The OSYX

by The OSYX

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1.
I carry it with me, the things I’ve said The things I’ve done and the people I’ve hurt I carry it with me, the skull and bones The poisoned grows, and I can’t contain it And I can’t contain it I’m up to my knees, in ginger and whiskey I carry it with me, deep within my veins I’m up to my knees, in guilty waters Tangled in the snares, waiting for the slaughter Waiting for the slaughter Waiting for the slaughter Waiting for the slaughter What kind of animal are you A bird of prey maybe, sharp claws, nocturnal baby What kind of animal are you? Reptilian by nature, cold-blooded, straight, no chaser What kind of animal are you? A yellow-bellied invertebrate, the kind of person you’ll soon regret What kind of animal are you?
2.
Put yourself to sleep A hundred times a day To the whir of machines Overhead wires and lights A gray sky to filter sunlight We’re leaching into to lower space Put yourself to sleep For a thousand years ‘Til the trees are safe Long after we just disappear The metal shards collide they Cascade in rings that separate Light a match (light a match) Watch it burn (see it burn) Let it fall (burn it down) And walk away Remember it (light a match) All of this (see it burn) You buried it (bury it) Six feet under Put them all to sleep For a million years What remains A culmination of our fears Parched earth submerged in water A perforated atmosphere Light a match (light a match) Watch it burn (see it burn) Let it fall (burn it down) And walk away Remember it (light a match) All of this (see it burn) You buried it (bury it) Six feet under the ground
3.
Bicoastal 04:26
Bad teeth, bad heart, bad blood Not too smart for your own good Falling out and falling down Inert and passive is better than radioactive Jumbled thoughts are firewood Maybe they’ll spark something good Maybe just enough to burn it down Before the mood passes, just hand me those matches Summer friends can leave you lonely And loneliness can leave you frozen in time Left behind Where have all the fireflies gone? Gone to winters every one So we stumble through grey days and long dark nights Wait for their return - Oh when will we ever learn? That Summer friends can leave you lonely Loneliness can leave you frozen in time Left behind Where have all the fireflies gone?
4.
Dog Fight 03:44
Dog Fight! Dog Fight!
5.
Scavengers 05:01
Scavengers seek out remains Of a shattered heart who let go of the reins Just muscle and bone, slinking about No direction or home, just crippling doubt Will I ever find her again In the eyes of another contender For my heart, I want only her Yet I know that’s not how this Storybook ends… Trumpets announce the arrival of spring Yet the sirens ring out a sobering warning “Don’t get attached. Don’t get attached.” ‘The poppies are poisoning all of your reasoning She never stays like you need her to stay The adventure it calls and the roads how they wind But you’re not the thing she’s been longing to find Friendly lips disperse words of encouragement “You’ll get along, don’t get discouraged. ‘Plenty of fish and other such things, But oh how I wish that the current would bring back The wonder we had discovered, The greatness we found in each other Invisible boundaries and miles of highway But oh how I wish she’d come back around my way
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Tested the water She held your body Close to the surface And let go Ensured your breath She made damn sure When you’d grow up You wouldn’t need her When the rip tide Finally stole you And you remembered to swim You thanked the lord to all who’d listen You gave the credit to “him” He gave you strength He helped you hone it Gave all they had And you owned it Dark souls came They seduced you Now you play for them They own that too When the day comes You’re a champion Who do you claim to love? As the film rolls Gratitude flows You just gesture above As I lay myself to sleep I pray that the lord won’t take my soul If I die before I wake I pray the lord my soul to take As I lay myself to sleep I pray that the lord won’t keep my soul If some should die before they wake which are the ones your lord’s forsaken?
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Bad Omen 06:08
I was born in a low tide Washed up and left behind I was born in a low tide With all the broken boats that won’t rise I was born in a low tide Washed up and left behind I was born in a low tide With all the broken boats that won’t rise I was born to weep and moan To walk under the moon alone I was born to weep and moan And I’m never gonna make it home I was born a wild thing And I’ll leave this body to remain free I was born a wild thing And I’ll call all night ‘til morning I was born in a low tide Washed up and left behind I was born in a low tide With all the broken boats that won’t rise

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released October 11, 2019

Tracking, Engineering, Production | Chris Stelloh at the Pointless Forest
Digital Production | The OSYX
Mixing | Chris Freeland at Beat Babies Studios
Mastering | Margaret Luthar at Chicago Mastering
Vocals and violin recorded at Hilltop House courtesy of Adam Ortiz.
Album design and artwork | Selena Benally

Selena Benally | Guitar, Vocals
Ara Casey | Guitar, Vocals
Erin Frisby | Guitar, Vocals, Banjo, Keys, Harmonica
Maya Renfro | Bass, Violin
Robzie Trulove | Drums
Hannah Sternberg | Cello

Special thanks to:

Our wonderful family, friends, and supporters. 7DrumCity, Chris Itteilag, Clinton Cole, Goldpants Rentals, Good Foot Media, Krissi, Franklin, and Ben R., Nina Goodman, Rock n' Repair, and Roxplosion

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The OSYX Washington, D.C.

"Five women have come together, bringing their own unique strength, musicality, and passion into one pro-womxn collective that creates shimmering signs that feel like a prism turning on its side. The music is singularly original, largely raucous and at times silvery - with melodic tensions and chemistries, harmonies and howls that make you want to join the pack." ... more

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