
I could pull some strings if you just say it aloud
Say it aloud, say it aloud

We'll never come around, come around so put your money down
Guilty of being proud so go on back to your hole in the ground

(chorus)
Don’t call up what you can’t put down
Better them, better them, better them than us

Don’t call up what you can’t put down
Better them, better them, better them than us
Track Name: Sea Of Straight Faces
Say that you lost me
Say that I'm long gone out at sea
Say what you want to
They won't believe it coming from me

Remember when I told you so
A thousand million years ago
It's better for both of us
If you pretend that you know

(chorus)
Die on a sea of straight faces
Dine on the feast

Say we have history
Doesn't it feel like it's true
I will repay you
For all of the favors I withdrew

Remember when I told you so
A thousand million years ago
It's better for both of us
If you pretend that you know

(chorus)
Die on a sea of straight faces
Dine on the feast

Paint all of your dead, face them towards the sun
All tears shall be shed, when the work is done

(chorus)
Die on a sea of straight faces
Dine on the feast
Track Name: Fiend Folio
A long time ago, far away and small
Turned tail and ran away from it all
Cut in the line with no delay
Forked tongues and fangs showed me the way

(chorus)
What is the price? How low must I go?
Save me a page in your fiend folio

Burned by breath, tempered by flame
Pardoned from death, free from blame

(chorus)
What is the price? How low must I go?
Save me a page in your fiend folio

You're imposters, you're all monsters, you're not through
I'm in debt to you, I'll risk death for you, I'll snap to
Will it ever end, we were never friends, i want out
You won't let me go, I won't ever know, there's no doubt

A short while ago, bruised up and proud
Nailed to the wall, screaming so loud
Through broke teeth and jaw, still hear me say
Forked tongues and fangs showed me the way
Track Name: 1000 Things
I wanna find you in the morning when you are fast asleep
I wanna creep up and sneak up and rearrange all your things
I wanna run all the hot water down the kitchen sink
And laugh out when the freezing water makes you shriek

(chorus)
I wanna do a thousand things I never thought I'd do
In hopes that one of them could put you through
What I have felt for you

I wanna change up your watch so you look like a fool
And tie all your pretty shoes with knots you can't undo

(chorus)
I wanna do a thousand things I never thought I'd do
In hopes that one of them could put you through
What I have felt for you
Track Name: What Is Mine
When do I get to see when you are the one I seek?
Is it time or consequence or simply just part of the dance?
In my dreams I’m at your side, but in other ones I fly
Away from all the frames of time and I’ve forgotten what is mine

And I do love the way that you make every day
And I do love the way that you keep it all at bay
All the questions I can’t answer all my thoughts become fettered
And I cannot tell what’s urgency your words become nothing to me
Track Name: Consequence
Can you tell me why it’s so hard for me to try
I won’t claw and I won’t fight I'll just keep the watch all night
How many years it’s been how many ‘til it’s you again

(chorus)
Like the weight of water these are things you cannot change
Count your beads and hold your breath, life as we know it rearranged

Some they say it’s in your head that this someday you can shed
But if gold has turned to gray what then will they have to say?

(chorus)
Like the weight of water these are things you cannot change
Count your beads and hold your breath, life as we know it rearranged

Tally up the consequence but it still doesn't make sense
Track Name: Pharaoh
Pharaoh, Pharaoh
Swallowed an arrow

Now that it settled
Pot meet kettle
Once you walked on petals
Now you're entombed in metal

A long night to tomorrow
Darkened by sorrow
Would it help? They couldn't know
When they pulled back their longbows?
Track Name: Evil Twin
I think I might've met your evil twin
It seemed like he was walking in your skin
But he did lots of things you'd never do
Even though he looked a lot like you

He drove drunk and swerved from lane to lane
He broke all my stuff and called me names
He left me out crying in the cold
He knew all my secrets, and he told.

But you could never break my heart with lies
You can always look me in the eyes
You'd never let someone do me so wrong
But when he appears you're always gone...
Track Name: Sun Scenario
Hey you, cast your best spell out from your hell

Don't look, don't look, don't look

Hey you, did you think you wouldn't sink?
Don’t look at me, I can't set you free

Don't look, don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look, don't look

Fill your head full of dread ‘til you’re dead
All this time, the longest climb, devil’s time
You will learn, you will burn, when you return

Don't look, don't look, don't look
Don't look, don't look, don't look

All this time, the longest climb, devil’s time
You will learn, you will burn, when you return

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