Marvin the Giant

by Thom McCarthy

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    releases December 12, 2016

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Wolves in the Water
Song of Thawing
Where Did You Go Without Your Spine?
Proud Belly Out Like a Tortoise Shell
The Engine
Song of Frostbite
Killers of the Wild


releases December 12, 2016

Written, recorded, performed and arranged by Thom McCarthy
Mixed by Kevin Millen
Mastered by Jorgan Krug

Cover art by Andrea Poulsen and Brooke Morris

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Track Name: Primal Whistle of the Wind
There's a curse beyond the sun
Lukewarm embers spawn
Laughter on the tongue
Hiding nothing but ashes in my blood
Glass in the veins
Bring me all the love
There was an ancient murmur.

That's when the branches of the sea
Shook the plates of the earth below
Primal whistle of the wind
The only song we all know
Walk the new ground
Frozen on the core.

Walking on hollow nerves and flesh
Cutting in line
To leave this place or lag behind
Stuck in a soul, an uneasy road, a poison oath
walking on coal
You got the feeling all wrong.

Day I went into life, silent on mind
They withered in your mask
Yes, if I'd of known why
Revealed a nightmare
Everlasting luck.
Track Name: The Compost
They put me out with the compost
for the worms that ate my brain.
They put me out with the shells
in a puddle of smells
once the sleepwalk of a soul.
Can't you hear the train?
They often chug the same
vapor watermark, you glow.

Cacophony heard like a wind up clock
Wheelbarrow it into the garden now
Heard a snake in the grass will reverse the curse
strap the gas mask on
dim the lighthouse, Jon

It's flooded up with brine
plasma and the scum
It's drier than a drought
and I can't feel any light
Saw the Celtic cross,
ate the Irish moss
for I'm the ancestor now.

Bacteria wild as a street parade!
There's a column of light in the garden now
Heard a ray of the sun will reverse the curse
Among the biosphere
Living flame lost fear.
Track Name: Hobnob With the Doomed
Axes and trains, the bearded cannonball
Brand new campaign, they gargle alcohol
You must soak it up
And it will only rain on miles of prunes.

Oughtta be some law that spawns each maze a grave
Fresh from the morgue to the radiant blaze of ways
There was a laser light
A gambling fight
Put a ten crown bid on the afterlife, dear lord.

Brimstone and factories
That’s where the road way out back leads
Don’t you mean roses?
Don’t you mean posies?
Could you mean hobnob with the doomed, oh lord?