by Call The Next Witness

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I’ve gone down with the ship A real black, wet trip The force of water won’t quit You decide not to commit As an ideal idea, I sound alright When I need your help you’ve got not fight It’s been a long swim up to the light Still can’t breathe to claim my life We spoke in promises We spoke with broken hands We spoke in promises Then you, then you, then you...changed your mind A Captain’s duty through “might of right” No choice in a dark soul’s night The wind and current shift Anchor cut we set adrift The hull is breached a serious hit Sinking fast it hurts a bit It’s been a long swim up to the light Still can’t breathe to claim my life
Monsters 02:32
People who lie, some of them are monsters Despite what you think, appearances matter High holy reach, starts the clamor Outward display, an image of glamour Step on up and climb that ladder People who lie, some of them are monsters You do what you’re told, you good little soldier Hurts to deny when you can’t rely People who lie, some of them are monsters
Chalky Pale 02:13
A chalky pale maleavolence Practised, brand new face There’s some troubled talking Struggling to keep pace Telling is easy Everything’s a choice Anything is breakable When executed in a certain voice Integrity is shakeable When the goal is low There’s a price to start listening Going to ask you to speak real slow
I watch it shine Wish it was mine Clean this corrosion with bleach and brine Oh it’s just fine To eat with crooked tines Closed and crossed we pray before we dine I’m breaking all of this down In figures precise and round I’m breaking all of this down Pretending to be profound There’s a definite line Just admire divine Greener pastures exist in the mind To indulge and pine You can watch it shine This dark heart aspires to be your valentine You can choose to cry Wallow in a heavy sigh Envy and want pair unkind Always lie and whine Wash the stain of grime Invest in the ties that bind
In Depth 02:25
I’m holding roses from the vase There’s no more water, evaporate Withered thorns close to my face Crumbling it’s too late Pock marks and evident mistakes Silent forgiveness and permanent shakes It’s all in depth, it’s in depth, it’s in depth Crying for the cameras of your soul I should be thankful for the lull From expectations and unstated goals Retire inside my hull
It’s been a long time coming down Makes you feel under the weather A string of hope to carry on Emergent need is not better Well, you mouth it to yourself Consistency a sterling tether I’m begging you The slant is misconstrued Change your view, move on Outcomes not firmly bound A mystery for the well vetted Our precious comforts hang around Wait to see where we are headed With our sleeping mask pulled down The latency is truly dreaded Making change is unsteady Full of mistakes, moments poetic Fear and confidence are heady Conflicted views and tones prophetic The pain is ever ready Unless we choose to forget it


released July 26, 2020

Call The Next Witness is:

Liam McKay - vox, guitars
Kelly Menace - drums, vox
Maxxx Steele - bass, vox

Produced and Recorded by
Call The Next Witness
Mixed and Mastered
by Michael Scarbourough
at Echo Base, Bryan TX

All Songs by Call The Next Witness (c) 2020

Cover Art by Steve Barber

Thank you! - Michael Scarbourough, Sinkhole Texas Inc., Mary Kelley @ Fleetwood's & Crystal Capettini @ The Burger Bar


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Call The Next Witness Asheville, North Carolina

Call the Next Witness is a rock band hailing from Asheville, NC. We like to Rock! Our members are Liam McKay on guitar and lead vox, Kelly Menace on drums & vox and Maxxx Steele on bass & vox. (photo by Heather Burditt)

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