We Don't Die, We Hibernate

by Fires

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Music written and recorded by us the weekend of March 29th & 30th, 2014. Vocals recorded a few months later.

Mastered by Mike Walls.

Artwork by Sean Mahan (seanmahanart.com)


released October 12, 2014



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Fires Baltimore, Maryland


Doug Bartholomew
Myke Boss
Erin Germ

Full-time lovers, part-time band.

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Track Name: Beyond Theoretic Models
What's in the ice?
These claws are tools. One down, set down.

6 months in, these claws clawing.
Drifting, foreshadowed dreaming.
Such hope, pure,
these claws have found.

Lights flash life in the ice.
20 months, this fate has claws.
So much to learn beyond that ice.

Our hands crack and bleed,
Too cold to feel or reach.
Here comes the dawn
to break our eyes and force us on.

Sever the lines,
purge the presence, forget the times
Track Name: Irreconcilable Distances
These separate lives are just lies we tell ourselves
to pacify the static of passing time.
No sense of scale nor direction,
let's burn these maps and spread the ashes.

We'll cut our eyes on new standards,
fuck caution into the wind.
And we make pacts with our dead.
The ground is always cold, no matter where you dig.

A picture's not worth a thousand words.
Erase the memories with just one click.
When thousands of pixels exist,
sever the connection with one more click.
Yes, I'm sure.

A passing thought, a fleeting moment, gone.
It's all lost in so much bits, all passed in so much dust.

These wires connect nothing.
These circuits break hearts.
We lose ourselves in these seas as we lose our humanity.
Comments on selves, it's all gone.
Your fingertips touch nothing at the end of this.