Nothing Real Is Left

by Swing Hero

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swing hero's second EP, released march 27th 2013.


released March 27, 2013

marshall gallagher sings, plays bass, guitar and writes the tunes.
patrick kline plays drums.

alec zamora, brian ray, kyle goertz and josie vincent sing gang vocals on "the emptiness of you"

artwork by dj o'neal and reid wolf (smash & grab media)

recorded, mixed and mastered winter 2012/2013 by chris fogal at black in bluhm music

thanks to chris for providing the best studio experience i've ever had, the gang vocals crew for coming in on a moments notice, reid for slaying the artwork in such a short time, patrick for playing those beautiful drums with such style, and my body sings electric for making the live show sound so damn good.
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Track Name: Dead White Girls
dead white girls in a tiny wooden chest
why do i try so hard to keep you
with dusty stubs and faded love
when did my heart become so see-through
i can feel the meaning beating its wings again
when it's all gone for good i'm not sure i can pretend i need this
Track Name: Feeding Frenzy
get out, give in, this love is a fleeting fancy
for you it's come and gone with the feeding frenzy
i've beat it down with the same old skinny fist
when the beautiful boys come around you know i can't resist
the dull syringe of losing someone slowly
you can't deny you love the attention from everybody
do you wanna know, well you oughta hear what they're saying about you
well if it's all true then i guess i'd be much better without you
you want me far away
Track Name: Obsidian Seas
i ruined myself in you
you never fail to remind me of all i've left to lose
sparkling mirror, lovesick mistrust
it's not a wonder i loved you so much
you look the same as when i was 17
time grows cautiously in between these dreams
i see myself in your skin and you lay beside me
when nothing is left you always seem to find me
have you made me better, oh no
did i make things better, oh no
i'm just a quitter, i'm so alone
forget about your brightest little boy
he spoils your insides, carves filth into your spine
what's yours is mine forever
i am an island engulfed by obsidian seas
no trust in anyone who trusts in me
Track Name: Beachwood
i am a fool reaching out for you
i do hate you and she knows
drive through the night sleeping under circus lines
will you steal me from my home
the winter's grace is lost on me
the one angel that i hold
my china white, my jesus christ has gone and left me so alone
i feel you dreaming of my dissolution
but i can fake it if the timing's right
and i will never make you mine
how many hopeless hearts have buried all their love
swept out dreaming of the sun
Track Name: The Emptiness Of You
sometimes i dream you're in my arms and when i wake you've turned to sweat
i've been scratching myself bare and burrowing my bed
maybe you're still scared, maybe you're just dead
but i know in my heart it's over
your blood makes me sick but i am just as weak
and seeing how you live, i wonder how you sleep with nothing in your gut but habits you should cut, and friends you should've shut out
i cannot help you through, we are not the same
love is not a drug running through your veins
you'll flush it down the drain with everything you ate
every cute name you fake i'm slipping away
please don't let this fade

we shed our youth to make us better
now we have nothing to hold onto
we shed our love to make us clean again
nothing real is left inside you