Siamese Breen

by Claw The Thin Ice

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1.
Soothe 02:40
Hungry, hungry again Hungry, hungry again When will it start to sway When will it start to almost break you Hungry, hungry again Hungry, hungry again I'll miss you I don't wish you hurt I forgive you I don't wish you away, away, away It'll almost break you Almost take you Almost break you Almost break you up
2.
Last chance to make believe in always and all it seems Train wrecks hide underneath your umbrella Set the frame destiny on this first name soliloquy Tired symphonies play downward Let me give the world to you my love Let me give the world to you my love Let me show you what I'm thinking of Let me give the world to you my love So far Lovers form dead excuse And blur the line with soul abuse My lonesome lines just have no use around here New skin may hold you in But the old skin still turns us on Flicker fades the nitrate dawn to wear Let me give the world to you my love Let me show you what I'm thinking of Times are hard and we're the last in line 'Cause in my grief I'd forgotten what was mine No I wouldn't change a thing No I, no No I wouldn't change a thing about the way you are The distance here, the speed so far So far Let me give the world to you, my love Let me give the world to you So far
3.
The Boy 03:06
I can't stop, I can't breathe, I can't think I'm in love again I don't need, I don't eat, I don't sleep I'm in love again And every time I heard you breathe I sighed Ooh, and every time I saw you bleed Well, I cried Love is like a song And if you sing If you ever need me I'll be there in a while Can't stop, can't breathe, can't think I'm in love again I don't need, I don't eat, I don't sleep I'm in love again Ooh, and every time that I'm with you I'm alive Ooh, and every time I think of you There's a light and I felt it too In my heart is a spring Is a well, if you need If you drink, if you heal If you believe in Every little part of me is a part of you I can't stop, I can't breathe, I can't think I'm in love again I don't need, I don't eat, I don't sleep I'm in love again I can't stop, I can't breathe, I can't think I'm in love again I don't need, I don't eat, I don't sleep I'm in love again The boy, the boy's in love
4.
They say that life ain’t easy They’ll say your life’s a crime Destroy up all good reason How i’m alive They’ll say that nothing matters Not even your will to survive Of course I Love you baby Cause i’m alive Yes, i’m alive Whenever i call you out Whenever i draw you round Whenever is here and now That’s the way my love is That’s the way I care You should call on me baby I’m always there for you Yeah, I’m always there for you They’ll say you’ll lose your nerve soon To claim identity Disgrace our sacred promise With no belief Oh, how I believe in you That’s the way my love is, for you That’s the way my love is That’s the way I care You should call on me baby ’cause I’m always there for you That’s the way my love is That’s the way I care You should call on me baby ’cause I’m always there for you Yeah, I’m always there for you
5.
With the sugar sickness You spy the kidnap kid Who kids you to oblivion It's the perfect hassle For the perfumed kiss He makes you miss him more than home You love him You love him more than this You love him and you cannot, you can't resist You love him You love him for yourself You love him and no one, no one else Past sidewalk ashes A last lovers arc You come apart to intertwine It was all so simple As you watched him move Across the darkness in your room You love him You love him for yourself You love him and no one, no one else And the winding vines The pretty boys dive And thru the pinhole stars Into the shadow mind You will lose him then On some gentle dawn This boy is here and gone You love him You love him for yourself You love him and no one, no one else You love him You love him more than this You love him and you cannot, you can't resist You love him
6.
By Starlight 05:00
By starlight I'll kiss you And promise to be your one and only I'll make you feel happy And leave you to be lost in mine And where will we go, what will we do? Soon said I, will know Dead eyes, are you just like me? Cause her eyes were as vacant as the seas Dead eyes, are you just like me? And all along, we knew we'd carry on Just to belong By starlight I know you As lovely as a wish granted true My life has been empty, my life has been untrue And does she really know, who I really am? Does she really know me at last Dead eyes, are you just like me?
7.
Sweet Sweet 02:08
Sweet little agony I don't know just where you've been But I'll take all that you have for me In sin Where are we going? And they all want you to change And the sad all the sad faces drown In this town Where are we going? And they all want you to change Where are we going?

about

Pretty much since day one, the influence of the Smashing Pumpkins on Claw The Thin Ice has been heavy.

Plonked towards the back end of an acoustic set in 2011 that debuted some of CTTI’s first batch of songs was a cover of Sweet Sweet - the penultimate track on Siamese Dream. Its inclusion was partly fuelled by the fear that no one would be familiar with any of the other songs we’d played, but also because we were mad keen to do a Pumpkins cover and this fleeting three-chord strumathon fit the brief of ‘not too ambitious yet utterly brilliant’.

Fast forward almost 10 years and this desire to pay homage to the Smashing Pumpkins hasn’t dwindled. In fact, it’s mutated to the point that now, we’re releasing Siamese Breen - a seven-track EP of homemade SP covers.

Motivated by the monotony of lockdown and our everlasting admiration for all things Pumpkins, the idea of recording a few SP covers with whatever equipment to hand and putting out a cheeky EP was suggested and agreed quicker than you could say ‘and in the eyes of the jackal I say kaboom’.

Casual fans are unlikely to recognise many titles amongst the track list. There’s no ‘Today’, no ‘1979’, no ‘Tonight Tonight’; absolutely ‘Zero’ hits you could say. We’ve opted for tracks that resonate with us personally, songs that have helped us through challenging times, and underappreciated gems that simply deserve more love.

Recording in quarantine with just a laptop and iPad respectively dictates a certain fidelity limit. As such, this is far from a legit Claw studio release, but the effort and love reserved for doing these songs justice remains the same.

Feel free to pay what you feel for this release, but all profits that come through Bandcamp will go directly to The Bail Project - which works to prevent incarceration and combat racial and economic disparities in the US bail system.

Find out more at bailproject.org

credits

released June 5, 2020

All music: Ian Breen & John Simpson
Artwork: Niall McGonagle

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Four dudes making big, sad, loud rock music.

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