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Slow Motion Burial

by Fragile Animals

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1.
Overthinking 03:15
Someone said ‘no one wants to look a fool’ Oh, I’m that self-deprecating dismissive kind Blur my eyes It might be nothing avoiding falls but I’m working hard Fingers crossed all my life And you wouldn’t know You know I think I’m not like you I’m not insane but all the same there’s a reason Letting you down was the worst I ever felt Still carry on, still got hopeful naive dreams I grew cold Life felt mean And it let me drown Blur my eyes It might be nothing avoiding falls but I’m working hard. Fingers crossed all my life
2.
Crumble in the light I feel a burden, I I feel all wrong but I’m sure it’s just the middle Held behind a sigh Wishing I knew better Can’t keep still or I’ll break apart and surely die But I can still remember standing on the other side Staring through the window Knowing endings turn out right Lonely in the sun Only cause I’m terrified Oh no, no, I’m fine holding on the edge of a knife Holding on the edge of a knife only causes terror Focus all my mind on some time I was better Find someplace to hide the bits I got together But death comes around the corner I flatten to the wall to hide A fist went through the window ‘Everything you love will die’ But I’m fine Im alright Should take the easy fights Yeah, you’re right Lonely in the sun Only cause I’m terrified Oh no, no, I’m fine holding on the edge of a knife Holding on the edge of a knife Only cause I’m terrified I’m fine holding on the edge of a knife No, I'm fine, only cause I’m terrified Crumble in the light but I’m sure it’s just the middle
3.
December 04:07
I would sit with you for hours Stare at every single hair The world still spins, it’s turning but it’s nothing like when you were And when I think too much It gets too much How will I hold on to you Sleep in my arms Slow down with the pain Slow down with the pain Sleeping in my arms Slow down with the pain I’m so down with the pain I went driving back by the water How’s it still shimmer in the light And I keep looking for you Even though I watched you die And when I think too much It gets too much How will I hold on to you Sleep in my arms Slow down with the pain Slow down with the pain Sleeping in my arms Slow down with the pain I’m so down with the pain
4.
K.T.M 03:48
If I meant you well, what went wrong Doesn’t do to dwell There’s a common ground But we’re found smiling dumb in the sun And I’m bored of everyone Bored of mania Kill the mania They got tricks to sell, oh my god Doesn’t do to dwell Slip the moral crown Never found anyone who was fun And I’m bored of everyone Bored of mania Kill the mania Like before Kill the mania
5.
Wouldn’t it make a difference Wouldn’t it right a wrong On my life, I’m losing out there I wanna go back No more lies Wouldn’t we make it out alive Wouldn’t it make a difference Wouldn’t it make it alright Shouldn’t we start it over If we went wrong What we know Everything we’ve said and done right here comes undone If we could know Holding up your phone Hold it to your bones Ask the sky, ‘Is that wrong?’ Wouldn’t it make a difference I shouldn’t just play along all my life No more lies Couldn’t we start it over If we went wrong What we know Everything we’ve said and done right here comes undone If we could know Holding up your phone Hold it to your bones Ask the sky, ‘Is that wrong?’ Oh my, and wouldn’t that make it hard now
6.
Garden 01:51
A garden in my head No one season No one sees in Then again, it’s a secret I’m trying not to keep holding in my arms Hoping it will do no harm to hold it in my heart I know that I can’t Just hoping it was in my head Just to say Just hoping it was in my head
7.
Q.wk 04:32
Here’s the last time that she’ll have a conversation Broke your feelings now you’re under-medicated And she won’t come home again She won’t come home again So, light your candles Say her name It doesn’t change a thing And I can’t stand it I can’t stand it I can’t stand it and I can’t understand Why can’t you take a breath In the moment Losing track of consequences She stopped screaming Another number on a screen And she won’t come home again She won’t come home again So, light your candles Say her name It doesn’t change a thing And I can’t stand it I can’t stand it I can’t stand it and I can’t understand Why can’t you take a breath She got it wrong Mother to your son Daughters need guns Tell me I’m wrong She’s gone Why can’t you take a breath
8.
Blind from the rocks and summer snow For better health, a better hold Past the point where anyone knows You’re the light, and I’m the cold All that stays All that’s sacred Part of the risk of letting go Steady hands They’ll never know Past the point where anyone goes Taking it all and feeling low All that stays All that’s sacred Still want Want something Something more More than what we need All that stays All that’s sacred Watching the clock and feeling sold A fine line A tiny glow Past the point where anyone goes Not letting on, but still, I know Still want Want something Something more More than what we need All that stays All that’s sacred Still want Want something Something more More than what we need All that stays All that’s sacred Blind from the rocks and summer snow For better health, a better hold
9.
Glass 03:58
I got Frightened I got Rabbits in my brain and colours in the night I’ve been walking I still know this cold I’ve missed you all the while I went home Time goes on but sometimes, I get caught Oh, I miss the cold I miss what? Doesn’t even matter now I’m ok I’ve got Glass I’ve got Mountains in my brain and echoes in my mind I keep talking I still know this cold And I’ve missed you all the while I went home Time goes on but sometimes, I get caught Oh, I miss the cold I miss what? Doesn’t even matter now I’m ok And the saviour stands in the dirt outside And the safer plans that you left behind Set me down Set me down Who am I walking on my own
10.
Stumble towards the light Halls all shimmer in the dark Faces score me Come up towards the line Oh, now, who am I I shiver in the light Should I walk away Should I run away I can’t go any harder, go any faster Don’t wanna know which way is up Everybody wants the luck And I ain’t got no shine at all If you climb enough, then you’ll fall Now you say you’re ok And it’s only a harder way Now you say you’re ok And it’s only a harder way Should I walk away Should I run away Now you say you’re ok And it’s only a harder way Now you say you’re ok And it’s only a harder way Should I walk away Should I run away
11.
If the world would keep maybe I could breathe Out and in, and out again I don’t find it hard to sleep But I don’t dream, and I wish I did I’m a terrible best friend I don’t know what that says about me I stumble when I speak And maybe I’m too mean now Negativity breathed out I breathed it in And now it’s hard to see anything but grief So never leave now We never end I’m a terrible best friend I don’t know what that says about me If the world… I breathe it out

about

Fragile Animals’ debut album is a bold, best-foot-forward fusion of dreamy, distorted shoegaze and boppy indie-pop. But don’t let Slow Motion Burial’s triumphant, upbeat sound fool you – themes of loss, loneliness, and self-doubt are tackled with their trademark subtle lyricism.

Across eleven tracks that are as sincere as they are ambitious, Fragile Animals embark on a journey that unfolds before the listener: to find themselves and push themselves. For a young band in their first chapter, their sound is impressive and fully realized, integrating driving choruses and intricate melodies in an unrelenting exploration of the self.

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released December 1, 2023

Written by D. Parkinson and V.K. Jenkins.
Performed by Daniel Parkinson, Kyle Shipton and Victoria Jenkins.
Produced by Aidan Hogg.
Mixed by Elliot Heinrich.
Mastered by John Davis at Metropolis Studios.
Additional percussion by Ross Jenkins.
Artwork by Katherine Hardy.

Released on Hobbledehoy (HOB 074)

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