Dark Molasses EP

by Jarvix

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An ample sampling of songs I wrote in a fairly depressed state, Dark Molasses EP is about loss, doubt, regret, and other such slippery companions, but usually with a faint ray of hope in the distance. More literally, it is also about tar-pit mammoths, shipwrecked sailors, dead salmon, cryogenics and delicious molasses.

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released September 18, 2014

All songs written & produced by Evan Jarvicks
Artwork by Casey Pankey

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Track Name: This Casket Glass
Cryogenic incubation
Intellectual suffocation
No cerebral stimulation
Anymore

Dormant as the years fall distant
Place and purpose nonexistent
'Til the end of this persistent
Civil war

But when it comes, I'll breathe again
The air of God, the dust of men

As the land was torn asunder
I assumed no blight or blunder
When they caged me, put me under
Long ago

All was meant as temporary
Skip the war, come out unwary
But alas, results may vary
I should know

I administered the oath
For I am captive, jailer both

I changed my mind
Can't change the past
I'm caught behind
This casket glass
Can only pray
Belated peace
Will quell the fray
And bring release

But when it comes, I'll breathe again
The air of God, the dust of men
Track Name: Remnants On The Shore
Gotta be another way home
There's gotta be another way home

Ragged remnants on the shore
Of the way we were before
Daring voyagers and astronauts
Took our chances in the wild
Rare discovery beguiled
Hungry visions, now they're after thoughts

Can't repair the vessel that we made
Untamed ocean, infinite blockade
Nightfall dark and distant thunder tell
Any step away is just as well

We'll roam the loam
To scout a route for home
We'll roam the loam
Can't doubt, stay stout for home
Track Name: Dark Molasses
Salmon schools are crawling motionless in waterfalls of dark molasses slothing down
Sticky, sweet, and suffocating every breath of life, a sugar-coated way to drown
Track Name: The Last Mammoth
Last one of my kind
So lonely; if only
They were not so blind
They’d be here, my friends dear
Someone tell me how
To populate with no mate
Nothing to do now
But await my known fate

Well I might as well be frozen
There’s no place to be
Mother Nature has chosen
And she didn’t choose me
So why did she on that day
Choose to play with my mind?
She should’ve let me decay
With the rest of my kind
But no

I am left to roam
No choices, no voices
Taken from my home
By master disaster
Can’t ignore the tombs
My race it but traces
As extinction looms
I’m frosted, exhausted

Well I might as well be frozen
There’s no place to be
Mother Nature has chosen
And she didn’t choose me
Why did it turn out this way?
I feel so small
Everything’s in such dismay
What is the point of it all?
I don’t know

I fall in a pit
It pulls down, aiming to drown
I guess this is it
I'm sinking unblinking
All fades way to black
Heart slowing, mind knowing
Everything is slack
Deceased, I find peace