Naked Ant + Barlow

by Naked Ant

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The Barlow side of the split can be found at barlow.bandcamp.com/album/barlow-naked-ant

Tracks 2,3,6 recorded and mixed on July 21.
Track 4 recorded on July 14, mixed on July 21.
Tracks 1,5,7 recorded and mixed on July 14.


HALF-GIFTS REVIEW: half-gifts.blogspot.com/2015/11/review-barlownaked-ant-split.html

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released October 31, 2015

Ben: vocals, guitar, drums, bass, clapping, noise
Mitch: bass, guitar, clapping
Jason: drums, keyboards, vocals

All songs written by Ben, except:
"Sailing", written by Jason, and
"Lisa", improvised by the band.

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Naked Ant Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Thanks for listening. For more stuff from Ben, check out Hello Whirled. For more stuff from Jason, check out 22.

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Track Name: I Will Drift
you gave me too many chances and I abused them all
thinking this was who you really were
instinct bit and overtook my thoughts
knowing this seemed more and more like her

but things can change
wait it out and just stay sane
there will be a day
when you will care if I just drift away

experiments that may or may not work
efforts to expand my scope, try something new
I think I'm coping quite all right
why couldn't I have been like this with you?
Track Name: School Of Thought Graduate
don't make an idol of my face
I'm not worth the hurt disgrace
don't make an idol of my face
I'm not worth the hurt disgrace

take a page from the nutritional bible
eat to win, fight for survival
take a page from the nutritional bible
eat to win, fight for survival

good fortune helps the hell
talk to the ocean with a broken shell
good fortune helps the hell
talk to the ocean with a broken shell

repeat the phrases that time forgot
free yourself from the school of thought
repeat the phrases that time forgot
graduate from the school of thought
Track Name: Achieving Breakthrough
I found a way
to not have to celebrate
this dead desire
to light my hand on fire
it soothes the soul
to not have to lose control
for knowing you
had nothing wrong to do

it's a matter of
who you think is in the wrong
it's a matter of
what was taking far too long
it's a matter of
this or that or what you will
it's a matter of

achieving breakthrough
achieving breakthrough
achieving breakthrough
so let me break you
Track Name: Sailing On The Delaware
I can't even describe the scenery
The first time that I laid eyes on beauty you've never seen
I crossed the way, we left the gear on the bus
Admiring the river that just rolled in front of us
It's just a sunny day too nice to stay inside
Blue skies covered the whole entire skyline
Nothing in front of us, but just a long away
We go from the land to canoes and sail on our way

We were sailing on the Delaware
Sailing on the Delaware
We went sailing on the Delaware
Where we left behind all our cares

We could do nothing but admire the clear water
We couldn't even bare to swim in our lives
Maybe we would get somewhere if we worked harder
Is that a bald eagle I see on the Fourth of July
We set up camp up slippery slope of dirt and mud
We gonna camp right underneath the golden sun
Where the next day we were on our way and up above
Were the mountains we would hike up up above

I've never saw a sunset look so peaceful
Where the corn fields rise, wouldn't that just feed ya
Maybe if I returned home I would forget the meaning
But for now I'm gonna live where I'll meet ya
It's the last day, swimming in a sea or circles
Going left and right and up and down, but we're well burnt though
Will we find the ones we truly love
In due time
For now, we got to get up until we just arise
You'll have the heart and be a part of the way of life
For now you just have to learn how to survive
And I learned this all while we all were in a river
Maybe life's representation of what life will give us

And we were sailing on Delaware
Sailing on the Delaware
We went sailing on the Delaware
Sailing on the Delaware
Track Name: The Wait For September
our future was uncertain
running up my back
looking up for an answer
expecting sudden attack
losing time every day
I still didn't know what to say
so I asked what you thought
and thanks, it meant a lot

because I think it's all under control
and we can peacefully separate
thanks for this wonderful memory
I can hardly wait
for next time
whenever that may be
I'll bide patiently
why did it take so long for me to be happy?
Track Name: Loose Corners
derived from a newspaper success
she took her time to undress

and it knows
and it shows
and it dies

alone in a library, stacked in a row
she told me to stay yet she wanted to go

and she knows
that it shows
when she dies
and she knows
that it shows
when she cries

desolate invocations screaming softly in their wake
a power line that shutters can't close for is no reason to give or take
desolate conversations beg for nothing more and nothing less
arching into bends to look for black and white newspaper success