The Wars at Home

by Carbon Tigers

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Carbon Tigers consists of Chris Wienke (singer/keys/guitar), Nick Cudone (guitar/keys/vox), Aaron Sweatt (bass/guitar/vox), and Darien Williams (drums/vox). After the band’s 2010 release of The Burrows, the band snuggled into their concrete cocoon to write their newest record. The Wars At Home, musically speaking, pushes the contrast of pop and art-rock with its catchy vocal hooks over odd time signatures and melodic guitar lines. Written between 2012-2013 and recorded in July of 2013, producer Jonathan Alvin (Bailiff, Archie Powell and the Exports) helped the band shape the sound of the EP with vocal producer Gabe Liebowitz at Chrome Attic Studios in Crystal Lake, IL. As an extra plus, Charlie Dresser of Company of Thieves plays drums on the record and Darien Williams of Young Man plays live with Carbon Tigers.

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released 19 November 2013

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Track Name: Everybody Else
On the first day
All of this got started
Got the last name
Of my father's father

This riddle gets too hard to solve so I leave it on the shelf
But I am just like everybody else

Pen to paper
This wish of mine
Filled an ocean
And I dive inside
Then the waves get darker
And they take me on a ride
But I'd be floating on my back
If I could only find the tide

When this riddle gets too hard to solve I leave it on the shelf
I am just like everybody else
Track Name: The Wars at Home
On a hill in the middle of nowhere
It's a lot like your home, you say
Where the green grass grows a little higher
In the bonfires on hot nights
It's not like we did not share that.
You said, "What you gonna do when everybody goes away?
'cause im so afraid of that"


When the war was at home
I needed more
I didn't know different before


In September, or early November
It's so long ago
But I still remember
The way up was straight through
Burrow deeper to the middle
Take the sides out, I like how it's bright now
It's beautiful that way

When the war came back home
We needed more
We didn't know different before


We'll line 'em up in little rows
Plant our marigolds
Dig 'em in and clean our hands
And oh, they get tall, see them grow
Swim the orange and yellow
Send a picture to all our friends
And then begin again
Track Name: Ishmael
This mountain where we stand
Can be carved by our hands
We'll dig it deep, we'll dig it deep ourselves

To let go of our plans
Fall hard to start again
We'll drain the lake to let the river flow
Ohhhh let the river flow


You'll be the last one standing
You'll see it all too right and then
Then you'll stand there waiving goodbye


This canyon where we stand
Your graveyard is our land
There's nothing left to take
We're gonna make some more

So we stack the glass
And now we're home at last
We built a gate made of mountain stones
And everybody knows

We were gonna change the world
With no ride and no time
Track Name: Queen
Don't shy away
I can hear what you say but it's muffled
I'm caught in the shuffle

Speak loud my ears are
Goin' deaf from the midnight moons out here
Cause I've been hearin' old news
Your bright voice is turning blue

I'm fadin'
Bring my body over to
Lie here with you

You could be the queen
Come on, get just a little bit closer
Reelin' in the city rollin over
Twist my body
Now we're in your world
I'm fadin'
Bring my body over to
Lie here with you

Don't shy away
That crown is glimmerin' goldin'
You got the magic it's so good
Touch me
Turn me
To your own gold

Cause I'm faded
Bring my body over to
Shine here with you
Track Name: The Harvest
Here we are
In paradise my Queen
The sun, the moon
We train the birds and the bees
To carve out our names on
The side of the road to our kingdom
This is our pathway, we never forget
Where we came from

But I did it for you
Cause I wanna be first to the harvest
I heard somebody creepin' in
It's the good old get ahead

Red golden apple
Hangs from the joker's tree
The one, it's the only
Fruit we shall never eat
But we've grown so thirsty
That dragon's holy water so clever
We're gonna burn dead
Just tryin to live forever

But I did it for you