We Will Walk into the Sea

by Senseless Beatings

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This album is about the religious experience: the oceanic feeling. This oceanic feeling only comes through acting in selfless love; love is the way to the sea. As such, the metaphorical act of walking into the sea is the act of dying to the world in order to truly love one another. Love manifests itself in sacrifice, forgiveness, hope, and acceptance. Love does not depend on an all powerful being to ground it; it is most clearly manifested among the poor, needy, and helpless. It doesn't belong to any particular doctrine or dogma; it's an impossible love that swells within each of us despite our differences. Embrace that love. Walk into the Sea.

Produced in Keels Avenue Studios.
Art by Justin Brewer.

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released January 3, 2012

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Senseless Beatings Charlotte, North Carolina

Weaving together ephemeral semblances of meaning and vainly groping at values, Senseless Beatings is a musical project(ion) of people with no place to go. In spite of recognizing the vanity of their hopes (being-for-other-that-is-being-for-self), they wander about feverishly writing music that never quite satisfies their desires. ... more

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Track Name: Toppling Tower
On the top of a toppling tower, our lovers swayed and swooned.
They were darlings at dawn disillusioned by dusk. they were darlings at dawn disillusioned by dusk.
Her heart pittered and pattered a piece each day,
a song to sing and swing to, a poem prattled as she pranced away
—she dashed and danced to dodge the cogs of the
cosmic machine.

Star-crossed and dazed, sublimation gives way. Logic is lost in his lover's eyes—little oceans of tears that beg him to come down from the sky,
to go for a swim and die.

His consciousness conspired to catch the world,
to calculate its truths, to unearth an ultimate scheme.
The tower that tried to touch the heavens,
some strong skyscraper that soared toward the sky
was a sublimation, a sign to signify
his searching self.

Star-crossed and dazed, sublimation gives way. Logic is lost in lover's eyes—little oceans of tears that beg him to come down from the sky,
to go for a swim and die.
Track Name: Little Deaths
It was warm inside and I was whole,
nestled just below her heart.
I was thrown. I didn't want to leave.
It was cold on the outside, but she would comfort me,
I slept on her chest until we grew apart.
She means so much; I'm too big to go back.

I wanted to die.
I wanted to die inside of her.

I'll never look back. I don't want her.
I refuse to need what I cannot have.
Your look grabs me. I am a grown man
begging for meaning. I need to be seen.
In your eye, there's a tiny sea
begging me to come. Your panties are on the floor.

I want to die.
I want to die inside of you.
Track Name: We Will Walk into the Sea
My fluttering heart explodes out of time and into your arms.
You're the light touch that shapes my body in the night!
Your fingers trace and define the lines, and your lips brush and color me in.
You are the mouth that calls suffering out of my skin.

We will hold hands, and we walk into the sea!
In a time without ticks, we will walk into the sea!
With a hope against hope, we will walk into the sea!
Our love is an event, we will walk into the sea!

I'm a secret sketch behind your gentle eyes that devour impossible details
of hidden curves unveiled by waves of sacred light.
You're whispering words embraced by the sensual sounds of a thousand little breaths
that beckon desire that swells in my chest.

We will hold hands, and we walk into the sea!
In a time without ticks, we will walk into the sea!
With a hope against hope, we will walk into the sea!
Our love is an event, we will walk into the sea!

We can suffer together and long for the sea to fill our nostrils as we breathe.
Let's be absent, let's become the space; let's embrace the gaps we fear.
Born to the heed the call we hear!

We will hold hands, and we walk into the sea!
In a time without ticks, we will walk into the sea!
With a hope against hope, we will walk into the sea!
Our love is an event, we will walk into the sea!
Track Name: The System
The ignition to my car ignites a gas chamber.
In my rearview mirror, there are a million dying kids,
and there are a million more on the road ahead.
They are lying like dotted lines.

The system will live on long after they are gone.

We've traveled very far, across the countryside.
Steady as a tear, rolling down the cheek
of an emaciated girl, from the third world.
Her crying remains unheard!

The system will live on long after she is gone.

I wish I could stop this car before we reach the shore
of our sepulchre—it can make us clean.
Darling take my hand, we're gonna leave this land.
Now we're dying intertwined.

The system will live on long after we are gone.
Track Name: Forgiveness
Forgiveness holds on while letting go.
Forgiveness suffers, smiles, and wanders without a home.
Forgiveness lives impossibly beyond now
in a moment that I hope for.

There's a table for all of us in a place that's never here.
There's a table for all of us in a time that's never now.
There's a voice calling us to life without time.
We don't know up from down,
but we're still called, still named, and still loved.
Track Name: Différance
A ship sails at sunset, colors are changing like the seasons.
Freedom floats on a sea, but I'm dredging in the deep.
Come see these sparkling lights, a shimmering sheen on surfaces.
I'm drowning deep in discourse and dreadful depths.

I am soft skin, satin sheets, sunscreen and beauty sleep.
Words keep me up all night: dismal discussions in the dark.
A woman is a warm and wistful pallet full of paints.
But I'm cold, calculating, causa sui and empty. Forgive me.

I am a masquerade of masks marked by a multitude of meanings.
But I need a foundation; a single reason to be.
Feel our fleeting fondness fall away like shedding skin;
I need love anchored by truth without season.

Différance pulls us together
in a text, an infinite sea.
Track Name: Knots
My throat knots up: this is the last time I will see
quivering lips that still can't put this moment into
words that will pass away like you.
There's so much in eyes that soon will be lifeless
and will never see a reflection they can truly love.
you should've seen what I've seen in you.

Suffering is the birthplace of hope.
Death begs for a resurrection.
You've helped me hold on to my tears,
to preserve all the time they unleash.

(Words) All wrapped up in a meaning too cocooned to free
There are so many threads in a text so tightly knit in
(k)not(e)s that are soon becoming (untangled).
Is this life the book you'd hoped to write?
It's beautiful, a writer written by her own story
—written out by her own story.
Track Name: Father
You held me up above the crowd so I could see.
So safe above the crowd my vision was clear.

You're gone now; being and time ripped us apart.
Farewell Abba, your cup is now my own.

You held me in the water so I could swim.
So safe I could float with you by my side.

You're gone now; being and time ripped us apart.
Farewell Abba, your cup is now my own.


Suddenly you were sinking under the water
that keeps growing deeper—colder!

Your beautiful weakness calls me to become just as you are;
you're a thief in the night, not a knock on the door.
I'll answer this call—become less than before!
I'll suffer like you! I'm leaving the shore.