Gene Mildest

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It’s no secret that we use a ton of effects with our guitars. They’re inspiring, fun, and have been, and will always be, a large part of our sound. But about a year ago, we decided to challenge ourselves to strip our songs down to unplugged arrangements to see if they hold up. Some were more fun in their simplicity. Others were more interesting thanks to the newly invented parts bred by necessity. We've chosen 12 of our favorites (which include some un-and-yet-to-be-released tunes) to put out into the ether. This is Gene Mildest.

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released October 25, 2019

Dave Ashcraft - drums, vocals
Brian Corbett - guitar, vocals
Sean Corbett - bass
Rob Ealer - guitar
Paul Tsikitas - producer

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Track Name: Temple of the Frog (Acoustic)
I guess it's finally faded
I guess it's starting to change
But then it's awfully complicated
To take it back and rearrange
I should've never guessed it’s finished
Just like the way it was before
They made her take her medication
Can't talk to Jesus anymore

It's on the radio
Subsonic waves
It never lets me go
To fade away

Should I fight back or should I listen?
Like every martyr, every saint?
Like dirty dogs, we're only kissin'
Like Mona Lisa's only paint
You fall right back, and there you got me
The mother dog who loves the bone
If I could fall into your body
Then would you rip into my soul?

Well hold me closer
I don't want to die alive
You're on the floor with nothing left
And anyway, I don't survive

I was all dead and bent
You were all right
Summertime came and went
To bring me to life

Well hold me closer
I don't want to die alive
You're on the floor with nothing left
And anyway, I don't survive
Track Name: Psychedelic Frolic (Acoustic)
Soon this will all just be weird memories
No place for your body, no body to squeeze
I fall in love so I can be asleep and dreaming again
I'm sure in every other life I lived, I'm already dead

It's been a pleasure, the rainfall was sweeter, sweet waves on my tongue
I've been untethered again from the ether, it's been long enough
It's been a pleasure, the rainfall was sweeter, sweet waves on my tongue
I've been untethered again from the ether
I've been untethered again from your love

I better start sticking with you cause I've been slipping away
I've never needed too much, just water and nothing to change
I sent you signals, transmissions, tore way out of range
Now all these times are different, times are strange
Every time I think I've gone insane
I remind myself I'm just a brain
And all my insides float away

It's been a pleasure, the rainfall was sweeter, sweet waves on my tongue
I've been untethered again from the ether, it's been long enough
It's been a pleasure, the rainfall was sweeter, sweet waves on my tongue
I've been untethered again from the ether
I've been untethered again from your love
Track Name: Another Step in Wet Cement (Acoustic)
Some conversations start with a sentence at the end
Of a sword you used to skewer everything that you had said
The message of your note buried in the flowers that you sent
I never saw what you wrote, I just imagined what you meant

Another step in wet cement
Another step in wet cement

I thought you’d never ask, the end was nothing like it seemed
You watch it fade to black, a shade of violet in between
You sounded so much different when your dirty mouth was clean
You can take your pretty words, I’m holding on to what they mean

Another step in wet cement
Another step in wet cement
Track Name: George Carillo (Acoustic)
Just let your heart bleed a little while
As your words just fall like raindrops by the wayside
Like yeah, yeah, yeah
Just a fall from grace, tell ‘em we're all right
And when summertime came, we’d fade and watch the rain dry
Like yeah, yeah, yeah

You say you don’t mind these rainy days though
Wash your regret, watch the sunset, pass the time
And if you love me, come inside
But your love’s dead, covered in flies
Your father says you don’t get out enough
Your mother says you’re hard to find

Well I flow like superfly, sting like disease
I was dancing in the desert, now I’m blue like the seas
There’s graffiti on my soul, baby girl, and I want it gone
Could you sing it like a punk, could you teach me to breathe?
Are you flippin’ like a nun with a stick up her sleeve?
Screamin’ “Say your prayers, you know, you’ll only be here for awhile”
Ripped a hole in the sky and washed up on the beach
And I ran to a church, but there was no room for me
Have I fallen asleep or just fallen apart again?

Just let your heart bleed a little while
As your words just fall like raindrops by the wayside
Like yeah, yeah, yeah
Just a fall from grace, tell ‘em we're all right
And when summertime came, we’d fade and watch the rain dry
Like yeah, yeah, yeah

Have you faded away like nothing’s out there?
As your dark grows short on the pavement, longer days
And with a punched-out broken smile
He says “I hope yous got a ride”
‘Cause we all know you’ll only get nowhere
With meaningless shoes and worn out rhymes

Well I flow like superfly, sting like disease
I was dancing in the desert, now I’m blue like the seas
There’s graffiti on my soul, baby girl, and I want it gone
Could you sing it like a punk, could you teach me to breathe?
Are you flippin’ like a nun with a stick up her sleeve?
Screamin’ “Say your prayers, you know, you’ll only be here for awhile”
Ripped a hole in the sky and washed up on the beach
And I ran to a church, but there was no room for me
Have I fallen asleep or just fallen apart again?

Just let your heart bleed a little while
As your words just fall like raindrops by the wayside
Like yeah, yeah, yeah
Just a fall from grace, tell ‘em we're all right
And when summertime came, we’d fade and watch the rain dry
Like yeah, yeah, yeah

And I might need you for awhile
On your own, skin and bone, blood and bile
So in love, so alone, your hero
Never forget lessons learned from George Carillo
But come again
And be my friend
Just let your heart bleed a little while
As your words just fall like raindrops by the wayside
Like yeah, yeah, yeah
Like yeah, yeah, yeah
Track Name: Marisol (Acoustic)
I'm floating backwards in my head
I seem to fall to pieces, heaven stole my friend
As blacker skies unwind to red
I know the nights are long, the goblin song, beginning to the end

Just know the past is over
Just know my mind is gone
I call her sea and solar
Marisol

Lost in the deep, return to me
As darkness falls and time dissolves around me silently
I wait for you beside the sea
As ghosts surround me, try to drown me, try to set me free

Just know the past is over
Just know my mind is gone
I call her sea and solar
Marisol

These rains have brought this fuzz to bloom
Inside the light, the butterfly has found its final womb
I sink into my sacred tomb
Ashes to burn inside this urn as I return to you

Just know the past is over
Just know my mind is gone
I call her sea and solar
Marisol
Track Name: Just Let Me Bleed (Acoustic)
Well all I wanted was to fade right
Into the darkness of your eyes
Somewhere to soak in all the daylight
Beneath the psychedelic sky
Lay in the strangest situation
There in the belly of the deep
Stuck in suspended animation
Where I can finally get some sleep

I've been waiting for the daylight to fade out
Slowly decaying with you wasting my time
Somewhere to stay warm, another waveform
Crashing into my head is all I need
Sometimes it's best if you just let me bleed

So now I'm so far without you, now I'm so far behind
Another fallen angel smiling when our bodies collide
And I believe that I'm still dreaming when I wake up this slow
I'm in the attic floating on another planet
While the static comes through my radio and aliens say hello

I've been waiting for the daylight to fade out
Slowly decaying with you wasting my time
Somewhere to stay warm, another waveform
Crashing into my head is all I need
Sometimes it's best if you just let me bleed
Track Name: Melted Butter (Acoustic)
You’re breaking hearts and pushing daisies
And I won’t see you again, so I’ll just wish you well
You left the Earth and left me crazy
I hope you found your god or you’re enjoying hell

They say it still gets cold out in California
But I’ll go anyway and just enjoy the love
Now I don’t claim to know, but I think I should warn you
That when you die and move to your next life, they just might ask you how heaven was
Give me the fuzz

Now the twilight was violet, all the leaves turning brown
I was bathing in the soundwaves, trying to get down
And I could never seem to fall asleep without you around
To tell you how I feel with my tongue on the ground

And if I wait for something better, I could be here for days
Watching the world slowly end with a smile on my face
So we could head down south and vanish into thin air
Start a religion in a strip mall, somewhere nowhere would care
And our first hymn could go like this, get ready
Track Name: Into Loving Arms (Acoustic)
I'm sure your mom would love to see you
Before you reach the other side
And now your friends all get a preview
Of what it's like
All you love, all you remember
Thrown away, just cast aside
All because you won't surrender
What a waste of life

They can carry you dead back home
They can carry you dead back home
They can carry you dead back home
Into loving arms

Well you might find all you believe in
A sunny valley in full bloom
Accepting sunset without reason
In the afternoon
By now, I've had this conversation
With too many a dying man
So if you're holding reservation
Just take my hand

They can carry you dead back home
They can carry you dead back home
They can carry you dead back home
Into loving arms
Track Name: Future Breakfasts (Acoustic)
Something tells me we might live to see another hundred years
Our analog hearts there in a jar beside our other souvenirs
Will I still love you anyway? I can't be sure, but I think so
We'll take our walks down by the park, a binary place to go
A digital rose beneath my nose, just the price of progress I suppose

Maybe
I think about this way too much
I've been worrying about the future, but I realize I've always been out of touch
Lately
It seems like everything's so strange
I can try to make it better, maybe get myself together
Something's not quite right with my brain
I think I might need a change

Pixelated daisies all aligned inside a bittersweet array
It's not too late to find a place out in the sticks where we could stay
Funny how we all forget how good it feels it slowly fall asleep
Turn me off before I'm eaten by technology
Just hit delete, I'm obsolete, I'll sleep til my update's released

Maybe
I think about this way too much
I've been worrying about the future, but I realize I've always been out of touch
Lately
It seems like everything's so strange
I can try to make it better, maybe get myself together
Something's not quite right with my brain
I think I might need a change

Drift to something good, all we really need is somewhere warm to stay in
Future breakfasts, all with you, are really all I think about
There's something sorta sweet about the thought of you and me slowly decaying
I'm afraid of change and fading out, but i don't know what I'm worried about
Something tells me we'll still be here, and we'll still be weird even a hundred years from now
Track Name: Say What You Mean (Acoustic)
I wish that we could be honest
We don’t even say the words
If this ain’t full-fledged bullshit
Then it’s surely hardened turds

I know that we could be closer
We don’t even have to talk
I wanna run a marathon
And you just wanna walk

Say what you mean
And mean what you say
Say what you mean
And mean what you say

I must admit that I miss the times
That we partied all night long
The nights were filled with laughter
So they couldn’t be that wrong

I know that this isn’t over
Because I want just a little more
Our lives are just starting over again
But you’re such a fuckin’ bore

Say what you mean
And mean what you say
Say what you mean
And mean what you say
Track Name: Modern Day Icarus (Acoustic)
Never let my silence sway you
Even now, the end's begun
I can't seem to find a way to
Accept that now it's time to fly myself beside the sun

Good souls are hide to find
Some stranded here and left behind
Sweet child, you remind
Me of myself when I was blind

Leave the sunlight there behind you
Say goodbye forever now
All the love you gave will find you
But who's to say if things will change or matter anyhow

Good souls are hide to find
Some stranded here and left behind
Sweet child, you remind
Me of myself when I was blind

Good souls are hide to find
Some stranded here and left behind
Sweet child, you remind
Me of myself when I was blind
Track Name: So Long (Acoustic)
I wanna know about your loves and doubts and everything between
Cause in the morning you'll be someone else, another human being
Wake up to find that you were right when you decide to move along
I'll hold on close to every moment, in the morning you'll be gone
You can only stay so long

And I can only say “so long”
I can only say “so long”

Maybe I should step aside, just let the waves take you to shore
One day I'll learn that you've returned, just not the same as once before
Now everything you say gets washed away and lost into the stars
Somewhere overhead you're shifting red and out there way too far
And I wonder where you are

You can only stay so long
And I can only say “so long”

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