Bases of Pyramids EP

by Cave Clove

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released April 25, 2013

Recorded by Greg Ashley at The Creamery in Oakland, CA
Mixed by Davyd Nereo
Mastered by Carlos Arredondo
All songs by Katie Clover
Art by Kenneth Johnson


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Cave Clove Oakland, California

Anthemic soul-meets-indie rock stunners brimming with psych-rock infused production, electrifying guitars, and a West Coast Americana songwriting sensibility.


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Track Name: Bases of Pyramids
Raining, always raining on my parade
I could not even blame if my thoughts worked that way
If I’d words to convey that I give weight to staying on the path
It’s a crying shame to be here again
And I think that you love me as a second thought
While I’m trying to deep sea dive you’re obviously still so caught
yeah you’re deep, deep in your stories
Falling, I’ll be falling straight to the floor
I’ll cover my heart in wonder if I find another that proves otherwise
Well it’s five white knuckles to stability
In fact I’m here again cuz it’s not me
Oh I wish I’d been clearer from the start
And I think it’s impossible when you’re deep as you are
Still hanging around bases of pyramids and it’s not your fault
And it’s not my drug anymore
Track Name: Every Part of the Buffalo
My cheeks are salty breezes
She’s got my mother’s dress on
Thoughts moving through molasses
Stay close and you’ll see past it
I’m fast on my feet and I smile in my sleep
An island full of wild horses
I look at the moon beams and see your wild eyes
And they use every part of the buffalo,
roosters croon from every angle
And he hears the same song every day from the funeral home below
I feel lucky and sorry and awe at the same time
Took note when worlds collided
Keep them when you’re reminded
I’m missing you but we’ve only just met
I’ll soon be in your arms again
Cuz in the wild you gotta be willing and this conversation could make us a killing
Sometimes they catch me parading unabashedly
Come have a drink on the porch and talk some trash with me
As long as I stay amazed I am satisfied in so many ways
Track Name: Fluke Wiring
I’ve layed it on the table
It’s rough when I am able
The redwood colored rapture
It’s happy ever after
Our pocket universes determining our truths til
the novelty disperses
Eyes on the dangerous prizes we think quickly all day
We try to present as embracingly curious always
I’m running my fresh recovered mile a minute
And I’m still making you feel like a million dollars
I’m still trying to bridge sufficient worlds
And when you sense the unbroken circles
and that nobody’s to blame
it doesn’t make it easy to fathom a system dependent on pain
Attempting with all of our fierceness to break even
We must shake the hands of our kin as we walk away
Track Name: Not That Good Anyway
These aren’t that good anyway
He’s not that good anyway
He’ll reach the maxed-out speechless state
And he still tries to dominate and
I can tell that you want more, but you’re resisting
I can tell that you want more
Put off by all my wastedness
It’s an impenetrable mess
But you still come to call
Strip down and beg
And we want more
I pick my battles from my soul
And it’s still easy to ignore
The hard work coming that knocks me down
The same hard work always knocks me down
And I abuse myself out of habit
I abuse myself
It’s the simple things that rescue me
I abuse the things that rescue me
But you still come to call
Strip down and beg
It’s past my bedtime again
I got you under my skin
You contaminate the end of the day
And I carry all that extra weight
And something good can come from it
If you seek soothing
Track Name: Yellow Light
It feels like filling
The song takes me back to the city
And you who bring regrets,
I sigh your songs out repeatedly
Truck bed full of decadence
I wear it on my sleeve
The yellow light is mellowing a sinking high
Please bring me home tonight
Unhinge my soul door, unhinge my soul
To feel neverending, reinventing streams of fantasies
I’m feathery heart today
I am blooming
We used to second guess it and it took the power straight away
When she said this was her favorite body something changed that day
And we still push the medicine with all our friends
Unhinge her soul door in return
I asked the sea to swallow me
And my snow-covered longing
And for the courage to love again
Floating methodically
And while it seems the autumn air has taken us
Come with me home
Unhinge my soul door, unhinge my soul
To feel neverending, reinventing streams of fantasies
I’m feathery heart today
I am blooming
Track Name: Heart Tongues
If my skin cells seem like egg shells
Go ahead and crack em, I can take it
We can make it through some heavy feelings
here and there
Tell me brother cuz I need to know
If you feel my rays, my piercing gaze
Bottles and bottles of messages in tongues
are channeled to you and me in heart tongues
And I shall play upon it little by middle
Scratch and breath, by and by
And I want you to remember me that way
Well I know you want the answers
So let’s make sense of our nonsense
together next time
cuz it’s in spirit on my part this time
You should save some
time for savoring
if you’re not like me
cuz my life’s been nothing but that
with the wrong things
I’m dumbfounded by the weapons
I bring out sometimes
But that doesn’t mean those weapons
aren’t still heart tongues

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