Sputter [single]

by The Howl

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released October 28, 2014

Recorded in June of 2014 at Million Yen Studios with Dave Lugo and Brian Tepps. Mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room in Chicago.



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The Howl Chicago, Illinois

The Howl is an Indie Rock and Roll band from Humboldt Park of Chicago. The four dudes have been playing an energetic blend of rock and roll spiced with punk roots and angular, math-y melodies all around Chicago since 2012 and have toured nationally in the last year, expanding their fan base to both US Coasts. ... more

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Track Name: Sputter
Was there another life for me?
Another trail to blaze in a parallel time
Leading to riches, social status, stable income– Maybe.
Maybe I could have found a way to make my father proud.
In another life I could have chosen,
But not this time.

"And the days are not full enough"
To lift me up before they come
Each day arriving as it leaves
I mean to clean but never leave

And I know that there's a time and place for conversations like this.
As I grip the steering wheel I feel my mind slip–
Into another place. Into another time.
Familiar faces, mouthing phrases...
Waving goodbye.

"And the nights are not full enough"
I drag the pen to call your bluff.
I'd ask the moon to drink the stars
And hang itself above my yard

I don't think I could take another day of this.
Do I look as sick as I feel?
I know I can't fix the unrepairable.
I know that I won't be held responsible for the gaps you've refused to fill
I don't think that I could take another day of it.
My hearts so heavy now.