I Heard You As I Walked Away

by Reservoir

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reservoir is Josh Allamon, Andrew Crow, Justin Lutz, and Steven Sensenig.
Additional vocals by Michelle Rehkugler.
Violin & piano by Connor Beatty.
Recorded by Steve Roche at Permanent Hearing Damage in the fall of 2012. www.permanenthearingdamage.com
Mastered by Carl Saff. www.saffmastering.com
Photograph and design by Jordan Swartz. www.thefacelesskid.com
Released on vinyl by Broken World Media, Dead Flowers Records, and Major Bear Records.




released July 23, 2013



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Reservoir Pennsylvania

100 miles southwest of Philadelphia lies York PA, main exports being business major undergrads, '90's alt-rock also-rans Live, and a general sense of listlessness. Rejecting the premise of their homestead, Reservoir have been churning and building for nearly a decade. ... more

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Track Name: Before I Leave
If I try and move on you could count on my falling
Or doubt settling on less than content evenings
And mornings before I...

Or doubt settling onto the
Things that I've been planning
On explaining

If I stand beside what seems like one whole
Pieces of twos and threes always make me think
Of the sleep we miss
Track Name: Bedfellow
I’ve drawn a line through furious circles
Eyes obstructed and dry
In time red branches grow
And they confess
The isolation’s a friend but I want to speak to you

There’s so much distance
I’m blacked out, but on your grid
You’re the spotlight on the season
I’ll be dying in

We found a lonely stage
Two hearts that beat through gravel
In any part they play
You’re not my hero
We’re not happy children
We don’t need to lie anymore
We’re just creases on any face outside
Always so sorry about so many things

And always tangled
In smoke drifting with sin
Beneath sheets through palpitations
Breathing fiction

You’re a strangled compass
(the orphan of ) a sigh through empty coasts
You showed me quiet discomfort
In delicate tones
And I’m your bedfellow

There’s so much anger
How can you hold your grin?
Please let me in the basement
You’re dying in
Track Name: Migratory
Useless nights in driveways that never end
Where promises are just remember whens

Where’d you learn to collect scars like that?
Consequence hangs heavy but never touches ground

Fill winter lungs and hold it
Talk of migratory birds and the will it takes to leave

We talk of lights in tunnels and the view from the ground
Everything looks different from these places that we’ve found

Autumn, hollow and hungry, changes with you
Echo veiled superstitions

We’ll ride this swell until we sink like stones
With a windswept fear and a deep regret

Bony fingers
From how we see ourselves
A series of tiny deaths
And empty breaths
And meaningless moments
Track Name: In Passing
Years spent waiting for our lives to show their faces
Never quite knowing how to feel our ages

All those times we choked on tongues
Lost sight of the truth between fingers and thumbs

Driving past houses, driving past past lives
Moments lost to circumstance years sacrificed to distance

All those times we let the current take us
Echoing patterns when words escape us

Missed connections and empty promises
Only remind me of who I should have been

If distance is only numbers, then I’m only counting backwards
Until I find myself starting over again
I’ll try not to think of all the life we miss.
Track Name: Samantha
Retreat; she follows the season down the coast
Tired evasions, a fractured infant smile, and half her plans in code.

A red-branched blank stare
But I’m prepared to break your path
Every hand that you led beneath your sundress
Defied and weakened
But I know it’s cold, I will be careful
And gone as fast as our hearts are slow
I read your body like braille
Soon the mistakes become so clear

When you stumbled into that simple town
And found the only man you truly loved giving up

Your father in his favorite chair
Now I’m choking meaning into my pseudo friends
What you’ve ruined somehow beats you in the end
Track Name: Sleeping Away the Storm
Surroundings make backgrounds to real emotions
Missing spaces go unnoticed seen from sore eyes.
Don’t try to resist these months
Darker than highways at night.
Hide myself in white and black
I wont resist it, at least not on purpose

Everyone’s sleeping and I’m trying
Everything’s loud when you’re trying to sleep
So I’ll hope for rain

And I’ll leave truths
Old rules dont mean what they used to
I can only see through glass
When I convince my self you’re not around

Surroundings make it hard to breathe in
I'll exhale when reflections disappear
So I’ll hope for sleep