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Released on July 29 2016
Recorded from July 2014 - April 2015

Trevor Walroth - Vocals
Daniel Peachy - Guitar / Piano / Organ
Nick Ginn - Drums / Samples / Percussion
Brennan Conry - Bass

Recorded at: School House Studios in Dundas, Ontario
Produced by: Nick Ginn and Daniel Peachy
Engineered and Mixed by: Nick Ginn
Drums Recorded by: Sam Guaiana
Mastered by: Nick Ginn

Music by: Them Thieves
Lyrics by: Trevor Walroth
Artwork by: Jordan Versluis
Bandcamp Layout by: Jordan Versluis

Alan LaRiviere appears on 'Echo Midnight'
Brandon McCabe appears on 'Dead Lungs'
Victor Wiercioch appears on 'Tattooed Skies' courtesy of The 49th Parallel
Loeden Learn appears on '...andthentheycameforus' courtesy of Rarity (Rise Records)

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released July 29, 2016

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Track Name: Saving Crosses
I trust, I wish, I pray and I dream
for these hands to make what they may
I’ve seen the life that I needed
felt the pull tugging at my...
tried to sleep in all the right places
I’ll be home when I can build it
four walls don’t make a man
and one man can’t sway the world
I bartered reason, I sold the sun
I raped the ocean
just to see what this life could be
I wouldn’t change the skip that fell from
this off beat and dreaming heart
but I’d spin the sun
just to make it shine a bright that of a lost star
for I am no savior
but I still keep saving crosses
in hopes that one day the lost get found
Track Name: Wild Choir
scream it out now
don’t save your loose tongue
from your last breath of your last lung
but keep your wings
we’ll need them this time
where we’re going is where we ache to be
drown the sea, we’re all made of sand
we’ve come to save the horizon
in the warmth and grace of all our sunset hands
today we’ll make it through the night
this is all we really loved
but always lost and could never keep
so we wash our skin on the settling tide
to bring ourselves back to life
dip your hands into the day
we’ll hang our paintings somewhere on the sky
like fixtures of romance
poems woven through these stars
forget the rights of wrongs
like old lovers from liars
just remember to breathe
keep all the stitches from our lips
to make a rope to save all the mothers from their faded faces
we’ve been on our knees for too long
bring back the spark to set all the passion on fire
I’ll bring the words, you bring the speech
we’ll sing the songs to save us all
I’ll bring the words, you bring the speech
burn together or die alone
we have nothing to lose
glory won’t wait for those who don’t make it all their own
so we remind ourselves that warmth is wonder
and we still have our bodies still left to ignite
remember lovers from liars
don’t forget to breathe (don’t forget to breathe)
keep all the lips and stitch up the fades on every mother (tie up all the faces)
don’t fear the change
forget to look back
just take what was
lay it to the wind
I’ll bring the words, you bring the speech
we’ll sing the songs to save us all
scream it out now with your loose tongue
from the last breath of your last lung
Track Name: Echo Midnight
I will be worn like all the pages
that have crumbled in all the hands of the believers
believe me when I say something isn’t right here
and the sum of nothing in everything will all be but ok
keep all your rocks for another one
there are darker eyes than mine
don’t beg for me
I’ll prey for you
while you drive my body home in the rain
watch as the dead dance in the night
just to keep all of the secrets in the morning
I will be worn like all the pages
that have crumbled in all the hands of the believers
believe me when I say something isn’t right here
you’ll never make it home before the street lights turn on
keep all your rocks for another one
there are darker eyes than mine
don’t beg for me
I’ll prey for you
while you drive my body home in the rain
watch as the dead dance in the night
just to keep all of the secrets in the morning
watch as the dead dance in the night
let them sing
“we all have ghosts, all our closets are full”
so blame not the chosen one
I’m not a bad man
I’ve just learned to live with myself
suck back the regret
we’ll always remember that night
we have been marked
unloved and weeded out
fuck
you are just as guilty as me
Track Name: Human Art
“You never know the capabilities of man, until he is plagued with an overwhelming desire to be in someone else's skin. To really get inside another being, feel the warmth of their blood coursing your veins. To have their spit moisten your own pallet. Most people’s urge to steal the air from different lungs subsides. While others won’t be truly fulfilled until they become another. This is your night. You are my Jane Doe.”

I wear this heart upon my throat
there’s a way you move that keeps me coming this way
for it’s the innocence that you radiate
that helps me steal your shadow
if the land were to ever part us
I’ll bring the water to wash you to me
I’ve got the taste from the scent
you will become a part of me
I’ll steal your tongue before I use your prints
I will wear your eyes one last time
I’m coming to patch up my holes and make you my own skin
the truest form of love you can always wear
you’ve been my vision for so long
they say forget not your first love
I say remember your very first kill
for there’s beauty in devastation
and nothing wrong with a man taking pleasure in his work
without loss you’ll never find another one
now with you, I'll never be alone
‘California, tell your people to stay away and don’t come in here’
the first time is always the hardest
next time will be easier
she will stay inside on all of me
she’ll be the passion on all my walls
Track Name: Wolf Feathers
I left my spirit praying to some gods
and spent my better half burning in hell
I’ve learned to lay with sin and sleep through the night
at least in the night they can’t feel me
they can’t see me breathe and cough up webs from before
I’ve wiped the blood from my lips
but their feathers won’t ever leave my bled red teeth
so I lay my throat in rest on a pillow
and I’ll wake up when angels deserve wings
there will be no opening praise
or stronger saints among the sinners
just people milling about as hens
but not finding their comfort in groups
because I’ve soured the grass and spent the last of the holy water as
I’ve wiped the blood from my lips
cause their feathers now clean my blood free teeth
and I’ve pulled my throat from the pillow
as I live on while angels are stricken from their wings
I’ll always be a forgotten one
amongst skeletons and stinging hearts
from vacant tides and unsettled sins
through static and the storm
I’ll still always want so much more
for every ‘one’ there’s a thousand more
just remember for every ‘one’
there’s a thousand more just like me
so burn down your cross and give me your wings cause...
Track Name: Dead Lungs
…you pulled the pin on the half-hearted hand grenade
which couldn’t shake the silver tongue from your spit lathered mouth
you flipped the switch on the fake attempt at admiration
which couldn’t wash the ember stains from your hell stricken hands
you’re one for building a tragic ending
and those concrete eyes plead the sounds of dynamite
so bring on the bitter bomb
and bare those pale ‘kill’ claws
let’s end this all tonight
I’ve been waiting for you for my whole life
throw ash against the flame
and snuff out the smoke signals
remorse won’t save you now
I’ve got you this time
make no mistake these nerves are shaking
but my heart beats the code
to take my skin and to send out the call
to leave you never missed
a thought is a glimpse, is a reminder
that in the end no one fades away (we just exist)
we just get better at living with it (living with it)
we wear our scars tighter every day
you’ve got dead lungs banging against dusty ribs
as I roll you off the edge of the world
when you dissolve deep into the coast line
I’ll be somewhere else I need to be
you’ve got dead lungs banging against dusty ribs as I...
when you dissolve deep into the coast line
I’ll be somewhere else I need to be
Track Name: Vows Underground
I am no mans body held up by the sun or stars
evacuate the air, for I am the breather
I’ll escape these lungs until they reset
with no regret for fading into this night
we’ve all felt pain but tell me how deep is yours?
cause…
the sky will light up for me in time (in time)
speak not of mercy
for I'm not forgiven yet
speak not (speak not)
for all the words I have undone
that have been stripped and mis-mended
let them tie their ends around my eyes
and squeeze out the air which hides behind my grey
so I can spread them out to a new light
and force the storm held deep within me
cause this is not a face
just a mask that I wear
and I am shaking it off, shedding it off, pealing it back now
this is not my flesh and bones
and I am shaking them off
bare against the sun
I swallow... I stand...
I’ve not come for sorrows or sorries
no tears to fall or midnight remorse
sometimes a man knows not his own being and forgets his way
you have to lose your soul before you find yourself
but I’m coming home
Track Name: Tattooed Skies
the taillights spun behind the curve (that set it off)
so I’m collecting any pulses to help bandage our shakes
cause I’ve heard the flares left a mark written in the sky
that love came and was eaten by the beast
it’s so hard to speak with forms of cadence
when our lips can’t recite with any compassion
it’s so hard to see the beauty
when our tongues can’t kiss with any colour
I’m not the man you wanted or need
I’m the man that you fell in times with
for this I beg all of my pardons
and for this I wish we never united
I’ll give you all of my sorries for as much as pennies are worth
or tie that change around my neck
and leave me to make a deal with ‘him’
“I should have never gone that night”
(I should have never fucking gone)
because I only wanted the best, the best for you
I only wanted everything but this for you
this night weeps with regret
my rust will never sober
if heaven is in you
pull the hell that lies within me
don’t let them take us away (call me close)
lay those hands upon me (rejoice)
remind me just how to feel (in these times)
show me how (show me how) life is supposed to be
before the ink falls from the clouds
and writes us out of this life
if I could sing and never sink
I would have saved us, saved us from this
but we’re going under
into this and out of us, we’ll never beat the end
but we’re going under
in this life we left
Track Name: Broken Dust
there were dark days and the brightest suns
but somehow we got lost in between
I would only breathe if you gave me the air
and still I fumble through my mistakes
just hoping and wishing
cause I’ll always keep my offset eyes
trying to focus beyond the broken dust
just to see you standing there
among the light and the telephones wires
if we just get past the hum we’ll be alright
we’ll be alright, we’ll be just fine
I’ve spread my body thin
and wavered lines I should have never seen
given all that I have done
I’ll take whatever crumbs you leave
just give me a taste
before you bring back the rough nights
and all that they should have been
forgive me for all that I have done
I meant no sadness
I was just a beautiful mess
cause I’ll always keep my offset eyes
trying to focus beyond the broken dust
just to see you standing there
among the light and the telephones wires
Track Name: Sex Lines
there’s streets with names
and I wish I could remember just any one
eyes in the smoke below the forecast-ed city lights
I was supposed to have your trust
but now my family... his spit... my youth...
stained like December suns
give me a confession box
for his sins and my discomfort
cause the world is unforgiving long after midnight
so open your eyes
I tear my voice out and tie it to a string
wave it high and into the sky
but no one hears a sound and
‘like they will believe this after so long’
‘like they will believe you after this long’
breathe it in, sit on it and move on with living
It’s not my fault but I’m sorry
I’m on my knees again, I’m on my knees again
the ones always giving are the ones being taken
how can you feel hopeless when hope was never given?
I’m not a man of second chances, but a man of first times
some demons will never be forgotten
I said it once and I’ll scream it again
I still remember your face
Track Name: Narrow Veins
my stomach weighs with the weight of one thousand bricks
as I see another Tuesday come to pass
and when I lost my soul for the last time
I never asked for any sympathy
if the greater good would come
I’d let him take me
sip the blood from my lungs
and push out the air from these veins
the sun was never kind to the ones like me
I’ve only got a heart that’s built with grief
come save me from myself
I have torn off my own wings to save some time
and the more this life will narrow
I’ll never find the road back to me
and it’s wrong to hope to see tomorrow
wish, love, lose, hate and repeat
it’s all the same when it’s never pretty
I am all that I’ve let myself down to be
Track Name: ...andthentheycameforus
I can only bare these bones as the sun beats down upon me
and my blood now slowly turns to dust
which slowly turns into a fold that falls over my eyes
as they yell out again and again
“we all came into this world
lost, loveless and without grace
only few will find the sun
while most lay damaged under this storm”
I’ve got scars longer than skin
with guilt that keeps me on the other side
with the other men and the other halves in the darker times (pitch black)
if only they would have heard me in the streets (answer me, answer me)
but all the windows are boarded up
all the lights have burned out now
I’ve got no sign to guide my way
I’m always trying to find the right side in the wrong lane
don’t give me peace, just give me life
I want to love a love that was more than love
don’t give me sense, just give me hope
just give me a… as they yell it out again
“we all came into this world
lost, loveless and without grace
only few will find the sun
while most lay damaged under this storm”
I’ve got hate deeper than nails
with pain that keeps me in the other room
with a tighter vest and a crippled heart behind a buckled mask (no life)
if only they would have heard me in the hills (answer me, answer me)
but all the forests we’re blackened burned
all the clouds have fallen down
I’m always trying to find the bright light on the dark side
the bright light on the dark, dark side
I’ve been locked among the lonely and depleted for years and years
I am a man, I am a man of strength, but these walls were built with that of defiant
I have so much to say, but it’s hard to find spit when it’s not rolling down your face
if only silence, if only silence could release me for
I’ve seen the late nights and the streetlights burst like the 4th of July
but I could never ever catch the flame to set a fire to the sparks in my eyes
I’ve torn my skin against the jaws of ivory angels
I attempted to steal flight from wings that were sizes too big and been forgotten
if I had words, if I had words I’d say give me teeth so I can live beyond breathing
but my tongue is with the stars that left among the Northern winds
there were always nails sharpened too bright for my back to kiss
and even with my white flag draped around my sorrows
there’s not one note left in hymns that sings a song that says I’ll make it
in the end
they’ll always come for us…