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From the recording THUS II [Standard Edition]

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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

What's the point in these gears turning if they're just grinding and burning?
Why spin my wheels in the flood if it sinks me deeper in the mud?
Why keep on page turning if I don't feel I'm still learning?
Why not skip to the end and then throw it to the wind?

Cause there's nothing left to do
Why so concerned with what I choose?
I suggest to you listen to your words
Not mine and their intended use

I'm holding up this tent with sticks I found
And your outside world is raining down
My bubble world is gonna float to the surface
Long as I'm not troubled with your second guesses
Leave me
Leave me

All good things in life escape when you're holding them too close
And opposites attract when you can't let them go
It's hard to catch the wave when you're so out of phase
When all the words and phrases you say go to saving face

Don't you have something else to do?
I'm concerned with what you choose
What I suggest to you
is forget me and remember you

I'm holding up this tent with sticks I found
And your outside world is raining down
My bubble world is gonna float to the surface
Long as I'm not troubled with your second guesses
Leave me
Leave me

"You won't be moving up"
This is not my lot in life
"There's nothing you could have done"
I expected a lot from life
"In your youth, questioning"
Rejected the elders' state of mind
"If you want to be a man you'll leave yourself behind"
I'll never leave it all behind

Yeah

I'm holding up this tent with sticks I found
And your outside world is raining down
My bubble world is gonna float to the surface
Long as I'm not troubled with your second guesses
Leave me
Leave me