Dropping Like Flies

by Murmur Tooth

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released November 17, 2017

Written, recorded and mixed by Leah Hinton
Mastered by Allan Shotter

Dropping Like Flies is dedicated to the passing of time, to the peeling of memory, and to the shedding of skins. It is also for Mike, the reason for the happy song.

Thanks to Mauricio for the mixing mentoring and Phil for the compression and IPA session.

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Murmur Tooth Berlin, Germany

Murmur Tooth is the songs of Leah Hinton. Sometimes dark, sometimes light, sometimes grimy, sometimes beautiful, not for elevators, not for dancing.

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Track Name: Dropping Like Flies
Dropping Like Flies

They’re dropping like flies, flying like knives,
cutting like words from sticky mouths
They’re sliding like eyes, wiping their hands,
stroking the fear up your spine
Go. Go wide, go long.
Torch everything

They’re on the fence, ducks in a row,
cats bagged up ready to watch the show
With fuel on the fire it’s anyone’s call,
everyone’s blind eye turned to deaf walls

Flames up the curtains, treacle down the windows
Smoke out the vermin, sticky their fingers
Saying your goodbyes
Sweet mouths on fire
Track Name: A Belly Full
A Belly Full

And we’ll wait, baited breath, baiting lines
Breathing in tongues and jumping to respond
Hook, lies and sinker
Just sink in and
I see the moon has pulled your face out of shape
A debt I’ll never collect

But what to do with all the faces when you give up
And all the things you’ve tasted are etched in your face
Writing lines under your eyes
Just line up and
I see the moon has pulled your face out of shape
A debt I’ll never collect

Throwing matches at the sky just to call in the fire
A belly full, a belly full
Turning sluggishly through time, molecules packed in tight
Multiply, multiply
Lay your mind down to sleep, leave it there buried deep
You won’t need it when you wake
Lift your head to the sky, just relax you’ll be fine
There won’t ever be a first time again.
Track Name: I Will Never
I Will Never

I will never find my love
There is none
Save none
Days take you further
Lift your head towards the rafters
No saviour in the ceiling kicking chairs out

I will never meet my maker
There is none
Save none
Days take you further
Duck your head under the water
No saviour in the bathtub holding heads down
Track Name: Interlude
Interlude
Track Name: The Accomplice
The Accomplice

Close your eyes and fall
I won’t do you no harm
Pull the layers away from your ribcage
I’ll reciprocate
Hold my breath and sink
Hold my soul, hold my sins
Hold everything

The best that I’ve ever had
The sun goes down behind you
The best that I’ll ever have
The world whirls around you

Just close your eyes, take it on faith
Let everything else drop away

The best that I’ve ever had
The sun goes down behind you
The best that I’ll ever have
The world whirls around you
Track Name: Of Memory
Of Memory

They’re dropping like flies
Hold on
Hold on what’s left
Lest we forget
Should memory leave you nameless
I pray I’ll always see your faces
Can you feel them slipping away?

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