Summer from the Basement

by Ozconscious

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Ozconscious debut EP Summer from the Basement

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released October 22, 2014

Produced by Ozconscious

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ron Obvious with the Dragonfly Mobile Unit #4

Recorded at Ed's Bathroom (2014)

Photography by Rebecca Golembleski

Tate Hiebert on lead guitar and vocals
Jordan Schmidt on rhythm guitar and vocals
Spence Hiebert on keys and vocals
Taylor Hrabarchuk on keys and vocals
Edan MacIver on drums
Kyle Caithness on bass guitar

Thank you to Ron Obvious, all of our parents, especially Garry and Karen, everyone who listened to this EP, everyone who has come out to our shows, and all of our friends who have patiently waited for us to play "one more song" in the basement.

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Track Name: Cosco
Something I saw, I saw today
Slapped me right in the face
It told me there would be disaster
In the night while we were asleep

I've always wished my mind could breathe
What my parents wished I’d never see
No polish, seams, no empty opposites
Just light on forgotten scenes
Yeah

I don’t know why teachers taught us things we’ll never need
Never thought we’d be scolded for our questions till we’d listen and agree
Who says there won’t be brand new branches on the tree?
Maybe we’re the ones who step outside of the road you see

Saw my reflection look at me
From the television screen
It sold me answers, ran away faster than
An accidental lucid dream

I knew I had to tell my father
He said: “Son you shouldn’t bother”
I wasn’t surprised, I told my brother
So we smiled and said to each other

We don’t need no nine to five
We just want to feel alive
We just want to feel alive

I don’t know why teachers taught us things we’ll never need
Never thought we’d be scolded for our questions till we’d listen and agree
Who says there won’t be brand new branches on the tree?
Maybe we’re the ones who step outside of the road you see

Something I saw, I saw today
The seats are on fire at the back of the bus, lets go
Something I saw, I saw today
But the people aren’t moving cause they don’t know how to say no
Track Name: Frozen Bones
Throw the torus in in the garbage bin
Climbing to the rim threw the towel in
Gotta be a sanctuary somewhere near
Got everything to fear

Bye bye lets say goodbye
To the worlds we occupied
Now that our time is free
We can fight in peace
And see our shadows divide
Got nothing left to hide

Frozen bones when will you thaw?
Maybe in another life?
Broken homes we’ll brace the fall again
Oh papa-san we're coming home
Frozen bones I feel your sighs
But it, it ain’t no surprise
That the faces stole our thoughts from this disguise

The burnt-out, make-believe, fairytale harmony
Breaks into a couple notes
The spoiled children wrote
Who must’ve forgotten why
Why they wasted all those lives

If the end of all hypocrisy
Can bring democracy
Censor the beach I see
To allow you and me
To dig ourselves a grave in a mall
While taking no time for the fall
So call me maybe

Frozen bones when will you thaw?
Maybe in another life?
Broken homes we’ll brace the fall again
Oh Uncle Sam we’re coming home
Frozen bones I feel your sighs
So just, just say your goodbyes
To the smokestack fountain stopping the sun from rising

I can’t even stand all these places alone
I’ll just sit back and just do what I’m told
Forget free will, it is clear I am owned
At the end of the day life is consciously sewn
The only way out is that starry night sky
The pastor in the white robe hides untold black lies
The end now it murmurs: “I’m already here”
While the message in the grave remains so clear

Frozen bones will never thaw
Not even in another life
Broken homes will break back down again
Faster than you can say no
Frozen bones I hear your cries
So just stay clear of the lies
Broken homes we’ll build you
We’ll build you up right from the ground again
Even if they tell us to say
“Say hello to my little friend"
Track Name: So Lo
I know where this will go
We get high but I feel so low
All this world is filled with
Flesh and bone and earth and stone

Pawning my own portrait
I look back to my family tree
I'm completely at peace
I feel lifted yet still stand empty

And I think its time to celebrate it all
I don’t think you've got a clue what I have in store
Its time to drain the troubles inside of ourselves
But oh well

You know that I can't tell
What the hell this feeling is
I thought it stopped but oh well
All those lessons I guess I missed

And I think its time to celebrate it all
I don’t think you've got a clue what I have in store
Its time to drain the troubles inside of ourselves
But oh well

I don’t even get me
Still I see my destiny
Your shapes still in the snow
We get high but I feel so
Feel so low

(Solo)

I can’t deny you all I have inside
Self preservation but it forced you to hide
And I don’t care that you think that I still mind
Cause I don't
And you can’t tell
Oh well
Oh well
Oh well
Oh well
Oh well
Track Name: I Am That (That I Am)
A bum on a bench
Waves on the sea
A man with a million dollars
Cold cups of tea

Falling in love with loneliness
Jokes about pain
Chasing the victorious
The qualities you claim

I am that, I am that, I am that, I am that

Two men holding hands
A kiss so discreet
Cigarette butts in the alley
And smoke on the street

Dirt in the rain
Stalking a dream
Surviving the asphalt jungle
In a forest of seeds

I am that, I am that, I am that, I am that

Leaves in the wind
Veins like the weeds
Communicating with motion
And the air that we breathe

Hot love in the cold
Fog when they breathe
Hearts like snow keep melting
And a child conceived

I am that, I am that, I am that, I am that

Completeness within
Don’t skip a beat
Race car crash of answers
And tears on the seats

Three men in trench coats plotting
To shoot up a school
To get back at those kids who said that
"You will never be cool"

I am that, I am that, I am that, I am that

I am that, I am that, I am that, I am that
Track Name: The Jewel
Your words are unspoken
And your eyes are the token of my jewel
Of my jewel
Piece of glass broken
My signature is stolen
Cause I want you to
Yeah, I want you to
Yeah

Well you threw a rock at my window
And it happened to break
You woke up my entire life
Call it an earthquake
My parents were so mad
As now in bed they lie awake
For the times I risked it all
But for now the jewel is safe

I opened up the gate and you slammed it right shut
I tried to see it as it happened when you eye-fucked me
Drifting out of sleep my mind is corrupt
Everybody saw it coming
Everybody but me

You said you were mine
I said I’m not a miner
But you feel fine
When I touch her

I burnt a deck of cards but I only left the Queen
Left them in the halls where the students won’t scream (scream)
Seeing you around has become a routine
Torpedoed heart will sink like a
Submarine
Relationships you break up
I see you with no make up
The later that you stay up
The later you wake up

You said you were mine
I said I’m not a miner
But you feel fine
When I touch her
You said you were mine
I said I’m not a miner
But you feel fine
When I touch her

You said you were mine
I said I’m not a miner
But you feel fine
When I touch her