Envelop​/​Erase

by Ed Poole

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"now that the whole world can see, it turns me cold in my sleep."

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released February 15, 2019

All songs written, recorded and mixed by Ed Poole

Mastered by The Universal Thrift Club Studio, Stoke-On-Trent

Cover Photo by Jay Chow

Logo by Gold Step Design

Sleeve Design by Simon Christopher
Additional Images by Chris Everett

Doing Life Records 2018

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Ed Poole Liverpool, UK

Sonically dense with brooding guitar lines and soaring vocals, Ed Poole embraces the DIY ethic, self-producing and creating songs that toe the line between punk rock and more atmospheric and darker tones.

Beneath the layers of this Liverpool-based musician's songs, there is much more to be discovered.

RIYL: Kevin Devine, Owen, Into It. Over It, Koji
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Track Name: The Deepest Level Of The Quarry
Tell yourself, slowly.
Tell yourself I know what I am.
Do you feel like the only one who’s prepared to admit
That they don’t know what they want

Present yourself, wholly
What’s left to hide except the mundane?
Bury me under a hundred filters and then convince everyone
This who I’m meant to be

This could be the only chance that we have to prepare
Now that the whole world can see,
It turns me cold in my sleep
If I ever get there
Track Name: Knives
Storm damage, exposed roots
Wait until the eleventh hour to face
Any number of painful home truths
But I can’t fight them now

I’m holding onto something I know might as well be long gone
There are regrets in my heart
Pretend that I have none
And now I’m calving out the best parts
With the bluntest of knives

Now I

Need something to pull me out of the fire
It’s happening now and I’m not read to die
If we are nothing without hope
Why did you let yours go?

Cold coffee and shoulders, too
Worn out welcomes ‘cause you never really could hide your face
But experiences change you
If you would just let them in

My puzzle’s screaming ‘Missing Piece’
I just ignored it and sang
A dozen questions left unanswered
I just left them to hang
Up in the air, above the open palm I’m holding out for you
To read and then weep

Now I

Need something to pull me out of the fire
It’s happening now and I’m not read to die
If we are nothing without hope
Why did you let yours go?
Track Name: Collapse
I missed the boat and now it’s too late to swim out
It’s way too rough in the water
I’d talk to you but I might choke
So could you talk to me, instead?
I’d do my best to try and stay afloat
It’s the least I could do

They saiid they found you drunk in your bedroom
Hay said that you were calling my name
I tried to sing but my lungs were empty
Collapsing from the inside, again

I faced the vote and now it’s too late to start to get cold feet or second thoughts
The motion stands
And all it needs is a little honesty or inward reflectivity
To fill that heart-shaped cavity that’s growing in your chest

They said they found you drunk in your bedroom
Trembling and soaked to the skin
I tried to sing but my lungs were empty
Collapsing from the inside, again

You’re old enough to give up on your childish fears and selfish dreams
It doesn’t matter what you believe, you had still better pray
That someone else is gonna have to pay

It seems we’re sick
But not quite sick enough to warrant your professional help
For what it’s worth, I’ve always been this way
And now it does not matter what you believe
You’d better pray that someone else will pay
Track Name: Playing Dead
I’d like to close my eyes and not think about death
Or hold my breath when the phone rings
Who is it coming for, next?
I’d like to close my eyes and see if I just fall
Before I know it, I’m drowning from the comfort of my own bed

I know we might have said some things inside the heat of a moment
That stunned us into a silence and filled us both with regret
And you are free to criticise just so long as you do it with some genuine feeling
I appreciate your help

Now it’s your turn to shake this off
Forget what I said
Are you sleeping soundly or playing dead?
It’s your turn to shake this off
Forget everything I said
Are you sleeping soundly or playing dead?

I’d like to close my eyes and not think about how
It seemed like you were healing slowly until I said it out loud
You can start off slowly, just let it all out
You don’t have to be silent; you don’t have to be scared

But they’ve been giving me the runaround
I’ve had some demons to contend with
Hiding round corners, placing traps

How long have I been driving up and down
With a missing door on the driver’s side; pretending everything’s alright?

Now it’s your turn to shake this off
Forget what I said
Are you sleeping soundly or playing dead?
It’s your turn to shake this off
Forget everything I said
Are you sleeping soundly or playing dead?
Track Name: Dive
I am not comfortable
With having my teeth ripped out in my sleep
Or showing signs of age
Things I was certain I knew start to change

It’s all part of a cycle
I took my time but now it’s plain to see
Though this may seem hypocritical
And that my words are the last you should heed

But I saw a plane crash in more than one of my dreams
Then slowly the years passed
Now, let’s make up for giving in

We all feel it
Just don’t let it own you
This fear that controls you

Why am I absent at all?
We want to go out but we’re staring at screens
Put trust in your own council
Absence and change still remains to be seen

I don’t thing we’re made to conquer
Despite what I’ve heard people preach
You know it’s ok to observe
Just make sure you dive in eventually

I studied your pictures
That hung from your wall by a pin
And I sat through your lectures
Now, let’s make up for giving in

We all feel it
Just don’t let it own you
This fear that controls you
When you’re beat up and bruised
I will be aching too

We all feel it
Track Name: Rosalie's Escape
You can stand in the glow of the streetlight
If you feel you’ve been left in the dark
Take a load of your feet and just sit tight

Nothing hits you quite as hard as the first time
If the bad days sneak back in, let them come
‘Cause the smile on your face says we’ll be alright

Open your lungs
Escape from your body
Take what you want
Take it and run

Now, Rosalie, don’t go
I can see your poisoned soul
And although my hand is cursed
I will promise to fix you first

You can stand in the glow of the streetlight
If you feel you’ve been left in the dark
But you won’t feel truly free
‘Till the end is in sight

Open your lungs
Escape from your body
Take what you want
Take it and run

Take it and run
Track Name: Face Down
I’m looking for a line to hold on to
When it’s easier to keep on swimming
Than to surface and face the truth

Is it you or me that’s dying?
‘Cause I don’t feel a thing
Would I leave you lying there, defeated?
Will we look back and say we truly knew there was something going on?
We’re playing on your fears, tonight

I’ll cary this water inside my lungs
I owe a single drop for every second lost
Waiting for me to float upwards

Is it you or me that’s dying?
‘Cause I don’t feel a thing
Would I leave you lying there, defeated?
Will we look back and say we truly knew there was something going on?
We’re playing on your fears, tonight
Track Name: No-one In Particular
Do you see yourself in your father’s shoes?
Should I see myself in mine?
‘Cause I see you standing
In boots made of concrete
I’m scared to step into mine

What would you die for?
What would you give yourself to?
When was the last time you were sure about anything?
I’d drink every last drop
I’d do anything to please you
Or anyone else
Or no-one in particular

Do you ever see yourself in some kind of waiting room?
Bending, almost broken but not quite
Are you content to be sleeping from morning ‘till evening?
Make sure you’re careful when you’re closing the gate
‘Cause your day is someone else’s night

What would you die for?
What would you give yourself to?
When was the last time you were sure about anything?
I’d drink every last drop
I’d do anything to please you
Or anyone else
Or no-one in particular

No-one in particular

When was the last time you were sure?
Track Name: Blood & Dust
You pick the lock and I’ll wait
A last, desperate attempt to leave this place
But I’m still a fake
A fraud, a pretender
With just a few, thin fleeting thoughts that flock, then scatter

The distance is growing
I hope that it doesn’t show too much
We can’t afford to sit back and ignore

I didn’t wake up in blood & dust
And I have never felt loss the way that you have
But if we are who we say we are
Then it falls on us to fill the cracks
Instead of folding our arms as we turn away

The distance is growing
I hope that it doesn’t show too much
We can’t afford to sit back and ignore

The distance is growing
I hope that it doesn’t show too much
We can’t afford to sit back and ignore
Now it’s out in the open
That I picked a side but still don’t know how to fight
With just a few worthless words
Still, it’s better than nothing
Track Name: Shapes
Restless movement keeps me awake
And I get lost in memories I have of plastic figurines
Laying face down in the dust
Nothing reminds me of you like that old car parked in the driveway
As it slowly succumbs to the rust

With our hands, we made shapes against the bedroom light
Amongst the shadows on the wall, I caught a glimpse of our future lives
And with our hands, we made all those plans

Nervous movement keeps giving me away
And I can’t shake this memory I have of running towards your house through knee-high grass
Dragging my hands
I didn’t feel the cuts
I know I should have come home when the news had spread
I can’t escape the feeling that we broke apart instead of drifted


With our hands, we made shapes against the bedroom light
Amongst the shadows on the wall, I caught a glimpse of our future lives
And with our hands, we made all those plans

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