Smaller Than Death EP

by Crashing Into Things

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"Lead singer Mike Isacson’s sonorous baritone will have you quaking in your boots, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Victoria’s Crashing Into Things. Featuring some of the capital’s finest musicians, the EP ‘Smaller Than Death’ is a delight for anyone who likes intelligent garage rock with a psych edge. On “Cosmic Joke”, for example, we are treated to the singer’s ironic take on life while the band goes nuts on guitar and keys, creating a swirling haze of dark psychedelia. Arguably even more impressive is “The World”, with its crazy stops and starts, and Isacson going from singing to virtual street poetry." -Irregular Dreams review

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released February 23, 2019

All songs written by Crashing Into Things (SOCAN)

Mike Isacson- Vocals, Bass
Adrian Southward- Guitar
Kalev Mihkel Kaup- Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Josh Harrison- Guitar
David Houghton- Drums

Recorded in the Lap of Luxury
Scott Henderson- Engineer
Scott Bennett- Assistant Engineer

Myke Hall- Mixing and Mastering

Art and Design- Luke Ramsey

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Crashing Into Things Victoria, British Columbia

Working class art rock from Victoria BC

MIKE ISACSON
Vocals, Bass
ADRIAN SOUTHWARD
Guitar, Electronics, Drums
KALEV MIHKEL KAUP
Guitar, Keyboards
JOSH HARRISON
Guitar
DAVID HOUGHTON
Drums
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Track Name: Cosmic Joke
Do you ever get the feeling that you’ve been cheated?
Do you ever get the feeling that everything’s broke?
Do you ever get the feeling the stars are stacked against you?
Do you ever get the feeling you’re the punchline to a cosmic joke?

Do you ever get the feeling that you’ve been defeated?
Do you ever get the feeling that there is no hope?
Do you ever get the feeling you’re in over your head again?
Do you ever get the feeling you’re the punchline to a cosmic joke?

Oh my friend I want to tell you we’re all in this together
Crashing into nothing stroke by stroke
Oh my friend I want to hear I want to hear your laughter
I want to hear your laughter at the cosmic joke
Track Name: Larger Than Life
I saw my thoughts aligning against me
Dark clouds gathered on the horizon of my mind
I saw my thoughts aligning against me and knew
They knew my weaknesses far better than I

So I ran and I ran and I ran and I ran
I ran like I was chased by the undead
Yeah I ran and I ran and I ran and I ran
With my thoughts always one step ahead

Larger than life, but smaller than death x 4

I saw the greatest minds of my generation
And I can’t say I was overly impressed
They all seemed pretty self-absorbed to tell the truth
But that’s what happens when you hear you’re great I guess

Oh I try to ignore all the fuss and the roar
Do my best to keep both feet on the ground
Yeah I try to avoid all of the schadenfreude
But the ground’s always shifting me around

Larger than life, but smaller than death x 4

Gazing deep into the darkness
It isn’t just darkness that we’ve found
Gazing deep into the darkness
The light the other way around
The light the other way around
The light the other way around
The light the other way
Track Name: The World
Oh the world is a mighty fine place, but it really isn’t cute
You can die a million ways, you can fall down a garbage chute
And asphyxiate upon the broken remnants of your neighbours’ broken lives
Oh the world is a mighty fine place, but nobody survives

Oh the world is a mighty fine place, but it really isn’t fair
You can try a million ways but there’s no guarantee that anyone will care
Or maybe if you’re lucky they’ll appreciate you long after you’re gone
Oh the world is a mighty fine place, but it just keeps moving on

Oh please welcome aboard, the ship is sinking
Here’s your Darwin award, what were you thinking?
Even if you can swim you’re gonna drown, drown, drown, drown
All the captain and crew are at their stations
With commemorative pins of all the nations
And they sing an old hymn, we’re going down, down, down, down
Down down down down down down down down down down down down

Oh the world is a mighty fine place, but it really isn’t straight
You can try to organize it, try to set it like a fucking dinner plate
But when your guests arrive you’ll find their table manners aren’t quite up to speed
Oh the world is a mighty fine place, but it’s gonna make you bleed
Track Name: Chasing Things Is Easy
Chasing things is easy oh but catching things is hard
This life is like a poker game without a single card
I went out walking in the woods, I went out in the dark
I sat down at the table but I couldn’t see the mark

Fucking things is easy oh but loving things is hard
This life is like a butterfly that’s chained up in a yard
I went out walking in the woods, I went out in the cold
I sat down at the table but they wouldn’t let me fold

Saying things is easy oh but meaning things is harder
This life is a like a bleeding nail searching for a martyr
I went out walking in the woods, I went out in my skin
I sat down at the table but they wouldn’t cut me in

Starting things is easy oh but ending things is hard
Track Name: The Show
Oh the show, it must go on
Though we’re half dead half blind half drunk and half withdrawn
Oh the show, it must go on
Just put me in a wheelchair and start the song
Oh the show, it must go on
Though we’re outcast outclassed outlasted and outshone
Oh the show, it must go on
Even though, we got it wrong
Even though, we got it wrong
Even though, we got it wrong

Oh the show, go on it must
Ashes unto actions and distractions unto dust
Oh the show, go on it must
Put your shoulder to that boulder, Sisyphus oh this is us
Oh the show, go on it must
‘Cause no one gives a fuck and they’re not willing to adjust
Oh the show, go on it must
Even though, the show’s a bust
Even though, the show’s a bust
Even though, the show’s a bust

Oh the show, on it must go
The wind don’t need a weather man to know which way to blow
Oh the show, on it must go
5-4-3-2-1 wake me up when we hit zero
Oh the show, on it must go
The sun is rising high while the vultures circle low
Oh the show, on it must go
Even though, even though, even though, even though
Even though, even though, even though, even though

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