The Hollows [Demos]

by Tyler Brown



A humble series of demos, all created with real instruments, a condenser mic, and a MacBook.


released January 18, 2012

Thank you to everyone who's been an encouragement and an inspiration to make this happen. I love you all.

artwork: John Stallings



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Track Name: Color (Where We're Lying)
subject yourself
then reevaluate
if this cannot wait
don't you dare hold back from it
but don't you dare forget the steps
back to me

do i become
an experience,

and in between the lulls
of static months and miles
i stirred your every nerve
til you could not keep silent
i taught you how to feel
you taught me to be quiet
and you were something light
and steadily unwinding
now leaves will leave their homes
to learn what it's like dying
and we will follow suit
lose color where we're lying
remember to be still
and when you feel the timing
don't you dare hold back from me
and don't you dare forget to breathe
me in, again
Track Name: Cage
i don't want to cage you
i just want to make you feel
whenever you wake up
nothing will be different here
stroke across the surface
or dig in 'til it decays
so if it's gonna die
at least it's got a ready grave

wouldn't want to need anything
wouldn't want to be anything
but what i am
just a shell on your shore
that you could crush or adore
it's the grip of your hand

i don't want to cage you
i just want to mend that mind
whenever you come down
the only thing we lost is time
storm hard over water
leaving all the lonely land dry
oh, i know you need it
but you could bring that rain inside

you wouldn't need anything
you wouldn't be anything
but what you are
we're just a note on your door
a small reminder of more
on the other side
and like some permanent ink
or piece of stationary
folded as a crane
you are a beautiful thing
when you're as free as you need
taking your own shape

(whenever, if ever
you're ready
you come find me)

i don't want to cage you
i just want to sing your name
Track Name: Greenstick/Fracture
oh, unfamiliar hold
clouds are frozen
crowds are foreign
cowered over

where do you place your head
(mostly asleep, mostly sleeping)
frozen over
foreign shoulders
my paramour


go on and get your taste
I said I understand
and this is not an end
and I would have you again
a greenstick fracture
it's too young to be clean
come on and call me when
you are circulating