Paleobotany

by File Island

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about

This really isn't album so much as it is a collection of all the songs I've recorded over the last year that I still sort of like now, I don't play a lot of these anymore and I most def don't play them the way they were recorded. But they exist and so here they are if ya want them. Paleobotany was what I was studying before I quit college.

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released October 24, 2014

All tracks: Manny on guitar, vocals, (tinykeyboard on track 8)
Track 4: Jazz keeping it fresh with them vocals & Georgery on drums
Tracks 9-10: Mac Attack on drums
Tracks 11-14: Georgery Venegas on drums

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File Island Lawndale, California

File Island 2017:
A 4-Piece EmO band from various places in SoCal.
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Track Name: Friends of Mineral Town
I miss Elli and I miss the doctor
But I know that doesn't really matter
Somethings just won't stay the same
There are moments you can never recreate
And that's okay
Track Name: Green Eyes
I finally realized why I miss you so much, why I can't help but keep in touch
The Summer of last year I was stuck in a road, the Summer of this year I will be stuck at home

Green eyes, last night I had a dream about you, in that dream I walked right past you, you wouldn't call my name, it's always been the same

You can't change a thing
Track Name: Eggy Toast
Please don't cry
Tell me why
You feel the way you do inside

I've let you down before
I'll let you down again
Like the decrepit floor
From back when you were ten
Track Name: Consistently Dropping the Ball #BostonU
Why don't you pick up the goddamn telephone?
Track Name: Tiny Socks
Back when I was in high school I wrote a song about these kids I thought I was going to have whenever I got out and I thought about it and I realized, I don't think I can bring, another life into a world I can barely stand

But I think about these kids in my head, and their ity bity arms and their ity bity legs, I could hold my child's fist in mine, watch them smile in delight

I think I could be an alright dad, I think there's something worth passing on, maybe it won't be that bad
Track Name: The Day You Killed Yourself
Everyone has to die sometime, alright, but why would that be you tonight, tonight

30 is far too young, you leave us far too numb

And I haven't cried like this in years, so I don't think I can stop a single one of these fucking tears

Everyone has to die sometime, alright, but why would that be you tonight, tonight

There will be figures and pictures, memories I will never forget, conversations I might always regret, they will be figures, yeah they will be pictures

Everyone dies, alright, not you, not tonight
Track Name: Prettiest Girl in Brooklyn
I'm sorry I, only call you when I'm drunk
You're always on my mind, my sunken heart
You're the only friend to stick through the bitter end
Sweet like the drinks we can't afford after rent
We're big girls now
So I guess we have to learn how
To cut our own hair when we need a fresh start
And set fire to those who we used to love


when I crash I will call you laughing and giggling
Like, "hey i got into another accident"
You'll be so worried, you'll be so scared
You will tell me, reassure me, “there are those who care”

I'm sorry, I am not one of them
You can do what you want, when you want
I don't give a fuck
We're big girls now
So I guess we have to learn how
To cut our own hair when we need a fresh start
And set fire to those who we used to love

when I crash I will call you laughing and giggling
Like, "hey i got into another accident"
You'll be so worried, you'll be so scared
You will tell me, reassure me, “there are those who care”

But I don't
Track Name: Never Knows Best
I do not love
I do not hate you, I feel nothing for you
But if you want I can drink
If ya want that can be your punishment
But I assure you it is not your fault
It is all on my own
This hole in my heart, this gash in my heart
It has been there from the start

Because.
Sometimes I want to run away from my problems
Sometimes I wanna drink away my problems
Sometimes I want to run away from my problems
Sometimes I wanna drink away my problems

Because,
Sometimes, yes sometimes, I want to die
Sometimes, oh sometimes, I want to die
But tonight, yeah tonight the only thing I can do is lay down in my bed and cry
Sometimes I want to die
Track Name: Shut Up, Let's Spoonboy
Sometimes I feel fit, sometimes I feel fat
Sometimes I feel good, sometimes I feel bad
I know a lot of it is in my head
I know a lot of it is shit you said
Like when you said you didn't like how I sing
Like when you said you didn't like how I think
Well sorry but I will sing what I want to
Well sorry but I will think what I want to

I wanna go home
Leave me alone

Sometimes I stay up when I want to lay down
Sometimes I smile when I want to frown
I know I can't just play guitar
I know I can't just sing sad songs
But it made you mad whenever I would
The way, the way, your face looked
It wasn't something I was getting used to
You weren't someone I was getting used to

I wanna go home
Leave me alone!!!
Track Name: Sodapop #Mtn Dew
Back when I was 8, things were not so great
I didn't have a lot of friends, and I played too many video games
Antisocial behavior, I didn't like my neighbors
I didn't like anybody till much much later

It was all a lie
I felt so sad inside
I just didn't know how to talk
I just wanted to run and hide

And that's what I did, I went and I hid
I was so stupid, oh fuck I was only a kid
When I felt down, I'd go over to my virtual town
I'd play with my virtual puppy and virtual cow

It was all a lie
I felt so sad inside
I just didn't know how to talk
I just wanted to run and hide
Track Name: Failure
I did it
What’s wrong with me?
I couldn’t help it
Again and again I try and I fail
Track Name: RPGeez
Only thing I ever wanted to be, was champion of the indigo league, only thing I ever wanted to do, was roam the land of Ivalice chasing chocobos with you

But you can't eat virtual crops, ya can't give a virtual fuck, you don't love me, don't even like RPGs

Only thing I ever wanted was to be that dude from Harvest Moon, simple life, simple goals, but I am so afraid, I am so alone

You can't eat virtual crops, you don't give a virtual fuck, you don't love me, don't even like RPGs
Track Name: Ciao
I have dreamt of being chased down my street
By a little red man
Monsters with insatiable appetites
Who love the taste of meat (me)

Well today while I was driving
I swear to a God I don't believe in, I smelled just like my uncle
I had his fucking scent (malevolence)
I was so upset

I have the blood of a murderer in my veins
The visage of those her hurt her in my brain
Everyone I love is dead or traumatized, I'm just here at peace
How do you live, how do you cope, with sweet sweet release
Ya don't

Breath in, breath out