.​.​.​In Love and Death

by Aquariums

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  • Contents of Special Edition:
    Hard copy of '...In Love and Death'
    Numbered and signed 11x17 Poster with original artwork by Shara Dewitt
    Handmade and numbered lyric booklet
    1 mounted pressed flower (all of these are unique; variations from the picture are par for the course)


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    Also included with the Special Edition Download package is a recording of "Same City" remotely recorded in the marshes outside of Savannah, GA.

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credits

released July 15, 2010

All lyrics by Schneider. All music written by Schneider.

Engineered, produced, and mixed by Martin Schneider December 2008 through August 2009. Drums engineered by Patrick Himes at WaterWorks Entertainment October 2008. Mastered by Marc Chevalier at Ravensound September 2009.

Album Photography by Julia Chenicek Korn Photography | www.juliack.com
Album Art by Shara Dewitt
Album Layout by Walter Schneider
Lyric Booklet Layout, Photos and Art by Martin Schneider

C & P 2010 For the Philistine Records

Thanks to Elizabeth, Walter, Karl, Henry, Nicole, Emma, Mama, Papa, Phasouk, Jud, Monadnoc, Tiffany, Noah, Shara, Mike Raber, Six Gun Lullaby, Betty Rats, The Little Fish, Backwords, 84001, Ancient Ocean, Ahna, Patrick, Marc, Julia, Mark, Pony, Alex, and everyone who played on/helped out in anyway with this record.

I love you all.

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Track Name: Beautiful Madonna
Beautiful Madonna

My beautiful madonna, why wear your crown low? Push it back and dry your weeping eyes so I may see you glow. I reach out to help you up to get back on the road, and you look at me with those deep brown eyes just waiting to explode with the pain you have endured. Yet you carry on. I will walk right by your side through this never ending night, and be your impregnable hide. The brim of your smile awakes the sun and signals the dawn as you rub your eyes and begin to yawn. I brush the hair out of your face, and put everything back in its place. Your eyes are the stars in this deep black night, illuminating the sky, guiding my way in this life, and hidden in your curls is the light of the world. My beautiful madonna, why wear your crown low? Push it back and dry your weeping eyes so I may see you glow.
Track Name: Far Side of the World
The setting sun will rise again
And gently kiss the mornings hand
Stay up late and drink it in
'Till our mouths are dry as cotton and our tongues feel like sand

Count the days by the cigarette's end
'Till the burning sun darkens the skin
She's alone and says I miss him
While far away he scribbles a page with his pen

Saying every day is the same I wake in my skin
Missing my lady, missing my baby again and again

For the one that the songs come easily
Life and love, don't ever mistreat it
Don't you know you'll always need her

Sometime the road will be rough
And her love Lord it won't be enough
Stand up boy shake the dirt from you cuffs

I know that you hate what you did
Well, there ain't no going back kid
Now your there alone and you sit and you say to yourself

Keep a watchful eye on my baby
Soon she'll be in my arms in the shade and
We will just lie there all day and
Piss all our worries and cares away
Track Name: Summer Sun
The nights are growing cold and long
Days are getting gray and dim
Summer please come with the dawn
And ward off winter once again
With your light upon my face
As tomorrow becomes today

The seasons shift and leaves are falling
Blanketing the ground
Could have sworn I heard her calling
But the wind is the only sound
Rushing by across the plain
Bringing with it icy rain

And the summer will rise
And spread its warmth across the sky
I am praying if I try
I'll see it rise another time

Can't seem to keep my head above water
Struggling for a breath of air
Other people seem to tread so lightly
Upon the surface without a care
Looking skyward for a hand
To pull me up and start again

As the summer sun does rise
To birth the day from the night
If I try I just might
Spread my wings and take to flight

Got my lady with me now
As we lay upon the plain
Staring up at the stars in the sky
Thought they'll never be the same
And she whispers in my ear
Haven't been this warm in years

And the summer sun did rise
To bathe our world in its light
I could see it in her eyes
Spread our wings and take to flight
Track Name: Consume Me Fire
My dearest sweet darling I bid you farewell. Where I am going I wish I could tell you. Lord I wish I could tell, but I don't know myself if its Heaven or Hell. Meet me on high ground way out west. Bring your dancin' shoes, and wear that dress for me. One last time lets spin and twirl. Remember me as I leave this world for the next, that great beyond and burn me up. Consume me fire and burn up my bones. Take me to a higher place where the wind blows for you, for me.

The ash it spirals into the sky. It gets higher and higher and higher before I realize that this shell of my life is returning, and I'm yearning to be back inside breathing and dancing and playing, but instead I'm swaying in the tide. I hear you calling my name. I wish I could answer. I wish I could say 'I love you' once more. Consume me fire and burn up my bones. Take me to a higher place where the wind blows, and erect a pyre to burn up my bones for all to see and watch me glow.

How can one live and protect themselves from all the evil in this world and still evade the grasp of Hell? A man once told me, be as sharp as a serpent, but as gentle as a lamb. I guess what he means is although we're surrounded by deceit and greed we must be in this world, but not of it. Consume me fire and burn up my bones. Take me to a higher place where the wind blows and erect a pyre to burn up my bones for all to see and watch me glow.
Track Name: Little Bird
Little bird you've lost your wings
The ability to fly
Around and sing
And soar into the sky

Life is such a fleeting thing
Why did you have to die?
Once more to hear you sing
Once more to see you. Once more to see you fly

Little bird trapped in my house
Behind the dresser against the wall
Oh how you did scream and shout
I didn't notice. I didn't notice at all

Life is such a fleeting thing
Its because of me you died
But your noises startled me
If I'd found you, you'd still be here alive

My little lady's lost her wings
While it doesn't make me cry
I find it hard to sing her praises
And lift her spirits high

Life is such a fleeting thing
And I'm sorry that she died
But you did all that you could do
When she left this earth you stood right by her side
You stood right by her. You stood right by her side
Track Name: Lady In Red
It feels like a lifetime since I last saw you, since I last held you, since our lips last met. But now you've gone in search of answers, and the question my heart begs is
'Do you regret the things that you've done to get by?' You know they'll be with you for the rest of your life. If only you'd known that it'd go this far you wouldn't be scarred. Lady in red while you search for answers in the book upon the stand right next to your bed, I hope you find them in the contained within the gold-leafed finely creased pages that you've read. I'm going back to the old hotel in the city where we used to dwell. Only to find that they'd torn it down and built in its place in favor of progress a beautiful disgrace. May all your days be sunny and blue. May everyone think highly of you. May your trials be over. May your work be done. May you always be lovely in the light of the sun. Lady in red while you search for answers in the book upon the stand right next to your bed, I hope you find them in the contained within the gold-leafed, finely creased pages that you've read.
Track Name: An Answer
Something is eating a hole in side of me and I can feel it. I’ve tried many things but none of them seem to fill it. The bottom doesn’t get deeper. The surface just grows higher and higher again. I haven’t spent enough time lately just thinking. Wish I could shut up sometimes and quit drinking. I find it hard to do what I should. I wouldn’t save myself if I could. The rain it burns my eyes. It won’t let up or part from my skies. Some things are larger than my understanding. My legs feel uneasy on this landing. I climb higher to see for miles. The view is hazy, distorts my smile. Something is eating a hole inside of me and I can feel it. I’ve tried many things but none of them seem to fill it. How much longer must I cry out there before I get an answer?
Track Name: Same City
Carry me in your broken arms
To the end
A thousand mile from home
Breaking down again
Getting closer now
Getting closer

Six a.m. in a border town
The streets are empty the lamp light's dim
There ain't a soul to be found
Our situation's growing grim

Another date in another town
The foreign sights and foreign sounds
Over time all look the same
Just another city with a different name

Those who say home is where you lay
Your head never understood
How much it hurts to be away
From you my flame, my fire, and my wood

Keep burning brighter now
Burning brighter for me now
Your warming glow restores me
I need you more and more each day
In dream you're never far away

But I'm in another state in another town
The foreign sights and foreign sounds
Over time all look the same
Just another city with a different name
Another city with a different name
Another city with a different name
Track Name: Wake Up
I've got a bed. I've got a woman who rests her head next to mine, and I would do anything for her to see the twinkle in her eyes in the morning when we rise. Wish I could sleep in all day. It feels like I've been, like I've been awake my whole life. Awoken this morning by a sound. The dull thud of shattered glass. Instantly ripped into the now from my recollections of the past. I need sleep. I need sleep. When I rolled over to greet you, all I saw were the wadded sheets you used as you tossed and turned. As the world it burned. As the masses yearned in the rotting ferns, and your stomach churned subconscious concerned with your lover spurned. Will he ever return to this wonderful place, to the sight of you face to your warm embrace? As you state your case you begin to scream 'If its only a dream,' but its only a dream. Yeah, its only a dream. Darling please wake up. Why won't you wake up? Why don't you wake up? Won't you please wake up? Oh won't you wake up? Why don't you wake up? Won't you please wake up from this horrible dream? Its only a dream you wish you never had. Its just a dream you wish you never had. Its only a dream you wish you never had.