Frustration And Exhaustion

by Shallow Graves//Live This Down

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A 6-song Split by Live This Down and Shallow Graves

"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward."

-Kurt Vonnegut


released July 17, 2015

Tracks one, two, and three written by Live this Down.

Tracks four, five, and six written by Shallow Graves.

All tracks engineered, mixed and mastered by Jeff Leber.

Photograph by Martin Gil.

Artwork by Carlos Cardenas at Half Jaw designs.



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Track Name: So It Goes
I can't find peace in my skin and bones

And just like Poe

All I loved I loved alone

All This back and forth is getting old

No one believes in my old soul

So it goes.

Rich on fools gold

(Too young to be worn out)

So I get cycled out

So much grief

No relief

Love got lost on it's way to me

Now it lives down in the southern heat
Track Name: Poor Man's Paradise
I'm caught
And left to decide if I want what I love

Or silence from all I hate

The escape is always in the back of my mind

Home is an idea

Paradise is a dream that's always out of reach

So much to say but I let it slip away

When I find a way out

I'll finally know what I was trying to write about

He told me

"Keep looking for green lights, let it come in"
Track Name: Between Dog & Wolf
I want out

I've found a home In the arms of time

So I won't stay jaded forever

I will have a bitter end

If I don't love myself

Well you know what they say

To each his own pain

Stay in bed

I've found my grave

Stay in bed

I've found my place

Between dog and wolf


Burns my lungs

I'm diluted

Self polluted

Weighed down like a tree with age

Something's gotta change

My enemy is the inner me

I try to hide or flee

I cannot hide or flee

My enemy

My enemy is the inner me

I cannot hide I cannot flee

My enemy is the inner me

It will always bother me

Still at the end of my rope

so the lumb stays in my throat

Hoping I'll choke