What's Left To Let Go

by Goodtime Boys



Our second EP.

Bridge Nine Records released this as a 12" and CD as a double-EP release alongside our first EP, 'Are We Now or Have We Ever Been'.
Palm Reader Records released the only stand-alone version of this EP on a cassette tape limited to 100, which is sold out.

12"/CD/Digital available here: www.b9store.com/goodtimeboys


Black: Limited to 20

Clear w/ Peach Splatter: Limited to 300
Purple/Pink/Green Mix: Limited to 700
Teal: Limited to 1000

Clear: Limited to 100


released October 22, 2012

Recorded and mixed by Lewis Johns at The Ranch Production House in Southampton.
Mastered by Jay Maas.



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Track Name: Bloom
Burst into life and brim with hope. Step into the breach as you reach for the rope. You may live on, pretending you’re a dreamer, but I’m not. With dreams beneath, imagining my wonders here are slight. So grip tight on moments of peace on a ceaseless path, soured by sentiment and sentences past. Condemned forever to waste as a fleeting mass. You question why to dream no answer. Shatter fantasy to the floor. Breaking teeth on shards of conversation as you pour more empty blessings on a closing door. So grateful for a break in the silence as it creaks into the abyss. I follow you as we lay down these heads. Full of pale thoughts, overflowing into pails that tumble to the bottom of the frail well. Tipping the scales between what’s lost and what we’ll drag through. I’ll keep dragging through. Though you’re more weight than I can hold, I still grip on the rope with burning hands. For so long now I have gripped this rope. There’s only so long I can hold on. There’s only so long, so let go.
Track Name: Callous
This is a quiet house, we’ll have no love in here. Just words that explode exposing flesh from bone on skeletons we’ve hidden for years. She breathes without a sound so no one else can hear sentences scratched to the roof of her mouth. Foundations formed in fear. I had such hopes for this endeavour, so pure when they were sure. Such high hopes for this endeavour so pure, but now it’s gone it seemed a lie. This violin’s broken strings, this rotten apple for an eye. If I said it then I meant it when I said it, but time slips away from me so often these days. Handing out trophies to the hopeless caught in the grips of doubt. You are forgotten, down at the bottom, far from the trees these rotten apples, forsaken in name. I search for a new life and call it change as I breathe into the ground. You and your regrets will lay in wait as you seek little hope. Step outside and take a breath, begin this journey in spite of the rain. I pity you, those that have not loved and I envy you, those that will not love again.
Track Name: Breathe
As the silver tongues skin the young and white whispers wash words through your brow, I slow the tide and think of whys, when I should be thinking in hows. Somehow now is the time that always escapes me. The truth is never good enough as we watch the world burn. Our skin grow older and grey; do we like it this way? What doesn’t kill us makes us no younger as we smoulder in despair that shows us everywhere we’re not. The passing of time is not inclined to consider the risks that you took to be here, standing where you stood, with a smile that shook. Without reason. Without certainty, but questioning nothing all the same. All the same.
Track Name: Reunion
To stare truth hard in the face as he spits me in the eye is to see a little clearer now, not out but deep inside. Forget this blissful ignorance, there’s no peace in simple lives. Dragging these chains through the hilltops I fall to my knees. I see the horizon, the smoke from the trees. This is the path I chose to take, no shelter from the cries. So with a smile I let you go. No burdens, no ties. Free from these day of lesser men, men living in a lie. With little words to comfort, but one piece of advice; seek refuge in reason, seek it in each other’s eyes. Come quickly brother and hold your sister close. As you scour every landscape I say look not into the heavens for there is nothing in the skies. When all I have is never enough, I stop trying to be clever in twists of the tongue. Done with lost meanings. Sick of mixing my words. Just one more day.
Track Name: Rest
Now that all I want is what I’ve always had. I’m struggling to let you all go. I awaken here, at the edge of it all, with the current dragging at my feet. Here the waves no longer crash upon the shore. There’s nothing left to cling to, but I cling to nothing all the same. The dead sun soaks the skin on my back, but nothing here brightens me. Wash, wash over me. Now lost, I count the waves. Their coolness touches me, but I cannot be saved. Falling so silent in the tide that the air hangs still in my lungs as I sweat under a selfish sky. Rubbing the backs of these fists, clenched white onto all that I cannot hold. I only remember what’s left to let go. Floating here on the skin of an ocean. I lay here paralysed, the vessel that cannot fly. Still calling out to no one, still tilting towards the skies. “Now I am the past, so please let me pass. Just let me go. Take my last breath as i slip away”. Storms reveal a calm. Both hands release a fist. You and I and you and I. Heavy, hollow. heartache, rest.