Glittering: Unreleased 2012​-​2014

by Larksburg

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about

This is a giant compilation of all the tracks that I put on this bandcamp before I released Giantlife (minus a few) that used to be on their own releases. I put it together sometime in 2015.

Some of these songs are on a cassette that I've been giving out at shows. It also has Flashy on it, though the cassette is just labeled "Glittering."

credits

released December 1, 2015

Everything by Brett H.

Glittering and Try were originally released together,

Social was part of a 3 song release (the best song off of it of course)

I'll Put You In Front of Me was originally released together with another track.

Tracks 5-11 are the "Summer of 2012 Demo" that Dylan Johnson and I put together when we were 14.
"Listening back to this is weird. I must admit it's still pretty cool even with its sloppy guitar, painfully out of key singing, and it's lame lyrics (though some were pretty great). I didn't even have the name Larksburg at the time. I just wanted to record some demos and asked Dylan to play on them. We were tossing names around for the demo, possibly band names too (?). Pilgrim was one of the names so I sort of refer to this as the Pilgrim demo, even though I wrote "Summer of 2012" on the CD."

Tracks 12-15 were originally on an EP called "Larksburg!" they are songs from 2012 recorded in 2013, released in 2014. My friend Dominick recorded them in his house, I played everything.

Track 16 was off of a joke vaporwave album-it was the only actually semi-decent song off of it

Tracks 17-20 were little bits of music that I recorded onto a keyboard when I was 15/16 in 2012/2013. I sort of found them again in 2014 a decided they were good enough to release. Track 20 is an improv that I recorded in 2014, that's my dad yelling "yeah baby" from downstairs because he was watching a basketball game. It was caught on the recording because instead of plugging anything into the keyboard I used my laptop's internal mic to record with.

Tracks 21-24 are demos that I recorded shortly before I started writing songs for GIANTLIFE, Feelings and Crushed were going to be on the same album as the original version of Post from MADE was going to be on that I wrote back in late 2013 or early 2014.

Tracks 25-30 was from an EP called Blonde, it was the first thing that I released under the name Larksburg August of 2013.

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Larksburg Sacramento, California

Brett Hanley
Cody Johnson
Dylan Johnson
Spencer Jordan
Nik Clay (not pictured)
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Track Name: Glittering
Driving past heavy glittering fields
pressing my head against the window
with vibrations filling my ears
Track Name: Crash Test
(Lyrics for the verses were Dylan, Dominik and I switching off every line)

Brett: I remember the melody but not the words everything you said to me I deserved
Dylan: I've got a few tricks up my sleeve for me to know and for you to see
Dominik: You've had your play time so now it's now time to stop your pointless whining

Brett: When there's a will there's a way
It's just a crash test away
Every time you step into the fray
It's just a crash test away

I don't know and I don't care, about whats wrong and what's fair
the world was spinning around my head when I had to listen to what you said
a lion's cage is what this is and that's no way for someone to live
Track Name: Impossible You
(Dylan wrote awesome verses, I wrote the chorus)

I don't know why has to be so hard
I've got to try and play my card
so that cards were drawn
and long I planned, I was thrown a losing hand

She had him in the palm of her hand
and he liked living there
but things got confusing and
he couldn't stay there

We disagree about things we both say
But if you had to ask me I tell you that like is gray
but with all these colors, from red to blue
it's not something you get to choose
Track Name: Whatcha' Doin'?
No one wants to be your friend
no one wants to pretend
no one wants to be recognized
they're all starting to look alike

Can't you see that it's your fault?
Can't you see what you've done to me?
Can't you see what you're doing to me?

No one wants to be different
they're all starting to look alike
no one wants to be recognized
no on will look me in the eyes

Done, what have you done?
they all can see
Done, what have you done?
They all can see what you're doing to me
Track Name: Jessie (2012)
(Different then on Blonde)

She's the coolest girl you'll ever meet
too bad I haven't met her myself
her eyes are diamonds, looks good in green
I hope it runs in the family

Jessie's just a made up girl
who never made her mark on the world
she's never getting out of your head

I carry a picture of her wherever I go
don't believe me that's fine
she's not for your eyes
and she goes to a different school

Do you like me anymore?
I'm losing score of all the times that Jessie forgot about me

Jessie
Track Name: Nothing (2012)
Normally he'd be home now
didn't think he'd be this late
thought of all the times we enjoyed, a little bit at least
but my thoughts are always erased, but never replaced

You're up, you're down, I want you to know life will turn around

Still nothing will be the same

Feel so out of place, when I'm alone
There's nothing to do but remember you
blowing away like paper down a street, that's how you described me
If I asked you about it you'd blow me off

Maybe not, I never paid much attention
Maybe not, I never paid much attention to you

You're up, you're down I want you to know life will turn around
It always does
Track Name: I'm Too Far Down
(My friend Brian actually gave me the total idea for the lyrics to this song and I think it turned out good!)

I wanted to meet you there
so I could to tell you how I've been
Maybe I could hold your hand
Maybe you could look me in the eye this time

But I'm too far down and you're too far up
When am I gonna' get around to talking to you?
When am I going to talk to her?

I shouldn't blow them off again
I couldn't say no again
I'll just trace my steps back, but they always come back to you

But I'm too far down and you're too far up
When am I gonna' get around to talking to you?
When am I going to talk to her
Am I gonna' hold her down?
Track Name: Pop
i knock you down,you push me over
is it okay if we hug after?
That'd be fine, that'd be swell
still I wish I wasn't stuck at the bottom of a well

So I'll get the covers, I'll put out our fire
I'll pick you up and put you in bed
Sometimes I think I'd be better off dead, or something like that

I know you, you know me
you make me laugh I make you cry
and you make me feel like I am a bad guy
Track Name: Punk & Prep
First impressions never seemed so dumb
my attitude is coming undone
my patience is almost through
I think I'm going to stop talking to you

If I'm just a punk and you're just a prep
then why do I love you so much?

I see you and you see me
we're looking at the overgrown tree
there's nothing left to do or see
I think you want to start talking to me

Everybody's looking small now that you're standing tall
Track Name: Pointless
Growing up with strong ideas, not knowing that I'm wrong
Laying in bed, trying to figure out what just happened

But are you even listening?

What are you to me? Do I care about anything?
Am I just a good actor? Or do I say what I mean?

It doesn't even matter anymore, it doesn't matter at all

Getting better at thinking about
mommy and daddy and brother he's in his room
It's getting pointless, to the point where I think that I should just understand about mommy and daddy yeah
Track Name: Nothing (2013)
Normally he'd be home now
didn't think he'd be this late
thought of all the times we enjoyed, a little bit at least
but my thoughts are always erased, never replaced

You're up, you're down, I want you to know life will turn around

Still nothing will be the same

Feel so out of place, when I'm alone
There's nothing to do but remember you
blowing away like paper down a street,
that's how you described me,
If I asked you about it you'd blow me off

Maybe not, I never paid much attention
Maybe not, I never paid much attention to you

You need something to make you feel better
about yourself
Track Name: Over Me
With their faces pressed against windows
their words resonate with those of the new world
and my smiles never leave
saw many things bees boats cherry trees
with mountain tops looking over me
cars cows curled hair brown bears bus fairs
with mountain tops looking over me
hot fires overcoats fog dust tarred roads
with mountain tops looking over me
Track Name: Feelings
What can you do?
What can you sing?
What can you say to make me stop feeling this way?
Can I grow up?
Or stay stuck up?
Remain seventeen, permanently
Track Name: Crushed
She was only touching your floor
when you tore her arms off
and hit me with fingers that
ran through my hair an hour ago
he was only waving to me
when you took his mind off of his
beautiful body

I had to tell her lover I had to tell his brother
I didn't load my rifle, before

I look into the mirror
I want to change my uniform
but her blood is still on it
and if I take it off and wash it
I won't have anything of her again
Track Name: Greatest
I can see everything in the scene
I am the scene
and I am the greatest human
to walk this earth
I am the greatest human
to pick up a guitar, start singing
about themselves
I've played video games
and wasted my time
all my life
grasping on to anything
to make me seem better
grasping on to anything
to make me seem better than I am
Track Name: Jessie (2014)
See her when I shouldn't
when I'm awake, crawling onto my legs
as I try to get out of the street
but she's puling me closer to the cars

Jessie's just a made up girl who never made her mark on the world
she's never getting out of your head

My candy glue starts rotting away
when she starts breathing down my neck
I laugh it off when you comment on my tears
she is my only fear

I can't think
I can't even speak
she's stuck with me
Track Name: Apartment Neighbors
So she said:
"I'll take back I hate you if you take back I love you
you know this isn't love
this is me coming ovr sometimes
and we make-out
it's not even every time"

So he said:
"I'll pack up my things and we can live with each other
it'll be like that movie we saw with one another last week
wouldn't that be great?"

"Let's be friends"
"I hope this never ends"
"Did it just bend"
"No, I'm fine"
"I don't want to do this again"
"When should I hold your hand?"
"You can do it whenever."
Track Name: Flyswatter
Shooting myself in the legs never felt so good before
you said that you thought it would hurt
I thought that it would too
but you should try it out too

Now I feel like I just got hit by a flyswatter
now I'm thinking about her

Get over yourself and you'll be fine

Now I feel like I just got hit by a flyswatter
now I'm thinking about her all the time
Track Name: Same
Where are you?
I don't know where you are

You know that I am trying to keep my head on straight
or something to that effect you know I'm not so great with words sometimes
but you won't look at me in that light
when that's all I'd really like

Could everyone just back up for a minute
I've gone and rearranged everything in my brain
it feels different but it feels the same
come on wouldn't you rather if nothing changed?

But you know
you know where I'm going to be
Track Name: Strawberry
I'm just here to help
I'm not going to hurt
I won't force you into me

But are you happy?
No but I'm pretending to be

Why am I so upset?
I'll just scream at my guitar
until it screams back
then I'll think that I have made myself into something I like
Track Name: Everyone Will Love You
Could I talk to you for a second?
Could I tell you how I feel in a second?
Could I remind you

That everyone will love you
if you give them a chance
everyone will love you
when they learn how to
everyone will love you

Could I sit with you for a second?
Could I just look at you in a second?
Could I remind you?

Everyone will love you if you give them a chance, for a second