Trivial Shields

"For all that lasts will surely yield while withering fast the trivial shields"

Triival Shields - Sleepwalking (At The Edge of The World)

Filmed by Forest Erwin
Graphics by XLVI

New Single & Video for “Amerikan”  

Download Single here : http://bit.ly/1u6Wwd0

Compiled, Assembled & Produced by Trivial Shields
Screen Footage filmed by Forest Erwin

Video for Stitches, the first song off the Invisible Winter EP. Featuring footage from Maya Deren, The Wizard of Mars and more!

Enough

I could walk down every street
in any city that I’ve ever been
And never catch a single eye that
has a second to spare
I guess though that I’m prone to
jumping quickly towards hyperbole
But still I’ll speak about the country
where I was raised

Here, “enough,” I know that I will never find
Here, enough’s a stranger dancing out of sight

Floats through all my thoughts and takes root
In every dream or word that I could
Say to you in conversations
Haunted by eyes that judge without a face

As a guest in any private room of optimistic plans
I could walk towards every open hand shake
reaching out with a smile
Observing every last transaction
through the lens of progress
But still I’d always know that
the price of admission’s surrendering

There, “enough,” I know that I would never find
There, enough’s the scream of every ghost at night

Floats through all my thoughts and takes root
In every dream or word that I could
Say to you in conversations
Haunted by eyes that judge without a face

Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Robert Shelton at Tiny Telephone in SF, CA

Mastered by Bijan Sharifi

Inés Beltranena: Vocals
Mark Clifford: Vibraphone
Derek Barber: Guitar
Ross McIntire: Drums
Walker Johnson: Congas
christian carpenter: Vocals, Bass, Piano

Written by christian carpenter

Camelot

Could’ve swore the other day
I saw you from a distance by the lake
Betraying strides, you can’t defend
You’re shuffling in rhythms to keep me out of step

They keep me out of step
You keep me out of step

Take my hand or lead

If you look me in the eyes and say
Everything I live for is better because you stayed
I could just go
Walk off of this stage
Retire every role
Discarding broken fantasies
I don’t need to stow

I regret how we played
Stubborn and persistent a gamblers game
Should’ve chose the odds to weigh
But followed intuition

I was led astray
Still was led astray

Take my hand or lead

If you look me in the eyes and say
Everything I live for is better because you stayed
I could just go
Walk off of this stage
Retire every role
Discarding broken fantasies
I don’t need to stow

christian carpenter: instruments, vocals, production, mixing

aaron gold: live drums

additional mixing and mastering by bijan sharifi

written by christian carpenter