Primitive Initiative

by The Brazen Youth

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released August 17, 2018

A project by Nicholas Lussier, Charles Dahlke, and Micah Rubin

Written by Nicholas Lussier and Charles Dahlke
Arranged and Produced by Nicholas Lussier, Charles Dahlke, and Micah Rubin
Mixed and Engineered by Charles Dahlke
Mastered by Jacob Blumberg
Album artwork by Katie McCann

Guest performances from:

You Could Not Provoke Me
Greta Stroebel (Vocals)
Will Orchard (Bass)
Aaron Canter (Trumpet)

Birds Inside My Attic
Emily Marcello (Violin & Vocals)

Back of My Mind
Will Orchard (Bass)
Emily Marcello (Violin)

My Feet My Sun
Greta Stroebel (Vocals)
Paul Lussier (Vocals)
Eli Mennerick (Trombone)
Leah Meyer (French Horn)

Riverbeds
Will Orchard (Bass)
Aaron Canter (Trumpet)

Burn Slowly / I Love You
James Kolb (“James Kolb”)

Figure in The Field
Will Orchard (Bass)
Maria Donato (Vocals)

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Track Name: You Could Not Provoke Me
Well I was sitting, waiting for a laceration to occur
Then it struck my nerve
I had been disturbed
And when the liquid started forming a puddle at my feet
I stopped and stared you down
You could never hurt me

And you could not provoke me to
Come and try to hurt you

And when I started thinking my life had been suppressed
You came to alert me
I felt so fuckin stupid
And when I started thinking the pielus was depressed
You told me not to worry
Youth brings all new beauty for the best

But you gotta keep on climbing the steps

I see you at UConn
Drop your books in the lawn
Someone helps you belong

Now from the moment I wake to the moment I bed
Your feet creep along the halls of my head
And your name bounces ‘round in my brain’s sonic meadows
The way sound in an old house echos
And akin to desolate pines in the field
With the bewildered’s hands
Tying their lines
Manifest through mushrooms, insects, and vines
None of which have symbiosis in mind
So I let my eyes fall back in my head again
I’m finding my toes curl up when I question
Thoughts put into place like building blocks gone
When we try to put more building blocks on
So I fake every memory falsify the past
And I play the waiting game until you love me and laugh

I see you at UConn
Drop your books in the lawn
Someone helps you belong
Track Name: Birds Inside My Attic
Oh they left me all alone
They left me in the mire
But my body hasn’t turned to fire yet
Oh my heart beats from below
It comes from depths which i aspire
I cannot find a face to import
I cannot find my thoughts without distortion

I can’t believe I thought blood could dignify you
I thought I was in the havoc
Chasing birds inside my attic
And I can’t believe I thought sweat could liberate you
Stuck inside a foreign climate
You’ll still call me schizophrenic

Take me to a field and I will find myself as a young child
Take me to a field and I will find myself again
Take me to a field and I will find
You waiting

Cause when your eyes sting
My heart aches
And i can’t love you if i can’t take it

I can’t believe I thought blood could dignify you
I thought I was in the havoc
Chasing birds inside my attic
And I can’t believe I thought sweat could liberate you
Stuck inside a foreign climate
You’ll still call me schizophrenic
Track Name: Back of My Mind
Keep you alive in the back of my head
Told me to love I told you i’m lost again

Keep me inside a life that won’t bend
I’ll bring you back down you’ll never bend me again
Keep me alive in the back of your mind
Come find me there
You’ll only find me confined

And I can see circles from miles away
Can leave you alone if you want me to stay
Can leave you alone if you’ll love me someday

Riding around on a horse with no head
You told me to walk
I told you get lost again

Keep me alive in the back of head
Told me you drowned
I told you to love again

Keep me in touch with the touch of the sky
As real as to die
As real as my waking eye

And I can see circles from miles away
Can leave you alone if you want me to stay
Can leave you alone if you’ll love me someday
Track Name: Death:posed
Do I see you
Burning away, burning away?
I don't hear your call
But in the morning
I feel the sunlight, feel the sunlight
But I don't feel you at all

But your body is here anyway
Here anyway
Tangled up with mine
(Death posed)
And the moon is taking its shape, taking its shape
It won't illuminate my sky

I'm lost

But I don't want to be death posed
I want to be dignified, love
I don't want to be death posed
You said all things go away with time
Track Name: So Young Then
I saw you in my head
You were so young then
You were so young then
You didn't say a thing
You didn't need to
I understood you

There's a light that lights your doorway
There's a door that you will answer someday

And I've been knocking
Since I was a young man
I was knocking at your door
Waiting for you to come outside

But I was so young then
I was so young then
I was so young then
I was so young then
Track Name: My Feet My Sun
Why hide behind the light you beam?
Melting me
All the ghosts inside me try to breathe
They compete for control of my body
and for control of what what I see

I wake up, I'm alone
I only want to feel your love
I hear you, so I call too
I only want to know you're loved
Track Name: Riverbeds
I’d like to ring out my clothes
Go over and swim in the river with you
I wish you wanted to
I wonder if you do

I wonder if you do, cause I don’t
Wanna remember you won’t
Know right where I am when i come talk to you
Turnin’ distortion out in the blue

So come on over
I might be sober
This time
I found it’s easier not to be
Oh it’s easier to fuck with my chemistry

I’d like to see you stalk still
Like a wax figurine that’s about to be killed
So i could observe you
When your frozen in time
We drinking from the fountain of youth inside of lyme

And these thoughts they are real but they’re not mine
See i’ve been distilled, I’ve been refined
Unless you’d rather see a more primitive state of mine
Then i could show you how i wanna be
Ya

So come on over
I might be sober
I cant promise you anything
I’ve been trying to get high of everything

I wish I could sing I wish I could smoke
One cigarette and feel the same rush again
But the river flows
The current knows
Someone‘s gotta pump the blood up from your toes
Track Name: Burn Slowly/ I Love You
I recognize you best in the fog
Your chest is heavy
Your skin is thawed
Tender as a render log
You would not see me like that

But you would see me lit up like a pearl inside an oyster
Your cellphone whispers light that dissipates into the moisture
Passersbys will look you by and see what i have figured
As boys with their heads so low their dicks got their own oxin
Natural light floods the streets in hands of the bewildered

So don’t you think about identity
Don’t you think that you belong
Somewhere besides a rape house
with greek letters painted on
Don’t you think of your own fraudulence aging like a tan
Living two dimensional inside the instagram
So get fucked up
“Rally queen”
Woke up, hit that green machine
I don’t care that you stopped loving me
I just wish it would burn slowly


I love you like the forest loves the rain
Like the water loves the drain, I love you

I love you like the wind, it loves to scream
Like the child loves to dream, I love you

I love you

I love you like the forest loves the rain
Like the water loves the drain, I love you
Track Name: Figure in the Field
There's a figure in the field
and she signals me outside
and so I walk through the road
and I meet her by the streetlight
and then she leads me to the beach
and we sit there for a while
but when the sun climbs the sky
she leaves me for the moonlight

So I walk back inside

To find you waiting there
but only on my screen
To find you sitting there
but only digitally
Then my head slowly comes apart
and all the thoughts that I've locked up
fly away from me
deep into the evergreens

away from all the masks
away from all the traps
that have kept them so concealed
that have kept them in a jail cell

And you are not a figure
and you are not a flicker
You are the daylight
but you exist inside this plastic night

And you can love me if you want
unlike the other ones
you generate your own thoughts
And you can be happy if you want
just don't hesitate so much

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