March​/​April​/​May

by Bishop and Atheist

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Drawing its title from the months in which the songs were composed, March/April/May is a collection of five stories of murder, theft, longing and despair. Taking a bare bones, lo-fi approach to songwriting, each song is meant to stand as a story of its own, connected to common themes. Combining somber, narrative lyricism with morbid folk music, March/April/May is set to appeal to fans of both traditional storytelling folk as well as contemporary dark music.

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released December 30, 2013

All music and lyrics by Dan Dawson.
Guitar, vocals, and all other instruments by Dan Dawson.
Recorded, produced and mixed by Dan Dawson November/December 2013.
Mastered by Nate Patsfall December 2013.

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Track Name: No Good Deed
I saw their lights blinking off the road
a couple of kids only half-grown
I knew that the Christian thing was to lend them a hand
so I stepped on my brake and got out of my van

"oh thank you sir
it's so nice to see
such a friendly face
in such a dark place
you can take us wherever you'd like to go
we are on the road
we're just on the road"

the girl was young, the prettiest thing
she had a smile that could make you sing
I saw the boy shift in his seat
I didn't like how he looked at me

"alright sir, that's far enough
we'll be going on
all you have is coming with us
get out of the seat and shut the fuck up
I am not afraid
not afraid to use this gun"

I saw their lights vanish down the road
in my chest a bullet found home
I wonder if God will ever make them pay
and why he decided to take me today
Track Name: Bite & Claw
I don't know what to think, so I don't think anymore
there's nothing like a chain, to tie you to the floor
it's hard to hear your pain, it pains me even more
I wish all your complaints, would wash up on the shore

I don't know what to do, so I haven't moved in weeks
there's nothing in your heart, that could ever comfort me
still I hold out hope, for what we used to be
looking at it now, my shallow, stupid scheme

now that we're lost
we're all lost

I don't know what to do, cause you taught me how to think
but theres something in your flow, that says we're not in sync
so pray leave me alone, I expect you could conceive
how your bite and claw, could take me to the brink

now I'm driving down the road, where your eyes are out of reach
and the cops won't take me home, if I stay under 90
see theres nothing by my side but some jack split with caffeine
what else do I need, what else do I need?

the moon and the stars can't set me free
but you won't come and capture me
the thoughts in my head won't let me be
but your words no longer threaten me
your silent mouth won't cut through me
cause you can't come and capture me
the dark and the night will cover me
and you will not ever come for me
Track Name: Blank Slate
you've got to say it to her
you have got to give her some words
you've got a question for her
about what you just heard

you've got to say it to her
these words just feel so absurd
you've got a question for her
about those sounds that you heard

you've got this creeping inside you
and dear, i hope you're frightened too
its nothing to be ashamed of
your crash will fulfill my want
all things will crumble before us
this fruit that grew from your blood

you know its realm is obscured
your father showed you the word
you've got to bring this to her
you've got to close off the world

you've got to say it to her
you have got to give her some words
you've got an answer for her
about the evil you stirred

you've got this creeping inside you
and dear, i hope you're frightened too
its nothing to be ashamed of
your crash will fulfill my want
all things will crumble before us
this fruit that grew from your blood

I want to drown it in pills
I hope it never heals
I want to make it squeal
I hope it never kills

you've got to say it to her
you have got to give her some words
you've got a question for her
about what you just heard
Track Name: Party Girl
he's waiting for me
points in my veins are comforting
burning black I bleed
as my skin is opening

wrapped in my shell the sharpened sheen
soon its will takes over me
euphoric cells in conjoining
soon I'll feel sweet nothing

he's waiting for me
I'm all dressed in pink
covered scars I'll never show
hope these wings will make me float

wrapped in my shell the sharpened sheen
soon its will takes over me
euphoric cells in conjoining
soon I'll feel sweet nothing

he'll find me
he'll find me
he'll find me
or he'll find my skin
Track Name: Three-Fifteen
it's three o clock in the morning
and I don't know what to do
my friends have all gone
but you're still in my room
theres a light from the door
it creaks closed as you move
and I just lay in silence, not knowing what to do

as you approach my bed, and in you start to slip
I remember what they said, how I'd end up like this
I can smell whats on your breath, feel whats between your hips
you calling me a tease, well now you're having it

its three-fifteen in the morning
and I think you're almost through
I'm staring at the ceiling, wishing your face would turn blue
your hands around my wrists tell me its no use I don't want to
to me this is a nightmare, but to you I'm just a screw

I wonder how you'll say that I was into it
I wonder who, if anyone, will even give a shit
they know you as the big star, the guy who never quits
and me I'm just someone with my arm stuck in a twist

they won't believe me when its your word against mine
they'll say it was my clothes or I glanced into your eyes
it makes me want to scream, but I also want to hide
one thing I won't forget is you were the coward that night