Pacemaker

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released February 3, 2017

Recorded and Mixed by Matthew Frank at Atlas Studios and Emaciated Raiden Studios
Assisted by Änna Marsh and Nick Stetina
Mastered by Dave Downham at Gradwell House

All songs written and performed by Matthew Frank (Uncomfortably Muscular, BMI) except for
bass on “Familiar Pose” by Steve Marek and additional vocals on “Larson” by Evan Weiss

Artwork by Dylan England

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Pacemaker Chicago, Illinois

Pacemaker is the solo project of Chicago musician Matthew Frank (Lifted Bells, Their / They're / There & Recreational Drugs).

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Track Name: Olive
Did you see her bag in the house?
Or hear the floorboards split beneath the bed?
She takes me anywhere she wants
So we’re dying on the couch instead

Take more
Flair down our street
Wait for me

Did she cut across the park?
Or eat the rosebuds and trash up off the ground?
It doesn’t seem like she needs me
Whenever we hit the concrete
It only feels pointless to me now
Track Name: Pryor Creek
We need to find some common ground
To support the contract that we’ll break
My hands are shaking
Are these lives worth taking?

Does a pray seem uncalled for, this time around?

Did you know I miss you, when you’re not around?
But not in a loving way
Please keep your eyes on the road
It takes awhile to get there
We’ve got some time to kill
and my living will was scripted when I wrote this song

Does a pray seem uncalled for, when feeling like I do?
Track Name: Larson
I’m passing on this aging disease
While these bright lights secure and ease
The terms of this were so misread
Causing last nights and bar fights to be all in my head

I found the tape that you made
and I refuse to thank you
I’m replacing words with bitter songs
It’s what I’m used to

You stole another hour from me
and I blame myself entirely
The moods you hold in your hands
Paired with this list of demands
Their several ways to see a different shade of me

I think I’m happy when you’re not
I’m finding new ways to break your heart
I think I’m happy when you’re not around
But it’s not the same this time
Track Name: Familiar Pose
We’ll thank god for the storm drain
It held down what we couldn’t contain
And kept the hero on our tracks

But no matter how close we are
We’ll never need him around

If only I could help prevent
The scene that hasn’t happened yet
It’d probably get you off your back

It always seems to stay the same
Awaiting your help by the window frame
Nothing new to rearrange
It always seems to stay the same
Fixing the score in your favorite game
Does it really need to change?

We’re trying to find the north star
We’ve been waiting for it to come down
But no matter how close we are
We’ll never need you around
Track Name: Marbles
Don’t meet me here
Their nights are all alike
It wouldn’t be a surprise
If it killed you to explain how he behaves

Throw out amends
I’ll break before she bends
On the stage, in the air, underground

So don’t leave me out here
To push around
Some of these questions seem to walk that line
I wanna wait until you have more time

So far I’ve cracked when I would talk
Break concentration, but I just can’t see through other walls
In this car the whipping never stops
She stole salvation, but I just can’t see through other walls
So far I’ve found that I cannot clutch adaptation
I just can’t see through other walls
Track Name: Heel
Nothing needs to change
She’s stacking toys in the perfect way
I’m walking on my toes again
Parading pride every now and then
So what should I do,
To make this up to you?

Someday I’ll stand twice as tall as them