Fool's Lament

from Totally, Completely by Harborer

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about

before writing a lot of this album, i took some time to write a bunch of cryptic no-context phrases so whenever i was stumped on lyrics or a general aesthetic to achieve, i could look at them and always find something. the lyrics for this song were born out of me perusing those phrases and picking ones that worked and whittling them into a full song. as soon as i wrote this song i knew it had to be the opener. it's a good way to ease you into this thing. capo on the 11th fret.

i figured it would be kind of funny to let matt kick the album off, mostly because our voices are very similar and everyone is expecting me anyways.
-ben

i sing the first verse of this song and i think it adds a nice contrast. playing it live is always fun because i enjoy going wild on the guitar and letting loose at the end.
-matt

after ben recorded his vocals for this track, I wanted to see if I could ruin it by doing my own vocals over it and I think I did a pretty good job. hopefully one day it will be released in some form for people to enjoy. anyway, i think this song showcases one of my favorite ben screams and sometimes i just go on my computer and play the isolated scream because it is really funny.
-bryce

lyrics

In spite of everything I'd like to apologize
To ensure a long life don't look it in the eyes
If my ears could be gouged out I would want them to be
It's too bad in my situation I need ears to see

Ah
Ah

You are my sun my soul the dirt beneath my feet
You are the earth the air the shoulder I can lean
But is it worth it to keep beating on the door
The last thing we would need is a hatred anymore

Ah
Ah
Ah
Ah

I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you

credits

from Totally, Completely, released January 31, 2020
ben coates - vocals, guitars, piano, synths, effects, lyrics
matthew ryan - vocals
bryce snodgrass - effects

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Harborer Canton, Ohio

-ben coates
-matthew ryan
-bryce snodgrass

we are three young fellows from ohio that make music that we enjoy and we hope you do, too. everything you hear was done in our basement.

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