Learn to Swim - EP

by Evertim

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04:10

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Evertim's 1st EP, recorded March-April 2016

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released August 26, 2016

Vocals and guitars: Alex Tuck
Guitars: Ben Foxhall
Bass: Phoebe Constable
Drums: Georgia Challinor

Music by Alex Tuck & Ben Foxhall
Lyrics by Alex Tuck

All tracks recorded, mixed and mastered by Richard Dack
Except Track 1 (Alex Tuck)

Cover art by Pia Fordham-Weir and Tiarnan Butcher.

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Track Name: Second Bite
Introducing me,
My own worst enemy,
Won't you take a seat,
Witness to my needs?

Such speaking of subconscious is suffocating,
Anxiety nights removing those potential memories.

I never asked you for this,
I never asked you for this,
I never asked you for this,
(Say your goodbyes)
I never gave me a chance,
I never gave me a chance,
I never gave me that second bite.

It's not so hard to breathe,
With my head above water
I'm drowning all the same.
It's not so hard to close my eyes,
Tired but fighting
Depression: say goodnight
So goodnight.

'You can't beat yourself up like this, Alex.'
Tuesday nights, sunken eyes.

You had a hold on me,
All of my foes.
Playing the victims and the villains
You stole the show.
I thought I was known to be
All on my own.
But if the voice is dead, it's in my head,
I'm not alone.

I knew I'd waited out the long haul,
Too many night spent out on my own.
I knew I'd waited for the wrong call,
This time I'm taking my meds, I'll get it right
Second time.


It's not so hard to breathe,
With my head above water
I'm drowning all the same.
It's not so hard to close my eyes,
Tired but fighting
Depression: say goodnight
So goodnight.

This is where I learnt how to swim
(Every poison person I know),
Finding my sails, pull me out, let me begin
(Every poison person I know),
This is where I learnt how to swim
(Every poison person I know),
Finding my sails, pull me out, let me begin.

Every poison person I know, I wanna let them go
(Every poison person I know, I wanna let them go),
Every poison person I know, I wanna let them go
(Every poison person I know, I wanna let them go),
You had a hold on me,
All of my foes
(Every poison person I know, I wanna let them go),
Playing the victims and the villains
You stole the show
(Every poison person I know, I wanna let them go).
I thought I was known to be
All on my own
(Every poison person I know, I wanna let them go).
But I'm not alone
(Every poison person I know, I wanna let them go).
Track Name: Extreme Phil Shaw
Breaking out
Of the norms of social anxiety
And she is paving the way for me.

Valentine's night
Boys and girls and everyone in between
The way that it should be in 2014

Late nights, and loud for the day
Couldn't leave your bed, wishing I could stay
Stumble home, smiling,
It's all starting to heal.

And how does it feel
To be another spoke in her wheel,
Spinning the same way?
Don't you wanna know
Why your friends come and go?
We're saying it's ok
For your life will grow and change,
Yet Brighton will stay the same.

Building whilst my heart's collapsing,
Breaking down these walls around me,
Still yet to reach the end of the field.

Looking like you've lost the wheel,
just to find that you're driving
In the right lane, at the right time.

King and Queens of the south coast bar scene,
Collecting anecdotes from West Street,
Quit your job while you've still got time to heal.

And how does it feel
To be another spoke in my wheel,
Spinning the same way?
And it's all just fun and games,
Until you're the one not getting laid.
We're saying it's ok,
Sometimes you're better off that way:
Holding all your friends together,
You'll be the one to break away.
Track Name: Outlook
You’re staring out the window as the rain falls
This weather brings us nothing but the pain. Oh I. Try.
To inject a smile, yet another mile,
It feels like we’re no closer to the finish line.

I can’t tell which songs to play
Or which chords that I should write
I can’t make you pick up your brush
And paint a picture of your fight
Can’t clean my room, can’t sleep or eat,
Can’t stop these panic attacks,
Can’t follow myself through my head,
Finding the dopamine I lack.

Grace or heart,
You’ve been in it from the start,
You never left us when I
Feared everyone else would try,
And this time,
My outlook’s looking far and wide.
We’ve made ourselves a new year
Leaving these past months behind.

I’m fighting
This burden
With your fist
Buried inside mine
Don’t worry
About tomorrow
The world keeps turning while we’re
Stuck here in the dark behind the light.

I’m fighting
This burden
With your fist
Buried inside mine
Don’t worry
About tomorrow
The world keeps turning while we’re
Stuck here in the dark behind the light.


My outlook’s looking far and wide
Let’s leave these months behind
My outlook’s looking far and wide,
Let’s leave these months behind

You know that if you can’t smile
I’ll bare my teeth for the both of us.
And if you fail to sleep
I’ll stay awake until the stars are gone.

You know that if you can’t smile
I’ll bare my teeth for the both of us.
And if you fail to sleep
I’ll stay awake until the stars are gone.

I’m fighting
This burden
With your fist
Buried inside mine

(If you fail to sleep)
Don’t worry
About tomorrow
(I would stay awake)
The world keeps turning while we’re
Stuck here in the dark behind the light.