The Constance LP

by Lakes

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03:14
2.
03:10
3.
04:17
4.
03:21
5.
04:30
6.
03:53
7.
05:41
8.
03:41
9.
04:05
10.
03:32

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released August 2, 2019

All songs written by Matt Shaw and Roberto Cappellina, except track 5 written by Matt Shaw and Sam Neale
All songs performed by Matt Shaw and Roberto Cappellina
Vocals on tracks 1-9 by Sam Neale
Recorded by Matt Shaw at Lakes HQ
Tracks 1 - 9 mixed, mastered and co-produced by Hyper Lion
Track 10 mixed by Matt Shaw and mastered by Hyper Lion
Trumpet on tracks 1 and 5 by Tom Hammond
Vocals on track 6 by Steve Sears
That guitar part that sounds like explosions in the sky on track 9 by Rob Vacher
Vocals on track 10 by Minnie Birch
Design and Layout by Roberto Cappellina
Lake photography by Matt Shaw
LAKES live is:
Roberto Cappellina: Vocals and guitar
Sam Neale: Vocals, glockenspiel, synth and percussion
Matt Shaw: Drums
Rob Vacher: Guitar
Gareth Arthur: Guitar
Charlie Smith: Bass

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Track Name: Constance
I hope everyone that you know
Won’t turn away when all your scales show
High hopes of meeting all the right folks
Are they worth the stakes when all your mates go?

Guess you could say you wished away your days
What did you say with all your parts to play?

I hope everyone that you know
Won’t turn away
Won’t turn away
Won’t turn away, no

Goodbye, I’ve gotta go
I’m feeling like your better nights are cold
I tried to tell you so
It’s feeding time, there’s nowhere else to go
Guess you could say you wished away your days
What did you say with all your parts to play?
Goodbye, I’ve gotta go
I’m feeling like your better nights are cold

Spend all your time together
Only to find you never
The bigger the prize, the better
Eyes will tell ‘em
Geared for a life together
Sinking and tied forever
You can try to tether
Only time will tell ‘em

Goodbye, I’ve gotta go
I’m feeling like your better nights are cold
I tried to tell you so
It’s feeding time, there’s nowhere else to go
Track Name: Reindeer
I couldn’t tell you where the days went
All I know is what the chase meant
And I would give it all up just to live it all back again
The chords for the first part
A heavy chorus for a heavy heart
And I would give it all up just to live it all back again
I’ve been playing these songs all night ‘cause
I’m trying to find the words I lost
Feeling like I’m sixteen, I was seen to scene
You know, you know, you know, you know
The world and it’s demands
Couldn’t hold me in it’s arms
It’s weight of all the laughs
I’ve been growing up too fast
I’ve been swimming with the sharks
Just to get to mountain tops
I’ve been playing these songs all night ‘cause
I’m trying to find the words I lost
Feeling like I’m sixteen, I was seen to scene
Track Name: Geneva
I’m home
Empty bars, a new facade, a darker tone
I’ll sit this one out
Go ahead and pick your fights
I’ll be around

I’ve grown
Nothing like the black and white of what you’ve known
Not my place to show
Picking hands and tired plans
Another town

Hey! Are you making promises and never living up?
Hey! Are you ever honest when you never give enough?
Hey! Are you making promises and never living up?
Are you still? (x2)

It falls
Another chance into your lap, another day
There’s no back way out
So shine your crown and think about what others say

These feels
The symptom of the smallest pond
A cloud of scales
I know you’re so scared
So take a sip, remember what your parents said
What your parents did

Hey! Are you making promises and never living up?
Hey! Are you ever honest when you never give enough?
Hey! Are you making promises and never living up?
Are you still? (x2)

None of your days spent
Could tell what your face meant
All of the days spent
Could tell where the space went

Hey! Are you making promises and never living up?
Hey! Are you ever honest when you never give enough?
Hey! Are you making promises and never living up?
Are you still? (x2)
Track Name: Placid
On the fence, I confess
Take your time without all the stress

Medicine, I forget
Days and nights are blurred into mess

Every now and then I pretend
Just to see the smile on your chin

Once again I defend
And crawl back in my backboneless skin

I promise you now that I’m on it
You’re acting as though I don’t want it
As if you have always been honest (x2)

On the fence, I confess
Take your time without all the stress

Medicine, I forget
Days and nights are blurred into mess

My keeper, my tonic
Sedate me, I’ll bomb it
I knew what you wanted (I see you)
Your number, I’ve got it
Your details, your bullshit
The lack of a conscience (I see you) (x2)

Get up, get up
Get up, get up
Get up, get up (I see you)
Get up, get up (x2)

My keeper, my tonic
Sedate me, I’ll bomb it
I knew what you wanted (I see you)
Your number, I’ve got it
Your details, your bullshit
The lack of a conscience (I see you)

I promise you now that I’m on it
You’re acting as though I don’t want it
As if you have always been honest (x2)
Track Name: Ontario
Still here coping, hoping I was wrong
Stay clear, open, never strong

Closer
Are you listening?
I am closer every day, I'm learning

Try pretending you don't need a thing
Watch me give it all away for free

Spending all my time chasing fireflies
Spending all your time hiding

And this wasn't what you wanted
And it never quite is
Like everything you never said is getting
And everything you never did is coming

And whatever happened to breaking the pattern?
It's like it never mattered to you

Closer
Are you listening?
I can feel it, every day we're getting

Closer
Are you listening?
I can see that every day we're getting

Closer, closer
Closer, closer (x2)
Track Name: Tahoe
Lies, more than once or twice
Dressed in your excuses
A part of your routine
I helped you fix your broken lights
And all that’s in between
From the friendships you discarded
To the colours on your screen

I can tell you what it’s like
Living as an insect
Sitting in your hand
Cupped to hold my many feet
While you pull off my wings
Denying me the right to flight
The worst I’ve ever seen

I know you’re ready to repent

So I’m leaving through the backdoor
Should I leave, should I leave?
This place is like a graveyard
Killing me, killing me
With trophies of your love
What’s left of those who made it out
Oh if my brain was in my guts
I can’t believe I stuck around to pass the time
Just know that I’m still in repair

I know you’re ready to repent

So I’m leaving through the backdoor
Should I leave, should I leave?
This place is like a graveyard
Killing me, killing me
With trophies of your love
What’s left of those who made it out
Oh if my brain was in my guts
I can’t believe I stuck around to pass the time
Just know that I’m still in repair

Should I leave, should I leave?
Killing me, killing me
I’m still in repair
Killing me, killing me
Track Name: Baikal
Everything and everyone
Fading over time
As everything we’ve ever done
Streams from yours to mine
Deep into the night

Thinking how we’d just begun
Traces there to find the things we should’ve overcome
Anchored in my mind’s eye, we choose to fight

Beneath you, beneath you
Hand on heart, I can hear the pride of lions call
Hand on my heart, hand on my soul, we fall
Hand on my heart, I can tell you I feel it all

There’s a beacon up ahead
Words don’t make a sound
Never speaking up again
Faces all around, all asounded now

Ears are filling up with sand
The world can see you now, and everything you can’t defend
Take it to your crowd, go and take a bow

Beneath you, beneath you
Hand on heart, I can hear the pride of lions call
Hand on my heart, hand on my soul, we fall
Hand on my heart, I can tell you I feel it all

See those waves from the words we saved
Crashing down for days, while I’ve been down for days
There’s no place for how you behaved
But I can count the ways, coz I’ve been up for days

I have this feeling that I’ve never really ever had
I’m climbing ceilings in these places where I never have
Still I know you better than you do (x2)

Better than you do

Now I’m in a place where I can erase this
I’m in a place where I can erase this
I’m in a place where I can erase this
I’m in a place where I can erase this
I’m in a place where I can erase this
Track Name: Lucerne
I know your heart’s still in the past
All I want is to know you
It may be so, I stand alone
But I can wait coz I’m down for you now

Through the tears and the pain and the snow
I can tell that you already know
That the wind, it can change all the lows
You’re an opening sign when you’re closed
When you say you’re not here
I won’t showcase your fears
Just know I’m around

You take your time, I’m here all night
I wanna know all about you
Patience aside, I made the drive
You are the reason that I’m out tonight

I know your heart’s still in the past
All I want is to know you
It may be so, I stand alone
But I can wait coz I’m down for you now

Through the tears and the pain and the snow
I can tell that you already know
That the wind, it can change all the lows
You’re an opening sign when you’re closed
When you say you’re not here
I won’t showcase your fears
Just know I’m around
I know your heart’s still in the past
All I want is to know you
It may be so, I stand alone
But I can wait coz I’m down for you now

There’s no way I’m unscathed
I want you to be safe (x3)
(I’m ready now)

Are you ready now?
I’m ready now
I’m ready now

Through the tears and the pain and the rain and the snow (x2)
Track Name: Como
Breathe out
The world at your feet again
Reprieved like you never had sin

See I’ve held weight like it was mine to bare
And I’ve felt days and nights with no one there
I’ve licked wounds until there’s nothing left
I did it all without love

Slow down
I can barely keep up with you
Been running circles like only you do

So how did we ever get into this
Half a year out and never been missed

See I’ve held weight like it was mine to bare
And I’ve felt days and nights with no one there
I’ve licked wounds until there’s nothing left
I did it all without love

See I didn’t know that you’d come around
I wasn’t prepared for the lost to be found
I shouldn’t have started, I should’ve been fair

I hear you completely (It was the last thing on my mind)
To deceive you? Believe me
But I need you to read me
(x8)
Track Name: Erie
Everything we could’ve had
Was lost inside that burning room
Still I knew you were bad
Under a hunter’s moon

A drop of blood into the see
Painted nails and sharpened teeth
No other curves on earth
Could have this hold on me

Sliding doors that never worked
Reflecting promises at worst
Still, I’d have you for life
And I’m still here

Been too busy making plans
To notice where the other stands
Consumed by lack of sight
This waxing crescent moon

Someone said this wasn’t right
Tinted shades from better nights
A burden for your love
This moth into your light

When everyday looks like a mess
With labelled boxes of regrets
I’d still have you for life
Now, where are you?

A deep breath from your wet mouth
To something that you left for dead
In my chest, expanding proud
A piece of what we can’t forget (x4)

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