Nocturnal

by Grey Milk

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about

This is our most recent effort- a considerably more relaxed compilation of songs as compared to prior releases.

credits

released August 1, 2011

Grey Milk is Jesse Houle & Sean Watson

The Nocturnal EP is Grey Milk with Tim Denson & Jenny Winchell Denson.

All songs written by Grey Milk except "Gathering Your Bones" written by Grey Milk & Katie Ferreira

All lyrics written by Jesse Houle except Gathering Your Bones written by Jesse Houle and Katie Ferreira

The Nocturnal EP was recorded at Clover Awesome Haus, Athens, GA in the first half of 2011 by Tim Denson & Grey Milk.

Mixing by Jesse Houle & Tim Denson at Clover Haus in July 2011.

Mastering by Chris Bell in Jamestown, NY in July 2011.

Artwork by Jenny Winchell Denson
Packaging Layout by Jesse Houle

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Grey Milk Athens, Georgia

You are here... sort of.

We are natives of New England and currently base our operations out of Athens, GA.

We're part of Nobody's Favorite Records and The Branch Collection: two obscure, amorphous groups of folks who collectively pool our efforts of creativity- primarily those of the musical variety. These monikers give us the appearance of added legitimacy.

We are human.
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Track Name: Gathering Your Bones
I loved you at my worst
And I loved you to my best

Hooo hoo hoo hoooo
Hooo hoo hoo hoooo

I built you from my worst
With what's left of my nest
I know you're not my first
These feathers weigh heavy on my chest

Hooo hoo hoo hoooo
Hooo hoo hoo hoooo

Now I'm sifting through my stones
Gathering your bones
To rebuild you as I remember you
But I'm feeling so alone
This curse I bear has shown
My love cannot be one with one like you

It's just me and the moon
Singing a lullaby to you

Hooo hoo hoo hoooo
Hooo hoo hoo hoooo
Hooo hoo hoo hoooo
Hooo hoo hoo hoooo
Track Name: So Long
I've been waitin' for so long
And it's been takin' so long
It takes time but time's been tickin' so long
Leaves me wonderin' what ifs might come along

And everyone's tip-toein'
Through a field of mines
Never really knowin'
Just how they lose their minds
And everyone's afraid of
What might one day change
Well change is comin'
It's comin' anyway

But I've been tryin' to hold on
And I've been tryin' so hard
Well I've been feelin' so-so so long
A man can wring his hands only so long

And everyone is waitin'
For their turn to die
Trying to fit their life in
Before the big goodbye
But all of life's surprises
And let-downs are the same
To prepare for our demise and
Embrace it as a change- it's okay

And everyone is showin'
Their faces from behind
Never really knowin'
Someone else's mind
And through all of this growin'
I can't help feeling strange
When change changes nothin'
As changes lead to change

But I've been patient for so long
As things I've awaited don't come
Life, I can only hold on for so long
Until we're sayin', "So long!"
Track Name: Glow
Take it easy
Allow yourself time
Memories are fleeting
They change more each time
We bring them into our mind

It's never easy
Thinking of our time:
(h)ours decreasing
A framework of fine wire

But when the darkness comes
You glow

If you look up close enough
We are all a blur
And everything is buzzing, swaying
In tune with the universe

And what is out there, who knows?
But you glow as it glows
What do you see with your eyes closed?
All one aglow
A hue, a glow aglow
Track Name: The Answer
I was going to write a book
When I had found the answer
All I found were riddles and
Coincidence and chances
Well I tried...

I drove South to find myself
There I found you
Rediscovering myself,
Vitality and view

You said you were going away
Sooner than was true
I had dreams that you might stay
But of course I knew
That you would drive...

So I searched the mouths and minds
Of lovers and romancers
I learned many clever things
Still I found no answers

I'm attributing more to
You than may be due
Still there is no shaking things
That so adhere to you

Now I see life in everything
Breathe in, blink and sigh
Oh, I may close the lids from time to time
But I'll never close my eyes
Track Name: Satellites & Sanitariums
We were a few years
late to the party
At least we have pictures
to remember
satellites and sanitariums

Here are a few lines
for the few times
that we sat and talked
enough
to end up on the same page

For all of you in Athens
to Florida to New York
to Chicago
by way of Sylva
by way of Penn Yan and
the coast of Virginia

May your seasons transition softly
and may you never lose sight of enjoyment
through every suffocating summer
and every frigid winter

And when cicadas
screaming from the cages
of your doors awaken
you at 3 am
I hope you can remember
just how wonderful it is
just to be alive

Living the way that we do
doesn't make sense to most people
and it doesn't have to