Sleepless Demons | Waking Nights - EP

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released March 12, 2017

Participation Trophy is:
James Manton

Additional Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar on Track 2 by Matt Blake

Recorded Summer/Winter 2016 in North Syracuse, NY
Written/Produced/Recorded/Mixed by James Manton
Mastered by Gabe Millman

Artwork by Catheryn McCarthy
Layout by James Manton

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Track Name: There Despite The Grace Of God Go I
I’m lying awake in bed
It’s 5AM again
I can’t seem to shake the sense that I am losing grip

I’m sorry if I seem distant
It’s probably lack of sleep
The nightmares have long since left but they took with them my dreams


Where do we come from?
And where does it end?
I doubt that you’d find the answer in a storybook written by middlemen

I’m sorry if I seem distant
The space just helps me breathe
When no one can hold you close it’s easier to turn and leave


And often I find myself staring at the floor
I don’t know how to meet eyes with strangers anymore

I’m sorry if I seem distant
It’s probably lack of sleep
The future scares me and I’m just trying to make it through the week…
Track Name: Neck Deep
The dark thoughts
They come creeping in like spiders
Or bedbugs
Or any number of creepy crawly things

And some days I am afraid
That these nightmares might actually happen
In a third world country
Or a neighboring city
Or in my bedroom while I’m asleep


And I am waist deep
There's a chill that’s running up my thighs
And I am neck deep
There's a chill that’s running down my spine


There was a head-on collision
At South Bay and Church today
And a crowd had gathered to watch the proceedings
Like a Memorial Day Parade

And it hurts me
And it irks me
To see a smashed up SUV
Because I’m driving home and I know somebody just left the world this way


And I am waist deep
There's a chill that’s running up my thighs
And I am neck deep
There's a chill that’s running down my spine
Track Name: Hip Hip Hooray (We're Gonna Die)
Hip hip hooray we’re gonna die
There’s nothing we can do
So let’s just watch the time fly by
Raise a glass
Tell a joke
Kiss your friends good-bye
Hip hip hooray we’re gonna die

Hip hip hooray we’re gonna die
There’s nothing we can do
There’s no medicine to buy
Let’s crash a car into a house with everyone inside
Hip hip hooray we’re gonna die


Hip hip hooray we’re gonna die
Everybody’s laughing
But they’re all crying inside
And I’m sure gonna miss this place
Why’s living such a crime?
Well that’s just fucking great
I don’t wanna die

Hip hip hooray we’re gonna die
There’s nothing we can do
So let’s just hang our heads and sigh
Tell a joke
Raise a glass
Kiss our friends good-bye
Hip hip hooray we’re gonna die
Track Name: Seven Years To Life
I am waiting to throw you overboard
I am going to cut you with a mighty sword
I am hiding in the shadows in the alley
I am standing right behind you
Don’t try me

But you have a death wish
Of that I have no doubt
And I have these clenched fists
And a demon begging to be let out
So let's pass the time like Charles Bronson in a penitentiary

I am waiting to throw you overboard
I am going to cut you with a mighty sword
I am hiding in the shadows in the alley
I am standing right behind you
Don’t try me

But you have a death wish
Of that I have no doubt
And I have these clenched fists
And a demon begging to be let out
So let's pass the time like Charles Bronson in a penitentiary
Yea let's pass the time like Charles Bronson would
Track Name: When In Roam
As a kid I was the brunt of all their jokes
But I learned to push them back with the fire from my throat
And in doing so I wrote them off for good
But I never really contemplated if I should

And now I’m roaming through life alone
And this trek is making weary all my bones
Yes I am roaming through life without a home
But I’m sure someday I’ll see it
Then I’ll know


It only hurts to live in solitude
Lashing out at everyone before they’ve swung at you
Assumptions and snap judgments will fall through
When the problems come from everywhere it’s probably just you

And I am roaming through life
And this trek is making weary all my bones
Yes I am roaming through life without a home
But I’m sure someday I’ll see it
Then I’ll know


In the past year and a half I’ve learned a lot
About living on my own and keeping my mouth shut
And how often times people come and go
But you’re bound to find a few that make the journey feel like home