/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

1.
2.
3.
02:56
4.
04:00
5.
03:55
6.
04:09
7.
03:39
8.

about

"NOW" is our last release. Thanks to the friends and strangers alike who've supported us and helped make it all worthwhile over the past four years. It hasn't always been easy, but it's always been fun. Hope you enjoy this album as a parting gift xoxo.

credits

released July 29, 2016

Recorded by Yanto Browning at Underground Audio, West End, QLD
Mixed by Yanto Browning
Mastered by Carl Saff
Saxophone on "Nostalgia Creeps" by Joe Saxby
Art by Craig Nelson

Seahorse Divorce is/was:

Josh Coxon - Vocals/Keys
Michael Ellul - Guitar
Justin Parslow - Drums
Ben Stimpson - Bass
Toby Young - Guitar

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Seahorse Divorce Brisbane, Australia

2012-2016.
"NOW" LP out...now.

contact / help

Contact Seahorse Divorce

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Existence is Enough
Well it’s been going on for so long
That its automatic thinking
And I know it’s wrong
Anything that could make a difference
Is visible only in distance

So long to ten long years
And all the source of fear
I’m trying to leave it behind from here

And I know it’s trite
Doesn’t feel right
But say it loud
Say it clear
Say it proud
And come nearer to me

When you burst into tears
Know that we are here
We’re here to make it through this thing
Though you may not know why
Know that you’re alive
You’re here to experience life

Existence is enough for me

I miss you like you’d never believe
Cause you’re stronger than me
And where I end up is where you’ll be

Existence is enough for me
Track Name: Tertiary Poetry
I stand by myself
But I can’t stand by my words
Rhetoricise
It’s like finding figures in clouds
Faces in a crowd
A forest without trees
Is more paper for tertiary poetry
When you hear the sound and you know it’s me
Without evidence to the contrary
It seems so arbitrary

Because words are the reverse
Of the air
The air that we breathe

More fodder for late modernity
Complacent as a face for obscurity
In all pursuit of agency
An exhausted vocabulary

Tell me about your life
Tell your story in your own words
In your own words

That’s what living’s like
Bring light to light and life to life
Bring light to life

“What is and what is meant to be”
Said the prince of profundity
“Are essentially the same thing”

That’s what living’s like
Bring light to light and life to life
Bring light to life
Track Name: Mea Culpa
Premeditation
An orchestration
We've strategically positioned
A great barrier of apathy

Cause we’re letting the ghosts in now
Mediating what once stood for a semblance of meaning
And for dreaming
Existing as a non-entity
What’s that that lurks over there in the shadows?
Such a strange glow

Gaze out with the eyes of a child
Blink twice when you feel you’ve been desensitised
You wouldn’t know any different

You and me
No longer we
Is this where you thought you’d be?
You and I
We divide
When we choose not to confide

So forget it
Just forget it

I suppose that it’s my fault
That I was predisposed to be so vulnerable
Mea Culpa

No confrontation
Assure no risks taken
Your display of contrition
Hides the absence of empathy
Track Name: No Dialectic
Rare
Who found that essence rare?
I’m not expecting you to extol my virtues
After the way I hurt you
And all we’ve been through

Dare
I wouldn’t even dare
Make a promise never to bemuse you
I’m only here to amuse you
What more can I do?

In short this dialogue’s no dialectic
In all repose a view so diametric
I have no idea how you comprehend
Do I make myself clear?

Caught between anxiety and passion
It’s only ever what you imagine
Thought between piety and fashion
Tell me is it what you imagined?
Track Name: Own Truth
Friends reveal their worth with time
But a fool always gives himself away
The sort who speaks just to move his tongue
It’s not the intent i find uncouth
It’s the knowledge of the obverse truth
That comes to light when I come undone

If it’s all the same to you
Then it’s all the same to me

Reminiscing
The fallibility of memory
Could everyone take a deep breath
Count to ten then let it go
The only thing that poses threat
Confusing truth with what you know

I try to find meaning in everything
But not too much
‘Cause change is the only constant
And it can all reverse in an instant

Dear friend I’ll often think of you
Don’t think that I’ve forgotten you

I want you
I want you to be happy
I would love for you to find
Some peace of mind

As we emerge in the twilight of our youth
And the world is begging for some proof
Own your own truth

Dear friend I’ll often think of you
Don’t ever think I’ve forgotten you

Reminiscing
The fallibility of memory
Could everyone take a deep breath
Count to ten then let it go
The only thing that poses threat
Confusing truth with what you know
Track Name: You/You
It’s so rare that you can’t replace it
So present that you can’t erase
It’s so dark that you cannot see it
So unlikely that you’ll ever be it

Envision what could be if you just let it
In visions you'll only live to regret it
If it only happens in your head

Better the you you know than the you you don’t
Better the words you speak than the words you’re told
Better to reason that it’s what you wanted all along
Better the you you know than the you you don’t

I was always taught to count my blessings
As the risk of failing or learning a lesson
Wouldn’t ever soothe a sensitive soul
So I just kept pretending

That its so high that I cannot reach it
So hard that I cannot teach it
It’s so fragile that I cannot touch it
So confronting that I cannot watch it

In visions I only live to regret it
Cause it only happens in my head

Better the you you know than the you you don’t
Better the words you speak than the words you’re told
Better to reason that it’s what you wanted all along
Better the you you know than the you you don’t

It’s so rare that I can’t replace it
So present that I can’t erase
It’s so dark that I cannot see it
So unlikely that I’ll ever be it
It’s so high that I cannot reach it
It’s so hard that I cannot teach it
It’s so fragile that I cannot touch it
So confronting that I cannot watch it
Track Name: Half a Man
Categorise this
I've nothing left to live without
Alone in conversation
Talking about a new sensation
Preferring a pantomime
I’ll just keep talking to myself

Ambivalent in comfort
Categorise yourself
Make home all safe and soft
I’m trading serenades so you can

Categorise me
I own this irony
Tell me what I don’t want to hear
I’m dying to oppose you

High tide for shape shifting
Gotta keep the castles in the sand
No time for shaking hands
Laughing at half a man
If the shame won’t break his will what can?
What can ever become of him?

So I concede
I admit defeat
Okay you won
Damage is done

I guess it’s to be expected
When you confuse the means with the ends
You’re forever making amends
High tide for shape shifting
Gotta keep the castles in the sand
No time for shaking hands
Laughing at half a man
If the shame won’t break his will what can?
What can ever become of him?
(Okay you won damage is done)

Categorise me
I own this irony
Track Name: Nostalgia Creeps
“'Do you remember when?'
Is the lowest form of conversation"
Said an actor on the television
It springs to mind in a certain kind of situation
The present always bearing some relation

So rest in peace resign in silence
To appease shared shyness
Without consensus we’re defenceless to the ravages of mind

Bliss
I am not ignorant of this
Gotta make time to chase what we desire ‘cause that’s what it’s all about

Yes
There is no need for such tristesse
No one’s to blame or feel ashamed it’s just a mutual turnabout
Then it’s over

Release
Detach yourself from your beliefs
Try to embrace a change when the status quo is just not working out

Nostalgia creeps
Into the company we keep
Try to fight the urge to criticise every fleeting thought that you’ll ever have
Then it’s over