Look Look

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released April 8, 2016

All tracks feature:
Casey Trela: Lead vocals, electric guitar
Kevin Manwarren: Bass, backing vocals
Roxy Radulescu: Electric guitar, backing vocals
Chris Dunn: Drums

Words and music by Casey Trela. All music was arranged and played by Casey, Kevin Manwarren, Roxy
Radulescu and Chris Dunn unless otherwise noted. Engineered and produced by Steve Kaye, Joe Napolitano, and Casey. Most music was recorded at Kingsize Studios in Highland Park, and at Casey, Joe, or Steve’s house. Steve played violin and/or cello on “Constant” and “Look Look,” and keyboards on “Sheep,” “Spools,” and “Lanyards.” Joe played bongos on “Look Look,” and percussion on “No Wonders.” Jillinda Palmer and Brittany Westover sang on “Constant,” “What I Am Doing,” “Spools,” “No Wonders,” and “Lanyards.” Leslie Stevens sang on “What I Am Doing.” Jon Mackey sang on “What I Am Doing,” “No Wonders,” and Lanyards. Horns on “What I Am Doing” arranged by Derek Southerland and played by the Franklinton High School Jazz Ensemble at Nightsound Studios (session engineered by Meghan Puryear). Daniel Hart played violin on “No Wonders” and wrote/played/recorded violins on “Look Look.” Penelope Sand sang the additional vocal on “Look Look.” Jordan Katz played/recorded horns on “Spools.” Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters. Album artwork by Roxy. We give thanks at the altar of our parents, siblings, and friends, who love us by so thoughtfully encouraging us in innumerable ways.

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Track Name: Constant
From the valley to the hills
From the castle to the fields
You can reach up
and touch the thing that haunts you.

If you're not scared of dying
what's the point of trying?
If you're not scared of dying
what's the point of trying?

You can't fuck the world and think that it won't leave you when you're through.
I am the kind of lover who only leaves to have someone to come back to.

When it's dark in the valley
there is light on the mountain.
Everything you've got
comes from something else that's gone.
Every time I feel a twitch or get a pain that looks like you,
I see the face of everyone I've ever loved or wanted to.
If you're not scared of dying,
what are you trying to prove?
I'm either cashing out or
I'm just passing through.
If you're not scared of dying,
what's the point of trying?
If you're not scared of dying,
what's the point?
Track Name: What I Am Doing
Friendly ghosts outside my house
dance around fires that I started.
When I leave, I leave fires behind me.

Every step I take, now
is a step toward something.
Every step I take, now
I know what I'm doing.
It's not all or nothing
I know I need something.
It's not all or nothing.
I know what I'm doing.

Looking for my own name
as second opinion what to do.
Burying my birth right,
it didn't mean what it used to.

Working in my mind drawing everything I can.
Saying things out loud to turn them into plans.

It's not all or nothing
I know I need something.
It's not all or nothing.
I know what I'm doing.

Looking for my own name
as second opinion what to do.
Burying my birth right,
it didn't mean what it used to.
Looking for my own name
as second opinion what to do.
Burying my birth right,
it didn't mean what I needed it to.
Looking for my own name
as second opinion what to do.
Burying my birth right,
it didn't mean what I needed it to.

Every step I take, now
is a step toward something.
Every step I take, now
I know what I'm doing.
It's not all or nothing
I know I need something.
It's not all or nothing.
I know what I'm doing.
Track Name: Sheep
I was born in the woods.
I eat from my hands.
There's no wilderness
in places you understand.

What do you sound like?
What is your sum?
How safe is your playground?
How old is your sun?

I am a sheep dressed like a wolf.
Likeable enough to never get the truth.
I am a sheep dressed like a wolf.

Sitting and standing, center of all
The Earth is a treadmill I pull when I walk.
Shelter come over, earth pass below.
Cremate my body.
Let me keep moving.

I am a sheep dressed like a wolf.
Likeable enough to never get the truth.
I am a sheep dressed like a wolf.

Man, pretending to cry made me cry in real life.
(Define me, slowly)
Feathers off your arrows until rehearsal's done.
(Define me, slowly)
Glory is the moonlight. Hell is the sun.
Glory is the moonlight. Hell is the sun.
Glory is the moonlight. Hell is the sun.

I am a sheep dressed like a wolf.
Likeable enough to never get the truth.
I am a sheep dressed like a wolf.

I am a sheep dressed like a wolf.
Likeable enough to never get the truth.
I am a sheep dressed like a wolf.

(Just like) Dressed like a wolf.
(Just like) Dressed like a wolf.
(Just like) Dressed like a wolf.
(Just like) Dressed like a wolf.
Track Name: Stills
Stills start the roll playback:
the memories I kept.
Mistimes in the color on cuts.
Undefined missteps.

Negative dirt projects as white and positive comes up black.
Gaps, tears in the senses
wrapped in plastic, stuffed in bags.
What's the point of looking where you'll never go back?

Carve your name somewhere you don't own
just to know it's there.
I'd feel better crossing your records
to know how ours compare.

Negative dirt projects as white
as I make my way back.
Catching the curve of your shadow-
force back love buried with care.
What's the point of holding something
that I can't feel?

Blur your eyes and keep on walking,
ring the focus out and in.
Wonder around how
people are themselves.
Track Name: Look Look
Come down from that tree,
there's a prayer there.
All the children nod. All the lights glare.
Look at what we have. Look at what they took.
Look at what we have: they look where we look.

I'm down at the train tracks waiting on my train to pass.
I know that the gate is gonna lift for my friends and their friends and their friends.
With gifts to give and gifts to give back,
you can't feel it move if you move with it.

I shot a shot from a brand new gun.
It keeps coming back down at the one that it came from.
Yeah I shot up a shot from a brand new gun.
Just keeps coming back down at the one that it came from.

I'm down at the train tracks waiting on my train to pass.
I know that the gate is gonna lift for my friends and their friends and their friends.
With gifts to give and gifts to give back,
you can't feel it move if you move with it.

I shot a shot from a brand new gun.
Just keeps coming back down at the one that it came from.
Look at what we have. Look at what they took.
Look at what we have: they look where we look.

I'm down at the train tracks waiting on my train to pass.
I know that the gate is gonna lift for my friends and their friends and their friends.
With gifts to give and gifts to give back:
Can't feel it move if you move with it.


You can't feel it move
(Is it dark there?)
if you move with it.
You can't feel it move
(Can you hear me?)
if you move with it. You can't feel it move
(Is it dark there?)
if you move with it. You can't feel it move
(Can you hear me?)
if you move with it.

Can you hear me? Are you waiting?
Track Name: Spools
I picked a flower. I ate the petals
to get a feel for how they might've smelled.
I've got a thought or two stuck back deep and in.
I'll know what you say when you say it.

If I listen in on the first time, by the third pass
I'll hear you just fine.
I think my slope slipped, I've got my fingers tied.
By the third pass, I'll hear you just fine.

I picked a flower. I ate the petals
to get a feel for how they might've smelled.
I've got a thought or two stuck back deep and in.
I'll know what you say when you say it.

I'm thinking deep thoughts in my bedroom.
Flying big kites from a small spool.
There's a weak grip holding on to you.
Above the storm clouds, there's some headroom.

If I listen in on the first time, by the third pass
I'll hear you just fine.
I think my slope slipped, I've got my fingers tied.

By the third pass, I'll hear you just fine.

If I listen in on the first time, by the third pass
I'll hear you just fine.
I think that my slope slipped, I've got my fingers tied.
By the third pass, I hear you.

I listen the first time. The third pass you're just fine.
My slope slipped. My heart's tied.
I'm listening to the words.

Oh weak grip in the bedroom
above the storm clouds looking down on you.
Oh weak grip holding onto you,
above the storm clouds, there's some headroom.
Track Name: No Wonders
There are flowers in the backstops
little gems in all the beer cans
There are feelings I have felt
in every corner of the town.
Where I work, where I live,
I have worked, I have lived
God gave me peace in his place
and waves came down crashing.

Quiet evil creeping up,
keep on creeping do not stop
when you see me.
We have visited enough.
Quiet evil creeping up,
keep on creeping do not stop.
We have visited enough.

Give me ink and give me paper.
Let it ink out of my fingers.
Let them come and take me for free.

Weekly, weakly
Leave me, if you're gonna leave me.

Exorcise and cast the demons
Dandelions to the wind
Settle deeply, blossom up
Root yourself and seed again.
We will keep in walking and clean up the city.
No wonder, no wonder, no wonder left unturned.
Track Name: Lanyards
Waiting for my e-mail to come.
If you force yourself awake you will eventually wake up.
Graveyard shifts rise with the tide.
I am a giant shrinking man coming down from the sky.

With this lanyard on my chest,
I will try to do my best
to keep my pulse on a pace that I set.
I will try to do my best.
I will try to do my best.

What do you do?
I keep doing this thing and swearing I don't want to.
I've got the graveyard shift in the back of my mind.
I am a giant shrinking man falling down from the sky.

I get up so high
all the rooftops start to rise
and I have got to shrink
to get back underneath.

With this lanyard on my chest,
I will try to do my best
to keep my pulse on a pace that I set.
I will try to do my best.
I will try to do my best.

With everything I've left,
call out for something that I found.
I know there's something that I want.
I know there's something that I want.
(Everything I lost and found here, there must be something that I want)
I swear there's something that I want.
Track Name: VCVC
With the hood over my head,
I could sort of still see through it.
I used to dream sometimes
that I could see through my closed eyelids
enough to know where I was going.

Sex and death and love and God
Self and guilt money and food
Shadows moving in the mirror
Visible cast, visible crew
Visible cast, visible crew

You can knock down the gallows.
Take another route back home.
Plant another tree
where we cut one down.

I've got three or four good secrets
the rest are pretty bland.
None hold any power
over my regrets.

(Ah el oh el, ah hell oh well oh well)

Sex and death and love and God
Self and guilt money and food
Shadows moving in the mirror

Visible cast, visible crew
Visible cast, visible crew (Visible cast, visible crew)
Visible cast, visible crew (Visible crew, visible crew, Visible cast, visible crew)
Visible cast, visible crew, visible crew, visible crew
Track Name: Nothing
Loop back and forage
all the same feelings
laid down in the past.

Use the creek rocks
to keep your feet dry.
Pass in the moonlight.
Know it's the same light
that the day gets.
Know I love you
before you come back.
Did you feel, when we held you?
Pass my love down through every waiting room,
until I find you,
listen close to
hear me sing through nothing;
through a haze.
Try to put things back that have no place.

Is it dark there?
Are you waiting?
Can you hear me?
Are you waiting?