Leave The House

by The Ambulanters

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Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Sean Joyce Audio in Lincoln, NE, December 2015 - February 2016.

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released May 13, 2016

Sam Costello - guitar, vocals
Jarvis Davis - drums
Jim Rhian - guitar, vocals
Mike Rhian - keyboards, drums
Robert Specht - bass
Claire Delaney - vocals on track 6

Dedicated to Judi Davis

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Track Name: From Here To There
Water’s edge, why so slow?
Your foolish, cinematic flow
Your memories hit me envy green
I am racing for what I have seen

I’m walking at terminal velocity
My mind so quick, while my feet are so free
Now I’m paralyzed, astonished by still
While my old routine is just up the hill

From the panic of footsteps outside my door,
to the shy broken leaves that coat the forest floor
The memory ridden room where my heart sank,
to the rapid waters of that snow spackled bank

From here to there and no in-between
My voice starts to crack as I begin to plead
My arms spread wide, my back on the ground
I am asking for answers that will never be found

Water’s edge, why so slow?
Your foolish cinematic flow
Track Name: Leave The House
I keep hearing voices in the ceiling
Looking up, and looking back
The noises are my past
In horror films they never seem to leave the house
Well I, I never understood it till now

When you cut too far
When it’s etched in deep
When the wounds all start to heal
the words still hit at heartbreak speed
Thoughts like files, scraping bone
It’s not disbelief when you see the ghost
but that when I die, at least
I’m home
Track Name: Sweeper
In and out of states
Medicated days
Cellphone tower, sorry side
Comes and goes, it’s never offline

Left with the shoe
of someone you’ve come to love
Faced a stranger
Mirrors are dangerous
Let compassion through

Moment, decay
Plastered awake
The wind and the rain
This and these days, my body aches
the chemicals away

(Wait, God how?)
I watched you leave the house
so I followed you out

(Can I wait?)
Through the storm you walked
to drown the pain inside

(God how can?)
You found the biggest bottle
The air grows thick and wild

(I wait, God)
I had to stop you, no
I couldn’t let you go

From the panic of footsteps
Lies like litter fill up the empty sky
Outside my door
The tempest is your life and there is no eye
To the shy broken leaves
While the wind and rain tear apart the sky
That coat the forest floor
I was swept away, I have been remade
Track Name: Spineless
I couldn’t let my brother watch
I couldn’t climb the city garage
I couldn’t let you down
I almost did
I’ve never seen someone die
It’s been awhile since I saw you cry
Years since I told you I loved you

Be it the innocence of a child
Or the child itself inside
You can tell yourself
It never was alive
(It was never alive)

I became an adult
Pull on my empty spine
and I will come back to the ground
The day that something in us died
My eyes sunk back in my skull
when I saw dead fish line the beach
The things I care about most
I thought they could swim away
I thought they could swim away
Are the things that never survived
I thought
I could swim away

Be it the innocence of a child
(It was never alive)
Or the child itself inside
(It was never alive)
You can tell yourself
It never was alive (It never was alive)
It never was
alive
Track Name: So Long
I caught myself looking towards the window
trying to speak my name, what’s my name?
So innocuous it seemed to sit solitude
in my own room, locked in my room
Now the TV is flashing with colors
Oh who is it? Nah, it’s just another
efficacious man on the moon

I keep watching these birds fly south,
while I am turning out my pockets
for some justification
I can feel remorse kicking in
when I realize that I am not up in the air
Instead, I am just looking towards the window

The little things that changes bring
Shackles, rings are holding me, but
can they hold forever?
Make a vow, it’s official now
You can’t let go, you don’t know how
unless you really want to

But I’ve been scared since I was ten
of the love I’d never find again
Well I’ve found it now, I think a time or two

And I’m watching these birds fly south
While I am turning out my pockets
for some justification
I can feel remorse kicking in
when I realize that I am not up in the air
Instead, I am just looking towards the window

Sick from the doldrums
and the pendulum swing
On a small wooden stool,
frozen in the snow
And the war drum cadence sings
across the frosted field
The smell of renegade is sweet

Water’s edge, why so slow?
Your foolish cinematic flow