Metaphysical Breath

by Ethereal Heist

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This is an introduction and a content warning to this album. It includes stories about Violence, Drug Abuse, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression Suicide, Loss of loved ones, Pyromania, Sexual imagery, Alcoholism, and Death.

This album is a story about 3 different people, their lives, and experiences. There are 4 songs for each storyline then 4 song for a conclusion that explores the philosophy of nihilism, existentialism, anarchism, absurdism, determinism and other solutions to the problems the individuals faced in their lives, concluding with an absurd meaning that is hopefully found in the end

The first 4 songs are about a drug addict//alcoholic who recently lost someone close to them to suicide and their experiences with, the chaos of mourning, there guilt and self loathing and the process they went through to personally forgiving themselves so they can finally work at getting better and becoming sober.

The next 4 song are about an anarchist punk who leaves his bourgeois life behind him in order to try and find freedom and his struggles with anger, his feeling to fight, and the personal hypocrisy he battles with when he feels there is no hope for a better future but all brides are burt, there is no turning back now. Weather he lost his faith in what he is fighting for or not.

The next 4 songs are about two boys in love, one of them terminally ill and the others coping with the fact that his lover will be dead soon. They experience struggles with schizophrenia, pyromania, and drug abuse.The first 3 songs are sung from the point of view of the boy who is dying and the last is a song sung from the point of view of the boy who is watching him die, singing to him about letting go and letting him die in peace.

The final 4 songs conclude the story lines of all 3 characters, exploring the fact of the matter that everything will always and forever be okay. You are Loved, You Will Survive, You Will Exist, And then you die. It doesn’t matter in the slightest, and it doesn’t matter that it doesn’t matter. We will always be okay, because we exist. There is no wrong, There’s no right and there is almost all the time in the world left to fight. This is, metaphysical breathe.

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released August 1, 2017

Vocals / Rythme Guitar / Piano - Colton Godfriaux
Percussion - Dane Slinger
Bass / Lead / Saxophone / Backing Vocals - Asiah Doyle
Violin - Brett Petrykowski

Production / Backing Vocals - Jake Uhlir

Album Cover - Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, painted by German Romantic, 1818

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Ethereal Heist is a sometimes folk, sometimes punk, sometimes indie,
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Track Name: Leaving Kansas
Things won't be okay anymore we have left Kansas
We aren't safe anymore and this world won’t have us
It won't be alright we won't sleep tonight there will be fist fights
Things won't be okay anymore we have left Kansas

Cigarettes And Violent treats
In your house dominated by rage and sex
You can runaway and sleep in my bed all your burdens in head

In the morning I'll check outside I'll check the shed the ropes are gone
You’ve hung your head from the rafters of the loft
I go blind
The priest is here The priest is here
Oh my dear your body's in a bag
The priest is here and I have so much to fear

They said you were purple
They said you weren't breathing
They said they had to knock down your door in the evening
And I just heard her scream all night
She couldn't sleep for her life
And all thats left now is broken book shelfs
Filled with psychosis and arrogant lies

It won't be alright
It won't be alright
It won't be alright
It won't be alright

And when I’m gone one day
Ill meet you in the dirt it will be okay
And oh my darling
We will sleep beside the interstate
Well be together again some day

Things wont be okay anymore we have left Kanas
Track Name: The Economy Crash Of 2014
The economy crashed this morning
They took me hostage this is your final warning
Oh these feelings are so foreign
I think I loved you Here comes the stormin

This volcano will explode and burn the village below
I propose we give up and burn to the ground everything we thought we'd ever know
There are warrant out for my arrest
You never loved me but we got undressed

The first alarm is going off and the heats in sight
You start to cough there's no reason left to fight
The mountains all around us beging to crack
Those lonely giants are fed up and they will fight back

The apocalypse is coming
There is no hope
I can hear the zombies humming
I don’t know how to cope

The surgeon couldn't save you
She tried and tried and tried again
But your nihilism still enslaved you
There is no future for you in sight
And despite my best efforts I won't make it through the night

The Horoscopes all predict armageddon
There's nothing left to do and I won't get into heaven
So i'll go onward and keep on pretending
I'll take these pills, But I won't get into heaven

The economy crashed this morning
Your mother's drunk and your father's scorning
You went purple in the parlor
I Think I loved you, here comes the storming
Track Name: Blood Everywhere
I’m the Motion sensor on a broken sink
I am the dried flavorless ice at the bottom of a slushie

I am the wifi signal at a motel in the bronx
I’m your old dying neighbors dead puppies

I am the stranger stepping on the back of your shoes
I am the pill thats stuck in your throat

I’m the moron in the back singing compost thrills
Im the body at the crime scene with a slit throat

I’m sorry I got blood everywhere
I’m sorry I got blood everywhere
I feel so bad I’m gonna stain the carpet
I’m sorry I got blood everywhere

I’m the wonderful toilet that flushes automatically before your even done shiting

I’m the horse at a track that drops dead of exhaustion Right when you finished bidding

And I’m the way that your body reacts to everything that's makes your life so tough

And i'm the asshole out at 4 in the morning mowing his lawn before you get up

I’m the kid out at 2 am TP’ings your house in revenge

Cause what you did was unforgivable and unforgivable is forgivable
So I choose to forgive you

So if I forgive you Will you give me
One two or three more chances
Because redemption in life is never granted
But I will try so hard to have it
It’s not my fault I don’t have it
It’s not your fault that you don’t serve it
It's not our faults and it's not theirs either
Nobody doesn't deserve it
Track Name: Sober Till December
No one needs to help me
Im as free as i’ll ever be
You can look me in the eyes
And I can say that I’m alright
Honestly

Because one day this will all end
And we will decay
But right now I am here with you friend
And for now we will both stay
And some nights you think that it's over
Forever
Then i kick you and remind you that
Fuck you were in this together
I’ve been sober since last time
I’ve been sober since last time
I might stay clean forever
Or at least till december
I’ve been sober since last time

Because all I’m sure of is that we’re not dead yet
But if we kept it up we would be
I’m not ready to die I’m no longer upset
About oblivion or anything
I’ve been sober since last time
I’ve been sober since last time
I might stay clean forever
Or at least i'll make it to december
I’ve been sober since last time
I’ve been sober since last time
Track Name: Wanting Less
I'll put tape on the holes in my shoes
Just kidding i'll just buy new shoes
I’m a bourgeois fucker and this is a song about the blues

I don’t like that I’m upper class
That I grew up in a house that would never collapse
That once or twice I could even fly first class
I didn’t really try in school but I passed

I try to steal as much as I can
I try to kill oppressors of foreign lands
I try to get it I try to understand
What it would be like not to have the upper hand

I’m white and male and got everything I need
That’s not sarcasm it's true
I have the audacity to call it greed
But really I just want something new

I'm a straight white male
In a bourgeois house, everything's for sale
I gotta get out and free my comrades
I gotta burn down these fucking jails

Things makes me sad
People make me mad
Drugs are inherently bad
But you still do them

Sure life is meaningless and hopeless
But we still have to fight this bourgeois bogus
I’ve got everything I need except a purpose
And I'm always afraid that this war isn’t worth it

So if I burn down my house tonight
I’ll try to get out
I’ll leave all my shit without a fight
I’ll walk north without a doubt
I'll walk north without a doubt
I’ll walk north without a doubt
I'll walk north without a doubt

Because I’ve got everything I need but I’m still left wanting less
Because I’ve got everything I need but I’m still so fucking self obsessed
Track Name: Zombie Factory
The day is over at this zombie factory
I’m off work now so we can finally go be free
Maybe I’ll go home and watch some Tv
And Then I will try to get some sleep

I sleep with vampires every night
The wind is howling at my window begging me outside
I’ll try earplugs I turn on my sound machine
But the fact is I don't want this american dream

If I finally ever do get to sleep
Ill dream of valleys dream of crushed realities
I dream of what will happen, spit in my boss's face
I dream of what will happen when I burn down this place

So when I wake up I'll take a knife to my delusions
Slit Slit Slit blood will go spewing
And in each blood cell in a little bit of me
In a glass cage wanting to be free
And tomorrow morning i'll walk up to my boss
I'll punch in in the jaw and scream into the void FUCK OFF

We’ll stay up all night at this zombie factory
Come in after hours and set fire to the machines
Piss on the desks, punch out the windows and tear up the floors
We wanna see this building's blood brain guts and gore
Track Name: Riots For Samantha
RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT
Fuck thanksgiving
Fuck the police
And Fuck the Warden
RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT
You’re not my fucking leader
I don’t give a fuck if you got sworn in

Because all my friends fight to be free
from this fascist authoritarian power structure you claim democracy
You claim freedom and liberty
Chaos is the only freedom I can see

But sometimes I get tired
And sometimes I’m not sure what I'm fighting for
And often i'm uninspired
And a lot of the time i can't get up of the floor

I don't know what it is that keeps my chest from caving in
When the cops come to the door
If they bust it down and come into my house
I hope I have the brave to fight some more

But this fight can be so draining
And this lifestyle so straining
And it's hard when your friends give up
Like when sam took that fall never to get up

He has a stomach of goat
And the gender of a shape shifting, sugarless neighbor anarchist fever
Then he almost slit his throat
Before he changed his name, killed a cop, and became her

RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT
Fuck thanksgiving
Fuck the police
Fuck the Warden
RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT
You’re not my fucking leader
I don’t give a fuck if you got sworn in
Track Name: Fuck Punk
You throw bottles of beer at the hood of my car
And I'll just try to sleep through the night
I'd never really thought we make it this far
When all you do is complain in spite

And you take all you can from the community garden
When all your fellow comrades are so hungry
Then you sell it to buy heroin
But everyone's still fucking hungry

And the drugs you do were made with political violence
Demonizing communities with no excuse to hide it
You can hear them scream but from our scene comes nothing but silence
There's no excuse for your cocaine high when rape and murder buy it

And if a band comes to town that you don't like
Well you smash the window of their tour bus in
And you say that you're trying to fight the system
But you're not, you're just a dick

And some nights we throw bricks through corporate windows
And that's just good and fun rebellion
But when we start to become assholes to each other
Well I'm Dropping out of this bullshit rebellion

If Punk means fuck you well the fuck punk too
And If freedom means being an asshole then I won't see it through
And if all we get from this is the angst of being a shitty kid
Well then fuck punk and fuck you too
Fuck punk and fuck you too
Fuck punk and fuck you too
Track Name: Turnpike Ghost
We’ll both set everything we have on fire and do whatever it take to kill our desires
Destroy everything that we’d ever love just to piss off the gods in the heavens above.
My darling wave goodbye I am appointed to die by the end of the night

If the drugs don’t kill me the policeman will,
but running from him is such a thrill this is not a drill this is not a drill
This city's of ours is burning down
These planes are crashing
I’ll pray to any god around
But as I predict they won't make a sound
Not because of their absence
I just deserve this crown

And you can take me you can eat me alive
There's a two headed boy looking straight into my eyes
And you dare look back or even try to compromise
He’ll devour you, you can’t try to fight
Nihilistic impulses don't take fight or flight
I’m sorry it’s unfortunate but I will die tonight

My darling I’m empty
I can't breathe in other company
You can’t see my ghost
And you can’t grasp your lover's throat
Anymore

And this morning I woke up singing turnpike ghost on the kitchen floor murder she wrote
“My friends are gonna leave me if they don’t believe that they can save me”
“My friends are gonna leave me if they don’t believe that they can save me”
“My friends are gonna leave me if they don’t believe that they can save me”
“My friends are gonna leave me if you don’t believe me just wait and you'll see”
Track Name: Take My Place
If you don't like the way I walk
well I will cut off both my legs
If you don’t like the way I talk
Well I'll stay silent every day
If you don’t like my long hair
Well I will shave it all off
And if you don’t want me if your life
Just say the words, i'll get in my car,
And i'll take off

Cause I’m a burden I take up space
And I cant breathe I'm toxic waste
Im fat and ugly, loud and dirty
Im apathetic and I'm always hungry
Any average piece of shit could come in here
Learn to steer and take my place

If you don't like this dumb guitar
Well I will cut off all its strings
Cause I wont make it very far
With these songs that I sing
And if you want some better art
Well I will steal the Mona Lisa
You can’t take my heart
You can smash it into pieces

Cause I’m a burden I take up space
And I cant breathe I'm toxic waste
Im fat and ugly, loud and dirty
Im apathetic and I'm always hungry
Any average piece of shit could come in here
Learn to steer and take my place

And if you don't like this life we live
you grab the litter ill grab a shiv
Well go door to door and set them ablaze
In the hopes that we might be okay in a firey haze
And I hope that we will be okay someday
But thats what they all day

But I’m a burden I take up space
And I cant breathe I'm toxic waste
Im fat and ugly, loud and dirty
Im apathetic and I'm always hungry
Any average piece of shit could come in here
Learn to steer and take my place
Track Name: Ultra Violence
I will eat you alive and devour your insight
And you will see me from the inside

He will take me in a public bathroom
And you will see my scorn in disguise

All that you are is brainwashed body part
When you come to me for advice

You will cum on the sheets
And I will strain them with my blood

And you lit your hair on fire
And I was in the house pouring gasoline

And when you came in with the lighter
You started a fire loud and mean

And the people would scream and the people would scream because they wanted to get out
But you started this fire with a burning desire to burn down the block with your dying house
Track Name: Enter The Void
I don’t want you to have schizophrenia
But I’m afraid of you knocking at my door
I don't want you to live in fear
But I don't want that for myself anymore

Yea you're in pain and you're ashamed
Of your mother's liques fucked up your brain
And you think that there is no turning back
To what you once thought as a face
But if there's one thing I know it’s that we know nothing
And there's always hope for those looking for something

Don't think it will always be this way
It gets better every single fucking day
Just breath in and out of your noise
Just take of your goddamn fucking clothes

I know you wish you were ignorant again
But stick with it stay strong my closest friend
Don't play pretend anymore
Face the black hole at your front door

Unlock the door
Step outside
Loom below you close your eyes
Put out your arms
Jump in the air
Descend into blackness
You're a solar flare

Don't think it will always be this way
It gets better every single fucking day
Just breath in and out of your noise
Just take of your goddamn fucking clothes

I know you wish you were ignorant again
But stick with it stay strong my closest friend
Don't play pretend anymore
Face the black hole at your front door
Track Name: You Are Loved And Cared About
You are loved and cared about by someone
You will never go without, were all done
Call us cosmic dirt or just the scum of the earth but
You are loved and cared about by someone

As a self sustaining dumpster fire
To a homeless who is worn, wet and tired
As a room full of corpses still warm
To a vampire who was filled up with scorn
As a jail getting blown up to bits
To a anarchist who almost called it quites
As a cell signal in a haunted hotel
To a christian lady who searching for hell

You are loved and cared about by someone
You will never go without, were all done
Call us cosmic dirt or just the scum of the earth but
You are loved and cared about by someone

As a loud teenage rebel dancing in the dark
To the sad dead punk who is just looking for a spark
As more and mor and more and more drug laws
To the private prison slave owning scum bags
As these fuckers who just won't ever learn
To a man who just wants to watch the world burn
As a content feeling of unsustainable bliss
To a void loving pure nihilist

You are loved and cared about by someone
You will never go without, were all done
Call us cosmic dirt or just the scum of the earth but
You are loved and cared about by someone

You are loved and cared about by someone
You will never go without, were all done
Call us cosmic dirt or just the scum of the earth but
You are loved and cared about by someone

You are loved and cared about by someone
You will never go without, were all done
Call us cosmic dirt or just the scum of the earth but
You are loved and cared about by someone

The universe is one and soon we'll all be gone but you are loved and cared about by someone
Track Name: Metaphysical Breath
I will fight to the death for a metaphysical breath and take what we need to survive
And you can’t blame me for your forced reality for what you bevie to be right
But objectively we can't be free this brain is a dominant device
But we sure can strive and try to be nice to each other in this nihilistic paradise
We don’t know we aren't wrong But we know we aren't alone
If we can't get into heaven then we will make it on our own

No matter what we do we will survive
No matter what we are put though, we'll survive
No matter who you are, well survive
No matter your scars, we'll be alright

Because I find comfort in the paradox of hurt and what it might mean to thrive
Because have nothing we lack your meaning we can't have meaning and that's just fine
I confidently say that we'll be okay we'll take care of each other each and every day
Well quit all our jobs and well steal from our boss we aren't interested in your weekly pay
We don't need all you or your bourgeois morals too we have all we need to thrive
Because we have feeling, strange to be anything, it's a beautiful thing to be alive

No matter what we do, we’ll survive
No matter what we are put though, we'll survive
No matter who you are, we’ll survive
No matter your scars, we'll survive

People have it worse than you, people have it better
So feel what you feel well get through this bad weather

No matter what we do we will survive
No matter what we are put though, we'll survive
No matter who you are, well survive
No matter your scars, we'll survive

And I promise when we wont then my dear that is when we can finally die
Track Name: Absurdism In The 3rd Person
We can sustain ourselves dirt
As our souls descend from earth
We can walk forward with open arms
Into this black hole that causes no harm
Standing still but upright and tall
Galvanism lives in these halls
I’ll come home to you when I’m done
Being strung out by the sun
And when that day comes we'll all see

And in the jurisdiction of the sun
Your chemicals and blob will lead you on
You have nothing to fear anymore
When you’re actions are not yours
This paradox will eat me
My scorn is empty and full lively killing freely
I have nothing anymore
Nothing but something in scorn

Try your best to sustain an existence
Fighting gravity in every instance
Fighting a battle that can't be lost
But can't be won at any cost
You don't need will to have meaning
You don't need meaning to be breathing

If you can exist than just exist
But if you insist then insist
And If you're psychotic go psychotic
If your moronic be moronic
If you’re in pain then be in pain
If you need to, then go insane
If you’re content then be content
It's all okay in the end
If you can exist just exist
If you can exist please exist
Track Name: Restful and Content
The place i'm going is filled with candy and cigareets
Well be safe soon but darling let me catch my breath
Well stay inside all day but i swear to god well be okat
We just have to take one last step

Commit yourself to the fake morality
Cave into the pressure, accept your own mortality
Quit smoking, start breathing
We'll be together for the weekend

And for one or two minutes we'll be alright
Fuck it my darling we'll make it through the night
One or two more ounces of this fake beer
And i'll be sober from here
i'll be sober from here
i'll be sober from here
i'll be sober from here

Then I will go onwards awaiting what comes next
Im guessing i'll just rot
But whatever it is ill welcome it with open arms
And no matter what happens, be strong
Please be strong
We won't be here long