The Throat Is Bent EP

by Get Him Eat Him

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Our last and final EP. Lots of 3-guitar jams. RECOMMENDED.


released February 17, 2009

Matt LeMay - vocals, guitar, organ; Joe Posner - bass; Jason Sigal - guitar; Kevin Sparks - guitar; Jeff Wood - drums. Recorded by Get Him Eat Him at Debasement and A Question of Frequency. Mixed by Matt LeMay at A Question of Frequency. Mastered by Chad Clark at Silver Sonya.




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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Track Name: Red And Black Guitars
Stop the presses!
You set me up
I said it once
And it’s something you already know
The best of us broken
The rest left outspoken and slow
We lost our way and we’re late to our next show

So we travel to inanities unknown
As the cities pass, we make it last
‘Till the last of us goes home
At last we can sing a different song
That doesn’t go “hey, that was fun, but so long.”
And questions like, “what did I do so wrong?”
That you can never ask….

We did it! We did it!
We’re too dumb to quit it
Quick enough we find we’re not the exception
Lights go on, the audience out of control
As long as you’re playing
You can’t hear them saying “LET’S GO!”

Some questions are best left alone:
How these signals are turned into tone
And how to recognize one of your own
Track Name: Hearts Away
You come home talking tough
High on your own time
And the time that you found to say “no”
A silent stare, a sad hello
You give it all away
But your act stays exactly the same:
You don’t want to lose

I’m sorry
You caught me sleeping off the best part of the day
In sorrow
We both know, it’s time we put our hearts away

We lost the best parts over innocuous things
You’ve been running scared, too cool to care
Too young to try but too old to walk away

(But you won’t say that to me)
No one said there’d be debts to pay
And traps to lay
And secrets to betray
They were half-meant and half-true
And half the time, they weren’t mine to say

You come back busted up
Strung out like “haven’t I suffered enough”
But you’ve used that line too many times so you stay
Your dress just falls away
And you stand with your hands up and say
“Hey, come on and make me sorry”
You want me thinking up the saddest words to say
“I won’t go”
But we both know
It’s time we put our best shoes on and start the day

We gave our chance up over innocuous things
You’ve been running scared, too cool to care
We have to pry these pieces apart, but not today
Track Name: Utility
Cold hands come through the middle to wake me up
But I’m not asleep at all
You’re under my nose, and out of your clothes
But you’re not so exposed
And I’m not selling something that you don’t own
I’m nobody’s fool, I play by the rules
So don’t you play it cool

Take back the time that you take it away
Take back the time that you said:
“How’d you get so easy to please?”
You count back from ten and tend to your needs
So take me on, girl, it’s easy to see
That I’ve got yours for free

Cold hands cut through the middle
I’m waking up
I’m worried but I won’t say “no, no, no
I know what you do”
And what if it’s true?

What if I missed my own dissent (sentimental)
And I botched my best attacks (accidental)
And I have to take it slow, slow….

When did I become such a sleaze?
You get back to town, and down on your knees
You keep getting colder, you give me the freeze
I want you to see
That after all, I’m someone to believe

Take back the time that you take it away
Get back and give back your best time
Track Name: Blinders
None of your friends are at your show
The lights have gone on and they’ve gone home
You’re floating alone
There’s no one to hold you down
And keep you in the throes

It’s not your fault
You’re not the only one who’s left out in the cold
Where nobody knows, and no one gets home
No one gets home alive

And after a while, you get so stick of waiting
You stayed and you smiled
But it’s time to go home
And you’re too scared to go it alone
With no one

But how will you survive
Another night at home taking shots at yourself and your kind
And all the time you wait and see and skip like a record
You’re old enough to be strong
But you want to belong to somebody’s eyes

It gets better – get back, you’re on your own
You won’t listen to anyone who says
“You don’t want someone to go where you won’t”

And after a while you get so sentimental
You’re so sentimental
You’re waiting for someone to call
Nobody’s home

And when the word comes down
You feel like you’ve heard it before
You’ve been sad since you started to get what you want
And it’s not what you want anymore

The last sight of the light behind your eyes
Track Name: Ancient History
No more concessions
I can’t keep losing ground
I wanted you
I wandered through the haunted half of town

A night with someone new
Is just something to do
Until you take me
Would you take me on?
If you don’t call soon
It won’t be long

But what I need now is to retrace where I’ve been
And play disc one, track eleven over and over and over again
New York had a skyline, too
But I tore it down to give to you so you’d take me
So you’d take me on
If you don’t call soon
It won’t be long
‘Till we regress
And go our separate ways

We both have our needs now
They got out of hand
The strings that you pull now
Could kill a lesser man

The lessons came too soon
So we left them out and locked ourselves in your room

So now where do we go?
It’s five years on, you’re old enough to know that I’m waiting
Turn around
I can’t keep holding out
And talking rings around the one thing that you know I’ll never say:

“Could you save me?”
Are we safe from harm?
If the worst comes soon I won’t be wrong
We lost our place
But we can take it back from covert attacks and overreactions
Oh, but it’s only until you take me
Would you take me on
Please come back soon, I won’t wait long
I’m hanging on for today