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The King of No Man

by Captain, We're Sinking

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1.
Trying Year 03:29
Well i don’t know/ but i think we should go/ the sky grows darker by the minute/ now all is forgiven/ lets take everything for granted/ it’s the end of days yeah we’re all okay/ it’s been a really trying year/ it’s been a really hard year/ take it back now i don’t think you’re right this time/ you think you have it so bad/ you think that you have the worst life/ mid twenty-somethings so tired and bored to death/ mid twenty-somethings up to their necks in crippling death/ we’re untouchable/ we’re young unloveables/ put your hands over your mouth/ don’t move and don’t make a sound/ will we make it out of this?/ we’ll make it out of this/ i don’t know/ it’s been a really trying year/ it’s been a really hard year
2.
Books 03:40
Hold on to faith in a divine and guiding hand/ soon to leave all our mistakes/ whatever mercy lies between us forgiveness remains/ and there are doctors and nurses/ and they’ve got husbands and wives/ and their circling like vultures around sick beds watching families cry/ yeah i’ll be alright if whatever darkness lies in me is reborn as a light to guide all of you/ wrap my hands around an iv line and promise not to be afraid/ we take all of our memories together/ we watch them replay/ hands skillfully guide machines blending heartbeats and monotonic frequencies/ i’ll be leaving but please don’t grieve for me/ compared to the years spent alone/ i’d rather die by all of you/ don’t remember me the way i used to be/hands skillfully guide machines / mirror heart beats the sad and slow subtle and low time to let go/
3.
Last night i was caught up in/ the anger of your death haunts me/ i stumble through a cold dark room/ outstretched hands find you/ you said come over and die/ fine/ you said come over and twist/ don’t touch me i’m sick/ there is nothing wrong/ tell the sun i need a break/ these little things go away/ you said come over and die/ fine/ there is nothing wrong/ there is nothing wrong with me
4.
Cannonless 03:09
We come down/ no more furtively looking around/ glossy-eyed but looking straight/ our fingers touch and separate/ we take slow steady breaths/ and keep time by the rise and fall of your chest/ we come down/ frozen bodies warmth embalms/ faces flushed trembling lips/ crystals rise from the mist of our breath/ triumphantly the threads connect/ subsonic whispers self-reflect/ a reverie held rigidly in check/ self control breaks/ walls whisper our names/ this is what we were made for/ this is how we’re made/ blissfully our frames connect/ keep time by the rise and fall of your chest/ take slow steady breaths /fall asleep/ blissfully our frames connect/ take short and shallow breaths/i keep time by the rise and fall of your chest and fall asleep
5.
Smash 2 02:45
Your eyes were hazy from the smoke/ you were laughing as you spoke/ we’re secret handshakes and inside jokes/ thats why we’re always alone/ in the backseat of your car/ with my knees up to my chest/ you were breathing free and easy/ with my breath on your neck/ and i stare at your tattoos/ these cuts and scrapes and bruises too/ and i love that/ this is us now and forever/ tomorrow we’ll rise as two but tonight we’ll fall together/ now i’m done/ i love the sound/ we’re moving back and forth/ you scream now/ this is us now and forever/ tomorrow we’ll rise as two but tonight we’ll fall together/ this is it/ i’m done
6.
You’re taking steps like all your friends are/ the awful mess the best laid plans are/ put on your game face they’ll appreciate/ swallow your pride and concentrate and stop fucking around/ play kid/ the stagelights the crowd/ the bitter taste in my mouth/ the way old men learn/ the way old men learn the way that kids burn out/ trust/ disappointed trust/ misdirected lust/ the lies between us/ fate/ so sedate/ all the petty ways she has to hate us/ behold! like ancient kings of old/ whose hands turned things to gold/ what crumbles at our touch/ fate/ so sedate/ all the petty ways she has to hate us/ boys in the cockpit navigate/ so idle chatter radiate/ and animals come out to play kids/ the gentlemen’s lounge/ the bitter taste in my mouth/ the way young kids learn
7.
Hunting Trip 03:36
Next to your favorite tools/ a thermos keeps your warm/ wearing hand me down boots/ that your father had worn/ you wear a winter hat/ with your freezing hands/ you keep your finger on the trigger/ but you just sit and stare/ at the grass moving/ in the morning breeze/ you said the dirt felt softer/ down on your knees/ now you look at your hands/ and they start to shake/ now you look at your hands/ they don’t look the same/ in the pickup truck/ that your father died in/ you have pictures of your brother/ playing with his three kids/ now you look at your hands/ and they start to shake/ now you look at your hands/ they don’t look the same/ you’re red eyes on the ride home/ back from your mother’s house/ where she was on her second glass/ now you’re filled with doubt/ that you’ll ever be something in her eyes/ something so much more/ than just the reason that she/ started drinking for/ you can’t ever go back/ i know you want to/ you can’t ever go back/ i know you want to/ it was on that hunting trip/ when you were a kid/ you lost your father/ you can’t hide from it.
8.
Water 03:02
Old scars lie open and permanence is fleeting/ and tongues tasted water/ you stood there breathing/ subtle are our ways say books published on our natures/ simple decisions to be made now and paid for later/ so we grow apart/ friends become strangers/ strangers get old/ fall apart/ getting older / it’s not real mature to exaggerate/ rings cast shadows and permanence is fleeting/ your tongue tasted water you were breathing out and breathing in/ so we grow apart/ friends become strangers/ strangers get old/ fall apart/ getting older/ what strangers your friends are
9.
Now you don’t sleep at night/ they’re all in your head/ lay down in your bed/ i said it’d be alright/ i was lying again/ you said that the only thing that’s stable in your life/ is the shaking drink in your hand/ as always i have nothing to say/ i’ll exchange words for an awkward glance/ you demand/ heal your little wounds/ i’ll heal mine too/ now you cannot believe that this is the end of you and me
10.
Dance of Joy 03:54
The night settles in/ the things you start to think about/ voices in your head of the people that you care about/ existential dread/ every time that you close your eyes/ your hands shake/ and it feels like it’s over/ stand up straight/ think it through when you’re sober/ everything is gonna be alright/ you’ll be alright/ everything will be fine/ you’ll be alright/ keep your head up high
11.
You killed a man to see if he’d rise again/ but he just laid there and bled/ stare at pictures of you and me/ all alone in this colony/ you killed a man to see if he’d rise again/ but he just laid there and bled/ there’s no one left it’s just you and me/ all alone/ now if they judge our sins/ don’t tell them about the things we did/ you killed yourself to see if you’d rise again/ but you just laid there and bled/ on cardboard boxes and outdated magazines/ all alone in this colony/ you killed yourself to see if you’d rise again/ but you just laid there and bled/ there’s no one left it’s just me/ all alone/ now no one moves/ and no one speaks/ i’ve traded the sounds of conversations/ for the hum of these machines/ i’m the king of all the land/ i’m the king of no man/ i’ll lick my wounds/ and wait for you/ only you

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Captain, We’re Sinking have always had a story to tell. For the decade they’ve been a band, their songs have always confronted life’s hardships in a way that feels lived-in and authentic. On The King of No Man, the band presents their best work to date - a punk album that is resilient in every sense of the word. Right from the start of “Trying Year,” The King of No Man confronts life’s seemingly constant defeats, and throughout navigates themes of desperation, debt, and death. The musical arrangements are just as complex as the issues challenged in the lyrics: the huge sing-a-long choruses of “Books” and “Water” are placed side by side with the manic discord of tracks like “Don’t Show Bill” and “The Future Is Cancelled Part 2.” In spite of the different moods expressed, the songs on The King of No Man come together like a hallmark record for Captain, We’re Sinking. It is an album made for trying times, which might be why the lyrics feel so vital right now: “It’s the end of days…but we’re all okay.” Well said.

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released June 23, 2017

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'The King of No Man' out June 23rd on Run For Cover Records

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