Hold This For Me

by Snowplows

supported by
/
  • Record/Vinyl

    Pressed on black vinyl at Burlington Record Plant.
    Printed on recycled chipboard at Teeth Like Swords Printing.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hold This For Me via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 100 

     $12 USD or more

     

  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $8 USD  or more

     

1.
02:22
2.
03:06
3.
4.
02:37
5.
02:55
6.
03:54
7.
8.
04:12
9.
04:39
10.
03:54
11.

credits

released November 27, 2015

recorded and mixed by Patrick Boutwell and Jonathan Downs
at Grelt's Place, Providence, RI, and The Overpass, Attleboro, MA.

mastered by Jonathan Downs at The Overpass, Attleboro, MA.

album art by Jesse Marsh.

Snowplows is Patrick Boutwell, Matt Desmarais, Jesse Marsh, Brian Williams.

thank you.

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Snowplows Providence, Rhode Island

Initially started as a solo-songwriting project, Snowplows is currently a fully-formed band -- a collaborative group of musicians with no principal songwriter or frontman.

Patrick Boutwell (drums)
Matt Desmarais (bass/vocals)
Jesse Marsh (guitars/vocals)
Brian Williams (guitars)
... more

contact / help

Contact Snowplows

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Good Times
how good are the good times
when they're shared with lousy friends
they don't care about my weekend
they got their own shit going on
one's a feature director
he's got a harem of actors
it's tough to live with the famous
a million constant reminders

how good are the good times
when there's nobody watching
I caught some nobody looking
documented and lost it
the world-weary took notice
but it was met with indifference
this is the loneliest palace
I'd rather live in the hovel
Track Name: Feral
he was a wild man
lived in a tree house
raised by a wolf pack
he was a wild man

and he’s more like an animal
he doesn’t speak and only howls
like a natural experiment
we’re not allowed to carry out.
Track Name: Old Bay Season
it’s open season for poison vermin
we’re killing off the chain at the top
the streets are bleeding
the streets are glowing
they’re always brighter in the rain

there’s a pistol in my hand but it’s gone now
there was wisdom in my head but it’s gone now
go get a license to buy him a gun
so he can protect himself from someone


when did they get here
i don’t even know who they are

what are you gonna do just leave it there?
to get run over more and more
i’ve got all of the evidence
cuz these film canisters tell no lies

when did they get here
i don’t even know who they are
the wind will blow a while
channeled from the bay
a fear of ignorance
don’t live ignorant

when did they get here
i don’t even know who they are
the wind will blow a while
channeled from the bay
a loss of innocence
don’t live innocent

these streets get glowing reviews
Track Name: Honesty
experts, zealots, politicians, and spectators
interacting with people with high-functioning Asperger's
you stand up straight when you speak to me
you better look me in the eyes when you speak to me

that's because honesty is not a policy
Track Name: Necktie
the air is so vulnerable when denial is sold
excuses are magical when there’s a hand wrapped around
and the neck is so fragile
now grab hold
cuz it’s an open invitation to entertain all the spectators

the whole world is blowing up just like this!
there’s no point in dressing up for explosions

hear me now the emperor has spoken
cuz they have all the cash
standing there at your podium
how can you deny what you’ve been told

the whole world is blowing up just like this!
there’s no point in dressing up
so i’ve been told
Track Name: Bruise
one less
one more
one less
dollar for dollar
hand over fist

one bump
one hit
there's no
mind over matter
she can't resist

oh no
she can give it a shot

do you think it's magic
like money grows on trees
you should kick your habits
before it brings you to your knees
Track Name: People Person
there isn't always a good way for us to
constructively criticize
and there isn't always a nice way for us to
end our long-term relations

but I've figured it out

you can just call and I'll be there
come hell, high water, bad weather
you can just call and I'll be there
I'm there for you

there really isn't a good way
to tell the kids you're putting the dog down
and there really isn't a nice way
to tell them family members are dying

but I've figured it out

because I'm good with people
Track Name: Family Ties
look up to the sky
what do you see
a valley in the clouds
and an owl on the chimney

surrounded by concrete and old world sensibilities
it is a world within a world

the only way to survive in this town
is to know when to look the other way
turn your head
avert your eyes
and just pretend you never heard
what they think you know
what they know you know
just don’t speak
it’s time to leave

the shades the of color found within the glass
reminds me of a sharp reality
resembles shame and all the guilt that comes
with pain against your son
just send him away
send him away
Track Name: Anchors Away
a girl in the wood
a boy felling trees
he cleared her a path
it would do her some good

the boy he was sad
that the child had to die
but the son filled a need
that she no longer had

and she said

anchors away
the gray of the sea
met the wind at our backs
and the dawn of the day

he took her to task
as he walked down the plank
and before he was pushed
he turned and he asked

and she said

anchors away
Track Name: Gold Boyz
you pay for the drugs
you pay for the war
they sell you the fun
you sell us the war

the international community money makers

they’re too big to fail
and they’re too big to jail
the international community money launderers

that just proved it’s larger than A People’s Government
justice has no place in power
in your world
of a tiny silver dollar
of the shiny silver dollar

too big to fail
too big to jail

how belligerent do you get Gold Boyz?

when you snort their blood up you nose
when you cut off their fingers and their toes
sailing in your yacht from coast to coast
when you snort their blood
Track Name: Triumph Over Youth
all the good she keeps forever
are the things I can't remember
fading, fading away
like a long-forgotten picture
but regret stays clear as crystal
prospering in spite of decay

follow through before the chance is lost
the routine, it keeps me from the truth
occupied by task in place of thought
present moment triumphs over youth

black and white, the definitions
start to dim and turn and tangle
washing out to light shade of gray
I retreat, a place for cover
seek asylum, seek out shelter
beyond the pale, safe house to stay

follow through before the chance is lost
the routine, it keeps me from the truth
occupied by task in place of thought
present moment triumphs over youth

beat, my heart will beat
singing clear and true
hearts, they break so easily
so spare them from the truth

what's mine is mine