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released March 30, 2018

Vessel

All songs written by Greta Kline
Arranged & Performed by:
Greta Kline - guitar, vocals
David Maine - bass, vocals
Lauren Martin - keys, vocals, 2nd guitar
Luke Pyenson - drums

Featured performers:
Alex Bailey - 2nd guitar on Jesse & Duet
Anna McClellan - vocal on Being Alive
Vishal Narang - vocal on Vessel

Production / Engineering / Mixing:
Frankie Cosmos
Hunter Davidsohn
at
Business District Recording
in
Binghamton NY
Carlos Hernandez & Julian Fader
at
Gravesend Recordings
in
Brooklyn NY

Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering

Album cover photographed by David Belisle
Composited by Evan Trusewitz
Featuring Goose Kulatta
With help from Rob Kulisek
Art Direction by Greta Kline and Bridget Beorse
Designed by Bridget Beorse

to everyone that helped make this album happen and all our friends and families--
THANK YOU!!!!!!

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Track Name: Caramelize
Caramelize

you make me blue

I wanna make

a man out of you

the light in world is dull

it's more like empty space

through the darkness

closing my eyes and they start to sting

feeling my tear ducts doing their thing

I'm kinda pretty, that's why you want it so bad

when the heart gets too tender

return it to the sender

be more centered

if you miss your friend

call them again

last night I got so swept up

my heartbeat was kept up

but the song you gave to me

is it wrong or meant to be?

when you rode off way back when

I got this feeling I'd never see you again

but here you are in my bed

heart gets tender

those gaping wide

secret eyes

close on me

they don't want to see

I want in on the other side

of your eyelids where you hide

or further in, that neatest dark

but my boyish emotion

keeps me soft like the ocean

are you relieved when I leave?

that I needed to be held

is a vice like anything else

but the others push it down

other vices to make it melt

I just wanna give you strength

help you make all you can make

the extent to which you've grown on me

I can feel now you've got a hold on me

when you rode off way back when

I got this feeling I'd never see you again

but here you are in my bed

heart gets tender
Track Name: Apathy
Looking around at 22

and so tired of myself around you

maybe I don't fit your ideals anymore

or maybe I just grew up into a bore

I know that I shouldn't call you

but in this light we are all blue

I just wanna feel like I'm

neatly designed

like a telephone pole

I want to feel whole

Do you wanna go on a date?

Or would that be hard to orchestrate?

When you close your dreamy eyes

are they even close to dreaming of mine?

You could take me and my apathy

turn us into clarity
Track Name: As Often as I Can
I love you so

I let you know as often as I can

I love you so I let you know

as often as I can
Track Name: This Stuff
Can you tell anyone this stuff?

Can you ever tell it enough?

Will it make a difference?

Will they forget it within minutes?

I'm living in a condo

it replaced your favorite movie theater though

not all trees have fruits or flowers

some are just there to grow

I'm not like anyone else my age

so I know why they call partying rage

I'm not like anyone else my age

so I know why they call partying rage

I wanna tour in a hot pink van

and I want you there to hold my hand

and every night that you're in my band

is a moment they will never understand

can you tell anyone this stuff?

can you ever tell it enough?

will it make a difference?

will they forget it within minutes?
Track Name: Jesse
Me & Jesse stayed up 'til 2

We talked about dreams, about things,

about you

It felt like anything could be real or fake

Like, our love is my world but so is my heartache

And I knew if I thought really hard about flying

I could probably do it I'm just too tired for trying

I created a scorpion and then had to kill it

Just like I loved you and then had to will it

to end

'cause I bent the rules and I'm scary

my dream

is a seam on the world that I'm wearing

Allowed to break our deepest holds

They keep you in the shade

Too late to explain

How many things are whole and good

The mirror glittered all blue and silver

but I was never in it to begin with

I'd like to be a shadow in a shadow

more deeply invisible than invisible

Oh to be part of the scenery

Oh to be filled with apathy

For you to be a little bit scared of me
Track Name: Duet
You got nice eyes, they're very blue

that is why I look at you

I look at you, I look at you

I look at you, I look at you

Making a list of people to kiss

the list is a million Yous long

just Yous all the way down

Olive oil soft and laundry warm

I know I like you but I don't know what for

with my boy Ronnie, listening to Connie

I couldn't stop if I tried, I will love you 'til I die
Track Name: Accommodate
Found myself in a scene

told my friends how you made me

They let you stomp in still

kept you around against my will

No one will listen, no one will talk

I had to leave just to hear my thoughts

My body is a burden

I'm always yearning

to be less accommodating

to say loud how I'm feeling

A brief breath of safety

disturbed by a series of break-ins

spills out brain onto the plate and

serves to host but one party

where the air hits invisible

a spot so thin it's miserable

tries to carve a place to escape

but holes out in a wholly unholy place

you could hardly hear them crack

crashed down onto concrete so vast
Track Name: I'm Fried
Oh you know I'm fried

Oh you know I'm fried

I cleared a path for you

did you want me to?

trying to keep it pure

like it was before

so maybe I won't be yours

in fully the same way

but if it's right than maybe I

won't turn and walk away

I just wanna know that I would

walk away from wrong

so maybe I won't be yours

in fully the same way

(oh you know I'm fried)

but if it's right than maybe I

won't turn and walk away

(oh you know I'm fried)

I just wanna know that I would

walk away from wrong
Track Name: Hereby
would it be accurate

to call it negligence

that I held you harmless

when we got into it

so cut all my losses

and count up the costs and

hereby

I won't deny

the wasted time

you made me cry
Track Name: Ballad of R & J
I'll give it back if you want it

all that time you wasted on it

I dreamed of you in the car

I wanna know how you are

From August to October

it felt like it was over

don't wear yourself out me

don't lie down about me

Ricky felt alone now

so he went to the store

gathered up some flowers

to mail to Julie's door

The field so watery and wide

passes me on either side

Didn't talk to you today,

doesn't matter either way

You know I like 'em cut

with a certain I-don't-know-what

Dipped into the reserve

bathed in the dirt I deserve

Julie had his flowers

taped up on the wall

"it's better to love Ricky

from afar than not at all"
Track Name: Ur Up
I wonder if ur up,

I'm America

thinkin' of you for

no reason
Track Name: Being Alive
Being alive

I see you in everything

my vocabulary's limited

but I wanna tell it all to you

if I could, would you want me to?

Being alive

if I become a piece of dirt

for a dollar can I enter

your brain?

Being alive

matters quite a bit

even when you

feel like shit

Being alive

matters quite a bit

even when you

feel like shit

Being alive

I'm collapsing inwardly

your name strikes a match in me

after a drum solo I looked up

Craig

called out to me after

said

"Maybe see you later"

Being alive

matters quite a bit

even when you

feel like shit

Being alive
Track Name: Bus Bus Train Train
Bus bus, train train

makes me think I'm going far away

and I won't come home

'til I'm all grown

a moment is pressing

I feel undressing

I see a purple river

wind sends a shiver

Double rainbow, I see Joejoe

in taxidermy museum

Loving you

gave me something to do

we sleep like nature

our love a purple river

runs through me ancient

I find you in nature

I play the first note
Track Name: My Phone
My phone will crash

and I won't even care

'cause I know you are there

I know you are there

My phone will die

and I won't even cry

'cause I know you're nearby

I know you're nearby

Throw my phone out

I know you'll be around

You're easy to be found

I'm easy to be found
Track Name: Cafeteria
I am not the only one

living in delusion

I go to the

cafeteria

cafeteria

Suddenly

I noticed that you weren't touching me

but sometimes I am weird and wrong

sometimes I am weird and wrong

So late at night

we eat the leftover rice

It is dark and empty

no one sees me

no one sees me

But I won't get married

not at the party

not at the party

I wasn't built for this world

I had sex once, now I'm dead

and I never look back

it only hurts my head

I know I listened to a lie

I think about it all the time

OK, sometimes I look

but only for a sec

I will never be touched

never get fucked

and I'll wonder what

makes me so wrong

What makes me so wrong?

I never felt like the one

Never felt like the one
Track Name: The End
You tried, yea I know you tried

But you still made me cry

you still made me cry

And I tried to close my eyes

But I still saw you cry

I still saw you cry

I didn't think you had the guts

but then you really showed up

and now I'm here in our room

I'm not waiting for you

and once again

I'm really glad you're my friend

we can do it all again

it doesn't mean it's the end

And I tried, yea I know I tried

But I still made you cry

I still made you cry

and you tried

to close your eyes

but you still saw me cry

you still saw me cry
Track Name: Same Thing
nothing is deserved

nothingness is earned

like the pillow's cold side

rewards your sleeping

with more of the same thing

hours wasted on the train

every body part is pain

but it's nothing like the pain

of your weeping

I saw them laughing
Track Name: Vessel
Nothing comes natural

I don't feel my body is a vessel

But you seem to

but you seem to

You are a word I made up when I'm high

I gave you meaning but I don't know why

and you can make me cry

only you can make me cry

You look like a cloud drifting off

am I allowed to watch?

I'm not allowed to watch

Now you don't have to listen

to the shapes that I make with them

Are you only on a mission?

Is it fine that I miss them?

Walking alone in midtown at night

like fog that disappears quickly I

leave no mark at all

leave no mark at all

'Cause we move at just the same time

almost like sex 'cause it's so fun

I throw my wrist like yours all night long

stay alive by nodding along

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