Nervously Counting Rosary Beads

by Guzzlemug

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    SALE! LIMITED TIME. This record is usual price as there are only a few left, but purchase will include downloads of Away With the Wind & Noise and To Leave the Earth. We will email you the codes!

    Hand silkscreen printed two-sided gatefold cover.
    Inner art design by Gina Kelly.
    Outer art design by Shane Prendiville & public domain.
    Printed by Tom Kelly

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One-song epic weighing in at 29:25 minutes.
Choral movements, drones, free-improv, technical wizardry, and questioning of the human condition. know, deep shit..pshh


released September 15, 2012

Shane Prendiville - Guitar, guitar synth, voice, words
Tom Kelly - Bass, voice, trumpet
Charlie Werber - Drums, percussion

Nasimiyu Murumba & Kristen Stoeckeler - additional voices
Sara Pajumen - violin & some voice

Adam Tucker of Signaturetone Studios in Minneapolis - engineer, mixing, & mastering .... whew! thanks Adam!

Inner cover art design by Gina Kelly.
Outer cover layout & design and lettering by Shane.
Artwork by Evelyn Paul, Hans Holbein, and anonymous (all dead!)
collected at (public domain)

Hand silkscreen printed by Tom.

Thanks to Ansel Wallenfang for additional hidden voices.




Guzzlemug Chicago, Illinois

Birthed in Minneapolis in the autumn of 2006, the newly Chicago-based Guzzlemug is Tom Kelly(bass, vocals), Shane Prendiville(guitar, vocals) and Charlie Werber(drums, percussion). Prog, metal, psych, noise, love.

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Track Name: Nervously Counting Rosary Beads
Hey little lamb now
why do you sleep
all day, all night
as you wait
for his hands
to pick you up
and keep you safe

Hey little lamb now
count all your needs
on your beads
the shepherd
has left the stage
leaving an open ended play

We hold you so high
don’t we?
with our skulls to the sun
we wait for Him
to come
as we hold up
in our minds
hoping He’ll find
all of our lies

are we falling?

stare at the sun
burn out your eyes
hold on to that dream
bury it alive

ghost king now forlorn
our souls are so worn
semper fi

as we fill with doubt
wearing our knees out
semper fi

Let us let you go
and free our minds
from worry and regret

Sun will rise
without you
Sun will rise
without us