Garden of Whatever (2012)

by Clatter

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"Garden of Whatever" was recorded and produced by Clatter with mixing and additional production by Sylvia Massy and Rich Veltrop (Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down, Johnny Cash).

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released August 1, 2012

Amy Humphrey - bass, vocals
Joe Hayes - drums, electronic percussion
Recorded and Produced by Joe Hayes and Amy Humphrey
Mixing and Additional Production by Sylvia Massy and Rich Veltrop
Mastered by Brent Lambert at The Kitchen Mastering
Copyright 2012 Chicken House Records

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Clatter is a rhythm section run amok – this world-touring bass and drum duo explores a maximalist approach to hard rock with pop surprises; like hard candy with a soft center.

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Track Name: Tree of Secrets
"Tree of Secrets"
by Joe Hayes

What you say
And what you mean
Are usually 
Two different things
Entwine your fingers
In everything
So you can 
Pull all the strings

Under the tree of secrets
You will be waiting
I'm in my garden of whatever
Illuminating 

Dagger eyes
Turn the screws
The dark filters
You see me through
Shading in my
Every hue
Distorted by
Your twisted truth

Under the tree of secrets
You will be waiting
I'm in my garden of whatever
Illuminating 

In your forest of
Self-destruction
I will let go
Lay my burden down

Align your words
In a stream
A master of
Duplicity

What I value                
You don't believe   
I will not
Bend to your needs

Under the tree of secrets
You will be waiting
I'm in my garden of whatever
Illuminating 

In your forest of
Self-destruction
I will find you
In the clearing
Lay my burden down
Track Name: Strawberry Park
"Strawberry Park"
by Amy Humphrey

Time flies when you're on the run
Letting it slip through your strong fingers
A crisis from everyone
Towing a heavy line

Beholden to no one
Looking for ways to walk your own path
Your choices are crystal clear
But how do the pieces fit

Walk away
Feel the sunshine
Come and wrap your arms around me
See the space
In tomorrow
Come and get away with me

Guile has a persistent ring
Whispering smiles and hurling daggers
Low fiction so neat and clean
Making its way to you

Black widow enchanting
Pulling on strings and pushing buttons
You're trapped in a tangled web
Trying to get free

A lack of alacrity
Everyone's snared by fear of failure
Enslaved in a jail of doubt
Stacking brick on brick

Walk away
Feel the sunshine
Come and wrap your arms around me
See the space
In tomorrow
Come and get away with me

Close your eyes
Feel the wind blow
Just look past the imperfections
See the space
In tomorrow
Come and run away with me
Track Name: Downstream
"Downstream"
by Joe Hayes

Hard to find a clear solution
When you feel insecure
Then you fill up with pollution
Muttering angry words

Downstream you're floating and listless you tumble
You're squandering days by the score
Love unconditional humbled and helpless
Waits patiently at the shore

All that I love about you
Are also the things that I hate about you
And even though I'll always love you
I hate the way you see me

Plant the seeds of doubt and fear with
Half-truths spilled everywhere
Build the distance, backward steps and a
Penchant for poisoned words

Infect everyone with egregious tongue
You're distorting your old memories
Drink from the bottle of yesterday's dreams
As you're singing your dead melodies

All that I love about you
Are also the things that I hate about you
And even though I'll always love you
I hate the way you see me

Burn your diesel, throw your bones
Pretend you're all alone
You're a stone mixing in the quicksand
Sinking from the love you're shown

Shout at the stars sinking down in the dirt
Isolated and nurturing hurt
Quietly death's counting down at your side
As you drift toward your slow suicide

All that I love about you
Are also the things that I hate about you
And even though I'll always love you
I hate the way you see me

All that I love about you
Are also the things that I hate about you
And even though I'll always love you
I hate the way you see me
Track Name: March of Flames
"March of Flames"
by Joe Hayes

Charcoal smoke rising in the sky
Flames so high
Wall of fire closing in on me
I doubted myself
Doubted my energy

Drops of fear trickle down my spine
Clouds my mind
Time distorts like a fevered dream
I doubted myself
Doubted my energy

I thought the fire was bigger than me
But it's all where I place my energy

Inner voice says it's up to me
And sets me free
Doubt replaced with clarity
Believe in myself
Believe in my energy

I thought the fire was bigger than me
But it's all where I place my energy
I thought the fire was bigger than me
But it's all where I place my energy

A spark so small
Ignites a firestorm

A shadow of doubt
Darkens my resolve

A glimpse between
Our choices here make us who we are

Intentions pure, voice in my head
It gives me strength to endure

I thought the fire was bigger than me
But it's all where I place my energy
I thought the fire was bigger than me
But it's all where I place my energy
Track Name: Glowing
"Glowing"
by Amy Humphrey

Ache for the fall
Summer's lost its charm again
Even the trees cannot breathe
My kingdom for a cloud
 
Save me from this sunshine
Reeling from this heat wave
Feeling like a shadow
Pining for the shade
Glowing, glowing, glowing
 
Limbs made of stone
Garden is lost again
Vinegar breeze and melamine sky
Thoughts stick like cockleburs

Save me from this sunshine
Reeling from this heat wave
Feeling like a shadow
Pining for the shade
Glowing, glowing, glowing

Green says the grass
But I've heard that before
I don't know what's in store
I don't care anymore
Track Name: Invisible
"Invisible"
by Amy Humphrey

Once there was a robin
who could sing in every key
Morning after morning
she would sing her melody
No one would listen
because all they could see
Were birds more pretty

Invisible

High up on a mountain
where the air is rarified
Poets come together
to sing (croon?) their lullabies
Lacking invitation
to the clubhouse in the sky
Chances fly by

Invisible

You couldn't see me
Couldn't see me
With your blind eye

Standing in a lineup
of people and their needs  
Hoping that this one time
I will find priority
But like an apparition
with a veil of transparency
They can't see me

Invisible
Track Name: Threads
"Threads"
by Joe Hayes

The future is now
Tomorrow's down the road
Angry thoughts 
Are seeds I won't sow

I drop these feelings
Before they take hold
Strand the darkness
At the side of the road

Fiber of my being
Thin fragile strings
One cord wrapped tight 'round the next
To form a thread
That connects all the things
That make you and me

Look for the beacon
When darkness descends
Cast off the demons
And breathe to transcend

Thoughts punch through
The fabric of time
Stitch the quilt 
Of the infinite mind

Fiber of my being
Thin fragile strings
One cord wrapped tight 'round the next
To form a thread
That connects all the things
That make you and me

Balance on the fine line
Temporal, eternal
Through the known and unknown
Hold to what defines you
Track Name: Powerful
"Powerful"
by Joe Hayes

I feel grateful
for the sun upon my face
Embrace the moment
as I move into my place
Moonlight beckons on
midnight garden blooms
Reveals the secret place
I go to stay in tune

And I feel powerful
Am I the only one
Don't feel the push and pull
Coming from everyone

Birds in the tree all
Sing so blissfully
Leaves in the breeze
Falling so gracefully
Rest on my knees
Breathe in peacefully
And I cherish this life I lead

The past sends echoes
of a life I used to lead
Extend a tender hand
to blooming hearts that bleed
Track Name: Trance
"Trance"
by Joe Hayes

Cocooned in neon lights
Reflected in the water
A hush blankets the streets
As the city sleeps

The bitter raindrops tumble
The stoplights never miss a beat
Thunder's distant rumble
And footsteps on the breeze

Another story calls my name
Another hero left to tame
And if I don't come back again
Someone else will take the flame

Cold canyons of gray
Turning day into night                  
Crowds of faceless clay 
Search for light 

A darkness so deep
An endless maze of avenues
I wander the night
Wishing for you

Another story calls my name
Another hero left to tame
And if I don't come back again
Someone else will take the flame

Gentle rain gives depth
Always deepens every hue
Wash away the harshness
Can't erase the truth
That we're all connected
In this pace without a sun
We move about alone            
But we're lost as one

Another story calls my name
Another hero left to tame
And if I don't come back again
Someone else will take the blame