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from Totally, Completely by Harborer



you might not think it when hearing it, but this was actually the very first song i made after anhedonia released. and i don't mean 4-5 months afterwards, i mean more like 8 days. i have no idea how the hell i managed to make a song so interesting and jarringly different from the previous project (especially when the songs i subsequently attempted to write/record were pretty much garbage), but yeah. i whipped the instrumental of this song up in a good couple days and then i just let it sit for around 7 months when i finally brought it to the guys with some political-esque lyrics and said hey check this out. i don't remember if they were super into it at first, but it has definitely grown on them. around the last week of working on the actual album, i gave up trying to sing this one and instead asked matt to and he fucking knocked it out of the park. i'm very glad i did that. tuning is CGDGBbC, by the way. i think i invented this tuning.

oh, ALSO, there originally was no solo at the end. but matt had an admittedly genius idea and i took it and messed with it and the song is 200% better for it. so thanks matt!

ALSO ALSO, that solo was added probably just a week before we mastered it. which makes this song the first and last song we worked on for this album. very interesting.

i love this song and i was really happy that i got to sing it. it has this really nice groove and i added some new vocal ideas that ended up complimenting the song really well.

lemme start by saying how much i love matt's voice on this. his lead vocals mixed with ben's nice backing vocals create an atmosphere that i think sums up this album pretty perfectly. flowy instrumentals ended up working well around ben and matt's voices and i couldn't have been happier with how it turned out.


You're well on your way
To receiving a beating
For your heinous crimes
You have nothing to say
When you're on the stand
Caught with all your lies

Something washing over
I cannot think straight
Fall away from me
Break off a piece of me yeah
Fall away from all you are

You're a little pale
Did you just see a ghost
Or did you see the future
You think that you know
But you really don't
Saddened wide-eyed ruler

Something crumbling inward
I cannot see now
Fall away from me
Break off a piece of me yeah
Fall away from all you are


from Totally, Completely, released January 31, 2020
ben coates - guitars, bass, drums, vocals, effects, percussion, lyrics
matthew ryan - vocals, guitars, lyrics


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