The Overpass

by Hungry Lake

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Hannah McCain Sucked me in with the first track. Vocals on "My Love" reminded me of Sparklehorse, but with a melancholic rawness at the fore. The album's accessible indie-folk tone belies a true hopelessness at the core of these lovely songs. Favorite track: My Love.
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released September 9, 2015

Songs written by Josef Thomas
Arrangements by Hungry Lake
Produced by Hungry Lake
Engineered by Ryan Webb
Mixed by Alfio Annibalini
Mastered by Noah Mintz

Original Artwork: Aaron Viel
Performer Credits:
Josef Thomas – Lead vocals, guitar, bass, synths
Taylor MacLean – Keys, synths, samples, accordion, vocals
Ryan Webb – Drums, samples, percussion, synth, accordion, vocals

Additional players:
Merival – Vocals on tracks 1 and 9
Thomas Moffett – Horns on tracks 2, 6, and 9
Jeff Burke – Bassoon on track 9
Jordan Green – Saxophone and clarinet on track 9

The Overpass was recorded at Hungry Lake's studio and the McDowell's barn studio.

We want to thank all our friends, families, loved ones, and enemies for getting this done with us.

Special thanks to:

Alf, Anna Horvath, Thomas Moffett, Jeff Burke, Jordan Green, Noah Mintz, Matthew McDonough, David McDowell, Jason McDowell, Carolyn, John Switzer, David Kierstead, Josh Park, Josh Correia, Brad Cheeseman, Danielle Hebscher, Brett Collins, Jeffrey Garriock, Pat Antonik, Ben Tran, Kaleb Hikele, Al Grantham, and everyone else who helped us through this experience.

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Track Name: My Love
To be like someone else
Would be a tragedy
Someone that you had felt
Someone like me
I’m shaking all over
Too many thoughts of darker times
I move a little bit closer
To calm down

I’m waking from a dream
Apocalyptic harm
You’re lying next to me
I touch your arm
I’m shaking all over
Too many thoughts of darker minds
I move a little bit closer
To calm down

I could never go on
Without my love right by my side
It could only be wrong
Without my love right by my side
I’d die if you were gone
Heartbeats are fading into song
I could never go on
Without my love right by my side
Track Name: Ominous Sky
Paint your wake
Into a lake of acetone
Brushes with these deathly bones
Miles away
Taken by a hurricane
Swallowed by a weathervane

All the world was in her eye
Falling in and out
Was the right thing to do
Ominous sky

Underneath
Hungry like we used to be
Tear this flesh right off of me
Heavenly
Faces full of honesty
Careful of the things you see

All the world was in her eye
Crawling here to die
Falling in and out
Was the right thing to do
Ominous sky
Track Name: Leaside (10am)
I see it written down and recorded in pictures
It’s everywhere I am, floating like a feather
I try to figure it out but I just can’t escape it
I know it’s all my fault, I’m the guilty one who shaped this

I’ll never read your mind, no matter what you’re feeling
There will be thoughts of yours that you don’t want me seeing
I know you feel my pain and you want me to release it
How can I be complete when I’m only holding pieces?
Track Name: The Chemical That Ate This City
Poor little old me
Poor little old me
Some things have gone astray
I feel light in the head
No words left to be said
Some things have gone astray

I sank too low into the ground
I’ve been spinning
Floating feet off the ground
I could not hear a sound
I’m chemical bound
Oh save me

This town turned into ash
One more chemical blast
Some things were meant to be
Failing all that I feel
Freezing all that is real
Some things were meant to be

I sank too low into the ground
I’ve been spinning
Floating feet off the ground
I could not hear a sound
I’m chemical bound
Oh save me
Track Name: Barely Hold On
Nearly went blind
Looking at you in the sun
Try to be kind
Maybe you will look back at me
Thousands of miles
For the solar rays to travel
Taking me a while
To replace their footprints with mine

I can barely hold on

Nearly went off
The closer I got to the sun
Wanted to stop
But you kept me moving on
Thousands of strides
I could not see anything
Where did you hide
Must have been a supernova

I can barely hold on
Track Name: Angel of Heaven
Lord, I’ve been changed
No more fight remains
I give myself to he
Who chose to create me

I wonder if she’ll be there
When missiles fill the air
Our bodies will disappear
As nuclear winter nears

On the day I die
Fire in my eyes
Do not place me in his chains
Or left behind in my remains

Ah, we’ll see each other and then
We’ll fall in love again
Two lost souls, an eternity of light
An angel of heaven lies with me tonight
Track Name: War Crimes
If there’s a way
To have a mind
And think of times
You were an evil man
You keep it down
You will be fine
Without the lies
And all those cold dead eyes
Staring at you
They sort of smile
And wave their hands
They’re saying their goodbyes to you

As you're dancing into your grave
With a smile on your face
And you’re thinking that you might be saved
Like you’re going to a better place

So you erased
All of those lives
Husbands and wives
But they will stay with you
Into the night
They found you out
And hear you shout
“I’m not an evil man no more!”

As you're dancing into your grave
With a smile on your face
And you’re thinking that you might be saved
Like you’re going to a better place
Track Name: Stammer of the Gods
Hard to say it right
Words
Impossible
Stammer all through the night
Almost unlivable
Track Name: The Overpass
Phantoms lying in the grass
With crooked smiles and shadows
Underneath the overpass
Where cars ran off
We’re going too fast on the overpass

See the metal flying high
Destruction of a lover
Fire explodes in the sky
Goodbye
We’re going too fast on the overpass

Well here they are and sirens blaze
While souls are leaving
They always seem to be too late
When lovers die
We’re going too fast on the overpass