Demonstrations

by These House Rituals

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Demo tracks recorded between May and June 2016

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released June 4, 2016

THR is:

Matthew Flamm, vocals/guitar
Tony Berkman, drums


Tracked on Protools in Tony's and Matt's houses
Mixed, engineered, and mastered by Tony
All guitars and vocals by Matthew Flamm
Bass guitar on "Effervescent Hope" by Dale Strohfus

Cover photograph by Jennifer A. Rea

Songs written by Flamm

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THR is an original indie rock band from Rockford, Illinois.

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Track Name: Effervescent Hope
Tends to use her hands when she talks
Looks like there's a runway where she walks
Always dresses tasteful without hiding
The enviable figure she has got

And the men are putty in her dancing hands
Her remarkable enthusiasm has them hanging on a strand
Of effervescent hope

Many of those men are just like me
Probably sentimental and lonely
Maybe just a bit self centered too
Willing to believe she believes in you

And the men think they have never had their due
They've been waiting long for someone just like you to cater to
His effervescent hope

And the singer stirs up the band
The waitress brings more rounds
The sad man hunkers down, and she detects...

His effervescent hope
Track Name: All I Want
All I want for you is the best of life
And all I want to do
Is see before I die
The twinkle in your eye
See that proverbial moth to the flame

Nothing is worth having but suffering won't make it so
You can train your habits just be ready when they don't
Give you what you want

See I don't want anything for you but what you want
I don't want anything for you but what you need

And that is why the only thing I fear

Is this take-out, make up, brand corpse, future
One-and-done, toss out, process du-jour

All I want for you
Is not to care what I want
and I would do
Anything you like
I'd even book a flight
Even just to get out of your way

If something is worth having it's only you who'll know
And just to make it harder it'll probably be something nobody else wants

See I don't want anything for you but what you want
I don't want anything for you but what you need

And that is why the only thing I fear

Is this take-out, make up, brand corpse, future
One-and-done, toss out, process du-jour

I don't want anything for you but what you want
I don't want anything for you but what you need

and that is why the only thing I fear...

Here my love, here's your chance!
Track Name: Taking it Back to the Corner
Taking it back to the corner...

The kids are playing every day and everybody waits for the cars

Everybody knows all the rules
No take-backs
No act-like-you're-cools

The kids are playing every day and everybody waits for the cars

Taking it back to the corner...

The kids are playing every day and every second passes complete

Matt and Jori make up the rules
And change 'em when it occurs to them

That:

'it hasn't been fair
You've been winning each round
How're we ever gonna discover?
You've been hiding in trees and under the ground...'

(Wait! Here comes a car!)

Taking it back to the corner...
Track Name: In a World
In a world like this one
You might have had to think twice
about coming in, in the first place

What were you thinking?
What were you thinking?
When you brought me in here, in the first place

Can't have been thinking
(Must have been drinking)

When you brought me in here
In the first place

In a world like this one
With its Carbon Dioxide

Why don't we hear in the first place?
What folks are saying?
None of 'em stuttering
All the facts are so clear

Front of your fat face!

In a world like this one

With its bombs and bad guys

It can be draining!

It is a mad race

And the more that you try
More you get frustrate

Makes you wonder just why
You tried in the first place...
Track Name: Eunice
Eunice I know you didn't like to be
Sometimes when you'd look, you'd look like me
I could see it in your deep brown eyes
I would never guess
you'd ever die

But then I found you, lying blue
Cold and bleeding on the kitchen floor
I asked for more
Say it isn't true

Eunice I feel guilty and ashamed
I know you were sad: am I to blame?
People have to think it's not so bad
When things fall apart, it's really bad

Like when I found you...

Can you believe?
I once touched your skin
I once kissed your chin
I'm in love again and I
I once wiped your face
Your mouth I can taste
I'm all over die

Eunice I don't know how I'll go on
Even so I must go on and on
Nothing's never not to go away
Some things just to come have to stay...

I lost you, through and through
Horrifying anguish all at once
Never done, never ever gone