Through a Lens

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Through a lens I saw you
Bent and not defined
If shapeless is all you feel like being
Then take your time

You ask me when this cancer
Will leave the world alone
I have no answer for you
So you’re on your own

You’re tired of being ambitious
But safe and sound inside its hardened shell
The precious pearl
Is slave to the tide

You take off your glasses
So no one can meet your eyes
The crowd loudly passes by you
Swept away in its cries

They say the end is coming
And it will come when they decide
I wish that we could leave it all behind
Oh what have they done this time?

Oh what have they done this time?
Oh what have we done this time?

You ask me when this cancer
Will leave the world alone
I still have no answers for you
So you're on your own


from Universe, released November 11, 2019
Russell Tanner · vocals, piano
Jen Borland · vocals, glockenspiel
Justin Olejnik · drums
Eamonn Comerford · guitar, bass
Steve Jones · cello
Jon Merz · trombone

Lyrics by Russell Tanner.

Recorded and mixed by Russell Tanner at Antimatter Studios in Austin, Texas.
Assistant engineering by Eamonn Comerford, Jen Borland, and Justin Olejnik.

Mastered by Nick Landis at Nick Landis Mastering in Austin, Texas.

Logo by Steve Jones. Photography by NASA, ESA/Hubble, and Swackhamer Productions. Graphic design by Eamonn Comerford.


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Bone Pilots Austin, Texas

Bone Pilots are an indie rock band formed in Austin, TX in 2015. Bone Pilots are Russ Tanner (vox/guit), Jen Borland (vox/keys), Justin Olejnik (drums), Stephen Jones (cello) and Eamonn Comerford (bass). Described as progressive, emotive rock with poppy hooks, they play original music across central Texas. Their first album, Satellite, was released in 2017. Universe is due for release in 2019. ... more

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