Ghouls

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Also written in the winter of 2013 in my drafty Humbolt Park apartment, it was my first year of independence and I was feeling homesick for my family, my childhood room, and my friends. Moving out and being on your own is not really smooth sailing for a overall negative, pessimistic and anxiety ridden person, as such, I was turning into a hermit and coping poorly with my freedom. This song is me pining for yester-years, terrified of whats to come and trying to console myself. The chorus is a direct description of my experience in transitioning from leaving my childhood friends and home and making new ones. Constantly I would wait for a call, text, invite, email or letter from an old friend while simultaneously neglecting the new friends I had made, by not responding, going out, or communicating with them at all. In my mind it was one of those "You can't have the love you want and you don't want the love you have" scenarios.

lyrics

There's something about tomorrow I loved when I was 19.
Now there's something about yesterday i cant shake off of me.
What do you have left to break when all you do is fall?
There's a part of me that wants to say,
"It doesn't matter anyway."

There's a rattle in the basement,
The TV's on but no one home,
There's a knockin' on the front door
But the mail box is no more full.
It feels like there's something that I forgot to do,
batten down the hatches...

There's something about next year that's so impossible
I didn't think this year, I would even make it through.
What do you have left to break when all you do is fall?
There's a part of me that wants to say,
"It doesn't matter anyway"

There's a rattle in the basement,
The TV's on but no one home,
There's a knockin' on the front door
But the mail box is no more full.
It feels like there's something that I forgot to do,
batten down the hatches,
I think a storm is coming soon.

credits

from Lousy Weather, released September 10, 2016

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Otto Mann Chicago, Illinois

Vince - Vocals
Nic - Guitar
Tinkey - Drums
Samuel - Bass

What started as two acquaintances just coming together to play a house show, quickly turned into four dudes making music in a crowded dank basement in Chicago. Otto Mann is honest, open hearted, quick to temper and occasionally belligerently gushy. We write music for the kids we used to be and the idiots we've now become. ... more

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