this is a thing: summer 2014 tour ep

by Messes

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This is the ep we brought with us in limited quantity on our May/June tour with Topbunk. ( We sold out of them fairly quick, so we figured we'd put it out digitally as well for anyone who might've missed out. Thank you to anyone who was kind enough to help us out on tour.

It has two new songs, a re-recorded version of Slumber Party, and a live acoustic version of There's No Good Sharks. Hope y'all like it.



released 25 June 2014

cover photo by Jacob Bobby Vaught
recorded May 2014 at the McKinney ranch
recorded/mixed by Perry Wesley

Messes is:
Dusty Clark
Nathan McKinney
Perry Wesley



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Track Name: Thirteen Centuries
i'm writing this to tell you...

from the last phone call our parent's missed
to the day you packed your bags
now i'm crying at a friend's house
it's snowing
just like it was thirteen years ago,
thirteen centuries.

cold calls across state lines
leah, what the fuck were you thinking
i'm writing this to tell you you'll never know how much i miss you
Track Name: Slumber Party
i know this whole time, i've been wrong
but i swear to god, that i'll make this right
but you can't blame me, i only acted how you raised me
so i threw off my shell. got so angry and scared.
so i sit and i stare, hoping you stop talking or maybe breathing
i sit and figure out why i do the things i do

i swear one day i'll make you proud
Track Name: Mr. Bones' Wild Ride
the summer at your parent's house, we had the fucking times of our lives.
we woke up on the kitchen floor, and screamed our lungs empty.

the movie in my head went black just as your skin started slipping away
the sleepless summer syndrome coursing hot wax through my veins
those long rides home i wouldn't trade for anything.

they'll never take it away