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The second EP album by A Shrewdness of Apes.


released January 25, 2015


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A Shrewdness of Apes Washington, D.C.

A Shrewdness of Apes is a trio from the DC area. The band was founded in February 2013 in Richmond, VA. They play a heavy, intricate, yet melodic blend ranging from influences of Queens of the Stone Age to Yes. Over the years they have released two EP's and will release their first full-length album in May. ... more

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Track Name: San Francsico's A Long Way From Here
It is common to think
Those creatures in the sky
Can't do us any harm
So we clip and cage them

We are all distracted
With the day-to-day
When they come down flying
With beaks and talons first

A girl on East street
Chases down an interest
Soon to find herself
Off the beaten path

A town of simple folk
Notice very little
Of the quite peculiar
Patterns in the sky

They've come
To end us all
And leave no one

All the species
Working together
We're outnumbered

Safe inside the car
Making an escape
To cities unscathed

Much is uncertain
What will be their fate?
All the perched watch them
Track Name: The Stolen Song
It was many years ago
When I learned to play the notes
It wasn't long before I made
The choice to never make that feeling Fade away

Sometimes life gets in the way
Which makes others put it off
For another day
But one must cherish what they love
Carpe diem and not wait for up above

It is rarer than it seems
To commit for life, by any means
Autumn years can stifle your passions
It's never for granted
I'll play beyond the ashes
Track Name: A Theory
To the new comers of the world
Understanding yet to be unfurled
For unwanted variables
Law is created by the nobles

Sometimes boundaries aren't enough
To show example of the ones in cuffs
Tools to use are love, fear, and guilt
Answer to God helps even out the tilt

It works all the same across the globe
Peace and prosperity as hoped
But as one beholds another taints
War-makers claim they rival saints

Ages pass to changing minds
Soon beliefs arise, question him
Less followers, for they have found another
Not entities, but reason

Tomorrow, will there be a God?
He is not the only option
To understand we will never cease
It has always been up to us
Track Name: No One Knows What It's Like To Be Sober
For chronic muscle pain
For thoughts of hopelessness
For excess energy
There is something for you

Legal or under the table
Fighting sobriety
Fighting reality

From one drug to another
Some go unnoticed
And damage ourselves
Some with no cure

Legal or under the table
Fighting sobriety
Fighting reality

Taking all we can
We learn the hard way
No one knows
What it's like to be sober

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