Great Deceivers

by Great Deceivers

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Our self-titled album is out on limited edition cassette through Landland Colportage on 4/30/2021. Also available as a bundle with a special (& very limited) art print version of a drawing by DNL HRS that connects to the Great Deceivers cassette art.

    * PRE-ORDER HERE: landland.bandcamp.com/album/great-deceivers *

    High Quality Professionally-Duplicated Cassette Tapes • Limited to only 150 hand-numbered copies • Packaged in screenprinted j-cards with a tiny lyric booklet inside traditional clear Norelco cases • Built at Landland.

    Art Print Info:
    Six-color screenprint on 100# French cover stock • 12" x 16"
    Signed & Numbered One-Time-Only Edition of 50

    Includes unlimited streaming of Great Deceivers via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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1.
caught me picking the bones clean well what can i say and i promise there’s a point to this somewhere in my brain now it’s getting to the good part but you’re barely awake squint and you can see it now the ghost taking shape arms outstretched it shambles over to you and you’re in shock it’s only got eyes for you and it still wants more all that it covets has never been enough puts its hands on your worries to keep them in place eyes are dancing on raw nerves expectant and gray come to in a twilight, the smell of decay and i thought there’d be a way with this, to live unafraid but we’re getting to the good part and you’re barely awake squint and you can see it now the ghost taking shape someone’s gotta cover for us
2.
Orbit 03:52
in orbit above the fray, too high to make amends i’ll say i’m sorry on the way down again and take aim at what appears to bottomless in orbit above the fray, too high to compromise but the stillness still degrades and we collide two bodies in a braid, two of a kind stuck lucid on a loop, a silent film that’s out of view untouched and unpursued, snow that’s carpeting the moon pristine, printless, glowing in space, portrait of a place under glass, in a frame, wrapped in paper, tucked away in a box you’ll always save
3.
Good Will 03:12
spinning like you’re made to win, shining under all of it smile masks mouth full of grit, the stifled curse that’s loosening balled up like a buck in your pocket, burning a hole, turning round with no profit collecting the toll, thought money was no object give me some didn’t you spend all the good will you gave? now you’re pawning me off, i’ve always been afraid when lucky numbers come up, and they ask for a name thought that you’d shook em off, i’m always in the way
4.
Shadow World 05:11
never stand there frozen on my accord taking in your kingdom, an overlord oiling the hinges, your voice restored sputtering a sentence in coded words don’t break your blur with thoughts or stirs live in the urge and wait your turn cause the shadow world is strong in you and the shadow world will see you through divider’s falling away, you’re far and away too helpless and i’m full gone the shadow world is strong in you and the shadow world will see you through moving through the frame til the edge aligns standing there in place as you were fitting in between where the hands unwind standing there in place as you were
5.
wishing on simpler sign, given a similar way that gets you closer to god somewhere that you can't escape i'm sure that this is the place angle for the right to survive, we're getting bent out of shape try hard to stick to the steps and reframe to deal with what's left, you're taking tips from the best there's no more sense in running, take time enough to steady your aim only show up for the hunt, out for blood no saving face only show up when you want, now that there's nothing to chase roll with a punch up your sleeve, i'm sure that this the place only show up for the hunt, out for blood no saving face only show up when you want, now that there's nothing to chase i'm sure that this the place free from the bounty you’re out in the open a part of the story, a link to the moment keep your home on the run it was right all along
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7.
Go Round 01:55
spinning a yarn from your ball of thread to better stick to the story you pull on the string so you're sure that it holds but somehow no one believes it and you're found out this isn't your season, another go round it's drawn on the glass in the steam of my breath a fading list of the reasons it's rubbed of a grave with a paper and pen but somehow nobody wants it and you feel cheap look at your prospects see them slowing give it another, but good on you
8.
Punchline 04:03
walking off the block in a daze i know you're in a bind at this pace this you try to keep but it's not the way i see it working out not the way it's shaping up for me you took a sudden turn and look it left us scrambling but it's not the way i see it going down not with a broken ring not with a rope uncoiled at your feet do you ever feel like you're floating over something else you can't unsee it's underneath and while you strain to glide above it rushes up to kiss you suddenly can't be happening you turn to me "i thought that you could relate" crawling on all fours again, pretty and ready to waste low in the cycle, run down, and lying in wait i thought that you could relate do you ever feel like you're floating over something else you can't unsee it's underneath and while you strain to glide above it rushes up to kiss you suddenly can't be happening you turn to me for what, a punchline? "i thought that you could relate" crawling on all fours again, pretty and ready to waste low in the cycle, run down, and lying in wait
9.
quicker than your eye it sidles up behind you know what? must be bad luck quicker than you see i've got somewhere to be and i'm in two minds about my past life at the center of it all you're yelling for last call but if it's all connected then where's the exit? i want the legend that i expected nobody came to see the dimming leaves, the bloom recede you're a skipping stone that no one's thrown the water's clear, a rippled mirror quicker than your eye it sidles up behind you know what? must be bad luck quicker than you see i've got somewhere to be and i'm in two minds about the last time nobody came to see the dimming leaves, the bloom recede you're a skipping stone that no one's thrown the water's clear, a rippled mirror
10.
Getaway 03:00
strain to hear your calling, i melt against the curtain of night getting by in shadows, come grab yourself a piece of the sky so where’s the reminder you left for us to find here? in case the days get away from me and the years spill out in a flooded stream, endlessly wrapped up in a problem, a safe without a lock open wide how you gonna crack it? How are you gonna solve it on time? in case i forget the mystery, and the years spill out in a flooded stream fumbling for the key, toward an open gate to another place but you’re in your secret getaway the droning call that lures me astray in search of peace and a quiet space come crush the thing that separates needed a cool hand to guide the way but you’re in your secret getaway so where’s the reminder you left for us to find here?
11.
Glue 04:18
harsh words on the wall, you scrub they don’t come off request for clearance stalls, request a clearer cause i thought maybe just this once but it’s mostly pity for the way you’re skin deep you can’t connect now even in company out on a limb alone and your grip is slipping you can’t connect now and that always comforts me sorry you’ve been sidelined for a while i tell myself that there’s no more room for me to fit you neatly into i can’t admit you’re the glue i need to keep myself cocooned and my wings in place i can’t admit you’re the glue i need you can’t connect now even in company out on a limb alone and your grip is slipping you can’t connect now and that always comforts me i tell myself that there’s no more room i can’t admit you’re the glue i need
12.
here’s a thought to kick around dangle off of the ledge you threw your caution down nerves of steel now, an urge to show the light of day your secret night face, taking it out for a spin while they’re all head first in their bliss if forgiveness is giving in then spite’s the only way to win here’s a thought to kick around dangle off of the ledge you threw your caution down nerves of steel now, an urge to show the light of day your secret night face, taking it out for a spin while they’re all head first in their bliss so you spend it on a short engagement with the voice behind a million faces and when our moment’s wearing thin you’ll climb into your skin again and rewind the song in slow motion

credits

released April 30, 2021

PERSONNEL:
Max Green: vocals, guitar
Russell Harrison: guitar
Ben Rudolph: bass, vocals
Seth Engel: drums, vocals

Additional instrumentation by Great Deceivers

Recorded, mixed, and mastered
by Seth Engel and Russell Harrison

All songs by Great Deceivers
Artwork by Dnl Hrs
Layout by Dan Black
Screenprinted & assembled at Landland

Thank you to our friends and everyone who ever came to see us play or helped us on tour

Released by Landland Colportage
Catalog #LL-CS-018

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