Baerga​/​Sink Or Swim "Split EP"

by Get Stoked! Records

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This is a split EP between Akron, Ohio's Baerga and Burlington, Vermont's Sink Or Swim.

Buy the physical cassette tape here:
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Artwork by Corey Windland.

This is GS! 023

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released February 24, 2015

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Track Name: Baerga - Rebirth
Ive never seen my life payoff. Except in destructive fucking ways. Im self righteous. Im a piece of shit. I am debauchery. This weight on my shoulders is a weight I cannot shake. Ive had it up to here. But, trust me Ill be fine. As the waves consume and take me far from sight. I go day to day rattled by mistakes. Im a bastard. Im a callous prick with no dignity. As the waves consume me. They give and they take. Under the moonlight I'll embrace my fate. As the waves consume me. They give. They take. Ill give it all Ive got Ill swim Ill fight Ill cherish every moment right now tonight. This is my last goodbye as I sink deep into the sea. All I've I've known is all I've seen. I live my life in constant strife. Never knowing. Don't tell me that I can't comprehend. Don't tell me to repent when I reach my end. All I know is all I've seen. I live my life in constant strife. Never knowing.
Track Name: Baerga - Owen
This is my letter to you. You are my purpose. You are my guiding light. I want you to see that it is ok to stay strong for what is right. Ignore the crowds. They are all asleep. Ignorant and living blindly. I live my life for my son to see. Owen. Most life lessons are made with calloused hands. Striving to conquer. This is the will of man. I hope you never pay the price. Son, you can't dance with the devil twice. I won't be around protecting you forever. But you'll be alright because family is forever. Its not the foes that you seek. But its the friends that you keep. This is for you. So push on through. This is my letter to you. Don't lose hope. Don't look back. Have no regrets.
Track Name: Baerga - Broken Oath
I gave you all I had until I had no more. It was written on the walls and blood stained floor. I don't respect you. I give respect where respect is earned. You are nothing to me. You get what you deserve. I gave you all I had. You gave nothing back. Except angry rhetoric and empty threats. Thank you for who I am. You build me up. You rip me down. Time and time again. At an arms length is where I stayed. I wanted so much more. Well heavy is the head that wears the crown of thorns. Heavy is the head that wears the crown. I don't need your sympathy and I don't need you praise. This is the bed that I made and in my mistakes I shall sleep. I gave you all I had. I wanted so much more. At an arms length is where I stayed. I needed so much more. Well heavy is the head that wears the crown of thorns.
Track Name: Sink Or Swim - An Obscene Amount of Debt
Your early twenties can unravel the worst.
You don't know when to stop.
You think you're invincible.
The truth is, it's just begun.

It's a long drive and we're trying to make sense of our short lives.
It's a long drive and we've never missed our home his much before.

Settle in or settle out; it's a choice.
Early decisions will follow you.
Parents and friends will disagree.
You're on your own and you could fall.

It's a long drive.
Track Name: Sink Or Swim - Tori Amos Is Punk As Fuck
I never thought that I could be as close to somebody as you.
There was a time for so long that I had no one to hold on to.

It's a feeling I can't explain, but it happens deep within in my heart.
I don't care how cheesy it sounds.
I want to make dinner with you and watch The Next Generation on your bed.
Tori Amos is your favorite singer.
And I don't care if all of my friends know.

Coming home to open arms is something I did not expect.
I thought I was supposed to be all alone and miserable.

It's a feeling I can't explain, but it happens deep within my heart.
It makes a good fucking song.
Vermont looks better with you and all your tinctures and mason jars.
Tori Amos is your favorite singer.
And I don't care if all of my friends know.

Tori Amos.
Track Name: Sink Or Swim - I Like Food
Written by Bill Stevenson (of the Descendents. DUH).