Sky of No Stars

by john galm

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Boris Reshkov
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Boris Reshkov Completely crushing. You won't be able to move by the end of this album. Favorite track: Death #1.
Arsen
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Arsen When I listen to it I just don't want to do anything. Until the last minute of the album, when I run away in terror. Favorite track: Seeing Ghosts.
Tischwürze
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Tischwürze First time I got to listen to The whole thing. "Seeing Ghosts" is mentally devastating me. its 6:30 am, im in The train to Uni, and suddenly, that calm, hurt voice is gone and yeah... listen for yourself. shit, I was seriously afraid. still am in shock. that was worse than any horror movie ive watched.
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recorded july 5th, 2014 by ben roth in lancaster, pennsylvania
mastered by mike fisher at flux = rad recording services in august, 2014
artwork by david brandon geeting

cassettes available at broken world media
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released October 21, 2014

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Track Name: Great Grand
my great grandfather left himself in an elevator shaft
passed out drunk after his shift at the bottom
red brick building out of town that you drive passed everyday
left a son to take his place, left a family in chains
I share his name
stumble up the stairs again, it’s another foggy day
whiskey thicker than the shades that I pull at daybreak
I share his name
Track Name: Thirty Five Hundred Days
Call it a cross
Been counting the days since you’ve been lost
If there’s a God, damn, he’d better run
Your body in black
I shook all the hands as they came past
Thanking me for all the things you’ve done
And you’ve been gone for thirty five hundred days
And I’ll keep on, though I won’t see you anyway
The last time I saw you, your eyes with sewn shut with the blood stripped from your veins
And you were so far away
Some have said
That there is a peace found in our dead
But there was a sadness in your face
You loved your God
and now I hate mine just ‘cause
Watching you fall was my fall from grace
And you’ve been gone for thirty five hundred days
And I’ll keep on, though I know it’s not the same
The last time I saw you, my mother held tight to her children's hands and prayed
And you were so far away
And you’ve been gone for thirty five hundred days
And I’ll keep on, though I know it’s not the same
The last time I saw you, your hands were set tight to your chest so sound and safe
And you were so far away
Track Name: Accident
Dusky roads
You fell asleep on the drive home
And you didn’t see the turn
And off the road
Your car it flips and it explodes
They found you badly burned
It was a terrible accident and now you’re buried in the ground
But the love that you gave knows no bounds
Track Name: Act Like Ghosts
Find me a length of rope and a bridge
Yeah, I’m an honest man
I do right for my kids
But sometimes, you’ve gotta go
We’re gonna do this right
Take it slow
I know you’re scared you’re gonna die, but I’m going with you
We’re gonna paint our bodies white and act like ghosts
And when we’re floating in the sky
We’re gonna scare the shit out of everyone
Track Name: Death #1
I am the smoke the brings the cancer to your lungs
And I am the polyps in your throat
And I am the shrapnel that kills every child of war
And I am the makers of the drugs you can’t afford
I am found in every part of life
I am the sound that breaks the muscles in your ears
And I am the screen that burns your eyes
And I am the metal that took Hunter Thompson down
And I am the pebbles that sent Kurt Cobain’s head all over his greenhouse
And I am found in every part of life
And that is fine
I will be there when you die
Because death is just another part of life
Track Name: The River
When I found you by the river, you were crying
So I carried your weak body to the wash
And I held you down until I felt you dying
Then I buried you along the growing moss
I found a stone to place upon the mountain
Of mud and silt and skin that I just made
Then I took off both my shoes and dug my feet in
And my footsteps followed me home from your grave
An engine screams above me and I cry
Its whistle drug a dagger through the night
When the police find what remains of your body
They’ll follow the short path to my front door
When the police find what remains of your body
I’ll meet you where the world can’t hurt no more
Track Name: Where?
How many ghosts will run through my head tonight?
And how many stars will burn out before my eyes?
And where are you if there’s no paradise?
And where are you if I feel your weight tonight?
And where is God now?
Where is God now?
And who am I to question what he wants?
And who am I to question anyone?
And how many drinks ‘til I will get well?
How many drinks until I’m killed?
Where is God now?
Where is God now?
Track Name: Seeing Ghosts
I’ve been seeing ghosts
And I’ve been drinking everything in sight to soothe my mind
It’s only getting worse
I’ve been keeping names
Of every ghost I meet to ease some pain
There’ve been one hundred and seven
Doreen was the last
And Morris was the first
Emma was sixteen
And Sandra was the worst
Oh my God
I’ve been seeing ghosts
Last Saturday I swear I saw the most
A record number eleven
And I can’t go on
These ghosts have come each day since you’ve been gone
You must be waiting in heaven
Sara next to last
And Evan next to first
Arthur was nineteen
And came on like a curse
Joseph thirty five
And Thomas eighty first
Laura’s here right now
Run