Green & Grey

by Sons Of Nothing

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released May 14, 2011

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Sons Of Nothing Los Angeles, California

Singer-songwriters Thom Bowers & Matt Meldrum (along with an ever-growing roster of friends and collaborators) make music that bridges the gap between pop-rock punch and art-rock extravagance.

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Track Name: Take Back The Thrown
Whatever happens now, don't take the fight away
It is the only thing that feels like home anymore
All that remains of a broken brotherhood, misunderstood
Looking to testify and justify their souls

Pick up the pieces again
Take back the thrown

Last chance to be big damn heroes, like the stories say
It is the only thing that feels like love anymore
Balance the larger bowl for the ones who fell, refill the well
Blast through the broken ceiling, straight to the unknown

Into the breach once again
Take back the thrown

Miles to go before we sleep
So many promises to keep
Find the reason through the rhyme
Prove we're not just killing time

Say goodbye, say goodbye
No more, no more killing time
Track Name: Feel It Again
Feel when feeling good seems so easy
Feel when it's enough to be alive
Feel the void as you wake from dreaming
Feel the storm before it arrives

Feel the conundrums disappear
Feel that you.re spoiler free and clear
Be sure to savor this, my friend
'Cause you're never gonna feel it again

Feel the hunger for one more verse
Feel that this one's sure to break the curse

Feel the crumbling of your trust
Feel that you're every age at once
Try to reclaim your moment of Zen
But you're never gonna feel it again
Track Name: Sunny Day
Just another sunny day
Maybe they didn't realize that I prefer the rain
When I'm out wandering
Everything seems to go my way
And I never find any reason to complain
Except for one little thing

And I try sometimes to think of things
To make myself feel better
But it's hard to make a better place
When you can't find anything wrong
And I try to find my happiness
But I can't seem to forget her
So I wrap myself in emptiness
Carry it alone

Didn't let her get away
Thought I'd wait for her to try and explain
She didn't say anything
Don't know why I live for yesterday
After all she only seemed to thrive on causing me pain
Now there.s no suffering
Track Name: Head Full Of Smoke
Head full of smoke
Sunlight in my eyes
Day like any other day
Away in my disguise

Head full of smoke
Narcoleptic heart
I want to tell you everything
But I don't know where to start

Head full of smoke
Poison in my bones
Luckily I can't conceive of
Too much time alone

Head full of smoke
Breathless and askew
Lost my equilibrium
There's nothing I can do

This would be a lot easier if you hated me
And I wait for your reply

Head full of smoke
Sickness in my soul
Used to have a childhood
Now it's just a bleeding hole

Head full of smoke
Wildfire in my brain
All those secrets burning up
I can't keep away, I can't keep away

One of these days
Gonna get a little human soul
I won't be so out of reach
One of these days
Gonna get a little self control
Gonna practice what I preach

Head full of smoke
Ashes in my hands
There.s no such thing
As a second chance

This would be a lot easier if you hated me
Track Name: Living The Cliche
I can imagine no better punishment for you
Than to find you're just like everyone else
You always denied it made you proud
That you never really fit into any crowd
But it's so easy to spot your tells

So-called unique perspective, your special shade of grey
Just little lies you tell yourself to get you through the day
When you unveil your manifesto, all you'll have to say is

Like is worse than love, Love is worse than hate
Drowning in the fall, Living the cliche
Life is worse than death, Nothing's worse than fate
Choking on them all, Living the cliche

So stop, just stop it right now
I can already feel you gearing up to spill another story
Slanted and sensationalized, an overwrought affair
Infected with your delusions of fortune & glory

The way you hang your head, make believe you're feeling shame
That's how they spot a narcissist by any other name
No wonder when you sing your song, the chorus is so lame

You assume that you're the exception to every single rule
You've been a goddamn fool
You believed that it wouldn't, shouldn't, couldn't happen here
It happened right between your ears
Track Name: Out Of Order
How did we get here, and who do we blame
The intro and outro are one and the same
Instructions were followed, each step of the game
But we got them out of order

Kick in at the top, it's a good place to start
The middle gets muddled, the end falls apart
Put on your blindfold and pick up the darts
Cause everything's out of order

We'll stay and we'll burn from dusk until dawn
Forget all the roads we could travel upon
So safe and secure and so very wrong

I'm homesick for places that I've never been
Nostalgic for times that I never will see
All of my life I've been caught in between

But I'll go on pretending that everything's fine
Desperately trying to remember my lines
Lost in a coma of reshuffled time
Living life out of order

We'll stay and we'll burn from dawn until dusk
Bleeding each other right down to the husk
And in the end, we'll do what we must
Track Name: Green And Grey
I had a dream when I was a kid
Most every other night
Rising water, cracks in the road
And planes falling out of the sky

Out in the distance
Nothing but green and grey

It's raining again and there's so little shelter
Under the banner we hide
I have no intention of dying tonight
But I surely do want out of this life

No faith no mollify me
No fear to paralyze me
No home where you will find me
No footsteps left behind me

Over the vista
Nothing but green and grey

The moon will shine from Noon 'till Nine
The only rules that matter will be mine

I have a plan, twelve years of penance
Then I'll be mighty and high
Cause all I see is smoke against steam
And the looming shape of a rising tide

Right outside my window
Nothing but green and grey
To carry me away
Track Name: Return Of The Music
I heard somebody say that we were born too late
Such an awful shame you missed the glory days
But I look around and I know that it's just not so

Can you listen with your life attached, like you used to?
Will you recognize the music when it calls out to you?

I heard somebody say the music's gone away
Everyone my age has got the same complaint
But I listen up and I know that it.s just not so

Cause I hear evidence of things unseen
And guardian angels waiting on the wing
To get us through the highs and lows and all the in betweens

There never was a time more sacred or profane
So never trust the writing on the wall
The things that make us freaks are the things that make us great
And there just may be a heaven after all
Track Name: Thursdays
We used to meet on Thursdays
Somehow it felt just right
In the week but not of the week
Anticipation running high

We could escape the world then
Our little time to steal
But there was no middle ground
An all or nothing deal

We never got the hang of Thursdays
Never got the timing right
Leapt in without looking one too many times

We hit the fundamentals
Gathered thoughts instead of things
Under the misapprehension
We were special and unique

I still recall that feeling
The day I lost my faith
Stood in vain upon your doorstep
Stripped of any words to say

We never got the hang of Thursdays
Never got the balance right
Played the tomorrow card one too many times

These days I worry more
About the way my time is spent
Don.t feel much like myself now
I wonder where I went

And my flawless memory
Stages an exclusive show
Of every Thursday that we wasted
Planting seeds that wouldn't grow
Track Name: End Of The Page
One more time we step on the stage
It looks like home but it feels so strange
Trying to act my age but I can.t stop slipping

I'm not fooled by the look on your face
The normalcy that I want to embrace
I know it's not the case and I can't stop skipping

To the end of the page

The host and guest are trading space
House arrest is still in place
A line that won't retrace and I can't stop skipping

Every day I'm pacing this cage
Can't fall back, I'm forced to engage
Trying to bury the rage but I can't stop slipping

And I can't stop skipping to the end of the page
And I can't stop cutting to the end of the chase
And I can't stop
Track Name: Trepanation
I. Fall

Passion undone, kindness erased
And I don't see you anymore
Feeling a presence I don't want to face
When I don't feel you anymore

You say you never wanted to hurt anyone
But every choice that you make destroys something
Flying betrayed by the things that you've done
You wanted to fall in love
But ended up falling further
And I'm a victim of time
Left behind for stiller water

Shallow consolation, I haven't done anything wrong
And you won't see me anymore
With a world too small and a life too long
You were fearing the climb
You should have been afraid of the fall

II. Crash

I've asked if we're channeling
Your dreams the same as mine
I've asked it only to myself
And wasted precious time

Cause getting sentimental
Is the only mortal sin
Unnatural enhancement for the semi-hard times
That we're living in

I've asked about survival
Or is there something more?
I've seen that ideaology
And all that came before

Sacrificed upon the altar
Of war and loss and wounded pride
Cause everyone's reduced to their
Glory holes and pilot lights
With only one thing left to ask

Wide open spaces, wide empty nights
We've got nothing to say, but we can't stop talking about it
So many places, we'd rather hide
We've got nothing to say, and we can't stop talking about it
Wide open spaces, wide empty lives
We've got nothing to say, and we can't stop falling further
And there's only one thing left to ask

The only thing left to ask is how long will we burn when we crash
The only thing left to ask is how fast will we burn when we crash

III. Amazed

I will go out west, I will learn to fly
I will see the desert from above before I die
I will find the silence, I will find the peace
I will know my diety and I will be released

Just hang a left and keep on going
It's a different world today, and I stand amazed

This life came so close to never happening
All of this and all of us came so close to never happening

Finally been pulled from this nightmare
I swear I'm never ever gonna be a tourist again
So everybody gather round
I'll share what I found today
And we will stand amazed
Track Name: Broken Ceiling
Catching a glimpse at patches of blue
Looks solid from here but we pass right through
Sky's broken up, no one really knows why
We're all making it up on the fly

Colors and shapes that hide in the black
I've always loved this place but it won.t love me back
The world falling down, what else can I do?
What else can I do

Can't go on denying that all is not well
Can't go on living a lie that I didn't tell
The fog went away and it lifted so slow
Look around, there are places to go

Say goodbye to charmed existence
Say goodbye to gravity
This is our adultolescence
Last regret we'll ever see

Say goodbye to duck and cover
Say goodbye to killing time
Go adjust the cabin pressure
Peel away this state of mine

Catching a glimpse at patches of grey
Think I've got a shot if I stay out of my way
World spinning round, what else can I do?
Looks solid from here
But soon enough, we'll pass right through