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This is the Standard Edition of the second album. There is also the Unlimited Edition which is gapless like a Pink Floyd album and includes 4 additional tracks. This version offers a classic listening experience with a moment of silence between songs. Either way, the compositions themselves are dense and bear repeating to really absorb, though the intent is also to be palatable upon first listening.

THUS II was written over the course of 4/5 years and really ended up being a struggle, as I went into it striving to avoid the old sophomore slump. What emerged over time was an accumulation of short creative spurts as opposed to the first album, written in mainly a single inspired 5 month stretch. I think as a result of that, it was difficult for me to come to terms with the project as a whole in its finished form until I rerecorded, remixed, and mastered it between 2012-2014. Finally I am at peace with this as an album and it stands tall as a companion to the first album.

Lyrics

You say I live my life ten miles below the ocean
In a bubble with no light and I'm just floating
You say
My plans and schemes
Meaningless dreams
I swim too deep
Well that's how it seems

To someone who wants to say
They know what it's like at the deep end
I say it ain't for sure
And I think you're just pretending

To worry I won't survive the depth
This story has got another end

Levity
that's something that I know I'm known for
Among my friends
If that is what we must call them
Poverty
Sometimes, emotionally
But in the end
Maybe you just don't know me

Pride yourself in knowing where my surf is
Predicting where I'm going
But up there on the surface
You've got no way of knowing

It's easy
To survive
Where you can breath
But with closed eyes

You can't possibly
See where you are going
Fundamentally
Mentally we're all growing

I prefer to keep my eyes open
My story will have another end

Levity
that's something that I know I'm known for
Among my friends
If that is what we must call them
Poverty
Sometimes, emotionally
But in the end
Maybe you just don't know me

You and me
Are at opposite ends
This story
I think has found an end

Levity
that's something that I know I'm known for
Among my friends
If that is what we must call them
Poverty
Sometimes, emotionally
But in the end
Maybe you just don't know me