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released September 13, 2019


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The Beginning and the End UK

The Beginning and the End is a collaboration between Jamie Fraser (ex Jim Fear) and Matt Jones (ex Valfader).

Inspired by bands such as ISIS, Rosetta, Tool, NIN, Mogwai, Oceansize and The Smashing Pumpkins, the duo have created songs that are sprawling, haunting, intense and introspective.
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Track Name: Terminal
Riots are all the rage

I got all dolled up in my Monday best
Then went to town on my opinion piece of shit
Been inarticulate since I learned to speak
But I know a good nerve when I hit one

Stirring bad blood until it sets the stage
Impale this smug face upon a masthead

Riots are all the rage

Are you sitting comfortably?
Then we’ll begin
the rape and the pillaging

Blood sucking pays better
Built on the backs
A padded cell; a prison still

Blood sucking tastes better
We are nothing if not consequences
Just a series of compromises

We’ll shoulder all of the lies to excavate oceans beneath your feet
I hope your swan dive finds you in seething waters
I hope that the waves take you for

A mischief of rats
A parliament of thieves

We’ll break our own bones
To build ourselves in new forms
This is the path
of most resistance
So bring it on
Track Name: Room
time and tide will shift the shoreline
before I learn to lift the weight of mind from mine
pretend I forgive myself for everything I’ve been
before I turn a different face to face the world

meet me back
where we lost the plot
this time we’ll not
leave the room till it’s done

take comfort, fallen
look over, last shunned
this version, born broken
blameless, guilt laced
last chances, second time around
blameful, no mercy
shame face, let go
holding on, let go
be hopeful, last ones (in here)

Take a breath and speak what's under your nails
It's not enough to paint the walls in new styles

Take me
apart of you
We’re through
The worst (of this)
And back
around again
Here’s to
A new
Track Name: Hydronaut
Inflamed; chained down
Battles of bodies
Knotted and bound
Capsized and lost to the deep

Keelhauled; face to face
With the plaque of my disgrace
To embrace the shame
To grow back again

Can’t fall down
Can’t find up
As we drown
I haunt myself to sleep

In the absence of light
Unbearable weight of silence
In the absence of reason
Impossible weight of memory

Outside, glassy-eyed
Cannibalise, inside

Outside, glassy-eyed
Cannibal, I, inside


The same knots
Unconsciously tied
That keep me anchored
Keep me bound
I aspire to
I aspire too
I aspire to
Breathe out
Track Name: Superego
The most painful shape of any tongue
Lashed over and over and
Out of my mind
Glitching and twitching; commence unfolding
Punctured at the speed of thought
Any given night of the day

Debt to death
Indebted til the bitter end

Minefield of memories
Every morning trigger warning

Whipped and bound
More by guilt than by law

An ouroboros of never again
Sated ever after

An accidental drowning in your own bullshit

I owe, obey, own
Just enough to paralyse
Hello there
Did you catch the shame in my eyes?

Today I was meant to be someone
Or maybe that was yesterday
I missed it, either way
(History hurts like hell)

The most painful shape of any tongue
My name
Track Name: Hiraeth
We lost dearly
every time
I fought myself home

Sever the phantom limb that keeps you anchored
Sever the phantom limb that keeps your view colonic

Caught by barbed thought
Taught by barbed tongue

Hung out to die

Didn't you know, dear
That all that you hold dear
Is a story penned without a single word for you?
Oh dear

…Dig and you dig and you bury all you need
…Dig and you dig and you bury all you need
…And you dig and you dig and you

You'd lay down in traffic
To mourn the passing
Of everything you never had
And never will

You'll spend all of your days
To worship an existence
That never existed
And never will

You’ll ignite all the bridges
On your journey back
To what you never had

And maybe they get
What you don't
Cos they call it by a different name

You truly fear
15 billion shining eyes
Showing you that you’re the other

You are the other

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