Safety School / Absentees

by Empty Pools

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Recorded, mixed and mastered by Rob Williams @ Ruby Studios, Bristol February/March 2012. Released as a 7" vinyl/digital double-A-side single on Battle Worldwide Recordings.

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released October 1, 2012

catalogue number BATTLE001
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battle.greedbag.com/empty-pools

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Empty Pools Bristol, UK

Empty Pools formed in the halcyon days of fading summer 2011. They artfully combine elements of noise-rock with teen dream melodies, late ’70s CBGB's angularity and the jazzy, world-pop sophistication of the Thrill Jockey set.

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Track Name: Safety School
Tom used to say it's not a day unless you pass the water tower
But we've both since moved away
There is no new landmark from which to gauge
There is no new landmark from which to gauge

Come autumn, you'll go to your safety school

Riding back from a one pound buy-in
I've been trying to stop you
Suitcase in hand, yet to pick up your key
No excuse not to follow me

Window-shopped at the furniture store
Imagined how you'd fill your floor

Come autumn, you'll go to your safety school
Come autumn, you'll go to your safety school

Was I mistaken or mislaid
In your secret summer masquerade
And I fell open, without sound
Kicked me as my ribs unwound

Hat weather's out, cap weather's in
There's much less hair, so much more skin
Spent a hundred summers on the couch
Foetal, in the lion's mouth
Home life does not prepare you for

Come autumn, you'll go to your safety school
Come autumn, you'll go to your safety school
Track Name: Absentees
Wood burns and birds crawl out of holes
The outer layer sticks to the in
Someone's stirring, I can see a shadow move on the door

As we swing for a torch that hangs above our heads
Our hands are slowly bruising our legs
And the book we desecrated is out there, getting wet

No one sleeps in the cars tonight
'Cause we've ripped the seats out, punched off all the lights
Shrouded under collapsed marquees
We're rolling blind, we're absentees

And if it's caught on film
You gotta know it exists
Unmapped reservoirs, a phantom margin

Took by the wind, the swell of the ground
Swimming in accounted abyss
You motion for a cyclone to take you out of this

No one sleeps in the cars tonight
'Cause we've ripped the seats out, punched off all the lights
Shrouded under collapsed marquees
We're rolling blind, we're absentees

We pan across faces
Walking over roots in the wind
It's a single shot at a widow and it happens all the time

Slip into the dark, free fall
Novel sirens in a foreign light
You're struggling with something you've used all your life

And if it's caught on film
You gotta know it exists
Unmapped reservoirs, a phantom margin

Took by the wind, the swell of the ground
Swimming in accounted abyss
You motion for a cyclone to take you out of this

No one sleeps in the cars tonight
'Cause we've ripped the seats out, punched off all the lights
Shrouded under collapsed marquees
We're rolling blind, we're absentees