End Story

by New Lions

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End Story is the new album from New Lions, a band that grew from the remnants of songwriter Clair Morgan’s eponymous musical project. The culmination of two years is on display with this new offering. Ambitious songwriting, meticulous self-recording and rediscovering what it means to be a band in 2019 is the driving force behind this six-song collection.

A recording that finds itself in the darkness. A visceral reaction to social and political horrors while navigating thoughts of space and existence in dimensions outside of our comprehension. All while learning and coveting the relationships that mean the most to us in love and loss.

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released May 31, 2019

RECORDED AT TRIPLE STAMP PRESS IN RICHMOND, VA 2018-2019
ENGINEERED BY TROY GATRELL
PRODUCED BY NEW LIONS AND NODDERLY
MIXED BY ALLEN BERGENDAHL
MASTERED BY CARL SAFF
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY NEW LIONS
UNTITLED DISC ARTWORK BY CHRIS CARREON @CEREAL_DEATH
VIBRAPHONE PERFORMANCE AND RECORDING BY ADAM TSAI

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New Lions Richmond, Virginia

Clair Morgan
Ashley Moore
Casey Graham
Shannon Cleary
Christian Monroe

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Track Name: Difficult
SITTING PRETTY IN A COSMIC GRAVE
WE ARE A SINGLE BEING SLOW AND FLICKER FORTH LOVE
IN A VACUUM VAST WE ARE HERE AT LAST, OUR COURSES ALL THE SAME
AND YOU SAT ACROSS FROM ME AND OFFERED UP A TALE
I WISH YOU NEVER HAD TO
OH BROTHER UNDER PENDANTS BARELY LIT
SIFTED THROUGH DEVASTATING HOURS AS WE HIDE MEMORIES
WE KNOW WILL NEVER NOT BE

YOU SAT ACROSS FROM ME AND OFFERED UP A TALE
I WISH YOU NEVER HAD TO
IN A VACUUM VAST WE ARE HERE AT LAST
OUR COURSES ALL THE SAME

KEEP DISCOVERING OLD WOUNDS AND REELING
WE TRIED TO DROWN SORROWS BUT THE BASTARDS LEARNED HOW TO SWIM
NOW OUR BLURRED AND OUR GOOD FEELINGS
CAN WATCH THE HEARTACHE WASH AWAY
SOAKED HEAD TO TOE IN TOO MUCH EVERYTHING

SITTING PRETTY IN A COSMIC GRAVE
A CROSS SECTIONAL MAPPED OUT AND TIMED EXISTENCE
IN A VACUUM VAST WE ARE HERE AT LAST
OUR COURSES ALL THE SAME
AND YOU SAT ACROSS FROM ME AND OFFERED UP A TALE
I WISH YOU NEVER HAD TO
OH BROTHER UNDER PENDANTS BARELY LIT
SIFTED THROUGH DEVASTATING HOURS

BECOMING CLEARER AS THE ICE ESCAPES
WHAT WE NEED MOST NOW IS TRUSTED COMPANY AND GOOD HUMOR
Track Name: Bear on the Rise
BEYOND THE NORTH LAWN
NOW RESIDES OUR NEW BENEDICT AND PERSONNEL
THEYVE GOT THEIR HANDS AROUND OUR THROATS
AND SLEEPING WELL THE NEWS CYCLE FULL TODAY DISTRACT US FREQUENTLY

THERE IS A LATENCY, LIKE IN A POSTCARD
WAITING TO SEE JUST HOW FAR THIS WILL GO
AND THERES ANOTHER EMPEROR WITH BRAND NEW CLOTHES
IN THE NEWS TODAY REACTING RECKLESSLY
ON AND ON DISTRACTED AS WE GO TIES THE BLINDFOLD AROUND
LIKE IF OUR FRONT YARDS WONT BECOME NEW BATTLEGROUNDS
NEWS CYCLE FULL TODAY DISTRACT US FREQUENTLY

BEAR ON THE RISE THAT SHOULD UNSETTLE THE ROOM
“I CARED BEFORE BUT THERES TOO MUCH TO PAY ATTENTION TO”
YEAH KEEP LOOKING AWAY
THEYRE GUNNA EAT US ALIVE
WAS SO SO SO SAD BUT ALL THE CONTENT LEAVES US SATISFIED
NEVER A CLEARER CLUTTER OF MANY THINGS

KEEP SAYING IT WONT HAPPEN TO US IN YOUR PROUDLY AMERICAN VOICE / OH SAY CAN YOU SEE AN ABSENT MINDED COUNTRY

UNTIL WE FACE IT LOWERED THE BAR WE GOTTA REPLACE IT

BUT WE COPE WITH HEARTS AND LIKES AND ALWAYS WANT MORE
ON AND ON DISTRACTED AS WE GO TIES THE BLINDFOLD AROUND
LIKE IF OUR FRONT YARDS WONT BECOME NEW BATTLEGROUNDS

ALL OUR FEARS ARE CLOSING IN, TO BE VERY AFRAID BECOMING COMMONPLACE

MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE
Track Name: Small Steps
WE LET THE DETAILS SINK IN / READ EVERY PUBLISHED ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WORDS AT LONG LAST ERASED FROM HIS MOUTH
WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED THE BRICKS
REPLACED THE VENOM AND SPIT ? WE REKINDLED QUIET WHERE HIS LANGUAGE CAME OUT

LET US DREAM
OF WHEN THIS CREATURE LEAVES
LET US DREAM

WONDERING WHERE ANXIETY WENT EVEN IF FOR A MOMENT
WE REMEMBERED SUNBLOCK FOR OUR PALEST SKIN
AND DADS GETTING DRUNK AGAIN
ESCAPE TO THE SHORE SO POPULATION COULD BREATHE IN LESS SULFUR AND THINK ITS OVER
I THINK ITS OVER

LET US DREAM
OF WHEN THIS CREATURE LEAVES

WE’LL TRAVEL IN WAVES ACROSS STATES JUST TO DANCE
ON YOUR GRAVE
WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU ROTTING AWAY

OR WILL WE SEE HOW FAR IT GOES

BUT THEN I’M REMINDED OF A FLAW IN OUR REASONING
AS MUCH AS I’D LIKE TO THINK HE IS JUST ONE
THERE ARE OTHERS IN THE FRAY ONE MAN DOES NOT STAND ALONE
THERE ARE MANY OTHERS THAT ARE DIVIDING OUR HOMES
WE DO NOT ONLY NEED A HURRIED GOODBYE
YELLS IN MICROPHONE WITH A SALTY CLOSED EYE
WE DO NOT ONLY NEED A HURRIED GOODBYE FROM THIS SORRY EXCUSE BUT ALSO HIS ALLIES

WE SAT THERE FOR HOURS HOPING THE HOURS WERE NO LONGER SHIT / STILL STEADY TALKING THROUGH A BLUR OF ENDLESS DAYS
BLAMING OTHERS FOR ALL OF IT

WE SAT THERE FOR HOURS / EMPOWERED OUR MISERY
WHAT SMALL STEPS COULD WE HAVE TAKEN TODAY
WE SAT THERE FOR HOURS HOPING THE HOURS
WERE NO LONGER SHIT
Track Name: Old Faithful
I DREAMT MY NAMESAKE HAD STAYED IN OUR HOUSE
EVEN THOUGH NOW YOU DONT KNOW THE ADDRESS
WE WITNESSED MORAL DECAY SELECTIVE MEMORY BRAIN
AN ADJUSTED FAMILIAL STATUS
OUR GUESTROOM A COLD LONELY MATTRESS

LIKE OLD FAITHFUL STEADY SPEWING SHIT OUT
MY OLD MAN THOUGHT THAT I WAS A GLACIER
HE WAS MELTING ME DOWN

I PENNED SOME WORDS FOR YOU
SOME INCONVEINIENT TRUTH
YOU HATE THE FACTUAL
YOU FOUND IT SO MUCH EASIER TO LIVE IN YOUR BLISS
ITS LIKE YOUR FATHERS NOT DEAD BUT HE IS
BECAUSE WE GOT ZERO PROOF THAT HE LIVES

LIKE OLD FAITHFUL
STEADY SPEWING SHIT OUT
MY OLD MAN THOUGHT THAT I WAS A GLACIER
HE WAS MELTING ME DOWN

YOU CLING WITH BOTH HANDS AROUND THE NEWSSTAND
WROTE A HEFTY LETTER READS LIKE THIS IS THE END
IF AND WHEN IT PASSES OVER AND SANITY WINS
THINGS WONT BE ANY DIFFERENT THEN

YOU CLING WITH BOTH HANDS AROUND THE NEWSSTAND
THE 17TH AND LETTER LEAVES NOTHING TO PRETEND
IF AND WHEN IT PASSES OVER AND SANITY WINS
THINGS WONT BE ANY DIFFERENT THEN
Track Name: Doldrums
DATE OF BIRTH WITH THE DEADLINES AROUND AS I FAIL TO MAKE ANY MORE PROGRESS / AND WHEN THE FAMILY CALLS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER DAY

JUST WANT TO PAUSE AND GET AWAY FROM IT
WE’RE INTHE DOLDRUMS AND MAY BE STRANDED AS WE WAIT FOR THE NEXT BIG WAVE / THEY’VE BEEN HIDING AMONG US ALL WE’VE NEGLECTED TO SEE THEM / ONCE MONSTROSITIES NOW ALLOWED TO SHARE THE SAME FLOOR

REFRAIN REFRESH
CALLING OUT WHATS REALLY CAUSING DURESS
WE ARE SCATTERED LONELY BEINGS
INSIDE OF OUR SCATTERED LONELY HEADS

FEEL SORRY FOR OUR DAUGHTERS
EMPATHIZE WITH MOTHERS AND FATHERS
NOT LIKELY WE CAN SHARE THE MORAL COMPASS OF THE MASSES WITHOUT REGRET / WHEN WE KNOW WHO AND WHAT, WHERE WE ARE THERE COULD BE A MARIA / NOT TO BANISH THEE
TO LOVE AND SIMPLY ADORE

WE ARENT GOING
WE ARENT OUT OF THE WOODS JUST YET
WE ARENT GOING TO LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT

I CHALLENGE EVERYONE STANDING IN THIS ROOM TO NOT BE SO COMPLACENT / WE ARENT GOING TO LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT

OH DARLINGS WHAT ARE WE GUNNA DO

WHAT ARE WE TO DO

WE NO LONGER ADHERE TO FEAR AND BEING SILENT
Track Name: Goodbye
THE MINUTIA IS VANISHING NOW
THE DETAILS ARE LESS CLEAR
MORE GREYISH HUES LESS DEFINED
RECOLLECTION DESIGN HAS FAILED ME HERE

BEGAN WRITING THIS SONG ON A QUIET GUITAR
MELANCHOLY AND THE MELODY FIT
AND THEN THE DAYS WHITTLED DOWN
THE NOTES I ONCE THOUGHT COULD FILL IN THE VOID
VOLUME DOWN THE MORE WE FAST FORWARD

WE ARE CONNECTED SANS SAYING A WORD
COULD HEAR THE STRENGTH IN YOUR VOICE
WHEN YOU SANG LIKE A SUMMERBIRD
AND YOU SOFTLY TOLD ME YOU’D GO AWAY
FROM HOWLING TO GREY

I WAS HOLDING YOU BACK MY FRIEND
AND THEN THE DAYS WHITTLED DOWN
ITS LIKE MY BASELINE ALWAYS ON THE MEND
THE EXPLANATION SPATIAL

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