No Seeds Left to Sow

by Book Of Caverns

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Sometimes it's better to enjoy that it existed than keep reviving it in some sad attempt to hold onto something fleeting or fading. In the end we were a band in some form for close to 7 years. The immensity of growth and change all of us personally experienced over that time is sometimes difficult to grasp.

This band was a source of joy, frustration, triumph, anxiety, and a million other emotions too hard to articulate in short paragraph. Together we created music that we'll always be proud of. We learned how to be a "real" band, and promptly shirked those stifling and silly realizations. We accomplished incredible and totally intangible things that no one outside of the band will really understand. We made meaningful and long-lasting friendships.

This record is it. It's Book of Caverns last hurrah. It took a long time to write, it took a long time to record and it's taken a long time to release. Sorry for that. Priorities change, people get busy. It happens to every band at some point. We loved these songs, and hated them just the same. To you, they are new and fresh. To us, they are the result of hours and hours of laughter, anger, frustration, tension, joy and friendship. in that way are perfectly representative of our last year together.

Please continue supporting local music. It has and continues to give all of us so much. Start bands, book shows, print shirts, put up posters, attend, create.

Thanks for the past 7 years. They've been fun.

~Andrew, Eric, Stacy, Jord and Kevin

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released August 1, 2016

Recorded and Mixed by Lealand Grauwiler
Mastered by Nick Zampiello

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Track Name: Fault
Show me a fault in this circle, and I’ll show you a break in this cycle

You were born free of father’s sins
You were born free expectations
but you were left among the wicked hearts

“And I’m breathing but I’m barely holding on” you said
“And I’m speaking, but at least the words are still my own”
“Hold fast, hold tight or whatever cliche keeps you safe from yourself tonight”

Show me the cracked and broken limbs and I will show you
the weight you feel is not a burden you carry by yourself
You may never make it home tonight,
but my doorways always there for you to darken

Let’s not pretend that life is their spectacle
Let’s not pretend that love is their privilege
You may never make it home tonight,
But my doorway’s always there for you to darken
Track Name: Matches
they say that
we’ve walked wrong
to give away these secrets
we sound the
words slower
to mask the vibrancy
they say that
we can’t
set foot on
these hallowed
hallways, that were never meant
for younger
limbs i swear

take the torch and set the bastards homes on fire

they say that
we’ve given up
on all these sentiments
that we speak in
hushed tones to
fill silent spaces
they say that
we can’t
set foot on
these hallowed
hallways, that were never meant
for younger
limbs i swear

take the torch and set the bastards homes on fire

I won’t be there // I’ve been fading slowly
I won’t see straight // my eyes are aging quicker
I won’t be there // I’ve been fading slowly

Strike the match
Burn my youth today

Set the flames, I won’t be the same child I knew
heart beats just the same, and I won’t change a thing
but I’m waking slower, in the warmth I know
heart beats just the same, and I won’t change a thing
Track Name: Bright Eyes
We fail
On lost time
we curse
those bright eyes
We struggle
with close ties

Make sense
sleep still
break dawn
burn down
we curse
those eyes

To speak so much with so little said, I know
that I’ve been choking on these unheard words again
and to step forward and never reach the end
I’ve been stumbling on these unwalked steps again
To shout hushed words at the walls inside these homes
I’ve been failing at the simplest things I’ve known

I’m choking but I’ll never change
I’m stumbling but I’ll never change
and I’m failing but I’ll never change a thing

speak the softest faintest words so slow
curse the only road that takes you home

“I’ve been speaking so
I’ve been missing out
I’ve been burning ties
and spreading ashen lies
I’ve been reading more
and understanding less
I’ve been reading more
and trying to hide the stress
I’ve been speaking so
I’ve been missing out
I’ve been burning ties
and spreading ashen lies

speak the softest faintest words so slow
curse the only road that takes you home
speak the softest faintest words so slow
curse the only road that takes you home

So say “I’ve been just fine”
To say “I’ll be just fine”
So say “I’ve been just fine”
To say “I’ll be just fine”
Track Name: Second Stories
once a you and once an i
I was pining for us where you stood, but you hold no candle to the dark
Setting flames to those around, won’t keep the body warm, but I’ll try, i’ll try just the same

I’ve been working on those second stories, second storey homes
and I pray the breaths I never took won’t betray the words I never said
I’ve been working on those second chances, second guessing you
and I pray the words that I never spoke won’t betray the breaths I held for you.

“Silent sound was the peace I found”
once a you and once an i
I was pining for us where you stood, but you hold no candle to the approaching dark
Setting flames to those around, won’t keep the body warm, but I’ll try, i’ll try just the same
Setting flames to those around, won’t keep the body warm, but I’ll try, i’ll try just the same

hope my feet don’t fail me now
hope the road won’t last too long
I’ve been setting fires all round town
You say
you say
That I speak too fast
you say


hope my broken blistered feet don’t fail me now
hope this winding road won’t last too long
for I’ve been setting fires all over this fucking town
and the ones that I can’t tend to and the ones that I can’t stop
won’t consume this lowly body, but it’s not the burns I fear

hope my broken blistered feet don’t fail me now
hope this winding road won’t last too long
for I’ve been setting fires all over this fucking town
and the ones that I can’t tend to and the ones that I can’t stop
won’t consume this lowly body, but it’s not the burns I fear


“Silent sound was the peace I found” line stolen from the MeWithoutYou song "The Ghost"
Track Name: Buried Feet | Broken Back
I buried my feet
in the softened earth
in the homes we built
but I never sleep
I was waiting for the next big wave to swallow my body, tired and whole

and I brace my limbs
against these walls
and I choke back salt
and swallow these words whole
“I could never give you, what you needed”
“I could never be, what you saw in me”

and I was waiting
to see you next me
my chest pushed
against the sand
my body limp
grasping for land
but instead you floated
but instead you sailed
and left me here
and left me here

To say that I was amiss
to say that I was led astray

So I buried my feet
in that softened earth
and I went back to
those homes we built
and I’ve tried to sleep
But I never will
until I say those words
till I say these words to you

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we have struck flesh,
for we’ve been struck down
and we have hunted
for we’ve been hunted too
and we have killed
to punish killers
and we will eat until
one of us is consumed
we have struck flesh,
for we’ve been struck down
and we have hunted
for we’ve been hunted too
and we have killed
to punish killers
and we will eat until
one of us is consumed

I stood here
defiant and wrong
I stood tall
with a broken back
I stood here
defiant and wrong
I stood tall
with a broken back

we have killed
to punish killers
we’ve cut the knees
to mend the feet
we spread the plague
to cure the pain
we have killed
to punish killers
we’ve cut the knees
to mend the feet
we spread the plague
to cure the pain
and we will eat until
one of us is consumed
I stood tall
with a broken back