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These Mills Are Oceans

by Sertraline

Wise from what you thought Like needles through dust A view of transparent skin Only then can healing begin Falling for a phrase, taut and exemplary Icons on stone to serve the past Obdurate when regret becomes our history When love is discreet and hope trivial Rise from your knees, despite the scar As I will always be watching from afar
Their Cities 07:19
To the hum of the streetlights we danced Under the viaduct we sang all night To all the factories we would run and scream And to the convenient store parking lots where we'd vow to see better days With the smell of a dying town Won't be here to see if it turns around The bridge, the park, the square They all will rot The bridge, the park, and the square They all will rot But the mills of sorrow will always grow It was a big part of our lives But we must go and never look back Leave their cities behind and head for the trees...together
Prague 07:36
Hanging from complacence Seeking a renascent heart I shall wander far from everyone My wife, my kid, my home The warden of time, a prisoner of choice To those empty canals from a middle aged voice Regret has burrowed down to the most selfish of bones And I've scorned my beloved to no fault of their own A world away yet still close to fear A new skin to touch to help me disappear We drive down to the end where the lovers meet Rain on cobblestone under lights like fire Between where the songs fade and grief hides the laughter Time is a burden to the future we seek All motives are lost in decisions we make The past is a widow and she lets us pretend Fate is a consolation when we know it's the end I'm so sorry


Fresh off the release of "From Both Our Hands" and their eastern North American tour this summer, Sertraline returns with "These Mills Are Oceans", another sublime collection of songs that will conjure up a plethora of emotion through its fantastic use of dynamics and juxtaposition between delicate and ominous atmospheres and vibrant crescendos of lush and mesmerizing sections that feel deeply cathartic. From the start of "Eyes As Tableau", Sertraline will enthrall, enchant, hypnotize and hold a trance on you until the last note is played.


released November 12, 2019

Guitars - Jay Zgoda
Guitars - David Lopian
Guitars - Shelly Muehlbauer
Vocals - Tom Muehlbauer
Drums - Ken Culton
Bass - Jason Roman

Cover art : Tom Muehlbauer and Jay Zgoda
Recorded and produced by : Joe Leising at Rotten Metal Recording in the summer of 2018


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