I Don't Mean to Dwell

by Dear Blanca

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    Both of Dear Blanca's 2016 EP releases on 1 12" vinyl record. Includes full lyrics sheet / liner notes & download cards for both EPs.

    'I Don't Mean to Dwell' was originally released on March 4th, 2016 • 'To Tell A Half-Truth' was originally released on September 16th, 2016.

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Joint Effort 03:06
Look at me now I'm demanding your attention, your shame I have found my direction and your lives were caught in the way After my last meal we'll get to the point The sensation starts to spread down my arms and through my joints After I am dead will you consider what I've said or dwell on what i've done? Mama kept me on the prayer list by having me sip on things that would make me sick but Mama, I'm trying my best to make you proud They will know that you chose the name everyone's saying now Now they lay me down To sleep and be secure and my breathing will slow down until my heart beats no more After I am dead will you remember what I said? Goodnight, Goodnight I love you, I love you I'll see you tomorrow Hopefully
Thoughtless 02:03
Is your head on straight now? Can we talk about how the crisis has been avoided? Would that give a sense of relief? Have I been wrong? I'd find that comforting I wish that I could keep from thinking anything Turn this feeling down It's so loud that I can't think Clinging to a couch trying my best not to sink Passed the point I'm missing just before I started listening Park the car, I'd rather walk I'm fine I just need some fresh air Have I been wrong? I'd find that comforting I wish that I could keep from thinking anything
Watched a dog almost get hit He crossed the road and didn't flinch Faced his impermanence and moved on Given the opportunity I might break the old routine Just let me know when so I can ask off To talk myself into a corner was never my intention The circles that I used to talk in won't pay me any attention What kind of asshole would I be to show concern for only me? I'm sorry for how long it took to tell Now I am learning to accept avoidance as as a solution You'd like to leave and I don't mean to dwell In keeping with my own tradition I'm making light of my mistakes I should not have pointed them out to begin with, but what can I say?
As she took a ride in her boyfriend's SUV she looked at him sincerely and said "let's drive to the bottom of the river" And while his first thought was "how long can I hold my breath?" he said he wasn't sure She laughed and said "I never thought you would believe me" Do you believe me now? We can find new homes and ditch the names that never chose No one would call and we'd have a good excuse for feeling lonely Don't you love the way the lights look from way down here? It feels good to say my head is not alone in feeling swimmy Now the bridge is closed They're stretching tape across both ends I can't say for sure But I've got a feeling that they'll never find us Do you believe me now?
Ill at Ease 03:42
Who's to blame? Chalking it up to circumstance, it was out of your control Isn't it great to stand up against all of the odds you've stacked ? Building your house with Jenga blocks it's ready to fall How did you tell them? How did they take the news? It took some explaining That's one thing I can do Letting the waves smooth all the edges out of you while leaving your softer traits There's just so much left to improve but you put your faith in them Tumbling til the day is through and you aren't yourself How did you tell them? How did they take the news? It took some explaining That's one thing I can do


Recorded in Durham, NC by Scott Solter.

Dylan Dickerson - Vocals, Guitar, Organ, Piano
Cam Powell - Bass
Marc Coty - Drums

Dayne Lee - Vocals
Tyler Morris - Guitar


released March 4, 2016


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