Totem

by Welman

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about

This album was written in the fall of 2015 to the spring of 2016 through our senior years in high school. So many things were changing all around us whether it be people or places. This album reflects that grappling with change, and in some cases even dealing with tragedy while living, simultaneously, a very rich and happy life full of long nights and good memories too. We believe this album to be somewhat of a commentary on these interesting times and I hope it adopts a unique meaning for any listeners as it contains multitudes.

credits

released February 3, 2017

Angelo Chavez - Guitar and Vocals
Tyler Keir - Drums
Ethan Ehlers - Bass and Vocals

Recorded by Devin Smith at the Headroom Studio in Philadelphia, PA.
Mixed by Kyle Pulley at the Headroom Studio in Philadelphia, PA.
Mastered by Mat Kerekes at Soundhouse Studio in Toledo, OH.

This album is dedicated to Doug Stange who was an inspiration to us all.

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Welman South Lyon, Michigan

A surfy post-something band with an edge from the Ann Arbor area. We hope you enjoy the music as much as we enjoy making it.
FFO: Title Fight, Tiny Moving Parts, and City of Caterpillar.

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Track Name: Neanderthal
You ask me,
where's my head?
But I can't tell you anything
Bite my tongue until I bleed out

You ask me,
to help you stand.
But I just don't have a plan
to keep you upright,
when it's to heavy to stand for myself.

It's too hard to talk through
I'll keep a watchful eye.
Help me help you
I promised I always would.
It shaped me I'll face it
When I feel that I have to.
Replace me your effort
Is wasted on me.

Don't ask me
If I'm okay.
It takes everything that I got
Not to breakdown.

Press me
Some day I'll spill.
Secondhand I'll get my way
Bite the hand
It can't be that bad you're alone in a year.

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Blueberry Soda
Drag me through the air
Doesn't matter where I stand
Pull me off of the payment
Push my face into the sand.

Walking slowly
Just kick me gently
Well life tastes too sweet
Just hold me down deep.

Cutting through the glare
I know it's not nice to stare
Skinned my knees out on the pavement
Hard for me to care.

Walking slowly
Just kick me gently
Well life tastes too sweet
Just hold me down deep.
Track Name: U.F.O.
The sun came out too late today
Senses dulled I'll try to stay
Something here is keeping me
Awake.

Nothing changes if I leave
My friends say on the contrary
But still I'm thinking inwardly
I'm stuck.

My head won't stop spinning
I just feel like sitting
This place is getting the best of me.
(Fuck)

Take me home I still can't drive
Relate to me at least you tried
Something stronger pulling me
Away.

Put me back into my place
Fall in line keep up the pace
Try I might it's all just
A waste.

Wasted. Stupid.
Never thought this is where I'd be
In five years. I waited
I should've known that it could be me.
Careless or worried
I still can't gain an inch of ground.
Fuck this I'm empty
Get me out of these fucking clouds.
Track Name: Meteorology
It's when the clouds come that you start to lose your mind.
Gray days come and go you know you're losing time.
Dark clouds are up above so we hide behind our walls.
Sky's feeling heavier but the rain just won't fall.

I can't go on like this
I can't go on.
I just can't live like this
Just can't live like this.

Let the sun shine through
Take a deep breath
Count to ten and oh
We're alive again
When the winds come
Don't be afraid
Cuz they mean change and that's OK
Watch the tides roll
Behind a window pane
But the water's fine just walk away
Find a clear view
A couple extra steps
Nevermind time just watch the sun set.

So when you're locked inside getting back in touch with time.
Nothing left to say or do being bored never felt so right.
Storms rage and disengage to remind us we are small.
Maybe it's a hard lesson but we all have to fall.

I can't go on like this
I can't go on.
I just can't live like this
Just can't live like this.

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Interlude
I wonder
If this world is gray.
So lifeless
This is where I stay.

I wonder
If this world is gray.
So lifeless
This is where I stay.
Track Name: Wolf
Living life on instinct so trying.
Intriguing as it may be I'm dying.
So go ahead call me your lost brother.
If freedom's all that's out there let me wander.

And just go.
Alone in this world.

You won't hear a sound
Stranger things have come
Can I feel this out
You won't hear a sound.

Clinging to my instinct I'm trying
Free me from this body from these dead eyes
Horizon lines unfading no solace
It seems this moon is waning light is failing.

It's a new world.
Let it all crash down.

You won't hear a sound
Stranger things have come
Can I feel this out
You won't hear a sound.

Running for days on end
But it's all just begun
Finally away.

Something has taken me
That I can't explain
Some new frame.

Bekonning endlessly
Is this my new home
Under the snow.

If I'm not mistaken
It's as far as I'll go
Heartbeat slows.
Track Name: Stoked, Gnar, Shred, etc...
I don't care
I'm not scared
Take me there
See if I care.

Crack the window and pull me through
Drunk as fuck man yeah how bout' you
Where have you been I have no clue
Suck it up friend knock back a few.

I don't care
I'm not scared
Take me there
See if I care.

Indecisive it's just not me
What's your problem I'm listening
Can't be too bad we're never free
Fuck surviving find harmony.

WOO!
Track Name: Fuck Freud
I've seen
So many things
In passing
Impress me

I seem uneasy
With fleeting
necessity

Commit
To memory
Why I can't
See

Deflect
Regress
Wasting my breath
On empty fucking phrases.
Oh
The darkest part of me was
so innocent and sweet
Hold me back
Let me go.
It's a long way down
Track Name: Outro (Peace & Quiet)
I just need my peace and quiet.