Modern Studies Of Ancient Times

by Little Sur

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released June 10, 2014

All songs written by Josh Meer except 'Interlude' and 'Restless' by Jacob Blumberg and Josh Meer

Performed by:
Jacob Blumberg-mandolin, guitars, organ, piano, percussion, sounds
Alexander da Silva-bass
Andrew Campbell-drums, percussion, voice (1, 2, 3, 6, 7)
Annika Zee, Kessiah Gordon-voice (1, 2, 3, 6, 7)
Josh Meer-voice, banjo, guitars, organ, piano, percussion, sounds
David Meer-bass (1)
Phoebe Ryan-voice (2)
Stefan Weiner-voice (1, 2, 7)
Alex Vita-voice (1, 2, 3, 7)

Recorded, arranged, edited, mixed, and produced by Jacob Blumberg and Josh Meer in New York City, NY

Mastered by Jason Moss at Millennial Studios

Artwork by Rachel Whitlow

Published by Oso The Bear

'Heartbeat Cycles' is for CJH

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Track Name: Ache
The thick air don't thicken my blood
I'm so thin and frail but never have I been there
Do you remember what I refused to always forget?

And one by one pieces dispersed
You're forgiven, but never wrong
And one by one pieces dispersed
You're forgiven, but never wrong

The thick air don't thicken my blood
Oh you're skin and bones but so much more that I could never see
Lucid light spots and loud recollections ache and tear
Do you remember what I refused to always forget, forget?

And one by one pieces dispersed
You're forgiven, but never wrong
And one by one pieces dispersed
You're forgiven, but never wrong
And one by one pieces dispersed
You're forgiven, but never wrong
Track Name: Bags of Bones
Without much direction I rode the wind
If I could spoon-feed you time I think you'd have to give in
I'd let you rattle my achings energies are ablaze
Would you wash away your pain if histories were replaced?

Wish my parents shared with me their own bags of bones
I know they're stashed away tight beside their old unknowns
To commiserate freely with half of yourself
I couldn't understand a damn thing your half of myself

And I've rattled off again
Speaking in my tongues again
If struggle is what we're made of
Well, I'll be damned if this is the end

And I've rattled off again
Speaking in my tongues again
If struggle is what I'm made of
Well, I'll be damned if this is the end

Been dreaming of flies marching down my throat
Swallowing my insides, but what do they know?
I let them rattle my aching energies are ablaze
Would you wash away your pain if histories were replaced?
Track Name: Summers
Summers when fogs did roll
The place I found where I remembered home
Lick old wounds that taste only of chalk
Mistakes, regrets, I can't even recall now

Waking up to ocean rolling sky
Fog horn bellows, speak their morning sighs
Tranquil mist as I am on the rise
The place I found where I remembered home
Home

Summers when fogs did roll
The place I found where I remembered home
Two decades plus and still I'm unresolved
Lessons learned I've just begun to know now
Track Name: A Keep To Claim
What dreams were to keep, my love?
Our ancient ways to be, forlorn
My vision swayed I left here, before
A splintered cadence kept us ashamed

And I recall
The rush to slow down
A sea of change
At once feels within

What dreams were to keep, my love?
Our ancient ways to be, reborn
My visions swayed I came to, before
Under lock and key

We forget to breathe
We forget to breathe
We forget to breathe
We forget to breathe
Track Name: Sue & Abram
When do you find your place to unwind?
Couldn't remember when you last slept the night
Pains in your body, smoke on the sky

New family and children, a turn for youth again
Balms of a progress, years kept unsaid
The old and forgotten, in part to subside
We travel our distance

The earth rumbled loudly, and love would soon fade
A park and two miles fractured my name
Time left me footprints, space for my claim
The places we all keep

Tired but rejoiced
We breathe in
The currents are replaced
We breathe in
Signals pass within
Never breathed in
I am who you were
We breathe in
Currents are replaced
We can breathe in
Signals pass within
The place we keep
Track Name: Heartbeat Cycles
When I come down again
Winter returns its trends
We're quiet, erasing our ways
Beliefs, a mind to stay

Bloodlines beyond our time
The grief was ours to find
Room to room was cloaked
We let our night rise bright

We came under
Siege it was up to our teeth
All was captive
For the seas had rose to speak