Thalweg

by Gauss

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about

in geology, THALWEG refers to the deepest, strongest current within a river. for Gauss, Thalweg is a metaphor for the moments in life that challenge us, test our strength, and shape our course.

dedicated to ingrid louise dixon, born 9/16/16

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released October 8, 2016

recorded by kevin dixon at humdrum studios
additional recording by dante fumo
mastered by justin perkins at mystery room mastering
art by zach lewis

gauss:
eddie chapman - guitar, vocals
john larkin - trumpet, guitar
eric ash - violin
brandon miller - synth
jimmy brickner - bass
andy grygiel - drums, vocals

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Track Name: Deeper Than Blue
you're a breather, you're spirited
you're a force of consciousness

there's nothing to prove
you're deeper than blue
hold your head up high

you have value because you exist
your worth is more than amiss

don't be so cruel
you're deeper than blue
hold your head up high
Track Name: Stakes are the Same
in my age of emptiness
my long lost forgotten friend
I questioned all my learning
I threw out my accomplishments

you returned and said
what is my name?
and what's changed?
the stakes are the same
and you carry your form within you
Track Name: Stumbling Block
contamination
spilt milk poured back in the jar
dirty dishes in the silverwear drawer
you're gonna be a mess someday
(that's what they say)

holy water
I could use a splash in the face
I could use a moment of grace
to untie this knot that i made
(that's what they say)

got a problem
it's just a stumbling block
you're more than the sum of your knots
you gotta work around them
(that's what I say)
Track Name: Epicenter of Anomaly
your heart just sank
still uneasy even ten years on

and you shake your head
it's the epicenter of anomaly

take my hand
we'll invalidate everything they've measured us on
Track Name: Relinquish the Reins
flows like a wave
my origins engraved
thoughts oscillate

flows like a wave
reinventing my crave
yet walls still confine
damned up to accumulate silt they call life

left scant, for kin
lament, inaudible


obsessed with the pressures of living in frame

eyes wide can't hide dilate like a cave


dismantle my brain
my family's away
fixated on bane

dismantle my brain
my friends are at bay
relinquish the reins
the longing for warmth where displaced roots once laid

left scant, for kin
lament, inaudible
Track Name: The Flicker People
the flicker people point and sway
we'll meet a different day
they've called you up
you're reassigned to memory

all star handling?
watch out, a human being's
a lot of mass, a lot of speed
crashing and tangling

cynicism isn't worth a dime my friends
you've got to pine again
you've got a different story

shaking, shaking uncontrolled
your hands, your only steady grasp
your feet are dangling beneath
you've got to find a burst of strength
but you don't have it