Do As I Tell You EP

by Get Him Eat Him

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1.
Set off - six weeks on the road Six changes of clothes and a chance at the front page Staying up sober and so composed Waking up aching, coffee and off we go This isn't living like nothing to lose Every song sounds like something to prove But I'm used to taking it out on my ribcage, on the floor Fighting off anger and apathy Beating it down and calling her up on a rampage And it's talk, talk, take me apart Raptures and reveries "Dear I'm defenseless - who would have guessed that's me?" She said "move me" and I was moved I never wanted to be so removed It's true - I've taken it out on myself
2.
Set up! You shot me up! Shot bullets and bows Your make-up and clothes Possession and pose Prosaic and cold, I match your tone And it's a long way out of your home Your neck to my nose "I think we should go" I wouldn't say no Protracted and slow, I keep you close Safe till the day when I will you a way And you're willing to take what you're offered Pale at your post where you miss me the most And you're sorry and sad You could want something bad And it's on Get up! It's not enough The seconds we stole I'm losing my hold I'm choosing my role Backhanded and bold, I keep control And it's a long way back to "hello" "I thought you should know..." "We're playing a show..." "What if I don't go?" Heroic and honed, I walked you home Wrecked by a fall that you couldn't recall And you're wanted for all that you offer Making the most as a guest and a ghost And you're stifled and sad You forgot what you had And it's gone You can play your part so easily And I can make it smart so reasonably I can keep my guard so easily And take your life apart so reasonably I can keep my guard - so now you know Safe till the day when I will you a way And you're willing to take what you're offered Pale at your post where you miss me the most And you're sorry and sad You could want something bad And it's on Have you earned me now? Do you think that you're allowed? You could hurt me now (Safe till the day when you will me a way And I'm willing to take what you offer) We could see over and over the walls that we built (Sorry and sad, I could want something bad And I'm willing to take you along)
3.
Under your breath Over the phone Out of your depth and the debts you owe The hand you hold could make foreign nations fold You're keeping it close Till somebody holds you down and you tell him all you know You're free to go Alighting alone Where do you go when you can't call home? Your friends are bold to have you curtseying on coals You write what you know, and rightly so You reach out across the room and the conversation slows Under your breath Over the phone I'm at my best and you're on your own The hand you hold couldn't salvage what was sold You're dressed for the throne But somebody stole your crown at the coronation show You won't let go Over and below the words you chose
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Take me home There's no one I know Suffered to stay low Haircuts and halos Set apart and spent Take a hand fit to shake A cigarette break A minor mistake Tonight was a neon sign with the last letter missing A neighborhood (tied to / done in by) one word An all-night diner closed at a quarter to twelve A cat call called out of a cash hotel Cut loose, and set up for a sinking spell Six miles sick with a city smell It died tonight Shaking oh no I set up the show I set my sights low Texas and talk shows Better off in bed Make a silent spit take A fidgety fake I'm lying awake

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Our second tour EP, released to coincide with our winter 2006 tour.

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released January 6, 2006

Matt LeMay - vocals, guitar; Joe Posner - bass; Jason Sigal - guitar; Raf Spielman - keyboards; Jeff Wood - drums. Recorded by Get Him Eat Him at Steinert Hall and at home in Providence, RI. Mixed by Matt LeMay.

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Get Him Eat Him Providence, Rhode Island

Five young men with passable small motor skills making big, confusing music. 2004-2009.

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