Hair and Teeth​/​Flooded Meadows single

by Tidal Arms

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released June 17, 2010

Tidal Arms is Tom Tierney, Francis Mark, and Patrick Southern.

This song was recorded and mixed by Andrew Schneider in Park Slope, Brooklyn and mastered by Josh Bonati in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

The cover art consists of two found images - a woman's death mask from early 20th-century Paris (cast after she was found in the river Seine) and a portrait of an old man from Republican-era Ancient Rome (visible by clicking on Hair and Teeth).

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Tidal Arms is a heavy rock band from Brooklyn, NY.

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Track Name: Hair and Teeth
faces, bodies, hair and teeth,
whose words could say what lies beneath?
tones of winter’s icy spread,
we all shall miss them when they’re dead.
take a deep breath while you can.

whiskey, whiskey, drink my thirst,
fill the flask until it bursts.
let your hinges crack and toil,
wet the floorboards thick with oil.
take a deep breath while you can.

nineteen bats, flat on the street,
crack of black beneath our feet.
city caught and held them there,
cages ribbed and weathered bare.
take a deep breath while you can.
Track Name: Flooded Meadows
take flooded meadows.

iron fog, crooked blame,
distant hiss of chains.
I smell the lightning, I hear the rain,
lost the light of day.

they’ll smell our footprints,
they starve the dogs.
they fear the lightning,
I’ll take the rain.
don’t fear the voltage,
fear the cage.

give me the setting sun,
give them oblivion.