The Basement EP

by Swellshark

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released October 12, 2014

Shelan O'Keefe: vocals, ukulele, guitar

Henry Kellam: bass, drums, guitar

Produced by Ryan Hryhorysak

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Swellshark Chicago, Illinois

An electric ukulele-shredding, beatbox-looping, and occasionally harmonica-wielding band, formed by Henry Kellam + Shélan O'Keefe.

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Track Name: Count Up All Your Aces
I know that what you do is count up all your aces
I know that what you do fear's just what it's based in
if you can't look me in the eye and say ok
then I will let these feelings die even if it chokes me

you must know, that this is no way to go
you must know, that this is no way to go

every time I think I've seen the last I need new stitches
every time I cut off all the tags the sweater still itches
I know, you know, you're not making this easy
what's the point in reaching out if you're never gonna seize it

you must know, that this is no way to go
you must know, that this is no way to go

if I had the guts to turn away, you tap my shoulder
if I say I need for you to stay, get a little bit colder
if you can't look me in the eye and say I love you
then I can see no reason why you put me what you put me through

just let me go or take me home
just let me go or take me home

every time I think I've seen the last, I need new stitches
every time I think I've seen the last, I need new stitches
I need new stitches
Track Name: Norway
let's run away to Norway and cut lots of records, honey
let's run away we can do it today
we can pack all our things and let the train wheels sing

let's run away
let's run away

let's run away to Norway and have lots of elven babies
just say ok, we can make our own way
and we won't even need any money

let's run away
let's run away

blonde wood and fresh fish, woolen sweaters will do the trick
Newfoundland puppies and yogurt that's thick
that's the kind of life that I want to live

let's run away
let's run away
Track Name: Glaciers
glaciers are popping and cracking
my ribs and my fingers and throat
you've hurt me, but I miss you so badly
I want to be sure that you know

glaciers are popping and cracking
my ribs and my fingers and throat
you've hurt me, but I miss you so badly
I want to be sure that you know

watching your face appear beside mine in the mirror
wearing your shirt and having you gently draw me nearer

I feel like I'm riding on a bus
with only polar bears
the driver passes my stop

I feel like I'm riding on a bus
with only polar bears
the driver passes my stop

you kissed my nose and named it Francois
got to hold parts of me no one else saw
I like you, but we can't be together
'cause we sailed into a storm that we just can't weather
just can't weather

glaciers are popping and cracking
my ribs and my fingers and throat
you've hurt me, but I miss you so badly
I want to be sure that you know

glaciers are popping and cracking
my ribs and my fingers and throat
you've hurt me, but I miss you so badly
I want to be sure that you know